I Was a Neglected Child

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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
    18-21, F
    Oct 15, 2015

    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
    Mar 7, 2013

    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

    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
    1 Response Feb 5, 2012

    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

    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

    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

    My parents neglected me in the most innocuous

    possible way. The consequences weren't so innocuous As a little kid, like every other little kid, I wanted to play with my parents. But my parents were always, always, always, sitting on the sofa, watching CSI or NCIS or House or Dexter or some other show like that. Until they...
    AsYetNameless AsYetNameless
    16-17, T
    Apr 19, 2016

    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

    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

    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
    1 Response Dec 3, 2012

    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
    5 Responses Jul 15, 2008

    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

    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

    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


    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

    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
    1 Response Aug 29, 2015

    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

    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
    3 Responses Feb 6, 2013

    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

    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
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Oct 17, 2013

    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
    Aug 25, 2015
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