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I Had A Narrow Escape

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 23 People

    I Am A Coward

    Many years ago ( pre children) my wife and I met at a surf side bar for a Tuesday happy hour. Taco Tuesday! lol We met some friends at the bar, found a table and pulled up some extra chairs. The table next to us was vacant, at least I thought it was, so I borrowed a chair...
    afun1foru afun1foru 56-60, M 3 Responses Jul 3, 2013

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    Lucky To Be Alive

    When I was 12 yrs old, a neighbor had an archery range in his back yard. My friends and I saved our money and bought bows and arrows. One day while shooting, Jon's string broke, so the rest of us shot our arrows and went to get them from the /target. As we are returning I hear...
    afun1foru afun1foru 56-60, M 5 Responses Jun 10, 2011

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    A Wilderness Fishing Trip!

    When I was about 12 yrs old, My father took me and my three younger brother's on a wilderness fishing trip. We had a small car top boat, and a small 5 hp motor. We were small children so all four of us fit nicely in the boat with our Dad. We stayed near the river in a small...
    afun1foru afun1foru 56-60, M 4 Responses Jul 12, 2011

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    A Close Call.

    There was an incident when I was about 11 or 12 years old where I was nearly picked up by a predator in a super market. It was a real wake-up call for my family, particularly for me. Between 1995 and 1997 it was the norm for me to accompany my mother once a week while she did her...
    NorseChief NorseChief 26-30, M 6 Responses Jun 10, 2011

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    o had a dream that seemed So real I thought it was. I woke up just to make sure I was really in my own bed And home.. OK hear we go. I had a dream that a bunch of my classmates...
    jojom543 jojom543 36-40, F Dec 3

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    How easy is it to leave a cult? For me personally, the answer is "not very." I pay close attention to the stories of those who have left a religious cult. I admit I am a little...
    Solfeggio Solfeggio 36-40, F 5 Responses Dec 8

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    I always use my imagination but since I suffered from I was a little girl , I had to use it to escape from my miserable life.Now I use imagination to escape from life duties and...
    denez denez 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I had a dream where I couldn't escape ..
    jojom543 jojom543 36-40, F Dec 3

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    What's the best escape? Drugs, drinking, sex, running away, suicide? I just need to escape.
    LizAnaG LizAnaG 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 25

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    Far away, deep into the mountains. Secluded, where no one can see, hear, or know of any existence. Peace. Solitude. Comfort. A place to think, escape, and be selfish-if only for...
    SecretEscape SecretEscape 36-40, F 11 Responses 4 days ago

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    My traumatic childhood is complicated in a way and kind of just said my whole life story sorry for how long it is..... i mean like really long. Okayy i am going to start with my...
    chocolate1616 chocolate1616 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Vacation is what I need. I don't mean I just need to go on a weeks vacation to some touristic resort. I need to take a few months off of my life right now, and just travel. I need...
    sassielis sassielis 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    Its mad stress round here. My back against the wall, they wannna see me fall. I just wanna escape. I wanna get away. But i cant get away.
    whoscarlo5 whoscarlo5 18-21, M Dec 3

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    Love, You will never read these words I write or know the true depth of grief I feel or how achingly I miss you. I sit out here with the fall weather upon us, the setting sun...
    2ndBruin 2ndBruin 41-45, M 13 Responses Nov 26

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    My ex was a Jehovah's Witness. Our marriage of 27 years broke up after she had an affair with one of the elders, to make things worse, this was one of the "anointed". I wrote the...
    2URoyRod 2URoyRod 56-60 4 days ago

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    i have had anxiety attacks since i was sixteen.
    brandye brandye 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    We had lost contact for several years... by the time our paths again crossed, he was going through a divorce. He still owned belongings of mine nearly a decade later, and a...
    mazedartist mazedartist 31-35, F 3 hrs ago

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    I lost my baby this past week and my husband said I had to deal with it by my self because he was working.
    leaf90McC leaf90McC 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    When I was only in 5th grade, there was this transfer student who transferred into our class in the middle of the semester. He, coincidentally, goes home the same direction as me...
    DatGURLWithFangs DatGURLWithFangs 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    I feel like I'm losing it. I'm at work and I feel like I'm suffocating. My manager just had a go at me over the phone for something that wasn't my fault. It was his. I can just...
    1BrokenWoman 1BrokenWoman 18-21 Nov 28

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    We were finally together after two months.. Are you real? That face, I missed it so much. After 5 minutes together, it was like we were never apart.. Everything was perfect...
    Differentforever Differentforever 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    I was partying a lot for a couple months after him and I were over. My body was reaching for that high the affair gave me. But of course with everything, that high eventually...
    ventingagain ventingagain 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 10

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    We went out last night for a date, to a local art museum. There was an excellent live band playing Flamenco music, wine served, and a small hors d'oeuvre plate... really a setup...
    IStallion IStallion 46-50 a week ago

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    today is ahorrible day for me. last night was a sleepless night. i was stressed by what happened in the office. i am bullied and abused at work. i want to escape from this tough...
    iseeuthrou iseeuthrou 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 22

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    I think this whole reality thing is a lark really. It’s vastly overrated. I mean, if I didn’t subscribe to reality I could’ve forgotten about responsibility - who needs jobs...
    Iamhere4me Iamhere4me 36-40, M 5 Responses Nov 27

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    All I want is to be a Christian. I am stuck in a house with four people who do not belong here. My daughter's inane bf and his three kids. There is NO ROOM in this house for the...
    delilah5 delilah5 56-60, F 3 Responses Nov 29

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    Take It All" Didn't I give it all, Tried my best, Gave you everything I had, Everything and no less? Didn't I do it right? Did I let you down? Maybe you got too used to Well...
    Missjayne1 Missjayne1 31-35, F Dec 7

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    Keep myself busy but never worked Sadness will attack on me at anytime 'Busy' is like escape from the reality/truth for just a short period only
    YoursTruly88 YoursTruly88 26-30 Dec 10

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    When I was 11 years old I had a near death and out of body experience one day. It was a cold, cloudy, and blustery Saturday afternoon back in November 2010. I was 11 years old at...
    britanderson94 britanderson94 13-15, F 15 Responses Nov 20

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    Some of you men may be able to somehow relate to my story headline, so you probably know how much it sucks when you've had the worst luck with women. As a man in my 30s, I have...
    dude2278 dude2278 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 20

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    It was last Friday. I had woke up in an alley a few blocks away from my school, night had already set and only a thin wisp of sunset laid in the canvas of the night sky. I could...
    Zancrispy Zancrispy 26-30, F Nov 22

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    I'm an affair success story. In a short period of time, my life took a direction that I never thought possible. I never saw it coming, did things I never thought I was ever capable...
    happyasever happyasever 31-35, F 8 Responses Nov 23

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    I’ve never had A great self-esteem and as a child was never concerned with health. I just ate what tasted good and ate it until I was stuffed. Once I reached high school I...
    dontgetmewrong dontgetmewrong 16-17, F Nov 25

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    I guess I never let this out and it's about time I do. It took me so long to get over it so I hope my experience can also give people a little hope if they find themselves in a...
    waterstamp waterstamp 18-21, F Nov 27

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    Hi Everyone, I hope everyone in previous messages are feeling a little better...I feel for everyone of you xx I had an abortion a week ago ;( I am not coping very well with it...
    sofiamac sofiamac 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    35 years ago I worked temporarily in Ipswich, Australia, not far from the air force base at Amberley. I had a great aunt in Ipswich and I visited her a few times. One evening she...
    Codenwarra Codenwarra 61-65, M 1 Response Dec 5

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    I met my child's father, Z at work. He was married and I I was engaged to H. It was a volatile relationship. I befriended Z. He was someone new to talk to. Something besides the...
    lostinmommyview lostinmommyview 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 5

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    Well, I’d not say my wife was ok really...She could not be very surprised since I had told her that I'd look for someone else. But for the rest I had kept my relationship secret...
    tazx tazx 46-50, M 5 Responses Dec 7

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    I have been at a university for a few years now and at the beginning I had a friend who I somewhat trusted so much. We confided in each other all the time yet we fought a lot but...
    crimsonreggie crimsonreggie 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    When I first found out I was pregnant, I was scared and in shock. I never even considered an option other than abortion, although I didn't, and still don't, like that I had to do...
    merdi230 merdi230 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I have always preferred railway journey to a bus journey especially when it’s an overnight one. Being tall I like to stretch myself and go to sleep. A few years back I was...
    Eddiecrow Eddiecrow 41-45, M Nov 20

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    Not me, But all my dad and his brothers have had them. My uncle had his second one last night. I had gone out to the bar because i have no uni lectures today and when i came home...
    evan151 evan151 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 20

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    yes i have and i still have got it. i got bronchitis 4 and a half months ago i was given some antibiotics for about 5 days which did not get rid of it completely i was left with a...
    pussyboots pussyboots 31-35 Nov 20

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    yes i have and i still have got it. i got bronchitis 4 and a half months ago i was given some antibiotics for about 5 days which did not get rid of it completely i was left with a...
    pussyboots pussyboots 31-35 Nov 20

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    yes i have and i still have got it. i got bronchitis 4 and a half months ago i was given some antibiotics for about 5 days which did not get rid of it completely i was left with a...
    pussyboots pussyboots 31-35 Nov 20

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