I Feel Like An Orphan

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 48 People

    Lost And Assertive

    I grew up with abusive father who was an alcoholic, a Mother who was overbearing and non protective, and brothers and sister who just shared same house with me...Dad died when I was 12 but he was never home, Mom was just 17 years older than me and brothers who just couldn"t nor...
    PoppaBear53 PoppaBear53
    56-60, M
    1 Response Jul 26, 2013

    One Down, One To Go.

    one of my earliest memories is me sitting on  my blanket playing with my blocks, unaware of a fight going on around me until my father got so angry he went out the door and got into his truck and left... Which was pretty traumatic for me because he was a tug boat captain...
    arenaissancewoman arenaissancewoman
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 29, 2009

    Forty Year Old Orphan

    There are no age limits on feeling alone. I found this out when I was forty. I had never felt alone or lonely growing up even though I had a small family. It was always my dad and mom, my grandpa and grandma, and my great grandma doing things together. My grandpa passed away when...
    Scorchia Scorchia
    66-70, F
    2 Responses Sep 12, 2013

    Today Is The Anniversary Of The Day They Died Oct. 4, 1992

    Oct 4,1992...My parents died together in a fatal car crash. They are not forgotten.Their memory lives on.They are with me everydayBecause I remember them.They are part of me becauseI am part of them.Their goodness remains,As well as their shortcomings.I must carry on and try to...
    Scorchia Scorchia
    66-70, F
    4 Responses Oct 4, 2013

    Both Parents Alive But Still Feel Like An Orphan

    Where do I start ? Today I got forms I have to fill out to see a specialist and one page is just on family history. I grew up only knowing one side of my family my moms side but theres always been friction between my mom and I. I once asked her for some family medical history and...
    bilow72 bilow72
    41-45, F
    Feb 25, 2013

    I'm 30 years old and I feel the emptiness of

    not having a mother to talk to or a father to guide me. If you looked at me, I dress well , compose myself properly and am a perfectionist but inside I am an emotional wreck...My parents divorced when I was young like around 10 . My father moved away and started a new family and...
    BrunBeauty BrunBeauty
    31-35, F
    Feb 3, 2016

    i never really grew up with a paternal figure.

    my dad was a drug addict and he lived in another country,he and my mom divorced before i was even born.my stepfather lived in another country as well and he wasnt even a good person.he used to treat my mom badly and even cheated on her.And my mom has mental problems so i always...
    IsmaelAlejandro IsmaelAlejandro
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Jan 30, 2015

    Parents Exists But Still Orphan

     HI this is 1st time I am going to share my experience which nobody else knows living around me or knows me.I am 28years old but everyone needs parents at one stage of life badly.Here my story goes. I have been "bad" child since childhood to my parents. Never able...
    precious1981 precious1981
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Dec 31, 2009

    I Feel Like An Orphan

    I feel like an orphan.. I lost my father 3 years ago.. I have a 3 years old step brother who could been my son.. I mean there's almost 18 years between us moreover I've never seen him.. I grew up an overprotected only child and my father was so cruel to me.. my parents never...
    outcast389 outcast389
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 5, 2010

    Sometimes, I get tired.

    I am always looking for a surrogate family. Both my parents are alive and live within relatively close proximity to me and we could not be more distant. My family is very small and very hodge-podge, stuck together sloppily more out of necessity than love in most places because...
    nightkrawla nightkrawla
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 4, 2014
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