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I Live Within My Means

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    My Ode To Debt -   Debt, appears everywhere, a poison in this world Affects developed and developing in equal measure Everyone seems to owe, but only a few, can...
    MAKETEANOTWAR MAKETEANOTWAR 41-45, M Apr 29, 2010

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    No Debt, No Sweat! - I can't even believe some of the stuff I learned when I was a bill collector for a while. People are financially insane. (((And they scream a lot)))
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 25, 2011

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    ---- MEDIBANK PRIVATISATION PROPOSAL BY ABBOTT GOVERNMENT ---- Below is what I wrote about the idea of Privatisation in regard to real life experiences and the explanations for...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M Mar 26

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    BADGERYS CREEK AS SECOND SYDNEY AIRPORT ............. SUMMARY: Badgerys Creek Airport may or may not be the best site as SECOND AIRPORT for Sydney. Alternative of an airport...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 2 days ago

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    BADGERYS CREEK AS SECOND SYDNEY AIRPORT ............. SUMMARY: Badgerys Creek Airport may or may not be the best site as SECOND AIRPORT for Sydney. Alternative of an airport...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    From a boat that drifts off behind me, I take the first step. An Island whose beauty lies before me, I take another step. The path I once walked, like the boat is gone beyond the...
    Wakanpyro Wakanpyro 46-50, M Mar 25

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    You entered: Talynn _____ _______ You like to control everyone within your influence, to shape things to your own liking. If positive, you develop high spirituality, as you have a...
    Talynn Talynn 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Life goes on and I don't want to. I just want it to stop...just for a while to let me catch up to reality.It snowed the day we buried mom...she's next to my dad on top of a knoll...
    rosieapparition rosieapparition 51-55, F 13 Responses Apr 2

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    I dont like it all the time . . . But I have been married in the past And I have lived with lovers and friends And mostly I lived with my children when they were young. But now I...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Just for fun I again used both my real name and my username Wraithorn. Again I received rather similar results. The first is for Wraithorn, although i must say that i do not...
    wraithorn wraithorn 41-45, M Mar 26

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    Going green Using Olive Maid-matron of Beach Wedding Dresses honour Dresses-short environmentally friendly prom gowns A lot of practices concerning the classic bridal gowns have...
    flowydresses flowydresses 18-21, M a week ago

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    You are a Wolf! (your score: 23) 23 Characters: Marek, Alanka, Kerza, and Kara in the Aspect of Crow trilogy and "Storm Reaper"; Lance in "The Wild's Call" Powers: Stealth...
    codait codait 16-17, F Apr 6

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    We have lived a Domestic Discipline lifestyle for 3 years now and it is a wonderful life. Many couples would benefit from DD if they truly understood it!
    princess1950 princess1950 36-40, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    We are in the UK and live a Domestic Discipline lifestyle.
    princess1950 princess1950 36-40, F 3 hrs ago

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    Im from the north west .... Fed up of people asking me if i have a posh accent because i live in England xD some people I'm fine with when they ask me but... Its wired cause my...
    otakugamerwolf otakugamerwolf 13-15, F 4 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I finally lined up both a marriage counselor (to help us sort out whether or not our marriage is toast) and an individual therapist (to help me get my **** together) and now the...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 16 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Two weeks ago, I shared what I thought would be my current status for awhile. Life being what it is - it has thrown me into a crazy roller coaster loop once again. The good news...
    lightblueeyes lightblueeyes 46-50, F 21 Responses Mar 28

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    Someone help me, I am so scared of my parents, I hate coming home from school, my mum has grounded me for the rest of the year and I know she means it because when she says...
    lili03 lili03 13-15, F Apr 8

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    You think you have all the time in the world. You don’t. I live in a sexless marriage. I made major decisions and made many choices to live alongside a man who found it...
    ifoundmehere ifoundmehere 41-45, F 26 Responses Mar 20

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    hello i want to tell life story.She is from Azerbaijan former soviet republic .This country belongs neither europe nor asia the culture and people mixed.She married man.This man...
    1kewa 1kewa 26-30, F Mar 26

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    Wake up mode! I am I great pain and can't control it! I am trying to figure out how to get over it. I found a few things to think about, that may help me. I tried to force true...
    Cucly80 Cucly80 31-35, F 9 Responses Mar 18

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    So Please Take Your Temper And Leave. *locks door*..... My childhood was spent receiving and coping with family members whose hotheaded tempers provided lessons to learn regarding...
    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 4 Responses Mar 19

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    BANKING, INSURANCE, SUPERANNUATION, WELATH MANAGEMENT in AUSTRALIA.... HISTORY, FUTURE AND IMPACT ON AVERAGE PEOPLE........ I was in banking-finance-investment management for some...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M Mar 21

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    The Rogue Unmasked My Queen I know that I have been a thorn in your side, I do apologize a bit for that, but as you will soon see it was for a purpose. The evils that you have...
    dandydan1999 dandydan1999 51-55, M 6 Responses Mar 27

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    Hear ye, hear ye... Let it be known that the Queen has vowed off all scamps, scoundrels, rogues and pirates and will only keep the company of nice men (if there are any out there...
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 8 Responses Mar 27

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    Well, I am looking forward to each weekend…mostly Saturday. I am taking my wife on a cheap date. We seem to have a lot of cheap dates, yep I said it and to be honest with you…I...
    wvtxpen wvtxpen 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    ...Well almost, I currently live in Phoenix,Arizona but am hoping to move down south in California near LA within a few months!
    xobluebirdxo xobluebirdxo 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    Thought this was worth a read. Not applicable to all but still interesting. A lack of sexual interest in women is a big topic Fotolia_49866286_XS Peter and Andrea are teachers...
    HusbandOfOne HusbandOfOne 41-45, M 13 Responses a week ago

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    SUPERANNUATION TAX CONCESSION & PENSION BENEFITS......... SUMMARY: This note talks about the cost of tax benefits due to superannuation contribution and profits from...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 2 days ago

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    In case you think that Opposite Land is perfect, it isn't. No tax refund for me this year. Instead, a $6,500 tax bill due to how things worked out for me in the divorce settlement...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 12 Responses 2 days ago

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    People often say "you can't prove God is real" and the people who say this are often of the opinion that if something is true then it is of this universe. In other words they think...
    T4RD15 T4RD15 26-30 Apr 6

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    Emma means universal. Maybe something else but that's all I know what it means
    PteMatriarch PteMatriarch 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    Actually we both suffer chronic pain. you might think this would bring us together or we would understand each other. But he says i discount his pain as though it is nothing. I...
    zionpegasus zionpegasus 41-45 Mar 17

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    Huzzah, a lost friend has returned to the fold. :) I became friends with a barista at a cafe I frequent over the space of getting to know her over the last couple years. Her...
    Xaeth Xaeth 36-40, M 5 Responses Mar 19

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    I am curious, if a person is not Christian then where do the guidelines for what to do in marriage come from? This isn't meant to be antagonistic at all, it is a question I have...
    Usernametbd Usernametbd 36-40, M 16 Responses Mar 20

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    Rules of Engagement - A few new members have posted in this forum recently, and while I've only been a member for few weeks, I thought I'd share my opinion on the purpose of this...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 15 Responses Mar 20

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    I've been in a marriage for quite some time, but fell away from sex within my marriage about one year ago. I had been the one attempting to encourage my wife to have relations with...
    AVisionary AVisionary 36-40, M 11 Responses Mar 20

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    He came by tonight. Didn't grab very much stuff. I'm itching to get this man totally out of my life now that the process has begun. I think he's weirded out that I keep wanting to...
    Solonely80 Solonely80 31-35, F 7 Responses Mar 21

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    Hello. I'm roshana . Last night i went to aarsham's house(my brother) he was going out he kissed me andhe showed his beautiful smile to me i saw in his eyes that he is so sad...
    aarsham aarsham 18-21, M Mar 23

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    The Right Person, Not The Right Time, or Place... Letting go is a process. It's always hard, but there is some truth to the line "the first cut is the deepest". Honestly, thank...
    Iamhere4me Iamhere4me 36-40, M 3 Responses Mar 25

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    It's become horrible beyond my describing capabilities! The way I just don't feel well at all :/ It's like the mental and psycological torture wasn't enough, so I've got to deal...
    Soligem Soligem 18-21 Mar 27

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    Result of the “talk” Friday night & going to try to keep this as condensed as possible. But, Im going to preface this with….some ppl on here would NOT consider my situation...
    Neverthoughtit Neverthoughtit 46-50, F 11 Responses Mar 29

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    Here's an update: Tomorrow is a full year with no sex, no intimate touch, nothing. Is it a big deal to me? Yes and no. There has been progress made in last few months in therapy...
    indianoutlaw indianoutlaw 31-35, M 6 Responses Apr 2

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    Literally. She has saved my life more times than I can count. She means the world to me. I've struggled with depression for almost ten years and ever since I met her, she's been my...
    BelleofApril BelleofApril 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    "Friends with Benefits" / "Sex Buddy" / "Outsourcing" - This is essentially a personal opinion, and as such, completely discardable. It is not advice, or a suggestion. What I hope...
    bazzar bazzar 56-60, M 14 Responses Apr 5

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    After hearing comments yesterday from two women I am close to, I came to the realization that I exhibit passive-aggressive behavior. It was completely out of context of our...
    StuffedAnimal StuffedAnimal 36-40, M 9 Responses 5 days ago

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    Update by request.... I was asked by the lovely ifoundmehere to update my story. :) I've been in my own place since February 22. Things are going well. I have a good job...
    MissLee MissLee 46-50, F 17 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am so alone, every day is a battle for me. I feel so worthless, fat and ugly. Hope one day i ´ll know what happy means..
    assia25 assia25 16-17, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Letting go of something or someone is never easy, even when we know its within our best interests to do so. Today I let go. It won't be easy, but I am hopeful and strong, and I...
    SagSunshine2014 SagSunshine2014 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    These scars tell a thousand stories and because I can never talk or even explain why I do, I just end up breaking down crying, like every night! I feel so ashamed of myself because...
    georgiecrouch georgiecrouch 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I cannot express how much she means to me, I love her inexpressibly. We met once, in New York, and I loved everything about her. Her personality, her smile, everything about her is...
    Acrylics Acrylics 22-25 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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