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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    I had to grow up fast so I feel like I missed out on childhood.
    2b5h 2b5h 16-17, M Mar 5

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    I don't know if telling you this will ease your pain, but I have conditions that didn't make having a social life possible for me. I have a brain injury that stroke the side of my...
    awsome2 awsome2 18-21, T Mar 15

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    because of my mum and stepdad I have missed out on everything. I have had to be a second mum for my sister's because they choose not to. I have lost every friendship/relationship I...
    chelle068 chelle068 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    Today, while watching the NCAA basketball tournament games, I was sitting at a bar with a friend. A blonde with very short hair walked up and sat down. I am not attracted to short...
    ballen0420 ballen0420 36-40, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I do not and cannot have children. There, I said it. I always believed that I was just one of the lucky ones in my youth when I was carefree and, quite frankly, stupid. Come to...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 12

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    I've done a lot in my years but I think my shyness has definitely made me miss out on a bunch of experiences throughout my life. I overanalyse a lot and that gets me to the point...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Mar 4

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    Just a few days ago it had been snowing quite excessively, the roads where mostly void of cars and most people were staying indoors, but i had a library book that was already...
    DuskWood DuskWood 31-35, M Mar 4

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    My childhood was just so beautiful. When I think about it, I end up having tears in my eyes because I sometimes want to go back and relive those moments. Those moments of innonence...
    jonbz17 jonbz17 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 6

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    I didn't have any childhood dreams growing up. I've just made a search online to see if anyone else has ever felt this way, but all I could find was one forum on which people talk...
    squirrand squirrand 36-40, F Mar 4

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    I was in a relationship when I was very very young maybe around 5 to 7 years old. My parents discovered us one day when we were kids and they gave me the "talk" saying how we were...
    WhiteKnight303 WhiteKnight303 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    i was humiliated and bullied alot in my childhood. I didn't have friends which sucked... No one ever stod up for me.
    V1rus V1rus 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    I really miss my childhood. I miss the time when I fly kite!!! "Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a...
    RedThatDescribesMe RedThatDescribesMe 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 7

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    once best friends ... now we are not friends , we are not enemies .. we are just strangers with some memories ..... i missed you :/
    menna44 menna44 16-17, F Mar 8

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    Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity. - - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M Mar 10

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    I miss it so bad. No worry's except want to do after school. Now its bills and more bills.wish I could go back to my childhood.
    lilmorsie lilmorsie 22-25, M Mar 10

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    God I have missed the rain and cooler weather, so nice to be able to wear my jeans and beanie again
    Lizbian180 Lizbian180 18-21, F Mar 13

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    I have many bad childhood memories, but this one that I really am still sad about. I was in forth or fifth grade, and my one and only dream was to become a Major League baseball...
    keitof keitof 13-15, M a week ago

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    My coming out experience went over a lot better than I had expected to start things off it was around Christmas last year of 2014 I decided to spend it with my dad this year whom...
    10Shadow 10Shadow 22-25, M Mar 8

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    I just can't get enough of these lately, especially the ones that have a happy ending. It's probably because I wish I'd been able to do the same at the age these boys/young men...
    steverick steverick 56-60, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I haven't hunted in so long that I am unsure if I could hit the broadside of a barn. but I loved going hunting with my dad. Out early. cold enough that I could see the moisture of...
    simplyafriend simplyafriend 41-45, F 6 days ago

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    I had never been to a school dance before 10th grade hit and my best friend talked me into going to homecoming with him. So we go to his house to chill before the event and his...
    Stitttch Stitttch 31-35, M Mar 10

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    A letter to my best friend who outgrew me Dear Best friend, I hope the sentiments of this letter will somehow reach you. It was almost five years ago since I last felt that you...
    herethereandeverywhere herethereandeverywhere 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    We've been friends for ten years now. I never realized but I've loved him for a long time, when I was seven I used to ball my eyes out if I didn't get to play with him, it was...
    Ashuri Ashuri 16-17, F Mar 16

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    Life is so unfair. I want to live out of my car doing odd jobs and I don't want to do school, I'm not good at it its horrible and I can't even explain how much I hate it how I have...
    thescruffofamoose thescruffofamoose 18-21, F Mar 1

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    Story(s)? I look up as a man enters the hottub. Why does he have to come in? Now I can't play with my noodle! I think bitterly. I sigh, resigning to the side of the tub and...
    kingbrizo kingbrizo 18-21 Mar 4

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    I've been dealing with this for over 10 years now, most of this time I have been in a dark hole. It went as far as me losing all hope and even forgetting who I am, who I used to be...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Mar 6

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    It's hard to explain to even a therapist what it feels like to not belong to your own future. To feel as though you weren't meant to be, a mistake only you can rectify. I spent...
    HansFizzlebeef HansFizzlebeef 18-21, M Mar 7

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    The moment you realize you missed a seriously awesome rave at a water park because you keep yourself isolated from social media and are too busy dealing with OCD rituals on a...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 8

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    So When i was 9 i had a really bad rash, so my mom took me to the doctors office. When we got their he had me remove my shirt so he could look at the rash. He said he could not get...
    co9w co9w 22-25, M 4 days ago

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