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I Want to Give My Children a Better Life Then What I Was Given

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 15 People

    I cut my parents out of mine

    and my 5 year old sons life last week. Seems callous until you understand why. I was a victim of verbal, physical and mental child abuse. I wanted to sue my parents for abuse. Everyone thought I was crazy. I didn't as I didn't know who to go to back then. My parents never...
    singlemom1254 singlemom1254 36-40 2 Responses Feb 11, 2014

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    Someday

    Doesn't mean they will be spoiled though. I might not beat, or abuse them like I was, but they will still learn respect and hard work.
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 6, 2011

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    No Child Deserves The Childhood I Had

    My childhood was traumatic right from the start, it seems.My parents were married for 8 years before they had me, and I suspect I was conceived to save their marriage. Always a bad plan. They were already doing nothing but fighting when I was born- my mom says that when I was...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 13, 2010

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    No matter how hard I try I always get screwed. Everyone's always so happy and I live in misery every day. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. What did I do?
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    My son was PTSD due to sexual abuse done by a relative. I found about after he had a flash back on vacation. I found him near death once and I feel like I can never really get...
    reydog reydog 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    I was a very dedicated husband, father, and happy person. All my life's income went to making others happy. That left me broke, unhappy, alone, and divorced. If I knew I would end...
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    Today is the start of something more, a start of new... Ventured off in the horizon of a walk... Thought of thoughts... Feelings rose up and down in my Heart, anger, cold, upset...
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    So, i am a fourty two year old, and i happend to be a priest. Does that mean i can't love children? I have always found them to be sexually atractive, but it does not mean i'm...
    Lockedcloset Lockedcloset 18-21 1 Response Jan 7

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    I do wish I knew, but I don't have regrets...I have two beautiful adult children from all that heart ache
    heavenlygrace heavenlygrace 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    I would put myself in danger and yes die to save someone else . Isn't that what we are here for to help one another no matter what the cost .
    Wildman43055 Wildman43055 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    I'm really tired of living like this. this world is killing us. i just want to sleep without nightmare. i need someone to chat with. not difficult topic..just want to relax...PM me...
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F Jan 6

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    Woke up, fell out of bed (not my original words)*...and then all sorts of things happenede...too busy to write it down right now...a life in a day... * The Beatles: A day in the...
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M Jan 22

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    My child is growing up and leaving home one day, then I'll only have my inner child to look after.
    l11s l11s 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 4

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    Wow!! I think that's the understatement of forever, for everyone, I mean really isn't like saying hindsight is 20/20? How many time and places can you apply this to your life. I...
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T 2 Responses Jan 10

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    My life is kind of like a shadow.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    My life feels like it's imaginary.
    MoxieMax MoxieMax 18-21, T 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    My life is extremely complicated.
    shelbz960 shelbz960 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I thought I was on a mission to civilize but I gave up on humanity so now it's about finding what makes me happy.
    Deuz Deuz 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    My life is confusing af ....
    ActuallyGrace ActuallyGrace 13-15, F 5 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    My life could not be described in one sentence and if it could be, it would probably go something like; nobody can fathom life in any amount of words because an assembly of letters...
    sprhd101 sprhd101 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    i try to hear sounds in silence. that pretty much sums my life.
    navchetan navchetan 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    My life is like a semicolon; demonstrating a sentence that could have ended but didn't. -if you know what this means, I am so very sorry.-
    lolznewaccountio lolznewaccountio 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    My life is a rebellion. When somebody tells me to write only one sentence, I write three because I'm such a bad boy. I'm also bad at counting. Really, really bad at counting.
    Eristocrat Eristocrat 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    It is your wildest dreams, your darkest fears, your deepest secrets, the last hope flickering in the distance, the faces of all the people you pass by, the thoughts in your mind...
    dinah897 dinah897 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    why is that, am i that stupid or naive that i can't understand simple rules and manners of daily routines. i argue with myself all the time that its all my fault that i am not...
    furmal furmal 26-30 Jan 8

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    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F Jan 11

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    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    My life is complicated, and yet simple as a tooth.
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M 1 Response a week ago

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    At a certain point we need to grow up; we need to look inside ourselves for our inner guidance. There are things most human beings know; they just don't want to know them. They...
    deephuman deephuman 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Every time she sees me getting by, either with education or weight loss, or be it anything positive, she hurts me, beats me, and spites me... She literally broke apart my family's...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    My life is like a walk in the clouds - without water over my head.
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I feel like all i do nowadays is annoy everybody I talk to. Im doing nothing productive with my life. I probably wont ever find a job even after i take these classes. Nobody really...
    cat1024 cat1024 18-21, M 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    Then I wouldn't have failed my math tests -_-
    YungDarthVader YungDarthVader 16-17, M 3 Responses Jan 3

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    Being loved for what I have hated in myself for many years.
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 13

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    Ball is life 🙌🏀💯......
    52die 52die 13-15, M Jan 19

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    If you want something you have to work for it! It'll be worth it
    ElissaAcosta ElissaAcosta 16-17, F Jan 20

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    I dont want to kill myself but im here for anyone who needs to talk
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    SweeterThanToblerone SweeterThanToblerone 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    My heart is heavy from too many wounds. He thinks I am stupid When I confront him on his **** he tells me I'm tripping I need to take my meds I twist **** I'm crazy I'm actually...
    revenge4me revenge4me 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 17

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