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I Have Issues With My Mother

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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.She is very close minded,i can never sit down and talk to her,she forced me to date a guy i didnt love for 2 years cause she...
    Tessa3 Tessa3 22-25, F Apr 4

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    It was my birthday a few weeks ago.

    Three days after my birthday,i received a call on am unknown number. I let the call go to voice Mail and it was my birth mother calling to wish me a happy birthday three days late. She must have gotten the number from my brother because we haven't spoken in at least a decade...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 4 Responses Aug 29, 2014

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    my mother has never been much of a mother

    as a child i was physically n mentally abused till i was 15 till i was put in foster care. then when i was 18 i tried a relationship w my mother and at first she was great the mother i always wanted, then one day right back to old self. im 32 and its been a never ending cycle...
    cooper3366 cooper3366 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    My mother came for a visit to my house 5 years

    ago and has yet to leave... No seriously. She has been one of the most clingy, needy and emotionally abusive people that I've ever known. I ran to get away from my parents, never returning home after college. My mother remained needy and had to talk daily, sometimes 5-7 times...
    tajadaja tajadaja 31-35, F Jan 31

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    We'll Probably Never Get Past It

    Every since I was a small child, there has been an invisible wall between me and my mother. It's a strange form of rejection, being cared for from a distance, but still living in the same house. I won't say why the rejection became apparent, because it's very personal to me, but...
    Infinite9 Infinite9 66-70, F 4 Responses Jun 27, 2011

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    Too Early For The Drama....

    I have posted once before that my mother wasn't talking to me until her birthday came around. Now the friday before her birthday came she had called me but I was in clinical (im in nursing school) so I wasn't able to answer the phone. She left me a msg talking about she tried of...
    reene198321 reene198321 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 16, 2011

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    Since I was little, my parents would fight

    everyday which eventually led to their divorce. Their divorce was nasty and too personal that I would need a book to write it all out. Well eventually my dad passed away a couple years later after their divorce and my mom had to raise three children. The only problem is that...
    jkjk237 jkjk237 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    I dragged myself out of bed

    and stumbled into the bathroom, and when I looked into the mirror I saw my mother looking back at me.
    amymayoral01 amymayoral01 51-55, F Jul 18

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    Yep.... She yelled more.

    . And threw a pillow and then my phone at me... Hit me both times... Fun morning ....
    Sadgirlwithoutarazor1 Sadgirlwithoutarazor1 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    Sick as a dog and my mom still yells at me,

    when will this madness end. I genuinely have no one and no one cares about me, not even when I'm sick :'(
    TheRouge TheRouge 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 13, 2014

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    my mother never keeps her promise.

    she said she loved us enough to stop. but now I know she's lieinf she hasn't stopped and is now begging me to clean up her mess.... it is always my job. I am always the one taking care of her.
    InsaneSusy InsaneSusy 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Why Are You So Controlling?

    This is exactly how I feel- I'm tired of being what you want me to be.. Feeling so faithless, lost under the surface Don't know what you're expecting of me.. Put under the pressure of walking in your shoes.. Every step that I take is another mistake to you.. I've become so numb...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Sep 18, 2012

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    How do you explain to your mom

    that she needs to grow up with out being a complete *****? She has 2 kids me and my lil sister and she is pregnant again. But I was taken from my mom at age 2 and lived with my aunt for 13 years of hell.. (That's another story) she doesn't have a job or a safe house for my lil...
    Muppo23 Muppo23 16-17, F Sep 28, 2014

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    I have way to many problems going on with this

    woman. I want to have a good relationship with her, but she is so selfish, and if that means fighting with her, unfortunately, I do it. Since I hit my teens, I started getting the subtle guilting for what it was. She always wants me to stay home. It's not because I have bad...
    venetzia venetzia 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2014

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    I have major issues with my mother,

    and I probably always will. I think I still hold a lot of hate towards her, even though she was not the one who was abusing me as a child, she knew about the abuse and did NOTHING to stop it, and I think I still carry a lot of that with me, till this day. Also my mom has been...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    Well,actually, I disowned her a few years ago

    and she is in jail now. She was very verbally and emotionally abusive towards me and my siblings and also(sometimes)physically abusive. I wish I had a better person as a mom, but I became friends with an older lady that was a very good example the way she cared for her kids. She...
    stardusthope stardusthope 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 25, 2014

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    From a very young age I've always been told to

    watch what I say to my mother. Not really allowed to have an opinion. She can talk to people however she likes but whenever anyone bites back at her, she is the victim and the other party is at fault. I'm so tired of trying to explain to her that she instigates things, but it...
    PrincessPhie PrincessPhie 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 29, 2014

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    I feel like I'm walking on eggshells.

    She can go between happy/sad/angry in seconds. And the angry part of her is resurfacing more and more often, to the point that she is rarely happy. This has been happening for as long as I can remember, but her mood swings were rarely so rapid, or her reactions so severe. For...
    indigostory indigostory 13-15, F 5 Responses Sep 22, 2014

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    No matter what my mother says,

    I am smart. No matter what my mother says, I am beautiful. No matter what my mother says, I am capable. I am strong. I am lucky. I am determined. I can work to achieve what I need to. I am worthy of friends. No matter what my mother says.
    PaigetheBook PaigetheBook 16-17, F 1 Response May 28, 2014

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    Before.

    We always had food on the table, clean clothes on our backs. We went to school looking presentable. We got made a fuss of on our birthdays and Christmas time, even though she didn't really like to celebrate because of her upbringing. She told us she loved us and we loved her back...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink 22-25, F 7 Responses Nov 10, 2013

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    My mother is a textbook helicopter parent.

    She parents out of fear and has anxiety and control issues. I rebelled early and became a mostly well adjusted adult. Yet I still some after effects, as can be expected. I have some mild OCD tendencies which stems from my own need to control things after being controlled as a...
    Sapphire89 Sapphire89 26-30 2 Responses Nov 3, 2014

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    I Wish

    I wish I could communicate with my mother. Every time I try to share something with her she always has reasons why its my fault. I wish she would just listen without judging. I have been having a difficult time recently. As a result I've been depressed and having trouble...
    VioletUtopia VioletUtopia 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26, 2013

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    Ya blame me me mother I didn't do anything wrong

    neither did my friend you are blaming.
    alexjohnson28 alexjohnson28 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 16, 2014

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    I view my mother as weak

    for staying in a toxic marriage for 26 years. She's had so many chances to pick up and leave and she wouldn't do it. She put her own kids through a lot by choosing to stay with my piece of **** father. It was an extremely selfish choice.
    BlackBuddafly88 BlackBuddafly88 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 27

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    When i was a teen my mom was my Both a mother

    and a father to me ..i've always found her strong,brave,social and beautiful everyone compliments her about her beauty , she's a wonderful mom ! But as i grew older 17 18 19 20 ..she turned into a weak person ! Whenever she faces a challenge in her life she gets depressed...
    leen94 leen94 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    Me and my mom don't like each other.

    She tells me all the time that I give her the most problems out of all her kids... And she's probably right. I'm the middle child of three kids. My older brother is the cocky, athletic type who thinks he's better than everyone. My younger sister is 8. She's mommy and daddy's...
    simplycece simplycece 18-21, F Aug 9

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    Not Good Enough

    My mother expects me to b her shadow,to like things she does & we couldn't b more different. I'm like my dad who my mother know I picked over her-he's dead now. He had 6other kids but I'm her only one. If she is not comparing me to herself then it's my perfect cousins who are...
    BrokenNayana BrokenNayana 22-25, F Jul 2, 2012

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    Mother.

    Mother. Mother. As I grew up I knew you as The woman who loved Church Who made no time or had no time to live Life the way that she should have I knew you as The woman Who demanded That I go to church And based my worth for that entire week If I did or did not go I knew you as...
    Mirabal19 Mirabal19 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 18, 2013

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    uhg! my mom is being creepy again!

    she keeps sending me messages about how hot she thinks this one guy is it that she saw a guy she had a one night stand with and if a guy looks at us she goes all "omg! that guy was totes checking out my ***!" she is being immature as ****! and I'm pree sure she's back on drugs...
    InsaneSusy InsaneSusy 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    Where Do I Start...

    How do you sum up the most frustrating relationship in the world. I guess at the beginning. My mother has never been happy in her life. I can understand where some of her issues come from because my grandma was alchoholic the whole time she was growing up and my grandpa wasn't...
    thehoodedartist thehoodedartist 26-30, F 10 Responses Jun 20, 2009

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    My biggest fear is ending up exactly like my

    mother - working a boring job, not having enough money to move out of a close relative's house and being a single mother. I want to be happily married and have children AFTER marriage, I want to have a good job that makes me happy, and I don't want to rely on other for my...
    amaxv amaxv 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    She's Pushing Me Away...

    My mother thinks we have such a great relationship, but if she knew half of the feelings I've kept to myself, she'd know differently. She seems to be dependent of me, and she is pushing me away. Sometimes it feels like she is smothering me. It seems like she doesn't think I have...
    animallover110293 animallover110293 18-21, F Apr 7, 2013

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    She Is Lost

    I feel so bad for her, but seriously I can't be her emotional punching bag any longer. My mom is going through a lot, I totally understand that, I just wish she would not be so hateful and mean towards me. She has done this for years, but lately it's been so bad :(
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Mar 6, 2011

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    I love my mum but I have issues with her I

    never feel good enough and I feel like my problems are too much for her.I can't get it out of my head the things Shes said throughout my life have stuck with me when I was self harming as a teen she told me she didn't see any scars n called me a liar when my relationship ended I...
    Confused848 Confused848 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 9, 2014

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    I've never understood

    why my mother has never been able to tuck me in, kiss me, hold me in her arms, or just show her love through just pretending to care about what I talk to her about. She thinks I take my dads side over hers which is a tiny bit true just because she is never encouraging me to...
    Kionamarie Kionamarie 22-25, F Jul 21

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    Disconnect She is the only women

    that I love , but my heart hates. she was suppose to protect and love me. but all she did was beat and hate me. even as a child I always felt a disconnect with her. she never wanted me. she despised my existence . and she always reminded me i was only brought into this world...
    ladonna1989 ladonna1989 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 27, 2014

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    if I were my own daughter

    and didn't like the boyfriend I wouldn't push the boyfriend away and treat him like a disgrace to he human race instead I would invite him in my home and get to know the version my daughter loves. Because she's the important one here and I'll try to figure out why her ads hasn't...
    lovelyytroubledsoul lovelyytroubledsoul 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    My mom had it hard, while having me,

    i know that. Whithout getting too into that, she becomes angry at me, if i'm not like she wants too. Also now when i'm older and I have learned to fight back, she still makes me feel like the bad guy.
    Timgerer Timgerer 16-17, F Apr 5

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    To Put It Nicely...

    I have issues with my mom. I long ago gave up any semblance of getting what I wanted from her, which was unconditional love and approval. But yes, I still have issues with her. I cannot change her. I can’t. I don’t want to. But I can work on myself. Work on this...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 17, 2013

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    My mother has slapped me,

    called me numerous, belittling names, and abusive curses. When she is angry, she will hit me and she will have that look in her eye that will make you think she needs mental help or sessions in anger management. That look will make you think that you are the single most hated...
    sienabrowns sienabrowns 18-21 6 Responses Aug 22, 2014

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    Okay it's kinda like a love-hate relationship.

    I swear I love her with all my heart, but sometimes it's just like......... UUUGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! I mean both my brothers and me know that the favorite child is my older sister. She gets everything!!!! All the jewelry, cute things, and all the money and house goes towards her...
    Prettylildyke Prettylildyke 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2014

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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 things just got worse and worse, her moods swings were up one minute then down a deep hole the next. My whole life all I every heard was...
    pamq pamq 46-50, F Jul 10, 2014

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    I'm so angry. My mom has this new boyfriend

    and he comes over often snd they were in the Livingroom and me and my sister were in the kitchen doing out homework at the table. We had earphones in but I wasn't listening to music and i could hear what they were talking about. She was telling all kinds of lies to him and...
    TheRouge TheRouge 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 17, 2014

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    for my whole life my mom has mostly been a part

    of my life that i dont really like to talk about. she makes me feel so insecure and like im never good enough. or at least she did when i lived with her. i could never be myself, it just wasnt allowed. after i moved out of my dads house she started talking to me more and acting...
    lovelikewoa1997 lovelikewoa1997 18-21, F Jul 17

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    Still Not The Victim

    Shut up SHUT UP Because I'm allowed to feel whichever way I want There is no excuse for anything that happened No way to validate ABUSE Because that's what it was ABUSE It was ugly and cruel and wrong I shouldn't have to defend myself Being told, "that's just the way she...
    iloveedward iloveedward 18-21, F 5 Responses May 8, 2013

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    This sounds so wrong

    but sometimes I wish I had a different mother. Majority of my girlfriends mothers are very close with them. As in "dating" their daughters. Having that mother-daughter time. Mine doesn't do that. She tries to spend as less time with me as possible. I believe she actually enjoys...
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