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

The Best Revenge is Living Well 47 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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    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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    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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    It's a depressing thought when this sort of thing comes to my mind, but I've been thinking about it a lot lately, and the more I think about it, the more hopeless my cause seems to...
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    My mother was both neglectful and a bully. For many years, she has been treated for depression, but I believe she is mentally ill with a more serious disorder. When I was eight...
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    So I need to vent. I am a child of an alcholic. I am fro a dysfunctional background. I really struggle with it as an adult, I struggle with relationships, I struggle with...
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    Dear you these are my thoughts this very moment, Why is it that other girls are on your mind? Am I not good enough? What'd i do wrong? I am hurt... So basically we've been...
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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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    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 4 days ago

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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...
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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 3 days ago

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    one of the lists is about the traits of ocd I have.These include Making lists So commonly I still make the lists but now I try to make only the needed ones. I remember having made...
    WorthWonder WorthWonder 18-21, M Jun 29

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    I have OCD and GAD and I have seen a total of 2 legit psychiatrists and one other one who was the wife of the main one. I find that they are all condescending in my experience (I...
    highwhensober highwhensober 18-21, F Jul 1

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    Ok, so I guess I'm just a bit scared, and I don't know how as well. My mum is a Christian, and I'm not sure how that'll affect her reaction and thoughts on me being bi...(like 75...
    loveyourselfalwaysxx loveyourselfalwaysxx 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    I Love helping people here on EP And in real life i don't do it for the thanks or the feelings or to boost my ego to think i'm a better person then others or for any sort of...
    ILeo ILeo 18-21, M Jul 14

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    Boss calls me and have an attitude because I didn't answer my phone on my day off..... 1.you don't pay me to be on call!!! 2.why do he always ask me my business!!! 3.he *tries* to...
    coraleigh coraleigh 36-40, F a week ago

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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 6 days ago

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    No thanks! I hate it when people try to give me grief because I don't want to smoke pot with them. If you do, okay, but why try to hound me into joining you?
    Islndgirl Islndgirl 36-40, F Jun 28

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    Yes don't do that seriously.This is disgusting. Thanks.
    Jaqiem Jaqiem 16-17 Jul 16

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    So I have a friend who I've known for about 3 and a half years now. I've had feelings for her for quite some time, the thing is she was married when I first met her. She is...
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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
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    Well I want a party........ Let me explain. My friend and I have a pact. This pact isn't a suicide pact do not worry, is more of a if I'm too old to live without pain, I'm on life...
    KateTheStraightedge KateTheStraightedge 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    My father voluntarily signed away his rights when I was 11&my sister 9 after his no good jailbird *** landed us in foster care. Actually he didn't have much of a choice, because he...
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    I have been living in Sweden for the past 2 years now due to me not being able to cope in my own country (uk).Im 42 and got addicted to gambling, I just couldn't stop no matter ho...
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    I was raised like a princess. Every thing I wanted I got. Never wanted for anything. Both parents made over 6figures and I grew up in nice homes. If you'd asked me " Do you think...
    KarmaLove12 KarmaLove12 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I do what I want. I comply with his requests only if I want to. Mostly I want to because I like him though. He thanks me when I do favors for him.
    Madnificent Madnificent 22-25 Jun 28

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    I feel really uncomfortable if someone tries to pressure me into it- I'm just like, "Nah, I'll stick to my chapstick. Thanks." I tried on foundation once out of boredom and just...
    MindvsHeartAJ MindvsHeartAJ 18-21, T 1 Response Jun 29

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    As I look through our marital home, I remember all the happy times and the parties we have held here. I'm looking at all this hostess stuff and all I see are parties that will...
    LRMommyof3 LRMommyof3 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    My mom always get on my nerves. I put up with her bullshit every time she complains about something. I'm always the one that has to apologize first even if I didn't do anything...
    wantingperfection wantingperfection 16-17, F 9 Responses Jul 9

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    No thanks. Nope. Nooooooope.
    earthquakeweather earthquakeweather 22-25 1 Response Jul 18

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    For the past week I've been feeling extremely weak, lightheaded and can't think straight most of the time. I've also been itching a lot too. The pain on my right back side isn't as...
    shakenama shakenama 41-45, M a week ago

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    Nextag would make sensible attempts to keep up the precision of item and pricing details exhibited on our web-site, and we do not assure that any data is appropriate. If pricing or...
    Joshua950z5kh8 Joshua950z5kh8 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Thanks dad for throwing me under the bus.
    Catsive Catsive 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    While smoking was very fashionable in my youth, I choose to forgo it. My parents were avid smokers, 3 plus pack a day each. Cigarette companies advertised the healthy benefits...
    pakettle pakettle 66-70, M 3 days ago

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    I joined this site so I could get everything off my chest. But I never did. I just couldn't. Now I have no desire to do that. All the pain I've endured is nothing now. Nothing...
    AccidentallySaved AccidentallySaved 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I want to trust people. I really do! I've been backstabbed by my closest and bestest friends during high school. I stood up for them, I would have fought for them( was about to too...
    ReachingSoul ReachingSoul 22-25, F Jul 12

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    trust is something to be earn, for some it takes an instant for others, weeks and some months.... I sadly am in the first category, I tend to trust to easily. I fell in the trap...
    womanonly womanonly 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    In a way I do have a dysfunctional family, however I did not become a "statistic", regardless of my upbringing. I withstood the stereotypes society has in place. I went to school...
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    Well, as a child I was abused, both physically and mentally. My dad beat me and said horrible things to me, my mom said horrible things and slapped me a lot, my brother choked me...
    hannahgus hannahgus 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    I am 47 YO, and most of my adult life, I have struggled to find meaning, and make meaningful connections, with others. Even struggled to maintain good healthy relationship with my...
    Shinesaathlove Shinesaathlove 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 1

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    I get jealous. So jealous.it could be anything...but there I am having an unstable heart attack about it! Jealous that she's prettier,jealous that they complimented her not me...
    aliy14 aliy14 13-15, F Jul 5

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    I know that this sounds stupid, but my mother doesn't feed me. She used to, make food like rice, chicken, potatoes, and she put it in containers that we could all eat from. I was...
    ICanTotallySurvive ICanTotallySurvive 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 6 days ago