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I Am Slowly Healing

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    A New Life

    It is difficult to walk when until only a few years ago all you knew was to crawl. It is difficult to see when until only a few years ago all you knew was darkness. It is difficult to understand when until a few years ago all you knew was what you were told to. The scars that...
    SeekingAmanda SeekingAmanda 22-25, F Dec 19, 2012

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    Inch By Inch

    Having my heart broken, having an abusive father, having vicious classmates almost destroyed me, but I persisted. It was not easy when suicide was a regular thought and abusive folk were a plenty. We all have battles and I choose to continue to fight.I am crawling toward the...
    CDFox CDFox 26-30, F Sep 30, 2013

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    I Am Healing

    I'm almost healed........................almost. just a little more time.
    Cupcake2 Cupcake2 22-25, M May 29, 2011

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    Looked Up

    This wonderful guy has been helping me heal. Truth is he has been for about thirteen years, I just never looked up to see how special he is. I had my heart broken rather harshly and he has helped me through it. I didn't think I would ever get over her but he has proved me wrong...
    thereisnothingwrongwithyou thereisnothingwrongwithyou 18-21, F Oct 3, 2012

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    Slowly Healing

    I am slowly healing from all the years of abuse i suffred as a child and as a adultWhat is the way I am healing how does it heal me ? its me writting my books the book i am working on now :THE SHADES OF GRACE 2its about surviving and healing threw domistic violance and my other...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F May 29, 2011

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    Ive realized many problems

    that i have been dealing with is because of things I couldn't let go I never thought logically why I need this "poison" to keep infecting because my emotions have been blinding me with fake illusions. I guess wisdom comes with age I slowly begin realizing that I had to give up...
    SeanDisinsky SeanDisinsky 16-17, M May 5

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    Thankfully

    I am slowly healing. It takes time but I'm getting better. My scars are slowly fading. I am forgetting him. I am letting him go and moving forward. I am removing poisonous people from my life and starting over. 
    reset reset 18-21, F 2 Responses May 29, 2011

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    Healing

      This profile is dedicated to my healing, which is slow, but I hope sure. Here, I don't want to hold back. I have a compelling drive to please and serve, which is partly what slows down the healing process. It is important to be caring for others, but it's important to...
    SlowlyHealing SlowlyHealing 41-45, F Apr 8, 2011

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    Consolation For My Pains

    I just realized that a lot of the issues that I thought were my faults were results of abuses being done to me as a child. Suddenly I learn that there were almost nothing "random" in my life---the obsessive complusive disorder, addiction, mediocracy, financial struggle, violent...
    Excellency Excellency 26-30, M 3 Responses Jun 11, 2011

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    Motions

    It's like im in a daze, kinda hard to say. I know where I've been and i know what feelings bring me back, so i don't ever position myself to ever end up feeling some type of way. A way that brings me back in time, and when my mind wants to remember, it wants to feel what it felt...
    SincerelyJasmineXO SincerelyJasmineXO 18-21, F Nov 13, 2013

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    A Father Ignored

    My father was never really apart of my life. He was there in the household but he was never what a father should be when it comes to being involved with their child. Now several years later in an apartment on my own, he apologizes and asks for forgiveness. How am I supposed to...
    YoungRidah YoungRidah 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 23, 2013

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    Copped an infection and dry socket

    after a tooth extraction in July. I have have treated, am still in pain, wound appears to be healing. Had nothing except liquids for 3 weeks. I was getting too weak, have added mashed potato once a day the last 2 days. That will be dinner again tonight. Looking forward to being...
    Charmianx Charmianx 36-40, F Aug 17

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    His Work Of Art

    He works diligently - never giving up. Sorting through the debris seeking anything salvageable. Gently piecing together those things that can be mended. Discarding those which cannot. He stitches. He tacks. He cements. He works long into the night molding all the pieces together...
    LadyBronte LadyBronte 46-50, F 4 Responses Mar 5, 2013

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    About two months ago,

    my boyfriend of 7 years left me unexpectedly for one of my close friends. Today is his birthday. I'm struggling to be the better person, to be kind regardless of the pain and suffering he has caused me. I sent him an e-mail. It simply read, "Happy Birthday, I wish you well." I...
    Aquatica Aquatica 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    It's been nearly 4 1/2 months

    since my awful car accident and I just got a massage with the most wonderful healing hands (massage therapist) I have ever had. (and I've known quite a few in the healing industry) My neck was massaged like never before. I had complete trust in him to help me heal and it was...
    Owleeeeease7 Owleeeeease7 36-40, F Mar 8

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    Read This.

    Depression hit me so hard. I have scars on my arm to prove it. But the physical pain never will compare to the pain it inflicted upon my soul. I'm not even trying to be cheesy right now. The **** I'm saying, it's true, because I lived it. Depression crushed my essence, my very...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F May 8, 2011

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    Smiles are getting easier.

    It's second nature for me to be happy for him in whatever he does. I'm mending my relationship with my parents and aiming for the moon. It's going to be okay. :)
    jasenamigala jasenamigala 13-15, F Jul 12

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    Dwell Or Not To Dwell...

    Looking back when I first started this whole grieving process, I was a complete wreck to be completely honest. I wound continue to have questions but would not get any answers. I'm trying not to dwell on the loss of my sister, because that will get me no where. I can however...
    sisters2getherapart sisters2getherapart 18-21, F Nov 18, 2013

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    Changes

    Today my Narcotics Anonymous sponsor came over and had me read her the letter she had me wrote to myself. The letter was me apologizing to myself for all I have put myself through. It's a very uncomfortable feeling to actually acknowledge how much I have neglected and hurt myself...
    Goose678 Goose678 18-21, F Nov 10, 2013

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    I Crave Substantial Connections.

    I crave substantial connections.  Everybody needs them.  But some are more in touch with that truth than others.  Some pretend the shallow relations they have are enough.  If they were to peel the layers of self-deceit, they would discover that is not true.  But we lose our...
    SlowlyHealing SlowlyHealing 41-45, F Apr 17, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    August 11. Healing. Let healing energy flow through your body. The healing energy of God, the Universe, life, and recovery surrounds us. It is available, waiting for us to draw...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    August 25. Willing to Make Amends. The Eighth Step is talking about a change of heart, a healing change. This attitude can begin a great chain of repair and healing in our...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F a week ago

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    August 31. Denial. I've been recovering many years. I've used denial many times. It has been a defense, a survival device, a coping behavior, and, at times, almost my undoing. It...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    August 17. Healing Thoughts. Think healing thoughts. When you feel anger or resentment, ask God to help you feel it, learn from it, and then release it. Ask Him to bless those...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 17

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    August 4. Vulnerability. "I've learned that the more vulnerable I allow myself to be, the more in control of myself I really am." —Anonymous Many of us feel that we can only...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 4

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    Guided relaxation for boosting your mind and clearing out the past! For just 3.99, I offer a Guided Relaxation album with 9 audios, aimed at empowering women. (44p per audio...
    LOAcoach LOAcoach 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I am slowly telling friends and family about my sexuality My bff was of this list.... which is slowly growing
    poketeen poketeen 16-17, M Aug 18

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    I'll acknowledge that I'm still young but I feel that everyday I'm growing. As I slowly find my way I know that ultimately I'll become the woman I'm meant to be.
    Savone52798 Savone52798 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    August 21. Detaching in Relationships. When we first become exposed to the concept of detachment, many of us find it objectionable and questionable. We may think that detaching...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    September 1. Patience. Sometimes we get what we want right away. At other times, we wonder if our desires will ever be fulfilled. We will be fulfilled in the best way possible...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 9 hrs ago

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    I had surgery to remove a 10cm myxoma about 7 weeks ago and am now having complications. Anyone else out there with this surgery?
    vbusby vbusby 61-65, F Aug 8

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    Hoping for a speedy return to health, I have plans for when I'm better. To have a holiday in the bush, by myself, I crave solitude and the beauty of nature. It's something I've...
    Charmianx Charmianx 36-40, F Aug 10

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    The last couple of nights, my husband has started to google and youtube videos of how to fix mechanical things. He is getting his focus for his hobbies back. And, I DID IT! I...
    lillynfriends lillynfriends 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 15

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    Listening to music makes me forget about how alone I feel right now.
    Justadarkhole Justadarkhole 18-21, M Aug 16

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    dogs are very therapeutic even just by watching on u tube or movies about dogs :)
    Luiskoala Luiskoala 22-25, F Aug 20

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    Aug. 1. Gratitude. "We learn the magical lesson that making the most of what we have turns it into more." —Codependent No More Say thank you, until we mean it. Thank God...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 1

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    Aug. 2. In Between. Sometimes, to get from where we are to where we are going, we have to be willing to be in between. One of the hardest parts of recovery is the concept of...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 2

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    August 3. Owning Our Power in Relationships. "So much of what I call my codependency is fear and panic because I spent so much of my life feeling abused, trapped, and not knowing...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 3

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    August 5. Attitudes Toward Money. Sometimes, our life and history may be so full of pain that we think it totally unfair that we have to grow up now and be financially...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 5

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    August 6. Solving Problems. Problems are made to be solved! Some of us spend more time reacting to the fact that we have a problem than we do solving the problem. "Why is this...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 6

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    Don't you EVER FORGET! go ahead an laugh, the interest Rate is insane. http://themiddlefingerproject.org/you-dont-need-a-job-you-need-guts/http://www.stevepavlina.com...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M Aug 6

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    August 7. Saying No. For many of us, the most difficult word to say is one of the shortest and easiest in the vocabulary: No. Go ahead, say it aloud: No. No - simple to pronounce...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 7

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    I think all I needed was some time off... I want to attend medschool, and I will do everything in my power to achieve this.
    szchwakovpf szchwakovpf 18-21, M Aug 7

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    August 8. Saying Yes. Yesterday we talked about learning to say no. Today, let's discuss another important word: Yes. We can learn to say yes to things that feel good, to what we...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 8

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    August 9. Asking for What We Need. Decide what it is you want and need, and then go to the person you need it from and ask for it. Sometimes, it takes hard work and much energy...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 9

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    August 10. Letting Go of Perfection. "As I journey through recovery, more and more I learn that accepting myself and my idiosyncrasies — laughing at myself for my ways — gets...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 11

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    August 12. Directness. Direct people are a joy to be around. We never have to guess what they're really thinking or feeling, because they're honest about their thoughts and...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 12

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    I'm ALWAYS the last to finish...I hate it because people start picking at my food when I'm not done and people tease me. DAMMIT I LIKE TO TAKE MY TIME!!!
    Nickiboy14 Nickiboy14 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    August 13. Friends. Don't overlook the value of friendship. Don't neglect friends. Friends are a joy. Adult friendships can be a good place for us to learn to have fun and to...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 13

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