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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 26-30 Aug 25

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    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 18-21 1 Response 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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

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    "They've gotten to my head and now I wish I was dead." - a poem by me. Written just now. Cuz #mydeepdeepquote and #myfeelings.
    awsome11900 awsome11900 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    BULLY FIGHTIn 1971, I was in grade three, when my mother transferred us to the nearest public school, where we moved our house from Masara Elementary School, Maco, Davao del Norte...
    elacares elacares 51-55, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    When I was about 12 I would have a glass of wine to go with the Sunday roast and I would drink beer with my dad on holiday or hot sunny weekends. I was actively encouraged to...
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Hello All Do you remember when you were about to be smacked? I was smacked quite a lot but there are some instances that stick in my mind. There was the time my Mum stood in front...
    CuriougGirl CuriougGirl 56-60, F 4 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    So I was listening to music with my kids. One of the things we do is put YouTube on the big screen in the house with lyric videos and we use it like a karaoke machine. One thing...
    MisterGw MisterGw 41-45, M 20 hrs ago

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    I dont hate cps i just dont agree with the power supplied to humans who can be bias, ruthless, make mistakes, and judge. 2 years ago I took my infant son to pch er due to his arm...
    Phoenixk6 Phoenixk6 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    Sure, it's funny to YOU, but for me, it was all business. I had to pay the bills, and in a city like Detroit, there wasn't much call for sweatshop kids. I did what I had to do, and...
    LenapeYengwe LenapeYengwe 31-35 3 days ago

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    When I was younger, I used to volunteer for such programmes, We went to many children homes. That's actually how I met my son. Most children were either from broken homes, or...
    DonniePinscher DonniePinscher 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    I was told today if I feel as if I am a threat to myself or to others to sign myself into the hospital. I told that person as I have told the rest. I am okay. I can deal with...
    SecretAbby SecretAbby 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I've ranted a lot about the reasons I don't like/want children, so I'll just give this shorter condensed version. They get underfoot. Their high-pitched voices hurt my ears...
    Stratosara Stratosara 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    The child who is more likely not to accept that their parents questioning them is important, or irrelevant, is a neglected child, and has learnt the true significance in being...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    My neighbours son molested me when I was 10 and made me do oral on him. I think I still have the scars and this is the reason my mind keeps on thinking of sex all the time...
    coldboy coldboy 26-30 4 days ago

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    AMONG other things .
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Everything seemed simple back then, I was happy I lived at my grandparents house with my mother. Honestly if it weren't for my grandparents, I never would be close to guessing what...
    Jaylaska Jaylaska 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I was molested by uncle (17 yo) when I was 8 yo. Somehow, I knew exactly what was happening at the time,that it was wrong, that he was sick. So I always steered clear from him, or...
    Puresadness Puresadness 18-21, F a week ago

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    i grew up happy.. Like what else did I know?My dad was a child molester, my mum a depressive that looked like a zombie... Yet if you saw photos of me and my three older sisters, we...
    Sorrentina Sorrentina 46-50, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    As well as beaten, neglected, abused and traumatized ...
    ToopeBy ToopeBy 18-21, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    It took me years to realize that this was something that affected my emotional health. Now at 19 years old, visiting home and listening to my mother complain about the same events...
    ThrivingOdds ThrivingOdds 18-21, F Aug 26

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    Some years back, in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico a fugitive Catholic priest, that had been convicted of child molestation in Orange County , California, died. He was living...
    fredanddaisy fredanddaisy 66-70, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    I sometimes still have nightmares about my abuse as a child. My mom and my stepdad used to beat the hell out of me. I had no one to go to. Family members acted as if I was ok so...
    Lovelessgal Lovelessgal 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 26

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    DID YOU SEE THE NEWS ABOUT THAT BASTARD?!?!?!? The babygirl's stepfather?!?!? BASTARD!!! The poor 3 year-old was thrown into the pool by her stepfather or soon to be stepfather...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 26

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    When I was a child my father had a job that caused him to move from one place to another. That made it hard for me form and keep friends especially with seizures. Now that I am in...
    planter715 planter715 51-55, M Aug 25

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    2001 and 2003, we lost our children. Newly born, and stillborn. It was fundamentally the downfall of my wife, as shed secretly started drinking after both of our children had died...
    NottsProfGent NottsProfGent 46-50, M 5 Responses Aug 24