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I Have a Problem With My Adult Child

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    My Daughter Says The Words "i Love You", But Acts Like She Hates Me.

    My daughter, now 23, was born into an abusive relationship. Her father was emotionally and physically abusive to me. We all had to go to court-ordered therapy when, after 5 years of marriage, we started divorce proceedings. Her father was restricted to supervised visits only...
    lookingforhelp1 lookingforhelp1 61-65 2 Responses Aug 7, 2011

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    My Relationship With My Grown Daughter Who Has Several Mental Issues ; (

    This very tough for me to write about but it's my life. My daughter was born 29 years ago. She was a very sick baby and child in and out of the hospital for first couple of years...upper respitory infections..etc.... She always slept through the night and very easy baby other...
    Beachgirl61 Beachgirl61 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 28, 2012

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    My Daughter Hates Me....

    My 25 year old daughter hates me.  Since she engaged to a controlling man who comes from a wealthy family she became very distant and somewhat offensive.  When I gave her gifts she would make remarks like "did you get that at walmart?" even though it was an...
    sadciara sadciara 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 18, 2010

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    My Daughter Says The Words "i Love You", But Acts Like She Hates Me.

    My daughter, now 23, was born into an abusive relationship. Her father was emotionally and physically abusive to me. We all had to go to court-ordered therapy when, after 5 years of marriage, we started divorce proceedings. Her father was restricted to supervised visits only...
    lookingforhelp1 lookingforhelp1 61-65 1 Response Aug 7, 2011

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    My Oldest Son Hates Me

    My oldest son is in the Navy. He married an Italian girl that I did not like. The feeling was mutual she didn't like me either. My son told me at some point that she gave him an ultimatum, to choose between me or her. Needless to say he chose her. Many bitter words were...
    katnap456 katnap456 51-55, F 3 Responses Jun 7, 2012

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    I Always Wanted A Little Girl.

    My daughter was born 2lbs 11oz WoW small but I should had know this kid was a real fighter. l never would have thought she would grow upto fight me.  I love her so but I can not go on with her beaten me. I have a order of protection on her and the police know our battles. My...
    gramter gramter 26-30 Feb 28, 2012

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    My 25 Year Old Daughter Clearly Despises Me

    I'm not really sure why.  I'm not the greatest mum in the world I'll be the first to admit, but I can put my hand on my heart and say I did the best with the tools I had. .  She seemed to need so much and I felt sometimes I couldn't give her what she wanted. ...
    polly55 polly55 51-55, F 5 Responses Apr 8, 2010

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    I Had To Ask My Adult Daughter To Leave My Home

    My husband and I took our 30 year old daughter and her daughter in when they had nowhere else to go. She was drinking heavily (even after her 1st DUI and then proceeded to get another DUI in my car. She is going to jail,so she sent her daughter to live with her father and...
    bluiris46 bluiris46 51-55, F 3 Responses Jun 19, 2011

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    My Daughter Hates Me

    My daughter is 23 years old and her father and I divorced over 2 years ago after a marriage of 23 years. She was living with me at first but it was awful with her disrespect and failure to finish school and get a job. Her disrepect came in the form of verbal abuse. Loud angry...
    MomisnotBad MomisnotBad 56-60, F 2 Responses Jun 6, 2011

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    My Daughter Hates Me Too

    I am in the same place, all three of my children turned on me when my daughter and I had an argument and I told her off for letting me down on something. It was the first time I ever did that but she was being so selfish. She sent me an email that said f--- you and I hate you...
    motherinpain motherinpain 61-65 11 Responses Feb 9, 2011

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    Mrs Pieterse

    i have a daughter, who left house she is 24 i have no problem with that, its the twins. she has two beatifull little girls 4 yrs old witch she has full custody of and gave them to there dad he brings them to me oncemonth for weeend but the onelittle one crs alot for om she hasnt...
    ROSEJADE ROSEJADE 46-50, F May 4, 2012

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    I am a mother of four,

    three sons and a daughter. My eldest son Jim is now 22 years old and I have had some terrible problems with him over the years. When he was growing up he was always fighting at school, he went to a couple of different schools, he was in Prison for a couple of months earlier this...
    KatieF1970 KatieF1970 41-45, F Dec 21, 2013

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    My 42 Year Old Daughter Hates Me And Her Husband And Kids Do Not Call

    My husband and I lived on the same property with my daughter and her family for 10 years.  The told us we could stay there as long as we wanted, so we had a house built on the back of their 10 acres. Since my son in law did not have a good job due to living in a small town...
    cmojica0313 cmojica0313 56-60 7 Responses Oct 26, 2010

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    Adult Daughter + Granddaughter + Bipolar Baby-Daddy = No Room For Mother

    I have 2 daughters. Ginger, 22 & Theresa, 20. T had has 2 babies & a great husband. She loves me and we talk a lot. G has 1 baby, a bipolar baby daddy (who is a cop and owns a gun) & G is full of resentment toward me. We've all had problems but are doing better than ever now that...
    Tamkin Tamkin 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 21, 2013

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    Respect & Love

    I AM A DIVORCED FATHER HAVING A DAUGHTER IN HER LATE 30's, WITH TWO BEAUTIFUL GRANDCHILDREN, WHO LIVE 700 MILES AWAY. IN ALL THE PAST YEARS, I HAVE ADJUSTED MY LIFE, SO I CAN HAVE A FATHER/DAUGHTER RELATIONSHIP, WITH HER. SHE WAS 2.5 YEARS OLD, WHEN I DIVORCED HER MOTHER. I...
    RLEE312 RLEE312 66-70, M 1 Response May 28, 2012

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    Long, Hot Summer

    I have asked my daughter to please leave.  She will be 26 this summer.  She is not working.  I have no idea yet how she did in her first term back at college this semester.  I only know that she spends most nights out anyway.  It's 8 a.m. Memorial Day and she left her 6 p.m...
    BobsyFayCo BobsyFayCo 56-60, F 7 Responses May 30, 2011

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    My Daughter Hates Me

    she won't speak to me. she actually said, she plans to ignore me. its such a long story. she lives in my house in ca, I am in WA, rent free for 6 months, she won't even look for a job. she has 3 kids, we get her ultilite bills, her dad pays her car and insurance. yet I am the...
    bridgett49 bridgett49 51-55, F 21 Responses Dec 21, 2009

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    I have made a decision to surround myself only with people who are not detrimental to my mental health right now. Too many people are having a negative effect on my right now. They...
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    "Do you have a problem with that?" is one of the contemporary American catchphrases. . Yes, I do. I have many problems with most of what is going on in this society. Very basic...
    ElvisPrickly ElvisPrickly 51-55, M 1 day ago

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    I am a mother, a mother without her daughter, without her child, do you know how empty, how dead I am feeling, because she was taken from me. A lot of woman can feel this, and know...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    All my serious long term relationships were with men at least 6 years older than me. I cannot seem to get along with men my age
    BeauKitty BeauKitty 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Infact i love to have a relationship with women elder to me or maybe younger to me, so i don't bother it at all
    heywhatsup24 heywhatsup24 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    I spent a decade with my mom drinking whiskey every night. She died when i was young. I took care of her at night, or took the brunt of her rage - depended on many things but i...
    Ninjami Ninjami 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    I got chatting online to a young guy back in July 2014 and we instantly clicked. We chat for hours about silly, stupid, unimportant things. Conversation flows so freely between us...
    Lootz42 Lootz42 41-45, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have noticed the trend that most relationships with largw age differences have both a guy thqt is either 10-20 years older than a girl, but its usually not the thw othwr way...
    Waqasauce01 Waqasauce01 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    The love of my life is almost twenty years older than me. I'm 19 and he's 38. His family doesn't like the age difference but they just want to see us happy. My family on the other...
    kait52 kait52 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    Dianecc11 Dianecc11 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I dont know whats going bad with my luck
    Iamdusk Iamdusk 36-40, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I connected with someone much younger then me. He's much different then other guys I've dated or whatever. Most of the time the age difference doesn't bother me but every so often...
    darktwistedangel1124 darktwistedangel1124 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    my mom said and i quote: "i color with all the crayon's in the crayon box"
    Aeril Aeril 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Sometimes when I face the world I feel even more ****. People can be horrible. I'm too sensitive and it's my fault for letting myself be affected by the way people think and talk...
    Heyyo1 Heyyo1 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I have a lot of problems. I often think there's a lot that is wrong with me. I always assume the worst. I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop, for things to go from bad to...
    usuallyMIA usuallyMIA 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    They're a learning experience. Which remains one of the biggest draws for me. A new culture, new history, new ideas and such. Getting to break away from what you know, with...
    Snapcorn Snapcorn 26-30, M 6 Responses a week ago

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    yes for me it is not a problem, i do need a woman who loves me for what i am, and i will do the same, i dont mind having interracial relationship if the girl is really nice
    boobilicious4you boobilicious4you 22-25, M Jun 28

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    I'm the youngest child of my family. My father left us for another woman, and my mother is a single parent. I only have one sibling. I love my family, but because I was the...
    sylviaplath01 sylviaplath01 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    my soon to be husband is living in Mississippi as I am in south Carolina I got pregnant before he left it's been 4 months now since I seen him but he'll be back in sept. it's been...
    starryeyes2008 starryeyes2008 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    I can't understand why everyone is obsessed with the notion of age. If the person you are with makes you happy and treats you with respect, doesn't intentionally cause you constant...
    briannawolf briannawolf 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 26

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    So as some of you may recall I wrote a post about black women being fetishized (which by the way happens to all women of color including Asian and Latino women). I don't think I...
    littlemissdazed littlemissdazed 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    Isn't it kinda dumb to have an issue with it at this point ? Everybody and their parents are dating outside the box lol .
    Godofblackclouds Godofblackclouds 18-21, M 4 Responses Jun 25

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    I have a serious case of " why do i exist"-itis today. One of the symptoms is wondering why people even decided to talk to me and why they still do. Lately, ive just been feeling...
    Kentato Kentato 13-15 Jun 25

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    I have situs inversus, I am 26 years old and have known about my condition for as long as I can remember. No problems resulting from my situs inversus thank God!
    B1u3f0x B1u3f0x 26-30, M Jun 24

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    I have been struggling with dermatillomania for the past six years. I always thought something was wrong with me. I was the only onein my family to do it and no one could...
    liquideyeliner liquideyeliner 16-17, F Jun 22

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    I'm experiencing emotional distress because of my future mother in law, and it's making me feel guilty every day. My fiance and I have been together for 2 years, we're very happy...
    xinderellah xinderellah 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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