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I Should Have Gotten Out Years Ago

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    Red Flags.......

    There were so many of them....screaming at me to stop and think....really think about what's going on but I ignored them.  I didn't want to believe that the man that vowed to love me "till death do us part" no longer wanted to be my husband.  Most of all, I didn't want to...
    Mahal1023 Mahal1023 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 17, 2011

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    Should Have Left Long Before I Felt Trapped!

    After four year of marriage work became more important to my husband and I was second. Sex became less and less I should have left! I stuck in because I did not want failure to try and recover... but then my son was born and things became more strained in our relationship. We...
    cowgirl2013 cowgirl2013 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 1, 2013

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    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 17

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    Regrets?

    Even as I clicked to join this group I felt disloyal.  For me to admit that I should have gotten out of my marriage years ago is a huge step.  I may have hinted at it before, but to truly voice that feeling is something else entirely. I think the main reason that I...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 40 Responses Dec 30, 2009

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    I Should Have Gotten Out In 1984!

    I was 20 and had just reached my first base in the military when I met my husband. We were engaged in 4 months and married in 7 months. I threw myself into the relationship. He didn't like my friends, basically said If I hung out with them anymore, he would not date me again...
    banburycat banburycat 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 10, 2012

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    What Am I Waiting For...

    I am a 35 year old dummy who use to be really smart . My husband is a good provider , But I think I was a good provider before I married him . I had no wants , good credit nice house and money saved . I got married and now all I have is a splitting headache . I don't know where...
    babysocks86 babysocks86 36-40, F 6 Responses Mar 29, 2012

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    I Got Out But He Still Makes Me Miserable

    I got out of my marriage after only 4 years. I could see where it was going, the signs of abuse, the way he talks to our daughter, and wanted to end it before it got bad. He still makes me feel like **** for ending it and loves to tell me how ****** up I am (because I'm in love...
    nicksgurl nicksgurl 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 10, 2012

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    I Just Want Peace And Happiness

    I had a dream last night.  It was more like a flashback because this happened when my daughter was about 3 months old.  It was a sad dream.  Now I'm angry because I'm remembering, not only this but other things too.  It's making me think how foolish I've been...
    TexasLily TexasLily 51-55, F 24 Responses Dec 30, 2009

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    And Now I'm Old

    I am 58. I've been in a marriage to an emotionally abusive man for almost 29 years. It started out OK, though there were plenty of signs if I hadn't been so stupid. I was 29 and in graduate school. All the men I was meeting were unemployed losers. I wanted to meet someone, get...
    sewbuggy423 sewbuggy423 56-60, F 2 Responses Jul 13, 2012

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    Caddi. I wish I'd realised years ago, I could of changed my life. It's too late now, I'll have to settle. I had plenty of chances before, but I didn't quite realise what it was like until now. It will always be inside me as it has changed me now, forever, I will never be like I...
    Keelie Keelie 66-70, F Dec 30, 2009

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    She's Living Up Her Role

    Just because you're the step mom, doesn't mean you have to act the part. - I lived out of state for 3 years. During that time, I got married, graduated from school, and had a baby. Not once in all that time did my family even consider coming out to see us. No one sent us a we...
    justtheafterthought justtheafterthought 31-35 Nov 26, 2013

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    lol. i used to do this daily n i still do it but just not as much. the bar gets expensive and the people can get on my ******* nerves. buying beer n drinking all alone in my room...
    LightSparks LightSparks 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    I have, yes it isn't something I'm proud of. And I know I shouldn't have. I know I shouldn't. So why do I? I don't know.
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    I got in trouble at school this morning. Me & my friend got sent to the Principals office for swearing in class. He said he's going to write home to our parents & we have to...
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    I'm a negative person. A pessimist at my best! It's tragic. I have no clue why I've let life do this to me for this long. I'm only 21 years old and I am already tired, bitter and...
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    bowsrlife bowsrlife 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 13

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    So I was feeling icky today I went to tie my hair back I knew I was gonna end up puking. As I did so I noticed my Tshirt wasent covering my tummy fully. I had a moment of this is...
    selenam selenam 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 5

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    Alright well this one was so not expected. This was a recent thing and I know yall are probly gonna laugh at me for this but oh well. So I have these sweats that are super baggy I...
    selenam selenam 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 6

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    We'll I'm in high school now and I feel like I hag out with the wrong people but I still hang out with them why is the question .See we have 80 mins of lunch but it's broken up...
    Heyitsjalenn Heyitsjalenn 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 17

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    every one has life outside EP that's obvious ..LOL but i meant , when i am here i will never ignore any one message , whether any one message me , i will reply them always if i...
    rst190 rst190 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    well, I am totally lost without him. I cant bring myself to even try to see anyone else, but..... I am sooooo lonely its killing me!
    13796392k 13796392k 51-55, F Nov 7

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    My boyfriend left for Warped Tour without me so I sat alone in my room and drank.
    ajskyler ajskyler 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I've done that before and it was a dark ******* day,I tell you what.
    KurMujun KurMujun 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    I was suspended and expelled from Christian school so I guess that qualifies.
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I punched a guy in the face for trying to insult my sister (he'd fallen against the lockers holding his mouth before he could finish what he was saying) I hurt his jaw and gave him...
    Tomm3y Tomm3y 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    This explains my life in a couple of words
    AtlPunk1D AtlPunk1D 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Usually it wasn't even my fault. Way back in kindergarten I went through three teachers, because the other two got knocked up and had babies. The third teacher hated my guts and...
    Skuggington Skuggington 13-15, M 3 days ago

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    Once in third grade... I was being the awkward little poop I was and was playing with the worms in the dirt and tracked mud into the classroom. WOOP.
    RunawayBelle3 RunawayBelle3 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Yeah and got spanked by the teacher for it. One teacher spanked so hard that even just one spank on my clothed bottom would hurt for about 2 hours.
    BettyV2 BettyV2 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    Just Today Right Now, I Got Suspended For Protesting. My Second Suspension In My Whole Entire Life, Well Kinda Like My Third But I Don't Count The Second One Because My Mom Got Me...
    IWufflesDemi IWufflesDemi 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    "Don't fall for me", he said once again, like always. She took a deep sigh & said, "i won't, trust me, but the same applies for you too, don't fall for me either" She had learnt...
    Xyanii Xyanii 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I feel like a fool I don't want to be a tool I have been hurt and I in turn have hurt I have loved deeply years ago but now I have run dry I am hesitant to even try All I do is...
    tan54321 tan54321 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 19

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    Hey my names Alex, I'm 20 years old. I found out I have had Cholesteatoma in my right ear for YEARS now, I noticed this lump behind my ear Years ago I'm thinking maybe 6-8 years...
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    Hey my names Alex, I'm 20 years old. I found out I have had Cholesteatoma in my right ear for YEARS now, I noticed this lump behind my ear Years ago I'm thinking maybe 6-8 years...
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    ..and all of the various beasts i have had the honour to know. BTW, i'm Canadian; we already had our thanksgiving weeks ago so this is not about being thankful, etc. etc. yadda...
    JenRhaine JenRhaine 36-40, F 6 hrs ago

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    I did play video games and watch TV a little, but I was mostly outside either playing with my friends, killing/capturing bees, or both. I haven't killed a single bee in my new...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I made an account a few days ago..just to see what's changed from the previous Facebook account I had years ago. Now, I hate Facebook but the videos people put on there is killing...
    watermelongirl watermelongirl 16-17, F 9 hrs ago

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    Numerous times, actually. One of the first times was about 4 years ago when I arranged to have a Mary Kay consultant give me a lesson on which products to use, which shades, and...
    debbienc debbienc 61-65, T 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    she is immature, childish and a total bully! Okay so a little background. I may have a little pity on her sometimes because I personally think she has PTSD. When she was 15, she...
    123imonajourney 123imonajourney 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 29

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    I always wondered what was wrong with me while I was growing up. I managed good grades in school, but I never could study. I tried, but I would just zone out. The only reason I...
    CannaCat CannaCat 46-50, M 3 Responses Nov 5

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    Consider for a moment all the things we google search, all the things that our friends search, and that people outside those circles of people probably google search for everyday...
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    I know that I definitely have depression and I suffer desperately from suicidal thoughts, but I shouldn't! I have a generally loving family, I am doing well for someone who is...
    PinkWink PinkWink 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    So years ago, I met this guy at work. He was new, so to make him feel welcomed, I asked about his life. He was married with 1 child. I was single then, but I don't go after married...
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