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I Never Had Fun, Carefree Teenage Years

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    There are two reasons why people go through midlife crises. One, they want to recapture the excitement and fun of when they were younger and have seem to have lost as they grew older. The second reason is that they never HAD a great, fun, exciting teenage-hood. They've become...
    Tuva Tuva 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 18, 2010

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    from age 12, i had to work

    for my stepdad after school, as well as all summer. i was glad to see him go when i was 18.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 18, 2014

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    I Was Married At 14

    and working full time to pay the rent... I have no idea what carefree teen-aged years are all about... I didn't get to go to the high school or go through the rebellious teen years..lol..I did get my G.E.D and continue my education after I turned 18, but this wasn't...
    deleted66 deleted66 41-45, F Jun 19, 2010

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