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I Moved a Lot As a Kid

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    AdolescentBro AdolescentBro 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 2

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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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    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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    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 22-25, M Jun 29, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    Whenever I see kids at school pushing around other kids and bullying them it always makes me mad. Usually it's bigger kids pushing around and bullying kids who are smaller and...
    hannahphillips hannahphillips 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    Ever since I remember I got bullied as a kid and even now as a teenager. Ever since I remember people have made fun of me for a number or reasons e.g. Having learning difficulties...
    Z1997 Z1997 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    Today was supposed to be a good day, one to remember. I was going out with my friends to have a good time and party! My kids were driving to their grandma's house for a sleep over...
    Richardson444 Richardson444 56-60, F 9 hrs ago

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    Every time I would start a normal conversation with this kid he'd act out, lash out, start fights for no reason. His brother and sister saw our last fight and this broke his dad...
    Prismara777 Prismara777 36-40, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Then my kids were small I used to read them stories from books. I believed that it will give then nice thoughts so that they didn't get any nightmares. It worked with me very well...
    Nickgermany Nickgermany 46-50, M 18 hrs ago

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    Hi - I was diagnosed at 19, kidneys failed at 27 and i spent almost 10 years on peritoneal dialysis before getting a cadaver transplant. It will be 10 years old in October but it...
    sherabyl sherabyl 46-50, F 20 hrs ago

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    Hello, This is to inform the general public Male or Female who are healthy and 100% serious in selling their kidney should urgently contact GENERAL MEDICAL HOSPITAL. As we have a...
    Dreric12 Dreric12 26-30 2 days ago

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    I know I'm still young and everything but I've already had people, my parents included, bring something up in a conversation and them saying, "Oh well once you're married and have...
    blackheartlover blackheartlover 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I personally don't. I don't feel like I'd enjoy raising kids. The thought of changing diapers is pretty repulsive, and I don't think I'd make a good mother; I don't think I would...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Some is maybe useful.. If a kid has reading problems, then he or he has reading problems, maybe dyslexia, but you dont nessarily judge that right off the bat when he or she havent...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    Hi I realize this is a type of phenomenon.... to not like kids from a previous relationship. It s like the evil stepmother fable. You normally like kids but these ones bring out...
    orianaprincess orianaprincess 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    Finally. *sigh* It took almost a year for me to move on in life.. I remember joining this site cos I missed a friend so badly.. I was helpless.. it wasn't easy to walk off as if I...
    amazingmoment90 amazingmoment90 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Honestly his 2 kids are so tiring..don't get me wrong I love them like my own but by the end of the day as soon as they go to bed I'm so tired from them..they aren't mine his...
    Devilsdaughter100 Devilsdaughter100 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 25

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    Kidney Stones Oxalate Diet oxaBrow iPhone iPad App If you have been diagnosed with an Oxalate related Kidney Stone condition there is in the Apple App Store the oxaBrow iPhone and...
    FrancoisBrd FrancoisBrd 51-55, M Jul 23

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    Hi. My name is Shani and im 29 years old. Im currently looking for a living donor for a kidney. I am deathly afraid to go on dialysis and hoping that I will NEVER have to. I am...
    ShaniShanice ShaniShanice 26-30, F Jul 23

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    Seriously … how much lower can POS get??? We had been staying at a friend's with only a suitcase of clothes this past week as the handover of my new place got delayed by a week...
    koh72 koh72 41-45, M 5 Responses Jul 23

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    I moved out of parents house at 13. mum and I never saw eye to eye and step dad was a *****. I moved in with friends and went from place to place. was at the point where my mother...
    paulstevens123 paulstevens123 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    Met my bf 2 yrs ago and he didn't tell me for 3 months he had a kid. Don't know when they really broke up and could overlap. I can't accept he has a kid with her and it was also on...
    Ofmiceandmens Ofmiceandmens 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    As we all know, going to the movie theater can be very VERY expensive. Yesterday, I decided to take my 3 brothers to watch a movie. Just the tickets, was over $35. + popcorn, sodas...
    LRRReee LRRReee 18-21, F Jul 21

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    I am a person with special needs. I have very little in the left eye & partial vision in my right eye. When I was in grade school the kids who didn't have a vision impairment would...
    JohnL2015 JohnL2015 36-40, M Jul 20

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    I have a HORRIBLE mother, and because of her and my dad a horrible childhood too. So, why would I have kids to suffer the same I did. I don't want to be like my mother, I like kids...
    Onixgurl Onixgurl 18-21, F Jul 20

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    I have just moved to Germany. My friends and family are in my home country and I miss them a lot. I also find it a bit difficult to find new friends here. Apparently I am not very...
    scenicisland scenicisland 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    So I just graduated High school and moved to Ontario with my mom and her new husband. I'm so homesick and have no friends here. I had about four or five really close friends back...
    KeriAngela KeriAngela 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I dont care what is the reason hitting a kid even if its yours will never teach him anything parents who hit their kids are not parents they are just stupid people
    JerryyJamess JerryyJamess 18-21, M Jul 19

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