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I Have Grown From All of It

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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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    ...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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    Learn From Your Mistakes.

    So, in order to learn a lot, I made a lot of mistakes.  Some of them are repeats so I guess I'm a slow learner in some parts of living.  Butl I've had a fun time most of the time, not taking advantage of anyone along the way.
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M Apr 27, 2008

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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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    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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    I have had eczma all my life and lately it is so bad that I don't go out in public because I don't want people to look at me, the only thing that clears it away is prednisone which...
    nikita80501 nikita80501 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    April 27, 2011 my work called and told me to stay home for the day because bad weather was expected. I began watching the local news at 9:00 AM. I have an obsession with tracking...
    reelman4372 reelman4372 31-35, M 9 hrs ago

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    Some people are just better at hiding it than others. Others wear their heart on their sleeves. Others wear a mask to show others they don't have any problems when in actuality...
    islanderg1rL islanderg1rL 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

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    I have come a long way from being immature, center of my own world, & just vein. When I turned 18, I began to see the world in a new way. My mind started wanting to learn more...
    latinounico latinounico 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    Yet another night without sleep now the dawns here and of course NOW i get sleepy lol. Gotta laugh about it sometimes to keep from crying. Ive tried everything from melatonin to...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M Jul 16

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    Anyone from USA, UK, Canada, Australia to chat
    RihabElesseily RihabElesseily 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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 Jul 18

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    From 5 or 6 years old my dad best me up and raped me. And would always say I was a waste of space and compleatly useless. This happened till I was nearly 11 when I went to the cops...
    misaka12 misaka12 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    It's been pretty easy to cope with for a very long time, thanks to the fact that I stopped self-medicating years ago! But lately, it's been harder and harder to even think I'm a...
    TtotheD TtotheD 56-60, M Jul 18

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    They're there but I don't have regrets. You learn from everything. Once you've been to the bottom the top never felt so good.
    ashbomb132 ashbomb132 13-15, F Jul 16

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    But right now I feel like I'm in a really good patch. I have a good job, uni is going alright and I actually have some friends. I have been getting some negative thoughts lately...
    KateyCake KateyCake 18-21, F Jul 6

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    There's a monster inside of me. Yes, a monster. It's not some fairytale creature with large fangs, or a hairy body, no. It's real. I can feel it festering inside of me. It is me...
    edlineuser edlineuser 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I'm allergic to blueberries. I found out in kindergarden. I was eating blueberry pancakes. I started itching. My throat burned, and I started getting mad at everything. My arms...
    Zykndy Zykndy 18-21, F Jul 23

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    That everything here is like real life.Sometime back ,a new member had joined but he left soon after saying E.p. was not the place for him.For him ,it was not a place to have fun...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have Oral Allergy Syndrome. For those who aren't aware of what it is; it basically means that I can't eat raw fruits or vegetables, or else I'll succumb to an itchy mouth/throat...
    n0ceur n0ceur 18-21, F Jul 7

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    Idk if food allergies count, but here goes. I tried gator ribs once, just a few bites to say I did. layer that night I broke out in the worst hives you've ever seen, I felt like...
    dolceharajuku dolceharajuku 26-30, F Jul 8

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    I'm allergic to Bullsh!t lol
    blahlahblah599 blahlahblah599 16-17, F Jul 8

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    Exercise. No I'm being serious. It's actually caused by histamine production through exercise. It also is why I'm even more sensitive to Benadryl's drowsy medicine (it contains an...
    RjMommy245 RjMommy245 22-25, F Jul 8

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    I recently had a dream about the future (seeing future text messages) and so far i received 1 of 8 messages :D im a genie Btw i have those type of dreams tho sometimes not all the...
    MrUnglazeDonut MrUnglazeDonut 18-21, M Jul 22

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    when i was in 6th grade i met this cute girl and i was attracted to her, so i pursue my feelings. And we became official, but when the time came that...
    jimbendoy jimbendoy 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    I was sexually abused and raped by my cousin age 2-14, my dad was murdered when I was 7, my brother who is 12 years older then me physically abused me, I was drugged and raped in...
    claireoblast claireoblast 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    So I was just scrolling through Facebook and notice some pictures my friend just posted. Considering she's one of my friends I look at them. I notice in a few of her pictures she...
    ForeverLostPoet ForeverLostPoet 13-15, F Jul 14

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    I feel like cutting again.......feel so alone :-(
    Lithium619 Lithium619 18-21, F Jul 19

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    Good morning everyone!!!!!! What are everyones plans today?
    shamilton28 shamilton28 26-30, F Jul 1

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    I will remember to write their names down this time because I'm sure the pathetic losers who can't mind their own business will do this again
    tim116988 tim116988 36-40, M Jul 2

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    I can't breathe everytime I eat squid. My stomach hurts a lot and I feel like I'm going to faint. Please help me EP.
    arkimaya arkimaya 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I spent my night crying and thinking... Now its for 4am I feel sleepy but like I can still be up crying But laying in bed... Feels so nice... so I'm going to bed now... Going to...
    KovusShame KovusShame 13-15, F Jul 23

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    with insomnia you are never really asleep... and never really awake
    Insomniac77 Insomniac77 16-17, M a week ago

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    LOFL! I see I'm not the only one.... that guy is good!
    whatyathinkaboutthat whatyathinkaboutthat 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    The best lovers are those who are capable of loving from a distance, far enough to allow the other person to grow, but never too far to feel the love deep within your being. To let...
    hannagrace hannagrace 31-35, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    This could be triggering to anyone with experiences of sexual or domestic abuse. My life has not been easy. In 2012, I discovered that I was sexually abused as a child. I have no...
    LucellaLuna LucellaLuna 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    When i was a child my mother was so overprotective and never ever treat me with respect, she never allows me to decorate my own room the way i like and always throw away my...
    Loneliness78 Loneliness78 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I can't even tell if it's unrequited love ,I've been in love with this girls for about 7 months I think or something like that and the two of us have grown really close The...
    Life8227 Life8227 16-17, F Jul 3

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    all my life i have wanted to raise a child the way they should be, loving them unconditionally and cradling them when they are sick i want to be there for them as they will be...
    lonelydancergirl lonelydancergirl 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I do not answer all the messages I get here on EP. It is too hard to keep up. I like my circle small and if you say something clever. I might reply but in general. There isn't...
    NotmyCircusNotmymonkeys NotmyCircusNotmymonkeys 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I wonder if I'm too picky with my friends. I have acquaintances from various stages of my life but they are all too busy with family and work ( I am in my 50's) too do anything...
    dot1107 dot1107 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    So I took a break from this website to figure things out on my own and to thinks things through I have grown a lot since the last time I have been on this website. I would like to...
    GoodbyesandHellos GoodbyesandHellos 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    I have grown up with this deficiency. I am used to being the weird looking guy, and coming to grips with the fact that I fight an uphill battle trying to control my weight. If I...
    bigsully0511 bigsully0511 31-35 3 days ago

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    ~my husband leaving stuff in my car (we sort of have his and hers cars). I want at least my car to not be trashed. ~people talking rudely about a boss or disrespectful to him/her...
    brittanys13 brittanys13 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    My sister and I used to share everything except our day of birth she was born a day before, but still we were the best friends every one wanted, now that we are in college we have...
    margauxglades margauxglades 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    UK SUFFERERS - PLEASE GET IN CONTACT! So, I've never really wanted to write my story. Not because I am afraid or ashamed, but because I am so bored of talking about it, it makes...
    scharx scharx 18-21 Jul 1

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