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I Am Learning to Set Healthy Boundaries

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Taurusedi Taurusedi 31-35, M Feb 11

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    yngwildfree yngwildfree 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 19

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    goodnites1011 goodnites1011 22-25, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Deedle81 Deedle81 18-21, F 9 Responses a week ago

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    I'm learning english so sry if i have mistakes
    Critelion Critelion 18-21, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    vault101 vault101 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind you have to convince. Eat healthy, work out, live well.
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