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The guests on the show, "Shocking Mom Revelations," came clean with their own private battles behind closed doors. Is there something that you're struggling with as a mother? You're not alone. Share your story and find support here.
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Replied By: queenie21 on Nov 22, 2016, 9:41PM - In reply to jcwright
Being a Gramma is one of God's most precious gifts... I had issues with my daughter in law as well... She told lots of people I found out, that after our grandson was born she "let " me watch him for 6 hours and gave me 2 diapers .... so she told people that after I bathed him I cut his nails so short I made him bleed... and I left him in a dirty diaper for 6hrs!!! I cried and cried for days on end, my heart was so hurt... I had to go buy diapers for him and I never even bathed him, so I chose to back off with my husbands support,never ever asked to watch him .... it was an awful fight and my stepson doesn't do confrontation. ... so 6-8 months went by and she called me out of the blue and wanted to come over I was less then thrilled I must say...pit in my stomach, shaking ...and asking God to give me grace. She told me "I don't know why I lied about you I was sooo wrong and am so sorry" I almost fell off my couch...lol... So, now our relationship is there, I don't trust her but I love love love my grandkids... so we are  there ALWAYS  when it has to do with the kids.... and if she needs a shoulder am available. ...but the closeness &trust just are not! 

Your not alone I totally get your heartache....


Ronnie


 
Replied By: norwegianmom on Oct 12, 2016, 7:04AM
I have a 3 year old boy who i love more then anything in this world. And im doing whatever i can to make him happy and that he has a great childhood. 

But im struggeling with myself. Ive had a rough life.. ive dealt with arguments among my mom and step dad, a big sister who used drugs. She pushed her down the stairs, made treaths with knifes. A father that didnt care, a step mom who abused me mentaly. I too have had a drug problem (im clean now and have been for over 4 years, when i meet the love of my life. The father of my son, and were still together)


The full story is on my blog here.

but now ive started seeing a doctore etc and they say i most likley have PTSD..

what can i do to make myself get better and continue to be a great mom.. my son has not seen me when i have my "meltdowns" i have good controle with my emotions. But i hold everything in.  


So what can i do? 

Ps: sorry for my bad english! Im norwegian.
 
Replied By: rmcgovernatt on May 20, 2016, 10:49AM - In reply to ommymommy
I am writing you regarding the mental health problems that are disabling for my mother She was severely abused as a child slave. She lived in fear for her safety and her life in that world. She escaped and eventually came to the United States with a woman  who took over her life. She has a severe form of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. She has made progress in therapy, but the severity of her trauma created symptoms that are very disabling. She feels unsafe in the world, as if any moment she could be kidnaped and abused again.  She is also fearful something that her daughter could be kidnaped. She is very uncomfortable and fearful around people. It is very difficult for her to sleep, because she is constantly on guard.  In spite of her fears, she can go to some places like therapy, However, it is difficult for her, and many days she does not leave her house because of these fears. has made progress in therapy, because of the horrible abuses that were done to her. I will continue to work with my mother and help her recover as much as I can from these horrible abuses.

 
 
Replied By: rmcgovernatt on May 20, 2016, 10:44AM
I am writing you regarding the mental health problems that are disabling for my mother She was severely abused as a child slave. She lived in fear for her safety and her life in that world. She escaped and eventually came to the United States with a woman  who took over her life. She has a severe form of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. She has made progress in therapy, but the severity of her trauma created symptoms that are very disabling. She feels unsafe in the world, as if any moment she could be kidnaped and abused again.  She is also fearful something that her daughter could be kidnaped. She is very uncomfortable and fearful around people. It is very difficult for her to sleep, because she is constantly on guard.  In spite of her fears, she can go to some places like therapy, However, it is difficult for her, and many days she does not leave her house because of these fears. She has made progress in therapy, because of the horrible abuses that were done to her. I will continue to work with my mother and help her recover as much as I can from these horrible abuses.

 
 
Replied By: rmcgovernatt on May 20, 2016, 10:26AM - In reply to ommymommy
 I am going to share a story about a woman . She is my mother who brought me into this world. I am honored to share a story about a very powerful and brave woman who is willingly going to describe the horrific experiences that she has not only experienced but endured. I write this story because she has a powerful story that shows the human strength in overcoming tragedy, and it exposes a very real part of our globalized world that is very rarely talked about CHILD SLAVE TRAFFICKING. Many of us are oblivious to the fact that people have experienced this sort of misfortune. I can also imagine that this is a hard story to tell because it makes my mother relive those moments. The reader emotionally responds to the different parts of her journey by feeling horror, anger and shock but also an unexplainable joyfulness at the end. 
 
Replied By: rmcgovernatt on May 20, 2016, 10:25AM
 I am going to share a story about a woman . She is my mother who brought me into this world. I am honored to share a story about a very powerful and brave woman who is willingly going to describe the horrific experiences that she has not only experienced but endured. I write this story because she has a powerful story that shows the human strength in overcoming tragedy, and it exposes a very real part of our globalized world that is very rarely talked about CHILD SLAVE TRAFFICKING. Many of us are oblivious to the fact that people have experienced this sort of misfortune. I can also imagine that this is a hard story to tell because it makes my mother relive those moments. The reader emotionally responds to the different parts of her journey by feeling horror, anger and shock but also an unexplainable joyfulness at the end. 
 
Replied By: jcwright on Jan 6, 2016, 6:00PM - In reply to tucsondee
Grandparents are one of the greatest gifts to grandchildren.
 
Replied By: ommymommy on Dec 20, 2015, 10:35PM
I have been struggling with the legal system, my rights and my loss!  It is becoming so unbearable; I'm in horrible shape.  At a loss, doing the best I can and not getting anywhere.  Unemp;oyed, out of state from my little superman- growing up without me much.  I am miserable here where my immediate needs are meet  with contingencies.  Everyone around me is doing pretty well, mostly due to my physical and attentive needs for them.  I simply need a breaak.  I messed up years ago then a bit in between.  My biggest issues have been copeing skills.  I've gotten a handle on them but seem to be nearing the end of any hope to do better for myself therefore for my son.  I just need a chance to fulfill my committment to him, be near him, keep him safe and hapy and share my love with him.  I grew up withput a mom, she passed very early on for me; with 4 step mothers, and a step dad. Dysfunction junction.  I have n s/o that does NOT regard our working togeather for the benefit of my reubinification with my little superman.  I am so frustrated and getting depresee more by the say/hour.  SEEKING advise.


Thank you, a very lonly, without mommy
 
Replied By: tucsondee on Oct 18, 2015, 1:04PM
First you have to understand, I raised my kids near my parents and we had a flower shop. My family lived 1 block from the flower shop and my parents lived 2 block from the shop. We were a very close and loving family. My son went to college 2 hours away but would come to visit at least once a month with his girlfriend for a week end. Then he went to New York for a year of schooling and that is when he met his wife. When they first came back from NY just as girlfriend and boyfriend I thought she was a sweet girl. My son asked me if this is the girl he should marry. I told him I could not tell him who to marry or what profession to do in life. Those were two things he would have to decided. He became a Dr in pharmacy and they moved to San Francisco after getting married. This is when all the trouble started. It seems as soon a s she said I do to my son she blocked my phone from their house. When I would go for my yearly visits I would stay with them, then they moved and my son was not allowed to tell me where they moved to. Now they have 3 children and when the last one was born we did not find out until the day he was born. We got a phone call, we have a boy, I was like what , did you adopt? I have sent birthday gifts to children but have found out that they use my gift as their gift and so the children do not even know I am sending them something. I have also found out that they have come into town to visit his rich grandfather but have not contacted us so that we could see them. The last time my mom, sister, daughter and me went out for a weekend we only got to see the children on the first night at dinner at a busy resturant. The second day my son came to see us without the children. I do not know if her being an Armenian woman has anything to do with all of this or not but it is all about her family. is ther anyone else out there going through the same thing? My heart is broken and I just do not know how to fix this problem. I have been praying that things will change  or that my sons wife gets hit by a bus
 
Replied By: ncdgolden on May 11, 2015, 4:37PM
I come from a dysfunctional family. How did I deal with it? I didnt, I ran. I got maried at 19 and my husband and I started our own lives.  I put a lot of my childhood memories away and felt safe and secure knowing my husband and I created a wonderful life with 3 exceptional adult kids. Fast forward 40 years. My mother and her boyfriend insisted they move to be closer to us. He dies, mother has major health problems, mother moves in with us. And no, my siblings want nothing to do with that responsibility. They call her 3x a year.

I am resentful that she was not there for her 4 children. She would leave us alone every weekend. I was 12 watching out for my siblings.

I have withdrawn myself from her emotionally. Thats the only thing that works for me.

Does anybody have any stories like this to share?

 
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