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I Had a Happy Childhood

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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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    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 17 Responses Sep 15, 2011

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    In fact, maybe TOO happy.

    I've never experienced abuse so I'll never understand what it's really like. Sure, my parents divorced, but I grew up with a loving mom and stepdad. I wasn't pushed hard to do well in school until about last year or so. My parents aren't super strict and don't force their...
    PinksTheNewBlack PinksTheNewBlack 16-17, F Aug 15, 2015

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Today is my 19th birthday and this pretty much tops it off as the worst. It started this morning when my dad mistakenly text me to say "love you babygirl" he always would call me...
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    When You Believe(thank-you to the YouTube up-loader for sharing the blessings.)FAITH - Hebrews 11(as tears fall)Because of my great shame, sadness and internal struggle for...
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    It was mid October 2007. What started out as a vicious head fever, turned into a two week ordeal. I was in school, and three times I asked to go to the nurse because I had a...
    ACMJC ACMJC 18-21, M 8 hrs ago

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    So you want to be happy? Then stop letting the smallest things ruin your whole entire day. If you're bored with your daily routine, do something unexpected. Stop complaining about...
    thequietgirl1013 thequietgirl1013 16-17, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I'm in a fling... I slept with him a few times... He constantly reminds me to keeps my emotions in tact.. Its really annoying me. Every time we're together he detaches himself...
    Differentforever Differentforever 46-50, F 6 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    LMAO, I wish I could be like that in real life. I am but not when it comes to shove... I think. The only dream I can remember was this dream but it was only a dream. I was in an...
    LoveUnite LoveUnite 26-30, F 9 hrs ago

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    Last year I didn't have a boyfriend or an girlfriend but I had a nice one because me and my best friend swam in her pool till late into the night. This year we are going out to...
    LittleNicole LittleNicole 18-21, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    We were coworkers on a small night shift in a large factory. Friendly and nice she was undeniably sexy even though she was years older than me. I could tell that when she was young...
    chrissyk48 chrissyk48 46-50, M 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I refuse to be anything but Happy .
    Cynthia79 Cynthia79 36-40, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I lost my baby at 10 weeks and 4 days. I didn't know until I was 12 weeks. 18th January 2016. I had no symptoms I thought everything was fine. They scanned me and told me there...
    HannahTutt1 HannahTutt1 22-25, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    It was during the summer. I was out of school and house hopping since I had no stable home to go back to. It was a difficult year. I felt like dying every day. I had bouts of...
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    I was born in 1957 and so the 1960's were very formative years for me. Free milk was given at school each morning in 1/3 pint bottles with a waxy straw, we had black and white TV...
    LadyTea LadyTea 56-60, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Your Love Amazes Me - John Berry(thank-you to the YouTube up-loader for sharing the blessings.)(tears of Joy fall)Abba,The last trial you had me go through hit me deep where you...
    eyeno eyeno 61-65, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I didnt have a real childhood because I had the internet.That was my life. I knew about grown up things when I was very young.
    ChelseaMonroe ChelseaMonroe 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I lived in a small rented room in a huge (but crammed) and dark area that is filled with what they called 'social junkies', e.g. Drug dealer, prostitude, load sharks etc. After...
    XallaXeX XallaXeX 16-17 4 days ago

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    29th of Jan 2016 will officially be remembered for life... I thought atleast 15 times whether or not to go to school today, for it was our school day rehearsals....I over thought...
    EarthGirl97 EarthGirl97 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    Hello, I am 20 years old, I got pregnant sometime in August and was around 4 and half weeks when I had my abortion. When I first found out I was pregnant, I was so happy, I kept...
    Maire268 Maire268 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    Hello, I am 20 years old, I got pregnant sometime in August and was around 4 and half weeks when I had my abortion. When I first found out I was pregnant, I was so happy, I kept...
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    PSA: I'm using some rough words here. It occurred to me for the first time some 9 years ago that I was abused. I analyzed this in retrospect and this shocked me. Why did it shock...
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    For the first time, I'm taking control of my life...I was married for almost 28 years and I never realized how much control someone can have over you...it happened over time but by...
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