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I Respect My Mother

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    Battle Worn Survivor

    My mom had to be the most courageous woman I know. I remember as a small child her being a Martha Stewart type with virtually nothing. She was married to an abusive, vicious, controlling alcoholic who made her life a living hell. She had no money only the pennies left over from...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 20, 2012

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    Lunch At Miss Tami's Tea House

    I don't have a bucket list for myself yet, but I have things I want to do for my mother in her last times. Today it happened. Mom and I had a dainty lunch of all things fancy at Tami's Tea House. The tea house is rather gaggy, very frou frou like my little mom. No grown man...
    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 10 Responses Jul 17, 2013

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    Though I Don't Remember Her At All

    My dear mama, may she rest in peace, went to heaven when i was only sixteen months old, and although i remember being in diapers and being in my crib and not knowing how to talk yet before i was two, i was too young when mama left to have any memories of her. But i always and...
    eleanorssong eleanorssong 56-60, F 1 Response Jul 17, 2012

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    I Alway Try To Be No Matter What

    My mom is a pre-school teacher so she deals with a lot during the day so I try not to talk back even if she tells me I'm getting a bare bottom spanking I just do it on my midterm report with all my grades so far wasn't good I had a 72 in a class I wanted to be honset to her so I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 1, 2012

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    She Told Me The Truith

    We were not so very close, so it's difficlut to say that I really love her. I can understand she was very sick, but she never held me in her arms, r never told me I was doing well at school, even when I had 18/20 of average. But I respect her because she was a good person, with...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 2, 2012

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    My mother and I were close that summer up north. We were away together for the first time. She told me I needed a girl friend but Getting one was not easy , My mother had to...
    anthony2001 anthony2001 61-65, M 8 hrs ago

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    I'm 26 years old. I've lived with my mother forever minus 4 years where she was living with my sister. I always wondered why she was a little off. Always acting like a child...
    jlmerritt jlmerritt 26-30 Nov 10

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    I really admire a close mother and daughter relationship. Any women have that relationship?
    Titan222 Titan222 18-21, M 10 hrs ago

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    Now, to say I was upset is an understatement. Last night while visiting my Children I observed in silence as my MIL's eyes scan the entire house for anything out of place. Then it...
    MichelleM1988 MichelleM1988 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    I'm 16, and have been living with my mother and my boyfriend and his dad for about a year and a half now.But, for the most part, just know I'm safe and okay besides all this. My...
    Tarahkins Tarahkins 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 26

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    My boyfriend and I are expecting a baby in april 2015. The baby is both of our first child and our mothers first granchild. The problem is, my boyfriend's mom has hated me since we...
    s0fyl s0fyl 18-21, F Oct 31

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    My husband and I had been together for 29 yrs. Raised 2 children now in their late 20's. My husband and his mother always had a strained relationship. She called him "spawn of...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    Hello All, I have been married for two years. My MIL has five children and my husband is her youngest son. She lives with us. She is very manipulative. I have been a guest in my...
    SmritiP SmritiP 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 10

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    Where do I begin??? My MIL plays favorites when it comes to her sons. Not only does she treat my husband like crap, like he is not even hers, she plays favorites to her...
    QuestionsMarksx47 QuestionsMarksx47 31-35, F Nov 18

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    I'm not a single mom, but after watching my mother take care of her children on her own for many years, and coparenting my nephew who is also the product of a single mom, I could...
    TheAlbinoGirl TheAlbinoGirl 18-21, F Nov 3

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    Whenever I have my first day of school or even when I talk to most adults they not only ask for but even demand one thing. Do you know what that thing is? It's respect. Most people...
    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M 2 Responses Nov 9

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    I think having self respect is having the ability to look into a mirror and have a critical eye. Without letting your conscience govern most of the things you do, I feel, your self...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 10

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    I grew up with one brother and one sister (me being the youngest). Since our dad was away on business most of the week, mom was running the household mostly by herself. Each child...
    Germanmom Germanmom 51-55, F 6 Responses Nov 11

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    Men should treat women like their mothers and sisters. Women should treat men like their fathers and brothers.
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 16

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    Disrespecting Mom was a criminal offence at home. I will never forget the belting my brother got one fateful day at 14. And all his crime was to shout to Mom "Leave me alone". When...
    rcarlos72 rcarlos72 36-40, M 5 Responses Nov 18

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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 canĀ“t avoid...
    stellera stellera 51-55, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Self respect is being who you are on the inside. You dont need constant compliments or want to be judged by the outside alone. Knowing you are valuable as the person you are not...
    vampirish vampirish 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    I don't completely agree with this. I think everybody should just be courteous and polite. Respect is earned. Mutual respect is between a younger and then elder. It's mutual as...
    AlwaysAnonnymous AlwaysAnonnymous 13-15, M Nov 11

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    What has happened to the simple moral value of respecting a women. I read many post here and there are many written by woman sharing a sensual experience or one they dream of...
    Leeza1964 Leeza1964 46-50, M Nov 13

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    It's my nature to respect everyone! Be a good role model for my sister Respect others and they will respect you too
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I always respect what people believe even if Im not agree with them. I think "respect" should be number one in every position or relationship :)
    hopeless220 hopeless220 18-21, F Oct 27

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    Respect. Of course I respect you, I just don't like you.
    GrandMaesterPycelle GrandMaesterPycelle 70+, T Oct 29

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    You're not just born with self respect, a lot of people don't know their self worth. I was one of them, I didn't realize my self worth was not linked to what others think or value...
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 31

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    I noticed there was one of these for "I Think That Men Should Respect Women," and I agree...frankly, men who abuse women need to stay single and alone. But I also think women...
    thalimar thalimar 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 7

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    I am torn with this topic given I do admire and respect classy woman but at the same time I admire and respect the rambunctious and unlady like qualities in women as well. I guess...
    Tomorrowsday Tomorrowsday 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 12

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    Love & Respect yourself and others will Love & Respect you
    KA1977 KA1977 36-40, M 2 days ago

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    i always treat people with respect and honor them for who they are , but as soon as someone starts disrespecting me i don't want anything to do with that person, either i...
    antoneli antoneli 18-21, M 23 hrs ago

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    I'm sure this is the question everyone asks: How do you maintain to yourself that your mother is narcissistic? And now background (convoluted tldr imminent): I have a mother whose...
    rootlesswind rootlesswind 26-30 2 Responses Nov 15

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    I am 21 pregnant with my second child, I am a stay at home with my son and my fiancee's son(whose mother cannot get her priorities straight long enough to take care of her son...
    stephaniewebs stephaniewebs 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I was reminiscing about the terrible years after my partners father passed away and his mother became even more horrible and I thought I would share some of my experiences. It...
    freeatlast83 freeatlast83 31-35, F Nov 4

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    More of me venting than anything else... I do not celebrate holidays or my birthday or any other such holidays. It isn't that I am dull and boring, but I find it extremely...
    duhibrokeit duhibrokeit 31-35, M Nov 9

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    I honestly believe my mother hates me...I've actually always felt it. I remember the first time I really realized it. I was about 4 or 5 yrs old, I was just waking up from some...
    HelenBak HelenBak 46-50, F Nov 9

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    I hate mothers that have sons. If you are a mother with a son, block me. Never talk to me. I dont want to hear about how you think you're son is handsome and how you love him in a...
    Levi1 Levi1 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 14

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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...
    katmcc katmcc 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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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 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am not going to start with "My mother is a *****!" or "I HATE MY MOM!!!", because everyone will say about how its not true and how she does everything out of "my best interest...
    BleuSmith BleuSmith 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 1

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    Hello, I'm almost 14 years old and I'd like to share my experience. I always had a ruff time with my mother growing up. She was very quick to anger and really only had one way of...
    flowergirl115 flowergirl115 13-15, F 5 Responses Nov 4

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    I decided to join this website after being a mother for 30 years I finally want to share my story. You hear and see of families being HUGE, but here's my story. I am a mother of...
    LouiseAddamss LouiseAddamss 41-45, F 6 Responses Nov 8

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    "Unhunch your shoulders! You're 6'6" but jump at the drop of a hat! How are you gonna protect Mommy like that?" My mother says randomly while I am following her around the local...
    Nevalost Nevalost 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 9

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    I am a mother. Its my life. I love my children more than anything on this earth. I had my first child at eighteen. A would be adult take responsibility for my actions. Only my best...
    wynterflower wynterflower 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 14

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    I thought I was the only one who could genuinely hate their mom but glad to know im not the only one. I don't call her that anymore she's just Laurie. She was married to my dad...
    kwhite0718 kwhite0718 26-30, F 4 Responses 5 days ago