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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    when you cease to learn and grow you cease to live.
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    When I was in my teens I had really long hair. In my early 20's I donated it to locks of love. 18 inches of fine silky hair. I've kept it short since then. After many discussions...
    CDragontamer CDragontamer 31-35, T 1 Response Feb 17

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    Well, not yet. This is my story before I have the abortion. Basically, I had been with my boyfriend for almost three years. We were never careful about sex because we both...
    siamooshkeleh siamooshkeleh 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 20

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    Why Grow Up? by Susan Neiman, and Juvenescence by Robert Pogue Harrison – review We worship youth – and at the same time respond to idealism with the injunction ‘Grow up...
    sogdianrock sogdianrock 51-55, M Feb 7

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    Don't you just hate being woken up early? Yeah but it really stings when you had relatives over and some end up sleeping over and you stay up all night and the kids go early so...
    Rhonarr Rhonarr 13-15 3 Responses Feb 15

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    There is a major difference between having sex, and having a lot of GOOD sex... And this dude helped me realize that. I mean, if you're having sex anyway, it should be fun and...
    CharleeLuv CharleeLuv 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    I hadn't been with my boyfriend long when I found out I was pregnant. I booked the abortion in a panic before I had even told him. I had been on certain medication that could...
    Fluff168 Fluff168 26-30, F 6 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I've had my hair pixie short for the last four or five years, with one exception when i grew out out to my shoulders. I used to pull my hair out when i was younger, but finally got...
    spider095 spider095 18-21, F Feb 5

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    This happened while I was stationed in Korea. At the time, I was somewhat older than most of the other captains in my unit (long story, but to go on...), we were stationed on a...
    djc44 djc44 46-50, M 6 hrs ago

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    I had this picture taken in the early morning sun. It is on some woodland where I live. I love the different light textures black leather gives as the sun catches it at ...
    rockerlinda15 rockerlinda15 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 14

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    it´s the story of my emotionally Disfunctional family Rich family, 500m2 house in wealthy suburbs area in Europe. father that does a stunnig Imperssion on Everyone. charming...
    majkel87 majkel87 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    This so called sleep paralysis, is what the doctors and scientists say because they them selfs don't know what it is. And they say its all got to do with so called rem sleep? And...
    ashleymendes55 ashleymendes55 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    I am 19 years old. I had only been dating my boyfriend for 3 months when I found out I was pregnant. I was supporting both of us (paying rent, food, clothes, everything). We moved...
    Hannah6078 Hannah6078 18-21 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I had a bad trip after trying a cannabis oil pill. My boyfriend and I were on our way to a festival when we both took a cannabis oil pill for the first time. I heard it chills you...
    utdredangel utdredangel 22-25, F 6 hrs ago

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    Awake too early again, hate being up this early as I've got nothing to do :(
    itsme900 itsme900 36-40, M Feb 8

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    Singapore - The infrastructure industry is growing by the minute and not only does it affect the leading cities in Asia like China and India on its growth but developing nations as...
    teklablomqvist teklablomqvist 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I'm a night owl and hate waking up early. Who the heck invented "doing stuff early" is a lil piece of ****
    LadyWhatever LadyWhatever 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Hi! My name is Priyamvad Thenappan. I am 25 year old boy from South India. I am going to narrate my long hair story. I am from orthodox Tamil Brahmin family.I have two elder...
    Longhairmonk Longhairmonk 36-40 Feb 15

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    Lucy and the chocolates. I lasted one day. The bearing factory, a freight train in my chest, so loud. The sound shook my gizzard. No thanks. Walmart, night stocker. Look in the...
    rustyskills rustyskills 41-45, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Just hours after celebrating our 2nd wedding anniversary, my water broke early the next morning on September 2, 2014. As I got out of bed, there was a huge gush. It just kept...
    jillmgaw jillmgaw 31-35, F Feb 5

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    Once, not that many years ago, I happened to meet one of my son's former classmates at a club. She was in her early twenties, I hadn't seen her in a long time. Still, somehow we...
    Domineer Domineer 51-55, M Feb 7

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    I need a grownup in my life. I need someone to take charge of things. I'm 45 years old and I still feel like a little kid, running around without adult supervision. Seriously, I...
    FriendlyBryan FriendlyBryan 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 12

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    Hi girls...here's my story. I just wanted to post here for support from other girls who have been in my situation. I'm currently a sophomore in college and lost my virginity over...
    bigd920 bigd920 18-21, F Feb 23

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    I've seen many skunks, but thankfully, I've only been sprayed once. It happened early in the morning at 6am. I heard my dog barking like crazy, and then I heard a loud crash...
    HelloItsNatalia HelloItsNatalia 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have been for several years now. I'm 5ft7 and my hair reaches my lower back, idk when I'm going to stop growing it, I love my long hair it's kind of like my signature now. I had...
    kaylasaurus kaylasaurus 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    has this ever happened to you? okay, so i got out of school at 2:20, got home i felt really tired from the sleepless night before. (i was up doing homework that was supposed to...
    thelastfallenangel thelastfallenangel 13-15, F 19 Responses Feb 9

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