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I Am Struggling With Life

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    God Kept Me!

    I'm so thankful 'cause GOD KEPT ME! I've been feeling so much better! EP....WOW!RIGHT NOW, I've been repeatedly listening to Kurt Carr Singers singing "I Almost Let Go" and I've been answering questions and responding to comments on my stories....one in...
    LetMeGo2 LetMeGo2 41-45, F 10 Responses Jan 15, 2010

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    Empty Nesting

    I just got off the phone with my daughter who is is in the AF....I moved my son in to his dorm to start his sophomore year. I should have been rejoicing in the last 2 days, being able to run naked through my house. I cleaned out my fridge of the crap he likes to eat. I have...
    wildrumpusbegins wildrumpusbegins 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 22, 2010

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    Unable To Express My Real Pain Of Life To Anybody.

    i am so much stressed. because i have nobody to share my true feelings. i am in very difficult phase of my life. i know that if you remain positive looking, patience then nothing can affect you. presently i am unable to think like that because i am feeling very stressed. in the...
    rahuniqdoc rahuniqdoc 26-30, M 3 Responses May 3, 2010

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    Up Down Sit Down Turn Around Stay Roll Over...

    got a new therapist and we are progressing nicely, not looking forward to exposure therapy. things are going to good so i'm waiting for everything to crash in on me, like it always does, until then i might just enjoy the joy i have now instead of worrying about my future. this is...
    childcalledit childcalledit 18-21, T 3 Responses Dec 12, 2011

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    Every Day

    Every day of my life is a struggle. Constantly dealing with my mom's neediness & her health problems. Having to go places & talk to people. Having to go to my own appointments. Having to leave the house. Hearing noises outside. Not being able to sleep. Worrying all the time...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F 2 Responses May 4, 2010

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    I Am Struggling With Life

    life is hard, im 43, im getting old, my Mom is 63, i still live with her and her partner which can be tough. my Mom just thinks about herself and her partner , he is a total idiot, what she sees in him i cant say, me and him clash quite bad , he has a big ego and an attitude...
    defoekeane defoekeane 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 15, 2013

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    I am struggling with life.

    A lot. Whether it's with connecting with other people, struggling with my inner demons, or battling my procrastinating ways, I struggle all the time.
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    I'm Trying!!!

    I really am TRYING to learn HOW to live like THIS! I have seriously STRUGGLED this past year and I feel like a ball of confusion about MY life now! I keep wondering WHAT to do with myself....when I have energy! So much has happened and I really don't know WHERE to START! At...
    LetMeGo2 LetMeGo2 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 5, 2011

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    Too Much, Too Soon

    And I feel like I can't tell anyone. I am soooooooooo stressed right now its unbelievable, but I don't want to be a burden to anyone else so I just hold it in and put on a happy face. Yet inside I know I'm starting to crack. I can see this because my empathy is too high. I'm...
    EmpowermentProject EmpowermentProject 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 22, 2013

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    I Need Help!

    Life is hard for me. I struggle in school. I have never gotten below a B before but as of right now I have Ds and Fs. It's not usually like me for this to happen.. I have hearing problems so I sit in the front of the class in every class. But somehow I still can't hear the...
    Dancerfurlife Dancerfurlife 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 9, 2012

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    Life Backfires No Matter How Hard You Try

    I divordeced 3 years ago and do not see my children, I have tried to rebuild my life but just when you think its goind ok life knocks you back again, I am a person who tries to always do the right thing and treat people with respect and always treat people how i would want to be...
    fredmoto fredmoto 36-40 1 Response Nov 15, 2011

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    I'm 14, I lost my grandmother Mams in 5th grade. I had depression at 11 years old. My aunt was diagnosed with cancer and she won the battle of a 50/50 chance. My uncle was just diagnosed a month ago with stage 4 colon cancer, they gave him a few years, but we just found out today...
    iubb iubb 13-15 2 Responses Nov 17, 2012

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    This last year has been horrible

    for me. I have struggled so much with finding myself, finishing uni, moving in with my boyfriend under stressful circumstances, becoming an adult, going through counselling.... I thought the new year would help. It hasnt. My grandfather just died. I havent spoken to my family...
    searchingforme22 searchingforme22 22-25, F Jan 29

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    I Need of Help

    My mind is a mess, I love two people... And One has left me and the other is on the brink of leaving me...   Im battling my eating disorder which doesn't help and i sufering from depression...   I need someone to talk to :(
    SkinandBone SkinandBone 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 18, 2009

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    Never Would Have Made It....

    OMIGOSH! The things that have happened to me THIS month!!! I just had a POWERFUL wake up call.... Shortly after logging into facebook, I read a post that Tonya, a childhood friend of mine made, "I made it thru my storm and my test because you were there to carry me thru...
    LetMeGo2 LetMeGo2 41-45, F 4 Responses Feb 22, 2010

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    I'm a New Mother and Having Trouble Holding It All Together

    I haven't been on EP since I was pregnant and in a new relationship and battling depression. A lot has changed since then. My fiancee (M) and I moved into a cute little apartment together, our daughter was born and is our little treasure. And its been good in many ways to have my...
    lunatica lunatica 21-25 4 Responses Feb 21, 2009

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    The Past Few Years of My Young Life

    The past few years I have been in and out of mental hospitals, regualr hospitals and treatment centers for a variety of reasons. I had 3 surgeries is a year, 3 car accidents in 3 months...not my fault... and in 3 years 7 mental hospitalizations and 7 suicide attempts in that time...
    ddkerr ddkerr 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 28, 2009

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    Too Many Things...

    I think that I have too many things that are affecting my life and its making it so hard for me to even contemplate getting out of bed in the morning... I have a disorder which seems to have depression strung along with it... I just feel as though life isnt for me, I am not...
    SkinandBone SkinandBone 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 6, 2009

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    Life Can Be Easy

    Tonight a thought come to my mind. My life has been both hard and easy. External factors contribute to many issues in my life such as abuses in my most vulnerable and impressionable years, but without others no one can really survive, let alone to enjoy life, so at the same time...
    Excellency Excellency 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 8, 2011

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    I Have Become a Walking Corpse

    i married the perfect guy.so i thought. i moved in with his family of 20 in the suburbs. i tried and stayed with them for 6 years. with in all the turbulence and storms i feel that i have lost my man. he is only the shadow of the man i married. now i live in a life of indeffrence...
    atahsina atahsina 31-35 1 Response May 26, 2009

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    My bf is overseas for work. He was planning on being home twice now, and both times things have changed and he is unsure of when he will be home now. The story... We were great...
    moco1143 moco1143 36-40, F Apr 3

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    I am single christian guy who struggles with homosexuality. I have being struggling with it since I was a teenager.I am now 24 and the battle is far from over. I am trusting in God...
    ronwhent47 ronwhent47 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    Dear EP, Mood: Apathetic I'll spare you the details of my gory life :}D Even though the gore is mostly in my head :{( Don't worry I'll spare you from hearing the Emo Song come...
    SquirrellyChanLuvsAcorns83 SquirrellyChanLuvsAcorns83 18-21 Apr 4

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    I struggle with life everyday, I thought nearly dying would make me feel different but it does not, if anything worse and I don't know why
    godswish49 godswish49 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 4

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    Sometimes you got to make choices you don't want to. Sometimes life gets overwhelming and you got to sit back and think about what the right thing to do is. Sometimes you got to be...
    16countrygirl 16countrygirl 16-17, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    An eating disorder is what I have, anorexia. know what your going threw, I am on my 2nd recovery. I started because my mom called me fat all the time and always made fun of me...
    SecretRocks SecretRocks 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I want to forgive the people that abused me but I cannot do that unless I move on and I feel I am still stuck inside the past. Constantly battling between denial and acceptance...
    Lucile199 Lucile199 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Falling for my best friend actually fell, really hard. Was there for her when she told me she was abused n broken...told her I was gay(I'm a girl) n that I needed a friend ...we...
    Rhythmnblues9 Rhythmnblues9 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I recently lost my virginity to my boyfriend of 1 month, but we have known eachother since last year. All my life I was taught to save sex for marriage, and I even got a purity...
    Ashley36Yoga Ashley36Yoga 22-25, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't understand today how being gay is truly accepted. Today the most acceptance is "I'm okay with yo being gay" or "I'm happy for you." True acceptance would be "so?" Only then...
    WrongfulAngel WrongfulAngel 13-15, M 4 Responses Mar 21

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    All I want is a guy who lives near me and would love me for me and won't break my heart every day someone who is kind generous with a warm heart but tough too. I would promise to...
    Nicedude17 Nicedude17 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    I feel incredibly alone. I have family and friends that love me but I feel like I have nobody at the same time. I'm far away from home and I'm staying here for six months but I...
    camicat12 camicat12 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    I'm scared of being gay. I more scared of not finding anyone who is attracted to me. I need someone who will give me an honest opinion on my looks. I don't have to be your type, I...
    Jbsc21 Jbsc21 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 4

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    I just had my first experience and it was with a man.
    Tom1429 Tom1429 31-35, M 5 Responses Apr 6

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    The Person who brought me into This world is beautiful-she is also very shallow. She judges everyone and everything on the basis of looks and beauty. Pretty is pathetic, damn you...
    lolaMyheqrt lolaMyheqrt 18-21, F Apr 8

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    I am 14-15 and I am confused: I have always been attracted to boys! I dated my best friend (guy) for 9 years. When I was 4 I loved breasts. Because I have a big family I am...
    ParisMaisie ParisMaisie 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 9

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    The first time I knew I was gay was the age of 11. The second I realised it I ran to my room and started crying until my eyes hurt, I remember this day so clearly because it was...
    Takino Takino 16-17, M 6 Responses Apr 11

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    I am looking for help with repressed memories. They are from 17 years ago when I was 6 years old. I started to have flashbacks 11 years ago and they only happened when triggered so...
    arsnicandlace arsnicandlace 18-21, M a week ago

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    I just told my dad I'm gay and he won't talk to me now. I'm 17 from Florida and want a boy to have a relationship with
    camjames9876 camjames9876 16-17, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't know what I'm doing with my life. And that scares the hell out of me. I am told constantly to be better in every area of life, yet I can't be. I can't be perfect...
    monsterchic monsterchic 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    I love my daughter she is my life but when her Dad took his life in February 2013 3 days before her birthday because of me and what I did or didnt do a significant part of me died...
    Chasinglisa13 Chasinglisa13 46-50 1 Response 6 days ago

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    All of my psychic readings will give you instant insight into all areas of life such as Love, Finances, past, present, future and will give you a detailed look into your...
    PsychicAnna PsychicAnna 56-60, F 4 days ago

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    why do i even bother? life is boring and pointless, why do i even bother?
    IFeelSoLonely101 IFeelSoLonely101 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    There always comes a point in life when you've had enough and just have to let go of the things that keeps weighing you down no matter how convincing they seem, that you can't do...
    dede9090 dede9090 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I am a mystery shopper full time and always am stuck in traffic jams. I make great money honestly (at least 3000-4000 dollars every month) but my husband spends it all on building...
    lisamarie77 lisamarie77 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I recently got charged with a dui and Although I am grateful I did not hurt anyone or myself, I am beginning to really struggle with the mistake I made and the aftermath it has...
    anonymously3737 anonymously3737 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 21

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    I am like Gatts - I live just to survive another day without knowing why. I need a Griffith to show me that people have passions and dreams and feelings.
    Dorcha Dorcha 18-21 Mar 23

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    I'm 17 male and live in Carthage, Texas looking for a boyfriend. If your live around me message or kick me teenboy21 hoping I can find that perfect guy.
    Nicedude17 Nicedude17 16-17, M Mar 20

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    I will, but not just yet.Dixie Chicks "Not Ready To Make Nice"
    dollysworld dollysworld 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I heard it all before. I know all the right words to say. I'm the one that can always help others, but when it's me that needs help I just want to run, want to be alone and I tell...
    JFitzy JFitzy 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Looking for a bf. I live in Carthage, Texas and I'm 17. Message me here or kick me teenboy21 if u want a bf, no long distance stuff also 14-18
    Nicedude17 Nicedude17 16-17, M Mar 28

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    If anybody would like a new friend, hit me up.
    lukehyde1994 lukehyde1994 18-21, M Apr 1