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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...
    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...
    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 7, 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...
    NoatoNoaki NoatoNoaki 18-21, M 6 Responses Jun 16, 2011

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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...
    Anagha777 Anagha777 22-25, F Nov 15, 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'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...
    sadchimpy sadchimpy 18-21 1 Response Feb 5, 2012

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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...
    TeenGayInPain TeenGayInPain 18-21 2 Responses Feb 6, 2013

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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...
    anklebracelets anklebracelets 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...
    Pardusalae Pardusalae 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 23, 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...
    strenghthinnumbers strenghthinnumbers 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 10, 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...
    sufferingbreedscharacter sufferingbreedscharacter 13-15 1 Response Dec 3, 2012

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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...
    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...
    egofree egofree 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 3, 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...
    Sloddervosch Sloddervosch 26-30, F Oct 17, 2013

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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...
    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...
    wotaloser wotaloser 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 15, 2011

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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...
    FreeBird321 FreeBird321 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 5, 2011

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    My father was a drunk and a crackhead from the day he left the navy in 1981 to the day he died in may of 2013. My mother also dated a series of guys after my father how did crack...
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    Relatives hate me because my brother is saying bad things about me.
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    Right now I'm laying in bed with my husband who has not wanted to sleep with me for over a week. From at keast Feb 16 to March 3 he looked for other girls online. I try so hard to...
    syntheticrhyme syntheticrhyme 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 28

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    About being an autistic child- (mild autism/ Aspergers) When I was very young, I felt as though I had something very old inside me, looking out through my eyes. It carried such a...
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    I've always been insightful, having spent much of my youth chronically trapped in my overly analytic mind. Through the years I began to manifest this introspective process outwards...
    danii92 danii92 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I joined this website mainly because I feel I can't talk to anyone else about what I'm thinking. This is a good place to vent my frustrations about my life and not be judged or...
    Wednesdayschild15 Wednesdayschild15 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    My dad is nice to me most the time but when it comes to grades In school I am terrified of him I literally have nightmares. And my mom gets Into moods sometimes that she can't be...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I want nothing to do with parenthood. I've known this since I was twelve years old and my mind hasn't wavered since. If I could find a romantic partner who was also childfree, I'd...
    BelleofApril BelleofApril 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 4

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    I was still regularly spanked in. My teenage years in the same way as when I was a child. My dad always said that while I still lived at home I could be chastised whenever he saw...
    cryoutloud cryoutloud 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 24

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    When I was a child, I had an uncle that raped me over and over. I feared him, I was taken into a room as my pants was pulled down to my ankles and he forced himself inside me. I...
    Mark223 Mark223 36-40, M 4 Responses Apr 3

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    This all happened about 5 years ago. It was like 12:00am and I was sleeping. I woke up because I could hear my big brother walking to my bedroom. I pretended I was asleep so he...
    Ella09098 Ella09098 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
    laceykight laceykight 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
    laceykight laceykight 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
    laceykight laceykight 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I am the middle of 5 2 older brothers 2 younger sisters. My brothers were always allowed to do what ever they want. Stay up late,drive, and lots of other fun stuff. My parents took...
    Jimmy1313 Jimmy1313 22-25, M Mar 26

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    I admit it - I like to cross-dress. Sometimes, I would put something on, and just for a bit of a rush, take a quick walk around the outside of the house (either from the front door...
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 1 Response Mar 28

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    Meant for someone else, but not for me. Love was out to get me. That's the way it seemed. Disappointment haunted all my dreams... Then I saw his face. And now I'm a believer...
    ladypirate108 ladypirate108 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    Hate is a very strong word, so I'll try not to use it. I have a stepson (he's 15 now) who I have been around since he was 6. I knew that he was gay the day I met him. That is of no...
    needinghelpbadly needinghelpbadly 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I remember people from my family, when I was little, they hugged each other. I probably was hugged as a baby, but I don't remember it. I have pretty good and clear memories since I...
    WickedScullyOfTheWest WickedScullyOfTheWest 31-35, F Apr 6

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    it was so amazing and cool to watch nothing like that ever happends the explosions and the buildings falling it was really entertaining!
    fatjellyrolls90 fatjellyrolls90 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    What Children Do............. ** For those who already have children past this age, this is hilarious. ** For those who have children this age, this is not funny. ** For those who...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 3 Responses Mar 16

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    I am a step-parent to three children ages 12, (almost) 11, and 9. Their biological mother walked out on them on their father when the youngest was about a year and a half old, and...
    TeaMother TeaMother 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    As far as I can go through my childhood memories I can remember the first one… just feeling… fear. My childhood was full of it. Scared of dark, of sleeping in my own bed, of...
    Mellangela Mellangela 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I was brought up with three siblings, the older two hated my father especially the older brother who was from a previous marriage. They egged one another on and accused my father...
    Tigermoth35 Tigermoth35 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    I wish someone would explain to me what is the big Deal about having kids and raising a family. Female friends are always telling me im missing out on ONE of life's...
    pixiewolf89 pixiewolf89 41-45, F Mar 16

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    I wish someone would explain to me what is the big Deal about having kids and raising a family. Female friends are always telling me im missing out on ONE of life's...
    pixiewolf89 pixiewolf89 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    I wish someone would explain to me what is the big Deal about having kids and raising a family. Female friends are always telling me im missing out on ONE of life's...
    pixiewolf89 pixiewolf89 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 16

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    Bullying has been the main reason I buried a seven year old daughter in 1989....then forms of mental/phsyical abuse in two other adult children and never getting over the traumatic...
    lotus5 lotus5 56-60, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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    From the time I got pregnant weve been argueing he didnt even want me having our child he tried to pay me to have an abortion and then when my child was born thats when he grew...
    laqquita21 laqquita21 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I have deep hatred for the MAN abused me sexually when I was just a little kid. I was only 4-5 years old when this guy, this so called relatives sexually abused me. I din't know...
    nobodyn234 nobodyn234 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 25

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    My A (adoptive) parents knew about me through a lawyer before I was born. Then they drove from Miami to Boynton Beach FL. to pick me up when I was only 8 hours old. My brother was...
    BAM33156 BAM33156 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I have a distaste for people who say things like "I was hit as a child and I turned out fine" or "Children need to be disciplined". There are so many ways to have discipline...
    baconrind baconrind 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    Childhood is the time from birth to the age of 16. According to the changes in the physiological characteristics and psychological characteristics, childhood can be divided into...
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