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I Am a Burden to My Family

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    Here I am, trying to find answers about my

    upbringing. Why I was sent there, away from my parents as a toddler, then going back for primary school, then back again away from my parents. My depression and social anxiety and personality is shaped by my past and upbringing. Yet when I look for answers from them, they...
    feint30 feint30 26-30, M Feb 1

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    Or they promote that impression.

    Because society warped them too.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jun 13

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