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I An Only Child

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    My mother, unfortunately, suffered from a medical condition (I think it was endometriosis) and as a result she was unable to have any more children. My father went out to work to...
    bigbadnur bigbadnur 56-60, M 1 Response Feb 19

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    There's only two ways to look at it...either my parents didn't want to make a second mistake......or......why mess with perfection?
    dancingWATERz dancingWATERz 51-55, F 8 Responses Feb 11

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    I am an only child of a single parent who is a mother with borderline personality disorder. It's been just her and I since I was 4. I'm now 32. I'm a lesbian, in love...and finding...
    Coro121 Coro121 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    It's not that I don't enjoy children, especially having been exposed to my best friend's children including his daughter and then being exposed to my cousin's two daughters whom I...
    halfblind79 halfblind79 31-35, M 2 hrs ago

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    It has never been an issue to me. Well, not until now. I'm the eldest among 3. They're straight boys; I'm gay (though closeted). And recently, I noticed that my second sibling is...
    rainspy91 rainspy91 22-25, M 5 hrs ago

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    I have lost a loved one from child abuse. For the first year I struggled for a reason to keep living. I struggled with pure rage. I struggled with complete and utter numbness. I...
    cntstoptherain cntstoptherain 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Hate Child Abusers With a Passion
    goodnites1091 goodnites1091 22-25, M 2 hrs ago

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    Over the course of a 23 yr controlling, emotionally and at times physically abusive marriage, I had 4 beautiful children. I was the virtual epitome of the "Martha Stewart" mom. I...
    Chrissy342004 Chrissy342004 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Explore Experiences Ask Questions Find People Post TheBratPrincess3439 Me Share on Facebook Share on Google+ I Am a Child Abuse Survivor The Devil Died On Easter There once was a...
    Phoenix3439 Phoenix3439 18-21, F Feb 12

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    I'll be frank. I. Can't. Remember. My. Childhood. At. All. Sure there are bits and pieces of memories (such as losing my best friend and stealing) that's still somewhat fresh in...
    AoRagdoll AoRagdoll 13-15, F Feb 14

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    its sad the lives some children are growing up in now days...and in the past. its sad to know how many kids are homeless and are orphans or who grow up in abusive homes. why bting...
    sk1ttl3s sk1ttl3s 16-17, F a week ago

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    I always have my children help me put the groceries away while I'm repackaging and separating meat, fish and poultry. They know the system and they know I'm particular about order...
    AthenaJones AthenaJones 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Last year, on my first “official” trip out of Dakar (as a UN employee), I stopped at a market town about 100 miles east of the capital. My visit was not a success as the person...
    bethturner bethturner 26-30, F 9 Responses Feb 5

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    Omg, I thought that I was the only one who felt this way. I too grew up in Bklyn,NY and still have family there, but now as a parent it's not the same . I remember living...
    0intimacy 0intimacy 46-50, F 6 Responses Feb 17

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    This is the best title they had. I don't hate children, I just don't like bad kids. I have a child who has a defiance disorder. It has been so hard. Last night I saw another side...
    ptsdlady ptsdlady 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    Hello everyone. My name is jack. My story starts six years ago when I met my fiancée. She has full legal and phayical custody through the divorce of her daughters. The father is a...
    Aconcernedparent Aconcernedparent 36-40, M Feb 18

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    I am writing this simply because I have no other sounding boards left. I have sought help at every term and like others on here,,, to no avail. I have lost my friends my family and...
    luigiartist luigiartist 51-55, M 5 Responses Feb 22

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    It started when I was very young. My mother had called me gay or a lesbian. This has never been true. My mother stuggled with her own sexuality for years and i believe she was...
    gamergirldeluxe gamergirldeluxe 22-25, F a week ago

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    Many do not understand regression. Oh, they know the definition, but when a child or adult regresses a desire to understand the root cause is usually overcome by discomfort and a...
    brokenat5 brokenat5 61-65, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My father died of alcoholism when I was 21, now just over 20 years ago. I was blessed in the fact that he quit on his own when I was a baby. He was sober most of my life and I...
    winnhasmyheart winnhasmyheart 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    Actually I had 4. Identical twin boys I had at 17 who were half Black half Puerto Rican. A son and daughter I had while stationed by the US Army in Japan in the 1990s who are half...
    45ChocNFab 45ChocNFab 41-45, F Feb 8

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    Everyone knows all my children so when we go shopping everyone goes. my husband me and my seven children. so while im the store we let the four oldest wonder off TOGETHER and stay...
    happilymarriedus happilymarriedus 26-30, F 6 Responses Feb 12

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    True story. I'm not a huge fan of most children, I really only like the ones in my friend's family, but I still won't stand for seeing children getting abused.
    tgf12 tgf12 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 13

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    RIP CHRISTOPHER SHORT.... If ONLY your parents didn't turn you loose with free reins, things could of been MUCH different. It's a damn shame when parents care for the men/women in...
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 14

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    So, I'm a Catholic but attended more public schooling than private. My husband is a cradle Catholic. We chose to send our children to a Catholic elementary school (the same one I...
    FindingBetterWay FindingBetterWay 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    Here is my story: I adopted my son at 18 mths he is now 10.5. He came from a Family of mental illness and drug addicts along with thieves and drug dealers. Of course I found out...
    christydugger christydugger 46-50, F 2 days ago

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    My grand daughter was taken last yr from my daughter. My daughter had left the father but since he hadn't seen her in 3 weeks she met with him and his mother to let them have he...
    scahoon2010 scahoon2010 46-50, F Feb 12

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    Sixty-four-year-old Bertha Holliness said she was in the basement apartment of her white frame three-flat, talking with her daughter as her grandson got ready for afternoon...
    dragonofdeath dragonofdeath 22-25, M Feb 5

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    When I give my children an order, I do expect it to be followed. I do not like to repeat myself without consequences . This afternoon, I told my 13 yr old daughter to empty and...
    babeluvs6n2 babeluvs6n2 46-50, F 6 Responses Feb 7

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    Once I was so young and wanted. Everyone cared for me. But like a new toy, I was broken and discarded by everyone. I actually hate the people who left me more than the abuser. Now...
    Wounduponwound Wounduponwound 18-21, M 5 Responses Feb 21

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    Its been a while since i posted a topic here on EP. I was a long time member of EP although i left EP sometime ago and just recently came back again. I can say that EP has helped...
    happysha17 happysha17 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    So take a good look at us Won't you just hold me tonight And I would stop trying to fall in love again And keep it a secret It never works out anyway But I am not, Cause you were...
    Alijumah Alijumah 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    Am I the only one who looks in the mirror and sees evil? My therapist explained that it's because we take on the energy of the abuser when were being abused, and the abuser being...
    mentallytortured mentallytortured 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    Last week I finished 8 weeks of intensive group trauma therapy to deal with the after effects of sexual abuse when I was a child. It was an amazing program! I wanted to quit...
    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 4

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    sigh........................................................!!!!!!!!!!!!! it is really very hard for me to talk about that , but i would like to do , when i was a child i missed...
    umayyad umayyad 31-35, M 3 Responses Feb 13

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    Such as when I could do anything without getting judged. They say I am narrow minded, believing that I am in my own little world while I am not. I know more than they know Indo yet...
    littleowlet littleowlet 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    If you have to smoke, don't do it around the children. Second hand smoke is more deadly. If your children are more important to you than a damn cigarette, then you would keep them...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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    This is not a regret, it's something I've known would happen. Parents thankfully divorced at age 4. My dad had weekend custody and is a great dad. Still, I saw how hard being a...
    MissASC77 MissASC77 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    I have shared the details of my nightmarish childhood in a previous post. But as I was looking over my profile page and saw this group I had to be thankful that while I was abused...
    LadyHawke68 LadyHawke68 46-50, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    For over six years me and my younger sister(by about 21 months) were under the care of local Lutheran Social Services. We lived in a children's home from the time I was 7-8 until I...
    EspanolBlite EspanolBlite 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 22

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    I am just sitting here thinking as I watch the news, job markets etc.. just what he future holds for our children. As a boy, I had no worries about the future. I grew up playing...
    luigiartist luigiartist 51-55, M 5 days ago

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