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I Have a Problem With My Adult Child

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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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    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 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 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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    My mom wants to control everything, and she does't respect my privacy or my reasons. We live with a little niece and I LOVE her, we hang out to places where she can have fun, but...
    Starinthedeath Starinthedeath 26-30, F Apr 3

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    I have problem with my step son... He is 17 yrs old and he will be 18 yrs old next month... He moved out because of me actually if he don't give me hard time, there's no problem...
    zenwahs8 zenwahs8 31-35, F 1 hr ago

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    Hi..I'm new here and hoping to connect with people who can relate to my situation. I'm in a tough spot and not sure where to go from here. I've been married for close to 10 years...
    AndHereIAm AndHereIAm 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    Need help with resources. Most resources are for children of narcissistic parents. I am a normal parent with narcissistic adult child who uses the grandkids against me.
    jaygee64 jaygee64 51-55 1 Response a week ago

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    I had a problem with four cruel women from three different congregations. I was learning how to manage my emotion to these women because they were strong emotion to me. I know the...
    JXoxo2013 JXoxo2013 26-30, F Apr 6

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    If I did, I would have a problem with myself. My girlfriend is a white European, I'm black and my family is from Africa. I know, perhaps I'm to 'young' to have a girlfriend. But I...
    ma005 ma005 13-15, M 4 Responses Apr 8

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    I definitely have no problem with interracial relationships. The truth is I love women of all backgrounds.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Apr 9

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    I have no problem with interracial relationships but my parents do so that sucks for me :/
    MariexOkay MariexOkay 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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    I see no problem with age difference as long as the age gap isn't too big I mean my dad is 16 years younger than my mum
    harleymufin harleymufin 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 17

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    my boyfriend is 15 years older than me and I'm 15 years older than his son. I don't have a problem with it because age is just a number to me.
    southernbelle07252013 southernbelle07252013 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 17

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    I clearly have no problems with interacial relationships because my entire family on both my mom and dad's sides are all mixed up lol. Our family reunions are awesome
    Aussie1509 Aussie1509 22-25, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    Honestly, who has a problem with it? It's 2015 people need to open their minds and hearts plus, mixed babies are beautiful!
    PanamanianPenguin PanamanianPenguin 18-21, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've always wondered why some have a problem with people of different nationalities falling in love. Should it matter what color their skin is? No it shouldn't.
    SloaneJ SloaneJ 16-17, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I want to have sex with my best friend, but I have a boyfriend, and one of my friends likes him. I guess you could say it's pretty impossible.
    justlivingitup justlivingitup 16-17, F Mar 30

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    I have had sex with five people at the same time,3 girlfriends at different times on the same day, my wife, my ex and a hooker on the one day. Then when I was working, I would...
    whoreshusband whoreshusband 36-40, M 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    as long as both people are adults I see no problem, just don't be messing with no kids
    anneloves anneloves 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 2

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    ... as long as both parties are legally adults, it shouldn't be a problem.
    lulubees lulubees 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 18

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    My mother raised me alone since i was 10 because my father left us,i have no siblings and i understand raising a child alone is difficult but i dont think she really understands me...
    Tessa3 Tessa3 22-25, F Apr 4

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    My grandma: I hate when you date Hispanic or Indian boys. I don't believe in mixing races. Me: Why? I don't think race matters when it comes to relationships. Grandma: It's wrong...
    NaturallyPeculiar NaturallyPeculiar 18-21, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I can't stop myself,I have to tell someone.I was bullied a lot.By girls.They were so mean,laughing at me,mocking me,telling hurtfull words.But I was really good herarted child.Even...
    ughjustfiveminutesmore ughjustfiveminutesmore 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have many problems but I guess everyone does. I don't really talk to many people so I don't have anyone to talk to about my problems. I love talking to people but people don't...
    toiletwater toiletwater 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Its hard to get around it but yeah I am having issues with my fiance's mother. Or should I say she's having issues with me, right along with the baby mama. Alright to began with...
    Msprissy Msprissy 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    For as long as I can remember I've always had body image issues. I have a bit of a hunch back from scoliosis, I have scars from numerous surgeries and just generally had problems...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 3

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    Learning about your pattern of thinking can help you match, modify, or change any distortions or negative thinking errors. Since our thoughts have a strong impact on our feelings...
    EmptyBlack EmptyBlack 31-35, M Apr 4

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    I have these problems too but for my boyfriend this is a big.. well, issue. I have to wake him up everyday, even if we wouldn't be going anywhere. (Day like this for example.) I've...
    Pagan7 Pagan7 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    as long as you are happy and you both agreed to the relationship, I don't see the problem :)
    awayfromlife awayfromlife 13-15, F Apr 17