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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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    Last November (29 nov ) i met this wonderful guy from Europe on this site. he was the one to messaged me and we chatted and it just clicked. i'm bad at talking to people and...
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    It's not everyday. It's not all the time. But I have it. And they gave me medicine for it. But I stopped taking it a long time ago because I wanted to see if I could feel better...
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    When you have no one to go to in a difficult time, what do you do? You can't go to family because they don't understand. You don't have friends who actually value you. Anyone you...
    Kay06 Kay06 18-21, T 2 Responses Apr 3

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    My thoughts get bottled up cause I have no one to talk to.
    sweetiebomb sweetiebomb 22-25 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It was September last year got with a girl and a couple nights after our first sexual encounter I noticed red bumps was hoping it was nothing but got tested and came back positive...
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    I have a child with ADHD and it's very draining because he doesn't listen.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 19

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    I have issues with depression and anger. Sometimes I just feel like I am hated by everyone and nobody likes me. And sometimes I freak out if I even think someone is hating on me...
    happyguyrak08 happyguyrak08 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    I gave my 10yr old step daughter some advice a month or so back and have only noticed now how much of it she took onboard. Things are so much better and her anxiety and guilt have...
    stormmistress stormmistress 31-35, F 3 hrs ago

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    Im 44 and just lost a big love in my life,and it hurts like hell, it was all down to mistrust,jealousy issues and misunderstanding. I haven't helped these issues recently, when we...
    loulou2000 loulou2000 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    i trusted some one who taught me to never trust another one else ...
    Smile3ee Smile3ee 16-17, F Apr 6

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    All of my friends, Come to see me last night, I was laying in my bed and dying, Anybody know, From sin and jill, Say the weather down here so fine, Just in the wind, Came running...
    thomasxoxo thomasxoxo 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Cherish every moment you spend with the ones you love because some day they will leave you and you'll wish you had spend more time with them when you had the chance
    RebeccaMontero RebeccaMontero 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 17

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    My partner is Diabetic, and recently I have told her how proud of her i have been about the healthy choices shes been making and how good she was doing so i have been getting her...
    SystemK SystemK 22-25, F Apr 25

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    Living in a marriage with no intimacy is like , signing up for a slow drawn our death .
    heavenlyflower123 heavenlyflower123 36-40, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Miss you Nan. "we know you'd be with us today, if heaven wasn't so far away"
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F Apr 7

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    My granny's funeral is tomorrow. I'm not really nervous, even feeling a little odd. I haven't really progressed her passing yet.
    absenceofsound absenceofsound 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    This is actually what your family is for! I always go till my parents and my brother when I'm sad or having a problem! your parents are always there for you whether you believe it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 17

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    Last night, or rather just now, I had a nightmare with my dad's death. I can't go back to sleep now. I'm too scared.
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    She had early onset Alzheimer's.. I remember talking to her and her beautiful face just nodding because she had no idea what I was saying or who I am but she knew she loved me, she...
    Jessicaliners Jessicaliners 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 8

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    it hurts. i miss him everyday. 6 years us a long time. i tried to convince him that we should go to couples counselling, but he wasnt willing. he will always have a place in my...
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F Apr 9

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    I've forgiven my father who left but now I have to forgive my step-father who seems non-existent in my life and because he seems this way I treat him as such so when he says...
    ChelseaJN ChelseaJN 18-21, F Apr 10

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    Hi, my son (4 years old) has a Sprengel's deformity (mild - full range of motion). The only treatment we were advised to do is to strengthen his muscles by phisical exercices...
    karpinska karpinska 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    I have no friends, no family, no one to love or to love Me back. I'm alone in the world. I just want one person...just one. :(
    galodebarcelos galodebarcelos 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I want kids one day not. right now but one day yes
    anneloves anneloves 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 7

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    This has really been a tough year. I don't have anyone to talk to about this because no one thinks it's important, but to me, it is everything. When I get on facebook I see all my...
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    Yet i fail miserably. Adi, to you who first showed me manipulation. Vlad, to you who always put the class against me for the sake of...nothing. Cele, to you who showed me you don...
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    Anytime I try talking to anyone close to me they get mad at me or upset and I try my best to keep it inside but I can only hold it in for so long .... I'm fighting court charges...
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    I'm left alone, all the time... and constantly stressed out by countless things, and if I just had someone to talk to... it wouldn't even bother me. But all there is, just people...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 16

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    Just because I don't share your interests, does not mean I will disrespect you or anything pertaining to your interests. I do expect the same. I don't care if you think "art is...
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    Hi my 5 year old son just been diagnosed with autism. He is high function n so smart. He has speech delays for his age. I turned to this network from som tips on how to raise him...
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    Hello! My name is Tia Evans and I'm with Younique Cosmetics. Some of my team and I are reaching out to families dealing with autism to give back. We are offering 100% of our...
    youniqueviatia youniqueviatia 31-35, F Apr 9

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    My Dad was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer, he has 2-6 month to live. The cancer is in his lungs, brain and liver. My dad has been absolutely horrible to me in the past and...
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    bella61219 bella61219 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    Hi all, I Have a grown son with Hirschsprung's disease and would love to offer support or advice to any other mums out there who need it. Xx
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    I really was struggling to forgive my STBX husband for the years of pain he caused me. He's not a bad man he has a good heart and he's an awesome Dad. He has some mental health...
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