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I Live Outside The Norm

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    I live in a competitive town. I have lived here for 25 years. It helps to have down time. It helps to have people who live outside this town to compare notes with. It is nice to be...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M Dec 6

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    This attitude really KILLS me. Taking things too much into personal. I could not able to live a normal routine lifestyle. Mind filled with "Frustrating Thoughts".
    Neurons123 Neurons123 22-25, M Dec 6

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    I am beyond frustrated. Because of a divorce and some other personal issues (that were not my fault), I was forced to move back in with my parents. I am 43 years old and have a...
    cosmowoman13 cosmowoman13 41-45, F Nov 22

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    i think this group should be ashamed of themselves. mental illness is not normal. it destroys the lives of many. if it was so normal everyone would commit suicide. if mental...
    msworstlife msworstlife 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    I am type 1, diagnosed at 18. I was told then that I could live a relatively normal life if I took my medication daily, no matter how I felt. I have done that, and no, I have not...
    justjessa justjessa 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It is a beautiful sunny day....with a few flurries in the air. I was just outside to hang some laundry on the clothes line. It is so nice to have this opportunity, as I live in...
    sunnycaramelo sunnycaramelo 46-50, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I live in West Virginia and I live with my mother father and grandmother on a farm where we grow apples, corn, and tobacco. Also we have cattle and horses. This farm has been in...
    Zoekosmopoulos Zoekosmopoulos 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I realized my life will never be normal, I'm a creative and that means I'm naturally ******* weird and do add ****. But who really wants to be "normal" and live a life in confined...
    jojo0915 jojo0915 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 24

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    My life is so upside down, I fear for my own safety and sanity. I left my wife for a girl, I was wrong, I know this.. I left on promises that her feeelings were real, I told my...
    lerz2000uk lerz2000uk 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 27

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    i just moved to a new state and started ninth grade in august. in elementary & middle school was the worst i had 0 friends from forth grade to eighth not even someone to say hi to...
    khalanijane khalanijane 13-15, F Dec 2

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    Daily it seems I see the same post...someone stating they live in a sexless marriage. Sometimes I respond and offer advice though it feels like I'm just adding my voice to the many...
    RLB2 RLB2 41-45, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    her son was demonically possessed they thought that her son was crazy.They are wrong about it. Because i myself saw that guy levitate down the stairs when he is chasing me. I was...
    yodatheching yodatheching 22-25, F 17 hrs ago

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    Used to, lived in New Castle for about 10 years, moved back home to Minnesota earlier this year.
    white95zj white95zj 31-35, M 1 hr ago

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    I guess the world id wanna live in would be the world I daydream about. Where me and my girlfriend could see each other every day (in and out of school), have normal dates and not...
    DreamerFox DreamerFox 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    MORAL HAZARD as base for tightening regulations for the banking industry and for any industry for that matter....... This note is about the attitude of questioning the 'moral...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M Dec 12

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    People think that I'm the happiest person because I smile and laugh a lot. But actually I'm not. Sometime I just want to end everything when everyone that i trust cut all the...
    Julietxxx Julietxxx 16-17, F Nov 22

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    I actually live just outside norwich but hey! :D
    Calvexz Calvexz 26-30, F Dec 2

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    Big it up MK whoop whoop, although I live just outside mk near aylesbury
    Str8MaleCD Str8MaleCD 26-30, M Dec 11

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    VillaVuka is BIG LIAR!!! He say "Most people get arrested for the first time in their teens for dumb things like Underage Possesions. I was arrested for the first time aged...
    Bergenbabe Bergenbabe 36-40, F Dec 12

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    Okay, so I know internet is full of depressed 9 year old's bullcrapples but that won't stop me from writing this, so if you're gonna criticize me from being bothered by "silly...
    WeirdMoon WeirdMoon 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    My husband of 13 yrs has been living with chronic pain (testicular) for over 4 years now. The cause is due to a nerve disease. He's always been hilarious, the life of the party...
    watershed watershed 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    I have just stumbled upon something lovely (I can't recall where I found it), but I wanted to share it with you all: 1 You cannot change what you refuse to confront. 2 Sometimes...
    obscureriddle obscureriddle 22-25, F Dec 8

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    Well I'm not sure where this will end up. But I'm here as a former refuser. One to make some amends and two to tell the truth to all the women who are currently living with a...
    Transgressed Transgressed 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 10

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    I am not completely sure as to what defines normal. But the only thing I am sure is that I dont fit in. Not with anyone. I just wish someone told me how it is to be normal. Coz not...
    hira0126 hira0126 18-21, F 20 hrs ago

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    But I have PTSD... This makes it hard to even go outside. Be alone in a room. Or talk to anyone. Ehhhh, but **** happens.
    perilousindenvers perilousindenvers 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 29

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    i was borned and raised in japan.and i've been living here in my whole life so far. i'm not here for complaining or being racist. but i don't like the stytem of our country...
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F Dec 6

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    I have forever had dreams of being in a forest. In this cosy, quaint, cute little house with rain outside. And a hot husband.
    thescrap2hisbozley thescrap2hisbozley 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    the outside world looks bad today...I think I'll stay in...aaaaand then I realize the powers out too...great just great
    camelaf12 camelaf12 13-15, F Dec 11

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    I'm 22 years old and I'm terrified about living alone. I grew up with lots of siblings. In my country, extended families were very coomon and I was part of one. I've never had...
    gethro gethro 22-25, M Dec 12

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    When I know sex is on the cards I always pre play out the amazing erotic sensual untried scenario which I will initiate and the wife will respond too... But I guess her mind doesn...
    Likeitmanyways Likeitmanyways 31-35, M 4 Responses Dec 13

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    Well at the end of July my mother in law moved in, and was told she would be helping, well no such luck. Our sex life and intimacy has only gotten worse. I feel more like a...
    Fotoman Fotoman 46-50, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    "Eyes shut,ears shut,mouth shut. If it is happening outside these 4 walls don't get involved!" Or as my religion sums it up,"In the world but NOT of the world!"
    Jehov4Life Jehov4Life 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It is all in the definition. If you don't believe me, just check out my profile. You'll see how I define normal!!! And I'm very happy there's so many normal people around here...
    roleplayerjust4fun roleplayerjust4fun 51-55, M Dec 7

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    I did play video games and watch TV a little, but I was mostly outside either playing with my friends, killing/capturing bees, or both. I haven't killed a single bee in my new...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    I'm not going to go outside ever again 😓
    justalittlewallflower justalittlewallflower 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    Isn't the name of this group redundant? We all have a life outside EP. What changes is our degrees of satisfaction with it.
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 41-45, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I know that sounds wierd but it's so true normal is boring i tried it and it wasn't for me im insane and i love it sure it lowers my friend list but who needs friends that can't...
    truthfulwierdo truthfulwierdo 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    Sometimes I pretend to be normal... But it gets BORING! So I go back to being me :D
    RebeccaMontero RebeccaMontero 22-25, F 12 Responses Dec 3

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    So every time I move my arm I hear this squishy, cracking kind of crushing noise it doesn't typically hurt, so I'm wondering if this is normal has this ever happened to anyone ?
    MonsterRrR MonsterRrR 16-17, F Dec 5

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    Just be yourself!!! ;)If you try to be normal, then you miss out on being weird and awesome!
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 8 Responses Dec 6

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    I fly on my own wings. I don't think normal really exists.
    nicky242 nicky242 16-17, F Dec 9

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    My whole family is weird and some people think were "insane!" We all tried to be normal once, but none of us could do it! It was way too boring!
    s123456789s s123456789s 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hi there, I just want to help the kind of people that need more money to live. If it's simply for just having more money or because you really need it. I don't care. Well actually...
    Kayidan Kayidan 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    I have always been really close with this guy (lets name him S) who is my best friends brother (sucks). When I was about 8 years old my mom moved to a different country and i had...
    ilovecookiesalways ilovecookiesalways 13-15, F Nov 23

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    I love the out doors. When I went to live in my foster family they would take me out jeeping with the jeep club, fishing, hunting, hiking, swimming, boating, camp fire chit...
    squirllykid squirllykid 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 24

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