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I Remember the Wise Things My Mother Told Me

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    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 31-35, F 1 Response May 18, 2008

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    Who can remember all the horrible things your

    Mother warned you about ? Like... Put that down before you poke your eye out ,put that fog down you'll get warts lol
    Billypuffnstuff Billypuffnstuff 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 6

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    I don't think I've ever known the true meaning of love until I gave birth to my children.  When I gazed into their eyes for the first time or held onto their precious little...
    sensualbeauty1 sensualbeauty1 46-50, F 4 Responses May 8

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    My brother had been letting me dress him for about 6 months and a the tender age of 14 he looked good. We had practiced all the walking and gestures. To see him strut around the...
    lisaann21 lisaann21 22-25, F 3 Responses May 10

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    I told my little brother he was my imaginary friend as a joke and he started crying... Then my mother told me off 😒
    philex2014 philex2014 13-15, F May 1

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    I wrote this group... and how stupid I was.. I normally don't remember much things. and try not to care about anything in the internet in general.. that's why I wrote this... but...
    JustCallMeDude JustCallMeDude 18-21, M May 10

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    My parents and I never had a very close relationship. I will admit that it is partially my fault, but it felt it necessary since I was little to put a distance between myself and...
    Marchi Marchi 22-25 May 6

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    This will make my second year of being a mommy. And in just a few weeks or months ill be a mom of five little ones and OMG that scares me. My second set of twins! Every moment has...
    badgirlbee badgirlbee 22-25, F 4 Responses May 10

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    I’ve always put so much of my anger onto my dad and how he treated me, but sometimes I think that is misplaced. First, I don’t have a pity party for myself most of the time...
    EverlyAnn EverlyAnn 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 27

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    What is a Mother? For me I was lucky I had a friend’s mother stand up for me when I was young, and even before I fully understood what was being done I knew she loved me like her...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M May 9

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    0.77. I remember that Google was mentioned on "60 minutes" 0.78. I am not afraid of dogs 1. "As good as it gets" - it was an interesting movie 2. Sometimes my keyboard-playing are...
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M Apr 29

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    I have removed fake people from my circle... I don't intend to look or act like anyone. -In a way you want to remove all and any fluff from your life. Who really wants to hang out...
    vacationings vacationings 31-35, M 1 hr ago

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    I feel like I need to get this off my chest, since I have held it in for as long as I could remember and it broke me in so many ways. I am from a first generation American Chinese...
    Jchen52m Jchen52m 18-21 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    My, recently turned, 13 yr old daughter just told me she remembers being molested by her bio father. She remembered through a dream and told her school counselor and then me. To be...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 4

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    My mother is emotionally abusive and I’ve only just began to see it. My mother is a sole parent to me and my younger brother. She left my father taking me and my brother with...
    throwawaybro throwawaybro 22-25, M May 5

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    It's hard, and yet...NOT hard to write this. I love my mother, but only because she's my mother. Otherwise, I would have absolutely NOTHING to do with her. As far back as I can...
    Sionna7910 Sionna7910 31-35, F 2 Responses May 15

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    So I have written on here before.. I think like most, I do it to vent because the crap that is pulled is just insane.. Before I decided to write, I read a lot of post on here, some...
    bekah930 bekah930 46-50 7 Responses May 10

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    I hit me all of a sudden the other day while I was watching TV, this isn't something that was always reoccurring. I had this overpowering feeling/memory of when I was born. I call...
    rgudinas rgudinas 26-30, M May 13

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    Hi I go by Fruity punch on here.I would like to share a personal story from my experience with my mother.Let me start back when I was younger for you to understand the emotional...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 1 Response May 13

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    Okay. First off I'm 44 years old. I've been through the ringer called life. At 18 on spring break my home was invaded by an armed assailant who held me for 5 hours then shot me 3...
    ApocalypseDevotee ApocalypseDevotee 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    This really belongs in several categories, but first and foremost, I am a mother. I have a six year old daughter that I surrendered custody of to my step mom when she was one. I...
    FosterCareSurvivor2007 FosterCareSurvivor2007 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    I think my mother is psychotic...I'm not sure how to deal with her anymore. I'm 17 and I have been dreaming of the day when I turn 18 for so long now. As long as I can remember, my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 3

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    So I've just joined this site, and I joined it because I'm feeling some unhealthy feelings right now towards my mom, and I just have to vent. Usually my best friend is the one I...
    Mstootiredtocare Mstootiredtocare 18-21, F 3 Responses May 14

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    I need help! I hate my mother in law! Any time her name is mentioned or I hear her voice I literally feel sick to my stomach! This woman has her hooks into my husband and I do not...
    pissedoff1966 pissedoff1966 46-50, F 3 Responses May 16

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    The Worst Day/Night Of My Life(05/10/2001)-"NO!!!" I screamed and resisted with all the energy in my 8 year old body. Fellow passengers didn't even hide their gawking at the scene...
    Nadir91 Nadir91 22-25, M a week ago

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    My guilt tears me apart for saying this. Now, as I'm approaching adulthood and is a full time student in college, my mother can't seem to comprehend what is happening to me. She...
    LoveSoLife LoveSoLife 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 25

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    My Bithchy MIL Has A Change Of Heart So the last time I shared my story. It was about one of my confrontations with my MIL. How Bitchy she was and what she used to do to me...
    madhomemaker madhomemaker 22-25, F 2 Responses May 2

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    Well, we arent married..yet...but we are in a committed, monogamous relationship. live together and planning on marriage down the road. His mom was super sweet to me at first when...
    bethkins24 bethkins24 46-50, F 3 Responses May 7

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    I remember I remember the light of the summer sun, embracing my happiness, as I swung higher on the park swings I remember my grandmother, who made magical treats and loved people...
    CaptainMurphy CaptainMurphy 22-25, M 1 Response May 10

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    I recently decided to cut my mom and my sister out of my life. I don't know if it is a good idea to keep trying. My mom has it in her head that I was talking bad about her on...
    BitchieHouseWife BitchieHouseWife 26-30, F 1 Response May 12

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    I've posted here before about how my husband kids and I stayed with mil and she was totally horrible to us. she would slam things, get mad when I cooked my kids food, go through...
    yesitsme123 yesitsme123 31-35 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Ok, I actually did this: 1. I'm from an indian background 2. im 5'11, I wish i was just one inch taller so i could say I'm 6' 3. i look like I'm 14 4. i weigh 130 5. I'm worried...
    Zaxel Zaxel 18-21, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    So far 4 people have told me that they like my voice 😊
    NoPostOnSundays NoPostOnSundays 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Through the yrs my Mother-in-law has done some pretty nasty things. But it seems like as the years go by the level of her nastiness comes to light more and more. My daughter...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 7 Responses May 10

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    I’m so relieved to have found this thread. There’s so much I want to write and I just don’t know where to begin, but here it goes… I come from a culture where mothers...
    latinamerican35 latinamerican35 31-35, M 2 Responses May 12

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    She's stealing from my home! To elaborate, I've been with my boyfriend for 3 years, I've never liked his mother in law. She's 50 in perfect health, lives in a single wide trailer...
    Worleybirdie Worleybirdie 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    Dear Mommy, I'm sorry that I don't remember that your sick, just like me, just like all addict's are. I have to remember that it's your addiction that I hate, not you. I must...
    skinbaby69 skinbaby69 18-21, F May 1

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    I can honestly say that there is no one I hate more in this world than my boyfriend's mother. Jake and I are both 20 and living at his home with his parents and 18 year old sister...
    Camellias125 Camellias125 18-21, F 2 Responses May 1

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    Happy Mother’s Day This is a first for me sorry: This is to my first mother or birth mother, while we never talked in the 12 years I was with you I want you to know I Had nothing...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M 1 Response May 8

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    I am 27, I also have this ability, but I think it's a good one, and an amazing gift, these young kids should not be terrified, it may come from meditation, praying, or just deep...