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I Had a Sad Childhood

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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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    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 1 Response Mar 27, 2015

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    Knowing that I am not the only boy/former boy who was fascinated by pierced earrings at a very young age, I am wondering if someone younger than me, or someone from another culture...
    EarringedBoy EarringedBoy 36-40 4 hrs ago

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    Hi my name is Kylie I'm seventeen yrs old and I'm tired of being alone I just want to find the right person. Someone who gets to know me and understands me someone who isnt going...
    kylienevels kylienevels 16-17, F 10 hrs ago

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    Hi my name is Kylie I'm seventeen yrs old and I'm tired of being alone I just want to find the right person. Someone who gets to know me and understands me someone who isnt going...
    kylienevels kylienevels 16-17, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Healing from childhood trauma is possible.This is an interesting and informative Q & A with Gretchen Schmelzer, PhD, a licensed psychologist trained as a Harvard Medical School...
    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 20 hrs ago

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    Here I am going nuts, but no one will understand. I hope there could be someone who will be me for a week, to see how is it like being me, understand why I can't be myself...
    nirvsemp nirvsemp 18-21, F 20 hrs ago

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    I fell in love with him, when I was 6 and it lasted to age of 12, then other childhood friend came into play, who I found more mature and fell in love with him, it lasted 2 years...
    DragonSheep DragonSheep 22-25, F 21 hrs ago

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    Here I am, two hours after midnight on my birthday, the stereo on blast , watching my birthday cake in the oven while eating the rest of the batter straight from the bowl. Feeling...
    citylights589 citylights589 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    on the 17th of December I felt sad and had a broken heart from this I lost my Facebook account I got terminated and suspended because my brother's daughter got into my Facebook...
    Kittymad1968 Kittymad1968 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    My " Imaginary " friend was named Daisy, and i could actually see her and i loved her a lot, we used to play barbies and take walks and everything, but one day my stepmom got mad...
    piffypie piffypie 18-21, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    I feel sad. I feel loss. I've lost all the memories of my first bf. Not physically, although some obviously I've forgotten. I've lost all those memories and all those years because...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I wish I had found this website way earlier! Just signed up and already loving the stories and support I see here!
    Yinhx Yinhx 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm well aware that money can't buy happiness, I know that money can't save all of life's problems. Speaking as a person who didn't know how long he had until he got evicted from...
    PorkythePig PorkythePig 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    i know that most think it is sad and it is very depressing but my situation it wasnt sad but a relief. i caused it and brought it on. after having 2 kids with the same man and...
    moongoddess35 moongoddess35 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    While four-year-old Alfie loves ­dinosaurs, fire engines and cars, Logan prefers sparkly dresses, wands and Frozen’s Princess Elsa.But what makes their differences all...
    janecool janecool 16-17, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    most people think I'm happy go lucky and in a good mood all the time because I smile crack jokes and usually I'm positive that's on the outside when I'm by myself is when I get...
    me0883 me0883 22-25, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    She was sad. Not sad to the point that she wanted to die. But sad enough that she couldn't fake a smile. Sad enough that tears did fall every now and then, and dried up too.
    kasiyat kasiyat 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It was during the summer. I was out of school and house hopping since I had no stable home to go back to. It was a difficult year. I felt like dying every day. I had bouts of...
    starsheepie starsheepie 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Your Love Amazes Me - John Berry(thank-you to the YouTube up-loader for sharing the blessings.)(tears of Joy fall)Abba,The last trial You had me go through hit me deep where You...
    eyeno eyeno 61-65, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I didnt have a real childhood because I had the internet.That was my life. I knew about grown up things when I was very young.
    ChelseaMonroe ChelseaMonroe 22-25, F Feb 5

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    I don't know what triggered this episode of sadness but it's different than what happened to me last year. Last year was way too overwhelming and made me cry and want to kill...
    Letmebepatient Letmebepatient 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 4

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    I lived in a small rented room in a huge (but crammed) and dark area that is filled with what they called 'social junkies', e.g. Drug dealer, prostitude, load sharks etc. After...
    XallaXeX XallaXeX 16-17 Feb 4

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    Well, for starters I was told to jump off a bridge today. I was going into class and I just sat into a random seat my not so close friend pointed me to. The desks were moved so I...
    imme163 imme163 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    I'm not feeling today for a lot of reasons. Like...I'm so sad to the point of my chest hurting. The first reason that I'm sad: tomorrow will mark a year of my mum's passing. The...
    thesilentchef thesilentchef 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    29th of Jan 2016 will officially be remembered for life... I thought atleast 15 times whether or not to go to school today, for it was our school day rehearsals....I over thought...
    EarthGirl97 EarthGirl97 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    1). Some years ago, when kaftans, long hair and beards were the fashion, for men anyway! I attended a performance of "Jesus Christ- Superstar". In the theatre foyer, stood a young...
    heqawaset heqawaset 70+, M Jan 28

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    PSA: I'm using some rough words here. It occurred to me for the first time some 9 years ago that I was abused. I analyzed this in retrospect and this shocked me. Why did it shock...
    ramblingjules ramblingjules 26-30 1 Response Jan 27

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    I'm constantly sad. Sometimes for actual reasons. Other times for no reason at all. It's not like I have much to be sad about, I mean, my life really isn't that bad, tons of people...
    doublecornflakes doublecornflakes 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    Someone died. Gunshot, right outside. Your father, he is dead. I see him in my head. Childhood's end. Goodbye, my holy friend. Love me, it's a sin. Can you see me caving in...
    Elspet Elspet 26-30, F Jan 26

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    I remember when I was a kid my parents took me to a huge ball pit, I didn't want to leave so when everyone had to leave I decided to hide in the ballpit, my dad had to go in the...
    DesiredUserNameandStuff DesiredUserNameandStuff 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 26

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    There was a distinct reluctance in giving up on my sadness, after loosing the love I thought had saved me. Sometimes when we stop pushing and trying to hold on, we discover our...
    marmelade marmelade 51-55, F 6 Responses Jan 26

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    Finally getting to type this after having been gone literally all day. I had a **** night, guys. Really bad. I don't know if things were really happening to me or if I was just...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 25

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    well yesh... losing out parents then our sister. so I had to raise matt work and be a brother... mike found me and joined me and I dated abby after many before at 12 and married...
    dailyguyboyjr dailyguyboyjr 26-30, M Jan 24

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    Messy, sort of There are parts of me that really have it all together. I function, pretty good all things considered. I have great purpose. I am the most fit physically that I've...
    ijustneed2talk ijustneed2talk 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 24

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    I don't have a self-image of being continually sad, yet there is a hidden part of me that is attempting to cry out from this crushing sadness. I seem unhappy with myself; I...
    MarkPaul MarkPaul 26-30 Jan 24

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    Soooooooooo... I ran away at 18... I had a rather decent start into my childhood, up until about 14. Not to mention I can't really remember before u was like 7. I have old parents...
    Mordapieeee Mordapieeee 18-21, M Jan 24

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    When I was a kid I learned to fake a smile because a smile can hide all pain. My dad was an alcoholic. He would come home drunk and keep drinking at home. He would fight with my...
    Thelostsoulslasthope Thelostsoulslasthope 13-15, F 6 Responses Jan 23

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