Did you have any major childhood experiences that greatly affected the way that you lived the rest of your life?
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
Put him on unpaid leave. I we would have lost the house. It was the worst thing I've ever had to live through.
Wow I can't imagine having to deal with something like that now, let alone at 6.
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.
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.
Moved around a lot. Liked it. Still get itchy feet after a few years in one spot.
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.
I was adopted when I was 2. I can imagine my whole life would've been different had I not.
Yes, I bet it would have!
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.
sorry to hear it. I got my first real job at 11.
Geez. It really sucks when don't get to be kids because of their parents.
it does. sounds like you know about that one, too.
Yes. The most significant was my parents divorce. I did not take that well.
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.
Odd how difficult that action is to accept. I'm not sure you ever get over it. I'm sorry about your step brothers.
many. my childhood was weird.
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.
I'm sorry to hear that firefly. You sure turned out great.
thanks. I'm trying.
Wow, that sounds like a crazy childhood. I'm glad you turned out alright!
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.