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I Was a Neglected Child

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Oct 17, 2013

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    A Raw Deal-When my marriage was on the rocks many years ago I wanted to return to the the United States with my children ages ,after all I was their mother,but my husband was...
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    I was 8 when he first did it. He was 13 at the time. He was sitting on the couch between me and my sister. I remember him saying "I want to show you something". He then touched...
    sophie0511 sophie0511 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    (Warning: my story is very long, please take your time reading it) Elaine, you are and will always be in my heart forever! You are on my mind now as I think about you. Recently...
    Friedwontonsonaplate Friedwontonsonaplate 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    I know a young girl that I have gotten close to over past several months I became aware of a guy with intentions to sexually abuse her and got her to put me in touch with her...
    Cargan2016 Cargan2016 31-35, M 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Neglecting A Father's Responsibility-"It is just a father's responsibility. Don't matter if you do not see the children. " Said my grandmother to my father, her eldest son,years...
    RunEun RunEun 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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    I had a friend who was abused by her father in her childhood let's say aged 5 until 14, she told me this and has allowed me to share her story on being abused as a child. Her...
    Awen876 Awen876 16-17, F 5 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Hi I'm Sarah, a mom of 2 children, a boy 9 and a girl 12 who are both spanked for discipline reasons. When they misbehave, break set rules, have poor attitudes, have been warned...
    overmomsknee overmomsknee 31-35, F 19 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Earlier this morning I got into a HUGE argument with this woman in the grocery store. My fiancé & I were just walking through the store when we suddenly heard loud screams coming...
    beyondrepair321 beyondrepair321 22-25, F 27 Responses 1 day ago

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    I literally just took the abortion pill yesterday/today (the first part at the doctor's office yesterday, second part today). The cramps were unbearable earlier. I was curled up in...
    searching097 searching097 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I freak in hate children and babies. I used to work at a daycare when I fell on hard times and needed a job. It was the worst experience EVER!! I have 2 boys but that's very...
    SabrinaIlinca SabrinaIlinca 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I was thinking that the first four years of my life I wasn't around many people. I was the first born child. My family is from Kansas and my father moved to Colorado for work just...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    I think people often underestimate what depression does to a person. I go from externalization/narcissism in dissociative states to internalization/depression. In other words; I...
    Outdoctrination Outdoctrination 18-21 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Give Me Back My Daughter Already!-Today I finally received some up to date pictures of my eldest child,who turned 9 in March and whom I have not seen since she was 9 months and my...
    BeingOracleSince90 BeingOracleSince90 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    Hello, I am fourteen years old and I know all too well about cps. I will never trust them to help a child or a family. They have been in my life and ruined it since I was six. In 2...
    BADLIFEFORME BADLIFEFORME 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    Physically hurting your children should never be acceptable. It’s never okay to hit a child, even under the guise of "discipline" or it being "for their own good". In no way is...
    WithoutChemicals WithoutChemicals 18-21, F 9 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am so delighted to have discovered this page this morning. So much so that I have sat down with the biggest mug of tea so I can comfortably type away to people who share the same...
    EEC1988 EEC1988 26-30, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    A choice ruined my life. I was faced with a choice it seems easy to choose when put into simple terms. Though for me the choice wasn't so simple. I was flailing like a dying fish...
    HippieAngel420 HippieAngel420 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Growing up being a product of a drug addict is hard. It's not that I chose to be alive so why put a child on the earth if you can't raise it, nor do you want to. Well let's start...
    Amberrjade27 Amberrjade27 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Yesterday my husband and I went to a fortune teller. She did some tarot cards for us. She ended up taking a look at our relationship and saying the key to it being a good...
    Magicalcarebear Magicalcarebear 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    I have been in three committed relationships,.. The first cheated on me while I was deployed to the Middle East, she was my high school sweetheart. The second is the mother of my...
    Someone6687 Someone6687 26-30, M 7 Responses Jul 26

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    I've been abused all my life. I've been emotionally abused and neglected since day 1. I've suffered 12 years of bullying and 9 years of sexual abuse and hitting from my father. I...
    DexterMalloween DexterMalloween 13-15, M 7 Responses Jul 26

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    I've been plagued by contempt for my father for many years, and I'm trying to figure out if it's just an issue with my brain, with me as a person, or if I was actually emotionally...
    expandingforward expandingforward 36-40, M Jul 26

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    Hello I want to share my experience with the net. When I was 10 and my brother was 3 We were having fun. No clue about what sex is. We played with games with eachother... Then one...
    iloveleagueoflegends iloveleagueoflegends 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 25

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    25 years ago children protive services took my two children my son Bryan 18months and my daughter Nichole 3months shortly there after I recieved a call informing me my son had a...
    brokenkim brokenkim 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    Vivid memories, live again! My favorite book as a child was titled "Grayling". It was a book about a Fisherman who had gone out to sea, found a distressed baby seal in the storm...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    I think I might have strong motherly instincts, even though I don't know if I will ever have kids myself. But at least equally as much as I love children, I strongly dislike...