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Old 07-30-2011, 06:04 PM   #332
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I've learned that we marry at our level of self esteem..... mine was really low when I married at barely 20.... divorced 18 years later.... married again at just befor 40... divorced 8 years later. I finally got away from my family (Mom, etc) and am married for 4 years to a wonderful, kind, supportive man.
This past April, I finally told my Mother how I've felt my entire life.... (it was the first time she has not become defensive, arguementative, or made lame excuses). I was born 15 months after her son (I don't claim him as a brother, because he is a horrible person, woman beater, and all around *****hole, and those are his good points), I always felt that my being born interferred with her time with him. She is a lazy, selfish, sorry excuse for a Mother. I told her that I forgive her, but that the forgiveness isn't about her, it's about me.... it was time for me to wash it from my soul. I have felt so free and light since then. I wasn't hateful, didn't raise my voice, I just told her everything I had been feeling. I have a cousin that is 6 years younger then my Mom, the were raised almost like sisters. I asked my cousin if I was crazy? Was it my imagination or was I treated differently then my brother? Guess what... she told me I'm not crazy, and the family all saw it, and if she had known how much I was hurt by it, she would have done something about it.

Goodness, this is becoming a novel.

Ladies, just remember, you don't have to settle, you can wait for the right person to come along...... or you can be perfectly happy on your own.
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