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I Am Working On Being Truely Alive

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 118 People

    I Am Working On...

    Finding a reason to smile.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 70+, F 1 Response Jan 5, 2011

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    I'm just always trying to find the meaning in

    things.I have bouts of suicidal depression at time but it's always overcome by just the vivacious mess of being alive the feeling of hope movies and books and tv shows and just people really give me. I have this intense phobia of wasting my life away or looking back and feeling...
    rawanabanana rawanabanana 16-17, F Feb 11, 2014

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    Alive...

    I have been living a dream for the past two years. Doing what ever i could to block out the world. In other peoples eyes i was living, doing things they didn't dare. But truely living is feeling things, anything! I want to wake up and start living properly... I wan't to...
    Tool88 Tool88 18-21, F May 12, 2010

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    Alive

    These past 2 years I have felt so dead inside.  I do not know if it is the fear of getting older, what I gave with my family and have nothing in return or just the feeling of being let down, and used. But I have set some goals for myself this week and I am...
    tatteredwings tatteredwings 36-40 7 Responses Mar 29, 2009

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    First Step

    Yesterday was just an ordinary day. I did not dread it. It was around 7pm and I got on the bus and went shopping. The sky was filled with dark clouds and pieces of sunset. The air was moist and "beachy". I was calm and content buying groceries. I happen to look in the jewelry...
    LovelessDeluxe LovelessDeluxe 22-25 Sep 14, 2011

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    Life Is .......

    Life is happening, love it.Life is love, feel it.Life is spirit, nurture it.Life is laughter, enjoy it.Life is happiness, strive for it.Life is opportunity, benefit from it.Life is beauty, admire it.Life is bliss, taste it.Life is a dream, realize it.Life is a challenge, meet it...
    Annikka Annikka 51-55, F 2 Responses Jun 21, 2012

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    I know it's hard right now, I know you want to just give in because it seems easier. But it's not, being alive is one of the most painful experiences of our existence. Yet being...
    chelsealea97 chelsealea97 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    What is a Mother? For me I was lucky I had a friend’s mother stand up for me when I was young, and even before I fully understood what was being done I knew she loved me like her...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M May 9

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    Ive had many people get mad at me for saying i dont believe in god. I still believe im a good person and dont really care what other people believe as far as religions go. On may...
    tig1991 tig1991 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I hate being alive.....i hate that i have to get up every day to just suffer through every day with a fake personality and fake emotions...i hate that i cant even kill myself...
    TheDarknessInsideM3 TheDarknessInsideM3 18-21, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    BON JOVI "Wanted Dead Or Alive" It's all the same, only the names will change Everyday it seems we're wasting away Another place where the faces are so cold I'd drive all...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses May 16

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    I hate being alive having to deal with bullies
    lonelybutfriendly lonelybutfriendly 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I want to have fun, dance crazy and laugh and enjoy being alive
    missynona missynona 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    I don't care about being rich, I care about being able to eat and pay my bills. Fast food is not above me, or anyone else in the world. Because I do not care about money, does not...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 1 Response May 6

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    bad week. falling back. the old behaviors rising up. some of it is anxiety. but, ultimately, I'm just not a social person. i prefer solitude to the crowd. i prefer nature over...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M May 16

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    My childhood was quite awesome to be honest despite spending more than a few years in foster homes and having some dark moments. It was great. I was the coolest kid I knew in some...
    Orchards Orchards 22-25, M May 12

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    Today, Some people were discussing working out and being fit on EP and in real life. Both times stated that, people who like to make themselves look good are shallow. I was quite...
    BodybuilderAdam BodybuilderAdam 22-25, M 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I want to meet new friends and have fun and feel alive again. I've been in a loveless passionless marriage for too long now. Lead separate lives and I've been stagnant for too long...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 26

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    the only reason that i am still living despite being so miserable almost everyday with little positive thoughts is because i am a coward. i am afraid of death so killing myself or...
    perxatkins perxatkins 18-21, F 1 Response May 5

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    I'm working on only being positive and not speaking negatively, especially about other people. I did pretty well today at work! Not perfect, but it's a journey.
    NebulaSays NebulaSays 26-30, F 2 Responses May 11

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    Paul Panaikas is a veteran who resides in Easton, MA. He is the recipient of Joint Force Headquarters NCO of the Year and Army Physical Fitness Badge. Being an educated...
    leonardstrauser leonardstrauser 26-30, F May 12

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    So after being in a typical abusive marriage I'm working on breaking that bond I still feel. He barks an order and me feeling I need to obey. He manipulates me and sit there...
    myownbox myownbox 26-30, F 7 Responses May 14

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    Mankind disgusts me sometimes. There has been an increase in the percentage of rape cases in our country these past few years - from fvckheads gang raping an innocent young girl...
    heymarie heymarie 18-21, F May 16

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    So I typed in "feeling lost in my 20's" on google and this app popped up. Basically, I do love being sociable and having a good Chin wag but working in London with weird hours...
    NurseR1265 NurseR1265 22-25, F 2 Responses May 1

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    Lucky. Grateful? Sometimes. Lonely, all the time. I have only my dog and what broken pieces of my family remain. Friends I see and chill with? Chilling as it is, I have only one...
    MissAutumn MissAutumn 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    I'm keeping to myself more than normal. All my best friends were worried they all told me how much they cared and that they were all so happy that that man saved me.A girl on ep...
    MusicLover4Eternity MusicLover4Eternity 13-15, F Apr 30

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    I am having hard time starting conversations or meeting people, it is even worse when I am expecting someone to talk to me . Maybe it is just my lack of experience in that field...
    LFSomething LFSomething 22-25, M 3 Responses May 2

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    Why do some women get offended when I hold a door for them? I held the door for a woman and her child at the gas station earlier and she looked at me and said " I got it, i don't...
    ncfootguy ncfootguy 36-40, M 3 Responses May 5

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    I have always enjoyed children and being a mom. My mother had two boys when I was in my early and middle teens. I knew being a mom was very hard work but I wanted to be a mom too...
    oldermaturewife oldermaturewife 46-50, F 2 Responses May 5

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    I want to die what's the point of being in this world? It just makes me feel so god dam ****** it's either people hurting me or me hurting them I've pushed everyone away because I...
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15 2 Responses May 5

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    Happy Mother’s Day This is a first for me sorry: This is to my first mother or birth mother, while we never talked in the 12 years I was with you I want you to know I Had nothing...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M 1 Response May 8

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    I know this weekend is going to be particularly hard for a lot of people... But whether your mom is alive or deceased, a good mom or a bad mom, you were born for a purpose...
    lovenlounge lovenlounge 36-40, F May 9

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    I am working on getting my next degree, but a girl has to make money. So I work for the college cleaning from 4:30 am - 9am Mon-Fri. At first I was embarrassed. I thought people...
    AwesomeBaconSauce AwesomeBaconSauce 31-35, F May 11

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    There is just something about a man's arms wrapped around my body that is comforting. It's like being enveloped in a cozy blanket. It's like ice cream on a hot day. It's like lying...
    DisappearIntoSilence DisappearIntoSilence 31-35, F 6 Responses May 12

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    A bit of a morbid experience, but i should be dead many times over. Through heart issues, burst artery, meningitis, and numerous suicide attempts, i an lucky to be alive.
    tomb33 tomb33 18-21, M 1 Response May 14

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    There's many things about me that no one knows I only think a handful of special people should know it because very few would appreciate me for who I am, the only one person is my...
    aislin1801 aislin1801 13-15, F May 16

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    Boys complain about being kicked in the willy and such, but we have to endure childbirth. That horrible pain when your boobs bounce every time you run down the stairs or jump up...
    thedimone thedimone 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Morons on the Internet and around the world defend terrorist acts and bombings, going as far as to spread lies and claim Israel initiated conflict. Ignorance is alive and well...
    ElectricErn ElectricErn 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I feel alot right now. ill list the argurment of today and how things are. it started off because we are trying to buy a house. we got married in December 2014 and have been...
    cnj1213 cnj1213 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 28

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    So I was led to believe I was offered a job at a start up business in the city, I went in and was told I was on trial, so I was being tested and being in a corporate world for so...
    hospitalrooms hospitalrooms 31-35, F May 7

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    My Mom agreed to come pick up Murphy (my dog ☺️) and take him to daycare bc I have a stiff neck and didn't want to drive. When she got here, she asked if she could have some...
    AlieVerde AlieVerde 26-30, F 3 Responses May 11

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    Your Needs and Our Offerings: A one stop solution at SRV Media Today your business booming with hefty sensex points and tomorrow a bang, if your competitor creates an easy to use...
    srvmedia srvmedia 18-21, M May 16