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I Had To Grow Up Early

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Jan 18, 2013

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Apr 1, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    So I had a dream last night that was a bit weird. There was a bunch of people running, I recognized them but at the same time I didn't. Like they went to my school. And we were...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I had a really mean teacher in 3rd grade, I lost my voice during school and I got my friend to tell her and she RUDLY replies "why couldn't she tell me herself?" Facepalm
    Rhea03811 Rhea03811 13-15, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I have had numerous nightmares of someone trying to hurt and or kill my youngest daughter. It isn't the same way, but what freaks me out is that the dream is always about her. I...
    unbrokenground unbrokenground 36-40, F 2 hrs ago

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    Yesterday I lost a bet to my friend Abbie.As a forfeit Abbie told me with exaggerated enthusiasm and an evil smile " Lucy since you lost I want you to run around the neighborhood...
    Naked01 Naked01 18-21, F 7 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I've never had one without being heavily stained.
    Stillwetshisbed Stillwetshisbed 46-50, M 5 hrs ago

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    I lost my father when i was 11 years old a week before my birthday. It was a particularly tragic story regarding his death at the age of 56. He suffered from depression since...
    jhendrix1990 jhendrix1990 22-25, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I had a really weird nightmare last night. I was lost in some never-ending building, a bit like a multi-storey car park, I couldn't find my car. There were people following me...
    Tinboxdoll Tinboxdoll 36-40, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Before you read this, please no hate. I am a real person and this is my real story. And I came here for emotional support, not hate because of the things I have written. This is...
    Jklyns Jklyns 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    Here's one to cringe at. Sixth grade PE. This was my third time getting my period? I hadn't told my mom, I was too embarrassed. So instead of pads, I used toilet paper. I'd...
    MatchedWithBlack MatchedWithBlack 16-17, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    June 16, 2015, I had an abortion. You know, growing up I prided myself on being pro-life but the funny thing is you can never FULLY understand the decision until its staring at you...
    AnnaQ23 AnnaQ23 22-25, F 14 hrs ago

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    I thought he was the man I was going to spend my life with at 21 and 5 years into our relationship I knew that was no longer a possibility. Me and T. Had an amazing relationship...
    2015dao 2015dao 22-25, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    The fact that I have added more filters when it comes to receiving unsolicited messages in my inbox has helped in decreasing the number of weird experiences that I have had to...
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe 41-45, F 9 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm 58, white, male. I've a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) on file. There is no way that I'm going to be a veg or beg for a few more years of a sickly life. I have Hep C, arthritis...
    PJ58 PJ58 56-60, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I had the worst experience I have ever had last night with friends cause we was sat have a laugh and I decided to go home early because I wanted to see my dad before he went to...
    ljayymale ljayymale 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have to wake up early to wake up my kids and send them off to school with big hugs and kisses and tummy full with breakfast. But the second all of them leave the house, I'm back...
    Piazee Piazee 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    ...........................................................................................I feel like there needs to be a big pause after you say something like this. There has to...
    OakleysWorld OakleysWorld 18-21, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    So I thought about growing a beard for some time now, do girls find beards attractive? I'm thinking about just keeping the 'stubble' look instead of the 'baby face' look that I've...
    Adam352 Adam352 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I have had two, but will write about this one today... About 15 years ago I was called out to an emergency at the hospital in the middle of the night, my client was in a poor state...
    HareRazor HareRazor 51-55, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Just in the last week my life has changed dramatically, if I look back on the last few months or the last year I have learned so much that I feel like a completely different person...
    mehear mehear 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I was ice climbing without the benefit of a rope. this was a dead-vertical frozen waterfall in the mountains near Yellowstone. about 50 feet off the deck, I got into some rotten...
    DesperatelyAtaraxic DesperatelyAtaraxic 36-40, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I had just started 10th grade. Only a few weeks of school went past, and I got sent home early because of this bad pain in my side. The next day I couldn't even go to school, so my...
    Spyro93 Spyro93 18-21, M a week ago

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    I always had an early bedtime growing up. Hated it at the time, but was probably the right thing.
    Rockinrt Rockinrt 46-50, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    hello everyone, as most I want more self-confidence in myself. I never had it and now I'm in dying need of it. I hate living a life of self hate/doubts. I am ready to be free of my...
    SolHeart SolHeart 26-30, F a week ago

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    So, I am not going through puberty anymore (obviously), but I just want to say puberty does suck. Even more me. I can never figure out what the hell is going on with kids and their...
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    With my fiance yes ! But it doesn't feel nice when I wake up exhausted lol. But I love waking up early if we have something to do!
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    It's so amazing to me to see all of these experiences that are so similar to mine. I have looked "different" for as long as I can remember. I'm too embarrassed to even ask if I was...
    girlie95 girlie95 18-21, F Aug 19

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    It was off and on for almost three years. And it was totally off for extended periods of time. But it's true what they say about the importance of No Contact (NC). Contact just...
    SeeMeSmirk SeeMeSmirk 41-45, M 10 Responses Aug 19

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    I do too. I made the mistake of losing touch with my childhood friends and absorbing my spouses friends as "our" friends for the past ten years. Now that the marriage has ended...
    KR17 KR17 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 16

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    I have been thinking about this for quite some time now. I am a 18-year-old guy, who doesn't have many friends. I have never been in REAL relationship, I am about to enter first...
    Nillend Nillend 18-21, M Aug 16

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