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I Don't Look Like What I've Been Through

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    I Wish, I Wish, With All My Heart

    Sometimes I wish I was the complete opposite of who I am.. I wish I could go back in time and do everything different. I wish that I was more motivated I wish that I never had to go through emotional pain I wish depression didn't exist I wish I could stop feeling sorry for myself...
    Hoping4peace Hoping4peace 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 28, 2013

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    "Some people don't know you're limited Because

    you've made it good with that crutch , you hop good on one leg. So good that other people don't even know that you go home and nurse a wound that they don't even see." Sermon- Bishop T. D. Jakes We all face OPPOSITION. But know that it's not the end. It's Just an OPPORTUNITY...
    cbeneath cbeneath 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I can count the number of people in my family on two hands. I'm 28. My step(real) father died when I was 13. My biological dad I have only seen once in my life when I was 14, he is...
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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
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    Iv been through so much in my younger days, although I don't wish the misery and pain I felt, on my worst enemy! I am happy I made it out alive! I am happy I can experience every...
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    I am strong-I think i am strong because of the kind of pain i feel now whenever someone orders me to do something.I used to feel guilty,that it's all my fault...but now i don't...
    samy666 samy666 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    I'm not a strong person, at least I don't think I am. I've been through my share of difficulties and trials and somehow or another I've managed to squeeze my way through them. It's...
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    The fight starts in my mind. 5 am goodmorning. Within ten minutes it spews onto everyone I know. The one I'm fighting disapears and I can't hold. But everyone ealse is so easy to...
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    Childhood cancer survivor every other patient I went through chemo with is dead I don't want to be seen as strong or inspirational I just want to live not be held to a higher...
    DeLos1985 DeLos1985 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 10

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    I was sexually abused by my stepfather when I was 9 years old. I am now 18 soon to be 19 and I can clearly remember how it all started. I lasted my head on his lap because my head...
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    My moms cancer is back. This is the third time. I feel numb and sad and angry all at once. They found 2 tumor last week and now there are 6. My mom acts like it's no big deal she...
    Dspence12 Dspence12 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 9

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    Geez, I don't know how to start this off. Okay I was a shy kid who desperately wanted the girls. Too simple? Well I was always rejected because I'm ugly (well atleast I was before...
    AuthorLuna AuthorLuna 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I really should consider reading a dictionary or something. There's that thick book filled with thousands of words out there, and that's just in one language. I wonder how many...
    experiencedyetunprepared experiencedyetunprepared 16-17, F Jul 7

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    I've never shared an experience here before out of fear. I've read so many and I've finally decided to share this story, partly because I need to tell someone, and partly because I...
    ariannalyn ariannalyn 16-17, F Jun 22

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    everyone has a story like everyone mine is mine and it's not funny or entertaining.I've done what I've had to do without any hidden agendas or criminal intent.I may not be wealthy...
    bignatbreastluver bignatbreastluver 46-50, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've had a really hard life, as many has had, I'm not asking for forgiveness for my actions I have taken at that time, as I've been trying to make good on many. But now knowing I...
    pieceofmind127 pieceofmind127 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
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    You know it's been a while since I've met more than a few people who know what I mean with this post. Everyone casts me as the emo girl looking for attention. Being goth and having...
    dyingalittleinside97 dyingalittleinside97 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    I just broke up 8 hours ago. At first I felt so relieved that I have to put up with his crab anymore, but then I felt sad that I didn't mean a lot to him. We broke up every summer...
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    A conversation that I have had with my children. I taught them from an early age to not just accept outward appearances. A person is more than what they look like. They are a sum...
    Nuovinzi Nuovinzi 41-45, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    This past year has been the hardest experience of my life. I went through a break up, my parents' divorce, and a transition from high school to college all in a span of 8 months...
    lifeinthecity lifeinthecity 16-17, F 6 Responses Jun 24

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    A lot of people call me pretty and i appreciate it but when i tell them my life sucks they get mad and say you have nothing to hate and it just upsets me. You have no idea what i...
    WendyDarlin WendyDarlin 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    Ever since my little cousin was born five years ago I feel like my grandmother has pushed me to the side for her. She used to actually sound and look like she was actually...
    bambi147 bambi147 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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    I've done a great deal of things, acted a many different ways to survive, but you all can kiss my *** because who I am does not concern you
    SurpriseMeToday SurpriseMeToday 18-21, F Jun 23

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    No one can ever truly walk in your shoes but you shouldn't judge me until you know me... I'm a different person from what I may be perceived as
    TashaBbb TashaBbb 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Seriously I hate when people do this . So much . You can't judge a book by its cover . It's all about what's inside .
    emoniemm emoniemm 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I wear a 7.5 ๐Ÿ˜‰ get to walking ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ™Œ
    BeccaK1 BeccaK1 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    Your barf bags are located below your seat.
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    Some days life just rests it's weight on you. Some days you want to find a dark cave and shiver. Some days just need total unconsciousness.
    Silfverberg Silfverberg 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    MY SHOES WILL NEVER FIT YOU AND YOU'LL KEEP JUDGING SO IT'S INFINITE YOU HEAR ME.
    cihrroonniicc cihrroonniicc 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    After what I've been through with relationships, It's hard to trust anymore. When I try to start one I doubt them and I think anything they're saying is a lie. Not calling all gals...
    MacgyverSmith MacgyverSmith 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I know I put the experience title as such above, but at the moment I would put myself on the borderline of not liking his actions and/or just not caring any longer for him...
    Paintbrushes Paintbrushes 16-17, F Jun 27

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    I am drained. Most of my life, I have dealt with bad people, my disabilities and trying to find someone who accepts and understands me. I have Autism. I am socially awkward. I lack...
    NovaScotia902 NovaScotia902 22-25 2 Responses Jun 22

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    This is admittedly a disjointed story thatโ€™s probably of minimal interest to most people. Itโ€™s part rant and part clarification and is in response to some of the people who...
    Rutterman Rutterman 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    Hey there I'm new, I'm 18 and I've had a rollercoaster of a life up to now,I've been through family losses and bullying, I've grown stronger everyday, I've been called names and if...
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    I don't know what to do anymore. I'm trying to tell this guy that I've been through with everything that I kinda wanna move on but he's just not getting it
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    The older I get, the more I realize I do not belong in society. All my life has been full of rejection and hate. I don't understand how after so many years I still haven't managed...
    jakob95 jakob95 18-21 2 Responses Jun 27

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    I don't know how or why but you take the edge off and i don't think I'm choosing not to feel i just think you're making it easier on me because she's gone and you're here but I...
    catsoncatsoncatsss catsoncatsoncatsss 16-17, F Jul 2

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    Had to write this after reading a question, because it seems many people on EP say they don't have friends. Understandable, believable as we are on here and being social. Some of...
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    I feel like I've been suspended in space. I'm floating. Not living, just floating. It's like I've drifted out into the sea with no will to return home. I'm talking about losing...
    cecimaldonado cecimaldonado 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I'm damaged... I can admit that. I've been hurt and I've cried yes. I have never lied when I told someone I loved them.... Even though I've been lied to before....
    margar879 margar879 18-21, F 4 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Author's note: I'm sorry if all this doesn't make sense. It was written to understand, and I worked through a lot writing it. It feels odd posting it but I haven't posted here in a...
    theologian theologian 18-21, M Jul 4

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    I'm 24 and the oldest of 3 girls. I'm in that age where people think I should be at the peak of my life, they say I should already have a stable job, so that I can help my family...
    gehanalyanna gehanalyanna 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I've lived in this town for about 9 years now, since right before high school and now I'm 23. In freshman year I met a group of guys I really liked, we have similar interests and I...
    titor5100 titor5100 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 28