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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I am married, seven years next month and have always found it easier to make friends with the opposite sex. I found someone who felt down and we ended up picking each other up. She...
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    I have fallen in love with my girlfriend/high school sweet heart I know with all my heart that I love her and that she is the one there is no doubt in my mind on this, and I am...
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    Almost every day I see people and angels. They all tend to fall in love eventually. But when angels fall in love with people they take them above the clouds to show them how it...
    NchK NchK 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    Today I became neurotic...repeated myself 100 ways and forced my MM who actually had no plans in leaving me, to think about actually leaving me. He didn't want to break up with me...
    nolasanchez30 nolasanchez30 31-35, F Jul 7

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    My husband and I started dating when we were back in high school as sophomores. He was a jock and I was attracted to that. When we graduated high school we broke up for a few...
    akahlig2 akahlig2 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    How do I end it with my MM? He's been a jerk lately. I've forgiven him many times. Last week I forgave him for his online searches...he actually has kept his promise but he also...
    nolasanchez30 nolasanchez30 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 6

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    Well this guy... Is married and has two children with a wife and everything. His kids are 8 and 2 and he says him and his wife have agreed to divorce in two years when his youngest...
    miracle98 miracle98 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 24

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    This is actually how I fall asleep every night. I have trouble sleeping an staying asleep, so reading just before allows me an escape so that I can.
    Alexz72 Alexz72 22-25, F Jun 24

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    This is not infatuation, I've been infatuated before and this is completely different...I've been married 3 and 1/2 years and I love my husband though we have a rocky marriage...
    galaxyrea galaxyrea 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I have been with my husband for seven years and married for one. We started dating when I was 17 and it was bliss for the longest time. My husbands step brother has been living...
    kbaby66 kbaby66 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    Right now I am so angry! My mates have blamed everything on me and we have had a massive row because I told them to f*** off after they didn't do something. I was mad at the time...
    Ml4566 Ml4566 13-15, M Jul 13

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    We a huge home in the country. Our backyard is huge with a swimming pool, two huge patios, tennis and basketball courts, BBQ pits, horse shoe pits, and a barn for horses.
    bustywifeinbikini bustywifeinbikini 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Hi i was actually a normal gurl(dont go by the name) that was eventually like all atracted to boys i also go to a mixed college but evne though i fell in love or only attraction...
    liambuckingham liambuckingham 18-21, F Jun 26

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    Every woman should read the book "He's just not that into you"...of course it's not written for married people having affairs, but the basic rule still applies! I've been a fool...
    nolasanchez30 nolasanchez30 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I've been silent this past week on EP because I experienced a bad car crash. I've been forced to take care of my family. But the car crash did teach me that we are not guaranteed...
    Shaider83 Shaider83 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 2

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    Unfortunately he is straight so there is no chance 😔
    Jaqiem Jaqiem 16-17 4 days ago

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    My married best friend. And it kills me a little more each day when I know he loves me too.
    mindpalace mindpalace 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I was 14, it was in school.. i always picked my bed near the windows.. Then its raining one night.. I open the windows slightly so I could sleep in the cool breeze.. i didn't...
    9thguy 9thguy 26-30, M Jul 9

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    Just under a year ago I revelled in believing I had discovered the equation of the meaning of life: 1 + (2+2) = 2 which I believed would cure cancer. I also believed I had found...
    rewindme rewindme 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    So this is about the last woman I cared for. This all started almost two years ago now, I want to say Oct or Nov of '12. So I was working at a hardware store then and a co worker...
    thedude5600 thedude5600 36-40, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'd sit down, this is gonna be 10 years of quieted emotions.. Emotions, doesn't that word just terrify you a little? I know it terrifies me. I wanna post this not for sympathy, but...
    StayingSaneWithoutYou StayingSaneWithoutYou 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I have had 5 miscarriages over the past 2 years but my boyfriend does not want to ttc. We are not using any prevantive measures such as condoms or hormonal birth control as we have...
    amore1993 amore1993 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    The Utter Garbage One must go through to find a job and the Demise of the American Dream Part 1- The Garbage, thanks college… To be brief and to go for pure shock value I will...
    hereweare99 hereweare99 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 1

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    I got in a car wreck 2 years ago august 21st. This man ran a red light, and ran into our car. Our light had just turned green and I wasn't wearing a seat belt. Hit the wind shield...
    chase1990 chase1990 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I created this facebook page called Breaking My Silence Now I Am Using My Voice. I wrote this a while ago, but I wanted to share...I created this page because I want to break the...
    mamabutterfly mamabutterfly 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    Soo a couple days ago I started talking to this guy on this app (3 guess for which one :P ) but anyway after a bit of talking turned it we had a lot in common and it was super...
    3lAssasin0 3lAssasin0 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    My thoughts are getting the best of me. I merely mess up with my LGBT coordinator who was co-hosting the drag show with another guy and I didn't get anything done in time and it...
    JudeLeDude JudeLeDude 22-25, M Jul 5

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    I have a confession. I have been involved in a very unhappy marriage. My husband and I stopped being intimate almost a year and a half ago and for 8 years I have been suffering...
    doodlebug555 doodlebug555 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    I Can't Stay Home Alone At Night Since I was 16 I have had trouble being on my own, but I am getting better. I can be home alone during the daylight hours for quite awhile, but...
    abigailc abigailc 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    I rarely get these "Visions" but when I do, they are always in my sleep, and I do not remember them until it happens. Its always small things, like seeing a room in a game I have...
    PkMnTrainerLeaf PkMnTrainerLeaf 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    I don't know where to start, there's so much to my story. I grew up as an only child living with my mother and her parents. Since 2006, it's just been the two of us. I moved out of...
    ankhgirl ankhgirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    I lost my parents four years ago last June. My father was murdered, and my mother committed suicide after we heard he'd died. That was awful. I was only 15 at the time, and I was...
    ILovetheOcean20 ILovetheOcean20 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I'm currently binge watching orphan black and I haven't gotten up the whole day. Oh goodness I need a life.
    ConradCool ConradCool 16-17, F Jun 29

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    A. I lie, a lot. B. I have never had a girl or boyfriend. C. i will do any dare someone gives me, as long as it's legal. D. i keep a pocket knife under my pillow.and D.i have...
    skull55 skull55 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 2

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    I broke a dear online friendship in April, and I still haven't gotten over it. He honestly meant the world to me during a time when I felt so lonely, and now I find myself thinking...
    RadicallyGreen RadicallyGreen 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    How do you make a connection with yourself? When you don't have anyone around you, no support system, no one who gets you- How do you connect to yourself? History has shown me that...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 13

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    Recently I have had strange recurring nightmares about Godzilla attacking, not even kidding. It always happens in the same building and the same scene but it plays out differently...
    HappyHart5 HappyHart5 16-17, F 6 days ago

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