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I Don't Want to Be Poor Forever

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 20 People

    Financial Stability

    I don't want to be rich. Just stable. I'd like to have a small house with a yard large enough for a dog and a garden. I'd like to be able to save some money back for emergencies, and buy the basics that I need, like food, clothing, and other necessities. The rest I would use for...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 4, 2010

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    Will It Ever Happen?

    I've seen my parent's house slowly falling down around them over the years as plumbing sprouted multiple leaks, caused water damage in the basement, floors came up, chipped and cut your feet. Mom went on strike and refused to do any more cleaning, leaving enough dirt on the...
    warclaw warclaw 22-25, F 9 Responses Dec 26, 2010

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    When people tell me that I MUST have kids, I literally feel like this: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/kids I don't want children, and have never been interested in children. The...
    spacepixie spacepixie 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 10

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    Yep. I don't want to talk to some people when I don't want to. Sometimes I'm just going through some stuff, so don't be mad when I don't text back. And I absolutely hate when older...
    JennyAB JennyAB 16-17, F 9 Responses Dec 14

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    Like, I really want a baby. And there is so many people my age who have babies, like I personally wouldn't have one now cause like I'm 17. But like all the 13,14,15,16,17 year olds...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Sometimes, I will meet someone who knew me from when I was younger, before I came to live with my parents. They laugh and smile and look at me in wonder as they ask after how tall...
    Newydd Newydd 18-21 17 hrs ago

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    I am having a hard time with something and it is a little scary for me. After my break up with my ex, I had met another guy, he was really charming and adorable well so I thought...
    Canadianchick94 Canadianchick94 18-21, F 39 Responses Nov 26

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    I don't want to feel this way anymore. I can't even describe how I feel. I just know that it's unpleasant. I hate it. I'm tired of life. I'm tired of all the bull crap. I'm tired...
    tRueInSAnItY tRueInSAnItY 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    I don't want to forget about the happier moments in the past, but I don't want to think about them either. Sometimes, the memories bring me some peace or a little happiness. Other...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 26-30 Dec 8

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    The more the death of my grandma sinks in, the more I don't want to think about it. Saying good bye to her was the hardest thing I've ever done. She was my best friend. She was...
    tRueInSAnItY tRueInSAnItY 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    This is the closest thing to "I don't want to talk to creeps" Do not flirt with me in any situation, I don't want you, and if you're persistent I will block you. If you are...
    thegrasswillgetgreener thegrasswillgetgreener 16-17, F Dec 11

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    I love doing stand-up comedy and to act. I don't want to be famous either. I think the main reason is that I don't want for people to look me "Like a God", and I know 95% of them...
    dzordze dzordze 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 11

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    its not that I don't want to,but basically,years ago when I was learning to drive, I was doing great,and enjoyed it. but I started having seizures,and had one while at the wheel...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 13

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    I just don't fit anywhere. I don't believe I ever have. Growing up I was always picked on. I always said the wrong thing or acted the wrong way. Even in the military I felt like an...
    justanotherguy86 justanotherguy86 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 14

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    I'm not perfect, but I'm true. I'm honest and considerate. I don't want to do you harm. I want someone to share with. I need someone. Someone to talk to, someone to touch. I don't...
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 18

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    Almost half a year ago, my ex tried to kill me. He is doing it to countless other victims and I'm going to stop him. I don't want revenge, what he did showed me I needed to change...
    KWsuperstar KWsuperstar 16-17, M 3 Responses Nov 29

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    I don't want to go to high school anymore but I want to go to college.
    Mylo248 Mylo248 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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    After living with old people my whole life and doing nothing but taking care of them, hell no I don't want kids. People think I'm selfish cause I want to live alone and never have...
    birdoparadise birdoparadise 22-25 2 Responses Dec 4

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    I hate that I can get so mad so easily sometimes. It embarrasses me and really hurts anyone who sees me like that. I don't want to lose my temper. I shake and quiver trying to calm...
    SheilaSmirks SheilaSmirks 41-45, T Dec 15

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    I don't want to hear any more 'sorries' It doesn't make it better. I've come to realize, there is no way around this. You consistently hurt me just by simply being YOU......how...
    NotHisBabydoll NotHisBabydoll 41-45, F 17 Responses Nov 28

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    Not again can I do the same mistake That moment will never be forgotten I try and try Through all my nights the same nightmares follow me Can't take it any longer The pain of...
    Sk13k Sk13k 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    I don't want to feel miserable. I rather have pets then children
    TheDesireToDance TheDesireToDance 22-25, F Dec 10

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    I don't want to have children, because I fear I may be forced to abandon them. If life happens, and I end up in poverty I'd rather abandon them, then spend the rest of my life...
    benson5132 benson5132 18-21, M Dec 10

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    This high I'm feeling from having him back. I don't want to let go. I can't let go.
    ShyGuy990 ShyGuy990 22-25, M Dec 12

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    When Asians or Americans or Muslims come around I just can't help but whisper one of those racist jokes in my friend's ear like: "Watch out, there's a terrorist on the plane!" Or...
    SugarAndStrawberries SugarAndStrawberries 13-15 2 Responses Dec 15

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    I hate personal memories, hate personal past:) I prefer past as history, but the things that became past within my lifetime are just pain...so quickly come and gone...I don't want...
    AmarieOfTheVanyar AmarieOfTheVanyar 18-21, F a week ago

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    I wish I can help and make that someone change in a positive way. I don't want that someone to fall into the wrong path and suffer. Do it for the people around you, they appreciate...
    TetraZL TetraZL 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I've had an amazing day and I don't want it to end :(
    Jred4ever Jred4ever 13-15, F 21 hrs ago

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    I contracted Herpes about a month ago. Right now, I am on vacation in California. My 4 year old daughter has been telling me that her throat is sore and her tongue hurts. (She...
    EczemaHerpes EczemaHerpes 26-30, F 6 hrs ago

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    Ugh... It's called birth control... you can get on health plans that will pay for it for you! This makes me incredibly mad... I went to school with two girls. One was just dumb...
    Harlequingal93 Harlequingal93 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Living alone is great. But it also comes with a price. I have to do all the jobs that my parents have done for me, including grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, doing laundry...
    rustyengineer rustyengineer 18-21, M Dec 9

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    I'm 19 years old, and I have never felt so pressured to be someone else. My family doesn't know anything about the real me. They don't know that I smoke, don't know the music I...
    Weightlessfigures Weightlessfigures 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    People constantly call my phone all day. I usually avoid it, I know they usually want me to go visit them or the H needs something. I purposely avoid his phone call because I know...
    FreyjaInBattle FreyjaInBattle 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 3

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    Some people don't believe in the American dream. I was just thinking about a video I saw about North Korea. I noticed their streets look like ours in America, only one difference...
    Jakebrum Jakebrum 16-17, M Dec 7

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    This is a message to anyone who is beginning to give up on someone. It could be a family member, friend, or even a person you just met. You could begin to give up on anyone...
    ThisIsJustForFun ThisIsJustForFun 13-15, F Dec 15

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    My mom is a crazy drug addict who chose drugs and disgusting dirty men over her children. She lives in a camper trailer and moves place to place. More than anything I don't ever...
    sparrow412 sparrow412 26-30, F Nov 29

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    I'm literally terrified of children. I can hardly stand being in the same room as them. I don't know why, but I've always felt this way. I don't ever want to be pregnant or adopt.
    CaliginousHeart CaliginousHeart 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 3

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    After watching and taking care of so many babies and toddlers, I pretty much had my share of child raising. I don't need my own, I'm 18 and already burned out. Plus, there are 7...
    Knixveus5 Knixveus5 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 7

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    Mum, dad, remember that time it said I wanted to grow up? Yea, I take it all back. I mean growing up definitely has it's perks, especially since I'm the eldest in my family but I'm...
    Angelyn2097 Angelyn2097 18-21, F Dec 11

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    In a couple of days, it'll be my 21st birthday. Woo. Can't you tell I'm excited? Is it scary how much someone can change in a matter of years? How you're perspective did a...
    rockmacabre rockmacabre 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 13

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    I would like everyone to know that just because you are past the age of consent in your state (Which is from 16-18 depending on your state) does NOT mean you can send explicit...
    Harlequingal Harlequingal 18-21, F Dec 17

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    Yeah kids are cute and all, but there's so much responsibility. Most people I know think that having children is all fun and games, but they fail to realise that after all that...
    citysquare citysquare 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Or 'won't' be ..One of the defining features and no doubt attraction in being online is the anonymity, and this is fine.There is no real reason why anyone should feel their privacy...
    HolmesGirl HolmesGirl 51-55, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    id be lying if I said I've changed my life around for the better since my last post. In fact, I've done just the opposite. every month seems to end up worst than the last. if it's...
    addictionbarbie addictionbarbie 18-21, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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