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I Got Smacked In the Face By Reality

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 256 People

    "Reality Bites"

    When I was a small child, all adults were honest and knew what they were doing.  My mom was a goddess that could do no wrong.  No matter what happened, there would be a roof over my head, electricity to power the appliances and food to eat.  It was just so.  Teachers held the...
    SleepyCrash SleepyCrash 31-35, M 3 Responses Dec 22, 2010

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    Lots Of Times!

    Life itself can be a giant slap of reality right in the face from time to time!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 3, 2011

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    Reality Bites

    Fortunately, I pack quite a punch myself... I totally won that battle. Reality bites but imagination kicks butt! Thank God for blessing me with a creative mind when life gets hard.
    PrecariousMe PrecariousMe 31-35, F Jan 7, 2012

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    Reality

    Reality,Hate it,Just been smacked again,Situation I didn't want,Come to exist,My life,I'm sick of it,Everything,Wanted nothin' to do with,Coming to pass,Sometimes,I wish,I could dream forever.This is all flow-on effects from a massive quake that are ******* me off. Everything I...
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 12, 2011

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    I Need Someone

    Everynow and then I get so caught up in the "WTH, I can't believe this!" moments And I respond according to that kind of thinking....I forget to respond to what I had just been told....I wish I had this little friend or something that would just pop me over the head when I get...
    EyzofBlue EyzofBlue 36-40, F 1 Response May 15, 2012

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    I still remember the way his long, messy hair felt against my skin as he clung to me. I felt his tears on my fingertips. Suddenly he seemed much smaller. Much younger. "Please hold me," he whispered. And I held him. I held him for hours, and I can almost remember the exact words...
    JojaRodenaLente JojaRodenaLente 18-21, F Feb 18, 2011

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    Talk Is Cheap, Actions Speak Louder Than Words.

    Talk truly is cheap. Deception is apparently an art, and some are much better better artists than others. I've known some pretty good artists. Some find it so easy to rattle off pretty poetic eloquent loving words without any substance to back them. Words not backed by actions...
    zillaron zillaron 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 13, 2009

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    Ouch!

    There's a time where every young person thinks they know everything and can do anything, then get hit with a dose(s) of humility and reality. It still hurts, but I'm stronger because of it.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Sep 10, 2011

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    I Smack Back...

    Ouch, you !@#$$%, don't hit me like that. I freakin' hit back with a new reality! Six months ago, I was ready to take on NYC and full of hope for a new relationship. I just wish I was a little easier in my imagination meter. *SMACK* It was a great week....and it was an...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 5 Responses May 7, 2009

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    Big Time

    i used to think families are supposed to care about one another.boy did i get a big cold slap.i have since learned that family dosen`t matter anymore.i belived i would be healthy if i ate right and exercised.once again,slap.i ended up crippled and weak.and whats worse,i have no...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 1 Response Oct 13, 2009

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    Or As I Like To Call It

    divorce...going on twice now....not eager for a third slap in the face either
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 7, 2010

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     Now i just love the poster for this group, this what-was-that look is just so cute, and cruel, 'so you thought you owned the world, child, now you'll know better!' I had this look over my face a few times, but i must say sometimes reality had caresses to offer. And I guess...
    EarthlingWise EarthlingWise 41-45 4 Responses Jun 10, 2009

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    When She Said...

    Does your father sexually abuse you? Reality hit me like a ton of bricks and I suddenly realised what was happening to me, what I had done, what I had been scared off all those nights. Reality smacked me one, and I knew that my life would never be the same again. Oh how right I...
    Cuitadella Cuitadella 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 13, 2012

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    I do & i hate it. Whenever i do something wrong or break a rule i get me bum smacked. I'm 14 & don't mean to get in trouble but i sometimes can't help it,there are so many things...
    smackedagain smackedagain 13-15, F 10 Responses Oct 26

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    Okay, so I've definitely had my butt smacked a lot, but this one was just really embarrassing. I was goin to the beach house talking with, let's say, a "friend of the family". Well...
    nowayimtellin nowayimtellin 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 29

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    Thought I'd write this story although it happened some years ago as people have asked me about it. When I was in Primary school I had a friend called Carol whose mum was friends...
    Susanna96 Susanna96 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 15

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    In the last 2-3 months I've been using Facebook everyday and have been posting stuff and commenting on photos, posts of famous people and companies, before that I would log-in like...
    EverydaysLikeSunshine EverydaysLikeSunshine 16-17, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    In 1992 my father passed away in somewhat traumatic circumstances. He had been a university lecturer all his life, in Philosophy, but due to heart disease he had to stop work...
    EmperorJulian EmperorJulian 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 29

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    Yeah...I just play a lot of games when I have free time and use the steam chat to chat it up with friends while I am in game or out so its extremely convenient instead of ya know...
    onewhosupplants onewhosupplants 22-25, M 14 hrs ago

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    I keep checking his Facebook and it kills me that he's un fazed by our brake up. 4years and a baby later unfazed:'(. It kills me ever time. Makes me feel low and undesirable.
    biancafish13 biancafish13 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    Reality must be one of the most and if not the most abstract concepts i can think of. What is reality? How can it be proven? These are questions that have plagued the mind of human...
    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M Oct 23

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    A couple of week ago at work I was pulled off the bar I usually run and into the dinner area to wait tables for a few hours as it was busy and they had people not show up for work...
    Taylor984 Taylor984 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 14

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    I'm slowly drifting away from online talking. It's not enough. Everything seems to hidden and obscured. And I feel so suffocated by it. Emotions, feelings, everything seems so...
    justicehero justicehero 18-21, M Oct 29

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    Sergeant Jilly! I remember the first time I was caned in school. I had the slipper quite a number of times but nothing quite prepared me for the way the cane hurt. It was actually...
    Jilly53 Jilly53 61-65, F 4 Responses Oct 24

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    The Car, the keys, the Scratch and the Cane - I am still thoroughly ashamed after all this time. You may have read in my previous post (when I got an embarrassing dose of the...
    splashUK2014 splashUK2014 41-45, M 4 Responses Nov 9

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    face - be oriented in a certain course, normally with regard to a different reference stage; be reverse to; "Your house appears north"; "My yard glimpse onto the pond"; "The...
    Matthew9360qft1 Matthew9360qft1 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 13

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    I don't even know anymore. At school, I act like some happy-go-lucky kid always optimistic and cheering everyone up and making them laugh; when in reality, I'm a cold, cynical...
    2D3d 2D3d 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    Wel,not exactly a belt,father used his leather slipper,on me and my brothers bottom when we did something bad,and that was often in my parents eyes. In contrast to the most her,on...
    zwellie zwellie 51-55, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Beans & Custard While replying to a post on music, a particular song from Wham! brought back this memory. If this doesn't show that some people just don't have a sense of humour...
    Mick672 Mick672 41-45, M 3 Responses Oct 28

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    So this was back in 9th grade. I was at a friend's house and there were a couple other people there. Most of the time I was good at getting along with people, but this was not the...
    whatdafuck whatdafuck 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 2

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    I lived like in a dream for a month. Got strong, confident, tried to help every single one who was struggling or was having a hard time. One convo was all it took. One thing that...
    ryan015 ryan015 13-15, M 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    Face Workouts - View this free of charge face massage movie and browse the reviews on the many benefits of facial training.I have not found any damaging results on the problem of...
    Matthew9360qft1 Matthew9360qft1 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 13

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    Start out looking after your complexion now – don’t wait - until it’s as well late- It’s crucial that you be proactive.I’ve compiled a list of my following Prime 10...
    Matthew9360qft1 Matthew9360qft1 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Was in a secret Facebook group which became bitchy and real bullying. Not towards me but I couldn't help but say something & of course once I did I got deleted. These people are so...
    Lonesailor14 Lonesailor14 26-30, F Oct 26

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    To me, they are one in the same. To think my fantasy is reality is what makes me who I am, and to carry on with the promise I have made.
    JohnBobMac JohnBobMac 16-17, T 1 Response Oct 27

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    It's so much faster and easier. Plus you can easily tell if someone is joking when face to face versus on a text message, you really got to know the person to know if it's serious...
    ae1991 ae1991 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    Yeah, i always try to make my online friends smile and laugh but in reality, i am sad and alone but i don't tell them cause i don't wanna bother anyone by telling my problems. I...
    iamjustbeingme iamjustbeingme 16-17, M Nov 3

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    Lately I've been thinking about you so much, I see your incredibly handsome face before me...those amazing eyes that were so intensely blue...One glance from those baby blues that...
    prettyface1 prettyface1 46-50, F 7 Responses Nov 8

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    Shocker: I recently made a Facebook account. Searched people from my old middle school. I admit, one person I knew as a class clown got good looking🙈. I can't believe I actually...
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F Nov 8

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    It's Sunday morning and I'm stalking my past lovers on social media. I've noticed that the girls they publicly show off look nothing like me. They honestly look like models. I am a...
    SpiritualBunny SpiritualBunny 22-25, F Nov 9

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    There are times where I wish I could just go into a deep sleep of some kind, or be put into a virtual reality machine, kind of like Sword Art Online's, and escape from the world...
    LegendaryHero7 LegendaryHero7 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 14

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    She was a misfit of sorts. Some of her wildest fantasies involved things like delicious foreign food, language, and music, and a hard lap-dance grind on a bearded man with hairy...
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Maybe it's still too soon to say that she got away, but I feel like sharing. This girl was the greatest. We had the most amazing chemistry and the time we spent together was...
    insomnium24 insomnium24 26-30, M 12 hrs ago

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    Well yesterday my friend imani told me how Michael said I was a hoe..... and at lunch today I asked him about it and he was like yah I did call you a hoe because you is. Well I was...
    bby59616 bby59616 13-15, F Oct 31

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    So I discover an ex-friend has blocked me on Facebook out of the blue. We had a minor falling out last year, but there were no arguments or screaming matches. I made two sincere...
    glimmer8 glimmer8 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 31

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    Diana H Rendering it oneself from scratch is most likely greatest. But as far as they point out, Lakewood Organic and natural would make an Aloe Vera juice which is preservative...
    Matthew9360qft1 Matthew9360qft1 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 14

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