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I Have Overcome Alot

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    My Life'S Ups And Downs - I was born in 1989 in July to a wonderful mother who had to be a single parent. She did her best by all accounts even though she was diagnosed with breast...
    SomniumProeliator SomniumProeliator 22-25, F Jun 28, 2013

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    Cheers to Us - I know I have gone through some things in my 29 years.  maybe not as much as some, but more than others.  I am proud of having lived through it all too...
    Deadweezyl Deadweezyl 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 9, 2008

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    I have overcome Schizophrenia!!! Who the SON SETS FREE IS FREE INDEED.....From the moment I fell when I was 19----The voices told me that I sold my soul! I was redeemed! I had just...
    Jesusfoundme Jesusfoundme 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I was just recently diagnosed with this ugly virus and I'm struggling so hard to think positive. My hardest thing to overcome is the fact that people will not view me as the old me...
    tg6199 tg6199 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 26

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    I got necrotizing fasciitis in my right arm, back and shoulder, AKA, the flesh eating bacteria, 2 years ago. Doctors suspected I got it from the mouth during some intense root...
    tikimon tikimon 46-50, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I've been struggling with trich for almost 2 years but i all started when I was a toddler, I would twirl my hair and pull it fascinated by the thought of loosing hair but in 2012 i...
    ghoulls ghoulls 13-15, F Mar 17

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    I have many scars. I used to be clumsy as a kid, so I have a lot of scars from trips and falls. But..mostly, I have a lot of scars from self-mutilation. I don't have a...
    imryll imryll 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I'm at what was supposed to be) my last semester of my senior year in college. During this semester I realized that I do not want to make a career out of my major. At the same...
    AdelaideGray AdelaideGray 22-25 Mar 28

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    I struggle to talk to people. I consider myself as an introvert . I don't know how to overcome this problem. When I go out I feel left out . I just wonder if I suffer from...
    cheekyp cheekyp 18-21, F Mar 30

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    when i was little i got eczema. i was able to overcome it during high school but it was replace by constantly having boils. again i overcome this problem however because of wearing...
    cltv624 cltv624 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Well I'm pretty much homeless again... Moving from place to place at least... "Couch surfing" as it were. The first few nights were awkward at best, but I tried to make the most...
    Anonymouself Anonymouself 41-45, M 4 Responses Apr 1

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    I've never been pull free as far as I can remember, but the past week I'd only had the occasional pick rather than a pulling spree... Until yesterday when I had a really stressful...
    mblo2984 mblo2984 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    At my school there are dozens of cute girls and the boys only pay attention to them and not to the rest of the girls. It makes me feel ugly and unwanted and I get extremely jealous...
    CeeCeeBaybeex3 CeeCeeBaybeex3 13-15, F Mar 20

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    My classmates and I were taking the "Are you left-brained or right-brained?" test on the internet, unfortunately, I was next to the guy I didn't like and he was messing around with...
    Ansonicchi Ansonicchi 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 26

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    I desperately want to over come my fear of driving. It's seriously preventing me from being independent. Anyone have any advice to offer on this?...
    SirenSong13 SirenSong13 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Synesthesia has to be the biggest thing I had to overcome after my car accident. While yes, the death of my parents wrecked me emotionally, my sister was able to help me with...
    JustGetBackUp JustGetBackUp 18-21 1 Response Mar 28

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    At a very young age I suffered a serious head injury which left me paralyzed on one side(my left),doctors told my parents that I would never walk again. My family refused to accept...
    theswordinthestone theswordinthestone 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    Hiya!!!:) soooooo, tonight we r going to be having t-storms and tbh, t-storms are petrifying ......I'm just so tired of being scared, staying up late, not being able to do whatever...
    Runawayday Runawayday 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    He's a boy I met on this site, he's an amazing person.. and we instantly became best friends.. But now a days he's never chatting with me, I wonder why.. I was really hurt, I don't...
    sagittariansunderathena sagittariansunderathena 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I hate people always putting others down! All people are beautiful! All people are smart! When people finally realize this there will be so much less conflict. When the power of...
    Datboiichen Datboiichen 18-21, M a week ago

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    Well today i knew my attendence was not enough to complete this semester.Another bad semester, a failed one , a terrible one.And i have no one to tell to, its in my mind, i carry...
    edwn112 edwn112 18-21, M Mar 27

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    well what can i say i have had this from pueberty and thought i was alone in the world with this affliction. couldn't take my t-shirt off for years in front of family and friends...
    tomoriordan32 tomoriordan32 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    Everynight I lay in bed and say never again. "Tomorrow will be different" but no..it's always the same, it never stops, I'm worthless, I can see how my friends are so happy and I'm...
    tnbc12 tnbc12 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I had a bad repetitive strain injury as a result of being a guitarist studying music at university. It forced me to quit school in my final year. To complicate things, I also lost...
    AJWalton AJWalton 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    I'm in nursing school, i've been required to go to these meetup groups once a week for the past 4 months. I never thought of this as a place for friendships to be made..but i...
    7Saren 7Saren 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I have a fear of barbers and barber's shops. I think it originates from my childhood and being taken to the barbers by my mum. Perhaps I'm scared of having my hair cut too short, I...
    hairguy49 hairguy49 46-50, M Apr 7

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    I have mild agoraphobia. I can leave my home and I do things hours away, so I have a pretty decent sized "comfort zone". The problem is that my agoraphobia has really prevented me...
    an2012 an2012 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    and depression and ocd. but, lately the social anxiety just gets worse and worse. i cant even keep a job because i cant stand that people see me. it makes me want to hide.. i get...
    lt623 lt623 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    All my life I've had obstacles that I've had to personally overcome myself, I didn't quite understand why I was going through such things when I was younger but because I'm much...
    AaleeyahPetty AaleeyahPetty 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    ***Before you read this: I am NOT looking for sympathy and/or pity; I'm trying to explain a little what living with this disorder is like. Please don't feed the narcissist's supply...
    LiquidThinking LiquidThinking 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    Case#1 Part two: I am lying bound and gagged on a bed in my schoolgirl outfit. I can’t see or hear anything in this quiet room. The cloth tied around my eyes is real tight...
    schoolgyrlKaren schoolgyrlKaren 41-45 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have mild PTSD. I show a lot of the symptoms but not too intensely. But sometimes, something happens, it's like a switch gets flipped and I panic. I'm overcome by anxiety and...
    missalkali missalkali 18-21, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I don't think I'd ever tell anyone but I might as well. I have Schizoaffective Disorder which, in a basic definition, it's like Bipolar and Schizophrenia, some people have...
    PitchDaffy PitchDaffy 22-25, F 9 hrs ago

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    My husband has been drinking every single day for the last 17 years. I can count on one hand the number of days he has gone without drinking in the last 10 years. Two months ago I...
    MrsElizabeth MrsElizabeth 31-35, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Just because I like this..... The Type Sarah Kay If you grow up the type of woman men want to look at, you can let them look at you. But do not mistake eyes for hands. Or...
    BloviatingBuffoon BloviatingBuffoon 70+, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I'm making a list of "Things I’m proud of about myself." Thus far, there is only one item on the list (the inspiration for the list in itself). It may not seem like much to you...
    shannonymous shannonymous 18-21, F 1 Response 51 mins ago

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    I have a question for everyone :) So I was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome a few years ago and am aware about it for a while now. Lately, however I have been having random...
    EurydiceKallos EurydiceKallos 16-17, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I actually stopped a while back. Not really, like last year after Christmas. It's hard but I did and I'm proud of myself. My girlfriend looked down on me for it, though she has...
    ExileTraveler ExileTraveler 13-15, F 13 hrs ago

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    I was born with one leg shorter than the other and had a couple of leg lengthening ops which never worked. Im now 29 and have been suffering with severe back pain which spreads...
    daddyhaggis daddyhaggis 26-30, M 12 hrs ago

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    FOR MEN WHO LIKE TROPHY WOMEN: The prettier they are the more psycho they are... only in the most rare cases will you find the one who isn't.. even then she still requires a lot...
    destinyisfate destinyisfate 22-25, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Yes, I sometimes do. I sometimes, but only some times, want to have an illicit affair, with all of the things that comes with this. And when I say this, of course, because it is me...
    Lgl700 Lgl700 51-55, M 11 hrs ago

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    Since, childhood i have been waking up at 6am in the mornings :) i have the habit of combing my hair always and looking my self into the mirror, i always saw myself pretty with my...
    shlproy123 shlproy123 26-30, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I find it impossible to love myself, and I don't know why. I have had an amazing upbringing with supportive parents and a great life, but every moment of my life I'm putting myself...
    LeavesOfSunshine LeavesOfSunshine 13-15, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    The past year I have been attacked by my anxiety it is now the only constant I have. My depression was under control when this round of anxiety started doc said I need to get my...
    CaptPetemoss CaptPetemoss 41-45, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Though I have chosen to mostly integrate, I still have child energy-alters who show up. When life gets sticky or a task becomes difficult, there is still the urge to throw it onto...
    slver slver 51-55, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    1.) When people chew with their mouth open or talk with their mouth full. 2.) I don't care how old they are, but it really ticks me off when someone is disrespectful. 3.) When...
    DoveBreath DoveBreath 26-30, F 8 hrs ago

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    Give a man a fish & feed him for a day Teach him to fish & you feed him for a lifetime. Many people set out into the world to help everyone and end up never really helping anyone...
    OnewithJC OnewithJC 36-40, F 5 hrs ago

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    Every person has dealt with low self-esteem and so have I. It’s not the best feeling in the world, but it’s not that bad either. The way we value ourselves is a hard thing to...
    BeingAnAnglophile BeingAnAnglophile 16-17, F 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Soda. Soda is my worst enemy. I think about drinking it all the time and it sounds so good but then I think of how bad it is for me. It doesn't help with my weight or with my body...
    LazyCatEmma LazyCatEmma 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I have a friend named kami. She's helped me out throughout my life and the better part of six years. During my marriage and in the dead middle of it, she was there for me to nag...
    flibsley flibsley 31-35, M 1 hr ago

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    There has been no official diagnosis. But, all my life I have felt very different from everyone else. Job after job I have had a difficult time forming close relationships and...
    pottersclay pottersclay 41-45, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I woke up randomly at 3:30 this morning and haven't gone back to sleep. My stomach was fine and I was just stressed. A few minutes after I thought that I started having sort of gas...
    Raynbowe Raynbowe 22-25, F 10 hrs ago