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I Pull Myself Up By My Bootstraps

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    Shake It Off

    No matter what happens in my life....no matter who tries to knock me down...no matter what situation I fail at....I lick my wound then....pull myself up by my bootstraps....and go on. It's who I am.....my father taught me that. I am beautiful.. no matter what...words...
    lilyofthenile lilyofthenile 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 19, 2008

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    Clutch Clutch Pull

    Okay I might have gotten the idea from a song, but I changed the words to better suit this posting. Clutch...clutch....now give yourself a yank upwards and see how that works out for ya. It's might be awkward at first, but you'll see what I mean soon enough.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 6, 2011

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    A 3-d Mirror Refelection

    Everyday is the same.Im young with no plans.What can be worst alot more can be.I mean no ambtion in my head I want succes and happiness who doesn't right??....Never had any real thought about what I want for my life.I graduated from highschool 2 years ago and I'm turnign 20...
    okaycafe okaycafe 18-21, M Sep 24, 2012

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    I'm Climbing Up The Rough Side Of He Mountain.

    I'm at a brand new low but this time something feels different. I've hit my head and broken my a$$.  But somehow I don't feel like crying on the ground and wallowing in self pity. Though I struck out in another failed relationship. Although I'm alone, with three children...
    onmyown2009 onmyown2009 36-40, F Oct 9, 2009

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    I want to break down and slash my wrist and watch the blood hit the ground. I think to myself, what urges this on? Why am I so depressed, so angry, confused, upset. I just wanna...
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    My brother and I just had an argument. He sucks at arguing because of how he drags the focus of the argument to other things. Things like me. He constantly insults me for being...
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    I'm finding myself feeling and not being able to combat the darkness within me. I'm not sure why, but the sense of lingering frustration has taken from me my desire to get out and...
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    That's the only thing that keeps me sane sometimes. As they say, sometimes you do need some expert advice. Well the truth is, I cannot be an emotional wreck and only I can remind...
    destiny2015 destiny2015 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    We rent out a couple of rooms in our house to make a little extra money, yesterday I thought I had the place to myself so I was wearing a bra and panties and just a dressing gown...
    LibbyLee LibbyLee 56-60, T 6 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    If you play with fire, you're going to get burnt.... Why did I let this happen? Someone is going to get hurt... And I hope it me and not the people involved... I've ****** up...
    catho catho 18-21, F Feb 10

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    'We all carry things inside that no one else can see. They hold us down like anchors, they drown us to the sea.' I feel like this a lot. Like I am drowning and nobody can save me...
    Superficialsaint Superficialsaint 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    I'm unable to be involved in relationships that have healthy exchanges of affection, compassion, and love. This is not my choice, but the result of many years of chronic anxiety...
    DarkPathos DarkPathos 51-55, M 4 Responses Feb 3

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    I hate my life so much, I really have been compensating whether or not I should kill myself, but I can never bring myself 2 it, like it's just thoughts; but seriously Life's been...
    Krchan2 Krchan2 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    BEWARE!! I am about to write the most personal and sucky story ever. I just need to get it out since no one will talk to me anymore. On Wensday, my "friend" Cam had a party to...
    QuinnMac12 QuinnMac12 13-15, F Jan 30

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    I went to the councilor yesterday. I have depression. I knew this already. She asked me about medication. I declined... I'm already medicated for my PMS (violent mood swings) and...
    MidnightLaughter MidnightLaughter 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 10

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    When someone makes me angry, hurts me, or makes me feel anything other than happy, I just kinda pull into myself. This happens more often than not. To me, it just seems so obvious...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 15

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    im sat in my living room wearing a new pair of pull ups, watching the tv. im driving plenty of fluid and im waiting for my bladder to fill. I love the padded feel my pull up gives...
    smithy99 smithy99 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    Pull-ups are a fun and convenient way to wear diapers if you don't want people to know. Its nice that there are a variety of designs you can get (Abena and Depends for adult pull...
    eternalnyte42 eternalnyte42 26-30, M Feb 4

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    The other day I was busting for a pee so I put on a pair of pullups. I only do this once every 2 weeks or so or when I want to feel like a naughty little boy. I put the sleepy...
    Ryanwoodsmith Ryanwoodsmith 18-21, M Feb 16

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    Hey guys. I wrote this as a letter ill never send. let me know what you think? I stopped writing for a while, mostly because, well, I wanted to block out how I had been feeling...
    abbylynn98 abbylynn98 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 28

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    I feel my boyfriend is pulling away from me and we haven't been together that long. We had a talk the other night and he reassured me if he met someone else he would tell me. Over...
    gymgirl71 gymgirl71 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    I RE discovered this about 10 years ago. I was in a relation with a girl from America who had a child. She came to stay with her child for several months and then returned home...
    LowRise LowRise 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 1

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    We were having a grad party for my son. It was late in the party, and we had closed the garage door to not make too much noise for the neighbors. Everyone was drinking and having...
    fryguy67 fryguy67 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 3

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    I did. And spanked. My hubby and I were at the beAch on vacation a year or so ago. I started playing with him (discretely) under his swimsuit and he told me if I didn't stop he'd...
    Caseyoc Caseyoc 22-25, F Feb 16

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    Another day another dollar.. **** I'm gonna pull another all nighter of Chem Hw will I survive?!
    brianopp brianopp 18-21, M Feb 18

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    Today I go in to get the last 2 of 7 teeth pulled. Being so young, it's kind of embarrassing to have so many gone. Has anyone else had experience with bad teeth in their late 20s...
    WhatAMadWorldWeAreIn WhatAMadWorldWeAreIn 26-30, F Jan 29

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    I've put my pull ups on for bed now
    Djnappy Djnappy 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 3

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    does anyone want to add me? I love the feeling of letting go and feeling the warmth surround me. there is nothing like it. I want to take the next step and wear my pull ups out in...
    smithy99 smithy99 41-45, M 6 Responses Feb 5

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    I use pull ups during the daytime for minor accidents. But I need diapers during the night for more protection
    iwillkeepyoudiapered iwillkeepyoudiapered 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 8

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    It actually chapped my *** when it happened!!! I love my stepchildren, but I learned when my girls says, "hey Maemae, I bet"..., it's time to run!!!! Last couple times I took them...
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 15

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    Used Pullups For Bedwetting
    underjams22 underjams22 22-25, M a week ago

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    Wet the Bed and Wear Pullups
    underjams22 underjams22 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Wet the Bed and Wear Pullups.............
    underjams22 underjams22 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    Like to Wear Pullup During the Day as a kid
    underjams22 underjams22 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Wet the Bed and Wear Pullups................
    goodnites1011 goodnites1011 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    Wet The Bed And Wore Pullups
    goodnites1011 goodnites1011 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    i am Sowmya an Indian botn as boy and living as a girl. i am growing my hair since 8 years i love styling it in feminine styles. i also love to get humiliated bg girls suche...
    SowmyaWhore SowmyaWhore 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    i Wet the Bed and sometimes Wear Pull ups and diapers
    goodnites1011 goodnites1011 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Wet the Bed and Wear Pullups and diapers
    goodnites1011 goodnites1011 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    Wear Pullups For Bed..................
    goodnites1011 goodnites1011 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    Wet the Bed and Wear Pullups
    goodnites1011 goodnites1011 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Like To Wear Pullups During The Day if needed
    goodnites1011 goodnites1011 22-25, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I tried writing this experience once but it shut down in the middle, so I'm a little frustrated but I'll try again. I was saying that I find myself doing things just for the sole...
    Shamandora Shamandora 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    narcissistic maybe- i grew up with no self confidence. i was the black sheep of my family and the middle child, chubby and shy. when i graduated i started loosing my "baby weight...
    snelletrail snelletrail 26-30, F 10 Responses Jan 28

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    I have always been willing sacrifice my happiness for the people i love. I recently have found myself in a situation where i wronged a friend and i apologised sincerely for it but...
    outragedbamboo outragedbamboo 22-25 4 Responses Jan 31

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    Tomorrow is going to be tough. I'm scared. Terrified. Utterly bare with no armor. When did I lose it? Did I ever have one to begin with? How do explain myself. How do I confess...
    DeijiDaze DeijiDaze 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 5