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I Am Retarded

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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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    It seems this way, because of other people.

    I'm crippled by their hatred and how people perceive me as a Handicapped retard. I just don't know what to do. My other stories say it all.
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Aug 5

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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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    Yeah so, I'm so ugly

    and fcuked up no 0ne would even look at me. I look retarded, I act retarded, therefore I am retarded. I'm completely hopeless. and you want to know an interesting fact? I'm trying to figure out my bisexuality. I'm leaning towards being with and loving a woman more than a...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 9

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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...
    buffalobaby2016 buffalobaby2016 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 15, 2010

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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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    I was drugged to mental retardation.

    .. I am so screwed that I can't make proper decisions. I'm extremely impulsive and unloved. I hate being negative because negativity lets everyone down. I'd rather be nothing than a negative. Hopefully one day, as negative as I am, I will be absolutely nothing, just crumbled...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Aug 5

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm so mentally screwed by my Fake Mother

    after she's drugged me with her boyfriend and his family that my Fake Mother's friend at work wanted to hook me up with her handicapped brother. It made me feel as though I couldn't do any better, but I have nothing against a handicapped person, for being handicapped is not...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    Miklee02 Miklee02 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 3

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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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    Definitely retarded. Only a retarded individual

    such as I would believe people actually want relationship and understand anything healthy doesn't happen in a vacuum. I mean, if it hurts royally, spread it. Eh?
    poiemajeremiah poiemajeremiah 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 2

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 35 Responses Nov 2, 2008

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    I will be 18 in about 5 and a half months. I can't wait. I'm so ******* tired of not being able to do anything even though I am smarter than most adults. I'm working and...
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    ep is the most retarded site. i cant even post what i want cause "action not allowed".. dawegdfreas
    CopperFoil CopperFoil 16-17, M Aug 19

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    Photo Included EP staff you are retarded (or at least the one person who made this mistake).There is 100% nothing wrong about my profile picture, it wasn't offensive, perverted...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 19

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    give me a minute while I think if a retarded story to write
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