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I Had A Relationship Change Me

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    Every Relationship Has A Lesson

    Every relationship I have been in that has ended has forced me to take a long genuine look at myself and see what lesson needs to be learned. What responsibility did I have in the failure of the relationship? Even an abusive relationship can change us for the better if we...
    LoveisNotEnuf LoveisNotEnuf 31-35, F Oct 16, 2013

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    Kamilan

    Myself I use to be one to follow the leader in relationships always trying to please.That was the nature of who I was .I loved a man so much at one time I idolized him and thought he would never let me down. That's when I found outin life that when you love someone sometimes they...
    Haunted5 Haunted5 56-60, F 1 Response May 16, 2012

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    Relationships

    Relationships,They change us,Hopefully for better,One thing's for sure,They're an experience!
    mrraincoat mrraincoat 46-50 Oct 9, 2012

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    I Came For The Group Logo But Stayed For The Truth Of It...

    Every single relationship that meant anything at all to me has left its indelible marks on my soul. If a butterfly can flap it's wings in the rainforests of Brazil and cause a hurricane in Tokyo how can anyone think that letting someone in your heart, soul, life and bed not...
    MynameisTed MynameisTed 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 6, 2012

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    I Still Love Her

    I have always been bi-sexual and loved both men and women in both a romantic and sexual way but when i met sara-jayne my world changed, she was everything i'm not, slim, sexy, eyes to die for and beautiful hair. her character just spoke for itself she really is loved by everyone...
    doctorpaula doctorpaula 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2012

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    My first love messed me up way more

    than the 13 horrible years with my ex husband ever could. That was only a year and a half but still more damaging than my marriage. Now I want nothing to do with love really. A guy would have to be ******* amazing to change that
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F Nov 18, 2014

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    Hawaii...

    Blah! This is a pervasive element in my life, but it's changed me, I'm quite a bit more aware of who I am and am not because of my best relationship.
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 6, 2012

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    I recently got out of a relationship and it is hard because I feel like I don't have anyone to talk to. I wish I could stop feeling this way but it is hard because he was a big...
    purplegirl16 purplegirl16 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    We lay apart for the last few days. We don't touch or talk. We know it's over. I know it's over. He came home from work last night. I said I haven't slept all night. He turned...
    Saphhy195 Saphhy195 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Mutual respect and trust is very important to build any kind of relationship. It all comes back to the golden rule treat others how you want to be treated.
    foreveralone22 foreveralone22 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    My parents have been living separate for a while and recently they have been talking about moving back in together. I am a senior in high school and they want to move in the middle...
    GlassIndustry GlassIndustry 16-17, T 3 hrs ago

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    I would like to say something I trusted someone on ep enough to share a very traumatic experience I had when I was nine yrs old. Before ep I had a hard te talking about my car...
    Farmmaid Farmmaid 41-45, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    We have always been hyper careful about contraception, and would check the condom between positions and check if we needed lube (because it tends to come off if there's too much...
    Kira9898 Kira9898 18-21 4 hrs ago

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    Another day at work. Another day in corporate america. Yuck. I'm doing it for the money. I'm only 21 and I am starting to think I don't have enough fun. I've been raised all my...
    loner23 loner23 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    I met my boyfriend six months ago on Tinder (of all bloody places), and I had only gone on there to talk to new people because I was a very lonely person. I thought Tinder would...
    Kira9898 Kira9898 18-21 5 hrs ago

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    I never had so many oportunities to date guys like I have now, some of them talk to me to go on a date or meet somewhere but I'm so afraid to get hurt, because I fear some of them...
    Blackberries Blackberries 26-30, F 6 hrs ago

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    I was only 16 when I was in the relationship with my 19 years old ex boyfriend. Everything was great when I first met him in the city, hang out with him all the time but it was...
    F333 F333 16-17, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    My live in partner has decided that we should pull our relationship back to a FWB one as he has told me he has never loved me but really likes me ? He can't give me what "I want...
    roes55 roes55 56-60, F 11 Responses 1 day ago

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    So I'm sort of perplexed with the state of my life. Basically, I just spent the last 2-3 years training to be a game artist. Sadly the job market for a Junior artist, is basically...
    Zekauf Zekauf 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am 42 years old and now divorced from a man who is an abusive cheat. It's been nearly 3 years since we split and I'm still struggling to come to terms with the fact I was married...
    Stargazer18 Stargazer18 41-45, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I used to when I was younger, but now my dad and I barely talk to each other. My mom says that my dad is possibly bipolar, and by his actions, I think she's right. He gets angry...
    alaniW180 alaniW180 13-15 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I had my Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy on 11-06-13. I started my weight loss journey at 315 lbs, and in a side 26 jeans and a 4x shirt. I am now very shy of being under 200lbs my...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    Growing up, I had a father who was HEAVY on the booze, and on the drugs, and who believed that a good beating was what a Kid needed, too bad the beatings usually was more than just...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    It was such a long time ago I had a strange one. I did some meditation before taking a nap, hoping to become lucid in my dream or to succeed in making an oobe. I wouldn't...
    LoveUnite LoveUnite 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    Dianecc11 Dianecc11 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    My boyfriend and I dated for 19 months before he broke up with me and his dad and step mom told me to stay away. We took a break for a couple months and he came back to me asking...
    OneMoreBrokenSoul OneMoreBrokenSoul 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    Dating is a trial and error experience. As one relationship fails you remember the things you liked and look for that in the next person, and the things you didnt like you be sure...
    incufreak213 incufreak213 31-35, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    To my father, my abuser for 25 years: I am writing to inform you that I know exactly who and what you are. Additionally, despite your many years of bullying & brainwashing...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    mine has and not for the better. I watched all my dreams and future die as if another person, detached and looking at myself from afar.
    Polis195 Polis195 36-40, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    relationships of any kind gone sour can be an eye~opener
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    I jut started my first year at university and I got into a relationship with a guy for 6 months and he abused me throughout. Emotionally, physically and sexually. He broke my...
    Experience780 Experience780 18-21, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    Imaging Putting soooooo much ****** time into a relationship. Getting used To One Person. Sharing Extreme intimacy, Physical and emotional!!!! Accepting someone for who they are...
    vaane vaane 18-21, F 11 Responses 6 days ago

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    All right everyone--I need some assistance understanding this one. I met this fella about two and a half months ago from OKC. We had a fun first date: barcade and fun...
    lostinthought17 lostinthought17 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    when I dream its still of her. my fantasies are still of her. but she's gone, gone away, gone forward, gone from me
    Polis195 Polis195 36-40, M a week ago

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    last sunday my OH told me hed decided to spend a few nights back at his folks, as he wasnt sleeping properly, i was completely fine with this as he does need his sleep and for some...
    Ffirebrand Ffirebrand 31-35, F a week ago

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    I was just going over my last failed relationship. My newest ex is already moved on and into some guy. My last two exes also quickly moved on into new relationships. Everyone is...
    Polis195 Polis195 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

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    It does. And the scariest part is, I don't even know who I am anymore.
    raiee raiee 26-30, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    mentally.emotionally&physically. This wasn't his first time, Nor was it His worst. I can't help but want him back. Why do I miss & Love him after ALL his LIES & BS. Why do I keep...
    LaLaNiaa LaLaNiaa 18-21, F 7 Responses Jun 29

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    Married for 5 years. Together for 7 years. We have two children (4 and 7). The seven year old is from my previous marriage. That previous marriage was abusive and he cheated on...
    m3385 m3385 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    We are madly into each other and are great together , we have a one of a kind connection. For instance even a year into the relationship we fall asleep and wake up intertwined...
    Emilia94 Emilia94 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    Had to change it as kept getting to many same sex friend request, they obviously don't read me post about being straight. Now the CLUE is in my name
    Str8MaleCD Str8MaleCD 26-30, M Jun 28

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