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I Am Learning to Take One Step At a Time

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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...
    intothewoods intothewoods 26-30 3 Responses Nov 29, 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...
    zipseal zipseal 18-21 1 Response Jan 5, 2009

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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...
    intothewoods intothewoods 26-30 Dec 6, 2008

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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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    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...
    Sw33tz Sw33tz 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 4, 2012

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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...
    mailmanshadow mailmanshadow 51-55, M Apr 12, 2011

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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...
    intothewoods intothewoods 26-30 2 Responses Dec 4, 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...
    TigerStew TigerStew 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 25, 2011

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    I don't feel bad about this at all. I have 2 SD's. I have known them since they were 3 and 5. They are now 13 and 15. I have a close relationship with the 15 year old, let's...
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    I decided that I'd teach myself how to play the guitar a little over a year ago and have found it fun, challenging, and therapeutic at times. I just zone out and focus on making my...
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    I am here to tell you about me, my vision and my reality. I'm looking for three women and two men to join me in leaving society. Leaving it all behind and building a community of...
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    Raising a child that isn't your own. Such fun! When things get tough, there are no sweet memories of them being cute because you weren't around for that part. No biological love...
    Countrychicky Countrychicky 26-30 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    My husband has been struggling with depression throughout our ten-year relationship. He refuses to get treatment. He works one part time job and that's "too much." I work two...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 26

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    In life one has a choice to take one of two paths: to wait for some special day - or to celebrate each special day, To wait for someone special - or to celebrate each person in a...
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Night after night, I open my eyes to a new day and find a small nugget of truth, a blessing, shining up from the stirred up gravel... My personal inventory is showing clearly...
    jenga1 jenga1 41-45, F 4 hrs ago

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    I'm tired of my 12 year old stepson. He is rude and stubborn. I asked him to take off his shoes at the door because of all the mud, my 8 year old son said okay Momma and did as I...
    Februarychic Februarychic 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I've only been on EP for three days, and it's already helping me with my ongoing battle with depression. Or rather, it's helping me to help myself. I'm the kind of person who...
    xeian xeian 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    IF IT'S NOT TOO LATE....SAVE YOURSELF!!!!! Things I've experienced as a Step. *Any material item I ever cared for broken or stolen. *Beloved pets killed or tormented. *Toothbrushes...
    beingastepsucks beingastepsucks 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I have been with my bf for two and a half year and he has a 5 year old son. Now our situation isn't all that normal, my partner (three years my junior) was only 18 when his son was...
    87letty 87letty 26-30, F Apr 6

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    Can You Pronounce All These Words Correctly? Dearest creature in creation, Study English pronunciation. I will teach you in my verse Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse...
    MSeigler MSeigler 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I've scanned through several stories, most of which I can relate to. I too, hate being a "stepmom". I'm more of a glorified babysitter every other weekend/holiday. Ya know, the...
    JustMe2209 JustMe2209 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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    I've always found this strange. On this site, whenever anyone mentions relationship problems, it's often that people will tell that person to just breakup with their significant...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F Apr 2

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    Eight years ago, I met my husband. I already had two children from a previous marriage and we had one more together. He has three children from a previous marriage. Up until...
    mmcpherson mmcpherson 26-30, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I'm calling on all regular users who put a lot of time into this site to boycott it for just one day. One day is not much and it will go a long way towards showing the powers that...
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    My Japanese learning stemmed from my love for anime and wanting to watch it without subtitles. The more I learned Japanese and the culture behind the language the more interested...
    Kingme1234 Kingme1234 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    Apart from my first language i.e Spanish, I can speak English and little of French. Since my love for world cinema, I watch a lot of foreign language movies and get fascinated by...
    Susana1985 Susana1985 26-30, F Mar 24

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    I long for the day I don't have to come on here to vent. I just found out my SD has been drinking. Like, she's 13! I wasn't of age when I first drank but I sure wasn't drinking...
    Countrychicky Countrychicky 26-30 2 Responses Mar 27

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    "You've got her looking like a straight up TRAMP!" My stepfather was not pleased when he received the latest photos of me and emailed my stepmother to let it be known. One of the...
    StandoffishBrat StandoffishBrat 18-21 Apr 5

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    Honestly, I think the most learning I could get right now would not come from any kind of book, nor any school or teacher. I've had more than enough advice on how I *should* live...
    shannonymous shannonymous 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have a step-father four years ago, and I don't like my step-father. First, I thought I don't like him because he's the one that my mom had affaire with and he's the one that...
    Fearlessheart13 Fearlessheart13 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My boyfriend left me and im pregnant. After 1,5 years together. I found out one week ago.. We were recently on vacation together. Everything was great... Last Saturday he told me...
    Bootsycurie Bootsycurie 22-25 3 Responses Mar 17

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    BIG FOOT MESSAGE Shared by Standing Elk... BIGFOOT Cultivates Purity, Innocence and TruthSasquatchitan. I am Chief of Sasquatchi People. You may think we are hairy and have big...
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    Listen, I have 15 days of holidays I want to take advantage of it to the chore! well, I listed all the activities I want to do but I don't know how to organize them! -well, I...
    00Wieme00 00Wieme00 16-17, F Mar 22

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    How big is the universe? Is there other life out there? Why does society so judgey? Why can't I do what I want? It's my body and I should be able to. Am I going to turn out like my...
    EmoSakurachan EmoSakurachan 16-17, F Mar 25

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    It happened again.. I can't believe it. I seem to be a magnet for these people. Do I look like a sl*t or wh*re or something? It seems like it sometimes.. It happened two weeks ago...
    livelaughlove2904 livelaughlove2904 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I don't think I will ever grow tired of learning or being a student. Of course, eventually I want to receive my university degree and pursue the career I am working towards, but...
    Sapphire14 Sapphire14 22-25, F Mar 25

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    He's been in my life for 12 years. He has been more of a father to me then my own dad is. My own dad thought being a great father was just handing my brother & I money every time...
    16countrygirl 16countrygirl 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    After my divorce that turned my world upside down, leaving me with little to no money, without my kids sent me on a downward spiral that was coming to an abrupt ending until I met...
    DC0813 DC0813 22-25, M Mar 28

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    Learning it. Never knew learning a language could be so hard! The only plus Is a crush in that class, and he helps me. So maybe Spanish isn't that bad?
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    I got put into the special education program at my school because I have a learning disability. I cant understand math's, graphs, and anything to do with numbers. I've always...
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    I don't love studying,I hate studying. I like learning, learning is wonderful :)
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    i remember this as it was yesterday.when I was 5-6 years old, me my brother and my step brother. we were at the playground and I really had a bad stomach. I ran home to use the...
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    Well... It has been a couple months now. Its been hard, really hard. Everything reminds me of you and our memories. But somehow someway I've learned to store the memories away. I...
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    Thank goodness I thought I was the only one! I dated my fiancé for a year when we were 19 flash forward 10 years later and we got reconnected but during that time he had 3 kids...
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    Yes. Wer not married but we have a child. I love doing everything in the house. Feeding him. Sorting out the baby. And I love moaning at him about it. He knows I like to mention...
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    I have never played a stringed instrument before, so learning to play the ukulele has been a challenge, but fun! I have been playing for about a month now, and can play a few songs...
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    Keri Anne Kiss Stephens of Palm Desert sleeps with married men. She's a liar and a thief. She is not to be trusted around your husband or family members or anything of value...
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    I self taught myself the piano, and then ukulele. Now onto guitar! The guitar is actually pretty similar to the ukulele, or for me anyway. It's a lot of fun learning songs. Once...
    HawaiianPunchz HawaiianPunchz 16-17, F Mar 22

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    Everyday I gain more confidence and become more accepting of the way God has made me. I am learning to embrace my flaws and accept my mistakes. I am grasping a deeper understanding...
    TryingToLoveLifeNow TryingToLoveLifeNow 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I never knew my real dad, he left my mom when I was born, 4 yrs later my mom married my stepdad. My mom did her best to support the two of us, I spent more time at day care than I...
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