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I Got Smacked In the Face By Reality

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 282 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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     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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    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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    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 1 Response Jul 13, 2012

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    I visited the FBI website and was surprised to see three social network buttons. Twitter - Facebook and YouTube. It made me mad that the FBI is promoting, suggesting, leading...
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    ***I know this is long, but I feel it is important for you to understand the circumstances of the situation. Skip to paragraph 7 if all you're interested in is my being pantsed...
    me1993 me1993 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    I wanna escape reality and just be a mermaid. Not asking for much 😐
    ZashaChase ZashaChase 26-30, T 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I've met lots of people in real life and after seeing them on facebook, they just act atrocious. They all have the same ****** humor, they like all the same things, dislike...
    ghostofthesun ghostofthesun 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I like to dream...big dreams I let my self drift away on the waves of my imaginations ... brake reality in little pieces and step into a land crated in my mind... I look at reality...
    Ariaspark Ariaspark 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    This happened a few months ago... i did once get smacked with a riding crop, about 3 or 4 smacks, in front of my riding school, but this was playfully & not meant to hurt. to...
    esmeN esmeN 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I want to make my dream of setting up my own animal charity a reality
    charlotte8482 charlotte8482 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    it's not so much that I "hate" Facebook, I just dislike it. Some people on there cannot live if there's no drama. You say something that others don't agree and you have 6 people...
    Perseph0ne Perseph0ne 26-30, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    There was someone who I performed with years ago; for the sake of this story, I'll call him Greg. Greg and I had performed in several community theater productions. Being near him...
    PhillyAutismGuy PhillyAutismGuy 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    On Friday morning I had the privilege to explain the head of the school why I had hit another girl right in the face and of course the reason for it didn't make it better. Yet I...
    Countryroad15 Countryroad15 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I was in Israel recently - it was cool!It's so weird though - we went to Egypt before Israel and in Egypt you can just walk down the street and there'll be shops just selling...
    esmeN esmeN 13-15, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I am suspended for the whole next week and for the rest of today. It was a normal day and all but then I saw how a girl I HATE so much bullied one of my friends and that ticked me...
    Countryroad15 Countryroad15 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Everyday there is something new happening in your life.I always wake up from the sunlight that appears on my face.New beginning new day .Facing reality always hurt but if you hide...
    Senaya Senaya 16-17, F Feb 5

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    Let's get out of here. Not just this town but this life, this reality. Let's go smoke with the aliens and chill with the tigers, let's. go start new lives
    haileeilenenanderson haileeilenenanderson 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    I saw this experience on a friend's page and the more I thought about it the more it made me smile and the more I believe it to be be true. I mean think about it. When you pour out...
    AngeleyesUponU AngeleyesUponU 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    I have always enjoyed pieing myself, since I first tried it back in 2009 when I bought a pack of paper plates and a can of whip cream or shaving foam and then proceeding to pie...
    gd1983 gd1983 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 4

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    Haven't got a moment without minutes winding down drown my gray-matter in these seconds-hours, OH the latter they fly by end of day draws nigh - on six years not long before this...
    moonchild0315 moonchild0315 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    I can't stand sitcoms or network shows because they look fake to me. At least reality TV tries to fool us a little.
    Sweetpotatopie Sweetpotatopie 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    There has been one "relationship" in my life that has been toxic. I met Nick online several years ago. He said all the right things, wanted to spend time with me, claimed to...
    mica3021 mica3021 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    I fell in love, for the first time. And here's my story.Sitting in the library at 3:47 in the afternoon casually doing work, wearing a shirt, tie, and my favorite headphones...
    diegosauns diegosauns 18-21, M Feb 1

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    finding a girl to love for life is hard beautiful sweet kind heart seems only in the movies i just imagine myself get lost in the world of fantasy if i had a girl like that...
    lostpagesofM lostpagesofM 18-21, M Feb 1

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    Hi, this is Danny and today is Jan. 31, 2016. I think this is my 7th post on ep. Sorry everybody, I mean to post more often but I'm busy with school and my job and my girlfriend...
    Dannyisgettingfat1999 Dannyisgettingfat1999 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    Not me but someone I know. We had just been dismissed from last period, and everyone scrambled to their lockers. While Josh was grabbing books from his locker, sam snook up behind...
    Bigmike133 Bigmike133 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 31

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    I don't know why, really, but I REALLY hate facebook. I do have an account (and no I won't be telling you, which in a way is good because I am never on it facebook) I never go on...
    GiddyX GiddyX 16-17, F Jan 30

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    My friends older brother drove us to the mall in the afternoon and my mom caught me lying about what we did there and what we bought. Big trouble I got spanked and now I am...
    bananasandapples bananasandapples 13-15, F Jan 29

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    i want to put my life experiences on paper and drop a rap album in the next 5 years i got the rhymes down packed just got to have a go at DJ in the beats that's what makes a good...
    newGuy29 newGuy29 26-30, M Jan 29

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    I'm embracing the challenge to post the first story in groups that have no stories. So here goes the first story "I would like to hear your ideas for a new reality show" My...
    Azuriela Azuriela 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    You should never escape reality even if it's at its ugliest state. Trying to sugar coat things and paint the blackest black with bright colors only disguises the worst things as if...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 27

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    The absolute hardest challenge I have ever been faced with. At the end of it all and only then did I truly realize the devastating toll that it had taken on my psyche. I left with...
    ClassyCassie ClassyCassie 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 27

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