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    I'm going to be honest here,

    and I'm sure I'll sound like a monster, but I'm pretty sure I hate my baby. Im almost positive I have postpartum. I posted once, then immediately deleted it because of the guilt and shame. I'm a mother who feels nothing at all like one. I have 2 children, my oldest I would take...
    turtles2014 turtles2014 22-25 3 Responses Nov 1, 2014

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    I am writing this simply

    because I have no other sounding boards left. I have sought help at every term and like others on here,,, to no avail. I have lost my friends my family and my marriage is at a low like no other. I have been diagnosed with a mental breakdown, my spouse is pretty much at that...
    luigiartist luigiartist 51-55, M 5 Responses Feb 22

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    So I hate my kids today

    and most days. 9 & 11 years old. Both with autism & ADHD. They treat me like crap, cuss at me, hit me, yell at me. Make a mess of the house, break everything. When I try to set rules and punishments I get beaten by them. I am in therapy and so are my sons but some days I...
    PerpetualDreamer PerpetualDreamer 36-40, F 5 Responses Sep 27, 2014

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    I don't really hate him

    but right now it is the only way I know how to express what I am feeling toward my 6 week old son. It is the sort of hatred that emerges when every effort at love fails, when your whole existence is pointed toward something else in the hopes of helping it to grow, to be happy...
    andreapterodactyl andreapterodactyl 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 16, 2014

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    I need help on a child that's gifted.

    I love him but can't stand being with him more then a day. Trying to find a parents view on this. I feel awful for the tuff love. And all he needed was more education. I thought he was being a bad kid. I asked 3 teachers if they thought he should be tested. Everyone of them told...
    lansinger lansinger 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2014

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    New TV Show - I Regret Having Kids

    Hi All - I came across your forum and wanted to reach out to all of you. I am putting together a television special about parents that regret the decision to have children, or feel that the burdens and challenges of parenting aren't worth the rewards. I'd love to chat with all...
    seanAP seanAP 26-30, M 8 Responses Oct 14, 2013

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    Let me begin by saying I don't truly hate her,

    but I wish I had made a different choice years ago. She was a beautiful baby. Green eyes and curly dark hair. Like the porcelain dolls my grandmother collected. And over the years she has become as scary to me as those dolls were sitting with eyes open in the moonlight. She wasn...
    melyrz504 melyrz504 36-40, F 7 Responses Aug 31, 2014

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    Actually....

    i love my child. He is the primary source of all my power to continue living. Without him i would decay and die. i love my child is just such a cheesy name you know?
    Kitchen Kitchen 26-30, M 6 Responses Jan 13, 2008

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    Feeling Overwhelmed And Not Fully Enjoying Motherhood

    I do not HATE my children, I love my children more than life it's self. But I Googled and found this site and I understand how the other parents feel and I wanted to share my story. I had my first son, and he was the apple of my eye. I never knew such a wonderful, blissful and...
    ocean2009 ocean2009 26-30 11 Responses Oct 16, 2012

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    I Don'T Hate Her, But I Have Trouble Loving Her...

    I am having a lot of trouble with my 11 yr old daughter who lies all the time, steals money and food (no, i'm not letting her go hungry at all, she has 3 square meals a day with snacks in between.) She shoves dirty underwear and food scraps under her bed on the carpet and in...
    sandnsea sandnsea 51-55 16 Responses Apr 26, 2013

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    Here is my story: I adopted my son at 18 mths

    he is now 10.5. He came from a Family of mental illness and drug addicts along with thieves and drug dealers. Of course I found out none of this until 2 yrs later. From the beginning he fought me kicked bite and would bang his head and arch his back in anger for no reason. He...
    christydugger christydugger 46-50, F 4 Responses Mar 1

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    I never wanted a child,

    but my husband really did. We decided to try adoption and went to classes to become foster/adopt parents. 2 years ago we chose an 8-year-old boy and he came to live with us. He has a lot of problems - came from a neglectful and abusive alcoholic mother, went through 8 foster...
    JenLWoo JenLWoo 41-45, F 5 Responses Nov 30, 2014

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    I am writing this because I have no one I could

    say this to that wouldn't judge me or understand. My daughter is 6 years old. She has a very rare, severe disability, she cannot walk, talk or understand anything that goes on around her. Her neurologist says she has the mental capacity of a 2 month old. She has severe epilepsy...
    tiredmumma tiredmumma 26-30, F 8 Responses Apr 12

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    Adhd Has Burned Me Out. Waiting For Her To Turn 18.

    I am so burned out dealing with my youngest daughter that I am afraid that soon my apathy will turn to hate. She has ADHD and dealing with her is a constant struggle. She is turning 12 but you would never know it. It's like having a perpetual toddler in the house. I have to...
    rcc916 rcc916 41-45 10 Responses Mar 6, 2012

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    I'm at the point where I don't want to be a

    parent anymore. Don't get me wrong; you could never tell on the outside. He's 4, and is diagnosed with ADHD and ODD. This has been a horrible year. He's been kicked out of 4 pre-k's, which the last two I had to put down at least $300 to even have him considered. On top of that...
    Jebarb Jebarb 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 25

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    A reminder for the morons

    who post off topic rants, judgements and derision: Social mores say parents have to love their kid not nature. Society says you HAVE to love him. Nature says that thing is an abomination and should be swiftly shoved along. Cram the mentally defective turds can't help it...
    ockhamsdragon ockhamsdragon 36-40 5 Responses Aug 12, 2014

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    From A "Child"

    Okay, I get that "hating" your child is horrible, but let's look at this plainly. I'm an 18 year-old, and I know my parents love me, and I work really hard to make them proud of me. But my brother is going to be 24 this year, and he has made my family suffer more than words can...
    TeenageWasteland13 TeenageWasteland13 18-21 3 Responses Jan 30, 2013

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    I found this group because I googled I hate my

    child. What a horrible thing, right? I know that I don't actually *hate* him, I just get so angry and frustrated, it feels like hate. I actually love him very, very much. He's 12 years old and very smart. He's already skipped a grade and could actually move up again, but won't...
    pinkpaisley pinkpaisley 46-50, F 4 Responses Aug 19, 2014

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    Found Out My Mum Hated Me When I Was 10.

    I was 10 when I found my mums journal saying similar things to many people on this forum. It broke my heart and to this day 8 years later I constantly wonder if my mum still hates me. I was not a horrible child. I never went out have never been drunk to this day wouldnt touch...
    MissGemmaRogers MissGemmaRogers 18-21, F 9 Responses May 28, 2013

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    Two marriages, five children,

    and I can definitely say I hate my oldest though I have not seen him in 13 years or spoken to him for 9 years. That was my choice. When I left America and his mother I deliberately took his younger brother and sister, but not him. Together we traveled to my native Spain where...
    DiscePati DiscePati 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 12, 2014

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    Really? You Should Be Ashamed!

    As a 19 almost 20 year old mother to a beautiful little girl. I could never imagine myself saying I dislike or hate my daughter. You people should be ashamed. when I was growing up I used to lash out, back talk, cut, be disrespectful to my mother but not once did she take her...
    Addisonsmommy Addisonsmommy 18-21, F 9 Responses Jul 1, 2012

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    Colicy Baby

    My son has colic. He is two months old. I left his father when i was 8 weeks pregnant because he wanted me to get an abortion. Now i wish i would have. We have 2 other boys together who he has custody of. My oldest is 4 and my youngest is 2. They were both planned pregnancies...
    mandey420 mandey420 22-25 24 Responses Jul 15, 2009

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    Needed To Rant!!

    I have two kids (4 and almost 2). And while I honestly love them and would never want to harm them in a million years, there are many times that I truly hate them. I was told one time that it's their BEHAVIOR I actually hate, not them, but that's not really true. I hate their bad...
    frustr8edMomma frustr8edMomma 26-30, F 12 Responses Oct 11, 2013

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    Words To Help.

    Now I would never judge any of you. But for a lot of you, I want you to know: I was that child! When I was young, my mom was head over heels for a Vietnamese man. She let his Vietnamese mother watch me. She locked me in the house, turned off the lights and left me there. Now I...
    cjb009 cjb009 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 12, 2012

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    My Mom has recently started dating a man (about

    a year ago). He is an amazing person, very calm and soft spoken. Just a very genuine person. He has a 14 year old boy (*jason) who everyone believes to be a psychopath. Jason cuts himself very badly, and shows the scars to anyone he can. He often cuts things like "f-you" onto...
    katesouthafrica katesouthafrica 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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    I Never Bonded With My Daughter

    I had a traumatic pregnancy... vomited every day all day. I ended up in the hospital 5 times to get IV fluids because I couldn't even hold down water. To boot, she was a complicated delivery. On top of all of this, my pregnancy was the result of sexual abuse from a boyfriend I...
    kamikate kamikate 22-25 22 Responses Mar 3, 2013

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    I spent most of my childhood

    and teens being with younger children, I was an aunt by age 2, I loved being with them and bypassed dolls for the real thing. As I grew older people would say you'd make a great mum. I even went into teaching for the children and so I could eventually spend school holidays...
    picard14 picard14 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 27, 2014

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    I don't want to kill my kid,

    but I sure as hell want to blow my own head off right in front of him.
    anthem1937 anthem1937 46-50 2 Responses Apr 30

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    My Adopted Children

    A few years ago, my husband and I , with our 2 kids ( at the time) were very happy. We always played and loved our kids so much. We always knew we wanted more kids.When my sister died in 2004, as you know many family and extended family came out of the woodwork. Well I was...
    fedup7 fedup7 31-35 30 Responses Jan 5, 2013

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    I Regret My Marriage Because Of This Little Antichrist.

    I have a six year old stepson that lies , hurts my other children , breaks everything my new couch , toys (even his own) , snd steals all the food in the house.It's not like he steals A cookie , instead he will wait until everyone's asleep and steal all the food in the house.We...
    gaveup86 gaveup86 26-30, M 5 Responses Aug 9, 2012

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    I have an 11 year old daughter

    and a 7 year old son. My daughter has always been a liar and a thief... But you wouldn't know it... She's super sweet and even a justice at school. She knows right from wrong but thinks she is so clever that I will not notice. I have tried everything to get her to stop. I have...
    LammarArvizu LammarArvizu 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    I have a 10yr old girl

    and an 8yr old boy. I love my kids, I really do, but I'm getting to the point that I resent my daughter so badly. Some days I wish she was 18 already so she could just get out and let us have some peace. I feel like I'm a failure because I cannot get this child to act right. I...
    atwitsend84 atwitsend84 26-30, F 2 Responses May 7

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    I did at one point, but now I don't anymore! Thank God!

    Before:I write this to be completely honest with my feelings, but I write it with a heavy heart.  This is something that I have NEVER admitted to anyone except for my therapist.  I hesitate also in fear of what my friends might think.  I love...
    compulsion2 compulsion2 22-25, F 17 Responses Oct 25, 2009

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    This Group Makes Me Sad.

    If you have a reason to "hate" your kid, like if they beat up on you or steal from you, or wrong you in some kind of way, then I guess you have every right to.  But I have read some of these stories and I'm utterly disgusted.  One person said she hates her "colicy...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 48 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    After All My Sacrafices She Rejected Me- My

    only surviving child born after several miscarriages was stolen to Israel by her daddy in February 2002 at age 7 and is still there today. I had sole custody of her since her daddy refused to sign her birth certificate and was mostly out of her early years. He got a fake Israeli...
    SeattleChoc SeattleChoc 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    This is from an 19 year old girl's point of view

    who suffered because her mother loved her brother. I was raped, abused, molested, injured, and nearly killed by my brother on so many occasions, yet my mother did nothing. She knew. She knew all of this was happening yet she did nothing to separate him from me. She would get...
    sadkitten11 sadkitten11 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 5, 2014

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    I'm writing this at the end of what was

    supposed to be a nice summer get away. She is 10 years old. She is brilliant, and not at all a horrible person, she is just very difficult to be around. Stubborn. Every single thing is a battle with her. She wants things her way and will not here any discussion otherwise...
    asdfghjkmokl asdfghjkmokl 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 2, 2014

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    Well..this Will Prolly Make Me Look Like A Bad Person, But I Dont Care.

    I do believe that the name of this group was probably chosen in haste. If someone truly hates their child, then there really is a problem in the relationship, with the child suffering the most.I myself have never said i hate my child(ren). I love them too much to say it or even...
    Lilcuppa Lilcuppa 66-70 13 Responses Jul 9, 2012

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    Walk In My Shoes

    All of you sanctamonious creeps who cant imagine this- dont you dare judge others until you have had an adult child put you through living hell with no end in sight. Do not, repeat do not, have children. They will only rip your heart out and destroy your life.
    Bunny2020 Bunny2020 56-60, M 32 Responses Aug 14, 2012

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    I don't like kids. I never planned on having

    kids. My daughter wasn't planned. Her dad was a rebound from the love of my life. I knew we shouldn't be together very early on and tried to break it off but he convinced me to stick around. Then I got pregnant. I don't believe in abortion for myself and figured we would just...
    crkdhalo0827 crkdhalo0827 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    I Can't Stand Being A Wife And Mother...

    I just wrote something long but erased it, on purpose. No need for explanations: I hate being a mother, I hate being a wife. I just want to be left alone.
    notalis1970 notalis1970 41-45, F 5 Responses Oct 24, 2013

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    My 18 yr old daughter is lazy self involved

    and very mean and rude I can't stand her
    ldyfubar ldyfubar 36-40, F 9 Responses Jun 30, 2014

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    I'm glad to see I'm not the only one.

    I have enormous guilt over the sheer contempt i feel for our 15 year old son. To summarize he is and never will be anything more than the piece of s**t is today. This is nothing new, not brought on by adolescence, he has always been a black hearted soulless freak and has only...
    ihatemykid15 ihatemykid15 41-45, F 18 Responses Jan 9, 2014

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    I Can't Be His Mother Anymore

    I do not know where to start, my son's story and mine are so complicated. I have 4 beautiful children that are stunning, smart, funny and pretty gifted each in their own way. One of the 4 drives me to the edge of sanity. The other 3 are pleasant and polite. Overall they...
    3OutOf4AintBad 3OutOf4AintBad 41-45, F 90 Responses Jun 4, 2012

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    I have 3 children. My oldest is 21,

    youngest is 5 weeks old both girls. My only son is 12 years old, he is disabled uses a wheelchair he was diagnosed with DMD at about 8 years of age. I was a single parent for many years until I met my husband a few years ago. My son hates his life and makes our life a living...
    Onlyonemakesmehappy Onlyonemakesmehappy 36-40, F 9 Responses Feb 20, 2014

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    My Daughter, The Sociopath

    My child is a person I would NEVER interact with out of choice. She was my miracle baby. As a single mother, she was my world. We were always very close. When not at work, I was always with her - not out partying. I didn't have men over to the house. She was always a bit...
    tjhiggins tjhiggins 36-40, F 53 Responses Feb 19, 2012

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