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I Have a Second Chance At Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 41 People

    I Have Had Multiple Chances At Life

    My story starts right at the beginning: when I was born. Just nine days after I was born, I had to go back to the hospital. Someone who had kissed on the cheek had a cold sore. So the first month of my life was spent in the hospital. I had brain damage from that. It took me a...
    CatherineL13 CatherineL13 18-21, F Aug 22, 2012

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    I Had Asked Myself Why

    I have been blessed to be given a second chance at life.  For those of you that have read my stories, you know that I am very optimistic and that I try to keep my head up no matter what I am facing in life.  I have also dedicated my life to helping...
    UnperfectAngel UnperfectAngel 26-30, F 6 Responses Feb 26, 2009

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    A New Chapter

    i have been given a second chance to do things right.. to actually live life instead of just existing... its exciting, new and scary all at the same time.. i dont want to waste a moment... except for i am afraid to live sometimes...  afraid of failure, hurt or rejection...
    angeldevon angeldevon 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 14, 2008

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    Depends on who they are, and what they did wrong. I've been known to give too many chances. Sometimes it's better to just "so long, sucker" the first time, then it is to keep...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    I've thought about it and I know if it were the case, this is how I'd be and act. I mean I don't believe in second chances in relationships (Depends on the matter at hand for me...
    Cooper802 Cooper802 18-21, M Apr 8

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    So Im 16 and a guy, not the handsome one, but an obese guy. I was caught steeling my parent's money and since then they dont seem to trust me or be nice with me. I try to make it...
    dumplings92 dumplings92 13-15, M 4 Responses Mar 22

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    I used to give people second chances but then i realised i was stupid for doing so because they never seem to change. They promise they woun't do the same thing again but they end...
    jeffthekiller1 jeffthekiller1 16-17, M Apr 1

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    I believe in second chances. Don't believe in third chances.
    Brookedrumm Brookedrumm 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    I believe that everybody deserves a second chance
    sancjo88 sancjo88 26-30, M Mar 23

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    This is great. 2 weeks ago I was notified by the University of Chicago that they couldn't place me into the Class of 2019. I was devastated and broken, but I learned that I have a...
    BloodFanatic BloodFanatic 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I don't know how unique my case is, but I lost both of my parents very early in life. My mom died when I was 18, my grandma died the next year and my dad died when I was 22. My...
    xtrishax xtrishax 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    For some reason I am quite sure that the few close people that I have in my life will stay forever... in some kind of way. It took me a long time to find them but now they've...
    mishale80 mishale80 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    O.k., obviously there are people out there that are truly mentally Ill and help came to late for them. They needed help. But in my opinion, people should face the consequences of...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 3

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    One of thing that I really like while growing up was the opportunity to dress up. At home was OK, but it was nice to get out in the real world. I had done a local womanless pageant...
    sandybrandy70 sandybrandy70 41-45, T Apr 3

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    I was at the swimming pool not too long ago, on a Friday. On Friday night, there is basically this big family swim thing. Anyway, I was with a friend, who had left me to go to the...
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M Mar 31

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    While attending a workshop on suicide and loss, the speaker left such a profound impression when he explained the relationship between life and stress. "There is no such thing as...
    abcdefghisabelmnopqrst abcdefghisabelmnopqrst 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    Back in 2012 during an attack on my base I was alone with just a buddy of mine when I heard 2 explosions one of which was so close shook the ground. We looked at eachother and...
    Tylersalt Tylersalt 22-25, M Mar 30

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    I've done it several times but this one I remember like yesterday. I was at the beach surfing as I use to and I noticed a little girl far away getting in trouble in water. She...
    unknownpoetx unknownpoetx 26-30, M 4 Responses Mar 30

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    I've attempted suicide 12 times in the past 6 months, and I've had severe depression for 10 years, I've always been alone, and in the past 6 months through Chatous and Omegle, I've...
    mirecada mirecada 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    I don't take joy and pride knowing I saved someone, but the story must be told to prevent such actions from going too far. My good friend Bryant (now officially my boyfriend) was...
    XxxFallenAngelxxX XxxFallenAngelxxX 22-25, F Apr 7

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    "Hey, how was your weekend?" For some of us these kind of questions are draining. Why? Because not everyone has people who care for them to spend time with. Plus the fact that you...
    rockingentleman rockingentleman 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 11

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    I had a bestfriend once. We were childhood friends. Some people change once they go off to college. I'm alone, I have a bf but I have no friends. I can't call someone when I'm...
    TheGeminiLove TheGeminiLove 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Yeah.... Everyone. Like Hitler too, right?
    DeluxedEdition DeluxedEdition 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 22

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    I cannot even get what i want and i get no blessings . I am feeling depressed . ( not the full story why yet )
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F Mar 23

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    Some people aren't going to be around through tough times but the ones that are keep them close. They are rare.
    Itsnotareligion Itsnotareligion 22-25, F Mar 25

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    Everyday i would wake up at 4 am in the morning to make breakfast, and eat. After i eat, on 5 am i would practice my gymnastics for about 15 minutes and i would take a 45 minute...
    Annaambrose Annaambrose 16-17 1 Response Mar 30

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    scriest thing ever....my son was choking...everyone was watching..except my daughter, she was trying to pull it out. i saw and took off to get him. didnt know heimlick (spelling...
    ThePastIsDead ThePastIsDead 41-45, F Mar 31

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    My friend and I were young. Barely teenagers. She ran out into the road, because everything looked clear. Thank god, I grabbed her hand in time to pull her back from a little red...
    TheRogueWolf TheRogueWolf 18-21, F Mar 31

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    Got into a relationship where I was the provider. Poof thousands of my hard earned money down the drain. To top it off he left me un our apartment alone. I had to break the lease...
    Hannaahhboo Hannaahhboo 18-21 Apr 3

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    I was a young woman, possibly 1800s, European, wearing an ostentatious dress with silky slippers, and I was standing next to a river with a ferry of sorts, on the lush green grass...
    SparkleDammit SparkleDammit 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    Except when met. And adored.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 8

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    I don't get caught up in drama online I basically am here to meet people and interact to see what's out there and what are people's different points of views..
    livingthelife2015 livingthelife2015 51-55, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I thought I was given a second chance. I was wrong. I believed I was free from my shackles. Seven years ago, I lost my ability to feel emotion. This lasted for two whole years...
    themanoflegends themanoflegends 26-30, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I want to thank all of my peers that were brave enough to tell me the ugly truth. Because of you, I have walked through life seeing the reality of things instead of living in a...
    4everlonelyalone 4everlonelyalone 31-35, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I hate feeling like I'm obligated to talk to someone. Like I should feel guilty if I don't. Sometimes you just have enough of people, but then there's always going to be someone in...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Something I'm not proud of? I tried to stay with my husband after he cheated on me. Not only that but after I discovered an affair he was having with my friend, I gave him another...
    SilentRider SilentRider 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Giving a person a second chance is like giving them a second bullet because they've missed the first shot.
    mr8bitmonster mr8bitmonster 18-21, M a week ago

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    When He Ran 2 After a while, he started to make me jealous. I felt like he plays with my feelings. But he said he's just trying to be honest. His honesty hurts me.... He said...
    Missberry73 Missberry73 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    I have one in my arm and many small scars that I got because of a serious car accident. To be honest I'm happy I'm still alive from that, and I don't want to get rid of these scars...
    MrWelsz MrWelsz 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    Waiting for you to jump into the trap. You were jumping around like a naïve fool in love. You did not see the signs, the warnings, and the traps. There it was. You failed once...
    TheOneYouDontWantToKnow TheOneYouDontWantToKnow 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    For those of you under the age of twenty who think you want to kill yourself ( I say twenty because I, myself am only 23 but I think this would also apply to people older than me...
    Animefreak4042 Animefreak4042 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 25

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