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I Had a Sad Childhood

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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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    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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    All adults want the only thing is to go back to childhood days ...whr v dnt know anything..evn no need to face any probs😝😋..miss u akka..
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    I miss some of my childhood but most of it was very unhappy because I came from an abusive home. But I do miss mostly being ten-14 because that was when I got a little bit more...
    BunheadSalamander BunheadSalamander 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I'm fourteen years old and a freshman in high school. I'm about 200 pounds. I haven't been able to forgive my mom for initially causing my weight. However, the truth is, obesity...
    EndTheFatKid EndTheFatKid 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    A young naïve girl, and a boy named Demetrius in 4th grade. I loved his blonde hair and adorable grin. I miss him so much, he moved away I didn't even know his last name I was too...
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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 18

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    TwilightIvyStar TwilightIvyStar 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    KR17 KR17 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 16

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    Flower124 Flower124 18-21 Aug 16

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    I just found an old journal of mine. I had to be 15 or 16 years old. I was a tortured soul to say the least. After reading it no wonder I'm so much of a loner. In the beginning it...
    solojo solojo 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 15

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    Yes some more whining.I guess it's gonna be kinda along the lines of the last whining story,but oh well.At least on here nobody really knows who you are so you can just let it out...
    grandaddypurple grandaddypurple 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 15

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    In fact, maybe TOO happy. I've never experienced abuse so I'll never understand what it's really like. Sure, my parents divorced, but I grew up with a loving mom and stepdad. I...
    PinksTheNewBlack PinksTheNewBlack 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F Aug 15

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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
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    childhood memory #89: I remember I got in a fight with my sister over Robert Palmers "addicted to love" music video trying to argue which girl in the video was 'prettier'
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    Sadness, it's been a strange thing for me. I've spent the Best part of 5 years listening to people telling me that I need to just get over some of the most traumatizing events in...
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    Reminds me of summer camp, which is the only place I had close friends. A week of camp, once a year for 3 or 4 years, and they are closer than my friends I hang out with every day...
    CopperFoil CopperFoil 16-17, M Aug 13

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    Hello this is a bit introduction I guess. I am still a minor so I won't reveal many things about my personal life but I will share some of the things that happen to me. My so...
    Dweetcandy Dweetcandy 70+, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I wish I could completely forget my childhood so I could be happy and move on with my life
    svnflowrrr svnflowrrr 18-21, F Aug 11

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    My story is kinda long, but that's fine I guess. I have 2 older siblings and 2 younger siblings. Almost none of us are from the same mother and some of my siblings have other...
    Blah9055 Blah9055 18-21, F Aug 11

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    In 5th grade it was a popular thing in my class to rate people's looks and personality on a scale of 1-10. It was mainly the girls that did it because they thought they were cooler...
    MeltingGlassHeart MeltingGlassHeart 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 10

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    seasondiesonebyone seasondiesonebyone 16-17, F Aug 10

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    trish96 trish96 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    Sarabell00 Sarabell00 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    Yeah i my childhood i miss never got a chance to enjoy it
    masterLLL masterLLL 56-60, M Aug 6

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