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I Have Been Through A Whole Lot

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    Far too much and far too much caused by me Three wives and still married to the third who used to be abusive when she drank, three kids who ignore me completely. Lost everything...
    Thesoutherner Thesoutherner 66-70, M 1 day ago

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    I have an issue, an issue or few. My mom thinks I hate her because I talk so horrible 2 her... it's not that I hate her bc I don't I'm just upset with a grudge... see, she was an...
    regarnylkoorb regarnylkoorb 18-21, F Aug 30

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    Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that's the one that is going to require the most from you.
    charmee26 charmee26 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I need to express this. I feel so alone and feel that I am going through all of the emotions at once dealing with this. I sometimes don't even know where to begin. But I pray that...
    FromJWtoJEW FromJWtoJEW 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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    I want to begin this by saying that I was once a completely normal girl. I grew up in a house with a yard, two parents who were hard workers and a lazy pet dog. I never got into...
    Naivegirl0963 Naivegirl0963 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 2

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    To be completely fair and honest we all have been through shitloads in our lifetimes. It's not usual to hear someone going through hardship, and it's typically casual and if not...
    stevan456 stevan456 13-15, M Sep 1

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    When I was 16, my boyfriend beat and raped me. Afterwards, I asked, "Why did you do that?" and he said, "To make you feel dirty so you won't be a **** anymore."I thought I loved...
    InnerGuidance InnerGuidance 26-30, F 14 Responses Sep 7

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    every thing you have been Through to this day has made you who you are and you are still ever you have been threw it let it go in the past and try to move on. i'm not saying from...
    Codyweb Codyweb 18-21, M 5 Responses Aug 17

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    Compared to what some of the people here have been through, I had it easy. I met a guy I thought was near perfect- he was cute, he was smart, and I thought he was sweet. I'm clumsy...
    HorizonHeart HorizonHeart 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I have been through many things and like many with hindsight I think why did I not do things differently. Most people on the outside of abuse at home say "You should leave" while...
    vampirish vampirish 46-50, F 4 Responses Aug 27

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    I want to be strong but there are times when I just don't want to deal with life anymore . And I wish God would just take me.. I have been through so much in my short 17 years of...
    hopeliveshavefaith hopeliveshavefaith 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 30

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    I Have a question. My husband of 18 years is a drug addict. Addicted to pills and on and off heroin. He started the heroin After his mom passed away two years ago. It was months...
    Ssm3366 Ssm3366 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 5

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    I was adopted. My adoptive parent sadly was violent toward me (people seem to think that just because someone adopt you that they are freakin saints)she hit me and mentally put me...
    BelgianBun BelgianBun 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 1

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    I have been, and still am part of a really abusive selfish mother and an enabler father. My mother is so derailed mentally, she is viciously crewel. She has antagonized me from...
    pistacchia pistacchia 46-50, F 20 mins ago

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    All I've been through was a lie. It all started when I believed I saw a grey man walk into the brush. Later I thought it chased me down a gravel road at night. I later figured out...
    KWsuperstar KWsuperstar 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    This actually still scares me when I think about it so maybe it's good to get it out. Two of my closest female friends knew this guy. I never really knew much about him besides...
    Bewail Bewail 22-25, F 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I was adopted at birth and the woman who adopted me raised me since birth so that is my mom or so I thought..Throughout my entire life things were a struggle..I began cutting...
    ChandlerTitus1 ChandlerTitus1 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    My ex gf just got arrested yesterday for showing domestic violence towards me in our school parking lot this week. I told the witnesses to call the police, and they did. When we...
    Kiyamilan Kiyamilan 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I lived in the US during Clinton's, Bush's and Obama's electoral period. Moved from Canada 20 years and returned,, with a daughter,, a cat and a whole lot wiser. So what do you do...
    ConBr ConBr 46-50, F 5 Responses Aug 27

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    My moms cancer is back yet again. It's really bad this time and I'm scared more than ever. It's hard working a 50 hour work week while she's at home hurting. She won't let me take...
    Dspence12 Dspence12 22-25, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    Update! There's hope guys - don't settle! Last time I posted it had been only one month since being cheated on - and I was a mess. Only thing I was sure of is that there was no way...
    imatulipinacup imatulipinacup 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 27

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    A Bridge Across the Pain. I remember one morning when I was three and sitting across the table from my father at breakfast, just he and I, when for no reason I could think of he...
    Steffi97 Steffi97 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 19

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    My partner is a drug addict. He has been the whole time I've known him. We have a 7 week old daughter and just after our daughter was born he did a detox, and I thought he was...
    flosserette flosserette 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I live in a city that is very expensive and only work in a fairly low paid industry. long story short I cant live with family and I am a Christian who believes it is better for me...
    funkykristi funkykristi 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    I haven't been through many tear filled moments. No one I love has died; I never had my heart broken by anyone; I don't have any problems with depression or family issues really...
    NameIsMailbox NameIsMailbox 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    I used to be very angry with the universe. I had the "why me's" just like everyone else. I am not angry anymore. I honestly believe that everyone has a path in life. I think...
    Mm8335 Mm8335 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 27

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    I have to say, I've never witnessed or experienced blocking at such a high frequency on any other site as much as on EP. It amazes me, humors me, and appalls me at times. Even...
    AllStarcrushNate AllStarcrushNate 26-30, M 6 Responses Sep 8

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    So, I have not long come out of a private hospital here in the UK as an NHS patient (state funded to you American folks) and it's gone fairly well overall. I went in in a state...
    SolitaryFriend SolitaryFriend 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 16

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    this poem remind me of my grandma, she was big on rescuing and burying any dead animals on the roads I learned alot from her LONELY DOG POEM(COPIED) ...ADOPT! Once I was a lonely...
    dannygirl89 dannygirl89 22-25, F Aug 16

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    I have lost a lot of friends and in the back of my head a little voice always says: "You should have been a better friend, you could have been a better friend but you weren't an...
    Sky233 Sky233 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    I have been very busy this last few weeks. i work a lot as it is! These last few weeks have taken me to some pretty strange hours of the day. I have been getting up at 2AM and...
    johnlament19 johnlament19 18-21, M Aug 28

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    I've been so busy with school work , my son and other family things I haven't been on in forever . First I lost my second child a month ago so I've been going through that and...
    Loving1234 Loving1234 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    Remembering my husband; he would have been 57 years old today. With his passing, I came to realize that we live on borrowed time, indeed. For a time, I also once held in my heart...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    I had to be tough after my mother died. I had to help my eldest sister with my youngest sister. We all had to help father. Then I went to university, and there were some problems...
    Amipa91 Amipa91 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 4

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    I haven't suffered alot but i never reject people no matter what cause i have been rejected before and is horrible and i don't want people to feel the same way i did
    Victoriastyles Victoriastyles 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    In 2006, I conceived my first child with my then boyfriend. We were so young I was 16 and he was 15. I was so nervous about being a teen mom, but got used to the idea as my...
    breeze90 breeze90 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    When I was a kid, i used to have a ton of friends, then i moved.... Everyone i knew was gone. After that i never really had any friends. I would always just get through school...
    Snsndmdmam Snsndmdmam 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    I am currently married and unsure if I am in an abusive relationship or if I am just difficult to deal with. My husband has never hit me, but the things that he says to me and...
    Gonzales96 Gonzales96 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 16

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    I sort of do life right now I'm certain would be totally different, and more interest than it is now. That, and my life sucks big time as it is I really wouldn't mind having such...
    SabrinaRavenCroft SabrinaRavenCroft 18-21, T Aug 16

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    Have been to Italy and US. I wish I could visit Iceland. 😊
    DaniyelHaazik DaniyelHaazik 18-21, M 4 Responses Aug 17

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    I have been to England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Germany, France, Canada and S. Korea. Traveling and seeing the world is always a good time.
    TyLer10e TyLer10e 22-25, M Aug 18

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    I have been to.... Scotland England France Belgium Germany The Netherlands Spain (+Canary Islands) Italy Austria Switzerland Czech Republic Hungary Slovakia Norway Faroe Islands...
    fullen fullen 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 18

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    I needed clarity and a break from a world that created a chaotic era for me. This time, one foot at a time, dipping one toe after the other. The water must be great and if it isn...
    ChaoticReason ChaoticReason 36-40, F Aug 19

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    Umm i have been rejected to 8 girls. My social life sucks.
    IamDonatello IamDonatello 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    For basically all of my life.Mostly because i keep everything bottled up inside.I know its not good for me but i have kept this bottle as a Safe mode for all of my life. Just...
    UndefinedMind29 UndefinedMind29 16-17, F Aug 19

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    Lately I have been doing good by going to the Masque cause I am Muslim and pray allot I left the alcohol and the smoking and the bar seen behind to get closer to god inshallah like...
    Shirazsh Shirazsh 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    I've been few continents by myself. The most difficult places have been the spanish speaking countries. ( language barriers, dangerous, etc) I must say people in Peru are nice and...
    nomadic32 nomadic32 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 20