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I Had A Traumatic Childhood

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 May 31

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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 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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    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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    I never had any brothers or sisters to play with. I was always alone in my room playing. I wish I had a childhood. My parents didn't even buy me any nice toys..they'd buy me like...
    anathefluffycat anathefluffycat 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    I had a childhood love. It was real and I believed it would last forever. Though we were little kids, secretly we got engaged. I knew I would spend the rest of my life with him but...
    Eyeaspasta Eyeaspasta 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    Summer 1983 again. I was 13 yo. Dad was busy and travelled very much. Mom and I had a great time being at home together but sometimes mom invited her female friends for a...
    rightoman rightoman 41-45, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I lost my Dad when I was four so yea....I have a had a lot of time to think about his death, fathers, him and well, everything. I was four and although I was in the room right...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Just wanting to give you guys an update. I last posted in this group in 2012, which was the year I went through the most agonising year of my life. Since my abortion on the 27th...
    catherinex catherinex 18-21 1 Response Aug 19

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    I am a mountain biker. A few years back I was descending a service road in the mountains near where I live. I was moving along at about 25 miles an hour. The service road...
    Aguynamedbill Aguynamedbill 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    It's only been a few weeks and I don't even know how I feel. I love babies, like more than anything and i used to always joke with my boyfriend about "put a baby in me" and blah...
    torile torile 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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    My unintended story... I did not intend to write this story when I started writing this morning. I guess this must’ve been wanting to come out. My parents divorced a year...
    Iamhere4me Iamhere4me 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 9

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    So there is no more court. My lawyer did play the 911 tape though. It's got me curious to know if the guy who saved my life is on at least Facebook. His name is Blake Walters but...
    raemar85 raemar85 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I have had complex PTSD for four years. I barely lived during a 22 hour long or more torture acts done to me. I was stabbed, waterboarded and revived several times, burned,etc...no...
    ashchris ashchris 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    As a child I couldn't speak proper English. I would't even speak words like anyone else and they sounded completely distorted when they came out. I knew what to say but something...
    4NeonFun 4NeonFun 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    It all started with my dad losing his job a few years ago when I had just started college. After that my parents divorced, my brother moved to another state, then my dog died, then...
    Everythingisbecoming Everythingisbecoming 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    I had a young mother... Actually my mother was 13 when she became pregnant, and 2 weeks after her 14th birthday I was born. As if that doesn't leave you mind to ponder multiple...
    MisMel MisMel 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    One silly childhood memory would be getting married to my best friend at that time who was also my neighbour under our desk in class in kindergarten. That was 12 years ago and we...
    Rainatmidnight97 Rainatmidnight97 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    I seem to keep getting sudden flashbacks of something serious that impacted my life. I tend to just keep it to myself but now it has come to a time where I don’t want to keep it...
    kayleighmuir kayleighmuir 22-25, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    This is me at 2 years and a half - my parents separated at age 3 or so - and was sent to stay at my grand mum , it was the first time I had suffered depression , missing my parents...
    stephenrko stephenrko 31-35, M Aug 30

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    hello .i m not a native English speaker,so excuse my English if i make a mistake. im 24 year old and i just had an abortion 1 week ago,this is would be my 3rd and most painfully...
    hajer22 hajer22 22-25, F Sep 8

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    I'm fairly certain I just finally figured out why I'm such a loner. Despite being friendly around others and always having people receive me warmly, I've never actually sought out...
    GiantKaiju GiantKaiju 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 23

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    This is to you sick, mind-numbingly perverted, unworthy, sad, worthless pieces of **** who hit on minors. YOU'RE the reason why some people can't sleep at night, why every sound...
    dontknowmylife dontknowmylife 18-21, M Sep 10

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    I've figured it out though, between having such rapid thoughts and anxiety I'm basically trying to process everything at once it feels like. That can be tough for me to remember...
    ashless ashless 22-25, F Sep 10

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    In year 8 I went to school and after school had finished I went to the toilet. Just then I noticed I still had all my pyjamas on under my school uniform, so I shouted to my friend...
    TWDX TWDX 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    Today was the first day of school and i was really scared that the bullies would start today as they do every year. And my friend that lives far away told me it was going to be...
    Naginion Naginion 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 27

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    Next week I'm having an abortion and I feel no pain or worry about it. I discovered my pregnancy a few days ago. The signs were there for a couple of weeks but I ignored them...
    thecellardoor thecellardoor 31-35, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Words Of Wisdom.....Years ago I had a boss who was responsible for sharing advice that has been a part of my life for over twenty years.I had sunk into a state of situational...
    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    i had the GBS on 09/04/14, I am now on my third week after surgery... I am now on 2 weeks of purified foods. I did take a challenge and I ate solid food 1/2 cup of roasted potatos...
    normiee65 normiee65 46-50, F 2 mins ago

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    So since i was little i have had depression problems,i didn't actually noticed until it got really bad in high school.I can't tell anyone in my family cause they won't actually get...
    flproblems flproblems 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    By a party. My childhood friend showed up and just started talking to me. So akward that a good looking blond girl just showed up and talked to me. Even more akward cause the music...
    YLIhououin YLIhououin 18-21, M Aug 24

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    Sometimes I wish I could go back in time and keep my mom from ever marrying my ex-stepdad, I was never able to actual be a kid, I had to grow up and do what I was told or get...
    rottenroses rottenroses 16-17, F Aug 26

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    Please think twice about ECT. It changed my life forever. I submitted to treatment 2 years ago for depression and am now being treated for PTSD and severe depression because of...
    Nomoreforme1 Nomoreforme1 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    To my old childhood best friend, We laughed together, cried together, played together,even fought with each other. I miss the nights we'd stay up late and talk about the cute...
    drunkinlove23 drunkinlove23 18-21, F Sep 6

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    He was the first guy to ever treat me with respect The first person to not question my intentions The first person who believed in what I wished to be He stood up for me when...
    missunfortunatesoul missunfortunatesoul 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    I have a sexless marriage, my guy does not care and very bad childhood. My legs are open for any one who says he loves me. I have the right to hurt others. EXCUSES EXCUSES...
    vampirish vampirish 46-50, F 13 Responses 2 days ago