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I Had a Sad Childhood

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 25 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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    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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    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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    My mom doesnt care.. Shes going back to someone that hurts her and hurts our family. She is toxic and i dont know how to stop it... She ruined our family. I have no one anymore. I...
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    I listen to sad songs and I get even more depressed but I can't stop. What the heck is wrong with me? I'm so pathetic.
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    I'm not sure how much people will actually read this because it's going to be really long but basically I've struggled with depression my whole life . I'm not looking for attention...
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    Never Trust A Beautiful Girl!- I grew up in Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic which is now known as Kyrgyzstan. My parents,my mother and stepfather,were still very unassimalated...
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    Hi, I am looking for wise words, support and hopefully some empathy. I am a 58 year old woman - wife, mother and Grandma. I have a strong faith but am being challenged to the...
    ER24 ER24 51-55 Nov 3

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    Doctors don't think I have it but I do I lost my grampa 4 days before I was born that was the day my best friend /girlfriend was born we have been friends for 10 years and then...
    mike12322xx mike12322xx 13-15, M Nov 9

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    Money&Material Wealth Can't Stop The Pain On The Inside- I was given any and everything I wanted as a child no matter the cost yet was never satisfied because "Hell was a place...
    FutureMaxiSurgeon FutureMaxiSurgeon 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Feeling pretty sad tonight :/ I met one of my childhood friends today (briefly) after not seeing him for 10 years. I know it's normal for people to drift apart, for many reasons...
    TheHeartOfALovingSoul TheHeartOfALovingSoul 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 7

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    its true, I never got disciplined , i got abused i didn't get scolded, i was told i was nothing and never will be nothing and that im completely worthless..over time i started...
    LunarDream LunarDream 16-17, M 2 Responses Nov 12

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    I grew up in a house with my dad, mom, brother and sister. But I did not have a family like other people. It seems like we were more like just 5 people living together. I am not...
    iamryland iamryland 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    When you go through so much pain, emotionally. It will affect your memory. I seriously can't remember my childhood, even parts of my childhood that I'm old enough to remember. Long...
    MaryJay712 MaryJay712 16-17, F Nov 16

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    I loved school as a child. I loved the after school programs my mother placed me in. I really didn't have a childhood at home due to my mother abusive controlling boyfriend. School...
    xlyricbelle xlyricbelle 18-21, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I have had a couple near death experiences before. To be exact I have had at least 7 different times that I have nearly died. Half of them had to do with me almost drowning. I was...
    DrakeoMagister DrakeoMagister 16-17, M 7 hrs ago

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    Sorry I hit post in the middle of my story! So we raced to get the ball not caring about the noise. We got the ball and realized Where's Zoe? We went back to find her only to here...
    Sabrina854 Sabrina854 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    I wasn't born into a good family. If I was a child of one of the mansion clan it would have been better for me. My father was the "John Wayne" type. So he expected me to walk talk...
    ATroubledLife ATroubledLife 46-50, M Nov 2

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    So I was in an abusive home until I was around five years old. At that point, I was removed from that home, moved from foster home to foster home, then finally placed with the...
    disneyalltheway disneyalltheway 18-21, F Nov 14

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    For my entire life, I've had an unhealthy relationship with food. My recent anorexia probably stemmed from many things, including my childhood obesity, my need for control, my OCD...
    cahill11 cahill11 13-15, M Nov 14

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    I had a difficult time accepting that I had been abused as a child. Part of the reason for that is because growing up in that environment one tends to normalize what happened...
    scarecrow71 scarecrow71 41-45, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Today was the year 7 to 8 orientation. I was a transition leader and I found it a good experience because I got to work with younger people from different schools. One of my...
    InfiniteSpecks InfiniteSpecks 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    I too have had a few skunk encounters. It started walking to school in 4th grade with my best friend Mia. We heard a sound coming from the bushes and could see a skunk in the...
    Sabrina854 Sabrina854 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    Growing up was pretty glorious It was painful too I had 8 sisters, 2 brothers and my mum I also had a crazy step-dad, paranoid schizophrenic Mormon My family apart from my step-dad...
    Ikonoclastia Ikonoclastia 41-45 1 Response Oct 29

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    Thank you, if you're here reading this. I'm not sure how long this will end up being, so feel free to leave if you're busy. First of all, I'd like to say that I'm sorry. I'm sorry...
    milkcan milkcan 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 15

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    I'm still technically a child (or a teen, whatever). I've had depression since I was 10. It started out so tough, being that young. I thought this what a natural process of being a...
    WhiteSparrow127 WhiteSparrow127 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    I just had my first kiss, umm.. wow IDK where to start lol. But I'm 16 years old and I've never kissed a girl, so all my friends would tease me about it. Yesterday I was at a...
    Adamjb3 Adamjb3 18-21, M Nov 9

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    I was molested, abused, bullied, betrayed etc. I didn't always believe in GOD. I used to blame him for everything wrong. Why are you doing this to me? Why is this happening to me...
    dashuria dashuria 13-15, F 5 Responses Nov 9

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    I miss the times. The times when we didn't have worries, or care about what people think. Life just seems so much better when your a kid. Because all my childhood I wanted to grow...
    AshCakes AshCakes 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    This is my teddy bear hehe yes I'm 27 years old and I still have a teddy. But he doesn't sleep with me he lives in my cupboard he is also roughly 27 years or even older any way...
    AladdinsCave AladdinsCave 26-30, M 8 Responses Nov 20

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    Have you ever had one of those days where you just felt extremely sad? You see that you are not where you are in your life and realize that you really haven't accomplished anything...
    trina1012000 trina1012000 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Tomorrow I start an intense 8 week program at a local hospital. The program is for adult women who survived childhood trauma and abuse. I was sexually abused when I was 6 - 9 years...
    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I had a rough childhood. During my last year of high school, it took a lot of help from some people who decided to step in and a lot of work on my own to get away. Some were just...
    justnicky justnicky 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'd like to go back to "childhood" and somehow get to have what I wanted as a kid. If I was rich, I'd like to have a treehouse and swings. Wanted that as a kid and still do. And...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I know i should be happy on this thanksgiving day, but im not. I know i should be grateful for all the things that i have like a family shelter n food, which i am but theres this...
    mariloca mariloca 22-25, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    R.I.P Billy Watts Jr. It's sad that you had to go so young. Only 17 and you had your whole life ahead of you. I'm praying for your family and I hope you continue to look over them...
    BallinBae BallinBae 16-17, F Nov 1

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    Hi everyone I am 23 years of age I had a ectopic pregnancy sep15,2014 first time being pregnant and I was scared had to have surgery and I am sad that I had to lose my child I want...
    Mizzrite23 Mizzrite23 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 7

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    This experience still bothers me even though it's minor, and worse things happened physically and mentally to me. I'm sure many will think it an irrelevant experience, but I'll...
    Netgeek Netgeek 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 7

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    But many had it worse. So why the fok did i short circuit. Oh. Right. Profit on such crimes.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 13

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    "I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?"
    lexisacco lexisacco 18-21, F a week ago

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    I told my mother I wanted to live with my Dad, she walked up to me and started choking me... I was 15. she always had a temper, so I guess I wasn't surprised when she beat me...
    TPond TPond 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    If I had to choose between S and M, I'm obviously S. However I derive no enjoyment from masochism, it is pointless when someone enjoys pain that I inflict. The point is that they...
    lccraze lccraze 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 30

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    I keep telling myself not to think or care too much about it, because I don't want to be that person whose happiness is dependent on another. At least whenever someone brings it up...
    escapemyreality escapemyreality 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 5

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    I can't remeber anything about my life when I was younger, it was because of a head injury a few years ago. I feel sad because I can't remember anything. I've forgotten about...
    gr16478 gr16478 16-17, M Nov 16

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    I am so sad and lonely. I don't have a friend I can call when things get tough. I haven't had anyone love me in years. It seems pointless to be here when no one loves you. I feel...
    Blue8181 Blue8181 31-35, F