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I Never Thought I Would Live This Long

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    I Was Never Supposed to Make It This Long

    I was born way to soon leaveing me with issues.According to the doctors I would never make it  past 3 weeks so  it was best just to  accept it and move on.Well I made it to  6 months themn they said I would  never make it past 2 years old.I made it past...
    littleboyblue16 littleboyblue16 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 5, 2009

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    I'm Still Surprised!!!!

    WELL, IT'S NOT THE MOST INTERESTING STORY, BUT IT'S MINE. IT'S KIND OF EMBARRASSING AS WELL. EVER SINCE I WAS IN MY EARLY 20'S I HAD A PROBLEM WITH ALCOHOL AND I AM TELLING THIS STORY BECAUSE I HOPE IT MIGHT HELP SOMEONE OUT THERE THAT IS TIPPING A FEW TOO MANY AT THE AGE OF 22...
    kindlemam kindlemam 46-50, M Feb 9, 2012

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    Never Thought I'd Last Through The Dark Days

    never did i think i would last this long. my entire life i thought i would die young and planned it that way for life. when i got older i .. well i got really depressed. i was suicidal and wanted to die every day of my life... i didn't want to live. i vowed to not let myself live...
    CaptainJackass CaptainJackass 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 14, 2011

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    When I was in high school I suffered from some

    serious depression. I thought I would end up killing myself before I was even 20. I'm 20 now, and have come a long way. But I'm not sure what exactly I'm supposed to do now. I never planned what I wanted to do after high school or anything and I'm feeling a little bit lost now.
    littlebirdy420 littlebirdy420 18-21, F Mar 20

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    And I'm Only 28.

    Truly, I never thought I'd be alive this long.  And I'm only 28.  It's not because I'm a daredevil or physically sick either.  It's just that, I told myself when I was 16, that if I was as unhappy in 10 years as I was then, I'd kill myself.  And I was...
    Mistake Mistake 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 5, 2009

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    TRUE

                                    - Never thought I'd be happy about it either. Mahahahaha! No, I know that I have been...
    Wynhaven Wynhaven 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 5, 2009

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    And I'm 18 :)

    I remember when I was in my GCSE years I was utterly convinced I would never take my GCSEs. I had absolutely no doubt that before I took the exams, I would have killed myself.   But I didn't.   Then there were the exams in college that I just took. In the...
    Emptysoul30 Emptysoul30 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 5, 2009

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    Still Amazed

    I lived my 20s firmly planted in the fast lane. Worked in Hollywood for all the biggest names in the entertainment industry. Fast cars, motorcycles, house and too much money to spare. Needless to say I don't remember much of the 80s. Every concert that rolled through I was at...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 24, 2012

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    It's gonna sound crazy, but I met a really cool guy in Paris and we fell in love fast. A month later I left to return to the US. I told myself I'd never do a long-distance...
    InternationalLDR InternationalLDR 26-30, F Aug 13

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    My hubby came home from a long stressful day at work. Had a couple of drinks, the usual come down after that kind of day. Kids were still awake. When it was time to go to bed, I...
    Jane1024 Jane1024 36-40, F 26 Responses Aug 8

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    Well. It is finally official. I am divorced! After all the craziness, after years of sexless marriage and emotional distance, after emotional and physical abuse, after having an...
    unexpectedlove15 unexpectedlove15 26-30, F 8 Responses a week ago

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    So the dream guy i have been talking to for what would now be our 4th month straight (minus a few days of fights) has been pleasant. He has made me happier than i have ever been in...
    ThisChica ThisChica 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I've never been spanked and I would live to be spanked I'm 17 and live in Toronto Ontario Canada if u want to spank me message me
    tylerstevens0313 tylerstevens0313 16-17, M Aug 14

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    I've been in over a dozen LDRs. The first few ones I felt like I really was in love. I loved it. Just talking to beautiful (real) girls that I never would have met otherwise. I...
    CJCA CJCA 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    To be honest like I want to write what exactly happen to me but it would be long but like I'm very sad rn this girl really liked me she was gorgeous she had ocean blue eyes that...
    ineedher ineedher 13-15, M Aug 4

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    Thought family was best. Thought docs were awesome. Thought meds cured things. Thought brains would help me adjust But never adjusted. And found business ruled...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 14

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    You asked me to never forget you because too many people had. I promised that I never would forget you... How could I? There will never be another person on this earth who knows...
    HealingMyHeart HealingMyHeart 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Women in South Carolina. Would live to meet for real.
    SCJohnny SCJohnny 61-65, M 1 day ago

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    so he started with excuses to go out in the afternoons and evenings, I checked his phone and he has deleted all history calls and text even website searches and this raise a flag...
    LadySoledad LadySoledad 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Hey ppl I'm azilltekhal on kick I would live it if unmessage me! I'm a guy js. Clean but maybe dirty idk. Either one.
    wonderknite wonderknite 70+ 5 days ago

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    im forced to stay in this shithole of a country called Kuwait because im what is called in Arabic bedon (stateless) although im born in Kuwait to a stupid family and now im not...
    sadness92 sadness92 18-21 59 mins ago

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    I will admit that I am a "patsy". A "patsy", a "sap" and a "sucker". I have in the past been known to say "if I have it and you need it, I'll give it to you because that's just the...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 3 hrs ago

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    I am so exhausted from the roller coaster. Not enough sex, talk to my husband about it. Fights and tries to blame me so make whatever changes but ultimately promises it will get...
    newdaynewway newdaynewway 46-50, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Last night was the first night in a long time that I sobbed over my situation. I laid in bed thinking what I would write in a suicide note. It was just too much emotionally to deal...
    dyingalittleeveryday dyingalittleeveryday 41-45, F 6 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I'm 18 and never been in a relationship, never been kissed. It's easy for me to talk to guys because I'm a tomboy, but now I'm in college I really would like alittle more male...
    CayaMonet CayaMonet 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    CHINA INVADING AUSTRALIA....... The new Tasmania senator, Jackie Lambie who is a member of Clive Palmer's alliance group has, in her support of Clive Palmer, claimed that China...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M Aug 21

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    $7 GP Co-Payment for GP visits........ This morning on the News.com.au site, there is a commentary (without anyone's name as the author so I guess it is from News corp itself...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 3 days ago

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    Only her though :'( just her :'( no one else :'( she's my love, my angel, my life, my heart, my soul, my everything :'( I cannot live this life without her :'( it hurts way too...
    ywilliam31 ywilliam31 16-17, M 31 mins ago

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    "Why don't you just admit you don't want me to touch you ever?" These words cam out of my mouth this morning after a bunch of petty back & forth sniping. It started with me...
    ImBatmanNow ImBatmanNow 51-55, M 9 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Moving on: I am packing up my office and my home this week. I am moving out of state and starting a new job. ( I have posted part of this update a little earlier.) But a posting...
    katzlaw katzlaw 36-40, F 10 Responses Aug 7

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    Here goes...I found EP doing a search about sexless marriages so here I am, my first story. I've been married 15 years to a man who in the beginning had me believing he could not...
    thescarletibis thescarletibis 41-45, F 14 Responses Aug 15

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    WELFARE HEALTHY LIVING CARD and similar strictures on welfare payment uses..... 1) Ziggy Forrest of the Fortescue Metal fan from WA has come up with a report commissioned by Tony...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M Jul 31

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    I hate my husband. Sometimes I feel sorry for him. I stay because I am lazy. He is quick tempered, paranoid and always mad at the world. If something isn't right I am the first to...
    Babes2014 Babes2014 41-45, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    It all started back in 2011 when I was 18, just a few months away from turning 19. I had been using a site called flashflashrevolution.com because I was interested in the game it...
    HillyHana HillyHana 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I was in one, well at least I think I was. I feel embarrassed thinking back about it but at the same time it was what I wanted and still wish for. I was 12 years old, being the...
    flowerchildx flowerchildx 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I remember saying to myself when I was younger that I would never be in one. Never say never. We met online when I was 16, he was 17. I was always a paranoid person on the internet...
    DaQueenB92 DaQueenB92 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Feeling sorry for myself tonight. I allow myself that much once every few months. There is a sadness I did not know existed until it overtook me. When you actively work to feel...
    thescarletibis thescarletibis 41-45, F 12 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Go. Well live without clothes definitely but also go places without clothes. I love it when I can walk somewhere naked. I love the feeling of being naked with no clothing available...
    Zdenka Zdenka 18-21, F 11 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Well not mine but my wife's, and as long as I could watch lol
    southlincsvoyeur southlincsvoyeur 46-50, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Exchange vows in the choice of exquisite area, versus a backdrop of shimmering blue. Just before and once the wedding ceremony, unwind within our Island Spa, dine in star-lit...
    Wendigmn Wendigmn 31-35, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    My Story Part 3 I was not in love,but liked my future husband... It seemed that we perfectly suitable- two mature people, both have been hurt in the past... yes,some reddish...
    TheFullMoon TheFullMoon 51-55, F Aug 1

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    Time to time again I think about killing myself but these are the reasons I don't kill myself. Now when people think about this they might answer with "I want to live because my...
    bigbacon12 bigbacon12 26-30, M Aug 3

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    I live in a sexless marriage have been for the last 6 years... Just didn't realize I was until recently. In my situation i never married for love, didn't even find him attractive...
    Sobeit06 Sobeit06 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am a woman living in Saudi Arabia, and all i WANT is to be free and to be who i want to be and do what i want to do here in this live! Yes i am a muslim and i do believe in god...
    Rodaas Rodaas 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    Last night my father in law (lives with us in the front wing of our house) had my wife and daughter come in the room. In order to keep this story short I am going to give you the...
    NHotH2O NHotH2O 46-50, M 5 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I have thought about it but I ended up not hoping for it. I'm glad I don't have one. I'm talking about an identical twin. I don't get why people hope for one. I don't know I find...
    dustyoldclock dustyoldclock 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I have never met nor do I think I ever will meet a woman who will love me and be able to see past my disfigurement and disability, its a very lonely life. Which is one of the...
    wheels1972 wheels1972 41-45, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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