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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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    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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    You were my buddy, The one I adored, Our relationship was fraught with drama and our love, grew apart, I think that I must have loved you in another life, There is no other way to...
    SunlightSeeker SunlightSeeker 26-30, F Sep 6

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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...
    Kikiface22 Kikiface22 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have always been terrified of my loved ones dying...it's so damn final. Yes I'm hoping & crossing my fingers that I get to see them again someday...but til then...it's hard to...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F Sep 15

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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 a week ago

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    I don't know how I did it but I somehow managed to not write any stories over the summer. It was hard to fight the urge because I'm a bit of writer and when ideas come I just want...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    Along with neurofeedback education, ADHD in Grown ups and ADHD in little ones will typically require Doing the job memory coaching. Doing work memory continues to be known as...
    Khadijah062yu Khadijah062yu 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 6

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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 6 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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    I wish I could run away and never look back. My entire childhood was spent dealing with my father who has severe PTSD that has caused him to abuse my entire family for the past 13...
    alexmarie214 alexmarie214 18-21, F Sep 20

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    I find myself, once again, stuck in a difficult position. I take complete 100% responsibility for putting myself in this situation. I have no problem accepting responsibility for...
    LadyHawke68 LadyHawke68 41-45, F Sep 5

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    My grandmother is dead. The woman who raised me, cared for me and supported me my whole life is dead. I can't even begin to comprehend how such a happy, lively person could just go...
    punkbucky punkbucky 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    I am an only child to a strong willed and beautiful mother who has endured many hardships throughout her life. Almost from Day 1, my mom has played both parental roles, and with a...
    olinor olinor 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    This isn't exactly about my own switching, although I got several into my teen years about which I have posted stories. Instead, I am writing about a story I just saw on T.V. about...
    phillysteve phillysteve 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 14

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    My ex husband is doing 6 years for trying to kill me. It's been 6 years since this happened and just tonight I had somebody ask me why I didn't fight him or try and kill him. I'm...
    medinagrl medinagrl 36-40, F Sep 21

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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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    I sent this to my mother figure a few weeks back. I push thru suicide for her. I don't want her hurt. But I'm starting to feel this way again. Am I wrong for feeling this way...
    anonymouss2014 anonymouss2014 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 14

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    8/7/2014 - Dedicate to Mom - Goldie  I'm stagnant. I feel like a prisoner in my own soul and I don't know why. Am I at a crossroad, to go one way through a tunnel or keep...
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 56-60, F 4 Responses Sep 6

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    So I lost my grandmother on Labor Day. It was pretty hard to deal with, still is actually. I just am glad I have great cousins, all six of us were laughing, remembering, joking...
    thedude5600 thedude5600 36-40, M Sep 7

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    I could feel the wind on my face, it was dark and raining slightly. It felt good. It seemed to carry some of my sorrow away with it. The waves sounded distant but I was standing on...
    joecell joecell 46-50, M Sep 12

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    Yea i know it's a part of life but that doesn't mean I have to accept it. I start crying just at the thought of the ones I love passing away. It's not a good thing. So why should i...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 16

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    So, my boyfriend is in jail and has been since August 3rd. He does not get out until December 2nd. Waiting for him is the hardest thing I have ever done. 15 minute phone calls...
    kayycole kayycole 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 18

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    I love my brother, but I get so damn frustrated with him at times I want to loose it. At 34 years of age he just has refused to do anything with himself. I realize my mother blames...
    Frozenh2o Frozenh2o 36-40, F Sep 18

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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 5 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    Wanted to touch base with the people who had Heroin addictions that I spoke to beginning 2 yrs ago when I lost my daughter, best friend and hero to her first time with the needle...
    Barbiesmom4ever Barbiesmom4ever 51-55, F Sep 5

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    My boyfriend who I thought I was going to spend the rest of my life with left me. We lived together, slept with each other every night. Took baths with each other made dinner for...
    Mangocupcakes Mangocupcakes 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 14

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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 2 days ago

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    Loosen up and enjoy the peace of mind that includes realizing your supper designs are cared for for your period of one's stay, and that your credit card can remain tucked absent...
    Wendolynce106 Wendolynce106 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    We had been inside a Beach front villa and felt that we were being glad that we ended up; the ones in excess of the water might have been a tad way too established aside for our...
    Keniaga838 Keniaga838 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    Journey expertise with Yatra was superior. I used to be provided all the things that was promised. As this was my very first excursion abroad, Rizwana (Yatra's vacation marketing...
    Paul18nj Paul18nj 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 3

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    right now ... no one in here
    Thepainlover Thepainlover 22-25, M Sep 6

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    I have always been their for people when they had nobody else. I wish I cld find a single male that is wanting a relationship than id be their for him no matter what . I never have...
    jazzyphay2 jazzyphay2 22-25, F Sep 7

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    My mom was never truly diagnosed with schizophrenia but I know she has it. She took me out of school in 3rd grade, in the middle of the school year and started homeschooling me...
    Laurenp6 Laurenp6 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    being this depressed and without any1 who cares or to talk to.......well it feels awful.ok? damm i already am and feel alone and uncared about as it is.fukk!!!! i'm so depressed i...
    deadsoulinside deadsoulinside 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    I used to be really good at them when I was in high school. I was always good at maintaining no strings attached. The dude always tried to pursue me. I had one a couple months ago...
    Lolypolypostrgrl Lolypolypostrgrl 26-30, F 7 Responses Sep 12

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    I'm tired of having one night stands I mean it's not like I have them all the time maybe 4 altogether but I want to have a meaningful relationship, one where a guy is actually...
    Victoria096 Victoria096 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 15

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    I am hoping to find one nice mature woman for a mutually agreeable and satisfying relationship in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.
    donaldsterling donaldsterling 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 18

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    You promise me you'll always be there. And you aren't. You get mad at me when I'm pissed off, but I have reasons to be far worse. You get mad at me when I don't talk to you. I...
    HerSuperman HerSuperman 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 20

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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 1 Response Sep 22

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