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I Need a Mental and Emotional Break From the Stress In My Life

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    I need to turn my internet off for a week or so; I just need a break, I need to enjoy more just the computer screen. I suggest you try the same.
    ChaoticCaroline ChaoticCaroline 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    About 5 years ago my mom and sister came to live with my husband and I. It was okay at first,but shortly after I wanted to rip my own face off! It is a constant battle of, who is...
    unloveablemom unloveablemom 31-35 Jul 6

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    I think I should take a break from EP. I don't know, I mean there are a lot of ways this could go. I could be back on tomorrow, I could never actually leave or I might just leave...
    KilljoyKitty KilljoyKitty 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    Im taking a break from EP... Thank you everyone for your genuine support and care.. Thank you for being there when I was at my lowest point, when I thought that I was hopeless...
    purplefreespirit purplefreespirit 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I feel like something is missing from my life,I don't know if it's the warmth of a lover or am I craving for love..? For someone to tell me they love me and will never hurt me like...
    cocoastrawberry cocoastrawberry 18-21, F Jul 20

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    Times like these is when you understood me the most, I miss those days with you ..I had you as my diary, anything I want to say I'd come to you.. you had me the same way too.. we...
    Starz93 Starz93 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've been here like crazy for the last couple of weeks.. It's the only thing I do after coming home from work and doing some house chores.. It's been a good escape from work but I...
    ThePeach ThePeach 26-30, F Jul 15

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    It starts out with me feeling oddly detached from the world. I get light headed and my vision gets blurry. Then I get kinda panicked then before I know it I just wanna curl up and...
    JustABoredGirl JustABoredGirl 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    Have to break my break.. I got an awful mixed episode and could use some EP support.. I'm irritated and mad and I just can't contain it.. Only to come back to EP after 1 day...
    ThePeach ThePeach 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 19

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    Today is the third day we dont talk..for no specific reason..its just like silence is the only way to protect our relationship, i dont know if its my fault but i think we should...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm amazed at how some men can stay in their roles as fathers, husbands, providers, handymen, errand boys, etc. for decades. I've been so busy performing roles that I've finally...
    wiredwolf wiredwolf 31-35, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    It happened within the last month, the one thing everyone dreads knocking on their door. The police rang, they want my father for questioning because something came up that he's...
    murphys102 murphys102 18-21, F Jul 1

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    I dunno, EP just doesn't have the same feel that it did when I first joined. I like talking to people on here, but recently most of the guys I talked to have disappeared from here...
    sblp2017 sblp2017 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 9

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    Hey, baby, if you're out there, just hear me out. I am living a life without warmth or someone to hold on to. It's hard this way, waking up and you're not there. I.....It's...
    UniqueFlower14 UniqueFlower14 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I so desperately want to run away when I'm sad. Leave this place and find a new one. But then I realise...it's not new forever, and being human, we'll always find faults in this...
    Livelovedream16 Livelovedream16 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    need a boyfriend sweet and hot
    Iggylove Iggylove 13-15, F Jul 10

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    i need a boyfriend some that is sexy and not old someone age 14-16
    Iggylove Iggylove 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    ... I don't even know what to do anymore xD Sometimes you just need a place all to yourself no worries and Nooo internet.... No cellphone just open air and alone lost in thoughts...
    PaulinaaaO PaulinaaaO 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I wish I had a cottage or a house, someplace secluded, private and away from people. Some place with lots of acreage. In the woods maybe, maybe near lake.
    NovaScotia902 NovaScotia902 22-25 Jun 29

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    There's nothing more I love tan reading on silence, I'd love to get away from everything for a few days to be in peace
    kieran456 kieran456 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 2

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    I like to learn from my experience and my mistakes, i hate it when people expect me to learn from others, if i fail ill just deal with it, and i will admit i was wrong, but i have...
    desirejanice desirejanice 22-25, F Jul 13

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    I'm at a loss and the only thing that seems to help is travel or books, but I'm too broke for both.
    paigerita paigerita 18-21, F Jul 2

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    I'm just tired of being around the people i live with sometimes. I feel like no one understands my problems when i talk to them about it
    TaylorsierraWilson TaylorsierraWilson 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    Somewhere quiet where I can let my trapped emotions free. I love reading books. Those drag my into them like magic, depending on the story. A treehouse with a locking door and...
    HollyD23 HollyD23 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    My heart , I feel so lonely so empty I can't feel that I have a heart . :'(
    DrowningInPain2 DrowningInPain2 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Or, at least I think I do...
    desaro desaro 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I cheated on my husband, then i left him. He was mean, and I'm tired of repeating the details, but by mean I intend to say that he fits into many of the descriptors of an...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I cheated on my husband, then i left him. He was mean, and I'm tired of repeating the details, but by mean I intend to say that he fits into many of the descriptors of an...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I cheated on my husband, then i left him. He was mean, and I'm tired of repeating the details, but by mean I intend to say that he fits into many of the descriptors of an...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F a week ago

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    This will be my most personal story. It's not just about me, but I figured I should put everything in one place. This will be long, so anyone who actually wants to take the time to...
    lonachan lonachan 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    The movie After The Fall is one of my favorite movies. It is about a young woman who competes in a horse competition and has a horrible fall that renders her paralyzed. I am...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    Everyone in my life doesn't understand, nor do they try to understand the stresses of my life. People say to remove those people from your life, only thing is those people are all...
    JustThat6irl JustThat6irl 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    My boyfriend is deployed and I'm visiting family. I thought it would be a nice vacation to be home for my dad's birthday but I have been met with criticism and emotional abuse from...
    ace3022 ace3022 22-25, F Jul 5

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    I can't wait until my mother is dead. My father is declining and I think I am angry at him, too, but don't feel it as much as I do towards my mother, who is the narcissist. He just...
    culturedancer culturedancer 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    so a few months ago my dad started heightening his abuse of me, it's verbal and emotional but sometimes it even gets like physical not like hurting me but more like forcing me out...
    atinyratsy atinyratsy 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I am presently estranged from my family, except for contact with an elderly mother. My sister and brother-in-law have children and tend to host most of the family gatherings...
    Micikem Micikem 56-60, M 5 days ago

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    I dońt know how to describe my feelings but all i want is to disappear from this life , i never succeed in anything ...i couldnt succeed to find love, having a good job, being...
    nadyan nadyan 31-35, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I. Have. *******. Had it. I DON'T want to convene and hang out with your idiotic friends whom you've already stated were not worth keeping, I DON'T want to associate at all with...
    jahein137 jahein137 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Been awhile since I have been in here. We moved into our own place and started a business all in the last few weeks. My job has also changed to include three times the duties...
    RsBrat RsBrat 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    I don't know what to do anymore... I'm 15 and for the past 4 years I've bin completely lost in life, I've done everything in my power to just escape it, I'm to scared to runaway by...
    ForsakenSleep ForsakenSleep 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 1

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    yes i accept that i am so emotional girl but i hide this from the other even from my life partner because i know if i will show this to any one they will start taking undue...
    brokenangelia brokenangelia 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I have been diagnosed with clinical depression from the age of 15. I guess what got me started was the constant bullying I endured through my school years. At the age of 14, I...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I feel that I need some help. In high stress moments I catch myself having suicidal thoughts at times. I used to cut myself during my childhood. I thought about it today but I just...
    Shawneeluv Shawneeluv 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I don't like my home environment at all. Everyone shouts and it's just a messed up family, if you can even call it a family. The problem for me is that I want to get away from it...
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I would like to live a life estranged from my family. My father was abusive both physically and emotionally. The pain he has caused me throughout my 22 years is at times...
    Liz3125 Liz3125 18-21, F Jul 13

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    I just want to know what it's like to be 100% happy. I want to not be self conscious and I want to be happy with my choices and decisions. But it's hard when all I have ever been...
    cutecrazy05 cutecrazy05 22-25 2 Responses a week ago

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    In October of 2012, my ex and I broke up. We dated for four years and we were each other's first love. We usually broke up for about a few days and got back together; it wasn't so...