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I Have Been To The Gates Of Hell But They Wouldn't Let Me In

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    Obviously I've been hurt many times.. but I'll never forget one of those times.. I still remember the pain as if it was yesterday.. I still feel the pain sometimes.. I used to be...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 1

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    People have called me "crazy", "out there", "sick" and "sadistic". Half the time they were my teachers. All it does is make me mad. They haven't seen me crazy and if they did they...
    BLVLFreeSwim BLVLFreeSwim 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 3

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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 was in first grade computer class. I had to use the bathroom, but the computer teacher wouldn't let me leave, even though I begged. I had no choice but to pee in my pants, right...
    bowlofsurreal bowlofsurreal 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    I always hear stories about people in near-death experiences and it was only their sheer will to survive that saved them, but that wouldn't be me. I feel content with my life, I...
    Carmong Carmong 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have said this before and I'll say it again. Im the kind of guy that falls for a girl, Tells them I love them, Then gets told they love me but like a brother. They care for me...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    So this is a weird situation this is more of a question than a story but ok I'm only 13 I've never had a bf never had my first kiss nothing...my 11 year old friend has a 14 year...
    kathie2000 kathie2000 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 25

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    There is a lot of self pity when something like that happens to you. I understand. You sit in the shower feeling dirty. Afraid to touch yourself. Not wanting to. But please don...
    MadMint MadMint 18-21, F 2 hrs 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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    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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    Just something I felt like sharing/talking about. My current bf and I had a fight and I guess this was his way of "getting back" at me. He began entertaining conversations with...
    VousEtesBelleCM VousEtesBelleCM 18-21, F Aug 30

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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 a week ago

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    As a male, I'm feel a little humiliated to even share this unpleasant experience here on a public website but I'll do it just for the hell of it and to let it out of my system. I...
    Incognito666 Incognito666 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 17

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    yeah, horrible. That's how it used to be. They were unhappy with their men, because those guys cheated on them. They wanted revenge. I was more than happy to oblige them. We both...
    winterkill66 winterkill66 46-50, M Aug 23

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    I have posted previously about my ongoing depression. But looking at the flip side, it's amazing how far I've come. I've been told to kill myself at least a hundred times in the...
    TTAMTWASOOC TTAMTWASOOC 13-15, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    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 usually don't get this stuff.. Sigh I usually don't get crushes. It's just not something that happens to me. Might shock some of you who stereotype bisexual women. Anyway, I went...
    Amandaline Amandaline 16-17, F Aug 20

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    Don't let them brainwash you into making you feel guilty. You have every right to pursue that which you call freedom. You are not who they define you to be. You are who you know...
    honestyreality honestyreality 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 25

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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 5 days ago

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    Not been to many countries. Only Finland, Latvia and Sweden. Especially love Sweden. Only if the merchants wouldn't be such ripoffs with tourists. I'd love to visit UK and Japan...
    Zim0 Zim0 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    Thinking about my life, it should have been different. I married my soul mate or what I thought was my soul mate. It hurts to think about the life we had. At one point in our...
    Sunshinegirl07 Sunshinegirl07 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    Born into a single mother home. Raised by my mother, live-in aunt and more than either of those two my grandparents. Closest to my nana who died the day after my 14th birthday I've...
    Bmamma Bmamma 26-30, F Aug 24

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    And what wouldn't I give for ten minutes to be in a securely soundproof room, armed with a baseball bat and with those same people bound and gagged.
    Iancharles Iancharles 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    My father being the manipulator... He was divorced from mum and jailed for a short term when I was 7 but I only found out why at 17. Before that, I was always 'daddy's little girl...
    TheBratPrince TheBratPrince 18-21, F Aug 28

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    I love my boyfriend, and recently, I had an experience with him that I've never had before. He makes me feel things I've never felt, and I wish everyone in the world could...
    savakora savakora 16-17 Sep 2

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    It seems I was blocked by Studpuppy for making points he had no response to. He claimed our military could not kill innocent civilians because we signed a pact saying we wouldn't...
    GrimCreeper0150 GrimCreeper0150 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 7

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    I need to fix myself but idon't know how. I am attracted to mean people, violent people, controlling people;especially men. I see this pattern in my friendships too. I let people...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    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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    Be strong. Get though hardships even if it's horrible. Once you hit rock bottom the only way is up. I have love for all of you and I'm sorry for your situations. Xoxoxoxo Don't end...
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    Actually, this wasn't just an abusive relationship, he even raped me. I'm scared to say that but he wasn't charged because of multiple things. 1. They said he didn't rape me...
    Cassadilla1822 Cassadilla1822 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 24

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    The headline on this would be the beginning of me saying something well, not something good. Now, the challenge is to say something lacking in substance but stated well enough to...
    SammySamps SammySamps 51-55, M 3 Responses Sep 2

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    This Hiv thing! Reading through this group's experience, it makes me think so many people don't really know so much about hiv let alone Aids. May be I can enlighten a few(am a...
    kasoziron kasoziron 18-21 2 Responses a week ago

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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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    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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    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've been so deeply depressed as though I have lost all hope of anything I thought I wanted life. I feel numb and helpless as though I don't know what the meaning of life is...
    gongetit121 gongetit121 26-30, F Aug 23

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    What I've noticed is people dismiss what they are afraid of. I have anxiety and depression, but it took years for me to convince my parents that i needed help. I've been in "the...
    sevenforasecret sevenforasecret 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    Today I am hurting, and admit that I am now and again missing the person who put me in this position. I feel like I have tried to escape it, and have being doing well but when it...
    Sash9967 Sash9967 18-21, F Aug 29

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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 have this crush on this girl with me at work. She's really pretty, but the problem is it would never work because from two very different backgrounds and our personalities are...
    elpsy elpsy 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 5

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    I'm in the relationship where I feel trapped. I can't breath. I can't have a twitter, or really can't post anything on Instagram. I cheated on him not because I'm a bad person but...
    Viccigee Viccigee 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    So I accidentally browsed ur profile on the dating website and what you wrote just make me curious, this is how we know each other. We met in person in a very short term w/o...
    TaiwanSag TaiwanSag 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I let people get this idea of who they think I am but I don't tell them know who I really am because I'm scared I'll lose them
    InternetKid905 InternetKid905 13-15, F 1 day ago

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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