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I Was a Neglected Child

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 151 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Traumatised me in ways. It happened to me once by a huge misunderstanding. I was not being given some glue one day and I was accused of hogging and the teacher punished me for...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 May 14

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    I feel like as a result of my own molestation i was very sexually curious when i was young. I played doctor with a neighbor boy. We'd hide in closets while our mom's visited...
    dkmol dkmol 26-30, F May 21

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    I was a child once, I wanted the stupid things kids want and thought the world worked as kids do. My dad made us go to church, spent Saturday evenings letting me know how...
    somelostdude somelostdude 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    I gave my 10yr old step daughter some advice a month or so back and have only noticed now how much of it she took onboard. Things are so much better and her anxiety and guilt have...
    stormmistress stormmistress 31-35, F May 3

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    When I was young, around maybe 9 years of age, I was bullied by members of my family, as well as my peers in school. I always struggled with my gender identity and caught so much...
    amymisano amymisano 31-35, T May 18

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    I think the worse thing when I was a child was getting the switch for my spankings. I'd go get the switch and would pick off any parts that can do too much damage. And be bent...
    Jillian525 Jillian525 31-35, F 1 Response May 8

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    When I was a child, I loved going out and playing with other kids my own age. I enjoyed playing different sports, sledding down a hill of snow, and swimming and water skiing.
    oldermaturewife oldermaturewife 46-50, F 10 Responses May 5

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    I don't hate my children. I was frustrated and angry and in the moment typed it into google. (Much better than saying it to them) I am clinically depressed and when I am down I...
    madlisatom madlisatom 41-45, F 4 hrs ago

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    I was visited by the real men in black as a child and I don't know why. Any ideas?
    Fard9 Fard9 26-30, F 7 hrs ago

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    Yes definitely. Spankings keep kids in line. When my children misbehave. Warning then up to mummy and daddies room. Which is never good. I will choose the implement. Walk up...
    flowerpie flowerpie 13-15, F 9 hrs ago

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    I don't think you've lived until you have raised an adopted child. People have said such hurtful things like "do you think they will go back home to their real mum one day?" and...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset 36-40, F 2 Responses May 2

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    My husband said I didn't place him first and that I took him for granted. That's what pushed him to another woman's arms and made him file for divorce. I had no idea he was so...
    LRMommyof3 LRMommyof3 36-40, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    DayDay(10/11) and Noska(9) Taken Back to Finland in 2003- In December 2003, just as I was about to be handed final divorce decrees along with Sole Custody of my children in two...
    StartingOver69 StartingOver69 41-45, F 5 days ago

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    February 17 2000- Early on this morning,two police officers showed up at the club I was dancing at(don't judge me!) and ask "Are you the mother of J------ Martin-Zecharias?". That...
    CocoaBelle CocoaBelle 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Are the anti-spankers right ? When we look at statistics and general debate in society, it seems clear that more and more people turn against spankings as a tool for parents to...
    LauChar LauChar 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    My true story is a mix of choice and not by choice. From a young age everyone expected me to have a baby on my hip every chance I could . I was a late bloomer and held onto my...
    lovewillkeepus2gether lovewillkeepus2gether 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    I found this site and have hesitated for months about joining. I have been estranged from my only child. I got married at 20 and had my beautiful daughter. When the abuse in...
    Tiralynn Tiralynn 61-65, F 13 hrs ago

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    About ten years ago, I was a very different person. I was on my own for the first time in my life. I hated the world; saw evil in every single person I encountered and was sure...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 31-35 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I'm not sure where else to turn... When little one was born her father decided he didn't want to be bothered. So I petitioned to take him to court to submit his DNA for a test...
    conflicted2012 conflicted2012 22-25 May 20

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    Grommit has what she needs more or less and is happy. A couple sliding last night. They catch me so I catch them. Haul them up the slope. This morning further chats and then a...
    grommit3 grommit3 36-40, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    What a terrible thing! Spanking children! DonĀ“t you think? Children who are spanked grow up to become violent as adults, right? That is the politically correct view these days...
    Helle31 Helle31 31-35, F 11 Responses 4 days ago

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    I lost a little boy to CPS. While I was incapable at a time to be a mother to my son for issues out of my control, with a little help and encouragement I could have gotten back on...
    tmurray14 tmurray14 22-25, F 1 Response May 5

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    I am a victim- In 09 or 10 1996, my father left a certain German speaking country and travelled on Russian Passport to Moscow accompanied by his two toddlers. My older brother and...
    SteppeChild SteppeChild 18-21, F 3 Responses May 6

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    My son was born in August 2000, with Hemihypertrophy,he is now 14 1/2, he was taken from me in a child custody fight,along with his sister. My ex-husband was and is a monster, liar...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 6

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    I absolutely love my nieces and nephews. I was the youngest of four siblings so not surprisingly I was an aunt at 7 and again at 17. Relationships with my nephews were playful...
    Tannasheart Tannasheart 51-55, F 3 Responses May 10

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    Hidden From Me In Canada-When I had my eldest child in March 2006 I was a month shy of 16 and since my baby's father was run off by my stepfather, I had no choice except to let my...
    BeingOracleSince90 BeingOracleSince90 22-25, F May 15

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