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I Am Who I Am Because Of This

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 49 People

    I Am The Product Of Years Of Neglect, Abuse And Oppression

    I have been abused so much, sexually as a child and then raped as a adult, abused emotionally, psychologically, physically and verbally... every way you can imagine... I have been abused... I am the product of neglect and being ignored and silenced... I am the product of hatred...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Jul 24, 2011

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    There Are A Few Reasons...

    I have epilepsy. It has made me so much stronger. Strangely, it makes me love myself more than hate myself. Actually, I have never hated myself for having it. I like being able to relate to people and enlighten people about this condition. Many people know people who have it...
    hayliegreen hayliegreen 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 21, 2010

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    That's it I'm ******* sick of this if you got nothing nice to say nothing at all I'm sick of all the nasty comments and posts please just stop and don't tell me what I cant and...
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    A big so to everyone who is (or who falls under)Ace,Aro,Bi,Pan,Trans* and Intersex! You peeps are valuable and amazing!
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    Apparently God has a very interesting sense of humor. Why do I say that? Because every time I turn around, I see couples. Happy couples. Where's my chance? I know they say the good...
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    This song is dedicated to an Angel, an Angel whom I waited for. All the while, I waited, I waited for him to come back. What I hadn't realized was that while I was waiting, He...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 5 hrs ago

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    No, I hate when people says 'I'd like to find someone who loves me, who treats me like I deserve, someone who loves me for who I am not because how I look'. No, I'm sure you don't...
    JustAnotherGirlOnEP JustAnotherGirlOnEP 18-21, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Today I want the sky to open up let my words rain heavily as I watch silently how life goes on around me while I don't participate yet I go through all the motions but what I...
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 17 hrs ago

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    Yeah, so... Some people cheat their way into becoming professional liars by manipulating others to get by... The setup of My life setting is a setup that is monumental, in...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    This is a long story.... Just before beginning of the school year this year this guy added me on Instagram he was native like me n he lived in the same area I was living in. So I...
    cassie200015 cassie200015 13-15, F 3 days ago

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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...
    Kriptess Kriptess 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Well here's the deal. I have a relatively new friend that I've been hanging out with for a couple months now and he's a heroine addict. Now I knew this going in, and believe me in...
    goatonicon goatonicon 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    I'm writing this really upset. Maybe because it's raining and I stood in the rain, upset. Please don't judge me. Hear me out. I posed as this random woman on tinder. I guess I...
    jenniferking123 jenniferking123 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have close and best friends that I like to hang out with most of the time, and a family whom I make as an inspiration in life. But if you are going to ask me if I’m 100% of...
    nbsbgal nbsbgal 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I'm a twenty two year old slightly single overweight lesbian woman who is mainly looking for friends of older age. I battle borderline personality disorder, which makes...
    rainbowsmangos2015 rainbowsmangos2015 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm new to this but I want some feed back on twin flames I have a story through remember I didn't about twin flames its Long but interesting because is over a 7 year period Hello...
    june2009 june2009 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Found out something amazing. Im on my path to achieve a goal. I m a balck girl and i never really felt like i should be black and it makes me sad saying it because i should be...
    kellyoko kellyoko 18-21, F 5 days ago

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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...
    StrongWoman9 StrongWoman9 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I just lost the love of my life due to money His family puts money before everyone. I had a stroke, couldn't contribute towards the expenses and they decided I was a burden...
    moonstar312 moonstar312 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm a hockey player and I was surfing today for research on hockey. (i get an hour of fun computer time and as long as i want for research.) And one of the sites said that doing...
    wouldbehockeyplayer wouldbehockeyplayer 61-65 6 days ago

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    I won't apologize for wanting a healthy, loyal relationship, I will not lower my standards simply because YOU ask me to. If my standards are 'too' high for you, leave, you...
    badluck3imi badluck3imi 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    its not even about him really its that he died horribly, he said my name then choked on his own blood and died. i was there broken beside him, but its not that. its that our lives...
    chantal555 chantal555 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I was born with Cerebral Palsy. Cerebral palsy (CP) is a disorder that affects muscle tone, movement, and motor skills (the ability to move in a coordinated and purposeful way). I...
    claythechamp claythechamp 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I lost a lot of friends and none of them really were that healthy anyway. And the one great one I could talk to who shared stories and had a lot in common with me died not getting...
    BananaBandana BananaBandana 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Well.... **** happens. I don't know, i will probably bore you with this story, but it is my story. So here it goes. (I want to apologize in advance for any spelling errors or...
    Eli235 Eli235 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 22

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    Every relationship I've ever been in has been super toxic. I've been cheated on so many times I'm not sure what it would feel like not to be. I know I'm not perfect but I always...
    ccarama ccarama 18-21, M Jul 21

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    I have an uncle who is 41 years old and he works at a convenience store. I know that he doesn't get paid very much but my uncle doesn't have a lot of education and has never been...
    jillmyers91901 jillmyers91901 13-15, F Jul 21

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    So...this feels so strange to say, but I am 29 and am starting to realize that maybe in the weird, enmeshed relationship that my mom and I have that I am not the only one to blame...
    Ziggyspaz Ziggyspaz 26-30, F Jul 21

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    Me and my boyfriend been together almost a year now and hes been in jail for a few months... somedays i feel like its so hard to cope with, other days i stay positive. Thats my...
    beautifulego beautifulego 16-17 1 Response Jul 19

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    My life has been altered, or, as one woman I met told me, "transformed." I liked that word because something positive can be associated with it. It reminded me that even in the...
    christina1219 christina1219 26-30, F Jul 18

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    Aside from the obvious things like the pleasure you can get from wearing silky, soft lingerie there is so much more to it. I read a book called The Wounded Child. This book...
    silkydrawers silkydrawers 46-50 7 Responses Jul 18

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    It's so hard going through life knowing that you don't have anyone to talk to about how you feel. Every time I walk in a public place, I just feel like I am the only one who feel...
    WeirdOtaku WeirdOtaku 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    my best friend helped me get out of a situation that I probably would have been terrified to get out of without her. Maybe it was only simple friendship but I believe it's much...
    Autumnflowers Autumnflowers 18-21 1 Response Jul 16

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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...
    chelsealynn217 chelsealynn217 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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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...
    ccdoll486 ccdoll486 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    I met him in 2011. He was 23 and fresh out of graduate school. I was 27, divorced with two young kids and a social worker. I should have known he would never, ever marry me. Not...
    LilyQuinn LilyQuinn 31-35, F Jul 15

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    Emotionally exhausted from giving myself wholly to people who can only give me half of themselves. The problem with these relationships is, they always end. Because they have to...
    Onebellaheart Onebellaheart 36-40, F 11 Responses Jul 13

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    The reality of the situation is more complicated than drugs. My (half)sister has two children at about 30 years old. She has lost all motivation. She has played her family time...
    Lateralus07 Lateralus07 18-21, M Jul 12

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    I honestly don't know who the **** I am or why the **** I do anything anymore. I keep living my life for other people because I have such low self esteem. Let me tell you that my...
    ackleholic ackleholic 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 11

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    How HIV Children Are Injured And Kill By The Actions Of The City Of Salinas, Ca. The Salinas Valley is one of the largest agricultural centers in the USA and the city of...
    marcthegiantkiller marcthegiantkiller 56-60, M Jul 11

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    It's been about 3-4 weeks since my man has been locked up and I miss him more than ever. I didn't think it would be easy but I also didn't think it would be this hard. The first...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 9

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