I Had a Horrible Childhood

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 320 People

    Try Being Sold Off By Your Own Brother

    Well, I dont know where to begin. I guess everything happened except that my parents did not get a divorce. Dont get me wronng... that is not a plus. I prayed every night that they would. I was deathly afraid of my father. Lets put it this way, if I got the switch then I got off...
    nshepard21 nshepard21
    2 Responses Jan 28, 2009

    I Did...

    It has changed my whole life... When I was a child I was put threw the worst **** possible.. It's changed me so much and I hate it... O yes I am changing now.. I'm changing for me so I don't have to remember my horrible childhood... but sometimes it is very hard...  
    XLunaXLovegoodX XLunaXLovegoodX
    22-25, F
    Sep 26, 2008

    My Childhood, Life, Parenting, And Caring For Others

    This is the story about my childhood but in a greater sense it is a story about life, why we should treat each other with kindness and not judge each other. I hesitate to tell it because of its content but I believe and hope it will do others some good. It is also a story about...
    pussylickercyber pussylickercyber
    51-55, M
    Oct 13, 2010

    Still Here Despite Her

    What do you say about a childhood that your mother was determined to crush out and sweep down the back door steps?
    HoneyBlossom HoneyBlossom
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Jul 9, 2010

    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 little girl, i was molested by two close family members, as a little kid, i didn't know it was wrong ya know. But being depressed younger than the...
    mmmaddy98 mmmaddy98
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 20, 2015

    Horrid Childhood, Still Have Issues With Trust

    Alcoholic father, "party type", was never home, beat my mother occasionally in front of us when she defied him, thought of his family as his property. dropped out of a job when i was about 10 and has never worked since (I'm 37 now). thinking back, i think he was a lazy coward who...
    alek37 alek37
    Aug 20, 2012


    i've blocked out most of my younger years. my parents were druggies, dad was an alchie. ive been in and out of foster care. was taken away from my parents in 04 for good. lived with a psychotic jehovah witness of a grandmother suffer from eating disorders and other mental...
    chachacharlee chachacharlee
    16-17, F
    5 Responses Sep 20, 2008

    I'll start when my mom was pregnant with my

    sisters but you see my sisters had a different father but their father has always been cheating on my mother but she made herself endure it for my sister and soon enough he would start hitting her and my sisters saw it all. One sister became a perfect straight A student, one...
    Akwarderrorplusmess Akwarderrorplusmess
    22-25, F
    Mar 23, 2015

    They Left Me to Die.....

    Wow, where do I start on this one? While in my mother's custody her boyfriend locked me in closets and in cars all night so that they could go bar hopping. When they did find someone to watch me it was druggies they hardly knew.  Her boyfriend beat and molested me. He beat...
    lovebuzz lovebuzz
    26-30, F
    9 Responses Oct 9, 2008


    I still have the marks from my childhood.I can go back into my memories and it bring tears to my eyes.My father never love me up to this day.He abuse me in all the ways possible.I feel like i am not his child.At times i wanted to die.He give me nothing ,people give me...
    sexyjez sexyjez
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 18, 2013

    Let's Say I'm Having A Horrible Childhood.

    Not much of a "had". After all, I'm still 13. Let's say I'm having a horrible childhood. My mom basically hates me. Nothing I do is good enough for her. Looks? Too ugly, too fat. Art? Waste of time. Dance? Posture not good enough, movements not graceful enough. Study? FAIL. I'm...
    Josephineong Josephineong
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jul 24, 2013

    The story of my life..

    My life has almost been like a soap opera.. I'm writing a blog about it, right now. It might take a while, though.. because of the emotion that goes with it.
    PinkBunnyProject PinkBunnyProject
    22-25, F
    Sep 20, 2008

    I Can Still Hear Her Screams

    My whole childhood has really been well no childhood if you really wanna know. Goodness I have so many horrible memories I wish I could forget them. I've spent my whole life watching my mother and Aunt physically, and emotionally abused at the hands of men. I remember that I...
    4everlost23 4everlost23
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Apr 18, 2013

    How Can I Be A Good Parent When I Never Had One?

    I am the forth out of 6 children...my mother got around...alot. We all have our own dads...Two of us, including me dont even know who their real dad is...But she met my step dad (just recently died...thank god) when i was two. Long story short i had a horrible child hood. My step...
    jwilkinson123 jwilkinson123
    22-25, F
    May 20, 2013

    Born Into This

    If I were to fully explain everything that has made my childhood horrible, I'd be here far too long. My parents' relationship (if one can call it that) can be summed up with one memory: being woken up by my father's whispering about how he would slit my mother's throat. When I...
    peelslowly peelslowly
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Nov 11, 2009

    I was called disgusting everyday

    and hit in the arm by my alcoholic weed smoking dad. My mother busied herself with work but the family fell into literal poverty where we had no electricity or food and she would walk the street picking up cigarette butts so my dad had tobacco for his cannabis. She had me and...
    blackstarN blackstarN
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 3, 2014

    My Father Was Financially And Personally Abusive And My Mother Just Let Him

    From my earliest, only-child infancy I had a sense that our family was not quite, right, not quite as other families.  And I have happy memories of being dumped at my grandmother's house without either parent.  I'm the eldest of three and I started at infants school just before...
    damselfly damselfly
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Jul 9, 2011

    Going Back To Where It Happened...

    When I was a kid my best friend raped me. Over the last couple years I've finally been able to start dealing with it. It took 18 years for me to admit it to anyone. Even now only my wife, my best buddy and my counselor know about it. I've tried a few times to write about it on...
    crowseye crowseye
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Feb 29, 2012

    This Essay On My Childhood Won Me A Scholarship :)

    The social worker turned to my mother who had tears running down her face and spoke, "You have thirty minutes to get your children to the court house." Finally, Isanti County Family Services (ICFS) had opened a child protective services investigation and something was going to...
    breathethestars breathethestars
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 6, 2010

    My parents were both alcoholics

    and drug addicts. My "father" was in jail when I was born. When they were home they really weren't because they were unconscious from heroin so I was by myself most of the time. A good birthday or Christmas for me was getting actual food or clothes that weren't filthy. When I...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses May 17, 2015

    And today ... It hurts more

    than usually stuck thinking about it. Bad Memories are on a never ending loop :( I wish I could just forget :(
    Zefwed Zefwed
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 8, 2015

    It all started when I was three ,

    my dad was going crazy and use to beat me and my older sisters when my mom was at worked. My parents split up when I was 8 and the horror never stoped. I had to be in therapy from that age of 8 to 12 years old when my father was arrested for child ***********. My mom did not...
    zsanders301 zsanders301
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Jan 5, 2014

    Unwanted Child

    I am the oldest child of two girls, my father is hispanic and my mother italian. I dont know where to begin, as really young kid I have fond memories of my dad, baseball games, soccer, he was a good dad, strict but good. Strangley enough the memories I have of my mom as a young...
    mommytz mommytz
    Sep 11, 2012

    Here We Go ..summing It Up

    i remember the first time i met my first of many step mothers, and i remember every ending of their time in my life i was left without a mother at 4 weeks due to an aneurysm.and for some reason my father decided to take custody of me to prove to the family of my mother that he...
    lacyjean lacyjean
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 22, 2009

    My Awful Childhood

    Heh where to began. Already my hands are shaking and I have yet to really white anything. I lived in a terrible naberhood in an terribal small house. The first time i saw someone die was when i was 7 this man shot some 10 year old girl in the head. My mother who was the only...
    Luria2244 Luria2244
    16-17, F
    Aug 26, 2013

    Are You Okay?

    This is actually an inquiry about Nitekeeper - you submitted a post here, you were struggling through things, but then you  completely disappeared. If you get a chance, send a post letting us know how you are.
    2dogs 2dogs
    Nov 10, 2008

    'I've Seen It All' Korn Video on yewtewb

    I found this vid, it's ok. I can't write just yet anyway so this is a stopgap.. ..I'm **** at writing sometimes.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjQUhA0U37U&NR=1
    demonizd demonizd
    31-35, M
    1 Response Feb 27, 2009

    Unwanted By My Mom

    I was only 5 when my parents split up. I remember it like it was yesterday. Each month my mom had a new boyfriend & I was always begging her to just love with my Dad. I felt so confused & hurt. Me & my mom always fought, she kept me from my Dad for 5 years when I was 9 & moved...
    daddysgurl92 daddysgurl92
    1 Response Dec 26, 2012

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    I was 9 when the Swine Flu hoohah happened. We were on holiday in Bulgaria, staying in my grandparents' cramped, Soviet-style apartment in Burgas, when I caught some sorta flu. I...
    AsYetNameless AsYetNameless
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    Apr 19
    I went to a certain therapist, the only one in town, three times over the course of two months. My dad had made appointments for me because, well, he walked in on me hurting...
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    To sum up my childhood memories, I guess one can say that I had a semi-normal and only a semi-happy childhood. I attended a small private boarding school overseas and suffered...
    spankemotk spankemotk
    56-60, M
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    Ok. So my babysitter had a pool and it was summer so she'd let us (my sister and I) swim if we brought bathing suits and floaties. One day we forgot our floaties and my mom told...
    EridianaAndErin EridianaAndErin
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    I had an affair. How strange to even type these words. It isn't difficult to admit those words. It is difficult to relate to those words because I was in the camp of people who...
    daliadoom daliadoom
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 15
    Sorry, this is long... I've always been an outdoor girl. I love to feel the wind in my hair and the sun on my face. The first time my boyfriend (x boyfriend now) asked me to go...
    Softandsweet2 Softandsweet2
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Apr 15
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    deleted deleted
    Apr 14
    When I was 12, I thought it would be funny to sh!t into a Pringles can...so I did. The log nearly filled the entire can. Then I got the brilliant idea to fill the rest of the can...
    jasonBK1 jasonBK1
    18-21, M
    Apr 13
    -Life In Transition: A Compilation of Memories-I was born biologically male, but over the course of my life, have realized that my mind and soul on the inside feels female. Women...
    KayleeBehrens KayleeBehrens
    18-21, T
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    It happened to me more when I take a nap , I try not to take naps last time this happens was a few weeks I couldn't speak tell or move my head vibrates I couldn't stop it I'll see...
    LucidxxShivery LucidxxShivery
    26-30, F
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    I had a creepy experience with Christain yesterday. Of course the one damn day I wanna be left alone is the day he wants to make contact with me. Ok anyway, he keeps saying he has...
    SuchHorribleThings SuchHorribleThings
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 12
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    remains27 remains27
    26-30, F
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    Gumba1000 Gumba1000
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    Jfrahm Jfrahm
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    gkelly10 gkelly10
    13-15, F
    Apr 10
    September 26 of 2015 is a day that will forever be burned into my mind. I was asleep next to my latest rocker boyfriend in our two bedroom apartment sound asleep with our two...
    cosmicburst cosmicburst
    22-25, F
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    Jadebroken Jadebroken
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 9
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    CMC93 CMC93
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