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I Have a Problem With My Adult Child

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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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    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 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 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 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 20 Responses Dec 21, 2009

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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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    So my mom and dad got divorced when I was in third grade. I live with my mom and always have since then but I used to visit my dad way more than I do now like every other weekend...
    littlesister5 littlesister5 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    i just dont belong here. Nobody likes me, and thing is that i dont like anybody else too.. There is just nobody that understand me or even just tries to. Nobody cares about me...
    Elienseys Elienseys 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    Hey. I'm Maria. i really need to talk to somebody.. I'm currently 14 and feeling so alone, even if i have loada of friends. when i was a little kid i was loved by my both parents...
    Tapeed Tapeed 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    I have no problem with interracial relationships. My mother was white, my dad was black. They were happily married, and then my dad passed away. She doesn't want no other man. I...
    xoxoMeowliciousxoxo xoxoMeowliciousxoxo 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 7

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    I had my first crush back in the year 2002 (omg :-) its a decade ago), she was my same neighborhood, same school and everything, it all started in the 7th standard. She...
    Anirudhbasutkar Anirudhbasutkar 22-25, M Jun 28

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    I get embarrassed sometimes when I talk about my childhood to my friends. They have all had great childhoods and mine was just complete horrible. I have never went on family...
    UnknownNYC728 UnknownNYC728 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    Have No Sympathy For Child Abusers
    goodnites34 goodnites34 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Worst night of my life... One of my closest friends ended a six year relationship with his high school sweetheart and really needed a shoulder to lean on which I was of course...
    Forbiddenkisses Forbiddenkisses 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    My mom thinks I'm not depressed I'm seeking for attention and I'm lying about hearing voices and I went on a suicide hotline to make my 'act' seem more legit. And then people...
    lonelinessneverfades lonelinessneverfades 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 1

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    I ran into a good friend that I haven't seen for several years. He went through a long drawn out divorce and dropped out of sight after that. He hasn't remarried and says he's...
    stillhavingfun123 stillhavingfun123 51-55, M 3 Responses Jul 2

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    I have experimented with drugs since I was 18 yrs old. Started with weed, shrooms, alcohol and soon graduated to meth and whatever pain meds I could get my hands on. My dad passed...
    2eazy4me 2eazy4me 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 24

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    I would love to have sex with a black women never done it I am so girly right now I will eat eat that p up
    dmedina513 dmedina513 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 5

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    Hi my name is Jan I am 21 and have sex with lots of guys. I work at a bar and always bring guys back to my place after work and have sex with them. I have a no condom rule. I want...
    jantheslut jantheslut 18-21, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    When I was a kid I always wanted a family like the ones that I would watch on the television. My mother had 2 jobs during the time. My father well let's say........ Poppa was a...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    I've been married for 7 years to an ACOA and recovering alcoholic. The issues were hidden for a long time, even his alcoholism was only truly realized about 3 years ago. As soon as...
    tejpreet9 tejpreet9 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    I come from a family with a history of alcoholism. My father in particular, drinks frequently. I don't try to stop though. He has had a bad life and I know he doesn't know another...
    kalila37 kalila37 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    I have to say , I love it , I find it sexy, something about the it, the color contrast is so sexual. I was stationed in Georgia for a few years. I had this room mate for a few...
    limehouse limehouse 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 9

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 1 hr ago

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    I started reading every ones story and I was shocked at how much in common are stories are. I used to be so ashamed of my mother's illness and kept it a secret. As mom got older...
    pamq pamq 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    It seems like there are a fair amount of people who feel the same way, based on the responses I have seen on certain posts. I think that the best way to deal with this is to...
    RaverFan RaverFan 41-45 1 Response Jun 25

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    hi there, I've had a problem for a long time. I don't really have common topics with general people. I like to know and talk the knowledges of history, politics, economics, arts...
    chiyu716 chiyu716 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    Well, as a child I was abused, both physically and mentally. My dad beat me and said horrible things to me, my mom said horrible things and slapped me a lot, my brother choked me...
    hannahgus hannahgus 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    My mom seems to though. She was mad that John Legend wrote All of Me for his white wife. I see no problem in this. They love each other, that's it.
    mandarin125 mandarin125 13-15, F 10 Responses Jul 6

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    So in addition to a being a alcoholic by definition, I've also struggled with OCD my entire life, though much worse as an adult. It's exacerbated by my drinking and has led to...
    slowyourroll slowyourroll 31-35, M a week ago

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    Well umm don't know how to start, but I am currently happily married 27 and still think about my childhood crush. We met when I was 8 we were in the same school / grade but not...
    indigo1987 indigo1987 26-30, F 20 hrs ago

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    Finding out that someone else within the family was abused by the same person as I was as a child breaks my ******* heart. I would never wish abuse of any sort on my worst enemy...
    herebutinvisible herebutinvisible 16-17, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    My boyfriend has a six year old child. It's hard putting myself in that situation
    Ninjaturtlekristen Ninjaturtlekristen 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    I am a white British girl with a half Filipino mother and an English father. I've always been attracted to Asian guys and this has always been a problem because most Asian families...
    shannen4 shannen4 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    From my mother being in the hospital for a mental breakdown. My father, brother and cousin had their fun molesting me and my sister. This lasted well for my father they got...
    ladybugiswithmealways ladybugiswithmealways 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    From my mother being in the hospital for a mental breakdown. My father, brother and cousin had their fun molesting me and my sister. This lasted well for my father they got...
    ladybugiswithmealways ladybugiswithmealways 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Well here is how it all started. One day my dad asked me if I wanted to come to this service which at the time I thought was church but it wasn't it was judaism. So I went and now...
    Tentee Tentee 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    Ok here goes! I've always crushed on my neighbor long ago. We were very young, almost 30 years ago! Our parents are friends, so we were always family friends. We were always...
    ihoc06 ihoc06 36-40, F 1 day ago