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I Had A Traumatic Childhood

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    My Second Grade Teacher Ruined My Childhood

    I was always a kid that would squirm in her seat. Not a bad kid, really. Just hyper and had trouble focusing. Ended up with a ADHD diagnosis, but that wasn't until 7 years later...anyways, there I am in second grade ready for the school year to start. Little did I know that 1985...
    anonrage anonrage 31-35, F 2 Responses May 23, 2011

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    I have realized of late,

    my memories of my childhood is slipping. I guess my brain is considering it a trauma, because it's hard to recall anything about me growing up. Guess the violence and being bullied is giving me a sort of amnesia. I've been thinking, it might be for the best, because hell, it...
    Barlong Barlong 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 20, 2014

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    Death Everywhere

    I suppose my childhood is not particularly traumatic. I have witnessed a lot of blood, a lot of death. My aunt works in a hospital, but she was diagnosed with cancer, and her son, leo (8 years old) tried to launch himself off the stairs and commit suicide. His father died in the...
    junholaday junholaday 13-15, F Jan 6, 2013

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    this isnt as traumatizing

    as other childhoods but it certainly traumatized mine. so when i was 7 a gay girl pecked me on the lips (kissed) and i didnt feel anything but awfulness. i thought it was disgusting so i went home crying. i didnt have feelings for her and probably never will. i am straight and...
    himynameisanna22 himynameisanna22 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 14, 2014

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    Mental Illness

    I have 4 sisters. Raised by a wonderful loving father and mother. However, I had a traumatic childhood. Both parents were immigrants to the coutry woring hard to make a life for their children. As a child I recalled seeing my father come home from a long day at work as a...
    adnaloy adnaloy 41-45 1 Response Apr 13, 2011

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    being a child who was stuck in a warzone at a

    young age I've seen witnessed things that no one my age is supposed to see hell not even a grown man should see what I've seen burning buildings , deadbodies you name it I've seen it twice . I didn't grow up thinking the world is covered in rainbows and smiles like most kids...
    Amacey Amacey 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 27

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    Even though my experience is not similar as other who experienced the worst childhood traumatic, but never expected that this one will scarred me for life.

    A long story, but I want to say something is that I never expected that this one traumatic experience would scarred me for life. My grandmother has suspected that perhaps it started when I was very little exact age unsure but I don't remember anything neither my sister did...
    strawberryrose13 strawberryrose13 22-25 1 Response Jan 27, 2012

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    Eight Years Old.

    I was eight years old, my dad was on a break from his on/off girlfriend of seven years.  He was dating this young chick at the time.  We went to go stay at my uncle's trailer for the night because he was out of town.  At the time, I was a daddy's girl.  I...
    BellasHappyPlace BellasHappyPlace 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2009

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    My traumatic childhood is complicated in a way

    and kind of just said my whole life story sorry for how long it is..... i mean like really long. Okayy i am going to start with my siblings first. I have a brother and a sister, my sister is 7 years older than me and my brother 8 years older, my brother and my sister have the...
    chocolate1616 chocolate1616 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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    Where Do I Begin...

    Here's a start. My Biological Mother was a prostitute, and my Father can either be a Drug dealer, corrupt cop or my Uncle. The woman who raised me is technically my Aunt, who is my real mom's older sister. She's the one I call Mom. From what people tell me, my real mom used to...
    ImToolazyforaWittyUseName ImToolazyforaWittyUseName 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 23, 2012

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    My Life

    I used to be a very happy child, always laughing and playing with other kids and games. I loved my parents and my little sister, and our perfect live we had together with the 4 of us. My dad had an amazing job and we got everything we wanted. Until everything changed. Everything...
    eex813 eex813 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 12, 2012

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    I Search Everyday For A Reason Not To End It All!

    I truly believe that my life was a mistake and never met to be, also I curse the day I was born and seriously wonder if I am even part of the human race, I have never belonged anywhere or with anyone. I don't know what it feels like to be loved, or even liked. I was born to a...
    dreamweaver15 dreamweaver15 41-45, F 7 Responses Mar 24, 2013

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    Picking Up The Pieces.

    Hello, my name is Jentzen.That's not my real name but what I am using.I don't know i'd feel comfortable using my real name.I have wanted to write my auto-biography for a long time,but have struggled w/it.I don't know sometime if I am going about it correctly,and other times I am...
    terrypage1963 terrypage1963 46-50 1 Response Jan 12, 2011

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    Family Secretes .family Alwys Acting Weired !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    My brother 25 since little he keeps hiting on me if I say oh im hot he say yes you are he say this I front of my parents and wont do anything so I stop asking for help .My brother will try to touch my *** .I cant do anything .My parents wont do anything I got mad and they never...
    kellner27 kellner27 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 26, 2013

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    This Is Me.

    This is me, Chloe. As a child my brother and sister held me down and raped me and made me do unthinkable things. I tried to tell my parents but I was 7 and they thought it was attention seeking. I hated my life from the time I was 6-8 I was their play toy and my parents to,d me...
    Chloe45 Chloe45 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    At age 3 or 4, I walked in on my older sister

    having sex! My mom and dad was at work, so she told my older sister to look after me. She turned on some Barney in the living room so I watched. Suddenly her boyfriend came over and they disappeared to her room. Around an hour later, I got hungry and went to find her. When I...
    nyle13o12 nyle13o12 16-17, F May 28, 2014

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    Where Do I Begin Part 2

    September 11th 2001. Obviously not a good day for anybody. I was a Marine at the time at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. We we're getting ready to leave to Afghanistan in October when my Aunt called me. It was regarding my biological mother. My Aunt wanted to know if I wanted to...
    ImToolazyforaWittyUseName ImToolazyforaWittyUseName 31-35, M Feb 24, 2012

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    I don't remember how old I was

    when this occurred, but I am guessing 6 or 7. I don't even really remember the whole picture. My mother's boyfriend molested me. He never touched me from what I can remember. Only he made me touch him, and only his penis. I would wake up in the middle of the night with him...
    Aaralynn Aaralynn 31-35, F 1 Response May 31, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    Once I had my daughter most of our friends ditched us. some of the people I was closest to have never even met my 3 year old. I feel so lonely and shut out. I have my husband but...
    nightingale814 nightingale814 26-30, F 33 mins ago

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    I'm almost to my one year mark. I've regretted it from the beginning but I've semi ok for the most part. I had my moments but lately idk what it is but I can feel her. And it...
    AriLenni14 AriLenni14 26-30, F 58 mins ago

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    I just woke up from a period of sleep paralysis and it was a scary and weird experience. I knew I was in my room. I knew I was lying in bed and I was quite aware of what was around...
    Brianianday Brianianday 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    one time me and my best friend iliana got in a fight we were like 7 or 8 and I had a girl diary and I wrote in it something really secret about her I forgot what the hell it was...
    AmyPond11th AmyPond11th 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    My parents don't even know about this especially my mum. The perpetrator was a girlfriend of my mums but they had a falling out years later. I was getting out of bed one night to...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M 6 hrs ago

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    Clothes don't have gender, do they? So, I accidentally went to the boy's section in Forever 21. Guess who bickered about what I could or could not wear? Ansley. She, Daniela...
    sabertigersab sabertigersab 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    Yet another story of thoughtless friends. There was the time Ansley and Daniela pestered me about the past. Throughout the years Ansley and Daniela teased me about my 9th grade...
    sabertigersab sabertigersab 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    So here's ANOTHER outrageous story about my ex-friends. So. Prom. Well no way was I going to go and be stuck around jerkwads giving me a hard time. Anyway, I'm outside...
    sabertigersab sabertigersab 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    I wonder what my life would have been like if I had not allowed people to bully me
    Andyg99 Andyg99 22-25, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Young man, ages 22-25, whom I had never had any interaction with on the public thread just started messaging me. Because I didn't see anything pervy or offensive in his profile, I...
    TeresaRudolph71 TeresaRudolph71 41-45, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I don't know how it started. I was in second grade and I became sensitive to teasing. It came out of nowhere. I had not been like this in the first grade. I had a teacher -- a...
    emperornorton47 emperornorton47 56-60, M 8 hrs ago

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    My ex-friends were like trackers: persistant and rude. In the middle of my senior year of High School, I tried so many tactics of avoiding my friends who didn't treat me like a...
    sabertigersab sabertigersab 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    As do a lot of these stories, mine starts with my father. He was an abusive drunk. He liked me more than my older sister but he didn't ever physically hurt her like he did to me...
    messj messj 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Soo as the story goes he did return in April. First he was nice and said 'we can meet if you want?' Texted back and fourth my anxiety got high again waiting for my phone to beep...
    ventingagain ventingagain 31-35, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I wish I had someone to talk to like a father figure to teach me how to drive,,,, f*** I'm old still dont know how to to drive. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhrrg!!!!!!
    hawkeye000027 hawkeye000027 22-25, M 10 hrs ago

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    I had an abortion at 18 years old, a day before my birthday. That was the hardest decision of my life. I will never forgive myself or forget about it . Each day is a struggle to...
    Laurennmariee Laurennmariee 18-21, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I had the most depressing dream last night. I woke to tears in my eyes, tears already rolling down >< Like ****
    thehonestgentleman thehonestgentleman 18-21, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I've had enough of those fake friends who pretend they love you and care for you but as soon as they get what they want from you, they dump you. I want real friends the once who...
    20ShadesOfMe 20ShadesOfMe 16-17, M 6 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I had a crush with my special ed teacher when I was in elementary school between the grades third thru sixth. I still remember her name. She was very nice to me. She was only...
    GuyFromTennessee GuyFromTennessee 41-45, M 17 hrs ago

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    You know I did it you bastard. And it was the hardest thing I have ever had to go through alone. It was the most painful procedure I have ever gone through wide awake. I keep...
    ForeverWhiteOleander ForeverWhiteOleander 18-21, F 20 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 2 Responses 20 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...
    kiara00 kiara00 16-17 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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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 22 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 23 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 1 day ago