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I Moved a Lot As a Kid

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    AdolescentBro AdolescentBro 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 2

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    I Hate Moving...

    but I did it sooooooooo much. I have moved maybe 13 or 14 times in my life so far... and I'm only 18. As a child we would move every 1 or 2 years... the longest I've ever lived in one place is 4 years. Its funny though how I've only lived in 3 different cities. I have come...
    Azurehearts Azurehearts 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 1, 2008

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    The Road Goes Ever On And On...

    Born in Oregon, moved cross-country when I was 2 to Ohio and then to Florida when I was 7. At age 9, we moved to Bratislava, Slovakia. Next to Amsterdam, Netherlands, then Frankfurt, Germany, then to Hungary. Lived in 12 different houses in Hungary. Moved back to the US when...
    Teasaidh Teasaidh 26-30, F Apr 5, 2013

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    My Story

    I only moved houses a couple of times. And then there was one point where I moved from living with my dad to living with my mom. The longest I've ever spent at one school is 2 and a half years. The shortest is 3-4 months. Pretty pathetic if you ask me.
    l3luel3abe l3luel3abe 16-17, F Nov 1, 2007

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    Me Too!

    Well, I'm still young (15 yrs old) but... I've been in 2 kindergartens and 5 schools. Mainly because of my paren'ts job, my father liking to move around, thinking he'll get a promotion at his new job (but he never does~). And So... I become shyer and shyer at every new school I...
    Anneah Anneah 13-15, F Aug 18, 2010

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    20 Years Old And Moved 55 Times

    I just discovered this site today, randomly googling. I read a few stories which inspired me to share my own. Please excuse my english since its not my first language. 6 Elementry schools 2 middle schools 1 junior high 2 Countries I lost count on how many times i moved until i...
    watermerron watermerron 18-21, M Oct 16, 2012

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    Moving

    As a kid i can recall moving a good number of times. About 20 times in 18 years. Being young I loved moving around and meeting new people. This never bothered me being young. As soon as I was in Middle school I started to see that I was not always welcome ever where I went. This...
    Bbyg978 Bbyg978 13-15, F Feb 10, 2010

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    Change Is Good

    We moved at least once a year.  One summer we moved four times.  I would always try to get a time frame of how long we would be somewhere before I unpacked.  In order to feel more normal I would put my room back in the exact same layout.  It made me feel like...
    Krypton Krypton 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2008

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    Moved A Decent Amount. Lol

    So this is where i've lived in my life. 0-7 England, Derbyshire 7-9 Belgium, Waterloo 9-12 England,Cambridge 12-15 Belgium,Waterloo 15-20 America, Wisconsin And now i'm stuck here!
    Barton93 Barton93 18-21, M Jun 29, 2013

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    Moved Aloott

     i went from tennessee to canada, texas, georgia, florida, illinois, florida, georgia. and now I'm still in georiga. growing up, i got by, was sarcastic, didn't let anybody mess with me. people even looked up to me. now I'm 24 and i feel broken. I've lost all my friends from my...
    calicogypsy calicogypsy 22-25 Jun 5, 2012

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    Can't Get Over It

    I started moving around when I was 3yrs old, every two and half years: new school, new friends, and same anxieties... Middle school and high school were bad, but I think the worst experience was when I graduated from high school. I left for college the same day my parents moved...
    longtermFX longtermFX 36-40 1 Response May 15, 2012

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    3 Countries, 5 Cities, 5 Schools

    My family and I moved to 3 different countries as I was growing up. It was quite similar to "kxyz" experience I guess. I was born in Wuhan China. Moved to Fukuoka Japan when i was 8 years old. Then landed here in the U.S. by the age of 10. While living here in the U.S, my family...
    Jing86 Jing86 26-30, F Dec 3, 2012

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    Moving Around: The Good And The Bad.

    21 Years, 2 Countries, 6 Cities, Moved 8 times. (P.S: I will give out a condensed history of me, will briefly write of moving 4 times) The first time I moved to Dubai from Delhi, I remember being excited a lot. I was moving to a whole new country at a very young age. A new...
    kxyz kxyz 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 10, 2010

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    I Feel Like a Rubber Ball!!

    i have moved around so much in my life it's disgusting. i started in arizona (where i was born), then (immediately after i was born) moved to california to live with my grandmother for 9 years, then got kidnapped by my mom and moved to surprise, arizona and lived there for ...
    nightflayme nightflayme 22-25, T 7 Responses Jul 13, 2009

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    4 Countries, 8 Schools, 11 Houses

    Before I went to high school (my 8th school - I suppose college is 9th) I'd already lived in 4 countries and 11 houses or apartments. I'd lived everywhere from university "family housing" next to peanut fields, to a vertical slice of a row of conjoined houses (3...
    rainbowchristmaslights rainbowchristmaslights 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 27, 2008

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    Yup Yup Yup

    Well, let's see: 19 different schools At least 30 different houses 2 coasts. Lots of cities. Yes, I think I qualify. ;)
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 28, 2008

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    Indeed

    4 Elementry schools 3 middle schools 1 junior high 1 high school By the age of 14 I head already moved about 14 times 2 states 9 cities I do regret all this moving and having to make new friends, it is very hard on a shy person, it got to a point where people didn't know I...
    TiredOfTheLies TiredOfTheLies 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 9, 2010

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    Different Countries

    Age 0-3 I was in holland Age 3-4I moved to Germany Age 4-7to Switzerland 7-10 back to Holland 10-present (13) in England I've moved around a lot !!!
    TylerDePiteeyord TylerDePiteeyord 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 20, 2013

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    11 Schools, 14 Moves By 16

    5 elementary schools 3 middle schools 2 high schools 8 states After a while, I stopped making friends. Being a new boy at school was most challenging by late elementary school through middle school because that's when boys fight. I got kicked out of one middle school for...
    dvarum dvarum 31-35, M Sep 11, 2012

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    It works my kids are really wellbehaved and well mannered! Teaching your kid right from wrong is essential but don't judge me cause I don't spank. I simply don't believe in...
    cheekyhannah36 cheekyhannah36 36-40, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    My childhood was quite awesome to be honest despite spending more than a few years in foster homes and having some dark moments. It was great. I was the coolest kid I knew in some...
    Orchards Orchards 22-25, M May 12

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    i was reccently kidnapped for about 8 months and i ws recently found by police a few months ago and i'm ready to share i had just moved out of my parents house and bought a one...
    Shygirl1997 Shygirl1997 18-21, F 2 Responses May 19

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    I am currently walking through Office Depot. A little boy about 4 years old just shot me with an imaginary pistol. I walked up to his Mon (hoping she had a sense of humor) and said...
    texaspilot texaspilot 46-50, M 30 Responses 5 days ago

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    I havent seen my kids in 4 years. she took them far away. We have joint custody but she moved far away.
    burkebroke burkebroke 41-45, M 2 days ago

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    Hidden From Me In Canada-When I had my eldest child in March 2006 I was a month shy of 16 and since my baby's father was run off by my stepfather, I had no choice except to let my...
    BeingOracleSince90 BeingOracleSince90 22-25, F May 15

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    Concealed From My Father In The United States 2003/2004- I was born in Spain in 1992 to an Andorran father and American(Black) mother,taken to Italy as a baby where my sister was...
    VerdadEzLaVida VerdadEzLaVida 22-25, M a week ago

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    Hello everyone. Reading these stories has made me want to post my own but from the son/daughter point. Hopeing to get sone advice. Im an only child and have had my own house 400...
    Ricardo88 Ricardo88 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    Nope not me. In the beginning I wanted them and now I rather tie my tubes. I just cringe when I see babies and kids. I lived with my ex bf and his sister who had 2 and at the end...
    Broke2Fabulous Broke2Fabulous 22-25, F 4 Responses May 19

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    There was a time where i was around 8-9 and all the children was playing on a big snow bank this thing was huge for our age ranges to even be playing on. And there was this kid...
    Autumnflowers Autumnflowers 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    On April 22, 2012 I left my home of 6years and husband due to physical and mental abuse. I had been beaten and raped in my garage for 2days. I escaped when my 6yr old unlocked the...
    HeartbrokenMotherof4 HeartbrokenMotherof4 26-30, F May 10

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    Seriously... some people have kids just because "everyone does"... then after they have kids, they're busy socializing, instagraming, facebooking, and showing off their kids but...
    autotonsorialist autotonsorialist 41-45, F 1 Response May 11

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    I am really into kidnapping and being tied up. I often dream about this: I am walking in a street, late night. Suddenly someone appears, it becomes black and I pass out. I slowly...
    jennamorrisongirl jennamorrisongirl 18-21, F 5 Responses May 14

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    Whenever I talk about what I have been doing for myself, having fun, being carefree and enjoying life, and spenging money on myself, people see me as VERY selfish just because I...
    june199225 june199225 22-25, F May 16

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    I'm one of those people who should NOT have kids. They annoy me to the umpteenth power! Like they're cute and all, but they’re nowhere near cute enough for me to be like, “I...
    RoyalTeee RoyalTeee 26-30, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Yes, I do, they gave me a small morale victory this week that I like to share. For those of you that have been following what’s going on in my home, I’m sure you wouldn’t...
    koh72 koh72 41-45, M 1 Response May 2

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    I do feel comfortable enough with my cycle to predict with certainty when I am fertile and when I am not so I definitely won't think of any other control birth bullshit (sorry...
    Aurelielavraie Aurelielavraie 31-35, F 4 Responses May 17

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    I never have wanted kids and never will. I am not a children person can not stand kids. But what annoys me sooo much is when people say " you're still young you'll have them one...
    epsarah94 epsarah94 18-21, F 1 Response May 24

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    pets are SO much more better than kids because:1. you dont have to put it through schooling2. you dont need to buy it clothes3. you dont need special toys or plastic playhouses4...
    june199225 june199225 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    In a previous post I've mentioned that I might change my mind after a couple of years. But after my trip from the Caribbean I don't think I'll ever change my mind. I befriended a...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 1 Response May 2

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    so I am going to the bathroom in my master bathroom, and I have 4 kids and a dog barge in on me, the kids ask, "what are you doing," I answer, "getting away from you." No place is...
    tiffsica tiffsica 41-45, F 1 Response May 7

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    I just recently moved to utah, and havent really had the chance to meet alot of people. But i would really like to. Anyone in the west jordan-sandy area? I want some friends so im...
    Dannysull Dannysull 16-17, F May 7

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    I was at the mall a few years ago. There was a kid hobbling around with crutches. Some older nutwads were laughing and were like "hey look at the little cripple!" The kid with the...
    pardax pardax 13-15, M 2 Responses May 8

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    Most children are either malevolent and destructive, or annoying and parasitic. I'm not saying it's their fault, just that I would never want to subject myself to that. And...
    MeadowLark4 MeadowLark4 16-17 5 Responses May 13

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