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I Missed Out On My Childhood

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 didn't really care.I got great presents so...Why should I be upset about that?I was like 6 when I found out.
    Shireene92 Shireene92 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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    I thought coming out to my parents would be like the hardest thing on the planet because they're like hardcore Christians but I did it when I was 15 and they took it surprisingly...
    hollydotcom hollydotcom 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I've been getting off watching girl on girl **** and guy and girl **** so I guessing I'm getting wet for either sex so I'm trying to figure out if I'm bisexual
    Bella0381 Bella0381 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I know there was someone who was almost exactly like me, I never felt such a connection with another person before I was inspired by him n that was then I realised I was the same n...
    nihiless nihiless 31-35, F 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I'd been out dressed for a walk in a nearby city. I was just there for the weekend specifically so I could dress up. This was when I was 20 or so and still getting used to going...
    amandatrane1 amandatrane1 51-55, T 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Even I can't figure myself out. I feel sad right now but I don't know why.
    sophiebelle27 sophiebelle27 26-30, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    BULLY FIGHTIn 1971, I was in grade three, my mother transferred us to the nearest public school, where we moved our house from Masara Elementary School, Maco, Davao del Norte...
    elacares elacares 51-55, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I guess we often waste our time in searching for a perfect best friend (atleast I've done that mistake).. after all, nobody is perfect.. there's this girl whom I met way back in 20...
    amazingmoment90 amazingmoment90 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Since I have felt myself drifting into a pit of self pity, I began working out. I started at 210 pounds, a beer but and spare tire. A few months later I am now 195 pounds and spare...
    Neoebonite Neoebonite 51-55, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Everything seemed simple back then, I was happy I lived at my grandparents house with my mother. Honestly if it weren't for my grandparents, I never would be close to guessing what...
    Jaylaska Jaylaska 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    I've missed a lot of opportunities due to my introverted and standoffish personality, and it really bums me out sometimes. I wish I could grow out of being so closed off but I can...
    badgalfrifri badgalfrifri 18-21, F Aug 27

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    Ever since that day when you last walked out of my door, there hasn't been a day that has passed that you have not consumed my mind. Fuuccckk who am I kidding, there has not been...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F Aug 25

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    All adults want the only thing is to go back to childhood days ...whr v dnt know anything..evn no need to face any probs😝😋..miss u akka..
    jegan7639 jegan7639 18-21, M Aug 25

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    I miss some of my childhood but most of it was very unhappy because I came from an abusive home. But I do miss mostly being ten-14 because that was when I got a little bit more...
    BunheadSalamander BunheadSalamander 16-17, F Aug 24

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    a little BIT..... .
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M Aug 24

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    I'm fourteen years old and a freshman in high school. I'm about 200 pounds. I haven't been able to forgive my mom for initially causing my weight. However, the truth is, obesity...
    EndTheFatKid EndTheFatKid 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    Until probably the age of 10 my imagination, my dog, and (luckily) safe surroundings could keep me entertained for a few hours at a time. I had no siblings near my age. I...
    itsoneofus itsoneofus 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    back when I was 9 or 10 years old I had a friend that lived next door to me, he was younger by 3 years but I remember he knocked on my door one day and asked if I could come play...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    The flat tire is a good thing. A country road. A beautiful day. The time before cell phones . A flat tire . It had to be an early autumn or late spring kind of month.. I can't...
    freefallnc freefallnc 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    My whole childhood is built on drugs, mothering my sister, being the one to make sure everything's okay, and being the strong one. Memories of my childhood aren't all bad. I have...
    Flower124 Flower124 18-21 Aug 16

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    I just found an old journal of mine. I had to be 15 or 16 years old. I was a tortured soul to say the least. After reading it no wonder I'm so much of a loner. In the beginning it...
    solojo solojo 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 15

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    A little while ago i met a very beautiful, and smart girl. And we had a lot of interests in common.She is the only girl who has ever been interested in me, and told me outright...
    HiiroTenshi HiiroTenshi 18-21, M Aug 15

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    I've never been to prom in high school, never really had a wholesome relationship with a man, I mean to where I was truly happy and satisfied. With my low self esteem throughout...
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 15

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    In fact, maybe TOO happy. I've never experienced abuse so I'll never understand what it's really like. Sure, my parents divorced, but I grew up with a loving mom and stepdad. I...
    PinksTheNewBlack PinksTheNewBlack 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F Aug 15

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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F Aug 15

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    childhood memory #89: I remember I got in a fight with my sister over Robert Palmers "addicted to love" music video trying to argue which girl in the video was 'prettier'
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F Aug 13

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    and while I know this is the cause, I often fear admitting that it was due to emotional and psychological abuse. I am afraid to admit it to myself because I know I will want to...
    hexgrl2k hexgrl2k 26-30, F Aug 13

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