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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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    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 Survived. I was never a typical male child, outgoing, adventurous, active in sports. I was more quiet, curious and sensitive. I didn't have a strong bond with my father. He was...
    bcvegas4u2 bcvegas4u2 66-70, M 5 days ago

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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 16-17, F Dec 26, 2014

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    When I was younger I was always envious of my brother who was 3 years younger than me. Both of my parents were working, therefore my grandparents would babysit us until they pick...
    kkechara kkechara 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I hear how everyone just wants to relive their childhood because they miss. Well i wish i could say that, but when your childhood was ****, you cant really say that. When i was a...
    mmmaddy98 mmmaddy98 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have been in an amazing yet secret relationship with my girlfriend for four years now, due to our cultural differences I must remain secret from her family(which i do not like...
    oneliffee oneliffee 22-25, M Jan 3

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    My daughter turned 11 today and rather than be happy because it is her birthday and school is cancelled because of weather, she cried. I asked her what is wrong and she said that...
    frostprincess78 frostprincess78 36-40, F Jan 6

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    The Death of My Godfather This happened a number of years ago but it feels just as painful now as it did at the time when i got the bad news about my godfather's death.He was not...
    dragonfang dragonfang 51-55, M Jan 2

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    I have come to realize I have depression. I remember growing up as a kid I would start crying being sad for no reason. Now I try my best to pull through
    love9494 love9494 18-21 3 Responses Jan 4

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    A smile danced upon the edges of my lips, when the memory of you flashed in my mind. Remembering me, on your lap. The notion of the 'Oreo game', playing out. You always let me have...
    ASoldiersLoveBug ASoldiersLoveBug 22-25, F Jan 5

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    Reason - parents were cool but narcissists and left us alone to fend for ourselves at age 4,6 and 9. They go to Peru, Equador .. Whatever struck their fancy. All in all I lucked...
    Warmways Warmways 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    Feeling Really Sad. It happened right around mid November that i had heard that our mom may not last the month. I was hoping she would at least get better or put on some flesh to...
    dragonfang dragonfang 51-55, M 3 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Maybe the phase of childhood is so pleasurable because of the lack of responsibility and the purity of the subconscious mind that makes a child so innocent unaware and unaffected...
    harmony226 harmony226 26-30, M Jan 15

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    I posted this years ago when I first joined this sight, and it accidentally got deleted, so im reposting for my own reference. Looking back on it, I think I've always been kind...
    thischickiswack thischickiswack 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    I lived with my mom and her mom from birth till I was about 6. she was 16 raising me. I didn't know any different, it was the way I was raised, how I was influenced, the life I...
    summerwinterfallspring summerwinterfallspring 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    I'm 18 years old and a waitress. I was oblivious for awhile and had no concern that I was pregnant at all. I was taking my pill and didn't feel it was possible but after some time...
    Manthaxx Manthaxx 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I was floating in this time and past... Feeling these traces of feelings encounter my being turning off these feelings of sadness and loneliness that I feel often, feeling my skin...
    Xenasdreams Xenasdreams 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    I lost my best friend Sept 29/14. He was a great guy. We had a lot in common. We became friends through work. We used to share our stories with each other every morning over coffee...
    nataliavr2003 nataliavr2003 46-50, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm sad... the past couple of days I've been feeling sad. I feel like there's nobody there. nobody I really connect with. nobody that really cares. it's difficult when you care so...
    RaigaKurosuki RaigaKurosuki 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    The uncle I suspect of raping me died this Monday... And memories started to haunt me again. All the things I keep inside... Most of them are about my grandmother. He used to live...
    Mellangela Mellangela 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day 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 Dec 26, 2014

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    Ok here goes. In the fourth grade I had just moved back to a school I had been to in second grade(I move quite a lot). As soon as I was back this boy started talking to me and...
    Bonshaquitalafondria20 Bonshaquitalafondria20 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    At the moment, aged 75, though my body is not what it was, not that it ever was up to much, my brain still seems to be working at normal adult level. This will not last forever...
    Wyesman Wyesman 70+, M 3 Responses Jan 8

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    I had an abortion this passed Wednesday, and I feel nothing but pain. I am a 19 year old cosmetology school graduate who back in July of last year gotten out of an over a year...
    zoey101878 zoey101878 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 10

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    In kindergarten we never really talk but after school we play outside till nightfall. I lived up on a hill that over looked his house and the town. In first grade I got held back...
    PoopieNoodle PoopieNoodle 18-21, F Jan 12

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    So, as I wrote before I am in relational group trauma therapy for women who have survived childhood abuse. It is an intense program that I attend four days a week for three hours a...
    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    I'm studying a diploma in early childhood education in Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore :D
    StarsxSunsets StarsxSunsets 16-17, F Jan 14

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    Disappointed that I couldn't find the most important part of my childhood :( my Finding Nemo video game
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 Dec 26, 2014

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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 Dec 26, 2014

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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 Dec 29, 2014

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    I was 5 years old when I promised myself I would never try methamphetamine. Like most nights I woke up and couldn't get back to sleep so I went in my grandma's room and laid in her...
    Sapphic33 Sapphic33 26-30, F 8 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    i know this feelings.. i sometimes laugh even if i feel sad. but lately my counselar said to me, it's okay being you. even if there are many survivors like yo in this earth,that...
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    What a way to start this year!!! It's one blow after another. Although I can take it, there's very little I tolerate to take in. I'm a lover, I'm a mother, I'm a fighter..., but...
    Cricket75 Cricket75 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    If I had one wish; I would wish for everyone to have a good life. To not have to worry about paying their next bill, or to go out or stay in, or to deal with any negatively...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F Jan 1

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    I feel that I am only looking for random things throughout the day to give me a momentary perk but I don't really have the motivation to go on, if I have a choice. Sometimes so...
    Kletsgo Kletsgo 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    today is a really bad day. I had to come home from my dads because christmas break is over, and i don't know the next time i will see them, probably not till may when my dad and...
    MEGH0119 MEGH0119 13-15, F Jan 4

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    I was 11 weeks pregnant and started bleeding. Went to the doctor the next day and I heard the worst frase you could ever hear "I am sorry but I cannot find a heartbeat". They had...
    liberty2014 liberty2014 36-40, F 6 Responses Jan 4

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    I Had Lived a Tough Life I was born and raised in a simple and poor family. We are not literally poor, but my parents spend their whole lives helping other people that they have...
    mayumi26 mayumi26 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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    Basically. I just don't know anything for sure anymore. I used to think I was kinda fun sometimes etc, but I really don't anymore. I don't really have any close friends. I haven't...
    angeliqueth angeliqueth 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 10

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    I am so sad right now :'(. The person I love the most had a miscarriage and she told me not to be sad but I wasn't in front of her so I cried my eyes out. I found out she was...
    xxalicerosexx xxalicerosexx 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    Had a phone call from a friend today. Since he moved to another state we seldom get to see each other. We were talking and laughing, catching up on each others lives. The subject...
    marriedup marriedup 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    Today died the father of a friend and I feel so sad for them. Her father had cancer, they are so sad. The whole week she was crying and now I think she has broke but she is doing...
    lucy1010 lucy1010 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago