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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Jun 18

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I didn't get to have the high school experience I wanted because I pussxy out and when to a smaller school, I didn't have a lot of friends I still don't. But it's ok I learned to...
    hennyforyourthoughts hennyforyourthoughts 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    There's so much that I missed out On growing up. When people ask me if I remembered that one show or movie or song or actor/actress from long ago I'm dumbfounded. 95% of what they...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F Jul 3

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    I can't force myself out of bed. I missed out on going to the movies and hanging out with friends. FU anxiety!
    ElephantCozmo ElephantCozmo 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    First off, I'm new here! Hey there!! Now, I hope someone can understand what I'm going through. I'm not trying to upset anyone by my post by the way. I have a few hard questions...
    Gal4321 Gal4321 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I COULDN'T LEAVE MY MUM: It was in summer 1981, I was 12. I was at home with my three older sisters.. At about 7pm my mum came through the front door.. I still can see her in my...
    Sorrentina Sorrentina 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I am 47 YO, and most of my adult life, I have struggled to find meaning, and make meaningful connections, with others. Even struggled to maintain good healthy relationship with my...
    Shinesaathlove Shinesaathlove 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 1

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    this is me. damaged, broken me. there nothing special about me, im just an average women trying to muddle through life with ease. i was always a 'strange' child according to people...
    littlemiss052014 littlemiss052014 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    I don't think I've ever told anyone the full story of my childhood. Not even my closest friends. I know this post will be long and I know it's not as awful as some of the story's...
    caaarl caaarl 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    My insurance got messed up and I missed 2 nights, I take 3 37.5's. Extreme night sweats and awful nightmares. I was waking up every 30 min or so, tucking the sheet around me to...
    melcas melcas 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    I don't even know where to start mainly because all my life I've been an outcast. When I was young my real father left me and so my mom worked a lot to keep food on the table and...
    Arwenlethena Arwenlethena 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    Yup I did . I donno if 12 is still childhood but I wanna learn and learn but I don't wanna study that's what I wanna do for my childhood . Kinda lame for someone my age but Idc .
    DrowningInPain2 DrowningInPain2 13-15, F Jul 9

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    I don't think it's healthy to continually blame our parents for how we turn out. They may have played significantly influential roles, but constant blame is just an excuse to...
    immobilise immobilise 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    I missed her today my baby girl Karianne we usally skype every night and she kinda just well she had something to do and that's fine I love her so much but it's just we usually...
    Pablo71214 Pablo71214 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 19

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    Well umm don't know how to start, but I am currently happily married 27 and still think about my childhood crush. We met when I was 8 we were in the same school / grade but not...
    indigo1987 indigo1987 26-30, F Jul 21

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    I keep having bad nightmares about my childhood about when on Christmas Eve my mum threatened to kill herself and my dad kicked the **** out of her friend in a drunken rage, I was...
    zacisbest45 zacisbest45 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I missed Warped this year, but my brother got a schedule autographed by Ice Nine Kills for me, saying "You rock!" And all of their signatures were on it. I was disappointed I didn...
    stillYDGN stillYDGN 13-15, F Jul 16

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    Missed my 10th and 20th!! No one liked each other then, pretty sure we wouldn't like each other now, lol
    exitstageleft exitstageleft 41-45, M Jul 18

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    Well, as a child I was abused, both physically and mentally. My dad beat me and said horrible things to me, my mom said horrible things and slapped me a lot, my brother choked me...
    hannahgus hannahgus 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    From my mother being in the hospital for a mental breakdown. My father, brother and cousin had their fun molesting me and my sister. This lasted well for my father they got...
    ladybugiswithmealways ladybugiswithmealways 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    From my mother being in the hospital for a mental breakdown. My father, brother and cousin had their fun molesting me and my sister. This lasted well for my father they got...
    ladybugiswithmealways ladybugiswithmealways 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I was a very smiley happy child all the time and I loved animals, but things changed as I got older I miss my childhood:/
    LightenSky LightenSky 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    Things must have happened to me when I was a kid, there are periods where I can't remember anything about my childhood.
    jarret1234 jarret1234 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 15

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    Recently I've been re-experiencing really powerful childhood memories. I'm not sure what triggers it, but it's nice.
    lefft lefft 31-35, M Jul 16

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    ....I'm not so sure actually!!!! My childhood was the 70's. so we had stuff like the Bee Gees. The Sweet. Marc Bolan. The Osmonds. David Essex. David Cassidy.........
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jul 16

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    Its been 24 years now.I have had a good life,but what i miss the most of all these years now is my childhood. Especially early teenage,it was so much fun riding bicycles,walking...
    certifiednaughtyness certifiednaughtyness 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 17

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    My Mam ruined my childhood as a drug addict and bows its taking its toll on me even though shes 5+ years clean
    amyf98 amyf98 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    Home sweet hell.... Still to this day I have horrible nightmares from my childhood my mother was a typical single working mother who went to church and raised us well so everyone...
    Forbiddenkisses Forbiddenkisses 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    Probably the most embarrassing moment of my childhood that still haunts me to this day, was when i was 5 and i couldn't sleep one night so I got up to go to my parents bedroom. I...
    DatRandomGinger DatRandomGinger 16-17, M Jul 22

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    so much pain and cruelty haunted my childhood I'm honestly surprised I didn't starve to death when I was very little or got killed when my mums friend got mad at me when they were...
    BlueLanternDodgerBlake BlueLanternDodgerBlake 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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    Well I've never had any good childhood memories so this title makes sense. This sucks.
    XxbixtchybellaxX XxbixtchybellaxX 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I remember I was 7 or 8 or even younger. I was playing show and tell. My nephews was in the audience. I was standing on this bench/table. I forgot what I was showing off. I...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Recently I did some research online to find some of my friends from childhood. One wants to go into the military, a few of them got married and had children. Although I lost touch...
    Mangagal360 Mangagal360 22-25, F 12 hrs ago

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    Weekends or Weekdays I can't stand being home. I got to get out enjoy life meet new people and most of all party. Staying at home drives me crazy. And even If I don't have anybody...
    Codyj22 Codyj22 22-25, M 4 days ago

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