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I Missed Out On My Childhood

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 246 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 was born to a really messed up family.

    A wonderful optimistic mother and a psychopathic sociopath for a father. I blame my mom sometimes for being such a weak person. she always saw the good in people and believed she could fix them. My fathers mother even warned her to not marry my father because he was slowly going...
    azula200 azula200 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2015

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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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    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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    Sometimes I fantasize about having the perfect

    childhood. Most of the fantasies are material-based, like the thought of living in a sweet little cottage in the forest, or wearing swishy skirts and mary-janes. A lot of them are also the product of parental issues. I feel like I had to grow up too fast, and now I'm overly...
    autumneyes autumneyes 13-15, F Jan 16

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    Related Experiences

    I am stressed out over hanging out with people. Why I am? Swear to god my sisters and I have the same friends so we hang out with each other and it's a ******* mess. My sisters...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013 18-21, F 15 hrs ago

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    Healing from childhood trauma is possible.This is an interesting and informative Q & A with Gretchen Schmelzer, PhD, a licensed psychologist trained as a Harvard Medical School...
    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 1 day ago

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    I fell in love with him, when I was 6 and it lasted to age of 12, then other childhood friend came into play, who I found more mature and fell in love with him, it lasted 2 years...
    DragonSheep DragonSheep 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I still remember those kids back in school that never had anyone to hang out with. They would stick around the groups and try to get a word in or two but no one really cared about...
    milkmilklemonadee milkmilklemonadee 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Ive googled a documentary on the life of a high school student in japan. There was a scene where some girls hang out after school and I immediately stopped the video. I felt so...
    CaraMelon CaraMelon 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've had soo many opportunities I know I've missed out on. Everything from jobs I've lost to not saying yes to a particular request from another person
    Bri1989 Bri1989 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    While four-year-old Alfie loves ­dinosaurs, fire engines and cars, Logan prefers sparkly dresses, wands and Frozen’s Princess Elsa.But what makes their differences all...
    janecool janecool 16-17, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I visited my half-sister recently. I spend the night at their place and in the morning... The smell outside, the sound of birds. It reminded me of my childhood when I was with my...
    JuanJohnJ3rry JuanJohnJ3rry 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Neither Loved Nor Wanted-Imagine you are a eight or so year old child bounding around your bedroom one evening and for reasons you decide to leave your room and maybe go to the...
    Szusa07 Szusa07 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Yes it is a really thing no I did not go to a pro to get diagnosed because I cant afford it I read up on it and it pretty much explains my childhood
    DNDgirl DNDgirl 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Omg I'm about to cry In my old school,like elementary, I was in kindergarten and I still remember these paintings like on all the walls of the school. They all painted out scenes...
    MrsLeolaniRheeYeun MrsLeolaniRheeYeun 16-17, F Feb 5

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    How did you find out that santa Claus isn't real?(sorry for any people or little kids who until just now believed in santa Claus) I found out that santa Claus isn't real when I was...
    LittleBroDillion LittleBroDillion 26-30, M Feb 5

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    I didnt have a real childhood because I had the internet.That was my life. I knew about grown up things when I was very young.
    ChelseaMonroe ChelseaMonroe 22-25, F Feb 5

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    I lived in a small rented room in a huge (but crammed) and dark area that is filled with what they called 'social junkies', e.g. Drug dealer, prostitude, load sharks etc. After...
    XallaXeX XallaXeX 16-17 Feb 4

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    I came here -which was supposed to be an ironic group- to ruin your irony and make it real... Because yeah, I'm a sh¡tty person, so whatever, besides the problem is not even...
    oneiric13 oneiric13 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 3

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    Making Peace with Your Past: Choosing Forgiveness Are you haunted by something that happened in your past? Whether someone wronged you or you made a decision you regret, Dr. Phil...
    Q2013 Q2013 46-50, F Feb 2

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    Me. I am me myself and I. I have made myself a wall. An unbreakable wall. A wall so high and so strong it can only be broken by guided hands. My wall protects me. It protects me...
    FragileButterfly565 FragileButterfly565 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    It is frustrating when you find a book that you think would be an interesting read and then find out it is part of a series and not the first one at that. Sometimes that is not a...
    burgh712009 burgh712009 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 28

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    1). Some years ago, when kaftans, long hair and beards were the fashion, for men anyway! I attended a performance of "Jesus Christ- Superstar". In the theatre foyer, stood a young...
    heqawaset heqawaset 70+, M Jan 28

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    Where does a person start to describe a narcissist? I had a gal friend for over forty years start to change in her personality. Ever time we went out together she started saying...
    Haunted5 Haunted5 61-65, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    This morning my mom walked in on me struggling to get out of my bath tub and she was absolutely horrifyed my beautiful huge belly and make me work out she said picked out some...
    woodfloor woodfloor 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 27

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    PSA: I'm using some rough words here. It occurred to me for the first time some 9 years ago that I was abused. I analyzed this in retrospect and this shocked me. Why did it shock...
    ramblingjules ramblingjules 26-30 1 Response Jan 27

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    It was confusing, dark and all I can remember is the torment I went through... I can barely remember the name of my first crush who I "married" all I remember is I proposed with a...
    xXverlorenXx xXverlorenXx 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 27

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    it was on monday. I had a great big crush on him. he was 16 or 17 years old. I missed his hugs and he care about me so much
    elephant17 elephant17 18-21, F Jan 27

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    My Idea of being out doors is either sit on the porch outside or on the beach watching Sunset or sunrise or at a restaurant sitting outside watching the waves.
    Sofia1179 Sofia1179 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    Not for the feint of judgemental closed off hearts.I know now from this site im not the only one.I hear your call and i know your out there,but people and reality wins again and...
    TheMadWonderland TheMadWonderland 18-21, M Jan 25

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    So I have just recently come out to my parents. They have accepted me for who I am and I have also come out to a close knit circle of my friends. (literally only three people) But...
    FallingIntoAnAbyss FallingIntoAnAbyss 13-15, F