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I Had a Happy Childhood

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 94 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    I Survived. I was never a typical male child, outgoing, adventurous, active in sports. I was more quiet, curious and sensitive. I didn't have a strong bond with my father. He was...
    bcvegas4u2 bcvegas4u2 66-70, M Jan 20

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    I asked MM, "Do you love me? Truly.... tell me.. do you love me?" He looked at me and said, Fmina.. you asked me that question before. I can't say 'I love you' because if I...
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    I was thinking about a patient of mine the other day on the way home from work. He was a very intellectual man, full of innovative ideas and always spoke to me of his dreams. He...
    sensualbeauty1 sensualbeauty1 46-50, F 2 hrs ago

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    I hear how everyone just wants to relive their childhood because they miss. Well i wish i could say that, but when your childhood was ****, you cant really say that. When i was a...
    mmmaddy98 mmmaddy98 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    I have been in an amazing yet secret relationship with my girlfriend for four years now, due to our cultural differences I must remain secret from her family(which i do not like...
    oneliffee oneliffee 22-25, M Jan 3

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    I am exactly 6 months NC now and I would say I am much better. I will be seeing MM now and then for a while coming up soon, but we will just ignore each other as we have since DDay...
    Suzanne1976 Suzanne1976 36-40, F 5 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Maybe the phase of childhood is so pleasurable because of the lack of responsibility and the purity of the subconscious mind that makes a child so innocent unaware and unaffected...
    harmony226 harmony226 26-30, M Jan 15

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    First off, I just have to say I do not view marijuana as a drug. I did start smoking cigarettes first, tried weed a few times and wasn't a fan. Awhile later in life (16 or so) I...
    WhatAMadWorldWeAreIn WhatAMadWorldWeAreIn 26-30, F 14 hrs ago

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    I lived with my mom and her mom from birth till I was about 6. she was 16 raising me. I didn't know any different, it was the way I was raised, how I was influenced, the life I...
    summerwinterfallspring summerwinterfallspring 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    In kindergarten we never really talk but after school we play outside till nightfall. I lived up on a hill that over looked his house and the town. In first grade I got held back...
    PoopieNoodle PoopieNoodle 18-21, F Jan 12

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    So, as I wrote before I am in relational group trauma therapy for women who have survived childhood abuse. It is an intense program that I attend four days a week for three hours a...
    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    It was at least 9 years since I would consider I had any kind of childhood. Time is supposed to separate feelings from the present but time makes it worse for me. It feels like I'm...
    WonderingOfTheSoul WonderingOfTheSoul 18-21 1 day ago

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    when I come home Jd always does his happy dance. today he got so worked up he started coughing. I told him don't worry, you've fulfilled your obligation then he stopped, looked at...
    marisa210 marisa210 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    except usually she's just happy I can set her free.....she likes to go in my room and shut the door on herself then can't get out....I wonder about her sanity sometimes....
    Inara24 Inara24 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    A smile danced upon the edges of my lips, when the memory of you flashed in my mind. Remembering me, on your lap. The notion of the 'Oreo game', playing out. You always let me have...
    ASoldiersLoveBug ASoldiersLoveBug 22-25, F Jan 5

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    I'm probably the most selfish person to have ever lived on this planet. I know that very well. I take advantage of peoples kindness but I don't do it to intentionally hurt them...
    ChildOfHarmony ChildOfHarmony 16-17, F Jan 18

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    The uncle I suspect of raping me died this Monday... And memories started to haunt me again. All the things I keep inside... Most of them are about my grandmother. He used to live...
    Mellangela Mellangela 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Ok here goes. In the fourth grade I had just moved back to a school I had been to in second grade(I move quite a lot). As soon as I was back this boy started talking to me and...
    Bonshaquitalafondria20 Bonshaquitalafondria20 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    At the moment, aged 75, though my body is not what it was, not that it ever was up to much, my brain still seems to be working at normal adult level. This will not last forever...
    Wyesman Wyesman 70+, M 3 Responses Jan 8

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    I'm studying a diploma in early childhood education in Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore :D
    StarsxSunsets StarsxSunsets 16-17, F Jan 14

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    Disappointed that I couldn't find the most important part of my childhood :( my Finding Nemo video game
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    Recently I remembered an embarrassing event from childhood.. My parents were never married and separated shortly after I was born. Anyway as a result I did not see my dad all that...
    LittleMissMew LittleMissMew 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I was 5 years old when I promised myself I would never try methamphetamine. Like most nights I woke up and couldn't get back to sleep so I went in my grandma's room and laid in her...
    Sapphic33 Sapphic33 26-30, F 8 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I'm having a bad day today. I had an affair with a good friend of mine that ended a year ago. First it was emotional only, flirting, chatting...for about 3 years. Then it became...
    HappySecret HappySecret 36-40, F 15 Responses Jan 1

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    Sometimes I wonder: Am I ever going to be truly happy with my life? Honestly I don't think I have ever been truly happy. I know that we can't go thru life just being happy all of...
    vikkianne vikkianne 31-35, F Jan 15

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    If I had one wish; I would wish for everyone to have a good life. To not have to worry about paying their next bill, or to go out or stay in, or to deal with any negatively...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F Jan 1

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    I was 11 weeks pregnant. I was having really bad stomach pains during the night. I started to bleed badly. My grandparents rushed me to the emergency room they took me back...
    foreverANDnever14 foreverANDnever14 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    I Had Lived a Tough Life I was born and raised in a simple and poor family. We are not literally poor, but my parents spend their whole lives helping other people that they have...
    mayumi26 mayumi26 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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    We cannot but be influenced by our parents, whether we rebel against them or conform we are responding to who they are/were as parents. I made a clear decision NOT to be like my...
    alan61a alan61a 51-55, M 6 days ago

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    I sometimes wonder! My folks separated the summer I moved up to secondary(high)school. I had a medical condition at the time that made me feel out of place anyway. But I suddenly...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    When I was younger I was always envious of my brother who was 3 years younger than me. Both of my parents were working, therefore my grandparents would babysit us until they pick...
    kkechara kkechara 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    okay so when I was 14 yes old I started dating a man named David he was 28 I was 14 long story short I got pregnant and at first he was happy and so was I. and then I was even more...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Yesterday I spend an amaizing time like I didnt spend long time ago!!! So now, I feel very excited to write about it! I know that is a cliche but I really believe that the most...
    mosbyy mosbyy 18-21, F Jan 13

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    This life we all share is crazy. Their are people who believe in a god, people who believe we can from evolution, people who don't give a damn about where we came from. All I know...
    1Freeyourself1 1Freeyourself1 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 14

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    I am happy because the guy I like wants to hang out again! A little short notice He said he really misses me and wants to see me thursday or Friday today was Thursday and sadly I...