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I Was a Neglected Child

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Oct 17, 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... 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My children get their mouth washed out whenever they: 1. Talk back: They get the bar of soap (we use Plamolive naturals bar soap) rubbed over their tongue then they have to hold it...
    Meleas Meleas 26-30, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    Is my parents the only one who soaps their kids mouth if they cuss during a whipping
    sassygirl15 sassygirl15 13-15, F 14 Responses a week ago

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    This is only a small amount of the abuse that has happened in my childhood. It happened by many people for a long time. But this is what I need to talk about right now. I have a...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'll start when my mom was pregnant with my sisters but you see my sisters had a different father but their father has always been cheating on my mother but she made herself endure...
    Akwarderrorplusmess Akwarderrorplusmess 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Yeah, it's true I am...... the first born son and I wasn't wanted..... my father has now.past but.my.mum Re married and has had another two kids so with m biological sister she has...
    nastybastard nastybastard 36-40, M 2 days ago

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    I was molested from the age 7 to 10 by my uncle daily he used to take me to his room daily he molested he showed me **** movies i was a child i didnt no wat was he doing he said...
    Alina235 Alina235 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    My sister is 8 years older and my brother is 3 years younger. When I was born my sister was very disappointed I wasn't a boy so wanted nothing to do with me unless it was to make...
    unme1 unme1 56-60, F 18 hrs ago

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    Growing up for me was no fun. I had so many bad experiences that even now it haunts me and i am 20 years old. When i was young, around 7 years old, my parents had sent me to a...
    mananb mananb 18-21, M 15 hrs ago

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    We were childhood friends, we were together before we can count our numbers or remember A to Z. We went through many things together, through hardships and happy times, we...
    MrRuth MrRuth 16-17, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I feel much older than I am, mostly because of the pain. My father beat me senseless, I can count the scars. He did not know any other way to punish me so he could only beat me. It...
    WhiteTheKid WhiteTheKid 16-17, M 48 mins ago

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    I remember being very young when My cousin started sexually abusing me but I wasnt young enough to forget . it feels like it was yesterday.
    Jess116 Jess116 18-21 7 hrs ago

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    I was mentally and physically abused when I was younger. I have come to a place where I have forgiven my dad for doing it, but I will never like him or trust him.
    Ellytheoutcast Ellytheoutcast 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    Only My Youngest- After several years I just gave up. My youngest child was born in Summer 1994 at Camp Hunphreys in Anjeong-Ri/Pyeongtaek,South Korea. Her daddy was a local man...
    FineAsWine45 FineAsWine45 41-45, F Mar 18

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    Over the course of a 23 yr controlling, emotionally and at times physically abusive marriage, I had 4 beautiful children. I was the virtual epitome of the "Martha Stewart" mom. I...
    Chrissy342004 Chrissy342004 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 27

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    Missing Child Fraud-This is to confirm S. Di Cecco born 11/07/1994 is NOT missing. Despite the numerous posters spread across the internet as a result of lies told by her sorry...
    HappyinHague HappyinHague 36-40, M 2 days ago

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    Missing Child Fraud-This is to confirm S. Di Cecco born 11/07/1994 is NOT missing. Despite the numerous posters spread across the internet as a result of lies told by her sorry...
    HappyinHague HappyinHague 36-40, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My story is probably a bit different from most adoptees because I have actually met both sides of my biological families. I have always known I was adopted. My (adoptive) mom...
    LadyJane9 LadyJane9 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    I always have my children help me put the groceries away while I'm repackaging and separating meat, fish and poultry. They know the system and they know I'm particular about order...
    AthenaJones AthenaJones 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 28

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    This is of course obvious. Everyone seems to be against child abuse to some degree. I was one of those kids who was raised by the belt or anything that was within reach of my...
    Plungeintoadream Plungeintoadream 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 18

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    I have been working with two partners for several years on the development of a scientific product. We sometimes commiserate that our significant others do not understand how...
    ginger1979 ginger1979 41-45, F Mar 3

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    I'm 45, fit, successful, married... and totally alone. I married at 42, thinking I was waiting for just the right man to be a family with. I believed my husband was it, though his...
    ziggette ziggette 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 7

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    Only at school really. Some days it didn't upset me, but as time went on and I noticed that nobody wanted to play with me or talk to me, I became really sad. It hurts for me to...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F Mar 14

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    Dearest daughterHopefully, one day you will read this letter. Probably I’ll get pregnant with you in the future. Or I will find you where you’re biological mother left...
    mishale80 mishale80 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Many do not understand regression. Oh, they know the definition, but when a child or adult regresses a desire to understand the root cause is usually overcome by discomfort and a...
    brokenat5 brokenat5 61-65, M 1 Response Feb 28

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    In roughly 12 hours I'm going to have an abortion that I don't want to have. Next Tuesday I'll be 37 years old, I'm an educated professional and I live in a free country but I love...
    missprissycat missprissycat 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 12