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I Had To Grow Up Early

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    Being The Oldest Of 5 - i had to grow up rather quickly esp when my mom had twins, i had to help cook and clean i felt like cinderella for so many years, and then now i realize...
    covermewithrain covermewithrain 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 30, 2010

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    I Don't Want To Make Exuses... - But it seems those are the only thoughts coming to my mind; exuses. I can blame my dad for making me be a little mother to my family when I was...
    PrincessTutu PrincessTutu 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2010

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    Adult Parentified Child - Both my parents were practicing drug addicts as I was growing up. I wasn't abused but I was neglected. I was responsible for taking care of myself at an...
    alicia2316 alicia2316 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 25, 2010

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    I Don't Want To Make Exuses... - But it seems those are the only thoughts coming to my mind; exuses. I can blame my dad for making me be a little mother to my family when I was...
    PrincessTutu PrincessTutu 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 6, 2010

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    Yeah... - Because for most of my life my dad was a serious workaholic: working all day, seven days a week, only taking Christmas off and even then going in to work briefly, I was...
    FeatherInTheWind FeatherInTheWind 22-25, F 8 Responses Jan 4, 2010

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    Mature - I was the oldest child in my family, and my mother was gone a lot. Even when she wasn't gone, she was sleeping or at a bar. I had to be the adult and raise my younger...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 24, 2010

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    Mother - My mother was severely bipolar and a single mother, so at times I witnessed things and mothered her when I shouldn't have had to. I still consider her more of a sister.
    maddiealt maddiealt 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 1, 2012

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    When I was younger I would go to my moms house a lot because I could be who I wanted to be and didn't have to hide the real me. I also went to my dads a lot for the same reason. My...
    therealme101 therealme101 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    Ok, Here Is A Bunch Of Rambling Baggage - let's start at what would be a first memory, that is if i could remember. it's still painful. damnit. i've thought a lot about it. and got...
    justwhatever123 justwhatever123 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 10, 2011

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    Always Taking Care Of People - I admit it I took on a lot of responsibility at 12 when my dad hurt his back very badly and my mom had to go back to work. My older brother then 15...
    fae430 fae430 22-25 Jun 18, 2012

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    I'm 20 years old and I never found the joy of 'skipping a year of college after high school to party and enjoy life'. I never understood going to the club every weekend, drinking...
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    I actualy cry in corespondenses here .I know "thats good & nothing wrong with that "& all the other things people say here ,but I do have still a bit of a uncomfortable feelng of...
    bob350 bob350 56-60, M 3 Responses Mar 24

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    We live in a generation where it's okay for young children and early adolescents to to dress and act like adults. Sad, but true. They're not taken though the steps of growing up...
    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M Mar 23

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    I am currently recovering from an abortion procedure. I usually merely call it surgery. Abortion is a word that is difficult for me to say. I must start by saying this was...
    DThomas1776 DThomas1776 22-25, F 20 hrs ago

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    I had waking up early. In school I had to wake up 5 o clock in morning for my extra classes which I hated..It may be a few days in my life where I had woken up early...
    openheart92 openheart92 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    I was forced to grow up before I was ready... After my mom got a divorce from her abusive husband of 7-8 years, we moved into a very small apartment. Me, my mother, and my younger...
    Siqo423 Siqo423 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    My ex the one I had the abortion w wants to b friends good or bad idea
    Lovemy7yrson Lovemy7yrson 26-30, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I had to wake up early to go to the drs office
    Eddy0925 Eddy0925 18-21, M Mar 27

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    LED plant lights illuminated advantage in agriculture 1 , bio-energy -efficient Plant photosynthesis light is not absorbed sunlight all the ingredients , the main advantage is that...
    ledgrowlight ledgrowlight 26-30, F Mar 26

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    I always wanted a sister growing up. I grew up as an only child. I knew my mom had another baby after me, but he lived with his dad and I never got to know him. Growing up, things...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I just found out that my roommate was spanked growing up! We were teasing him at dinner because his parents came to visit him last weekend and we (the 2 other roommates) thought...
    ofjndj ofjndj 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 24

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    "I'll Teach You To Tell Mommy A Lie!" When my daughter was growing up, one thing for which I would always spank her if I caught her doing it was lying. Looking back, I don't know...
    margaret3 margaret3 61-65, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I had an abortion in January of 2014. At the time I got pregnant, I had been seeing two men for almost two years. Though it was apparent to me who I'd rather be with, I cared so...
    mitted mitted 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    This time I was very reckless and I paid dearly for it. Since I won the coin toss I usually take to determine my fortune for the night if I go skunk-chasing, I decided to go for it...
    Tybron Tybron 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    Growing up my biologically was apart of my life. I would spend weekends with him and we would do things together that I don't really remember cause I was such a little girl. From...
    wishfulhopeful wishfulhopeful 18-21, F Mar 25

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    It's almost April. My life has changed so much. I'm happy. Complete. Content. Calm. I'm very much in love. Living together. Falling asleep in his arms every night. It's amazing...
    carpediem2 carpediem2 36-40, F 12 Responses Mar 29

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    I sometimes wish I had never had children too. I started out relatively early. I was 20 when I had my daughter and 24 when I had my son. My daughters father was abusive in every...
    BBMS BBMS 41-45, F Mar 30

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    Mentally mainly, but I had to grow up fast. It's not the fact that I've gone through bad things throughout life. But I think ahead touch, way to much. I enjoy speaking with old...
    kodatimes kodatimes 13-15, M Apr 4

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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
    laceykight laceykight 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
    laceykight laceykight 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    A few years ago my brother and I ha to do some work down at my dads place and we where done with the work early one day so we decided to go on a scouting trip to see where we where...
    thatotherguy999 thatotherguy999 18-21, M Mar 17

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    I don't ever want to wake up in the morning for school it's to early can't the start school at 10 and end at 5 that would be amazing who agrees with me
    carsen carsen 16-17, M Mar 21

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    Any day off I have I like to wake up early and walk the city. There's something quiet and peaceful having the city all to yourself. It makes the upcoming day seem so much more...
    sup637 sup637 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 22

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    For reasons that will become obvious I have spent some time looking to see what information there is on the net about what happens if you elect not to have surgery to attempt to...
    planetzarg planetzarg 61-65, M Mar 22

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    Dying. It leaves you with a much different attitude about life."Dave, call 911. Somethings real wrong." is what I called to my room mate from the hallway. I retreated the four...
    mmob mmob 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I think the best sleep comes at that time half hour before you need to wake up and a hour after. It is like the most relaxing sleep I can have. My cat thinks otherwise though. She...
    jatpack3 jatpack3 36-40, M Mar 26

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    When they happen they can overwhelm the good ones and its easy to feel like a victim of life when these happen to me. I try and concentrate on what makes me happy,people,things...
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F Mar 28

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    I hate waking up too early, but my body always wakes me up at 5:00 am sharp!!!
    WarHammer40000 WarHammer40000 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    I'm in my early 30's and retirement is the next thing I look forward to in life.
    FatAlly FatAlly 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Got off work early today woohoo!!!
    niko89 niko89 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    Hate it but I get up about 5:30am every weekday, day doesn't end till about 1am. Weekends I usually don't have to wake up as early. Thankfully.
    Anonymousboy777 Anonymousboy777 16-17, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    that this past weekend..Southern California was definitely hot..it felt like summer…80 almost 90 degrees?? The beaches were crowded…everyone was half naked…yeah I had to bare...
    jonnygoode74 jonnygoode74 36-40, M Mar 17

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    I had a miscarriage at 9 weeks gestation in the year 2012. In early February 2014, I gave birth to my baby boy Michael at 31 weeks. He lived for 4hrs and passed away. I got to see...
    lindaltern lindaltern 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    So I am doing great, if I walk a little too much which is painless, or sit in a car...and the roads are bumpy it does pull on the stitches a little but and causes minor bleeding...
    mojgarbagee mojgarbagee 22-25 1 Response Mar 25

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    What do you do when you are forced to grow up too fast, then when you get old enough as to where your supposed to act mature, your looked at wrong for it. I'm 17 years old and...
    LeeJanaG LeeJanaG 70+, F Mar 30

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    First I would out grow my cloths, then get to fat for a 3-4 perspon couch for my big but to fit in, next compleatly fill a room floor to celing with my soft flesh, next my flab...
    katanaorcia katanaorcia 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am 26 years old, happily married, and have no children. As far back as I can remember, I've never been in any hurry to have children. It's just never been a desire in me, as...
    AbbeyRoad2 AbbeyRoad2 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    My mother was very mentally abusive to me and my brother growing up. She was physically and mentally abused by her stepfather growing up and in turn treated my younger brother and...
    NYSPANKER NYSPANKER 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I'm tired of people's stupid problems and worrying about things i DONT give a **** about. I love weed and i want to do something with it for the rest of my life; grow it, own a...
    Justdoitessay Justdoitessay 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I cant say I'm liking the 'growing up' part. Not right now, atleast. I'm coming to terms with certain things, and preparing myself to face the real world. I have always been a...
    MetalheadIntro MetalheadIntro 13-15, F Apr 8