I Have Had a Bad Childhood

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 411 People


     Resurrect those four white walls And rebuild me a home Reunite me with my mother’s arms For the first time What do you call missing what you never had? …Must be something like a realization Must feel something like this...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 13, 2008

    Everything Starts At The Beginning

    Well. It's been a pretty hectic month. I joined a dating site, found a guy that I talk to very often. He flirted, of course. I remember the comment that started it all. It was about cuddling. And I, of course, couldn't even think of cuddling with anyone. Ever. I said I...
    image123 image123
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 30, 2010

    My Happy Life

    I'm an illigitimate child. Father has another family, so does mother. I would watch my parents curse and violently hit each other. I was 4. My mother got into drugs. Tried to kill me and my sibling few times (car crash, and drown us while swimming in the beach). Mother had done...
    Damaged111 Damaged111
    1 Response Dec 19, 2012

    I remember at the age of 5 my grandfather

    committed suicide. After that I feel like it only got worse. My mom dad and uncle were addicted to crack since I can remember. I had a hard time learning so we moved and I had no friends and was an only child. All I had was my dog... She was my best friend. My parents would lock...
    Nich91 Nich91
    26-30, F
    3 Responses May 13, 2014

    On My Own...

    Is it wrong to secretly have a grudge against your parents for your bad childhood? There were times I wish my mom would pay a little attention or care for us. She never look at any of our report cards, test or acknowledge if we had a field trip or not. All she do is WORK and...
    Summer4eva Summer4eva
    3 Responses Jun 9, 2011

    MY Childhood

    Life never does treat us the same, does it? Thats what you discover when u read other peoples' life stories. I believe I was quite vibrant and energetic  as a child- always up to some sort of mischief- something new- Thats how my parents would put it. Very carefree...
    sheenas sheenas
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Aug 16, 2008

    Im an only child , the youngest in my family 17

    . i dont live with either of my parents . my dads been in and out of jail my whole life and the childhood memories i have with him are him doing meth and partying while i was there. my mom left him when i was 6 months. My mom and I never got along shes very verbally and...
    kayleighchey kayleighchey
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 6, 2014

    I get embarrassed sometimes

    when I talk about my childhood to my friends. They have all had great childhoods and mine was just complete horrible. I have never went on family vacations like they have. I never lived in one house longer than a year.
    UnknownNYC728 UnknownNYC728
    26-30, F
    Jun 30, 2014

    When my friends talked about all the good times

    they had as children it made me realize that I really didn't have a great childhood. I remember a grown man taking something special from me that should have been given to a special someone when I WAS READY. I remember going up to my nephew in his coffin and touching his small...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses May 28, 2014

    Some Have It Way Worse

    I didn't have a bad childhood...was it all sunshine and roses?...No! But some people who have pretty good childhoods always complain and remember most of the bad times. Then I think about the children overseas who starve and are lucky to find a piece of bread for dinner. They...
    Jan 13, 2013

    I was about 10, On christmas eve my dad beat my

    mum and ran away, my mum wandered around the house with a knife, a bottle of wine and painkillers, screaming she was going to kill herself. I stayed up all night watching her deterioate until she finally passed out.
    zacisbest45 zacisbest45
    18-21, M
    Sep 11, 2014

    My aunt continually lies on my other half of my

    family. Even made up ridiculous story about my cousin that got so bad around school he dropped out. Why me.?
    JayKnotz JayKnotz
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 24, 2014

    I Had A Bad Childhood.

    This is something I wrote when I was really down one night. Kind of is everything that happened My past has a lot to do with who I am. I guess since its never been easy theres so much to cry about that I can't stop. It just all started with my mom cheating, I remember being...
    Krudd10 Krudd10
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 17, 2013

    Daddy's Little Nothing

    Ever since I can remember my dad was my hero, I assume as every other daughter sees her father. My parents divorced when I was 6 years old. I lived with my mom after she kicked my dad out and he was forced to stay with his mother for lack of money. He came to visit me and my 3...
    LedaxLovelace LedaxLovelace
    18-21, F
    Aug 8, 2013

    Bad Memories...

    when I was 3 years my two sisters and I seperate from our parents they went to another city to get their new job, we stayed with my grandmother. After a year my grandmother bring us a babysitter, at first she was kind and I loved her, but things got worst she started to hit me...
    Maeel Maeel
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Nov 8, 2011

    My Mind Does Not Want To Behave, Maybe Telling It For The First Time Will Release The Memories.

    I don’t really know quite where to start, or really what to write because I have never gotten this all out, but my mind is misbehaving and I hope writing will allow the memories to slow down and for me to have some sort of peace again. My story started before I was even born...
    WinterPixieDust WinterPixieDust
    1 Response Dec 30, 2010

    I Didn'T Have A Normal Childhood

    I didn't get to hang out with friends. I never got to go to any fun places. I have been to an amusement park only TWO times in my whole life. I didn't have birthday parties and rarely did anything for my birthday. I never went to prom. I didn't have a fun childhood. You get the...
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer
    18-21, F
    8 Responses May 2, 2013

    Ehh Wasn'T The Worst..

    I grew up in a drug filled home. My parents were always drunk, high, and fighting. My mother never had a job but yet she still didn't do anything for me & my siblings. We got put out a lot bc the rent $ when always be spend on something else. My siblings were both almost a decade...
    kierraloves kierraloves
    26-30, F
    May 19, 2013

    Some Background

    I have a bigger family than most. I am a teenager with a biological mom and dad, ex step Mom, step dad, what I call my dads hookers, my step moms boyfriend, and a man who's been like a father to me my whole life, along with 5 sisters, a brother, and one of the way. Not the...
    seiraseven seiraseven
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 9, 2013

    When I think of my childhood i remember the

    trips to the hospital, the tons of medications I took, the doctors, kids making fun of way I breath. I have asthma and it seriously bad when i was young, the doctors couldn't find out what triggers my asthma attacks but from my experience i noticed that some types of perfumes...
    comlpicatedguy comlpicatedguy
    18-21, M
    Jun 18, 2015

    Things Are Getting Better

    Hi my name is Garrett and I have been having a lot of memories resurface of my childhood. Well, I don't know where to start... My dad died when I was three, and I have no idea what he looks like because my stepdad burned all his pictures (I'll mention it later on). What I know...
    garebear625 garebear625
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Oct 29, 2011


    My childhood isn't really over yet since I'm 16. Well, judicially it's not over. Spiritually and emotionally it is. It's so easy for me to recall bad memories, I have so many of them. I never felt safe. My father has a really bad temper which still scares my sick. Anyways...
    Lola91 Lola91
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 10, 2008

    When I Was Young

    I've never told my childhood to many ppl but I'm 32 now and feel I'm healed enough to say it so I cant actually remember nothing younger then 5.So here we go I have a step sister and brother that are my dads kids my step brother would always come over because my dad was never...
    brepadron brepadron
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Apr 8, 2013

    Self Centered Parents And Mean Step Parents

    My parents divorced when I was just 1 ½ years old. They had gotten married young; my dad was only 20 and my mother 18. When they separated my mother left and I stayed with my dad who was going to university at the time. He left me with all manner of people and basically ignored...
    sadmom43 sadmom43
    46-50, F
    Apr 12, 2013

    My mother was always drunk

    when I was growing up. She abused me terribly even when she was sober. I could write a book of all her abuse. One time she tried to break my legs because there was still a little bit of grease left on a pan I washed. Another time she beat me with the medal part of a dog leash...
    LilLady1213 LilLady1213
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Mar 6, 2014

    From Child To Failure

    To be honest im sure no one will actually read this or care enough to make it threw this whole story and thats ok I just need to write this. At this point im not only frustrated but Ive reached a new level of sadness and loneliness and I believe it is because as an adult my...
    lyzerg lyzerg
    22-25, M
    9 Responses Mar 24, 2012

    My dad was an alcoholic

    and a druggie. most of all he was violent towards my mother. he would threaten too kill her and beat her all the time. worst off all, I saw it happen. all i want from this is someone to tell me im not the only one. others have been through it too...
    RLB2000 RLB2000
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 23, 2014

    Obviously, that's why I joined the group.

    While I could tell you the horrors of my past (I probably will in good time), for now, I think it is important to acknowledge the fact that I did have a rather horrific childhood that still affects me today (I'm in my late forties). The one piece of advice I can give to anyone...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Dec 8, 2013

    I'm 17 now, I've already been shot,

    stabbed, hit by a car, starved, beaten by 4+ grown men at a time. Broken my jaw, eye socket, legs, arms, hands and ribs. I live on murder mile in hackney (nickname) I believe I'm the unluckiest guy in England. Poverty, abuse, sex and alcohol addiction and borstals. Why am I so...
    zacisbest45 zacisbest45
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 14, 2014

    My mom and dad had me at 20 years old.

    I almost died while she was pregnant with me because she simply didn't take care of me she smoked cigarettes, got high, drank, etc. I was born a month early due to that. Neither of them graduated high school so my family is/was very poor. My dad had a drinking problem and he...
    blondebanditt blondebanditt
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Aug 8, 2014

    Growing Up Wasn't The Easiest Thing For Me,

    I Didn't Have A Dad Because He Chose To Leave. My Uncles Past Away When I Was Just A Little Girl. I Ain't Gonna Lie That Sh!t Ruled My World. My Grandpa Over Dosed When I Was Just In Second Grade & Everyday I Had Tears Running Down My Face. I Couldn't Sleep At Night Cause I Had...
    OhhAngie OhhAngie
    18-21, F
    Mar 6, 2014

    Not the Worst, But Traumatic Still

    I remember my parents fighting a lot.  When I was barely 3 my dad was shot and killed by his supposed friend.  This took it's toll on my mom, who is bipolar type II anyway, and I remember her being depressed and yelling a lot and just kind of going crazy on and off for...
    eromreven eromreven
    4 Responses Dec 10, 2007

    Lack Of Love, Acceptance, And Full Abuse....When Does It End Mom?

    I've only ever shared parts of my story and hoping that by getting this out of me might produce something good for my life. My mother was the eldest of 5 children, denied her childhood and forced to raise her siblings from a family who racist, she married my father young and...
    shubunkin shubunkin
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Apr 9, 2013

    What Was(is) Wrong With My Mother?

         I really need to talk to somebody. I am going trough an extremely complex, revealing, and painful process of healing. I am not even sure who to confide in and trust, or where to begin. I have been seeing a therapist, regarding depression...
    snappy31 snappy31
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Oct 21, 2009

    Please Comment

    I rested the heaviness of my full mind on the soft bright yellow comforter that felt cool against my face and I tightened my eyes as the room around me dimmed just slightly. The warm golden light of the sun danced around the clouds, neighbors slammed doors upstairs talking loudly...
    happinessisajourney happinessisajourney
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 21, 2013

    Broken Children

    By the time that I was twelve I had been raped, molested, and raped again.When my mother and father separated they gave me away to a very poor, and uneducated family in NYC, because my mother was too addicted to heroin to take care of me. I had a little brother thirteen months...
    barbarasmith123 barbarasmith123
    41-45, F
    Sep 27, 2011

    I didnt forget, but i did however manage to

    keep it all trapped in only my memory. Soo far back that barelyeven I can see. and just wh think i cant anymore? They visit me in my sleep and creep on me during the day in flashes. I want to forget. I want to forget. I want to forget. I wish none of it happened to me. but...
    ShadowedLover ShadowedLover
    18-21, F
    Jan 14, 2015

    Raped Beaten Abandoned

    at the age of two my mother was taken to prison for drugs leaving me with no where to go.. my grandparents were the only ones to take me in..  i would go to the other side of the state to visit my dads side of the family only for him to beat me and my sister to be treated...
    hatredsimmers hatredsimmers
    3 Responses May 24, 2008

    Feeling So Alone.

    Even though i have both of my parents,it feels like if i don`t have either. My 35 yr old mother perfers clubbing and living the party life instead of taking responsbility for her own daughter and sons .she thinks that abanding us was a good idea because of her i suffer inside...
    ladylovee23 ladylovee23
    1 Response Jan 4, 2013

    I suffered from severe,

    repeating nightmares & hallucinations as a child. Despite being an imaginative child, I could never see any beauty in my nightmares. They haunted me night after night, and I would sit in my bed in tears and drenched in perspiration. Most children would run to seek comfort in...
    aridkids aridkids
    18-21, F
    Jan 23, 2014

    Very bad life since 2003 I ws 12 .

    . v v bad. Nothing happened like I wanted . I m just broke now feel to die
    pooja23soni pooja23soni
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 16, 2014

    growing up my dad was never around.

    when I was 8 my dad told me that there were some bad people after him and we were all going to move to Spain and I had the choice to go with them and loose all my friends or I could be put in a home and keep them. naturally being 8 I went with him. I later realised that his...
    charlottemurrell charlottemurrell
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 28, 2014

    You Have To Make The Most Of It

    Life has its up and downs, we all know that. Sometimes it start off high and plummets like a shooting star. Through it all We all have to keep our head up, theres no use of frowning. My early middle income Childhood was like most, i had an older sister, a mom and dad, happily...
    The1ginger The1ginger
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jun 4, 2013
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