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    My family makes fun of me

    because i use the computer most of the time, they spend almost all the day watching the tv, i dont have a voice to make then stop, or the guts to stand up and talk to them, other times i just have a "mad/angry face" without knowing but thats what happends when your family talks...
    Pachetez Pachetez 26-30, M Aug 12

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    41 years later I come to discover

    that indeed I was so different from other children. My mom always said I was a very special child and now I beginning to understand how I was different than my siblings. I'm a SURVIVOR OF ******/RAPE. Domestic Abuse was a normal part of discipline from my biological father. It...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Apr 20

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    I lost both my arms when I was 18 in a car

    accident. It has been a challenging road and I'm still learning to do things! It can be difficult at times but it's making me stronger
    Lexiyoung Lexiyoung 22-25, F 7 Responses May 31

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    Some people matter. Some people don't.

    Some people care. Some people don't. Some people love. Some people don't. Some people tell the truth. Some people try. Some people get lost, in perceptions. Some people just get lost in the lies. I love, Yet I hurt. I speak the truth, Yet I live within a lie. I matter, Yet you...
    loveCT loveCT 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 12

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    I have a terrible paranoia of becoming pregnant.

    I dated someone for five years, didn't use protection just the pull out method (which doesn't work) and got pregnant twice in the span of five months and had to have two abortions. I feel absolutely terrible, but now I am super paranoid of getting pregnant. I haven't had sex...
    elisanov elisanov 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Predators need to be careful they don't run

    into a person like me. While you hunt for victims I'm wondering if I should pretend to be one. Then meet in person quick and find out who meets their maker first.
    TicToxic TicToxic 36-40, F 7 Responses Jul 19

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    You are exactly where you’re supposed to be

    at this very moment. Even if things aren’t the way you want them to be. Even if there’s more to do or undo. Even if you feel like you need to start over from scratch. Every experience and step is necessary. :)
    raquel80 raquel80 31-35, F 15 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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    I Am The Family Pet

    I was abandoned, left to rot alone in the place i called home by my only remaining real parent, she didnt love me enuff always on that stuff, having sex with guys playing ruff all in my face all over the apartment while i watched. i starved while u drugged, i starved while you...
    AquilaAqua AquilaAqua 13-15, M 4 Responses Jan 22, 2013

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    When I think of you Loving her Instead of me I

    cringe I feel my chest impaled When I think of you Touching her Instead of me I cringe Something sacred taken from me When I think of you Sharing your life with her Instead of me I cringe Flashbacks violently fill me with remorse When I think of you Raising her children...
    SuriAnne SuriAnne 36-40, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Until a few years ago I always felt

    that my entire adult life was going to be filled with abuse, nehlect, and was never going to be loved like I want to be loved. I married at 19, in a fantasy about the home, the kids, the white picket fence, and happily ever after. But within a year my dreams were shattered when...
    Harleygirl65 Harleygirl65 46-50, F 14 Responses 5 days ago

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    A life of pain is my destiny

    and I've accepted it.I know that feeling of hopelessness, knowing that for the rest of your life you will likely only experience pain and it will only get worse as you get older. I got injured in football several times and have had 4 knee surgeries since I was 16. When I wasn't...
    bigexathlete bigexathlete 22-25, M 5 Responses Jun 9

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    I'm me!!! I am a brand new woman

    that no one will ever put down .I know when to say sorry I know when I'm wrong .my life will go on.I trusted the wrong person but its nice to say that what didn't kill me made me stronger.thank you for making me stronger .
    chari1975 chari1975 36-40, F 5 Responses May 30

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    I have officially been clean

    for 5 years now. Yay me :) I think I might make myself a cake to celebrate...with some oreos in it. That should be super yummy :D
    PhantomPower PhantomPower 18-21, F 12 Responses Jul 26

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    Annaambrose Annaambrose 16-17 11 Responses Feb 8

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    A high price to pay indeed to be stronger.

    ..my wife died from cancer some time ago...she suffered a lot, in and out of hospital most of the time...me and my family supported her in every possible way, trying to comfort her until the last moment, telling her it would soon go, the pain that is... Drugs help a bit and she...
    SolitaireGent SolitaireGent 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 13

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    I recently decided to get in shape

    and start exercising. I came across a quote at the gym that intrigued me the moment I read it. It says, "What seems so hard now will one day be your warm up." I believe this goes beyond weights / training and is a metaphor for our lives as well. I remember when I first...
    SirLaughalots SirLaughalots 36-40, M 12 Responses Jan 5

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    I know I will survive

    because I've been through too much to break now. I'm a survivor and know that when **** gets hard you have to toughen up and move through it. I'm just tired of being in survival mood. I want to be able to relax and actually be happy really happy. I've been through so much...
    trin2013 trin2013 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Everyone has their own nightmares.

    Some try to ignore it, some embrace it. Learn from other people's mistakes, don't repeat it. Live happy.
    JVL0424 JVL0424 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    Hold my hand through this night As the voices

    shake and my vision blinds With fires that swore to seek revenge Eyes filled with rage that would not relent Never have I felt such evil Control and manipulate me. But you embraced, my body base Pooling in my lap Like a vulnerable vine You wanted me to take you first...
    Ymfas Ymfas 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I was pregnant , and

    now since my baby was born , I feel so happy and feel stronger Bc after all what I've been through , now Ik who the real people are and who aren't .
    ASA15 ASA15 13-15, F 2 Responses May 18

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    I hate my family they are all

    such hipocrite liars Im the bad one because I dont sugar coat things my life use to suck when I allowed my family to manipulate me ....done letting them do that, my uncle pawed my grandmother home she had to work hard to not loose it and was forced to raise my brother and I in a...
    Blacksheepgar Blacksheepgar 36-40, F Aug 10

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    I've seen friend die I've been in the hospital

    twice Once for 11 days the worst of my life I was so close to going to jail Not the one for kids too I've been in LOTS OF FIGHTS I don't cry anymore I am not scared of anything I care about one thing I care about my brother I don't care what you think I have access to guns...
    swaged104 swaged104 13-15, M 4 Responses Aug 13

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    Before I begin I just want to say

    that I am not here to complain I'm here only to share my story because I feel I have no one else too tell. my mom remarried when I was about five years old too what I thought was an amazing man. I had a great child hood until my brother was born and I was 7. I was the kind of...
    bluebear6 bluebear6 13-15, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    When I was around 12 years old,

    I started losing my hair. I had gorgeous locks....long....thick....dirty blonde hair. My mom was beside herself because she was not only worried but couldn't understand why this was happening. She finally found out that I had contracted some sort of bug from a family friend...
    Cinnamongrl Cinnamongrl 46-50, F 9 Responses Jul 14, 2014

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    Life isn't a bad thing.

    It isn't full of darkness. Sometimes you have to get through the dark to find the switch that turns on the light. You'll stumble and fall over things because you can't see your way. You're blind to where you are walking. You might think its easier to give up and just sit it in...
    luna500 luna500 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 22

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    A year and some months ago I met a guy.

    I never thought I would grow to love him but I did. As the days past he would come visit me and I would never bring him in my house until my birthday came. We both fell in love. But one Day I remember that day like it was yesterday I received a call from him that was gonna...
    sassylove123 sassylove123 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    2014 I had a volunteer job I loved

    but was draining me. I gave everything I had to that job, and they end up firing me and turning every of my friends there against me. They said "I left because I wanted to". I also had a boyfriend, who helped me through that drama. And in July, he left me, still saying he loved...
    silvis silvis 18-21, F 9 Responses Apr 18

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    I've been strong for

    so long, I can't remember what it's like to not HAVE to be. For once I want to be able to freely give and receive love without ever feeling that it's only because I've asked. I've suffered heartache for so long I think I don't even remember what happy is... It's sad very sad...
    HisBeautifulDisaster HisBeautifulDisaster 36-40, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    eioncc11 eioncc11 26-30, F Aug 12

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    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    eioncc11 eioncc11 26-30, F Aug 12

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    Growing up, my dad used to abuse the living

    hell out of me. Hits on the cement, burned the exhaust of a lawn mower, constant bullying tell me I won't amount anything to life. I have so much aspiration & wanna do so much but I have severe ADHD that i inherited from him.
    ialame ialame 22-25, M 7 Responses Aug 9

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    I like to tell myself this

    but honestly it's not true. If anything it's made me paranoid, depressed, given me Ptsd and all the joys that come with it, makes me extremely distrustful of everyone and stressed about everything. Stronger? Not really.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 9

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    so much. but if you ask anyone my age,

    you find that you are not alone. I have been through events of tremendous sadness, experienced horrific events, felt loneliness that I thought would crush me, experienced betrayal and abandonment. now i have also experienced joy I never felt worthy of receiving but cherished...
    intimatelyhealed intimatelyhealed 41-45, F 4 hrs ago

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    My abuse from my father.

    8 years ago was a dark time for me. My dad would often beat me as punishment for doing stupid stuff. One day I did something really bad and stupid. My dad was furious, he lost it over and over again. He beat me senseless, but I had grown somewhat accustomed to pain so it...
    WhiteTheKid WhiteTheKid 16-17, M 14 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    TrappedOrphan TrappedOrphan 13-15, M 6 Responses May 18

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    False Hope The passing glance,

    That singular moment in time. The soft smile, That beautiful shade of red. The turn now facing me, That wonderful rush of joy. The look of love in your eyes, That pain as my heart begins to skip. The man behind me moves in, That must be your husband... False Hope, yet...
    ToshiroAki ToshiroAki 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Mrskatearch Mrskatearch 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My family broke when I was 7

    because my dad was abusive had an affair ( several times, in fact I personally think he should be in a mental institution for all the **** he has done) and was basically the biggest **** in father history. No matter how good people say I have it (I know I do) it still doesn't...
    Hayden23 Hayden23 13-15, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    To anyone struggling with depression

    and especially you men out there. I am here to encourage you to never give up. It has now been seven years since I was in the fight of my life to get out of an infinitely deep valley of depression. The kind that feels like you are walking with cement shoes through a dark dank...
    Mac7777 Mac7777 46-50, M 8 Responses May 13

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    Focus On The Good

    About 3.5 years ago I went through a really tough time. I had lost everyone that was important to me. I came back to California, starting from scratch. I got a job as a live-in Nanny in Cupertino, Ca. In all it looked like everything was going wonderfully, but I was living with a...
    Dollbaby03 Dollbaby03 26-30, F 12 Responses Oct 1, 2013

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    One Should Never Forget

    I believe that to tell someone to forget about the past is really bad advice. To forget only leads to repeating failed judgements. We shouldn't dwell on the past or live in the past, but we should reflect on it so that past mistakes are not repeated. Even better, be observant...
    RhombusInTheSquare RhombusInTheSquare 36-40, F 9 Responses Jan 13, 2013

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    through these past months my grandma passed away

    and ever since she passed away i have been angry, sad, stress. but over the time i have been so happy in life because my grandma has no pain to go through and she doesn't have to take so many pills now a days.
    Tanya1487 Tanya1487 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I fight for my life everyday.

    I was born with a disability called cerebral palsy. I defy science just by existing. I don't waste time dealing with haters. they are just insecure
    thatgirlfromtx thatgirlfromtx 13-15, F 11 Responses Apr 1

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    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    allisoncc11 allisoncc11 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    Two years ago on October my stepdad hit my mom.

    He went to jail and was in jail until March when he came out I did not know what was going to happen! I thought my mom dumped him! But I was wrong. That day he came out he went with my mom to pick up my lil brother in the same school im at. My friend ranned over to me and told...
    sabrina8131 sabrina8131 13-15, F 6 Responses Aug 11

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    I've been told over and over how strong I am to

    have made it through everything I've been through in my life..I'm not sure I'm really strong..I think sometimes it's just a simple decision to stand up, face it and get through it or just lie there, roll over and die. No m