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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 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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    I have lost the most important woman in my life, my mother, 5 years ago. It's still the most painful event in my life. Losing her unexpectedly, when everything seems okay after...
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    I’m feeling really horrible at the moment so prepare yourself for a rather depressing story. I just really need to write to my heart’s content right now, so I’m sorry if it...
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    Alright so, Forgiveness - the art in which we "Allow oneself to overlook something someone has done" I've spent weeks, months, years even...talking to people researching, trying to...
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    My daughter is a little over one year old. ( I don't like talking in months)She has Down Syndrome. I don't treat her differently from my other kids. Her needs are a little...
    Kryzta Kryzta 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    I've come to realize that I have no one to talk to; no one but my own parents. My half brother doesn't keep in contact with me, all my friends turned their back on me. My aunts and...
    xSwift11x xSwift11x 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 12

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    I just have bad luck with guys I'm tried of getting let down hurt and told the same bs lies over and over. I'm here for you, I won't leave, I'm not like other guys, I won't lie or...
    XFallingAngelX XFallingAngelX 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I have become obsessed with some video games. And no not the usual kinds like World of War Craft, shooting type games or candy crush saga, or other games like Minecraft. Not those...
    KatIsAMermaid KatIsAMermaid 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I have fallen out with this one girl and I'm really worried about going back to school because she is going to take my best friend away from me because we are all in the same...
    ArizaSultan ArizaSultan 13-15, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I have hooked up with truckers and would to hook up with more truckers. Any trucker in San Diego that needs servicing let me know.
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    Finding out that someone else within the family was abused by the same person as I was as a child breaks my ******* heart. I would never wish abuse of any sort on my worst enemy...
    herebutinvisible herebutinvisible 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    My dad went to jail recently for making meth. He might be facing thirty years, but I don't know because I told him to stop writing me about his problems after all the time he...
    Xander8905 Xander8905 18-21, M Jul 13

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    I said bye to the only one l loved without expecting anything. I know it was a lost cause yet I can't stop it. I know no one can fill this gap. Should I Give Someone A Chance? Do...
    lonelyheartbroken lonelyheartbroken 26-30, M Jul 5

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    My son is in jail , he has been there for two years and hardly no one write him. And it's hard for me to watch him go through this . he wants me to keep his FB page active . But...
    matureandpretty matureandpretty 56-60, F Jul 2

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    I've just began seeing a psychotherapist for my grief! It's hard ,life is strange, I'm a very strong person who's had to deal with a lot, I feel my past experiences has made me the...
    dahliamoon dahliamoon 31-35, F Jul 6

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    This man, I was blinded by love. After he turned me down and he chose the other lady with big breasts I was angry. 6 months later on the train I saw a man in the distance. He...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F Jul 6

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    I suffer from major depressive disorder and I am going through a downward spiral right now. My wife says I just need to make up my mind to not feel this way but if you know this...
    ejditz3 ejditz3 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    I'm really scared of my family members dying. I'm a senior in high school and my dad died three years ago. His death was really unexpected so after that I was like "Wow, it's true...
    youthberry youthberry 18-21, F Jul 10

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    I loved a guy but he ditched me. when I neede him most I hate being alive
    nehachaubey nehachaubey 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    We have hit a "bump in the road", over the period of about six months I have started to care for an elderly parent. Things happened suddenly and now I am sharing the...
    cheersfromaz cheersfromaz 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    April 2nd Last Year,It feels A lot longer than that endless nights grieving about loosing my Best friend i tried so hard to save you i went out searching for you EveryNight you...
    DepressedKidd DepressedKidd 13-15, F 16 hrs ago

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    Hello everyone,On July 1st, 2014 my son was transferred to a prison reception center where he is awaiting to be placed into another prison that he will stay at during the remainder...
    msfancypants msfancypants 46-50, F 5 Responses Jul 4

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    I haven't been to EP in a long time, but i want to thank everyone again for their kind words about my loss. I recently found some friends of his, learned a little more about his...
    Lucinnda Lucinnda 51-55, F Jul 6

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    Hello. In April, my boyfriend got sentenced to 2 years for armed robbery but got it shortened for 6 months on early release/good behaviour. It isn't easy to start off with you, you...
    rhiannperry rhiannperry 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    Some people have only lost a few dear ones in their lives, that is difficult in any way, shape or form. I however have lost people my whole life, since age 5. A continual line...
    rowenbumble rowenbumble 56-60, F Jul 9

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    My boyfriend of 3 years is in prison now. We have a son together I don't know what to do now. I miss him so much!!! I would really like to talk to someone that is going through the...
    luvustill luvustill 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    Three years ago my good friend went missing. It was the last day of junior year in high school and she was dressed up nicer than usual. When I last saw her in the hallway she said...
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F Jul 17

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    How are you ladies all doing? As some of you's may know I've split with my now ex who is still in prison, and I've now got a new boyfriend (he's not in prison). I still want to...
    Catmando05 Catmando05 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Back in '97 when I was almost four my baby brother was born. This would be something that you would expect to change your life, but I had no clue. I remember him ignoring his...
    DizzieDazie DizzieDazie 18-21, F Jul 5

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    In 2011 I gave birth healthy beautiful baby. She was perfect and I loved her from the first time I saw her beautiful curly mop on her head and that chubby little face. As a mother...
    SweetAlibis SweetAlibis 26-30, F Jul 8

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    We may have believed to have found Prince Charming, only to realize he wasn't the hero we thought he'd be...
    ForeverShades ForeverShades 18-21, F Jul 9

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    I realize maybe the only thing I was in love with was the idea of being in love and loved by someone
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    I definitely have a love for tickling. I love to tickle women. There's nothing more fun for me than to tickle a girl. The feet are my favorite place to tickle.
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    No one to talk to when I'm feeling down
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 1

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    I feel like no one wants to talk to me. I'm funny, I'm sweet, and I'm really outgoing yet everyone pushes me away. I'm just looking for some new friends. Preferably anyone who's 18...
    dyingalittleinside97 dyingalittleinside97 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    It's my hopeless hope to find a friend like you. You've been anything but supportive to me, but lately? Not only we're drifting apart, we are no longer something that we could call...
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    I have made the leap from an apparently narcissistic guy into singledom. I tried to leave last year after I found out about an affair, then a one night stand a couple of months...
    wjean71 wjean71 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I really don't have one person I can talk to about anything.
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    Well, I'm not exactly 18 yet, but I will be this coming November. I'm surprised at how little I've actually done with my life so far. It makes me sad to the point where I could...
    Mindnever Mindnever 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    I am a sex addict I can't just be with one woman
    Poplody Poplody 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 6

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    I'm falling in love with my bestfriend. I doubt he feels the same way for me. And I don't know how to let it out.
    allieboo143 allieboo143 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    First off, let me say that I'm not looking to be with a married man or someone who has a girlfriend...not my thing. I'm seeking a single guy to be a Friend with Benefits. Why...
    air2fire air2fire 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Well, yeah. As my previous posts stated, I do have mental health issues and lately, I've been turning to the bottle. It may be a phase, it may not be an issue yet.. But it could...