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I Never Felt Like I Had a Mom

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    My Mom Was Not There - There seem to be a lot of mom groups huh? Damn Freud! Due to family racial differences and my parents marrying just because my mom was pregnant with me, I...
    EricS EricS 26-30, M Sep 25, 2008

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    My Mom Left - My Mom left when I was young, and my Step mom didn't give a crap about me. Still doesn't. Now my real mom is dead, and my Dad and step mom are divorced. Woo.
    coderedgirlx7 coderedgirlx7 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 3, 2011

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    That avatar is ironic; I used to call her mommy dearest... - Oh, where to begin?  I have never felt much like I have a mother, in the supportive, loving way that other...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 24, 2007

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    It's Never Too Late To Heal - My very first memory is of me crying at a screen door while my step father laughed at me. I think my mother was going somewhere, leaving me...
    catlvr214 catlvr214 41-45 1 Response Aug 23, 2008

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    Unhealthy Relationship With My Mom - I never bonded with my Mother.  My early experiences with her are filled with memories of criticism.  I was told that I was "...
    Skyler Skyler 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 8, 2007

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    Me And Mum Never Bonded - when i was born, my 39 year old mum had post natal depression and was unable to look after me so she gave my then 15 year old sister the job.  my sister...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 3, 2011

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    Nope.... - My Mom and I were never close. She was never really there for me, and understood me. She didn't belive me, when I told her my father was abusing me. She never took care...
    xSilentlySufferingx xSilentlySufferingx 18-21, F Jul 5, 2010

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    I Live In Heartbreak- - not feeling worthy of her love as a kid has screwed me up for life- i just dont see a way out- it has damaged all my relationships. now i have borderline...
    eden eden 31-35, F Sep 24, 2007

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    Now She Wants To Bond! - My problem is that when I hit 35 or so, my mom decided to rewrite history and declare herself "worlds greatest mom and grandma"...
    mchell mchell 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 26, 2009

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    The Dance - I never felt like I had a mom, not even a mother.  Sure biological, she gave birth to me.  That doesn't mean she knew how to be a 'mom'.  31.5 years...
    AbbyNormal AbbyNormal 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 27, 2007

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    Easily Put - My mother doesn't act like a mother and refuses to believe she's in her mid-forties and instead sixteen again. Pathetically stubborn, to her the world revolves...
    Marowit Marowit 18-21, F Jan 11, 2009

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    I Didn't - All I remember from my mother was her being a drunk, and didn't give a damn about me. She wasn't around ever I grew up pretty much on my own was alone pretty much my...
    XLunaXLovegoodX XLunaXLovegoodX 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 13, 2010

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    Never - We never really clicked. Maybe because I remind her of my father with the light skin and freckles? Maybe because I was there and remember her marriage to him and all the...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 11, 2009

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    Reclusive Mother, Abusive Brother - Short and to the point. My dad killed himself, my brother found his body....but even before that my brother had anger problems and abused me...
    MEDSING MEDSING 26-30 Sep 26, 2012

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    My Mother the Martyr - She was never there. Never went to a parents evening, never happy with me. If I dared to complain I was tired, I was shouted at "your tired, what...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 14 Responses Sep 23, 2007

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    What people say, and what I say - She was immature due to overprotecting from her mother. She got married to an *******. When she realized her mistake, it was too late. Worked a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 1, 2008

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    I Am Very Sad - My mother is about to turn 86 she is in a nursing home for people with Dementia related problems. The nursing staff think she is just so wonderful. My mother might...
    cello cello 51-55, F 4 Responses Oct 11, 2007

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    I Was the Mother - ..& she was the child.... Except for when she was screaming about what an ungrateful little ***** of a of a daughter I was.  Only when she needed to...
    Vox Vox 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 23, 2007

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    She Was a Ghost - Even from a very early age, I knew there was something "not right" with my mother.  She was so distant and removed from life, as if she was just a...
    hippieheart hippieheart 41-45, F 8 Responses Feb 11, 2008

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    Well, I Had a Mom... - but she was more like a child with severe psychological problems whom I was always trying to help, even though she had the authority.
    paradoxical paradoxical 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 15, 2008

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    My Mom - I WON'T SAY THAT ME AND  MOM'S RELATIONSHIP WAS HORRIBLE BUT WHEN  I LOOK AT ME AND MY CHILDREN'S RELATIONSHIP I FEEL IT COULD OF BEEN A WHOLE LOT BETTER. I GREW UP  IN...
    sophisticatedangel sophisticatedangel 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 16, 2011

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    Not At All... - My Mom and I were never close. She was never really there for me, and understood me. She didn't belive me, when I told her my father was abusing me. She never took...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 21, 2010

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    Beauty Queen - My mother was a wrong side of the tracks beauty queen who married  a  hard  working engineer.  Together they achieved financial and social...
    mmss mmss 41-45 Jul 22, 2008

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    I Caused My Mums Heart Attack - When I was born my mum had a heart attack and was in hospital for 10 months and I was brought up by aunts. She came home and I went home when I...
    sugerbear sugerbear 61-65, M 2 Responses Jan 16, 2008

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    My Mom's Hated Me Most of My Life - Today I'm 42years old (43 next month) My mom gave me away when i was 7yrs old, before i left i was an abused child, physically, mentally...
    embrissa embrissa 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 8, 2008

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    Superficial Martyr - My mother frustrates me to no end ... she has been a mother for 34 years to three girls (I'm the oldest) but  has rarely shown any warmth or depth in...
    annajc annajc 31-35 2 Responses Jan 1, 2009

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    Awful Mother - My mother ignored me, abused me mentally and physically, and, to this day, only talks to me when she wants something from me.  Just the other month she accused...
    girlkitty79 girlkitty79 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 1, 2008

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    Paranoid Schizophrenia - I grew up with a severely mentally disturbed Mom, diagnosed Paranoid Schizophrenic when I was 14. Even as an adult, I simply don't tell my Mother anything...
    justjudyblue2 justjudyblue2 36-40, F Apr 18, 2008

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    It's Sad That She Isn't A Mother - but it's worse that she is my worst enemy. my mother is my worst enemy. she goes out of her way to hurt me. she spreads lies about me, tells...
    veronica4ever veronica4ever 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 30, 2012

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    I don't like to admit it, but so far in my life I haven't met anyone on a personal level that is good enough for me. I had felt that way for a while, but the truth to it became...
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    Groupies, Gangs or club i really never had that kinda thing during my time in school even till now being in college. I mean other then my work environment but i mean that forced...
    NymNin NymNin 18-21, F Mar 17

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    My mom is starting to really annoy me. She never listens to me, she expects too much from me, all she talks about are studies, grades, and everything related to school. She judges...
    dheckshw dheckshw 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My mom never cared for me and she calls me names she says I'm a waste of a good life she says she's always wanted a girl but not one as ugly as me she beats me...that's why I try...
    breanna321 breanna321 13-15, F Mar 30

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    i don't understand what is happening to me. what it is actually. some times , especially when i am out, i suddenly fell disconnected from everyone and at that time i just want to...
    deepvalley deepvalley 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I love her she is my mum but she is a horrible one she has been in and out of prison abusive and thinks I need to respect her even when it hurts me. I don't like her as a human...
    Mybiscuits Mybiscuits 16-17, F Apr 1

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    I know she does. she calls me names all the time and she always shuts me out and she doesn't pay attention to me at all and all her attention is directed to her new boyfriend. we...
    madybreen madybreen 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I always wanted a sister growing up. I grew up as an only child. I knew my mom had another baby after me, but he lived with his dad and I never got to know him. Growing up, things...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I think I am in love with a girl. But I'm also a girl and I have never felt like this
    imabutterfly imabutterfly 16-17, F Apr 5

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    So, one night during the summer, my boyfriend and I were going through some turmoil in our relationship. I was so angry because he was supposed to pick me up from Anacostia Station...
    RoyautePrincess RoyautePrincess 26-30 5 hrs ago

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    Please help me! I passed a fetal head and arm in the bathroom! I just had surgical abortion last monday and i thought everything is okay when i felt like severe cramping and leg...
    Misty133 Misty133 22-25, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Can someone please take their time to read this? Its long, 8 pages but it explains a lot about the situation I am currently in. I think a lot of people could relate to this if they...
    elugo12345 elugo12345 18-21, M Apr 1

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. That's always the situation for me. It also seems like I have crushes on chicks...
    elugo12345 elugo12345 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    My mom psychologically tortured me and my two older siblings growing up. She is an extremist Christian and has borderline personality disorder. She is not diagnosed by I am a...
    SilianRail SilianRail 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    She drives me NUTS!!!! I basically raised myself because she sleeps all day. Ever since I was little all she does is sleep all day. Sometimes I think she doesn't even care about...
    DearYou DearYou 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    Im 16 and have been with my boyfriend for a year now and I had my abortion about 3 weeks ago. It was honestly the biggest mistake of my life. Basically when I first found out I...
    beccabird beccabird 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    Latey, I've been feeling like my whole life has been a big joke and I've been being played from day one. My family was a joke. They didn't even want me. So I ended up in group...
    franhigg franhigg 41-45, F Apr 3

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    My mother and father cared about money a lot. They were always very stingy about it and while they could feed us, we were poorly fed. I became very weak and I did not know better...
    FunnyLookingCorpse FunnyLookingCorpse 18-21 Mar 24

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    I just came out of relationship which fell apart mainly due to my ex's Dog... My relationship started out great for the first 6months in every possible way... We spent amazing...
    Slider5050 Slider5050 36-40 Mar 28

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 3

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 6