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I Have Come a Long Way

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 65 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    I often sit and think about some decisions I made years ago. I know if I had to make them again I wouldn't do it the same way. I haven't made real big mistakes but some are big...
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    We fell in love so madly and we both have a longterm relationship. We make each other so happy but at the same time we are not ready to end our current relationships. But we really...
    Lostish Lostish 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have abasiophilia. My experience with it is that I enjoy wearing orthopedic braces. The more restrictive the better. Leg braces, back braces, neck braces, basically any orthosis...
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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...
    EmersonGrace EmersonGrace 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I recently broke up with my GF and have come to realize I really only have like one other friend who is like actually my friend. and the I'm really happy she's my best friend and...
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    Speaking in real life is mostly me stuttering and slurring my words. Online, I have a way of wording things weirdly. Sometimes having this hybrid of Early Modern English and...
    virgoven virgoven 18-21 4 days ago

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    People always say you don't know what you got until its gone. The truth is you know what you have you just don't think you can lose it. You start taking things for granted when you...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I tried all my life to have children. It didn't happen over and over. I have a long history of depression and anxiety. My husband even had a reverse vasectomy that was very...
    missidoll missidoll 51-55 5 days ago

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    Spankin' good fun! As a kid and a teen my favorite companion was my cousin, Carl. He was a year older than me and acted as sort of older brother when we were kids. We used to go...
    littlescamp littlescamp 41-45, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm all for it...but I set boundaries
    amymayoral01 amymayoral01 51-55, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I've done the face-to-face in person relationship enough times now to know the person for me isn't here. I've gone through some rough patches in the past year and a lot of people...
    Chris1510VA Chris1510VA 22-25, M a week ago

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    This is by the far the silliest title I have come across. *hugs both dogs*
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe 41-45, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I know in your eyes, I did the most unimaginable, unforgivable thing. I am human. I did what I did to forget all the hurt, disappointment, and to keep from having horrible...
    purtyinpink17 purtyinpink17 36-40, F a week ago

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    I really want to be in a long distance relationship with someone, someone who I can talk to for hours about anything and everything. I want to get to know someone, I live in...
    taylorj06 taylorj06 16-17, M Jul 20

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    I'm great at making friends but not great at keeping friends. I'm great at dating but I suck at relationships. I feel loved but I don't know how to give it. I lose interest in...
    LanaKane LanaKane 70+, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Walking on the rooftops Talking of times With our eyes a glowing Like the city lights She stands on the ledge, She says, 'it looks so high' You know it's a... Long way down Feels...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 19

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    I've been dating my boyfriend for many years, on and off. We met online about 5 years ago and we had a good connection. I had dated other boys before and they all treated me so...
    cherrishJ cherrishJ 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I don't get a lot of personal "me" time...I work from Monday - Saturday in the evenings...I care for my mom nearly every day...I run a small businessI have no idea where I get my...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 18

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    Distance can mean many things. what we share over our phones can be special and stay at a distance.
    Zampheer Zampheer 46-50, M Jul 18

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    Delight of my soul The reason I'm here All I could wish for Our friendship remains For someone special These words I create To thank him for always Being my special friend Love...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    Me: Why wasn't I invited!? Friend:......um... You wouldn't have come to it anyways.. Me: well no, I wouldn't have. But still, that's no the point.
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 17

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    I'm going to my first appt. on Monday. It wouldn't be my first appt with a therapist/counselor ever. I've been a few times before but nothing worked. I'm hoping maybe I just haven...
    Kikiana1 Kikiana1 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I have been so weird as of late, mixed feelings have come on my way and I feel so blinded. I don't understand who I am anymore and what I have to feel inside hurts and pleases me...
    actuelly actuelly 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    There is never, ever, world-without-end-amen! an excuse for be'n unkind. Period. Life is not any less happy, fun and/or excite'n because intelligent, happy people choose to be...
    bethsmiles bethsmiles 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    i wanted to have a boyfriend and i like foreigners more...idk.y
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    Everyone should just have some. It is a pretty simple rule of thumb. Only until The prefix (Dis) is put forward upon this great word. It's then and only then will conflict enter...
    ambull1 ambull1 36-40, M Jul 17

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    Over the past few days, I have come to the sickening realization that I will be turning 39 in less than a month. Then you know what comes after that......YIKES!!
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    I've been looking at Nordic rune tattoos and of love the style and the concept behind them and the meanings. their simplicity seem to go a long way. I think I'm going give myself a...
    ForgetableMe ForgetableMe 31-35, M Jul 16

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    I want a best friend a girl best friend that's funny crazy and will be there for me some one I can grow to love as a sister and trust but good loyal best friends are hard to find...
    Naana16 Naana16 16-17 2 Responses Jul 15

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    Sometimes I find it hard to see where I am going then. I look back to see how far I have come.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 Jul 15

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    They are huge, hairy and have impossibly long legs. They seem to emerge just before the break of a thunderstorm and are frequent visitors to our loungerooms, bedrooms, car...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F Jul 14

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    Yes, and sometimes a little involved myself. There was a younger kid at school, it was rather innocent, me and someone else had named him "The little annoying one", he kinda...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Jul 14

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    THE SYSTEM SHOULD BE TAKEN AWAY
    buggingtrashslobthatsyou5 buggingtrashslobthatsyou5 46-50, F Jul 14

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    I feel like this ldr isn't real because it's at a distance. like we just sit around fantasizing and using our imagination on what things could be like together. recently he was...
    kitakakes kitakakes 22-25, F Jul 12

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    And lately a lot of people have been hurting them. I have decided to change. No more letting myself get close to anyone. No more letting the words people say get to me. If they...
    saram1985 saram1985 26-30, F Jul 11

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    Hello I'm a 20 yr old guy who lives in Largo, florida. I'm looking for girls with long hair for to cut or style or that would enjoy me playing with therr hair or just some good...
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