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I Had a Happy Childhood

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I get embarrassed sometimes when I talk about my childhood to my friends. They have all had great childhoods and mine was just complete horrible. I have never went on family...
    UnknownNYC728 UnknownNYC728 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 30

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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 a week ago

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    had surgery on my dominant shoulder on april 24. it was arthroscopic, had 10 incisions which were done to treat/repair 1 full thickness with a graft and two partial tears, remove...
    pdpcuffed pdpcuffed 66-70, M 6 hrs ago

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    I had my first crush back in the year 2002 (omg :-) its a decade ago), she was my same neighborhood, same school and everything, it all started in the 7th standard. She...
    Anirudhbasutkar Anirudhbasutkar 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 28

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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 2 days 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 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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    A couple years ago, I read in a philosophers book that every human being follows a pattern almost like a sinwave graph of highs and lows. I totally believe this. I mean, 2 days ago...
    Devilscar Devilscar 18-21, M 15 hrs ago

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    Life of being a child is so much fun. I remember when I play outdoor games, volley ball,basketball,Chinese garter and many more.We play also hide and seek, climbing trees,biking...
    Lovesweetlove Lovesweetlove 26-30, F Jun 28

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    I pretend to be happy for everyone except ep. No one cares really, but it usually makes people happy when you're happy and smiling. That's all I want, for everyone to be happy.
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 21 hrs 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 am so glad that I had found EP because I met this one girl and she is soooo great! Late last night she confessed that she wants us to be together and to work out. I literally...
    PrincessAphrodite PrincessAphrodite 13-15, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I decided to be happy because life is too short to be sad all the time.From now on I will wake up and I will tell myself how much I'm happy that I don't have a cancer and that I...
    Heaventohell1 Heaventohell1 18-21 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Thank god it's over.... There's no more lying, hiding, or making excuses! It feels so good, like this weight has been lifted from my whole life! I thought I wanted to maintain a...
    platnum2011 platnum2011 26-30, F 4 Responses 1 hr ago

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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 1 Response Jul 11

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    My child hood was a living hell...for me I was born in Hong Kong and my first home was a filthy uncomfortable house. Then I spent my years as a toddler and little kid in a house...
    Miserablechildhood Miserablechildhood 13-15, M Jun 28

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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 5 days 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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    Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. Marcel Proust
    marklovescoffee marklovescoffee 46-50, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I am 35 now, and for the last 10 years I have been in a bad depression, telling myself everyday that this is only temporary. This will pass. Ill find a girlfriend, and she will...
    ericramone ericramone 31-35, M 5 hrs ago

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    I have decided to be happy and not let others dictate my emotions. Not always easy, but better than what I was doing.
    DarlingJ DarlingJ 31-35, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    My mom throughout my childhood has had about ten boyfriends since my dad. She never got too close, never revealed secrets. She also never put me first. It's always been about her...
    naturalnobody naturalnobody 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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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 a week ago

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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 6 days ago

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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 1 Response 2 days ago

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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 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Dont you think its strange as survivor to trust people after being abused? I know one naive woman who was abused all her life (i know her from videos) and she still has hope and...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    New travels quickly! I was in the top year of Junior school I got into trouble in the playground. It wasn't my fault, I still insist after all those years! We had a rule that...
    Jilly53 Jilly53 56-60, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    I got married at 19 in 1974. It was a tough adjustment. I admit that I was pampered at home. Last child and only boy, my mom doted on me. So did my dad until something happened...
    chojunmiyagi chojunmiyagi 56-60, M Jun 28

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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 8 Responses