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I Had a Sad Childhood

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 25 People

    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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    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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    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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    I have two younger sisters: a twin and a-year-younger sister. A was taller than me, while B and me were the same height. (It really sucked because I was the oldest.) But when my a...
    Weirdestone Weirdestone 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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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 don’t remember the last time I was genuinely happy. I don't think I'm sad but I know I'm not happy. I don’t have a reason not to be happy. I have my health, my family, a roof...
    forlornm forlornm 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 6

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    I feel it in my lungs. This undertone of asphyxiation as my body starts to ware down. I feel the heaviness of my tongue. As it weighs down the words they slide off. My eyes...
    Xingouttheos Xingouttheos 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    I have a deep sadness within my heart. I know those that are connection with their heart can understand and feel what I have written, but sadly I cannot, and ye understand this. I...
    JavierHunting JavierHunting 18-21, M 4 Responses Nov 30

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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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    2014.12.16---21:49 I am not sure I can post stories here or not any longer.. We got a phone call from one of my aunt,she is gonna do a surgery ,it means my dad has to take care of...
    Farmerwork Farmerwork 22-25, F Dec 16

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    For the past few weeks I have realised I have loved my childhood... You would think that would make me happy in the future, infact it's upset me because those happy people and...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F Dec 19

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    I don't remember most of my childhood. I tend to remember bits and pieces, usually the moments that made the most impact on me, sadly the ones that come back are pretty bad. I can...
    Blessedbyfae Blessedbyfae 22-25, F Dec 20

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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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    my first crush was apparently in kinder but from there I transferred schools and I couldn't see her anymore,I felt so sad and mad then along came middle school I saw her but get to...
    Francisco5 Francisco5 13-15, M Dec 3

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    I have been extremely obese all my life. It's a genetic predisposition, because my mom is a really big woman too. And of course I always ate a lot and I hated it to move my body...
    ssbbwjean2000 ssbbwjean2000 41-45, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Well... I really am sad today. It's not that big of a surprise. I really think I screwed life up pretty astoundingly. I wish I was dumber, but instead I'm kinda bright, but have...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days 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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    I feel so Brocken inside I don't know what to do anymore, everyday I wake up feeling the same pain and heartbreak I just want to curl up in a ball and be alone. sometimes I think...
    Samanthaann13 Samanthaann13 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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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 7 hrs 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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    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

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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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    Ever since i was a child i always noticed things that were saddening. No matter if others noticed it they would always move on as if it had never occurred. I couldn't fathom the...
    CuriousCausality CuriousCausality 22-25, M Dec 11

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    OK so I met MM this morning at early wee hours. The time we were away from each other, he found solstice in watching and listening to self-help videos and audios. The material is...
    Fmina Fmina 51-55, F 8 Responses Dec 15

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    I'm 21 and I am nowhere were I wanted to be at this age. No matter what I do I seem to have travelled backwards to a point where I feel stuck, alone, angry, and frustrated. My...
    maleoftheyear maleoftheyear 18-21, M a week ago

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    As a toddler I never played with other kids. Then we moved into a house next door to a widow who ran a daycare in her house. From my backyard, I could see maybe 25 kids around my...
    compassionateear compassionateear 46-50 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I smile I laugh I enjoy the company of those around me They enjoy my mask For a while I live in a fools paradise Surrounded by those who love me My family One side heaven The other...
    srmc928 srmc928 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    So I expressed it in the only way I know best. Through poetry. Here goes. from nowhere a song plays as I softly sleep a song so sad that my heart starts to weep a song so sad I...
    walkonthewildside walkonthewildside 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    My biological parent were married for 8 years, which was the first 8 years of my life and the first 6 years of my now 11 year old brothers life. my dad beat my mom... A lot, and...
    thelifeiknow01 thelifeiknow01 13-15, F Nov 29

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    I had a rotten dad that was "there" but we all wished he wasn't, because all he did was yell, and beat us with belts and put us down. But because he stayed and "took care of us...
    borielis borielis 61-65, M Nov 30

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    When I was a child my family was poor. My mother tried her best but she couldn't afford many things for us. We played with what we had and we had a lot of fun. I remember being...
    aquikay aquikay 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Why must it be so? (rhetorical question used to express my emotion) Everything eventually comes to an end, no matter if it is good, bad, or somewhere in the shifting uncertain...
    andrewphysics andrewphysics 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    Many people who have been in an affair say that the AP always comes back... He ended the physical affair in early September out of depression and extreme guilt. For about 5 weeks...
    Koalaclover Koalaclover 36-40, F 5 Responses Dec 11

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    I am to a point that the hurting and sadness are normal and any joy is frightening . I have had a lot of ups and downs in my life and many of the bad things I have caused , I just...
    chris121458 chris121458 51-55, M 4 Responses Dec 15

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    went to court today....i was there and my ex was there....something happened today that was totally unexpected, the judge let him go home which is means to be happy right? it is...
    turnpike1971 turnpike1971 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 18

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    Sadness hits me again. I told myself not to do this, to not bring myself down. Yet I did it again. It's been a while ago since I had it this bad. And I just keep myself sad with...
    CactusHugger CactusHugger 18-21, F Dec 20

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    Hi. My name is _____. I'm 19 years old and I go to a really good college. I've just started acting. I write sometimes for a food website. And I spend most of my days on with my...
    bonesandrepetition bonesandrepetition 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I'll never forget the experiences I've had with this..
    LeighCrothers LeighCrothers 13-15, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I first felt the symptoms in September which I ignored. I thought my arm and chest pains were due to over exercising at the gym. It could not be a heart attack. All my previous ECG...
    sakura20 sakura20 46-50, F