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I Had a Sad Childhood

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 34 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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    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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    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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    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 am so afraid . I thought I was strong because my childhood was awful. I'm tired of fighting for happiness. I feel it illusive and I'll never be able to feel safe. I'm used to...
    TudorIsles TudorIsles 41-45 9 hrs ago

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    I was riding the bus home from my group and didn't realize that I had to pee really bad. All of a sudden I felt the urge like I had to go really bad. So I told the bus driver I...
    Kornloves22 Kornloves22 22-25, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    On June I found out I was 12 weeks pregnant before that on April I took plan b (morning after pill) to prevent this from happening but it didn't work because I was already pregnant...
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    My ex-friends sucked. There were the little things. Just typical teenaged small problems that would roll off my back. I'd be the third-wheel whenever I was in a group with them...
    sabertigersab sabertigersab 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    I learned in life that you need to be sad, you have to understand the fundamental reasons why you get sad. Has anyone seen inside out? Without sadness, you wouldn't appreciate...
    creativePerspective creativePerspective 18-21, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I go through phases where I feel so sad and out of place in the world. I have two friends I really care about but I think for the most part I am their "backup" friend. They only...
    Yousahoe Yousahoe 22-25, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I finally did it. After several months of thinking about it-- I just got tired of waking up in a wet bed so I decided to buy diapers to sleep in. It wasn't an easy decision. My...
    unionalum unionalum 26-30, M 13 hrs ago

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    Getting picked on and beat up because I had red hair. I hated my childhood.
    ResidentEvilAl88 ResidentEvilAl88 51-55, M 13 hrs ago

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    Over the weekend I had an affair with a married man. I'm 27 and he's 44. I met him over a year ago as a graduate student and then I began volunteering for his organization. I...
    olivehadley olivehadley 26-30, F 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    It's an ongoing thing. Today has been one of my good days. . So, l decided to try and think logically, about it all.. True..whatever the source is that's causing the depression...
    MistyGoddess MistyGoddess 41-45, F 10 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    When everyone in my third grade class were buying new games and stuff like that i was helping my mom take her medicine. My mom got diagnosed with Lupus in 2007. After that...
    Leannabj25 Leannabj25 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I need to get this out. I am home visiting family right now. I have finally come to terms that I do not have an emotional connection with my birth mother. I thought that was the...
    RoyalTeee RoyalTeee 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    This actually happened just yesterday and I made an account on here because I have no one else to talk to about it. I started smoking weed maybe two weeks ago and have only been...
    coexorcist coexorcist 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I have had predators and molesters who would grip me EVRYTime they could. I was so scared to get out of the house.one,he even would call on my house number n threaten me to meet...
    IAmGay777 IAmGay777 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Stating back to my previous story, I believe it was after that, CPS began to be in and out of my life. I can't say i have had the worst of childhoods but to me it was. It was...
    RedGem69 RedGem69 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Where do I begin? I guess I will start with my first memory when I was maybe 6 years old being hurried away in a car with my sister and mother to stay with my aunt and uncle...
    RedGem69 RedGem69 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    By the age of two my mother and I were on our own. My father was an abusive *****. Not sexually abusive. He was just a violent and unstable kind of guy. Too much for my mother to...
    FriendlyBryan FriendlyBryan 46-50, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Today I had to go to the book store cause my aunt told me to. I went to get a new book. My Aunt give me money for the bus, but I had my own money for the book. So I went and got...
    cutekittycat cutekittycat 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    It does make a weird kind of sense that in sadness it helps recognize and appreciate the happiness just that much more. Still... I would give up all kinds of happiness to never...
    AltRealityFanboy AltRealityFanboy 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    When the only money worry you had was not having enough pocket money to buy everyone a christmas present ✨ When the biggest decision you had to make was which colour toothbrush...
    RachieBlondie RachieBlondie 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I got a call 3 days ago from my best friend in my original hometown saying that my bird coco died. Ive had her since i was 8 she was my honestly my pride and joy i loved her like a...
    jessie8g jessie8g 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    In March of 2012, I had the Essure procedure.For those that might not be aware, the Essure procedure is supposed to be a form of permanent birth control. Two coils are inserted...
    evepoyepo evepoyepo 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Vivid memories, live again! My favorite book as a child was titled "Grayling". It was a book about a Fisherman who had gone out to sea, found a distressed baby seal in the storm...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Compared to many in this world, my life probably seems like a smooth sail over peaceful waters. There have been a lot of rough spots though (I actually had a lawyer write me an...
    Writer1967 Writer1967 46-50, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Your advice please: If you grew up been abused by someone and later in life when you were dealing with the issue in therapy and doing ok , and you then had to face the abuser...
    ladybirdshimmer ladybirdshimmer 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 21

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    I am a married guy who has been married for 20 years. I met a woman at work 17 years ago and we became good friends. We introduced each others family. It was great. 13 years ago we...
    sm4e sm4e 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 21

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    there was a one week program and in there I met some new friends, however one person is always in my memory, if I continue my story I may burst in tears but to be the honest when...
    anezah anezah 16-17, F Jul 19

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    A year and a half ago, my uncle murdered my father in front of my little brother. He stabbed him in the heart with a spear point during an argument, and then seemed to "snap out of...
    AluraDawn AluraDawn 22-25, F Jul 18

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    So jealous of my dad and people his age. He was born in '61, graduated high school in '79. I would give anything to have a 60's childhood and a 70's youth. I hate to sound clich...
    ArtieParty39 ArtieParty39 16-17, M Jul 14

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    Ok just Pretend it doesn't say disappointed after sad & I'm going to continue, bad, had, lad, rad, a tad, chad, glad, I know Brad, Vlad............................
    Workingclassman Workingclassman 31-35, M 3 Responses Jul 13

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    lets see how do i start i was raised pretty poor some of my first memories was sleeping in the front seat of a car drifting from town to town until we ran out of gas whatever...
    jameswertman12 jameswertman12 26-30, M 13 Responses Jul 13

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    I had an unfortunate childhood. I think in some cases, my parents did the best they could, but their capabilities were very limited due to their own issues, personally...
    insight00 insight00 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    When I was a little one, I was abused. Tormented u could say. I felt miserable and frail, like I wasn't worth anything. But there was and still is one person who saved me. My...
    saraluvdom saraluvdom 13-15, F Jul 12

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    (What I really want to say but can't, because as much as it hurts to talk to you, I don't want you to be hurt either) Please stop texting me. Please stop trying to talk to me. I...
    emeraldangel523 emeraldangel523 18-21, F Jul 11

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    They say being young are the best days of your life and my childhood was amazing. wouldn't change it for the world