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

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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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    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

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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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