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I Love My Mother But Don't Like Her

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    I Love My Mom But I Am Trying To Learn How To Like Her

    I know I love my mom but I have recently come to rediscover that I do not like her. When I was little I was always closer to her than to my dad but he abandoned us and she was all I had as a parent. So it became reverse in my mind. I thought I was closer to her and more distant...
    cutiesagi cutiesagi 70+ Sep 26, 2012

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    I'm currently eighteen,

    a Senior in High school, and already having a quarter-life crisis. I'm absolutely terrified of growing up because I don't know what Life is going to hit me with. My Mother has been shooting my dream of being a General Practitioner, though, she called me useless, stupid, mentally...
    Nyanperona Nyanperona 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    Never Put My Finger On This

    Isn't the father supposed to be the one leaving to go to the bar because it's more important than their own children? Not my mom... She's cool at times, but mostly she calls me up to nitch for the stupidest **** sometimes -_-' It's all ****** when she gets a little tipsy...
    FreeHugs330 FreeHugs330 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 28, 2011

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    What Is Wrong With My Mother?

    I also love my mother but do not like her.  My mother has done so many intentionally hurtful things to try and destroy my life, my relationships and even my careers.  She has belittled me in front of my friends and my lovers.  She read my diary to both of my...
    tiredofstupidhumans tiredofstupidhumans 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 10, 2009

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    Well, where do I start?

    It's becoming harder for me to write these stories which is a good thing because I think I'm learning to cope with my anger (yay for therapy working!) Anyways, my mother has made mistakes with me and it's hard for me to forgive her. She cheated on my dad. Well, still cheats...
    kh46 kh46 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2013

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    I Dont Like My Mother

    My mother was single raising us, she struggled yeah, and never let us forget it, now she is successfull and wealthy and we are just not what she had in mind for us to be, we have healthy happy families that love each other but we are not rich, so i guess we are sub standard, she...
    donnakev donnakev 41-45 1 Response Dec 27, 2008

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    She was a wonderful mother.

    I will not lie and say she mistreated me,though she had every right to. My birth came as a result of her rape by a White man(she's Korean) and I was little more than a chain around her ankle. She married my stepfather(also Korean) before I was 2 years old and had two additional...
    DoonJi DoonJi 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 4

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    Why Is She So Miserable And Why Does She Want Everyone Else To Be Also

    My mother is fubar beyond belief. She has always been a control freak. Growing up you think your parents are normal and everyone else is like them. Then you go out on your own and realize how screwed up your folks are. All the time growing up you watch and think you are learning...
    anniebuster anniebuster 46-50 1 Response Sep 1, 2011

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    Undercurrent

    I really want the best in life for my mother.  She was raised in the 40's and 50's in an extremely religious family (church 3 times a week, no school dances - I can't imagine missing those in the 50's!)   Her father was very strict and distant (hard to imagine my...
    LauraVick LauraVick 36-40 1 Response Apr 13, 2010

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    Can't Wait To Leave.

    I feel bad for saying I don't like her, but I really don't. She's lazy, she always makes me clean the house entirely by myself. She doesn't know how to manage her money and counts on ME to pay her weekly. She shelters me (and my brother) way too much. I mean, I'm 20 years old and...
    anonymousabomination anonymousabomination 18-21, F Dec 29, 2012

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    My mother had always spoiled me

    as a child in terms of toys, technology, and things I wanted. But my mother is very emotionally unstable. She has been diagnosed with depression and takes numerous pills a day. Don't get me wrong, I know that depression can't be controlled but if you were around my mom for a day...
    heyheyhey122 heyheyhey122 18-21, F Jan 2

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    Its Hard To Explain. She's Too Immature

    I wasn't raised by my mother, not beyond my first few years of life at least. My father and grandmother were the ones that raised me, and I'm glad they fought to get me. I loved going to see my mom as a kid, I thought she was the coolest. We should stay up late watching TV and...
    TimmyCay TimmyCay 18-21, M Mar 19, 2011

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    My Dad Is The One I Have The Problem With

    I guess that I really let my dad down. I spent most of my life trying to be the best son he could ever want, while inside I knew I was a girl. I tried to make the feminin side of me go away, by being as tough, and macho as I could, but it never went away. So in 1995 I started...
    colocowgirl colocowgirl 61-65, F 2 Responses Jun 1, 2012

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    My mother is selfish,

    always right in her mind and the whole world revolves around her.she never considers others feelings and if she doesn't agree with you she will degrade and belittle you. Here a few instances where she has over stepped in my adult life (won't go into childhood otherwise we would...
    equalizer22 equalizer22 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    I have the best mother one could ever hope for.

    My mom was always there for me and extremely supportive. Without her, I would not be where I am today, would not have succeeded in school, at my profession, probably life in general. She taught me to not give up, to be caring, to accept others as they are. All that, yet I don't...
    Chick63 Chick63 51-55 1 Response Apr 28

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    Sick Of All The Minds Games...

    As the title states I love and respect my Mother as she has the right to my love as my Mother. She "was" a very strong and loving Mother growing up until I became a young teen or so. She always pushed herself to work and provide as much as she could. She and I never had too...
    Mewtwo000 Mewtwo000 26-30 Dec 24, 2012

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    Guilt I Feel For Not Liking My Mom

    It is so hard dealing with my mom.  I moved out when I was 17, have raised 3 sons mainly as a single mother, and am now my mothers caretaker.  My mom is not a bad person and actually gave me a decent life.  I think she had her hands full dealing with my 4 older brothers and...
    sunflowers09 sunflowers09 31-35 2 Responses Nov 3, 2011

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    I've Lost My Respect For Her

    I love her for the sacrifices she made for me, for the love she showered me with when I was a child and for the hard work she put into raising me. I don't like her for the emotional abuse she's put me through, for the heartless words she'd spoken to me when she gets angry, for...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 28, 2010

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    Same Here...

    My mother had always wanted a daughter, and she got her wish when I was born. I was pretty much a living doll for her to dress up and show off. I soon learned I wasn't what she wanted. She wanted a prissy, dainty, gorgeous girl. I wasn't a tomboy, but I was artistic, loud...
    openandlearning openandlearning 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 14, 2010

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    I Don'T Have A Mom I Feel Like I Can Go Talk To...

    All my friends have supportive mothers who they love but I don't have a mom I feel like I can go talk to... And i really don't want to talk to her anyways. My dad is amazing but I just don't like my mom. I can barley even stand her and I really wish I had a mom I feel comfortable...
    Grace012120 Grace012120 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2013

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    Love My Mother But Don't Like Her

    That's it, a genuine statement from within your truth. I like it. It's great to be able to distinguish liking from loving.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 19, 2011

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    On one hand she is a caring, supportive individual to all her loved ones, friends, and extended family. Almost a doormat. She always had a stable career, although we moved a lot...
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    I just really really don't like other people (aside from my mother and sister); being around anyone at any time, talking to anybody, anything like that... I hate going outside...
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    The epidemic levels of school violence tell me that more and more kids are growing up without a conscience. TV is their mother and father, and TV says if someone does something you...
    missbellelettres missbellelettres 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 10

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    I'm 57 years old and I still don't understand why "We" lie? Are we embarrassed? Are we ashamed? Or is it pride? What ever the reason, I don't like it and I really don't think...
    PhotoJose PhotoJose 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 31

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    I am 29 and finally admitting to myself that I don't like or really love my father. On paper he's the perfect Dad. Despite the divorce with my Mum and periods of separation he...
    wombattle wombattle 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I really feel that ppl come here because they have their own problems. .they want to share their feelings with others. .or try to forget their pain for some items. ..sometimes they...
    Smunai Smunai 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    I wish the title of this group didn't include the word 'sorry' because I'm not sorry. Of course I have met a small number of them who are good, interesting, intelligent people but...
    Bewail Bewail 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 4

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    Today I ate a piece of meat and I don't know why but it was really really hard for me to eat it. Of course I eventually ate it because I forced myself to eat it since I don't like...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Spare me all the self absorbed flowery meanderings. And, permit me :- "I don't like poetry, actually". There, no 'Star Trek' split infinitive now.
    SLdale SLdale 51-55, M Sep 5

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    I don't like it when people treat me one way when I'm alone with them, than if we were around others or in public. I'm the same person no matter what. Are they ashamed of me...
    Saram1985 Saram1985 26-30, F Sep 5

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    Over years I've had my share of break ups and people leaving. I've learned one thing from,people leaving me. They hate being chased after. It's hard for someone like me,I tend to...
    rosesee rosesee 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 7

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    Why do people always want me to chase them ? Message them ... Call them ... Keep asking them if they wanna talk to me or not ... I don't like it . Stop talking to me I'm that...
    Hardeepsinghkallu Hardeepsinghkallu 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 7

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    I really don't like snakes. Warning to all you snakes out there: Come near me, I'll kill you!
    letmespoo4u letmespoo4u 51-55, M Sep 7

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    I don't like talking on the phone. I feel uncomfortable every time I ask the other person to repeat themselves bc I either can't understand or didn't hear them. Thats why I prefer...
    Lekat Lekat 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    I hate it. I can't remember when it all started. All I know is, I don't like being touched. The worst part is hugging. I hate hugs because sometimes, people hug too tight or they...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am not against weddings, I just don't really like attending them. It's too much ritual and people spend way too much money on them. Just my opinion, I know that doesn't mean much...
    DisappearingStar DisappearingStar 70+ 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Thinking back the other day about my childhood, I admit that I was a handful and needed some of the "whoopings" that I got, other times I needed a parent to talk to me. My...
    Cryingcorner Cryingcorner 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    My social life is a complete waste of time. The advice from most people is generally not helping as I have changed a great deal about myself and still I don't have any close...
    halffullglass halffullglass 26-30, F 50 mins ago

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    I don't lol. I have done law and philosophy so am used to people being able to argue. A guy who refuses to see that his point could be wrong... or who believes if he just raises...
    surfdas surfdas 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    I think it's childish and often collusive "My fren blocked you so im blocking you too 'cos my fren says im not her fren if i don't do what she does and she's my fren so i...
    mickyisback mickyisback 51-55, M 3 Responses Aug 23

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    Last night I decided to go out with my cousin who I haven't spoke to in what feels like years. We use to be very close and told each other everything. Im surprised that we both...
    Monoka14 Monoka14 18-21, F Sep 6

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    I love girl from canada so so so much And i think thats love just from one side ( me ) But really I don't care I love her I love talking to her I'm happy just seeing her
    Ihabq8 Ihabq8 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    I have been in love with a particular girl for over a year now. We never dated, we were just best friends until she broke my heart when she couldn't accept the fact that I am gay...
    lonleygirl01 lonleygirl01 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It often gives me the impression that no-one in my family seems to know me one iota! I suppose it doesn't help that I don't know what I want 95% of the time I'm asked. However...
    Sundance89 Sundance89 22-25, F Aug 28

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    Good bye bluegirl. :) I never thought when we talked that one day you would just use me up and throw me away. Nobody knows what I'm on about unless they've already been trashed...
    JayParker99 JayParker99 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    This is just one of my observations. Some women I've seen use their emotions to manipulate a man into doing what she wants him to do. I find this behavior to be repulsive...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    Favor ? Help? Are they both the same? Most would say No but for some it may feel like asking for help is asking for favors. But there's a difference if we see it differently...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M Aug 28

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