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I Missed Out On My Childhood

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I somehow feel I missed out on life. That in many times, situations and places I just missed out on something terrific through fear. Fear of what? Failure, ridicule, exposure...
    nunos nunos 51-55, M 12 hrs ago

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    I'm almost 22 and feel like I barely lived except work and study. I have no real friends and feel my self confidence has let me miss out on experiences. Sometimes I think when I'm...
    CassRL CassRL 22-25, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    One is not amused! My profanities have disgusted me!
    lu3elle79 lu3elle79 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    I say that because my mom had beautiful hazel eyes mine are so dark they're nearly BLACK but my older sister got the hazel eyes my mom had some weight on her and a beautiful face...
    UnconventionalBeauty UnconventionalBeauty 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    ...said every man I'd never been with once they discovered my naked body on the Internet. To preemptively answer the inevitable question, NO.
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My childhood was robbed from me by my mother. She hated me and on several occasions tried to kill me. She told me that no one would ever love or want me. She said that is why my...
    YouAreNotYourSkin YouAreNotYourSkin 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I heard a distant boom coming from outside...then the power, all lights off. I'm writing here by candlelight and its oh so quiet. I can hear the sound of my typing and myself...
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 56-60, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    Growing up, I was never very active. I always just stayed home with my parents & brothers. I would just watch television & play with our pets. There were a few times during my...
    s4019t s4019t 26-30, M 5 days ago

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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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    I have realized of late, my memories of my childhood is slipping. I guess my brain is considering it a trauma, because it's hard to recall anything about me growing up. Guess the...
    Barlong Barlong 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 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...
    Iamhere4me Iamhere4me 36-40, M 4 Responses Sep 9

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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 had a rocky childhood. My parents are pretty abusive, my step dad molests me and my parents had a nasty divorce. I was diagnosed depressed at 8, anxiety at 11, bipolar at 13 and...
    QuinnMac12 QuinnMac12 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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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 Sep 11

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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 Sep 10

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    I'm 34 and I still care about the friends I had growing up. I'm still friends with a few but there is a few that won't have anything to do with me and I don't why. One in...
    Morrgin Morrgin 31-35, F 4 days ago

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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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    I've always talked to myself but I only incessantly depended upon my own voice when I was about six years-old and beyond. I used to get left at home a lot of the time and I was...
    NocheSombra NocheSombra 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 18

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    No one is exactly the same, but I do wonder, are there anyone out there very familiar to me. Take right now, I'm going to a school, for people who want to catch up later in life...
    Fable Fable 22-25, F 1 day ago

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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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    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...
    ShadowlessSoul ShadowlessSoul 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 12

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    Okay so here it is. I never really realized or understood it, but I have had 2 real girlfriends in the past 4 years, but I realized that I have been in love with my childhood best...
    James1511 James1511 16-17, M 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    Things have always been rough for me... Here's why my life sucks... 1) my parents split when I was 2 2) I'm an only child 3) I was made fun of in elementary school, and barely...
    ashcash97 ashcash97 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    My English is not really good. I apologize for that. I don't really have anyone to tell this that's probably why I'm posting it here. I never met my father. My mom got pregnant in...
    Yukio0001 Yukio0001 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    In fact not just today for a while now..... He pops in and out and we say hello but he was my bestie here and I miss talking to him and having a laugh.....
    crazychick76 crazychick76 36-40, F Sep 4

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    I spend most of my time sitting on the internet and not leaving my house, or attending parties people invite me to. Some days I can't even dress myself. I can't leave the house...
    battykodaa battykodaa 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    Devon1739q Devon1739q 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 10

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    I was about 10, On christmas eve my dad beat my mum and ran away, my mum wandered around the house with a knife, a bottle of wine and painkillers, screaming she was going to kill...
    zacisbest45 zacisbest45 16-17, M Sep 11

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    This one time my friends were skateboarding and I threw some pebbles on the road to see if they'd fall. They didn't. Then I borrowed my friend's skateboard, one of them pebbles...
    evobulgarevo evobulgarevo 26-30, M Sep 23

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    So I was watching a baseball game with my family and was watching Albert Pueholes play. I had always gotten him mixed up with Alex Rodriguez. Well I remember that one of the...
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Our families were friends. We attended church and high school together. I worked part-time at her dad's business (where she worked). However, she was two years ahead of me in...
    Justfantasies Justfantasies 51-55, M 3 days ago

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