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I Was Raised By My Grandparents

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    I Think Of Her As A Saint

    My mother was married when I was conceived but he isn't my father. They returned state side during the pregnancy and I was born at the hospital where my maternal grandmother worked as a nurse. Her best freind Nora was the one on duty that night and told me about the delivery...
    RawRedhead RawRedhead 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 11, 2010

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    Who Will Love Me?

    My Mother took off and left my Dad and me when I was just a baby.My Dad was an alcoholic and in the 50's men didn't raise their children,they gave them to their parents and that is what happened to me.My Dad gave me to his parents who raised me till I was 12.My Grandpa had some...
    missemboth missemboth 51-55, F Jan 18, 2009

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    I Am Proud I Was Raised By My Grandparents ... Now

    I lived with my paternal grandparents for five years when my parents weren't together. I used to be ashamed of that. But now I am proud. I was never close with my mother. My father passed away a long time ago. His mother had a stroke a couple years after my father passed...
    jefgg jefgg 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 12, 2012

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    Gprnts!

    two of the most importnant people in my lfe would be my grandparents. i am the person who i am today because of them and learned to much from them, they were there for me when i was younger and when unfortunately for some time i didnt have my parents with me, and i love them very...
    WiCkEdLyGREAT WiCkEdLyGREAT 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 5, 2011

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    Complicated Family

    I am a 40 year old female from the UK brought up by my grandmother. I was born to a mother who had just had an abortion and couldn’t afford another. My dad at the time, worked operating funfair rides and money was very tight, particularly in the early 70s when things were bad...
    chaza73 chaza73 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 31, 2013

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    Accidental Baby

    (I'm sorry about mis-spelled words) My parents were 19 years old when they had unprotected sex creating me. My mom has severe psychological issues, I think she may even be scziophrenic To this day she lives in her own world. I give my dad more credit then my mom. They broke up...
    totaljesschaos totaljesschaos 22-25 2 Responses May 9, 2013

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    Never Wanted Child

    i am 51 female, raised  by grandparents, extremely  farm life, no friends ,went to school so depressed. My only outlet was art and painting still is and my love for dogs , today i have a service dog that goes everywhere with me. Oh, I had a mom, she was 14  when she had me...
    rj1961 rj1961 51-55 1 Response May 3, 2012

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    Dad Doesn't Seem To Care, Mom Not Allowed To See Me

    I have been raised by my grandparents since I was 2 weeks old. My mom was in trouble with the law and my dad had emotional problems. Their relationship was hanging by a thread. After my sister died from heart and kidney problems the thread broke. For about two years my brother...
    JoJoD96 JoJoD96 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 5, 2012

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    Not Fair...

    I live with my grandparents and they are retired, so all they do is sit down all day. My grandfather stays in his room all day, grumpy and mad at the world. My grandmother yells and screams non stop about what I do, what I don't do, pick this up, clean that up, fetch me a yogurt...
    Athlete2012 Athlete2012 18-21, F Jun 21, 2012

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    I Feel Like I Was Born Too Late.

    I was partly raised by my grandparents because I lived with them due to the fact that my mum was ill a lot when I was growing up. My grandma had some very strong opinions common to many older people and many of these have rubbed off on me. I know that most people my age would...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 27, 2007

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    Raised

    My parents worked, my grandparents were in charge taking care of us. 
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Jan 15, 2011

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    I Want To Hear From People Raised By Their Grandparents

    I'm coming to the States tomorrow to meet people like me (raised by grandparents), please get in touch: http://keepitinthefamily.posterous.com/ thanks, Leon
    NanKid NanKid 41-45, M Apr 10, 2012

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    I Would Not Change It At All

    . By the time I was 3 my parents were not together anymore and they tried to work things out one more time before my Mom and I moved in with my Grandparents. They literally were both retiring by this time and it gave them something to do. My Mom worked and went to school and it...
    iameffystonem iameffystonem 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 10, 2011

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    My Grandma and Grandpa

    My mom was 16 when she had me and my dad disappeared shortly thereafter. she was still living with my grandparents when she had me. At 21, she had my sister and became an alcoholic. She decided to move out rather than stop drinking, and when it came time to go, I didn't want to...
    aka746 aka746 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 21, 2007

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    I Was Raised By My Grandparents Too

    My parents divorced when I was seven. My mom made a bad choice in her next husband, and we left him two years later to move in 'temporarily' with my grandparents. We never left. Mom stayed home with my little sister, and when my sister was ready to start first grade, we began...
    jeffandnena jeffandnena 36-40 2 Responses Jan 12, 2012

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    Alana's Story

    I had a really good home life up until I was 8 when my father died suddenly from a heart attack. My mother was so grief stricken she couldn't Handle taking care of me or my twin brother so she sent us off to live with my grandmother in another country. I only saw her for short...
    Tippycat Tippycat 18-21 Nov 11, 2012

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    My Grandmother Had To Step In

    My mom is an irresponsible and almost erratic kind of person. Everyone in my family knows she possibly even has a psychological disorder, because she doesn't act like a normal person should. She had me at a young age, and did care about me a lot, but things turned bad when I grew...
    SylphNoir SylphNoir 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 18, 2011

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    I Was Adopted By My Grandparents

    In 1970 I was born to a 14-year-old girl in a village in the UK countryside (Staffordshire Moorlands) and the identity of my father is still unknown.  My birth mother’s parents did the kindest thing – instead of putting their daughter in a ‘mother and baby home’ and...
    NanKid NanKid 41-45, M Dec 18, 2011

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    Not Really The Same Thing

    i was brought up by my best friends mother and her grandparents from the age of 12 on my birth family is all they were i was never inpotrant of worth any efford
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Dec 19, 2011

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    Grandpa's Girls Are a Rare Breed

    My story begins with the early childhood death of my aunt, Kathy. There was a house fire that my buxom grandfather couldn't save her from. The information I have is limited; although to my knowledge by the time rescuers got there it was beyond to late. My grandparents did have...
    BettyBetty BettyBetty 21-25, F May 3, 2007

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    Holy Hell!

    I loved my grandparents but i feared them more. My grandmother was always what many people would refer to as a hard woman. She was strict & she had also had a bit of a hard life. My grandfather (by marriage, not blood) was a little softer around the edges but underneath both of...
    allusedupnowempty allusedupnowempty 22-25, F May 9, 2013

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    I've lived with my grandparents

    since I was 13 and now I'm 18. They brought me up to be a very polite, well-educated mature young woman who aims to go to university to eventually become a teacher. My grandparents have always been quite overprotective which is understandable because I was placed into their care...
    Mangocloud Mangocloud 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 6, 2014

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    Life As I Knew It

    I live with my mom, but my grandparents practically raised and took care of me. It's funny how parenting comes so easy for some people, and then some never get the hang of it at all. I was in a car wreck thar paralyzed me when I was 3, and I don't think my parents were ready...
    LifeOfAGingerKid LifeOfAGingerKid 16-17, F Nov 30, 2012

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    My Grandparents Are My 'real' Parents

    My mother gave birth to me when she was 16 years old, she took care of me until I was about 6 months old, when she decided she could not give me the best care needed, the man who was my father stopped seeing me as she told him I was not his for some reason that is not clear. Her...
    Slayer202 Slayer202 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 10, 2010

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    I Am Raising My Grandchildren And Looking For Advice

    I am raising my grandchildren I got them when they were 3 months and 2 years old. I have had them for 5 years. I am looking for advice or suggestions from others who have been raised by their grandparents. What made/or could have made your situation better? Would you rather have...
    K8sdoc K8sdoc 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 20, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    But not in a bad way. Living on many different military bases allowed me to meet all kinds of people and explore new places. I hope it's made me versatile.
    glowbugs glowbugs 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    Always lived near prospect park. Park Slope, Fort Greene etc. Miss it.
    padraig17325 padraig17325 51-55, M Jan 23

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    I lived with my mom and her mom from birth till I was about 6. she was 16 raising me. I didn't know any different, it was the way I was raised, how I was influenced, the life I...
    summerwinterfallspring summerwinterfallspring 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    I was bullied mercilessly when young. I'm an American and was raised in a military family, we moved around. I was bullied during middle school, even in high school. I spent half my...
    EvansBlue EvansBlue 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 14

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    i never actually this done because I once saw my brother have his done and it made such an impression on me I never did it myself. I remember once getting punished for calling my...
    foggymorning20 foggymorning20 26-30, F 8 Responses Jan 22

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    I'm sorry if this story seems sorta vauge, I'm typing it from an android phone and am very upset at the momment so bare with me, please. I am 17 and a military wife. My mother is...
    ravensmoon666 ravensmoon666 18-21, T Jan 15

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    I was born at the end of WWII and raised in Hollywood, California during the Cold War era. My mother was a very dedicated underground member of the Communist Party. My father had...
    Brainyblonde Brainyblonde 66-70, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    I don't know how to tell this story... Late last August, the man I thought to be my father took my 4 year old sister and I to see our grandparents before the end of the summer...
    mickey19974 mickey19974 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I've been in contact with my birth family for almost a year Now there great I love them all so much. Now that I have them in my life I fell complete I never realized something was...
    horselover8090 horselover8090 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    My dad is a Anglo Native American mutt and my mom is a South African Ashkenazi Jew who converted to Christianity. I was not taught any Jewish beliefs or about holidays. I wish my...
    lonelygurl92 lonelygurl92 22-25, F Jan 11

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    I was bullied from elementary school to middle school. It was horrible. They just bashed me because i was asian. They called me names (ex: chinky eye, idiot, stupid) made racist...
    Horse10202 Horse10202 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 4

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    I an the oldest of 5 children. Growing up I always felt I got the blame if my siblings did anything wrong,I am now in my 30s and it's still the same.. I have not spoken to my...
    scarlett26 scarlett26 31-35, F Jan 5

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    Been living with my grandmother since I was born. Always act like she's right and all that. All she good at is giving people lectures but not on herself. Think she knows everything...
    msunique1989 msunique1989 22-25, F Jan 13

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    I started prostituting well I prefer escorting since I was 12. I never really had a family growing up and took care of myself or my mom that raised three girls herself. yea it was...
    mandyvargas18 mandyvargas18 18-21, F Jan 4

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    Born and raised as a Jehovah's Witness I've been surrounded by many yet can't help feeling so alone. Living in one of the largest city's in North America (NYC) I find it so hard to...
    nuffsaid97 nuffsaid97 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 11

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    I didn't tell anyone what she did for four years. I cried and had nightmares for four years. I cringed when she was around or her name was said. For four years, I was alone with...
    icannotlieanymore icannotlieanymore 18-21, F 30 mins ago

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    I feel like I have an old soul and have lived many lives. I don't want to be a trader to my generation but I've always felt I didn't belong. when I was 14 in '95 (wow seems like a...
    greeneyedgypsy greeneyedgypsy 31-35, F 18 mins ago

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    I was 4 when it started for me and people say 'omg, you were molested how awful', but I don't cry at night thinking that those guys hurt me and how I'm all messed up. They didn...
    thumper15 thumper15 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    once I went in my sisters house who was living alone in Arunachal Pradesh I was going alone and there we two only living in India I was getting a very pleasure there but I didn't...
    in8444 in8444 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    Well...it all happened in May 2010. This was my sophomore year. Little background though. My freshman year, I was big into sports. I played soccer, tennis, and I wrestled. I...
    SocialFlutterBy SocialFlutterBy 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 4

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    The fallen angel who shined upon me This is something that stood in my head for the past couple of hours ,its about the most amazing girl i've ever met all she ever did to...
    shanur123 shanur123 22-25, M Jan 5

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    I think the reason why I'm such a ****** person now has to do with how I was treated as a kid. Sometimes I tell people of my past and they tell me, "It was just elementary school...
    TryingToLiveLife TryingToLiveLife 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    I was sitting on the couch when my dad came in and said , what's wrong with you kid, your grades are absoloutly disgusting, get up! I knew I was going to get a spanking. I was 13...
    jsjeje jsjeje 26-30, T Jan 9