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I Have Been Depressed My Entire Life

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     Many times just reading about how someone else interprets depression helps me to understand and accept my own in a new light.  Depression is not who you are, depression is something that interferes with who you are...like a separate entity.  Some people will...
    FuschiaTulip FuschiaTulip 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 7, 2010

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    For basically all of my life.Mostly because i keep everything bottled up inside.I know its not good for me but i have kept this bottle as a Safe mode for all of my life. Just...
    UndefinedMind29 UndefinedMind29 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    It is the most horrible feeling ever. You feel like someone is choking your neck every minute and you just wanna go home and sleep away your troubles. When you are depressed, every...
    MissSwaggy MissSwaggy 16-17, F Jul 26

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    I used to be very shy, and wanted to beat it, so I tried a kill or cure approach. I knew a local art group met locally, so I called their leader & asked if they wanted a model. I...
    realgungho realgungho 46-50, M Jul 26

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    I cheated on my husband, then i left him. He was mean, and I'm tired of repeating the details, but by mean I intend to say that he fits into many of the descriptors of an...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F Jul 21

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    I know I'm only 15 but I'm tired of living my life. It's the summer right now and I'm supposed to be relaxing but instead I'm anxious and depressed. I've been depressed ever since...
    mtailz200 mtailz200 13-15, T 2 Responses Aug 2

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    Okay, so I'm 16 years old and I hate my life. I'm gay and I have told about 6 people that I'm bisexual, but still figuring myself out. I figure it's easier to slowly transition...
    williemac98 williemac98 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 26

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    I have been married for 5 years but we've been together for 17. There was a significant age difference between us (she was older). Long story short, over time, I got extremely...
    vladi7 vladi7 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 27

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    I was adopted at birth and the woman who adopted me raised me since birth so that is my mom or so I thought..Throughout my entire life things were a struggle..I began cutting...
    ChandlerTitus1 ChandlerTitus1 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    New to this. I'm 26 and have been with my fiancé for almost 8 years and we have a 3 year old son. My son's father started taking percocets and moved to smoking crack and shooting...
    Danielle727 Danielle727 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    I'm not sure what to do. My boyfriend and I had been talking for a while before he finally decided to ask me out the other day. Let me tell you a little bit about him. He has had a...
    unluckiestginger unluckiestginger 16-17, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I have given up on my life, and life. I'm 20 years old, hate my job, my present, my home, my mistakes, ....so much more. I stopped going to college cause I lack motivation and dont...
    Somebodycares Somebodycares 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have been told this as it seems I always bring up sad issues for no apparent reason, even if it wasn't a big deal or even that sad. I do catch myself feeling like I'm purposely...
    lilyranger90 lilyranger90 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    Hi guys, I'm a 14 year old girl and I'm wondering, am I verbally abused? My father and I have clashed for as long as I remember, and he can get quite nasty when he's mad. I'm a...
    Nightlife707 Nightlife707 13-15, F a week ago

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    I'm sharing this with you because I want to know how I can move forward from this. I do love my husband but I feel so betrayed by his actions. And not just him his family and...
    2011dolly40 2011dolly40 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    :) on the outside but :( in the inside!I've been through a lot of pain physically as well as psychologically so i've been through hell and been through a lot more than a average 21...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    I feel as a 30 year old woman I should be more accomplished I did everything right I've always been there for my family as they have been for me but sometimes I feel like I'm doing...
    feelingstuck30 feelingstuck30 26-30, F Jul 27

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    what is life really yet to offer? I have been into a serious relationship and was just waiting for us to settle down and get married....until the time came that I wish would just...
    rockypoly rockypoly 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 29

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    In 2006, I conceived my first child with my then boyfriend. We were so young I was 16 and he was 15. I was so nervous about being a teen mom, but got used to the idea as my...
    breeze90 breeze90 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Since i've been off high school I have been telling lies about my school/social status/things I do. When i'm at home gaming, I tell people I'm out for a drink or can't go out...
    chancelessman chancelessman 22-25, M Jul 21

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    Ghana, West Africa had held my heart since the day i stepped foot on their soil. Its so hard to put into words how much of an impact going to an African country will have on your...
    amandakleveland amandakleveland 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 25

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    I'm only 21 years old but can happily say that me and my younger sister have had the most idyllic childhood with many of our fond memories being spent with our grandparents. My...
    deathfromabove1066 deathfromabove1066 22-25, F Aug 1

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    I sort of do life right now I'm certain would be totally different, and more interest than it is now. That, and my life sucks big time as it is I really wouldn't mind having such...
    strivexwulf strivexwulf 18-21, T 5 days ago

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    I've been in a relationship. So I know what it's like to be coupled. When you're back to being single it's hard not to hope for company all the time. My friends are all taken and...
    dustyoldclock dustyoldclock 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I've been in a relationship. So I know what it's like to be coupled. When you're back to being single it's hard not to hope for company all the time. My friends are all taken and...
    dustyoldclock dustyoldclock 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    A Bridge Across the Pain. I remember one morning when I was three and sitting across the table from my father at breakfast, just he and I, when for no reason I could think of he...
    Steffi97 Steffi97 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have been married to my husband for 5 years. When we first got together during our last year of college, we liked to party as any young kids do. We would drink and smoke and...
    youaremystrength youaremystrength 26-30 3 Responses Aug 5

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    Awesome parents, great childhood, have a great daughter, lived in another country, went to college, tried new things and just lived life. I plan on keep doing that too! No regrets...
    Polly73 Polly73 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    Bringing relationships to completion and walking away with loving detachment: exerpt from Ch. 18 of Oneness Acceptance, unconditionally, of whatever has been presented, without the...
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 4 Responses Aug 7

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    so far in my life i have been to canada, usa, spain, netherlands & iceland. i've also been to scotland, ireland & wales, but seems as they're part of great britain, i'm not...
    samosborne12 samosborne12 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    this poem remind me of my grandma, she was big on rescuing and burying any dead animals on the roads I learned alot from her LONELY DOG POEM(COPIED) ...ADOPT! Once I was a lonely...
    dannygirl89 dannygirl89 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I have been out since I was 13 and I'm 16 now. I have been bullied for being bi at least once a week since I came out, and it does not feel like 3 years already. Despite having...
    eddiefanboy eddiefanboy 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    Or at least I think I have, the only reason I got this app was because I wanted more opinions on the subject matter since other sources of information were completely one sided or...
    kevin78pham kevin78pham 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    Okay this is something sorta crazy I know. Back when I was 13 I was raped on my way home from school and I didn't tell anyone and it broke me and ripped me apart still today I...
    Finniees Finniees 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    ...I was raised in a non-religious home, if my parents stressed education instead of religion and if I was encouraged to go to a university at 18 rather than deciding to go to...
    Whodathunkit78 Whodathunkit78 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Umm i have been rejected to 8 girls. My social life sucks.
    ilovecats564 ilovecats564 13-15, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I had been married for four months before I found out that my husband, whom I have been in a committed relationship for 9 years including a year-long engagement, cheated on me. It...
    krk314 krk314 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 21

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    I have been bullied before I been bullied but I haven't told a lot of people I love EP because it's like a journal and I can show how I really feel and how I really am Back to...
    Hiddenamoungus Hiddenamoungus 13-15, F Jul 23

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    I think I've been told a few times even though I personally don't like my voice since my voice is a little deep and I have been called, "Sir" and "Bro" over the phone a few times...
    texaschic35 texaschic35 31-35, F Jul 24

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    We visited Dubai in April 2013 and obtained tickets to ride the elevator to The Top! My wife had a battery operated Travel Scoot and the attendants could not have been more...
    p010ne p010ne 70+, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    Sorry i havent been on much lately, i was going through some stuff and i started a new job last week~ and dont think im ignoring you if i dont reply to messages :( i just have had...
    Jessiesgirl98 Jessiesgirl98 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    I have been to France, Italy , Russia , Indonesia , Korea , Japan , Australia , Israel , Egypt , Kuwait , Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Spain, Canada, Panama, Columbia...
    gunnerysailor gunnerysailor 56-60, M 3 Responses Jul 24

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    I have been to France,Spain,Malta,Greece,Bosnia,Turkey, India,Sri Lanka,Burma,Malaysia,Thailand,Japan, USA,Mexico,Brazil,Bolivia,South Africa,Botswana,Swaziland,Egypt,Ghana, DRC...
    Smeeg2911 Smeeg2911 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 24

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    I don't understand what I did wrong . he would come home angry from a long day at work and take it out on me . every little thing I did set him off , and he would hold me up...
    abbyhh25 abbyhh25 16-17, F 6 Responses Jul 25

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    I have been to india and malaysia
    babagaga123 babagaga123 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 25

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    well that's a lie. i think to be cheated on, you have to have been in a seriousness relationship so I guess it's not even a possibility that I've been cheated on fml
    amyrobbyy amyrobbyy 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    I have been cheated on. I walked in on my fiancé' and what I thought was my best friend. It was the BEST thing that has ever happened to me! I moved out I found myself, I started...
    Chicgeekgal Chicgeekgal 22-25, F 11 Responses Jul 26