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I Have Come a Long Way

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 71 People

    Looking Back.

    Sometime after your thirties, it just snicks upon you that you have came a long ways. For me it started in my forties, The kids would soon be gone from home and have lives of their own and there was more time to think about pass events. I had came from a very poor family that had...
    Jones47 Jones47 61-65, M 1 Response May 11, 2013

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    Ohhh Yeah!

    And I have yet a long path to follow. I can only hope that my journey is less traveled with frowns than smiles!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 4, 2011

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    From a shy little kid with braces and acne to the woman who has it going on today.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 6 Responses Jul 12, 2008

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    In For Life

    How many sentences are you serving? One, two, three life sentences? Or have you lost count?  Are we any different then those who spend their day behind bars, “just” putting in their time and counting down the days till they are released?  Do our...
    WifeTellsAll WifeTellsAll 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 21, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    Yep. But I love the now. It's not perfect at all, but it's here. I'm thankful. And I know I can't help everything, but I can choose and I can try. I do and I will.
    FreeFallWall FreeFallWall 22-25, M Jul 9

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    I notice that when someone is online they rarely ask directly or as its known beat around the bush to get around to a question they actually want to ask.. why is this ? Perhaps...
    GinIyoku GinIyoku 26-30 a week ago

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    In my mind, a long distance relationship will work better.. In a normal face-to-face relationship you already have everything you want, and sometimes this can cause people to lose...
    LucyColemanxo LucyColemanxo 13-15, F Jul 4

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    I never have cut my hair my girlfriend has not either we think the longer it is the prettier it is
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 29

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    I have to work 9-4 tomorrow 😴
    onlyrainbowsafterrain onlyrainbowsafterrain 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    The thought of having someone love you, for who you really are, especially when being so far away fasinates me. Id live to be able to have that connection with someone before i had...
    LucyColemanxo LucyColemanxo 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    I should probably chill out a little big. Rock n roll and partying is cool but I havent gotten much sleep. I need to slow my roll.
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    She is 38 going on 39 and I am 56 going on 57. I fell in love with a young female who ( was ) full of life, but then after she started to smoking pot she turned into the lazyest...
    jurk123 jurk123 56-60, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It's very difficult to do a lot of the time but, I try not go judge someone by their appearances, or their words and behaviour, I try to add a little kindness to my thoughts...
    Paca24 Paca24 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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    Be kind to someone and you will make her/his day.It is contagious too! that person will smile and do the same for others.Of course,not always works but at least you gave example...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Jul 16

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    What the hell is wrong with some people today? Cant they ask a person to be their friend, before adding her/him to their circle? How presumptuous! !
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    You guys are plain awesome. I want you. We can totally discuss Channing Tatum all day or whoever. Lemme know. :D xD
    GodIsADJLifeIsADanceFloor GodIsADJLifeIsADanceFloor 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    Today was the first day I met my brother for the first time... It was really scary. But maaaan he's such amazing guy! I can't wait to meet my new nephews & nieces ❤️ today was...
    haaaywee08 haaaywee08 13-15, F Jul 2

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    I feel curious and very keen to the idea of meeting someone online and sending letters to each other, get to know us and be very close. Please tell me if you would like to try it...
    renatadcl renatadcl 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    I think being in a ldr, shows that someone does really care for you. With being so far away, that person can still fight as much as they can untill you can finally meet them. And...
    LucyColemanxo LucyColemanxo 13-15, F Jul 4

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    Well I've had no luck in face to face relationships just wish I could find someone my age or younge who wanted to be here
    csg0219 csg0219 18-21, M Jul 4

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    " True love doesnt mean being inseperable; it means being seperated and nothing changes " " Distance is not for the fearful; its for the bold, for those willing to spend alot of...
    LucyColemanxo LucyColemanxo 13-15, F Jul 6

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    Is this a blessing, or a curse? Is the adage "it's not the size, but how you use it" true? Is size really a characteristic of race?
    AussieManGo AussieManGo 46-50, M Jul 9

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    Ladies message me if you are interested.
    Imsobored123 Imsobored123 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    Hey there, I'm a 13 year old girl and I have a really big birthmark,probably the size of a quarter, on my leg. It's a lot darker than my skin tone and is impossible to cover if I...
    amandabanana11 amandabanana11 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    Hey all, I have been doing this since I was nine and amazingly enough just thought last night about looking it up on line. I just realized it is an actual disorder. It is...
    LndsJmps LndsJmps 26-30 1 Response Jul 15

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    He shouldnt have come my way..
    oblivionisabliss oblivionisabliss 18-21, F Jul 18

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    I don't do drugs.. I don't smoke.. I don't drink.. I took ecstasy once when I were a teenager.. a very bad idea, I loose my ability to focus in class for a week.. I smoked once...
    9thguy 9thguy 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    I'm the oldest child in my family, 32 years old now. As long as I can remember I have always felt abnormal, and could never understand how my friends were able to be sole...
    ladybutterfly82 ladybutterfly82 31-35, F Jun 29

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    Since I was little, I always had a very clear idea of who would be my life mate: funny, charming, witty, goofy, strong and physically big, but also very gentle and loving. I even...
    mewsiesie mewsiesie 31-35 Jul 3

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    I have come a long way from being immature, center of my own world, & just vein. When I turned 18, I began to see the world in a new way. My mind started wanting to learn more...
    latinounico latinounico 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    I love taking photographs and sharing them on different sites but getting a caption for a photograph is always a challenge. Without a caption photographs lose so much, I am sure a...
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    Well today marks a new start in my career. I had an interview with a blind man, his wife and their 2 kids, ages 5 and 2 (just like mine!!) I wore clothes to show my professionalism...
    Krissysheart Krissysheart 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I'm physically male. But I'm emotionally and mentally a female for the most part. I do like some guy stuff like guns , cigars and sports. Other than that I love female things...
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T 1 Response Jul 7

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    I grew up with a mother who has slowly become morbidly obese. All my life she was overweight but as I grew older I began to notice just how overweight she was becoming. My dad is...
    tracy1990 tracy1990 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    July 26. Owning Our Power. Don't you see? We do not have to be so victimized by life, by people, by situations, by work, by our friends, by our love relationships, by our family...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    July 26. Owning Our Power. Don't you see? We do not have to be so victimized by life, by people, by situations, by work, by our friends, by our love relationships, by our family...
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    What not to do if you want to become a Youtuber I first want to explain why I'm writing this. Over the last few months I've been making my own content and I've also been around on...
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    I came to EP to be honest, and yet I still hide. I believe it's because I don't have much trust. Or is it my insecurities? I've never been with a genuinely perfect person, I've...
    Destinyyy Destinyyy 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    I have come to the conclusion that no one gives a **** wether you live or die. When you are desperate for just some one to talk to. And you call your sister and brothers and they...
    Hellogran Hellogran 61-65, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    Another relationship bites the dust. I am 47, I have no close family and no friends. I screw up everything I do. I have little to no possessions, I don't even have my own place...
    jakdempsey jakdempsey 46-50, M Jun 29

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    You can be confident about TOMORROW. If you walk with God TODAY. When we are walking with the Lord, The future's always bright; It matters not what comes our way When faith...
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    I have been longing for this person so much...It has been a while since we got really closer...There is always this wall,more or less high depending the day and moment.I wanted to...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I wish I was fearless and bold and, could put up a fight and stand up for myself but the truth is I am as timid as one could ever be. I shy away from strangers and stress out if I...
    patiencesentience patiencesentience 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I have had many a dream - quite different to the normal dreams I experience - which have come true. The problem is, these 'dreams' are very violent. I have started to document...
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    I don't believe in accidents or coincidence. I know I'll probably get crap for saying that, but it's what life has taught me. Even the problem people who have come into my life...
    myguitarisbusted myguitarisbusted 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 30

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    I am selective about letting people get close to me. I have come to realize that it probably doesn't matter how selective you are or not. Most people do what they want in the end...
    NerdyGirl78 NerdyGirl78 36-40, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am 22 years old, going into my 5th year of college (i am in a 5 year program), i weigh 218 pounds, and i am about 5-10 pounds overweight. my excess fat has all been gained...
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