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I Had a Horrible Childhood

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 319 People

    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

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    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

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    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 31-35 Sep 11, 2012

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    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

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    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 41-45 Nov 10, 2008

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    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

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    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

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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 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

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    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 18-21 1 Response Dec 26, 2012

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    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

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    '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

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    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 22-25 2 Responses Jan 28, 2009

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    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 18-21, F Mar 23

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    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

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    I was a slave to the people I lived with

    and their family. They abused me in every single way.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Oct 1, 2014

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    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 36-40 Aug 20, 2012

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    Hmmm

    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

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    Hurts

    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

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    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

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    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 2 Responses Jul 24, 2013

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    I can't remember exactly how old I was during this time, but I was in my second year of kindergarten. My mom met this man. I don't know how old he was at the time, he was black...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 12

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    Everything was great until age 8. My brother moved out of the house and everyday my parents fought with each other or my parents fought with me. I had no siblings at home and on...
    IWorryworryworry IWorryworryworry 13-15 3 days ago

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    To all my EP friends, I need your help, and I hope that at least some of you will respond with volunteering to help. My latest book is in the editing stage. I had a childhood...
    curmudgeon curmudgeon 70+, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    My heart has been teaching me lots of lessons lately. He's been in the spot light for awhile now by going through the roller coaster journey of his own. A while ago, exactly a...
    StrongWoman9 StrongWoman9 26-30, F 11 mins ago

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    I can't remember the first 10 or 12 years of my life. And what few "memories" I have are more like pictures (like I may have seen a picture of it and remember that/I only remember...
    IAmJustAGhostGirl IAmJustAGhostGirl 13-15, F Apr 7

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    I don't suffer from depression, but I met somebody on ep last year who does, and whose life has been dominated by it since early childhood. We conversed for around nine months...
    KitFornay KitFornay 51-55, M 5 days ago

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    It's always hardest late at night. I'm a night owl and everything is quiet besides the city noises outside my window. My mind is running, wondering, missing, grieving. It makes...
    Rosybottomz Rosybottomz 31-35, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I had my abortion appt. on October 17, of 2014 and I was 8 1/2 weeks pregnant. I have always dreamed of being a mother. That is literally my goal in life. Even though I was on...
    IwillStillbeAmommy IwillStillbeAmommy 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    omg I just woke up from a CRAZY nightmare. the worse thing that could ever happen happened. CPS (Child Protective Services) took my dog JoJo and my son Donnie. the claimed that I...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I just found out one of my roommates has been saying horrible things about me behind my back. We had a bit of a falling out when we first moved but she hasn't let it go and had...
    saraandherfoxes saraandherfoxes 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 18

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    Having to do maths for chemistry with all the equations and for physics was horrible i hated doing that... I decided not to pursue a science career because of that! I very nearly...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 19

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    You know, growing up wasn't easy. It's not easy for a lot of people. My parents kept taking my brother and I in and out of schools like they changed their clothes. We moved...
    baybaetweed baybaetweed 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    The arrangements at work for this week involved going to a four day series of training seminars and having Friday off. It was hard work, but I enjoyed having Friday off. I agreed...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    Hey, I met my girlfriend on a dating site. I was looking for a girlfriend and then this girl mailed me in my inbox saying how she like me. Then from that, we started talking for...
    LilBabyK LilBabyK 26-30, F Apr 2

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    I had an abortion and honestly it turned out to be the worst experience of my life. At first, when I made an appointment a couple days before the abortion I felt so sure and ready...
    MyElasticHeart MyElasticHeart 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    The days when we used to play hide and seek...waiting for sunday at end of the week...smile on face was always real & true...didn't know to hurt any crew ...neither we used to say...
    notknowmyself notknowmyself 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 6

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    Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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