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I Had a Bad Year On a Lot of Levels

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    Let's see, 3 different celebrities past away this year (Michael Jackson, Patrick Swayze, and Farrah Fawcett), I had to put my cat out of his misery this past July after being afflicted with sickness affiliated with old age, and I lost my job this past January. Other than that, I...
    MySweetLord MySweetLord 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 7, 2009

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    It Really Just Has Been the Last Couple of Months...

    The year overall hasn't been horrible, but the last couple of months have just been HELL to be honest. Everything seemed fine but little things kept building up until it became too much.  And then the flood walls broke and everything good I had in my life just sort of...
    mayfair mayfair 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2008

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    I had a horrible year lost a bunch of people

    that meant the world to me but hey ! New year new begining everything is left in the past :) happy new year to all and hope the best keep smiling everyone 😁😁
    Liveandlovefree Liveandlovefree 22-25, F Dec 31, 2013

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    Still Smiling Through

    In a one year period my house burned down, the house we rented immediately after was foreclosed on (not our fault) and we lost about $15,000.  I lost my father, grandmother, aunt and dog.  My oldest sister had a massive stroke and is a shell of herself.  My...
    RealPeopleStraightTalk RealPeopleStraightTalk 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 9, 2009

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    Can We Have A Do Over?

    I guess it ads up... I wish I could take this year and have a re-do. finances, relationships, employment, friendships....  All seem to suck this year. the only good thing was hell breeds creativity! 
    passionateactorxox passionateactorxox 31-35, M 9 Responses Nov 7, 2009

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    Been There Done That

    But now I am not going to wait for this year 'to be better'. I am not going to sit around waiting for life. I am getting up, setting out, and shaping my own future.
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Jul 9, 2012

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    What The Hell..

    past twleves months of my life... 1) a good friend died of a heroin overdose 2) my drug addiction to heroin and xanax got worse then ever 3) i went to rehab 4) i relapsed 5) i went from being an honors student to dropping out of high school 6) i went to detox 7) my aunt...
    shootthefuckup shootthefuckup 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 8, 2009

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    Things Could Always Be Worse...

    This past year has been filled with troubles:  hospitalization / health issues, financial woes, a car accident, the sudden death of a close friend, the suicide of a loved one, employment uncertainty, problems with the ex / his girlfriend, etc.  I could add more to this...
    azpoet5 azpoet5 41-45, F Nov 8, 2009

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    How Many Bad Things Can Happen To You In A Year?

    Doing the "right thing" and being a good guy is really screwing me over. This has not been a good year for me. Jan 2010, I am working for a small business in computer tech support for which i had been an employee of 2 years. The business falls on economic hard times and the...
    stumpyninja stumpyninja 22-25 2 Responses Jan 13, 2011

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    2011

    The year was **** for me - life wrecked by earthquakes, not half as good now.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Jan 31, 2012

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    Alone, Lost, Confused.

    on November 15th, my best friend died in a car accident. I didn't realize how much i loved and needed her until she wasn't here anymore. I'm lost without her. I'm only 19, and i now have no one. I cannot talk to anyone the way I can talk to her, and it depresses me...
    aneloquentpuzzle aneloquentpuzzle 18-21 1 Response Jul 10, 2009

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    Year In Review, Keeps Going And Going And Going . . .

    1. Relationship with husband's family strained and one year later still getting the silent treatment for an innocent request regarding Christmas. 2. Long-time friend of family, confidant, and mentor of mine had sudden, serious physical and emotional decline, accused my family...
    mechgirl mechgirl 31-35, F Dec 11, 2010

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    Relatively Speaking

    I've pretty much had the worst summer I can remember. Lost some friends, lots of horrid arguments with the family, almost had to kill my dog, have a weird illness (or whatever?) which required some painful tests and a nearly impossible diet, so forth and so forth. I mean, it...
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F Aug 8, 2009

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    It Could Have Been A Lot Worse

    Even so, I have had my share of difficulties. My beloved dog died in June, and still miss her. My aunt who I was very close to died about a month later. We didn't realize she had bone cancer until it was far too late. Another aunt's boyfriend died of cancer about a month later. I...
    TheEvilLeaper TheEvilLeaper 26-30, M Dec 12, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    When they happen they can overwhelm the good ones and its easy to feel like a victim of life when these happen to me. I try and concentrate on what makes me happy,people,things...
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F Mar 28

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    Well more with the people who I thought were my friends. They stole from me, lied to me many times and one who I considered to be my best friend at the time was secretly relaying...
    IAmSatan IAmSatan 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    When i was 16 (almost 17), i met this man who had just began working at my job. He was 24, Latino, and about 5'5 to my 5'8. We were together for a solid year before i ended up...
    ChaosGoat ChaosGoat 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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    It was a long time coming. 20 years of lies, mind games, cheating. I was the one always forgiving and forgiving. Until last September I felt I was going to go crazy, because in...
    bluelady23 bluelady23 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    WEIGHTED AVERAGE COST of DEBTS (WACD) for WHOLE ECONOMY........... For those that live in Australia and indeed everywhere in the world, we would have been bombard by the cry from...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 12

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    I was young at the time, age 17. I decided to meet up with this guy who I thought was my boyfriend and the sweetest ever. Turns out I found out he was drunk and wanted to have sex...
    chebrianna chebrianna 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I had a full thyroidectomy just a few weeks ago actually. I had a lump on the right side for over two years and when I said something to my ear nose and throat doctor after...
    PlagueRat89 PlagueRat89 22-25, F Apr 16

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    Russell. If there is one man who has literally become my worst nightmare, it's Russell *beeping* Brand. In real life i'm sure he's nice, but i'll NEVER forgive him for the...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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    After reading up on the abortion pill and coming across the numerous amounts of scary/negative stories, I wanted to share my POSITIVE one with people who may be feeling uneasy or...
    Jazzy301 Jazzy301 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    After reading up on the abortion pill and coming across the numerous amounts of scary/negative stories, I wanted to share my POSITIVE one with people who may be feeling uneasy or...
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    ***Post of the Day*** Find out more at: www.facebook.com/FavorUponYouWONDERS OF GOD’S CREATION: THE FINE TUNING IN THE UNIVERSE“He Who created the seven heavens in...
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    I had a spinal fusion surgery from T-4 to L-5 6 months ago. The pain was pretty intense for the first few months. As of now, the pain is bearable but only if I take Percoset. The...
    babygirl8832 babygirl8832 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    ***Post of the Day*** Find out more at: www.facebook.com/FavorUponYouBackground: Some believe that fasting, i.e. not eating food and not drinking water for the entire daylight...
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    well it all started in my first primary school....it was all okay up till primary 6 then I turned into a 'loner' as people would say. One girl in particular really took a disliking...
    unknownperson6 unknownperson6 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    There was a time when people were asking me if I was open to go on blind dates. At the time I was not ready. Now that I am, no one is asking anymore, they basically assume that I...
    seeyou2 seeyou2 41-45, F 54 mins ago

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    It started at work. We were just two people in search of something. It was just physical at first. Like all things new it was amazing. We were built for each other. Then it became...
    stratluver stratluver 46-50, M 13 Responses Mar 31

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    We met in a 3 month long nursing class & work together. He knew dad & came to His funeral. He surprisingly kissed me out of the blue at a bar after some drinks & told me about his...
    BlueEyes3182 BlueEyes3182 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I think this year might be a good one, the snow is finally melting and the weather is getting warm :) going to be looking at some horses this sunday and hopefully making...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    My mother, who was physically and mentally abusive when I was a child, hasn’t spoken to me for 16 years and has had nothing to do with her three grandsons who are now grown. They...
    writer109 writer109 51-55, F Mar 27

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    The Worst 7 Months of My Life! So in September 2007 I decided to do myself a favour and joined Weight Watchers. I knew I had a problem with PCOS and wanted to loose some weight...
    maqeurious maqeurious 31-35, F Mar 30

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    ***Post of the Day*** Find out more at: www.facebook.com/FavorUponYou It's funny - I'm actually a #Muslim! The term used to conjure up images of backward Bedouin Arabs living far...
    FavorUponYou FavorUponYou 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Reward of reciting salutation (Salawaat) on the progeny of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) after reciting salutation on him Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) narrates that one day the Holy...
    Ally4141 Ally4141 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 26

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    Part 3: the affair When I posted my experience on EP and how depressed I was about my situation I got a lot of positive comments and support which really helped me change my...
    unexpectedlove15 unexpectedlove15 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 30

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    About a year ago I had a terrible trip after smoking marijuana. I had smoked before and it every time I never really got a "high" feeling I just felt kinda normal.. But maybe a...
    Kristen42 Kristen42 18-21, F Mar 31

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    I was forced to grow up before I was ready... After my mom got a divorce from her abusive husband of 7-8 years, we moved into a very small apartment. Me, my mother, and my younger...
    Siqo423 Siqo423 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I'm feeling very guilty and have even shameful lately. When I was 13 years old, in 8th grade, I lost my virginity. Ever since then I never forgave myself for doing that and I never...
    softballgirl99 softballgirl99 13-15, F Mar 25

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    ***Post of the Day*** Find out more at: www.facebook.com/FavorUponYou Peace be unto you. I became Muslim almost three years ago, right after Ramadan in between the two Eids. My...
    FavorUponYou FavorUponYou 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 3

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    I had it rough growing up. The first 5 years of my life were very traumatic. Born prematurely and at 24 weeks. Spent the next 6 months of my life in an incubator being fed...
    Findingteesh Findingteesh 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    Iv had anxiety for around 4 years but its never been quite this bad. I stutter when speaking to people I don't like, don't know or when I have to stand in front of people. I don't...
    TheMadBunnie TheMadBunnie 13-15 1 Response Mar 26

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    Well where do I start? It didn't used to be a bad marriage when we got married 13 years ago in 2001, I was 25 and she was 24. In fact it was a very good marriage, I loved her and...
    HPeterson HPeterson 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    When I was 15 I met this great guy so I thought anyways. We started dating 6/24/08 we were together on and off for the first year and we had sex sometimes, but always use...
    mommytoanangelbaby mommytoanangelbaby 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have a friend who is exactly like that fake hipster I talked about in another story. She says she's a hipster and all about the earth and her body which I admit, slightly gets on...
    PitchDaffy PitchDaffy 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have had someone stalking me for over ten years. It is mostly online but has completely ruined my life. I had to apply for jobs in person when I was job hunting. I landed a...
    ObiOneyouremyonlyhope ObiOneyouremyonlyhope 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I have been with my husband for 30 years. I suspected him of cheating with a co-worker about 5 years ago but just didn't have proof. Two month ago the proof fell in my lap. He got...
    pam6761 pam6761 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I sometimes wish I had never had children too. I started out relatively early. I was 20 when I had my daughter and 24 when I had my son. My daughters father was abusive in every...
    BBMS BBMS 41-45, F Mar 30

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    I was getting a physical and the doctor noticed a lump in my breast. He told me to make an appt. to get it check out. I did. Day of I was in a hallway sitting on a chair waiting to...
    gr8love gr8love 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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    ***Post of the Day*** Find out more at: www.facebook.com/FavorUponYou The story of how I reverted to al #Islam is a story of plans. I made plans, the group I was with made plans...
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