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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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    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

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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

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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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    Hospital Or Funerals

    I'm still a child now, and yet I don't feel like one. I didn't have a happy childhood, barely one at all. I don't even have a happy future. Most of my childhood consisted of me watching people dying or almost dying myself. I watched a lot of close people to me die, like my twin...
    ImOkayNow ImOkayNow 16-17, F Sep 18, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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

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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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    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

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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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    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 2 Responses Feb 22, 2011

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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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    At 45 years old I'm starting to notice how my nighmarish childhood has and still is effecting me. I'm the youngest of 3 children and family scapegoat. Both my parents were youngest...
    brainwrecked brainwrecked 36-40, F Aug 15

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    At 45 years old I'm starting to notice how my nighmarish childhood has and still is effecting me. I'm the youngest of 3 children and family scapegoat. Both my parents were youngest...
    brainwrecked brainwrecked 36-40, F Aug 15

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    I never had any brothers or sisters to play with. I was always alone in my room playing. I wish I had a childhood. My parents didn't even buy me any nice toys..they'd buy me like...
    anathefluffycat anathefluffycat 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    ha hah... finally... i am going to gym... i was struggling with that decision.. coz those idiots having only year packages at gym. but i am going to be here for few months. so i...
    sperrow sperrow 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 16

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    I'm sick of researching this online I never get any answers. I missed my period last month and I'm supposed to have it now but it's a day late. My period has been extremely regular...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 16

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    Xxchristinx18 Xxchristinx18 18-21, F Aug 19

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    Remembering my childhood missing the 90's hip hop and pop mvs seeing mtv nelly,chingy(myfault) , and janet jackson sometimes watching nick nick nick nick nick are you afraid of the...
    Xxchristinx18 Xxchristinx18 18-21, F Aug 20

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    My unintended story... I did not intend to write this story when I started writing this morning. I guess this must’ve been wanting to come out. My parents divorced a year...
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    I had a young mother... Actually my mother was 13 when she became pregnant, and 2 weeks after her 14th birthday I was born. As if that doesn't leave you mind to ponder multiple...
    MisMel MisMel 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    One silly childhood memory would be getting married to my best friend at that time who was also my neighbour under our desk in class in kindergarten. That was 12 years ago and we...
    Rainatmidnight97 Rainatmidnight97 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    As a child I couldn't speak proper English. I would't even speak words like anyone else and they sounded completely distorted when they came out. I knew what to say but something...
    4NeonFun 4NeonFun 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    It all started with my dad losing his job a few years ago when I had just started college. After that my parents divorced, my brother moved to another state, then my dog died, then...
    Everythingisbecoming Everythingisbecoming 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    I don't know.....Sometimes I feel like I miss someone more than they miss me. Whenever I think about it I kinda think "Would anyone miss me?" "Would I miss me?" I would not miss me...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I had a childhood love. It was real and I believed it would last forever. Though we were little kids, secretly we got engaged. I knew I would spend the rest of my life with him but...
    Eyeaspasta Eyeaspasta 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    This is to you sick, mind-numbingly perverted, unworthy, sad, worthless pieces of **** who hit on minors. YOU'RE the reason why some people can't sleep at night, why every sound...
    dontknowmylife dontknowmylife 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I was supposed to be a freshman at the University of Kentucky this fall. I moved in yesterday. Everything was fine until my parents needed to go. We said our hard goodbyes and both...
    SkinnyJenny420 SkinnyJenny420 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    This is me at 2 years and a half - my parents separated at age 3 or so - and was sent to stay at my grand mum , it was the first time I had suffered depression , missing my parents...
    stephenrko stephenrko 31-35, M Aug 30

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    I am a bisexual woman in her early twenties. It was almost ten years ago that I admitted to myself that I am, in fact, bisexual. I began to have intimate feelings for one of my...
    daisygrey daisygrey 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 5

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    My parents were at work and my brother was at school, my school had some kind of teacher thing and i didn't have school. My mum let me have a few friends over. Me and my friends...
    Roan1990 Roan1990 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    I just don't know how much more I can hold on to. How much can one person deal with? *I no longer make enough money to cover my bills with hours being cut *Neither one of the two...
    SgtsLittleGirl SgtsLittleGirl 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    "Please, WAKE UP, Mommy!!!" My older brother just turned 11 pleaded pulling on our motionless mother's arm. "Please, Mommy?!?!" A few weeks earlier following a very traumatic event...
    happyinND happyinND 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    So since i was little i have had depression problems,i didn't actually noticed until it got really bad in high school.I can't tell anyone in my family cause they won't actually get...
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    Today was the first day of school and i was really scared that the bullies would start today as they do every year. And my friend that lives far away told me it was going to be...
    Naginion Naginion 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 27

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    In the 27 years I have been married, I have gotten promotions, went back to college and got two degrees, read lots of self-help books and gotten insight into my myself, my...
    toolatetoapologise toolatetoapologise 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    The day is ending and what can I say? I don't feel much better, honestly. I'm still fearful, sad and feeling the injustice over my family. I'm still trying to understand God wishes...
    Fernandotavares Fernandotavares 22-25, M Sep 4

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    I need some help now.. really I was a victim of emotional abuse. My father never ceased to criticise me, underestimate me, hated me, told me i am good for nothing . (if you are...
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    Everything felt so easy. Everything was so easy. There was so little to worry about. I've been through too much ****, been thrown out, lost four close people from suicide, I have...