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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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    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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    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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    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...
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    Stefanie's Book of Things Mother and Father Are Unaware of Chapter 1: Let us see.... My dad doesn't know about this account. my mom thinks i deleted it. for awhile my mom didn't...
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    It was a Wednesday September 26, 2007 in the morning. I was 9 and my little sister was 5. It was her birthday and she was excited. I was getting ready for school then went into my...
    Heyabbott1 Heyabbott1 16-17, M 2 hrs ago

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    Before of being with my true love,I dated a jerk. I was his toy, he used to get mad when someone talked to me, he used to say -Wear those mini skirts I like,wear super skinny jeans...
    HappyWife16 HappyWife16 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    My mom and I had a strained relationship to say the least. I was a foster kid for while before returning to her care, my father passed when I was seventeen from organ failure and...
    farinpages farinpages 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    If I made my mother mad, she asked my dad to spank me. Clearly, my mother ran the house. My father was a quiet, determined man. He was kind, and not quick to anger by any means...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F Oct 6

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    My mother was telling me about a friends experience and as I listened I said why doesn't she.... Etc. She seemed surprised that I knew what she should do! She questioned me on a...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 7 hrs ago

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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 Sep 23

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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 Sep 30

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    I joined this forum just so that i can put my experience with my mother in law in writing. so here is the story. I met my husband in college. we were first friends and it turned...
    Aleksanrda Aleksanrda 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 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 5 Responses Sep 22

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    Although some of my memories of being naked as a child were what my parents remember, I do remember spending a lot of time either figuring out how to get naked without being caught...
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Father Family Memory (According to my mother)- Part 1. This is the first part of what my mum has been telling me about my father's side of family. As far as I could tell, mum has...
    nswwoy nswwoy 51-55, M 2 days ago

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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 3 Responses Sep 29

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    I still remember the first time I put makeup on. I think I was like four or five years old, on vacation with my parents, and I saw my mother putting on some mascara before we went...
    Darkthoughtsallover Darkthoughtsallover 16-17, F Oct 9

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    My mom thinks she is accepting and understanding. She believes that she is the best mom out there who doesn't scold her kids and is always nice, but she is far from it. She has a...
    adrianaelton adrianaelton 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    This story is one that I love to retell. As I catch myself adamantly talking about this event, I find that I am always adding new information -- like I am reliving that day. It...
    WetPaper WetPaper 18-21, F 3 days ago

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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 4 Responses Sep 26

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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 1 Response Sep 28

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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 3 Responses Sep 28

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    My mother has been passive aggressive my whole life yet I just realized it in my early 40's. My father died 3 years ago and that's when her PA really escalated. The first 6...
    alleb1990 alleb1990 41-45 3 Responses Oct 5

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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 Sep 29

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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 Sep 29

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    I'm obsessed with How I Met Your Mother. I love watching the repeats. May need to do homework... Hmm. Decisions, decisions.
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    When I was a child, my mother taught me to be afraid of my father. She always told me he didn’t want to be bothered by me, and that I should leave him alone. That happens in a...
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    I was born in South Korea to a Black mother in the US Army and a "local" [Korean Mother/White Father] father. When I was 1 my mother left Korea with me claiming sudden assignment...
    DiemLibre07 DiemLibre07 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    I called my sister n law to ask if I could stay with her for six days awaiting my husband to get out of jail and she rudely told me no because it was not going to work for her...
    basqueo3 basqueo3 61-65, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    My monster in law has ruined lots of special moments during my wedding preparations this year that I will now only remember with sadness and lots of anger. But one her shining...
    MonsterInLaw0847 MonsterInLaw0847 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 6

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    I was told I was excited to go to preschool, but once I got inside and realized my mother was leaving I cried. I remember sitting next to a blond haired girl named Christine. When...
    ChelseaMonroe ChelseaMonroe 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Somewhat of asking for advice/telling my story. I am a 21y old male who has somewhat just rediscovered my shaken gender identity. It's all rather confusing to me right now which...
    SqEdward SqEdward 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 5

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    Don't even know where to begin when it comes to with my MIL she is in a class of her own when it comes to a evil person, Seriously! She wrote me off from the very moment she meet...
    2mommy85 2mommy85 26-30, F Oct 9

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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 Sep 25

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    For the first time in life, someone special today said to me: "I Love You." At first I was really scared, I haven't yet told them it myself, and I was not sure I would ever be able...
    Marihaha Marihaha 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    When I was a kid and my youngest sibling was to young remember my mom used to beat and brutalize me from the age of 4 -11 My aunt knew she lived below us. She beat me with hangers...
    Sincerely77 Sincerely77 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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    I am going to be a mom in law soon and my would be son in law has already told my daughter how to deal with his mom.I think that is very helpful and wise on his part.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Maybe too wise for my own good :/
    Camdenthewolf Camdenthewolf 13-15, M 5 days ago

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    Maybe too wise for my own good :/
    Camdenthewolf Camdenthewolf 13-15, M 5 days ago

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    Honesty I am wise people may think at my age I would not be but I am T
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    She wasn't the kindest of people, nor was she the prettiest, but she was the wisest. She was wise beyond her year, knowing all but one thing; happiness. Wrapped in a cloud of her...
    welcometomysociety welcometomysociety 13-15, F Sep 29

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    My mother is a terrible person. She is fake, racist, annoying, homophobic, rude and immature. I know it's bad to call people names but she does it to me all the time. She thinks...
    rriicchheelllle rriicchheelllle 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 29

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