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I Had a Horrible Childhood

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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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    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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    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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    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 26-30 2 Responses May 17, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    '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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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

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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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    Related Experiences

    Okay, so to post the whole story would be insanely long so I'm going to shorten it for you keeping all the important bits! My partner and I have been together now for almost two...
    sallyrhiannon sallyrhiannon 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    My " Imaginary " friend was named Daisy, and i could actually see her and i loved her a lot, we used to play barbies and take walks and everything, but one day my stepmom got mad...
    piffypie piffypie 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I wish I had found this website way earlier! Just signed up and already loving the stories and support I see here!
    Yinhx Yinhx 31-35, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I'm well aware that money can't buy happiness, I know that money can't save all of life's problems. Speaking as a person who didn't know how long he had until he got evicted from...
    PorkythePig PorkythePig 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    i know that most think it is sad and it is very depressing but my situation it wasnt sad but a relief. i caused it and brought it on. after having 2 kids with the same man and...
    moongoddess35 moongoddess35 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    While four-year-old Alfie loves ­dinosaurs, fire engines and cars, Logan prefers sparkly dresses, wands and Frozen’s Princess Elsa.But what makes their differences all...
    janecool janecool 16-17, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    It was during the summer. I was out of school and house hopping since I had no stable home to go back to. It was a difficult year. I felt like dying every day. I had bouts of...
    starsheepie starsheepie 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Here's the story of our relationship Helpful facts - When we met I was 17, she was 25. I am now 18 and she is 26. She also has a 4 year old daughter. We met on Xbox on June 28...
    EnergyUS EnergyUS 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Your Love Amazes Me - John Berry(thank-you to the YouTube up-loader for sharing the blessings.)(tears of Joy fall)Abba,The last trial you had me go through hit me deep where you...
    eyeno eyeno 61-65, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I didnt have a real childhood because I had the internet.That was my life. I knew about grown up things when I was very young.
    ChelseaMonroe ChelseaMonroe 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    The late sixties and early seventies I lived in a smallish town where all types of drugs came before entering the big cities along interstate 95. I had an excellent job making a...
    boldtimer boldtimer 66-70, M 6 days ago

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    Found this and just wanted to chime in to let others know who are thinking of having it done, it's not always gloom and doom with this. I fell off a ladder and tore up my rotator...
    pfflyers pfflyers 56-60, M 6 days ago

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    I lived in a small rented room in a huge (but crammed) and dark area that is filled with what they called 'social junkies', e.g. Drug dealer, prostitude, load sharks etc. After...
    XallaXeX XallaXeX 16-17 6 days ago

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    I haven't done anything particularly wrong, but I always have this feeling that I really am just a horrible person no matter what I do to people.
    LittleMidnight LittleMidnight 18-21 4 Responses a week ago

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    I wonder what is considered a horrible person. Someone who lies to others? A bully? Surely everyone is a horrible person one way or another. ~o.o~
    GrinchFairy GrinchFairy 16-17 1 Response a week ago

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