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I Escaped Poverty

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    there was a time in my life that i was down to my last fifty dollars on my credit card. no money. no job.  no apartment. just that last fifty dollars on a visa card. i couldn't go to my parent's house because my dad was dead and my mom's apartment was...
    Seraph1m Seraph1m 26-30, M 10 Responses Aug 5, 2007

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    If Only Have you ever wanted something so badly, and then not get it? Whether it be a love interest, a job, or another opportunity, you were just sure would be the perfect fit...
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    I haven't written anything like this since high school. This is my first attempt since then. Be gentle <3 This is a Part One. My educational field is criminology / unequal...
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    It has occurred to me how profound of a depression I've been in. I have been since the inevitable collapse in June 2012, due to starvation for intimacy, rest, and nourishment...
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    I heard this report on the radio today... It's from Colorado Public Radio, and it was a piece about children that grow up in poverty, or even homeless. They interviewed this girl...
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    My mother would say exactly this kind of stuff. But in fact she was and is a severely dissociated and disturbed woman, who was completely incapable of providing attachment or...
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    I could qoute that book "Pensees" forever it feels like. "We never keep to the present. We recall the past; we anticipate the future as if we found it too slow in coming and were...
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    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 3

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    I met my wife abroad and brought her and my stepson back to the United States so he could get a better education. He was around 5 at the time and quite a handful. Now he is 11...
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    Empty promises of a better life. Don't feed me lies of intentions you do not have. Respect me enough to be honest with me AND yourself. But know this, I am not always going to be...
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    Poverty, rape, discrimination, bullying, you name it. Whatever life throws at me, I'm ready. Everyone is fighting a battle you don't know about, so be kind.
    takoyakisuki takoyakisuki 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    Alexander6935esh5 Alexander6935esh5 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    Bored. Lol stayin up all night just got out of hospital yesterday barely escaped death. So partyyyy onnnnn..by myself haha
    Elalala Elalala 26-30, F 9 Responses Jan 7

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    I am moving out when I turn 18, and I'm absolutely terrified. I'm... feeling really small right now, so I guess that's why I'm writing this. My story is long, but relevant. I...
    theydunnomyname theydunnomyname 16-17, F Jan 8

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    m moving out when I turn 18, and I'm absolutely terrified. I'm... feeling really small right now, so I guess that's why I'm writing this. My story is long, but relevant. I was...
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