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I Wish I Had a Better Relationship With My Mom

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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 18-21, 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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    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 13-15, T Jun 21

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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.
    SunnyRaye SunnyRaye 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 22

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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...
    ambivalentFriability ambivalentFriability 18-21 May 30

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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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    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 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

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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 😔
    emylauren27 emylauren27 18-21, F 1 Response May 27

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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 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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    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'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 41-45 Mar 5

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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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    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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    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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    My mother was and is a terrible mother to me. I am 29 years old, live in a third world country and was blessed to be born in a well off family. In a nutshell, when I was born my...
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    I had the worst experience I have ever had last night with friends cause we was sat have a laugh and I decided to go home early because I wanted to see my dad before he went to...
    ljayymale ljayymale 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    me and my boyfriend have been together for almost 2 years now and this is the first day with out him.. I feel horrible since I'm so used to him already I cried so much because I...
    etrigo etrigo 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    2001 and 2003, we lost our children. Newly born, and stillborn. It was fundamentally the downfall of my wife, as shed secretly started drinking after both of our children had died...
    NottsProfGent NottsProfGent 46-50, M 6 Responses Aug 24

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    I never met my real father and sometimes I wonder if he just didn't want me he never talked to me I never saw his face,and he never saw mine I wonder if he was nice or just a jerk...
    Devonrucker1234 Devonrucker1234 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 23

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    I was sitting against a tree reading. I didn't notice Kyle walking over. I was absorbed in my book when I felt him tap on my head. I looked up "hey." I simply said then looked back...
    Ginger1313 Ginger1313 13-15, F Aug 22

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    I just wish he cared. I just wish my mom didn't have to put up with so much crap. I wish there was somebody to take care of us in our bad times. After my parents divorced, he...
    Demonizer Demonizer 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    This time 6 months ago, I would never have believed i would be in this situation. I know what I've done is wrong, I am ashamed but I really need to put my story across. Situation...
    latrocks latrocks 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    I like being the side women. s e x with no strings attached pretty much whenever I want. Im so needy and want to be wanted that if a guy wants to spend time with me, it makes me...
    Tileesi Tileesi 26-30, F 9 Responses Aug 22

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    my parents are separated and I live with my mum and brother but damn...my father was an ******* and a ****. still...sometimes it just feels like it would be nice if he wasn't such...
    Hayden23 Hayden23 13-15, F Aug 22

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    Yesterday while going to home i was thinking that few years ago i was afraid to go to home cause my father waited for me to hit and to talk badly with me ..but actually when I'm...
    Narkotyk Narkotyk 22-25, F Aug 22

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    I'm actually had more then one affair with a married man. The first was when I was a teenager, I had a relationship with a guy I babysat for. His wife was friends with my mom, and...
    karebear92 karebear92 22-25, F Aug 21

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    I know many people will make judgmental comments. I don't really care. I just need to get this out. My relationships in the past have always ended with me hurt due to infidelity...
    BrittBratz BrittBratz 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 21

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    The first married man I slept with was David, a man I babysat for. I babysat his kids for a few years. we started sleeping together about 3 months after I first started babysitting...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 21

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    ;;Sometimes I would forget about consequences.  My mom would have to give me a reminder of what happens.
    tripdelta3 tripdelta3 56-60, M 4 Responses Aug 21

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    I've been in a FWB relationship w/ this guy for over 5yrs. We both are in a relationship yet still get it on monthly. I even had his kid. He hasn't met his daughter who is now 4...
    Ariesgirl81 Ariesgirl81 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 21