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I Am Learning to Set Healthy Boundaries

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    I just started reading the book,

    I think I should take it slow and practice as I go. I miss being the assertive aggressive me.
    dramafever dramafever 36-40, F Feb 13

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    Relevant

    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, 2014

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    Tomorrow is day one(again). Lol the best part is I never fully give up, if you fall down you have to get back up, right? Just had baby number 3 in December and now it's time to...
    vault101 vault101 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    We must all have boundaries to keep ourselves in check or else friendships can spiral out of control. It is of utmost importance to establish these up front in any friendship so...
    chrissy1961 chrissy1961 51-55, F Mar 14

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    I should be sad. If I was happy that would make me some kind of psychopath. I have learned to be calm. I can still smile and genuinely laugh. Sometimes, I believe I'm going to...
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    M so skinny I want to be healthy n I want my color complexion fair wat should I do???i eat healthy diet bt I don't gain weight
    Chineselight Chineselight 26-30, F Mar 2

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    I so enjoy learn new things, whether in school, internet or people. learning makes you abreast with time,well informed,intelligent and confident. what will the world be without...
    sunshine8922 sunshine8922 22-25, F Mar 7

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    I am posting this selfie not to receive attention but to show you guys that I am learning to love/accept myself and my outward appearance. I've struggled with having an extremely...
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    Learning lessons is a little like reaching maturity. You're not suddenly more happy, wealthy, or powerful, but you understand the world around you better, and you're at peace with...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F Mar 15

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    I really do. I love learning new things, BUT only if they interest me ._. Right now I am learning about the american history and the political system and I find it part...
    CeMi1706 CeMi1706 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    I believe it's so important to be healthy and put health first. Health and fitness are my main goals. There's so much bad food out there and just crap that's full of bad stuff for...
    epsarah94 epsarah94 18-21, F Mar 17

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    I'm learning very, incredibly, horrifically slowly.. Lol I have to use these online language-learning sites to do it, but on top of that, I forgot my password a while ago, so I don...
    AaronH96 AaronH96 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Since me and other people noticed that i look great even i already gained weight thats why im enjoying eating foods that i dont eat befor just to gain weight. But im only eating...
    tiffanyalcalei tiffanyalcalei 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    And I am going to be healthy. I am stopping my serious, long-lived addiction to candy. No more of that crap. And for budget reasons, eating minimal-to-non processed foods. I am...
    eternalvalor eternalvalor 18-21, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    I love carbs, but it's a problem. I think I intake WAY too more calories in one day because I love to eat bread, cookies, pasta, etc. all of the time. When I bring up the fact...
    Deedle81 Deedle81 18-21, F 9 Responses Feb 26

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    I'm learning english so sry if i have mistakes
    Critelion Critelion 18-21, M 6 Responses Feb 28

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    Always lol there is always something to learn... That is the fulfilling beauty of it all.:) 14 years down and the rest of my life to continue learning to play the guitar. https...
    Jonnyguitar877 Jonnyguitar877 26-30, M Mar 3

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    Eating to be healthy(mentally/physically) not to lose weight, but perhaps I'll get lucky and lose a few pounds. Green onions, baby Bella mushrooms, one slice of bacon all chopped...
    vault101 vault101 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    I'll get healthy when I'm more free and have actual income of my own. Though I am grateful for my fathers help each week despite his own bills. Either way viva la resistance
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 4

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    Should be fun :) finally learning the beautiful language
    TheUrge21 TheUrge21 18-21, M Mar 4

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    Wow, kinda cool to find this topic. Back in October 2014, I was asked by my boss and my boss' boss if I wanted to take a new position within the team. I didn't hardly hesitate at...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 5

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    Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind you have to convince. Eat healthy, work out, live well.
    KaySurrah KaySurrah 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 5

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    I am starting learning how to talk french and spanish . because I am bored without doing somthing.
    jeffffffffffffffffff jeffffffffffffffffff 13-15, M 10 Responses Mar 5

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    Learning Vietnamese...quite slowly. Trying to learn to be able to speak with my partner's family and also not to have to rely on others when we visit Vietnam. :) It's pretty...
    tuyetmeo tuyetmeo 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 5

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    Day 4, healthy breakfast now for some herbal tea and then a chocolate peanut butter shake for lunch. I LOVE PB2 powder. It takes the stress off of making sure I get enough protein...
    vault101 vault101 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    I don't believe anyone should have to starve or eat unsatisfying foods in order to be healthy. I eat as organic as possible and trust me...there is something to that. Since eating...
    NikkiTattooedHeart NikkiTattooedHeart 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 6

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    zahra87 zahra87 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    Yes I want this but it would have to right after I have achieve perfect health, if I don't do that then our relationship is not going to be healthy for either of us.
    awsome2 awsome2 18-21, T 1 Response Mar 9

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    Learning and keeping your options open to new things can make you see things differently and see yourself differently. I am always open to talking about new things.
    68JustMe 68JustMe 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    Guten Morgen/Tag/Abend! I am currently staying (for a week now) with my parents in law here in Germany and I am learning deutsch. I know few words and few lines.. I am self...
    redfairy16 redfairy16 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    Check out FREE language-learning resources, tools & strategies (and so much more) at: www.celebratelanguages.com/english
    rdemeij rdemeij 36-40, M Mar 11

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    I'm gonna go to the Art Institutes of Troy, Michigan learning graphic design and animation
    epicanimelover epicanimelover 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 12

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    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F Mar 16

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    Despite the bad times I really do love life and learning new things
    shannonsjourney shannonsjourney 18-21, F a week ago

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    learning to play hay there Delilah - plain white T's. its kinda hard because I have small fingers Lol
    YourOneAndOnlyReject YourOneAndOnlyReject 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    But they dont want us healthy. Unless we praise them And make them even wealthier.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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