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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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    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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    ThistleAndWeeds ThistleAndWeeds 31-35, F Oct 5

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    Not that i want a relationship with the piece of Sh1t ...but i really wish i could have a father...Any kind of figure that is like a father to me...I have always been without a...
    EmoNekoNiki EmoNekoNiki 18-21, F Sep 23

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    Today was Cass's turn. In some ways Cass's problems are obvious - he has all three types of tics that qualify for Tourette's, for example. But in many ways he has hidden problems...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    Loved ones, liked ones, and people I'm meeting for the first time:-) I love baking more so than cooking. The only downfall to that is the fact that so many of my friends always...
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    I am a 15 year old guy who is coming up on 16. I started high school this year, hoping to get my first girlfriend. I am know as that guy that can help out with the problem you have...
    Pikataco Pikataco 13-15 Oct 9

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    I've always loved her with all my heart and soul until that one day. I vaguely remember it. But I remember her yelling and me and telling me she hated me and never wanted to talk...
    ItsRyyman ItsRyyman 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I have loved only one girl but god killed her at the age of 20...for 8 years we were committed for each other......I hate u god,,,u r dead and I spit on ur grave
    pkmishra0099 pkmishra0099 26-30, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    "It's better to have lost at love, then never to have loved at all!" "I Won't Forget Ypu" by Poison http://youtu.be/BJJ_HJ-9JNM
    scootter01 scootter01 31-35, M Oct 13

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    My twin brother has Down syndrome, along with many other problems, he can't talk clear, only we can understand what he's saying, I've heard people call him ugly, fat.. Short...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 24

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    I recently had a One Night Stand. I was eager to be with someone so I perused and had sex. does any one have any One Night Stand stories?
    kabibal kabibal 22-25, M Oct 8

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    Would you relatively wake up to a beautiful dawn, or confront the dusty Business office computer for another 8 several hours... #MondayBluesExtremely advisable, could have carried...
    Keniaga838 Keniaga838 31-35, M Sep 24

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    I have a 9 year old son who has an anxiety disorder. I am a single mother of two boys, I also have a 5 year old. I think the hardest part is being so alone in dealing with it...
    sweetie8403 sweetie8403 26-30, F Sep 28

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    Hello. My name is Emily and I am 12 I have an older brother, Nicki who is 14 and my oldest brother, Tyler who is 19. Tyler was diagnosed with aspergers when he was about 2-3 years...
    Emilymiljkovic Emilymiljkovic 18-21 Sep 25

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    Im new to this site...i have a son with HD and GDD, he is 3yrs old now, his been through a lot with 6x surgery 6x episodes of enterocolitis, his last hospitalization was january...
    jamilavictoria jamilavictoria 31-35, F Oct 5

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    Is been a long while since I last pray.. Been busy with work, lately.. Trying to figure out daily what's life gonna be like for me. Back to singlehood, trying to be positive...
    VolatileMe VolatileMe 31-35, F 11 hrs ago

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    If you have read my other story that I posted in this experience, you would know I lost a lot of important people throughout my life, people who I love dearly, I posted that story...
    Secret179688 Secret179688 18-21 Oct 10

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    My family used to abuse me, so I moved in another country. But people here don't accept me because I'm not their nationality. I don't really know what to do.
    nobodyx nobodyx 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 22

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    Well as you's know I left my bf (now ex) that's in prison after waiting 13 almost 14 months for him. I couldn't wait another 3-4 years. I wanted to stay friends and be there to...
    Catmando05 Catmando05 22-25, F Sep 22

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    You guys I seem to have a problem I have an autistic cousin so we're not brother and sister but I have a problem and I'm hoping maybe I can get some advice on this About a year...
    Somechick47 Somechick47 18-21, F Sep 25

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    You guys I seem to have a problem I have an autistic cousin so we're not brother and sister but I have a problem and I'm hoping maybe I can get some advice on this About a year...
    Somechick47 Somechick47 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 25

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    Well I got a letter from my ex yesterday. He seems to slowly be coming around to talking to me and just being mates. I asked him if he wants me to visit him, I haven't sent the...
    Catmando05 Catmando05 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    I miss someone Who I used to talk to every morning and afternoon. I used to eat with her. She was a pretty much older lady. She worked at my school. When I found out she died. I...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Oct 11

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    Yesterday evening I came from my college , I took a bath and then I came in front of mirror and tried to forget my depression (that I'm I depression because I'm not real I am that...
    pracie pracie 18-21, T Oct 12

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    It's been 7 years since I've seen his face. He was the absolute love of my life. Each day living without him still hurts as much as the last. How I wish I could pick up the phone...
    asterinight asterinight 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 13

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    I am afraid that it's becoming my grandmothers time to go. I'm so far away from her and when my grandpa was dying I couldn't be there. I honestly can't imaging a life without my...
    chanel0408 chanel0408 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    This goes back all the way to sixth grade, I never truly realized this until now. I remember walking into second period and seeing her sit next me in the next row.. I had to talk...
    ihatemypclife ihatemypclife 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    I've only ever fallen so madly in love with someone that I can't stop thinking about him and that person is my first cousin. I miss him so deeply. I might crack and just run away...
    psychedeliica psychedeliica 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I am in the middle of a rough divorce. This is not like the other times I have lost at love. I was married to someone else when my wife and I met and she was engaged. Long story...
    overtherainbow47 overtherainbow47 41-45, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My boyfriend and the father of my child was very dear to me. He was a wonderful and amazing person. It's actually very recent. His buddies went out to a bar in Baltimore city one...
    Saywhatyouwantdragon Saywhatyouwantdragon 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm so lonely. It's been a year since my ex left me - I'm still not over it. His name still comes into my head everyday. Our relationship was good, until I got depressed and that...
    ems177 ems177 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    My boyfriend and I have been together for about 8 months now. We have lived together for 5 months, and I am head over heels for him. He has had a past of gambling, but told me he...
    BlueEyes618 BlueEyes618 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My son been diagnosed with ADHD and as a mom it's the hardest decision to make about whether he should take medicine or not. We tried earlier this year and my son keep getting...
    jrice356 jrice356 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    I had sec with my uncle ;) and i loved it! Msg me for the story !
    Vannnessaaaaa Vannnessaaaaa 18-21, F 10 Responses Oct 9

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    I had an amazing one night stand last weekend. Having a few drinks after work at the pub I work at, start talking to a mate and some of his friends, one of which was so hot and...
    Coco181225 Coco181225 26-30, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I don't get it... You think you have people there for you and when you need them the most, they either vanish or stab you in the back. I honestly hate life so much right now
    xxInes20xx xxInes20xx 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 22

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    My mom used to punish me all of the time by stripping me naked in public. One time we went to my sisters school to picker her up. I was about seven and she was in junior high. We...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 23

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    This is a follow up to the first story I posted here. Some people asked what happened when I actually got whipped so I thought I would go ahead and explain. We don't always have...
    tardisprincess tardisprincess 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 2

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    Some people never say sorry.They hurt me repeatedly and then say I am the one hurting tbem.They refuse to discuss it if I want to.Still I try to forgive for my sake but am not...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    My aunt has claimed to have had cancer all through my life and my family did not believe her and told me she was lieing. She currently has stage four Breast cancer and only a year...
    dreaminghope dreaminghope 22-25, F Oct 4

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    Tonight I am sad. I am grieving. But I am grieving for someone who is still alive in a physical body, but who is not the same strong person I see in the photographs I've been...
    WildHydrangeas WildHydrangeas 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 5

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    A few years back I ran into a third cousin of mine and I knew that she was a bit slutty, specially after her divorce. We had gone partying before and we were each other's 'wingmen...
    dazedandconfuzelled dazedandconfuzelled 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 6

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    Do you know what it feels like to have absolutely nobody to talk to? Oh yeah, sure, there are tons of people around me that I know, but I don't trust them enough to confide in them...
    WinterIncandescence WinterIncandescence 16-17, F Oct 8

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    One time me and him were so loud he had me handcuffed and the neighbors thought something was wrong so they called te cops and we lost the keys to the cuffs so I had to awnser the...
    oilchick1488 oilchick1488 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 12

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