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I Was a Neglected Child

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 147 People

    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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    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 father  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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Saving Grace There are a lot of Children who don't have a place to call home a forever family Mom and dad who love them unconditionally I was a child who was adopted by my...
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    Once a child of light, happiness and beauty.left In a world who took and took from her, she grew weak and feeble. No more could she give, no more was she needed, from the hand that...
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    Hey. I'm a long time lurker. I don't know how to say this but I was a victim when I was 5 and again when was 11. I don't know if I can type out the stories that happened yet so i...
    Seldomone Seldomone 18-21, M Dec 2

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    I was sexualy abused by my mother when i was a child
    howard1945 howard1945 51-55, M 2 Responses Dec 12

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    When I was a child I was Illegal. I was illegal because I crossed the borders with my mother. I crossed the borders with my mother because our Home Country got invaded by Americans...
    T055 T055 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I was a child of a very emotionally abusive BPD father. So many years later I still struggle with the deep residual effects. The awful reality is that you are left holding the bag...
    humbom humbom 31-35, M a week ago

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    Few times! I guess I was a naughty kid, or maybe neglected? Idk. The most famous one is the time I ran so fast (I think I was 3 years old?), entered the elevator alone, and then...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    When my stepmom was pregnant my dad always told my sisters and I that he was going to name her helga or gwenith. Another that always made it onto the list was Gertrude. They ended...
    MEGH0119 MEGH0119 13-15, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I spank my children, but I do not share details about it in public. Real parents (no fakes and perverts) can message me, if they are interested in serious discussions on ways of...
    Susanna3 Susanna3 31-35, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Remember Sharkeisha? The girl who went viral with a video falcon-punching her friend? Yea that punch was totally uncalled for but SHARKEISHA?? Really? No wonder she was so...
    Fierrrrce Fierrrrce 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Why oh why isn't this legal... If I'm happy with a man and woman and in time decides i want to get married why should i have to pick who i want to be with or break a bond i feel...
    Forbiddenkisses Forbiddenkisses 22-25, F 20 Responses Nov 22

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    I completely threw away my 6th-10th grade years.... And in elementary I wanted so badly to be all grown up so I acted like it. I wish I would have been able to enjoy being young. I...
    bigca1697 bigca1697 16-17, F 8 hrs ago

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    When people tell me that I MUST have kids, I literally feel like this: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/kids I don't want children, and have never been interested in children. The...
    spacepixie spacepixie 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 10

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    I don't have any maternal instincts or desires. I don't enjoy dealing with children. I'm not adept at dealing with children. I honestly don't find small children cute. To me they...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme 31-35 1 Response Nov 26

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    The child will rage as the blood flows down the legs, Beaten and raped and blind in rage. All the hell will ignite in a flash of fire as the child sees black then slash and red...
    TheBlessedOne TheBlessedOne 46-50, F 4 Responses Nov 29

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    I had a daughter on Monday December 1, 2014. She was four weeks early. Tiny and beautiful. Her name is Alyssa. I told no one about her. My family suspected I was pregnant. I denied...
    Makeupnerdy Makeupnerdy 22-25, F Dec 5

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    I was with my ex for 1 1/2 years. While dating him I learned that he has 4 children with 4 different women. After learning this, I was extremely bothered but he assured me that he...
    nee18 nee18 22-25, F 8 Responses Dec 9

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    Yes I do very much so - Not only had we thought about ..but we have adopted too. Granted it was something we had to think about for sometime, as adoption involves not just...
    Mmmcherries Mmmcherries 46-50, F 4 Responses Dec 12

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    My ex e-mailed me yesterday because US authorities seized his passport because he owes child support. He asked me to contact his attorney for him, which I did. Once his attorney...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 5 Responses Nov 21

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    We have lost two of our adult children to death and the last two have rejected us. I was a mother to four children and worked hard along with their dad to make their lives...
    djc64 djc64 66-70, F 2 Responses Dec 3

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    PART I Article 1 For the purposes of the present Convention, a child means every human being below the age of eighteen years unless under the law applicable to the child...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 1 Response Dec 7

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    My best friend in high school passed away a few years ago. She was considered the “trouble maker”, but she found out, right before we graduated that she had bipolar...
    katzlaw katzlaw 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My traumatic childhood is complicated in a way and kind of just said my whole life story sorry for how long it is..... i mean like really long. Okayy i am going to start with my...
    chocolate1616 chocolate1616 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm not sure how much people will actually read this because it's going to be really long but basically I've struggled with depression my whole life . I'm not looking for attention...
    AlissaCupcakes AlissaCupcakes 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    My 10 year old daughter lost her life to cancer on March 5, 2012. At Texas Children Hospital in Houston, Tx. It has been the hard for the family to deal with and we miss her very...
    pstches06 pstches06 36-40, F Dec 4

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    I hate it. If I get told one more time I am acting out because of "Middle Child Syndrome" I am going to die. What about oldest child syndrome? Being bossy and cocky. Or youngest...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M Dec 10

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