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I Was Affected By The Way I Was Raised

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    MrPoolofsouls MrPoolofsouls 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 15

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    Most are. Few avoid that.

    But a car wreck failed to help. And seroquel failed to cure. Plus added problems.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 16

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    I was affected by the way I was raised greatly.

    Because I was raised not of others, but by myself. It makes me very different. Instead of having guidance or influence, I had to do and find everything myself my own way. My so called parents didn't let me go to school, they kept me out illegally and hid me from the government...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 16

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    Madii144 Madii144 18-21 1 Response Mar 20, 2014

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    AEnima426 AEnima426 16-17, M Jun 6, 2014

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    I think I'm quite atypical compared to most

    young guys around my age. This is because of how I was raised - with discipline and expectations to be a decent human being and live a certain way. Not saying I'm any better than others, because at times I do wish to let loose
    Procrastin8 Procrastin8 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 17

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    I was positively affected

    because now I'm good at pleasing others and defusing fights, I'm a good, disciplined kid and I am negatively affected because I apparently have no understanding of relationships, love or trust. I'm good at sneaking lying and hiding. What's it like to be able to hug anyone or be...
    Anonliljokergirl Anonliljokergirl 16-17, F 3 Responses May 28, 2014

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    who isn't? the choice of how you will react is

    yours though. I grew up in a home that was unsettled. its was fun at times, but unsure when it would turn. mom and dad would fight. it was not uncommon for cops to be called or for one or both parents to leave often leaving me and my sisters alone and me to clean up. They never...
    friendstrong friendstrong 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    AuntieShani AuntieShani 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 27, 2014

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    Growing up I was taught to never share ANYTHING

    about personal things of my family. Because of this I've never really been able to speak up or speak out about my life to anyone, even close friends, in fear that they will tell others. I'm also prone to be more reserved about things and I always keep to myself. I hate it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 17

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    When I was young ( <5 ) my dad educated me

    early so I am ahead and good in school. So grateful
    madisonsevcik madisonsevcik 16-17, F Dec 16, 2014

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    I Can Relate To The Daddy Issues

    i can relate to the daddy issues. The household i grew up in my dads word was the final word and i still think he hates me. in my whole life he has only told me he was proud once. everything i ever did or do now is not good enough, he told me once when i was in high school that i...
    belledawn1 belledawn1 22-25, F 8 Responses Oct 27, 2010

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    I think every one is effected by how they were

    raised. Unfortunately that's not always for the better. This one of the scariest things about being a mother. All you want to do is not screw up your kids. I was effected by the was I was raised. I was raised in an emotionless house ware I was always scared and constantly...
    lullabymom lullabymom 46-50, F 2 Responses May 10, 2014

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    I Choose Not To Be That Person!

    Our values come from our environment when we are children. I was taught to lie, cheat, steal and manipulate. I witnessed murder and rape. Drugs were used around our house at all times. Abuse was rampant, while food was scarce. There are many things I have seen that are far to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 3, 2012

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    now I expect people to say bad things to me,

    hurt me, do bad things to me and I barely have friends because when people are nice to me I fall for the trap and end up getting hurt all over again.
    savvy1998 savvy1998 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    My parents were (and still are) heroin addicts.

    It clicked in my head when I was ten or eleven that something wasn't right, wasn't normal. A bit of snooping and the pieces quickly fell into place. The internet confirmed the methadone; TV and movies confirmed the hypodermic needles and burnt bottle caps. Their needle exchange...
    DakotaRules DakotaRules 26-30, F 1 Response May 28, 2014

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    we all are affected by how we are raised!

    ......That's the whole Point! :-) to quote a famous Chinese Proverb : "Give me a child until he is 10 years old,and he will follow my ways for life" & the Bible "Train up a child in the way he should go..and when he is old, he will not depart from it"
    IFoundYourDiary IFoundYourDiary 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    I feel as though through the hardships I faced

    everyday at home, gives me the disgusted feeling of never wanting to take the same route with a family of my own. It also has taught me courage and gave me the strength to never take any type of abuse from anyone although I was not abused as a child I went through the cycle of...
    liveurDream liveurDream 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    I was raised in a super over protective

    Christian family. I now live my life to be everything they are not. I don't judge people for their choices. I just don't want to be anything like them.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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    Years of emotional neglect = Borderline

    Personality Disorder (seeking to compensate for the lack of attention, creating unstable relationships and unwittingly destroying the remnants of self-esteem)
    marinderso marinderso 26-30 2 Responses Apr 16

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    i am living proof that raising your kids in an

    obsessively Christian environment will not end the way you plan. they teach judgement. oh they're not a good person because they committed this sin or that sin. you know I'd pick an honest sinner any time. i try not to be anything my family is. at least i can say I'm happy...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 16

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    Not in any bad way at all .

    My mom raised me perfectly . I cannot have been the boy i am today without her . She laid the foundation for my personality .. The love for music , respecting others .. These are all the things i would thank her for ~
    DanielXav DanielXav 16-17, M Dec 17, 2013

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    My Boyfriend keeps telling me to stop being

    so antisocial and talk more to people . I do talk to people more when he isn't around I was raised that the man is supposed to talk and take charge of everything. The woman is to keep silent and be seen not heard. When he's gone I can speak and give my opinions to another woman...
    MariahDove MariahDove 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 6, 2014

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    I was just asked by a guy I started hanging out

    with "why are you so sensitive?" How am I supposed to answer that? I'm pretty sure I can blame my childhood for my sensitivity.
    ilovenickiminaj ilovenickiminaj 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 17

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    So affected that when people say "Dumb"

    or "Stupid" it gets me angry and I cry about it later. I grew up in so much negativity that jokes are sometimes hard to accept.
    AcousticLover AcousticLover 16-17, F Aug 8, 2014

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    my dad always used to yell at me

    and always told me to be perfect. whenever someone yells at me now, I start to flinch and I my heart starts racing and I can't breathe cause of how many times I've been scared. I used to be bullied by my boy cousins and they always loved to make me angry and now I'm scared to go...
    awayfromlife awayfromlife 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 17

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    I was raised with money,

    with staff at home, and with a silver cuttlery set in my mouth. I was also raised by my mom, one of the kindest people I've ever met. So, I guess I'm a mix of spoiled brat, and giver?
    LittleStain LittleStain 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 8, 2014

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    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 8, 2014

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    Scared Of The Adults

    For the first twenty years of my life, I can't remember but a few evenings when Daddy was sober - or at least, sober enough to talk to. He was a full-fledged alcoholic who got moodier and moodier as the evening turned into night and the drinks mounted up. The bottle of whiskey he...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 19, 2013

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    Had to share everything with my sisters,

    everything I ever owned was either from a thrift shop or a hand me down from my brothers. Homeless for the first 6 years of my life, was often starving, always sick and dirty, was always on my moms bad side, always either in trouble or being hit by her. Raped by my uncle for 5...
    GermanWildChild GermanWildChild 13-15, F 2 Responses May 29, 2014

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    You Would Be Too

    We are all a product of our environment.If I were to write out this story, it would be long, and I haven't the energy it would take to put something so painful into writing. I haven't the heart right now to force the memories back up to the front of my mind... So I will just...
    DeadOfDecember DeadOfDecember 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 25, 2011

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    I didnt feel.loved or.

    as if anyone.cared.for me. Now I have a hard.time.on being proud of myself and trsuting people.
    energymustmove energymustmove 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    "Why isn't there a commandment to "honor thy

    children" or at least one to "not abuse thy children"? The notion that we must honor our parents causes many people to bury their real feelings and set aside their own needs in order to have a relationship with people they would otherwise not associate with. Parents, like anyone...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 5 Responses May 7, 2014

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    i come from the land of shut up

    and do as you are told. never speak back. don't be loud. be seen not heard. because of this i tend to be a soft spoken person. i have tried to be a louder person, i'm just not. it's so ingrained in me to be quiet loud is no longer an option. so please forgive me and have...
    varjakpaw varjakpaw 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 16

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    There's no doubt.I know I would be infinite

    times better than what I am with a proper education and family.I may be shy on my virtues but sure thing I grew strong and able of an extreme survival instinct...not with less scars that opens from time to time in wounds again. I suposse I am like a precious stone without polish...
    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F Jul 11, 2014

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    urlaame urlaame 18-21, F Oct 9, 2014

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    Sicarium Sicarium 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 17, 2014

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    alejandragucci alejandragucci 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    I was raised by a mother

    who hated me and expressed her hate toward me every chance she had , my father was in and out of my life .. when he was in my life he was always drunk .. he was and still is an hopeless alcoholic .. my mother was also an addict ( meth , crack , and whatever else she could get...
    imperfectbeauty imperfectbeauty 18-21, F 8 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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    I can relate to being raised by a very strict

    Catholic mother. Since we were children, we were so straight laced. we would pray all of the time, and listen...like good obedient children I guess. But soon that ended. During this time my parents would contradict everything they were teaching us, and we would just sit in our...
    darkstate23 darkstate23 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 16

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    my father was a drunk

    and physically and verbally abusive to me. when i was 4 i was learning to count to 20 and kept confusing the number elevan with Levitz. i have told others tjis story and they thought it was cute... for me i got slapped accross the face and told to go back to my room and in 10...
    jdanyone jdanyone 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 16

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