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I Don't Trust Easily, Thanks to a Dysfunctional Childhood

The Best Revenge is Living Well 55 People

    Never Had A Chance

    It's a wonder I am not dead My family Parents Brother Aunts, Uncles and Cousins took every opportunity to tell Me how worthless I am and lied to me and about me at every turn. here is one the favorites. "If We would have known you turn out like this We would have your Mother get...
    slappedtomuch slappedtomuch 46-50, M Aug 2, 2011

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    Trust Issues

    I do have some trust issues, due to the fact that almost everyone I had trusted in life turned out be horrible people. And they used my own trust for them against me. It started when I was a child. I trusted many adults to be there for me and to keep their word. None of them did...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 13, 2008

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    Thanks Mom and Dad

    My dad made sure I felt worthless. he threatened to disown me. I wasn't allowed to cry and if I did he would threaten to get his belt out and I knew what that meant and stopped. whenever I had something I was proud of, both my parents would say something along the lines of, "...
    cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 15, 2008

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    Well Here Goes Nuthing

    Well basically from the age of 5 to 10 i have been throught every kind of abuse u heard on the NSPCC adverts (which i still cant watch at the age of 19) by my step-dad and his brother... wondering what my mum did? sweet FA... luckily the doctors saw through my lieing and spoke...
    AutumnChild AutumnChild 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 18, 2009

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    I have 3 kids - 2 of which are my bf's. We are 4 years together. We are not married- lately things have been hanging together by a thread :( I am v upset about this. I had a 5th...
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    pixieowl pixieowl 26-30, F Apr 22

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    It's a real shame. Drugs have caused hell for my life, alcohol and pills particularly. No, not me using them, I learned my lesson from the unfortunate hell that my mother went...
    themingowman themingowman 36-40, M Apr 7

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    i'm 30 years old. I have 2 children. No life. I was kicked out at 12 years old by my mother on xmas eve. I was forced to grow up on the streets and survive. I managed to finish...
    IdiditTOmyselfTwice IdiditTOmyselfTwice 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My father was very abusive when I was growing up. He never physically abused me, but he physically abused my brothers. He was also emotionally abusive with them as well as my...
    Mickkeyy Mickkeyy 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    A couple months back my best friend and I were in school and she told me she wanted to tell me something. I told her she could tell me anything cause I wouldn't judge her and I...
    Malardduck Malardduck 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 10

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    Ladies, please. I don't want to see your boobs! Cover them stuff up! Thanks. We have no right to tell men to pull up their pants if we can't even keep our boobies in check.
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I'm done responding to messages that only say hi or hello Because i have already told many people so far not to do this but they continue to. So if you want to speak to me try to...
    Autumnflowers Autumnflowers 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    8 of 10 wanting me to add them is men.... What part of "Don´t add men" is difficult to understand? I will soon block men who ask thanks to those who can´t understand and ruin it...
    redlesbian redlesbian 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 21

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    Want to know what's selfish? Bringing a child into this dysfunctional world and people trying to manipulate you into having children all because they're not getting what they want...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    i just wanna say that i loved you a lot..i loved you more then anything.. you were my life you were everything to me.. you were my hero.. thanks for everything.. thanks for showing...
    loveiseverything18 loveiseverything18 18-21, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    Hi People, I really need some help. I really appreciate your time helping me. Thank you. I'm in a relationship of 6 years. Started as friends and then became lovers. I love her. I...
    marcdavid20 marcdavid20 18-21, M Apr 5

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    I have been bullied in my childhood .( People call me names/ phisicaly) I think that bully's should have a bad punishment . I hate bullying. I pinch very hard for self defense
    banana1129 banana1129 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I never ever had straight teeth being cursed with too many teeth for my mouth and suffering from a chronic desire to grind my teeth from childhood.
    Joanne0chan Joanne0chan 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    I really dislike children who aren't related to me. I have nine nieces and nephews whom I love, and actually like, too. They're good kids, well behaved and well mannered. And...
    andie2007 andie2007 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I get scared something bad will happen like the terrorist attacks, a shooting and now thanks to the marathon bombing..bombings. This world is crazy...excuse me, people of this...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    hahahahaha.... this MAY will be my dad's birthday and at the same time its mother's day! and now, i'm stuck on what should i give to them on their special occasions... suggestion...
    redfoxylady18 redfoxylady18 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    Thanks to everyone. I wish you all well
    RestlessWarrior1 RestlessWarrior1 46-50, M Apr 17

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    No thanks. I think I'll pass.
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F Apr 24

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    I want to take this time to thank all my backstabbing, two-faced, sneaky slithery, betraying, lying, useless friends in my life. From your lies and betrayal, it only promoted me...
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 8 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I am an 18 Y.O. male and I live with my parents and two brothers. I am currently studying to go to University. I apologize in advance if this article seems a bit jumbled, I am...
    MrNostrand MrNostrand 18-21, M Apr 11

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    Growing up in a town of about 8,000 people I was one of the few students who stood out. I grew up on an Indian Reservation and was bullied just for being different. I am mixed...
    tcteacher tcteacher 26-30, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    You know, growing up wasn't easy. It's not easy for a lot of people. My parents kept taking my brother and I in and out of schools like they changed their clothes. We moved...
    baybaetweed baybaetweed 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 22

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    I can't remember the first 10 or 12 years of my life. And what few "memories" I have are more like pictures (like I may have seen a picture of it and remember that/I only remember...
    IAmJustAGhostGirl IAmJustAGhostGirl 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    To all my EP friends, I need your help, and I hope that at least some of you will respond with volunteering to help. My latest book is in the editing stage. I had a childhood...
    curmudgeon curmudgeon 70+, M 3 Responses Apr 23

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    I'm having dinner with my family? What the hell was I thinking! I don't even want to see my aunt and her eyes that enjoy looking down on us and most certainly don't want the...
    MadNocturnes MadNocturnes 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    I just read this and WOooow is that me. "Placater" - "Mascot" - "Caretaker" This child takes responsibility for the emotional well-being of the family. They become the families...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I don't suffer from depression, but I met somebody on ep last year who does, and whose life has been dominated by it since early childhood. We conversed for around nine months...
    KitFornay KitFornay 51-55, M Apr 22

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    I will sum it up mostly since it's very long, but here it is: I was introduced to her when I visited my dad's family, she was the girl that lived up the road. I can't remember...
    Saravegan2 Saravegan2 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    From childhood I became an awkward human being. Always on the outside of people. I am the person who dreads going to a movie because I don't want anyone beside me. I am the...
    Lifelessons4me Lifelessons4me 46-50, F Apr 4

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    It's happening again. I'm getting more and more anxious he's gone for good. I do this every single time we don't talk for a day because he won't just tell me what he wants. I've...
    Prisoner111 Prisoner111 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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    I can't remember exactly how old I was during this time, but I was in my second year of kindergarten. My mom met this man. I don't know how old he was at the time, he was black...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 12

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    I keep having these moments like a movie clip go through my mind.. I see myself looking in a mirror.. I'm looking at the bruises on my legs and my stomach... And I can't remember...
    swimmingwolf0 swimmingwolf0 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    The first cut is the deepest. I'm so hurt by him. We met when I was 12, he was 14, up until a couple days ago, I would have called him my childhood Romeo. When we met as kids, a...
    Chrysii Chrysii 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 16

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    For me, it is waves. Big waves, little waves- no discrimination in size, cause or timing. It can feel so random. Or it can feel as if it was triggered. It can last hours, days...
    fromthegirlonthewall fromthegirlonthewall 18-21, F 21 hrs ago

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