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

The Best Revenge is Living Well 55 People

    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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    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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    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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    On the last day of my childhood (before my 13th birthday), I went to Toys R Us and they were playing this song : "I don't wanna grow up, I'm a Toys R Us kid" It described my...
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    My parents don't even know about this especially my mum. The perpetrator was a girlfriend of my mums but they had a falling out years later. I was getting out of bed one night to...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    I go through phases where I feel so sad and out of place in the world. I have two friends I really care about but I think for the most part I am their "backup" friend. They only...
    Yousahoe Yousahoe 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    It never cease to amaze me how deep the basic animal instincts go in us humans, and how strong of a need people have to have the protection of a "heard", so to speak. I don't...
    MantisReligiosa MantisReligiosa 66-70, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I felt neutral today, not excited or down, just sort of middle of the road, knowing my mood could take off in any direction. I knew IT was lurking in the background, as it always...
    MistyGoddess MistyGoddess 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    When everyone in my third grade class were buying new games and stuff like that i was helping my mom take her medicine. My mom got diagnosed with Lupus in 2007. After that...
    Leannabj25 Leannabj25 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    This has been happening for a long time now. I tried to talk to my friends and family, but they've never really actually talked about it. (Please excuse any confusion or awkward...
    ohgodijustneedausername ohgodijustneedausername 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have had predators and molesters who would grip me EVRYTime they could. I was so scared to get out of the house.one,he even would call on my house number n threaten me to meet...
    IAmGay777 IAmGay777 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Where do I begin? I guess I will start with my first memory when I was maybe 6 years old being hurried away in a car with my sister and mother to stay with my aunt and uncle...
    RedGem69 RedGem69 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm grateful for my small circle of friends, but to be honest, none of them really understand me or show compassion for me when I need it most. My best friend whom I love to death...
    stonecoldflame stonecoldflame 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I've had a close friend we're gonna call "Anna". And she and I have been close since middle school, no matter how many times my family has moved .. We've always remained close. Our...
    beyondrepair321 beyondrepair321 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    My Name is ****** ******. I'm 14 and My mother has Personality Disorder (PD) and my father has Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Both my parents are also alcoholics along with...
    sophieharperlee sophieharperlee 18-21, F a week ago

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    After my father left when I was two, I was raised by the women on my mother's side of the family, namely my mother, grandmother, and aunt. I could say all kinds of things about my...
    DeGustibus DeGustibus 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    I always compliment others, but whenever they compliment me I just feel weird and think about how exaggerated they sound so I sometimes awkwardly say thanks to end it all ??
    Theworldandme Theworldandme 16-17, F Jul 22

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    I Don't Like It When Someone Lies to Me Of course, I don't like it when someone lies to me, but lies happen... Right? I mean you and I are texting away and having a pleasant enough...
    Orangerocket Orangerocket 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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    I don't have Kik or Whatsapp, so stop asking, thanks.
    demone75008 demone75008 22-25, F Jul 22

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    Not necessarily abusive, I guess? My dad just "over" did the whole discipline thing. I used to be terrified of my dad, because I knew anytime he yelled at me, he'd hit me. I...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 21

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    I'm moving out from my family soon, and I'm not going to make a drama out of it. Thanks to skype, we'll probably see each other more than we did when living together XD
    AmarieOfTheVanyar AmarieOfTheVanyar 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I have a HORRIBLE mother, and because of her and my dad a horrible childhood too. So, why would I have kids to suffer the same I did. I don't want to be like my mother, I like kids...
    Onixgurl Onixgurl 18-21, F Jul 20

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    WOW. So I just had such a moment of clarity. My mom and I were talking about something, and it reminded me of something I had been wanting to ask. Not too long ago, my aunt had...
    dwyli33 dwyli33 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Because It takes time! I don't like to wake up an hour earlier than normal just to impress no one. So no thanks I stick with my natural skin.
    BooksAreMyComfort BooksAreMyComfort 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    my brother in law was recently a victim of violence. instead of my in-laws banding together because of tragedy. they stay constantly at each other throat. they right down hate...
    LadyHeyward LadyHeyward 41-45, F Jul 20

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    I am gloriously 40 next month, genuinely looking forward to it. I also have a 23 year old daughter from a previous (read, teenage fling) relationship. I love my daughter...
    milotank milotank 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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    I feel nobody really can tolerate me really, thankfully I am not that popular and I am everybody's allergy I am their pain I can give them a goose ache. My Mind is plagued since...
    F00dbarevaporating F00dbarevaporating 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    My wife and I were arguing over this nonsense. This year will be the first Christmas we have with a child. I don't want to do the whole Santa Claus thing with my children. I think...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 18

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    Adam - Purpose and History Informing the Angels About Adam Allah the Almighty revealed: And (remember) when your Lord said to the angels: "Verily, I am going to place (mankind...
    hussamis hussamis 36-40, M Jul 17

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    A great example would be....... religion! The thing that i am not allowed to even question at the risk of being hit! Seriously though I wish parents were more open minded about...
    SnowSpirites SnowSpirites 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    You may find this one quite weird. Within the deepest depths of my life, there are many things many people can do that I may never be able to do. There are many things that I know...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I've been in foster care since the beginning of the first grade. It's hard because I still get memories of someone choking my mother. :( I don't like remembering...
    KidBi13 KidBi13 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    So i'm in my PSY202 class and the more I read into it the more confirmation I have that my older sister has mental illness. She is neurotic, forgetful, lies, steals, manipulates...
    Sobixgirl Sobixgirl 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    My dad left me when i was three and throughout my childhood i barely thought about him to be honest. My mother showed me loads of letters he wrote to me when i was younger, she...
    Imissedmytrain Imissedmytrain 18-21, M Jul 15

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    Let's be frank. I'm middle aged. I come from a dysfunctional family: mother is an ignorant racist with borderline personality disorder and father is addicted to *********** and...
    loresmom loresmom 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 14

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