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    Retaded Part XII

    I have written a series of I guess what you could 'diary entries' to try to figure out why this label had been applied to me as a child and why people always til this day treat me as if I am retarded. With every story I think I finally nailed it and it would be the last story in...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 16, 2013

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    Every time I think I'm getting ahead with this issue, I'm not. The number one reason I feel that I am retarded is because people treat me like I am. And that's what it comes down to. They see something about me, absolutely refuse to be direct about it but treat me like I am...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F Feb 26, 2013

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    Retarded Part VIII

    I think I hit the nail on the head with this one: the main reason I feel retarded is because I am so so so naive. I have been taken advantage of by criminals since I was 5 years old and I am now 43- time again and again and again, and I don't have any defense against it...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 16, 2011

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    Retarded Part VI

    Hello all,   I feel like I need to write a story to explain my 'retarded' series to people.  When you feel like you have to write because you are afraid of being misunderstood in the same way you are in real life then you know you are in trouble and you have reached a...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F Mar 24, 2009

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    Keep It In The Family

    dad would always want me in his bed. he said it was to cuddle. i was 12 to 15. i thought it was normal . he said if i got scared. or cold. to meet him in his bed. he would give me more allowance if i did he was pretty cruel. a rich man but would never pay for me to do sports or...
    jessijay jessijay 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 6, 2010

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    Retarded Part IX

    With every part I write it brings me closer to understanding why I felt like I was retarded as a child, why teachers thought so, why people even think so today and why in some ways I am and am not. And this part (Part 9) cinches it. This tells my whole story from grades 1 through...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F Jan 19, 2013

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    I Am Retarded Part XI

    I finally nailed it. It has taken me 11 stories to get to the point of why people treat me like I'm retarded but now I finally understand why I get treated this way even before someone even knows a thing about me: 1) my rigid motor behavior 2) my physical inflexibility 3) my...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F Jun 30, 2013

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    Retarded Part II

    I have really gained a lot by being able to share this 'secret' with people on here- this terrible feeling I have had about being retarded since I was a child.  I use this term not to offend, but because this is the actual term I used for myself my whole life.  I have...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F 5 Responses Dec 3, 2008

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    Retarded-not

    I have used the word retarded quite a few times.Hey, I may be retarded too.  lol  ;P
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Aug 26, 2011

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    I haven't been diagnosed

    as retarded, but today I feel extremely retarded and unsure of myself. I feel afraid that I may be retarded. I feel like when I was 8. I feel like people are nice to me because they know I'm so off the wall and have odd beliefs. I feel like a bad mom. I barely did my kids...
    exslut exslut 22-25, F Jan 9, 2014

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    Retarded

    I was diagnosed as retarded in elementary school and I have never been able to shake the label.  I also have a BA degree two years of a master's degree (which I got in Canada).  I realize the reason there was such a difference of assessment of me is because the...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F 32 Responses Nov 2, 2008

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    What's Worse?

    Being retarded or being retarded with full realization of that fact?  Further, does knowing your retarded make you a little less retarded or just  horrified?
    VynRt VynRt 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 17, 2008

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    Retarded (part V)

    I am a hopeless loser.  The monkey's have finally gotten to me and even though they are monkeys they have revealed the real truth about me- that I am nothing but a loser and will never be anything but a loser.   When I was growing up 100% of people hated me.  I...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 23, 2009

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    It Depends On How You See Me

    By definition I am not retarded. I joined this group because I believe this is based more on perception than actual intellectual capacity. I do not see myself as retarded but the vast majority of people I encounter do. I have at times battled with this perception of myself...
    LoneLostDreamer042 LoneLostDreamer042 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 15, 2010

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    Retard Part Vii

    4/27/2010 I work in a workplace where everyone treats me like I am retarded. They do not hesitate to make fun of me because they do not think I'm catching on. I have to admit , for the longest time I wasn't. I thought they were being nice, but they were really being smooth...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 27, 2010

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    Retarded Part III

    wow did my Daughter blast me with a reality check today that freed me forever more!  Just like I have always said:  The TRUTH will set you free! A girl came up to me just the other day from work and she approached me with the assumption that I was a special needs...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 5, 2008

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    I Am Retarded (i Think This Is Is Part Iv)

    I guess to know where I am coming from you have to read all my other stories in this series. But a few weeks a go this girl was about to plunge into a discussion about how difficult it must be for a mentally retarded person like me to work in a normal environment with normal...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 13, 2009

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    Retard part 13 Well,

    no matter what I do in life, I simply can't shake the idea that I am retarded. I was told I was different since I was a tiny kid. I was always slow (came from poverty) - so what were the teachers going to do with me? Leave me in kindergarten my whole life? Of course not, so...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 8, 2014

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    Miklee02 Miklee02 41-45, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I beat the **** out of someone because they said I was retarded...I am normally a pacifist!!
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    go shopping & find me a fire retarded outfit. can never be too careful around the fireworks.
    RANDYPEE RANDYPEE 41-45, T 1 day ago

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    You know that kid you called **** well he killed himself yesterday. That girl you called fat,She starved herself to death. And the boy who you called retarded is now on life...
    BrandonDay BrandonDay 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    So it was me and this girl, guessing she was my girlfriend by our body language and affection towards another, anywhoo I never got to see her face because it was blurred but I knew...
    Forgottenwarrior777 Forgottenwarrior777 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    All my life I have been called retarded by the people who were supposed to be the ones I could come to when things get crazy in my life, or, when the world has driven me to the...
    AspieMama22 AspieMama22 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    What better theme for a night-time story than one of love? It's such a long time since I've been writing in the night, last time I did was when I quit drinking, and I remembered...
    Fable Fable 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    When I get really annoyed at the heat, I always think, oh yeah, it's because there's a giant ball of fire in the sky. O.O Then I think how ironic it is how fire brings us both life...
    DreamWarriorBlake DreamWarriorBlake 22-25, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I took speach therapy when you was younger. It definitely helped but it's still pretty bad. People, mostly people at school and my cousins, call me "retarded." My stutter doesn't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 days ago

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    I hate my dad so much. my other three sisters hate him too. we beg our mom to divorce him and to leave him but she can't because we need the money he gets from his job. we are so...
    anonymoussas anonymoussas 13-15, F a week ago

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    Hi I would like to vent a little bit.I Hate getting treated like I am stupid in front of my spouse friends and in laws.They treat me like I am garbage or treat me like I am stupid...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 Jun 27

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    So basically last night I was sleeping all nice and sound and then I woke randomly. I opened my eyes and I suddenly hear d a steady tapping on my closet door... It was really loud...
    confusedandslightlyscared confusedandslightlyscared 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    This gurl said she couldnt get along with me bcuz pisces and gemini dont mix. Bruhh how tf can you determine whether you will get along with someone based on their zodiac sign...
    violinmaster242 violinmaster242 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    life kinda sucks some days. I'm a very odd ball. I can't seem to find anyone now that I'm older that I can communicate well with. I try but I've seemed to lost my people skills I...
    Sometimesilence Sometimesilence 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 24

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    I'm just retarded. I repeat myself. I'm quiet. I'm nice. I'm self conscious. It's just gross. I try to be myself and I come off as more of a female dog than usual. They usually...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    I tend to easily become emotional because I feel alone. If I had someone with me I know I wouldn't feel so, but I keep feeling unwanted by girls. I have no issues finding guy...
    Resoner Resoner 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 22

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    One has to have some pity for the average Aussie (read - bogan). Economically they are not all that viable or competitive. Socially they are inept and awkward. Linguistically they...
    boganbait boganbait 46-50, M 7 Responses Jun 20

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    I love my boyfriend. Not because I chose to, but because chemicals in my brain produce pleasure when I see him. It happens to everybody, with different people, but it's the same...
    DreamWarriorBlake DreamWarriorBlake 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 17

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    I just... I hate how I look. I'm too tall, and my height makes me seem unattractive to guys... guys have even blatantly pointed out to me that they would never date a girl taller...
    mcsunshine09 mcsunshine09 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 16

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    my husband is totally mental, hdhd, paranoid and A. He blames EVERYTHING THAT EVER WENT WRONG in our marriage and we have seen a counselor for two sessions. we just had a hugs...
    goldfish28 goldfish28 46-50, F Jun 16

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    HBO's latest episode shows again how realistically retarded the characters are. "For the Watch"
    mike81001 mike81001 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 15

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    https://www.facebook.com/MomsDemandActionDads?ref=br_rs http://www.newsweek.com/handgun-law-connecticut-helped-decrease-gun-homicides-342363 Geoffrey Harris Cue the paranoid...
    wombat456 wombat456 41-45, M Jun 15

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    Growing up, I always knew my dad was different. He wasn't like the other dads I saw. He carried himself differently. Interacted with his children differently. Even talked...
    Rose137 Rose137 26-30, F Jun 15

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    I've counted to ten a hundred times. So know that what I am about to say is true. I am really ******* stupid. I am so stupid that calling myself retarded is unfair to those with a...
    MathewMasquerade MathewMasquerade 26-30, M Jun 14

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    When in doubt, wear a pair of lazy pants (pretty much anything that would be alright to sleep in).
    Cosmic0Potato Cosmic0Potato 13-15, M Jun 14

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