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I Am Learning to Set Healthy Boundaries

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 44 People

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    I love this group right now because it's so relevant to what I'm going through. For 30 years I have lived as a person who didn't know how to make healthy boundaries. I just lived my life trying to please everybody and anybody and if that meant that I would sacrafice something...
    Djambo500 Djambo500 26-30, M Jul 26, 2012

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    Becoming A Fully Alive Human

    Wow - I've made a lot of progress. I should have since I'm 47 years old now - get upset from time to time with all that time wasted. When I look at my life - I'm way way better than how my life should have been, how it started out. Thank you, God! My first step was to go to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 3, 2012

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    Growing up with abuse

    and manipulation left me feeling like "I don't want to" or "I don't feel comfortable doing that" were not good enough excuses. I was taught that you can't say no to your parents, especially the man of the house as god has given you to him to control. I was severely punished to...
    PirateM PirateM 26-30 1 Response Jun 27

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    Related Experiences

    I don't even know why I started learning German…but if anyone wants to talk to me with it please do! I've been learning for five months, but my grammar is pretty bad…Still...
    Kysandragon Kysandragon 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    Day 13 Recapitulation: A bit of a down day, still suffering from womanism. I was looking forward to going to the local health food store, and so I texted my mom for a budget...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 18

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    I'm a bit unsure what to share and what not to share on here because I'm always up for making new friends and talking to people on here, but one of the original reasons I joimed...
    stargirl58 stargirl58 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 9

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    I'm writing this for anyone who finds it hard to say No. Or if you allow other people to overstep the boundaries. That, in the words of One Direction, is The Story of My Life...
    talkinaftermidnight talkinaftermidnight 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    This is hard for me because I love food. I love the taste, the smell, the sight, the way it warms my belly or chills my pallet. I love the comfort when I'm sad, I love the...
    LadyLynwyn LadyLynwyn 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    Day 14: I need goals. Its official. I need a porpoise. Everybody needs a porpoise. Mine is to set up my home studio by the end of the week. Can you guys get on my *** and...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 18

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    Lately I have been working on being healthy all the way. I first started with my hair & I've been natural already for a year. Then I went on drinking purified water, fruits...
    DaCreativeChild DaCreativeChild 22-25, F Nov 29

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    I'm in no position to date but hope to be in a few months. I've had a very bad track record of choosing the wrong men in my life (the bad boys, the players, the wishy washy). Now...
    NotFiction NotFiction 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 18

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    Its been 25 days since I started this experience, and 11 days since I passed out. I am not sure why it happened yet, having had some time to relax and think. Its possible that it...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire, if you did, what would there be to look forward to? Be thankful when you don't know samething for it give you the...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 3 days ago

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    Google and YouTube have been a godsend in my journey through the kitchen. Haven't set my house on fire yet so it is a start.
    bombchu bombchu 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Strength It is time that I believe If only in me God is Hearer and Knower But I am weak in power To sustain love that lies Inside my body that dies To breathe and brighten The...
    ymfas ymfas 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    If I can't have a great happy relationship with someone then I don't want to settle. I want that person who is my best friend, the one I want to tell everything to and that I want...
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    I think I have a junk food addiction, mostly pizza. I'm not fat or anything but still, I need to eat healthy *before* I start gaining weight. How can I stop my love of pizza and...
    InvaderGashloog InvaderGashloog 70+, F 3 Responses Nov 20

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    For the past few months, I try to stay healthy. But it's expensive. I buy veggies for smoothies and quinoa every other week. I try to do pop pilates (blogilates) at least 4-5x a...
    rossxmina rossxmina 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 22

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    I started trying to learn Japanese last year but gave up from 0.00% motivation. I did however write down loads of Kanji and the meanings,and learnt some vocab plus found some great...
    ChasingStardust ChasingStardust 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 24

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    I have to admit that I have suicidal ideation and have acted on it several times recently. I don't know if its even suicidal ideation because most of the time it was acted on in...
    stigmafree stigmafree 31-35 Nov 26

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    Don't see much people learning arabic tho its beautiful:3 to I'm learning turkish soon .. Any of you willing to learn arabic? Im arab myself and i find arabic class kinda hard for...
    nonorawi nonorawi 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    MOST OF MY LIFE i HAVE BEEN ALONE AND SINGLE. NOT BY CHOICE, BUT GODS CHOICE OR THE DEVILS WORK: I did not learn about se-x until my mid 30s. I know very little right now. Less...
    Niko864 Niko864 41-45, M Dec 7

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    Here is a part of an article excerpted from “The Secret of Letting Go” by GUY FINLEY. Self-Correction is Self-Elevation We are a peculiar race of beings. On one hand, each...
    lightislove lightislove 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 7

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    My daughter is.. My whole world wrapped up in skin and bones. She embodies everything that matters to me, and without her, I would be truly lost. She has already taught me more...
    BrianTheChef BrianTheChef 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 18

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    I have been learning spanish since I was 13 and I am very fluent. When I speak to native speakers I am called Domnican or cuban because of the accent I developed. when I say I am...
    TheNewChico TheNewChico 18-21, M Nov 18

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    What is a healthy sex life for a couple married for just over 10 years? Once a week, once a month, or?
    Andyho Andyho 41-45, M Nov 19

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    I'm still learning that you can't make someone love you. It's impossible. If they aren't happy with themselves, they aren't gonna be happy with you. You can't keep bending over...
    Shanyyyy18 Shanyyyy18 22-25, F Nov 20

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    So I've been learning for a couple if years. It's a great language but the grammar is a killer. I really need to find native Russian speakers to talk to. Any Russians on here who...
    splashUK2014 splashUK2014 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 21

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    Use your mind. Learn the way people use to live and practice them. Yes. this is all about learning myself. this is an opportunity I think when any younger comes in this world he...
    booksworm booksworm 26-30, M Nov 21

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    I like learning new things - being a life long learner. I like to learn. I become what I know - so it is important for me to choose wisely what I will learn. I read over many...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 1 Response Nov 22

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    I love learning the fact that we can with out a doubt reach up to the heavens with our brain capacity at full throttle. I feel as if we were molded and told not to be wise...
    whoscarlo5 whoscarlo5 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 23

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    I started learning Mandarin Chinese a month or so ago. The going is very slow. But I expected that from picking one of the hardest languages in the world to learn. But I'm also...
    bluefireball4949 bluefireball4949 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 24

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    I'm 13 and I wanna be healthy,grow taller and faster! I wanna go to sleep earlier I cant seem to manage that! When should I be going to sleep! I even wanna put an effort and look...
    LardeenS LardeenS 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    Seeking alternative bumpers, headlights, taillights or mirrors, still wanting to conserve money and time? Automotix is the answer for you personally. With our warehouse selling...
    John4602aaz6 John4602aaz6 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    This is the best healthy drink I have ever tried , usually natural organic mixed juice has bitter tastes but this one is awesome :)
    yingzilin yingzilin 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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    “Morning is a vital time of working day, due to the fact the way you shell out your morning can frequently let you know what type of day you are likely to have.” R13...
    Andrew6036yff6 Andrew6036yff6 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    I am learning Chinese Mandarin to help me find an Asian wife. I love how polite, pretty, fashionable and always well presented Asian ladies are. Any help from EP please.
    mike4321a mike4321a 51-55, M 3 Responses Nov 27

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    Today after Thanksgiving dinner and in the hen house with my mother, aunts, and cousins; my mom asked if I had decided on a new outlet yet. This is part of our family dynamic...
    Theonlyexception4me Theonlyexception4me 46-50 6 Responses Nov 27

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    i am learning German and Im loving it :D
    marounkh marounkh 18-21, M 4 Responses Nov 28

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    I love Japanese people, cultur, manga, anime and drama. so I'm learning Japanese by my self... it so difficult, sometimes I just want to give up. I'm using the "Learn Japanese form...
    JN96 JN96 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    Invoking of various styles continues to be lately presented through number and quantity of more intricate styles. Kitchen performs an essential role within the developing in our...
    siresearch1992 siresearch1992 18-21, F Nov 28

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    I really love it (: I find them so interesting and its definitely one of my big strengths! I can speak English and Slovak fluently, and I can speak Russian but not really fluently...
    thefluffyclouds thefluffyclouds 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    Is it healthy to take emotional support from the one you love? Or will it just make them think less of you?
    PrayForNeverEndingHope PrayForNeverEndingHope 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 28

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    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.
    gandyr gandyr 56-60, M Nov 29

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    I don't know if anybody caught a blurb I wrote a while ago about how I drank a couple of beers and "something wasn't right." I wrote that I fell asleep in my car, woke up, puked...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 29

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    It was a whim, to begin with. I was stuck in traffic and we weren't going anywhere. There was a big accident a few miles ahead involving an 18 wheeler and the street was a parking...