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I Felt Alone As A Child

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    This is a terrible secret.

    I will feel relieved when my parents die. I know my father felt relieved when his mom died too. If you haven't been tormented you will think I have no excuse whatsoever for this feeling. It's not that I refuse to forgive, I can forgive. Not that it was easy, but forgiveness is...
    24LUV 24LUV 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 5, 2014

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    Famly Time?

    I Remember when I had first got into 2nd grade. My teacher was Mrs. Garret she was one of those people that have that personality where even if the world was ending she would say "dont worry everything is A ok". Well after she had me as a student I had changed this mind-frame for...
    dejin1 dejin1 22-25, M 4 Responses May 6, 2011

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    Alone As A Child

    I did feel alone as a child and not because I had no friends cause I did.  I felt alone as a child cause of the ****** and no one to speak to as no one knew plus I felt ashamed.  Later in life, I did get help.  I know it wasn't my fault but the fact is even though I know this...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Jan 6, 2011

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    Father

    I never really knew my old man. He divorced with my mother when he found out I wasn't going to be raised as a catholic. So, he left before I was even born. My mother has taken care of me my entire life, but I really want to meet him. I want to see more than a photograph of my...
    BloodRedShadow BloodRedShadow 18-21 Jun 1, 2012

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    Always Lonely

    I remember being very lonely as a child. I always felt like I had to be good child and never make a fuss. cause my sister was always causing tremedous choas. alot of parent attention was on her and keeping an eye on her. so I faded to the background. then i couldn't even turn to...
    DamensWalker81 DamensWalker81 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 7, 2010

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    I Felt Alone As A Child.

    I was always very different and had quite a sheltered life. Most of my memories were with grandparents or at home. I didn't spend time with many friends outside of school, and people always gave me odd looks. I grew up in Catholic schools for 9 years not knowing much of the...
    BreatheInLifeXo BreatheInLifeXo 16-17 Jan 9, 2013

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    My brother is 5 years older

    than I so we aren't very close. There weren't any kids in the neighborhood so I often just played by myself. We live on anyways so we're kinda far away from town so I didn't see most of my friends outside of school
    Lava234 Lava234 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    It Felt Lonely, At Least

    Looking back, I don't think I ever really was alone.  It was a feeling I got comfortable with after putting up with on-again, off-again bullying at school.  I learned to find solace in my own counsel and to enjoy things I could do on my own, like writing, listening to...
    UnderEli UnderEli 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 28, 2010

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    I Thought I Was Outcast..

    When I was a kid, everyone was always really nice to me! And that continued as I got older too! Everyone told me I was pretty, smart, friendly, etc. but I always felt to alone and ugly! I felt like nobody had a reason to want me around. I thought I was the most hideous thing to...
    sweetheart91 sweetheart91 18-21, F Sep 10, 2011

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    I Hate That My Daughter Reminds Me Of My Ex-

    I have an amazingly beautiful and smart 4 yr old little girl, only she is from my ex. I hate my ex so much he hooked up with my ex next friend and they would call me and torment me on numerous occasions. I'm married now to a great man and we have had another child our son is 2...
    Beth3000torres Beth3000torres 22-25 3 Responses Jan 3, 2012

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    I Didn't Feel Alone I Was Alone

    My parents abused me growing up just last year I tried to kill myself my friend saved me got me away from him sent him to jail and took me in I sometimes still feel alone but she always makes me feel better ( I have a storie all about how I grew up )
    helpiswhatineed1238 helpiswhatineed1238 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 9, 2013

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    The Black Black Sheep

    As a child i can remeber feeling so lonely,I'ma twin an the middle child. I never really got any attention from my mom she payi so much more attentionto my sister. i was invisible. but I was everywhere at school.at home to everyone. i got teased alot by my sibling an classmates...
    tangerinesunstar tangerinesunstar 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2010

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    I've Always Felt Alone As A Child,

    ...even though I have one other sibling, two years my junior, my brother. I grew up with both parents, and still I remember always feeling worried and alone. My parents were over protective, and still are involved in a lot of my decision making. Being a girl I can't say that I...
    charz26 charz26 26-30 Jan 9, 2012

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    Loner

    Loner,That was me,At times,Thinking outside the square,Always curious,Wanting to know more,Others,It seems,Didn't give a damn,Question things,See between the lines,I wanted friends who did,These people,Far more interesting,Like my friends now,Wanting to do things,Explore life,Ask...
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Mar 28, 2012

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    I definitely feel alone probably

    because I am an only child. I have friends but no one relates to me.
    JenMarie97 JenMarie97 16-17, F Jan 1, 2014

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    It Was So Lonely

    I had a twin sister, who was born an hour later than I was. Then I lived with my mom and she lived with my dad, since they were divorced. I have 3 sisters, but one was living with my dad, and the other 2 weren't around. My mother had my youngest sister who is 10 years younger...
    somersaultingipod somersaultingipod 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2011

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    The Avitar Is The Album Cover For Brand New...the Devil And God Are Raging Inside Of Me.

    appropriate title for this topic.... thats all I really want to say.... lots of tears.....may they wash it all away someday in a sweet sunshower....lol....(song lyrics) anyways...the song I like is "Jesus Christ".....its about keeping your faith when everything seems lost forever...
    kikizz kikizz 26-30, F Jul 8, 2010

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    I wasn't the oldest and wasn't the baby

    so I was pretty much ignored growing up.
    sanntay7334 sanntay7334 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    Who Would Ever Think

    Who would like a child who always have to transfer schools because of family problems ? Who would like a child who's parents fight are known around the block. Who would love a child who is ugly, who is called a crying child. Who would be interested to a child who would always sad...
    zephyr2005 zephyr2005 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2011

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    My sister, who is 4 years older

    than i became pregnant at 14. Due to the strain this put on my parents and the animosity between my sister and my parents, i was pretty much alone emotionally from 11 to 18.
    billybaxter1968 billybaxter1968 46-50, M Jun 18

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    But I did have one friend

    who stayed with me during all of the bad times. So I wasn't completely alone.
    Mrskatearch Mrskatearch 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    I Am Still Alone

    I don't mean that I'm alone without friends I just feel like I have no parents.my dad is a ***** doner and my mom was an apartment for 9 months. I don't remember seening them a lot when I was a child well my dad cheated on my mom and my mom kicked him out then my mom "worked" all...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 2, 2012

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    I Never Knew What Was Wrong With Me

    I am the middle child of three. The only girl. I never really thought that my family life was so bad until I grew into a teenager and realized that other families were not like this, other parents didn't beat their children with the slightest provocation, or awaken their daughter...
    smcookie smcookie 36-40, F Jul 13, 2011

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    as s child I was sad,

    anxious, and often times serious. I always felt kind of like a little adult. My sisters grandparents(her fathers parents but, they raised me like i was their own. so they are also my grandparents) mostly raised me but often times didnt get me. I read a lot when no one else...
    greeneyz83 greeneyz83 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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    I Still Feel Alone Today..

    There is something about not having a family that loves or supports you, which leaves you feeling a sense of loneliness and isolation - and without foundation... My relationships and friendships are all the more important to me because of this.. And any hurt or abandonment or...
    rockyj rockyj 31-35, F 6 Responses Dec 14, 2010

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    Memories :/

    My childhood was very odd if I say so myself, but from what I do recall I cried a lot. I don't know why, but even at that age I felt like I didn't belong..
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25 Nov 10, 2010

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    It Wasn't Fun

    When I was a child my parents went through a really bad divorce, I was about 5or 6 at the time it happened. I wasn't an only child but my sister was too young to understand what was going on. I just remember all the fighting and crying but I never had anyone to express my...
    rajiv123 rajiv123 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 14, 2010

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    Never Abused Physically ...

    But neglected often . I was always at baby sitters , and grandparents when I was young (under ten ) then when i became old enough to be home alone I was always alone...Got on the school bus by myself , got off the bus by myself , fixed myself dinner , and went to bed by myself 75...
    DalekAnn DalekAnn 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 17, 2012

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    My brother who has Autism always came

    before me. I raised myself
    Halezzzz Halezzzz 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20, 2014

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    I am the youngest of 5 girls.

    Because of the age gap (6+ years) between myself and my sisters, my parents were usually preoccupied with all their activities and teenage drama. So I spent a lot of my childhood just sitting in my room by myself. After awhile I learned to love the solitude. It was peaceful and...
    D5of5 D5of5 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    My Moms New "boyfriend"

    I am 17 years old and for the past 17 years of my life ive seen my mom go thru some many boyfriends and ive experienced all of them so its hard to trust & have a good attitude with her boyfriends and crap......So this new one that she had that she is saposibly sapose to get...
    ItsJustTheLittleThings ItsJustTheLittleThings 16-17, F Sep 4, 2011

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    I Felt So Alone

    First off, I must say that I had 2 very loving, yet overbearing parents. That was, however, the reason I felt so alone. I was so coddled as a little child, that by the time I went to school for the first time, I couldn't stand being without my parents. I had no siblings, two...
    AndrewSyms AndrewSyms 13-15, M Nov 26, 2011

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    I was born in the late 60"s.

    Typical of the X generation. No siblings, mom stayed at home. I couldn't be more different from my parents in personality. They didn't understand me and it pissed them off. I had friends but always felt out of place. Now I try to let my own children be who they are. Learn...
    history101 history101 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 16

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    I Was Alone As A

    small child alli had was a silly stuffed wolf given to me by a nurse atthe school when i took the polo shoot with out crying that was it it even was in the hosptial with me during the time i was being treated for cancer as a child it was my only friend and only visiter
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Nov 14, 2011

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    I Really Did!!

    and in many ways, i still do!!
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M Mar 19, 2012

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