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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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    I have been NC with her for over 3 years now. It took me almost 40 years to figure it out but once I did there was no turning back. I was raised by a woman without the capacity...
    supercalitex supercalitex 41-45, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    When I learned about what this event was, I went home and told my mom "we learned about 9/11 today. It's so awful. I didn't even know this even happened." My mom replied with "yes...
    UnderworldNymph UnderworldNymph 16-17, F 15 Responses Sep 11

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    I remember I was accused of being a stalker while in (10thGrd) high school. I got confronted by a group of girls saying i was stalking their friend and that they were going to the...
    Storyboard0241 Storyboard0241 22-25, M Sep 19

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    I heard this on a show from someone who was abducted as a little girl... "A wise man once told me, when you put all your problems into a circle with everybody's problems, you want...
    easynuh easynuh 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 9

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    I saw him the other day. His arms around another girl, his eyes when met with mine were slow in their recognition. I wonder if he remembers what I once told him. "I will love you...
    paupaw paupaw 18-21, F 11 Responses Sep 21

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    My mother's name was Margaret Mandarinka Simza. Her middle name was the Slovak word for "tangerine" because when she was born, her parents had no food in the house except a basket...
    BlueMetalChick BlueMetalChick 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 17

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    There are many things we come across, some affect us , some just pass. Here are some of the things that left a deep impact on me and continue to influence my thoughts, words and...
    BlueTheWarrior BlueTheWarrior 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    Throughout most of my life, I've been closer to my mother then to my father, for various reasons, we don't get along. My mother has been the overprotective and controlling type...
    Gregory1990 Gregory1990 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 8

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    Hi everyone; I have posted a couple responses here, I am very familiar with PA Mothers now. I decided to share my story and see if anyone can relate to mine. For a brief...
    XXwoundedXX XXwoundedXX 51-55, F Sep 14

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    I got a call the other day from my birth mom. The DNA was wrong she stated. The director of VS told her "although I can not release any identifying info to you, I'm looking at your...
    Back2Sue Back2Sue 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 17

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    Missing My Mother There was one point in my life when I did not get along with my mother. Most of it was because I was very angry at her for not being there for me. I didn’t...
    Bokohoyo2 Bokohoyo2 51-55, F 2 Responses Sep 20

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    I have been reading a lot of these posts about passive aggressive mothers and I am shocked to see that I am not alone. I cannot speak to my friends about my experience because they...
    karineka karineka 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    I have a Narcissistic Mother-In-Law who is such a piece of work! My husband and I have endured blatant rejection at her hands. He was the scapegoat in her little manipulative world...
    springstarbaby springstarbaby 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    A bit of background on me first. I am 3 months post partum with our 2nd son. 6 weeks after my first pregnancy, I looked like my pre pregnancy self again. No stretch marks. Well...
    kendrao kendrao 31-35, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    I know that I have to let her go, unfortunately I have to put some space between us to help my own mental well being .... I am 32 years old and I have tried to help my crazy...
    angell29 angell29 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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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...
    indigostory indigostory 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 22

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    I've been a mom for 25 years. I tried to be a good mom but I have not been that good. And I've always known I needed help and I always hoped that God would help them in the areas...
    Stufy Stufy 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 9

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    Background info: jr. In high school, my mom sits at a desk all day long then commutes 1-2 hrs per trip ( 4 hrs a day) to come home and complain about how bad the office is and get...
    SacredLoaf SacredLoaf 16-17, M Sep 20

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    When I was 4 years old my parents were divorced. I remember 2 police cars driving up the road while my mother and dad were yelling at each other. My mother got custody of me and my...
    mymindhurts mymindhurts 18-21, F Sep 4

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    Here's an update to end all updates... My mother-in-law has LEFT my father-in-law and has moved in with our former landlords-these landlords are friends of my husband's family...
    mnh1982 mnh1982 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    A mothers love is hard to fathom, the way you care about me is, odd at times, to me, We seem to not know how to communicate at times, most times, I find myself at 26 years of age...
    SunlightSeeker SunlightSeeker 26-30, F Sep 4

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    I never knew her; she took off when I was just a few weeks old, and she never came back into my life. Heck, I didn't even know what a mother was until I was 4 or 5, and then 'mom...
    MissKatalogue MissKatalogue 22-25 1 Response Sep 9

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    I have officially decided to cut my MIL out of my life for good. Maybe MIL isn't the exact title, since I'm only the fiance, but it's a shame that it had to come to this. I heard...
    curlyhairedgirl curlyhairedgirl 22-25, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I've been a carer for my mum since last year November (2013). She was diagnosed with post traumatic disorder and chronic depression. My mum had a child marriage and suffered...
    lon12 lon12 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    At a very young age, I remember being confronted by my drunk mother. She told me that she never liked me and how I turned out. That the only reason why I existed was because my dad...
    BITTERandNAIVE BITTERandNAIVE 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    No contact with my mother for a week now. I prefer when there is no contact. She only contacts me when she wants to take one of my children out. I am considering stopping this...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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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...
    beauty1000 beauty1000 41-45 Sep 7

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    Next week, September 23rd will mark the 1 year anniversary of my Mother's passing. I can't believe it. The pain I feel is still so real, so new, so raw. I actually lost her a few...
    AnnaCrystal AnnaCrystal 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 19

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    I remember how I first met him. I'm sure he recalls it a lot differently, though. I was 16 and doing my A Levels, I was checking out universitys perhaps too eager and I went to...
    hankpalmer hankpalmer 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    ONE OF THE BEST THINGS IN MY LIFE, BUT ALSO WORSE BECAUSE OF ALL THE COMPLICATIONS THAT CAME BEFORE THE BIRTH AND JAIL TIME. SINGLE MOTHER WITH THE BEST LITTILE BOY IN THE WORLD AS...
    meeksbam meeksbam 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    This is going to be a bit long winded, so if you do take the time to read it all; thank you. My son is 13 months old. His dad and I were together for five years and he asked me...
    SarcasticCommentLoading SarcasticCommentLoading 22-25, F 9 Responses Sep 10

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    Four days straight of crying because of my mothers death. My father remarried rather quickly after her death. He has done so many things to hurt me and my sister . Everyone around...
    Juiceyangel333 Juiceyangel333 22-25, F 6 Responses Sep 20

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    Too Spoiled To Be Away From My Mother- "I will do this! Ready his lunch!" My father impatiently took the brush from my mother and began forcefully yanking the brush through my...
    AlphahatesOmega AlphahatesOmega 18-21, M 11 hrs ago

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    I still remember mine, it was in matric (quite a late bloomer) but I wrote a poem on it
    turbodude turbodude 18-21 7 hrs ago

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    You know what really bothers me, and my husband reminds of this periodically, is that I am showing my kids how they should treat me when they get older by the way I engage with and...
    nkmnovember nkmnovember 36-40 Sep 1

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    My mil is a repeat offender. I have noticed that many family members and friends want nothing to do with her. Below are some examples of her failed relationships. 1. She doesn't...
    genie201 genie201 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day Out in the yard with your wife and children Working on some stage in LA Did you stand there in shock at the site of...
    SkollHati SkollHati 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 11

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    You know, we respect our mother if she respect us. We help her out with things, we show her love and happiness but when you say jokes things to her she'll get so bitchy with you...
    TheMoonShadow12 TheMoonShadow12 16-17, F Sep 16

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    I have very few happy memories of my childhood. Firstly, because of the toxicity of my home situation, I wasn't a very pleasant child. I bullied someone and was generally rude...
    33dulling 33dulling 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    Words Of Wisdom.....Years ago I had a boss who was responsible for sharing advice that has been a part of my life for over twenty years.I had sunk into a state of situational...
    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 8 Responses Sep 19

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    I inherited all of my mother’s best qualities. Yeah my mom was a peach. She passed on so many characteristics which are just now blossoming with age. More similarities present...
    dragonflEYEfly dragonflEYEfly 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 16

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    Normally, I'm a very forgiving person. I always have been. Within 12 hours, I usually let bygones be bygones. This especially applies to my family. But it's been 24 hours, and I...
    Nomorewars Nomorewars 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    Well I never really got to experience what's it was like to have a Mom or I can't remember ! When I was 5yrs old my Mom left me and my 3 siblings and went out on her own...
    Clorey88 Clorey88 41-45, F 2 Responses 5 days ago