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I Had A Traumatic Childhood

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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 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

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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

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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 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

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    My brother was kidnapped

    My childhood ended at 10. That's when my sweet little brother Andrew, age 8, was kidnapped by an acquaintance of our family. The kidnapper and his equally evil friends sexually assaulted, beat, and physically and psychologically tortured my brother until he was finally rescued...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I never really had a childhood friend or anyone really. My parents always limited my friendships. I made a few best friends through out the years but now we are complete strangers...
    susflower susflower 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 15

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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 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I've been seeing a therapist for a while now. The plan has been to work through my traumatic past, which has been something I've done my best to avoid. My therapist is patient...
    RedHotCrazyPerson RedHotCrazyPerson 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 15

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    I'm not sure how much people will actually read this because it's going to be really long but basically I've struggled with depression my whole life . I'm not looking for attention...
    AlissaCupcakes AlissaCupcakes 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    I have had a lot of good childhood memories, but whenever someone ask's me to tell them a story about my childhood, only bad memories come up first, and I actually have to think...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I had a bad accident 20 years ago on my farm. It was late afternoon in winter I decided it was time to stop working, doing fencing repairs. I turned to pick up a chain saw and bang...
    Ozdharma Ozdharma 56-60, M Dec 17

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    So I had first started smoking weed with my boyfriend, and I was 13 at the time, now 14. I tried it for the first time April of last year and the first few times I did it i really...
    nicolexleone nicolexleone 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I know that there are people that have a problem with me having an abortion, and being fine. Well you know what? I'm glad because that shows me, I'm doing something right. My...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I grew up in a house with my dad, mom, brother and sister. But I did not have a family like other people. It seems like we were more like just 5 people living together. I am not...
    iamryland iamryland 16-17, F Nov 25

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    Lmao. When I was 6 or 7 I was playing alone jumping rope outside. Happy as can be, I was always happy. Remember the striped jump ropes w the plastic ends as handles yet they were...
    Jennerrous Jennerrous 36-40, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    I love childhood memories, because I had no idea what was coming.
    aag311 aag311 41-45, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I hate wrecking presents. Maybe it's because of a childhood where we had no money therefore no presents. I don't now. Anyway, many years later, my wife had a stroke and is...
    weirworn weirworn 66-70, M Dec 7

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    At the beginning of the post, I wrote something about myself and important things. If you can't read all, skip the first part untill: "NEW YEAR- AWAKENING" I'm 20 years old. Am...
    dzordze dzordze 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 8

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    My best friend in high school passed away a few years ago. She was considered the “trouble maker”, but she found out, right before we graduated that she had bipolar...
    katzlaw katzlaw 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 15

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    It started at age 11. That's when my mother's husband,father of my younger sister and imprisoned for close to a decade, joined our household. They were married shortly before his...
    Serkha Serkha 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I had to wear a uniform in high school but that's what I get for going to an exclusive prep boarding school haha. They made us wear our uniforms EVERYWHERE WE WENT off campus, even...
    HorseAngel33 HorseAngel33 36-40, F 2 Responses 51 mins ago

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    I'd like to go back to "childhood" and somehow get to have what I wanted as a kid. If I was rich, I'd like to have a treehouse and swings. Wanted that as a kid and still do. And...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 3 Responses Nov 27

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    I've been reading some of these experiences with something about not being able to remember yourself before the diagnosis, but I can't seem to forget it or stop comparing it to...
    tiaa26 tiaa26 16-17, F Nov 28

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    The year was 98 I playing on trampoline with my childhood crush.We were coping stone colds wrestling on each other.Then he randomly pecked me on the lips.I was surprised when he...
    ThePunkDreamer ThePunkDreamer 22-25, F Dec 2

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    I am still so angry. I don't know how to process these feelings and they are eroding my adult life, holding me back from being a successful person. Mental illness runs in my...
    momshelle momshelle 26-30, F Dec 9

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    Today is the end of week 3 of 8 in the childhood abuse and trauma recovery program I'm in. The first week was difficult just learning the schedule, meeting all the facilitators...
    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 11

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    OK so I met MM this morning at early wee hours. The time we were away from each other, he found solstice in watching and listening to self-help videos and audios. The material is...
    Fmina Fmina 51-55, F 8 Responses Dec 15

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    Whatever happened to Christmas spirit? I miss childhood. Even in high school, something about Christmas felt so warm and fuzzy. Decorating the house as baking cookies was such an...
    delilahcruz delilahcruz 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    For the past few weeks I have realised I have loved my childhood... You would think that would make me happy in the future, infact it's upset me because those happy people and...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I don't remember most of my childhood. I tend to remember bits and pieces, usually the moments that made the most impact on me, sadly the ones that come back are pretty bad. I can...
    Blessedbyfae Blessedbyfae 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    As a toddler I never played with other kids. Then we moved into a house next door to a widow who ran a daycare in her house. From my backyard, I could see maybe 25 kids around my...
    compassionateear compassionateear 46-50 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I had a rough childhood. During my last year of high school, it took a lot of help from some people who decided to step in and a lot of work on my own to get away. Some were just...
    justnicky justnicky 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    My biological parent were married for 8 years, which was the first 8 years of my life and the first 6 years of my now 11 year old brothers life. my dad beat my mom... A lot, and...
    thelifeiknow01 thelifeiknow01 13-15, F Nov 29

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    I had a rotten dad that was "there" but we all wished he wasn't, because all he did was yell, and beat us with belts and put us down. But because he stayed and "took care of us...
    borielis borielis 61-65, M Nov 30

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