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I Missed Out On My Childhood

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Well this is the first one I didn't get to the finals. I've been turned down outright by three companies so far but most were highly technical in nature: selling software...
    steverick steverick 56-60, M Apr 10

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    i still remember when i was in college, i was a student, one day, my college arranged * orphelin's day* many orphelins came to the college, and every volenteer student had to take...
    nice80 nice80 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    I can't remember the first 10 or 12 years of my life. And what few "memories" I have are more like pictures (like I may have seen a picture of it and remember that/I only remember...
    IAmJustAGhostGirl IAmJustAGhostGirl 13-15, F Apr 7

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    I was in a relationship when I was very very young maybe around 5 to 7 years old. My parents discovered us one day when we were kids and they gave me the "talk" saying how we were...
    WhiteKnight303 WhiteKnight303 16-17, F Mar 22

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    I feel like I grew up too fast, the fact I knew too much things a kid shouldn't know. Yea, it helps now knowing those kinds of stuff since I'm in my teenage years. I feel like...
    nuwandaisaphony nuwandaisaphony 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    The days when we used to play hide and seek...waiting for sunday at end of the week...smile on face was always real & true...didn't know to hurt any crew ...neither we used to say...
    notknowmyself notknowmyself 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 6

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    Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    No offense to anyone that actually has missed me
    GiantKaiju GiantKaiju 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 12

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    Today was one of those mornings that triggered a favorite childhood memory. It's not winter but it's also not summer yet. I was feeling a little chilly when I walked into the...
    llevame llevame 41-45, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    The earliest dream from my childhood was about my town being burnt by demons.
    waboa waboa 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    After too long, I met up with my a girlfriend I'd been away from for too long because of, why else, a man. So tonight we went out to the greatest little bar recommended by another...
    lizzzeeB lizzzeeB 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Growing up for me was no fun. I had so many bad experiences that even now it haunts me and i am 20 years old. When i was young, around 7 years old, my parents had sent me to a...
    mananb mananb 18-21, M Mar 27

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I've been fighting depression since I can remember, I was beaten by my father, bullied, hated and laughed at called names because im bisexual. I've danced with death and it has...
    TheMadHatteri TheMadHatteri 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My friend I went to see Pope John Paul 2nd when he visited England. He was a national reporter and had access to the Press tent during the 10 hours lading up to the Holiness...
    coylekevin103 coylekevin103 46-50 3 Responses Apr 3

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    Feels good to wake up without no worries and to just eat a cereal and watch movies lol I missed this so much
    CallMeFaye CallMeFaye 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    When I was around 10-12, I wasn't like any other kids. When the others were hanging out with their cliques, groups or whatever you wanna call it..I was always in the library by...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 days ago

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    They come and they go.....It appears one of my most dear EP busty female friends has left the this site today. I will miss her deeply.Being an RN working in a cancer unit where...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    If you ask me how I'm doing i would say I'm doing just fine, i would lie and say that you're not on my mind. But I go out and I sit down at a table set for two. And finally I'm...
    ElizabethSwanTurner ElizabethSwanTurner 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    The Bare Necessities - The Jungle Book http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6_Wz7R69lM&sns=em Look for the bare necessities The simple bare necessities Forget about your worries and...
    MJ383 MJ383 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I received a letter from the Calgary City police about 2 days after I returned home from my over night stay at the hospital. They said they were now in possession of all my...
    paganknight72 paganknight72 41-45, M Mar 23

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    My coming out story was around 2012, I didn't tell everybody like if it wasn't anyone's business but if anyone were to ask I'd say yes I'm bisexual, but I ended up coming out...
    PleasureOverMatter PleasureOverMatter 22-25, M Apr 4

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    Why is it so difficult for us? Why does the term "Come out" even exist? I always have this wretched feeling that unstraight people are always seen as "different" or "special" or...
    ZealInspireX ZealInspireX 16-17, F Apr 7

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    Only two of my friends understand that I feel left out ... The other two don't . It's awful and a very depressing feeling seeing all those happy photos of your friends and you're...
    secret687 secret687 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Not intentionally or consensually. It was when I was 15 and the game first became popular. I went to visit three of my good friends (all three of them are brothers). I was with two...
    SapphicMinion SapphicMinion 26-30, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    The term homebody has been said a few times. My aunt started saying it as if she made it sound like it's frowned upon. It may be to others but I just like having the comfort of...
    Xemplefied Xemplefied 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I just moved to a new, much bigger city than where I'm from. I'm grateful all of my friends and family have came to visit me. Of course they want to go out when they come but...
    Loveheals1 Loveheals1 26-30, F Mar 21

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    Once upon a time, I came out. Nobody cared. Everyone was cool with gays and lesbians... Nobody was surprised even in elementary school. I got older though, no it wasn't a phase but...
    LionLady1 LionLady1 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 21

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