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I Have Been Homeless and Lived In a Homless Shelter

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Mar 16

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I was homeless as a teenager. I has abusive parents and an abusive foster home. When I was 15 I ran away and lived on the streets. I was stupid enough to believe that I was "free...
    KnaveOfClubs KnaveOfClubs 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    I was homeless at the age of 26. And I won't lie I was determined to end my life upon winding up homeless. My life was monotonous and tedious. Boring jobs, no friends, no family...
    lon3lygam3r lon3lygam3r 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    I think my parents are starting to get used to my nudity around bed time. I like sleeping nude and have been more open about it recently, so I often lounge about in my room nude...
    redinkblue redinkblue 22-25, F 7 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Im only 15 and have been: Australia New zealand Usa (florida, new york and LA) Ibiza😍 Spain France Germany Turkey Brazil My favourite was ibiza and idk why
    grac3bxo grac3bxo 13-15, F 3 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I have been asked several times. It was weird at first but a lot of fun when the woman really got into it. I usually only done it with a woman I got to know. Not as good as the...
    lonewolf2060 lonewolf2060 51-55, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I have lived in the UK all my life. I have been to France, Spain, Germany, America and Holland. I wish I had been to more but my mum is afraid of flying and I'm only 18 so there's...
    MattySomeone MattySomeone 18-21, M Jul 6

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    Hello I am the wife of a drug addict. We have been married for 2 years July 21st. I began to notice major changes in his behavior and mood changes. Also the way he was w me. He...
    CE21 CE21 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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    I have been seeing a man that has been going through a divorce. We have been together for 1.5 years. There were times that were special and we were very happy. Other times that...
    HelpingMe HelpingMe 36-40, F Jul 8

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    I have been secretly dating the guy I was in live with for two years for a week- and 3 weeks ago he left for a trip to Europe. He messaged me on Facebook for 3 days and from then...
    MentoPiano MentoPiano 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 11

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    I'm new to this. I am the daughter of a police officer and have never touch drugs. I am also the partner of a man with a 17 year heroin addiction. We have been together for around...
    hoppy87 hoppy87 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I need help! I have recently begun to recognize that I have been brainwashed by my family. Although I am becoming stronger, I still think that I am being manipulated by them. Worst...
    artiebrown14 artiebrown14 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 19

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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 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'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 1 Response a week ago

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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 6 days ago

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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 6 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    I often find myself wondering what if....how would we have been together if we had ever really had the chance.... I always kept these thoughts to myself, afraid of what you'd think...
    Oso41412 Oso41412 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    It's embarrassing to say but I have been catfished. I know what everyone is thinking and it's like how... Well for one I'm not the type to pressure anyone to come and meet me and I...
    PepperX PepperX 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 4

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    I have been to Europe three times now, so excited to go again. I've visited Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Switzerland, and Austria so far and they all are...
    GMnaked GMnaked 46-50, M Jul 6

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    I have been to a few countries. Italy, Britain, Germany... I think I prefer my humble France to any of those places! Once I even traveled to another country to deliver coffee to a...
    Wattouat Wattouat 18-21, F Jul 6

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    I want to go to tokyo and I'm looking for anyone that have been to tokyo here 😩
    Hunnnson Hunnnson 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    God has a way of reminding us of where we came from and how far he has brought us.........forgive me for complaining even after you've given me a luxurious lifestyle .......on this...
    Kingkarma32 Kingkarma32 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Athletic Bilbao continued their march towards UEFA Champions League football next season using a dominant 3-0 home victory over Malaga. Aritz Aduriz scored at the start of each...
    mmogooglegame mmogooglegame 22-25, M Jul 7

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    I have been to many hospitals since the age of twelve. I have been diagnosed with bipolar since the age of six. I was first put into restraints when I was twelve. This means I was...
    number1stella number1stella 26-30 Jul 8

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    I have been to many hospitals since the age of twelve. I have been diagnosed with bipolar since the age of six. I was first put into restraints when I was twelve. This means I was...
    number1stella number1stella 26-30 1 Response Jul 8

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    I have been to many hospitals since the age of twelve. I have been diagnosed with bipolar since the age of six. I was first put into restraints when I was twelve. This means I was...
    number1stella number1stella 26-30 3 Responses Jul 8

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    It's pretty normal for guys actually..but i have been into fist fight just twice.. The first was when i was 11..that kid was twice bigger than me and with a big lousy mouth..he...
    9thguy 9thguy 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Let’s be real here. Being stalked can be either fun or scary. It’s fun because you might feel like a celeb, and it’s scary when you might like “OMG who-is-this-person...
    HikoukiGumo HikoukiGumo 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I have been told I look like Tyler the Creator, they say because I got big ears and look like a ape just like Tyler the creator, but I don't think I look like Tyler the creator
    Chasemanning Chasemanning 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    I have been sick for 4 days now. My girlfriend came over after work. We were talking she felt my head she said get dressed I'm taking you to the ER I had a fever of 102 doctors...
    SummerLove16 SummerLove16 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I have been told I look like Christiano Ronaldo....I guess that is a good thing, right? 😮
    Nickiboy14 Nickiboy14 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 14

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    It's strange to me...people say I'm this attractive, smart, kind woman and that I should be able to get any man I want but I've been single almost two years. Now, I have been...
    kbabe0181 kbabe0181 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    But i have been scared to sing because of how i look
    Skykilllers7 Skykilllers7 13-15, M Jul 16

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    I had zero desire to travel outside of the US..until I met and married my Puerto Rican wife. So we got married and honeymooned in the Dominican republic and of course I have been...
    123Brava1 123Brava1 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 16

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    I live in the United States and have been to Canada twice, both times to British Columbia, Mexico twice, once to Tijuana and once to Cozumel. I have also been to Grand Cayman...
    JJP36 JJP36 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 16

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    Hello everyone!! It takes me ages to write this first review and specially so much power. Do you know that feeling when you talking with yourself about how nice is to be single...
    poolboy1991 poolboy1991 18-21, M Jul 18

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