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I Should Have Gotten Out Years Ago

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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...
    banburycat banburycat 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 10, 2012

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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...
    cowgirl2013 cowgirl2013 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 1, 2013

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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...
    sewbuggy423 sewbuggy423 56-60, F 3 Responses Jul 13, 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...
    babysocks86 babysocks86 36-40, F 6 Responses Mar 29, 2012

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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...
    justtheafterthought justtheafterthought 31-35 Nov 26, 2013

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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...
    TexasLily TexasLily 51-55, F 25 Responses Dec 30, 2009

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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...
    Mahal1023 Mahal1023 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 17, 2011

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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...
    nicksgurl nicksgurl 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 10, 2012

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    I used to play by myself all the time as a kid ... with my toys and read books and dreamed big dreams ! i have since decided to let my wonderfulness out for all too to see...
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    I found his facebook page. I know I shouldn't have looked but I did. He shared the story about how he met his wife. It reminded me a lot of how I met my husband. I let go and...
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    I love being on things outside. Ever since I was young I have always enjoyed peeing on objects outside. I love the splashing sound it makes. Plastics are the funniest to pee on as...
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    Summer is just about here and I can't wait to get back outside every morning and enjoy a warm summer breeze blowing thru my nightie.
    silkydrawers silkydrawers 46-50 1 Response Mar 31

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    This is always a difficult thing for me to do seeing as I own a small two door car and im 6'5... Very cramped but making outs always fun lol
    catchphrasejones catchphrasejones 18-21, M Apr 4

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    I lift naked a lot. Sometimes ride the stationary cycle. Have not tried running naked yet.
    Widgeon287 Widgeon287 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    What's the need for caring anyways, the only fairyland endings you're going too see are in the ******* movies... You care, you get hurt. You lose!!!!! Ha ha joke is on you.... Or...
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    For the record, I'm a lover not a fighter! But this one bitchy girl I knew in high school got on my nerves one fine day. Every day, she would laugh at my clothing style, belittle...
    LilipopBlood LilipopBlood 18-21, F Mar 25

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    Is it weird that I wanna fight this girl again because I feel like she deserves more then what she got.
    Trueinfinity Trueinfinity 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    This past summer my friend who shall not be named for privacy reasons took me along with her family to North Carolina to stay in her grandparents cabin. So after the 12 hour ride...
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    This is what i did for a living.
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    So I have this huge crush on this girl at my park I seen her a couple times and then one day I was with my friends and uncle he's 24 I'm 14 she's 13 any ways before I fell her I...
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    How do I believe my wife after what I have found I am going to post two as she says "Stories" I have found over the last week about her and her co-worker. The first one I found was...
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    Throughout my teens and early 20's i considered myself to be a moderately social person, i worked and was able to hold a job, i partied even though im a really bed dancer, i...
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    To be honest, I have no idea what I am doing. I feel clueless and lost. I don't even know where to start to explaining my experiences. I don't want to start in the stone age... But...
    Mythicraven Mythicraven 36-40, M Apr 1

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    Hello...... I am hoping somebody could give me some advice, I'll explain my situation and I'll try to keep it short.... I think I have a narcissistic mother. In fact I am pretty...
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    A Decision I Made... Years Ago. To have and to hold from this day forward. Sept 15, 2001 on this date I informed my spouse and said "I was going to transition into a woman, many...
    Trisha60ts Trisha60ts 61-65, T 3 Responses Mar 24

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    Up until a year ago I had no idea that I had a problem. I assumed things I felt was just how I was. After a few suicide attempts and finally getting help, I was diagnosed with...
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    gongetit121 gongetit121 31-35, F 4 days ago

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