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I Am a Child of a Battered Mom

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    My mom hits me a lot. Back when I was little, I used to cry a lot. I was a miserable child. My mom slapped me, hit me on my back, called me names. I never knew the meanings of the...
    Tearsinmycheek Tearsinmycheek 16-17, F 6 Responses Nov 28

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    I need words of advise please! I am a childless step mom to a 6 year old and a 10 year old. They live with their mom and we have them every other weekend. I knew what I was getting...
    irishefsanv irishefsanv 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 11

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    I have TWO childhood friends and they have been my BEST FRIENDS all my life! The first is Chris (Christopher) who has been my best friend from the moment we were born. He was born...
    ChildOfHarmony ChildOfHarmony 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    I remember growing up was a somewhat bittersweet experience. I've always been a big brat and I'm ashamed of it, but it's just who I am. When people never tell you NO as a child it...
    ChildOfHarmony ChildOfHarmony 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    My birth father and my mother were never married, and he left me when I was eight. I don't remember much about him since he was extremely abusive to both of us and a lot of the...
    Ticklemesilly5 Ticklemesilly5 31-35, F 12 hrs ago

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    Facts:Approximatly one-third of children with an allegation that they had been maltreated experienced at least one additional report within a 5-year period. When a subset of...
    JosephSpartanCrimson JosephSpartanCrimson 26-30, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    Today I lost my son. Today a callous and overbearing authority took him from me. Today I watched as a corrupt system fed my son, as grist, to a mill. today I watched how a system...
    usedtobelief usedtobelief 41-45, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    It started at age 11. That's when my mother's husband,father of my younger sister and imprisoned for close to a decade, joined our household. They were married shortly before his...
    Serkha Serkha 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I’m weird, You said. You pointed out the invisible flab, The shadows of a mustache. And so I fixed it. Less food, More razor. And when I fixed it, You said I shouldn't be self...
    lordzephyrian lordzephyrian 31-35, M 5 hrs ago

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    My traumatic childhood is complicated in a way and kind of just said my whole life story sorry for how long it is..... i mean like really long. Okayy i am going to start with my...
    chocolate1616 chocolate1616 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 17

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    I smile I laugh I enjoy the company of those around me They enjoy my mask For a while I live in a fools paradise Surrounded by those who love me My family One side heaven The other...
    srmc928 srmc928 16-17, F 22 hrs ago

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    Too bad child abuse is legal where I live.
    Gavin2113 Gavin2113 13-15, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    When I was a child my family was poor. My mother tried her best but she couldn't afford many things for us. We played with what we had and we had a lot of fun. I remember being...
    aquikay aquikay 18-21, F 1 Response 52 mins ago

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    my mom is a *****. Literally growing up she was addicted to drugs: Crack,Coke, Heroin, Pills, Weed and instead of using her money for food clean cloths school supplies she used her...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I really believe my mom hates me. I have a lot of examples. This is one of many: So I was watching the show, Master Chef Junior. They were literally announcing the winner and she...
    batgirl18275 batgirl18275 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    My Mom has recently started dating a man (about a year ago). He is an amazing person, very calm and soft spoken. Just a very genuine person. He has a 14 year old boy (*jason) who...
    katesouthafrica katesouthafrica 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 9

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    I always think when I'm alone what kind of response I would get if I shared my story, would I get hate, esp because I was the one who made the statistics seem more true? My mother...
    EmmaDex EmmaDex 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 15

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    Ugh... It's called birth control... you can get on health plans that will pay for it for you! This makes me incredibly mad... I went to school with two girls. One was just dumb...
    Harlequingal93 Harlequingal93 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Hey everyone, I totally forgot I had this account so I would just like to say sorry first of all. A lot has changed since my first story, I'm now 19 and my family has grown. My...
    kayleesofia kayleesofia 18-21, F Dec 8

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    October 17,1997 1:10 pm. Most people wouldn't define the day of their birth as their strongest moment, but for me its a day i will forever define as my strongest and hugest...
    withpaincomesstrength withpaincomesstrength 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I honestly think my mom hates me. I'm the third of seven kids so we're always together. I'm the only extrovert in my family and where I'm out going and loud, everyone else is quiet...
    XharrynConan XharrynConan 18-21, F Dec 9

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    it's been so many days since I have seen her and she is coming back for me ! I just feel so ecstatic ! I'm gonna throw myself into her arms ! aw mom I miss you so much ! oh yeah...
    annah19 annah19 18-21, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Would anyone like to be an online mom
    SoCalAssasin SoCalAssasin 18-21, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I hate being too young to leave my moms control! She is broke, she does not have a well paying career, she is an alcoholic, she doesn't listen to anyone but her own messed up mind...
    MisfortunateMisfit MisfortunateMisfit 13-15, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Well that was freaky. A handful of hours later M is completely back to normal and A is doing swimmingly considering. Guess I just needed to earn my mom badge today. LOL
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 9 hrs ago

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    Saving Grace There are a lot of Children who don't have a place to call home a forever family Mom and dad who love them unconditionally I was a child who was adopted by my...
    conservativegirl24 conservativegirl24 22-25, F Dec 12

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    The history with my mom is horrible! To be honest I don't actually consider her my mom, but the woman who was the host for me to grow in. First of all she wanted a son not a...
    Blackbarbie1987 Blackbarbie1987 26-30, F 14 Responses 4 days ago

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    I never really got along with her. I feel like she doesn't understands me all she cares about is beauty. She doesn't understand my feeling and she's not a person i can talk to. She...
    Tessa3 Tessa3 22-25, F Dec 4

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    I am a dental assistant and my husband is IT support, his a computer geek lol. We are financially stable, but as soon as I become a mommy, I want to be a stay at home mom. I don't...
    peacenluv123 peacenluv123 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    Every week we had to see him, and every week he would beat us up, we would hide before he would arrive, I remember one of my siblings running down the drive and he chased her and I...
    Couldhelp Couldhelp 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 10

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    While street juggling on Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade, I was teaching children how to juggle. Some of the kids were beginning jugglers, while others were more advanced...
    JuggllingForACure JuggllingForACure 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    My mom has picked her boyfriend over me countless times. Just this year in fact. But it was the last straw for me. I'll never understand how a parent can pick a person who has...
    dissolution dissolution 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 29

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    Being a mom is the best thing in the world im so grateful to have a daughter cause i wanted to be a mother since i was little and later on i found out that i cant have children the...
    Tessa3 Tessa3 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    i think i might have my children for 9 days after Christmas. at least i'm supposed to, if my ex doesn't change things up. it is hard, wanting to be with them and not able to be...
    turnpike1971 turnpike1971 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 12

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    For years I have said I won't have kids...but lately I see kids and maybe I do want them. I'm not ready yet not do I think it will happen per say. I love kids for sure. I love when...
    searchingfar searchingfar 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My biological parent were married for 8 years, which was the first 8 years of my life and the first 6 years of my now 11 year old brothers life. my dad beat my mom... A lot, and...
    thelifeiknow01 thelifeiknow01 13-15, F Nov 29

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    In October, I saw my abuser for the first time in 11 years. I was adopted and my mothers first husband physically, emotionally, and sexually abused me. he is the root cause of most...
    cillasavage cillasavage 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 18

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    It's almost Christmas. God I hate Christmas. It use to be this magical time of the year. Rachel and I would be cooking for days in advance. This will be the second Christmas. With...
    sckimmy sckimmy 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It's almost Christmas. God I hate Christmas. It use to be this magical time of the year. Rachel and I would be cooking for days in advance. This will be the second Christmas. With...
    sckimmy sckimmy 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It's Christmas Eve and while I wish I was happily united with my family I am not. My father is an alcoholic and it got so bad that last year around Christmas as well my parents got...
    Dreamer8a Dreamer8a 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    My mother married a terrible guy in my tween years. I remember meeting him for the first time and telling my mom that I didn't like him. I remember feeling really uncomfortable...
    2infinityandbeyond 2infinityandbeyond 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 13

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    Chrissy Grass between my toes and sun shining on my dark head, I was at peace. I loved and lived in the moment. I had no understanding of the past or the future. I only knew of...
    Punchinginadream Punchinginadream 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    I just discovered this page and I thought I could give it a try. I'm 20 years old now and I experienced alcoholism in my family for nearly 13 years of my life. It's hard to believe...
    laurajessica laurajessica 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    I sponsor a child through Compassion International. I first heard of Compassion when I mom started sponsoring children and then when I went to Aquire the Fire, Compassion had a...
    arianemariexx arianemariexx 18-21, F Dec 5

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    The Evolution of The Late Morning Drinker Well-- in the 1950s perhaps..but for sure the 1960s introduced us to the wet bar in the front room that always had a full decanter of...
    Tannasheart Tannasheart 46-50, F Dec 9

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