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I Was a Neglected Child

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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 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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    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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    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 father  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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    sigh........................................................!!!!!!!!!!!!! it is really very hard for me to talk about that , but i would like to do , when i was a child i missed...
    umayyad umayyad 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 13

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    I was molested by my stepfather when I was 13-14. I'm 32 now, and to this day I have never told a soul. I always faked being asleep the many many times it happened. I didn't know...
    thelonereader thelonereader 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 12

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    NOT with adults. But with other children..family members younger than me, and one older. This is my deepest darkest secret. I am revealing this now, because for the past two weeks...
    trappedgirl17 trappedgirl17 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 22

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    My first block! Yay, I'm so excited. Some anti abortionist decided he didn't like the way I "argued" and that I was very childish, when in which, I've read my statement I made to...
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    Once I was so young and wanted. Everyone cared for me. But like a new toy, I was broken and discarded by everyone. I actually hate the people who left me more than the abuser. Now...
    Wounduponwound Wounduponwound 18-21, M 5 Responses Feb 21

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    I wasted my childhood and now she isn't even kidnapped im super maio 3d land u could play as her wtf
    DanielWilson2000 DanielWilson2000 13-15 Feb 12

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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 1 hr ago

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    I realise that this is quite a long post for anyone to have to read though; essentially I am asking for advice on a somewhat unusual situation. My stepdaughter Emma has recently...
    LouiseBainbridge LouiseBainbridge 66-70, F 53 mins ago

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    I have shared the details of my nightmarish childhood in a previous post. But as I was looking over my profile page and saw this group I had to be thankful that while I was abused...
    LadyHawke68 LadyHawke68 46-50, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I grew up in a home with neglectful and/or abusive and absentee parents, and as a result I wasn't taught anything about life, and just general life skills that every person should...
    Undeadly Undeadly 41-45, F Feb 6

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    Today's Harry Potter/London Fog in my area reminded me of my second grade teachers explanation for fog...,"fog is basically a dying cloud". That hurt my feelings so much. I thought...
    bombchu bombchu 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    It has never been an issue to me. Well, not until now. I'm the eldest among 3. They're straight boys; I'm gay (though closeted). And recently, I noticed that my second sibling is...
    rainspy91 rainspy91 22-25, M 1 hr ago

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    My girlfriend and her little brother live with her mom. Last year, her big sister and her husband Jay moved in with them, with their 3 year old twins. My girlfriend started telling...
    KingLaserDestroyer KingLaserDestroyer 18-21, M 6 Responses Feb 14

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    2 March 2015: I was in a car crash with my dad. We were stopped at a merge point and some woman hit us at moderate speed from behind. It was loud and felt like an explosion. The...
    someconfusedbloke someconfusedbloke 13-15, M 48 mins ago

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    My grand daughter was taken last yr from my daughter. My daughter had left the father but since he hadn't seen her in 3 weeks she met with him and his mother to let them have he...
    scahoon2010 scahoon2010 46-50, F Feb 12

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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 3 days ago

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    Last year, on my first “official” trip out of Dakar (as a UN employee), I stopped at a market town about 100 miles east of the capital. My visit was not a success as the person...
    bethturner bethturner 26-30, F 9 Responses Feb 5

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    Phoenix3439 Phoenix3439 18-21, F Feb 12

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    My mother, unfortunately, suffered from a medical condition (I think it was endometriosis) and as a result she was unable to have any more children. My father went out to work to...
    bigbadnur bigbadnur 56-60, M 1 Response Feb 19

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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 2 days ago

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    I still bear the scars, but scars only remind us of where we've been; they don't have to dictate where we're going. It started with my critical, disrespectful, selfish...
    okc15 okc15 13-15, F Feb 4

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    For over six years me and my younger sister(by about 21 months) were under the care of local Lutheran Social Services. We lived in a children's home from the time I was 7-8 until I...
    EspanolBlite EspanolBlite 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 22

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    This is the best title they had. I don't hate children, I just don't like bad kids. I have a child who has a defiance disorder. It has been so hard. Last night I saw another side...
    ptsdlady ptsdlady 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    It started when I was very young. My mother had called me gay or a lesbian. This has never been true. My mother stuggled with her own sexuality for years and i believe she was...
    gamergirldeluxe gamergirldeluxe 22-25, F a week ago

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    my wife saw some pics I had on my iphone. I had on a beautiful dress, makeup, my favorite black shapewear and a nice brown wig. she just looked at the phone then at me, I was...
    Stacy1165 Stacy1165 36-40, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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