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I Have Grown From All of It

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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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    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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    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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    ...

    ...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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Even the best friends for decades could have grown apart from each other. Its sad to realize we are getting on our own tracks, less understanding. But good thing I feel the...
    ketogluta ketogluta 22-25 6 days ago

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    I didn't even realise it happened until I came from university for the Easter holidays this year. Before going to uni, I had a select few friends, and there was a close, unspoken...
    TheBratPrince TheBratPrince 18-21, F 20 hrs ago

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    Now I can say what I want and do it. I'm in the process of "interviewing" guys to find my boyfriend. My husband knows and just wants me to be happy. I have to say... I never...
    Walkalone9000 Walkalone9000 51-55, F 20 Responses a week ago

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    I typed this before but ep deleted it so i'll make it short. i was at the park with my girlfriend and we were robbed and i was stabbed in the side protecting her. at the hospital i...
    Sladetgx57 Sladetgx57 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 1

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    I love everything about myths and legends from different kinds of literature. I am fascinated mainly on egyptian, greek, roman, and norse mythology.
    siranonimous siranonimous 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 19

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    heya people :) any myths or legends ya know, will ya please share them with me? I just love to know about various myths and legends, so I'd like to hear from ya as well :)
    slytheringuy slytheringuy 16-17, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Most likely this has to do with having been bullied at school, had tons of medical problems growing up (and some I've only recently confirmed, though I've always suspected), and...
    halfblind79 halfblind79 31-35, M Mar 3

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    I've been dealing with this for over 10 years now, most of this time I have been in a dark hole. It went as far as me losing all hope and even forgetting who I am, who I used to be...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Mar 6

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    I have learned that everyone makes mistakes but that the mistake does not defy who you are as a person, it's how you deal with it that defy who you are as a person. If you are...
    GuiltBear GuiltBear 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    have you ever read the Dark Hunters saga? it's full of greek gods and fantasy stories and i just absolutly love it!
    MichelleKnight MichelleKnight 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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    DO YOU HAVE STRETCHMARKS..
    FatBelly11 FatBelly11 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    If I were to pick 2 (cuz I can't pick 1) religions I really loved, it'd be Japanese and Greek. Everytime I watch Kamigami no Asobi (anime) and they say "Apollon" and "Hades" (like...
    Fubukiori Fubukiori 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 12

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    Fake friendz r Like Shadowz... They Follow Us In The Sun But Leave Us In The Dark....
    L0ve4every1 L0ve4every1 18-21, M Mar 18

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    I didn't like them at first but now I do:)
    rubberduxk rubberduxk 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 3

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    Since fourth grade. Or fifth.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 4

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    When someone breaks a mug and they try to put it back together, then they keep dropping it and kicking it around, it continues to break. So they're extra careful with it and they...
    emmeliarochester emmeliarochester 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    Kara here again to show you my curves
    kakarar kakarar 31-35, F 10 Responses Mar 16

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    Yet another day and a half of no sleep. I've been awake since 11:00 a.m. yesterday.
    blindangel92 blindangel92 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    These are my curves I'm not very big compared to others
    donita7 donita7 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 21

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    Jesus has set me free from all addictions that I have been struggling with, all my life. Jesus made my broken heart into a brand new heart and He filled my heart with His love, joy...
    ai208234 ai208234 22-25, M 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    My Continuation of my Trichotillomania Story: Part 2: Healing Journey… Out of the darkness into the sun… Breakaway…. Grew up in a small town And when the rain would fall...
    ninja5593 ninja5593 18-21, F Mar 20

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    I've crushed on you in the past. I've liked you in the past. I've made love with you in the past. I've been hurt by you in the past. I've despised you in the past. I've hated you...
    lindaalessia lindaalessia 18-21, F a week ago

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    You know, part of me wonders why I am so damned infatuated with you. You are so very intruiging, yet I've only known you for 4 months. Part of that time we barely even spoke. But I...
    EtherealAmethyst EtherealAmethyst 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    Many of them are online....as in I have never even met them in person. I have a pretty strong connection with a couple of them, but nothing I would consider inappropriate. One is...
    TornSoul13 TornSoul13 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    I feel disgusting from all the picking, like its a never ending cycle from feeling anxiety to then actually having the symptoms of eczema. The picking has gone from one form to...
    ap1124 ap1124 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I wrote this when I was on EP about four years ago. It was a month after my surgery. Found it today...it still applies. My Heart Has No Address My beautiful child, While it's...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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    I have always had crushes on other women - always older women. It's never sexual it's like I want to be their friend and I want them to be affectionate towards me, eg. hug me. This...
    Cat7654 Cat7654 36-40, F Mar 14

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    There is this boy in my art class that I used to hate but now have grown feelings for him. The thing is I'm not sure if he likes me too, he teases me and sometimes talks to only me...
    Livinshadows Livinshadows 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 10

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    I spend 30 minutes every morning edging, want sex every day, am way too much for my wife to handle. I also practice enlargement exercises, and have grown a good amount in the last...
    austinfella austinfella 41-45, M Mar 17

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    Myths about the top 10 most common mental illnesses: 10. Antisocial Personality Disorder: Myth: Somebody who avoids social interaction is “antisocial”. Truth: Many people...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 1

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    9I wanna write something but I don't know where to begin. And I don't know where to end.And hence the silence.Alright. Since I don't know where to begin today I'll begin the 'story...
    TheHermitChampion TheHermitChampion 22-25 Mar 19

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    Glimpses from My Travel Journal September 17, 2006 Today was my best day yet in Roma! It was absolutely POURING rain today! After the jetlag finally wore off, I was finally able...
    Meowsolini Meowsolini 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    Part three Necrophilia I eventually realised that I was just a delusional idiot who waisted their time ,money and passion on men who did not think of me more than a piece of trash...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    A Brief History of the Boyds One of the origins of the name Boyd is thought to derive from the Gaelic for Bute, which we are assured by a Gaelic Scholar it is not. He has assured...
    Orangeman2 Orangeman2 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 4

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    Here is what I know from my life experiences. I can never trust anyone. Nobody cares about anyone but themselves. People will lie to your face and pretend to care about you just...