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I Have Lost Control of My Teenagers

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    My Son

    My son, Andrew, is easily the brightest, most creative person I have ever known.  Yeh, yeh I'm biased.  But really, he is.  And he always has been.  He got in more trouble with his mouth by third grade than most graduate students.  He would out argue...
    Zoiedog Zoiedog 51-55, M Nov 22, 2007

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    New Show Now Casting: Help For Young People (16-25) And Their Parents

    Does your child have issues with ANGER, BULLYING, a SHORT TEMPER, or FIGHTING? Do they struggle with BODY IMAGE issues or Low SELF-ESTEEM? Do you see them dealing with issues you have dealt with YOURSELF or do you WORRY they will be just like YOU? Are these ISSUES causing...
    cineflixcasting cineflixcasting 31-35 Oct 15, 2012

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    My Teen Also Is An Angel and the Brightest Kid I Know

    I know how you feel.  BUT, mine is such a screwed up situation.  My teen is actually my foster daughter.  BUT, I've known her since she was born and am her godmother (see my user name?) - her birth parents are now both in prison and I will soon be adopting her...
    breesgodmother breesgodmother 46-50 2 Responses Mar 25, 2008

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    My Daughter's First and Last Year With Me...

    While here this year, Taylor has had all A's and B's for the school year, a really good little job at the local ChicFilA and a car waiting on her to get her driving permit - all of us have shown love to her dearly - all together, this was...
    BluByU BluByU 41-45 1 Response Jul 20, 2008

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    People say they want a better world, but I know that's just a big, fat lie. No one really wants a better world. They're happy being miserable. If the world was a nice place to live...
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    when people ask why I lost my faith I tell them because I lost my gf while trying to be a good brother to my dying sister.then they say so you will only have faith if you get...
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    This post is coming something that I wish I didn't have more than one experience in. When I was a kid I lost my father to cancer after about 15 months from his diagnosis. After...
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    I lost it. All my faith that I got just a few years back. They are gone. Drained out. I prayed and prayed. Slowly depleting. Slowly finding myself in more and more dire situations...
    Bernsch Bernsch 18-21, F 10 Responses May 2

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    "He was your friend, your partner, your defender. You were his life, his love, his leader. He was yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart." My dog Kovu was my best...
    EskimoRae EskimoRae 18-21, F 1 Response May 4

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    I am already an orphan. My mom died when I was ten years old, ever since, she is bedridden. My grandmother is the one who's supporting me financially, since she is also old, my...
    MAHUNNIE26 MAHUNNIE26 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Today, the world lost a beautiful soul. Most importantly, I lost a man who was a father to me. My heart is deeply saddened. He was my best friends dad and he always treated me...
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    Soooo..... I lost 182 lbs total. Now I'm 163. It feels awesome, but I hate having a bunch of loose skin. People are definitely nicer to me now, which is unfortunate when you think...
    danteflorz danteflorz 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 26

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    Lost my girlfriend 3 weeks ago. whoever takes people took the wrong one. She was a beautiful person.
    mallysim6259 mallysim6259 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 26

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    Lightning and I lost Thunder on 3/10. Not even 2 minutes in the vet office, and he died. Still don't know what he had that had him lose a lot of weight since sept. I didn't even...
    skcamper skcamper 51-55, F 2 Responses Apr 29

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    I lost my mum to lung cancer the very same day that my first child was born. After throwing myself wholly into being a mother and wife, I have never grieved for her. My son was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 4

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    I lost it a looong time ago, way back in the early years of elementary school. Will I ever go back? No. I don't believe in fairy tales, I grew out of them. I'm just glad I was able...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 1 Response May 4

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    KierstenJ671 KierstenJ671 22-25, F May 8

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    Oddgirllili Oddgirllili 13-15, F 1 Response May 9

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    I didn't just lose a few, I lost all of my friends when I decided to join the military. The worst part was when I went back home for the first time (9 months later) and no one...
    CodeyL CodeyL 18-21, M May 10

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    Last Tuesday (5 May 2015) I lost another Aunt to cancer. She is the 5th person to die of cancer in my family during my lifetime. Cancer sucks. That's all my family has died from...
    CodeyL CodeyL 18-21, M 3 Responses May 10

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    She fell from the stairs in their new home at age 55. She broke her skull and suffered hemmorage to her frontal lobes. In the next 10 years this damage developed from first only...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 11

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    I can't light up my cigarette or brush my teeth in a glamourous way. I can't even tie up my hair :o The cat even bit my bandage this morning and then she tried to sit on it, I don...
    Gangstress Gangstress 31-35, F 9 Responses May 13

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    Pray for me. I feel like Christ has left me and I am lost..Please pray that God will forgive and restore me.I have prayed and repented but cannot feel His love or protection any...
    jvb1 jvb1 51-55, M May 14

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    I lost my dad a few months ago to a very aggressive form of brain cancer. Even though we were never really that close, I miss him every day.
    Sao35 Sao35 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    Really sad this last weekend. A really good friend lost his battle with cancer and has left his family and friends way too early
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    Ten pounds 🎉🎉🎉🎉 All together fifty pounds, lost fourth last year !!!! Now sixty pounds to go !!!
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    It was 20 years ago today the 22.05.1995 that I had the accident while at work and got my hand stuck in machinery. Do I miss my right index finger. To be honest of course I do as...
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    demoisellecapulet demoisellecapulet 18-21, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    In the weeks following my selfies in thongs being shared online I lost over 12lbs in weight because of the stress and humiliation
    ryanwearsthongs ryanwearsthongs 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    I've lost my adopted grandma died of cancer so if anyone needs help with that just message me
    Danny3213 Danny3213 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    I lost my mother to cancer two months ago but it still feels like yesterday I was with her.
    YaGirlShelby YaGirlShelby 16-17, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Samadde Samadde 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    shegi20 shegi20 26-30, F May 2

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    iwanttodiesobad1212 iwanttodiesobad1212 13-15, F Apr 27

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