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I Had A Traumatic Childhood

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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 6 Responses Mar 24, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    mrpancho mrpancho 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 23, 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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    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...
    mrpancho mrpancho 31-35, M Feb 24, 2012

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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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    I was brought up with three siblings, the older two hated my father especially the older brother who was from a previous marriage. They egged one another on and accused my father...
    Tigermoth35 Tigermoth35 31-35, F Apr 11

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    As far as I can go through my childhood memories I can remember the first one… just feeling… fear. My childhood was full of it. Scared of dark, of sleeping in my own bed, of...
    Mellangela Mellangela 26-30, F Apr 11

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    i still watch the cartoons that i watched in my childhood as i had a very awesome childhood . It just brings joy to me and i have nice dreams about playing with my friends . I don...
    manan98k manan98k 13-15, M Apr 11

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    i still watch the cartoons that i watched in my childhood as i had a very awesome childhood . It just brings joy to me and i have nice dreams about playing with my friends . I don...
    manan98k manan98k 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 11

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    i still watch the cartoons that i watched in my childhood as i had a very awesome childhood . It just brings joy to me and i have nice dreams about playing with my friends . I don...
    manan98k manan98k 13-15, M Apr 11

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    I have read so many sad and disturbing histories on here, it seems almost normal now to have been abused, misused and traumatised in childhood and beyond. I am lucky. I had a nice...
    Gladez Gladez 36-40, F Mar 24

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    It is time for me to speak up, I have thought more than once. I am now a mother with 4 beautiful children, but I still carry a secret. I had an abortion just 4 days after my 16th...
    secretstoryforlife secretstoryforlife 46-50 Mar 30

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    I had it rough growing up. The first 5 years of my life were very traumatic. Born prematurely and at 24 weeks. Spent the next 6 months of my life in an incubator being fed...
    Findingteesh Findingteesh 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    When I was small :- • I'd put my arms in my shirt and told people I lost my arms • Would restart the video game whenever I knew I was going to lose • Had that one pen...
    esteem29 esteem29 26-30, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I've had 3 bear death experiences. First u was a toddler, & my dingy grandma was watching me a day. I was I'll, I had liquid medicine. I was suppose to receive 2 teaspoons during...
    taiterz taiterz 26-30, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I've always been insightful, having spent much of my youth chronically trapped in my overly analytic mind. Through the years I began to manifest this introspective process outwards...
    danii92 danii92 18-21, F Apr 2

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    The sky was milky gray and the ocean was fierce. The light dappled through the clouds. He stood in a circle of four other friends, skateboard underfoot and as aloof as the azure...
    streck32 streck32 26-30, F Apr 5

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    I've got a childhood friend mark we were the best he used to defend me when his sister hit me we took care of each other, once i have got a little brain problem in maths mum...
    Yasmin9 Yasmin9 13-15, F Mar 28

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    So with the weather getting nicer this morning I was having my coffee, and a memory from my childhood came to mind. When I was 8-10 years old my great grandma use to live near a...
    Slashrattlenroll Slashrattlenroll 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 8

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    I don't know why, but recently, my mind has been drifting away A LOT thinking about my childhood. Sometimes it scares me, because I seem to remember certain moments too very well...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    im yeah starting t thnk being happy even for a day its a curse to me .upto wen i was 8 i was the happiest child ever my parents me like an egg ,after that thats wen al hell broke...
    kesinah kesinah 22-25, F Mar 29

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    Being on the countryside on a swing in a tree. playing with my cousins hide and seek all night long. I had a pleasant childhood.
    Cristianpellicier Cristianpellicier 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 3

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    One of my childhood heroes passed today. I've been a huge professional wrestling fans as far back as I can remember. The Ultimate Warrior had that wildness and energy that as a kid...
    Royced45 Royced45 36-40, M Apr 9

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    My mom drank through my entire childhood and would take me to house parties and lock me in the bathroom or get anyone she could to babysit me. Including disgusting men. I was...
    Purplesloths Purplesloths 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 14

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    A Decision I Made... Years Ago. To have and to hold from this day forward. Sept 15, 2001 on this date I informed my spouse and said "I was going to transition into a woman, many...
    Trisha60ts Trisha60ts 61-65, T 3 Responses Mar 24

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    Part 3: the affair When I posted my experience on EP and how depressed I was about my situation I got a lot of positive comments and support which really helped me change my...
    unexpectedlove15 unexpectedlove15 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 30

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    I blanked out a lot of my childhood & really only remember small parts. Which is interesting because I remember all of the weird spiritual things that happened....
    zbabi3 zbabi3 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I managed to forget all of my bad childhood memories, until a few months back when they started resurfacing in my dreams, so now not only do I have to deal with these memories, I...
    xMina97x xMina97x 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    It's been four months since I had undergone the procedure and I think about it more and more everyday. When I first discovered I was pregnant I was so lost, the only thing I could...
    angelbaby4 angelbaby4 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 4

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    I love my mom and my grandma but growing up was sometimes really hard for me. I remember waking up in the middle of the night when I was really little so i could bury my head under...
    bsmirror bsmirror 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    - I was obsessed with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I used to go dumpster diving with my friends, and found what I thought was a TurtleCom. I realize these days that it was...
    Sinaname Sinaname 26-30 Apr 5

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    I miss when I had no worries and boys had cooties.
    Kayleer18 Kayleer18 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I have known Ryan since i was in third grade. (21 years ago!) I had a crush on him from third grade to ninth. Till i moved to Texas. I recently found him on facebook. I thought of...
    Wittygeek02 Wittygeek02 31-35, F Mar 24

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    I wish I could have had someone to hug me and tell me everything was gonna be all right as I got older, but instead I suffered thinking the scars inside would never heal. Now I...
    Boo37 Boo37 13-15, F Mar 30

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    I miss the memories behind the photos, old cartoons, the cook-outs, the birthday party's, the "fights", sleepovers, all the neighborhood getting together to play kickball/softball...
    16countrygirl 16countrygirl 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    If I had a time machine, I would go back to my childhood and see what my younger self thinks. Did I meet up to expectations? Am I someone my younger self could look up to and say...
    Amsch95 Amsch95 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    I don't know what to say... It was intense and chaotic and I could feel my heart race to the boom of her voice. It just feels... So painful to know that the one who raised you...
    JohnAtArms JohnAtArms 13-15, M 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I was 15 when I read those two lines on that pregnancy test. I was visiting my family overseas. 7 months later, and I'm lying in the same bed where I went to sleep one night...
    biancaaadaisy biancaaadaisy 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    See, this titles kind of misleading. I had "A" fight with my mum, "A" meaning one. Not the truth in my case, unfortunately. If you want to skip this next paragraph, it's just some...
    NTC123 NTC123 13-15, F 30 mins ago

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    We had to go to school barefoot, and weren't allowed to wear shoes to school, and loved it,but in the boarding school, we didn't have to wear pyjamas and slept in the nude, which...
    barefootb barefootb 46-50 Mar 25

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    My story is not as bad as some of the others I have read. I was bullied through the ages of 6-12. For the most ridiculous reasons too. First: I have a big nose. : ) I'm sure you...
    hellcat88 hellcat88 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I was diagnosed with depression at eight years old and have lived with it in such a way that it has crippled nearly every aspect of my life. I have never been on medication to help...
    Scorpio018 Scorpio018 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    I have been dealing with depression for as long as I can remember. From before I even knew what to call it. I am thankful that my darker periods are less frequent and don’t...
    AnonymousEP77 AnonymousEP77 41-45, M Apr 5

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