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

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    I've been told a couple times

    that I don't look like the type of person that does the things that I do If you saw me would you ever guess I was molessted as a little girl? That I spent half of my life believing lies I was being fed to mask the disappointing truth? That at the age of 10 I began to show...
    sadvibes sadvibes 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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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 Jul 20, 2014

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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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    On Miracles We can't pray that He make our lives free of problems; it won't happen. We can't ask Him to make us immune from pain; He won't do that. We can't ask Him to wave a magic...
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    I've been through hell and back over the past few years in my life.Everyone has a story honestly I'm not going to go deep into my harsh reality. Life is like a roller coaster with...
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    It's completely true because I've been through so much that I already don't care what people think. I do what makes me happy. I have my nose pierced and I wear certain clothes...
    Stargazingah Stargazingah 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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    **This isn't the most organized. It jumps around a lot from before, during, and after the assault. It's not typed out in order of how things happened because I just typed what came...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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    Me and my two sister where very poor growing up. we had a alcoholic drug abusing dad who would sometime hit our mom. not come home for days. finally they got divorced. then it got...
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    'm Saying Don't Judge Me Until You've Walked In My Shoes you dont know what i been through......................
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've always felt that the family I live with isn't my real family or the house I live in isn't my real home. I never feel like I fit in anywhere and I feel connected to nature and...
    anonymous072 anonymous072 13-15 Mar 8

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    If you are one of the lucky people out there who hasn't been through a bad break up, it's odd that I don't entirely envy you. It was a life moment that made me grow as a person. I...
    MyUnspokenWord MyUnspokenWord 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 14

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    I'm so sorry to put this on people I've.just had my kids took of me through domestic violence and I don't know what to do I've lost my partner over this I have no support and I.can...
    sclaire1 sclaire1 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    I once was on top of the world.I had a good paying responsible job.I was married and had two beautiful children.The roof began to gave in on me after my wife cheated on me.She...
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    Ever since I can remember I've always felt empty, alone. Like nobody gets me, buying me way through social groups just to feel like I belonged somewhere. I can experience five...
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    No. I don't have to walk in your shoes to know that what you've done or are doing is incredibly selfish and harmful to others. I don't need to live Hitler's life to know that he...
    RationalCutie RationalCutie 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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    I don't want to tell people I have another child. I raised her for 7 years happily. I am a victim of the system. I never have been accused of harming my children or having issues...
    alienmom82 alienmom82 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't think anyone knows how hard it is to be me..
    Notoreo55 Notoreo55 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    I've lived in foster homes, boys homes and a shelter. My parents did hard drugs when i was growing up. I was manipulate mentally, emotionally and physically at a very young age. I...
    JionniVidel JionniVidel 16-17, M 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    One of my sub teachers today, told me that if I can't study properly (I do studying at home or I get distracted, so I just finished my homework in my study class) then I won't get...
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    I dislike people who judge others on their own merit system. Until you have been in someone else's shoes you need to be quiet. If you do not have something good to say about...
    singlefemaleonvacation singlefemaleonvacation 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Installment 2 As a kid Long Island of the 50s and 60s was a great place to grow up for those of adventurous spirit(which I qualify) there was plenty of room on the canals for kids...
    oldhippiedude50 oldhippiedude50 61-65, M 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm tired from people around me expecting so much of me!
    schbilly schbilly 22-25, M 5 Responses Mar 9

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    Installment 3 Today the newspaper is almost dead, but in those New York Had about ten daily's and all had large Sunday editions, Had a job in a candy store putting the sections...
    oldhippiedude50 oldhippiedude50 61-65, M 4 days ago

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    I can't tell you how many times I have seen people in size 11's trying to walk around in size 8 shoes and vice versa. Too many times people walk into a store and judge the shoes...
    Yeahbaybey Yeahbaybey 46-50, F 4 days ago

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    Installment 4 At the age of 13 having had jobs for a few year I discovered the great transportation system of the greater New York are, In those days 15 cents bought you a token...
    oldhippiedude50 oldhippiedude50 61-65, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am not the judge and I hope no other human judges me. Hey, we all have flaws, hopefully we all can recognize them and then not be quick in making judgments.
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    Yes I am Old , but I have lived .grew up on long Island in the 50s and 60s remember the Cuban missile conflict and skipping home work because the word was ending any way~!!Hhaha...
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    I'm just so emotional these days. I cry, i snap at people... I feel bad for my kids and husband.
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    I really, REALLY don't! Sure we all have our problems and struggles. I would think people would want to be better instead of horrible to others considering what they've been...
    SeanaO SeanaO 18-21, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't always understand women either, haha. I have a love or should I say like- hate relationship with men. Men are fun to hang around. Don't get me wrong, I've met a handful...
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