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I Was a Neglected Child

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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 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 2 Responses Feb 6, 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 1 Response Feb 5, 2011

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    Left Alone

    I remember very little about my childhood in general. But I know that both of my parents were neglectful throughout my whole life. I just always assumed every child lived like this, or they had it much worse. My dad was in the Navy and was always gone on long six month...
    egofree egofree 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 3, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Oct 17, 2013

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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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    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 70+, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    My father was a drunk and a crackhead from the day he left the navy in 1981 to the day he died in may of 2013. My mother also dated a series of guys after my father how did crack...
    dacraww dacraww 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    Right now I'm laying in bed with my husband who has not wanted to sleep with me for over a week. From at keast Feb 16 to March 3 he looked for other girls online. I try so hard to...
    syntheticrhyme syntheticrhyme 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 28

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    Sorry, but this is going to be long.. I want to know what anyone else thinks. I have read many of your stories, and to be honest, I feel extremely fortunate. My husband (a mental...
    brokenbutlucky brokenbutlucky 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    About being an autistic child- (mild autism/ Aspergers) When I was very young, I felt as though I had something very old inside me, looking out through my eyes. It carried such a...
    LuminousMotes LuminousMotes 31-35, F Apr 2

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    I've always been insightful, having spent much of my youth chronically trapped in my overly analytic mind. Through the years I began to manifest this introspective process outwards...
    danii92 danii92 18-21, F Apr 2

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    I joined this website mainly because I feel I can't talk to anyone else about what I'm thinking. This is a good place to vent my frustrations about my life and not be judged or...
    Wednesdayschild15 Wednesdayschild15 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    I want nothing to do with parenthood. I've known this since I was twelve years old and my mind hasn't wavered since. If I could find a romantic partner who was also childfree, I'd...
    BelleofApril BelleofApril 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 4

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    I was still regularly spanked in. My teenage years in the same way as when I was a child. My dad always said that while I still lived at home I could be chastised whenever he saw...
    cryoutloud cryoutloud 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 24

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    When I was a child, I had an uncle that raped me over and over. I feared him, I was taken into a room as my pants was pulled down to my ankles and he forced himself inside me. I...
    Mark223 Mark223 36-40, M 4 Responses Apr 3

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    I was spending the night at a friend home. I had been there before and don't recall that I had a problem. But this time in the middle of the night I felt something lightly touch my...
    Iyaha Iyaha 56-60, F a week ago

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    I plan on providing a more detailed story, but I feel I need to get the gist out. My dad molested me on multiple occasions/felt me up/acted perverted towards me and my sister. One...
    graymoth graymoth 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Wait, I'm fourteen, but what you need to know is that I wish I was younger as in nine or ten, because back then I was stable. Now I'm not stable. My mind is not stable. I wish I...
    ChocolateCoveredKFC ChocolateCoveredKFC 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    How do you get over it? I knew going into my marriage and my attempts to have children that there was a good chance I wouldn't be able to conceive. The doctor told me when I was...
    Dawn0421 Dawn0421 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Was-Spanked-As-A-Teenager/4213771 read this for my story
    soxs45 soxs45 18-21, M 33 mins ago

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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
    laceykight laceykight 26-30, F Apr 13

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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
    laceykight laceykight 26-30, F Apr 13

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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
    laceykight laceykight 26-30, F Apr 13

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    I am the middle of 5 2 older brothers 2 younger sisters. My brothers were always allowed to do what ever they want. Stay up late,drive, and lots of other fun stuff. My parents took...
    Jimmy1313 Jimmy1313 22-25, M Mar 26

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    I admit it - I like to cross-dress. Sometimes, I would put something on, and just for a bit of a rush, take a quick walk around the outside of the house (either from the front door...
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 1 Response Mar 28

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    I WAS the other woman. He chose his wife and son. Now I'm nothing to him. 16 years and I'm nothing. The affair lasted 8 years but 8 years prior to that we were the best of friends...
    Youdontphaseme Youdontphaseme 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I remember I was 16. I was big into music (still am) at the time I was the drummer for a punk rock band and I was the youngest one well one night after a concert I went to a party...
    soxs45 soxs45 18-21, M 37 mins ago

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    Hate is a very strong word, so I'll try not to use it. I have a stepson (he's 15 now) who I have been around since he was 6. I knew that he was gay the day I met him. That is of no...
    needinghelpbadly needinghelpbadly 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I remember people from my family, when I was little, they hugged each other. I probably was hugged as a baby, but I don't remember it. I have pretty good and clear memories since I...
    WickedScullyOfTheWest WickedScullyOfTheWest 31-35, F Apr 6

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    I am a step-parent to three children ages 12, (almost) 11, and 9. Their biological mother walked out on them on their father when the youngest was about a year and a half old, and...
    TeaMother TeaMother 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    As far as I can go through my childhood memories I can remember the first one… just feeling… fear. My childhood was full of it. Scared of dark, of sleeping in my own bed, of...
    Mellangela Mellangela 26-30, F Apr 11

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    I was brought up with three siblings, the older two hated my father especially the older brother who was from a previous marriage. They egged one another on and accused my father...
    Tigermoth35 Tigermoth35 31-35, F Apr 11

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    My parents are pretty much the epitome of the American Dream, but ascension into the middle-class has made them pretty ****** people. They both grew up really poor and had to raise...
    HipHipJorge HipHipJorge 26-30 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Today I was on my way to class and I stopped to ask a Cop where is room 137 and the next thing I know is that I was in handcuffs being read my rights
    Jailbait474 Jailbait474 18-21, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    From the time I got pregnant weve been argueing he didnt even want me having our child he tried to pay me to have an abortion and then when my child was born thats when he grew...
    laqquita21 laqquita21 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I have deep hatred for the MAN abused me sexually when I was just a little kid. I was only 4-5 years old when this guy, this so called relatives sexually abused me. I din't know...
    nobodyn234 nobodyn234 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 25

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    My A (adoptive) parents knew about me through a lawyer before I was born. Then they drove from Miami to Boynton Beach FL. to pick me up when I was only 8 hours old. My brother was...
    BAM33156 BAM33156 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I have a distaste for people who say things like "I was hit as a child and I turned out fine" or "Children need to be disciplined". There are so many ways to have discipline...
    baconrind baconrind 26-30, M Apr 9

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    Childhood is the time from birth to the age of 16. According to the changes in the physiological characteristics and psychological characteristics, childhood can be divided into...
    smastar smastar 22-25, M Apr 10

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    57 year old male. State took me at age 5 and two younger siblings and put us in a children's home. For 10 years she never tried to get us back. In fact, she went on and had 3 more...
    5312a 5312a 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 11

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