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I Remember the Wise Things My Mother Told Me

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 40 People

    Independence

    "Do not depend on a man or anyone else to do things for you." "Rely on yourself to make your dreams come true."   My mother taught me a lot about how important it is to be independent. From her, I learned what it means to persevere. She's one of the...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 18, 2008

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    Secrets

     My mother does not gossip.  I don't gossip either.  She has told me to never divulge a secret because it is a huge betrayal of trust.  I don't even know how many secrets my mother holds, but she knows things about people that she will take to her grave.  ...
    apencilfornow apencilfornow 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 5, 2008

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    Mother

    My mom is wise and great mom.
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 1 Response May 18, 2008

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    Like Don't Run With Scissors.

     My Mom was a smart woman in some ways and not in others, like most of us.  She was a good German cook and I grew up learning how to cook and bake.  I've been lazy since I married someone who is a good cook and haven't done my share of the cooking but enjoy eating...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M Feb 27, 2009

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    Well thank you to my brother who so thoughtfully reminded me that today is 8 years since my mothers death! Kudos to you for remembering and thanks a whole effing bunch for...
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    Dear Mom, Remember when you left me because you claimed you weren't ready to be a parent to a teenager at just 30 years old, and expected me to somehow understand that? Remember...
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    when to me they will happen ever? I do not remember any good things from many, many years.
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    When I was four and a half years old I lost my Mother to Sarcoma. According to cancer.net, this year, 5,470 females will be diagnosed sarcoma in the United States. About 2,190...
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    November 21, 1973 Jeffery and I were under a blanket in the back seat. We were pretending not to be there. Jeffery’s parents, George and Darlene, were in the front seat. They...
    ABitOfConversation ABitOfConversation 46-50, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I Want to Know If You've Done Any of These Things [ ] Smoked A Cigarette [ ] Smoked A Cigar [ ] Kissed A Member Of The Same Sex [X] Are / Been In Love [X] Dumped someone [ ] Been...
    NastasyaFilippovna NastasyaFilippovna 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 28

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    I honestly believe my mother hates me...I've actually always felt it. I remember the first time I really realized it. I was about 4 or 5 yrs old, I was just waking up from some...
    HelenBak HelenBak 46-50, F Nov 9

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    Ever since I was a little girl my mother would always laugh at and make fun of me when I expressed my feelings so I decided that I wouldn't display them anymore.And I was always...
    aur532 aur532 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 8

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    Ever since the day I was born my mother has been the bane of my existence. She lied to me all of the time about how my family never cared about me and how they wouldn't talk to me...
    LordZetroc2696 LordZetroc2696 18-21, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    My mother abused me all my life...verbally , mentally and physically. The abuse was there since I can remember. She constantly beat me and called me names , told me I was stupid...
    ToTiJeZivot ToTiJeZivot 36-40, F 6 Responses Nov 16

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    If you just glance at the stories I've written here, you manage to take one thing away: I hate my mother. I don't even consider her my mother. More like an older woman who kept...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I was reminiscing about the terrible years after my partners father passed away and his mother became even more horrible and I thought I would share some of my experiences. It...
    freeatlast83 freeatlast83 31-35, F Nov 4

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    LadyGiselle LadyGiselle 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 9

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    I remember at camp, digging a hole in the sand and filling it with live coals from the campfire. We then threw empty Raid cans or other aerosols into the hole and waited. The...
    commonloon commonloon 46-50, M 10 hrs ago

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    I was her miracle baby. I was her everything. But when my alcoholic father killed himself when I was ten her solution to her stress and grief was to beat me. Choke me. Take away...
    Cranksta Cranksta 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 31

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    My situation started with a coat. My mother bought me a coat that was £60 and I wore it to school and within a week I lost it. I was sure that I left it in a friends car and I...
    VanillaCupcakes VanillaCupcakes 16-17, F Nov 10

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    I Want to Share 100 Things About Me 1. I began my walk with Christ 7 years ago. 2. I was adopted from the Fujian Province of Fuzhou, China. 3. I have done Polynesian dance with...
    MsLizBethBennet MsLizBethBennet 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 14

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    When I was little- about 4 or 5, give or take, it's hard to remember. I would go over to my aunts house a lot for babysitting and to just hang out because she would do fun things...
    memoriesplsgo memoriesplsgo 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 29

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    Harvin Thedeolin Finsen breached my trust thus I'd lodged a police report against him report no. G/20140728/2155. It's a case of non-return of personal belongings that he loaned...
    rainbowsundae rainbowsundae 31-35, M Nov 8

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    Your Ex Daughter,You Can't Hurt Me Anymore(Open Letter to My So Called Mother)- It's me. The child that has been "missing" according to your lies for 13 years. That child is all...
    ZolotayaWurola ZolotayaWurola 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 14

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    I am 21 pregnant with my second child, I am a stay at home with my son and my fiancee's son(whose mother cannot get her priorities straight long enough to take care of her son...
    stephaniewebs stephaniewebs 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    annylicous annylicous 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I only remember the fights, the fear, and detailed night terrors ( brutal murders in my house, dead bodies in my basement) from age 2-6. I'm still creeped out and confused about...
    dragthewaters4 dragthewaters4 18-21, F Oct 29

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    Hello, I'm almost 14 years old and I'd like to share my experience. I always had a ruff time with my mother growing up. She was very quick to anger and really only had one way of...
    flowergirl115 flowergirl115 13-15, F 5 Responses Nov 4

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    This Was Not My Idea, But It Was A Great One Just The Same 1) I am Jesse 2) I am a recently retired firefighter of 17 years who now drives a cab and has a paper route...and...
    JesseLeeJames JesseLeeJames 46-50, M Nov 10

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    I miss my mother so much this time of the year. I miss her every day but so much right now. I know she's Okay where she is but the problem is I want to be with her more than living...
    fragmentsoflife fragmentsoflife 22-25, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I will make this short! my mother always plays the victim,and am always the bad person,been like this all my life,ok am done.
    momonsite momonsite 31-35, F 5 hrs ago

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    democracyloveAmerica democracyloveAmerica 36-40, F Oct 26

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    claralorte claralorte 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 13

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    macmann macmann 56-60, M Oct 26

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    tenaciousnotstubborn tenaciousnotstubborn 13-15, F Nov 2

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    Moving out was the best decision I made in these years. I lived with my in laws for over a year. Whenever my mother in law emotionally and financially abused me, I turned to this...
    Doctor2012 Doctor2012 31-35 3 Responses Nov 5

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    My mother is generally a great person has many qualities that I value, I have learned so much from her. My childhood was mostly beautiful. I'm thankful to her for so much. BUT she...
    PasiklydusiMigloje PasiklydusiMigloje 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 12

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    Buckle up sweet heart. Here we go. (1) I'm a week a way from my birthday. (2) I'm in EP rehab - detoxing myself from poison of the world. (3) I try hard to just be with my girl...
    bowbowdown bowbowdown 26-30 3 Responses