I 've Had a Rough Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 452 People

    I feel like I could write a book about this.

    I'm 21 years, old and I feel old. I've lived a long life with an abusive war traumatized alcoholic as a father who ruled his throne with an iron fist. He was trapped in a loveless marriage with a woman that wouldn't even share the same bed. Everything was decided by him for...
    justbnatural justbnatural
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jun 29, 2015

    Growing up I didn't have it all.

    But I had everything my parents could give me and I always thought that was enough because I knew that tried their hardest to always provide for me, but lately I'm thinking that my family sucks. don't get me wrong I love the hell out of them but we always get the ****** end of...
    maddsf maddsf
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 26, 2015

    you could say it's been a little on the rough

    side.I grew up in a small town in the backwoods of ky. It was a rough place back then and you never saw a cop around unless there was a call for help There were a lot of stills then and also any type of drug you could want. Lost my brother in an accident right after high school...
    bipolar87418 bipolar87418
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Feb 24

    I wake up every morning just wishing I had a

    normal life. But I don't and I have to help my family Someone came back to the family Some one who made me smile when she said she was family It's people like that people who make us smile that we need to charish
    Bennythebull7 Bennythebull7
    13-15, M
    2 Responses Jul 24, 2015

    I swear I must have a target on my forehead

    that says Treat Me Like ****
    ComplexNotComplicated1 ComplexNotComplicated1
    26-30, F
    Sep 6, 2014

    and I am still having it

    but it makes me rich on experiences.
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 13, 2015

    I remember one day my father had too much to

    drink. He became heated and manic. He pulled out an automatic weapon and made my siblings and I choose between him and my mother. He actually fired off a few rounds.
    justbnatural justbnatural
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jun 29, 2015

    I've had a rough life,

    but its been all my fault. Ive been to smart for my own good, combined with lazyness, bordom and the never ending feeling of a rush. Even though I'm Happy with most of my life today, I have some regrets and I decided to share my story in hope someone who reads this who is doing...
    UnknownNorge UnknownNorge
    31-35, M
    Oct 26, 2015

    I bet many of you reading this had an

    even tougher time with some moments in life... Best of times for you guys, things will get better... You just have to think that way, good luck with life
    DoorMattress DoorMattress
    16-17, M
    Jun 25, 2015

    Dear mom and dad ... You never cared about me

    you never wanted to kill me before I was born you beat me as a child and said you loved me is that love is it I went to school coved with your marks and other kids ask what happened I just said I fell as I saw all the kids with loving family I walk sad and listened to a song...
    Kellyfoster2000 Kellyfoster2000
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 3

    Lets just say Im far from perfect

    and had plenty of my share of ups and downs. seems re down or bad has happened though.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 14, 2015

    Nothing worst then being in your mid twenty

    and a doctor telling you that your crippled and seeing all ur friends doing the career path that you been training and studying for the last fourth years of your life.
    chris0478 chris0478
    22-25, M
    1 Response Dec 27, 2015

    I've had a rough life from the get go,

    from the time I was concieved until right now. But, that life has made me strong, and hopefully humble, so I'd not trade a single experience!
    PeanutsauntieP1982 PeanutsauntieP1982
    31-35, F
    Oct 26, 2015

    I come from a very poor family,

    my mum was the only one to raise me, my brother and my sister, and i had to work at an early age so as to help her, but it was a happy life, we were happy in our own way.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 26, 2015

    Rough Life

    i ve a rough life. i had to grow up in watch my mom get beat alot. then the he wasnt beating my mom he was beating me in my sister. i took that for 18 years it was very rough. i really never had no friends or nothing when i was little because he would never let me have none. ...
    thelinebacker thelinebacker
    18-21
    2 Responses Mar 23, 2009

    I lost my career job

    and had two knee surgery in the last two years and gained a ton of weight and finally dropped it and I thought I was getting better and becoming the old me that I love so much and then I got hurt again and it wasn't my fault and now it cause me to get another surgery and it...
    chris0478 chris0478
    22-25, M
    Jul 20, 2015

    Tonight I don't think I will reveal anymore

    memories, neither good or bad. Tonight I think I will just be. I like the fact I can pour my soul out anonymously. For people who know me they would have a hard time believing I've endured so many traumatic events. I have never played the victim, **** happens, it's called life...
    ldwmf ldwmf
    51-55, F
    Mar 14

    Who ever said life was easy to begin with?

    ?? The easiest part was being in my mother's womb. Once life came, it got rough. That's when I had to learn to put my boots on and walk tall.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 24

    If you've read my depression story you already

    know this . But I was abused by my mom for 17 years . Verbal, mental and physical abuse for 17 years by my own mother. She would force me to not eat for days/a week or 2 and if I did there would be ridiculously bad consequences . I am 18 now and I live with my grandma and I have...
    FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul
    18-21, F
    55 Responses Jun 25, 2015

    It Hasn`t Beeen Rosie

    first, my father was nearly killed on the job when i was 12,then he had a massive breakdown right in front of me.my mom worked but she only made enough to pay the rent and water.then,while i was playing i had a accident and broke my neck.i had to eat out of dumpsters .i would...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself
    36-40
    4 Responses Mar 21, 2009
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