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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 1 Response Nov 23, 2013

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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...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 5, 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...
    gumbone gumbone 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 4, 2013

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    It's just that I feel powerless when they are hurt. It locks down my very joyful demeanor at times because I just want to see people happy. This fighting and pain is unnecessary if...
    Funkduder Funkduder 18-21, M Jan 21

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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...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 19, 2013

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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...
    UkToday UkToday 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 24, 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...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F 2 Responses May 6, 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...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 1 Response Aug 8, 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...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F Mar 31, 2013

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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...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F Apr 23, 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...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F Apr 23, 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...
    Pm227 Pm227 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 9, 2013

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    I am very emotional and feel for those who are hurting in some way.In such times it is always better to have someone to talk about it.
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 28

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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 1 Response Mar 28, 2013

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    Meditation Challenge -
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F Mar 10, 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...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 2 Responses Mar 31, 2013

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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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    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...
    Rosesanddiamonds Rosesanddiamonds 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 1, 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...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 6 Responses Apr 22, 2013

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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...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 8, 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...
    wiseowl wiseowl 61-65, F 1 Response Mar 11, 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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    I have empathy for others, but why I always got betrays by people I have an empathy with? Or Empathy transform us to be stepping stones for others who don't have?
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    I have been hurt, but have only risen from my pain and became a stronger person
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    I've never been in love but I've damn sure been hurt. Today I went to my weekly counseling session and I said something to my counselor that I have never said out loud. Crazy thing...
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    Forgive not because they deserve it. Forgive because it gives you peace.
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    Don't leave me lonely, I'm giving you life, I've offered up my heart only yours will suffice This shell I've become of what I once knew, defeated and borrowed, broken and blue. I...
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    Truth be told, I ache with the remembrance of old pains. My heart is formed of shrapnel and my mind is an orchestra of a thousand little voices singing of what I've done... Or...
    typedwriter typedwriter 26-30, F Apr 7

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    Hurts when someone shows you, you meant nothing at all and you believed you did.
    BAPhoto BAPhoto 46-50, M 1 Response a week ago

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    My aunt...isn't my aunt at least I don't consider her to be my aunt anymore...Friday we had to put our dog down she was old and was in alot of pain we took her to the vet and our...
    bbykaybear bbykaybear 18-21, F Mar 18

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    People always tell me my experiences are so crazy that they seem unreal. Unfortunately they are real.
    pampsy pampsy 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    He hurt me once n that's all I need for my heart to be shattered. But the brain as stubborn as ever gave him a second chance. And the heart was hurt again. Brain : This has to...
    lurveruinsit lurveruinsit 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    Help! I was broken up with a few days ago. I thought I was doing fine, then sometimes I'm caught with my guard down and this pain in my chest hurts all the more. I'd call myself a...
    aintthatinnocent aintthatinnocent 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    My brother went through nasty divorce ten years ago. I helped him for 18 months preparing paperwork, consulting with his attorney, etc. so his ex-wife wouldn't take him to the...
    fourjacks fourjacks 61-65 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    She would turn every single action in to something that would isolate or offend me. Thinking back now I realise I was a fool for always forgiving her every mistake, for wanting her...
    Hidebehindtherain Hidebehindtherain 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Was planing to write this whole story about it but eh.. Think I will just give the nutt shell Version instead.. Got asked out by this girl I knew from a cuzin on Fourth of July...
    StevensTHEname StevensTHEname 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Just left...doesn't text me or want to talk. Anytime I try and be nice and see how he's doing he'll be short and just act like he doesn't care. Why did you even come in my life...
    93rp 93rp 18-21, F Apr 5

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    If you love me so much. Then how could you abandon me... Everyone leaves.
    NeeverForget NeeverForget 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I'm scared to love and make friends
    Ifeelkikeaghosht Ifeelkikeaghosht 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    It it interesting to see the reactions of others to my situation. My family, friends, strangers, everyone has an opinion and a strong one at that. I married my hubby for the wrong...
    unexpectedlove15 unexpectedlove15 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    In complete denial....... Hello all. I have read many posts of yalls dealing with this issue. I came searching for answers and help/support because I feel very alone and scared. I...
    ashoryb ashoryb 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    I'm not going into what exactly the two friends of mine did but it was to me the ultimate betrayal. I trusted them completely ,trusted them with my life, loved them, shared...
    liberosis liberosis 41-45, F 14 hrs ago

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    For a little over a year I have been trying to explain the reasons and motivations behind the way I have lived my life since I married my husband. I have never been able to explain...
    isis55 isis55 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I have been bullied for probably a good chunk of my childhood (Off and on from 3rd grade through my sophomore year of high school). It seemed to just stop after that. I never could...
    Mariposa85 Mariposa85 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Where are they when I needed them? They only be friendly to me when they needed me or needs me to be their scapegoat! But after that they will just go back and ignore or being...
    betrayedoncemore betrayedoncemore 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    Everybody who I've told what she does to me says that she is abusive, but I'm still not sure. I know that she's narcissistic because in all the articles I read about it almost all...
    jules401 jules401 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    Well, if you want to get technical, I still am. I'm still in and out of a few of the shelters in my area. However, I know this is a temporary situation that was meant to teach me...
    Mariposa85 Mariposa85 26-30, F a week ago

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    A Decision I Made... Years Ago. To have and to hold from this day forward. Sept 15, 2001 on this date I informed my spouse and said "I was going to transition into a woman, many...
    Trisha60ts Trisha60ts 61-65, T 3 Responses Mar 24

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    I was a wild dancer that loved to do powermoves. I am a member of a Breakers Crew. However I consider myself an ex dancer. Years ago I wanted to continue practicing powermoves, and...
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    It is so hard to let go of the very people whom you thought would always be there for you no matter what. I once had a best friend....she was one of the closest people to me and...
    TheSimsWePlay TheSimsWePlay 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
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