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I Have Been Homeless and Lived In a Homless Shelter

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 37 People

    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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    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 4 Responses Mar 16

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Jan 17, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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    On the cold streets of the big apple. Bags so heavy i could not take a bite. The world on my shoulders. That's how it felt, crying internally pushing for shelter. I could see the...
    AndrogynousBeauty AndrogynousBeauty 22-25 1 Response Dec 11

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    Again, excuse the awkward wordings to get around the censors, but it won't let me post this story without them. I was in one for six days in February, and then they forced me to...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 7

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    2, both female. I've had 2 different cyberstalkers in my internet lifetime. They were both female and both under the age of 25. Stalking is a very serious thing. Cyberstalkers are...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 4 days ago

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    I have been told a lot that I have beautiful eyes. They're green. I'm heavier...so hell. at least I have that going for me.:)
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    Happens to me a lot, I developed early and have been seeing lots of extra attention since
    Kristenbispanked Kristenbispanked 13-15, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I was in an abusive relationship. Actually I wAs in 2. People who have never lived through that have no idea the damage it does. People judge because a person stays in the...
    sml4 sml4 46-50, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Yeah I have been in hell. I have had my life taken away from me and sent into hell for 3 yrs and it took 5 yrs after just to cope. Dehumanized, captive, mentally tortured...
    mslvr01 mslvr01 46-50, M 3 Responses Nov 28

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    I don't know where to begin. Do u remember the first time we talked? I do. It was back at eminence in late 2013. Economics classes. It's like some twisted law of fate, I think I'm...
    Tearsinmycheek Tearsinmycheek 16-17, F Nov 29

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    I have been dressing from time to time since I was 7. However, the last three years it has been most if the time. About three years ago I started wearing panties, pantyhose, and a...
    Adam59 Adam59 56-60, M 5 Responses Dec 1

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    It was just the once for me. It was a charity event in a pub I worked in about 20 years ago - I would have been 24 or 25 at the time. I think it must have been Children in Need. It...
    Sarah667 Sarah667 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    I have been feeling alone a lot lately. All my husband seems to be interested in is his video games and when we are intimate, right after, he just gets up, cleans up, and goes...
    Mystery08 Mystery08 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    It's been a difficult year. There have been some low lows and I'm wondering when the highs are coming back. I've applied to 50 jobs as of February. I've been interviewed 10 times...
    msrani msrani 31-35, F Dec 5

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    I am almost 40 years old and have been dealing with horrible headaches for 16 years now. I have tried all kinds of doctors, treatments, medications, even various surgeries...
    JunieMarie JunieMarie 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    I've been told I have a good voice. Sexy seductive and also calm and soothing. Have been asked many times to tell someone a bed time story or to just talk till they fall asleep or...
    Cloudwolf1313 Cloudwolf1313 26-30, M Dec 10

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    I guess it's happened a couple times. The most recent: I work with the football team at my university. I'm pretty close with one of the coaches. He's not that much older than me...
    MyUnspokenWord MyUnspokenWord 18-21, F Dec 11

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    Not much to say other than I recently just got cheated on, and I really don't know what to do with myself or the questions I have that no one can really answer. Wrapping my head...
    Panoramicdemon Panoramicdemon 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 12

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    my husband and i have been best friends for 20 years, in a relationship for 4 yrs and married for 1. I found out he was cheating on me just before we got married and was sending...
    mumofj mumofj 26-30, F 16 Responses Dec 17

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    First, I know it's long, but please I need someone to help me. Any advice. Reading these stories bring tears to my eyes. I have been cheated on 3 times by the same guy. He lied...
    ArisDiCicco ArisDiCicco 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 17

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    I am contemplating divorcing my husband. The problem is that this will be my third divorce and I am only 43. I made some bad decisions in my twenties based on growing up in an...
    strikes3 strikes3 41-45, F Dec 17

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    What are your symptoms??? I wanted to stay home last night, yesterday was a long day, but I went into the hospital emergency room. I guessed I would be left in the waiting room...
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have been extremely obese all my life. It's a genetic predisposition, because my mom is a really big woman too. And of course I always ate a lot and I hated it to move my body...
    ssbbwjean2000 ssbbwjean2000 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have been fat since I was in the 3rd grade. My family has a weight issue on both sides..that's not an excuse...but it does make it a little more likely that I WOULD be oveweight...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    There have been a few occasions in my life when I learned how s%xual a woman can be to a man... Unfortunately in my case it started with my father. I remember doing gymnastics...
    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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    There have been a few occasions in my life when I learned how s%xual a woman can be to a man... Unfortunately in my case it started with my father. I remember doing gymnastics...
    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    I have been there quite a lot of times usually on my way to the Airport from somewhere else. before 9/11 there was a convenient left luggage at Grand Central where I could leave...
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M Nov 26

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    I sometimes wonder what my life would have been like if I wasn't diagnosed with cancer. If I could still walk and do things normal teens do.
    tiaa26 tiaa26 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    In other words I have been lied to. Repeatedly.
    TheGirlFromJupiter TheGirlFromJupiter 18-21, F Nov 29

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    I have no clue why I would have been blocked by someone to whom I have posted nothing but kind comments. She read my profile and concluded I was a `PervTard``. That`s quite a leap...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M Nov 29

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    I have been blocked yet again. No reason to block me. One minute having a great conversation, next minute, blocked. no reason, no warning, just blocked.
    lion1776 lion1776 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 29

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    I have been to: France, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Denmark (for a day!), Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Yugoslavia (when it still was), various places in the States and Canada.
    abscuramma abscuramma 41-45, F 9 Responses Nov 30

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    I have been to London and South Africa
    lilellie415 lilellie415 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    I have been told by many people, including my friends, that I am an ugly girl and that I'm a complete loser on top of it. I don't have many friends and I'm just looking for people...
    uglygirl13 uglygirl13 13-15, F 8 Responses Nov 30

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    Me and my twin have been through so much together it's not even funny she's my bestie for life. But she puts her bf's before me I'm always there when she needs me but lately she's...
    yeahis18 yeahis18 18-21, F Dec 1

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    Man ! Today, i realized i have been single for 17 years :O
    iamjustbeingme iamjustbeingme 16-17, M 9 Responses Dec 3

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    I have been taking it in side and all over my body I'm addicted to the stuff I love it and enjoy being covered yummo
    mischef mischef 41-45, T 4 Responses Dec 4

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