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    I can assure you that not doing things together will contribute to the falling apart of a family. I'm trying to remember the last time I actually shared a table with Kid and her...
    CrowdOfOne CrowdOfOne 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 28

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    Keeps A Family Close - I grow up eating with my family everynight, even pizza and a movie night we ate at the table. When I got married I wanted to continue this but after awhile...
    jcue1976 jcue1976 31-35, F 7 Responses Dec 14, 2010

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    The Dinner Table Is A Connecting Point...... - Yes families benefit from having dinner together. I always made it a point that my family always sat down at the dinner table for...
    myowncreation74 myowncreation74 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 19, 2013

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    Dont Be Affaid - I do believe that eating together with your family is a gud thing because it’s a chance to communicate with them and share ur day because no body nows u and ur...
    tiara1992 tiara1992 18-21, F Sep 11, 2011

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    This Is So True - There are so many lessons I learned from dining wth my family - to name a few: 1) learned what the back of a wooden spoon is for - and where it goes 2) learned...
    DeepForest DeepForest 46-50 Oct 11, 2010

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    Probably. - Lol...i would bet that this is definitely one of the reasons why my family is so screwed up (!!!). when i was younger mom always tried to make us eat suppers together...
    TheRealMimi TheRealMimi 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 4, 2010

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    My Step Daughter - My husband and I have been together for 14 years. When I got with him he was almost divorced. He had a daughter with his now exwife whom at the time was 2 years...
    Hindsight2020 Hindsight2020 31-35, F Sep 15, 2011

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    Dining Together - I was brought up this way, we always dined together.  I believe this is what family is all about, talk about the day event and so on.  This is when the...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Oct 27, 2010

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    Family Time - I think in our lives now we are so busy we run Around all over the place trying to get everything done.If we only get half an hour a day together its great to spend...
    gypsymae gypsymae 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 8, 2010

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    I Really Believe So - At least mine did. Since my early childhood my family has been dining together. It didn't stop when I became teenager. It didn't stop as my parents divorced...
    IdontKnowEther IdontKnowEther 22-25, M Sep 14, 2010

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    Conversation - Families should be interested in one another, and not just on a surface level, like so many families I see. I didn't always get along with my family, but there...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 5, 2010

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    When I was really young my parents got divorced and my dad left us I dont remember him at all, but I always wanted a father figure and I believe I could benefit from it.
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    To be born-again spiritual and not physically is what salvation is. Salvation is set apart from every other religion because it can only be attained trough Jesus Christ. Your sin...
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    I read this article about karmic relationships it is so amazing... Greetings and welcome to all of you! As the title suggests, I want to explain what it is meant by "Karmic...
    cutiehmm cutiehmm 26-30 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Of course I do! I believe that if two people really love each other, no impediment can prevent them from being together. 😊
    abbey04 abbey04 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I love people who are different from me! I guess the saying "opposites attract is very true in my case. I smile all the time, talk a lot once I get going, am extremely introverted...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 28

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    All Work And No Play - Without any actual online action at all on DA, I pretty much have to resort to go on the forums and not everyone on the forum likes me, some people tend...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Apr 2

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    1 - I believe in love and the power of love. I believe love has the power to turn a life around, for both the one who gives it freely and the one who receives it. I believe love...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 14 Responses Apr 4

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    I saw an Alien up close before i was so scared, i thought if i report it Area51 would arrest me to pick my brain for the knowledge of me contacting the alien. It was definitely...
    NymNin NymNin 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Karma the only one who can commit a crime and get off scot free. I believe in karma from seeing and hearing bad events after someone or myself do something they shouldn't of. God...
    pappa94 pappa94 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I can't keep a job for more than a few years. I get really depressed. I have started many things and never finished them unless they apply to my internal daydream. My mom didn't...
    Starjammer Starjammer 41-45, M Mar 24

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    I finally got my brain map. It turns out I had a minor traumatic brain injury, however nothing directly explains the daydreaming. The neurologist believes it comes from a...
    gaaradreamer gaaradreamer 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Early this morning, I drove with my mother to downtown Los Angeles. We were going to the flower mart to stock up on supplies to decorate for my gram's 90th birthday party tomorrow...
    heysho heysho 36-40, F 26 Responses Mar 28

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    My husband and I both grew up in large Catholic families. He is one of 12 children and I come from a family of 8. We now have 7 children together and I am pregnant with number 8...
    babymamajenn babymamajenn 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    I met my soulmate a couple of years ago, I love him dearly and he loves me too. We both have partners and families of our own so have to just settle for friendship and spending...
    midas810 midas810 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 25

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    I can’t believe she’s gone. got the call at 1 am Sunday morning, a friend & coworker suddenly gone….passed away. My heart sank. We worked together all day Saturday. She...
    faith7777 faith7777 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I personally believe in chemistry between couples. If there is no chemistry then that relationship will not work. You must have something in common besides opposite body between...
    ebonynbill ebonynbill 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    Hey Lusa, So from our conversation we had today, these are my thoughts. Read carefully point by point, I will number them so that later we can discuss them if you want. There...
    superficialife superficialife 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Ok let me jus get summink off of my chest I hate the way society is today … I mean the negativity of life these days jus kills me like it's not even being realistic to say or...
    IILaraII IILaraII 18-21, F Apr 8

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    I've recently read that a lot of people have difficulty understanding why people in an abusive family/relationship just don't leave the abuser. I understand why they think so...
    imprintedme imprintedme 22-25, F Mar 24

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    http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/cam/cannabis/healthprofessional/page4 As science finally looks into the benefits of cannabis in medical applications, they are finding that...
    LonesomeGeorge LonesomeGeorge 56-60, M Apr 3

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    How do I believe my wife after what I have found I am going to post two as she says "Stories" I have found over the last week about her and her co-worker. The first one I found was...
    mcanant8 mcanant8 26-30, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    The Signs! Aries - Activity, initiative, leadership, impulsiveness, courage, bravery, independence. Or, arrogance, intolerance, selfishness and dominating behavior. Taurus...
    cycloneange cycloneange 70+, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Families are like quilts..... Lives pieced together, stitched with smiles and tears, coloured with memories and bound with love!!❤️
    Sandyshaw13 Sandyshaw13 36-40, F Apr 7

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    Defense of Total Depravity and Its Effects on the Human Will ~ Total Depravity means that sin has touched all of what a person is. In the unbeliever this means that his...
    PMEWhite PMEWhite 31-35, M 5 days ago

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    Defense of Total Depravity and Its Effects on the Human Will ~ Total Depravity means that sin has touched all of what a person is. In the unbeliever this means that his...
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    Two weeks ago, I lost my Father to a severe heart attack. He died in my arms. The pain of his loss is without words. We had a bond that not many are lucky enough to have. He was my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 31

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    It's true. I have talked and read stories from a lot of people here on EP who seem to feel HOPELESS. Like the world is coming to an end. If this is you, It's not the end of the...
    lowermrdeeds lowermrdeeds 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 18

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    Ever since I was little I've always dreamt about having my military husband. I see how dedicated they are to their spouses and families and it's amazing the bond that is created...
    nottheaveragegirl nottheaveragegirl 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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    I don't consider myself any type of miracle worker or magician, but I just observe what works, follow my dreams, and put into practice the things I believe. That being said, let me...
    Silenthawk Silenthawk 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 21

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    Children's Aid Society had torn my life apart twice now. The first time I was too young to realize what they did. 18 years old now and watching them repeat what they did 11 years...
    Jaimedee Jaimedee 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I believe everything happens for a reason and that you meet everyone that you meet for a reason. Most of my friends have been girls, but I've had one really good guy friend and...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Today i will just write the verse in the bible that are good and powerful for me. . Proverbs 3:6 “In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” (KJV...
    aragonmorgolo aragonmorgolo 41-45 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Would like to share a little more from Nigel Mumford's CD on healing prayer. I may not have been able to attend the healing prayer service on Sunday, but I do have Nigel's CD's...
    RhodeIslandLady RhodeIslandLady 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    For the longest time, I thought being born on Valentine’s day, sucked. Yeah, it’s a holiday full of love and for those without a partner or sweetheart… it sucks...
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 51-55, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Since the passing of Fred Phelps this past week I had been thinking about how I feel about him and his cults message of hate. At first I was happy. No, elated about his death. I...
    missourimule63 missourimule63 46-50 Mar 22

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    We started a week ago and it's been quite the experience. He's too rough and is always trying to go further than I want. Ugh he's cute but I don't want to do this anymore with him...
    unthinkablesoul unthinkablesoul 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I've known my"best friend" for almost 6 years now. We met in a locker room freshman year of high school and have been friends since. We understand each other perfectly and share an...
    McLovin0000 McLovin0000 18-21, F Mar 22

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    I have always loved the idea of someday finding the perfect guy for me and getting married in some fairy tale scenario. But as I got older and watched relationships around me fail...
    ariel2891 ariel2891 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I decided to put this down as story... since it covers a lot... All I think about is what can go wrong... it is hard to try when you know how destructive a relationship can be. I...
    Sparrowhawk1161 Sparrowhawk1161 51-55, M 7 hrs ago

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    I love the benefits that my friend gives me & I give her wish there was more fun people