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I Have a Loved One With a Substance Abuse Problem

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    My Husband Is An Alcoholic

    I have been married for 17 yrs to a man who has literally changed before my eyes. Alcoholism, I am learning, is a progressive disease. He was nice when we were dating but he has a dark side that he hid well from me. He is mean and neglectful. The alcohol makes everything worse...
    valene4 valene4 46-50, F 3 Responses May 23, 2011

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    My Son

    My son has bi polar and has been medicated for the past 7 years.  He has been doing fairly well living outside our home the past 2 years.  However when he was home visiting recently I found a pipe in his pockets when doing his laundry.  We've come to find out that...
    want2Bhappy want2Bhappy 46-50, F 7 Responses Jan 7, 2009

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    A Year Later

    Here I am a year later.  My last post I shared my concerns with my son's substance abuse problems and worries about his coming home to live after being away for a year in residential treatment program for bi polar.  He did okay the first 6 months at home. ...
    want2Bhappy want2Bhappy 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 22, 2010

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    My Sister Is Hooked On Meth

    My whole family has been turned upside down by my sister's meth problem. I'm pretty sure she's involved in manufacturing. I'm getting sick of cleaning up her life for her, and my mom is too. Stealing, lying, being gone from home for days on end... it's getting old. We're...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Oct 13, 2006

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    Related Experiences

    Hi, i dont really know where to start or what to do so i figured id join this forum, maybe it could help ease my mind. i have been seeing this guy on and off for a year. We would...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 8

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    Okay, I'll begin by acknowledging that I won't likely find a woman to have an affair with here. But I want to have an affair with a woman. I have been married 17 years and have...
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    I'm a teacher who moved to a small town because I was supposed to get married. Didn't happen and now I have nothing and no one in my life. I have no one to call or talk to. I'm...
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    I think they are disgusting. Why would you want to have sex with someone you know absolutely nothing about, or someone you just met? What if you get pregnant, or get someone...
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    I have a brother with asperger but he was never diagnosed with asperger's. He was with some neurologists through childhood but all the time was the same thing "attention deficit...
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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
    laceykight laceykight 26-30, F a week ago

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    I'm just so lonely.. I don't have many friends I in school, and the few friends I do have treat me like crap. i have lost so many friends it's actually embarrassing. I'm always the...
    brooklynitexo brooklynitexo 22-25, F Apr 3

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    "the problem is not so much dying for a friend. it is finding a friend worth dying for"
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    My husband was diagnosed a year ago at Cleveland Clinic with SFN from sarcoidosis. He has fluid shifts at times, where he feels fluid building in his joints and his known sarcoids...
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    My life has been a constant battle in so many ways and i feel i will always have to battle to keep as stable as i can and to stay away from toxic people. I don't hate people that...
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I meet this girl who I got so close to I began to breath the air she breathed. I wanted to be so close to her all the time and when she went out with her friends I use to get so...
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Bare with me... this might turn into a novel. My boyfriend and I have been together for almost two years now. It's been a roller coaster of events with his gambling. What makes it...
    evamestanza evamestanza 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    i was twelve, and was coming up to my first year in high school. i was absolutely dreading my first day at a new school, because i had never been the new girl before. the only...
    eviemay6 eviemay6 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    He was in my life the first four years, but after that it went downhill. I found out about his alcohol addiction and the fact he cheated on my mother. I believed him until I was in...
    PearlRose PearlRose 18-21 1 Response Mar 29

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    But it's not supposed to hurt. Dissonance between the person I loved in my head and the real person who made me feel like I meant nothing at all. The end.
    SmashedUpSanity SmashedUpSanity 26-30, F Apr 1

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    I have been do all types of drugs since I was 14. First harder drug I did was ecstasy was amazing did it every week in the summer then the hallucinogenics shrooms and LSD wasn't a...
    Danny278 Danny278 22-25, M Apr 1

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    Is it withdraws or is it me. Feeling kinda crappy today. I'm usually a pretty upbeat kinda guy. Like the glass is always half full kinda thing or it can be worse. But now it is...
    ryan88880 ryan88880 26-30, M Apr 2

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    My adult son has binge eating disorder. We have four children, all living at home, and this problem puts a gigantic shadow over the whole family. My son is totally obsessed with...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Babysitter Blues- So when I was little, around 6. I had already developed my lust for tickling. My parents were also really into tickling as well, so you could say it was a family...
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    Danny I still miss you. You were so loving and caring. I can see you making goofy faces in class trying to make me laugh. It makes me want to cry now. Why didn't I go with you...
    courtneyblue courtneyblue 18-21, F Mar 26

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    My grandmother passed away early this morning, and her last words to me were, "I love you too, sweetie." Nana, I love you so much, and though it hurts so badly that you've passed...
    iCaii iCaii 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I fell for someone I simply could not have because of this persons parents and religion. We are both girls. Um, I love her. A lot. And now I have to let her go. I even just found...
    GiambonaB GiambonaB 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    It's been almost an hour since I received the news of my grandma about her health. My family and I have known few months ago her health has gotten worst and the doctor said she has...
    raldy raldy 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    I got a text message from a friend telling me that one of my best friends had killed himself. I was in total denial due to him not showing any signs or symptoms of being unhappy...
    kiara95 kiara95 18-21, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    Three people now actually.... When i was 7, i lost my Grampy to suicide. He hung himself while intoxicated... November of 2011, My eldest brother, James, ended his life with me...
    TeganLynne TeganLynne 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Nobel prize of literature. Inspired me during my younger years with his magic realism and the fascinating town of Macondo. Rest in piece brother of...
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    Looking for somebody to have fun with. (Female)
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    My best friends sister committed suicide about three years ago... I can still remember the day it happened. It was June 21. We had just gotten done with our play practice and I...
    sarahjade123 sarahjade123 13-15, F Mar 26

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    Hey! I'm new here at EP and I really need someone to talk to, good advice, experiences and such.. I don't know what to do! My boyfriend did do drugs and tried to take his own life...
    lilcarey lilcarey 22-25, F Mar 27

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    I am haitian, creole and african american. In other words I am Black. If you don't like it. F#ck off! Idc. But do not offend my race. Not everything you see on tv and movies is...
    TazmainianDevil TazmainianDevil 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 29

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    I'm beginning to think I'm the problem. I have never found one single man that makes me their priority. They always decide to make time for other things other than me. Currently I...
    justdandy12 justdandy12 18-21, F Apr 7

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    Really, I wrote this because I wanted to find people out there who also have partners with autism but whenever I search things I only ever find negative stuff. Like they had to get...
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    It's sad to love your Mom and want to respect her, but to feel things just getting worse. I'm 43, she's 60. She has moments where she really cares. But she has anxiety, is a...
    carolinagirlkelly carolinagirlkelly 41-45, F Mar 25

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    hello my friend if you have a bad a relationships. ask i was in my relationships i meet a friend who help me in my relationships,introduce to spell casting who help me to bring...
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    To ache for them but knowing you can't ever mention how you feel. Suspecting they feel the same but being stuck to someone you don't love anymore. Looking for them every...
    Valtielislord Valtielislord 18-21, M Apr 3

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    This year I (finally) found someone that likes me back despite all my personality quirks. The only problem is that we're both seniors. Neither of us want to start a relationship so...
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    Usually my older sister spanks us. She's 17, I'm 15, our little sister is 13, our little brother is 9. So me and my sister were the only ones there at our house, our brother was...
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    My friends tell me they are there for me and that but I hardly see them I feel like I'm alone..I want a friend who I can hang out with a lot but my friends just don't seem to wanna...
    Romanticguy2013 Romanticguy2013 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    I feel like all my friends are growing apart from me and I've never gotten along with my family and I'm getting a bit lonely and feel like I have nobody.
    thatdude76 thatdude76 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I just need to talk without being judged.
    StuklegiousRose StuklegiousRose 22-25, F Apr 2

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    I spent all night with a random Saturday having hard sex in every position. Lots of oral too perfect 😉
    36EGirl 36EGirl 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 2

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    Well one night stands, if i can call it so? I still didn't have it, but its been i while i have known this guy, I am his teacher in fact. He is 3 years older than me. I extremely...
    WhispersOfTheDark WhispersOfTheDark 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 2

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    I dont have anything against it I just don't get it Ur just gonna be horny again in a hour or the next day.
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    I haven't talked to anybody lately actually. All I have been doing is focusing on school and myself. I began eating healthy and working out again everyday. So far this is my 2nd...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Today we decided to take the kids to the seaside, 3 of them. missed school but luckily All 3 have been doing projects in fish and the beach, so it was half educational. We had a...
    Annamiya Annamiya 31-35, F Apr 4

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    When I was a freshman in high school my dad became an alcoholic and began to argue with me and my mom and then over time began to cheat and the fights between my parents heated up...
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