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I Am Proud to Come From Pittsburgh

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    Pittsbugh Quiz / History - Oil , by reknown Pittsburgh area Artist Robert Griffin. A View of Pittsburgh roughly @ 1750's . There's one logical problem with Rendition, ...
    Randysdot Randysdot 51-55, M Sep 29, 2009

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    Swooshin; Ok Not Well -    Swooshing' down the Mountain growing up in the Northern part of the United States, in Pittsburgh Pa , I've always enjoyed the Winter and the...
    Randysdot Randysdot 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 21, 2009

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    I've recently read that a lot of people have difficulty understanding why people in an abusive family/relationship just don't leave the abuser. I understand why they think so...
    imprintedme imprintedme 22-25, F Mar 24

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    My husband and I both grew up in large Catholic families. He is one of 12 children and I come from a family of 8. We now have 7 children together and I am pregnant with number 8...
    babymamajenn babymamajenn 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    I was born in Monroeville but moved to the North Hills when I was three. I've lived in Pittsburgh all my life but you wouldn't be able to tell since I don't have much of an accent...
    CookieMischief CookieMischief 18-21, F Mar 31

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    I am a struggling med student and my family just couldn't care less. I am so far from home and I am continuously fighting for their support financially and emotionally. My mother...
    Fudgeyhope Fudgeyhope 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    Is anyone on this forum that when your parents divorced they were able to maintain an amicable relationship? I am considering separating from my Husband and have two children. I...
    tresses tresses 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    CAS decided that my mom wasn't able to take care of the children (6 and 3) on her own so they have the abuser and his mother temporary custody of the kids. The came for a visit...
    Jaimedee Jaimedee 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Children's Aid Society had torn my life apart twice now. The first time I was too young to realize what they did. 18 years old now and watching them repeat what they did 11 years...
    Jaimedee Jaimedee 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Morality is beyond religion. It is formed by our surroundings and experiences. There is no set of rules because each individual's surroundings and experiences are different, and so...
    LaurenJFisher LaurenJFisher 22-25 4 days ago

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    To be born-again spiritual and not physically is what salvation is. Salvation is set apart from every other religion because it can only be attained trough Jesus Christ. Your sin...
    BioFem17 BioFem17 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    One of the catholic church's gems in finding excuses for the abuses of children in their care coming to light,is that stories of sexual abuse have been fabricated by "the enemies...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 4 Responses Mar 24

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    my parents are divorced and my dad a abandoned me
    illbeokayeventually illbeokayeventually 13-15, F Mar 25

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    My mom was/is horrible. She openly favored my older sister and has even admitted that I was never meant to be born. She called me every name in the book growing up...fat, ugly...
    blisster blisster 26-30, F Mar 28

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    I'm number 3 out of 12. There's never a dull moment.
    gr8love gr8love 31-35, F Mar 31

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    1,000 people in my hometown!
    broadwaybaby25 broadwaybaby25 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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    I was raised in a"christian" abusive home, I won't get into major details, but it was really bad, I married young had two children of my own, never once even considered abusing I...
    4myfuturehappiness 4myfuturehappiness 46-50, F Apr 2

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    My household is small but I have an infinite amount of cousins, aunts, and uncles! My family is mostly Puerto Rican but we have lots of different colors and races married into...
    Lapoeta2nv Lapoeta2nv 22-25, F Apr 4

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    My mom is horrible .. Very stubborn & threaten me by saying wanna die .. Never take people's advice .. Never know how to take care of herself & always blame on others for her own...
    sasha2104 sasha2104 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    I grew up in the 1960s and 1970s and was constantly hit with a belt, given punishment enemas, and verbally and emotionally abused. I always felt unwanted and like my parents...
    severalanimals severalanimals 56-60, M 15 hrs ago

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    But I´m disgusted with the society I was brought upon. I live in the snobbiest society in Bolivia (South america) and it just makes me sick. All the phonies make me sick, all...
    spentmydays spentmydays 18-21, F Mar 19

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    My precious lover knows many of those things, but never, ever will I tell all of what I've done in my life. I hold that shame very near and dear and the only forgiveness for those...
    MysticalSkeptical MysticalSkeptical 41-45 Apr 2

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    I finally got my brain map. It turns out I had a minor traumatic brain injury, however nothing directly explains the daydreaming. The neurologist believes it comes from a...
    gaaradreamer gaaradreamer 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    At this point, I don’t see how important it is to keep in touch with my mother. She always got hurtful things to say to me and she’s not there for me when times are rough or...
    CantatriceChauve CantatriceChauve 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    The first time I realized that, was after wachting "STARGATE" when I was a kid (I started crying and my heart was broken in the scene they found the last symbol to open the gate...
    Avatar861 Avatar861 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 17

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    I can't keep a job for more than a few years. I get really depressed. I have started many things and never finished them unless they apply to my internal daydream. My mom didn't...
    Starjammer Starjammer 41-45, M Mar 24

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    I been living here for 18 year now come from Quebec and I miss it sometime and trying too find friend on EP around my area .
    2komfort 2komfort 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    Both of my parents were raised in the Pittsburgh area and I am a diehard steelers fan. My dream is to meet antonio brown because he is a great receiver and role model. Same for...
    14loft 14loft 13-15, M 3 Responses Mar 21

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    I m married, I assume I m happy :) I have a few friends...... but true friendship is literally 'rare' ! I assume I had three true friends...... the first one passed away few years...
    nik7891 nik7891 26-30, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I have suffered from an eating disorder for most of my life. I am 23 now. Anorexia developed in me when I was 10, by the time I was 15 it was severe and included bits of bulimia. I...
    Mslip Mslip 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    i have done things that i should be not proud of and those things are,i never listen to my parents i always argue with them,apart from this i always use to fail when i was in...
    Roadguy Roadguy 26-30, M Mar 24

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    I have an addictive personality and I think I even got addicted to a person, please don't judge. I have quit smoking around the same time I quit a destructive relationship- around...
    eliahlior eliahlior 22-25 Apr 2

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    Well I have veterans in my family. Always proud to be a Navy Niece, an grand-daughter of a Solider , a cousin to a female Solider! Also proud to be a friend of a Marine, and a...
    16countrygirl 16countrygirl 16-17, F Apr 5

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    I have so much to be thankful for...........Firstly to my small group of dear EP friends.If not for you and your love and support I know my life would be so dull.I sit here in this...
    PhoenixM4 PhoenixM4 46-50, F 4 Responses Mar 18

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    I'm proud of myself..my soul has woke up, no longer numb from weed or gluttony. I'm happy to be on the right track. I'm happy that I can now express my feelings in a healthy manner...
    Readytobedecisive Readytobedecisive 26-30, F Mar 23

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    I am from Madrid. I love Spain very much.The people,music,places everything is so good here. I am very proud of my descent.I respect all cultures and love to explore them and learn...
    Susana1985 Susana1985 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I just want a nice place that I can sit down and just rest. No one is there but me, my phone and some good snacks. I'm just laying down watching the beautiful sky and maybe the...
    allytoledodiaz allytoledodiaz 13-15, F Mar 29

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    I was so cruel to myself. Before...i let them paint those heavy weights on my confidence. Worse, i painted the world on my worth, slowly crushing any hope i had left. They kept...
    AndrogynousBeauty AndrogynousBeauty 22-25 Mar 21

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    You would think I would get use to going to bed alone. But .I'm honestly not, cuddling with you is what makes me fall asleep and makes me feel safe I hate being alone. But I...
    rissausaf0823 rissausaf0823 22-25 Mar 23

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    Where art thou? How many of you Leo's are here, I want to know what makes you so proud, why are you proud & oh oh is your mane your most important asset?
    cycloneange cycloneange 70+, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Dear Mother. I have found it! Your kidlogger. Very creative to betray your 18 year old daughter. I must say, I always wanted to be able to trust you, I was so jealous everytime I...
    Littlegirl99 Littlegirl99 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I am proud to weigh nearly 350 pounds! I am proud of the fact I am fat and enjoy everything about it and I don't care what others think!
    fatlvr fatlvr 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

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    My 19 year old son is turning out to be a really good man. He was never in bug trouble, but today he is excelling in college, volunteering to help others and still managing to have...
    artonthebrain artonthebrain 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    I am a woman and proud of that fact. I want to make a difference in a person's life outside my family and friends lives too. I have already have begun to do so with positive...
    ebonynbill ebonynbill 26-30, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    I actually love feminism and I think it was a wise choice for me to actually start looking at gender norms and stereotypes. Since I started chatting with other feminists, I've...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 28

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    Movies, tv, music...it brings us down. I was in my car today on the freeway and 2Pac comes on singing 'Keep Your Head Up'. The song seems good, but it's not and I changed it within...
    TazmainianDevil TazmainianDevil 18-21, F Mar 29

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    Coworkers. . . My job as much work as I do getting paid really **** for it has made me realize somethings. I've met some people that have become like family to me. Their opinions...
    TaurasiWade TaurasiWade 18-21, F Apr 6

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    I hate the stereotypical, generic girls nowadays. Some of them used to be friends. But now they are girls that wear mascara and eyeliner everyday, wear name brand expensive clothes...
    jeweldoggy jeweldoggy 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    My best girl buddy is telling me about a meeting she just had with some important people regarding a novel she has been writing and I am so damn proud of her. love love love. <3...
    xSCARx xSCARx 26-30, F Mar 22

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    I'm a Virgin and proud to be one. Yes I am afraid of losing it to the wrong person, what I could catch or any other thing out there. I cherish this gift and I am not ashamed. 👌
    NaturalHermosa NaturalHermosa 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    It is no secret that my girlfriend is a beautiful personal fitness trainer, and that I'm a lucky man to be with her. So the fact that SHE replaced all my boxers with briefs makes...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 23

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    "What's going on in that beautiful mind, I'm on your magical mystery ride and I'm so dizzy; don't know what hit me but I'll be alright. My heads under water but I'm breathing fine...
    KGraciee KGraciee 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30