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I Don't Remember My Childhood

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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 18-21, F Jul 27, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I had a concussion when I was a junior in high

    school it caused me to have amnesia. It took two days to remember who I was and left me with short term memory loss. Now I remember small things by someone telling me. With this I can honestly say I should "jumped the cliff" years ago so I wouldn't remember painful things. My...
    cittykatluv cittykatluv 18-21, F Oct 6

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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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F 7 Responses May 11, 2010

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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 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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    Not Much, Anyway.

    i repressed a lot of everything. now all that i do remember, i dont want to.
    monsterwithinme monsterwithinme 18-21, F May 28, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ...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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My Mom left me when I was four. I don't remember her. My older brothers remember her and talk about how devistated they were when she left. She came back into my life when I was...
    ratgirl73 ratgirl73 41-45, F Oct 13

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    Growing up I suffered a lot of abuse from people a child should naturally be able to trust. I'm not comfortable discussing what I went through but I'm just going to say it was bad...
    13Selene13 13Selene13 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 25

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    I grew up in a big city, I lived with my family in the suburban side of the city just like the rest of the people I knew. I went to an affordable public school, where there were...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 6

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    I always knew I never wanted kids, dunno why I just never did when I was a little girl my friends would play with dolls and prams, me?, I'd play with animal toys they were kind of...
    13Selene13 13Selene13 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Why is he making it hard for me? ;~; I can't tell my childhood friend about this matter because he'll just make me feel bad about this... I don't know whose shoulder I could cry...
    Misaki7590 Misaki7590 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    So before I get into the deep stuff, let me fill you in. I grew up an only child in a happy home, my parents were never married but were always together, I am 22, my mom is 44...
    Chelssea Chelssea 18-21 Oct 3

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    I don't care about anything anymore, and all is as it should be once more. I missed this void of endless apathy. With it comes certainty. With certainty, power. As I reflect upon...
    Lullacus Lullacus 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    It is very easy to judge others and to remain angry with them for good reasons but have you ever stopped to think how you feel when you hold a grudge against someone. I've been...
    Morenita79 Morenita79 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I did when I was a teenager, but that is over and done. I had a boyfriend I use to talk to 14 hours on the phone. 14 hours on the phone. Telephones are so old... I remember the...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Sep 28

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    I don’t know why I knocked on the door of my only friend when I hit rock bottom and was afraid to being alone. I don’t know why he took advantage of me, I was 17, and I didn...
    starchild3 starchild3 31-35, F Sep 25

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    I don't believe in superstitious legends. I don't believe in any other superstition. I don't believe in all things that are part of peoples small-time gossip. More to the point, I...
    SamHarris SamHarris 22-25, M Oct 7

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    I go to a small high school. There is approximately 100 kids in my high school. I'm a freshman girl. I'm smart and I tend to stay at home and study then go and party. But I really...
    Smalltowngirl1999 Smalltowngirl1999 13-15, F Sep 27

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    It's coming in a few weeks. And I didn't even think about it until I had a good phone conversation with my sister with her wisecrack son on speaker phone. His birthday is coming...
    lonelydinosaur lonelydinosaur 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    I'm so scared my husband will leave me to have children. He wants children, loves them, idolises them. I think kids are cute but I'm much rather enjoying seeing, learning and...
    CorruptedAngel CorruptedAngel 22-25, F Oct 4

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    i don't know why but i know that it is better for some 1 who will love me i don't want him to remember me or i just don't like take picture huh i don't know why huh tell me your...
    poker7777 poker7777 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 6

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    Sorry for everyone who thinks this is an update. That guy I mentioned before? He told me actually does like me, and we've talked a lot, but the thing is, I don't know if I like him...
    PercyJacksonisAWESOME PercyJacksonisAWESOME 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 8

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    I know the title is I don't like my in laws but I it should be my in laws don't like me .... I guess you could say I have a different name which I don't care to share but these...
    BlackWidow65 BlackWidow65 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    There's something that I want to move on from and forget, but it's really fudging difficult and I don't know why. A few months ago, I used to walk into class, and I always felt so...
    ThatAwkwardPanda ThatAwkwardPanda 13-15 1 Response 4 days ago

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    This is a problem for me. I don't know how to ask for help. There were times when I could've solved all my problems just by asking for help. There were willing people, I remember...
    migs1910 migs1910 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    first off, I do love them but I cannot stand them I feel like I have been deceived by them but its also my fault for allowing myself to be so gullible. I moved away to Arizona from...
    onebeliever onebeliever 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 25

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    I needed you more than anything tonight. Once again life has proven that you can't rely on anyone but yourself. I love you, and want to be with you. Is it really worth it now...
    forgottenheart forgottenheart 18-21, F Sep 28

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