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I Am Still Recovering

Recovery is a process. 297 People

    Recovery-july 4, 2013 At 8:36 Am.

    Recovery! I am in recovery! LOL. Sounds a bit like I am recovering some furniture. I am recovering myself! Listen! What does recovery mean? As defined, it means regaining or improving a former condition. And it also means the regaining of something lost. Many of us think of...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 4, 2013

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    Today's One Sentence Inspiration

    I may have escaped the blaming eyes of my mother, and the reproachful eyes of my brother, but I cannot escape myself. The only thing that I can do to save myself is to stop obsessing over my past and let go of my resentments. I need to only focus on today, and keep working...
    RLLauren RLLauren 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 10, 2013

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    I Won't Lie

    Some nights, many nights, I pace outside the bathroom door. I have felt the weight of last night's meal, heavy, gluey, I have felt it itching to crawl back up my esophagus. Some nights, well. (I won't lie.) But this night, many nights, I turn away, Back to bed, back to sleep.
    mariacaterina mariacaterina 16-17, F Dec 30, 2012

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    Our Path - February 19

    I just spent several hours with someone from my group, and I feel like I'm losing my mind. This woman insisted that the only way I would make progress in my program was to go to her church and succumb to her religious rules. She pushed and insisted, and insisted and pushed. She's...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Feb 18, 2013

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    maddisonn maddisonn 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2014

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    Trying To Recover

    Some of you may know me as NeverThinEnough... that is my old depressed, anorexic account here, on EP... but i decided to recover from anorexia. It is hard, you know, like - sometimes you feel like you can beat this and you eat,you feel happy, you feel full of motivation and...
    WayToHappiness WayToHappiness 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 3, 2012

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    A Day In The Life Of A Nobody.

    Major depression. Cyclothymia. Schizotypal. Anxiety. Anxiety. Anxiety. Self harm. Lie. Razors. Suicide. Therapy. Pills. Overdose. Suicide. Lie. Mental hospital. Lie. Suicide. Overdose. Cut. Cut. Cut. Lie. Therapy. Overdose. Suicide. Mental hospital. Molested. Lie. Overdose...
    somethingbecomingnothing somethingbecomingnothing 18-21, F Sep 3, 2012

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    Living In The Present - February 21

    The present moment is all we have. Yes, we have plans and goals, a vision for tomorrow. But now is the only time we possess. And it is enough. We can clear our mind of the residue of yesterday. We can clear our mind of fears of tomorrow. We can be present, now. We can make...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Feb 21, 2013

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    I See That Light At The End Of The Tunnel!

    And I'm not on any pink cloud, just working on the whole positive thing. I can do this, regardless what people think or do. I finally have hope, and that's something I'm proud of.
    Kidd12 Kidd12 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 14, 2012

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    Fighting For Freedom

    When I think back to my dark times, I remember that they were only a few weeks ago. Sometimes I miss them as odd as it may seem. Not eating and throwing up everyday made me feel strong. I thought I was strong for hurting myself. Three days after I started recovery I descovered a...
    StarvedAndScarred StarvedAndScarred 18-21, F Sep 13, 2012

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    Time That Has Past But Still Hangs Over Head...

    So last March i had a major breakdown... I had been having a lot of problems with depression... I took my life into my own hands and swallowed enough anti depressants to put myself into respiratory arrest, damage my liver and kidneys, and give myself a sever case of pneumonia...
    Thatguywiththebluehair Thatguywiththebluehair 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 20, 2011

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    How To Recover Pictures And Video From Kingston Sdhc Card?

    What’s SDHC card?SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) is an extension of the SD standard which increases card’s storage capacity up to 32 GB. Its family includes SDHC, miniSDHC and microSDHC, and they have a capacity of 4GB to 32GB. It is FAT32 file system. SDHC cards share...
    maggiena maggiena 26-30, F May 17, 2011

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    Hey guys. It's been..

    a month+ since everything happened? The depression.. I'm not sure about that but I've surely procrastinated. I was a top student. I'm so behind. Besides that I've been.. hiding myself. Flirting, distracting myself from him. But today he was brought up and now he's back in my...
    ThanhN ThanhN 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2013

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    Not Working...

    It seems like i will never be happy about my look and my body... i think almost every day how i should starve myself again to become skinny again and i feel like i am getting fat, i suppose i am getting fat because i eat more, but my friends tell me that i look the same as before...
    WayToHappiness WayToHappiness 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 5, 2012

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    Grace Over Repression

    I still have days When my wounded self Overrides my hard-earned recovery A vague sub-consciousness Of some debilitating grip Common emotional neglect Useless insecurities and doubts Slithering fears They loom large at times And out of proportion Seems unfair To wage war with the...
    iNtuitiveFEeling iNtuitiveFEeling 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 25, 2012

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    I've had various eating disorders

    for the last six and a half years. (That number makes me so angry, and sad.) I've been actively trying to recover (on my own) for about a year/a year and a half now, with not much success. The hardest part (if I had to choose one) is probably the constant fight that goes on...
    letsmakeithappen letsmakeithappen 22-25, F Jan 18, 2014

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    Voices Are Still Here

    I know I said that this will be my positive account but it is so damn hard to think and be positive all the time, to shut up and not listen voices in my head saying: dont eat that, you dont need food, exercise more.. and I am really trying to be better but i just feel such a...
    WayToHappiness WayToHappiness 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 4, 2012

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    Disordered

    I've been eating disordered since i was 16 years old. I'm 24 now. It started out as anorexia, turned into bulimia, and then binge eating. I am so unhappy with my weight. I've been trying to recover for the past 8 years - a long time to struggle with something that is a daily...
    Mary1634 Mary1634 22-25, F 1 Response May 7, 2011

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    Recovery Is A Journey...

    I truly believe this.I am recovering from a number of issues in my life, and I always will be until the day I die.The first step in my recovery was to recognise and also accept that I have a problem and things need to change. And I need to keep reminding myself of this. Then I...
    GreenMonsterGal GreenMonsterGal 22-25 1 Response May 8, 2011

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    Relapse

    I recently relapsed.ive been smoking meth for the past week and a half everyday.i want to stop-i think im getting sucked in again.Do i have to go back into treatment or can  i just go everyday next week to NA meetings. I dont even have a sponser yet and i think thats why...
    angelwingz angelwingz 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 4, 2009

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    Hello, I don't know why I'm addressing this

    as if I'm talking to someone but I think it's nice to think I'm talking to someone else. These posts are mostly for me to see my growth but it doesn't matter. Anyways, what I wanted to talk about Is the fact that it's been 2 and a half months and it's the middle of summer. I...
    MorbidRainbow MorbidRainbow 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 14, 2014

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    Since 3 years I had depressions.

    I lived in a small town in Germany and my class hated me. From the very first moment 'til the last I had there.In 7th grade they started bullying me, I thought about suicide and started cutting.I stopped for a few months, started again. When I wasn't cutting I hit myself, took...
    LilySophieGreen LilySophieGreen 16-17, F May 26, 2014

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    I'm trying so hard to be happy,

    and live life in a positive way... But it's so difficult and I want to cut so bad I feel the need to but I don't know if I even care what anyone else will say if they see... Idk what to even do anymore):
    InsecureTiana InsecureTiana 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 22, 2014

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    Bipolar and Drug and Alcohol Problems

    I have been drinking for years and have always abused substances. After being told for at least 2 years I had a problem i finally seeked help. I went to a residential rehab for 3months and tried really hard and learned a lot. I managed to stay clean for 7 months. I was drinking...
    fergyshmerg fergyshmerg 31-35 1 Response Jul 15, 2009

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    It's been about what,

    a week since I experienced my "heartbreak"? Don't get me wrong; my heart still aches for him. But I'm getting better. I haven't cried every single minute to the hour. But I decided to catch up with family and friends. And it feels pretty good, very exciting. I don't know how...
    ThanhN ThanhN 16-17, F Dec 1, 2013

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    Always Recovering,never Recovered

    First AA meeting in 1977.According to statistics will never get my "diploma"recovering is a lifetime thing.no longer attend meetings,81 and shut in cause of health.AA was (is) the best thing ever happened to me,Forever grateful,Pray others that need help find it or...
    foreverme foreverme 70+, F 6 Responses Mar 8, 2009

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    Imbatgirl Imbatgirl 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 26, 2014

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    Took one step towards recovering. Feels like a weight so colossal has been lifted.
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    I finally have ended a 3 year relationship that was slowly killing me. Being in love with a heroin addict was hard, and I want to stay away but I still have love there. It's...
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    The first time I tried to get sober, I had withdrawal symptoms like the shakes, nightmares, sweating, anxiety and depression. Eventually they went away without treatment. I...
    cawnbread cawnbread 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    Have you ever felt so special to someone? Treated like a princess? Someone will do everything just to make you happy? Be their world and let you feel how much they love you?I met...
    AngelsBroughtMeHere AngelsBroughtMeHere 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I have frequently in my lifetime wondered why I am still here...as I have never been married and never have had a man who was wonderful in my life even for a short time at all. I...
    FindingMySpirit788 FindingMySpirit788 41-45, F Jan 16

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    I am a young adult and am "troubled." When I was young my environment was discouraging. My parents marriage was terrible, my father depressed and suicidal, and I did whatever they...
    ZoeFeller ZoeFeller 18-21, F Dec 30, 2014

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    So my most recent ex-boyfriend of course knows how much I still and always will love him. We had a great 2.5 year relationship, but then he got some opportunities in Alaska for...
    CaliforniaCobra CaliforniaCobra 26-30 Jan 1

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    Good afternoon. Still not fully over my ex boyfriend. I did something foolish and unblocked him from facebook. I wanted to see what he was up to and if he was still with the girl I...
    RangerLucy RangerLucy 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 19

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    My ex gf cheated on me with my best friend 5 years ago. I'm still not over it even my family still hates her. Besides my brother and my current gf no one else know me and her were...
    JoeC201 JoeC201 18-21, M Jan 1

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    We were married for 8 years. He still is my best friend. I just saw him yesterday to get some stuff from the house. I didn't want to leave. We were laying on the bed just talking...
    meganm1994 meganm1994 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    It's been almost three years since we first met. I still remember the day. I had been back in my home town for a few months after I'd convinced myself to stay because I'd missed it...
    minernick minernick 22-25, M Jan 3

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    It's been almost three years since we first met. I still remember the day. I had been back in my home town for a few months after I'd convinced myself to stay because I'd missed it...
    minernick minernick 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    I feel so lost right now. It's been four months since I've talked to my ex boyfriend and I don't know how to reach him. Our breakup was amicable. About six months ago, we agreed...
    Nekroerotic Nekroerotic 26-30, F Jan 6

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    We've know each other since Kindergarten, I've always secretly liked him. And when we were little we would chase each other on the playground, play with each other, and call each...
    ForeverAlone2019 ForeverAlone2019 16-17, F Jan 13

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    I would have thought by now I would have gotten over him. I've been on several dates. Kissed other men. Nothing feels the same. I don't know what to do. I've tried being nice to...
    EmilyPouliot EmilyPouliot 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I am still deeply in love with my 'ex' and I do still feel he's the one. There's no-one else I feel about the same way as the way I still feel about him. It hurts so much every...
    jayb2014 jayb2014 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I was standing in my balcony engulfed in deep darkness and tears were not stopping.Then suddenly I heard a giggle.There a little two year old was standing giggling at me and...
    GenuineAngel GenuineAngel 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    So I've got a ton of stories on here about Brandon. This one isn't. This one is about Moogle, the guy I was with before Brandon. Christmas Eve three years ago was the last night...
    MadamAZC MadamAZC 22-25, F Dec 31, 2014

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    I want to be proof that there are still people out there who still care and want to be a true friend to someone. I've never had a true friend so it would be a miracle if I found...
    BelieveinLove94 BelieveinLove94 18-21, F Dec 31, 2014

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    I have been in an amazing yet secret relationship with my girlfriend for four years now, due to our cultural differences I must remain secret from her family(which i do not like...
    oneliffee oneliffee 22-25, M Jan 3

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