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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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    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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    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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    I've ranted a lot about the reasons I don't like/want children, so I'll just give this shorter condensed version. They get underfoot. Their high-pitched voices hurt my ears...
    Stratosara Stratosara 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I feel complicit in making myself lonely and miserable, because I am surrounded by people who would be willing to listen but I just cannot talk to them. I was tortured at the age...
    aersibeth aersibeth 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Let's start with the beginning: I am the last child of 3. My childhood was not pleasant nor sad. My dad took care of us while my mom was working. My siblings were protecting me and...
    GirlWithNoFamily GirlWithNoFamily 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Everything seemed simple back then, I was happy I lived at my grandparents house with my mother. Honestly if it weren't for my grandparents, I never would be close to guessing what...
    Jaylaska Jaylaska 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    One of my friends keeps saying things like I'm "wonderful" or "alluring" and I'm just like "I'm not. But thanks, I guess..." He'll argue with me, saying that I am, and I'll just...
    SwitchbladeKisses SwitchbladeKisses 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    well I don't think she did, It basically started when our IT teacher told the boys to sit down but make sure that a seat was available next to us, then she told the girls to sit in...
    Ralbarda Ralbarda 13-15, M 1 Response a week ago

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    My sister and I used to have to take baths with my brother because we were all around the same age and it saved water and I was legitimately concerned that my sis and I didn't have...
    BunheadSalamander BunheadSalamander 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I am an adult and trust me when I say that I will never love my mom ever again. In fact, I vowed that if I ever have children and she's still alive, I'm telling my kid(s) that she...
    Belegernil Belegernil 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I have a mother who has been emotionally abusive towards me and I didn't recognize it until I was 26 yrs old (when I entered my first stable real relationship). I remember little...
    sunnyd21 sunnyd21 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 24

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    ArielChen ArielChen 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    The word dysfunctional doesn't even begin to describe my family. I have never shared this with anyone before and I would really appreciate it if someone took the time and gave me...
    randomhumanbeing randomhumanbeing 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    Hi. Thanks for reading this. I have recently fallen out with my father. He has difficulty with relationships. as a child he was always ******** off his brother and sister and...
    miriams13 miriams13 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I'm still trying to figure out why was I born into such a dysfunctional family, and the fact that I have earthly ties to them makes it worse. Worse because some of those actions...
    OldSoulRedux OldSoulRedux 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I'm fourteen years old and a freshman in high school. I'm about 200 pounds. I haven't been able to forgive my mom for initially causing my weight. However, the truth is, obesity...
    EndTheFatKid EndTheFatKid 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    Especially conflicts online. I completely understand that your personal opinions might not gel with the next person's but I don't see it as a reason to go apeshit and start...
    KarlKadaver KarlKadaver 31-35, M Aug 21

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    Disclaimer: I'm not posting this to change anybody's mind or challenge any beliefs, this is simply my take on how sex affected me. No, I didn't wait. There was a time when it...
    Teedge Teedge 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    I don't really recall what I did that made him so angry. I think I got blamed for scratching the car because I was riding my bike around it. I got ripped into for it and the next...
    DeathSaw DeathSaw 31-35, M Aug 19

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    I'm a real piece of work. I married the girl of my dreams and had three beautiful kids with her. But I have issues. Serious issues. I have PTSD, anxiety, anger issues...
    Cantevergetright Cantevergetright 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    I just love spending time curled up with a good book :) especially one that takes me far away from reality ;) But unfortunately I don't have much on my reading list these days...
    Littlelove87 Littlelove87 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I don't want to look orange, thanks but no. In school I always see people with a ridiculous amount of makeup on, all different colours, you'd have thought their faces were...
    Randompi Randompi 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 16

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    I can't trust someone easily since I was betrayed by my ex-best friend in high school. Since then, trusting people hasn't been easy for me. Trusting someone just seems so hard...
    LittleUnicorn LittleUnicorn 18-21 1 Response Aug 16

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    My whole childhood is built on drugs, mothering my sister, being the one to make sure everything's okay, and being the strong one. Memories of my childhood aren't all bad. I have...
    Flower124 Flower124 18-21 Aug 16

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    I just found an old journal of mine. I had to be 15 or 16 years old. I was a tortured soul to say the least. After reading it no wonder I'm so much of a loner. In the beginning it...
    solojo solojo 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 15

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    In fact, maybe TOO happy. I've never experienced abuse so I'll never understand what it's really like. Sure, my parents divorced, but I grew up with a loving mom and stepdad. I...
    PinksTheNewBlack PinksTheNewBlack 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F Aug 15

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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F Aug 15

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    I am 5'5", 113lbs, have given birth to 3 kids naturally, wear a size 2/XS and can eat you under the table any day, lol. No but seriously I LOVE food. I do not have nor have ever...
    Jonsey3 Jonsey3 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    and while I know this is the cause, I often fear admitting that it was due to emotional and psychological abuse. I am afraid to admit it to myself because I know I will want to...
    hexgrl2k hexgrl2k 26-30, F Aug 13

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    Just take some of my ashes and chuck them into the ocean at the beach where I spent all of my childhood summers. Then take the rest and scatter them in a field, somewhere in...
    Klong91 Klong91 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    Because, why not? Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, and find line 4. Answer: "the context and the suspected intention. She must" ... Wow. Speaking of context, where...
    Whobody Whobody 16-17, M Aug 13

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    (background infro: my parents are divorced. I live some of the time with my dad and stepmother, and some of the time with my mom. My brother is currently residing at my mom's house...
    RipperKing RipperKing 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 13

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