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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    The worst part about being homeless, not having a place to call your own, is that you're always "on." You never get to turn yourself off and just relax. You know that feeling you...
    b1tch2u b1tch2u 31-35 3 Responses Jan 15

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    There is one time in particular that I still wonder about, did I do the right thing? I lied to my father at age 16 or so. My mom was there too. He asked me: "Tom (not my real...
    steverick steverick 56-60, M 3 Responses Jan 9

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    Nope. Not a mental hospital. That's what they told me. It's not a mental hospital. I was 15 years old. They told me (2 psychologists in a room with me, and I think maybe my parents...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 1 Response Jan 10

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    I've been through so much in my life and I've been hurt so many times. I've been used, taken advantage of, cheated on played and lied to repeatedly by the ones I love so dearly. I...
    srb76 srb76 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    Ok, so maybe i've been single for pretty much all of my life. I've been on dates of course, and I'm not a virgin either if that's what you're thinking, lol. There are a couple of...
    vikesfan06 vikesfan06 26-30, M 4 Responses Jan 17

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    I grew up being bullied throughout school... It started with yeasing through 5th, 6th, and 7th grades. 8th grade someone started a lie about me and people teased me the next 2...
    SissyEJ SissyEJ 36-40, M Dec 28, 2014

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    I have been ******* off with other guy's dice I was 11. The largest group I've ever done it with at the same time was seven. When you've done it that long with that many guys in...
    TK1153 TK1153 18-21, M Dec 29, 2014

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    Really rough day. Was in tears and now just emotionally defeated and depleted but I need to pick myself up, dust myself off and try again tomorrow...the eternal optimist:) I need...
    Messybutbeautiful Messybutbeautiful 31-35 3 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    How about the enormous international banks, are they safe and trustworthy? Although they are safer than shell banks, there is two pressing reasons to not undergo a large...
    Darronbanksso0 Darronbanksso0 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    When I was fourteen my mom told me something so I wouldn't have to hear it from her ex boyfriend. My mom went into an illegal abortion clinic while she was in her third term...
    tlee5001 tlee5001 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    I have been to multiple countries. I have visited many European countries over the years. I have been to Canada, Jamaica, and Mexico too.
    femaleat49 femaleat49 41-45, F 7 Responses Jan 1

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    I have been to a few clothing optional beaches - Miami, San Diego. I happen to love Miami and Haulover Beach. I've been there many times. Otherwise I have people walk in or up on...
    RC4blue RC4blue 46-50, M Jan 6

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    Seven years together and i still feel alone. I am 26 and have been with same man it seems like forever i have always been faithful even when opportunity's have presented themselves...
    tolongalone tolongalone 26-30, F 9 Responses Jan 8

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    I have been to a number of beaches where I have ******** down completely naked and sun bathed and swam. The beaches have mainly been just secluded ones and a few designated nude...
    Ozdharma Ozdharma 56-60, M 6 Responses Jan 8

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    The last time I've been to Montana was in 2010 I was at Glacier National Park Montana for a railroad convention the reason I was in Glacier National Park the Great Northern Railway...
    theinfo theinfo 22-25, M Jan 9

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    all I ever wanted to do was to help other people. Honestly I wish I didn't, because I have been used, cheated on, and rejected because of it; as a result I have been depressed for...
    halcyondays2 halcyondays2 18-21, M Jan 10

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    He told me yesterday that he cheated on me a few days ago. It was at a friend's birthday party and he was drunk. He is genuinely remorseful and sorry that he did it, and he said...
    SkyeDreams SkyeDreams 22-25, F 28 Responses Jan 10

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    I've been prescribed 40mg of propranolol for public speaking - to be taken an hour or so before the presentation. However, I have a presentation at any point within a 2.5 hour gap...
    peanutbutterjellytimelol peanutbutterjellytimelol 18-21, F Jan 14

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    I found love, but out of fear that he was too good for me-- I let him go and hurt him. He came back, but then I felt I wasn't worth it. Now he's with another, and I can see that...
    SheWasLikeTheMoon SheWasLikeTheMoon 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 15

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    I have been seen by both family and adult friends naked and often by others. I have been a nudist with family and others since I was a teenager. I love being naked and I find it...
    femalemom1976 femalemom1976 36-40, F 17 Responses 3 days ago

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    The March for Life 2015 was really amazing. The crowds were huge, and people came from all over the country and even from other countries. As I was marching there were so many...
    Darkanddesolate Darkanddesolate 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I have been married 14 years to a man who is like a ticking time bomb.In those years he had been arrested 3 times for domestic battery and every time I forgave him. First time he...
    cruisebaby53 cruisebaby53 61-65, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have been cuffed and spanked and now self cuff and self spank. Any questions? Ask away!!!
    canadarm canadarm 61-65, M 1 day ago

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    For the past few years, helping others became my only reason for living. But my speech patterns have been awful, selfish. Whenever speaking, the subject of at least one sentence of...
    ResidentGoddessAstraea ResidentGoddessAstraea 18-21 16 hrs ago

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    if anyone here needs someone to talk to, you can talk to me. I have been in 2 domestic relationships. one when I was 15 & the other when I was 19.
    isuhbelle isuhbelle 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    This is the first Christmas I haven't enjoyed since I was a kid when my Pop passed away on Christmas Day. I have been so emotionally and upset and so much going on with family and...
    onlytrusthim onlytrusthim 36-40, M Dec 27, 2014

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    I am 20 and i have been told often that i look like a 17-18 year old girl. its a good sign right?
    kArmen0314 kArmen0314 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    My marriage ended in 2007! Where are a the good women at? Oh yeah! Mid 30's.....the good ones are taken or have been hurt by the "Bad Boys" they are drawn to....and are now too...
    Iamdavidok Iamdavidok 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    keliscc11 keliscc11 26-30, F Dec 30, 2014

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    I'm from Mexico and have been to the U.S.- several times, Colombia, Spain and Kenya.
    Majin1712 Majin1712 22-25, F 10 Responses Jan 1

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    It all started a few years ago so maybe when I was 14-15 and I started just pulling my lashes that stopped maybe a few months after I had began and then I moved to pulling my hair...
    elizabethla elizabethla 16-17, F Jan 2

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    I had a severe physical health scare that meant two months at many different doctors and going through different procedures and they could not figure out why I was having this...
    catgirl192 catgirl192 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    paulacc11 paulacc11 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    I am 48 but have been told all the time, I look around 35 my son is 29 and folks think we are brothers. that IS a big LOL !!!!
    groverhunter7 groverhunter7 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    vanessacc11 vanessacc11 26-30, F Jan 4

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