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I Loath My Childhood

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 20, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 16-17, M Aug 3, 2007

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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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    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 2 days ago

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    Stating back to my previous story, I believe it was after that, CPS began to be in and out of my life. I can't say i have had the worst of childhoods but to me it was. It was...
    RedGem69 RedGem69 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Where do I begin? I guess I will start with my first memory when I was maybe 6 years old being hurried away in a car with my sister and mother to stay with my aunt and uncle...
    RedGem69 RedGem69 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    bandit5320 bandit5320 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    What! You mean it's as easy as thinking positive thoughts ... Gee, l never knew. .that's where I've been going wrong! I'm getting rather tired of the assumptions that postive...
    MistyGoddess MistyGoddess 41-45, F 10 Responses 3 days ago

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    My mom and dad were both drug addicts and alcoholics. I lived in a bad neighborhood with not many friends. Birthdays and Christmases were basically non existent for me. The day I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    When the only money worry you had was not having enough pocket money to buy everyone a christmas present ✨ When the biggest decision you had to make was which colour toothbrush...
    RachieBlondie RachieBlondie 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I've tried to write this experience here a few times, but it keep getting removed.. *sigh* I'll write it on the comments, if it would stay there even for awhile..
    IceCrystal83 IceCrystal83 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Vivid memories, live again! My favorite book as a child was titled "Grayling". It was a book about a Fisherman who had gone out to sea, found a distressed baby seal in the storm...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    If you are going to act as if everything is ok around your family ( making me out a bad guy) but behind closed doors curse, swear an try to belittle me, you are two faced....oh...
    Neoebonite Neoebonite 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    This was in 2013 so i was 13. So this one time i was at my friend isaiahs house getting blazed. It was my first few times i got high. We smoked about a gram (we were lightweights...
    Cheeched2015 Cheeched2015 16-17, M a week ago

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    I was in grade 3 and it was recess time. The class decided to play tag. I was wearing these tight *** beige pants. Anyways the one that was "it" was coming toward me and i was...
    Cheeched2015 Cheeched2015 16-17, M a week ago

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    back to home....with family...once again in my mom's lap....my dad's smile and my naughty sister....family tym is awesome and we realize it when we get far away from them..,.
    glazesittu glazesittu 18-21, F a week ago

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    I am a WATER BABY who learned how to swim by taking a plunge at around 4 years of age.
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe 41-45, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Not necessarily abusive, I guess? My dad just "over" did the whole discipline thing. I used to be terrified of my dad, because I knew anytime he yelled at me, he'd hit me. I...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 21

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    Your advice please: If you grew up been abused by someone and later in life when you were dealing with the issue in therapy and doing ok , and you then had to face the abuser...
    ladybirdshimmer ladybirdshimmer 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 21

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    It was like a whole different world back then
    notevensure notevensure 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    lost my dad when I was 7yrs old & now when ever I get someone close to me I start to break down & bury myself in my work & gather projects that won't go away unless I make them...
    mechanicman96 mechanicman96 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 19

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    I've been in foster care since the beginning of the first grade. It's hard because I still get memories of someone choking my mother. :( I don't like remembering...
    KidBi13 KidBi13 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    Truth be told look at photo
    saraluvdom saraluvdom 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    And just now, l feel I'm participating in life and doing what I'm supposed to be doing, but at the same time, l feel I'm detached. I can't muster up the enthusiasm for anything...
    MistyGoddess MistyGoddess 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    I want a secnd child so badly, but i fear that i couldnt handle both kids alone at home. My hus works all day, if he comes home he helpes me a bit with our daughter and goes to...
    lonely4560 lonely4560 31-35, F Jul 13

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    lets see how do i start i was raised pretty poor some of my first memories was sleeping in the front seat of a car drifting from town to town until we ran out of gas whatever...
    jameswertman12 jameswertman12 26-30, M 13 Responses Jul 13

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    I ate everything in sight, which gave me my nickname...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 12

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