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I Came From a Abusive Childhood

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    Sometimes I Wonder Why? - I find that I can't connect with practically anyone. The people I somehow manage to become friends with always seem to case me off to the side or just...
    MichelleMidnight1 MichelleMidnight1 18-21, F Oct 19, 2013

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    Feelings Of Hatred - I had an alcoholic Father growing up, the abuse was very mild to begin with, breaking wooden spoons across our back sides, using hardened plastic rice stirrers...
    AthoughtOfDeath AthoughtOfDeath 22-25, M Feb 17, 2013

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    A Psychotic, A Tyrant, And A Bully All Rolled Into One - This is VERY lengthy, so please bear with me here. (this is an edited re-post from a year ago) My Mother, simply put, is...
    wishiwasabrady wishiwasabrady 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 14, 2013

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    A Psychotic, A Tyrant, And A Bully All Rolled Into One - My Mother, simply put, is the meanest person I know. She is a psychotic, a tyrant, and a bully all rolled into one. My...
    wishiwasabrady wishiwasabrady 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 29, 2012

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    Why - My brother still denies it to this day.I know it was real the pain,the feeling of being unclean.For years I thought I was sick.Thats what my family had me believe.Your sick...
    vlad1462 vlad1462 31-35, M 4 Responses Aug 12, 2007

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    Does anyone here have lasting medical issues caused by the physical/emotional/sexual abuse they endured as a child? For example... I have reduced hearing in my left ear and I...
    ninjakate ninjakate 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 29, 2013

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    To Blame Mum Or Dad Or........Me? - My story is almost typical.. My dad left my younger brother and I when I was 2 years and my mum decided she was a lesbian. Its never really...
    wishingforhope wishingforhope 22-25 1 Response Mar 23, 2013

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    So, I was 7 years old when my dad died. I found him on the floor in the kitchen when I went in to ask him to help me with something. I called his name a couple of times. Then I...
    aaaagggghhhh aaaagggghhhh 36-40, F 7 Responses Mar 1

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    I'm Not Sure Where I Came ... - I'm not sure where I came from.  A combination of evolution and freakish events?  I had a childhood and there was abuse, but it doesn't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 16, 2007

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    Too Weak To Finally Get Over It - I am a failure. That much was already determined when I was born. Bad genes, so to speak. I never even had a chance to have a healthy relationship...
    InferiorTrash InferiorTrash 18-21, M 12 Responses Jul 19, 2013

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    Not Manny People Know - My father was an alcoholic for a short period of my childhood, I remember when I took one of his beers that had a lemon in it from the balcony when he was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 24, 2012

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    I feel like killing him sometimes - He has been tormenting my mom since the day they married and when they had kids (3 of us), we got to experience some of his ****. He won't let...
    sarahrunning sarahrunning 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 2012

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    My Small Miracles Of Self-healing - I used to hate the child I once was. I saw her as dirty and defiled. She was beaten, raped and made to feel ashamed of her existence. I hid her...
    Moonlightdreamer Moonlightdreamer 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2010

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    When i was younger my fathe... - When i was younger my father was constantly gone due to the fact that he worked on the railroad. When he would come home he would "take charge...
    wallflower20 wallflower20 18-21, F 8 Responses Apr 25, 2008

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    My Childhood Was... - being blamed for everything that ever went wrong in my house. I would get hit, but they justified it by calling it 'spanking'. I don't remember my sisters...
    wewantcowbell wewantcowbell 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 13, 2007

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    Child Abuse and Repressed Memories - I am diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, major depression, post traumatic stress disorder, and dissociative disorder - NOS.  I...
    ClinicallyClueless ClinicallyClueless 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 20, 2008

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    My Parents - This is a repost, originally written on April 15th, 2013 My parents were alcoholics. They had rules about everything, but were lax in their discipline. Whether or not...
    JJLiz JJLiz 31-35 1 Response May 30, 2013

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    But I Survived It.... ... - But I survived it.... I've shared some stories about the sexual abuse I suffered. I think I wrote a blog with some of the stuff my great-grandmother...
    eyes eyes 31-35, F Nov 30, 2007

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    Resignation - It is dark.No softness greets meAs I hoist myselfOnto the edge of my bed.I stare at the cold, closed blinds,Wishing I could open the world,Just for a moment,And feel...
    LadyAnnaSabra LadyAnnaSabra 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 10, 2011

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    A Bad Day - A post from my blog www.diaryofabrokenchild.blogspot.com A Bad Day A bad day doesn't mean i am not healing It doesn't mean i did anything wrong it doesn't mean...
    silverstar415850 silverstar415850 18-21, F Sep 23, 2013

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    Virtual Abuse By Leaders Finally Over!!!!! - Yes, it's over.For over three decades (most of my adult life, until 2011), have done some spare time research in determining the root...
    Dreamboy12 Dreamboy12 56-60, M Sep 29, 2013

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    He Was Horrible. - I loved my dad. I think it would have been easier if I hadn't, but I did. As a child I didn't know what he was doing was wrong until I expressed a dislike...
    Konrad Konrad 22-25, M 20 Responses Feb 7, 2009

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    When I Was Young - When I was younger, about 10 or 11, I heard my parents agrueing back and forth late at night. At the time I knew about my parents yelling and drinking for quite...
    Akidatheart2012 Akidatheart2012 22-25, M Jul 31, 2012

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    My Blog About Surviving - Originally I started my blog just to have a diary to write in. Recently a few others have found it and followed me and Its so nice to get the support. But...
    silverstar415850 silverstar415850 18-21, F Jul 23, 2012

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    How Much Was I Worth? - Some writing from my blog www.diaryofabrokenchild.blogspot.com trigger warning for child sexual abuse. How much did they pay you daddy? How much was I...
    silverstar415850 silverstar415850 18-21, F Jan 22, 2013

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    My Dad. - He was the more abusive one more then my mom. She would just emotionally mess with me and put me down for not being "normal". Anytime I did something he didn't approve...
    JessiieKriieg JessiieKriieg 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 19, 2012

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    My mother has been in a abusive relationship since 08. Abusive as in verbally, mentally and physically. Because of this we don't have a great relationship because most of my teen...
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 22

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    'Memories of a dysfunctional childhood" - Today I turned 34.  This signals disappointment, deep depression and disturbing thoughts of "what could have been and what...
    sexymama09 sexymama09 31-35, F 3 Responses May 9, 2008

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    Last year i was going to sleep outside in a tent with my little brother and cousins. Then my 9 year old cousin stared a fire.... I didn't know about it until I smelt smoke then I...
    CaliforniaGirl6 CaliforniaGirl6 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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    My dad and mom both worked and were stressed.As little kids we didn't know what was going on ,and I guess me and my 2 other siblings stressed them out so much they would run around...
    Greeneyes5227 Greeneyes5227 13-15, F Dec 4, 2013

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    Sisterly Love - Growing up my mum was always under a lot of strain at work and the same with my dad. A lot of the time I was taken care of by my sister. I forgave my sister a long...
    JeremyBA JeremyBA 18-21 Nov 30, 2013

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    Not Only For Me - But for other persons who shared my childhood with me as well. My long-suffering mother, who put up with yelling, broken windows, thrown plates of food, slapping...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 1 Response Jun 6, 2013

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    Survival? - My childhood isn't as far behind me as it is from others I know. I still haven't left it, it'll be over a month from now, and I'll finally be out of here in June. It...
    Jessicareneed Jessicareneed 18-21 1 Response Dec 10, 2008

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    Childhood Lost - I was abused in every way a child could be abused. I was physically abused by my folks. I was Sexually abused by my two uncles and my stepfather. I was mentally...
    BlueFairee BlueFairee 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 25, 2008

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    Operation Be A Kid Again - Operation Be A Kid Again( from my blog www.diaryofabrokenchild.blogspot.com) This is my list of things I never got to do as a kid, got to do but want to...
    silverstar415850 silverstar415850 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 2, 2013

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    Family - At times you have to wonder, what goes through families mind. As a child when you would hear them talking in code so that you couldn't understand who they were talking...
    DelVene DelVene 41-45 Sep 18, 2012

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    What Mom Did to Me :'( - This awful event that changed my life took place when I must have been about the age of four. My younger brother and I were put in the bath together his...
    haker haker 26-30 4 Responses Aug 21, 2009

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    The More I Think About It... - I am currently in the acceptance process. Accepting that what went on in the past and the ways of my family were not normal.. As many of you do know...
    imstrongerthanyouthink imstrongerthanyouthink 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14, 2012

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    Mentally & Physically Abused Daughter - I am now a strong 22 yr old woman sharing my story & obstacles with people who have dealt with the same or are currently dealing with...
    MaskedBeauty MaskedBeauty 22-25 2 Responses Oct 25, 2011

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    Hiding The Scars / Healing The Wounds - I just need to tell my story... I grew up with a physically abusive father and a drug addicted mom. I was the eldest of three and ALWAYS...
    ninjakate ninjakate 22-25, F Nov 25, 2013

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    My Childhood (or How I Grew Up Waay Too Fast) - I was born with a bit of a mental disability, originally diagnosed as autistic tendencies and people thought I would never be able...
    CFsurvivor CFsurvivor 26 1 Response May 14, 2008

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    My Mother Lies - I always believed that my life was a mistake, due to how my early years to when I finally realised through counselling that how much my mother was the problem...
    DelVene DelVene 41-45 Sep 23, 2012

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    I Wish I Could Have Had a Normal Childhood - i was abused by my mums boyfriend, beaten up on a daily basis, and at the age of twelve i was told i would be suffercated in my bed, if...
    jossiemarie jossiemarie 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 26, 2008

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    I Survived - I remember all the wishes I made as a boy, like i wish my dad loved me, i wished my dad wasn't a alcoholic, i wished my dad didn't hit me when he was in a bad mood, i...
    scubafever scubafever 46-50, M 11 Responses Aug 29, 2010

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    Living With An Alcoholic Father. - My dad is an alcoholic. When he got drunk he would emotional and phy abuse me. He would say things that hurt me so bad. Everytime my sister didn...
    ascs ascs 22-25, F 5 Responses May 3, 2009

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    Childhood/childhell - Well i started reading these stories on here to see if there was any like mine, and heck there is a few, so i thought i would share mine I know you mostlikely...
    zeebea zeebea 22-25, F Jan 6, 2013

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    Introduced To Sex At A Young Age - Its not easy and anyone who says it is is a lie and isnt apart of it , i deal with facts on the daily , memories also ones that im faced to get...
    Courtney468 Courtney468 18-21 4 Responses Jan 28, 2011

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    My Story Is No Different. - My father was an alcoholic and my mom let him be abusive to us . Back then they didn't have the support for women they have today. So I can see a bit of...
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    Dad Is A Jerk. Self-pitying Loser. - I hate him. It's pure hate at this point. Just this afternoon my sister was at our house with her boyfriend and we were having Thanksgiving...
    sarahrunning sarahrunning 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 21, 2012

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    My Father Was Horrible... - I posted this once today in another forum...just feels empowering to finally share what I went though out loud with others who understand! I grow up...
    singlefather1 singlefather1 31-35, M 6 Responses Mar 2, 2011

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