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I Had a Happy Childhood

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    Sometimes I Forget

    There are days where I forget just how happy my childhood was compared to others. I have 2 parents who love each other and love my brother and I. We didn't move around all the time, but we didn't stay in the same place for my entire life either. I had a close family, I knew all...
    alygal1331 alygal1331 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16, 2013

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    Safe, Secure and Loved

    My parents married young, pregnant - the same stories that  a lot of us have. I grew up in a small town in Ohio. Very rural, surrounded by lot's of extended family. From sun up to sun down, we would run and play out in the woods. Mom would have to yell to get us to...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 3, 2009

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    Two Sides to Every Coin...

    From the beginning, things have never been perfect. I have a lot of siblings, and my aunt also lives with us. I know my father has had several extra marital affairs. And I guess I still am in childhood, and don’t get a lot of attention from my parents, partly because there...
    LivingAlone LivingAlone 13-15, M Jun 5, 2009

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    I Miss It So Much

    My childhood was carefree, innocent, blissful, ect. ect. It was when I went out into the "real world" that I realized that life isn't like a G, or PG, rated film.... I so missed it when I was a child, being with my family... There was no violence, hate, & such. I was like living...
    ConcealedChivalrousHeart ConcealedChivalrousHeart 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 23, 2010

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    Had A Good Child Hood

    When I think about it I had a real good child hood. Believed in the things some kids suppose to believe in like Santa Clause and the tooth fairy which made it exciting. Always had a good Christmas with toys layed out like santa had been there and when I lost a tooth when I put it...
    keepdreaming keepdreaming 18-21, F Jan 5, 2010

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    The Leader

    When i was a child i had the biggest magination on earth so all my friends at school wanted to play with me cause i was inventering new games in girls school you can't play it specially when we were playing roben hood game i am roben hood so when i see other girl hurting another...
    yoyogame yoyogame 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 4, 2013

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    Why Not Now...?

    For all of the depressing aspects of my personality that I've shared on EP the last little while, it might leave one with the impression that my current state of emotional distress in rooted deep in my past. Well, it might be true on some deep, subconscious level, but as far as I...
    EnigmaVest EnigmaVest 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 28, 2009

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    The Summer Of My Discontent . . .

    When I was fourteen, my parents sent me to spend the summer with my Aunt and Uncle in Florida.  The reason?  My parents could not bear the thought of another vacation with me and my brother fighting and squabbling in the back seat and having to put up with my restless nature...
    MoniqueinSpring MoniqueinSpring 56-60, F 16 Responses Sep 15, 2011

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    Happy Childhood

    Happy childhood,Had one,Wish for everyone,This was or is the case.
    mrraincoat mrraincoat 46-50 Aug 29, 2012

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    The Good Life....

    running around outside, playing with my brother and sister and the neighbors, we had a blast doin what kids do best :)  We certainly weren't the richest kids by far, but we had what we needed and our parents loved us.  Is there really anything more to ask for? ...
    KinkyFlower KinkyFlower 31-35, F Sep 20, 2007

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    Despite Deaths and Moves and Bullies Etc

    Am I The Only One? I am beginning to wonder.
    chovhani chovhani 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 20, 2007

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    Related Experiences

    I never had any brothers or sisters to play with. I was always alone in my room playing. I wish I had a childhood. My parents didn't even buy me any nice toys..they'd buy me like...
    anathefluffycat anathefluffycat 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    I had a childhood love. It was real and I believed it would last forever. Though we were little kids, secretly we got engaged. I knew I would spend the rest of my life with him but...
    Eyeaspasta Eyeaspasta 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    My mom raised my sister and me with loving discipline that included spanking. They didn't have to happen too often, but when needed they were quite formal - pants down, over her...
    Momspanked Momspanked 51-55, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I really need to tell this story without revealing who I am. Thank you for reading if you are and thank you ep for letting me let it all out. It's a long story and I really can't...
    seabird9 seabird9 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    I lost my Dad when I was four so yea....I have a had a lot of time to think about his death, fathers, him and well, everything. I was four and although I was in the room right...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response a week ago

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    It's funny how looking through old photos can really put your life into perspective....how clearly you can see your life in chapters. I'm in a weird chapter of my life right now...
    SupernovaxGirl SupernovaxGirl 26-30 2 Responses Sep 2

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    I have realized of late, my memories of my childhood is slipping. I guess my brain is considering it a trauma, because it's hard to recall anything about me growing up. Guess the...
    Barlong Barlong 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    hello .i m not a native English speaker,so excuse my English if i make a mistake. im 24 year old and i just had an abortion 1 week ago,this is would be my 3rd and most painfully...
    hajer22 hajer22 22-25, F Sep 8

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    happy watching you show off
    mistressTT mistressTT 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    happy watching you show off
    mistressTT mistressTT 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    OMG My Nan bought me a BRIGHT CANARY YELLOW HOODIE I am so happy! :D Because of social anxiety I will never wear it outside but, I still love it! XD
    goldenlord52 goldenlord52 13-15, M 2 hrs ago

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    I try very hard to stay positive with everything that's goes on in my life, however I don't seem to be able to keep it up for long. Life seems to be able to jump up and kick me in...
    Lightandshadows Lightandshadows 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 7

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    Summer 1983 again. I was 13 yo. Dad was busy and travelled very much. Mom and I had a great time being at home together but sometimes mom invited her female friends for a...
    rightoman rightoman 41-45, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    1. Kyle 2. Zuberlina 3. Jadey 4. Samiyah 5. Tatiana 6. Mariella 7. Ariana 8. Darby 9. Sophie 10. Maddy 11. Justin Bieber 12. Ed Sheeran 13. Ariana Grande 14. Bruno Mars 15. Eminem...
    DuckiiMomo DuckiiMomo 13-15 3 Responses Aug 23

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    My unintended story... I did not intend to write this story when I started writing this morning. I guess this must’ve been wanting to come out. My parents divorced a year...
    Iamhere4me Iamhere4me 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 9

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    As a child I couldn't speak proper English. I would't even speak words like anyone else and they sounded completely distorted when they came out. I knew what to say but something...
    4NeonFun 4NeonFun 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    It all started with my dad losing his job a few years ago when I had just started college. After that my parents divorced, my brother moved to another state, then my dog died, then...
    Everythingisbecoming Everythingisbecoming 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    I had a young mother... Actually my mother was 13 when she became pregnant, and 2 weeks after her 14th birthday I was born. As if that doesn't leave you mind to ponder multiple...
    MisMel MisMel 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    One silly childhood memory would be getting married to my best friend at that time who was also my neighbour under our desk in class in kindergarten. That was 12 years ago and we...
    Rainatmidnight97 Rainatmidnight97 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    This is me at 2 years and a half - my parents separated at age 3 or so - and was sent to stay at my grand mum , it was the first time I had suffered depression , missing my parents...
    stephenrko stephenrko 31-35, M Aug 30

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    I'm fairly certain I just finally figured out why I'm such a loner. Despite being friendly around others and always having people receive me warmly, I've never actually sought out...
    GiantKaiju GiantKaiju 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 23

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    This is to you sick, mind-numbingly perverted, unworthy, sad, worthless pieces of **** who hit on minors. YOU'RE the reason why some people can't sleep at night, why every sound...
    dontknowmylife dontknowmylife 18-21, M Sep 10

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    I've figured it out though, between having such rapid thoughts and anxiety I'm basically trying to process everything at once it feels like. That can be tough for me to remember...
    ashless ashless 22-25, F Sep 10

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    So... part 2... I decided that nobody is going to hire me, and I go to an old employer, over an hour away, and they will take me back... so, I get ready to move. (There are good...
    cozyuptothefire cozyuptothefire 51-55, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    ever since ive had my abortion it has changed me for the worst. im not the same person as i use to be. my day to day life has different patterns of mood swings. ive gone from a...
    rebecca1624 rebecca1624 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    In year 8 I went to school and after school had finished I went to the toilet. Just then I noticed I still had all my pyjamas on under my school uniform, so I shouted to my friend...
    TWDX TWDX 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    Today was the first day of school and i was really scared that the bullies would start today as they do every year. And my friend that lives far away told me it was going to be...
    Naginion Naginion 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 27

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    I started my affair 6 months ago. Almost 6 months to the day. We are both married. She has two small kids, I have none. I've known her for 4 years and have had a crush on her...
    confusedinpa7 confusedinpa7 36-40, M 5 Responses Aug 28

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    If you asked me a few years ago, I would tell you how horrible an affair is and I looked down on people who had affairs. Now I am the person on the other side, and it's true what...
    Yalaboo Yalaboo 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 7

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    By a party. My childhood friend showed up and just started talking to me. So akward that a good looking blond girl just showed up and talked to me. Even more akward cause the music...
    YLIhououin YLIhououin 18-21, M Aug 24

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    I have been married for four years, together with him for six years. We have two kids. I'm somewhat happy. He is like my best friend, we talk and have fun, but I'm not sexually...
    Amiramae Amiramae 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 25

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    Happy. That is how I feel today. For me, that's a huge development in my life. I used to look at the people around me, hearing them complain about the most trivial of problems...
    seabassep seabassep 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    Sometimes I wish I could go back in time and keep my mom from ever marrying my ex-stepdad, I was never able to actual be a kid, I had to grow up and do what I was told or get...
    rottenroses rottenroses 16-17, F Aug 26

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    Please think twice about ECT. It changed my life forever. I submitted to treatment 2 years ago for depression and am now being treated for PTSD and severe depression because of...
    Nomoreforme1 Nomoreforme1 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    Yes I want to be happy again. Feel alive again Don't have many ppl around me to show their support, sometimes just have to make peace with the fact they care about you but don't...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    To my old childhood best friend, We laughed together, cried together, played together,even fought with each other. I miss the nights we'd stay up late and talk about the cute...
    drunkinlove23 drunkinlove23 18-21, F Sep 6

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    He was the first guy to ever treat me with respect The first person to not question my intentions The first person who believed in what I wished to be He stood up for me when...
    missunfortunatesoul missunfortunatesoul 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 8

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