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I Loath My Childhood

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 153 People

    Denial....

    By the time I was 25, I felt I had lived 2 lifetimes.  Partly because I never was really allowed to have a childhood and due to the abuse suffered during that time. I was raised by a Borderline Personality with alcoholism, all innocence is ******** away and I was forced...
    bonobabe bonobabe 31-35, F 6 Responses May 6, 2007

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    This One's For the Kids

    daddy tried to kill mommy, made me watch him make her try to eat her own vomit one day. i was like 5... then they divorced but still saw me on the weekends. In this time together he managed to call me the devil.. like seriously... then my mother was twisted in her own way from...
    QuincyArcher QuincyArcher 22-25 1 Response Jan 4, 2009

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    My Childhood

    I loathe my childhood because I saw my parents marriage crumble. My dad, an ex-alcoholic with anger issues, and my mom, who suffers from depression and bi-polar disorder, would always battle it out as soon as I got home from school everyday it seemed. The fights were usually...
    FrozenOcean FrozenOcean 18-21, F Mar 23, 2012

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    In Some Ways, Yes

    I loved my parents and siblings - but I never came home from school without hoping that Daddy had or would go to bed early, or that there wouldn't be any dinner-table fights that would make me sick to my stomach and prevent me from having a decent meal for dinner. Daddy sat at...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F May 20, 2013

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    Loathe Is the Word!

    I had a horrible time growing up, not only because I was the scapegoat in my family, but I was ostracized among my peers because of being in an all-white school and being mixed-race.  What's worse, we lived in an all black neighborhood for a couple of years in my uncle's...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 29, 2007

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    Anger

    All I remember about my childhood is a lot of anger and fear...a lot of yelling. And now that I have grown up I have inherited that trait that I couldn't stand. I scare myself sometimes.
    ameeker ameeker 21-25, F 2 Responses Nov 20, 2007

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    Arguments

    As a child, I grew up in a very good environment, with a loving home, and my dad was a doctor and runned a jewelry place and our finance conditions were good and I had everything a child would ever need. When you looked at my family and I, u'd thing that were...
    HeartLove HeartLove 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 30, 2007

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    Painful Childhood

    I had a very bad childhood, and I just hate to even remember it. My parents always fought, and were so close to getting a divorce. My dad terribly hit me a few times when I was a kid, and once he even hit me about three times on my head, two times at my face, four times at my...
    HeartLove HeartLove 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 30, 2007

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    Would I Do It Again? Yeah, But Only If I Was Allowed A Gun..

    I hate that I can't remember a lot of positives about it, and that aren't that many photo's of me laying around having spent most of the time avoiding mirrors and my reflection.  The times I felt safe are pretty few and far between, and as I had it pointed out to me last night a...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 1 Response May 4, 2012

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    The Worst Year Of My Childhood

     “Hey, we brought snacks. This is Rebecca, remember her from Junior High?”My friends were in the doorway. Of course I remember Rebecca. We were in 7th grade together when I lived in my old town. I had just changed schools to get away from the bullying I was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 7, 2010

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    Those With the Best Intentions

    My parents divoriced when i was a year old. They had a very bitter divorice lukily i was to young to remember it. my mother married a rich man when i was 3 years old. She didnt love him but she came from a poor mexican family and she was doing everything she could to give me and...
    lvtd lvtd 18-21 2 Responses Feb 25, 2009

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    Oh, Now You Want Me to Love You???

    Yeah, life as a kid sucked pretty bad.  It wasn't as bad as some I have read here, but we all have our own personal he11.  My childhood has shaped me into the cynical, untrusting recluse I am today. I grew up as a fat kid and everyone found it necessary to...
    Bruno Bruno 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 3, 2007

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    Growing Pains

    I grew up with a pretty rough and unstable childhood. My parents ended up in jail, so I lived with my grandma from 2-6, when I was adopted and sent to a rough boarding school, where young kids were beaten literally every day. (Real beatings, not just a slap/kick/punch around...
    Shinypuddle Shinypuddle 16-18, M Aug 3, 2007

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    Childhood

    When I was born, my dad yelled at the doctors and my mom, saying he didn't want me because I was a girl. He favors my brother, and he will talk to me. But does not prefer it. He has never really liked me, and I honestly don't know why. He has never been there for me or really...
    Abigailrose98 Abigailrose98 16-17, F Jun 24, 2013

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    My parents put the "D" in dysfunctional family

     My father was a medical doctor, so all the kids and teachers at school assumed we were little rich kids. The truth is, he spent all his money on mistresses, partying, and the like, and ended up without enough to care for his wife and three children. My mother was not much...
    paulinlv paulinlv 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 18, 2009

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    The Child No One Wanted

    when i was 2 my mom divorced my father. when i was 3.5 my mother remarried. my father kept my mother in court very often.  he stalked her.  he prank called her, etc. in my 4th year my half brother was born.  my mother and step-father took my father to court...
    AbbyNormal AbbyNormal 31-35, F 9 Responses May 28, 2007

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    More Degenerate With Each Passing Day

    "What doesn't kill you can only make you stronger", such a cliche, but it rings true to many a people, in my case it's to the contrary. I was born in south asia, in a upper-middle-class family. Till the age of four; life consisted of playing with girl servants, waiting...
    umathena umathena 18-21, F 8 Responses Apr 3, 2007

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    I Wish I Could Disappear Into Thin Air

    that's a part of me i don.t want to uncover, i feel if anyone knows my past they will hate me, or think I'm making things up. I try to keep away from people to shield myself, but at work, they've come to this conclusion that I'm some sort of proud *****. I take pills most of the...
    crimsongoddess crimsongoddess 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 22, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    So, as I wrote before I am in relational group trauma therapy for women who have survived childhood abuse. It is an intense program that I attend four days a week for three hours a...
    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    I Survived. I was never a typical male child, outgoing, adventurous, active in sports. I was more quiet, curious and sensitive. I didn't have a strong bond with my father. He was...
    bcvegas4u2 bcvegas4u2 66-70, M Jan 20

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    I have been in an amazing yet secret relationship with my girlfriend for four years now, due to our cultural differences I must remain secret from her family(which i do not like...
    oneliffee oneliffee 22-25, M Jan 3

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    Maybe the phase of childhood is so pleasurable because of the lack of responsibility and the purity of the subconscious mind that makes a child so innocent unaware and unaffected...
    harmony226 harmony226 26-30, M Jan 15

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    I hear how everyone just wants to relive their childhood because they miss. Well i wish i could say that, but when your childhood was ****, you cant really say that. When i was a...
    mmmaddy98 mmmaddy98 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    It was at least 9 years since I would consider I had any kind of childhood. Time is supposed to separate feelings from the present but time makes it worse for me. It feels like I'm...
    WonderingOfTheSoul WonderingOfTheSoul 18-21 3 days ago

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    At the moment, aged 75, though my body is not what it was, not that it ever was up to much, my brain still seems to be working at normal adult level. This will not last forever...
    Wyesman Wyesman 70+, M 3 Responses Jan 8

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    I'm studying a diploma in early childhood education in Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore :D
    StarsxSunsets StarsxSunsets 16-17, F Jan 14

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    Disappointed that I couldn't find the most important part of my childhood :( my Finding Nemo video game
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    Recently I remembered an embarrassing event from childhood.. My parents were never married and separated shortly after I was born. Anyway as a result I did not see my dad all that...
    LittleMissMew LittleMissMew 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Of all the most disgusting of human tragedies, the one that I find most tragic is when nourished people turn their nourished framework through which they see life and experience...
    Ajushi Ajushi 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    Homophobes can go suck a ****. They probably already do.
    WhatTheFrenchToast WhatTheFrenchToast 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 20

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    Maybe we are too young. Maybe it's not love, but infatuation. But I can't stop thinking about him. I've known him for years now, our parents are close friends, and despite him...
    piyage piyage 13-15 Jan 2

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    I have come to realize I have depression. I remember growing up as a kid I would start crying being sad for no reason. Now I try my best to pull through
    love9494 love9494 18-21 1 Response Jan 4

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    A smile danced upon the edges of my lips, when the memory of you flashed in my mind. Remembering me, on your lap. The notion of the 'Oreo game', playing out. You always let me have...
    ASoldiersLoveBug ASoldiersLoveBug 22-25, F Jan 5

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    When I was around 2-5 years old, I had visited my friends house. I wanted to go to the washroom, but her mom was in there, so she dared me to go pee behind the stereo. So I did...
    sassymcassy sassymcassy 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    Hot Wheels! I would spend hours playing with my hot wheels. I was obsessed lol
    WickedDavid WickedDavid 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    Dear Mr Henshaw was such an amazing book, still my fave book. Other great ones are paper bag princess and where the wild things are.
    wonderwall12 wonderwall12 16-17, F Jan 8

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    My parents wallpapered my bedroom with sandpaper.
    Diginator Diginator 70+, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    All the time till we got too big to fit a standard tub together. Shared baths with cousins too.
    Bobbie1952 Bobbie1952 61-65, M Jan 10

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    Reason - parents were cool but narcissists and left us alone to fend for ourselves at age 4,6 and 9. They go to Peru, Equador .. Whatever struck their fancy. All in all I lucked...
    Warmways Warmways 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    In kindergarten we never really talk but after school we play outside till nightfall. I lived up on a hill that over looked his house and the town. In first grade I got held back...
    PoopieNoodle PoopieNoodle 18-21, F Jan 12

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    One time I was 8 and was a soccer (American kind) player from 7 - 14 years old. Anyways, I had an upset stomach before the game but went out and played anyway. Partway through the...
    html92 html92 22-25, M Jan 13

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    I need some advice is a bit strong
    lucepixy lucepixy 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    We've know each other since Kindergarten, I've always secretly liked him. And when we were little we would chase each other on the playground, play with each other, and call each...
    ForeverAlone2019 ForeverAlone2019 16-17, F Jan 13

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    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...
    ShadowedLover ShadowedLover 16-17, F Jan 14

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    SirLaughalots SirLaughalots 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    Well I guess I've always been a kid at heart, but after today it was even more noticeable when I opened up my new box of Lucky Charms I shrieked in excitement to find a prize in...
    mguinm mguinm 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    When I got stuck between the public bus doors I was with my momma going to, somewhere, We were on the public bus, When we got to our destination, she got off first. Then it...
    HandyMannyWanny HandyMannyWanny 16-17, M Jan 18

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