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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    Myself and my partner have been very lucky and have 3 amazing kids, when we decided 2&a half years ago to try for another it was a very exciting moment for us all. But as time...
    shellB91 shellB91 22-25, F Sep 29

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    If I made my mother mad, she asked my dad to spank me. Clearly, my mother ran the house. My father was a quiet, determined man. He was kind, and not quick to anger by any means...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    Thank God I had the greatest role model in the world. Her name was Mama. My parents divorced when I was 4. My mama found herself left on her own with a small child to raise. When...
    BAMAROSE75 BAMAROSE75 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 25

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    My mom raised my sister and me with loving discipline that included spanking. They didn't have to happen too often, but when needed they were quite formal - pants down, over her...
    Momspanked Momspanked 51-55, M 4 Responses Sep 21

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    The story of my frustrating, sad and cake-less birthday So, I woke up early at 5:30 a.m. and did a little aptitude test revision preparation before the written test for the job...
    RainWithoutTheRainbow RainWithoutTheRainbow 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 25

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    So, let me get this straight some youthful person wakes up 1 morning emotion like he ought to have been born a lady and goes to a doctor to get his penis Minimize off. Then he...
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    I really need to tell this story without revealing who I am. Thank you for reading if you are and thank you ep for letting me let it all out. It's a long story and I really can't...
    seabird9 seabird9 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 21

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    Some people want to travel, some want to marry, some want to be rich and live a successful life. From as early I can remember I have wanted a baby. Something that is mine to care...
    lucylou90 lucylou90 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 27

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    the most of my life passed by seeing my father lying on the roads, drunk. my mother hitting me over my childhood curiosities like opening up the fridge a lot many times and my...
    smilingbabaji smilingbabaji 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 29

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    I had an abortion. I found out I was pregnant on October 16th and had my abortion on October 17th. You never expect it to happen to you. My boyfriend and I always discussed the...
    lovebug200 lovebug200 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    I need to get this off my chest. When I was in high school, I was very shy. I never mixed well with people and was a bit of a loner. There was this big gang of really mouthy girls...
    galaxy3 galaxy3 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    I would like my first wish to be a multimillionaire with a mansion. My next wish is to have a girlfriend, preferably tall, dressed nicely with a rounded belly. My last wish is to...
    T3chmupp3t T3chmupp3t 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 7

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    When I poop, I do it strictly for erotic reasons. When I'm awake in early mornings, I'm alone at home. I will do it in any room. My favorite thing I've done, was squat over my...
    LittleStain LittleStain 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 30

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    It started out as a fantasy, but soon had to be a reality. I needed to feel by belly grow outwards, softer and heavier. My thighs to get chunky and rub together as I walk. For my...
    enplumpen enplumpen 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 5

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    I have looked all over and yet to find very many women who have found their fibroids in their early 20s. I have always had very heavy painful periods and it was when I was trying...
    staceymaec staceymaec 31-35, F Oct 10

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    My back hurts right now. It isn't terribly early, but I'm a little grouchy. I had a dream I was in Russia and I'd managed to lose all my clothes outside and somehow vodka was...
    ZigNamaste ZigNamaste 41-45, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Growing up, I was never very active. I always just stayed home with my parents & brothers. I would just watch television & play with our pets. There were a few times during my...
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    I am still pretty new at it, but I've grown things in the past, and I was pretty proficient at it. I mostly have experience growing pot - but it's like many other plants. I...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I had a dream that I was at a walmart. I could hear gunshots from inside the store. I went outside and there were cops shooting back at a group of people. The people started coming...
    Iknewthidwasreal Iknewthidwasreal 31-35, M 46 mins ago

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    The other night I dreamt that I was sitting on the couch looking outside at night. Then all of a sudden, 3 black wolves walked by. But they weren't all black: the one in the middle...
    EchoOfNamara EchoOfNamara 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 26

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    we all have dreams when we were young.but all are not lucky to make come true them.specially when you don't know what you should do to make come true them.you just growing with...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 27

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    This happened in 2011 so about 3 years ago. My dad, my sister and I lived together in an apartment. We had two GORGEOUS dogs (one white, one black) and a cat. The black one was...
    Marries Marries 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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    This is to all the women having affairs with married men right now. I want to share my story of my experience with having a relationship with a married man, in hopes that you...
    SlashedHeart SlashedHeart 51-55, F 5 Responses Oct 5

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    This is my first attempt to grow my hair long. Since childhood I have always had a short hair. My excuse was that I wasn't very good at maintaining a long hair but now I feel like...
    deepaforeverangel deepaforeverangel 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    What products actually actually Help your hair grow? I brought a lot of hair products I don't think they had worked. I'm tired of weave in my head. I want to grow it out natural...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 11

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    On thursday last week, I underwent a labiaplasty. The decision to go ahead came after years of thinking about it, then being too afraid, then thinking about it, then being too...
    itwasokay itwasokay 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I have had many roommates over the past few years and this year by far is the weirdest experience I have ever had with a roommate. To start of my experience, I am going to tell you...
    PlainGirl PlainGirl 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    About a month or so I got pregnant. My ex boyfriend and I were dating for barely a month. I was happy with him, he is such a gentlemen, a kind and caring soul. We had unprotected...
    thekingspearl thekingspearl 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 25

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    Hi there, my name is Karen. My docs last week after observing my ultrasound said they fear I'm developing placenta increta or accreta. The most likely reason is because of where my...
    kbev81 kbev81 31-35, F Oct 8

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    Silver Redo In period between 1994 and 2014 prices for silver quadrupled, from $5.20 to $20.04 per ounce. The highest silver price in these twenty years was $40.00! The silver...
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    From my picture, I'm sure you can tell that I'm not the most handsome. I'm not saying I'm hideous but I'm not attracting the ladies either. So when you read, keep that in mind...
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    I lost my baby at 5 weeks back in February after taking over 2 years to conceive. I only knew I was pregnant for a week, but I already felt so much love for the little life...
    crochetedgirl crochetedgirl 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    I don't know if I'll ever be able to fully recover from what happened, but the days are starting to become more bearable. I'm paying attention in school -- I'm doing quite well...
    ReesesPeaces ReesesPeaces 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 23

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    It's been a little over 3 months since we lost our baby. It's so hard to be around/see people who are pregnant and not cry or get jealous! I have two kids and I love them dearly...
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