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I Wish I Had a Better Relationship With My Mom

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    I've put so much time,

    effort and hope into our relationship and she's done nothing. She just seems to turn my efforts inside out and spit them back at me. I don't know if it's just because I'm now aware if it and now available to notice it, or if it's always hurt this bad when she shuts me down or...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 4, 2015

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    My Mom and Her Battle

    I miss my mother terribly. She tried as hard as she could to raise us but it was extremely hard for her to get over her past. (she had a horrible child hood) She took allot of it out on us. She hasn't seen any of her grandchildren in months and we live in the same town. She is...
    MiseducatedChik MiseducatedChik 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 8, 2008

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    I've come to realise the damage is unrepairable.

    She is who she is now. A narcissist can't be changed. I only make her worse than she is being who I am.
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 46-50 Mar 5, 2015

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    My mother is not all

    that bad, but she is still bad. She has 6 children, and just lost custody of the youngest. She gave two of her daughters similar names Katie and Katrina. She asked Katie if she would be okay if she gave up parental rights. She left my brother in carseats and jumpers for so long...
    TellyLuv TellyLuv 22-25, F Jan 23

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    The Good, the Bad and the I Yi Yi ...

    Today while walking, I had a sort of flashback to one night when my mom and I sat in my room listening to a bunch of Depeche Mode songs (still my favorite band). I think I was 15 or a bit younger. She was curious - not the kind of curious in a mom way but the musician in her was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 15, 2007

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    I Am Not Talking to My Mother

    My mom had a terrible childhood growing up.  She was the 3rd daughter and felt unwanted her entire life.  I am her only child and she abused me my entire life.  If things weren't her way, she would get nasty and very angry. My dad and I ignored her for so many...
    siennasmom siennasmom 31-35 1 Response Oct 28, 2008

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    My mother was always there

    for me financially growing up, but now since I'm on my own and she doesn't financially support me anymore I want the love she never gave me, but sadly she can't offer that.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 22, 2015

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    Okay, I kind of talked about this in my last

    experience, but still. My mother is crazy. No, I'm not one of those people who are like "wahhhh shes so meean cuz she wuldnt let me go 2 a party!!!!!1 nobudy understands the pain i go thruuu!!!" No, she's a nutball. Every time I'm just tired because I've had a lot of homework...
    HellhoundGakupo HellhoundGakupo 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    Our relationship is so toxic.

    I don't think she sees that we Both contribute to it. She thinks she's a bad mom, but not for the right reason. I want us to have a better relationship... but there's a big part of me that doesn't even want to try. I don't really know why. Part of it's likely laziness. The I'm...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 30, 2015

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    I Wish I Had A Relationship With My Mom

    Ever since I was a child I feel like my mother has been waiting for me to mess up. For me to make a mistake so she can yell and scream. My mom had me when she was 16 and had my brother four years later. From then on I always felt like the black sheep. She forced me to do things...
    Shianne33 Shianne33 22-25 Nov 1, 2012

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    I Wish I Could Have An Actual Relationship With My Mom

    I wish that my mom would accept me for who I am. I'm not a bad person, and other people seem to like me, but she never has. I'm never what she wanted me to be I guess . my whole life she has always pointed out my flaws any chance she gets and has told me multiple times that she's...
    Lala365 Lala365 22-25, F Sep 28, 2013

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    I Wish I Too, Had A Better Relationship With My Mother

    I could go on and on about my growing up with an abuse parent. I was born five years after my sister died. My mother gave me the same name…so every time she said my name she was always refereeing to her dead child. Five years later my brother was born. Needless to say, he...
    judyc3880 judyc3880 61-65, F Oct 14, 2009

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    Adivce On A Corrupted Mother-daughter Relationship

    I love and respect my mother with everything in me but there's no denying we have a rocky relationship. I'm almost 16 and our relationship started going downhill about 4 years ago. She was diagnosed with cancer then and I completely blamed myself and took it upon my self to start...
    Vic1824 Vic1824 16-17, F Jun 11, 2012

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    Work In Progress

    I am really trying to make our relationship work, I recently moved home and living under the same roof again really reminds me how much alike we really are. So I wake up and try to do one thing better for her than I did the day before. I always complain about having to do dishes...
    CaseyGwynn CaseyGwynn 22-25, F Dec 2, 2007

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    Yeah well, I've probably messed

    that up beyond repair. I'm such an idiot. I've just treated her like trash and hurt her and I wish I wouldn't of and now I'm afraid that all of my past mistakes (and present ones) have me lost her for good. And if that's true then I only have myself to blame šŸ˜”
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 27, 2015

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    We used to be best friends

    and talk about everything and tell one another everything with out judging, now it's not like that anymore. We have faded slowly and it sucks so bad cuz I used to look at her as the one person I can always talk to when I have a problem and now when I tell her certain things she...
    LuvLostSoul LuvLostSoul 26-30, F Jun 27, 2015

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    Roller Coaster Mother Daughter Relationship

    I absolutely adore my mother to death and i most definitely would never be able to live without her. She is the person i admire the most and i will be the luckiest girl in the world if i were ever to grow to be half the amazing, strong, independent woman and mother she is...
    anonymousreality anonymousreality 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 8, 2012

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    Not Living It Up

    My relationship was good with my mom when i was little. We did everything together and I was the baby at that time. 3rd grade came along and my sister was born and that's when my life went from all smiles to all tears. I became the middle child and i had the " middle child...
    Middlechildprobs Middlechildprobs 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16, 2013

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    It bothers me that the fact

    that my mom puts me on blast at times and she doesn't treat me fair like she does to me other siblings. One of my sibling ranaway to be with a guy she met. But she like gives them money so they can come around bribing them. If they don't come down she talks all this stuff about...
    vallerinaballerina vallerinaballerina 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    My mom shows very little affection towards me.

    I've always tried to ignore it but it wouldn't hurt to hear the words "I love you" with meaning once in awhile
    didntaskforit didntaskforit 18-21, F 2 Responses May 11, 2015

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    It's Too Late Now

    I never really knew who my mom was. We lived in a fairly nice house with a big yard in virginia, and when it snowed, we could go skiing down the hill in my yard. When i was little, my mom and dad had pretty intense fights all the time that got violent sometimes. my dad was the...
    rainstardrops rainstardrops 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 19, 2007

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    If I had the money and acceptance,

    I'd be a goth prince(ess) Sadly, I don't have money...or acceptance. I don't think i'll ever really get to express myself because of her. Ugh. Oh well, maybe someday!
    SpookBatty SpookBatty 16-17, T Jun 21, 2015

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    Excuses For My Out-of-control Temper

    I guess for me, mom will always be there. So I tend to blow up at her for no good reason ....Simply because I can do it, and she will still love me, regardless. I feel it is an awful thing that I do, but sometimes I can't control it. (Deep inside, I know this is an excuse...
    m8gnolia m8gnolia 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 10, 2007

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    The Mom Who Cried Wolf

    I can't count the times I have tried to have a better relationship with my mother but no matter what it's just not worked. I want her to love me,care for me and want me and not just speak to me when she needs something. I've realized recently when I got to my early 20's that the...
    kittley21 kittley21 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 3, 2011

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    I just feel like he's going to break up with me because I wanted to cuddle and he was tired and didn't want to. I got mad and told him how I felt. Before he left I asked if we were...
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    Sure I dated a couple gals when I was in high school and college but that was over 20 years ago and it was really just a bunch of puppy dog bumbling. I don't think that really...
    Mossonarock Mossonarock 41-45, M 2 days ago

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    Not really. I mean, usually I got all flirty and got flirted back but never really been in an relationship
    Ihan14 Ihan14 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    in real life all my relationships have been online...
    aby2015 aby2015 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    My name is Anthony and I'm 23yrs old. I have only been in 2 official relationships. One in elementary school and one in high school
    Anthony2400 Anthony2400 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    here is my experience: I was in relationship with a person with NPD, fortunately i realized that he was a narcist in an early phase of oir relationship, when I was trying to break...
    nataliawww nataliawww 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    We had another weekend with dad, he is accepting us and how we are, which is pretty cool and the fact that in such a horrible backward place as this our dad accepts us is totally...
    BrunoAndSammy BrunoAndSammy 13-15, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It's my second day here with him and I can't stop thinking about having to leave:( so sad. I'm going to miss him:(
    Realwinner Realwinner 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I love you. I miss you. I need you. I want you. I need to feel your body next to mine. I need to feel your hand in mine. I need to smell your scent. I need to see your face. I need...
    HerTrueKing HerTrueKing 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    Our mum raised us on her own with no help from dad, she works hard really hard that means she is away a lot at weekend, when a neighbour looks out for us. Our dad was never around...
    BrunoAndSammy BrunoAndSammy 13-15, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    it is strange to think that this April it will have been 11 years since she passed away. so much has changed and I wish she was still here, that I was still able to just pick up...
    HisPorcelainDoll HisPorcelainDoll 31-35, F a week ago

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    that is an understatement on my part. i have no relationship with him...sure ive tried over the years. and i guess he has too a point. i am the oldest of 4 kids plus the only...
    moongoddess35 moongoddess35 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    I wish my crush would ask me to be his valentine on valentines day, although I know it will never happen sadly.
    lgbtkid13 lgbtkid13 13-15, M Feb 2

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    I was married to a sociopath for 7 years. I am going to say they never change they tell you what you want to hear. they have no morals or conscience. They can erase a program lets...
    ashleya9285 ashleya9285 26-30, F Feb 2

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    continuationā€¦ She was unhappy with the relationship that they have with her boyfriend, I told her that I will not let her love me more than him, what I just want is let me love...
    stunnedprincess stunnedprincess 22-25, F Feb 1

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    There was one person that I met on my first job. A person whom become my friend, best friend, partner in all the crazy stuffs that I do. Every day we had exchanges of messages...
    stunnedprincess stunnedprincess 22-25, F Feb 1

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