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I Had To Grow Up Early

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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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    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 4 Responses Jan 6, 2010

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Jan 6, 2010

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    Every Tuesday, their is a concert in the park kind of thing, so I went, because my boyfriend always goes. (he's 15 and I'm 14) so when I got their I went walking through the woods...
    CaptainEm CaptainEm 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    Too early in the ******* morning! But when someone has made you breakfast, you don't turn it down. Especially when there is bacon. and there was.
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Baby Cindy, was use to the only baby, so after Mike married Carol, Cindy found out that Alice still had Baby Bobby in diapers, also, she wanted to be the only, as Baby Bobby wanted...
    Jimmyusesdiapers Jimmyusesdiapers 26-30, M 10 hrs ago

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    For the longest time, the lady who was responsible for giving birth to me and I never bonded nor really had a relationship. It was a very difficult and poor relationship. She had...
    Spiritualhope Spiritualhope 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    I am a teenager, and I don't think I have grown up too fast, rather going through appropriate milestones and learning what I should. But my family knows another family whose kids...
    ICanTotallySurvive ICanTotallySurvive 13-15, F Jul 13

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    The older I get the happier I am. Even with the growing financial responsibilities and everything. I suspect that I like growing older because I like having the chances to leave my...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I love to wake up early, my Mom has always been a morning person and when me and my siblings were younger she always made us get up early with her because she hates when people...
    GisselleButCallMeGiGi GisselleButCallMeGiGi 18-21, F Jul 3

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    had surgery on my dominant shoulder on april 24. it was arthroscopic, had 10 incisions which were done to treat/repair 1 full thickness with a graft and two partial tears, remove...
    pdpcuffed pdpcuffed 66-70, M 4 hrs ago

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    It's so early another day of work . I like Goin in early because I by pass all traffic & I get out early . But by time I get home I am always so tired I do nothing then got to bed
    uniqeuliv uniqeuliv 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    my 43 year old daughter is in the process of dealing with breast cancer. She noticed a lump in her breast, but was probably in denial and didn't get it checked right away. When...
    RecLucy RecLucy 56-60, F Jul 12

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    This summer has turned out to be less about fun and more about maturing. I am going into my junior year of high school, and it is about time I start to grow up and find out who I...
    PrincessKayleigh PrincessKayleigh 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Our names are Lydia & Dale and we offer a childminding service named A Home to Grow from our lovely house in Maida Vale, Westminster, London W10. We are both fully registered...
    ahometogrow ahometogrow 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I was 12 and he had just turned 13, we were in 7th grade. When we were in 6th grade, we hated each other, but I had liked him since the day I saw him( I'm not gonna say his name...
    Ivana12385 Ivana12385 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    Teen Miscarriage - Grieving Decades Later There are so few articles that deal with the grieving process decades later. Even fewer for miscarriage, and non existent for teen...
    imselby imselby 41-45, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I get up early because I still , after being married 37 years, make my spouses lunch. It's not only because he is type I DM but he works everyday and needs to know his efforts are...
    merrym637 merrym637 51-55, F 3 days ago

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    I got married at 19 in 1974. It was a tough adjustment. I admit that I was pampered at home. Last child and only boy, my mom doted on me. So did my dad until something happened...
    chojunmiyagi chojunmiyagi 56-60, M Jun 28

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    I am unhappily married with 2 beautiful kids. Recently, a client of mine asked for my number at work, which was a huge surprise considering the ring on my finger. This was the...
    allthingsblue allthingsblue 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 1

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    it started off that i was hanging out with old high school friends. we were all talking and walking around in a house. we found ourselves in this huge room. it was like half the...
    sadisticbitch sadisticbitch 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    There's so much that I missed out On growing up. When people ask me if I remembered that one show or movie or song or actor/actress from long ago I'm dumbfounded. 95% of what they...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F Jul 3

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    I had a relation with a younger guy. For the first few weeks, everything was wonderful when we were meeting over weekends. We shared many thoughts and memories as well and we...
    Saramind Saramind 31-35, F Jul 10

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    I had a relation with a younger guy. For the first few weeks, everything was wonderful when we were meeting over weekends. We shared many thoughts and memories as well and we...
    Saramind Saramind 31-35, F Jul 10

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    Behind the Scenes of The Great Horror Campout By Deanna Jaxine Stinson, HPI Phantom Huntress HPI (Halo Paranormal Investigations) International https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups...
    PaulDaleRoberts PaulDaleRoberts 51-55, M 1 day ago

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    So I bet anyone who has seen my past experiences is really bored about me talking about my play, but I'm using this more as a journal than a blog. So if you don't want to hear...
    snowunderthestars snowunderthestars 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I wasn't feeling well for 3 days in advance, i wasn't eating or sleeping, i couldn't eat anything or i would be sick the mere smell of food made me want to be sick. Then at night i...
    Madjo5 Madjo5 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    A few months ago, I had my hair down past my shoulders before I decided to get it cut short. I regret doing it now because I'm missing having long hair now lol. I've decided that I...
    christid309 christid309 22-25, M Jun 24

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    I found out I was pregnant really early, 5 weeks exactly. I started having symptoms shortly after conception so I knew even before that. My boyfriend and I went in for our first...
    RAWRcarrie RAWRcarrie 22-25, F Jun 28

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    Just a quick update as I've not stuck another experience on here for a bit :D My weight's yo-yo'd a lot recently but all the way my belly's grown massive! I've had problems...
    Piefan Piefan 13-15 3 Responses Jun 29

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    Either because of school or someone needs me to do something early in the morning -_- its such a drag when you want to talk to someone but they're asleep
    ruizr302 ruizr302 18-21, F Jul 2

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    Woke up early for nothing 😡 Now to wait until 11 to go to my second interview.... they could have called me sooner.
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    I learned about sex early in childhood, did you?
    TxRocker TxRocker 46-50, M Jul 6

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    Isnt it weird and sad that as a kid you used to be sure that adults always knew what to do and had all the answers but then as you are growing up you start to realize that they...
    123bia 123bia 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    So the past few years, I've pretty much cleaned up my act. I've basically halted recreational drug use and do immense amounts of work. My goal is get into a PhD program and get...
    tigreemodela tigreemodela 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    It's just about 2 in the morning... And I'm just up... I feel like sitting outside and eating a late night early morning dinner... Haha yeah. Pretty weird I know...
    Cozy01 Cozy01 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I have had a couple experiences and this going to sound really creepy and I doubt anyone will believe me but I was in my early teens and my cousin was staying the night she always...
    FightingThisBattleAlone FightingThisBattleAlone 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I'm going to virginia for two weeks to see my best friend that I haven't seen for three years tomarrow. I have to get up at 2am😒I hate getting up early...
    StoryOfMyLife1234 StoryOfMyLife1234 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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