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I Have Come a Long Way

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 67 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 May 11, 2013

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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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    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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    Between going to church and going to the gym, I feel like I'm on the right path. I've got a long way to go before I can say I'm where I should be, but I'll get there someday.
    WhiskeyShooter WhiskeyShooter 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    Depression is an "I" and "me" disorder.This malevolent ambiance impedes my thoughts and twists them,My mood always in flux as it morphs to gain access to more of my mind,Strength...
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    I was just trying to see just how long my hair can get. Currently it's 3 inches below my waist. It does become a hassle when it gets this long. Every time I close my moonroof or...
    hadyourchance hadyourchance 36-40, F 22 Responses Mar 29

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    I like this guy, i met him on tinder and he also likes me... BUT am a little insecure about his feelings, am afraif that he is just playing or that he is that way with a lot of...
    rebeccava rebeccava 22-25 1 Response Apr 4

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    There both me the one to the left is me right now with really really long hair, It's down to my waist. I really want to get it cut but I've had long hair most of my life (apart...
    RandomFanGirl RandomFanGirl 13-15, F Apr 13

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    I've always wanted a long distance Relationship. Someone I can Skype with or FaceTime and Facebook chat. I suppose maybe sometimes it would be hard but then you would fall in love...
    lostgirl112 lostgirl112 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have a interest in guns and I don't know why . I'm a 14 year old girl and I want one so bad I don't want to use it to hurt anyone I just love them and my mom thinks it's negative...
    talialampkin talialampkin 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Dave Coe has some good songs. He can be a racist if he wants to. I'm not, but I do believe in freedom of speech. Politically incorrect? Oxymoron, says I.
    Seanonymous Seanonymous 41-45, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It's whatever now. I'm taking medicine, it helps and sometimes it doesn't. Oh well, whatever
    EmbraceTheEVIL EmbraceTheEVIL 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    Anyone wanna talk I'm new at this I'm really bored so hit me up
    Alexlovesu Alexlovesu 13-15, M Apr 4

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    any cute girls message me I'd be glad to answer you back ??
    Alexlovesu Alexlovesu 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    I am a nudist and do most things n-de . I love being n-de so I spend alot of my time n-ked.
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    I served in the Military for 18 years, a short time compared to others. In that time however i have experienced things that i wish nobody on this earth should ever witness.. I dare...
    brocktimus brocktimus 26-30, M Mar 27

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    Go find a seat in the back.....we have a long way to go.........who honors those with the very life we live.....who sends monsters to kill us.....and at the same time sings that we...
    huckleberrybunches huckleberrybunches 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    It's been a long day without you my friend And I'll tell you all about it when I see you again We've come a long way from where we began Oh I'll tell you all about it when I see...
    DiamantesAndDiamonds DiamantesAndDiamonds 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    OCTOBER 29, 2014 BY B. ROBERT FARZAD How to Protect Your Child From a Narcissistic Father or Mother? How to protect your child from a narcissistic father or mother Protecting...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 1 Response Apr 15

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    It's been a long.long,long,way to long time. I need a woman to make all this frustration betaken away from my mid and body!Dear God in heaven please bring to me a woman to end my...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M Apr 14

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    It has taken me years to admit that I, in fact, do have an eating disorder. Ever since I was young, I've been obsessed with my weight. I was always heavier than other girls, even...
    angelique422 angelique422 22-25, F Mar 26

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    I understand. I understand now. As my friend had said, we broke off because it is not the right time. I was wondering in what way. Now God has given me a glimpse as to why it's...
    svetlanadavina svetlanadavina 22-25 1 Response Mar 29

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    (Quote ) A good heart and a wise mind is always a formidable combination ! Ghandi amongst other peace makers, are well respected by many for their stand for human lives in a non...
    Stephenrko Stephenrko 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    I feel as though through the hardships I faced everyday at home, gives me the disgusted feeling of never wanting to take the same route with a family of my own. It also has taught...
    liveurDream liveurDream 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    I have such a long story sorry, but I am really struggling with this. I have always had a ridiculous fear of viruses and germs, and was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. I met...
    Sadkitten8 Sadkitten8 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I'm not sure what this title exactly means, but the way I pictured it, is that someone is telling the general public that they are in general, a good person, but break or snap...
    DementedKarkat DementedKarkat 13-15, T 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I've always heard by many that love comes your way when you least expect it. I personally find this true from my observations. I've noticed with my friends that when they are...
    Liv4Life Liv4Life 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    When I was pregnant and he cheated I packed up our dogs and went back to my mom's. I wish I had never come back, I was worried about him being able to pay rent, or support himself...
    stillspinning stillspinning 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Dear Experience Project readers, I am madly, truly, passionately, genuinely just deeply in love with my best friend G and have been for the past 2 years. We just recently admitted...
    Sunnysan22 Sunnysan22 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    First, I haven't totally lost faith in God - I've been down that road before and come back - but as much as I want to, I can't stop questioning why things have happened they way...
    Prisoner111 Prisoner111 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I'm a 26 year old girl in the UK, I have a long chocolate brown hair down to my waste and have wanted to shave it off completely for 2 years now. My fantasy is to walk into a...
    goshort99 goshort99 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 9

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    What it is like to be the only ugly woman. Every time I see any random woman anywhere, I think of things that people close to her might love about her. Maybe it's the way her eyes...
    brriittttaannyy brriittttaannyy 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 14

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    It helps me relax, and I just love looking at all the different places driving by. It's freeing, and adventurous, I would definitely take the long way home. ;-)
    littlejxoxo littlejxoxo 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    When most people hear the words "eating disorder", they imagine a white middle-class teenage girl. And they think the girl chooses to restrict, binge, or purge her eating because...
    Musicwillsaveyoursoul Musicwillsaveyoursoul 16-17, F Mar 30

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    its official. im head over heels for him. you would think a year apart from each other would make my feelings for him go away but instead it made it grow stronger. I know its not...
    lonelymom1982 lonelymom1982 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I have very long hair.. Except I kind of lacked a bit of impulse-control and started shaving my head. I stopped, but not before I lost about an inch. I'm trying my best to grow it...
    Littlegirlblue22 Littlegirlblue22 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    Only recently found out this memory loss has a name. My mother died in 1996 and then my father went through a mental breakdown, I had so much stress in the timeline between my...
    BLUEFISH66 BLUEFISH66 61-65, F Apr 16

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    Tried some yard work today. I'm in the worst shape of my life. I have a very long way to go to restore stamina and strength. Working in the yard was so much more enjoyable when I...
    MagLungPI MagLungPI 56-60, M Mar 29

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    hi ladies.... I've came to this website looking for comfort and ladies who are actually going through the same things as I am. my boyfriend is incarcerated and has been since...
    Sharnice2017 Sharnice2017 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 13

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    ....it includes sailing for a long way...
    mcconchiea mcconchiea 51-55, M 2 days ago

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