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I Had My Happiness Stolen From Me

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    If You Love Something, Set It Free?

    Is there a double edge to this saying? Of course, smothering is bad, but neglect is bad too. If someone steals my happiness, is it because I was asleep at the wheel? Am I simply just guilty of neglect? Perhaps my happiness hasn't been stolen. Maybe I've been guilty of...
    NoLongerHere NoLongerHere 41-45, M 4 Responses Oct 6, 2012

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    A Glover Middle School teacher is on paid leave after a police investigation found enough evidence to support charges of six counts of first-degree child rape. Those charges were never brought against the teacher, Chris Katke, however, because the statute of limitations had...
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    Right... I'm not sure how to word this without becoming the person who is just complaining.. Ok... The best way to begin is from the beginning.. I am a person who for what ever...
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    I had a desmoid fibre tumor removed in August 2015. It was removed and happier for it. The odds are still in our favor. 60% not returning is good odds! I wish all in this group...
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    PorkythePig PorkythePig 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    My boyfriend, Franco, when to pick me up after work and we went to David's house to smoke some weed, just like we usually do on fridays night, I was having a headache and feeling...
    RebecaTurcios RebecaTurcios 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Today is my 19th birthday and this pretty much tops it off as the worst. It started this morning when my dad mistakenly text me to say "love you babygirl" he always would call me...
    FutureVet2014 FutureVet2014 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    rayy17 rayy17 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    It was during the summer. I was out of school and house hopping since I had no stable home to go back to. It was a difficult year. I felt like dying every day. I had bouts of...
    starsheepie starsheepie 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    When people hear my story, it sounds glamorous. But I'm here to tell you the truth. It was pretty ugly. You should have seen my self-esteem after the death of my husband. I cried...
    Solegne Solegne 41-45, F 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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    you are not my country. you are not a country at all. you are surprising. you are statistic-starved. soulful of tourist brochures in Japanese and hourglass kebayas. you protest...
    Shahedansharif Shahedansharif 16-17, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Here's the story of our relationship Helpful facts - When we met I was 17, she was 25. I am now 18 and she is 26. She also has a 4 year old daughter. We met on Xbox on June 28...
    EnergyUS EnergyUS 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    The late sixties and early seventies I lived in a smallish town where all types of drugs came before entering the big cities along interstate 95. I had an excellent job making a...
    boldtimer boldtimer 66-70, M Feb 5

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    opengirl1992 opengirl1992 22-25, F 8 Responses Feb 4

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    Depression Fighting to live is a serious thing. Sometimes I wish it was alcoholism because then your depression would be numbed. I have been going through what I call a tunnel of...
    milizbeth milizbeth 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    I was happy when I scored that touchdown, I was ecstatic when I held my newborn daughter, I am happy when I see you have sent me a message. I was sad when John Kennedy was killed...
    sonoflk sonoflk 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 3

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    Finally stopped wishing we could be together and started wishing for my happiness
    coolusername19 coolusername19 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 2

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    Today I had an abortion. It was the worst pain I’ve ever imagined. I was 9 weeks and 5 days along. I am a very healthy, professional woman in her late 20s. I was told there...
    onlyyouknow2016 onlyyouknow2016 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    Sometimes I think a lot. Other times I'm happy.
    baangaraang baangaraang 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    You finally cut all contacts with me. You blocked me from any social media i know including my phone number. I have to become the bad guy so that you would hate me and become more...
    oriondelyx oriondelyx 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    I think it's similar to karma. Helping other people, bring them happiness, make them smile etc. In a moment, you'll get the happiness back which you helped create for other people...
    ihatejasonn ihatejasonn 18-21, M Jan 29

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    For the first time in my life I have no life plan, and it feels liberating. I have always been a very ambitious and 'driven' person and was born with an 'on' button, which has...
    wonderofwonders1 wonderofwonders1 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    My husband and I have had a terribly rocky last three years together. He's cycled, going from adoring me to blaming me; he's begged me to stay and he's insisted I leave. He's...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F Jan 29

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    29th of Jan 2016 will officially be remembered for life... I thought atleast 15 times whether or not to go to school today, for it was our school day rehearsals....I over thought...
    EarthGirl97 EarthGirl97 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    This is all new to me and I don't know how to deal with the loss of pure happiness and bliss which has transitioned to pain. It feels like I'm grieving. experiencing the loss of...
    ErinGracee ErinGracee 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    My life has always been a complete rollercoaster. I am a 19 year old freshman in college, who wants to major in graphic arts. I have Asperger syndrome, Bipolar, ADHD, and...
    Triomatix Triomatix 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    It has come to the point where I'll burst into tears over one strand of my hair falling out, where I'll start gritting my teeth because I have to get out of bed for the day, just...
    SadlySafe SadlySafe 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 28

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    Most definitely it is!! I chose to be happy and make sure my little family is happy too!! Happiness is contagious as well, I've been known to change a whole group of grumpy...
    Libraladyseeking Libraladyseeking 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    So not only was this person physically perfect but he seemed to get me. However the issues were endless. 1)I spoke to him first (which us ladies should never do because real men...
    reginastrength reginastrength 22-25, F Jan 27

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    Sleep paralysis is something I seriously suffer with and I don't know why it started. I am 16 years old and was diagnosed with depression and put on medication. Randomly I would...
    StephlyBoz StephlyBoz 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    I went into my parents' bathroom just minutes ago to get some mouthwash, and right by the bottles of mouthwash was a note (obviously written by my mom, judging from the handwriting...
    CaitlinElizabeth815 CaitlinElizabeth815 16-17, F Jan 25

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    hoopzz13 hoopzz13 16-17, F Jan 25

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    ijustneed2talk ijustneed2talk 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 24

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    I care more about other people's happiness than my own. I'm 14 and I have plenty of freinds. I'm nice to everyone. But there is a select few that have all my love and I would...
    funnyfreak01 funnyfreak01 18-21 Jan 24

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    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M Jan 24

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