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I Had A Traumatic Childhood

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 20, 2014

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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 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 siblings that aren't related to me. My life decided to go downhill when I was 6 When I was 6 my dad left. He says it's because...
    Blah9055 Blah9055 18-21, F Aug 11, 2015

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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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    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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    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, 2015

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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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    yea i had a traumatic childhood

    but it was pretty awesome
    andrewsomeone andrewsomeone 18-21, M Sep 9, 2015

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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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    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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    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 18-21, F May 28, 2014

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    Do Trauma Survivors Really Hold Onto the Past?

    It is said that we trauma survivors most often hold onto the past, ruminating over it in our minds and manifesting it in our behaviors and dysfunctions. Our past is a map of who we are. It is our personal history book. For many of us it is a manifesto of survival and the...
    VennieKocsis VennieKocsis 46-50, F Nov 18, 2015

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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 2 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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    I haven't had an affair. They require secrecy and that's against my value system and I think damaging to my relationship with my wife. I have had an ongoing regular sexual...
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    I've only had one close friend in my entire adulthood. We are in our mid thirties now and became BFFs at 18. We've been roommates at times and have been through so much together...
    peachygreens peachygreens 31-35, F 6 Responses 9 hrs 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 16 hrs 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 2 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 3 days ago

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    I was born in 1957 and so the 1960's were very formative years for me. Free milk was given at school each morning in 1/3 pint bottles with a waxy straw, we had black and white TV...
    LadyTea LadyTea 56-60, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Here's the story of our relationship Helpful facts - When we met I was 17, she was 25. I am now 18 and she is 26. She also has a 4 year old daughter. We met on Xbox on June 28...
    EnergyUS EnergyUS 22-25, M 1 Response 4 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 2 Responses 4 days 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 5 days ago

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    The late sixties and early seventies I lived in a smallish town where all types of drugs came before entering the big cities along interstate 95. I had an excellent job making a...
    boldtimer boldtimer 66-70, M 5 days ago

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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 6 days ago

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    It started when I was younger, with seeing balls of light and hearing my name being called. Now it manifests itself in more subtle ways. Once I had a very sharp pain in my hand...
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    There was one person that I met on my first job. A person whom become my friend, best friend, partner in all the crazy stuffs that I do. Every day we had exchanges of messages...
    stunnedprincess stunnedprincess 22-25, F Feb 1

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    Through this site, I met someone who has become very dear to me. We had been talking intimately for the past 7 months, we professed our love toward each other, exchanging lovely...
    PerfectStrangerForYou PerfectStrangerForYou 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    So this happened on jan. 17, 2016. I had a nightmare of my friend got shot. There was more to it but that was all i remembered when i woke up. I had this strong feeling it was real...
    Katdabrat Katdabrat 26-30, F Jan 30

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    I live alone in a small apartment in Nevada. Last night I had one of the worst experiences I've ever had with sleep paralysis. I've experienced SP before and it's nothing new to me...
    ChloeRivers ChloeRivers 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    I was circumcised at the age of 13 for the first time. I had never had trouble with my foreskin and I had no problems retracting it. however, my parents so it fit to have it done...
    jess8895 jess8895 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 29

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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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    Hello, I am 20 years old, I got pregnant sometime in August and was around 4 and half weeks when I had my abortion. When I first found out I was pregnant, I was so happy, I kept...
    Maire268 Maire268 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    Hello, I am 20 years old, I got pregnant sometime in August and was around 4 and half weeks when I had my abortion. When I first found out I was pregnant, I was so happy, I kept...
    Maire268 Maire268 18-21, F Jan 28

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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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