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I Had A Traumatic Childhood

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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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    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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    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 7 Responses Mar 24, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Sep 20, 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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    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 26-30, 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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    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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    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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    I have TWO childhood friends and they have been my BEST FRIENDS all my life! The first is Chris (Christopher) who has been my best friend from the moment we were born. He was born...
    ChildOfHarmony ChildOfHarmony 16-17, F Dec 26, 2014

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    I sometimes wonder! My folks separated the summer I moved up to secondary(high)school. I had a medical condition at the time that made me feel out of place anyway. But I suddenly...
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    I have been in an amazing yet secret relationship with my girlfriend for four years now, due to our cultural differences I must remain secret from her family(which i do not like...
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    I have these usually after a traumatic event, but tonight it was more just me reflecting on all the terrible sh*t I never wanted to experience. Among them: ☑ Sitting alone at...
    piecestothepuzzles piecestothepuzzles 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    I hear how everyone just wants to relive their childhood because they miss. Well i wish i could say that, but when your childhood was ****, you cant really say that. When i was a...
    mmmaddy98 mmmaddy98 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Have you ever wanted to come back to your childhood? Me I really want to go back on my childhood where there's no problem to think just play, play and play until you get tired. I...
    Meoawwrr Meoawwrr 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    I am a very nice person there's no bullshit with me i am nice and friendly towards people i have been bullied at a young age and in no way would i hurt somebody intentionally as i...
    sweetfaacex sweetfaacex 22-25, F Dec 27, 2014

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    There are two memories I can't get out of my head. And I've never told anyone about them because they're that terrifyingly shocking. I was just confused when I was a kid and tried...
    Mariyah22 Mariyah22 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    Maybe the phase of childhood is so pleasurable because of the lack of responsibility and the purity of the subconscious mind that makes a child so innocent unaware and unaffected...
    harmony226 harmony226 26-30, M Jan 15

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    I lived with my mom and her mom from birth till I was about 6. she was 16 raising me. I didn't know any different, it was the way I was raised, how I was influenced, the life I...
    summerwinterfallspring summerwinterfallspring 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    Yesterday I had to put my cat, Amber, down. She had oral cancer, a very aggressive kind too, and within a matter of two weeks her mouth had swollen until you could no longer see...
    greendaisy01 greendaisy01 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    When I was in the 9th grade, a kid was handing out peanut M&Ms and he handed me one. ONE. JUST ONE. Usually, I'm EXTREMELY vigilant about those (since peanut M&Ms are SLIGHTLY...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    The uncle I suspect of raping me died this Monday... And memories started to haunt me again. All the things I keep inside... Most of them are about my grandmother. He used to live...
    Mellangela Mellangela 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Once upon a time in my aerobics class, I slipped on my own sweat while doing triceps dips and landed hard. It was fine. I got right back up and did what I had to do. All my life I...
    BuzzFanatic BuzzFanatic 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I smile I laugh I enjoy the company of those around me They enjoy my mask For a while I live in a fools paradise Surrounded by those who love me My family One side heaven The other...
    srmc928 srmc928 16-17, F Dec 26, 2014

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    Ok here goes. In the fourth grade I had just moved back to a school I had been to in second grade(I move quite a lot). As soon as I was back this boy started talking to me and...
    Bonshaquitalafondria20 Bonshaquitalafondria20 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    At the moment, aged 75, though my body is not what it was, not that it ever was up to much, my brain still seems to be working at normal adult level. This will not last forever...
    Wyesman Wyesman 70+, M 3 Responses Jan 8

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    In kindergarten we never really talk but after school we play outside till nightfall. I lived up on a hill that over looked his house and the town. In first grade I got held back...
    PoopieNoodle PoopieNoodle 18-21, F Jan 12

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    So, as I wrote before I am in relational group trauma therapy for women who have survived childhood abuse. It is an intense program that I attend four days a week for three hours a...
    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    I'm studying a diploma in early childhood education in Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore :D
    StarsxSunsets StarsxSunsets 16-17, F Jan 14

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    Disappointed that I couldn't find the most important part of my childhood :( my Finding Nemo video game
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    When I was a child my family was poor. My mother tried her best but she couldn't afford many things for us. We played with what we had and we had a lot of fun. I remember being...
    aquikay aquikay 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2014

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    I was 5 years old when I promised myself I would never try methamphetamine. Like most nights I woke up and couldn't get back to sleep so I went in my grandma's room and laid in her...
    Sapphic33 Sapphic33 26-30, F 8 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    If I had one wish; I would wish for everyone to have a good life. To not have to worry about paying their next bill, or to go out or stay in, or to deal with any negatively...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F Jan 1

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    I Had Lived a Tough Life I was born and raised in a simple and poor family. We are not literally poor, but my parents spend their whole lives helping other people that they have...
    mayumi26 mayumi26 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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    We cannot but be influenced by our parents, whether we rebel against them or conform we are responding to who they are/were as parents. I made a clear decision NOT to be like my...
    alan61a alan61a 51-55, M 1 day ago

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    My gf Hanns told this one buh here's MY side of the story lmao! We were on hols in Portugal and me Hann and Beth had been nude together for as long as we can remember, grew up as...
    chloeizme chloeizme 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I remember growing up was a somewhat bittersweet experience. I've always been a big brat and I'm ashamed of it, but it's just who I am. When people never tell you NO as a child it...
    ChildOfHarmony ChildOfHarmony 16-17, F Dec 26, 2014

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    When I was around 2-5 years old, I had visited my friends house. I wanted to go to the washroom, but her mom was in there, so she dared me to go pee behind the stereo. So I did...
    sassymcassy sassymcassy 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 6
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