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I Have a Loved One With a Substance Abuse Problem

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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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    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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    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 mornin, was good, n afternoon is lookin right also. It's a hot one today. I came in from the back yard and said to myself what in the H did I put on the stove, cause it smells...
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    My experience seems to be a little different from those I've read. I'm 18 years old,and I'm not normal,I never have been. My mother has poisoned me,she had been for a long time...
    CourtneySB CourtneySB 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    im really bored and have no one to talk to
    carlos634 carlos634 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Which takes a stronger person to do? 1.Stay married to someone who betrayed you, try to accept it and move on? 2. Get a divorce and start new, away from all the past hauntings of...
    iwillneverheal iwillneverheal 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Does anyone have a Netflix account/password they'd be willing to share with me? I'm poor, I'm living at home, and every device here is Netflix-capable but nobody has a subscription...
    DasypygalCularist DasypygalCularist 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    My husband and I both saved ourselves for marriage and we've been each other's one and only.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 days ago

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    one who won't seek treatment, since my dad passed away ; (
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 2 days ago

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    I don't like seeing my mom depressed.. It hurts my so bad. She just said how embarrassed she was when it came to our house because my uncle (her brother) has such a beautiful...
    xMellowButterflyx xMellowButterflyx 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Can somebody please help me, my Fake Mother is abusing me and I just can't take it. She's had her boyfriend and his family impregnate me through molestation, by using things such...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I want to tell you about a spanking I got in my teen years. I think I learned how to be responsible and do the right thing due to this. I was dating this girl when I was in HS. She...
    davedexp davedexp 56-60, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Time to homeschool him again. The program in high school is run so poorly. My son is in 9th grade. He's in a special ed program that takes the group of kids to a cooking class with...
    SocialHermit SocialHermit 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Trying to get into the second season of Hemlock Grove. I hope I can get over my disappointment from the first season finale because I loved this show so much.
    clementinechasseur clementinechasseur 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    to be honest most of my sexual encounters have been one night stands. i've only had a handful of boyfriends/casual partners. when i'm not working at the bar i work at i usually go...
    amylfs92 amylfs92 22-25, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    I saw my hematologist Fri and he decided to send me for a muscle biopsy and encouraged me to get a 2nd opinion from a rheumatologist. I had blood work done and he says my...
    wandawoof2015 wandawoof2015 51-55, F Aug 24

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    My wife commenced with epilepsy in 2012, after her organs failed for the first time. It turns out she has suffered a significant atrophy of her brain cells over the years, now with...
    NottsProfGent NottsProfGent 46-50, M Aug 24

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    Actually, more than a few times with more than one of my friends wife
    mrawesome08755 mrawesome08755 46-50, M 6 Responses Aug 24

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    I have been communicating with someone to seduce my beautiful 53 year old wife. She , of course, has no idea. She will be contacted(by email) anonymously soon. I will read the...
    NiceNEasy4U NiceNEasy4U 51-55, M 5 Responses Aug 23

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    Ashamed about this but it still massively turns me on.... Was away on a course for work - it was a two day thing and we were all in the bar in the evening -- everyone was very...
    tk421helmet tk421helmet 36-40, M Aug 23

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    From everybody, I don't mind who wants to hurt him I'll always keep him safe.
    MrsSalinas16 MrsSalinas16 18-21, F Aug 22

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    My bf has it @ 41. How does it not make you feel less than? How arousing can you get when you get no response from him yet he seems to get excited by pics of guns (no, just an NRA...
    jules021775 jules021775 36-40, F 9 Responses Aug 21

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    I'm for sure I have no one to talk too... probably because I talked to gawd dam much and I pushed him away with my neediness,:( :(
    LoV3KiLlSsLoWLy LoV3KiLlSsLoWLy 56-60, F Aug 21

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    My BFF's brother has a marijuana card because weed helps with his sleeping disorder, so there's always weed at my friends house. Yesterday, my BFF told me that he had smoked weed...
    hiddenkitty hiddenkitty 18-21, F Aug 21

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    They're asking about my husband :(
    MrsSalinas16 MrsSalinas16 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I Had Sex With The Wife of A friend. Its my ever strange experience in my life. Read the story in Comments below !
    oldmushroom oldmushroom 61-65, M 2 Responses Aug 21

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    My eldest son is 11 years old and he started 6th grade this year. His transition to middle school is NOT going well at all. grrrrrrrrr. At the end of last year, me and his...
    darktippedrose darktippedrose 31-35, F 11 Responses Aug 20

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    I have a child with autism i am a little worried about him is there someone who knows someone with this problem? and how he cured from this problem?
    Safiullaholfaty Safiullaholfaty 22-25, M 4 Responses Aug 20

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    I dont know if this count. I was watching a film with my dad in his room. My mum was going to come late cause of something. The AC was on and it felt really cold especially if you...
    RylandGay RylandGay 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 18

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    I met my older half brother once when I was a teenager. He was 20 years old, living in low income housing, no job (supposedly), no car (kept crashing them according to my sister...
    Mandy578 Mandy578 26-30, F Aug 17

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    well, yah!!! who else would I wanna spark one up with???
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 Aug 17

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    My wife wants me to be understanding while she flirts and has an affair. How better to do that than to feel what it's like for myself. I'm not interested in spiting her, that gets...
    VeryBear VeryBear 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    yeah I did.. and my health deteriorated.......there is definitely a mind body connection. I was always kind of proud that I was the only one in my family to have very good...
    eaux eaux 70+, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    My boyfriend gets upset easy and will hit me or tell me what a dumb bad person i am. love him and i want to get him help not just run away like everyone else has
    LifeIsLong LifeIsLong 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    They are never far from your mind as time heals the pain the happier memories replace the ones of illness and suffering
    Lifetolive38 Lifetolive38 36-40, M Aug 15

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    Even if they don't love me
    SuicidalSquad SuicidalSquad 13-15, M Aug 14

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    im board and have no one to talk to even though i have an all time high of 17 of my people in my circle being here on ep. hahaha!
    dathglas dathglas 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 14

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    I am home alone! No kids, no husband and no cat! .............You can hear a pin drop as it is so quiet and peaceful hear.......hhhhhmmmmmmmm but not for long! I have an...
    Itsonlyapapermoon Itsonlyapapermoon 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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