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I Don't Remember My Childhood

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    ...As Much As I Would Like To

    I remember several incidents from being little and a little girl very well. Others have faded away. It's kind of sad, that way. I can see the images in my childhood neighborhood if I close my eyes and concentrate...hard. Usually, I can see them when I'm falling asleep. But I...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jun 19, 2013

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    I don't remember much - most are of me not

    wanting to be home for some reason, perhaps I just loved being outside exploring - I do remember lots of bad things... Being ignored... Anytime my siblings and I got in trouble, dad would come and talk to my two step sisters, say sorry to them and talk to them, never to me...
    dreamwithme55 dreamwithme55 22-25, F Apr 28

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    I Repressed It

    at least the 70's portions of it.  Something very bad happened to me then.
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses May 14, 2009

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    Not Much, Anyway.

    i repressed a lot of everything. now all that i do remember, i dont want to.
    monsterwithinme monsterwithinme 16-17, F May 28, 2012

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    Empty Pages

    I am 22 almost 23 years old and i can't remember anything substantial from my childhood til about 3rd or 4th grade and i don't know why. this really bothers me. i remember a few things but most of what i remember i only remember cause i read or saw pictures or videos about it. I...
    yourfaceisyourface yourfaceisyourface 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 17, 2013

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    Broken Glass.

    For the most part, I have no memories. There are fragments here or there, but in whole, they mean nothing. I have one very clear memory though; I suppose the only proof that I even HAD a childhood. I can't share it sadly. No one would understand its significance.
    OblitusAuri OblitusAuri 18-21, F 7 Responses May 11, 2010

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    Felt, But Not Remembered ...

    I've forgotten so much of my childhood, I forgot I even joined this group ... lol.I've remembered the important parts.  Not the details, just enough to make sense of it's impact.I've accepted I can't change it.I know I didn't deserve it.I'm ready to let it go now.As the rest of...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 9 Responses Jan 4, 2011

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    Foggy

    I was at therapy the other day and my therapist asked me to remember a time when I felt that my mom loved me. I can't remember anything from my childhood. No feelings and very little memories. Of the ones that I do remember are about my brothers. I was too embarrassed to say that...
    thesewalls thesewalls 13-15, F Apr 1, 2012

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    Never Had One

    I was in an accident when I was 15 years old.  That's as far back as I can really remember.  My parents are always telling me that I was a good kid before the accident.  They say I changed ( I guess that means I'm no good now).  I can't remember ever having a...
    boarderline boarderline 36-40, F 7 Responses Nov 18, 2008

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    Un-cracked Shell

    I tend to forget my childhood years, why? Because my childhood is pretty much the one of the worst. Not that I was abuse or stuff, I just don't feel like a child back then. I mean I play and get hurt, but I really didn't feel my parents presence and love. My dad always want...
    sunsetglow sunsetglow 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 16, 2010

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    No Idea Why.

    I am 15 and I have almost no memory. I can recall a few events, but none of the details. I have no idea when or why this happened. All I know is that I do not remember anything about my past/childhood. I find it slightly comforting that I am not the only person like this, but at...
    LongBasher LongBasher 13-15, M Aug 29, 2010

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    Late Bloomer

    It's not that I don't remember it, it's just that I don't really like to think about it. I grew up painfully shy. I always let my Mom do all the talking for me. I never asked someone to hang out on my own, I always asked my Mom to call up my friends to arrange a "play date." (I...
    Elysiaaa Elysiaaa 18-21, F 9 Responses Mar 8, 2011

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    That's What I Always Said

    When people would ask me about my childhood I would say that I didn't remember. The truth was that I did remember some, but I didn't want to remember more. And if I started recalling one memory, it would only lead to others. And I don't to go there. This past week someone...
    accomplice accomplice 41-45, M 4 Responses Nov 23, 2010

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    Its Kind Of Weird

     i cant remember certain things... i only remember maybe 10 things from when i was 10 and down... i dont remember being small...i dont remember much at all. i do remember all the people. i was always observant as a kid. always looking at things around me...i remember even...
    kittycat101303 kittycat101303 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 14, 2010

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    Do Not Remember.......

    I do not remember my childhood.....not much of it any ways, I come from a very abusive, tramatic back ground, both parents had substance abuse, so there was a lot of bad violence in the home, from my father, he was the abuser, Mom tried to sheild us best she could, as I am told...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 9, 2010

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    I'm 20 Years Old And...

    I can barely remember my childhood. And not much of middle school. I don't think they were happy times for me, I guess that's why I've forgotten it all.
    CrazyWuWu CrazyWuWu 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 14, 2010

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    So Many Disjointed Flashes Of Nothing.

    I'm 26 years old, and there is very little of my childhood that I can recall. There are little glimpses of memories here and there, but as soon as I find them, they seem to fade away. It's quite frustrating. I've considered attempting to construct a sort of timeline for myself...
    rachynymph rachynymph 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 5, 2010

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    Blocked Out.

    I don't remember most of my childhood. Which I guess is a good thing, there are a lot of things that I don't want to remember.
    CowgirlBebop CowgirlBebop 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 10, 2012

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    Wasn't That Bad, Wasn't That Good

    I'm only 16 currently, but still I only have one memory from anything before probably 12 or 13 and that was my tenth birthday party... that's about it. I'll see photos and sometimes wonder if whatever was going on in the photo actually happened, I have no recollection of any of...
    blueox blueox 16-17 Jan 18, 2010

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    I Had No Childhood, only Nightmare

     I don't recall my childhood except those scary stories told by some young wives in the neighbourhood who chilled with my teenage sister who actually brought me up and those scaring scenes and moments directed by them in a small village in Northeast China. What is worse is...
    Apoorplayer Apoorplayer 46-50, F Jan 19, 2010

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    Except the bad parts- like my mom sleeping in

    while I got up for school by myself, got myself ready alone, made my own lunch etc.. Sometimes when I'm getting my daughter ready for school in the morning I think of this and promise myself never to be like that.
    AriesFairy AriesFairy 26-30, F Dec 9, 2013

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    Bits And Pieces

    I do remember parts of my childhood, but they aren't very happy memories. My father leaving, my sister filling my bed with broken glass, being abused by my step-father. My memories from ages 5-12 are almost non-existent. Ya know how you may forget something, but a picture of the...
    lawlietismine25 lawlietismine25 16-17, F Jul 27, 2013

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    Its Gone

    Some people saw i got a grate membery and that they could never remember what i do. When truth be known i can remember very much of part of something in my childhood but the full memberys are gone i don't have a clue as to sometimes how the day wen't or what i did or said i dont...
    Deathsin Deathsin 18-21, F Feb 14, 2013

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    No Clue Why, The Memories Just Aren't There.

    I don't think I had any trauma when I was small, I mean my dad would randomly snap and we would barricade our bedroom doors against him, often unsuccesfuly, but he never did any real physical damage. I just don't remember much of anything before I was about 9, and it's still only...
    MrWinstonSmith MrWinstonSmith 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 17, 2012

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    Most Of It

     I look at pictures of myself from the past and I can't believe that that was me. I don't remember those moments. What I do remember are fragments. Little bits and pieces but they still feel like my imagination. Both of good and bad. I guess its because I have...
    reset reset 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 18, 2010

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    I Just Cant Remember...

    I do remember stories i have been told by my dad but that is it. I try to think back but all i see is a snap shot of the house we lived in and thats about it. I have been asked so many times lately about my childhood but i dont remember so i just make it up as i go along. The...
    falling27 falling27 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 22, 2008

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    Memory Loss

    I am 19 years old. My little sister is 16 and older sister is 23. I remember nothing at all from my childhood except things really big like my best friend and brother dying. or moving. They will talk about things that happened when i was 16 i should remember that i do not. ...
    lynn777 lynn777 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 12, 2009

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    At Some Point In My Life I Chose To Forget

    At some point in my life I chose to forget. I was provably around 15 or 16. I lost myself in drugs, alcohol, work, school, fitness and anything else that would keep my mind occupied; now I am still doing the same thing. It keeps me pretty even most of the time but, it makes it...
    outdoorsman1980 outdoorsman1980 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 11, 2012

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    I can't remember my childhood, I barely remember anything that happened before I hit age 7. I've been to therapy a lot since I was in 3rd grade. I started hating myself in 3rd...
    mysteriousanonymous mysteriousanonymous 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    Thinking back the other day about my childhood, I admit that I was a handful and needed some of the "whoopings" that I got, other times I needed a parent to talk to me. My...
    Cryingcorner Cryingcorner 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I love my freedom too much to be a father. Once, I dated a girl with a kid and it didn't work out because I couldn't handle fatherhood. I've told my parents before that I don't...
    bktaylor1989 bktaylor1989 22-25, M 6 hrs ago

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    I'm 20 years old. I finish high school in December/2010 and back then I was really confused about career choices. I tried fashion, kinda liked it but not really. Then I thought I...
    carolbarth carolbarth 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I don't want to be remembered after I die. I'll be 32 and a couple of months and I don't feel anyway this way or that way about it. I don't see that feeling changing. What is the...
    missquietriot missquietriot 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    I think I told this story before, but here I go again... I have lost my faith in so many things. I have lost my faith in myself, in people, in life. When I was a kid, I had a...
    Allaloneandpoisoned Allaloneandpoisoned 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 10

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    I'm not completely sure why I even signed up on this site, yet alone posting a story. At the end of the day, I know that this will not improve nor will it change anything about my...
    LilMsUnknown LilMsUnknown 36-40, F Aug 13

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    If I told you I love you don't take it for granted. I don't say it to everyone even when they want to hear it. Because by me saying it, it means that I can't live without you. That...
    YouDaOne23 YouDaOne23 18-21, F 18 hrs ago

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    I don't think there's any point in being on this site anymore. I have nothing to look forward to anymore, no friends to talk to everyday that want to talk to me anyway. The friends...
    udamansteel udamansteel 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    I've always known the feeling of claustrophobia ever since I was young. When I was a young boy If I was to be say closed in cupboard for a few seconds by my big sister I would get...
    bananaman1uk bananaman1uk 26-30, M Aug 3

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    My mom, she never really be supportive towards me. It's always be my other sisters. they always been my mother's favorites. I remember when I was in primary school I got 2A's 3B's...
    khalidabakri khalidabakri 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    Willy52yt Willy52yt 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    I'm conflicted here. Like, you'll never hear me sneer at an old couple kissing in public, saying "ugh. PDA. Get a room." But if it's a teen couple and you can tell by the way they...
    CrunchyNoodle CrunchyNoodle 16-17, M 1 hr ago

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    I remember my 18th birthday, my cousin was supposed to distract me while at home my family prepared everything for a surprice party. He gave me alcohol, i didn't refuse by the time...
    pjoel123 pjoel123 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 3

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    A couple months ago I had a nightmare and it's still bugging me. I usually have kind of stupid nightmares, or nightmares about zombie apocalypses or things like that. This was...
    littledreamgirl littledreamgirl 13-15, F Aug 13

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    I don't fear death because I'm not traumatized or have horrible (or any memories) of what was before birth. That non-existence is my only connection to death, and I can't remember...
    Thediary Thediary 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 10

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    I am a 14 year old that has relationship problems with my mother. I recall constantly getting bullied in my elementary years because of my social awkwardness. I remember my mom...
    anushkapatel44 anushkapatel44 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    Ever sense I was around 4 or 5 me and my little cousin would touch each other, curiosity I guess. He never penetrated me or came, I don't know if he even know about any of that at...
    youngrose youngrose 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 19

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