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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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    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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    Who can remember all the horrible things your

    Mother warned you about ? Like... Put that down before you poke your eye out ,put that fog down you'll get warts lol
    Billypuffnstuff Billypuffnstuff 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 6

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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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    Ever since i was little, (im 16 now.) She insults me ALL the time. She calls me the meanest things. Like parasite,b****,mother******,crazy, stupid etc.... She critizes me She...
    ImNothingButEverything ImNothingButEverything 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I need advice. I have a four year old son and his father left out of his life wen he was 1. He has now remarried and has two other children with his wife. recently two weeks ago...
    ChloeBlue88 ChloeBlue88 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've never liked to use the word hate. Not many people have made this list until now! Technically she is not my mother in law, she is my boyfriend's mother, and she makes me...
    rebekahmh rebekahmh 26-30, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Ever since I was young I hated my mother. She constantly yelled, i disrespected, and then she hit me. Really hard. As I got older, I remember moving to another city my sixth grade...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 2 days ago

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    One day, during an evening class for adults, the psychology Teacher entered the class and told students, “Let’s all play a game!” “ What Game?” The Teacher asked one of...
    egoisticwizard egoisticwizard 22-25, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Hello I am new to this site. I'm nervous and anxious and I cry nearly every day. I've been feeling this way for 2 years. I'm here today to ask mother in laws to read my story, and...
    kayepx kayepx 31-35, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    I remember one day with an ex of mine o was using his computer and checked his aim messages. He had a friend named C. And he knew her before he and i dated. I didnt mind him having...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    It's a bit of a read. But it's a tiny part of the last 4 years: I was only 17 when I fell in love. It happened very unexpectedly and fast that I wasn't entirely sure what was...
    AlexR94 AlexR94 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My father died from a lightning strike when I was two. My mother raised the four of us for 12 years on her own. She was just 27 when he died! So young and alone I can't imagine...
    wantadoover wantadoover 56-60, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My husband believes the issues between my mother in law and I are my fault because I am "hard to talk to". I have been married since june but together a little over a year with a...
    ShannonKV ShannonKV 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I think it is wise to remember when life's path is steep to keep your mind even....
    000Camilla 000Camilla 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    “He’s changed,” is the line I was told for many, many years. I’ve learned last year that he has not changed. Matter of fact, he’s acquired more negative ‘aspects.’ I...
    OlivePhire OlivePhire 41-45, F 6 days ago

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    We all learned how things are from the environment we grew up in. My MIL learned to manipulate to get what she wanted because her father made it so he wasn’t approachable, so she...
    BoundariesSet BoundariesSet 46-50 5 Responses a week ago

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    Frankly, my relationship with my mother sucks. I do not want it to suck. I do not want to be angry with her, but I am so tired. I moved back home over a year ago to get my life...
    DV527 DV527 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 24

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    1.)I'm 16 currently 2.)I love rats 3.)My favourite colours are blue and grey 4.)I hate my grandmother 5.)I am interested in Psychology 6.)And Mythology 7.)And Religion 8.)I love...
    ForeverOnMyGuard ForeverOnMyGuard 16-17, F 6 Responses Jul 24

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    1) I am aware of my obsessive personality, to the point where it not only bothers people around me, but I wear myself out. I have to always have my planner on me, I have about 5...
    nycgirl19 nycgirl19 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    When I was a kid, my mother was always finding ways to put me down. She would always tell me that she should have killed me right after she gave birth to me, so that she wouldn't...
    Ihatemymother1 Ihatemymother1 26-30, M Jul 24

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    i hate my mother she is a *****. i don't believe she loves me , i don't love her. she doesnt understand me , she's not very supportive , she's a hypocrite , i hate the way she...
    hiimmy hiimmy 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    Im a 20 year old muslim girl. Part of our culture is we have arranged marragies where the mother or father of the guy comes to the girls family and ask for her hand in marriage...
    Zozolove Zozolove 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 21

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    So...this feels so strange to say, but I am 29 and am starting to realize that maybe in the weird, enmeshed relationship that my mom and I have that I am not the only one to blame...
    Ziggyspaz Ziggyspaz 26-30, F Jul 21

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    My mother wishes she never had me, even if she denies it. Ok, This is my story, hope is not too long, excuse my orthography. ...And how do I know that? She has told me several...
    Onixgurl Onixgurl 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    My mother wishes she never had me, even if she denies it. Ok, This is my story, hope is not too long, excuse my orthography. ...And how do I know that? She has told me several...
    Onixgurl Onixgurl 18-21, F Jul 20

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    My mother wishes she never had me, even if she denies it. Ok, This is my story, hope is not too long, excuse my orthography. ...And how do I know that? She has told me several...
    Onixgurl Onixgurl 18-21, F Jul 20

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    I wish I had a better family that's understandable and more.car8ng than.my parents.... I wish my mother was not that crazy and would never got a divorce from my father and stopped...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 20

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    I wish I had a better family that's understandable and more.car8ng than.my parents.... I wish my mother was not that crazy and would never got a divorce from my father and stopped...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 20

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    it's very odd. when I was 13 I looked older and was offered beer at cici's pizza until my mother told them they were offering a beer to a minor, Lol. Now that I am 27 years old I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 20

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    1.i will buy the same pair of shoes several times in a row.This can be for a few years.Until the store stops selling that pair. 2.I never learned how to swim underwater.It always...
    usernameagain9 usernameagain9 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    I believe if the truth be told most everyone had positive experiences/events in their life that they wised would never end(when you first fell in love, swimming in the creek with...
    DidISayThat69 DidISayThat69 56-60, M Jul 19

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    Hi🙋🏻 I have just turned 21 years old & I am a mother to 5 children. 3 boys & 2 girls I would love to tell you my story. I graduated school May 2010 age 16 with 5 GCSE, I...
    Florence1994 Florence1994 18-21, F Jul 19

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    I Hate My MIL Experience Project: Stories about every Life Experiences Home Search Groups Stories Questions People Post 1 tarabull Me Content Removal Appeal It looks like...
    tarabull tarabull 36-40, F Jul 19

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    I always thought that a man who treated his mother well would be the guy to marry. Unfortunately I have found this out the hard way. I started dating James, and from the start, I...
    tarabull tarabull 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    My mom has been in and out of contact with me for a year now. Last night she blocked my husband and myself on Facebook. I called her this morning to say hi and she told me bluntly...
    Ticklemesilly5 Ticklemesilly5 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 17

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    when I told her I am bisexual she told me I was sick and took me to a psychologist. I told the psychologist I was struggling with self-harm and bulimia and she told me I am an...
    hellrioter hellrioter 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    Background: I had been dating my best guy friend for a month at this point. We both had never kissed anyone, and we are seniors in high school. First Attempt... I am on the phone...
    whatdoesafoxsay whatdoesafoxsay 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    She's not my mother by birth she's actually my aunt but she adopted me and forces me to call her mom. I was born and raised in Jamaica, so I was taught to respect my elders, but I...
    Cleversmiles Cleversmiles 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    Vents: My mom... Where do I start with my mom. She is the most caring lovable person you will ever meet. The one that will get out of way to make you happy. The one that will cook...
    TonyThach TonyThach 18-21, M Jul 14

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    My mother is someone who simply never loved her children, myself included. and she made it clear since I was little. For her, giving life to us was already a hassle. My earliest...
    tatyana16 tatyana16 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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