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I Am Young and Disabled

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    I Was Injured At Work

    I was injured at work due to my own stupidity, others stupidity, and other various causes.  You know how they say that "once you injure it, it's never the same" at 19, I injured my back for the first time. I'm now 23 and can hardly lift at all I have sciatica...
    cnmshay cnmshay 21-25, F 4 Responses May 18, 2007

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    Jra

    I am 28 years old and have had Juvenille Rheumatoid Arthritis all of my life. I tried working for 11 years but it slowly became more painful everyday. Finally, last year I was able to start getting disability and SSI. I have few visable disabilities but every medication I've...
    brittany483 brittany483 26-30, F 2 Responses May 21, 2012

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    I am autistic and have aspergus syndrome,

    I have never met anyone like me in real life forget someone who is also a teen. I just want to talk 2 some1 who can relate, or share experiences, or learn from, some1 14 preferably who has my disability. I asked my school if they can find some1 like that for me and instead, they...
    10Umario 10Umario 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 6

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    Ten Years Of Rheumotoid Arthritis

    I want to be young, I want to feel young.  I am 50 I have had RA for ten years.  Currently I have an infection in my foot after surgery.  Because I take those wonder drugs EMBREL and methotrexate.  I have to inject the methotrexate because my stomach couldn't...
    savoiemike savoiemike 46-50 Aug 21, 2010

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    I Think I Am

    i am young 19 . and  feel disabled.  i have tourettes and epilspy . it is scarey soem days . i twitch and have hit my head to the point i start seizuing .  it affects my legs and my ability to use my arms alot of time . i still work full time . in a very demaning...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 4, 2009

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    Not So Young, But Still -

    I"m 33, which may sound old to some.  I started using a cane over ten years ago, then was diagnosed with an inoperable double knee condition.  I've been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, arthritis, ibs, scoliosis as well, and am awaiting tests for MS.  I look about ten...
    witchywomin witchywomin 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2010

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    Why Men Dont Like Women In Wheelchairs!

    I AM WHEELCHAIR BOUND AND ITS HAR WHEN YOUR DEALING WITH THE WORLD OF PEOPLE AND EVILNESS AGAINST YOU! PEOPLE THINK THEY ARE BETTER THAN ME BECAUSE I AM IN A WHEELCHAIR AND THY FEEL I AM LESS OF A PERSON...WILL I EVER MEET A GOOD MAN FOR ME? WHY ARE PEOPLE SO CRUEL TOWARD...
    she2silky4u she2silky4u 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 12, 2012

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    Where To Go From Here

    Around 4 years ago while I was volunteering for the Peace Corps in the country of Belize I experienced an extremely severe heat stroke.  To be honest I am lucky to be alive- my body temperature reached 107 degrees and I awoke from a coma 3 weeks later.  I have a tremendous...
    shoupdr shoupdr 31-35 1 Response Oct 20, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    just one more real life story ! When I had gave birth to my son I was 26 years old and a woman came up to me and started yelling at me "your only16 years old and you have a baby go...
    Sw33tBrownSugar Sw33tBrownSugar 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    Today is international disabled persons day. Make sure you treat those who have a disability like the PEOPLE that they are!
    lbear57 lbear57 16-17 Dec 3

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    A REMINDER After a terrific ski weekend at Thanksgiving and a wonderful blossoming friendship with someone I met on EP, I was beginning to actually consider myself as...
    Martha1982 Martha1982 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    10yeargap.com focuses on younger women dating older men and it encourages age gap marriage. 10YearGap.com is not a sugar daddy site. Single women are attracted to older single men...
    JessieFay JessieFay 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    10yeargap.com focuses on younger women dating older men and it encourages age gap marriage. 10YearGap.com is not a sugar daddy site. Single women are attracted to older single men...
    JessieFay JessieFay 31-35, F Dec 2

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    10yeargap.com focuses on younger women dating older men and it encourages age gap marriage. 10YearGap.com is not a sugar daddy site. Single women are attracted to older single men...
    JessieFay JessieFay 31-35, F Dec 2

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    alinacc12 alinacc12 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Relationship for older women younger men is no longer important as long as two people find something in common since true love can be ageless. From many older women younger men age...
    Nileay Nileay 31-35, F Dec 1

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    That doesn't mean I ONLY like younger women, and it doesn't mean I like ALL younger women, obviously. Just the idea of someone younger has begun to appeal to me. Maybe it's partly...
    TechnicalEcstasy TechnicalEcstasy 36-40, M Dec 8

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    I know this sounds counter-intuitive, but it is my experience on a fairly regular basis, women my own age don't flirt with me nearly as much as younger women do. By younger I mean...
    thechangerandthechanged thechangerandthechanged 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 9

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    My love is 23 years older than me. We met a few years ago online via AgeMeet.com. It was totally platonic but I broke off contact due to doing other things in my life, I wasn't...
    dianacc11 dianacc11 26-30, F Nov 19

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    Today I have realised that I've been pushing an emotion down inside of me and it has desperately been trying to find a way out. I think this has been a source of frustration for a...
    thatfeelwhen thatfeelwhen 18-21, F Nov 20

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    I'm looking for a younger woman for friendship and maybe more. I am 36 and love younger women. Not looking for anything serious or long term. Just fun times and conversation and...
    faraway123 faraway123 26-30 Nov 23

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    I found that I do. Since my divorce almost 8 years ago I've only been with and dated younger men for some reason. Even now, my man is 25 and I am 34. I found when I was younger I...
    CutieWants2PleaseYou CutieWants2PleaseYou 31-35, F 23 Responses Dec 6

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    *(I'm a girl and I study in an all girls school right beside our neighboring all boys school) It strated when when the school volleyball varsity that I was in decided to have a...
    bgale12399 bgale12399 18-21, F Dec 7

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    I have posted elsewhere on this site - I am married, although there is a lot to be desired in my marriage. Still, I am not really looking for anything at this point. I just...
    gypsypearl gypsypearl 61-65, F 8 hrs ago

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    Middle-aged men and teenagers don’t really want to get that tag of a committed relationship and fall into a long-term relationship at an early age. However, women in today’s...
    CougarsWoo CougarsWoo 36-40, F Nov 19

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    every week me and two friends go to dinner together we usually take turns pay I am short and small for my age I am in my early twenties one of my friends is in her late teens she...
    me0883 me0883 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 22

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    How young is to young? Open for discussion
    MaggieBlack MaggieBlack 13-15, F 22 Responses Nov 23

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    Ocean Tears wild beautifull blue and dangerous by nature… naturally eternal. I like the idea of dyeing young, But in a very romantic way like Ophelia’s death or Juliet...
    RoobieCatenis RoobieCatenis 18-21, F Nov 28

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    I do not know what it is with me, But for some reason I prefer women 18 - 28 years old rather than one 28 - 44 years old. I am 42 year old male, Have dated women my age, Have dated...
    Niko864 Niko864 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 30

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    I don't really think I look younger but I definitely act younger.
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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    A new survey has revealed that one 25% of women prefer to be with men 10+ years older than they are, while one third of men prefer to be with women 10+ years younger than them.The...
    Juliecc11 Juliecc11 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    NEED ADVICE. I was really close to my English professor when I took a course with him in summer so when the course finished I emailed him just to update him about getting a...
    psychedelicblues psychedelicblues 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    I'm 18 but I look around 12, no joking, I look way younger then I am , I'm 5"2 and very petite and small lol sometimes I wish I looked my age because it gets in the way of...
    EmmiKitty EmmiKitty 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 8

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    Our 29 Year Age Difference! We meet on AgeMeet.com , I am 21 and my boyfriend is 50. We were friends for a couple years before we got together, we have been together 3 amazing...
    amanda198812 amanda198812 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    I am young. But people say I'm too young to work at Wal-Mart. im turning 20 in a few days. They make it seem like sucha bad thing.
    flamedvelvet flamedvelvet 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    Why do all the good people die young?i heard today that my 9 year old sons football coach died last night - aged just 35. Another lovely person doing good things taken away early...
    Peeonme69 Peeonme69 46-50, F Dec 10

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    I am attracted to young girls.. There are very happy memories being young ... So world love to live that all time
    Ravidesai Ravidesai 41-45, M 6 days ago

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    I'm 18 but I look like a 14-16 year old. I'm like 4ft 11 and have a baby face. Sometimes I wish I was taller but I don't mind having a young-ish looking face. It's kinda annoying...
    rcmh17182 rcmh17182 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    people have always told me I sound older than my age , maybe because of the circumstances in life that always made me act older than my age. That's probably why people tell me...
    ira01 ira01 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I have always found younger women attractive. Recently I have opened my mind up to dating much younger women. I want to see what it's like to have a relationship with someone that...
    smartreader3 smartreader3 46-50, M 6 hrs ago

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    im gonna be a young mom found out yesterday
    carolinespecht4 carolinespecht4 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 19

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    I have always looked younger than I am. I used to hate it. Now that I am in my 30s, I am starting to feel that it isn't that bad after all.
    UselessNobody UselessNobody 31-35, F Nov 19

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    Alright. I know I might be judged severely. But I am 15 years old and I'm in love with a 23 year old man. He has a girlfriend. I'm the other 'woman' (yes I realize I am still a...
    cydneyxx cydneyxx 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 21

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    I am 27 but people give me ages between 17 and 19 !! I work as a chemist in the university , and I have been asked hundreds of time if I am a student ! :D .. in fact it is...
    mohameko1987 mohameko1987 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 22

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    hi there i'm  EDWARD call me jay 47 yrs matured,well seasoned but very youthful and full of life gentleman,im in NYC,aids free,drug free,and no criminal record, i'm interested...
    touching69 touching69 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 23

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    I've always gotten along very well with younger women. I've been single for 8 years and haven't been involved for over 4 years by choice. I'm in Durham NC.
    arbyface arbyface 56-60, M Nov 23

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