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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 2 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Nov 3, 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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    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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    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 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 20, 2014

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    I can't remember exactly how old I was during this time, but I was in my second year of kindergarten. My mom met this man. I don't know how old he was at the time, he was black...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 12

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    My Mum was an alcoholic and my Dad was 35 years older than her so he was a pensioner. From the time I was able to look after my Mum I had to collect her drink and dispose of the...
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse 26-30, F Mar 25

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    I can't remember the first 10 or 12 years of my life. And what few "memories" I have are more like pictures (like I may have seen a picture of it and remember that/I only remember...
    IAmJustAGhostGirl IAmJustAGhostGirl 13-15, F Apr 7

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    I didn't lose my leg, I almost did. I know it's not the same as actually losing it but it was still terrifying and a traumatic experience that still bothers me. A few years ago, I...
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    This seems to be the main cause of my mental health problems. I grew up in an environment where I was being put down for feeling emotional and even when I was feeling ok. My Mum...
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse 26-30, F Mar 26

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    with my girlfriend, we were talking about our bad experiences, we named a couple of bad and traumatic experiences.. but then she said '' i don't want to talk about this anymore...
    OccultumLapidem OccultumLapidem 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I was in a relationship when I was very very young maybe around 5 to 7 years old. My parents discovered us one day when we were kids and they gave me the "talk" saying how we were...
    WhiteKnight303 WhiteKnight303 16-17, F Mar 22

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    10 Days after the second abortion I feel beat. I have no energy, I'm so tired. I've through 10 worlds of problems and complications, I'm away past not believing this is real. I now...
    Anubis111 Anubis111 22-25, T 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I'll start when my mom was pregnant with my sisters but you see my sisters had a different father but their father has always been cheating on my mother but she made herself endure...
    Akwarderrorplusmess Akwarderrorplusmess 18-21, F Mar 23

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    Growing up for me was no fun. I had so many bad experiences that even now it haunts me and i am 20 years old. When i was young, around 7 years old, my parents had sent me to a...
    mananb mananb 18-21, M Mar 27

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    April 26th would've been my child's 1st birthday. This seems to really be bringing up the grief and emotions I thought I had processed. I also found out Saturday that my best...
    DizzieDazie DizzieDazie 18-21, F Mar 25

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    I feel like I grew up too fast, the fact I knew too much things a kid shouldn't know. Yea, it helps now knowing those kinds of stuff since I'm in my teenage years. I feel like...
    nuwandaisaphony nuwandaisaphony 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    The days when we used to play hide and seek...waiting for sunday at end of the week...smile on face was always real & true...didn't know to hurt any crew ...neither we used to say...
    notknowmyself notknowmyself 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 6

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    Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    It's been 8 months since I've had my abortion and think about it everyday wishing it could be here. March 30th would have been the due date. My boyfriend and I bought a birthday...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 13

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    Today was one of those mornings that triggered a favorite childhood memory. It's not winter but it's also not summer yet. I was feeling a little chilly when I walked into the...
    llevame llevame 41-45, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    The earliest dream from my childhood was about my town being burnt by demons.
    cersea cersea 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    It was her 22nd birthday yesterday and she is now the same age as me. I meant to write this story yesterday but that never happened. Many times have I shared the story about the...
    Orchards Orchards 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    My Mum abused alcohol throughout my childhood and I was always having to collect her drink from shops and dispose of the empty cans. She died in 2001 because of complications...
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse 26-30, F Mar 25

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    I can't say this was my favorite book but definetly one of the most memorable. My grandmother had a book full of short stories that she would read to us when we stayed the night at...
    kayakgirl08 kayakgirl08 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    It's really hard to make new friends these days especially close friends. Many people just go with friends from their childhoods and so on...
    Sw33love Sw33love 18-21, M Apr 5

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    I grew up with an acholoic/abusive father never felt like I got the childhood I deserved.
    missminimae missminimae 16-17, F Apr 11

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    when I was in about 1st or 2nd grade I told my mother I had a bruise on my butt. i told her it turn every time I say down and I was lying. it was all a lie. I told her this so when...
    Grace224 Grace224 16-17, F Apr 12

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    I wish I could erase my childhood memory. Maybe then I could be a positive a happy person.
    menteperdida menteperdida 22-25, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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