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I Want to Get Over My Childhood Trauma

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    Through Glass

    The sixth entry to my memoir "A Child Born From Sin" I'm looking at you through the glass... Praying that one day you'll come inside... You'll stand infront of me.... And call me your son.... A father, what is a father? Is a father someone who is loving and kind? Is a father...
    Cerorizo Cerorizo 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 20, 2013

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    I Hope My Story May Help Others

    There is so much I could write here to explain what has happened over my lifetime, but I will try and sum it up as best as possible. First off, I am 22 years old and I made my big move out of my parent's home when I was 19. My father is a sociopath and my mother is a weakling who...
    Katscopia Katscopia 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 30, 2012

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    It hurts it hurts so bad ,

    go away... Hardly eaten.. No energy for the gym today.. I'm stuck ..
    Freeyourself3 Freeyourself3 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 6, 2014

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    I Am Just So Lucky

    Most of the stories I have read so far are about abuse in all forms or domestic violence. I just wanted to say that I am deeply sorry, so, so sorry for what you all had to go through, and I'm always here if you want to talk. I'm not just saying that, I'm being completely honest...
    peacelovestrength peacelovestrength 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2012

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    A Child Born From Sin

    From the perspective of the average person, I look like a regular guy attending his first year of college.; I have a lot of friends, I have a family and I have my music (I'm a music performance major in college.) Behind the image of the regular guy is a history of abuse, neglect...
    Cerorizo Cerorizo 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 18, 2013

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    Biker

    I am a survivor of abuse, a social worker, and a proud member of Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A), we are a non-profit organization in Sacramento County (and surrounding areas) that works to empower children and lend support to those that have been or are currently...
    bacachikk bacachikk 31-35 Jul 9, 2010

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    A Child Born From Sin, Part II

    My previous post was a detailed explanantion on my childhood traumas as well as my life, but in this portion I will be furthering detailing my thoughts on being born from an affair. A month ago (right before Christmas) my father (who I had been estranged to for most of my life...
    Cerorizo Cerorizo 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 19, 2013

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    Beaten

    It was the shear humiliation. Not the pain. Knowing I was 14, as tall as an adult, and being beaten over and over until i was black and blue. They were threatened by my intellect, my questioning authority and the rules. I was told I would not be normal, my life would be filled...
    starzzy31 starzzy31 26-30, F Jul 19, 2012

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    The Division Of Abuse

    I grew up in a lower middle class family of four children with an abusive, alcoholic father and a neglectful mother living in denial. My Father would constantly put me down, insult me, sexually degrade me and hit me, usually when he was drunk. When these things would happen my...
    katewc katewc 22-25 Nov 7, 2012

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    Is There Hope?

    Hello, I have had a fair share of lows in life. I was repeatedly molested by my sister as a child and before today I couldn't bring myself to tell this to anybody.The memories still haunt me.I developed a coping mechanism over the years where I began to shut out everybody from my...
    daneren daneren 22-25, F 2 Responses May 23, 2013

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    Help Me For The Sake Of My Boyfriend And I's Relationship.

    Hello Everyone, I'm Tai. I am 18 and every much afraid of Rottweilers. My boyfriend recently bought a German Sheppard mixed with Rottweiler. I'm so afraid I don't want to go over his house anymore because the dog is there. It is a three month old girl named, Panzer. I told him I...
    forthesakeofus forthesakeofus 18-21, F 2 Responses May 1, 2012

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    The Crap That Came With Wanting A Father

    my name is tyra. i am now 15 years old and i know that im probably one of the youngest people on this sharing their story but im not coping. when i was born my parents split up due to my health issues. my mum didnt want me and therfore left, she lived across the street from me...
    nailvarnishes nailvarnishes 16-17 2 Responses Dec 20, 2012

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    My Mother Licked Me

    Hi everybody. First off, I'm a male, age 25. I'm sorry if my language is a little off, english is not my first language. I want to share a story about my mother and her actions, which has caused me a lot of trouble when trying to succeed in a relationship . My mother used to...
    kasperaksel kasperaksel 22-25 7 Responses Nov 23, 2010

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    More Than Anyone Knows....

    I want to get over my childhood trauma. I want to get rid of the night mares, the flashbacks, the everything, but I know that two things have to happen for that to happen, I get the **** out of here, and I get into cousling of some kind....I just don't want to wake up in the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Nov 20, 2009

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    Trama From Familiy

    WhatbI cant stand is all my life I know something was wrong .I always have issue with family.I always felt I did not belong and everything always no big deal .I feel trap and grow up in wrong environment.My dad always yelling and stress .But my mom cheated on dad with my ex bf...
    kellner27 kellner27 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 16, 2013

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    I Wish I Could Rid Myself Of This Guilt Inside Me

    I have not been a victim of abuse but I've been affected by it all the same. When I was ten years old my beloved brother, my only sibling, was kidnapped by an acquaintance where he suffered sexual abuse, beatings, and brutal physical torture. He was rescued after three weeks. He...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 11, 2013

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    Never Got To Share My Story

    When I was younger our family lives in the perfect suburbs, the perfect house, etc. mainly it's what my mother expected. Yet every night I would fall asleep to my parents screaming and throwing things. When I was 10 my mother served my father with divorce papers on Xmas eve...
    Toughmama Toughmama 22-25 2 Responses May 16, 2012

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    Childhood Trauma Changed My Life Forever

    I was an accident that happened because two teenagers living three houses apart were not careful. My mom was histrionic and my father rather weak or perhaps over accommodating. I was sexually abused by my mother which seems rarer than abuse by the father. My mother would take...
    sean1968 sean1968 51-55, M Feb 18, 2013

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    I Love You, Big Brother

    Ever since I was a young child I could never understand the concept of love or care, the only thing I ever understood was neglect, abuse and confinement. My childhood can best be described as brutal; from a young age I abused both physically and emtionally by my alcoholic mother...
    Cerorizo Cerorizo 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 20, 2013

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    Didn't Know What I Did Wrong To Deserve This

    When i was six years old to ten years old, my brother(older) and i were mentally, physically, emotionally abused. I was slightly sexually abused, but my brother wasn't. I don't remember much but i remember some stuff. I was being abused my my ex step-mother, and my father knew...
    Wolfkitten67 Wolfkitten67 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 22, 2011

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    My Life

    ok im new at this but i cant seem to get over things on my own.. to start with, both of my parents are alcholics, my mom is worse than my dad.. when i was little they fought all the time over everything, and more often than not it got phisical and i ended up with my granny. She...
    89linda 89linda 22-25 2 Responses Sep 16, 2012

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    Still Don't Feel Right.

      I was sexually taken advantage of by my two older step brothers since I was 3. I don't remember when it stopped because my mind's blocked out the actual memories... It's just recently that I've been having flashbacks of what leaded up tot the instances, since my...
    imustbecrazy imustbecrazy 18-21 2 Responses Feb 9, 2010

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    Shame - Your Verdict

    Trauma goes unnoticed... Gandhi... a serious subject. He was prepared to suffer; to suffer imprisonment, starvation, punishment, beatings and even death... in his service to God; in his obedience to God's laws, as he understood them, and believed them to be. What of me? What...
    Btrue21self Btrue21self 51-55, M Apr 21, 2013

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    I Can't Bare This Anymore

    I am 16 now, and 22 weeks pregnant too add to the stress. I am impregnanted by my ex who forced himself on me, and he isn't even staying around to help. I have always had massive trust issues; but now I have those in addition to my fear of men. Men always hurt me...people always...
    AliiCupcake AliiCupcake 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 25, 2012

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    The Game

    My mom's boyfriend used to wait for me to get out of the shower when I was 4 or 5 years old. He'd wait in the master bedroom for me to come out of the bathroom, then said we'd play the naked towel game. He'd have me jump up and down on the bed, naked. I wasn't allowed to get...
    rc12333 rc12333 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 31, 2010

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    Very Much So

    It's the reason for my severe amnesia. The problem is is that I'm sixteen and I'm still not ready to talk about it. I keep having the same flashback over and over and over again. Any ideas on how to deal with it?
    MissingIdentidy MissingIdentidy 26-30, F Apr 20, 2012

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    Still Weeping

    I just came from a movie and once again the deep, painful tears from childhood trauma came pouring out in the theater and lobby. I learned long ago in group therapy to just let my feelings and tears flow when the pain comes up and, as much as I'd like to be over it, it's ok with...
    jimrich jimrich 70+, M Feb 16, 2011

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    I'm So Lost

    I know Something happened.  I can feel it deep within me.  I'm me but I'm not.  I say all these things, and I become overwhelmed with fear and rage.  I tell him to go away, and that I hate him.  But I dont know who he is, or what he looks like.  I just know that he...
    ScarletBegonias86 ScarletBegonias86 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 30, 2011

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    You never think about how one little decision can change the whole course of your life. When you are young everything is so fresh and new and you are so sure you will never make...
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    And I love them. I dream about growing bigger each night. I would be on the streets, then I would get my first growth spurt. I grow bigger, my eyes are level with the power poles...
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    So, as I wrote before I am in relational group trauma therapy for women who have survived childhood abuse. It is an intense program that I attend four days a week for three hours a...
    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    You all might think this is stupid and not worthy of being "traumatizing" at all, but when I was young..like 7 I watched a movie with my father. Dante's Peak. Those who know about...
    ForeverStarrs ForeverStarrs 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    Maybe the phase of childhood is so pleasurable because of the lack of responsibility and the purity of the subconscious mind that makes a child so innocent unaware and unaffected...
    harmony226 harmony226 26-30, M Jan 15

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    That's how it happens. Some version of that story is true for almost every homeless person out there. It happens because of not being loved. Because of not having supportive...
    Ajushi Ajushi 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    I Survived. I was never a typical male child, outgoing, adventurous, active in sports. I was more quiet, curious and sensitive. I didn't have a strong bond with my father. He was...
    bcvegas4u2 bcvegas4u2 66-70, M Jan 20

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    I'm traumatised from being rejected by my family at Christmas. We're dysfunctional anyway but I didn't deserve it. I'm starting to get over it all it's took a lot of hard work to...
    lovemydoggy lovemydoggy 26-30, F Jan 20

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    Ok so I want to have a loving wife I a. Great marriage, and a career that suits me, but here is the thing... What would you do? I am currently homeless living in my suv I am over...
    Ajushi Ajushi 36-40, M Jan 8

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    Ok so I want to have a loving wife I a. Great marriage, and a career that suits me, but here is the thing... What would you do? I am currently homeless living in my suv I am over...
    Ajushi Ajushi 36-40, M Jan 8

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    James2581uiu1 James2581uiu1 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    It has occurred to me how profound of a depression I've been in. I have been since the inevitable collapse in June 2012, due to starvation for intimacy, rest, and nourishment...
    Ajushi Ajushi 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 19

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    fill her little c*nt with My warm c*m over and over again
    dinprins dinprins 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    Simply put, this is my absolute favorite poem of all time. I used to feel as if I could relate to it like no other, until my oldest daughter turned 15 and said how She related to...
    secretme1970 secretme1970 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    I have been in an amazing yet secret relationship with my girlfriend for four years now, due to our cultural differences I must remain secret from her family(which i do not like...
    oneliffee oneliffee 22-25, M Jan 3

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    I'm 20 and these violent physical urges for sex are driving me insane. If I had the money I would've gone to a prostitute a long time ago. I'm not saying any more than that because...
    FurryFox8492 FurryFox8492 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    Once upon a time in a land far, far away, there lived a beautiful girl. Her childhood was filled with sunlit hallways that were much like the sunrays brimming from her young and...
    kisstherainn kisstherainn 22-25, F Jan 10

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    I'm surrounded by so many people from the LGBT community irl, but I don't have any online friends who are gay..I legitimately only talk to one person over text, and I just want...
    PrincessPolarBear PrincessPolarBear 16-17, F 39 mins ago

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    I was watching the sun set over the evergreens yesterday. It seemed so sad it was going away till morning came around again. I wanted to chase the sun. I had a bizarre moment of...
    allotrope allotrope 18-21, F 3 Responses