So the title pretty much explains my problem. I have no idea whether I actually should play mother or I should just go straight to earthbound, I'm pretty confused >.<
I already know the answer to this, I just want everyone to tell me what a bitch I’ve been.
My daughter was born 3 years ago. After 36 hours in labor I had a csection. After I had trouble breastfeeding, my milk never came in properly and after 2 months of pumping and supplements and praying and crying we gave up and switched to formula completely. I had my son 3 months ago, via section. I tried breastfeeding but again it didn’t work. I gave up quicker this time, and we are using formula.
My MIL has spent the last 3 years crowing about my failures as a mother. All her children were born naturally. She had no trouble breastfeeding. Csections are for quitters. Her body was just made to be a mother, but don’t worry dear, I’m sure you’re good at other things. Blah blah blah. It’s ramped up with the new baby. Every time I see her, which has been a lot, just little passive aggressive digs at me. My husband has asked her to stop, my FIL told her to stop, but she just plays dumb. For 3 years... keep reading on reddit ➡
Two years ago I (21F) married a Korean man (27M) we have been together for four years, and if I have to be honest my family never liked him because he's Asian. They (my mother and my siblings) used to make fun of his eyes, and they even made fun of his height, he's really tall and for them "real" Asians can't be tall.
Last year I got pregnant and they were "happy" because my daughter is the first grandchild. Well, now my daughter is three weeks old and my family didn't want to come to meet her because my sister, who decided to get pregnant after knowing that I was pregnant, doesn't want them to come to visit me and my husband because she thinks my husband is "infected", she is obsessed with the virus that is affecting many people lately (the virus that started in China) My mother avoided my texts for weeks and when I sent her pictures of my daughter she didn't even answer me. And one of my sisters even made fun of my daughter's eyes, I sent her a picture of her and she said "oh she ha... keep reading on reddit ➡
Baby Boy Horry was the name given to an unknown child whose body was found off of South Carolina Highway 544, on the outskirts of Conway in Horry County, South Carolina on December 4, 2008.
The deceased infant was located by utility workers in the area wrapped in a tote bag, and placed inside of a box in a wooded area along the highway. Coroner reports made it apparent that the infant had died of Hypothermia, due to exposure to the elements, but was otherwise viable at the time of death.
The child remained unidentified when case eventually ran out of leads, and was declared a Cold case until March 3, 2020, when the Horry County Police Department released new information regarding the case.Jennifer Sahr, 32, of Pensacola, Florida, who was a student of Coastal Carolina University at the time, was arrested in North Myrtle Beach following the release of physical evidence confirming her as the mother of Baby Boy Horry.
Sahr has since been booked at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center... keep reading on reddit ➡
My husband and I are 54 and 56. We've been married almost 39 years. Yes, we got married at 17 and 19. Our daughter was a surprise late in life pregnancy when I was 49. For some reason, I've always looked much younger than my age. I'm usually estimated to be in my early to mid thirties. Gets annoying at times now, but it's okay. My grandmother was the same way. My husband looks his age. I worry about the severe generation gap and finding friends with similarly aged kids, so I try to keep up with younger pop culture and technology.
We signed our daughter up for soccer this year. We were at our daughter's soccer practice last Saturday, and a mom came up to me when my husband was off getting coffee. We talked, which went well. When my husband came back, she went stone cold and excused herself.
All this week, this woman has launched a campaign against me and my entire family. She thinks my husband and I have a 30-40 year age difference, which is "inappropriate". She thinks our relationshi... keep reading on reddit ➡
Also how did you heal from that??
Edit: I just wanted to say thanks for sharing!! I didn’t expect this much comments and it rly comforted knowing I’m not alone 💞
My ex boyfriend and I were together for just over 3 years. We broke up because our parents (my mother, his father) got engaged. They pulled a lot of shit but I'm going to try and condense it:
This happened this evening. My Mother, little brother and sister(7&8, and very well behaved might I add), and me(F16, oldest sister) were at a resturant. (Dad stayed home because of a cold) A little bit after we sat down to eat my, little brother said he needed to use the restroom. Dad wasn't there to take him to the boys room like he usually would, But I Also needed to go so I said I'll take him, Mom said that was fine.
My mom has taken all of us to the bathroom before with no problem, so why should we worry?
So, I took him to the bathroom. It was a rather busy place but the bathroom was less busy it seemed. All the stalls were took. Great. My little Bro was dancing around being a bit impatient but wasn't causing any trouble.
Then finally. A Stall opened. It was the large stall, Out came one kid, two kids, three kids, four kids, Five total little girls who all looked like under 6. They all seemed reasonably behaved. Then the woman of the hour came out.
She didn't look like a s... keep reading on reddit ➡
Jessica Hoffmann Davis, EdD (jessicahoffmanndavis.com)
The doorbell rang just as the doctor at St. Denis (a fictive town in the video game Red Dead Redemption 2) was telling Arthur, (my playable character in the 80+ hour game) that he had incurable tuberculosis. Devastated, I raced to the door, explained quickly to the technician that I couldn’t sign anything for the moment, and rushed back to finish watching that cinematic cut into the regular action of the game.
As I returned to the door, I could hear the technician stifling a laugh. Clearly, he found it amusing that a woman of my advanced age was immersed in a video game. “Which one?” he asked pleasantly.
“Red Dead Redemption 2,” I replied, and his mouth fell open. “You know it?” I asked. “Who doesn’t?” he exclaimed. And of course, he did.
Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2) was one of the hottest games of 2018. The New York Times reported it making $725 milli... keep reading on reddit ➡
Trigger warning: Childhood abuse
So when my littlest sisters were taken away after 10 years of abuse, there was a conference call about what to do with them. My mother contacted everyone she still could to try to get them to fight for her. This included my 2 oldest sisters, and my uncle for some reason. I think they contacted my grandparents too, and they told me about it and I wanted to be a part of this. I wanted to make sure that my sisters at least had a fighting chance.
It turned out that only me and my oldest sister were on the call with my mother's new husbands family. It was brought to light that, surprise, surprise, the girls were abused horribly. My mother had called us in to lie and say that she was completely innocent and that she simply made a mistake, and that she loved all her kids and never abused any of them (that's why she doesn't have them anymore, she's such a good mother) and she just needed help. My oldest sister was quiet, the husband's family was agreeing wit... keep reading on reddit ➡
Im sick of moms turning women’s day into a mothers day. Women who post their pics while pregnant with the caption ‘womanhood’ Or talking about the struggles of being a mom as in describing the essence of womanhood. Make me absolutely sick. Women’s day is to celebrate woman and turn a spotlight on discrimination against them. Tough life decisions, etc. Not to celebrate that someone jizzed in them.
I cannot even explain how mad i am . Moms have to turn everything about them it’s nauseating
I’ve(22M)been with my boyfriend for 7 years. We moved together 4 years ago. His mom lives close to us so she visits often, without warning us usually. She comes and starts cleaning when I’ve told her multiple times already that I’m really thankful but I don’t want her to clean for us.
The main problem: I was asleep on couch, home alone. I was extremely tired. Haven’t slept for 2 nights. Someone starts banging on the door. Of course it’s my boyfriend’s mom. I tell her my boyfriend’s not home but she says she’ll wait for him. I apologized to her and told her she could wait but I was really tired and had to sleep. I went back to sleep in bedroom and she hung around in living room.
Apparently she got bored and started looking around, she went to bathroom and went through drawers to “clean”. She found some drugs(small amount).
She wakes me up freaking out basically screaming, telling me about dangers of drugs, how me and my boyfriend could get extremely sick or get arrested. She also... keep reading on reddit ➡
There's a arcade I love to go to, they have an awesome selection of Japanese and American games, awesome crane game prizes which I'll admit I sell when I win and can sometimes make a pretty penny.
I went to the arcade today and saw a machine where the prize- a super cute gloomy bunny- was in perfect spot. Here's the thing, no one was at the machine or waiting, so I went over and after two or three tries got it. Was wicked hyped until a mother and child about twelve come over and demand to know if I seriously just won it, apparently they were refilling their token card and had already spent a bunch on just getting it to that spot.
I tell them that yeah, I didn't see anyone and I wanted it so I got it. When I turned to walk away the mother asked if I'd sell it and I said no, because I'm keeping it for my collection.
She even got a worker to come over, he tried telling me it would be really nice to sell it to them but I just said again no, I won it and went on my way.
It'l... keep reading on reddit ➡
Just last week I had gotten a raise at work, for accepting a new position that also came with a nice bonus! Now being in my early 20s and loving hockey and gaming I decided my bonus on gaming gear and new hockey equipment!
I had just come out of the tech store in my local mall with a new Razer Keyboard and a Blue Yeti microphone. I walked to the other end of the mall and went into the store where they sell sports equipment, apparel and shoes. I instantly go over to browse the skates as mine are going on 5 years old now and are beginning to hurt my feet.
I pick up the ones that are the newest model of skate that are the same brand as the ones I had. The skates were valued at around $1000. Now there was a small child looking at the “jr” versions of the skates that were around $800.
SC: Mommy I want these skates.
EM: No sweetie you need skates and a stick so I can’t afford to buy you those skates.
SC: But mommy, those skates are the best ones.
While this exchange was going on I ha... keep reading on reddit ➡
Not my story but my dads.
EM - Entitled Mother
D - My Dad
So my Dads pager went off (Used to contact firemen) and he rushed out to get to the fire station. He got there and a car is parked in front of the fire station gate. He got out of his car and went to talk to the Karen.
D: Hey, you can't park here.
EM: Oh I'll just be 10 minutes my daughter is just in the supermarket.
D: No you have to move there is a fire.
EM: Don't worry she'll be back soon.
D: If you don't move I'll have no choice but to call the police.
EM: NO! I need the food my daughter is getting. I'll starve!
D: Ma'am someone could die.
ED: Fine, But I'll be complaining to your Station Officer!
She eventually moved and no one was hurt in the fire. PLEASE don't be like this.
My mother has terminal cancer and due to financial constraints, she decided to move in with me and my family. As soon as my mother arrived here, we visited my lawyer and began and completed her will and power of attorney. She does not want life support or anything and has a DNR.
My Aunt (mom's sister) decided to call me and it got interesting.
This is how it went.
A- Hi (my name) I wanted to see how your mother is doing because she doesn’t tell me anything.
M- shes good same as always.
A- Well have you 2 discussed her dying wishes?
M – yes its all taken care of. What is it that you need?
A- Well when the time comes can you call me so I can get a flight to be with her as she passes.
M – when the time comes I will notify everyone.
A-ok well make sure you do everything you can do so I can be with her.
M- what do you mean? Like life support? She has a DNR and doesn’t want that. But as soon as it's close I will make phone calls. Hopefully, everyone can... keep reading on reddit ➡
Trigger for miscarriage and domestic violence
I'm a mummy to an eighteen month old little girl and last November I lost my second pregnancy at thirteen weeks. It was a horrible time made worse by my partner's mother wailing that her 'little baby boy' had died to anyone who would listen to her. I don't know that it was a boy, but she had decided and nothing would change her mind.
Fast forward a few months and my partner and I are no longer together. He was desperate for a son, absolutely blamed me for the miscarriage, became distant and just didn't want to be around me or our daughter. It ended the night he called me worthless and hit me in front of our girl. The house we were living in is his so my child and I ended up in temporary accommodation as we were classed as homeless after he told me to take my useless arse and my whingeing daughter away.
I've been trying to get a lot fixed for us (benefits, housing, child support etc) and this is all underway, but it's taking time.... keep reading on reddit ➡
I can't tell you how many times I heard her say that. My mom used to have a thing where she liked to hug me from behind. It always felt inappropriate and made me uncomfortable so i tried to kindly ask her to stop. "Ohhh but I'm your mother" she would coo. Ugh my skin crawls just thinking about it. It's like they think giving birth to you gives them the right to do whatever they want to you. Anytime I tried to set any boundaries she would just yell or coo "I'm your mother!". I just feel like if you have to constantly remind someone that you're their parent...you're not doing a very good job at it are you? Did anyone else hear that about 50 million times during their childhood?
I’ve had vitiligo ever since I was a child, I used to get little white spots all over my body which sounds not that bad but my parents went ballistic. They tried 40 million creams and topical ointments to make them disappear, which they did for a while!
Fast forward to when I was 13, they started showing up again. This time they were slightly bigger patches all over my face and body. The patch on my face was small but my mother, again, went crazy and begged every doctor she knew for a prescription to “fix” me. (FYI: there’s nothing wrong with having vitiligo. It just makes you look different). The medication the doctor prescribed did end up working but had some annoying side effects which cleared up no prob.
Now, I still get patches from time to time and I just apply a bit of the medicine and move on with my day. It doesn’t bother me that much but my mother today just discovered a new patch on my face (not new, it’d been there for a while) and safe to say she went crazy again. She t... keep reading on reddit ➡
So here is my original post ruined birth OP
(Sorry if it doesn’t work I have no idea how to use technology🙃)
Firstly thank you so much to everyone who commented. I could not believe the kindness and validation. It really overwhelmed me and made me realise just how fucked up the birth of my son was. I actually sent the link to my partner the day I wrote the post and he thought it was just a really similar birth story. I was like no.. I wrote that. He was shocked at the comments, devastated at the realisation he’d fucked up so badly and immediately brought it up with his mother.
She accused me of being over dramatic, horrible, removed all the pictures of the baby from her social media. There was a back and forth of arguing between my partner and my MIL for a few days and FIL told me not to expect an apology from her be... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hi all, so I'm new here and this is my first time post. So sorry if I dont do this right - feel free to delete or redirect me if this isnt the right group. Ya'll seem very understanding so I'm hoping for some understanding and compassion lmao.
So. Been seeing this guy who has a very interesting relationship with his mother. If allowed, please tell me if I just need to ghost his ass because of the weird dynamic going on. (Again, sorry if I'm not using the correct terms or nicknames or anything)
So. First of all, I have never met a man who HAS to physically see his mother every single day. 7 days a week. He lives down the street, and goes over there for lunch and dinner. Homemade meals, the works. Whatever. He is also not able to NOT answer a phone call from her.
But then I started noticing other strange things happening. Over the weekend he stays the night there, so we cant hang out. There are some religious factors as well, but I get it. I guess. (Not bashing rel... keep reading on reddit ➡
Let me start off by saying I have autism and ptsd, my wife finally said we could get a cat to help calm down stress and to give me something to take care of.
We found a cute little shelter about an hour away, went in and I fell in love with this little lady, she's three and for personal anxiety I cant pay cat tax. Well little Lady couldn't come home with us because she was due for a dental appointment and we were fine with that. I still paid for her and was waiting for a call all week.
When we got the call to come get her I was having a rough day, I was disassociated, panicky, but I wanted to go with my wife to get her. We drive down and it's quiet at first inside until a mother and child come in, and this child is LOUD. Smacking carriers to see if there's were cats inside, touching everything. I do my best to ignore and focus on getting her into the carrier safely. Until the child started shrieking how that was his cat and he wanted it, etc. The mother just looked to me... keep reading on reddit ➡