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I Had a Happy Childhood

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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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    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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    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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    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 51-55, F 16 Responses Sep 15, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Depending on the path they chose when they are adults, it may be the last truly happy time they had..
    AuntieShani AuntieShani 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    Recently I did some research online to find some of my friends from childhood. One wants to go into the military, a few of them got married and had children. Although I lost touch...
    Mangagal360 Mangagal360 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    I am so ****** up that I feel guilty for moments of happiness! Yup....how messed up is that? It could possibily have something to do with the fact that anytime I ever seem to be...
    lagatta lagatta 41-45, F 6 hrs ago

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    this is me. damaged, broken me. there nothing special about me, im just an average women trying to muddle through life with ease. i was always a 'strange' child according to people...
    littlemiss052014 littlemiss052014 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    I am 23 and my childhood wasn't great. My mum tried to give us all she could or is it just a phrase oyu say?! I think she did though. My father was a horrible man, he was beating...
    eternity7 eternity7 22-25, F Jul 16

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    I had a rough life, and a rough childhood, But im happy i can stand here today and help people with there struggles, when i was a young girl, my parents were always argueing, i...
    haileythompson haileythompson 18-21 1 Response Jul 12

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    Well umm don't know how to start, but I am currently happily married 27 and still think about my childhood crush. We met when I was 8 we were in the same school / grade but not...
    indigo1987 indigo1987 26-30, F Jul 21

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    I was 15 she was 35 my speech teacher. She was very will pretty and always rubbed against me in class. I was a naive kid who did not know what was happening. She told me in class...
    edstarr edstarr 56-60, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I am 47 YO, and most of my adult life, I have struggled to find meaning, and make meaningful connections, with others. Even struggled to maintain good healthy relationship with my...
    Shinesaathlove Shinesaathlove 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 1

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    I'm tired of all of this life is giving me at the moment, I'm tried on fighting and tired on trying not to crack each and every day. I know my partner is disabled but she acts like...
    Lightandshadows Lightandshadows 31-35, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I don't think I've ever told anyone the full story of my childhood. Not even my closest friends. I know this post will be long and I know it's not as awful as some of the story's...
    caaarl caaarl 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    I ache to make someone happy. I ache to make a Girl feel special and worth it. I ache to make a woman feel like she is precious and loved. I want to do that.. I want to make a...
    Winbu Winbu 16-17, M 11 hrs ago

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    "Nothing matters if you not happy" my own motto soo be happy everyone and Smile as much as you can because life is to short
    ClassicLady ClassicLady 16-17, F 8 hrs ago

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    I remember who I am. I'm a spirit of whimsy. Of fantasy. Of endless adventures to be experienced again and again. Of triumphant endings and furtive beginnings. I am a crafter of...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    This social network makes me incredibly happy, because I see people who care for one another without actually knowing them. It makes me so happy that there are people out there who...
    makaylabrookey makaylabrookey 13-15, F 45 mins ago

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    I was a very smiley happy child all the time and I loved animals, but things changed as I got older I miss my childhood:/
    LightenSky LightenSky 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    I moved out a few days ago from the house I lived for 6 years. Might not seem a lot but thats where I spent some very important moments in my life. Im 15 btw. I hated where I lived...
    bob479 bob479 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 11

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    Yup I did . I donno if 12 is still childhood but I wanna learn and learn but I don't wanna study that's what I wanna do for my childhood . Kinda lame for someone my age but Idc .
    DrowningInPain2 DrowningInPain2 13-15, F Jul 9

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    I wish I had more positive childhood memories with my mother growing up. She made many poor decisions throughout my lifetime and unfortunately we've never been very close. It's...
    addictionbarbie addictionbarbie 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    Born on this date in 1863, American industrialist Henry Ford. Happy 73rd birthday to singer/songwriter Paul Anka, great live performer!
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 18 hrs ago

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    Today, I vow not to let others opinions dictate my mood. I will be happy, (try to) smile and enjoy the beautiful day. Today is day one of my transformation (so to speak) .... It...
    mudflap73 mudflap73 41-45, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I love that feeling, the feeling of knowing you made someone happy, of making them feel good when they are anything but, of turning their frown upside down...it gives me a feeling...
    Gabbygirl123 Gabbygirl123 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    There's so much that I missed out On growing up. When people ask me if I remembered that one show or movie or song or actor/actress from long ago I'm dumbfounded. 95% of what they...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F Jul 3

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    From my mother being in the hospital for a mental breakdown. My father, brother and cousin had their fun molesting me and my sister. This lasted well for my father they got...
    ladybugiswithmealways ladybugiswithmealways 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    From my mother being in the hospital for a mental breakdown. My father, brother and cousin had their fun molesting me and my sister. This lasted well for my father they got...
    ladybugiswithmealways ladybugiswithmealways 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    ....I'm not so sure actually!!!! My childhood was the 70's. so we had stuff like the Bee Gees. The Sweet. Marc Bolan. The Osmonds. David Essex. David Cassidy.........
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jul 16

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    Its been 24 years now.I have had a good life,but what i miss the most of all these years now is my childhood. Especially early teenage,it was so much fun riding bicycles,walking...
    certifiednaughtyness certifiednaughtyness 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 17

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    Home sweet hell.... Still to this day I have horrible nightmares from my childhood my mother was a typical single working mother who went to church and raised us well so everyone...
    Forbiddenkisses Forbiddenkisses 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    so much pain and cruelty haunted my childhood I'm honestly surprised I didn't starve to death when I was very little or got killed when my mums friend got mad at me when they were...
    BlueLanternDodgerBlake BlueLanternDodgerBlake 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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    Well I've never had any good childhood memories so this title makes sense. This sucks.
    XxbixtchybellaxX XxbixtchybellaxX 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was brought up in a household of a loving mother and two brothers, one older and one younger. My dad was violently abusive towards my mother all through out our childhood, even...
    Keepingitalways Keepingitalways 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It makes me miss those simpler times, when things were happy, when I didn't think and worry about the stuff that I do now, it's when my parents were alive and we were all together...
    cicisays13 cicisays13 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    My wife and I packed up for a Fourth of July parade with the family. We both knew that the OW goes there every year with her family. It was hard. My wife found out everything a few...
    mylove77 mylove77 36-40, M 8 Responses Jul 5

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    I COULDN'T LEAVE MY MUM: It was in summer 1981, I was 12. I was at home with my three older sisters.. At about 7pm my mum came through the front door.. I still can see her in my...
    Sorrentina Sorrentina 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I'm 16 now and I never had a boyfriend. I never kissed a boy and feel really ashamed because of that. My best friend is just the same- but just 2 days ago she told me she had a...
    sunflower321 sunflower321 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 8

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    There is so much controversy over abortion laws in different countries and those in the mindsets of the people around. A woman is looked down upon if she has had sex in India...
    TheNextSin TheNextSin 22-25, F 11 Responses Jul 19

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    So around 2 years ago when I was 16, we had to go to some fancy dinner it was something like a wedding rehearsal dinner of my aunt's that we were invited to. Anyways, before my 2...
    Lovingthepanties Lovingthepanties 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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