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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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    I wonder what my life would have been like if I didn't have to move to a new school.
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    I think what my life could have been like if I stood up for myself more than I do.
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    So...my boyfriend and i met online. We have been dating for 6 months. We have Skyped several times. Ever since the begging of our relationship, I've always felt like he doesnt care...
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    Wow I don't even know where to start….but in a nutshell, my father has been emotionally manipulative and abusive for his entire life. I did not really feel the wrath of his evil...
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