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I Had To Grow Up Early

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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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    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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    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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    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 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 30, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Does anyone remember when they where younger in school the teacher would ask what you wanted to do when you grow up... I never want to grow up and I've done well so far :)
    gayanallover gayanallover 18-21, M 6 hrs ago

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    Getting old has it's compensations, but also it's drawbacks. For the last few years or so I have been in transition and it hasn't been easy. But one lady a few years older than me...
    LadyTea LadyTea 56-60, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Everyday has been a great day, recently. I'm so very thankful and happy. I finished up work early so my ma came to see my apartment (finally). It was fun gushing over stuff and...
    arailia03 arailia03 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    There was someone who I performed with years ago; for the sake of this story, I'll call him Greg. Greg and I had performed in several community theater productions. Being near him...
    PhillyAutismGuy PhillyAutismGuy 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Here's the story of our relationship Helpful facts - When we met I was 17, she was 25. I am now 18 and she is 26. She also has a 4 year old daughter. We met on Xbox on June 28...
    EnergyUS EnergyUS 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    3 years ago I went with my friend Peyton to Pennsylvania for a friends party. We were half way there and i told her i had to use the restroom pretty badly. She said ok and agreed...
    peegirl56 peegirl56 26-30, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    lol Mmm yes!! *nods head* Lol,so a couple of months ago i was thinking about personality types and my ideal guy and i remembered him :) I was trying to remember as much as i could...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    The Switch Was Displayed in Public Sometime, when I reached my early teens, my parents decided to add the willow switch to their arsenal of implements. They felt that whatever the...
    phillysteve phillysteve 36-40, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    i used to go to bed at sometimes 4 in the afternoon...well, i started getting ready for bed. i liked it. i had the luxury of doing it...i was able to sleep through the night and...
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    The late sixties and early seventies I lived in a smallish town where all types of drugs came before entering the big cities along interstate 95. I had an excellent job making a...
    boldtimer boldtimer 66-70, M 3 days ago

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    Really early. Started in daycare and didn't stop until I ran away at 16.
    plmxaq1 plmxaq1 26-30, F 10 Responses 3 days ago

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    I will be 39 later this year. My sister is 35. She and I are still growing taller and developing up top. When I was 32, my shoe size went from size five and a half to a size six...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend 36-40, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I went to school this morning but I was only there for about two hours because I got really sick at around 10 this morning and had to run to the restroom to throw up :( I came home...
    samantha468 samantha468 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    When I was in third grade, just before my family and I moved out west, my mom took my sister and I to Disney World in Florida. WE went to Universal studios and Animal Kingdom as...
    LittleMsGreenEyes LittleMsGreenEyes 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    If you do what you have always done, you will get the same results you have been getting. If you want to stunt your growth and feel stuck in the same place forever, keep making...
    Grace2U Grace2U 66-70, F 5 days ago

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    I was sitting at a table, with this gorgeous blonde, the girl from Limitless, Abbie Cornish. We were in a very very cheap restaurant, but we were dressed so elegant. She had one of...
    JetWoes JetWoes 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    Waking at 430am and can't get back to sleep, really annoys me when I wake up so early
    bored90999 bored90999 36-40, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    If your life isn't a bit uncomfortable at times, then you're not growing... Maturity comes with growing pain's... By me
    lullabywolfeh lullabywolfeh 51-55, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    i remember a little about the dream i was like partying near the beach epic fireworks music suddenly a little boy comes says to me i am his dad i was like what the f..k...
    lostpagesofM lostpagesofM 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I love getting up early enough to see the sun rise. My sister and I like go running or walking on trails near our house early in the morning. It's always so pretty seeing the sun...
    Syntagram Syntagram 16-17, F Jan 29

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    I have probably struggled and had more difficulties in my life than most kids who are 13 years old. I have had to go through some unpleasant experiences in my life and I've had to...
    tiffany101402 tiffany101402 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    So I was diagnosed with a Subserosal Fibroid 4.6cm big! And I was told I need a myoectomy on Feb 16th or not will get me in sooner. I noticed he didn't try to get another...
    SubserosalFibroid SubserosalFibroid 22-25, F Jan 27

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    My mother started soaping my mouth all the time as a young teen and now into my early 20's for alot of misbehaving. I'd always have to sit still in a chair while she did it, and...
    joshthesissy joshthesissy 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 27

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    I had more than a few experiences early, my own age and sometimes much older. I was always the initiator, tho, and never regretted any of my choices as a kid. Now, as a parent...
    omgwut omgwut 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 26

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    There was a distinct reluctance in giving up on my sadness, after loosing the love I thought had saved me. Sometimes when we stop pushing and trying to hold on, we discover our...
    marmelade marmelade 51-55, F 6 Responses Jan 26

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    Its the worst And can grow impossible
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M Jan 25

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    Messy, sort of There are parts of me that really have it all together. I function, pretty good all things considered. I have great purpose. I am the most fit physically that I've...
    ijustneed2talk ijustneed2talk 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 24

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    I'm tired of not experiencing a relationship. Whats its like to have a girl around and doing everything together. I don't know what its like to have a girlfriend. I was in a...
    Thefightingangel Thefightingangel 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 24

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