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I Had A Traumatic Childhood

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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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    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 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 3 Responses Sep 20, 2014

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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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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 27

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 31-35, F 1 Response May 31, 2014

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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 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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    have childhood heroes LoverOfPeace had a great post as always. EP Link This specific one shared music. The guy singing had a very deep voice. Her point: - Fun Fact: Studies...
    nocool nocool 41-45, M May 6

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    Growing up in a town of about 8,000 people I was one of the few students who stood out. I grew up on an Indian Reservation and was bullied just for being different. I am mixed...
    tcteacher tcteacher 26-30, F 1 Response May 3

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    What can I say? Just the usual suspect, the bullies, the picking on, the anguish you want to do something but you couldn't? I suppose I beat myself up every now and than. Sometimes...
    Cudd1efish Cudd1efish 26-30, M 1 Response May 4

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    It is strange how some childhood experiences linger with you, perhaps because even at the time you realize they are somehow significant, even when other people might think them...
    macmann macmann 56-60, M May 10

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    Starting child years instruction and mulling over is a particular self-control that is concerned with caring for and showing young people, considering their own needs and likings...
    proeducation02 proeducation02 22-25, F May 11

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    I just had them taken out this morning. My two uppers and lower right went famously, no pain once we found out how much aenesthetic to use, no complications. My lower left, however...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 1 Response May 12

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    as I've mentioned I've not been very well and that was the theme of my dream. I was staying at my mum's house and one evening the was a key in the door, as the door opened it was...
    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F 1 Response May 15

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    Dead in Bed-"Mama,the bed's wet. I think sister peed....Hey! It's almost 11! We missed school! Mom-MEEE, answer me!" I woke up,sat up in bed between my mother and younger sister...
    VerdadEzLaVida VerdadEzLaVida 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Dammmn I sure did lol . I may have not been the richest or prettiest back then but my family gave me the best childhood a little girl could ever ask for tbh :) SMOOCHES
    FancyPantiesBitches FancyPantiesBitches 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I will sum it up mostly since it's very long, but here it is: I was introduced to her when I visited my dad's family, she was the girl that lived up the road. I can't remember...
    Saravegan2 Saravegan2 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    I remember when my sister and I (twins) were 10, we wanted casts SO bad, (we were young and stupid...) so we decided to break our wrists. FUN! we looked up ways to break our wrists...
    ohYaa69 ohYaa69 16-17, F 2 Responses May 3

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    I recently made a new friend in a tree. It was while I was walking with a female friend in a park that I spotted a most climbable Oak.It was big and bald,obviously rich in wisdom...
    Mrmeaner02 Mrmeaner02 41-45, M 4 Responses May 16

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    Mother had a tough life, and it carried over to how she raised her own kids. She was self-centered and abusive, mentally and physically. Beatings and put downs, and never once a...
    rbulova rbulova 70+, T May 1

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    i have honestly been suffering from depression and anxiety since i was 4. horrible i know. i grew up at 7, i was forced. i never got to be kid. i was discussing budgets and bills...
    butterflykisses11 butterflykisses11 16-17, F 1 Response May 6

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    I've moved around way too much in my life and never was able to have that childhood "best friend". I've always wanted one though.
    GayManInTexas GayManInTexas 26-30, M 1 Response May 4

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    When I was 12 I got embarrassed in front of my crush ok I know I shouldn't be on here I'm 13 turning 14 this week ok I had a crush named Matt and he's really cool and before this...
    coolcat1009 coolcat1009 13-15, F May 7

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    I didn't really have any real friends. One nigerian girl I was "friends" with treated me like I was retarded and didn't care about me at all. She even told some of her friends she...
    BrownBeeCa BrownBeeCa 26-30, F 2 Responses May 9

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    My little sister crying because she saw that I had scars on my wrists too.
    Franse Franse 22-25, M May 10

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    I'm sorry you don't like my sorry excuse of a childhood. That talking about what happened to me. The error msg emailed me is a joke. I was not promoting self harm...
    teadiva teadiva 31-35, F 1 Response May 11

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    A stuffed lamb (ᵔᴥᵔ) well, it's actually a goat but I call it Lammy. My grandfather used to tell me the the story of how I got it. When I was born my grandparents came to see...
    ChitterChat ChitterChat 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    so like me,my siblings and my neighbor was playing around in the bedroom....we were jumping around having fun and happy .During the game I remember my little bro was the monster so...
    Ray594 Ray594 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    .................I'll start with my childhood "Sunshine", "Missy".
    Treasure7 Treasure7 36-40 2 days ago

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    I had little plastic stars on my ceiling which lit up at night when I went to bed.
    elsasaunt elsasaunt 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I had many friend but all i was --- alone !
    tomanyfeeling28 tomanyfeeling28 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I had an abortion on the 27th of April 2015. I'm only 17 and this is where people start to judge.. I have been with my boyfriend 2 years now and every single time we had sex we...
    becky1997 becky1997 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 29