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I Had To Grow Up Early

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Jan 6, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    One time I was with my friend and I asked her older brother if I could smoke with him and his friend. Since he is my friends older brother he obviously doesn't want us smoking but...
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    ..this early morning. I saw in my dream that I have cervical cancer and Doctor said I only have one and half months to live. It was so scary and lively I thought I almost died at...
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    Today I had dental surgery for my root canal I can't remember things I did I was on a sleeping pill I'm glad everything went well What sucks is having pain and not being able to...
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    I was sitting taking a bath I had come to eye opening experience I realized person I am in love with has a boyfriend yet I feel were suppose to be together stray human emotions
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    Forewarning: this is going to be a lengthy post. Please bear with me: this is my first time sharing my story and I need to get it all out... I attend a Christian college, and...
    MissingMyArmySniper MissingMyArmySniper 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    Although it's not that early where I am, it's still an hour before 12, I love waking up to the smell of coffee .
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    I literally just took the abortion pill yesterday. The cramps were unbearable. I was curled up in my bed crying, even after taking the vicodin they gave me. As far as I know, only...
    searching097 searching097 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Well, I'm new here, still I'll give it my best shot. (I apologise in advance for the long read) I'm not going to tell you who I am or where I'm from, but if any of you people out...
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    I literally just took the abortion pill yesterday/today (the first part at the doctor's office yesterday, second part today). The cramps were unbearable earlier. I was curled up in...
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    Especially as I've grown up into a Woman/mother. Yes i am human but am not perfect there's things in my past that i regret but can't change. But I've came to peace with it and...
    carmel2015 carmel2015 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My name is Archiebold from North West, South Africa one night i felt warm and not in control of my deeper hot feeling so I wake up to settle and relax my running blood. when I wake...
    Archieboldd Archieboldd 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    I am a 13 year old white girl and today I wore a green t shirt, denim miniskirt, and a pair of white pantyhose, and my 12 year old black friend Tanisha was wearing a t shirt and...
    brianna747 brianna747 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    well i was always told hey why don't you grow up by my siblings mostly not because I was immature. but because I had a bedwetting problem which i never out grow. and they...
    afterthedead afterthedead 56-60, M 5 days ago

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    It all started on the 11th of February, I'd woken up at 5AM for work. I was feeling great. I made myself a grilled cheese sandwich, woke up my niece for school, and took a shower...
    superkitty17 superkitty17 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Ahhh I just had to kill a big spider all on my own. I'm not cut out for being a grown up. send help :(
    LittleLibbs LittleLibbs 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    So here's ANOTHER outrageous story about my ex-friends. So. Prom. Well no way was I going to go and be stuck around jerkwads giving me a hard time. Anyway, I'm outside...
    sabertigersab sabertigersab 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Ugh, I know night owls like me hate waking up early, normally I don't get up until noon, but waking up at 7AM sucks! And then I was not aloud to take a nap in the car! For 3...
    Jayscar67 Jayscar67 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    ever since i was little i wanted long hair all of my friends had really long hair too i was so jealous of it. mine does not grow any longer than about 50cm. be great if i could...
    varjakpaw varjakpaw 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I've had a lovely day... It's our wedding anniversary on Thursday...and Lornas birthday on Saturday... So ive took a few days off work.. To spend some valuable time together It...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    I need to get this out. I am home visiting family right now. I have finally come to terms that I do not have an emotional connection with my birth mother. I thought that was the...
    RoyalTeee RoyalTeee 26-30, F Jul 27

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    Message me some of the most funny and embarrassing stories I will share some with you
    Nbar34 Nbar34 13-15, M Jul 24

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    My ultimate dream. But not meet her when I'm nearly old, someone I can grow and share my life and every last part of myself with and grow old together and inspire he world with...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M Jul 24

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    In March of 2012, I had the Essure procedure.For those that might not be aware, the Essure procedure is supposed to be a form of permanent birth control. Two coils are inserted...
    evepoyepo evepoyepo 26-30, F Jul 24

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    I've told people for more years than I care to remember that I may grow old, but I refuse to grow up. lol
    flirtingjoe flirtingjoe 61-65, M 1 Response Jul 23

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