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I Missed Out On My Childhood

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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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I passed on so much because i was afraid of what people would think. don't let opportunitys pass you by because your scared. don't end up like me. dissapointed with your self.
    bw32 bw32 31-35, M Jan 11

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    hopefully this is my second chance . Hopefully i don't screw it up . Hopefully I'll be enough .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm 38 year old man who has never been in a relationship and I feel like my life has passed me by, and I didn't even get the chance to participate in it. Until recently, I was...
    spyder3311 spyder3311 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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    "Why aren't you out there having fun? Your missing out". "Oh wow, you don't go out and do things? You're missing out". This you're "missing out" crap is annoying, yeah I've missed...
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 18-21, F Dec 31, 2014

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    One of my students came out to her family. I think she was found out. I am so happy I could be there for her. I know it is difficult to do this especially when it is thrusted on...
    Bambam2011 Bambam2011 36-40, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I Survived. I was never a typical male child, outgoing, adventurous, active in sports. I was more quiet, curious and sensitive. I didn't have a strong bond with my father. He was...
    bcvegas4u2 bcvegas4u2 66-70, M Jan 20

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    I have been in an amazing yet secret relationship with my girlfriend for four years now, due to our cultural differences I must remain secret from her family(which i do not like...
    oneliffee oneliffee 22-25, M Jan 3

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    So, as I wrote before I am in relational group trauma therapy for women who have survived childhood abuse. It is an intense program that I attend four days a week for three hours a...
    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    Maybe the phase of childhood is so pleasurable because of the lack of responsibility and the purity of the subconscious mind that makes a child so innocent unaware and unaffected...
    harmony226 harmony226 26-30, M Jan 15

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    I hear how everyone just wants to relive their childhood because they miss. Well i wish i could say that, but when your childhood was ****, you cant really say that. When i was a...
    mmmaddy98 mmmaddy98 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    It was at least 9 years since I would consider I had any kind of childhood. Time is supposed to separate feelings from the present but time makes it worse for me. It feels like I'm...
    WonderingOfTheSoul WonderingOfTheSoul 18-21 2 days ago

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    You were on my mind today. I was thinking of our moments together. I missed your voice and the way you made me feel. I think sometimes that I want to relive those moments but I...
    acquiredtaste acquiredtaste 26-30, F Jan 3

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    At the moment, aged 75, though my body is not what it was, not that it ever was up to much, my brain still seems to be working at normal adult level. This will not last forever...
    Wyesman Wyesman 70+, M 3 Responses Jan 8

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    Would I really be missed if I left ep?
    Uoaman Uoaman 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    Hey guys I'm bacc and renewed! I missed you guys
    Kyah2 Kyah2 16-17 Jan 13

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    I'm studying a diploma in early childhood education in Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore :D
    StarsxSunsets StarsxSunsets 16-17, F Jan 14

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    please b honest... how many of u hve missed me
    wife4uall wife4uall 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 15

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    Disappointed that I couldn't find the most important part of my childhood :( my Finding Nemo video game
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    Recently I remembered an embarrassing event from childhood.. My parents were never married and separated shortly after I was born. Anyway as a result I did not see my dad all that...
    LittleMissMew LittleMissMew 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    2014 Review 2014 was a year of firsts in my crossdressing adventures, as I was able to go out dressed for a new record number of hours. Some of those extra hours were those that I...
    1SarahAnn 1SarahAnn 46-50, M Jan 4

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    I was 5 years old when I promised myself I would never try methamphetamine. Like most nights I woke up and couldn't get back to sleep so I went in my grandma's room and laid in her...
    Sapphic33 Sapphic33 26-30, F 8 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I'd great success with Insanity. I dropped ten lbs and sense so significantly better about myself. ItR17;s actually a terrific plan and I found it really gratifying. Just look at...
    Andrick161y4cv3 Andrick161y4cv3 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    A smile danced upon the edges of my lips, when the memory of you flashed in my mind. Remembering me, on your lap. The notion of the 'Oreo game', playing out. You always let me have...
    ASoldiersLoveBug ASoldiersLoveBug 22-25, F Jan 5

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    In kindergarten we never really talk but after school we play outside till nightfall. I lived up on a hill that over looked his house and the town. In first grade I got held back...
    PoopieNoodle PoopieNoodle 18-21, F Jan 12

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    I'm probably the most selfish person to have ever lived on this planet. I know that very well. I take advantage of peoples kindness but I don't do it to intentionally hurt them...
    ChildOfHarmony ChildOfHarmony 16-17, F Jan 18

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    The uncle I suspect of raping me died this Monday... And memories started to haunt me again. All the things I keep inside... Most of them are about my grandmother. He used to live...
    Mellangela Mellangela 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I feel silly for stressing out about this, but there is a major NFL playoff game on Saturday and I also have a business dinner meeting at the same time that reservations were made...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    We've know each other since Kindergarten, I've always secretly liked him. And when we were little we would chase each other on the playground, play with each other, and call each...
    ForeverAlone2019 ForeverAlone2019 16-17, F Jan 13

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    Yo Momma so fat that when she walked past the tv you missed 5mins of your show.
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    Reason - parents were cool but narcissists and left us alone to fend for ourselves at age 4,6 and 9. They go to Peru, Equador .. Whatever struck their fancy. All in all I lucked...
    Warmways Warmways 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    One time I was 8 and was a soccer (American kind) player from 7 - 14 years old. Anyways, I had an upset stomach before the game but went out and played anyway. Partway through the...
    html92 html92 22-25, M Jan 13

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    One of my most embarrassing moments was in eighth grade. As I was walking to English class, my jock strap fell out of the partially zipped gym bag I was carrying. A cute girl I...
    HudsonValleyKid HudsonValleyKid 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 20

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    Rumi says, "Where ever you are, whatever you do, be in love". But how could he forget that its the same love that left him so much shattered. To love is to give someone the power...
    Xyanii Xyanii 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 20

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