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I Have Been Homeless and Lived In a Homless Shelter

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 40 People

    I was homeless and it's hard to be homeless I

    still feel like I'm homeless I was homeless 13-18 years old. But when I was little I was in foster care I felt I was homeless because I had to take care if myself I had to be an adult in a early age I never had a childhood or be a teenager because I had to survive no one help me...
    daisym1995 daisym1995 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2013

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    Mr Bojangels ?

    I guess I was about 27 at the time I got the littering ticket.I was at the lake with my girl friend.Id made a comment about how good she looked in Her bikini.Shewiggled her butt at Me and said something silly walking away.I picked up a Pepsi can that was faded from the sun it had...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 3 Responses Aug 1, 2013

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    Lengthy Story of Three Months

      I have always had a hard time with other people due to my beliefs, they have always been different and most of the time the opposite of others. I don't let much bother me or shake me when I do thus I was wanting Kerry for president while dating a black girl at...
    Dormantdrakon Dormantdrakon 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 1, 2009

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    I spent months in a women's shelter

    because of a family disagreement. Not one friend or family member offered me a place to stay. Not one. And I am not a druggy or mean or badly behaved either. My worst fault is letting out a swear from time to time. I don't smoke or drink or cause trouble and I am very loving...
    swan401 swan401 46-50, F 5 Responses Mar 16, 2014

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    at one point in time,

    me, my brother and mother were homeless for 2 years in total. numbing experience, really.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 9, 2014

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    I Value These People Who Help Us

    Housing Associations  An agency for housing is a place that’s great indeed,they run a service to assist all those in times of need.Their job is full of challenges, they’re never praised enough,they face so many setbacks that are making it so tough. Yet...
    emmasharn emmasharn 31-35, F May 16, 2009

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    With My Mom When I Was 5 Years Old

    I am originally from the East coast. My family was going through difficult times when I was younger. My family was pretty poor. It didn't help that my step dad was an abusive alcoholic that would constantly loose his jobs. I remember I was 5 years old me and my family where...
    surrealreality surrealreality 31-35, F May 7, 2013

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    About A Woman I Met In A Hostel

      Old Hope  The aroma of cigarettes lingers, there’s stains all over her fingers. Her face in wrinkles and folds, a hint of herself, the youthful girl still shows despite the trauma. Until her death, nothing really can...
    emmasharn emmasharn 31-35, F May 17, 2009

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    Slow Decline

    I am 52 yrs old.I have been working from the age of 17.Sadly until the age of 29,I had know real valuable skills.Then I had a friend who got Me into the Apartment Maintaince trade.I found I had a natural talent for this and found the work fulfilling.I did this for 20 yrs.Ive...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M Dec 20, 2012

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    Hiding In Plain Sight

    2 weekes of hell i still drested as a woman was very riskey hiding in plain sight .wording around loking for a place rest yout sore feet pople loking won ther nose at you like youe a 2 class person or they just act as if your not ther.you feal as if your a GHOST that you no...
    sissyPaula sissyPaula 36-40, T 2 Responses Jun 16, 2012

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    We Call Them Hostels In England

    When i was twenty two years old i left my husband , i went back home to live with my parents .. My father was drinking at the time and the least little thing got on his nerves , me and my children had been at my parents house for almost a year when he threw me and my kids onto...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 17, 2009

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    my eyes are a dark green and in the sun I have been told that they look like emeralds. I absolutely love my eyes :)
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    I have been blocked in the funniest way ever xD. I think she freaked out xD. To funny.
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    I have been called crazy multiple times in my life, I'm not fishing for compliments. They're right by the clinical definition. My past from what I can remember has been fairly...
    Edg3Runn3r Edg3Runn3r 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    I upped the friendship level with a friend last night. She and I have been friends for 10 or so years. She knows that within the last 2 years I have been leaning to the nude side...
    cmcneal76 cmcneal76 36-40, M 9 Responses Jan 29

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    Time and time again, I have been hurt by ppl I believed in and thought were my friends. I have been hurt by someone who was stupid. I have been hurt by someone who is intelligent...
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F Feb 1

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    What a difference a year makes. 12 little months......Wow! I can scarcely believe it. Today is the first anniversary of my EP membership! When l look back, the year has flown.The...
    2BlossomBlue 2BlossomBlue 51-55, F 15 Responses Feb 15

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    i have been bullied since i was a kid i don't know why i'm depressed still going to school my sisters don't understand they also bullied me nobody understand how i feel i feel...
    gamergirlo gamergirlo 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    This world is really starting to get to me...I have not been on here much because I have been so busy with other people who think I am some kind of angel...which I am not an angel...
    MMMartin MMMartin 51-55, F 3 Responses Jan 28

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    I think my number is low for being almost 40 years old. I've only been with 28 different girls. I have been married for over 10 years though and only been with my wife since then.
    nccheatinghusband nccheatinghusband 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 28

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    Wow! Violated doesn't even begin to describe how I feel right now!! I was catfished by a girl by the name of "plunkedd" on okcupid! She was using pictures of a Russian model and I...
    idciloveit idciloveit 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 30

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    ^ i regret meeting you bt blessed to have known you,i hate you for making me feel that only love exited wit you & no1 else ,i hate you for making me fall deep in love wit you ,only...
    H143 H143 18-21, F Feb 2

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    A couple weeks ago, 6 days after my 20th birthday, I had had enough with stress and my depression. Granted, I wasn't taking my medication properly, which probably contributed in my...
    KorruptedKid KorruptedKid 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    I'm glad to be here. Because before, I was past help. I didn't know how to voice my pain in any other way than that of self harm, and eventually, attempted suicide. But my mum...
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14 13-15, F Feb 7

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    I have been going out with my girlfriend for about 5 months.. before we started dating I knew she had a male friend for over 20 years. they would go to the movies go to his house...
    ihavesomeissues ihavesomeissues 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 8

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    you knew i fancied you, your friends also knew. we had been getting along great, but i kinda knew we weren't going to go that way, you vaguely cited religion as a reason even...
    spiralvortex spiralvortex 26-30, F Feb 9

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    Well it's been a while since I have been on...I guess the reasons are...my boyfriend and I broke up...and I also lost my pappy about a week ago
    SexySam93 SexySam93 18-21, F 9 Responses Feb 19

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    Things about where I live, my age and what I do, and about my health and my days. I have been asked why am I single.... And, now I have been asked what am I like in bed.... Am I...
    Rovigatti Rovigatti 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 20

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    Yeah, I think I have been forgotten by the most important person in my life. He has up and forgotten me. I was, wait let me rephrase that, I AM in love with him. I have been since...
    wannaloveyou wannaloveyou 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am currently the spouse of a cocaine addict. We have been together for 5 years and the addiction has been on and off in those years. We have a beautiful baby boy together and my...
    carriox carriox 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    Again, I have been blocked for no reason. I said Hi, she said Hi Baxk, then blocked me. no reason at all. grrrr
    lion1776 lion1776 41-45, M 4 Responses Jan 29

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    lately i have been starting to realizing so many things about life that just make me feel so dumb.I used to cry and make a big drama out of bad things that happened to me but now i...
    IsmaelAlejandro IsmaelAlejandro 16-17, M 3 Responses Jan 29

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    I have been to many different countries during my life time. When traveling, I love to learn different cultures and languages.
    middleagedfemalemom middleagedfemalemom 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 30

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    I'm proud to have been blocked by some of the people who have blocked me. They are the types that usually get blocked and thrive for that. I'm talking about the trolls. It feels...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M Feb 7

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    Stupid simply because I questioned what they believed. Abuse, because I have the capacity to use the powers of reason God given. Names and belittling because they have been...
    Rovigatti Rovigatti 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    I have been told that I am beautiful many times. Even in a store, some people say I am beautiful. Those compliments give me a shot of confidence and make me happy for a little...
    marion13 marion13 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    i never had them before this year. Last year was my 1st year at a new school, but i had no issues. At 1st they were few and far between...i would have one here or there and they...
    KizzieCamille KizzieCamille 16-17, F Feb 10

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    Can everyone please treat each other nicely?! Youngers, elders just everyone, treat them WELL, please. In going to tell you why- Your not born with a personality, it's your life...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    Ageism has really messed me up. Messed is an understatement and I am really trying not to cuss but I can't think of another word to describe and make you understand HOW BAD AGEISM...
    charlieisme charlieisme 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    It isn't really a huge deal. But I'm Canadian for one. And I have been to the US, Mexico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Bahamas, Belize, Barbados, Saint...
    thinisgoodana thinisgoodana 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    I have been fat for as long as I can remember I relised In year 2 I did not like it at first year 3 people started telling me Im fat by year 4 I wighed 45kg I did not have much...
    matto432 matto432 13-15 1 Response Feb 13

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    All the names in here are changed This guy named Brian and I were dating for about a little more than year. He had a lot of female friends but I didn't really mind because we had...
    2323keka 2323keka 16-17 2 Responses Feb 13

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    My husband left my kids and I 5 years after our 6th child was born, Simon (now 11). He left me with a little money, 6 kids and a house I couldn't afford. I had to get help from my...
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