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I Am Who I Am Because Of This

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    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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    Related Experiences

    So this is the first thing that I've shared. I know the things that I have gone through aren't as large or influential but I just wanted to share my past with anyone that might be...
    MimicMkX MimicMkX 13-15, M 4 hrs ago

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    Recently my sister came out as a trans to the whole family. This has been very tough on us. I'm not against it, but I am having a hard time calling her a "he". I still cannot see...
    Thundrcrackr Thundrcrackr 18-21, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    This girl at my school ALWAYS acts depressed! Her mom was raped at 14 years old and that's how she was born. She tells me all the time that she feels like a mistake because she...
    AnonymousJSS AnonymousJSS 13-15, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I feel like I don't know who I am...or that there's really nothing about me to tell. If I were to meet this great guy (ha!) and he asked what type of person I was or what's so...
    redpill2013 redpill2013 26-30 10 hrs ago

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    My morals and values are different from yours, this does not make me ignorant of the 'real world' imposed by society, it does not make me 'lazy' because I do not conform to gender...
    macabrEnigma macabrEnigma 18-21, T 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Learned to read by the "see and say" method before I began school. My grandmother would read to me, and since I liked the same stories over and over and over (poor lady) I...
    kbbaldwin kbbaldwin 66-70, M 19 hrs ago

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    To be honest I'm still hurt. My ex moved 24 hours away! He didn't even say goodbye to me and he didnt even spend one day with me at all. He just stopped loving me I guess. He...
    Zozolove Zozolove 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    so theres this girl that use to be in my group, ill name her allie (not her real name). any who on her birthday party she was super happy, but she invited a girl she liked who was...
    brownzugar brownzugar 16-17, M 21 hrs ago

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    I have not eaten any solid food past 3 days. Yesteday morning i had a slice of bread and yet i couldnt finish it all.. Today i just weigh myself and have lost 3 kgs.. Im not happy...
    prettygoddess prettygoddess 26-30, F 1 Response 55 mins ago

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    When I was eleven I went to boarding school, leaving my three year old stepsister, Molly, at home. I had always been short for my age, and she had been rather tall but she was 3 so...
    betsy92 betsy92 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    So I have a dilemma. It's a little nsfw though. I met this guy and we hit it off. He's my best friend in this tiny town that I live in. We joke all day and can spend hours nonstop...
    sylbi sylbi 18-21, F 10 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I am sick and tired of people asking "are you okay?" whenever i posted a small piece of writing that touches, makes you feel, makes you feel a little a sad and makes you think that...
    butterfliesndut butterfliesndut 18-21, F 15 hrs ago

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    Want a woman who is infatuated with giving bjs and who loves to swallow my ***!
    wantayounglady wantayounglady 46-50, M 11 hrs ago

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    I am 19 years old and a sophomore in college majoring in nursing. I met the love of my life my first year at college and our relationship has blossomed into something beautiful...
    tphelps tphelps 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I am stronger because of all I've been through... I was 16 when everything happened. It all seemed to snowball honestly. I had been home sick with the flu. I was staying at my...
    Ginnty Ginnty 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 10

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    Originally found here: http://www.pakalertpress.com/2012/03/27/911-airplane-affidavit-by-john-lear-son-of-learjet-inventor/ 9/11 Airplane Affidavit By John Lear, Son Of Learjet...
    Jericho7 Jericho7 36-40, M Jul 16

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    Hi there, I am going to tell my story, it will probably take some time, BUT would appreciate some people out there to take some time to perhaps follow and comment if they have any...
    lukeyp03 lukeyp03 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 20

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    Men like this author are true gemsA Message to Women From a Man: You Are Not "Crazy"You're so sensitive. You're so emotional. You're defensive. You're overreacting. Calm down...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F Jul 22

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    God! I feel like I'm losing my mind. My fiance went to jail a week ago. Even though it's only been 7 short days, it seems like it's been an eternity. I feel like no matter how hard...
    allisonicole7493 allisonicole7493 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I am a 21 year old woman I work full time and live with my partner who is 23 and just finished a business degree, problem is I want to have a baby but I am so scared of being...
    TheEmpress14 TheEmpress14 18-21, F 5 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I hate who ever be lier in my life !
    netozel netozel 36-40, M 17 hrs ago

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    I am extremely attracted to this wonderful girl I met on EP only to find she lives on the other side of the planet. I finally found someone to spend time with, to share my feelings...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 5 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I know who it is it's OMGboobs ! hands down the best on EP if you're lucky enough to be her freind here than you all know what I mean!
    bignatbreastluver bignatbreastluver 46-50, M 5 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I am lost in this journey called life. I'm still trying to find myself. Day by day I discover new things about myself. I constantly think about why I'm here? What's my purpose...
    SheAlwaysBelieved SheAlwaysBelieved 18-21, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I have been through a lot and I am here as a listening ear and an advice giver to all who need it. I can understand you, I promise.
    IamSCARED123 IamSCARED123 13-15, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I ache to make someone happy. I ache to make a Girl feel special and worth it. I ache to make a woman feel like she is precious and loved. I want to do that.. I want to make a...
    Winbu Winbu 16-17, M 8 hrs ago

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    September 3rd 1998. Who has the same birthdayyyyy? 😁
    thatonegirlnextdoor thatonegirlnextdoor 16-17, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Will Talk To Anyone Who Wants To Talk To Me Or Needs Advice
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 59 mins ago

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    I call Him Father ,,,and He calls me son ,,, I am asked all the time what I think we will be when Christ comes ,,,I don't know what I will look like but I am sure like the Hebrew...
    rckt148 rckt148 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    What a dumb question. I especially hate it when guys who want to date me ask this. When I was single, it was completely by choice. It was because, although I had guys who liked me...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F Jul 20

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    Okay, I am a lesbian and came out to quite a couple of close friends. I just recently met this girl at the restaurant near our office building. I got some old friends who are...
    InkBlots InkBlots 26-30, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    All my life I have been judged by people. First let me explain why I was judged. My mother is the victim of Rape. I am a product of Rape. The religion she is in thought that the...
    Lilique Lilique 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    My brother. I think this is his 5th time to. When he was 13 he slit his wrists and then developped a nerve condition. When he was 15 he locked himself in his room with a gun but...
    QuinnStew QuinnStew 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Inspiration is what gets people to invent new things, come up with new ideas, etc.a I am inspired my many people, because of he great things that they do. Now i believe in the idea...
    Aram8361 Aram8361 18-21, M Jul 10

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    I disagree with this subject. Reason? Just because you have a degree or a certificate of an MA, does not prove anything. Why? It does not symbolise your intelligence, it just says...
    EstuaryRivers EstuaryRivers 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    The person I whom I trusted blindly other than my family was my best friend. We met one and a half years ago. We are in the same college. I didn't know when I fell in love with him...
    Bella2911 Bella2911 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I'm suffering from lack of focusing & doing things for a VERY long time. Till I left my family for my high school education, I was simply living in my bed. I was intelligent, I...
    tewkel59 tewkel59 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    I was am 14 at the moment and a few months ago I was at a stage with a girl I loved dearly and still love where we had been "talking dirty" for a while and exchanging pictures with...
    Teyh606 Teyh606 13-15, M Jul 22

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    I'm living a very hard situation, i met the love of my life, a guy who accepts me and respects me for who i am, we were extremely in love and decided to have a relationship but...
    selfishlover selfishlover 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I have my share of personal problems. I've never denied its there. I have lost many "friends" because of it, or to put it differently, my "friends" showed their true self, and...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    I am 4 months pregnant. I noticed my fiancé has been going out with his team (at work) too often. There was this one time I tried picking him up after an event I went to, but...
    peerlesscontrivance peerlesscontrivance 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    I'm the girl who is clumsier sober than drunk. I'm the girl who stays in the shade, and then don't understand why I stay pale. I'm the girl who never knows her own number and...
    experiencedyetunprepared experiencedyetunprepared 16-17, F Jul 7

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    4 months ago I began spending time with a boy who changed the way I look at everything. 3 months ago we officially started dating and I've never been happier. We both fell in love...
    eternalfrisson89 eternalfrisson89 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    Alright so, Forgiveness - the art in which we "Allow oneself to overlook something someone has done" I've spent weeks, months, years even...talking to people researching, trying to...
    OGPrefix OGPrefix 26-30, M Jul 11

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    Well it's all started when he randomly snap chatted me one day. I didn't know who he was but in the photo he looked cute so I replied. We continued sending pictures and talking and...
    imtoomuch imtoomuch 13-15, F Jul 12