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I Had A Traumatic Childhood

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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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    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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    My brother was kidnapped

    My childhood ended at 10. That's when my sweet little brother Andrew, age 8, was kidnapped by an acquaintance of our family. The kidnapper and his equally evil friends sexually assaulted, beat, and physically and psychologically tortured my brother until he was finally rescued...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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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 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 2 Responses Nov 3, 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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    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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    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

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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 36-40, F 7 Responses Mar 24, 2013

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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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    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 26-30, F May 31

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    At 45 years old I'm starting to notice how my nighmarish childhood has and still is effecting me. I'm the youngest of 3 children and family scapegoat. Both my parents were youngest...
    brainwrecked brainwrecked 36-40, F Aug 15

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    At 45 years old I'm starting to notice how my nighmarish childhood has and still is effecting me. I'm the youngest of 3 children and family scapegoat. Both my parents were youngest...
    brainwrecked brainwrecked 36-40, F Aug 15

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    DISCLAIMER: this is long and detailed. If you want the actual story of my trip, I marked a star next to the paragraph. So, backstory. I have been an avid user of drugs since I was...
    bailey6 bailey6 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    For some reason I've been thinking about my childhood. Maybe as another birthday is around the corner I'm just reminiscing. I just want to share some things that I remember and...
    SirLaughalots SirLaughalots 36-40, M 4 Responses Aug 10

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    Just wanting to give you guys an update. I last posted in this group in 2012, which was the year I went through the most agonising year of my life. Since my abortion on the 27th...
    catherinex catherinex 18-21 1 Response Aug 19

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    I lost my baby in November of 2013. I was 12 weeks, no heartbeat. I had an orally induced abortion (cytocec) and still lie awake crying about the experience. This was the absolute...
    Stepmom212 Stepmom212 31-35, F 6 Responses Jul 31

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    We've first met when I was a Grade IV student and since he's one year younger than me, he was Grade III at that time. I'll just call him V. Our families had been close since then...
    undeniablyMe28 undeniablyMe28 18-21, F Aug 9

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    Janet jackson janet mutha ****** jackson I realize in my past I looked up to janet jackson soo much i love michael too (R I P) but janet out of all pop singers but she had r&b...
    Xxchristinx18 Xxchristinx18 18-21, F Aug 19

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    Remembering my childhood missing the 90's hip hop and pop mvs seeing mtv nelly,chingy(myfault) , and janet jackson sometimes watching nick nick nick nick nick are you afraid of the...
    Xxchristinx18 Xxchristinx18 18-21, F Aug 20

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    I am in a playful mood this week! But before my friend Gwyneth takes this as a signal to chase me up and down the street (wishful thinking on my part), let me explain. Article 31...
    bethturner bethturner 26-30, F 7 Responses Aug 5

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    Today I had an abortion . I'm 23 . Me an my boyfriend decided this was best after weighing out the option of possibly keeping the baby but decided we would be selfish to have them...
    jalene23 jalene23 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 15

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    I'm getting better every day, every week, every month, but my heart goes out to those who are still struggling with the aftermath of a full-blown brain injury. It was one of the...
    lizpurc925 lizpurc925 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    I have had complex PTSD for four years. I barely lived during a 22 hour long or more torture acts done to me. I was stabbed, waterboarded and revived several times, burned,etc...no...
    ashchris ashchris 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    Recently I did some research online to find some of my friends from childhood. One wants to go into the military, a few of them got married and had children. Although I lost touch...
    Mangagal360 Mangagal360 22-25, F Jul 30

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    No child should have to suffer through depression for most of their life because of their childhood because it truly sucks. I'm 15 and I know I'm young but I do have a lot of...
    lvcr lvcr 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I had a young mother... Actually my mother was 13 when she became pregnant, and 2 weeks after her 14th birthday I was born. As if that doesn't leave you mind to ponder multiple...
    MisMel MisMel 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    One silly childhood memory would be getting married to my best friend at that time who was also my neighbour under our desk in class in kindergarten. That was 12 years ago and we...
    Rainatmidnight97 Rainatmidnight97 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    My mom and dad had me at 20 years old. I almost died while she was pregnant with me because she simply didn't take care of me she smoked cigarettes, got high, drank, etc. I was...
    blondebanditt blondebanditt 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 8

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    If you've never jumped from one couch to another to avoid the lava, you didn't have a childhood
    shymic shymic 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    I have always vowed that my future child/children would have a happy and stress free childhood no matter what.
    futureCRNA futureCRNA 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I have so many childhood memories that I'll never forget and cherish for the rest of my life
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F Aug 12

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    I had a big Peter Pan complex in my teenage years. Couldn't stand most of high school, and couldn't bear letting go of all the fun of childhood. Everything seemed like more of a...
    TheDivineParody TheDivineParody 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 31

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    The people I knew, the places I've been and grew up in, the friends I had, the bliss of innocence, the responsibilities I never had, the lack of worry, the lack of anxiety, the...
    imray imray 18-21, M Aug 13

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    I'm fairly certain I just finally figured out why I'm such a loner. Despite being friendly around others and always having people receive me warmly, I've never actually sought out...
    GiantKaiju GiantKaiju 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    In year 8 I went to school and after school had finished I went to the toilet. Just then I noticed I still had all my pyjamas on under my school uniform, so I shouted to my friend...
    TWDX TWDX 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Today was the first day of school and i was really scared that the bullies would start today as they do every year. And my friend that lives far away told me it was going to be...
    Naginion Naginion 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I will tell you one. I was the onyl healthy kid in my school and it was in year 4. I had my mushy peas and i sat down at my table and suddenly someone knocked the table and the...
    ep1093 ep1093 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 6

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    Awesome parents, great childhood, have a great daughter, lived in another country, went to college, tried new things and just lived life. I plan on keep doing that too! No regrets...
    Polly73 Polly73 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    when i was 9, my mother cheated on my dad. they started fighting a lot. all day, everyday, 24/7. it got violent and crazy. there would be police cars outside my house and worried...
    Katelynann30 Katelynann30 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 6

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    So since i was little i have had depression problems,i didn't actually noticed until it got really bad in high school.I can't tell anyone in my family cause they won't actually get...
    flproblems flproblems 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    We are manufacturer and supplier of Rockface wall clading tiles. This tile has purely natural glimpse with rockface are really deemanded by architecter for interior and also...
    Diana63by Diana63by 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    By a party. My childhood friend showed up and just started talking to me. So akward that a good looking blond girl just showed up and talked to me. Even more akward cause the music...
    YLIhououin YLIhououin 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    Sometimes I wish I could go back in time and keep my mom from ever marrying my ex-stepdad, I was never able to actual be a kid, I had to grow up and do what I was told or get...
    rottenroses rottenroses 16-17, F 2 days ago