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I Had a Sad Childhood

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 25 People

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    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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    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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    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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    I wish I coud forget it all. From My best friend being molested by Two Other spoiled Brats to my first crush kicking me in the stomach to get me away from her Best friend which we...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    I got a text message from my sister telling me that my friend had just taken her own life. She had been going through some rough times financially and she had been really stressed...
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    I had two wonderful, hard working parents that gave me the opportunity to succeed.
    Kasper1826 Kasper1826 61-65, M 4 hrs ago

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    My story is a simple one. My daughter, our only child, has almost completely stopped connecting with me. Throughout her childhood, she was closest to me, and we had this pact of...
    Neila1 Neila1 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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    It hurts when you are trying to avoid someone you truly love and care for but you know it was not the same for them. I know I am strong and I can manage it well with the no...
    StrongWoman9 StrongWoman9 31-35, F 43 mins ago

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    When I was very young, I was a normal, energetic, and happy kid. I consider myself lucky that I can remember that because that happy child was almost completely destroyed by the...
    dynosophical dynosophical 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    Growing up, I was never very active. I always just stayed home with my parents & brothers. I would just watch television & play with our pets. There were a few times during my...
    s4019t s4019t 26-30, M Sep 26

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    Years pass people change as you can see. You picture them the same . some do change and some don't to be exact. My mom will always ask me questions or story's of my childhood that...
    keila98 keila98 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I meet someone from my childhood, they still lived in the same house across the street from where I grew up. I felt sad, I felt overwhelmed. I was hit by a wall of "what ifs". Here...
    mom4ce mom4ce 51-55, F 2 days ago

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    When i Had No Dream in My Eyes When i Had No Worry in My Mind When i Had No Grief At My Side When i Had No Wish To Fly in Wind When i Had No Tenshion in My Life When I Had No...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    I had a rocky childhood. My parents are pretty abusive, my step dad molests me and my parents had a nasty divorce. I was diagnosed depressed at 8, anxiety at 11, bipolar at 13 and...
    QuinnMac12 QuinnMac12 13-15, F 5 Responses Sep 24

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    I miss my childhood When all was fun and games And life was going good Because nothing ever changed I miss my childhood When people lied to me And made things safe By keeping pain...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 day ago

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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...
    YouAreNotYourSkin YouAreNotYourSkin 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 1

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    Well what to say about my childhood, it was a terrible one. My brother used to beat me up on a regular basis cause he was on crack most of his teenage years and he used to take his...
    yuna86 yuna86 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    My childhood was great fun up until about the age of 10, I loved it and was proud of the good old days, and still to this day I enjoy reminiscing about them, probobly because they...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    Mine did when I was 11 . Internet suggests all kinds of predictions for me . Substance abuse . relation difficulty . sexual concerns . And on a dark note .. Psychosis depression...
    bornvillian94 bornvillian94 18-21, M Oct 8

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    Mine did when I was 11 . Internet suggests all kinds of predictions for me . Substance abuse . relation difficulty . sexual concerns . And on a dark note .. Psychosis depression...
    bornvillian94 bornvillian94 18-21, M Oct 8

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    As long as i can remember i have always been terrified of hospitals, just seeing the outside of one gives me the chills, when i was 5 years old i remember the day i got what i...
    M080996 M080996 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I've had a lot of pets. Birds never suited me it seems. I had love birds for a while but gave them to an older lady who loved them. I've had some pets literally forced away out of...
    AzureTiger AzureTiger 18-21, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I'm 34 and I still care about the friends I had growing up. I'm still friends with a few but there is a few that won't have anything to do with me and I don't why. One in...
    Morrgin Morrgin 31-35, F Sep 27

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    I have had constipation since I was born. I have tried all the laxatives, herbs and enemas you could think of..Suffered with severe bloating, gas and sharp pains..I cut out dairy...
    Abitdifferent Abitdifferent 26-30 1 Response a week ago

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    My nightmare last night... Breanna drove me to school... I had a substitute teacher. Shes an old lady.. All of a sudden she was smashing desks with an axe. No kids but I RAN out...
    KovusShame KovusShame 13-15, F 8 hrs ago

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    I Am Sad I Need Someone to Talk to Yesterday, I realized that I sometimes feel a little bit guilty when I'm feeling normal or not sad, because I am thinking that I MIGHT have mild...
    smallpancakes98 smallpancakes98 13-15, F Oct 1

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    I mumble a lot. I cry in my bed at like 2 a.m. when I don't really think anyone's listening. I have lots to say, and equally as much that I've kept to myself. I have things that I...
    mantarae140 mantarae140 18-21, F Oct 6

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    Depression is not fun. I feel sad getting sadder. No matter what I do I just can be happy no matter what I do. Read a book about true love, listen to music that usually makes me...
    RandomDudeFriend RandomDudeFriend 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 5

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    I thought I'd try and get Into contact with a teacher from my childhood. I knew she wouldn't be interested. I don't have fond memories of her. She never liked me. But she had came...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    This is a private message I wrote to a fellow EP member, but I wanted to share my thoughts publicly: Thanks again for your insight. I'm not very wordy today, but wanted to...
    Koalaclover Koalaclover 36-40, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    I graduated in 2001, and I still remember the people who inspired me through my school years. Peter Barringer, Sonja Mix, Patrick Held; Ms. Deibel-Davis-Phaup, Madame Crowell...
    cephalupine cephalupine 31-35, M 6 hrs ago

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    I think the strangest thing that has happened to me is this: long ago, when I was a teenager, I was casually reading a magazine in which someone described having a heart attack: I...
    macmann macmann 56-60, M 1 hr ago

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    I had an affair with mm before I met my husband. I was 19 and an absolute rebellious party girl. My family and I were going to a high profile society event and I went to get my...
    Ladygrey79 Ladygrey79 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 24

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    the most of my life passed by seeing my father lying on the roads, drunk. my mother hitting me over my childhood curiosities like opening up the fridge a lot many times and my...
    smilingbabaji smilingbabaji 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 29

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    I really hated being a kid. My English is not really good. I apologize for that. I don't really have anyone to tell this that's probably why I'm posting it here. I never met my...
    Yukio0001 Yukio0001 16-17, M Sep 30

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    I Need Someone to Talk to Yesterday, I realized that I sometimes feel a little bit guilty when I'm feeling normal or not sad, because I am thinking that I MIGHT have mild...
    smallpancakes98 smallpancakes98 13-15, F Sep 30

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    When we were away in Europe for holidays mum called me in for lunch. I didn't want to come as I was having fun with some boys. Anyway, I came in full of attitude and had an...
    Susanna96 Susanna96 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 5

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    when I was 14, I went to the pool after a long time with my cousins and I had a very tight costume on. It was from when I was 11 and I had grown a lot since then. So it fit in all...
    mohinim mohinim 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 28

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    Things have always been rough for me... Here's why my life sucks... 1) my parents split when I was 2 2) I'm an only child 3) I was made fun of in elementary school, and barely...
    ashcash97 ashcash97 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 29

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    After a terrible day yesterday, I thought I was going to feel depressed for the rest of my life, no hope, no purpose. My mother showed up, after 8 years, and I realized she hadn't...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 13

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    I had 3 treatments and felt better, and then had 2 more and stopped because I stayed the same. What has been your experience? I also think it is strange I keep getting positive...
    heathee heathee 46-50, F Oct 13

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    Growing up It was just me and my mum. We lived on a main busy road. It was scary. One time there was a car accident metres from us where someone died. I went on the news with my...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F Oct 13

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    the formative years of any person re so important as in a foundations of a building ..if they are weak theirs no question of the structure being strong..once the person has a happy...
    romell romell 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 15

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    This is how I was drawn to the loadstone rock that changed the course of my life. When my father returned from his final overseas assignment he was posted to a station in England...
    Pratincole Pratincole 66-70, M 1 day ago

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    I have been sad for a month now. More sadder then usual. why? I keep remembering my ex. I cry everytime I do. I mean i never really wanted to break up, but it was the type of...
    mangadrawer12321 mangadrawer12321 13-15, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    So I was watching a baseball game with my family and was watching Albert Pueholes play. I had always gotten him mixed up with Alex Rodriguez. Well I remember that one of the...
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 25

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