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    I am SO sick of being silenced!

    And made to feel like my opinions don't matter
    bearinmind bearinmind 36-40, F 7 Responses May 4, 2015

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    You give and you give

    and they take. All they do is take. You put everything you are into something they don't even care about. You hope that one day they'll change their mind but they don't care about you the way you care about them. And this has happened what once? Twice? Too many times to count...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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    Praise God, I am not the person I used to be.

    If you will, I'd rather not get into it. I want to leave that person dead and buried. I have a new life in Christ, Jesus.
    VoloProVeritas VoloProVeritas 56-60, M Jan 27

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    I'm really not the person I used to be.

    . I used to be naive.. I used to be shy and quiet.. Now? Not anymore.. I used to keep everything for myself, my thoughts, opinions etc.. Now? I don't do that anymore.. I used to change myself so other would like me. Now? Not anymore.. I finally understood, if they like me...
    Fofitupida Fofitupida 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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    You don't deserve me.

    After you cheated I started to know myself and become independent. You don't know me anymore I'm not the same person bc you taught me how to face the real world. Never to trust, have confidence, nor think that someone truly cares . You don't deserve me, but I hope you're doing...
    gkaren gkaren 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 8, 2015

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    As i get older i really start to hate people

    more and more, i have never been a people person, a bad violent and abusive relationship changed me for the better or worse im really not sure
    ExtremeNext ExtremeNext 26-30 16 Responses Aug 27, 2014

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    I have had several abortions

    and I am not proud . More like so remorseful snd asking God for forgiveness. I can only say my parents would have disowned me if I had a child out of marriage.
    kickedtocurb kickedtocurb 51-55, F 9 Responses a week ago

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    Had plenty of experiences in life from damn

    right bad inc a breakdown right thro to otherside of spectrum joy and happiness....... Today I am tired lol
    1982Caroline1982 1982Caroline1982 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Moving anymore is arduous.

    Every muscle, every joint groans complaining on the attempts in getting out of bed. My morale has abandoned ship as I sit on the side while the alarm sounds angrily. Hastily I silence the villain that awoken me from my slumber and curse the afternoon sun that brightens my room...
    FightingPhoenix FightingPhoenix 46-50, M 5 Responses May 22, 2015

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    pirsh pirsh 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Today is 6 months, aka 184 days,

    since I stood up, took control of my life, and got sober from my drug addiction!
    kittentoes kittentoes 22-25, F 9 Responses Jan 20, 2015

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    Hi ! My first semester back in school is

    ending. I want to thank my Dad and Mom for taking their rebellious daughter back under their authority and roof. Thank you for bringing Discipline and Love back into my life. I also want to thank all my EP friends who are helping advise, discipline, encourage, and express my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses May 5, 2015

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    finally divorcing my husband was the best thing

    that I ever did. I still sometimes cry and get scared, and I am a little crazy still but I am getting better. I feel more beautiful and happy and safe than ever before!
    VanValentina VanValentina 36-40, F 11 Responses Oct 13, 2014

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    I like the better ME right now.

    ..not as daunted by what lies ahead, but more hopeful, falling in love with life even, maybe falling in love. Still a work in progress, but have surpassed many, many milestones. Thank you, Lord.
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe 41-45, F 7 Responses Oct 6, 2015

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    “Bad stuff does happen,

    sometimes. Always remember that. But remember that you have to move on somehow. You pick your head up and stare at something beautiful like the sky, or the ocean, and you move the hell on.” James Patterson
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jan 23

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    i used to be a very, very happy young girl.

    i had a bright future ahead of me, i was a good kid, had many friends, healthy relationships with my family members, and was top of my class in school. however, i never felt special to anyone. people could go on and on about how they loved me and how unique i was but i never...
    littlemissblondie littlemissblondie 16-17, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    i used to be such a cute,

    innocent little girl that was a tomboy and had no onterest in boys but now im the complete opposite. I self harm because of depression and i starve myself due to lack of body confidence. i also have anxiety because ive been sexually abused after starting to become interested...
    Heyyitzmoi Heyyitzmoi 13-15, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was married & faithful

    for SO many years. We divorced. Now I don't care to be that person anymore. I was honest about it before I married my husband so he knows I want to be free to have other physical experiences if the right guy comes along at the right time. The young & ignorant will say WHAT...
    Walkalone9000 Walkalone9000 51-55, F 11 Responses May 27, 2015

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    After being basically unemployed

    for over 2 years (minus a bullshit 4 hour a week job) I just got hired today for a full time cashiering job at a store I love to shop at. ALSO I AM 97 DAYS SOBER. Life is ******* great right now. :) To everyone who has had a hard time or who is going through a hard time- keep...
    kittentoes kittentoes 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 27, 2014

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    sarahannemariie sarahannemariie 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    I used to be fun, crazy

    and energetic. I used to have wild adventures, inappropriate sex and sing like nobody could hear me. I used to dance and laugh. Now, now I'm old and tired. My life has taken away my desire to dance, I'm afraid to sing, and my adventures, if I have them, appear to be more...
    BookGrl BookGrl 41-45, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    gentlyyours707 gentlyyours707 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 28, 2014

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    I used to be able to make ppl laugh

    so easily and always have a smile on my face but now I'm always serious and I can never relax. I have so many responsibilities. I'm from a first generation family and my brother doesn't do anything so I'm usually the one my parents turn to for anythin. I wish I could be the...
    marckengenie1 marckengenie1 18-21, F Jan 21

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    kittentoes kittentoes 22-25, F 15 Responses Oct 30, 2014

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    Why you? Where is the man I

    once knew? The one who I thought would never hurt me, especially not gonna make me cry? Where is the man that I fought for? Who's so gentle and loving. I used to look up to him. I used to pray that the one who I end up with will be like him. Full of love and kindness. I know he...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm 36, married with 3 children.

    I regret some of the decisions I've made such as about putting off my career to stay home. It just isn't me. I love my kids dearly and do the best I can, but it never seems good enough. I've asked my husband for a divorce and he doesn't want to cooperate and says he'll have to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Sep 7, 2015

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    "A man who views the world the same at fifty

    as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life" - Muhammad Ali
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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    I know I'm still young,

    but a few years ago I used to be so nice to people, always laughing and smiling but god damnn...I've noticed I've become a huge d*ck. I'm so careless and straight forward with people now, like I can say the most horrible things and feel nothing. What happend to me?
    MrBugsyMalone MrBugsyMalone 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 27

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    i am defently not the person i used to be

    after i start to lestin to eminem now i can face my problems but back then i only imagind that life will be good
    SEDDIKMBM SEDDIKMBM 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    After being married for 17 years with 2

    beautiful children, my husband left. Mid life crisis I suppose. I suffered on an emotional roller coaster for a few years trying to figure out what was wrong. He was not a talker. Just avoided conflict and never knew how to communicate very well. It took lots of faith and...
    lrj519 lrj519 46-50, F 24 Responses Aug 27, 2014

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    I am a recovering addict

    and had gotten into the streets way further than I had ever known possible. Homeless with my third child, the first two not with me, sitting there trying to find something to fix everything I looked down at my son. Happy as can be accepting life as it is I found myself walking...
    hmkessler hmkessler 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 24

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    Disposable me Boys float in,

    Men drift out, I love each and every one of you. Still. Years later. In the darkness of night And in broad daylight. I am thankful for you. Touching me Taking my innocence my nativity Searing my skin Burning my heart alive Delightful wickedness has now arrived. There was one...
    loveCT loveCT 41-45, F 6 Responses Oct 12, 2015

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    Today marks 123 days of sobriety

    for me! I thought this would be a fun day to celebrate just because the numbers line up. Haha.
    kittentoes kittentoes 22-25, F Nov 22, 2014

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    AHH! I've tried to control it.

    I've tried to let it out just screaming. trying to release the raw anger and emotion. but it isn't helping. I need to get my release the only other way I know how. I need into the cage, feeling the mat beneath my feet. focused, determined, ready.. mentally I'm as sparp as a...
    MasterKush25 MasterKush25 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    honestly i grew up not knowing what i want to be

    but now i still dont know what I'm goimg to do with my life I'm stuck in this loop and i can't get out my life sucks honestly
    GodlessWorld GodlessWorld 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    I used to let my partner control me

    and be horrible to me, i was overweight abused and miserable! He had sucked my life and sucked out of me! Then with the support of my best friends i ended my 10 year relationship with the man id been with since 16 years old. For once i said no! And put my damn foot down. He...
    deleted deleted 26-30 12 Responses Sep 15, 2015

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    the past life i had, was happy,

    nice, peaceful,talkative,confident and cool. but last year on my aunts birthday, i got a unique break on my femur and that changed me.... i am now gloomy,calm, quiet, medical problems interfere my body, i don't have a sense of humor any more, i am shy, and i am struggling not to...
    lourenjessop13 lourenjessop13 13-15, F 20 hrs ago

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    I sincerely believe that we change a lot in our

    twenties and learn who we really are during that time. We sometimes try on different personas and eventually settle into who we really are deep down to our core. We are raised to be who our parents want us to be, but learn that in order to be happy, we need to find our own...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Apr 30, 2015

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    If I was the person I was 16 years ago,

    I would still be in diapers.
    SamKatochirika SamKatochirika 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 3, 2015

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    I'm not okay with waking up.

    I do whatever necessary to prevent myself from sleeping. Sleep is supposed to be peaceful not an inevitable doom that forces me to start another day when I really just want to cease. I don't want to be me.
    Sunsetchaser01 Sunsetchaser01 22-25, F Jan 22

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    I think everyone agree with

    that Pain changes people. Because without pain, you will never know how strong you are. Personally, I think positive people, who never felt any neglect and fear are the weakest of all, and people who suffers a lot, and sacrifice, will always have this higher self esteem.
    Manuala Manuala 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 23, 2014

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    After extensive research

    and seeing a psychiatrist I have been diagnosed with narcissist abuse syndrome. Never in my life would I ever expect anything like this from someone but I became best friends and more with a somatic narcissist.I could write a book on how the last 5 years of my life has been but...
    theunknown1985 theunknown1985 26-30, M 8 Responses Jan 22

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    I used to throw thngs in my temper

    but now im still abit fiery but i get more grumpy and huffy
    prettyflamingo prettyflamingo 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 22

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    I've grown from an arrogant ***** to an

    understanding and patient man.. looking back at it I always just wanted to be an honest person, my flaw being that I was too close minded.
    iminyaface iminyaface 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 27

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    My girlfriend if two amazing years recently

    died. She fought sarcoma for 6 years. I am sad and I miss her.