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

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    If I knew then what I knew now, how would I ever learn and grow? How would I be taught the lessons life has to offer? I am here now where I am because of my past life experiences...
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    I have found myself, at the ripe age of 45, basically homeless with my 9 year old daughter. We are living with my brother while my husband (together 13 years, married for 3) tries...
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    I'm never bored, but right now, I'm actually...bored...how exciting...it never happens to me...I don't think I'm being boring, but I am lazy...right now, even though the sun is...
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M Apr 10

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    After all the emotional **** I've been through and the roller coaster that im heading towards..I just want to feel better and.. Be happy. I want happiness and it's been so long...
    HealingSadness HealingSadness 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I want to know in one sentence what your life is like...so please, go ahead and tell me :)
    GypsyMiss GypsyMiss 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I had flown a thousand miles away from you to selfishly reach a teenage dream and you had selflessly encouraged me to go for it all along. Now that we are continents apart regret...
    LeeLooLeeLoo LeeLooLeeLoo 26-30, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Today I took a long walk to clear my mind but on the way back home tears brimmed in my eyes at the regretful thought that we could've been still together until now had I not left...
    LeeLooLeeLoo LeeLooLeeLoo 26-30, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Went from one nightmare into a worse one. I can barely motivate myself to get out of bed and am just waiting for the final remnants of my life to crash and burn.
    dezmo1983 dezmo1983 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Every negative comment ever made about me, joke or serious has effected me today, even when at that time I didn't even think twice about it. This stuff never leaves our heads...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've just kicked my passive aggressive boyfriend out an it's so hard but I've told him to stay away I packed his bags left them outside when I realised I couldn't take anymore my...
    crazycakes1 crazycakes1 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    Sometimes I feel this way, sometimes I don't... Currently I feel emotionally drained, Idk if that's the correct term. But yeah, I'm just upset with stuff going on right now. It...
    Naty73 Naty73 13-15, M Mar 23

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    Hey guys. I know i usually post expiriences and stories but this post is dedicated here. I never ever expected to get the response i have gotten from all you of. Your comments and...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I used to be that man...not sure who I am now...I'm better...in some ways...more mature...in some ways...would I be here if I was perfect?...does it matter?
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 10

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    In my mind I saw little hope for what could be... And I think it's pretty obvious now, that the hope that was there has faded. I'm convinced that it will never be. So I guess it's...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    We had been to see a movie one Saturday night, and upon arriving home, my husband informs me that he is going back up town for something. I was tired and was like "ok." A few...
    MysticalMadnes MysticalMadnes 26-30 3 Responses Apr 3

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    ...Or restart it from age 13. everything was going fine up until then.I had friends, my parents were awesome, we were all Happy. everything went downhill after high school. it took...
    xtrishax xtrishax 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    My life is like swimming against the current of an ocean and then wondering why i'm tired.
    daydreamer27 daydreamer27 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    Does anyone know if I can move to the states from Canada without having social, family, or economic ties? I basically just want to start new and go to school there. Start a new...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M Apr 7

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    I'm working today. It's being a week since **** hit the fan. I don't understand after not crying for days. I'm finding myself dealing with it better at home than work. But at home...
    laurelist laurelist 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I want to be someone who is not lying, someone who keeps her promise. I want to change for the better, and I do hope I can do it.
    Marshmallowmonster Marshmallowmonster 18-21, F Apr 10

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    I want to get out of this place, theres no way out, your on your own from here, we are put on earth, our parents hold our hands fr a while, then we get shoved into te open world...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    But it's never too late to know, to know how to spot a narcissist. In fact I'm getting better at it. Ask them how they are at fault for an interaction gone wrong, they rarely...
    koh72 koh72 41-45, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I hope through integrative medicine and some very hard week i can feel better and have more energy. I'm not expecting a cure but I do think I will improve greatly
    shannonsjourney shannonsjourney 18-21, F Mar 18

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    if I knew what I know now life will be fill of enjoyment and I would be rich
    pamela28 pamela28 46-50, F Mar 22

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    Honestly,I don't feel that I'm worth the dirt off of someone's shoe. I'm a worthless piece of garbage. I wouldn't think twice about giving up my life to save someone else's.
    DarkSecret62 DarkSecret62 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 23

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    my life is pretty awesome, just slightly ****** up.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F Mar 18

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    My parents look at me in disappointment, my brother looks at me in embarrassment, my girlfriend saw me as a distraction, I gave her a nonchalant reaction, but I'm hurting inside...
    ScrewYouSociety ScrewYouSociety 16-17, M Mar 19

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    I really don't understand my life...today I am enjoying it.
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M Mar 19

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    It was always supposed to be this way like destiny to **** up
    skinnyheart skinnyheart 16-17 Mar 19

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    It was just so out of place...like a dog barking in a room full of people...people...and nothing but people.
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M Mar 28

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    I just want a man to hold me and to caress me... For him to put his lips on mine while I smile ... For him to make me pregnant ... I just don't know why I have to wait so long just...
    Juiceyangel333 Juiceyangel333 22-25, F 12 Responses Apr 6

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    I want my feeling s back. I miss them so much.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 7

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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...
    tweetysweety1 tweetysweety1 22-25, F Apr 8

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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...
    tweetysweety1 tweetysweety1 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    Life doesn't stop, it doesn't wait. You can't take things back. You don't get a re-do. It's one shot, one kill! I would have worked harder. I would have tried harder. I would have...
    SashaAmazon SashaAmazon 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 8

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    My life is good, full of adventure, drama, deadlines to make, friends to hang with, late nights, skateboard park, surfing... college life.
    XxTwistedAngelxX XxTwistedAngelxX 18-21, M a week ago

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    It was a strange night...I will probably forget about most of it.
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M a week ago

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    'Sometimes you need to talk to a two year old just so you can understand life again.'
    hiddentears hiddentears 26-30, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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