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I Never Thought I Would Live This Long

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    Ever since I was seven years old I would plan

    out my own suicide and/or suicide attempts. I'm 14 now and when I was younger I'd always tell myself that I'd never live to see the day I graduate middle school and I did that a few months ago. But the age I keep telling myself that I'll be dead by is 18. I made it this far and...
    XxBadXVibesxX XxBadXVibesxX 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 2, 2014

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    It's like all my life is just a waiting, waiting for better days to come, waiting for better things to happen, waiting for someone to save me, waiting to get out of this trap...
    52hell 52hell 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I grew up alone my life. Lived my life, most of it alone. About 99% of my life I been single and alone. Girls always rejected me, and turned me down. It hurt me back then, still...
    Niko864 Niko864 41-45, M Jan 17

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    female neighbor: Did you ever find a boyfriend online to come and do the odd jobs for you and your mom? me: No. Men lose interest after they find out you only want them to work...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 1 Response Jan 12

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    I never would... I've been taken for granted by people who told me they cared... I would never want someone to feel the hurt I did. slw
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F a week ago

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    I would go for 350 just to start and see how I liked it. But I would live not to worry and let and eat all I wanted and get as fat I humanly could.
    Chubbyhubby230 Chubbyhubby230 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 20

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    To shorten the story, I have an ex fiance from 2004. My father died and he walked away due to my father's death. You know why as good as I do. I ended up having an emotional...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jan 18

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    I apologize in advance because I know this will be a long post. My fiancé and I have been together for a little over a year,she was diagnosed with bipolar1 with psychotic features...
    Suzuki437 Suzuki437 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 16

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    The Native American tradition is one of preservation. We are many tribes, many clans, but our stories carry on our history. Some have been nearly lost and forgotten, as the young...
    LaJumelleMauvaise LaJumelleMauvaise 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    "This false self is never happy or fulfilled for long." An EP user suggested Ekhart Tolle to me and I am very grateful. I wanted to share "living in the now" in this experience...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Well , yesterday we had our first joint counselling session. Beforehand I was very anxious. I had a knot in my stomach and a pain in my head. I wasn't sure if H would appear, but...
    2BlossomBlue 2BlossomBlue 51-55, F 26 Responses Jan 20

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    I would like some insight on this. If this sounds like I met my lover from a past life, or if this seems to be mere coincidence. I have never really given much thought to past...
    malbearxo malbearxo 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    When I was six years old, my family and I took a trip to visit my grandfather who was sixty years old. He was ill so everyone in the family gathered to talk with him while the my...
    TheSallyGirl TheSallyGirl 16-17, F Jan 22

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    I've been mentally abused for all my life. I've never had anything- no loving family, no real friends, nowhere to go, nothing to hope for. I've just existed, persevered, survived...
    ListenerTalker ListenerTalker 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    I live on the south coast of England near Brighton.
    MrHowl MrHowl 26-30, M 4 hrs ago

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    Some time ago I read this article on some website, theunboundedspirit.com There's nothing new, but in my opinion the article is very well written. It made me think... 1. The...
    DiscoveringTheTruth DiscoveringTheTruth 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 11

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    I have been divorced for over 3 years now. I often read stories here from people in sexless marriages, hoping that maybe I can help someone either save their marriage or help in...
    sundancesoul sundancesoul 46-50, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I joke about apocalyptic situations, but there is a germ of truth in it I do not often mention. I'd love nothing more than for the world to stop for a bit. To grind to a halt on...
    felicitykid felicitykid 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    In 2004 I got a job in housekeeping at hotel du vin in Brighton .i was given the job by a lovely looking lady who is from Croatia but she has a positive personality and quite...
    Anonymous79ea Anonymous79ea 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 1

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    It finally happened. I guess I should say that it has been a long time coming but honesty, I had no clue. Let me start from the beginning. Did I always know I liked other women...
    EnticingPuddle EnticingPuddle 18-21, F Jan 5

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    Several days ago l phoned the counselling agency to see if there was any date forthcoming for our joint counselling sessions. I was told that due to counselling being available to...
    2BlossomBlue 2BlossomBlue 51-55, F 11 Responses Jan 15

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    I ve had lots of unpleasant and hurtful experiences with egyptians and arabs all through the years and this is another one At this time I had just left brighton after I had lived...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 15

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    I remember the first time I realized I wanted to die. I was in fourth grade. I had a dream in relation to a book we were reading in class. A women was about to execute me and some...
    thischickiswack thischickiswack 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    Dear friend I want to share with you my experience with the mental health services in the uk I'm a dark skinned woman of Asian appearance .people often assume that I'm an Indian...
    Anonymous79ea Anonymous79ea 31-35, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    The day will come where I'm in love The day will come when the world and God will allow me to see you and meet you. I will wait for that perfect time, and I know that you will too...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I wouldn't have come to be the woman I am if it weren't for you. So I'm glad I met you. But I regret falling in love with you. Because we didn't fall in love. I fell in love. Just...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 6

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    Gun Ownership and Muslim Extremism in the light of the Horrible Tragic Sydney Siege...... (this note was first written on Dec 17th in another group..) Over night, one of the...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M Jan 12

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    I’m almost three months in on my divorce and I can honestly say that I don’t want to spend my life alone, but I would rather be alone than to be with the wrong person, and my...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    This motorcycle trip might now be described as a coming-of-age, last-fling-of-youth story or some such thing, but I just saw it as another adventure with a good buddy. I was, and...
    SammySamps SammySamps 51-55, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I hate the fact that we live on a strong life sustaining world infested with too many weak willed people. Alot of two legged viruses infecting the planet. To be alive breathing is...
    4thHorseman 4thHorseman 36-40, M Jan 3

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    I've felt the heavy chains of duty for as long as I can remember. I've done what I was expected to do forgetting that maybe I should have first done what was best for me and my...
    Ready2BmeAGAIN Ready2BmeAGAIN 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    About ten years ago I worked at hotel du vin in Brighton .i got my job in August 2004 .i was 25 years of age ,dark skinned female of Asian appearance and I did not look physically...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F Jan 12

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    The venerable Hotel del Coronado, San Diego’s landmark Pacific resort, has been experiencing paranormal activity for as long as anyone can remember — and with good reason. With...
    timothyc31 timothyc31 41-45, M Jan 18

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    Love it's what we all crave without knowing, the body needs and the mind. My love story may make you laugh, but it's true honest and to me funny. We met online as usual as everyone...
    stelliester stelliester 13-15, F Jan 21

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    What I said: Nothing. I avoided responding to the flirting, so he would get I wasn't insterested anymore. What I should have said: We tried considering each other as boyfriend and...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Well we have another go around at this relationship starting has been 3 days only so I am not counting my chickens just yet but to her credit. 1) she has said she no longer wants...
    TheLionGod TheLionGod 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 16

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    This is the child your caste system took from my parents...over genocide...this is the child that grew up wondering how she'd fend for herself because of YOUR secrets and YOUR All...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    So I was on Facebook and I have new friend suggestions pop up. One is evil friend A from my past. I've mentioned her in several stories. Why these are all popping up is beyond me...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 13 hrs ago

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