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I Had a Horrible Childhood

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 319 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    CDMargaret CDMargaret 22-25, F Feb 18

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    my mom had a rough upbringing. rape, abuse, etc with about 13 other brothers and sisters. she had 3 kids. I'm the baby. as kids, we had a horrible childhood as well. she made sure...
    niafiend niafiend 18-21, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I had a childhood crush on Batgirl. Not just any Batgirl, but the Yvonne Craig Batgirl from the '60s Batman TV show. I thought she was absolutely stunning. She captured my...
    Kalamitous Kalamitous 31-35, M Feb 9

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    I have not been officially diagnosed but I have just about all the symptoms . I have been extremely miserable since I was a kid. I was mercilessly bullied and sexually harassed for...
    ajrestless ajrestless 22-25, F Feb 12

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    She was my first crush, it was in the 3rd grade, and we were friends. I had to move to a diffrent school and I wanted to tell her on the last day before I moved, but on that day...
    plmojn plmojn 26-30, M Feb 21

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    I'll be frank. I. Can't. Remember. My. Childhood. At. All. Sure there are bits and pieces of memories (such as losing my best friend and stealing) that's still somewhat fresh in...
    AoRagdoll AoRagdoll 13-15, F Feb 14

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    Life is so unfair. I want to live out of my car doing odd jobs and I don't want to do school, I'm not good at it its horrible and I can't even explain how much I hate it how I have...
    thescruffofamoose thescruffofamoose 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Last week I finished 8 weeks of intensive group trauma therapy to deal with the after effects of sexual abuse when I was a child. It was an amazing program! I wanted to quit...
    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 4

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    I am now 26 year old. I suffer daily from PASS/PTSD. When I was 17 years old I was in a very committed relationship with a man that was 22, and I loved him dearly! I was a senior...
    dailey629 dailey629 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    Sixty-four-year-old Bertha Holliness said she was in the basement apartment of her white frame three-flat, talking with her daughter as her grandson got ready for afternoon...
    dragonofdeath dragonofdeath 22-25, M Feb 5

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    Dream 3 Dreamt I was in my childhood home bedroom and it was really messy. There were stuffed animals strewn about, clothes etc. I just wanted to make the bed and lay down. Then...
    Shaman1985 Shaman1985 26-30, F Feb 9

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    My Story: I had a baby boy 5 months ago, and after having him I started birth control. Not long after starting birth control, my insurance stopped covering it, so I stopped taking...
    TrevorsMommy7514 TrevorsMommy7514 18-21, F Feb 14

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    So we had to put one of the family dogs to sleep today :'-( he remained with my parents when I moved out but after they both passed him and his little chihuahua buddy fully became...
    cicisays13 cicisays13 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    Hello! My name is Anna, I'm 28 years old, I'm coming from Athens, Greece and I live in Germany. I've been with my ex for 7,5 years. He loved me very much, he was full in love...
    annagreece annagreece 26-30, F Feb 20

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    Here is my story. I am 26 years old, I have a great job and a boyfriend that I love of 2 years. Sunday was my birthday. Monday I took the test and found out that I was pregnant. I...
    kellykeli kellykeli 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 17

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    He left when I was still inside my mother. She's had a few boyfriends since and we've always had great fun with them but they never stuck around for longer than a year
    naughtygirl01 naughtygirl01 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    I feel so horrible. It's been a roller coaster. An hour ago I felt so numb and no I feel so heartbroken that my chest hurts and I feel like breaking down. I don't know what to do...
    burningcolors burningcolors 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 13

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    I really feel like a horrible person. I mean this guy is making me feel like the bad guy and I didn't do anything to him. I am really depressed because of him. He said he was...
    themagijudal themagijudal 22-25, F Feb 9

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