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I Had a Sad Childhood

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 33 People

    What It Was Like To Be Me.

    Growing up was never a fun thing for me. We only had a small family. I was an anxious child, always afraid of all things new. Afraid I would never be able to face them and afraid I would never be as good as anyone else. I had my normal, everyday life with my parents and...
    mrbluesky mrbluesky 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 27, 2009

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    The Major

    My Dad was a certified WWII / Korean War war hero.  He was born and raised in China by Missionary Parents.  His father who was as strict and puritanical as a Southern Baptist could be being born and raised in Texas and moving to China in the early early 20th century...
    rmichaels rmichaels 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 25, 2010

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    Black Childhood………..

    I am the only child of my parents, I am not adopted. I had this very painful childhood. My mother never liked me much. I was like thrust-ed upon her. I always had been pain to her, I never got mother’s love as a normal child gets. Father was always busy with his work. Later as...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 27, 2012

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    Growing up for me was no fun.

    I had so many bad experiences that even now it haunts me and i am 20 years old. When i was young, around 7 years old, my parents had sent me to a boarding school. I was a shy kid so i had difficulty in making friends. Moreover i could only see my parents once a year and that too...
    mananb mananb 18-21, M Mar 27

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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...
    PsychoticPsychologist PsychoticPsychologist 13-15 Apr 24

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    I'm sad and a bit angry. My grandfather died yesterday. It was out of blue, nobody expected it. He was feeling really unwell and when they went to the hospital he was already dead...
    alilight alilight 13-15, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Dammmn I sure did lol . I may have not been the richest or prettiest back then but my family gave me the best childhood a little girl could ever ask for tbh :) SMOOCHES
    FancyPantiesBitches FancyPantiesBitches 18-21, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I am mad at my family, saddened by them, disappointed in them. Look, my parents had me when they shouldn't have. It's ok. People make mistakes. I'm 21 now and I can deal with that...
    Endureandconquer Endureandconquer 18-21, F 2 Responses May 12

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    Realized that I missed being bored. Before the affair, I was just bored during downtime. Now... it's more sadness than boredom. Who knew that boredom is a privilege of the...
    HurtsEverywhere HurtsEverywhere 31-35, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    My bestfriend on here has officially stopped talking to me :( It hurts and breaks my heart. She was always there for me when I needed help or if I was just feeling down. I shared...
    DonaldC123 DonaldC123 13-15, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I recently made a new friend in a tree. It was while I was walking with a female friend in a park that I spotted a most climbable Oak.It was big and bald,obviously rich in wisdom...
    Mrmeaner02 Mrmeaner02 41-45, M 4 Responses May 16

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    I don't know why I feel so sad
    justsecretlyme justsecretlyme 13-15, M 9 hrs ago

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    have childhood heroes LoverOfPeace had a great post as always. EP Link This specific one shared music. The guy singing had a very deep voice. Her point: - Fun Fact: Studies...
    nocool nocool 41-45, M May 6

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    Growing up in a town of about 8,000 people I was one of the few students who stood out. I grew up on an Indian Reservation and was bullied just for being different. I am mixed...
    tcteacher tcteacher 26-30, F 1 Response May 3

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    What can I say? Just the usual suspect, the bullies, the picking on, the anguish you want to do something but you couldn't? I suppose I beat myself up every now and than. Sometimes...
    Cudd1efish Cudd1efish 26-30, M 1 Response May 4

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    I accidentally forgot my meds two days in a row... Im not feeling too good. I remember being told coming off of them could sometimes be worse than the original depression. But...
    RebeccaJane00 RebeccaJane00 18-21, F Apr 27

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    I feel like I am ruined and I wish I was dead every single day. Growing up I use to wish death on my abusers and they did die of natural causes when I was an adult and still didn't...
    birdsofprey93 birdsofprey93 31-35, F Apr 27

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    It is strange how some childhood experiences linger with you, perhaps because even at the time you realize they are somehow significant, even when other people might think them...
    macmann macmann 56-60, M May 10

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    Starting child years instruction and mulling over is a particular self-control that is concerned with caring for and showing young people, considering their own needs and likings...
    proeducation02 proeducation02 22-25, F May 11

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    For me, it is waves. Big waves, little waves- no discrimination in size, cause or timing. It can feel so random. Or it can feel as if it was triggered. It can last hours, days...
    fromthegirlonthewall fromthegirlonthewall 18-21, F May 3

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    Ik I need help but I am scared . very scared of remembering stuff , of feeling . im scared of feeling anything because I spent most of my childhood being numb and so cold and not...
    devilgirl123zombie devilgirl123zombie 16-17, F 1 Response May 3

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    It saddens me that there is even a page like this. Then I remember I'm a part of this community.
    liberteriangeek liberteriangeek 18-21, F May 15

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    I was 22, I had already had 2 beautiful babies with my partner. We weren't really having sex after the birth of my baby girl, but obviously it only takes one time. I felt not...
    CaitWood CaitWood 22-25, F 30 mins ago

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    I was short with a high pitch voice had long hair and glasses. Not one of the cool kids. An outcast? How was your childhood??
    davviid davviid 18-21, M 1 Response May 12

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    6 years ago:I had someone telling me for the first time (in my entire life) that he loved me, that frightened me more than anything! Suddenly I could see myself as my parents...
    Ennah Ennah 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    In July last year. I knew instantly, as soon as i found out that i was pregnant that i would have an abortion, despite the overwhelming love and wonder i felt for knowing my body...
    blackanna blackanna 18-21 7 Responses May 3

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    I am so sad that my daughter hates me. I tried to be a good mother to her. After 23 yrs my husband had a affair and ruined my life. I begged for 2 yrs not to divorce me, and to...
    melanesa melanesa 56-60, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I remember when my sister and I (twins) were 10, we wanted casts SO bad, (we were young and stupid...) so we decided to break our wrists. FUN! we looked up ways to break our wrists...
    ohYaa69 ohYaa69 16-17, F 2 Responses May 3

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    Ep may be causing it. Was logged on. Read some shocking posts. Posted my shock. Tried to comprehend the shocks. Fell asleep. Had dreams showing views. And their...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 30

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    I will sum it up mostly since it's very long, but here it is: I was introduced to her when I visited my dad's family, she was the girl that lived up the road. I can't remember...
    Saravegan2 Saravegan2 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    School bus..I liked taking it,I would like looking outside the window,seeing new places I hadn't seen and different schools the school bus would stop at to pick the other kids up...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F Apr 25

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    Mother had a tough life, and it carried over to how she raised her own kids. She was self-centered and abusive, mentally and physically. Beatings and put downs, and never once a...
    rbulova rbulova 70+, T May 1

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    i have honestly been suffering from depression and anxiety since i was 4. horrible i know. i grew up at 7, i was forced. i never got to be kid. i was discussing budgets and bills...
    butterflykisses11 butterflykisses11 16-17, F 1 Response May 6

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    It was a Friday night when we all as a family were exited that it was my sweet sixteenth birthday. It was a windy day in May and through the night. When i woke up this morning it...
    random07 random07 13-15, F 17 hrs ago

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    Yesterday, east central Florida coast. The weather was so/so but I had a great speedo day. Well I wasn't wearing speedos, just my 2.5" aussie portsea, loose, low totally fav...
    michaelian49 michaelian49 26-30, M 6 hrs ago

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    I know im not supposed to take it seriously. Me and him met from online. We are from different country. But if i fall for someone, i fall hard. And i fall for him. He told me that...
    ochamr ochamr 16-17, F 1 Response May 12

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    R.I.P Annie, I am so thankful for the time we had together, the long talks about anything and everything, the challenging questions about humanity, God, and why some of your life...
    squeezenbiteme squeezenbiteme 31-35, M May 16

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    Hi, I'm a 21 year old medical student living abroad, I was diagnosed with bipolar nearly 3 years ago, and before that I struggled a lot. I let it get quite far before my family...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    Today was shyt. I am so grateful to finally be working, yet I hate my job. I miss my desk job. Having a shift where I was my own boss. I was a night auditor for an Intercontinental...
    SofiaLongino SofiaLongino 46-50, F Apr 29

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    I've moved around way too much in my life and never was able to have that childhood "best friend". I've always wanted one though.
    GayManInTexas GayManInTexas 26-30, M 1 Response May 4

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    When I was 12 I got embarrassed in front of my crush ok I know I shouldn't be on here I'm 13 turning 14 this week ok I had a crush named Matt and he's really cool and before this...
    coolcat1009 coolcat1009 13-15, F May 7

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    I didn't really have any real friends. One nigerian girl I was "friends" with treated me like I was retarded and didn't care about me at all. She even told some of her friends she...
    BrownBeeCa BrownBeeCa 26-30, F 2 Responses