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    I love EP. It allows me to say

    and write things I don't want to keep in my diary. If anything, yesterday; I just went and burnt my diary of last year just because it felt, it wasn't about me. It felt it was about me living in the shadow of an idea. Someone told me that I look to them as if I was obsessed by...
    StrongWoman9 StrongWoman9 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    I know for a fact I am stronger

    because of everything I have been through. My life has been flipped upside down the last month. My whole sense of normalcy has been thrown out the window and my future that was planned is now unknown. I have called off my wedding and stopped a very long relationship where I was...
    chelsealynn217 chelsealynn217 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I have been to the ditches

    and back. I went through alot growing up as a child, and am still trying to learn to accept myself for the person I am. It is a very difficult thing for me to accept myself completely
    Justine75 Justine75 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    Politeness has become

    so rear that if you try to be polite with a women on Internet, most of them misunderstand it as flirting Which unfortunately is a sad truth!😌😌
    Aamir316 Aamir316 26-30, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Annaambrose Annaambrose 16-17 11 Responses Feb 8

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    Nobody cares about your excuses.

    Nobody pities you for procrastinating. Noboby is going to cuddle you because you are lazy. It's your ***. YOU MOVE IT.
    BlackWidowBaby BlackWidowBaby 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 30

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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 9 Responses May 13

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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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    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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    Ball Curled under my feet The nails painted

    as you painted me When I was younger You said I would shine brighter and brighter In your eyes, the certainty of love In my soul, the need to fulfill yours So I danced and tweaked all the actions you needed of me Looking still into your fire Growing proud and flying...
    Ymfas Ymfas 26-30, M 4 Responses Jul 9

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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 15 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    I like to think that I've been made to endure

    all of the experiences I have just to make me be a better person. Like if in my past life I wasn't a good person so I'm being shown the error of my past ways. A larger part of me is grateful because I can see the way I don't want to be and it allows me to work on myself. The...
    ShyButterfly04 ShyButterfly04 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 10

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    Itismerachel Itismerachel 46-50, F 10 Responses Oct 22, 2014

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    When I was 2 years old my biological father

    tried to kill me. He was dragged from my home by police pretending he was attempting to commit suicide so he wouldn't get caught. He succeeded. I am an identical twin. He loved my sister but ignored me. He told my mother that if they ever broke up he would take custody of her...
    Chloesince92 Chloesince92 22-25, F 9 Responses Sep 10, 2014

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    This past year has been the worst

    and hardest of my life. Between severe marital issues, my father passing away, children leaving the nest and a few other things. Back in August I would never had thought I would make it to April of this year. But life is funny, how the worst times can bring out the best in a...
    orchidangel orchidangel 41-45, F 5 Responses May 3

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    raggedeagle raggedeagle 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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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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    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 6 Responses Jun 9

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    Pep TalkSexually abused from about the age of 6

    to 9 yo by a friend of the family, a narcissistic parent who terrified me with the idea that the way I behaved could cause their death, bullied in school because I was not white, chronic depression from the age of about 15, 4 suicide attempts, several stay in psychiatric...
    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 9 Responses Jul 12

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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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    Well I came to meet my neighbours wife,

    unfortunately her husband arrived at the wrong time, right now I'm hiding below the bed and both of them banging each other on the bed, I'm sweating even after their room is Air-conditioned. Her husband is one bad *** cop, he shot 3 criminal a week ago, I'll probably **** in my...
    Aamir316 Aamir316 26-30, M 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    Years ago, both of my youngest children were in

    diapers. Their father, my husband (who since passed) was a drug addict. He would get a paycheck and disappear for days, weeks, months. Sometimes he would come to the house at night when I got paid and beat me for money. My paychecks were automatically deposited into the bank, I...
    mom4ce mom4ce 51-55, F 10 Responses 2 days ago

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    http://youtu.be/OJWP0ntHtUU I have been

    through several horrific things in my life. The first one was at age 6 and so many since then. I realize that many people are not made to recover from these kinds of life experiences. I am a Warrior and finally found a song that says just that and gives me strength!
    notadream2u notadream2u 41-45, F 2 Responses 6 days 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...
    aylinacc11 aylinacc11 26-30, F Jul 16

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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 matter how tough things get, I chose life because even...
    LOOKN4NSIGHT43 LOOKN4NSIGHT43 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 1

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    I was there when his mother took her final

    breath. I was there to hear Amazing Grace. I was there when he held our dead child. I was there when he has his first mental breakdown and the second one, too. I was there when we said I do. I was there when tests came back positive. I was there when we hiked. I was there when...
    loveCT loveCT 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    Over this week-end something strange happened.

    I found myself overly sensitive, rather too emotional , and mostly reminiscing on a part of my life that has left me with nothing but hurtful memories. Oh!!! I blamed it on the wine, then I blamed it on ep. But that was just me trying to tell myself I shouldn't think about that...
    MzPhoenix MzPhoenix 31-35, F 14 Responses Jul 6

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    basttt basttt 41-45, F 7 Responses Jul 10

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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...
    chriscc11 chriscc11 26-30, F 6 days ago

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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 5 Responses Mar 22

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    I have been through a lot of traumatic events

    throughout my life. I have survived childhood trauma, domestic violence, sexual assault, and other things. I used to be ashamed of these things in my past but I have learned that I am a very strong survivor. I like to use my past experiences to help others. I know that I am more...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jul 7

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    I think some of you guys are not playing fair.

    If this continues I will simply leave the site and there will be one less person for you to talk to. Make your choice.
    7lulu 7lulu 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    I got able to see my daughter

    for the first time in 7 weeks. I cannot explain my feelings but I am so grateful for the most fantastic husband and a VERY strong little girl! I love them both so dearly, which makes me feel all the more ashamed.
    Anadiir Anadiir 26-30, F 6 days ago

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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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    Hii!I’ve been in unrequited love

    for 4 years now. I know it hurts a lot.I wrote a book on this topic too.The book trailer for my debut novel “You are my Wonderwall” is finally out.Please spare 2 minutes to have a look.The novel will be out pretty soon.Thanks.
    youaremywonderwall youaremywonderwall 22-25, F Jul 11

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    Its official as of 9:20 am on this 5 the day of

    February. I'm divorced. Thanks everybody for all ur support and kind words. I do appreciate each and every one of my Ep friends!!!!
    bellamae11 bellamae11 51-55, F 16 Responses Feb 5, 2014

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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...
    tessaccaa tessaccaa 26-30, F 22 hrs ago

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    I've been through a lot,

    a lot for my age, things no one can handle it,even me. I got so weak while ago somehow I got over it. and I'm proud of myself, what I did and how strong I am. but to be honest I need to take some time to rest, time for myself...
    20ShadesOfMe 20ShadesOfMe 16-17, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Growing up I witnessed a lot more

    than I should have and grew up way to fast. My dad sold marijuana and was an alcoholic. He would come home drunk and abuse my mom. I was about 7 when they got a divorce and I was really happy about it. My mom and I lived with 3 of her friends and 2 of her boyfriends (not at the...
    L48O1516S2342T L48O1516S2342T 18-21, F 14 Responses Jun 29

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    DexterMalloween DexterMalloween 13-15, M 6 Responses May 18

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    These past 2 years have been extremely hard.

    One thing I don't like is when people compare what you've been through with what they've been through. First of all that's rude because that person isn't you and might be more sensitive to the things you wouldn't be. Second of all we all go through hard things but effect us...
    ccdoll486 ccdoll486 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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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 9 Responses Jul 19

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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 through my own hell countless of times

    so give me your best shot. I know what I want and I'm not afraid to get it. I will always be by your side and I'll sometimes let my guard down just to let you in but if you mess up, I'll come back swinging. I'm strong and independent and when you knock me down, best believe I'll...
    MsBright MsBright 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    When people make mistakes,

    they should learn from it and not make the same mistakes again. Otherwise you end up as someone who don't understand life and you won't become a better person. When Im sad, I have a habit of crying then think it over of what just happened. And then I continued life of struggles...
    lily36912 lily36912 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 10

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