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I Missed Out On My Childhood

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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...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 21, 2013

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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...
    Sourxoxo8 Sourxoxo8 18-21, F Jan 27

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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...
    MMXIV MMXIV 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11

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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...
    ricelover7 ricelover7 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 27, 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...
    SammyJD11 SammyJD11 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 4

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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...
    traceywhite traceywhite 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 29, 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...
    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...
    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...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M Oct 20, 2013

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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...
    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...
    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...
    theshortloud1 theshortloud1 18-21, F Jun 5, 2010

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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...
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F Jul 31, 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...
    bubba91 bubba91 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    Last night I was offered 3 guys for all my intimate needs. And I turned it down. Ahhhhhhh whyyyyyyyyyyyyy???? Like, realistically, I'd be in a world of hurt today. But it's a...
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    The sky was milky gray and the ocean was fierce. The light dappled through the clouds. He stood in a circle of four other friends, skateboard underfoot and as aloof as the azure...
    streck32 streck32 26-30, F Apr 5

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    So with the weather getting nicer this morning I was having my coffee, and a memory from my childhood came to mind. When I was 8-10 years old my great grandma use to live near a...
    Slashrattlenroll Slashrattlenroll 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 8

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    i still watch the cartoons that i watched in my childhood as i had a very awesome childhood . It just brings joy to me and i have nice dreams about playing with my friends . I don...
    manan98k manan98k 13-15, M 5 days ago

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    i still watch the cartoons that i watched in my childhood as i had a very awesome childhood . It just brings joy to me and i have nice dreams about playing with my friends . I don...
    manan98k manan98k 13-15, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    i still watch the cartoons that i watched in my childhood as i had a very awesome childhood . It just brings joy to me and i have nice dreams about playing with my friends . I don...
    manan98k manan98k 13-15, M 5 days ago

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    I've got a childhood friend mark we were the best he used to defend me when his sister hit me we took care of each other, once i have got a little brain problem in maths mum...
    Yasmin9 Yasmin9 13-15, F Mar 28

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    As far as I can go through my childhood memories I can remember the first one… just feeling… fear. My childhood was full of it. Scared of dark, of sleeping in my own bed, of...
    Mellangela Mellangela 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I have had one missed opportunity in my life and it was not long ago.. I think it is my fault because I got scared and stopped talking to him. I find myself missing him and...
    Jerseygirl72 Jerseygirl72 41-45 Mar 16

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    I missed you today. I missed laying on your chest, feeling your skin and hearing your heart beat. I missed your arms around me, keeping my safe. I will always miss you and will...
    CharleighBrazil CharleighBrazil 16-17, F Mar 24

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    I was lying on the grass on sunday morning of last week Indulging in my self defeats My mind was thugged, all laced and bugged, all twisted round and beat Uncomfortable three feet...
    KortneeAnne KortneeAnne 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    When I was small :- • I'd put my arms in my shirt and told people I lost my arms • Would restart the video game whenever I knew I was going to lose • Had that one pen...
    esteem29 esteem29 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    its been years and years but yet today i missed you so much that i even missed it when i would flinch when your hand came towards me i miss your laugh so much i miss your...
    lostandalone491 lostandalone491 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    I've always been insightful, having spent much of my youth chronically trapped in my overly analytic mind. Through the years I began to manifest this introspective process outwards...
    danii92 danii92 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    Well I had a extremely rough Childhood. When I was 2-4 Years old my mother and father used to lock my brother and two of my sister's and me in one room without food for days. My...
    Sondre Sondre 18-21, M Mar 16

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    When I grew up, I was physically abused by my biological father and abandoned by my biological mother. I suffered from epilepsy and had no friends outside of school. I literally...
    Energyman Energyman 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 16

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    I have read so many sad and disturbing histories on here, it seems almost normal now to have been abused, misused and traumatised in childhood and beyond. I am lucky. I had a nice...
    Gladez Gladez 36-40, F Mar 24

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    Keep in mind this was about 5 years ago. There was a guy that I would see almost everyday when I would drop my son at his daycare. This guy would always smile at me and open the...
    MyCrazyLife63 MyCrazyLife63 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Between being a poor student and getting no help for many years and being molested by my Moms' Dad, I sort of made excuses for my failures. In my mind, I tried as hard as I could...
    MaleSupport1 MaleSupport1 46-50, M Mar 17

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    I blanked out a lot of my childhood & really only remember small parts. Which is interesting because I remember all of the weird spiritual things that happened....
    zbabi3 zbabi3 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    One of my childhood heroes passed today. I've been a huge professional wrestling fans as far back as I can remember. The Ultimate Warrior had that wildness and energy that as a kid...
    Royced45 Royced45 36-40, M a week ago

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    My mom drank through my entire childhood and would take me to house parties and lock me in the bathroom or get anyone she could to babysit me. Including disgusting men. I was...
    Purplesloths Purplesloths 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I managed to forget all of my bad childhood memories, until a few months back when they started resurfacing in my dreams, so now not only do I have to deal with these memories, I...
    xMina97x xMina97x 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    I don't know why, but recently, my mind has been drifting away A LOT thinking about my childhood. Sometimes it scares me, because I seem to remember certain moments too very well...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    im yeah starting t thnk being happy even for a day its a curse to me .upto wen i was 8 i was the happiest child ever my parents me like an egg ,after that thats wen al hell broke...
    kesinah kesinah 22-25, F Mar 29

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    Being on the countryside on a swing in a tree. playing with my cousins hide and seek all night long. I had a pleasant childhood.
    Cristianpellicier Cristianpellicier 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 3

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    I didn't really mention to anyone that I had some life stuff to do, and I left EP for a little bit. But now things are slowing back down and I have time for more of my social...
    LillyRaven LillyRaven 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    A Decision I Made... Years Ago. To have and to hold from this day forward. Sept 15, 2001 on this date I informed my spouse and said "I was going to transition into a woman, many...
    Trisha60ts Trisha60ts 61-65, T 3 Responses Mar 24

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    I have been dealing with depression for as long as I can remember. From before I even knew what to call it. I am thankful that my darker periods are less frequent and don’t...
    AnonymousEP77 AnonymousEP77 41-45, M Apr 5

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    I spent most of my life outside or pining to be outside. The tree in my backyard is more familiar than the walls of my bedroom. The woods were always better than any playground or...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F Apr 5

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    Hello everyone, I am a 21 year old married man. Until now my wife (21 years old as well) and I have been living in our house which we bought 5 months ago. We have been having...
    jbp1992 jbp1992 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    When I was a little girl I was tortured by my favorite uncle. I cried out, as bystanders laughed. It was a cruel heartless crime. It happened so suddenly. My fat uncle grabbed my...
    Deseraye1 Deseraye1 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    I found out yesterday that my boyfriend is proposing. We were out at the mall and he said he "needed to do something." I've been bugging him about how I'm not married to him. We've...
    mangoluver mangoluver 22-25, F Mar 31

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    I just came out at Bigender. Ever since I was a little kid I remember feeling like two different people in one body. I felt like I had my twin stuck inside me and he wanted to get...
    NecromaniacKat NecromaniacKat 18-21 Apr 2

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    - I was obsessed with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I used to go dumpster diving with my friends, and found what I thought was a TurtleCom. I realize these days that it was...
    Sinaname Sinaname 26-30 Apr 5

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    I miss the memories behind the photos, old cartoons, the cook-outs, the birthday party's, the "fights", sleepovers, all the neighborhood getting together to play kickball/softball...
    16countrygirl 16countrygirl 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I'm trying to find God's plan for my life, and let him lead, rather than trying to figure it all out myself, do my own thing, you know. I go to a good university, and am told I'm...
    reluctanthuman reluctanthuman 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 6