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I Have Fallen and Gotten Back Up

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    The Effects Of Bullying

    Bullying is no minor issue. The effects of it damage the soul, reprogram an individual's thinking patterns, and can change their personality. It even puts someone at risk for developing psychosis later in life. The bullies themselves are also just as likely to develop mental...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 10, 2013

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    Weebles Wobble

    I am stubborn, by nature... but there have been many times that I was ready (and attempted) to throw in the towel, to give up. Still, life wasn't done with me, apparently, even though I was sure I was done with it. My mother, in my darkest depression, use to repeat a line that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Mar 21, 2009

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    Who Amongst Has Not ???

    Over the years I have stumble and fallen many times ...Who amongst us has not ?Have also picked myself up ...Dusted myself off and gone on my waySometimes this was hard to do ...But there is always a light at the end of the tunnelIt is sometimes hard to see in the darknessBut it...
    CMA1234 CMA1234 46-50, F 1 Response May 7, 2012

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    Always

    I've fallen so many times I can't count. And every time I lay there a minute and cuss.And then I haul myself back to my feet.I have come so far, grown so much, that not getting up is unthinkable. 
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F Oct 4, 2012

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    Fallen & Back Up

    How many times? ... How many times?  Only God & myself know''s.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Aug 27, 2011

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    Never Far From Happy

    No matter how I linger around sad and despair No matter how much I feel battered, in need of repair I am never far from happy, it lurks as well you see So when I am feeling down, I just need to look around Looking for happy, quitting this feeling, turning my frown There not...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 13, 2013

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    I Am Stronger Than I Knew

    I have experienced so many things in life that you'd think I would have ended my life way back then. But I haven't. Only recently I discovered how strong I actually am. I can handle much more than I thought I could. I am able to conceal all the pain with a genuine smile and have...
    RedLipMovement RedLipMovement 18-21, F Sep 22, 2010

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    RECOVERY!!

    mutual losses or experience deserve to be acknowledged or remembered with dignity, honor, and respect even as we regroup to move forward. I am willing to work on forgiveness and letting go of the past in order to find peace. It's time to give it a rest. I am empowered by...
    Friendlybabe Friendlybabe 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 19, 2009

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    We Have All Experienced This

    The article by shadow28, made me happy and reminded me of that song..... "I get knocked down, but I get up again, ain't nothing gonna slow me down,I get knocked down, but I get up again...etc"
    classyclaws classyclaws 46-50, F Mar 22, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I have fallen in love with him about a year ago. He was my teacher but now he has left our college and joined another job in multinational company . I miss him a lot. We chat...
    misstensed misstensed 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 12

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    I can't believe after all this time I have to go back to work. I took some time off (maternal leave) and some extra time off after that for "dealing with personal matters" (i.e. I...
    PersonInCrisis PersonInCrisis 31-35, F Aug 23

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    I can't believe after all this time I have to go back to work. I took some time off (maternal leave) and some extra time off after that for "dealing with personal matters" (i.e. I...
    PersonInCrisis PersonInCrisis 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    It’s been a while since I’ve written here, but my heart is becoming unbearable again so I thought this would be a good place to work out my feelings. I made a real effort to...
    myownproblem13 myownproblem13 31-35, F Sep 7

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    So I started High school and Fallen head over heels in lvoe with a girl. I met her at the High school orientation and Instantly Fell in love, But She's A Junior now and I'm only a...
    EilidhBentz EilidhBentz 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    Hi, I am new here and just needed to talk with people who would understand what I'm feeling! I love my husband, he is my true soulmate and greatest love, I never ever want to be...
    Coco181225 Coco181225 26-30, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    He went to play pool at 9 pm. It is now 1:30am. Wtf? How can I not be upset at this? Be a grown man and let me know you are ok and when you are coming home. Just great. Just when...
    txhouswife42 txhouswife42 41-45, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Thinking about you tonight. Wish we could talk, just because. I miss you. I love you. You're gorgeous. You make me smile. You're my favorite person in the world. You light up my...
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F Sep 4

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    I am a Joke on EP. Anyone could think of me would give me try to laugh. I guess they have nothing else to laugh about in life but to make fun of people Misery...
    FATTISSUNSHINE FATTISSUNSHINE 70+, T Sep 6

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    For over the last year I have been involved with an old friend who is married. We are having an affair, at least we were. A month ago his wife discovered his affair and he decided...
    michaelsotherwoman michaelsotherwoman 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    Glad to be back home from holiday safe x
    ParisMaisie ParisMaisie 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    I pulled my back in 2007 and have had problems since then.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F Aug 24

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    Has anyone else had their stirrups pop off their (english) saddle or am I the only one?
    500years 500years 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I am no longer in love with my partner but I don't want to let go. I love but I am not in love. Do you think that If you truly love somebody you do not doubt the relationship?, if...
    Jin959 Jin959 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    ... and I usually prefer women... but he has swept me off my feet with his magickal love. So giddy and dizzily happy right now! Singing grateful praises to my Goddess Aphrodite.
    aphroditespriestess aphroditespriestess 18-21, F Sep 10

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    I've never had a fight and i'm quite proud of this achievement. Mainly becuase I 'm a bit of a wuss and would probably get my *** kicked, but also because its nice to know i'm...
    surfdas surfdas 22-25, M Sep 3

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    Yes fight cant solve the problems ,
    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    Never in a real fight with some drama and all that ****. All the fights i've done were for fun :) i kinda love fighting with friends and i'm kind of violent sometimes :s
    BlueBear98 BlueBear98 16-17, M Sep 4

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    I met him four years ago, we never grew up together so I didm;t see him for what he was: my cousin. Yes I know, gross ******. I know. I know. I always knew. But I have accepted the...
    danee012 danee012 18-21, F Sep 3

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    I Have a Broken Heart I met him four years ago, we never grew up together so I didn’t see him for what he was: my cousin. Yes I know, gross. I know. I know. I always knew. But I...
    danee012 danee012 18-21, F Sep 3

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    I'm writing this because I am stuck in a situation I can't discuss with my wife or friends, nor the woman I have fallen back in love with. I just need to get this off my chest as...
    Tryingtobefriends Tryingtobefriends 41-45, M 11 Responses Sep 3

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    My circuits slow I'm not scared anymore I see the faces of my brothers that have fallen before My circuits slow I'm not scared anymore Reach for my weapon and in turn you're...
    SteeredAxe SteeredAxe 16-17, M Aug 28

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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 keloids. It started with acne in middle school developing into keloids. I have them all over my upper back and chest. The worse and biggest being on my chest. It has been...
    justagirl93 justagirl93 18-21 Aug 23

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    I have an addiction. I went through the 12 step program. I stayed free of my addiction for three month. I used prayer and my group as tools to recovery. Over the last month I...
    Dlgadlga Dlgadlga 51-55, M 2 Responses Sep 7

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    So there is no more court. My lawyer did play the 911 tape though. It's got me curious to know if the guy who saved my life is on at least Facebook. His name is Blake Walters but...
    raemar85 raemar85 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    So things haven't gotten better yet. I try to talk to my mom but she's hopelessly depressed. And blaming it on me. She is my stepmom and I was ten when my dad remarried. I stayed...
    setmefree287 setmefree287 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    Since I left home, my life hasn't gotten off a roller coaster ride. I find that I am addicted to the rush it brings. No matter how stressful being this busy entails, it's still...
    clawrist clawrist 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    But right now I'm numb. I'm trying not to think about anything. Haven't left my bed yet today. I'm afraid if I get up I will eat. I'm in this battle trying to decide if I should or...
    blahlahblah599 blahlahblah599 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    This made me cry very hard when I woke up. In this dream, I believe me, my family and my grandparents were on a family vacation. At some point in the dream, I was laying on my...
    bridget1234567 bridget1234567 13-15, F Sep 5

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    I'm anxious because I'm different and it makes me very uncomfortable. I sometimes keep my eyes averted. sometimes I try to pretend I don't notice how different I am from most...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    On 21st June, I left the UK to move to Spain for two months while working as an au pair in Murcia. The family I worked for and lived with was only a little boy, his mum and dad but...
    kittytwright kittytwright 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    Help!!! I have fallen and can't get up.
    jjoe01 jjoe01 41-45, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have fallen in love with this person who has so completely melted my heart it isn't even funny. I am not a romantic or mushy person by nature, but this man brings out the best in...
    Oldiesbutgoldies Oldiesbutgoldies 16-17, F Aug 25

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    I don't see the point. I just feel like I am a burden to those around me. I can't stop thinking about what happened between me and this girl and it's been almost 5 years since it...
    Lifeisgoodtearsofjoy Lifeisgoodtearsofjoy 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 1

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    Let me start this off by saying that im not conceeded, im average as far as appearances. The thing that gets me upset is that my mom and dad and bf only ever talk about how i look...
    punkprincessXX punkprincessXX 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 6

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    This girl at work said she wanted us to talk and get closer we talked for about 4 days and nothing bad was ever said but I haven't gotten any responses to my text
    mybigcock696969 mybigcock696969 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm 18, and my mom has always controlled my life. Every time I was relaxing at home, she would always urge me to do my homework. But instead of nagging, she made it seem like it...
    graduallyventuring graduallyventuring 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    I recently found out i was exposed to HSV 2 and it was the worse news i have ever gotten. I've always been careful, can count all my bodies on one and this happened to me.. Go...
    HopefulSurviver HopefulSurviver 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago