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I Want to Get Over My Childhood Trauma

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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 6 Responses Nov 23, 2010

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F Apr 20, 2012

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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 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 22, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I have realized of late, my memories of my childhood is slipping. I guess my brain is considering it a trauma, because it's hard to recall anything about me growing up. Guess the...
    Barlong Barlong 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    Is this even possible? I have buried away a traumatic childhood and just recently a few things have come to the surface and I feel incredibly resentful towards my mother. I've...
    CarcinogenicCacti CarcinogenicCacti 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    My unintended story... I did not intend to write this story when I started writing this morning. I guess this must’ve been wanting to come out. My parents divorced a year...
    Iamhere4me Iamhere4me 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 9

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    As violent persecution against Christians around the world intensifies, Ronald S. Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress, in a recent op-ed bluntly asks, "Why is the world...
    valha11a valha11a 46-50, M 4 hrs ago

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    I never had any brothers or sisters to play with. I was always alone in my room playing. I wish I had a childhood. My parents didn't even buy me any nice toys..they'd buy me like...
    anathefluffycat anathefluffycat 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    It all started with my dad losing his job a few years ago when I had just started college. After that my parents divorced, my brother moved to another state, then my dog died, then...
    Everythingisbecoming Everythingisbecoming 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    I always find this website when I'm feeling frustrated with my husband. We're both young and urban people and we get along and understand each other in hard times. We're both very...
    Jessicastephens Jessicastephens 31-35, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I love visiting new countries and experiencing their cultures! When I was 13 I travelled to Austria and Germany to play soccer on a team USA. We competed against many other...
    Zwjenkins Zwjenkins 22-25, M 4 hrs ago

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    I've often been called a person with a huge heart. Many consider me a very happy person that laughs a lot and like to make other people feel better, even if I have to make a fool...
    PleaseFindMe PleaseFindMe 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I am copy pasting what I found on the net, it is an eye opener. Why do you attract crazy one people? You pity the awkward At parties, the one guy sitting alone at the bar, or...
    ladywarelock ladywarelock 36-40, F Aug 29

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    (one) Auditory Doing the job memory skills: It is vital to find out whether or not the useful awareness difficulties are as a result of a more simple challenge with both auditory...
    Madonnadz Madonnadz 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    This sounds like fun. :) So here goes... 1. I'm of mixed blood/heritage. I am half-Chinese and Filipino with dash of Spanish and German (or so my uncles/aunts say.) 2. I love...
    FattyAndLovingMyself FattyAndLovingMyself 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    I used to cope with anxiety by exposing myself to as much drugs and trauma as I could. My brain is basically mush at this point
    zacisbest45 zacisbest45 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    just thinking about this puts so much anger back into my soul.... you're going to think I'm the biggest idiot after reading this,but here goes.... I was fifteen years old. He was...
    jaycer jaycer 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    FaerylightAt the time the healing properties of light played on my psyche. Light illuminates darkness. White light is sacred and embodies compassion. At the time my Avatar was...
    faerylight faerylight 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 26

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    I watched my mother love a drug addict and suffered because of her poor decisions. He died of an overdose of heroin and Xanax. I feel a lot of regret for screaming at him so much...
    Tigerlily53 Tigerlily53 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    The day is ending and what can I say? I don't feel much better, honestly. I'm still fearful, sad and feeling the injustice over my family. I'm still trying to understand God wishes...
    Fernandotavares Fernandotavares 22-25, M Sep 4

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    I honestly think that I could be a pretty ****** adorable girlfriend, but an online relationship is just not for me. I need to see you, and hold your hand, and kiss you when you're...
    makaiajane makaiajane 16-17, F Sep 7

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    So there is no more court. My lawyer did play the 911 tape though. It's got me curious to know if the guy who saved my life is on at least Facebook. His name is Blake Walters but...
    raemar85 raemar85 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I want to help raise funds for Childhood Cancer Awareness! I want to demand change in the lack of funding allocated for Childhood Cancer research in comparison to adult cancer...
    CCRN76 CCRN76 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    1. I'm 16 2. I'm a junior in high school. 3. I got to a career center and am getting college credits for early childhood education. 4. I want to be a social worker or counselor...
    thatbrokengirl101 thatbrokengirl101 16-17, F Aug 24

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    I often like to reminisce about my childhood, because it was an honest period of my life; it was and is the closest thing I identify with as a human being. From childhood into...
    Lifelover38 Lifelover38 18-21, M Sep 1

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