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I Was a Neglected Child

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    I'll Be Sure To Put Them First, So They Don't Look Back Wondering Why They Exist.

    I was young and had many dreams. I loved to sing and dance. But no one bothered to cultivate my talents with lessons. Instead, I spent thousands of hours listening to music and copying notes and octaves with precision. But every chance my parents could, they belittled the things...
    sadchimpy sadchimpy 18-21 1 Response Feb 5, 2012

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    Running On Empty

    Just bought a book by Jonice Webb called Running on Empty. Dont know if any of you have come across it. It gives you lots of exercises to do and provides 'Chage sheets' to mark your progress. The behaviours it centres around are; self soothing, having compassion for yourself...
    strenghthinnumbers strenghthinnumbers 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 10, 2013

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    Family Of Neglect

    Almost from the time I could walk I was neglected. I have an older sister I think she is 3 years older then me bit less... They always cared so much about her... She got pregnant again right after she had me... I was suppose to be a twin.. or after a while I was dying, my twin...
    NoatoNoaki NoatoNoaki 18-21, M 6 Responses Jun 16, 2011

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    She Thinks Selfishness With Selflessness.

    I'm not sure where to begin, other than that my mother had no business having children. She constantly was telling me that she didn't want kids and she only had me because she couldn't bear to have another abortion, but refused to give me up to my father's side of the family...
    Pardusalae Pardusalae 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 23, 2011

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    My Mom...

    have you ever felt like you and your mother have problems? As if everything you do is completely wrong in their eyes? i have to hide my own life from my mom just because when i tell her anything i get cut down for it.. I once told her who i liked witch was Thursday and now every...
    whocaresanymore11 whocaresanymore11 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2012

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    Left Alone

    I remember very little about my childhood in general. But I know that both of my parents were neglectful throughout my whole life. I just always assumed every child lived like this, or they had it much worse. My dad was in the Navy and was always gone on long six month...
    egofree egofree 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 3, 2013

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    I Used To Say

    that my father's fishing buddy molested me, then one day all of a sudden I realized that my mother was having an affair with my father's fishing buddy. He molested all three of us, my sister's and I. I was the youngest. I remember my middle sister had gotten an Easy Bake Oven...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 7, 2013

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    Just My Own Story.

    Myfather died in an accident when i was very young, my mother quickly remarried to a Guy she knew 3 months. He was very abusive physically and verbally. He'd call me "stupid" "retard" "idiot" and hit me slap me etc. He was also addicted to child pronography and had me and my...
    sufferingbreedscharacter sufferingbreedscharacter 13-15 1 Response Dec 3, 2012

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    I Blame Myself.

    I cant get over this! I'm almost 20. I try and try to get over it, and for a minute I do, but I seem to keep coming back to how much it still hurts. Why didn't they care? They say they do, but I can never get myself to believe them. I know they love me as much as they can. They...
    FreeBird321 FreeBird321 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 5, 2011

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    I Just Need Feedback And Support For My Thesis Of Child Neglection(3d Animation)

    Child neglect This one affects me very much.To make it clear neglect is different from abuse.Ignorance to a parent's responsibility is the revolving issue here.I've had my experience of being neglected and growing-up weak and shy because I was never raised with confidence to be...
    TeenGayInPain TeenGayInPain 18-21 3 Responses Feb 6, 2013

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    How Things Were................

    My older sister used to sit on, tiggle me until I screemed.  It had hurt soooooooo much. My older sister used to break my nails if they were long. My older sister used to scratch me with her nails until I bled. Our parents had left us in the new (old fibro house) alone at...
    mysticmum mysticmum 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 10, 2007

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    Alone. But Thats Okay. Iam Better That Way

    I was left at a young age by my mother, my father whom was out all the time left me in the care of my older brother and sister. My sister was a teenager left to take care of me and my brother, she was not a happy child most of her rage was taken out on me. she hated me. Id stand...
    starlight1303 starlight1303 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 30, 2012

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    OCPD And Emotional Neglect

    I come from a very warm home, at least that's what I used to think and others kept telling me, that I am so blessed. I tried to feel blessed, but I have been depressed as long as I can remember till 3 years ago. It took me a long time to spent in denial, but my parents were the...
    Sloddervosch Sloddervosch 26-30, F Oct 17, 2013

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    yes and No, But Doesn't...

    yes and no, but doesn't everyone have a sob story of some kind!
    catsanddogs catsanddogs 36-40, F Jun 13, 2008

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    I Feel Like Whiner.

    I'm sick. Always get sick this time of year so its not that big of a deal to me. I remember when I was younger and I got too sick my parents would wake me for school anyway and see me off whither "don't let them know you aren't feeling good." This continued.even after my dad died...
    Anagha777 Anagha777 22-25, F Nov 15, 2011

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    Neglected

    When I was 14 I was sent to a boarding school. I hated it and thought I would never forgive my mom, but I eventually liked it. I stayed there until I was 15 and a half and then left after begging my mom to take me back. She was now living in a new house, with a boyfriend named...
    anklebracelets anklebracelets 70+, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2009

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    I Still Want to Be Mothered

    For most of my life, I have carried around what feels like a deep, dark secret. I grew up without knowing what it feels like to have a loving mother. When I was a child, I had fantasies about being rescued from my family and taken in my a loving mother who would provide me with...
    femme7 femme7 41-45, F 6 Responses Jul 15, 2008

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    The Painful Truth Of Me

    those that know me best on here know i really don't write about my past or my childhood because i really don't like to bring the painful truth that i was an abandoned child with a an uncaring fatherĀ  a ***** of a mother with a smoking and gambling habit that ruined my future as...
    wotaloser wotaloser 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 15, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    Catch Me If You Can-In the children's home I grew up in the most frequent punishment was to stick a misbehaving kid in a corner of the big day room of their particular cottage...
    Selah94 Selah94 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Naughty Words The first time I used soap in the kids' mouths it was a double whammy. It was two years ago and Jonah was 9. Thomas Jr was 11. Clare told me Jonah called her a...
    mummyof8 mummyof8 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 4

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    I want to be a actress so I am looking up schools to get more experience but I have no luck so yeah but I act all the time I will so a couple lines off of my favorite shows and...
    LonleyWolf99 LonleyWolf99 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Sometimes I think it is part of my daughter's diet! She has a potty mouth but I do not seem to be getting through to her
    dadof2mrt dadof2mrt 36-40, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I had to stand in the corner... Nose tight in the corner, hands at sides.
    pardax pardax 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    Best thing to EVER happen to me!- At age 9 I failed a math quiz and feared the beating I would get at home. My mother didn't spank. She beat me with a belt all over my body and...
    Selah94 Selah94 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm a paramedic and I am constantly seeing abused and neglected children from a few months to 15 years old
    mparker7789 mparker7789 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I have two wonderful boys and two girls. I had my first son when I was 20 my second when I was 22, When I was 24 yrs old I had my first daughter and my last when I was 29. In my...
    mamabutterfly mamabutterfly 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    I was molested by my step grandpa for three years it ended when I was almost 8. My mom was a single mom who even tho she knew he was a child molester she trusted my grandma to...
    sg1989 sg1989 22-25, F Jul 13

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    I had a flashback today. It took me a little bit to recover. I was walking in the park with my husband when it happened and he wanted to know what was wrong. I had stopped walking...
    Smilenbhappy Smilenbhappy 46-50, F a week ago

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    Having kids has been a dream of mine since I was a child, but my family is filled with horrible people and I don't want any of my children to end up like them. They are selfish...
    Annapie Annapie 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    Well, here we go...When i was a child i cam into the world with an alcoholic father he was abusive...he smoked weed and drank a lot liquor and beer well he would send me to my room...
    SeJunior SeJunior 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I am actually not sure if I was molested or not. I have been struggling for years over this and I feel like so many other people have it worse. I have had some people support me...
    shoppingirl101 shoppingirl101 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I don't know how young I was. 3-4 when my cousin started. I have a Easter picture of me in a little blue dress and red tights. I remember hiding the ruined tights. We would go into...
    JMay1994 JMay1994 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    My dad committed suicide when I was 3yrs old, that was when my life changed. There was 4 children that went down to 2 as my mum said she could not bring up all of us. One sister...
    vampirish vampirish 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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    I recently experienced an accident involving a fall when a knee collapsed. It was hard enough to require a follow-up at my medical office. After some X-rays, I was told to see an...
    tobebraced50 tobebraced50 61-65 57 mins ago

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    I had my son on my 16 th birthday. I know having a child as well a child is/was wrong. I make no excuses for it. I have though, never regretted having him. If I could do it all...
    AuntieShani AuntieShani 31-35, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I can remember being spanked numerous times as a child. Today, while in Walmart, I over heard a mother threatening to spank her young daughter, if she didn't stop her behavior. It...
    ryleebeth ryleebeth 18-21, F 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Really I'm still in shock and I haven't really figured out how to feel about this yet. Maybe talking about it here will help. I'll start from the beginning with how I met and...
    NuuIdeas NuuIdeas 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    The best thing about children to me right now is the fact that I can give them back to their parents. After watching them for so long, it's always a joy to be able to hand them...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    Cairo and Mykah kidnapped to Russia and Israel in 2001. In June 2001 I sent my 8 year old son and almost 7 year old daughter to their Daddy in Russia for the summer. He walked out...
    BabylessMommy BabylessMommy 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    Where I'd Like To Be-A ghost saved twelve-year-old Maddie's life when she was an infant, her Granny Lane claims, so Maddie must always remember that she is special. But it's hard...
    Selah94 Selah94 18-21, F 54 mins ago

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    My mother was never physically abusive, but she certainly emotionally abused and neglected us. If I would write down everything that she did, then I would have one unbelievable...
    LostMittens LostMittens 31-35, F Jul 14

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    It's not that I dislike children but I really do not want them. I cannot survive let alone be happy in an environment full of screaming crying nonsensical demanding entities with...
    str8uphustl3r str8uphustl3r 26-30, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I grew up believing my parents had the best relationship. Sure, they hurled verbal abuse at each other but they always managed to resolve their issues. They love me and my my...
    StephFred StephFred 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    I was born in Hong Kong and then moved back to Canada 6 months later and started kindergarten there. My parents and teachers noticed something strange about me and my mom took me...
    Miserablechildhood Miserablechildhood 13-15, M 10 hrs ago

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    My brother had a ***** gf which always used to say me a baby that why I call her****** and she told my brother he spanked me for two mins and then he asked do you say it again then...
    ahmadiscrazy ahmadiscrazy 13-15, M 10 hrs ago

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    Most girls seem so excited about having children and think it's so cute but I really don't want children.
    Rayquaza76x Rayquaza76x 16-17, F 7 hrs ago

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    I had some of the qualities, but not all of them. I daresay I've had some pretty messed up thoughts that just weren't /right/. Once when I was no more than 6, my mother sat me...
    Glaede Glaede 13-15 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    There is nothing in the fridge or cabinets but expired food and sardines. My mother went out to get everybody food at Burger King but me because I was too depressed to go to church...
    KawaiiKisu KawaiiKisu 13-15, F Jul 13

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