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    Handling Emotions (Either Sad Or Happy Ones)

    Usually people lose themselves in a strong emotion and become overwhelmed. That is not the way to handle emotion, because when that happens you are a victim of emotion. In order not to become a victim, breathe and retain your calm, and you will experience the insight that an...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 8, 2013

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    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F Mar 10, 2013

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    A Fourteen Words Story

    Encouraging people to be positive is a very good thing, but only when appropriate.
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 1 Response Apr 27, 2013

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    A Ten Words Story

    Tragedy in our lives gives us the ability to communicate. SEAL, The Voice.
    berangere berangere 66-70, F Apr 13, 2013

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    Bring A Little Love.

    A saintly man was asked by his priest to go to a nearby town, and help the people there solve their many problems, and improve their lives. The man was afraid of the task. "I have so may weaknesses,such limited knowledge,"he said. "How can I help others?" The priest smiled...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 1 Response Mar 31, 2013

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    Compassion For Others.

    We all get hurt in some way or another... so we should look out for one another always. Love one another, care deeply for one another and make the world a better place.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Apr 1, 2013

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    I once was married 9 years to a drug addict

    alcoholic who blatantly refused help..I tried desperately to help him, until I heard this quote from a professional nurse. Swim for the shore or drown with him. I swam and lived, he stayed and drowned..I now know I would have most definitely drowned with him.
    cinnamonrose cinnamonrose 61-65, F 2 Responses Apr 20

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    Why Love Hurts

    A facilitator once put a large white paper on the floor with handwritten curves lines (see photo). He then asked four people to stand on each side. “What do you see?” the facilitator asked. One participant said he could see an “M”. The second participant said she could...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F Apr 23, 2013

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    Happiness

    Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.~ Sri Ramana Maharshi ~
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F Mar 28, 2013

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    This Is Really A Topic?

    Really , we have to sort out this one ? What are we a room full of sociopaths ?
    Suzi504 Suzi504 31-35, F Nov 23, 2013

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    Shocking And Personal

    I do feel the pain, emotional and mental. Another's fear or sadness.  Actually it can keep me awake even make me sick at heart. Being supportive of another helps them..it helps me to move forward and away. Eventually someone will connect with me and here we go again. Simply...
    wiseowl wiseowl 61-65, F 1 Response Mar 11, 2013

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    Never Lose Heart!

      This song was brought to my attention by a very good friend on EP,it is an old and beautiful song that I just had to share,as it has so much meaning and truth in it and will comfort and console many as it consoled and comforted me.And that other song too,will I hope comfort...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 1 Response Aug 8, 2013

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    Listening

    Have I forgotten to learn from the people around me? In my quest for objectivity,am I closing myself off? Have I stopped listening? Any human being has the potential of being an enriching moment, or an empty gesture. It is our choice that makes the difference. I will try today to...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 5 Responses Apr 22, 2013

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    Pottery

    I once visited a pottery-making shop. A guy, who was probably in his mid-50s, was showing us how a jar is made. He said you have to have the correct hand pressure to shape the clay. I was amazed as he slowly mold the clay into a beautiful jar with his gentle yet firm hands...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F 2 Responses May 6, 2013

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     It's really humbling.

    Sometimes the stars look like moons, and moons look like stars and love is silent and it's trapped in the paradox that you can't apply what you can't see. Time, hopefully, reveals a pure heart of love. And, yes, friendships like these are worth more than an infinity of stars...
    DayDreamer81 DayDreamer81 31-35, F Sep 27

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    I Love This Song By Cold Play

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=glgcrst_nnM And I hope you love it too!
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2013

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    Be There

    You have to be there for people if you want them to be there for you. Even someone you dont know. Some times by helping some one you dont know, you end up making a great friend. So often people who have alot of family and friends take people for granted. If for no other reason...
    gumbone gumbone 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 4, 2013

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    Why Love Hurts (2)

    How do we avoid pain? First, we have to understand what true love is. Understanding love is not easy. It takes faith, maturity and acceptance. It took me 34 years to finally understand what love is. Because true love is not what most of us think it is. When you fall in love, you...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F Apr 23, 2013

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    So much so that my heart starts hurtin'

    and my eyes start wellin' with tears !!!!!
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 27

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    Pain In Life

    An aging Zen master grew tired of his student complaining, and so, one morning, sent him for some salt. When the apprentice returned, the master instructed the unhappy young man to put a handful of salt in a glass of water and then to drink it. "How does it taste?" the master...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 5, 2013

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    Power Of Time...

    When A Bird is Alive.. It Eats Worms.. When the Bird has Died.. Worms Eat it.. 1 Tree can be Made into a Million Matchsticks.. But only 1 Matchstick can BURN A Million TREES! Circumstances Can CHANGE at ANYTIME.. Don't DEVALUE or HURT Anyone in This LIFE.. YOU May be...
    Pm227 Pm227 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 9, 2013

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    Complex Human

    This is so true. How many of us have forgotten that the essence of life is to live in the present and not to worry too much about the past and the future? I mean, it is ok to think about the future and look back to your past. Our future and past guide us. But if we cling on them...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 19, 2013

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    Things I Learned From A Lawyer Who Sold His Ferrari

    I just met Julian Mantle, a successful and smart American lawyer who had nothing in mind but work. One day, he suddenly fainted in the middle of the courtroom. When he woke up, his doctor gave him two options: give up being a lawyer or give up life. That was his wake up call. He...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F Mar 31, 2013

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    A Bridge Across the Pain.

    I remember one morning when I was three and sitting across the table from my father at breakfast, just he and I, when for no reason I could think of he looked straight at me and said with utter disdain in his voice, “You have the kind of face I just want to punch.&rdquo...
    Steffi97 Steffi97 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 19

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    Empathy ?

    Funny I saw this Group here and just a few days ago brought up the word Empathy with a virtual friend I have online. She did not really give a clear response but I she fully understood the concept of what I was saying based on our discussions but didn't open up on the subject...
    UkToday UkToday 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I have been hurt by someone I considered close on ep
    1losthope 1losthope 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't know where to begin. Do u remember the first time we talked? I do. It was back at eminence in late 2013. Economics classes. It's like some twisted law of fate, I think I'm...
    Tearsinmycheek Tearsinmycheek 16-17, F Nov 29

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    This is about a past relationship. The whole point of relationships is to find out whether or not you're going to marry that person, right? When my ex and I first met, he was all...
    Jesxica Jesxica 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    The best thing about the worst time of your life is that you get to see the true colors of everyone. Do not chase people. Work hard and be you. The right people who belong in your...
    PosterGirl PosterGirl 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 19

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    It is just so unfair, but I know that the hereafter has better in store. I cannot help but cry and hurt so much. I feel so suicidal. I really have been through so much. From birth...
    SadAbdul SadAbdul 26-30, M Nov 23

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    Me and my twin have been through so much together it's not even funny she's my bestie for life. But she puts her bf's before me I'm always there when she needs me but lately she's...
    yeahis18 yeahis18 18-21, F Dec 1

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    I have believed in people, and thought that they were real, and fair dinkum, only to find out once I had given all of me to the relationship, that they were not what the said they...
    Shamrock40 Shamrock40 36-40, M 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I'm tired of being hurt. It's caused me to developed an uncaring attitude towards girls who claim to have feelings for me. If she starts to take me for granted, treating me like...
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    when I was younger about 5 my mom passed away and left me and my two brother so we went to foster care but my aunt soon picked us up before my mom passed away she ask my aunt...
    jayjonesonelove22 jayjonesonelove22 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Kids Left Today~ I'm down about it but I'm okay. Tears of course but they're not hitting as hard as I thought. Maybe because I found out I will have them for all of Christmas...
    PrincessSleepy PrincessSleepy 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    It's funny how a person can give all their time n energy to a relationship that they thought was everything n find out years later that it was all a lie. still feeling hurt...
    Butterflylove45 Butterflylove45 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I feel cold right now. Cold emotional pain running throughout my body as if it were air. I can't speak, If i do tears will follow. I feel like I'm unable to move right now, almost...
    Mixedemotions2k Mixedemotions2k 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    You acted like you liked me but then you rejected me and I had already grown some sort of feelings for you and it hurt when I had to say bye I cried instantly but I was probably...
    lilellie415 lilellie415 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 25

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    All my relationships - dating, family and friends. I've been lied to and cheated it, made feel unimportant, verbally and mentally abused to the point where i have a hard time...
    bestofme85 bestofme85 26-30, F Dec 4

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    I never thought that one day he would hurt me. Emotionally. I still remember the day we had this deep conversation about feelings and how I said that I am emotionally strong. Well...
    Toomuchlittle Toomuchlittle 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    I don't have any feelings left. Not love , hate ,passion for life. I have had my heart ripped inside out more times than I can count in the last 6 months . The shear lack of trust...
    1tanner 1tanner 51-55, F 2 Responses Dec 6

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    How people replace us from their life..??One day we are everything,the next day we are nothing....Some day they pray to get us,And another day they regret to love us...Time changes...
    vijayramesha vijayramesha 18-21 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Ever since I can remember, my immediate family members have looked out for themselves. My mom won't do something unless it's financially convenient for her and my half sisters...
    acamacho4 acamacho4 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 25

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    You don't know what it's like when nothing feels right. Because nothing makes me happy, nothing makes me sad and neither doesn't anything make me angry. I feel so detached from...
    frozenemotion frozenemotion 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    I think you still like me,But we can't escape the fact that I'm Pushed you so much..I knew this was going to happen,So I am not blaming you for this.I am not angry,either.I should...
    koustav1 koustav1 31-35, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    K people...just because I was raped, doesn't mean I am not a human...it means I am a victim and I need people too support me...I am a human being and hurt just as much as you do...
    ThePeebs ThePeebs 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    When someone you've never talked to doesn't like you. That's probably one of the worst feelings ever. I think we should try and give people the benefit of the doubt instead of...
    msilver msilver 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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    My boyfriend and I are as happy as we could possibly be. We are soul mates, and we have a strong connection to one another. Nobody seems to understand though. Everyone accuses him...
    thewritestuff27 thewritestuff27 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 8

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