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I Missed Out On My Childhood

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 226 People

    Missed Out On So Much

    When I was in preschool my parents were in a crash they were on a motorcycle and an S.U.V hit them I was to;d they were going to die there okay today actually my dad needs to walk with cane but I missed out on so much I never even got to learn how to ride a bike because of all...
    ReachingOut4Help ReachingOut4Help 13-15, F Jun 20, 2011

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    I Was Born With Severe Health Issues

    I was born with Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus and Arnold-Chiari Malformation Type 2. As a child (and even now as an adult) I spent a lot of time in the hospital battling infections, having surgeries and getting treatment for complications related to surgeries (some of...
    traceywhite traceywhite 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 29, 2009

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    Growing Up Was Hard..

    My childhood was horrible, i grew up in a bad environment not knowing what was wrong and right. My earliest memory was my dad dragging my mum down the stairs by her hair shouting *looks at this, you call this state your mother* She had blood running down her face, she was...
    Raindrops18 Raindrops18 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 18, 2014

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    The Life I Never Had

    I aways wish that I could go back in time and live life as a child. Back then was so much simpler, and I really miss those times. But also, I am depressed, I almost always have been, but I wish that my childhood could have been a happier time, with better memories.
    thatsadgirl thatsadgirl 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 22, 2011

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    I'm the second oldest out of 5 kids.

    My mom said she always had the most trouble with me because I was always being rebellious tours her. As I got older I started doing whatever I wanted to do. I was always fighting with my siblings and yelling at my mom I started smoking pot when I was 12. With guys I met at the...
    Sourxoxo8 Sourxoxo8 18-21, F Jan 27, 2014

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    Not All, But Some

    My mom and dad divorced when I was about 18 months old and I spent most of my time in my mom's house along with half-brothers and half-sisters. Yes, it was dysfunctional but I can't say it was horrible (I would be with my dad almost every weekend). When I turned ten, it...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M Oct 20, 2013

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    Falling Into Isolation

    Growing up was somewhat normal until the early teen years when I ran into some bullying incidents from various people. In addition to this I had strict parents who weren't open to opinions or discussion and I fell into videogames to pass the time away. I eventually got into...
    ricelover7 ricelover7 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 27, 2009

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    My childhood stopped at 11.

    I had to help bring up my siblings, due to my father working away and the childrens' special needs. In the later years, my mother was too ill to deal with it alone. I'm not bitter about it. My childhood was pretty rotten anyway, with only a couple of good years in between. My...
    MMXIV MMXIV 18-21, F Feb 11, 2014

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    I have been working since I was ten years old.

    Afterschool, every weekend, early in the morning before school.... I never learned how to enjoy life. I just got brow beaten and forced to shut up and work cause that's just the way it is!... It's alright, now, at the age of thirty, I am on the tail end of a midlife crisis...
    SammyJD11 SammyJD11 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 4, 2014

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    The Latter Part Of My Childhood

    The first nine years of my life were mostly wonderful, although my mother was very strict. My childhood "ended" in 1981 when I was almost ten. That's when my brother Andrew, aged 8, was kidnapped by an acquaintance of our family and held hostage for three weeks. He survived and...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 21, 2013

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    I don't remember much of my childhood,

    but what I do remember isn't that great. I was molested by my cousin from the age of 2-4. That's my first memory. I was also molest on two more separate occasions but that's a different story. My dad was a drunk and my mom wasn't much better. She worked 3 jobs so she wasn't...
    bubba91 bubba91 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 27, 2014

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    Father

    ive seen my frineds with their fathers and i tell myself that it doesnt hurt, but im lying and i know it. i have a friend and she has such a good father. she admires him so much and she should. ive seen him with her at her games and he cheers her on. she lights up whenever she...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 16, 2011

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    At Age 12, I Became An Adult

    At age 12; I watched my two baby sisters when my parents were lost into the night's booze and games. At age 12; I saw the destruction for the first time between my parents. At age 12; I saw my father almost kill her. And I saved her. At age 13; I couldn't take it anymore...
    HypeArt HypeArt 18-21, F 20 Responses Jan 27, 2009

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    Lost Memories...

    I am going to try this in 3rd point. There was this girl who loved to laugh, she would try to make everyone happy around her. She would say stupid things and do stupid stuff just to be noticed. But her momma would always yell at her to be mature, stop acting immature. She...
    theshortloud1 theshortloud1 18-21, F Jun 5, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    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 5 hrs ago

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    The first ones I was just like a wind behind a sheet trying to get out, screaming like a zombie. Once I got out in the room I never dared to do anything, something always scared me...
    Chryssipus Chryssipus 26-30, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I have had predators and molesters who would grip me EVRYTime they could. I was so scared to get out of the house.one,he even would call on my house number n threaten me to meet...
    IAmGay777 IAmGay777 18-21, F 2 Responses 22 hrs 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 22 hrs 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 22 hrs ago

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    I really hate this home and wish to leave it and never come back. I bet most people never understand how harsh and bitter a parent can be unless you meet Bombarder as your parent...
    ExileMyself ExileMyself 26-30, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    I still think about you from time to time.I miss how i could tell you anything,i could be completely honest with you.How i could trust you,i miss that a lot,I miss you listening to...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Amazing. Watch the activity here.Big-name bold studios Sega and Daybreak (formerly Sony Online Entertainment) accept larboard the NBA 2K15 MT Entertainment Software Association...
    fifafifa fifafifa 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Before I start talking about this girl I think it is important to give a little background on myself. In high school I was a pretty good athlete and you could say I was somewhat...
    Santibruh Santibruh 18-21, M 2 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 4 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 4 days 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 4 days ago

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    I now remember little things that were signs I wasnt aware of- my ex never liked physical contact beyond sex - if we held hands he would squeeze my hand really hard till it hurt so...
    blonde10 blonde10 36-40, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I've gone out a few times crossdressed as a girl, but the other day it was my 2nd time to put myself into a public place, and actually interacted with someone.First, just some...
    kilv777 kilv777 26-30, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Hi, I'm new to this site, but am so grateful to have found it! I have been struggling with the 'step mum' role for 2.5 years, and have been so ground down by my partner, that he...
    RaceyGracey1974 RaceyGracey1974 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    I'd like to say that I've already figured it out, not that this is a cognitive problem. From what I understand about myself I'm about 99% attracted to women and 1% attracted to men...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 19

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    I am usually pretty good at handling stress but lately it's been getting to me. I have been having physical symptoms because of my stress now and I don't know how to fix it. I can...
    Netabell Netabell 26-30, F Jul 19

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    7.17.15... Can't believe you're gone. We literally just had ice cream for dinner just the night before. Laughing until we about threw up. Enjoyed our night playing our hearts out...
    Lifesnothingbutheartache Lifesnothingbutheartache 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I am so famous for this, & I think it has cost me quite a few friendships over the years. When I am hurt, when I am scared, and when I am depressed I shut people out. I have an...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F Jul 18

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    My fall semester starts up next month but I'm stressed because of the financial aid. All of my balance except $1324 was paid with the student loans I have. So now, I'm waiting for...
    odessa94 odessa94 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I dont want people who have it all to tell me to have faith or be happy. I want to hear that from those that are truly struggling. Those who have nothing and still praise God for...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    Insight to my life: I'm 22 live at home with my mom and I rely too heavy on her sadly I haven't noticed this out the years so I'm trying to change that asap. My mom and I argue...
    Iambience Iambience 22-25, M Jul 14

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    For a few years I had a small make up, lingerie, and makeover business that I thought would be fairly profitable with the local tranny crowd. It never really got started but I did...
    amandatrane1 amandatrane1 51-55, T 1 Response Jul 14

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    I’m a nighttime tour guide at an old convict prison in australia, it’s run by the government so the tours are pretty watered down and family friendly (the tours run between...
    TheBionicViper TheBionicViper 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I was working out in the gym, watching my technique. I started to think about looking good for a girl I want to ask out on a date. Because I am trying to move on. Then, right then...
    SeekingMyUnkown SeekingMyUnkown 26-30, M Jul 13

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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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    Hey guys my name is Jason. I dropped out of college my freshman year due to financial issues. My mom was sick and my dad wasn't around. Although I made it out fine and I'm doing...
    JasonMasters93 JasonMasters93 22-25, M 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 had an unfortunate childhood. I think in some cases, my parents did the best they could, but their capabilities were very limited due to their own issues, personally...
    insight00 insight00 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 12