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I Never Thought I Would Live This Long

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 5 Responses Sep 2

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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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    47. Wow. Dang cigs never killed me.

    Seroquel and cigs almost did. But i had caring pals by 38. Who said go to er or be disowned. Dang my caring soul bites me at times. But they were worth keeping. Me misses both. Sigh.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Sep 2

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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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    I don't understand why you did what you did and blame me for you smashing my heart into a thousand pieces. You think I was bluffing when I said that I loved you? I don't...
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    BeMe4AWhile BeMe4AWhile 26-30, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    my whole life has been nothing more than just me struggling to survive but I never really lived .. sure I have experienced many things that most will never get the chance to, but...
    imperfectbeauty imperfectbeauty 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    So life for me has been pretty well bad and good... i won and lost friends my grades are not stable and I failed evrything I did so far. But this isnt a reason for me to give up I...
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    There are days where I wish I lived on the road. How much fun would that be. I'd try to sell my artwork or some sort of talent. Make money that way for only the things I need like...
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    I never got to say "goodbye" or even "hello"to my grandfather. You see, not too long before I was born my grandfather had committed suicide by a gun to the head. It truely bothers...
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    My mom says since I found out I have another chronic illness in additon to MS, I've became too emotional. She said (on Christmas Day) it's almost impossible for her to handle it...
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    I have never had many friends, so i cherish the ones i do have more than life itself. i would gladly risk my safety and my life for them
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    dartemi dartemi 18-21, F Dec 16

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    Oh wow, look. Another pointless rant. I tend to do these a lot. I admit it, I'm not the most outgoing or showy person out there. To be honest, I'm about as loud as a feather...
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    MORAL HAZARD as base for tightening regulations for the banking industry and for any industry for that matter....... This note is about the attitude of questioning the 'moral...
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    Daily it seems I see the same post...someone stating they live in a sexless marriage. Sometimes I respond and offer advice though it feels like I'm just adding my voice to the many...
    RLB2 RLB2 41-45, M 6 Responses Dec 18

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