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I Am Here For the Duration

For people who might have wanted to leave this world due to outside factors, but have decided to stay! 53 People

    Didn't Pull the Trigger

    My first marriage was intensely abusive. (yes, women can abuse men)  I came from a family value system that would never consider divorce.  I decided that I just had to "be strong".  As she continued to emotionally and verbally abuse me, I became more and...
    IndyNudist IndyNudist 46-50, M 5 Responses Jan 27, 2008

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    As Long As The Lord Gives Me

    I just got another E-Mail from the classmate who was responsible for our first class reunion (grammar school). He wanted to tell me one of our mutual classmates who had made the first reunion had passed away from cancer. That makes three since we had the forty-year reunion who...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Aug 30, 2013

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    Me Too

    I'm too old to give up now. I might as well see how this story ends....
    autotelic autotelic 26-30, F Feb 5, 2011

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    That's just who I am.

    .. I've seen a lot, and I know a lot.
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M Apr 24, 2014

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    The Duration

    As a young adult I never understood why someone would take their own life. What would be so awful, so crippling and life altering that a person would think ending their life would be the best answer? I always said if I ever felt that way, if I was ever that sad and desperate I...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 5 Responses Apr 30, 2013

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    I Am Here For the Duration Even If It Kills Me!

    I never felt like I belonged on this earth even as a little girl. My parents made it well known that I was an after thought. My sisters were 9 and 10 years older than me and with that being said at the very least I was supposed to be a boy. It seemed that I was looked upon as a...
    cinfullynn cinfullynn 46-50, F 6 Responses Jan 27, 2008

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    Long As I Can Be

    i love this so i am going to stay here as long as ican, its great!!!!:-):-)
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M Sep 18, 2008

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    Actually, I am here for my entertainment. I don't take this place seriously. I don't care to live here or online. I come here for my entertainment, to think outloud about whatever...
    YanoSiento YanoSiento 31-35, F Jan 7

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    Guys, what part of NO do you not understand. Again, I am not here for your sexual entertainment. Grow up and act appropriately and not inappropriately here online. The majority...
    momlovespatriots momlovespatriots 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    as i am here for sometime dont know why still alone here.... maybe i never try to make friends or maybe i dont have enough skills to express my feelings .... ):
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I will always be here for you and will always care for you. You are just another amazing woman. You still make me smile even though your not on. I am glad that you have found...
    Uoaman Uoaman 36-40, M Jan 5

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    I am here for anyone that needs to talk , I know what it's like to have no one to talk to or listen to you . So I am here to listen to you and help you if I can .
    Wildman43055 Wildman43055 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    I want everybody here to know that I'm here for you if you ever wanna talk about anything. And I mean anything!
    smileyryley smileyryley 13-15, F Jan 18

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    As a person with depression and anxiety, I know what It feels like when you need a shoulder to cry on. I have attempted suicide twice, both times were a failure. Please don't be...
    ashley359 ashley359 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 1

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    So Ive just told a guy on EP that i wasnt here for dating (he asked if i was single and ready to mingle, come on w*f) and then, he blocked me. Niceee.
    iamnotbabe iamnotbabe 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 5

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    I am just a message away & will always be here for anyone
    solost33 solost33 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 6

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    I'm a pretty good listener :) I don't care how minuscule your problems may seem. I'm here for you.
    Lebonix Lebonix 26-30, M 4 Responses Jan 7

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    Im new to the app and just want to meet others to talk to whenever without judgement.. im truly here for anyone and everyone who just needs a person to hear them out. im open...
    unknownana unknownana 16-17, F Jan 7

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    If you need a friend, or just someone to talk to, i'm here for ya.
    vhh1996 vhh1996 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    I may not always be the best person to talk to, and I may vent sometimes, but I'll be here for people when they need to vent or talk to somebody. Not everybody has somebody close...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    I sometimes get messages from guys wanting a relationship. I love the ones that say they've read my pro file and found me interesting. First of all, I know for a fact they didn't...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 6 Responses Jan 17

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    Hi just recently got back on this app and I love reading other people's stories and experiences. It inspires me to influence other people or give my advice to help others. It makes...
    lexilove43012 lexilove43012 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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    I'm not here for a hookup so don't bother asking.
    laurenrp25 laurenrp25 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    I'm always here for friends, if you need to talk about anything. I make a good listener.
    Uoaman Uoaman 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    I am here for anybody who wants help dealing with a hard/embarassing situtation. I will never taunt or make fun of you.
    sorinmarkov1 sorinmarkov1 13-15, T Jan 20

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    As soon as I Logged into EP, I get messages about sex and asking to be added. Please stay away if you have that on your mind. I am not here for sex chats or to please you in any...
    SilverLeviathan SilverLeviathan 18-21, F 16 hrs ago

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    I don't like this experience at all. Each to their own that's why you have a block button or can adjust your message settings. Some people here are into "fun" talk and stuff girls...
    tangledweb94 tangledweb94 18-21, M 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    not the most interesting and coolest guy here but you can have my time and will always be here whenever is needed. giving my best shot of course.
    nonsensee nonsensee 18-21, M Jan 12

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    I'm here to talk to if Anybody needs a friend
    anestacia anestacia 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Sitting in the hostel, at 11.30 pm, I contemplated cutting my wrist. I didn't. I survived. I've been surviving till today. That was a bad day, things have improved. And I don't...
    LoganManish LoganManish 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 3

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    I really wanna have good chats with people here. I like listening to people's ideas, wishes, experiences, so I can share mine with them too. And then knowing each other, we can...
    phsmorais phsmorais 18-21 2 Responses Jan 6

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    Who needs a friend? Im here 👍
    yhan023 yhan023 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    Free therapy session here. Recieve therapy that actually works.
    jonnyb0y jonnyb0y 22-25, M Jan 9

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    Some people think EP is a dating site. Sorry to upset you but no...it's not. It a place to share stories and help others out. Stories about depression, loneliness, self harm...
    shakenama shakenama 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 10

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    I know what it feels like to desperately want anyone to comfort you. So I am here if anyone wants to talk.
    MaximumAri MaximumAri 13-15, F Jan 12

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    Anyone with the new demo post here and let's both discuss and play monster hunter
    backhand32 backhand32 13-15, M Jan 19

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    I have had a really hard time in my life and I just want everyone to know that I am a compassionate and caring person. I am going through a lot, so if anyone ever wants to create a...
    LifeofLewis LifeofLewis 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Anyone need help battling things in their life, message me. I will show you to the other side of life. The side where sadness is only a thought and not a way of life, nor will it...
    jonnyb0y jonnyb0y 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    I may not be the most sympathetic, inspiring, or awesome friend in the world but ya know I'll at least be there to listen and to care. I'll put your feelings before mine and try my...
    MariexOkay MariexOkay 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Even though you're a being a jerk face and I don't know where our friendship stands right now since you're giving me the silent treatment and ignoring my snaps when really I'm the...
    LilahWolf LilahWolf 16-17, F Jan 6

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    I've always been an accepting, caring, nurturing, and comforting Im smart, strong, and truly care for my world and the ppl in it If you'd like to ask me anything at all I am here...
    MNI1982 MNI1982 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    I am here to vent not for people to send me inappriate talking if you wanna chat not freaking setting I am under the age limit dude so don't talk to me unless you are going to be...
    dancerwithheart dancerwithheart 13-15, F Jan 14

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    Presently My heart is pumping fast, i am nervous, sacred a bit, zero intrest in living. To be honest i wanna Die. My dad is unemployed from last 11 years, we were living on some...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    So, I'm in a weird spot in my life. My friends are getting married, I'm the only single one, my family is very busy, and I work a lot. I never felt so lonely... This is my first...
    italianastrong italianastrong 26-30, F 9 Responses 6 days ago

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    Wow!! Lmao! All because I didn't want to go to another website and video chat. What a piece of work. For anyone wondering from the picture, my response was: Lmfao Rotfl!!! Not...
    dreamingoptimist dreamingoptimist 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    When I become friends with you and you need my help I will always be there. I have limits though I can only take you blocking me out for so long.
    Savone52798 Savone52798 16-17, F Jan 6

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