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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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    I have bad social anxiety,i didn't realize what social anxiety was until my late teens.I do know that I've had it for a very long time though. Social anxiety makes even the...
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       Today, our family lost a truly beautiful soul. Uncle John, I loved you more than you could ever know. And i'm gonna miss you so much! But I feel a sense of peace...
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    I'm a high school teacher and coach, so I have deal with girls ages 14-18 every day. I'll have about one or two girls in each class trying to flirt with me. Then when there is...
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    I have a brother who has aspergers. It is very challenging as he had an atypical childhood and was unfortunately abused. I love him so much and wish for him to feel in control of...
    zen001 zen001 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 3

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    My dad has done a lot to hurt me. No, he did not sexually abuse me nor has he ever beaten me. But, getting drunk enough that I have to take care of him, and staying out so late...
    tRueInSAnItY tRueInSAnItY 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    Auntie J Beautiful.Kind,generous,respectful,caring,giving,Loved by all Auntie J was the most amazing Auntie I ever had she was my favourite auntie I think of her everyday ,she...
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    So I ran away a couple of days ago, and they made me come back (they= police and family). They said they were gonna change and so far that's bullshit. I am leaving when I turn 17...
    nomnommings nomnommings 16-17, F Feb 18

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    So I ran away a couple of days ago, and they made me come back (they= police and family). They said they were gonna change and so far that's bullshit. I am leaving when I turn 17...
    nomnommings nomnommings 16-17, F Feb 18

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    I lost my love one.. He comes to my life and changed everything. I have been waiting him so long in my life..I though we both soulmate.i never feel being happy and loved with...
    myselfhere myselfhere 22-25, F Feb 18

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    Yesterday one of my friends lost a brother I fell sad for them I wish I could do more for them
    luvps luvps 31-35, M Feb 10

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    The day before Christmas eve one year ago..my dad passed away in his sleep..he wasnt ailing from any serious sickness he was fine...he just went to bed and never woke up. .my mom...
    Lyss1 Lyss1 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 15

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    Today was my uncle's funeral..as I watched him burn in the funeral pyre the piercing images of my father came into sight..just 1 months ago I saw my father reduced to ashes. ..in...
    Lyss1 Lyss1 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    I lost my Aunt Martha on May 14th last year and I'm still not over it. I think about her frequently and wish there was some way of telling her about my day and talk to her about...
    standingfirm standingfirm 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Today is the 2 year anniversary of my father's death. If I don't message you back today, don't be offended and please be patient with me. Thank you.
    sarahbear420 sarahbear420 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 5

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    I surprisingly haven't yet though?? If my dog dies I'm taking over the world then I'll jump off a bridge she's the sweetest <3
    Uhilikepizza Uhilikepizza 13-15, F Feb 9

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    My farce for a Mother, (she isn't my real Mother), told me that she's got her lawyer involved in a serious matter between she and I. What I'd like her lawyer to know is that she is...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Feb 14

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    I had a crush on a guy since about 8th grade. My freshman year of high school I was dating a guy who cheated on me and I told my crush, (let's call him P). We decided to meet up...
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    It's such a struggle when you aren't physically who you are mentally. Most of my problems in life are because of my body. I hate my body. I hate being a male.
    CuriousCD66 CuriousCD66 46-50, T 1 Response Feb 11

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    I want him terribly but I have no idea how to handle my emotions. Should I even act on them at all?? We've worked together for a little less than year. He's become my best friend...
    happybird900 happybird900 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    It's way better there ... I choose to escape at will and remain . Hours days minutes even months have slid by and I remain . Tangled twisted in my own reality . Pain pushing me...
    KittenHasClaws1980 KittenHasClaws1980 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    I have just spent 364 days without my best friend. She passed away on February 19th last year. I honestly do not want to do this "life" this lonely with no one to talk to for the...
    ldlbell ldlbell 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    I left my friends and family from my country to come and study in another places. I thought I would make friends easily and adapt quickly, but here I am, 5 months later, with no...
    arodoet arodoet 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 19

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    About 30 years of living in one house, all deteriorated in 3 weeks, slowly, does he know this is happening to his brain? I ask myself. I hope he doesn't, I hope he thinks he's...
    lovetodraw19 lovetodraw19 18-21, F Feb 2

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    Reasons why I stop replying: 1. I'm busy. 2. You're boring. 3. I'm mad. 4. You replied with one word. 5. I'm on Facebook. 6. I'm eating.
    XXimdeadinsideXX XXimdeadinsideXX 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    It was before i was married and was with two beautiful, cute young asian girls... Oh good times... Good times.
    BrockEP BrockEP 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    I carry hand sanitizer on my Keychain. I use the flavor ones that have a smell to it.
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    hi im a married man wanting an affair any married women out there looking for the same..i want to have fun...plus im well hung and love to please
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    Our 21 year old son is Bipolar 1. He had his first full manic episode with a psychotic break his first semester in college. We learned in a DBSA meeting that it can take two...
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    My 13yr old daughter is an aspie .It runs on my husband's side of our family. He himself is an aspie so is his 17yr old son. Our 11yr old son has autism. It primarily has affected...
    Allie9273 Allie9273 41-45, F Feb 6

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    I'm an 18 year old straight male gainer from Australia. If you're looking for someone fat to be with or to make fatter, I'm your guy. :)
    jdoe1234567 jdoe1234567 18-21, M Feb 7

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    Theres nothing worse than living in hypocrisy we claim to love God yet we still plan to sin how do we expect to please him if we cant even revere him hating our brothers, taking...
    Bfive Bfive 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    Hear me out if you wish.. This is me in France, driving through the canals of Southern France (Toulouse) it all began where my ex girlfriend decided to break up with me days before...
    lewismoore7 lewismoore7 18-21, M Feb 11

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    I deal with family stress everyday When I come home from school
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Feb 12

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    I hate my sister. It's a bad thing to say but I hope she dies (I would never admit that in real life to people). She was the reason I missed out on spending time with my parents...
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 13

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    I have taken the first step I approached her with my ideas of her an having an affair together lets see how she feels about it...
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    My partner is boring me big time. He has a thousand dreams but no means to get to them. Just hope and faith. He dreams of being this big shot business man, but he's not taking...
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    So for a few years now I've been dealing with my manic-depression and it's gotten better and worse through time. I began taking mediciation to help when I was 12 though it didn't...
    13nanna 13nanna 18-21, F a week ago

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    When my son was three he was diagnosed as autistic. Then only 1 in 150 were autistic. According to the CDC 1 in 88 are now diagnosed with autism. Not to out done, he develops...
    Kathain Kathain 51-55, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Sometimes I wish I could start it with "my" or something else. "I" doesn't always fit...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 6 days ago

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    My husband is back out of the country for work. I know I'm just going crazy but I have so much lust in my heart for this guy at the gym. I plan my day around trying to run in to...
    NorthDakotaJewlz NorthDakotaJewlz 31-35, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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