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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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    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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    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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    I think when I was about nine or ten years old, I realized my mother was doing drugs. When you're a little kid, that is definitely a big deal, and with everything being shoved down...
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    My Mother, simply put, is the meanest, angriest, most unpleasant person I know. She is a mentally ill psychotic, a tyrant, and a bully all rolled into one. My parents split up when...
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    I can't change the fact my "mother" is insane and trying to get rid of me. I can't change my past. I can't change that I was attacked and raped. I can't change that destroyed my...
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    I had to follow their “Advise,” because my wife would not do anything that would contradict their wishes. a) Living on a budget, I attempted to teach my wife how to manage the...
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    I started reading every ones story and I was shocked at how much in common are stories are. I used to be so ashamed of my mother's illness and kept it a secret. As mom got older...
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    Riarza Riarza 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I do things because I need to, I have to.. Well most of it.. I try my best in it.. I try to evaluate myself every day before I go to sleep.. I persuade my heart to forgive, to let...
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    To my beloved Cairo and Mykah kidnapped to Russia and Israel in 2001. Hey babies. It's Mommy. How are you? I hope you're doing great, but your Daddy won't let me talk to ya'll. I...
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    helpless69 helpless69 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    CaptainXeno CaptainXeno 31-35, F Jun 25

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    Hi all. I am new here and for the last 3 years my mil has been a nightmare! From day one she has been telling my fiancé ridiculous things about me. She tries to convince him that...
    areyna88 areyna88 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 10

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    FOURTH OF JULY SPANKING (many years ago)On a visit to my uncle’s farm, we had sparklers and naturally were forbidden to go into the barn with them, as they could easily cause...
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    My MIL is a tetraplegic. She was in a car accident and she damaged her c-6 and c-7 vertebrae. She is now wheel chair bound. I know starting a story about how I am unhappy living...
    Natesbabydoll Natesbabydoll 26-30, F Jul 3

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    Sometimes I just feel like there is this gaping hole that my mother cannot fill. I have four younger sisters, including a baby, and my mom just doesn't have time for me anymore...
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    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 30

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    This whole situation im in is very weird and awkward. My mother's boyfriends son is back for a month of the summer, as soon as he got back her bf completely ignores her yet chats...
    sgngng sgngng 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    Someone I love very much was hurt by someone that we both trusted. The entire thing has been seared into my memory for life, but I haven't ever felt that I should talk about it...
    Steinbaum Steinbaum 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    I was unfortunate enough to land myself in a house that includes not only my husband but along with my in laws, sister in law, her husband, and two kids. Everyone knows and can...
    destinii3 destinii3 26-30, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    FR3DR1CKA FR3DR1CKA 16-17, F Jun 24

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    Hate is a strong word. But I can't think of another word that better describes my feelings towards this woman. She is emotionally abusive and has been physically abusive before...
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    This is the second time I have dreamed that my mother died. My mother is alive. The first time I dreamed my mother die was maybe 10 years ago and it's been so long ago that I don't...
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