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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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    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 Jul 21

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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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    When I was younger, I loved animals.

    I loved them so much that my favourite bedtimes stories would have those talking animals and I would ask my father to help me do the sounds on the farm. Of course, when I started school everyone started to mock me. I told people that my favourite animal was the unicorn and...
    Kriptess Kriptess 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    basttt basttt 41-45, F 7 Responses Jul 10

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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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    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 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 6 days ago

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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 6 days ago

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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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    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 Jul 21

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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 15 Responses Jun 29

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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 5 days ago

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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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    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 7 Responses 5 days ago

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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'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 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am stronger but I am also more understanding.

    My obstacles have humbled me.
    SierraSeptember86 SierraSeptember86 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I was molested from the age of 4-9 by two men

    (uncles). Raped by a guy i liked at 15. Raped by my boyfriend's (now ex) bestfriend at 23. I'm now 30 and I'm doing good, raising my 3yrs old, yet there are times that i get flashbacks and get anxiety. It's rare but very powerful. Thankfully i get them at night when my lil one...
    StillHere84 StillHere84 31-35, F 9 Responses Jan 9

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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...
    lvycc11 lvycc11 26-30, F Jul 13

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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 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 Jul 23

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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 6 days ago

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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 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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    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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    DexterMalloween DexterMalloween 13-15, M 6 Responses May 18

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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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    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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    My name is Karly I just turned 16

    and I am from Michigan but currently live in Florida. When I was younger my dad used to beat me and my sisters so my mom and dad got a divorce. When I was 11 we moved to Florida to stay with my uncle. When I was 11 my uncle raped me for 2 years so I told my mom and we moved out...
    allaboutkarly allaboutkarly 16-17, F 8 Responses 14 hrs ago

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Don't mix my personality

    and attitude. My personality is who I am. My attitude depends on who you are.
    LauraW0 LauraW0 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 10

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    This is pain, The way you shadowed my

    existence with your desires This is hopelessness Why would you allow this to pass On the ground where wickedry is found The hurt in this betrayal The family bound to fail And in my screams of internal misery Each shadow cast Bigger than the Last In what ways could you...
    Ymfas Ymfas 26-30, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    raggedeagle raggedeagle 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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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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    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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    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 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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 3 Responses Jul 21

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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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    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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