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I Have Ten Times the Responsibilities of Most People My Age

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 26 People

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    all of my friends my age ask my how I do it. all of my older friends marvel at how young I am. I'm 19. I've been graying since I was 15. I now have crows feet and fine lines. could be worse.  it's not that I really mind the extra responsibility. I'm at the age when I...
    09healed08 09healed08 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    I put it all on myself so i can't really complain about it. It is my choice after all.
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M Mar 17, 2010

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    I Became A Mother Without The Sex. . . .

    I've always been the mother hen. The girl with the plan, the back up plan, and the back up plan for the back up plan. Ask my family what I wanted to be, and the majority would say a secretary. The other part would say a house keeper. Not that there is anything wrong with those...
    ThatGirlYouNeverNoticed ThatGirlYouNeverNoticed 13-15, F Nov 16, 2010

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    AnonymousNinja123 AnonymousNinja123 18-21, F Jan 20, 2014

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    In recent years I have established boundaries and stuck to them. So yes I am admitting that for years all the responsibilities I had we're self imposed. I raised my parents in some ways. It was a strange arrangement, but I have since broken out of that relationship. The reason I...
    philosophicmyth philosophicmyth 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 17, 2010

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    I want to get to know more about people who share the same feelings and problems that I have, regardless of age, sex and race... But 3 days in EP, I've got blocked by member, I...
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    My dog had me assed out. Literally! He is a little 3 1/2 year old Yorkie that I adore. He loves to be near me. He sleeps in my bed and often likes to snuggle close or just lie...
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    Miss people on here I knew. Or know and haven't talked to for ages. Makes me sad.... Haven't been able to log on much really. Used to get on everyday about two years ago.. Life's...
    Bonnienz Bonnienz 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I wonder how many of you wonderful people might have something in common with me, I won't tell you first, but I'll post a few topics and I'd like you all to answer, and those I...
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    I don't understand other people fussing about my username "Alone" I made this way back in 2008 I think. Please don't connect everything that I post that I'm alone :) I'm not.
    alone03 alone03 22-25, F Jan 12

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    I do!! .. I have two beautiful babies. Both big dogs. My guys dog died a couple weeks ago and it hurt like the death of a real friend. Dogs are loyal, they just want to love you...
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    MsUnfathomable MsUnfathomable 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    True. Dogs wont complain and the later you get home the more excited they become to see you
    Horse10202 Horse10202 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    I really find most people hard to deal with. They are so selfish and most wont do anything to help anyone unless it involves something in it for them. Even family members are lazy...
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    hancockian hancockian 66-70, M Jan 7

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    BloviatingBuffoon BloviatingBuffoon 70+, F 20 Responses Jan 13

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    I tend to do this a lot, most of the time I don't do it intentionally, it just happens because my mind operates differently than most people!
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