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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

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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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    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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    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 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

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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

    Sometimes it hits that I may have missed out on a great love story with you. We were great together. You were familiarity. Everything professional never too informal, yet it was...
    abcdefgh19 abcdefgh19 22-25, F Nov 26

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    I'd like to go back to "childhood" and somehow get to have what I wanted as a kid. If I was rich, I'd like to have a treehouse and swings. Wanted that as a kid and still do. And...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 3 Responses Nov 27

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    My traumatic childhood is complicated in a way and kind of just said my whole life story sorry for how long it is..... i mean like really long. Okayy i am going to start with my...
    chocolate1616 chocolate1616 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    What have I missed? Apart from being blocked!
    cosmicpete cosmicpete 46-50, M 4 hrs ago

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    My best friend in high school passed away a few years ago. She was considered the “trouble maker”, but she found out, right before we graduated that she had bipolar...
    katzlaw katzlaw 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm not sure how much people will actually read this because it's going to be really long but basically I've struggled with depression my whole life . I'm not looking for attention...
    AlissaCupcakes AlissaCupcakes 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    I have struggled with major depression, as a direct result of complex high betrayal trauma, ever since I was a little girl. From the time I was 7 years old until the time I was 9...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 23 Responses Nov 18

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    You ever wake up and think, "Damn, what was that?" Lately I've been wondering a lot about the run on of my life that seems to serve no purpose with the exception of entertaining...
    BohemianTragedy BohemianTragedy 46-50, M Dec 5

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    Tomorrow I start an intense 8 week program at a local hospital. The program is for adult women who survived childhood trauma and abuse. I was sexually abused when I was 6 - 9 years...
    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 5 Responses Nov 23

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    Patiently, I await your arrival. Or your emergence, at least. There's a star in the sky I'm sure that you spy, and I can feel your presence. I know you exist, somewhere, and I long...
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 2 Responses Dec 1

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    Pick Your Poison-I was born 3rd to a 20 year old mother serving in Army stationed in Germany and a university student from Tunisia father. My brother 15 months older had the same...
    Serkha Serkha 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    I miss the times. The times when we didn't have worries, or care about what people think. Life just seems so much better when your a kid. Because all my childhood I wanted to grow...
    AshCakes AshCakes 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    This is my teddy bear hehe yes I'm 27 years old and I still have a teddy. But he doesn't sleep with me he lives in my cupboard he is also roughly 27 years or even older any way...
    Deleated Deleated 26-30, M 6 Responses Nov 20

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    When I went to my wall I noticed a.message from you! By the time I got back to write you and you were gone! I'm sorry I missed you! Will you ever call back?? OK bye bye!
    eddiesolds eddiesolds 51-55, M Nov 22

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    I grew up in a house with my dad, mom, brother and sister. But I did not have a family like other people. It seems like we were more like just 5 people living together. I am not...
    iamryland iamryland 16-17, F Nov 25

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    The year was 98 I playing on trampoline with my childhood crush.We were coping stone colds wrestling on each other.Then he randomly pecked me on the lips.I was surprised when he...
    ThePunkDreamer ThePunkDreamer 22-25, F Dec 2

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    Today is the end of week 3 of 8 in the childhood abuse and trauma recovery program I'm in. The first week was difficult just learning the schedule, meeting all the facilitators...
    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    So I just got out of a 5 1/2 year relationship. I dumped my boyfriend for the following reasons:Lack of ambitionLack of support/ never helped around the household, never worked...
    amandasbadluckchuck amandasbadluckchuck 22-25 Dec 3

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    Never Trust A Beautiful Girl!- I grew up in Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic which is now known as Kyrgyzstan. My parents,my mother and stepfather,were still very unassimalated...
    DoonJi DoonJi 41-45, M Nov 22

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    Fourth grade: Mom bought me some leather sandals that were real popular back in the day but made your feet smell like a jar of Claussen dill pickles. One day I was wearing them in...
    bombchu bombchu 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    Hi all, When I started college I met this guy, Mark, who was in my halls. (We were around 80 people in the halls.) I noticed him from the beginning but he had a girlfriend. I am...
    PaolaGarcia PaolaGarcia 18-21, F Nov 30

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    I am still so angry. I don't know how to process these feelings and they are eroding my adult life, holding me back from being a successful person. Mental illness runs in my...
    momshelle momshelle 26-30, F Dec 9

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    I had a difficult time accepting that I had been abused as a child. Part of the reason for that is because growing up in that environment one tends to normalize what happened...
    scarecrow71 scarecrow71 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 20

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    I have so much work to get caught up on! 3 things for childhood devolvement class, 5 things for history, 6 things for math, 2 things for forensic science, 1 things for English, and...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 20

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    We met 12 years ago, when he aunt moved beside me. Well we both got busy with life and never really saw each other unless it was at her work. Well today we hung out :) us, her aunt...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F Nov 26

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    I have always been a fat kid....In my early teens I ate my self to 400 pounds..This started my life of super obesity...Although people told me how bad being that obese was, I...
    bigtimms bigtimms 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    I remember as a young boy my main focus in life would be to make people laugh. I would do this in many different ways by acting out a scene from my favourite Disney movie. To just...
    PersistentlyMindedMan PersistentlyMindedMan 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    I've been reading some of these experiences with something about not being able to remember yourself before the diagnosis, but I can't seem to forget it or stop comparing it to...
    tiaa26 tiaa26 16-17, F Nov 28

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    I grew up being the only kid in a wheelchair in my town and was always an outsider. I was bullied a lot throughout school. I was put on a picnic table in my chair, I had my back...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 28

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    My biological parent were married for 8 years, which was the first 8 years of my life and the first 6 years of my now 11 year old brothers life. my dad beat my mom... A lot, and...
    thelifeiknow01 thelifeiknow01 13-15, F Nov 29

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    What were you like as a little kid? I was a devil child, getting kicked out of many places😊
    ForeverANomad ForeverANomad 13-15, F Dec 1

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    My dad found out our neighbour had treated her side of the garden with rat poison, killing off our rose bush; so he encouraged me and my brother to throw any snails we found on our...
    morea morea 22-25, F Dec 1

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    my first crush was apparently in kinder but from there I transferred schools and I couldn't see her anymore,I felt so sad and mad then along came middle school I saw her but get to...
    Francisco5 Francisco5 13-15, M Dec 3

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