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I Remember the Wise Things My Mother Told Me

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 39 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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    Mother

    My mom is wise and great mom.
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 1 Response May 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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    Yes they do. So many to talk about. My mother told me I was cute as child, reminding me on how I wanted to be a superhero. I remember too, I wanted the ability to grow bigger. I...
    Profweird Profweird 22-25, M a week ago

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    Both my mother and grandmother, who's now deceased, bullied me around until I left the family for good. I decided not to have toxic people in my life because life is much too...
    AggiePride15 AggiePride15 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    I always feel bad for forgetting people's real names from Ep and other things like where they live, ages, and jobs. It's not on purpose. I promise. That is the type of...
    wintershawl wintershawl 36-40, F 6 Responses Jan 2

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    1. I live in a family that drives me insane. 2. I am from New Zealand. 3. I am 177cm in height and 80kg. 4. I am really friendly, unless you give me a reason otherwise. 5. I have...
    Profweird Profweird 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    After several days of pulling away from my husband emotionally after our fight I decided to sit down and talk to him. I knew that he wasn't going to start the conversation and I...
    justnicky justnicky 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 7

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    The internet has spread so remarkably quickly its scary but wonderful at the same time. As long as we all remember to communicate with real people in real time as and when we can...
    girlfoxy girlfoxy 36-40, F 54 mins ago

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    I haven't written anything in the past few months but today is the last day before we start a new year. Let's see...it's been more than a year and seven months since I moved into...
    destinii3 destinii3 31-35, F Dec 31, 2014

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    My mother came for a visit to my house 5 years ago and has yet to leave... No seriously. She has been one of the most clingy, needy and emotionally abusive people that I've ever...
    tajadaja tajadaja 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    Hello everyone. I never wanted to resort to this, but I feel I am out of other options. Let me start from the beginning. When my mother, Dee, was 9, her father was shot in the head...
    NikkiNINTR NikkiNINTR 18-21, F Jan 22

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    I cannot make amends with family members who do not see my motivations as sincere. They believe I'm playing some kind of sophisticated con game to get them to give me something...
    AggiePride15 AggiePride15 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Hi everyone, I'm so blessed to have found this website and support group for this subject! I suffered from major anxiety this year as a junior in college, I had to leave school and...
    halessss halessss 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My New Years Eve was supposed to be spent working a large house party, but instead I spent New Years Eve being waited on hand and foot and treated like a Queen. I met some of the...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F Jan 4

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    I grew up, like most of you, not knowing that my "normal" was not normal. I was really raised by my grandmother, who taught me what real love and affection was. She died when I...
    languedocienne languedocienne 26-30, F Jan 13

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    We are just too much alike. My mothers' and I relationship has been pretty rocky over the last 5 years. I've disappointed her many times. Caused her a great deal of stress and in...
    AfraidOfMyOwnMind AfraidOfMyOwnMind 16-17, F Jan 20

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    1. I am Mónica 2. I love dogs 3. I dont have any brother or sisters 4. I call my dog: "bro" 5. I dance zumba 6.I do bodycombat 7 I am in the university 8. My friends say I laught...
    mosbyy mosbyy 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    My relationship with my mother was never, and continues to be, in good standing. She's never been the easiest person to talk to and quite frankly I do my best to keep my personal...
    D14ee D14ee 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 15

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    So this week is final exams week at school, and all my grades are nearly perfect -- except for calculus. Maths has never been a strong point of mine. I like it well enough, I can...
    thetitania thetitania 16-17, F Jan 21

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    I am a mother and I love being a mother. I actually was crying the other day about my son going to school.....he is one! Yeah, I just can't handle the thought of those babies...
    snowbabe3 snowbabe3 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    I was hanging out with a roommate and her friends, and talked a bit with one of them. "You're really smart. I bet you got us all figured out," one of them said. Nope. "What makes...
    MyNamesNotFrench MyNamesNotFrench 31-35 1 Response Jan 10

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    I don't remember the night that well. I knew I was drinking, and I got in bed with some guy who was a good friend. I thought we would only hook up, not have sex. He told me the...
    xjuliaxxx xjuliaxxx 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 11

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    Recent events demand a new perspective to my experience with my mil. Everything we lived through with her somehow settled into familiar reactions from her, but with our changed...
    stellera stellera 51-55, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    I was living in California in my early 20's, my boyfriend lived in Compton, a bad part of town for me to drive over there at night, but I did it anyway. He wasn't home. I drove to...
    ceywat ceywat 51-55, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    {As you can see it's not great and you also're in all probability inquiring "how did I Enable it happen"? When I created the page I produced the title "Google Websites - Often...
    Anthony6925bob3 Anthony6925bob3 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    You know sometimes life is boring. I think that it is boring because everyone in my family avoids talking about things with me. It has been subtle but over the past 8 or so years...
    ForgottenMale ForgottenMale 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    Some of My friends don't understand me. For good reason. I have been honest about how hard it's been. One of my really good friends is no longer in my life by my choosing. She had...
    tlee5001 tlee5001 22-25, F Jan 1

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    I think I can be very wise at times, but I still have LOTS to learn because I haven't experienced many things in my life. I would just like to know if you thought I was pretty wise...
    theMindofAwesome theMindofAwesome 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    The second anniversary of my mom’s passing is coming up soon, January 30th. Had she of lived just a few more weeks she would have turned 89 on February 10, 2013. My mother had...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    If one house is afflicted it is probably going that it's a private drain and it is the responsibility of your operator/occupier to keep up and very clear. If the house is rented (e...
    William7035cob3 William7035cob3 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    When I was younger I had this neighbour who was my best friend. We did everything together and we never understood why anybody used to make comments about us being so close. When...
    evieas123 evieas123 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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    This story is a bit long but I wanted to share ny experience so I hope you enjoy. :) Normally I'm a very closed person, I like to keep to myself and not let anyone know about my...
    YouCanCallMeLucy YouCanCallMeLucy 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    I have 3 step kids and one of my own. I am writing to get stuff off my chest so please keep your negative comments to yourselves. You see I am battling one of the hardest things i...
    Distressedwife33 Distressedwife33 22-25 9 hrs ago

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    When he looked at my eyes the very first time, I knew it was something different. I still can't explain that feeling-something so strong and different that I didn't have any...
    AmberDD AmberDD 22-25, F Jan 3

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    In my experience, there is nothing more perfectly gratifying than waking up in the arms of the person you love. I experienced that feeling today. Though I don't remember many...
    PersonalGenesis PersonalGenesis 22-25, F Jan 5

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    Just heard my cousin (24) was in a car accident yesterday. New Years. She got toasted and got in her car and drove away with the state police, university police, and city police...
    Gayminniemouse Gayminniemouse 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    If there is one thing I'm sure of, it's that I hate my mum. Sometimes, I even wonder why she bothered giving birth to me if her plan all along was to put me through so much pain...
    AmericanHorrorStoryLover555 AmericanHorrorStoryLover555 18-21 4 Responses Jan 10

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    It's not that I really hate my mom. But over the years she has done a lot of things to deserve my disdain and even hatred. To be fair my mom didn't have life all that easy. She...
    ElJuan35 ElJuan35 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 11

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    I finaly moved out my mother to my grandmas and its been a year . She asked me multiple times for me to move back but I said no. We have gotten into so many arguements which I stop...
    Clarissahun Clarissahun 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    My mother angers me. She's almost impossible for me to talk to. Most everything I say "is a lie." If you can't speak quickly and straight to her, you're "making up a story." She'll...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 1 Response Jan 15

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    My step grandfather abused me until I turned 18. My mother (I refuse to user the term Mum, for that indicates a person who is loving and caring) knew what he was like, but chose to...
    Fuzzball1 Fuzzball1 56-60, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    in elementary i was something i would like to call an amusement monkey . i would put myself in risky and embarrassing situations to please and amuse others. i did what i was told...
    AndeleAndele AndeleAndele 22-25, M 12 hrs ago

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    I had a feeling for a couple of weeks that I'm pregnant...and I took a test last night confirming it. Honestly, I'm scared. My baby is almost 16 months old and as crazy as this...
    cbnfvr cbnfvr 26-30, F 9 Responses Jan 7

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    I was applying for college summer schools. I had managed to get into Stanford for a course in Physics, something which was a very big deal for me and I was super excited. The day I...
    NebulaNix NebulaNix 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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