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I Had To Grow Up Early

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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 forced to mature probably faster than normal; to help my mom take care of my one, then two, then three...
    InvariableAlteration InvariableAlteration 22-25, F 8 Responses Jan 4, 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 just seven years old. I can blame my mom for letting him. I can blame my siblings for being too lazy to help with chores and other...
    PrincessTutu PrincessTutu 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6, 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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    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 brother. I did the cooking, the cleaning, made sure he was fed and bathed, made sure the bills were paid and the...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 24, 2010

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    The Person That Saved My Life

    The person that saved my life That person has to be my best friend’s mother for many reasons. She saved me from a home with no love. She taught me about love and how to make it in many ways She protected me many nights over the years from the ghosts And I bet a few other...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Feb 24, 2011

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    A House Is Not A Home

    Growing up in a family with 7 kids, I was next to the youngest. I grew up in a very dysfunctional family if you can really call it a family. With so many people around, I felt very alone. I really feel like we were just all living under the same roof. There didn't seem to be...
    invisible321 invisible321 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 18, 2013

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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 how much i did miss out on the weekends, i didn't get to go hang with ppl, i had to wake my mom and dad up sometimes for work...
    covermewithrain covermewithrain 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 30, 2010

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    The Pain Of Living After Abuse

    The pain of living after abuse Someone send me a message that the stories are onside, well that maybe true as I am writing them man years after the fact. But I do know they were there always for me when the pain was bad and I know it had to have scared them really bad the first...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Feb 24, 2011

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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 early age (around 6). I went to bed when I pleased. I went to school if I felt like it. I ate when I got hungry (what ever was...
    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 just seven years old. I can blame my mom for letting him. I can blame my siblings for being too lazy to help with chores and other...
    PrincessTutu PrincessTutu 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 6, 2010

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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 grandmother says I need to be a perfect cheerful young lady so I act like I am. The problem was my mother and father both slept a lot so when I...
    therealme101 therealme101 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 9, 2014

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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 got a job my other older brother made money in this online game we played and that left a lot of stuff on me. My dad was having...
    fae430 fae430 22-25 Jun 18, 2012

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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 out bits and pieces to a listening understanding ear(s) lol anyways.. moving on i'm sure i was knocked out of sorts in the womb. that is...
    justwhatever123 justwhatever123 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 10, 2011

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