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I Have Had A Long Journey To Get To Where I Am Now

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    I had a rough life, and a rough childhood, But im happy i can stand here today and help people with there struggles, when i was a young girl, my parents were always argueing, i...
    haileythompson haileythompson 18-21 1 Response Jul 12

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    We have had a really warm and sunny summer so far here in Cornwall which has meant a lot of days spent on the beaches and coves close to my home. My boyfriend is home on leave...
    saratzuke saratzuke 22-25, F 23 hrs ago

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    My worst first dates have always been those where I reluctantly have agreed to be set up by a friend. Afterwards I end up questioning my friendship with this friend, since he or...
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 36-40, F Jul 19

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    I had to have a hysterectomy maybe 3-4 years ago. I have a hard time even now, seeing women who are pregnant with children. I never had that chance. Always had fibrous tumors in my...
    mrsklemzak mrsklemzak 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    .. I have been very young which is why I have had these, I have not found these pleasant or at all condoning. I regret them but I was not ready for a baby.. But now I am pregnant...
    jessicamayx jessicamayx 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    I have had a scare with the thought of cancer. I had a very large thyroid, with small tumors on the left side. I went for a biopsy and the doctor called me a week later to tell me...
    kristy31415 kristy31415 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have had sleep paralysis since I was a teen, I have found it helps to sleep only on my sides. This was suggested by a Buddhist nun who said sleeping on my back left me open to...
    xgingerx1974 xgingerx1974 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    Have Had Way Too Many Surgeies
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 5 days ago

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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 4 days ago

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    Since a very young age (from what I have been able to remember, about 3-4 years old) I have sensed things. When I went to sleep in my own room alone, I would feel that someone was...
    DarknessFalls101 DarknessFalls101 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    This encounter happened a few years ago. My mom had just recently passed and I had fallen ill.I was sleeping on my favorite living room long couch and could hear my grandmas soft...
    emilysdream emilysdream 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    This all began when I graduated military college. *** you all know #military people# don`t have a possibility to choose where to serve or to work or whatever....... That was my...
    bilberrry bilberrry 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    When there's a spat or fight at least once a day, isn't it enough? I know they say, "if there's a fight, there's still hope." Yea, whatever. I don't think that's my case at all...
    lonelysara1211 lonelysara1211 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    One of the most embarrassing moments that comes to mind happened close to 15 years ago, but it's still pretty fresh. My (now ex) husband was at the hospital having a not routine...
    RaverFan RaverFan 41-45 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I wanted children and marriage once, but now the man that I love who promised me all those things are having those with another woman. Its too painful to start again. I never want...
    jojophomma jojophomma 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    It happened at two. I hated that floor of hospital where she stayed. It was aweful. Everyday she suffered the affects of chemo. It totally sucked. I still feel the hurt from...
    joesuekiss joesuekiss 31-35 a week ago

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    Society demands people to act normal, to do things appropriately with the right corresponding manner and I have nothing against it. Its just that most people try so hard to blend...
    zynicx zynicx 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I have something I gotta get outta me so yea.. I was younger from 5th grade to 8th grade.. I had depression anxiety and anger problems. I would not stop crying for those 3/4 years...
    Fifidog Fifidog 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    It was 2 years ago. I was only 2 months along. It was traumatizing because I lost the baby and the miscarriage itself took a lot out of me. I was at work when it happened. I was...
    akrysrose akrysrose 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 10

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    I get embarrassed sometimes when I talk about my childhood to my friends. They have all had great childhoods and mine was just complete horrible. I have never went on family...
    UnknownNYC728 UnknownNYC728 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I've been called "Smiley" since I smile alot. I've been called "Silent Ninja" and "Ninja woman" because I'm quiet and I barely make a sound when I walk into work or into a room...
    texaschic35 texaschic35 31-35, F Jun 30

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    The thought of having someone love you, for who you really are, especially when being so far away fasinates me. Id live to be able to have that connection with someone before i had...
    LucyColemanxo LucyColemanxo 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    In my mind, a long distance relationship will work better.. In a normal face-to-face relationship you already have everything you want, and sometimes this can cause people to lose...
    LucyColemanxo LucyColemanxo 13-15, F Jul 4

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    Well I've had no luck in face to face relationships just wish I could find someone my age or younge who wanted to be here
    csg0219 csg0219 18-21, M Jul 4

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    i don't know what kind of feelings is that sometimes suddenly i feel that there is something in my mind or head if it is turbulent or angry and if i try to move or do different or...
    djguerrero15 djguerrero15 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 6

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    Yep. But I love the now. It's not perfect at all, but it's here. I'm thankful. And I know I can't help everything, but I can choose and I can try. I do and I will.
    FreeFallWall FreeFallWall 22-25, M Jul 9

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    I have come to the conclusion that no one gives a **** wether you live or die. When you are desperate for just some one to talk to. And you call your sister and brothers and they...
    Hellogran Hellogran 61-65, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    Me was aquaman on long vacation.
    converted converted 46-50, M Jul 14

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    How do you wake up from sleep paralysis tonight? Here are 9 ways to end it when it happens. Some tips will work for you some won't everyone is different. So try the ones you...
    JennaR JennaR 46-50, F 7 Responses Jul 15

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    Insomnia seems to be a very lonely affliction. It just seems to be me against the slumbering world every night. I lay awake in my bed knowing that I will have to pretend that...
    alisemichelle alisemichelle 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I just passed a stone....Wow, I am surprised how long it took to pass. Kidney stones are pure torture!!
    Mollydolly25 Mollydolly25 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I started smoking weed when I was 16. My Dad caught me doing it and took my weed. This made me hate my Dad. I acted so mean to him when really he was just trying to keep me safe. I...
    kevin1080123 kevin1080123 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    Well to all those who actually care and respond when I put these bi things on: I finally had my gay experience. My first experience was my first kiss with this guy I really like...
    WhyDoesLifeSuck WhyDoesLifeSuck 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    I'm a runner and 36 year old with erythema nodosum which presents as a result of trama and seems to be reduced by running. I've had the condition for over a decade. I've yet to...
    MikeRunner MikeRunner 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    I have been out since I was 13 and I'm 16 now. I have been bullied for being bi at least once a week since I came out, and it does not feel like 3 years already. Despite having...
    eddiefanboy eddiefanboy 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    This was more of the correct term I was looking for ( had). I did sleep walk when I was younger. Went through I believe three episodes of sleep paralysis 5 years ago. Hit and...
    Deeperthinker Deeperthinker 31-35, M a week ago

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    I had my heart broken by this person i was in a not official relationship with for about six months. We were and still are very close. What happened was that i started to get a bit...
    Rei124 Rei124 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    ....Time to time.... I never found it easy to let go We broke up and got back together many times before I never seemed to completely let go, oh no But I did Little by little at a...
    BabyDgay BabyDgay 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I broke a bone in my foot about 3 or 4 years ago. It was rather embarrassing. I had been sitting in my living room, and when I stood from my chair and went to walk, my ankle rolled...
    GloriousGrey GloriousGrey 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    My first miscarriage was in January, between 8 and 9 weeks. I was told at a scan that the baby was not growing and to expect to miscarry - it took two agonising weeks of waiting...
    bebyvee bebyvee 26-30, F 16 hrs ago

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    When I was in my twenties and was in a monastery actually studying to become a Franciscan brother. One week end we were having a retreat and during the singing of a song which...
    mike52ad mike52ad 56-60, M Jul 1

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    In May of 2012, I miscarried what should have been my 2nd child. Secretly I blame my husband for all the stress I was under at the time. We're separating now.
    littleblackbuckethat littleblackbuckethat 22-25, F Jul 3

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    Anyone deal with uric acid kidney stones. I hate these dam things. And now the uric acid is causing somthing I thought only men got not girls!! Gout. I am to young for this. I can...
    JMay1994 JMay1994 18-21, F Jul 6

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    'Tis a burden to be so undesirable. I never thought I'd go 16 years without anyone ever even liking me let alone be willing to initiate physical contact. I feel like if some guy...
    tonib123 tonib123 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    My heart has been broken so meany times I have pieces missing. People say "let me fix it" but in the end they are the ones who break it most. Each "I love you" lifts me higher and...
    Error404nameunknown Error404nameunknown 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 6

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    I'm having a panic attack! I'm so paranoid right now that I think I'm dying. I feel sick and shaky and hot and sweaty all at once. It's horrible.
    ParanoidGirl ParanoidGirl 26-30 1 Response Jul 6

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    Although I'm engaged to him now, my groupie experience was with him. I did merch for another band and worked at the hookah bar he visited. I always thought he was cute. His vocals...
    VocalWhore VocalWhore 22-25, F