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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 6 Responses Feb 22

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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 Response Jul 4

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    I always wanted my own children,

    but the timing was never right and it never worked out for me. Flash forward to 4 1/2 years ago when I heard of a little girl who needed a home. I admit it - I was naïve and thought that love could conquer all - this poor little girl needed me, right? I took her in and...
    nanster23 nanster23 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 13

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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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    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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    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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    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 5 Responses Mar 1

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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 birth control babies.

    Depo-provera and Ortho-evra. In that order. So 10 years ago I stopped using birth control, I haven't had anymore pregnancies either-go figure. Brilliant, funny, sweet. That's them. They love me and think I'm the greatest mom in the world, and I try very hard to be that for them...
    needatimemachine needatimemachine 36-40, F Aug 4

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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 have a 6 year old son

    that has been diagnosed with ADHD and ODD (oppositional defiance disorder). For health reasons I can't work, I also suffer from depression, and when he's not at school, he's with me. I do love him very much, but his behaviour has worn me down and I've said things in anger that I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 20

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    I don't hate my children.

    I was frustrated and angry and in the moment typed it into google. (Much better than saying it to them) I am clinically depressed and when I am down I feel like I hate them esp. if they are being badly behaved. I don't. I love them. I hate their behaviour but that is my fault...
    madlisatom madlisatom 41-45, F 2 Responses May 29

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    I have two kids on the spectrum.

    I am sooo tired of trying to parent them. Watching them get bigger physically, but stay stunted mentally is the most challenging thing I have ever endured. I have been dealing with this for eight yrs and I am tired, My daughter is 7 and asks the same type of immature questions a...
    autismsucks4 autismsucks4 31-35, F 6 Responses May 16, 2014

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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 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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    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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    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 12 Responses Oct 16, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 93 Responses Jun 4, 2012

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    All I ever wanted was to be a mother.

    I gave everything to trying to be the best mother I could be. Now I am facing two trials at once because my kid called cps and the police on me on separate occasions, both times because she did not want to clean. I know it is my own fault for being a weak parent, but I never...
    Donefor4sure Donefor4sure 46-50, F Aug 20

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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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    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 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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    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 Group Should Be Deleted.

    Yes this group should be deleted. You hate your child? How? Children are beautiful humans inside and out and is waiting to learn from their mistakes and know about the outside world. Why would anyone hate their child? How rude are all of you that says you hate your child. Yes i...
    AmazingandCutie AmazingandCutie 18-21, F 52 Responses Jul 18, 2012

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    It's more like I hate his existence.

    I am a single mother for 20 years and I have been responsible for my son for 20 years (and he is 20 yo). His physical and mental capacity is equal to six mo. I have been acting like his slave servant for 20 years. I have spent more money on him than I did for myself. I have...
    tucana tucana 41-45, F 8 Responses Nov 7, 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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    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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    ldyfubar ldyfubar 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 25, 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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    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 6 Responses Sep 27, 2014

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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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    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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    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 70+, F 13 Responses Jul 9, 2012

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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 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 31-35, F 2 Responses May 7

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    I am DONE! I don't hate my child

    but today...I don't like him. He came home from school again with another bad report. He is always getting in trouble for talking, touching others, and being respectful. He is 7 and I just can't handle it anymore. I have talked to him about this behavior until I am blue in the...
    nannerbeans nannerbeans 26-30, F 7 Responses Sep 24, 2014

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    Totally Understand

    Oddly enough, I too Hate your child... You should do something about the brat before I do.
    Vivagalore Vivagalore 31-35, F 17 Responses