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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 4 Responses May 23, 2011

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    ..and lost on more than one occasion, and have been grateful for those encounters, not bitter.
    wonderofwonders1 wonderofwonders1 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    It was my teacher.... Sometimes my **** gets on the wrong side of my boxers and i shift them often(it happens!). Well one time, I shifted it during class (more like 8 times XD...
    VintageNebula85 VintageNebula85 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    Life is too short to wake up with regrets. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. No one...
    Q2013 Q2013 46-50, F 1 day ago

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    The Switch Was Displayed in Public Sometime, when I reached my early teens, my parents decided to add the willow switch to their arsenal of implements. They felt that whatever the...
    phillysteve phillysteve 36-40, M 2 days ago

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    Friday night is date night... Well Netflix date night I should say. Going to go shopping, get goodies, chill on the sofa with my duvet and watch a few episodes of American Horror...
    Jenezebel Jenezebel 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My son is 4 yrs old and was diagnosed with HD at 17 days old. He had his first surgery at 21 days old and gotten a colostomy bag. He had a reversal at four months, didn't work so...
    Rymae87 Rymae87 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I have really negative thoughts about the human life. How shall I put this, there is a phrase that goes something like "some people want to see the world burn" well my thoughts...
    TinselCookie607 TinselCookie607 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    **** YOU RISINGPHOENIX54! If brains were toilet paper you wouldn't have enough to wipe your ***!
    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    My baby sister ,who is 19 has autism.... I love her so much ! She means alot to me, I wouldn't even want to imagine my life without her
    lovelee83 lovelee83 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    One Taste of how MEAN you are and how Finicky. God All I pointed out was the "I like you!" "You're a stuck up *****!" guys and being proud of not being like them. I don't know...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    Hi I'm new to this lol I'm looking for tips and support with people how are in the same situation my son was diagnosed with congenital hypothyroidism at 10 days old he's now 18...
    Fuse07 Fuse07 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Oh, how my heart goes out to you. If only I could take away your pain. My heartfelt love and prayers go out to all who are experiencing a loss. Hopefully, I might bring you a...
    Grace2U Grace2U 66-70, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    And it's probably not what you're expecting. Whenever I go walking I can always tell where hunters have been. First I see the tire prints of the truck in the mud and then all...
    growgirl growgirl 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    No one to talk :( my life is like I don't know whom to talk. I don't have anything right now. The things I used to have are now vanishing day by day. things and life are slipping...
    April2016 April2016 26-30, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Spent a night with a guy I met on EP! I'll keep his user name anonymous, but wanted to say we had a great time! Leaving his house with 3 loads in me. At least I don't have to wash...
    millieann millieann 26-30, F 15 Responses Jan 30

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    The ones you love that have left this great earth that is... I was sorting through mail this morning at work. A letter from a vendor showed up, and it just happened to be the...
    aczagutierrez aczagutierrez 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I had a personal best yesterday. At work, I had to deal with a patient who chewed my *** out over everything, no matter what it was. Even if it didn't pertain to her, she was going...
    ladypirates0007 ladypirates0007 22-25, F Jan 28

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    I used to, now with better knowledge I don't have trouble with criticism but I have trouble with ignorants!
    FierceFox FierceFox 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    Omg it really is turning out to be one of those crappie days!!
    ginaw35 ginaw35 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    This is going to be what i finally get to do, i have a list of all my movies im excited to watch all alone with hot Cocoa n my Cuddle pup Snoopy.! Here in Nj we had a serious...
    Jacy5064 Jacy5064 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 26

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    GUYS I AM HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT ONE PERSON HAS BEEN CURED FROM DIABETES! I AM SO EXCITED FOR THE FUTURE. GOD I AM CRYING TEARS OF JOY BECAUSE MY LIFE REVOLVES AROUND THE STUPID...
    kanissen kanissen 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    Because I'm weird and I rarely find girls who are into what I'm into. I just have to settle for normal girl and keep my feish a secret..
    facebully facebully 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 26

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    welp I quess I should tell you. me and abby have had a awesome baby girl. Named
    dailyguyboyjr dailyguyboyjr 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 24

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    So this is about my mom, Menodora, she has ptsd since she was a teen after a childhood sexual assault and has been nervous of people around her. She has gotten help for her PTSD...
    ZeroKiryu12 ZeroKiryu12 18-21, M Jan 24

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    Just had one and it was awsome just what I needed having been single for four months. Feel so tingly and satisfied now. God that was good.
    staceyhuggs staceyhuggs 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 24

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    My brain can process criticism. I know when it's true or when people are being unfair, and I'm okay with that. But in that very moment I cannot control my emotions. My eyes will...
    Annelina Annelina 18-21, F Jan 23

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    i too had one night stand....and it was awsome.
    AmishaNigam AmishaNigam 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    I use to feel so abnormal because of this! I grew up in a very strict traditional Hindu home. My father would tell me if I had sex I would die lol.. I've had plenty of boyfriends...
    MeTooMeenu MeTooMeenu 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 23

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    My dad is sick withh Cancer... Everyone expects me to be strong for my mother....but I'm terrified and I have to bear it alone in secret.
    Tann910 Tann910 36-40, F 6 Responses Jan 22

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    My deceased father's last remaining brother has taken a drastic turn for the worst, and even though I visited him last week, I feel bad that I cannot be there now.
    Myzery Myzery 31-35, F Jan 22

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    Sometimes I'll never know if it was helpful or filled with malice because I tune a lot of stuff out
    Iamalostcause Iamalostcause 22-25, M Jan 22

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    I encourage my wife to take a steady lover all the time.I want her to fall in love with him and love him as much as she loves me.
    lqqin4it941 lqqin4it941 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 22

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    Why is it soo hard for me to deal with my granddads dementia at the moment!?! i just think of him then start crying for no reason.
    essie17 essie17 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 22

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    Hello all! I normally take advice - when in need of counseling and when I ask for it. I take suggestions, again, when I ask. My friends and close ones know it. I take opinions...
    MarcieRachelFCC MarcieRachelFCC 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    I'm new here and I have so much I need to say
    Dtea15 Dtea15 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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    I live an isolated life, insulated by my own inability to maintain relationships. I don’t speak to the majority of my family, and it’s been years since I last had anything...
    MythicDreamer MythicDreamer 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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