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I Had a Horrible Childhood

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    I Was a Bastard and Put Up For Adoption

     At least I can say this, my Mom put me up for adoption when I was 6 months old and left the state only to return when I was 5.  She had remarried and the state gave me back to her.  Not too sure what her motivatin on getting me back was.  When I did something...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 10 Responses Oct 3, 2008

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 9, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    But many had it worse.

    So why the fok did i short circuit. Oh. Right. Profit on such crimes.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 13

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Apr 18, 2013

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    My childhood was robbed from me by my mother.

    She hated me and on several occasions tried to kill me. She told me that no one would ever love or want me. She said that is why my father didn't want me.(i have inly met my birth father once). She was very abusive, and never cared about me. When she became mad she would hit...
    SilentShadows SilentShadows 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 1

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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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    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

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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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    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 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 5 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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    Related Experiences

    I have TWO childhood friends and they have been my BEST FRIENDS all my life! The first is Chris (Christopher) who has been my best friend from the moment we were born. He was born...
    ChildOfHarmony ChildOfHarmony 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I never really had a childhood friend or anyone really. My parents always limited my friendships. I made a few best friends through out the years but now we are complete strangers...
    susflower susflower 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 15

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    Today is the end of week 3 of 8 in the childhood abuse and trauma recovery program I'm in. The first week was difficult just learning the schedule, meeting all the facilitators...
    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 11

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    My traumatic childhood is complicated in a way and kind of just said my whole life story sorry for how long it is..... i mean like really long. Okayy i am going to start with my...
    chocolate1616 chocolate1616 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 17

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    I have had a lot of good childhood memories, but whenever someone ask's me to tell them a story about my childhood, only bad memories come up first, and I actually have to think...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    has anyone done NeuroStar Therapy Treatment for depression? here? if so. has it worked?. im on an anti depressant called Brintellix. it is not working anymore. at first it did...
    Jacqueline779 Jacqueline779 26-30, F Dec 7

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    I know... mine may not be as bad as everyone else's.... Over the years I've had a series of bad relationships and this time.... It felt good for a long time. We've had problems and...
    CherryBlossom28 CherryBlossom28 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 29

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    I got a call from an old girlfriend of mine, she lives in Tenn so I dont get to see her much. She was in hysterical on the phone, crying so hard I hardly recognized her voice. She...
    Linley242 Linley242 51-55, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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    I am waiting for the one. But I think he will never come. To be honest I never had a boyfriend. But I did have had this someone. At that time I was still so young. But distance...
    1hatemy5elf 1hatemy5elf 16-17, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Lmao. When I was 6 or 7 I was playing alone jumping rope outside. Happy as can be, I was always happy. Remember the striped jump ropes w the plastic ends as handles yet they were...
    Jennerrous Jennerrous 36-40, F 7 Responses Dec 20

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    I love childhood memories, because I had no idea what was coming.
    aag311 aag311 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 20

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    There are two memories I can't get out of my head. And I've never told anyone about them because they're that terrifyingly shocking. I was just confused when I was a kid and tried...
    Mariyah22 Mariyah22 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Hi, I dont really know how this website works, but I really need to write this down - and hopefully get a response from someone who feels the same way. Today I fought my sister...
    kalithedestructor kalithedestructor 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    I did have a crush on my former band teacher, well at the time he was only a assistant. I probably would still have a crush on him if I hadn't quit band but anyway he is just a...
    DaylightAly DaylightAly 16-17, F Dec 8

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    I am a very nice person there's no bullshit with me i am nice and friendly towards people i have been bullied at a young age and in no way would i hurt somebody intentionally as i...
    sweetfaacex sweetfaacex 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I hate wrecking presents. Maybe it's because of a childhood where we had no money therefore no presents. I don't now. Anyway, many years later, my wife had a stroke and is...
    weirworn weirworn 66-70, M Dec 7

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    At the beginning of the post, I wrote something about myself and important things. If you can't read all, skip the first part untill: "NEW YEAR- AWAKENING" I'm 20 years old. Am...
    dzordze dzordze 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 8

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    My best friend in high school passed away a few years ago. She was considered the “trouble maker”, but she found out, right before we graduated that she had bipolar...
    katzlaw katzlaw 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 15

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    It started at age 11. That's when my mother's husband,father of my younger sister and imprisoned for close to a decade, joined our household. They were married shortly before his...
    Serkha Serkha 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    The year was 98 I playing on trampoline with my childhood crush.We were coping stone colds wrestling on each other.Then he randomly pecked me on the lips.I was surprised when he...
    ThePunkDreamer ThePunkDreamer 22-25, F Dec 2

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    I am still so angry. I don't know how to process these feelings and they are eroding my adult life, holding me back from being a successful person. Mental illness runs in my...
    momshelle momshelle 26-30, F Dec 9