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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    having armpit hair at age 9 sucks, and my friend had his armpit hair first growing at 15, lucky him. i am 16 soon and i am half way thorough stage 4 of puberty :/ so i am an adult...
    GalacticDaniel GalacticDaniel 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    "A Call to the Neighbor" As I entered my teen years, my mom not only continued spanking, but she believed it needed to be enhanced by the prospect of shame. Hence, I was told that...
    phillysteve phillysteve 36-40, M 5 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Tonight I got off work early at 9 PM and called my mom to pick me up. She didn't answer after calling 3 times, and I couldn't call my stepdad because he's away on a trip, so I just...
    babyllove21 babyllove21 18-21, F 2 Responses 45 mins ago

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    Pretty much the story is that I had gauges around the age of 13 or so and then got sent to a program which I had no choice but to take out my gauges so my ears shrunk and when I...
    wetoded wetoded 22-25 21 hrs ago

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    I am twelve and 5'5. I know that's kind of tall, but i want to grow more so i wanted to not stunt my growth with my diet. Here's what i found: Foods that may stunt your growth...
    wouldbehockeyplayer wouldbehockeyplayer 61-65 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    i actually do have an older brother but i feel like the more grown up. he wasnt there to care for men be a role.model... but okok not everyone has a sibbling. i appreciate it. and...
    energymustmove energymustmove 18-21, F 21 hrs ago

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    The problem with this habit of mine is that all of my friends are early birds. They usually schedule our hang out time SO FREAKING EARLY in the morning, and I'm that girl you see...
    DeuxExMachina DeuxExMachina 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    My mother Lola died when I was 12 years old. My father re-married within eighteen months and he sold up everything we had in the city, took early retirement with a golden handshake...
    Zadran Zadran 36-40, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I received a letter from the Calgary City police about 2 days after I returned home from my over night stay at the hospital. They said they were now in possession of all my...
    paganknight72 paganknight72 41-45, M Mar 23

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    I want to have the ability to grow bigger. I wanted growing powers ever since a little boy. I always wanted to be inside a building and start growing...and growing...and growing...
    Profweird Profweird 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    Good morning...I pray that we are all well today. May God continue to watch over us. Thank you for continuing to share your thoughts and stories with me as we grow. I'm so grateful...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    (Due to making experiences in the past about my friend with benefits, this resulted in countless men asking me "do you want a second fwb?". Just because I made an experience about...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 19 hrs ago

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    I'm 20 years old and I don't want to grow up. I can't imagine myself getting married, having kids, or having responsibilities in general. I can't even handle school! The thought of...
    Lunan0va Lunan0va 18-21, F Mar 19

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    I'll start when my mom was pregnant with my sisters but you see my sisters had a different father but their father has always been cheating on my mother but she made herself endure...
    Akwarderrorplusmess Akwarderrorplusmess 18-21, F Mar 23

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    There my be other people who had gone through worse situations but my life was worse for me. I am 5'4' and my weight is approximately 114 pounds. My parents told me that I was...
    faisal6309 faisal6309 22-25, M Apr 9

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    I always wanted this as little boy, I want the ability to grow bigger and bigger and bigger. Growing to epic proportions has been my lifelong dream. My desire of growing bigger...
    Profweird Profweird 22-25, M Apr 9

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    I wish I had never met him so I wouldn't be going through this break up right now. I wish it hadn't happened. I wish I hadn't allowed contact again after the last time he screwed...
    lovinglife11 lovinglife11 31-35, F 6 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    This story is about me and my journey that got me to this point. I'll start right from the beginning. It all started when I missed my period. This had happened to me in my life...
    Neha3 Neha3 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I have always had a fade, but now I want to grow out my hair. My hair is really thick. If I let it grow I don't think I will ever cut it again.
    JustABoredHuman JustABoredHuman 22-25, M Mar 22

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    The arrangements at work for this week involved going to a four day series of training seminars and having Friday off. It was hard work, but I enjoyed having Friday off. I agreed...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    After getting hit by a car that I talked about in my other post, it left me with a lot of problems mentally and physically but I start from the top. When I was in the hospital at...
    Jakep99 Jakep99 18-21, M Apr 6

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    I can stay up really late yet I can wake up very early. I sometimes sleep at around one in the morning and wake up at three in the morning again. I don't know why but I can be a...
    colourflame colourflame 13-15, F Apr 6

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    I tend to get REALLY early, so the math just works out that bedtime comes early too. Besides, beds are warm safe places, and I love to sleep down under the covers to
    tilky tilky 61-65, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Early morning is the best time of a day. I like it so much. I don't get up too early everyday, but when I do, seeing how the new day is born is fantastic feeling. It's like you see...
    demoisellecapulet demoisellecapulet 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I had an abortion about 3 years ago now, in 2012. I was 26 and was struggling with money, only had a temp job without a stable relationship. I'm also pro- choice and never wanted...
    Genesis478 Genesis478 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    im having surgery to remove more then half my cervix because I found out i have high grade dysplasia and cancer of the cervix i am very nervous amd scared i recently had a daughter...
    Brandee1989 Brandee1989 22-25, F Mar 23

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    My dream is i'm wearing military clothing in a desert shooting at people as they run across the desert , in my dream i see camels and can feel the heat like i'm actually there and...
    Twinsdaddy Twinsdaddy 36-40 Mar 28

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    with a married man that ended tragically. I was left devastated, hurt, confused and an empty shell of a woman. All that I ever wanted in life was to be successful at any and...
    Hunniebae Hunniebae 26-30, F 10 Responses Apr 1

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