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I Remember the Wise Things My Mother Told Me

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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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    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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    Mother

    My mom is wise and great mom.
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, 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 got to the point where I decided to just accept that my mother will never be the mother I needed and want. She will always be the victim taking no responsibility for her actions...
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    Okay, I don't really know if this counts as emotional abuse or not but I want to let things out in a healthier way. My mother has 2 modes. Nice or mean. Nowadays, she's normally...
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    Dated. 17/10/14...... There is a path. We create that when we come to this world. For that little innocent stage of ours the only thing we expect is a touch. Touch of the loved...
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    Dear Mom, Remember when you left me because you claimed you weren't ready to be a parent to a teenager at just 30 years old, and expected me to somehow understand that? Remember...
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    I was 9 years old and chasing a golden dragonfly through the forest. At that time in my life I was living in a foster home with my brother in the countryside. My younger sister was...
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    When I was four and a half years old I lost my Mother to Sarcoma. According to cancer.net, this year, 5,470 females will be diagnosed sarcoma in the United States. About 2,190...
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    November 21, 1973 Jeffery and I were under a blanket in the back seat. We were pretending not to be there. Jeffery’s parents, George and Darlene, were in the front seat. They...
    CoffeeFlavoredKisses CoffeeFlavoredKisses 46-50, F 6 Responses Nov 24

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    Champion Girls I have had the pleasure of knowing many tomboys in my life and thanks to my Aunt Donna hearing about dozens of my female forebears who made great sacrifices for all...
    radicalfeminist radicalfeminist 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    1-I'm a male,though that term has some connotations I don't share. 2-I was born in July 9th,1987. 3-I like overthinking about anything. 4-I have always been a very hard sleeper...
    theWolfUndertheMoon theWolfUndertheMoon 22-25 Dec 6

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    Hi everyone, I'm glad I found this website, and I'm now able to share my story with people who will not judge me or think I'm crazy to think my mother is a narcissist. We all know...
    noite noite 26-30, F Dec 6

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    If you just glance at the stories I've written here, you manage to take one thing away: I hate my mother. I don't even consider her my mother. More like an older woman who kept...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 23

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    I have always wandered and questioned what the relationship between myself and mother means to either of us. I have this over whelming sadness due to the fact that even though she...
    Sproetjies3 Sproetjies3 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    stephaniewebs stephaniewebs 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 21

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    It all happened so fast. too fast. My dearest mom passed away on 30th october 2014. It just feels so unreal. This year has been amazing to me. I graduated and got accepted to a...
    annylicous annylicous 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 24

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    At this point I am unsure as to whether I have gotten better at dealing with not having my mother in my life or worse. I used to think I had it under control.. That was before my...
    indigopower indigopower 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    It's been a few months now since the last time I heard from you, but I still think of you often. I hate that it was so easy for you to walk away from me, from us and the...
    Lyssak Lyssak 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    I have been married to my wonderful, amazing husband for almost two years now and we have been together for 5. I love him with all my heart and divorce is not an option with us...
    cowinapartyhat cowinapartyhat 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    1)My name is Tessa. 2)My real name is Theresa actually but people call me Tessa. 3)I'm American. 4)I'm originally from Washington. 5)I moved to New York 2 years ago. 6)I have a...
    Tessa3 Tessa3 22-25, F Dec 5

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    I absolutely hate my mother anymore. I can remember all of the horrible things she did to my as a young child from physically abuse, having me live in a filthy horrible environment...
    blmf1994 blmf1994 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Buckle up sweet heart. Here we go. (1) I'm a week a way from my birthday. (2) I'm in EP rehab - detoxing myself from poison of the world. (3) I try hard to just be with my girl...
    bowbowdown bowbowdown 31-35 3 Responses Nov 22

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    I love learning the fact that we can with out a doubt reach up to the heavens with our brain capacity at full throttle. I feel as if we were molded and told not to be wise...
    whoscarlo5 whoscarlo5 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 23

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    My beautiful, sweet, wise, powerful, knowledgable mother, my best friend just died, and I am planning her funeral. That's all I have to say. Miss you mommy and thank you for...
    GarnetRoses GarnetRoses 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    Does she know how it feels? To feel rejected, a rotting piece of flesh discarded in the corner? Or is it just her sick masochist coming out to play. I am different, I have...
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    she not even a bad mother. just to me. she just feels like she can control me because im skinny and lanky. she is so nice to my sisters because they look like women they have...
    msworstlife msworstlife 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 9

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    My mother is an alcoholic. She drinks beer every single day after work, on her day off starting as early as 7am, and has admitted to drinking before work when she works a closing...
    LaDispute LaDispute 22-25 4 days ago

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    JoeRidley JoeRidley 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    i remember her even in the midst of struggles and pain she was full of hope and faith in herself that someday she would be become what she is now.. be in a place where she is now...
    shenghuidai shenghuidai 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    As I have written here a while ago, all this experience I earned dealing with my mil and consequently with my husband as her "product" is unwilling, but something I can´t avoid...
    stellera stellera 51-55, F 4 Responses Nov 22

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    I betrayed my best friend.I have an issue I have been trying to cope with for about 6 months. I have been friends with my best friend for about 18 years, since second grade. She...
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    WinH WinH 16-17, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    danp11 danp11 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    ForeverIsOver ForeverIsOver 16-17, F 5 Responses Nov 22

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    Darlene Story - Another Successful Petticoating of a Little Brat Another great letter from my friend Rhonda. This time she tells the story of Darlene the boy she first witness...
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    My biggest fear was to lose my mother and to not have her by my side. This is exactly what happened a month ago. My mom had been struggling for years with kidney problems and she...
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