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I Was a Neglected Child

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 2 Responses Feb 5, 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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    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 1 Response Oct 17, 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'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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Started when I was 10 ended at 11 now I'm 13 I was going to a friends house he was more like my brothers friend He invited us to go swim at his house so me and my brother went I...
    AloneGirl13 AloneGirl13 13-15, F 5 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    When I was about 5, I was skipping along the stairs. I was just messing around when my mother called me. I was about to run downstairs, but I tripped and fell down straight from...
    PonyDancer PonyDancer 18-21, F Jan 8

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    My siblings and I have recently all moved out of home. My mother has always been strangely possessive since young. She would restrict our variety of food intake, not allow us to...
    losthopesandfallendreams losthopesandfallendreams 22-25 2 days ago

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    In India they say.."Parents are never wrong" i totally disagree.. i was neglected as a child.... they never cared about my depression problems,my health,my studies...and my future...
    lovebug19980 lovebug19980 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 7

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    When I was a little girl, I was both physically and se*ually abused. I was se*ually abused by one of my old best friend's sister. She was a year younger than me but she showed me...
    anonymousvictim anonymousvictim 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    God and me (Nothing but the truth) Every time I find evidence, I end up doubting if its true evidence. But theres always someone telling me its true, I was made this was. I...
    HandyMannyWanny HandyMannyWanny 16-17, M a week ago

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    Death of My Father May, 2001 It’s a very quiet morning. My husband left to go visit his mother and father who live right down the road from us. I feel as if I have been cheated...
    secretme1970 secretme1970 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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    I don't often go in Wal-Mart. Today I was inside one of our superstores and while waiting in "speedy" check-out (Wal-Mart gives a whole new meaning to that word!) I listened to a...
    brokenat5 brokenat5 61-65, M 4 Responses Jan 15

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    Why is it that so many parents these days wish to regard themselves as friends to their children? In my opinion this is wrong. I'm a mum of three, I'm not their friend I'm their...
    Hkx3 Hkx3 36-40, F 4 hrs ago

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    To me, my parents were just ***** and egg donors . They have some kind of love towards us in them, and they are good people now i think, but that doesn't matter to me anymore. I...
    Ajushi Ajushi 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 6

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    Maybe the phase of childhood is so pleasurable because of the lack of responsibility and the purity of the subconscious mind that makes a child so innocent unaware and unaffected...
    harmony226 harmony226 26-30, M Jan 15

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    It was just my mom and me growing up. She had me when she was 19. We didn't have any family they moved to different states. My mom was pretty popular though and had a lot of great...
    sailorwinters sailorwinters 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    Growing up naked in my family is normal, I spent most of my life naked I front front of friends and family. I grew up in a friendly environment. But when I was younger. I caught my...
    BEARNDN BEARNDN 22-25, M 16 hrs ago

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    My boyfriend is extremely neglectful. He doesn't pay attention to me. We have been in a volatile relationship on and off for the past 3 years. I have known him 6 years. We...
    gabagool gabagool 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    That's how it happens. Some version of that story is true for almost every homeless person out there. It happens because of not being loved. Because of not having supportive...
    Ajushi Ajushi 36-40, M Jan 10

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    I my exwife is beautiful she is biracial black and white ( We used her genes to make our kids) I personally love that mix but I love mixed race people in general My children are...
    cutie7710 cutie7710 36-40, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I do not have a child of my own with this disorder, but my two sisters have it. I am trying to get some answers or support for my parents who are struggling.
    CaseysMommy CaseysMommy 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    I've been married for 20 years. Last Friday my husbands girl friend contacted me to tell me she's having fun sex with him. He confessed to my 15 yr old daughter all the dirty...
    trinny61 trinny61 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    What you do, always comes with a consequence. Good or bad. ------------------------------- So here's a 100% true story, that is currently going on in my life. I won't say names...
    HannahMarieX HannahMarieX 18-21 Jan 13

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    My parents divorced not long after I had turned one. My father moved out and I got used to seeing him every second day each week. I was mostly raised by my father and my...
    zanthemum zanthemum 18-21, F Dec 31, 2014

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    My name is Brenda. I live in Baldwin Mich. Which is lake county. I been dealing with cps since 2006. It really got bad in 2008 to now. In 2010 I got married to a guy. He has 4...
    myboo363 myboo363 31-35, F Jan 3

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    I have a MA in Psychology and many years of work in large corporations with greats jobs. When I had a baby, my ex husband and I agreed that working from home would be the best...
    lostinthessauce lostinthessauce 41-45, F Jan 3

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    My husband and I just married in April 2014. I didn't even want to get married, but he did, so we did. Now I'm at the perfect time and age to have children. I'm almost 28 (will be...
    raziel1687 raziel1687 22-25, F Jan 6

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    The Invisible Girl and Her Private Hell-Did you know that overweight awkward cry baby who consistently made the Honor Roll/High Honor Roll, always had her nose in a book,never gave...
    Merka94 Merka94 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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    I Survived. I was never a typical male child, outgoing, adventurous, active in sports. I was more quiet, curious and sensitive. I didn't have a strong bond with my father. He was...
    bcvegas4u2 bcvegas4u2 66-70, M Jan 20

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    After All My Sacrafices She Rejected Me- My only surviving child born after several miscarriages was stolen to Israel by her daddy in February 2002 at age 7 and is still there...
    SeattleChoc SeattleChoc 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    I have known since I was 11 that I didn't want to have children. I didn't like kids as a kid, and couldn't fathom that my sole future was entwined with dirty diapers and tween...
    MoniquetheBlonde MoniquetheBlonde 18-21, F Dec 29, 2014

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    My mother is diagnosed with BPD. I've kinda known for several years, however her alcoholism was taking the blame for all of her verbal berating & the time, 2 years ago, when she...
    AmandainFL AmandainFL 36-40, F Jan 13

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    Whn I gt preg wth my 2nd child I never though it will be a gal, I never like to have a gal child cos I had a lot on my mind then like " gals r not safe that boys, wat if his father...
    Lifeisawar Lifeisawar 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    I have no idea where to even start. My mom has Borderline Personality Disorder (she has been diagnosed) and her mental health has reeked havoc on my entire life. I suffered years...
    urbancowgrl7152 urbancowgrl7152 26-30 a week ago

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