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

The Best Revenge is Living Well 55 People

    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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    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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    To my father, my abuser for 25 years: I am writing to inform you that I know exactly who and what you are. Additionally, despite your many years of bullying & brainwashing...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    To my father, my abuser for 25 years: I am writing to inform you that I know exactly who and what you are. Additionally, despite your many years of bullying & brainwashing...
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    Sometimes when I face the world I feel even more ****. People can be horrible. I'm too sensitive and it's my fault for letting myself be affected by the way people think and talk...
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    First off I will start by saying- 1) I am a very Conscious person 2) I have strong ethics 3) I care about finding answers to my problems and like helping others with there's - if...
    nsight nsight 46-50, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    This means away from EVERYONE. So yes, I have periods of not talking to anyone at all to talking to everyone I meet. It's either one or the other. I've always been this way and I...
    SylenaEverlasting SylenaEverlasting 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I don't like my father as a father, but I still like him as a friend. So for 2 and a half months, I lived with my dad, since my mum is moving to another country, temporarily. In...
    azurevanilla azurevanilla 13-15 3 days ago

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    Married for 5 years. Together for 7 years. We have two children (4 and 7). The seven year old is from my previous marriage. That previous marriage was abusive and he cheated on...
    m3385 m3385 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Hello, I'm posting here because I really don't know what else to do. So me and this girl have been friends for about 4/5 months now. We met through drama school. I'm 22, she's 19...
    EdgeOfSanity EdgeOfSanity 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My mother is the type of person I'd have nothing to do with if we weren't already related. She is judgmental and a little delusional sometimes. She never taught me or my brother...
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    I remember in grade school hearing about how everyone over the internet are dangerous. Of course, that's not true at all, but I eventually became too carefree and that really...
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    I wear diapers now cuz I almost never make to bathroom. Dr say because my body can't take the stress. but I don't mind, I like them and when they full and mushy, I poke hole and...
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    I wish I knew what it felt like having a warm loving family. People who love you and are there for you no matter what the circumstances are. My family has broken me down to the...
    foreveralone22 foreveralone22 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    So that is just what I am doing.Expressing thoughts. F*ckkk it!! You don't like then don't read. Simple as that. Interact with me on the posts and questions first for a while...
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I would prefer to say "believe" rather than "think" because I feel so strongly about this. There are people who simply have no right to bring children into the world. You know this...
    DeGustibus DeGustibus 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Don't want to talk to me? Then don't answer, I don't have time for you to waste by messaging me then immediately saying "bye" thanks for wasting 5 minutes of precious life because...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 days ago

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    I can't find it anywhere, the answer to my problem. I simply cannot understand what normal people do anymore, and i feel like i am done trying because nothing's getting any better...
    Bradly123 Bradly123 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm feeling a lot under some sort of mask of emptiness? I can't properly feel the sadness and loneliness and whatever else is mixed up in there because of some weird tired apathy...
    transtastic transtastic 18-21, T 1 Response a week ago

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    I didn't realise this was a thing but I guess I should at least try to reach 50, and I'm bored as per. 1. My name is Jamie 2. I'm Irish 3. My birthday is 27 November 4. I'm a...
    TheOtherOne17 TheOtherOne17 16-17, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I don't know why everything else seems to stop. I felt so dysfunctional, as if a peice of me was stolen, or lost. I want to be filled by something, I isolate myself from people...
    lavendermist07 lavendermist07 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    Emphasis of the 'feel'. I'm not saying they actually don't. I had to move back home after finishing an art degree so I could build up my career to go freelance. It's been hard...
    EleanorPainting EleanorPainting 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    This is my corresponding "Group" to the "I Didn't Join EP To Meet Perverts" stories I see on kids' profiles. The latest one that just spurred me to create this post was a 14 year...
    ElvisPrickly ElvisPrickly 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 23

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    Ever since I was about 4 or 5 Child Protective Services (CPS) had been called in on my family on an almost weekly basis, many of those calls being from extended family members. I...
    ScarletteTranevel ScarletteTranevel 22-25, F Jun 23

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    .. I feel homesick it was eversince I was young, but it didn't really bother me back then now I came into a realization that I want to go home but I don't know where It is, a while...
    franchezca franchezca 13-15, F Jun 22

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    In recent times i had a memory pop up out if nowhere. It was completely out of the blue! I had actually forgotten about it but it was extremely traumatic in nature considering. I...
    flyingblossom flyingblossom 26-30, F Jun 22

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    I do,but id rather be cautious than naive any day and if someone can't understand that,that's there problem.This is why i don't like getting close to anyone or getting my hopes up...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    This is a very long post, so I apologize. I would be grateful for your advice… I recently found out that my dad is not my biological father. The news was a big surprise to me as...
    aemegece aemegece 26-30, F Jun 18

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    Hating someone is hard. I've never been someone to hate easily but hating my dad sure is easy though. From ruining my mom's credit score and breaking the divorce decree to...
    Kowalski17 Kowalski17 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    These days I find the phrase "I'm just too busy" to be offensive. I grew up with a father who overused that phrase. I'm very busy. I don't have time. You would think he was...
    rballa rballa 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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    It has been a month since my Dad passed away. And it has made me think of my relationship with my Dad. When he was alive we were never that close. I almost think that we had a...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 1 Response Jun 16

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    When I was 13 I got mad at my dad for something. I don't even remember what. So in typical 13 yo girl fashion I gave him the silent treatment. He refused to speak to me as well...
    rballa rballa 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 16

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