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

The Best Revenge is Living Well 53 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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    Thanks to caller ID... Lots of times I don't bother reaching over to the table to pick it up. If I want to talk, I'll call you!
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    Seriously. We had our Thanksgiving break which was for an entire week and I tried my best to sleep in but I didn't do too much of a great job. Now that it's Sunday (well...
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    Contentio Contentio 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Missmini5 Missmini5 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    VillaVuka VillaVuka 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Lld84 Lld84 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    Just got back for thanksgiving break last night and I ended up storming out of the house cause she just went too far, but I still love her
    sarcasticgirl sarcasticgirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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    An Old Soul who's tired of trying to "fit in" and to "adjust" to a world that is inhabited by corrupted and scared younger souls. An Old Soul who's tired of trying to explain...
    GirlOldSoul93 GirlOldSoul93 18-21, F Nov 28

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    I'm terrible at flirting, I went to a bar once with my friend and she's a natural at it...she giggles and guys eat that up. Me on the other hand gives one word responses like "uh...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 6 Responses Dec 8

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    AoRagdoll AoRagdoll 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 10

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    My trust go back to childhood. I haven't always been one to trust people. I had a lot of friends growing up that back stabbed me. Growing up I would say I was a little depressed...
    feelinglost84 feelinglost84 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 20

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    Gatikasensual Gatikasensual 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    MissListless MissListless 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    chocolate1616 chocolate1616 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    tiaa26 tiaa26 16-17, F Nov 28

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