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I Have Given Up On Hope

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 28 People

    Going Against the Odds

    At this point, my life has come apart so completely that I think I have gone completely against the odds. I am living internationally...Three years ago, I had a great career (I was the top performer at my last two companies). Since moving (3 years), I have been...
    Benelux Benelux 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 22, 2009

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    Why Have Hope?

    Hope why have it? It does nothing tangible. You can not live on it. It does not pay the bills or buy the groceries. It does hurt though when it is crushed. Trying doesn't get you anywhere either. No matter how hard you try it is never enough or what you tried to do is not right...
    DUMBASSCUNT DUMBASSCUNT 51-55 1 Response Jun 14, 2012

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    At Times

    I go through spells where life feels hopeless. So many failures and heart breaks. Each one feels like the first and worst. But as life has proven time and time again I keep moving forward. Some times the movement is slow and painful. Other times I don't even realize I moved as...
    Dainbramadge Dainbramadge 46-50, M Jan 23, 2013

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    Hope

    Hope,Given up,What's the point?Things gettin worse,Never better,Where's the hope in that?I don't know,I'm lost!Couldn't resist writing this for this group. Been there, done that, had enough, finally, moved on - a happier me.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 17, 2012

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    Hope Is a Faulty Emotion.

    I was once full of hope. It was what I used to inspire me. After many sad failures i found myself relying on hope more and more. Until I discovered the obvious, when relying on hope I was left with little but it. Its a faulty a greedy emotion that feeds on our logic. I've since...
    CallMeLee CallMeLee 31-35, M Nov 12, 2007

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    i had an epiphany this morning , maybe my failing marriage is due to the fact that i am a complete and total hopeless romantic in every way , i can't fight it , i can't deny it , i...
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    My therapist was setting up my new treatment plan and had been talking about how she wanted to find a new diagnosis for me, because she felt my difficulties went beyond the...
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    the doctors and therapists always give you hope that one day you will be better. but its been so long and this hope they talk of is nothing less of unreachable. these false hopes...
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    First off about me - I'm a 28 years old male, work out regularly, have a good job with a few artistic hobbies, am fairly good looking in that women make passes on me and am a...
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    Hey Am Nyombi Ahamad, a Ugandan, am one of the few members in the world who don't loose hope after all. i was born in 1991. since then to date i have struggled with life give the...
    Nyo19mbi91 Nyo19mbi91 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    Is it grace or is it Saturday law and Sabbath keeping??? Here is the side that clearly explains grace: Regarding Saturday or Sunday worship, I found the following. So many of...
    HeavenKnowsWhatComesOverMe HeavenKnowsWhatComesOverMe 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I lost my mother and my best friend/biggest fan best supporter - God i miss her so much:( -to Cancer-. She was diagnosed in ***1986*** (stage 4) she was told she had 6 months to...
    nsight nsight 46-50, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    TEARS IN A BOTTLEPsalm 56:8 ~ "You have kept count of my wanderings. Put my tears in your bottle— have not you recorded them in your book?"The heavy and continued trials...
    GraceIsMine GraceIsMine 66-70, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    GraceIsMine GraceIsMine 66-70, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Shall I write sweet love for you? Would these love words touch your heart? Yes, you, who are my lover, dearest. I've known your love from the start. I've known of your heartbeat oh...
    adamw adamw 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    I've only been in three relationships, two of which were long distance. I've never really been on a date, which is frustrating since I'm a romantic, and I want to be cutesy, and...
    Serrara Serrara 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Weirdest dream ever: I dreamt that my parents and I were invited to this nightclub where you could meet up for drinks after the night club closed at 1 am. This was in New York and...
    nuttyduck nuttyduck 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I don't know if she did. To God I hope she didn't, but a person in here that has grown very close to my heart may have commuted suicide. If she has I would like to say a prayer not...
    Bonjovi11 Bonjovi11 13-15, M 1 Response a week ago

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    What is a man? I don't mean in terms of biology because there are a lot of us out there who look like men but really aren't. On the outside we look all big and bad, some of us...
    Jericho7 Jericho7 36-40, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    When I was 8 years old I saw my mother wanting to leave. I did not realise at the time why, now after all these years I am curious. Was it an Affair like he said? All I know is...
    moyesp moyesp 51-55 Jun 26

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    I hope that you listened or will listen with an open mind as a human being and a "good" person. Not with prejudice, party affiliation, race, color or creed but as a human being. I...
    knightedone1 knightedone1 41-45, M Jun 26

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    My friends often ask for piggyback rides and I let them get on my back. My son told me there is an unwritten rule that once someone becomes a mom they no longer give piggyback...
    bbcjsv bbcjsv 36-40, F Jun 26

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    I am really struggling right now, so I thought maybe writing about it might help. At least maybe distract me. Hopefully. I'm feeling incredibly hopeless and frustrated with regards...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 24 Responses Jun 25

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    I hope that in my next life/ Chapter that people don't take advantage of me or ignore me or take me for granted. I hope that things will be different for me...............
    1stEdition 1stEdition 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    Whatever I'm given is never enough. I'm not talking monetarily or materialistic things. I'm talking about feelings and desires. I should be thankful but I always want more. Is it...
    HiddenGems HiddenGems 46-50, F Jun 23

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    Because pals whom i helped stayed. But none can cure me. Nor stop american traditions that bit. They wreck us. Then dodge taxes And blame the broken. And moronic...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 22

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    I suffered from PMDD for over 20 years, I'm now 40 and have been getting the Zoladex implant every 3 months for 3 years, which basically shuts down your ovaries, if the implant is...
    lisa75 lisa75 36-40, F Jun 22

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    People are really surprised when I say I'm a hopeless romantic because I 'don't seem the type' I just love the feeling of someone loving me. Knowing that they put thought into...
    Jessica8399 Jessica8399 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    I was first diagnosed November 7, 2014. I was so scared that I was not going to make it. I even saw my grandma who had died. The doctor said my blood sugar was in the 700 and they...
    TamakoPie TamakoPie 13-15, F Jun 21

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    Just another insomnia (I have to wake up very early for my finals tomorrow). I can't sleep and it drives me insane. Depression is a killer. I just go through instagram account...
    nowherewego nowherewego 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    6-20-15 I was in an elementary school, the same one from a previous dream. It felt familiar. There was a chocolate shop there. I met some people while looking at chocolate on...
    KitsuneNinja KitsuneNinja 16-17, F Jun 21

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    So because I don't take crap and perverts in my inbox I am a man? Umm can someone please tell my husband and the 4 kids I have given birth to? I am not sure how to break this to...
    Bastt Bastt 41-45, F 16 Responses Jun 21

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    My hopes are never the problem. It's when people get involved that the problems begin and the hopes are dashed.
    PopMuzik PopMuzik 56-60, M Jun 20

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    I like to surf and have given up many things in my professional life for the pursuit of high quality surf. I chose to attend UCSB in CA after bring accepted to various other more...
    Cr8N Cr8N 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 20

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    Life will knock you off your feet. How hard you can get hit and keep pushing forward is important. I've been through so much but it was worth it all because I am happy by which I...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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    Dear female gender: You have put me through heartache and pain and not once did you bat an eye. Now as a result, instead of respecting your gender, I have nothing but contempt...
    SuperheroFanboy SuperheroFanboy 26-30, M 3 Responses Jun 18

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    I am honored to write this speech to you all. Truth be told I am very young... Today I want to tell you a story about my life. This story is about loving yourself. I was the...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 13-15, F 5 Responses Jun 17

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    I absolutely love positivity. Maybe because I know how it's like to be "in the dark" with depression, loneliness, sadness, and pessimism. I can be like that at times but I try not...
    endlessl0ve endlessl0ve 26-30, F Jun 17