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I Am Learning to Take One Step At a Time

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    Learning

    Like learning to walk, life is a journey that is 1 step at a time.Time itself only moves 1 way and that is forward.If I am to learn in life and grow then I must do it like I learned and relearned to walk, one step at a time.
    mailmanshadow mailmanshadow 51-55, M Apr 12, 2011

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    Alone

    Ever since my parents gave me up when i was 6 i have been taking it slow. I have never been adopted and im 16. i want a family. I have been planing were to live when i leave at 18 and how i will finish school. This is too much for me now. Need to take my time.
    Sw33tz Sw33tz 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 4, 2012

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    Demolition

    So the first thing I need to do before taking on my new life is to tear down the old.  There is so much stuff to go through in this apartment.  I'll have a little help from her parents, but it's not really fair to them.  Even though she took off on me, I still feel...
    intothewoods intothewoods 26-30 3 Responses Nov 29, 2008

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    Get A Grip!!

    I want to say I'm learning to take one day at a time, but that's putting it a little loosely. With me I have to take it one step at a time, one moment at a time. My moods are up and down daily, to the point that I have to remind myself when I'm thinking positively that this won't...
    TigerStew TigerStew 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 25, 2011

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    Don't Stumble.

    Like others that joined this group i am learning to take one step at a time. But sometimes I think.. not only is it important to take life one day at a time, one step at a time. But i also think it is important to only go forward. One step is one step... But a step forward is a...
    illneverforgetwhathappened illneverforgetwhathappened 18-21 May 3, 2011

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    From 9th Of March 2010 To Today, I Have Taken One Step At A Time. Whether Going Forwards Or Back.

    The 9th of March was the day my life changed. It was the day I disclosed. And that day was the day I met Susi Barber. And it was her who showed me the way forward. She spoke to me, told me things would get better, that I would learn to survive and she told me to take it one step...
    Cuitadella Cuitadella 18-21, F Sep 3, 2011

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    It's Not Gonna Be So Bad

    How quickly we come to our senses and begin to move on!  A kind word from a stranger seems to go a long ways these days.  The more I think about this whole situation the more it seems right that I'm moving on.  I really would have given the rest of my life being...
    intothewoods intothewoods 26-30 Dec 6, 2008

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    This Is Painful

    I've don't think I've ever felt quite so detached in my life.  It's like I'm traveling in and out of a hurricane of emotion and occasionally hitting the eye in the center.  One second I'm upset.  The next I'm happy.  The next I'm sad. Then comes nothing at all...
    intothewoods intothewoods 26-30 2 Responses Dec 4, 2008

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    Learning

    i am learning to take it slow and easy. but also 1 step at a time. i wanted to do everything at once. but then i was like to myself- " Why am i doing everything at once?" i would also would have nothing to do after that. it is really annoying. i dont want to do things...
    zipseal zipseal 18-21 1 Response Jan 5, 2009

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    It Gets Better Quickly

    Sometimes you grow up in leaps and bounds.  I know what I want for the first time in a long time.  I feel confident.  I feel happy.
    intothewoods intothewoods 26-30 1 Response Dec 18, 2008

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    tripwithzip tripwithzip 26-30, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    i swear my stepmom is out to get me i just dont know what to do anymore. yes i have made mistakes but i have tried to right my wrongs but once you do something that doesnt please...
    ayeitsjordyn ayeitsjordyn 16-17, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    So my stepmom hates me because A I'm not athletic like her kids B I don't go to a private school like her kids C I really don't care about that artificial stuff (I'm pretty slim...
    baghen baghen 31-35, M 20 hrs ago

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    So here's the dealio my parents are divorced and have Ben for quite some time both my parents found a new spouse however my stepmother is extremely critical and hateful towards me...
    baghen baghen 31-35, M 21 hrs ago

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    Wow. Just. Wow. I'm still a little shocked at myself. I wonder if he is too... He made me mad, you see. Not like it's the first time he's made me mad in 15 years, of course...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Reading all of these stories has alleviated a lot of the guilt I've been feeling lately. So, here goes. I've been in a relationship for one year and seven months. I knew going in...
    InquisitiveGem85 InquisitiveGem85 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    My story isn't quite like everyone else.. we live about 300 miles away so we only get the "princess" during the summer but that is a few months of my house being taken over and...
    EvilStepMom33 EvilStepMom33 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am a stepmother. My stepdaughter is almost 8 and I have been around for half of her life. I don't have children of my own but we certainly have been trying (sadly no luck), so I...
    MomAtHeart13 MomAtHeart13 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    This is going to be very long winded and I'm posting this because I need to vent and need to know who else is going through something similar and how they're handling it. Here goes...
    Kristy37 Kristy37 36-40, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    Been a while since I last shared my status with you all. If you've followed my story since I started posting here you'll know that after 9 years my girlfriend, K, finally broke up...
    LostStepDad LostStepDad 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I hate being a step mother!!! I hate it! I hate it! I hate it! I know that blending families is a hard thing to do, and I love all of my children. I am tired of feeling wrong...
    Wzv63w Wzv63w 26-30, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    being depressed all the time isnt gonna get a girl back. a very kind soul helped me realize, she's out doing her, and i gotta go and do me. i gotta let time take its path and wait...
    pepetheanarchistfrog pepetheanarchistfrog 13-15, M 4 days ago

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    I was so naive..... I am not allowed to be married to my husband, but rather I have to compete with my SD and his dead wife's memory. I thought I was a nice person, good mom...
    frecks6 frecks6 31-35, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I just want this to go away. Back in January I lost the group of friends I had been extremely close with for the last 4 years. That was very hard for me. I spent weeks in a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have been diligently trying to get my license since I was eighteen. I'm now 25 and still don't have it. It's been exhausting, degrading, and disheartening not having one all...
    lessneedymonica lessneedymonica 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I love my stepmom.Shes so down to earth and nice. Not fake, so I can like her. I can talk to her about anything. Two of her kids are related to me.:) It would be great if they were...
    ChelseaMonroe ChelseaMonroe 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Let me be frank I think people of all genders and sexualities should be accepted but I can't help that I had a bad experience. In every group I feel as though there is a few bad...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 days ago

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    A taboo topic that would be hard to talk about with friends, I feel alone. So, my dad has been with this woman for 8 years. I've known this kid since he was 7 and I was 10, we've...
    Apelvt Apelvt 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Key word ~ Completely! It's been 10 months now that I begun a whole new life in every way. Living this close to Nature and wildlife is always surprising and awesome times...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 8 Responses a week ago

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    I am to the point that I just don't even care anymore. I met my man 5 years ago. He was just finalizing his divorce. He had been separated from his ex for almost 2 years at...
    roxmac roxmac 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    She is really starting to get under my skin. During my sons therapies she always butts in and makes it hard for him to focus. She has this smart *** mouth on her. Just this morning...
    xADOSx xADOSx 26-30, F a week ago

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    She moves gracefully toward the ocean. The cooling moisture in the air awakens her senses. The warm sand under her feet massages her step by step. She moves gracefully into the...
    Treasure7 Treasure7 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 25

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    Seems there's one thing I am naturally skilled with: the Spanish language. For some reason I've always had an interest in it and it's always been easy to learn and understand (the...
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 18-21, F 9 Responses Jun 25

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    I guess it comes down to this - do I make my hubby pay for his SD? My stepdaughter is in her late 20's, and a complete sociopath. I let her stay with us when she didn't have a...
    jenna5972 jenna5972 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 25

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    I met a man(H) six years ago who was married once to a woman(X) for only about 3 years, during those 3 years they had a daughter(SD). X cheated on H several times with different...
    justgotreal justgotreal 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    A smile hiding pain.I have strange feelings lately. They become stronger for each day going. I have too high hopes to myself, and to those around me. I know I am not someone...
    IBelongToAlison IBelongToAlison 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 25

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    Im learning that food is a gift. A provision. Some people would die for a burger or a potato or a piece of cheese and we are being stingy with food. Of course make as many wise...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F Jun 25

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    When i was younger i had already seen myself the way i wanted to become. If i wanted to be brave id become braver. If i wanted to be athletic id excercise more. If wanted to learn...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F Jun 25

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    My life is perfect... When its just me my husband and our daughter. But when we get my step daughter my life is a living hell. I feel like a horrible person for having bad feelings...
    stepmom310 stepmom310 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 24

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    My step daughter has just turned 12 her dad has had custody since she was 1 years old. About 3 years ago his daughter really wanted to meet her mom and was crying for her so he...
    Hollymmcc Hollymmcc 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    First, I would like to say that I wish I had found this group prior to even getting involved with a man with kids!!! I would have ran so fast the other way. I'm 36...I have a...
    Dddsss123 Dddsss123 36-40 3 Responses Jun 22