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I Have Lost Control of My Teenagers

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 11 People

    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 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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    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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    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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    A handful. I lost all of my great grandmothers and great grandfathers, I lost one grandparent(my paternal grandfather) and the rest are still with me. I have lost an aunt in a car...
    Profweird Profweird 18-21, M Oct 27

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    I am a 43 year old orphan. I know that people have lost their parents much younger than I have. But I feel lost and alone. I lost the people in my life who knew me best, who...
    idontgiveafuckasaurus idontgiveafuckasaurus 41-45, F 5 Responses Oct 30

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    A love that’s lost can no more heal The darkest heart that hides to steal This love that you would never know Allowed you space and time to grow I hold on still to heal my heart...
    ProfessorDrew ProfessorDrew 51-55, M Nov 10

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    I have lost all my friends.. In defferent ways.. That's why i'm completely alone now. I also lost my girlfriend. I don't know what's wrong with me. I tried my best as a friend but...
    FullTimeAloneBoy FullTimeAloneBoy 18-21, M Nov 12

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    When I first met my wife, I had lost my faith. Years of being married to a cruel, gambling b#@!h had just drained my faith in marriage, in myself and in people in general. I was...
    overtherainbow47 overtherainbow47 41-45, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have lost both of my parents to cancer at a young age, I have no family that talks to me since childhood, even with great effort by me. I have a boyfriend who takes well care of...
    thelightisalwaysthelight thelightisalwaysthelight 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    I used to be so ambitious. In fact I was aggressively ambitious with more goals than I had time to achieve them. I don't know what I want out of life anymore. I lost my confidence...
    Kingshelman Kingshelman 31-35, M 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I had a good day today with being positive and thinking well- until my gf told me what she was doing and I believe her but the negative thoughts took hold and I dissected every...
    111gadafy 111gadafy 31-35, M Nov 10

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    I just over a year and a half ago I lost my mother to cancer. I don't consider myself a super emotionally sharing person, but there are days that it seems I can't control them...
    Jhinsek Jhinsek 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 27

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    I lost my grandmother in 2012 due to lung cancer. I lost one of my best friends due to a brain tumour. Last year I lost another friend to skin cancer. When I was 15 And I've lost...
    mparker7789 mparker7789 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 7

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    I was told from a very young age that my mother would die young due to her server MS, however it was not MS that took her away, it was cancer. I was 15 when she passed away and I...
    risaroo22 risaroo22 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I lost my Grandmother to bone cancer 12 years ago. I was very young back then, but I remembered how much she suffered with it. Then a few years ago it was my Auntie/Godmother I...
    WingsOfTheDawn WingsOfTheDawn 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I lost a great deal of weight last year & I got down to a normal bmi for the first time in my life. Then I got pregnant which was a huge blessing but the weight flooded back on...
    weepingwillow12 weepingwillow12 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 10

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    I lost my grandfather to cancer after he had it twice,a third time took him from me :( that was 3 years ago and I still miss him a lot
    metalchick18 metalchick18 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    I lost someone so dear to me. I was in London for two months getting a treatment for bipolar disorder. While there I met this wonderful guy, one of the most amazing person who has...
    RedLineEngineer RedLineEngineer 16-17, M Nov 1

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    Lost 65 lbs and just gained 5 back on vacation. What's worse is that some of my sugar cravings also came back so now I'm really having to battle turning this around. I don't want...
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    This isn't a story about a miscarriage. I had a beautiful baby girl last year in june. but I had her in an already abusive relationship. After I gave birth I stayed up for weeks at...
    LotusFlower994 LotusFlower994 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 3

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    I just broke away from a five year long relationship with my best friend. It sounds selfish because it was based on his flaws and disregarding mine, but when someone is sociopathic...
    camille2344 camille2344 18-21, F Nov 15

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    My boyfriends aunt took his bank card and she won't give it back. He's 17 and the bank cards in his name and everything. Could he go to the bank and say he lost his card and get...
    elliemaii elliemaii 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 17

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    yesterday I had to put my cat to sleep because his spine broke but they couldn't fix him I cried and cried. my one wish is that I could hold him in my arms just hold on to him and...
    ShadowRiver ShadowRiver 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 17

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    I lost my first wife to MS. I cared for her at home for nearly 10 yrs. she was paralyzed from her eyes down. She needed a lot of care. We were married for 18 yrs. She passed away...
    KDHARDY KDHARDY 56-60, M 1 Response a week ago

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    When I was in middle school I was very over weight.I got picked on a lot,especially in band,even though I was first chair clarinet,my talent was looked over and people focused on...
    Katherine27 Katherine27 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    A little over a year ago I lost 40 pounds and as of right now, I've kept it off. I did have a goal of losing 50 pounds total. I'm slowly reaching that goal. Just this morning...
    SirLaughalots SirLaughalots 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 10

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    (From left to right: Maisie and Charlie)On 19th September 2013, I lost the most friendliest and lovable cat I have ever had the pleasure of having as a pet.His name was Charlie and...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 14

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    UPDATE: hey guys! Haven't been on in a while, just between finals and school and everything I haven't had a lot if time!! So lately I've been eating healthier and been excirsing...
    Imkenzie1010 Imkenzie1010 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 18

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    I lost my mom this January. actually she is my step mother but she raised me since I was 8 so she is my mom to me. her death was slow and painful and a very long time coming. I...
    omgeezus omgeezus 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 19

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    Lost my mom. I've seen here such beautiful pictures of a mother with her daughter. And these beautiful pics made me so infinitely sad again. Because there will be no more such...
    prettysybill prettysybill 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I lost an amazing guy... I really wanted to give love another try and when I met him I really felt like love would be kind... But now I have to live with another regret. I thought...
    ecoglitcher ecoglitcher 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    I was orphaned at 13. The time you need family most ! I had watched my parents slowly kill themselves through drugs such as heroine ! I didn't really know then, but know it only...
    mesh98 mesh98 16-17, M 3 Responses Nov 3

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    I LOVE to meet and talk to other "adult orphans." I was lucky enough to have WONDERFUL parents that left me with lots of amazing memories, but I still love and miss them! I...
    SouthernDaisy SouthernDaisy 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 3

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    Me And My ShadowShadow, a little sheltie, came to me by way of extended family who went on vacation and left her in the care of my (ex)wife and me. She was three (the dog, not my...
    JesseLeeJames JesseLeeJames 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 10

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    You don't truly know darkness until your mind finally breaks. Everything around you that matters dissolves. You are an alien in your own skin. Suddenly everything around you...
    papergirl15 papergirl15 26-30, F Nov 10

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    My friend who I refer to as Josephine on this site is no longer my friend and it pains me greatly. It's not like we had a falling out or anything we just... fell apart. In seventh...
    HypoallergenicUnicorn HypoallergenicUnicorn 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 11

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    I have at least twice. It shattered my heart into a million pieces and took such a long time to move on.
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F Nov 11

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    I am NOT ASHAMED! And I never will be. I was a Prophetess and He create them as bold. He gives them boldness. I WILL NEVER, EVER BE ASHAMED! I will not. Please talk to your family...
    TracyNovember62014 TracyNovember62014 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 18

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    He was actually the love of my life and the man who I was going to marry. He passed away last year from early onset Parkinson's . We met and fell in love several years ago, before...
    emeraldangel emeraldangel 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 18

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    I still tell people I have 4 children. Because I do. My twins will forever be 4 years old. I'll never see them go to school. I won't ever hear there laughter again. My husband won...
    Echoes1 Echoes1 22-25, F Nov 19

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    I love to wrestle against other women, but alas I do not win them all. I have been pinned, forced to submit and made helpless. And I Hate To Loose!
    DonnaDomm DonnaDomm 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    Just wanted to say since October 9th I am down 16 lbs! I have a long way to go but I am feeling pretty proud! :-)
    lostinnewengland lostinnewengland 41-45, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Career. Home. And now drivers lisence. Whats next????
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Hi. My boyfriend makes me stay away from things im doing before. He doenst say it but im automatically submitting myself to do it. He doesnt want me to dye my hair into an ombre...
    dakingkong dakingkong 18-21, F Nov 19

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    Everyday It gets more and more depressing..don't know what else to do. :/
    Shygirl5003 Shygirl5003 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago