When Motherhood Takes Over Friendship: One Woman's Plea for Conversation Beyond Diapers 🍼

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We've all had that friend who, upon becoming a parent, seems to lose their identity in the whirlwind of diapers, baby food, and sleepless nights. But what happens when this obsession starts to erode the very fabric of your friendship? One woman shares her heart-wrenching tale of feeling sidelined in her own friendship, as her friend's conversations revolve solely around her child. Let's delve into her story... 📖

A Friend in Disguise? 🎭

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When Motherhood Becomes an Identity 🤱

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The One-Sided Conversation 🗣️

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When Friendship Feels Like a Monologue 🎤

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A Personal Struggle Amplifies the Pain 💔

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The Breaking Point ⚠️

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A Plea for Normalcy 🙏

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Mental Exhaustion Sets In 😞

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A Final Note of Assurance 📝

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When Motherhood Hijacks Friendship: A Tale of Lost Connection 🎈

In a world where motherhood often becomes a woman's entire universe, one woman finds herself yearning for the friendship she once had. Her friend's obsession with her child has left her feeling unheard and ignored, her interests belittled and dismissed. As she struggles with her own health issues and unfulfilled dreams of motherhood, this one-sided friendship becomes even more painful. Despite her plea for a return to normalcy, her friend remains unyielding, leaving her mentally drained. Let's see how the internet community responds to this complex and emotional situation... 🌐

NTA - Friend doesn't give space to exist 😢

MoonLover10792 | MoonLover10792

NTA! Find a new friend who values your conversation 💜

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Friendship strained by motherhood: OP seeks conversation beyond diapers 🍼

Relative-Example8428 | Relative-Example8428

NTA. Friend belittles OP for not having kids 😑

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NTA needs therapy, you need a break. 🙏

Smudgikins | Smudgikins

Find a friend who understands and supports your journey 💜

SilverQueenBee | SilverQueenBee

Friendship overshadowed by motherhood. NTA feels belittled, seeking validation. 🙏

atomictaco08 | atomictaco08

Friendship vs Motherhood: Is she too self-absorbed? NTA

ParsimoniousSalad | ParsimoniousSalad

NTA- Don't let motherhood consume your entire identity 🍼

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Engaging caption: SAHM defends desire for non-baby conversation. 👏

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Moms losing identity but friends shouldn't be held hostage 🙅

HarlesBronson | HarlesBronson

Friendship breakup due to friend's obsession with motherhood 🙄

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NTA: A**hole-free zone! She sounds exhausting 😂

BanEvador69 | BanEvador69

Friend's jealousy towards OP is thick! 🤨

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Mom's plea for conversation beyond diapers sparks controversy 🤪

Kitsumekat | Kitsumekat

NTA: Communicate your feelings to your friend about the one-sided friendship 👏

Accomplished-Cheek59 | Accomplished-Cheek59

Time to move on from the mombie. NTA 👍

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Don't be a dick, let's talk about more than diapers! 😉

names___arehard | names___arehard

NTA, but consider a more empathetic approach. Talk to her husband.

ButteryBisquit | ButteryBisquit

Don't let motherhood overshadow your passions! NTA for standing up.

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NTA, but a tough situation. Friend needs to find balance 🤔

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NTA: Find friends with varied interests and better personalities 😊

paul_rudds_drag_race | paul_rudds_drag_race

Friendship should be a two-way street, even after parenthood 👭

shorty894 | shorty894

NTA: Moms can talk about their kids without being judgmental 🚫

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Friendship lost: Finding new friends who value your interests 💜

UnencumberedChipmunk | UnencumberedChipmunk

Normalize growing apart after having a baby 👶

Eleniandthepups | Eleniandthepups

Friendship evolves with life events. NTA, but brace yourself 🤪

SnooKiwis9163 | SnooKiwis9163

NTA, tired of parents monopolizing tiredness. Friend is insensitive/self-centered. 😒

crumbledlighthouse | crumbledlighthouse

Friendship overshadowed by motherhood: empathy lost in self-centeredness 😔

SteampunkHarley | SteampunkHarley

NTA, but wanting things to go back to how they were 😭

DriftingGator | DriftingGator

Friendship turned toxic: NTA for wanting conversation beyond motherhood 🍼

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NTA - Friend dismisses your life, only cares about herself 😒

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NTA: Friend disrespects and invalidates your struggles. Unacceptable! 😡

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NTA and prioritize self-care for a mutually beneficial life. 👍

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NTA. Friend needs therapy. Can't do anything outside of mommying.

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Friendship struggles: NTA, your friend sucks 😞

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One-sided friendship: Jealousy, regrets, and the burden of parenthood 😔

BabyAquarius | BabyAquarius

Friendship changes after motherhood, but it's okay to move on 👯

kymillea | kymillea

NTA. Friend only cares about herself. Time for new friends. 👫

cindyp1976 | cindyp1976

NTA. Being a mom is hard, but don't monopolize conversations 🚫

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Engaging with friends who only talk about their kids 😔

JHawk444 | JHawk444

NTA suggests giving her space to focus on herself and kids 👍

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Friendship fades as motherhood takes center stage 🍼


"No. The barrel is empty, there's nothing left to scrape." 💔

jdogx17 | jdogx17

NTA. Friend overwhelmed by parenting, but don't complain to friends with fertility issues. Friends grow apart.

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Friendship fallout: When motherhood takes priority over everything else 👫

Seraph782 | Seraph782

NTA. Friend's identity revolves around motherhood, conversation becomes boring and exhausting 😔

MythologicalRiddle | MythologicalRiddle

Friend obsessed with her child, NTA suggests therapy intervention. 🙏

MissAshheart92 | MissAshheart92

NTA, time to let this friendship recede while you forge connections 👍

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Navigating parenthood: When friends disappear after having kids 👶

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NTA. Friends tired of hearing about mental illness. Friend needs attitude adjustment.

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Friendship fallout: NTA, time to find new connections 💔

PFic88 | PFic88

Not the a**hole for prioritizing conversation beyond diapers 🍼

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Having kids doesn't mean losing your identity. NTA for sure! 🙌

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NTA. Engage in non-kid conversations to keep friendship balanced 🙌

Ihateyou1975 | Ihateyou1975

Navigating motherhood's impact on friendships: One woman's frustrating experience. 😔

weddingcurmudgeon69 | weddingcurmudgeon69

Choosing acquaintances over close friends to avoid motherhood taking over 🙋

fififanz | fififanz

Time to let this friendship go, love. 💔

Jaded-Improvement355 | Jaded-Improvement355

Not the a**hole for prioritizing conversation beyond diapers 🍼

AffectionateBite3827 | AffectionateBite3827

Friendship ends, motherhood takes over 😢

Baaastet | Baaastet

Not the a**hole. Let's talk about more than just diapers! 🙌

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NTA.. Conversation beyond kids is possible! 😂

LoveMyFuckingLife | LoveMyFuckingLife

NTA. Yearning for friends who talk about more than just parenting! 👥

Accomplished_Area311 | Accomplished_Area311

NTA and condescending tone ruins conversation. 😑

TheRealCarpeFelis | TheRealCarpeFelis

Not the a**hole for wanting conversation beyond diapers 🍼

HmnCllTr | HmnCllTr

Friendship has expired 🕒🚫 Time to move on. NTA

Get-in-the-llama | Get-in-the-llama

New mom acknowledges her world revolves around her kid 👶

Ahnamal | Ahnamal

Friendship at different life stages, time to move on. NAH

sexyworf | sexyworf

When motherhood overshadows friendship, toxic relationships can emerge 👅

Mysticalfliprt | Mysticalfliprt

Friendship evolving after motherhood: Find new friends with similar interests 👥

cat-lover76 | cat-lover76

OP's friend dismisses their desire for kids. NTA, ditch her 👋

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Friend prioritizes attention over friendship. NTA, OP. 🙅

Rye_143 | Rye_143

Heartbreaking plea for understanding and empathy from a childless woman

W1ldth1ng | W1ldth1ng

"NTA. Friendship is over. She belittles you. Time to move on."

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NTA: Express your concerns and be prepared to move on. 🙏

hanitaMT | hanitaMT

NTA, she needs to prioritize her child over friendships. 🙄

Neenknits | Neenknits

NTA's response to friend's obsession with motherhood sparks debate 🤔

Vercouine | Vercouine

NTA. Addressing the 'parent superiority' issue with open conversation 👍

RikoIsLoveRikoIsLife | RikoIsLoveRikoIsLife

NTA - Prioritizing friendships beyond motherhood, inspired by HIMYM episode 💜

juicy_belly | juicy_belly

Friendship lost to motherhood obsession 😔

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NTA - Friend's entitlement to your time and understanding is unfair 😑

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