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TigerShark47 October 30th, 2014 4:41am

Did you have any major childhood experiences that greatly affected the way that you lived the rest of your life?

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s4mm1 MD SLP
11/01/14 9:16 pm

My dad has sever PTSD. My mom had issues coping and I was left being the emotionally provider for my family at 6. I remember my dad having a mental breakdown in the bathroom. He couldn't even talk. I couldn't take him go the hospital. They would have

s4mm1 MD SLP
11/01/14 9:17 pm

Put him on unpaid leave. I we would have lost the house. It was the worst thing I've ever had to live through.

TigerShark47 Missouri
11/01/14 10:38 pm

Wow I can't imagine having to deal with something like that now, let alone at 6.

imanag My heaven on Earth
11/01/14 9:06 pm

My biological father left when I was 3. Since that time, whether I'm running to the store or hanging up the phone, I tell the people I love that I love them. I took that separation very hard, but in the long run, it was the best thing for all of us.

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TigerShark47 Missouri
11/01/14 10:40 pm

That's really inspiring. Since my dad has died, I've always tried to make a point to telling everyone I love them when I leave or hang up the phone, as well.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
11/01/14 8:51 pm

Moved around a lot. Liked it. Still get itchy feet after a few years in one spot.

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TigerShark47 Missouri
11/01/14 10:41 pm

I had an old teacher who was like that. She couldn't imagine spending more than a few years in one place before moving on.

WildRice With a side of sass
10/30/14 6:07 am

I was adopted when I was 2. I can imagine my whole life would've been different had I not.

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TigerShark47 Missouri
10/29/14 10:02 pm

My dad died when I was 11. I grew up really fast. I also learned a lot about work ethic from my mom. It takes a strong woman to raise a daughter, deal with her and my grief, work full time, and maintain a home all as a single parent.

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firefly5 the verse
10/29/14 10:03 pm

sorry to hear it. I got my first real job at 11.

TigerShark47 Missouri
10/30/14 6:20 am

Geez. It really sucks when don't get to be kids because of their parents.

firefly5 the verse
10/30/14 6:23 am

it does. sounds like you know about that one, too.

TierasPet
10/29/14 9:54 pm

Yes. The most significant was my parents divorce. I did not take that well.

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TigerShark47 Missouri
10/29/14 10:00 pm

I can imagine. Even years after my step dad and his 1st wife divorced, I can still see the affects it has on my 3 step brothers. It breaks my heart sometimes.

TierasPet
10/30/14 7:53 am

Odd how difficult that action is to accept. I'm not sure you ever get over it. I'm sorry about your step brothers.

firefly5 the verse
10/29/14 9:52 pm

a lot of stuff. I moved a lot, including to different countries. my parents weren't very fond of each other/me. I've lived in some rather shady places.

TierasPet
10/29/14 9:54 pm

I'm sorry to hear that firefly. You sure turned out great.

TigerShark47 Missouri
10/29/14 9:59 pm

Wow, that sounds like a crazy childhood. I'm glad you turned out alright!

firefly5 the verse
10/29/14 10:02 pm

thanks, t.

WildRice With a side of sass
10/30/14 6:07 am

He absolutely did. And for a crappy as his parents are he is the best papa in the world. Goes to show that you can break the cycle.