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I Was a Neglected Child

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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'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 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 1 Response Aug 10, 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. 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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    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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    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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    (When I tell my life stories, I will try to do so detached; so that no emotional biases will direct my writing. I do this so I can help others who might be reading this. And I...
    rainbowcity rainbowcity 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 21

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    Mother didn't raise any wimps. Kidzone in Fort Sill Oklahoma...now THAT was the children's paradise! It looks so gigantic in my mind, but that's probably because I was so much...
    1stepforward3shovesback 1stepforward3shovesback 16-17, M Sep 2

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    Hello everyone. You may call me discipline :) I don't want to give away my real name until I have gotten to know you all better personally, anyway. Back on topic. I have never been...
    Disciplining Disciplining 13-15, F 10 Responses Sep 6

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    Hello everyone. You may call me discipline :) I don't want to give away my real name until I have gotten to know you all better personally, anyway. Back on topic. I have never been...
    Disciplining Disciplining 13-15, F 5 Responses Sep 6

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    I have a question if this is abuse. Here is my story. When I was a child I always seemed to be in denial about anything relating to my father. The memories are just starting to...
    AquaDragon2014 AquaDragon2014 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I tried to go to a church group once, to talk about what happened. I hadn't talked about it since I was a child. I sat and listened to others but said nothing. It was like I was...
    SleeplessNites SleeplessNites 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 3

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    I need some help now.. really I was a victim of emotional abuse. My father never ceased to criticise me, underestimate me, hated me, told me i am good for nothing . (if you are...
    ShadowlessSoul ShadowlessSoul 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 12

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    I remember a bright green, absolutely inhuman light outside my window and illuminating my room one night when I was a child.
    portal3 portal3 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    so there's this girl who's 19years old and I've known her since she was pregnant(about A year) .. i met her at a teen mops program, I thought she was a good person until she had...
    Diddii Diddii 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 17

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    My husband and I have been together for almost 30yrs and married for about 18yrs with 5 beautiful children. He venture to Philipine for business and love to settle there. He's got...
    angelsmile67 angelsmile67 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    I started this profile to vent my frustration. I have had 2 profiles removed and have deleted 3 because of ignorant inbred retards . Too all the azzholes who make threaths and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 2

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    I was abandoned in the hospital where I was born, became a ward of the state and foster child. I was adopted at six months to replace the family's stillborn female infant. The...
    MalloryMel MalloryMel 41-45, F Sep 5

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    'If You Love Someone with Alcoholic Parents' It's a great article by a blogger Amy Eden and all credit goes to her, absolutely, I don't mean to steal it, just to share because it...
    rtvbvfde rtvbvfde 26-30, M Sep 6

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    I'm a wordy girl - I apologize in advance.... In my college English class my Prof asked us to write about the thing that scared us most in the world. I wrote about being afraid I...
    annaj5 annaj5 31-35 5 days ago

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    Self-Righteous Homewreckers-From 2001-2010 I lived in constant fear of being ripped away from my mother and homeland. Pursued by her ex lover from whom my mother's husband had...
    AlphahatesOmega AlphahatesOmega 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I dreamt of being a mom as far back as I can remember. My dad had decided I was going to college and I was going, but I wanted to be a mom too.I can remember that I wanted twins. A...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 16 Responses Sep 2

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    I have a friend, who I will call Melissa (not her real name) who has more than her share of challenges in life. I have known her most of my life as we attended the same grade...
    ginger1979 ginger1979 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    Yemeni child bride, eight, dies of internal injuries on first night of forced marriage to groom five times her age ByMatt Blake Published: 19:20 AEST, 9 September 2013 | Updated...
    Ilovechildrenlots Ilovechildrenlots 46-50, F Sep 16

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    my name is nathan and i learned about this site from a parent at a children's hospital support group. i have a very sick son. i am going to give a little background info to give...
    singledaddy101 singledaddy101 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I don't have any children of my own but I can not imagine being able to abuse my own flesh and blood. I was never abused as a child by my parents but I was sexually molested by...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I wrote these words in meditation. "The seeds of peace are sown in the eyes of children, an innocent knowledge of the world, not corrupted by sin." I have known children who...
    quianominorleo quianominorleo 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 14

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    the first day they all stand there with those who brought them into the world the one who gave them love the one who gave them protection and among them a child stood wanting...
    vividmemorieslost vividmemorieslost 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I'm a Navy Brat who had a bit of an interesting childhood. This is by no means a sob story, I had a very privileged upbringing, it was just a tad dysfunctional. My parents worked...
    Francesca01 Francesca01 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 4

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    My friend got a woman pregnant after dating for about a year. She was so nice and I was happy for him. When she got pregnant he was looking forward to raising the baby, but she...
    LifeDispenser LifeDispenser 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 11

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    As a child I was sexually abused by my father it went on for year I was eight when it first happened nine when I ended it first I really didn't know what was going on he would call...
    Somechick47 Somechick47 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 23

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    Growing up, I was never very active. I always just stayed home with my parents & brothers. I would just watch television & play with our pets. There were a few times during my...
    s4019t s4019t 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    I am from a family of one sister and two brothers. Mom and dad were good parents but had very short fuses and did not tolerate any bad behavior. Our parents believed that...
    CarlaW75 CarlaW75 36-40, F 8 Responses Sep 3

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    I have been married to my husband for ten years and he has cheated on me for most of those years. I believe that the cheating started after the loss of our first child. I was...
    FiestyJacqueline FiestyJacqueline 31-35, F 8 Responses Sep 5

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    Hi everyone, if you are an only child please comment on this as I feel you may relate to my story. I have been reading about how only children are seen through non only children's...
    clokkers clokkers 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 11

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    I'm 21 years old, and this is probably the first time I've really let myself believe that what I have experienced is not something I brought upon myself. For so long I've felt so...
    mjh92 mjh92 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 12

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    I'm not altogether sure we are supposed to have lifetime intimate relationships with our children. I am estranged from my son AGAIN for the seventh time. He is 46 yrs old. I have...
    Ub12 Ub12 61-65, F 1 Response Sep 19