I Had A Traumatic Childhood

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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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    1 Response Feb 23, 2012

    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

    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

    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
    1 Response Nov 18, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    Apr 27, 2015

    Healing from childhood trauma is possible.

    This is an interesting and informative Q & A with Gretchen Schmelzer, PhD, a licensed psychologist trained as a Harvard Medical School Fellow. It also has some good links.http://bigvoicepictures.com/blog/2016/02/11/healing-from-trauma-is-possible/
    netherose netherose
    46-50, F
    Feb 12

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    yea i had a traumatic childhood

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

    I still feel like I'm pretending to be someone

    I'm not, an innocent, healthy, happy person. Then it was so that the counsellors wouldn't have anything to report to the police so my brother and I could stay with dysfunctional and chaotic parents. Now it's so that no one sees me drowning in the pure hell I've created for...
    aholaaa aholaaa
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 29

    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

    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

    Yet, strangely; despite my dysfunction,

    I have many fond memories of my childhood. They're all pop-culture related. I go on Pinterest and glow when I see leg warmers, plastic charm necklaces, and Fisher Price toys. My question: Is it weird that I focus so much on and have an almost photographic memory of the inane...
    DanicaER DanicaER
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 21
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