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I Had A Traumatic Childhood

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 179 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    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 31-35, F 1 Response May 31, 2014

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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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    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 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 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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    Hi, well I wish I would've read these sooner. A little about me, I'm a 20yr old junior at OKstate University, I have a great family, great friends. Nothing different then the...
    lkd94 lkd94 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    [Part 2] I turned up for work at the shop on the first Monday of September 1968.looking forward too seeing David the barber who I had a crush on.When I arrived as told, 45 mins...
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    I NEED HELP! So a year back i had been to a school trip for 4-5 days and those were the best days of my life.School was a nightmare for me since i got bullied and the whole class...
    Radiantmockingjay Radiantmockingjay 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    I had a traumatic miscarriage about 3 weeks ago. I was 13 weeks pregnant with my first. I developed a uterine infection (chorioamnionitis) that was caused by the Haemophilus...
    Jbyerly Jbyerly 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 9

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    It started when I was eleven , the bullying , it carried on until I was 16 and was forced to move high school . that's when , I know realise I started showing symptoms of PTSD , I...
    girldevil123 girldevil123 16-17, F Mar 22

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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 5 days ago

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    I sat outside tonight by myself. I used to be close with the night. The night is when I would meet my lover. It reminded me of kissing. It reminded me of the wind in my face and...
    ventingagain ventingagain 31-35, F 3 hrs ago

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    I didn't have any childhood dreams growing up. I've just made a search online to see if anyone else has ever felt this way, but all I could find was one forum on which people talk...
    squirrand squirrand 36-40, F Mar 4

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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 5 days ago

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    My childhood was just so beautiful. When I think about it, I end up having tears in my eyes because I sometimes want to go back and relive those moments. Those moments of innonence...
    jonbz17 jonbz17 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 6

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    I don't like to classify. It,sometimes,for me can lead to a closed mind. I was living an extremely intense life style. I only had one goal and that was daily oblivion. All this...
    lifeisforfree lifeisforfree 66-70, M Mar 17

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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 5 days ago

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    i was humiliated and bullied alot in my childhood. I didn't have friends which sucked... No one ever stod up for me.
    V1rus V1rus 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    I really miss my childhood. I miss the time when I fly kite!!! "Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a...
    RedThatDescribesMe RedThatDescribesMe 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 7

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    I miss it so bad. No worry's except want to do after school. Now its bills and more bills.wish I could go back to my childhood.
    lilmorsie lilmorsie 22-25, M Mar 10

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    I had never been to a school dance before 10th grade hit and my best friend talked me into going to homecoming with him. So we go to his house to chill before the event and his...
    Stitttch Stitttch 31-35, M Mar 10

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    I have many bad childhood memories, but this one that I really am still sad about. I was in forth or fifth grade, and my one and only dream was to become a Major League baseball...
    keitof keitof 13-15, M Mar 18

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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 a week ago

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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 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Okay so I met this girl when I was 3. You could call her my first real friend. She is a kind-hearted, pretty, attractive, caring, friendly, nice, fun-to-be-with and thoughtful...
    MrFluFFYL0rd MrFluFFYL0rd 13-15, M Mar 3

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    When I was in 4th grade I was really sick. It was super cold outside in the morning thanks to it being winter. I had a long walk and being sick it sucked extra bad. The cold air...
    CyanideAndCupcakes CyanideAndCupcakes 18-21, M Mar 3

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    Story(s)? I look up as a man enters the hottub. Why does he have to come in? Now I can't play with my noodle! I think bitterly. I sigh, resigning to the side of the tub and...
    kingbrizo kingbrizo 18-21 Mar 4

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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 4 days ago