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I Have Grown From All of It

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    I used to be a very judgemental person.

    I guess I still am to a certain extent but I used to be relentless with my insults towards people. I grew up privileged in the sense that my family is well off, and that I am part white, straight and comfortable with my gender& with no physical disabilities etc. Because of my...
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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    ...And continue to do so say by day, hour by hour, and minute by minute.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 28, 2009

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    Through All the Drama

     my family can definitely put the FUN in dysfunctional ...  weve had alot of rough patches in our lives and ive had personal ones to  but from it all its created the person i am now im stronger and grew from it and i know if i had to live my life over i wouldnt...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F Apr 29, 2007

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    Adopted Good Or Bad

    i was adopted at the age of 10 monthes. i had been left on the door step of the orpanage when i was only a few days or weeks old. i have grown  to learn to accept myself the way i am. i do not know what kind of family i came from or why. i have a lot of questions but at the...
    adoptedgoodorbad adoptedgoodorbad 13-15 1 Response May 6, 2009

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    Slowly, Painfully

    I'm not going to re-re-rehash all of the crazy stuff that I've lived through, but I've had a history that has been more turbulent than most I've known. I sometimes feel almost feral because all of those little things the average person has that keeps their mind and behavior in...
    ShadowMonster ShadowMonster 22-25, F May 12, 2012

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    Wow.

    Recently I was going through all the stories I had posted on Ep since I opened my account.Realizing how much I have gained because of the bad times in my life is amazing.I have so much more to learn and mature into this new person as I grow. Just recognizing that the problems...
    Jenna1225 Jenna1225 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 5, 2012

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    I've honestly never had friends, not even as a small child. I was always that one quiet kid that everyone thought was creepy or weird that played alone in the graveyard while...
    MechaKimochii MechaKimochii 18-21, F Apr 3

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    I do not have PTSD at all, but I just wanted to express my admiration and respect for people who do have to suffer with it. I have friends who have experienced PTSD - not from...
    DespicableMind DespicableMind 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 20

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    Two years ago , I was applying for my Passport and had to travel many times in a day from one city to another just 'cause you have to take all the documents with you but...
    CrushedBrain CrushedBrain 22-25, M Apr 13

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    I guess it's been a natural progression. Things have been the same for quite some time. But this is life, I wish them well, even if they've wronged me. I'll do my thing, they can...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 3

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    Mothers Day canceled - - company coming on short notice - house a mess because of broken clothing rod and it is raining so wet close hanging everywhere - have to plan a meal for...
    SolitaryElf SolitaryElf 41-45, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I have learned that I come accros as a person that lost the love of his life judging by the things I write and I don't mind people thinking that. I have lost a person I care a...
    GuiltBear GuiltBear 31-35, M Apr 8

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    Hey, I know we have not talked in a while and honestly I do not really care to. I am not here to complain about how you ruined my life or shattered my world. At first, I really...
    Haywee123 Haywee123 22-25, F Apr 5

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    I have a huge bookshelf which 40% is myths and legends! When i was in primary i always borrowed myths and legends books
    TreasureGal TreasureGal 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 22

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    i still am. the thing that sucks the most is that it saps every ounce of your motivation for anything. so even small tasks seem HUGE and all i want to do is sleep so i dont have to...
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Most failures have led me to be better
    cbcs cbcs 31-35, M Apr 10

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    I wonder if I didn't have night terrors every freakin night then I wouldn't have insomnia because I wouldn't be scared to sleep ??
    SolitaryElf SolitaryElf 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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    I know it is great for a country to celebrate their fallen soldiers but shooooooo am I glad it is over. It triggers the hell out of me and being a 100 year anniversary they led up...
    SolitaryElf SolitaryElf 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I have had HH for as long as i can remember and its soo bad like my hands and feet sweat like crazy.. Im so embarrassed to even shake someones hand.. I don't think i'll ever get a...
    xoxpm xoxpm 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    i will be 54very soon,single and i have 1 daughter.i do all my house work by my self and i think its time i get myself a queen .
    jemrys1300 jemrys1300 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Dungeons and dragons started that love.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 4

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    I suggested "Raisin Denny Hazen" but I was out-voted ... 
    GlaucusAtlanticus GlaucusAtlanticus 41-45, M Apr 11

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    I wish that I could shake this funk that I'm in. I don't enjoy anything and don't want to be around anyone. But tomorrow is Monday and it's back to work. Smiling and pretending...
    mombo1969 mombo1969 41-45, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Umm. Since 13, But found ways to cope. Advice on rebuilding. Love you first to locate love. EP Link The barriers. EP Link Carlin knew. http://youtu.be...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    In my backyard...oh dear...I think I'm moving soon...
    easynuh easynuh 26-30, F Apr 17

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    The only thing I have ever wanted in my lifetime was a daddy. I have a father who is still married to my mother; however, I do not have a dad or a daddy. I have had this life-long...
    katie5929 katie5929 22-25, F 2 Responses 9 mins ago

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    I gave my 10yr old step daughter some advice a month or so back and have only noticed now how much of it she took onboard. Things are so much better and her anxiety and guilt have...
    stormmistress stormmistress 31-35, F 11 hrs ago

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    In the years since I researched and wrote Mean Mothers, I’ve talked to women about our shared experiences. Every woman’s story is different, of course; perhaps the greatest...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 4 Responses Apr 11

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    Unfortunately I do. She is the best and the worst. The best because she's the only mother I will ever have and the worst because she turns people against me and tries to separate...
    SteelButterfly SteelButterfly 41-45, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I know I'm not healthy, but no one seems to believe me! I've had a bunch of different symptoms all my life that have gotten worse over the last three years. I've had blood tests...
    Mystery03 Mystery03 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 3

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    I have a history of starting projects and losing interest in them before I see them through. But not so when I set out to plant a garden. This is the 6th one I have designed, built...
    thecowboysdaughter thecowboysdaughter 41-45 8 Responses Apr 5

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    I haven't been on ep for quite a while. Had made some good friends on here so I guess I don't feel the need to visit here as much as I often. But hey folks :) do hit me up if u wan...
    YongTauFoo YongTauFoo 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    From the time I was about 13 I have had large breasts. I was a little overweight at the time and I thought that was the reason. However by the age of 16 I was no longer overweight...
    woodsman2020 woodsman2020 56-60, M 1 day ago

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    The Existence of Negative Entities Growing up as a child, my grandmother lived far away from where we used to live. She would visit each one of her children, one year at a time...
    PastPilot PastPilot 51-55, M Apr 23

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    10 Daily Habits That Will Give You Incredible Willpower: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle. Success is a lot of...
    IamnotCharlieSheen IamnotCharlieSheen 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I'm not sure if I have MD. Hello, so I'm new to this site but have seen it around for quite some time. As I've done random searches on the internet, I came across this and thought...
    WardenChult WardenChult 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 18

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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 had no friends from 7th to 9th grade; I was bullied during those years, and the "popular" thing to do was to either make fun of me, or act like I didn't exist. I was like a...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 23

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    So many people talk about have a pet allergy, where they have some type of allergic reaction when they are around pets or pet dander. What about when it is the other way around...
    deepakrajput deepakrajput 22-25, M Apr 4

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    i think im done here. I met some interesting people on here that make me smile all the time. (you guys know who you are). im gonna miss all you guys. and yes, even you EpAllie. I...
    ThatOneSomaliGirl ThatOneSomaliGirl 13-15, F 11 Responses Apr 5

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    Nothing stays perfect forever. I have learnt that the hard way. Whether it be a family member, a friend, a situation...nothing stays good forever. People change and time moves on...
    cupcakes1995 cupcakes1995 18-21, F Apr 10

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    i need some advice .... my husband and i started to date when i was 16 and he was 18 and well most of our relationship was long distance because he joined the Marines. well when he...
    Karina009 Karina009 18-21, F 3 Responses