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I Learned to Embrace Past Pain

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    Alone In Darkness

    In the depths of nothing I hear their screams of suffering. The lonely broken souls call out to me. We are together, yet all alone as the darkness courses through our veins. I want just a small grain of golden oats but still I hunger alone but together in the darkness. Searching...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F Jan 15, 2012

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    Fear of Being Hurt By My Own Past

    I grew up abused as a child and teenager. Then I was mentally abused while in the military.  The adversity I experienced, the humiliation from others certainly kept me in a low self esteem mode. I had been told by therapist to write my autobiography as it could be...
    Micayla Micayla 61-65, F 3 Responses Jul 8, 2009

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    It Took a Long Time

    After so many years of the  pin and torment that others caused and I have subjected myself to, I have finally learned to accept myself for who I am.  So many times in the past, I have thought about just stopping the maddness and ending my life.  It wasn't untill I...
    Michellewhois Michellewhois 56-60 2 Responses Jul 18, 2009

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    Accept It Now

    My early transition years were not easy. Though I may have had "dream come true" it left me still very messed up. Going through puberty was hell. It seems my body was fighting me every step of the way.I was on hormone treatment to make me female, but my head was really in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 21, 2010

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    The three most important lessons I´ve learned: 1. Help yourself, or nobody will help you. 2. Don´t trust anybody fully. 3. Only if you are doing your job with love and all...
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    Nikkisela Nikkisela 61-65, F 3 Responses Jan 31

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    2tailkitsune 2tailkitsune 13-15, M Jan 30

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    Recalling yet another death. It just struck me and was highly unsettling. I was stabbed in the chest. The knife or blade or whatever it was pierced my heart directly. The first...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    i learned that you cannot make someone return what you feel. that remaining loyal to someone who didn't care about you was not something that gained you anything more than...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M Jan 29

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    Remembering the past is such a easy and yet painful thing to do miss you man
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    Pain me and pain are like this, err this, even this is painfull but if it werent for my pain I would learn nothing.
    rangerbob1967 rangerbob1967 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 25

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