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I Live In a Foreign Country

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    Ummm...

    Yeah, I guess I could say I do.  I mean, doesn't everybody live in a foreign country?  Whatever country they live in is never foreign to them because it's where they live...but for everyone who lives in a different country than theirs, it is foreign... I live in the...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan 22-25, M 7 Responses Aug 1, 2009

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    Making Friends Is Tough

    Hi Everyone, I've been living in Italy for the past three and a half years. I moved over here to be with my boyfriend, and I was sure that in no time I'd have created a little circle of friends of my own instead of always relying on him and his friends for company (who, let's...
    Kobolt Kobolt 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 30, 2009

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    A Year + A Lifetime In Ireland

    I was born and lived for 18 years in a tiny village in the Italian Alps, population 4000. Growin up there was easy: I had a loving and caring family and the support of a strong community, but somehow I felt that that was not my place. I looked at the people my age with a mixture...
    Ellie84 Ellie84 26-30, F Dec 8, 2010

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    I left the US two years ago.

    I was a bit nervous-worried that my wife and children wouldn't be happy or wouldn't find friends. My worries were unfounded. It was one of the best moves I have ever made. I live and work in a little city. We have all made a lot of friends. The kids go to an international school...
    jcm1963 jcm1963 46-50, M Mar 5

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    Always Have, Always Will (possibly?)

    I have never actually lived in a country which I was a citizen of. I have no idea which country I will live in the future. I am a bit of a nomad, actually, lol.
    righteouschica righteouschica 18-21, F Dec 17, 2012

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    The Parrot´s Death

    Around one month after my arrival to the States a few years ago, the host family I lived with made me leave home apparently because they thought I murdered a parrot. This episode of my life helped me to observe the world in a way I never thought about before. My name is **** and...
    Wordai Wordai 18-21, M May 3, 2009

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    I moved to Hong Kong a few days ago and my computer thinks 'Hong' is not a word, even in tandem with 'Kong'. The good news is I can talk about King Kong all I want without making...
    barepanda barepanda 26-30, M Jun 29

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    Most of my travel occurred when I was in the US Navy 1980 to 1984. Diego Garcia was my first foreign country. It was a BIOT, British Indian Ocean Territory. It was a beautiful...
    pfuzylogic pfuzylogic 51-55, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I do believe Obama wasn't the best choice for this country. I absolutely felt that way from day one. But, it's also important to remember that the mess other people leave behind...
    sleepingangel sleepingangel 18-21, F 5 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I believe that we get entangled in our everyday lives and take most things for granted. It is important to enrich our lives with experiences from other countries for a lot of...
    drchrisgaza drchrisgaza 31-35, M Jul 16

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    I am Old Fashioned in some ways it seems Today , with this new Weeny Generation. I believe in Not Only Country Flag Freedom and Forces , but in individual Freedom , minding ones...
    TsavoHunter TsavoHunter 36-40, M Jul 15

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    I am just fed up from my life and my country. I lost my family. I lost my friends. I lost my job. I lost my home. I lost my finance. I lost my love. There is nothing left for me in...
    AsfaqAlam AsfaqAlam 22-25, M Jul 6

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    I was born, which goes without saying, in Dobbs Ferry Hospital on May 27, 1955 and lived in the small town of Ardsley, New York. I am one of three children born to Mr. and Mrs...
    JollyRogerLVIII JollyRogerLVIII 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 7

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    Subject: Detroit "Suburb" Dearborn, Michigan makes the news (This is from a fellow who says he lives and works in Dearborn!) Can't work in the school system front offices if...
    fitsjustfine fitsjustfine 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 7

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    I live on the Sunshine Coast in QLD Australia and live on a small suburban block. I used to live on acreage for a few years and loved it but the house had drainage problems and we...
    BrainnahGrace BrainnahGrace 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Since my return from a primitive skills and living course, starting a community in the wilderness constantly runs through my mind. Many times in the past I have been more concerned...
    EyeOfLight EyeOfLight 18-21 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I want to live in my imaginary world Because when I'm there it's the only moment where I have nothing on my mind there are only 2 moments in the world when I don't feel sad txting...
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    This is the first time I am sharing my story. Exactly as I said before, I feel like I live in Hell. Hell on Earth, that is. Now, let me tell you why. First of all, I have a large...
    Mymin Mymin 13-15, F 12 hrs ago

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    A couple of weeks ago I met someone. He is a really good-looking, tall guy with somewhat sad bright blue eyes. It was in a place frequently visited by tourists, so it wasn't hard...
    Julize Julize 18-21, F Jul 5

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    Country to the bone. Born, live, and will die country. :)
    justalilcountry justalilcountry 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    Hi, I am new in EP and I think this website is so cool. I live in Indonesia, which for me, is the country with no imagination. I have lots of big dreams and I share it to other...
    nannaiskandar nannaiskandar 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    not that I don't love my country. I just wanted to know how it feels to live in different environment, different culture and all. Right now i'm in my senior year and I want to...
    gytriajeng gytriajeng 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    Would Like to Live In the Country Instead of the City
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am an American and proud of it and I will shout it above the roof tops, I will shout it in downtown LA and downtown Bagdad Iraq. We are the greatest country on earth by far and I...
    abbyseaney abbyseaney 16-17, T 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Ghana, West Africa had held my heart since the day i stepped foot on their soil. Its so hard to put into words how much of an impact going to an African country will have on your...
    amandakleveland amandakleveland 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    This note will certainly offend many but somehow I need to make a point... 1) We now have several senators that have been elected with minimum number of votes cast for them...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 9

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    Getting tired of this country...I still gotta stay a while,who knows how long.Maybe years,maybe months...maybe I get tired of all,pack up my things and leave.Whatever. Thing is I...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Jul 14

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    I'm country girl at heart, but I kinda like that city life too 🐷🌃
    BeccaK1 BeccaK1 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    Back when I was still in the US to have my on-the-job training program, there's this time when I'm in a cab going home from work. The driver (who is a woman) and I were kinda...
    Mrclubhouse Mrclubhouse 18-21, M Jul 17

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    So I like this guy who lives in Germany, but he's Russian. I live in Greece and he has family in my country. We started talking on Facebook because I found him by accident. He had...
    athenakats athenakats 18-21, F Jul 9

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    I live two lives. To other people, I seem like a really weird, lazy kid who fantasizes a lot. When their backs are turned, and when they're not around I'm actively planning for...
    Overlord0 Overlord0 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    Country music, in my opinion is some of the best out there. Sorry, I do not consider Taylor swift country... But anyway, the reason I love country music the most (80's music is my...
    AMB97 AMB97 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    I go to school at home, I have no friends, I don't even see kids my age because I live in the country away from everything pretty much. I can't go anywhere other than my house. I...
    StokesQuirky StokesQuirky 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I hate Russia. I hated it since I was a kid and with age grew my hatred. I was obviously born in the wrong place, because I've never ever felt anything warm towards this place...
    soproni soproni 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 14

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    I hate Saudi Arabia. I lived in USA for almost 3 years and it was awesome. My parents are old and they love me and relay on me so much. I don't want to break their hearts. I know...
    kba85 kba85 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    It's not really fun here...& I live in the fun urban part. There's fun things to do, but most cost money & are spread out. D; Honestly, the thing people do most here for fun is go...
    njgirll njgirll 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Who else lives in California ? :3
    VictoriaKeepItReal VictoriaKeepItReal 13-15, F 22 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Best Friends? - One of the appeals my STBX made to me when he was trying to change my mind about divorcing him was that he was "losing his best friend". That made me pause and...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 16 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Im in illinois right now abd ive always wanted to live somewhere like california or florida. Outside the Usa probably somewhere like the uk
    L00kas L00kas 13-15, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I have forced my husband to live a life without sex for what was supposed to be the good of everyone. It was not he did not want sex, if fact there were many times he was demanding...
    isis55 isis55 56-60, F 7 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I still have this illusion that my life would be better if I lived somewhere else. But I know it's just not true
    emmacla emmacla 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I've been fighting depression in and off for many years. I can't seem to find my happy place in life. But when I dream ... I'm Never sad or depressed. I'm always happy. Wish there...
    mrfister1967 mrfister1967 46-50, M 10 hrs ago

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    I've been fighting depression on and off for many years. I can't seem to find my happy place in life. But when I dream ... I'm Never sad or depressed. I'm always happy. Wish there...
    mrfister1967 mrfister1967 46-50, M 9 hrs ago

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    i think carseats save lives....?
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Live in Indiana gay and need a bf close to me!
    southernboysworld southernboysworld 13-15, M 4 hrs ago

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    How do you establish what your time limit should be? . Many of you in this group have suggested to set a time limit on how long you are willing to live in the sexless marriage...
    Musicalangel13 Musicalangel13 31-35, F 4 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    COMMUNITY PROFILE: The Town of Sutton is a rural community located in the heart of the Blackstone Valley, minutes from Worcester and the Mass Pike and just 15 minutes from the...
    robert1013v robert1013v 41-45, M Jun 29

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