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I Remember the Wise Things My Mother Told Me

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     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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    Mother

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

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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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    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 9 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    My mother told me that as a kid I use to talk to ghost, she also told me that when I use to sleep that she could see that someone is holding me. Any way I'm all grown up now and I...
    jouboet jouboet 41-45, M Aug 25

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    I came across the term NM a few months ago, and now I can't deny it...my mother fits it perfectly, down to the general causes of it. My mother was severely abused by a...
    UnicornSpirit UnicornSpirit 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 28

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    Today i went to take my 7 yr old daughter to meet your teacher day :) one of the other mothers told me she loved my dress... i told her thanks.... should i have said anything...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 19

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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 6 hrs ago

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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 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I love my mother, but I definitely don't like her. She doesn't talk to me much, and when she does, she says things that breaks me down. She talks a lot more to her lover than to...
    InLoveWithDarkness InLoveWithDarkness 18-21, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    My mother is a narcissist. My dad is her faithful enabler. They have been married for 52 years and to this day he does what she says. My mother was never home growing up. When...
    pistacchia pistacchia 46-50, F 15 hrs ago

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    How im feeling... The Guy im in love with.. Is Facing some Issues with his Baby's Mother.. Weve talked before and he told me that she is his past & his past for a reason and he...
    BlackIndian95 BlackIndian95 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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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 4 days ago

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    It's only been a little over year since my mother walked out, and no one should ever have to brave that storm. I wonder still every day when it becomes easier. She was my...
    TheMostBeautifulBitterFruit TheMostBeautifulBitterFruit 16-17, F Aug 28

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    I'm 55 and a 22-year survivor of ovarian cancer. I'm also a 55-year survivor of a passive-aggressive mother. My mom had a pretty tough childhood, and I am sad to know the awful...
    Katsez01 Katsez01 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    An update & advice for those with crazy MILs Hi there, I posted some time back (possibly several years ago now) regarding my absolutely terrible mother-in-law who singlehandedly...
    DustMite DustMite 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 28

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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 was in the car w/ my mother this morning and she was yelling at me about something (I wasn't really listening) so I was staring out the window. I notice this guy walking along w...
    BlossomOfWinterfell BlossomOfWinterfell 13-15, F 9 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'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...
    sum1ab sum1ab 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 9

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    I lost my mom to suicide in May 2014. She had made several attempts in the last ten years and made threats every couple of months. I always assumed they were cries for attention...
    heatherash1204 heatherash1204 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    We'll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes, But the plural of ox becomes oxen, not oxes. One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese, Yet the plural of moose should never be...
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    As it was told to me, when I was around 2-3 yrs old my dad and my mother broke up. She moved to California and originally took me with her. Months later, she called my father and...
    SukYoung SukYoung 26-30, F Aug 31

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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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    I am a 14 year old that has relationship problems with my mother. I recall constantly getting bullied in my elementary years because of my social awkwardness. I remember my mom...
    anushkapatel44 anushkapatel44 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    1. I am a born again christian who recognizes God as my Heavenly Father and Creator and Jesus Christ as my savior. 2. I'm not a fan of breakfast food. The smell of breakfast food...
    ariahphantom ariahphantom 18-21, F Aug 25

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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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    I'm the oldest of the 4 children and as you can tell its never good. Many people claim that the oldest child is always the favourite and has respect. Well no , its not true , the...
    alice2456 alice2456 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I'm the oldest of the 4 children and as you can tell its never good. Many people claim that the oldest child is always the favourite and has respect. Well no , its not true , the...
    alice2456 alice2456 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    (As September creeps around the corner) "Things You've Never Done" When you were younger Blue eyed boy wonder Never used to ponder On what life may hide Now that you're older The...
    Dantescircle Dantescircle 36-40, M Aug 24

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    Hey everyone, I just wanted to drop a quick note on here because I’ll be leaving this forum at the end of the month. I’m sure if my MIL pulls a fast one on me or my partner...
    BoundariesSet BoundariesSet 46-50 4 Responses Aug 28

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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 want to be very wise and experienced like my mother, and i want to teach others about life, and i want to be a wise old woman like my grandmother when i become her age. and i...
    jeweldoggy jeweldoggy 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 30

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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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    I'm glad I finally found somewhere I can vent! My mother in law is so freaking annoying, I literally can not stand her! I try to talk to my husband but it always turns into a fight...
    Chaz14 Chaz14 26-30, F 8 hrs ago

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    Okay it's kinda like a love-hate relationship. I swear I love her with all my heart, but sometimes it's just like......... UUUGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! I mean both my brothers and me...
    MiniMe57 MiniMe57 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    It is a tough thing to admit, and for some years I thought of it as more of a love/hate - relationship. But there is little love left now. Only hate, frustration, anger and then...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 20

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    Both my parents spanked me as a kid but when I reached puberty mom left dad deal with me most of times. At first it was a change for the better becuase at that age I began to feel...
    rcarlos72 rcarlos72 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 21

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    So I have a son who is about a year and a half. I am also pregnant again. Same father. He told me as soon as I got pregnant again he wanted nothing to do with me relationship wise...
    DarlingAnna DarlingAnna 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 29

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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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    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 8 Responses a week ago

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