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I Am Starting Over

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    The Re-birth Of Me - Generally speaking I rebirth every seven years, it starts with an epiphany of some sort, the last one the result of a near death experience and a well set...
    MaoriMis MaoriMis 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 12, 2011

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    The Easy Way Out? - I was at a hearing for my appeal of the temporary support agreement that was handed down to me a few months ago. I did not appear before the magistrate it was...
    OmyTVC15 OmyTVC15 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 11, 2013

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    An Letter To A Dear Friend Who Wants Me To Salvage My Marriage. - She has a borderline personality. It is about the worst, most untreatable mental disorder there is. I got nowhere...
    OmyTVC15 OmyTVC15 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 10, 2012

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    How Many Times Do I Need To Start Over - I am still trying to get a life here. I left my abusive sexless marriage over 20 months and had a relationship that did not work out and...
    OmyTVC15 OmyTVC15 51-55, M 7 Responses Nov 1, 2013

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    Starting Over, Finding My Path - I'm starting over, looking for the place I call home for the first time in my adult life.Everywhere I have lived before was just a place to eat and...
    roadmaptome roadmaptome 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 3, 2011

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    Down To 40% - At least I think that is the figure the magistrate handed down. Of course they counted my student loans as "income" which is stupid but my lawyer tells me that...
    OmyTVC15 OmyTVC15 51-55, M Dec 2, 2012

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    Time For A Change - No more self-loathing. I want desperately to love myself no matter what flaws I have. No one can be perfect. I'm working really hard to convince myself I'm...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2010

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    Trying Again - I will often be found on my high horse thinking that I know it all when all of a sudden it feels like the world was pulled out from under me and I feel just as...
    FallenOnceAgain FallenOnceAgain 16-17, F Jul 31, 2011

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    Starting Over. - Is it too late? I am leaving a relationship of 15 years. We are selling our home. I have started packing boxes. I will be starting all over again in an apartment...
    seemedlikeagoodideaatthetime seemedlikeagoodideaatthetime 36-40, F 4 Responses May 13, 2012

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    I have to find a new ICE. I guess that really defines when a marriage is over in the 21st century. I was doing so good emotionally. You had almost become someone I used to know...
    michael1971 michael1971 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 5, 2013

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    Not There Yet - There have been many things happening in my life since I have last written. I have met a new soul mate and lover. She is hard to describe becase we connect so well...
    OmyTVC15 OmyTVC15 51-55, M 12 Responses Jun 21, 2012

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    My Marriage - This year my husband and I celebrated 20 years of marriage. Things are not stale but we are living separate lives, I never see him, he's always working or out. I...
    living4now living4now 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 10, 2012

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    Could You Leave It All Behind? - I have often had dreams where I would be walking along and simply "go".  I would just say hell with it, walk out of my house, job, etc, and end up...
    David929 David929 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 26, 2011

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    Everything Is Different Now - 2008 was a year that saw alot of changes in my life. My wife passed away in July we had been married for over 23 years, and she was my best friend for...
    SantanaRex SantanaRex 46-50, M 6 Responses Jan 2, 2009

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    My Last Chance . - I am at a period in my life of upheaval and displacement , it is happening for a reason . I am not going through all of these struggles for nothing , I know it's...
    Smackhead Smackhead 70+, F May 25, 2013

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    My 17 Year Old Son Is Blackmailing Me - Yes just when things seem like they have gotten as crazy as they can get my 17 year old offers up a new twist to my situation, blackmail! He...
    OmyTVC15 OmyTVC15 51-55, M 8 Responses Mar 31, 2012

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    Namaste - simplicity of breath tracing thread through the whirling of lovemaking and the arms of sleep managing to feed both flame and infant hemoglobin our edges soften when the...
    Searchingformyshalom Searchingformyshalom 18-21, F Jun 4, 2013

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    Rebuilding a Life -   I just left a sexless marriage which had me entangled for almost 7 years. It was a quagmire from beginning to end, and I only discovered what a truly...
    serenityprayer serenityprayer 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 13, 2009

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    Again - to many times, so many i've lost count. my choices have always been this or that north or south hot or cold,, now I am simply at the crossroads of life or death and frankly...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 2, 2013

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    Well I took the step off the cliff and left my emotionally abusive husband two years ago now. I am still living with my parents and living on public assistance which will end in a...
    Misfire68 Misfire68 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    Silkworm - I lived in the comfort zone for a long time. Actually, I don’t think I realized that. I mean, each day was planned, predictable, just a few unpleasant surprises. The...
    Gorzat Gorzat 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 27, 2012

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    I guess I might as well. It's been a long road here but I just gotta wipe my slate and reorganize myself. It makes me sad but I know I'll be happier for it. I just hope I can get...
    seasalticecream seasalticecream 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 16, 2013

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    Cleanse - let sweat pour hunger pains ravish an absence of mother tongues and the false love of screens lock the darkened tank body contorted eyes closed connect with the upward...
    Searchingformyshalom Searchingformyshalom 18-21, F Jun 4, 2013

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    Not Feeling Loved - I have been trying to change some things going on 2 years not.  Some things I have changed.  I am married and I have know one to talk to.  I have...
    iamchanging iamchanging 36-40, F 7 Responses Oct 14, 2010

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    The Theoretical Universe - The theoretical universe is a little hard to describe and at this point I don't really have a working definition. Yet it is one of those things that when...
    OmyTVC15 OmyTVC15 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 12, 2013

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    Tough Choices - I talked to my oldest son who lives out of state. He has been angry with me about the divorce and about being caught in the middle of everything. His anger has...
    OmyTVC15 OmyTVC15 51-55, M 2 Responses Dec 27, 2012

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    73% Continued - I received a summons from my stbx to appear in court on the 15th. They again are asking for a separation but want the same amount of support they asked for a...
    OmyTVC15 OmyTVC15 51-55, M Sep 19, 2012

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    The Tiny Seed - I am leaving a marriage ....a tiny seed of freedom has taken root. I am starting over..I may learn to be me again. Who am I after all this time? I have been...
    flyingstone flyingstone 61-65, F 6 Responses Dec 20, 2011

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    Bad Day - So today I did terrible.  I've decided i'm just going to try not to eat at all and see how that goes.  I have 26 days to lose weight.  i CAN do this!
    freexyourselfx freexyourselfx 22-25, F Jan 23, 2011

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    Anew - So I hired a lawyer on Wednesday. What a way to be ushered into adulthood, huh? I really didn't think I would ever have to be one of those litigious Americans that sued...
    Searchingformyshalom Searchingformyshalom 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 27, 2013

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    Here We Go. - I finally got the job that can lift me to new hights. To be honest ANY job can do that for me, I've been unemployed since November. I'll be living at home so any...
    LakeShore LakeShore 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 26, 2009

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    "Brainstorming The Rain" - As I sit on my front porch watching the rain hit all of mother nature's beautiful surroundings in sight, I feel calm, relaxed and most of all soothed by...
    xxmeandonlymexx xxmeandonlymexx 22-25, F Nov 22, 2013

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    The new year is rapidly approaching, barrelling down upon me like a freight train. This year will be different than every of year past in my life. See, for the very first time in...
    michael1971 michael1971 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    Starting From Scratch Again... - Trying to learn my from past mistakes, and not make them again. Starting at rock bottom, with nothing. Unfortunately, already making mistakes again...
    MizzyH MizzyH 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 16, 2013

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    A New Year!!! - I read a story in this group by Santana Rex... he said.... So it is a new year, new challenges, new firsts for me, and I know it is time to embrace the new path...
    ericalee4 ericalee4 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 16, 2009

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    I've finally reached my limit. I realized life is just too damn short to waste dwelling on one girl in a world filled with billions. I'm 26, and I'm not getting any younger. It...
    nustart nustart 26-30, M 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Stuck On 73% - To those great people who have been following my saga on EP thanks for your kind words and support. The latest news isn't news at all. My stbx and her sister in law...
    OmyTVC15 OmyTVC15 51-55, M 13 Responses Aug 8, 2012

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    The Re-birth Of Me - Generally speaking I rebirth every seven years, it starts with an epiphany of some sort, the last one the result of a near death experience and a well set...
    MaoriMis MaoriMis 36-40, F Nov 12, 2011

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    Me Starting Over - I just want to  get over myself and be free. Free from my negative thoughts and new life. I love that its my choice and no one elses. So basically im...
    theylaughtheyyell theylaughtheyyell 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 19, 2009

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    I was morbidity overweight, and people always let me know how digusting I was. I hated myself for a very long time. It effected the way I treated myself as well. I wasn't depressed...
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    There is denying Forgetting Redressing Atoning doing it all again over and over in different ways confessing and therapising getting medicated distracting . . .starting someting...
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    I struggle to talk to people. I consider myself as an introvert . I don't know how to overcome this problem. When I go out I feel left out . I just wonder if I suffer from...
    cheekyp cheekyp 18-21, F Mar 30

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    So my boyfriend will be texting and he will leave for sometimes hours at a time, and he use to do that when he was mad so I got to the point where I'd start to worry when he left...
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    Two biggest fears - fear of what others think of us and public talking. I overcame both by continually forcing myself to speak in public forums. I've found when I am passionate...
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