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I Was a Neglected Child

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 165 People

    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 2 Responses 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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    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 66-70, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My mom was okay in the beginning.

    She had a nice job, her and my dad were picture perfect, and she was a freaking Sunday school teacher(ironic now bc I'm non-religious and she tries shoving it down my throat). But then she cheated on Dad with his ex-bestfriend, spent all the money on crack and lost the house...
    PoptartKid13 PoptartKid13 16-17, F Oct 15, 2015

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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 26-30, F Nov 15, 2011

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    So my mom was a little crazy.

    In fact, our whole family was ****** up. I loved my dad more than anything in the world, because he gave me love and attention. I needed it so badly. He worked all day though, as a doctor (we weren't poor - a gift from his hard work), so every day I would wait for him to come...
    tearsofclown tearsofclown 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 8, 2015

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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 2 Responses Aug 10, 2013

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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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    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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    From the age of 7-18 I never really had a home.

    If I did, then it wasn't for very long. We bounced from one persons house to the next with the occasional motel or car in between. I hated it. I didn't know why I had nothing. If I did have something, I didn't know why it disappeared. I got used to it though. As well as my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 25, 2015

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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 7 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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    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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    Hy my name is Mariam,

    my parents never cared much for me, they were drug dealers and had to flee out of Germany when I was 3 and my brother was just born. We used to live on a parking lot. I was bullied since I can think, but my parents never wanted to talk about this or ever cared. I often didn't...
    mariam95 mariam95 18-21 1 Response Aug 29, 2015

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    Related Experiences

    I never knew my parents. Luckily my two brothers and I were adopted into the same home. We were raised by a single father who, I guess, was supportive enough, but I always sort...
    PoizonApple PoizonApple 31-35, F 1 Response 54 mins ago

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    As a kid I was molested for 5 years by a neighbor I considered my "friend" come to find out I was only being used by his sick games and perverted words and actions. I used to...
    silencedhumanity silencedhumanity 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    OK so i gathered myself and i know i am ready to get it out of my head. OK so he raped me for a couple hours then got dressed . untied me and carried me upstairs to this room...
    Samanthakparr Samanthakparr 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    I loved it! I would just sit there and stare at his little pp. when mom wasn't around is play with it under the water!
    livingontheedge21 livingontheedge21 18-21, T 3 hrs ago

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    I am a single mom in the uk and found this site when searching for web sites to share what has dominated most of my life. Simply put I am a single child and was spanked by my mom...
    bethw12345 bethw12345 31-35, F 6 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I am 30yrs old and was born with spina bifida occulta. I've worked since I was 18... had a child at 23... and now I'm being told I am 100% disabled. I'm in shock... frustrated...
    StormiP85 StormiP85 26-30, F 5 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Healing from childhood trauma is possible.This is an interesting and informative Q & A with Gretchen Schmelzer, PhD, a licensed psychologist trained as a Harvard Medical School...
    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 7 hrs ago

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    I fell in love with him, when I was 6 and it lasted to age of 12, then other childhood friend came into play, who I found more mature and fell in love with him, it lasted 2 years...
    DragonSheep DragonSheep 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

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    A daughter writing here. Now I don't have a child, but I'm writing here hoping to shed some light on this group. Before you report this thinking It's just another lost story hating...
    halfaxa halfaxa 13-15, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I was adopted at 8 weeks and I knew as soon as I was old enough to learn it. I didn't mind about being adopted but when I was 14 I started having questions like why was I given...
    AnonymousKCQ AnonymousKCQ 22-25, F 17 hrs ago

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    My parents tried spanking me a few times but they would have to chase me around and pin me to the ground to do it. I think they figured out it wasn't worth the trouble because...
    AnonymousKCQ AnonymousKCQ 22-25, F 3 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I've dealt with a lot of mental abuse. I was always protected from people outside the house but I had Zero protection from Family members including parents. It's not okay for...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 18 hrs ago

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    When I was in fifth grade I had this friend Kelsie. Kelsie mom was a single mom and drove our bus to school. Kelsie was a mean girl and knew I was strictly punished when I was bad...
    perfectpolly perfectpolly 26-30, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    I moved to Louisiana from Nebraska when I was 3. When I was 6 my step father abused me sexually. He was drunk and I didn't know he was my step father I thought he was my real dad...
    HaleyMHanak HaleyMHanak 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Hello guys, Well, I hope you`re in for a good read but, I really hope some of you feel the same as I do and I don`t know if I`ll ever find someone in the same situation. If you...
    frozonov frozonov 36-40, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    While four-year-old Alfie loves ­dinosaurs, fire engines and cars, Logan prefers sparkly dresses, wands and Frozen’s Princess Elsa.But what makes their differences all...
    janecool janecool 16-17, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Neither Loved Nor Wanted-Imagine you are a eight or so year old child bounding around your bedroom one evening and for reasons you decide to leave your room and maybe go to the...
    Szusa07 Szusa07 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I was a child and almost raped .i was about 5-6 years old. I kept this from my family.today I feel depressed and disgusted.sometimes I ask God why he let me experience that.since...
    Lovelypaw22 Lovelypaw22 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I never claimed to be the perfect parent. I have made my share of mistakes. My oldest daughter was born when I was a teenager. My husband's family insisted we get married...
    SSBroken SSBroken 46-50, F 6 days ago

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    More Grandmother's Childhood This is a sequel to the first story I told about my grandmother's childhood. Here, I thought I would tell some stories about specific incidents where...
    julietx julietx 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Yesterday Alex got 4 pump of the liquid soap in her mouth followed but 30 spankings on her bare butt with her hairbrush. Then a 15 minute timeout with a bar of soap in her mouth. I...
    Spankingdadof3 Spankingdadof3 36-40, M 3 Responses a week ago

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