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I Don't Remember My Childhood

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ...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 prefer to not have my judgement completely clouded, wake up with a migraine, and go to jail for doing crap I don't remember doing! Fun is more fun when you remember it (: I've...
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    Oh, I USED to. Wow, did I ever treat my body as my own chemistry experiment for years. The only line I never crossed was using a needle, but other than that, DAMN! You younger...
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    I just don't know anymore. I'm tired of lying to myself and being someone I'm not. I don't know if I should shut out the internet and go camping to clear my mind but I really need...
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    Does anyone else have that desperate urge to get out of the hole they probably dug themselves into. Even in my dreams, I'm unaccepted.. Every person I get close to, leave haunted...
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    As a kid my parents were never the affectionate type, never said 'I love you', never hugged or kissed each other let alone us kids. I wouldn't say I had a bad childhood as we had a...
    megannicole1996 megannicole1996 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm trying to be positive, trying to find a hobby to keep myself occupied, but it's not working. It probably doesn't help that its the start of the summer holidays and my son is at...
    russianpenguin23 russianpenguin23 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    my mind is functionning in weird ways this morning. And honestly, this is quite the story out of my comfort zone to share. It's true that I don't fear death. Cause the way I see...
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    I could honestly say you've been on my mind Since I woke up today I look at your photograph all the time These memories come back to life And I don't mind I remember when we...
    jeannetjayy jeannetjayy 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    I like my private space, my bubble. People around me all seem to like keeping close to each other, touching hands legs, arms, shoulders, whatever. I can't stand being touched. I...
    Liz1795 Liz1795 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Yeah when i say i love you i mean it, even when i say i love you as friend, i mean it. I don't say it to just make a person happy but i really mean it.
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 2 hrs ago

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    “First day of seventh grade, Hmm hopefully this goes well.” I thought to myself as I went to my first period class. It was my second year at the Academy and I was looking...
    Lifeisgoodtearsofjoy Lifeisgoodtearsofjoy 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    I don't agree with pharmaceutical drugs either! Pharmaceutical drugs doesn't cure the problem just masked/ hide the pain for a little while which is all well and good but we get...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I've never fit in. And I'm okay with that. I remember my best friend telling me that when she turns 18, she is going to get extremely drunk on her birthday. I begged her not to but...
    WintersSoldier WintersSoldier 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    My mind is in a state of confusion. I don't know what I want or what to do. I try to stay focused but my mind is some where else with you. I remember how the sun would shine down...
    Iamjustalonelygirl Iamjustalonelygirl 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 11

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    I am 31 and I remember being 9 years old and wanting to jump off this balcony. I think sometimes if I had did it then what would I have missed out on? Would all the good...
    whoateyourheart whoateyourheart 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I had enough of explaining! I have to say I find it incredibly hard to find the right words and explain exactly how it is so when I have got the courage to explain please don't...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F Jul 9

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    My friend texted me saying she wanted to go out at 4pm. It was about 3:20pm when she told me. She planned on picking me up and we'd go from there. My mother was sleeping so I woke...
    Vanessanicolexo Vanessanicolexo 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I try and stay out of arguments on social network sites. They're just ridiculous and usually filled with people who think they know everything. I avoid Feminist vs anti feminist...
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    This one summer this guy started talking to me and started acting like he wanted to date, In fact he asked me if I would, but then said never mind I have a girlfriend. That's just...
    Punkrockmusiclover423 Punkrockmusiclover423 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    My mind is a tangled mess currently, This is a random post to hopefully get some of the randomness out of my head. I appreciate advice, but please message not comment. I am...
    SaphiraJane SaphiraJane 16-17, F Jul 21

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