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I Am Not Going Down Without A Fight

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    The Fighter

    Life is tough, but I'm tougher. I'm gonna go the full 9 rounds, and when this fight called life is over, I'll be the victor.
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982 26-30, F 16 Responses Nov 4, 2013

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    I always warn people,

    if you plan on trying to take me down or out be aware I'm not going down without a fight. I've never been the quiet, humble type. I refuse to go down whimpering and crying or submissively with my head down. I'm giving it all I've bloody got so at least when I look back on it, I...
    SonofSomebody SonofSomebody 22-25, M Oct 6

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    Oh Who Am I Kidding?

    I'm trying very hard not to worry about the things I can't control, I'm finding I have serious control issues. Less than 4 hours until my big fix. I don't know what's racing faster my thoughts or my heart... but I've bought my big girl undies and I am not backing out... I guess...
    Vivagalore Vivagalore 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 11, 2012

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    To The Members Of This Group.

    I LOVE YOU ALL...THE ONLY ONE WHO STANDS IN YOUR WAY IS THE ONE YOU ALLOW TO DO SO. RIOT. RAGE. REEK HAVOC. IF YOU CAN'T FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT THEN FIGHT FOR FIGHTINGS SAKE. THE ONLY FIGHT YOU EVER LOSE IS THE ONE YOU REFUSE TO FIGHT. IF YOU GO DOWN...GO DOWN SWINGING.
    Vivagalore Vivagalore 31-35, F 2 Responses May 9, 2012

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    It Stings Like A Bee But I Am Floating Like A Butterfly

    Tales from a conscious coma... The Doctors had a little exploring to do, apparently they don't always have the answers without a little slice and dice. It was a minor proceedure, just a little look and see, nothing really, nothing at all. I'm pfectly fine and excited to get some...
    Vivagalore Vivagalore 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 12, 2012

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    One more **** pic, or "baby" this, I'm going to go mental. Don't talk to me unless you have genuine support to offer.
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    I wish my parents would stop fighting,My Parents Never fight in the house. Whenever they get into an argument(fight)there always either in the car or somewhere else. They go out...
    Brian1239565 Brian1239565 18-21, M Oct 17

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    This might be a bit long, so forgive me, but I just need a place to vent, where I think the words might be "heard". I am 42, and I am dying inside little by little. My life is a...
    TXDeva TXDeva 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 4

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    I'm sorry to whoever may read this that I made it so long, but its late and I'm tired of writing in my journal, at least here there's a possibility of a response and I need to let...
    littlebitoflucky littlebitoflucky 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 22

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    First of all, i'm just so ugly ... I hate when first exchanging glances with someone, or when entering a room full of people where everybody stares at me ... They always have that...
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    I wasn't going to post this or bring it up to anyone really, but the fact that it's STILL going on bothers me to the point where I feel like I have to write about it. So, my mom...
    MrsDuckx3 MrsDuckx3 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 14

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    I knew I needed to be prepared for the ups and downs. I know our journey together isn't going to be an easy one. But I'm not willing to give up on us. I'll fight if I have to...
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    I have never felt so lonely in all my life than how I feel now, I have never felt so disgusted about myself than how I feel now.. I feel like I'm such a loser and inadequate as a...
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    From a brother/sister of mine.. We as a family carry this burden through our life's calling. "At times I want to stop being a cop. I don't want to think about my son growing up...
    W0lfhunter W0lfhunter 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Hi everyone, Like many of you, I have been fighting with depression for many years now. This is the first time I make a public attempt to reach out to people and get help... I've...
    GeekyN GeekyN 18-21, F 8 Responses Oct 6

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    Mixed Messages I offer her a glass of water, I tell her that she needs it, she tells me I must be blind, that her heart's breaking but I can't see it... She was just at the bar...
    AaronLA AaronLA 31-35, M Oct 22

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    I got ratty with someone once at a festival because they were standing in my way and I wanted to pick my jumper just behind them; I didn't want a fight but I said something...
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    I always liked the feeling of going commando, but since I thought my parents disapproved, I only did it when I wouldn't be caught. One place I wouldn't be caught was away at...
    Triangulate Triangulate 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 11

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    I don't even know how to begin this but yesterday I broke down, and i haven't done that in months, but I really thought I could be stronger. since I was in middle school I've been...
    kawina kawina 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Feeling really down today? I ain't eaten nothing all day today, feel like I can't eat. The reason that making me feel like this is because these girls are so bitchy and not really...
    Fabgal1 Fabgal1 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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    All I know how to do is fight. I hold in all my anger for so long, the last time I cried it was 4 years worth of tears. I'm also a pretty good fighter. I get this psychopathic rage...
    InvaderGashloog InvaderGashloog 70+, F 1 Response Oct 17

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    There isn't a day where I'm not fighting with my mom. I feel like I hate her but I don't hate her..they just say it's a teenage phrase but it's not, she fights about anything and...
    lifelessons15 lifelessons15 16-17, F Oct 9

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    Sometimes it is inevitable.... A misunderstanding, a poorly stated comment, an insensitive remark....seemingly small things that lead to an argument, a fight, and the ensuing...
    lostit77 lostit77 46-50, F 5 Responses Oct 9

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    It happened two years ago. I was a friend of another girl, that had a feud with a gang of females older and bigger than us, my friend was dumb enough to have angered one of them...
    TetraZL TetraZL 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    His name is depression "Hi, nice of you to come back" "are you feeling better" , I smile and nod yes and sit at my seat, people are laughing, talking and waiting for class to...
    Howlingsoulofthewolf Howlingsoulofthewolf 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 14

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    After three years of fighting for this relationship. It's over. He suffers from depression and this life is a complete mess. I tried my best to let him know that I would've done...
    ofthisgirl90 ofthisgirl90 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 16

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    We have been together on and off for almost 2 years , he have failed me many times and I have forgive him many times , I did few mistakes 2 but none compared to his , he forgave me...
    denial1 denial1 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 18

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    So today has been full of me feeling down crying for what feels like 2 hours smh... Between not being able to deal with grief Trying to pretend everything is okay Stressing and...
    MsAnonymous1 MsAnonymous1 18-21, F Oct 18

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    I live with my boyfriend, have been for a little over a year now. Right before I moved in with him I was at my worst with my depression. I was constantly taking pills trying to...
    MissJessieGurl MissJessieGurl 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Heck yea! If someone takes my candy or ice cream away Im going to crazy on their behinds :P Joking aside. If I see someone messing with the person I love or telling her to do...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M Oct 2

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    I wouldn't say I "fight"depression, but lately all I feel is like I'm just getting through each day without actually living. Maybe it's just part of growing up, but I just feel...
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    11 years ago I woke up to find out I was dying. Not physically, but instead, inside I was dying. I remember the exact moment. I was terrified b/c I knew what it was and I wanted...
    Hopeless314 Hopeless314 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 15

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    I have been fighting my whole life. Physically, mentally and emotionally fighting every step of every day. Dealing with abuse of all forms from both parents. Always the short...
    BaconNEggs BaconNEggs 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 14

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    I used to be the opposite and used to deal with things 'my own effective way'...but now I am a lover. I have always stuck up for the underdog and always will, its just who I am...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M Oct 16

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    I am so overwhelmed and am shutting down. I don't even know where to begin... My family is very dysfunctional with severe enmeshment and co-dependency issues, which is why I...
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    i got them pulled down in front of my class, when 2 girls found out i had an secret relation with my friend anna, they want to teach me a lesson what happens to lesbians
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    I look at any wan trying to see down their blouse to see her bra or even her breast. It does not matter who it is...my minster, my daughter, my nieces and cousins or even my bosses...
    Bacon62 Bacon62 51-55, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Chef Have you ever picked out a movie on a whim without knowing much about it? I did that recently and picked Chef. It had two of my favorite things in it, food and cooking...
    LivefortheWeekend LivefortheWeekend 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 5

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    If I change, they will win. If I walk away, I will lose my pride. All I care about is my pride. I don't care about friendships, romance or whatever. I just want to hold on to what...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 15

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