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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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    What a day. I need to vent or I will go crazy. I had a cheque from the bank as a payment for my daughters wedding but unfortunately got lost in the post. Up to the bank i went to...
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    laurisilva laurisilva 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    jarno11 jarno11 36-40, M 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    skyshade13 skyshade13 18-21 4 hrs ago

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    lostmelody lostmelody 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    cbnfvr cbnfvr 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    Over the past couple of years I went through some major changes in my life and used to feel very unhappy, until I decided that I had to do something. I took the following two...
    mattomnipositive mattomnipositive 26-30 1 Response a week ago

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    autum25 autum25 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    LDll LDll 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

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    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    UnhealthySSBBW UnhealthySSBBW 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    brebauer brebauer 18-21, F 15 hrs ago

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    Marlenyfl83 Marlenyfl83 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Jan 5

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    bubblegumlollipop bubblegumlollipop 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 13

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    CookieMonsta16 CookieMonsta16 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 6 days ago

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    Stefanie5678 Stefanie5678 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    HurtsEverywhere HurtsEverywhere 31-35, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I was thinking the other day why can't we all just be happy? Is it because we are in competition, insecure, jealous, envious,hateful, moody, emotional or just human. I went through...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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    I have just quit a job that took up my life and my happiness and am determined to find myself again. I will only do things that I love and be around people that I love. Happiness...
    gemima123 gemima123 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 13

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