I Was Abandoned By My Mother

For people who were abandoned and it has affected your relationships 536 People

    The Story Of My Life..

    I'd never in a million years believe that my parents would divorce. I thought I was one of those lucky kids in the movies that their parents would grow old together. Oh, how I was wrong. 11 years old. May 15, 2011 the day reality came. First of all I'm 14 years old and I'll be 15...
    ImNotSamToday ImNotSamToday
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 18, 2013

    I Don't LOVE HER

    My mother left me when i was just a little baby. Maybe 1 day old, who knows. I kept getting juggled around by relatives. One month with my grandma, another month with my aunt, the following month with my uncle. This went on till I was about 5/6 years old and her eldest brother...
    darkafricanchild darkafricanchild
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 30, 2013

    I was abandoned as an infant in an airport

    bathroom. My mother never claimed me. I grew up in foster care and eventually was adopted.
    functional156 functional156
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 9, 2015

    My mom left my dad, siblings,

    and I for another man when I was 4-5 years old. She came back for my eldest half sister, Saw her once a year later for my other sister's birthday, once again when I was 11-12, and that was that. She moved from Virginia back to New York several years ago (The last time I saw her...
    Vipermike66 Vipermike66
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jan 22, 2016

    As it stands I have not seen my mother in 18

    years. At the start of it all it was extremely difficult, being a twin you would have thought that we would have been able to support each other with the situation we were put in but we kind of swept it aside and tried to get on with our lives and deal with it. I know its...
    Stephenh1986 Stephenh1986
    31-35, M
    Apr 10, 2016

    my mom was always the best mom she was always

    there for me and she worked so hard to give me the best and make sure i was safe... there are some choices that have affected that... she recently abandoned me with my real father that i have never really know who was never around and she has blocked me out of her life...
    chelsey13 chelsey13
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 28, 2014

    I've tried to reconcile with her.

    I can't keep doing this to myself anymore. No.
    Rebecca321 Rebecca321
    26-30, F
    Feb 4, 2016

    My Mother Left Us And Never Looked Back

    She left when I was a baby and my twin sisters were 4yo. My Dad never spoke bad of her and always said it was his fault not ours. He couldn't make her happy. He was a great man and never even raised his voice to us. He died last year and I live with my sister. We still know...
    Sk8r66 Sk8r66
    22-25, M
    10 Responses Feb 21, 2013

    57 year old male. State took me at age 5

    and two younger siblings and put us in a children's home. For 10 years she never tried to get us back. In fact, she went on and had 3 more kids in that time. We spent our childhood bouncing around foster homes. It's difficult to put the whole experience into words, so I'll make...
    5312a 5312a
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Apr 11, 2014

    Glad She's Gone

    When my sister was born my parents decided it would be easier to split the work, my dad would take care of me and my mom would take care of my sister. Well for a couple of years thats how it was, until my mom stopped being around she was constantly in and out of our lives. As we...
    southernlove96 southernlove96
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Dec 5, 2012

    Left Behind In A Broken Nation- It's been 13

    years since I saw my mother last at age 7. I saw her less than a month after my father was arrested in Russia and thanks to my grandmother's lies we were seized from our non-Russian non-White mother. My grandmother lied because she didn't approve of my parents marriage and didn...
    2ndGenPuppet 2ndGenPuppet
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 6, 2014

    Poem - With My Story. X

    Missing You ©  Laura Schoolcraft Where have you gone My heart beats faster and faster every time I say your name, Did you ever love me? Do you love me now? I think of you day in and day out and Yet you are so far away I don't know what to...
    sparkle84 sparkle84
    1 Response Jul 28, 2009

    I want a mom that will last forever,

    I want a mom to make it all better . I want a mom that will last forever, I want a mom that will love me whatever. I want a mom to take my hand and make me feel like a holiday, a mom to tuck me in at night and chase the monsters away. I want a mom to read me stories and to sing...
    GodsArte GodsArte
    18-21, F
    May 10, 2015

    Something I have just realised

    and on my way to accepting these facts. My parents split when I was 2. I stayed with my Father as my Mother was in no state to care for me. Receiving further information, she was never in a state to care for me. For my first two years with her, she constantly ran away from home...
    TommieLee TommieLee
    1 Response Aug 15, 2014

    It was the morning before father's day

    when my mother left my dad for the first time, but that time, she took me with her. I spent a little over a month in complete isolation in a woman's shelter completely cut off from the world outside my mother. I had no contact with friends or my father, so it was easy for my...
    XKeeperOfTheKeysX XKeeperOfTheKeysX
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 7, 2015

    I didn't know who I am.

    I was nine years pld and my mother had left me because of my father. My mother was easily irritated, and she needed every hair in place. To say, I really rellied on my mother because she made my breakfast, lunch, got me ready for school, and made dinner. She looked out for my...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 8, 2015


    When I was 14, my mom left my dad. He was an abusive alcoholic and tormented us daily. Sometimes it got so bad, I thought he would kill us. Us being my mother and two kids, my brother and myself. She left when he was at work, so he wouldn't know. She left when we where at school...
    mommadre mommadre
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Feb 3, 2013

    Its been about four months

    since my mom ditched out on my dad and I. I started getting panic attacks so I'm on some meds but I don't feel whole. She left us for a man thirty years her senior and even through watching my dad fall into a depression and fit of emptiness, I could only hope that she was...
    lizooo lizooo
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 9, 2015

    I Don't Remember And Know My Mother Who Gave Me Birth, I Just Know That She Was A Women With A Beautiful Heart

    I know that she is a woman with beautiful heart because my heart is like her's. A loving and compassionate heart who always feels for others happiness and well being OVER self. I know, whoever she is and where ever she is, she would still be missing me and in all the likelihood...
    viperssting viperssting
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Jan 11, 2012

    Hate having Mother's Day

    when my mom left long time ago. Lucky my father remarried a wonderful women. Happy Mother's Day to any women that has influenced you.
    Kellykels Kellykels
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 10, 2015

    My Birth Mom Abandoned Me At Birth

    I was adopted at birth by a very loving couple w/ 3 daughters of their own which i call my sisters. They have loved me & pretty much treated me as one of their own biological son & brother to which i am forever grateful. At a very young age right of the bat, they told me...
    joel750 joel750
    6 Responses Jan 26, 2009

    Forgive Her? One Day. Forget What She Did? Never

    My mom left my 2 brothers and I when we were kids. I was probably about 5 years old. To be honest, I could have probably dealt with the abandonment part by now, but it's the fact that she left us with the most vile person I've ever met, her mom. Her mom subjected her to so much...
    semanticitnames semanticitnames
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Sep 20, 2013

    I was raised from infancy by my Hungarian

    grandmother in Argentina. She said very little about my parents aside from to tell me that I was not kidnapped because her son is my father. For some reason she never wanted to discuss my mother. I finally asked her if she knew who my mother was. She answered she did know who my...
    ArgentineJailbird ArgentineJailbird
    41-45, M
    1 Response Apr 19, 2014

    My Happy Toddlerhood

    My mother had me at a young age, 17, and my father was 19 or 20. They were happy for a while, your average hippy couple who smoked weed and led a life full of love. This changed however when my father decided to get serious in his job career and stopped smoking. My mother went...
    Hypnotixtic Hypnotixtic
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Sep 12, 2012

    I think this really screwed me up.

    I am always looking for my mother. It's a long story but nonetheless, I heard a song recently called, Habits. In the song, her lover is gone and she is always looking to replace him. I am similar; I am always wanting my mom to love me and accept me.
    H00rah H00rah
    41-45, M
    1 Response Nov 21, 2014

    Dont Know What I Did

    when i was telve i went to school and when i came home i fond out my mom and her boyfrend moved without me.
    dbarooklyn dbarooklyn
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Dec 1, 2013

    My mother abandoned me two years ago

    while I was going through a divorce. She found out that I had been seeing another man while I was still married, and really lashed out at me. Even though my then-husband had cheated on me, abused me and our son, and my mother told me to get a divorce, she seemed to switch...
    Amelia3611 Amelia3611
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 1, 2014


    I don't believe I'll ever truly trust another human being again. Im afraid to love and not be loved back. Ive attempted to have relationships with guys but I just put a guard up and push them away. My mother leaving was never even an idea in my head and she walked out of my life...
    ImNotSamToday ImNotSamToday
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Aug 20, 2013

    Abandoned at the Age of 9

    I googled one of the most significant events of my life (being abandoned by my biological mother) and it led me here.  Now that I found a place to vent without being ashamed of my past, I want to share my story with all of you in detail, who also share my pain.  I never had a...
    Rudimer78 Rudimer78
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Apr 17, 2013

    I'M Scared

    My mother abandoned me when I was 18 months old and now I'm always terrorfied of losing my father I have awful nightmares about losing him and I freak out.
    alikitty87 alikitty87
    2 Responses Apr 27, 2013

    I was taken away from my mother at the age of 4

    years old and it was a traumatic experience that impacted all of my other relationships. It was New Year's Eve and my mother gave me a glow in the dark toy to play with in the back bedroom of our trailer house. I fell asleep playing with it while loud music played in the living...
    imlostinmontana imlostinmontana
    41-45, F
    Sep 10, 2015

    Just heard this song on the radio

    and it really resonates. "Because Of You" I will not make the same mistakes that you did I will not let myself Cause my heart so much misery I will not break the way you did, You fell so hard I've learned the hard way To never let it get that far Because of you I never stray...
    js82 js82
    31-35, F
    Dec 15, 2015

    My mother did not love me.

    It has been the bane if my existence. The large hole that I "feel" can never be filled by anyone or thing. I have tried to fill in this gaping hole for many years. I still do not understand why my mother could not love me....
    H00rah H00rah
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Nov 12, 2014

    My mother has had issues most of her life,

    according to my father. She left when I was toddler and I haven't seen her since. She actually doesn't live to far away, my dad has kept tabs on her. She told my dad to just tell me that she's dead because she doesn't want to see me. I guess that's just what drugs do to you. I'm...
    theacaciatrain theacaciatrain
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 12, 2014

    My mother had me out of wedlock back in the 50's

    when it was disgraceful to do such a thing. She really thought my father would marry her but he did not. I was sent to live with my mother's sister and her husband. They were wonderful to me but I was lonely and made the stupid decision to leave them and come out to live with my...
    jcountygirl jcountygirl
    56-60, F
    1 Response Jan 20, 2015

    My mother to this day is a horrible mother.

    She has nine kids, including myself and she doesn't care about us. Us older kids have learned over the years to take care of ourselves and teach ourselves education sense she wont send us out to school. My youngest sister is 4 and is experiencing extreme neglect. My father is at...
    Angiewhuh Angiewhuh
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 2, 2014

    My name is Jessica, everyone beside my

    coworkers call me Jessy.In 1995, I was 6 years old, the day my mother asked me and my older sister if we wanted to sleep over my uncle(her brother) & his girlfriends (Julie) house. I remember it being sometime in the summer because we weren't in school. There are four of us all...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Mar 17, 2015

    My mom brought me and my sister to this country

    when I was 16. She left me when I was 19 and went back home. I was all alone and still am. It's been 4 years and I'm 23 now with no one who really cares for me or knows how I feel. I'm scared to love and scared to be in a relationship with someone. I tried talking to my mom...
    sailormoon55 sailormoon55
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 28, 2014

    I was 6 when my parents began fighting then

    suddenly my mother decided to divorce and leave me with my father she told me i will spend the vacation with him anyway i felt im not seeing her again i saw her a year later she had a child then never saw her again im 16 now we talk on facebook i have tried everything to see her...
    angiea11 angiea11
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 2, 2014

    Abandoned For Someone Else.

    I was 14 at the time, living with my mother, father and my 7 year old little brother. I knew my parent's had their issues, they normally argued at least once a day, provoking each other like children just to get a response. My childhood was also pretty unsettled. My dad worked a...
    AnonGirls AnonGirls
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 31, 2013

    Abandoned After Divorce

    My parents married while my mother was 7 months pregnant with me. She had a son from a previous boyfriend. My father felt that it was his duty to marry her, so he did. During the pregnancy my mother used pot and alcohol. I don't have FAS, but I do have sensory issues that could...
    mariebella mariebella
    5 Responses Aug 14, 2009

    I was taken from my parents

    when I was 3 years old...my father was abusive and child services said either he leaves the house or we do, she chose him. I then went into a series of foster homes with my sister, finally adopted, just my luck by an abusive man who did nasty things to me. I stayed until I was...
    haileysmom0307 haileysmom0307
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 1, 2014

    My mother Left me to look

    after her kids while she went to work, because my dad refused to look after their business. Never really felt I could turn to anyone for help, and had to do my best for fear of getting in trouble if I couldn't. I was responsible from a young age, to my own detriment. Loved my...
    js82 js82
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Dec 25, 2014


    I was 5 or 6 when my mentally ill mother abandoned me.  We were at the post office with her boyfriend when she left.  I knew something wasn't right, I tried to follow her, but he held me back.  Ever since, I've lived with several relatives who have been great to me...
    chocchipkookie93 chocchipkookie93
    18-21, F
    15 Responses Nov 4, 2007

    Today I called my mother to tell her

    that I noticed that she did not call me on my birthday, on thanksgiving, on christmas or NYE. She is 73..I am 43. She said it wasn't a good time to talk and asked if she could call later..I said yes, please do..and she hung up without saying anything more. I am the youngest of...
    mywords mywords
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Jan 2, 2014

    Feelings Expressed In A Cheesy Poem? Yup.

    Laying in the fields burried beneath yellow flowers I think of you, my mother. 15 years later Sitting in my own living room writing to you, my mother no longer. When you left that little girl did it hurt? Because it hurt me. Mothers... How could it be that one would leave her...
    hopefulnonetheless hopefulnonetheless
    2 Responses May 12, 2013

    I want to applaud all Mothers

    that raised and loved there children. Mothers Day is almost here and its a sad time for me. I was left on the church steps just a few hours old in a brown paper grocery bag. I went from foster home to foster home. Never was adopted or felt loved as a child. There was one lady...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 6, 2015

    After 8 Years She'S Gonna Visit

    We've been talking for a while and I know she's trying now. It's caused some problems between me and my dad because he feels like I'm screwing him over by just takin her back after he did all the work to raise us. Anyway she'll be here this Wednesday because I told her I was...
    southernlove96 southernlove96
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Aug 25, 2013

    my mother left me when I was 5.

    ...and she was replaced by a very abusive stepmother. I am 47 and i still live with the constant trauma....although to the outside world i appear o.k....i supper from crushing depression because of this. I have 4 kids who thank god i love to death...and now raising them i realize...
    anka1918 anka1918
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Jan 3, 2014

    I never knew either of my parents,

    they are both dead now. My father was a murderer and my mother gave me up because she hated my father, but my older sisters found me and told me everything. Now I'm part of the family even though both my parents are gone. I wish I had known them, but I know neither of them loved...
    GirlIncognito98 GirlIncognito98
    18-21, T
    2 Responses Jan 10, 2016

    The other day I was working on a project

    for my studies. It's an emotional art piece - it's about me coming to find my own self, to ground in myself rather than in other people. However, part of this story is where I was before I had to find myself - it's a scene of how I felt about my mom, as though because of her...
    onelife22 onelife22
    22-25, F
    Apr 7, 2014
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