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I Loved And Lost But I Still Remain With An Open Heart

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    My Relationship With Sarah, A "Loved And Lost..." Story

    I’d like to preface this story by letting you know it is quite graphic. I tell stories from my life in living color. You will never get the TV-edited version of events from my life. One more thing you should know: I had a near death experience in 2005 that completely changed my...
    WhatIsMu WhatIsMu 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 6, 2011

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    Once Upon A Time?

    I was in love. I lost my love. I thought the world was at an end. I just knew that it would spin me into oblivion. It didn't, though, and it wouldn't  have anyway. That's not how it works. You do one of three things: You live and go on with life the best you can and...
    theredlady theredlady 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 8, 2009

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