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Anonymous asked in Pregnancy & ParentingParenting · 2 months ago

How does this childhood seem? Rate 1-10 and why?

We'll call this girl Emma.

Emma grew up in a well-off, conservative family. She could basically have any material item she wanted. However, her parents had a very dead and hostile marriage. They frequently threatened to kill each other and were extremely verbally abusive towards each other. This mainly resulted form Emma's father's constant cheating. This contributed to her mom's manic depression. She was often unresponsive and had extreme mood swings making her unpredictable. 

When Emma's mother was slightly annoyed at her she would pretend Emma gravely injured or sickened her. She often told her things like no man would want her, that her boyfriend is too good for her, and once in early high school took her phone and laughed at how many guys were texting her, while calling her a whore. 

Emma took her phone out of its case. Her mom threatened to send her to a mental hospital for this reason alone. When Emma needed a medical device as a child her mom ignored it, thought Emma made it up for attention, and told a widespread joke about it.

Emma was molested/raped for years by a family member in elementary school but never told anyone about it and largely repressed her memories and most childhood memories to cope. Emma didn't really have any friends to confide in either.


By high school she had gotten significantly more attractive. At 14 a senior wanted to go on a date with her and ended up raping her. She eventually told her mom about it, who essentially called her stupid, made fun of her for it, though she was concerned. When Emma tried to report it to law enforcement she couldn't because there was no "proof" even though she had a text of him confessing to it.

Update 2:

Emma spent the majority of high school with severe PTSD. She entered a really abusive relationship, sexually, emotionally, and physically. She eventually was able to get clean and straighten up before going to college 1000 miles away, with no interest in returning home. 

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
    Favourite answer

    good in terms of money

    bad in terms of relationships with other people

    i don't know how to judge that in a number

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  • Amber
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    Not that bad compared to what some poor people have to go through (not poor as in money, poor as in unfortunate). I would say she's been pretty luck really. Ok some disjointed relationships but who doesn't get that? Whose home lives were ever perfect? Sometimes being disillusioned it worse than seeing it all go on. Thinking everything is perfect around you, then as an adult realizing it never was.

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  • Mark
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Childhood these days may last II-2p yrs &

    during that time it is truly up to folks in

    charge that make your own decision my

    Home cuz !


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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Going to turn this into a short story?

    • Untroll2 months agoReport

      They probably will. I want more!

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