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I Asked For Help When I Needed It

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    For a Change!

    No so long ago there was a time when I let my health slide purely because I didn't like to ask for help. Well I got myself sorted - I went and registered with a doctor - then got a psychiatrist, and now I feel I still need help so I have asked to have counselling too! Along with...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 6, 2008

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    Thank You Dr. Leitao

    Who would Beleive me? I knew I was speaking the truth,but would anyone Beleive me? he told me nobody would. he told me they would say I'm the crazy one,not him. It was a way of him controlling me. I couldn't sleep at night. whenever I did manage some sleep during the day, I...
    Nobodyishome Nobodyishome 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 27, 2012

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    I Reached Out For Help.

    Years ago I was dealing with Alcholism in my family in other words I tried to control someone else's drinking, until I thought I would indeed lose my mind..Some how I reached out to a 12 stept program......!!! Thatwas the best thing I could have done for myself.. To this day I...
    Bluebird777 Bluebird777 66-70, F Oct 7, 2009

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    I Reached Out For Help.

    Years ago I was dealing with Alcholism in my family in other words I tried to control someone else's drinking, until I thought I would indeed lose my mind..Some how I reached out to a 12 stept program......!!! Thatwas the best thing I could have done for myself.. To this day I...
    Bluebird777 Bluebird777 66-70, F Oct 7, 2009

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    I Reached Out For Help.

    Years ago I was dealing with Alcholism in my family in other words I tried to control someone else's drinking, until I thought I would indeed lose my mind..Some how I reached out to a 12 stept program......!!! Thatwas the best thing I could have done for myself.. To this day I...
    Bluebird777 Bluebird777 66-70, F 3 Responses Oct 7, 2009

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    My Calls For Help Are Covered Up By Police!

    I was battered by the Portland police and Multnomah county sheriff''s on January 18th 2005 at East Port Walmart parking lot and there were witnesses to it! I received no medical treatment no ambulance arrived to help me, and police and county sheriff's arrested two of my three...
    WifePoisonedMe WifePoisonedMe 46-50, M Jul 4, 2013

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    Monostereo Monostereo 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    I just have learned one thing never ever ask people for help. If you feel bad, trust me they make you to feel more horrible.
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    Just to clarify : No I didn't, But keep reading... As a total class-clown goofball, I found my place with the trouble making crowd. I was a daredevil, a total careless idiot. I...
    StayCsBS93 StayCsBS93 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Everyone says to ask for help. I have a hard time doing that. But I have been reaching out and so far I am not able to find help. I'm at a loss. I need some financial help, but I...
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    I see forgiveness as a forgotten path with a sting of hate to your soul, it carries a burning remembrance of pain or hate to build relations between people that have taken a...
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    I am in serious trouble. The county plans on auctioning my house aug 31. My credit is bad due to disability. I don't have any where else to go with this. I am asking ya'll for...
    lonewolf41 lonewolf41 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Oh I'm sure there's a pretty good chance some of us will be single forever. I'm trying to start seeing it as just a fact of life. Some of us just aren't going to experience that...
    Satchmappy Satchmappy 22-25, M 14 Responses 6 days ago

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    TheAlchemyst TheAlchemyst 26-30, M a week ago

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    I hate the feeling so I like to help others I don't like to see people in pain
    sirnatural sirnatural 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

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    My Dusautonomia has gotten the better of me..at times I have to ask for help and it hurts me so much to have to do this. I had to have assistance in the shower from my boyfriend...
    katelynchildress katelynchildress 18-21, F a week ago

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    I love to help people when they ask me to. It is a high insult to me when a friend doesn't ask me to help them move or talk when they're down. I am a fantastic listener and I would...
    nickels513 nickels513 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 27

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    i care about you guys but sometimes i need someone to just be there for me when i am hurting.... i hate to say this....but i miss you tamara...you turned out to be such a &itch...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    i have no idea why i was very nice.....................
    hopelove24 hopelove24 22-25, M 4 Responses Aug 26

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    Once upon a time there lived a beautiful couple who loved each other very much. He had a good job and she had designs of brilliance. They were living with a terrible friend of his...
    SoberingBabySteps SoberingBabySteps 31-35, M Aug 26

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    The biologic was a violent drunk, who only came home when he'd run out of panhandling money, and winter was setting in (he lived under a bridge in the warmer months). Mom finally...
    SemperFido SemperFido 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 25

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    I just lost my job. And got a new apartment. Right now if I don't pay the rent, my fiance and i, we're homeless, again. I finally was doing good and my boss screwed me over...
    Ragansmash92 Ragansmash92 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    Music that helps when I'm pissed Drowning Pool - Killin Me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4oacmRI_Dw Drowning Pool - Step up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cgZfQPIojU...
    BurningFist BurningFist 22-25, M Aug 25

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    Is there anyone else out there like me? I've been hurt so many times by people who are supposed to love me (my parents, siblings, and husband especially) that finally after so long...
    LongingForLove777 LongingForLove777 26-30, F 9 Responses Aug 24

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    I'll start from the beginning. When I was about 3 or 4 my mum met my first step dad. Early on we discovered he was an alcoholic. From then on a lot of days off were spent searching...
    Travellingmagnet Travellingmagnet 26-30, F Aug 22

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    Because I know what it feels like to be alone.
    TomorrowsDreams3 TomorrowsDreams3 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    He asked, just slivers. Slivers of her soul. At first, she recoiled in horror. But thought, "He's been hurt so... And my soul is oh so big and bright, beautifully capable of...
    AdoraGel AdoraGel 31-35, F Aug 22

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    Talking about stuff with people online is great, but I need more than that. I need what I have never had, someone to hold me and comfort me when I am sad. No one has ever done that...
    stewartgreen stewartgreen 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 22

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    One of the things i've learnt so far in life is that no matter the situation you find yourself in, no matter the challenge, the heartbreak, the disappointment, the setbacks, the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 21

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    deleted deleted 26-30 12 Responses Aug 20

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    There's this guy I am with almost every weekend. I've spent more time with him than I have with friends I've had for 30 and 40 years. I was sad and miserable for such a long time...
    xcryptic xcryptic 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Be loved. Be known. Love people and know people. Be so brave as to raise a hand for help when you need it. Make friends and make sure they know they matter. Be loyal to them and...
    funsized1 funsized1 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    Im not an instructor. But lately ive been getting messages from my friends asking for help on how to lose weight. Im happy coz of all people they could have asked, they chose me...
    Elleshore81 Elleshore81 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    Hey guys anyone who feel lonely sad want to talk to someone i'm here for help feel free to talk i will try my best to help you guys :)
    Sozdar Sozdar 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    Every day, every minute, every second. There's an animal who's calling for help. More than 1.13 million animals are being killed each year of abuse, starving, etc... Many people...
    Jgummy123 Jgummy123 13-15, F Aug 18

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    Whatever I do and feel, I still can't "love" my good friend. We've been friends for two years now and even after the school, we still keep in touch in long distance. I like her...
    Erivalentino Erivalentino 22-25, M Aug 17

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    I hope there is someone out there who will listen to my story. 2 years ago I fell in love. I realized I was in love with her when she fell asleep in my bed and her cheek was...
    oceanastronaut oceanastronaut 18-21, F Aug 17

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    I think I brought it on myself a lot, I was weird, when everyone was talking this one time I asked the teacher to ask my fellow pupils to keep it down, mainly because I couldn't do...
    VerticalCirrus VerticalCirrus 22-25, M 5 Responses Aug 16

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