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I Stop For Turtles

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    Finally a Normal Positive Group On Here - Of course all animals deserve much respect, and we are responsible for not interfering their lives and letting them live normally.
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 2 Responses Jul 23, 2009

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    Used To, Anyway - Seeing this group made me realize that all the development around here means I haven't seen a turtle trying to cross the road in at least a decade. Years ago I...
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M 5 Responses Dec 1, 2009

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    Questioned By Police - The town where I live has many streams and ponds. I frequently see turtles trying to cross the road. When I do, I stop and help them along. One time after...
    accomplice accomplice 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 26, 2010

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    They Could Use A Helping Hand - Most turtles that I've ever seen outside are heavy and slow and unable to get out of the way of moving vehicles if they're on the road, so whenever...
    eleanorssong eleanorssong 56-60, F 1 Response Feb 13, 2012

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    Helping the Turtle Cross the Road - One of the few pleasant memories I have from my marriage was the turtles. Turtles, as everyone in this group knows, have a very difficult time...
    GenesiusRedux GenesiusRedux 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 21, 2013

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    Passed To The Next Generation - I have saved turtles from the time of my childhood til now - not telling age :) After having children, they have always watched and helped me save...
    gettinn2goatin gettinn2goatin 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 28, 2012

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    I Do And Don't Care If People Are Behind Me Honking Their Horns - I believe that if I am going slow enough down a road and I know I can stop safely without causing an accident I do...
    23gorillaz 23gorillaz 18-21, F Sep 16, 2012

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    And Frogs, Toads, And Other Critters! - It's the right thing to do and as long as I can hobble my butt out there, I'll move them out of harm's way. :)
    choctawgrrrl choctawgrrrl 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 10, 2010

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    When I Was Little - I was born in and grew up in the Galapagos. Giant marine iguanas. Tortoises. Giant land iguanas. Winged albatrosses. Sea lions, fur seals, dolphins, star fish...
    MummaToAZoo MummaToAZoo 36-40, F Mar 16, 2013

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    Save The Turtles!!!! - I guess I only stop for them because I wouldn't want to kill anything. And because I had a pet turtle once that I found crossing the street in front of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 25, 2009

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    Just Last Week - I was taking my little boy to his grandparents and thought there was a strange rock in the road... It was a little guy with a mostly yellow speckled shell...
    MISTRESSROXY MISTRESSROXY 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 3, 2009

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    Who Wouldn't? - I mean they live to be so old and they are so peaceful... they inspire me to mediate everyday!
    Parthenopeaigle Parthenopeaigle 36-40, F Aug 30, 2010

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    Weird - As cruel as I am, I do in fact stop for turtles.  I even make the person I'm riding with stop so I can get out and move the things to the side of the road.  I don...
    XCRevolution XCRevolution 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 28, 2009

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    Today is a different day. A special day. A strange but very revealing day. But for whatever reason I cant stop smiling. I mean, its hard for me not to right now. Is it because of...
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    I had a weird dream last night.. it was an affair dream, but now that im awake & can remember what i was dreaming about i cant stop thinking about him,. my boyfriend that is, i...
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    I lie because I'm too afraid to be rejected or to be bandoned. To make myself feel better, to not hurt the other person. I am emotionally dependent. And I'm angry for reasons I don...
    eidolon6 eidolon6 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    I must be in coventry , even the voices in my head have stopped talking to me : (
    dayvee65 dayvee65 46-50, M 8 hrs ago

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    Late spring. Time when we kind of stop appreciating wild little yellow flowers, purple flowers, fresh green grass, soft wind, bluer, sky and shinier sun.
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    It happened again. He was a guy from my school. He never really talked to me at school. But he would ask me for nud** outside of school when he texted me. He was just normal. I...
    Clarityk13 Clarityk13 13-15, F 6 Responses Mar 27

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    This is no longer just a hobby. I spend ALL of my time reading fanfiction, and it's gotten to the point where this "hobby" has practically taken over my life. At first, I read...
    ChespinsHat ChespinsHat 18-21, M Mar 21

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    Since yesterday, my husband, who left two months ago and came over the house everyday to see our baby, stopped doing that. Instead, he takes her to his place. And I could take...
    bettyajz bettyajz 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I wish people would stop saying that my parents aren't strict and all of this bullshit, you don't know me or my parents, so it's none of your ******* business. Sorry. I honestly...
    dontfeartheripper dontfeartheripper 13-15, F Mar 28

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    Some part of me really really wants to stop, but the rest of me isn't so sure about that. I am trying new things to stop. This is one of them. I think maybe if I tell people about...
    letitgoletitgo letitgoletitgo 13-15 1 Response Mar 16

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    Once my mum scolded me and sort of slapped me, I cried. I was asked to stop. "No one's dying, why r u crying?" that's what she said. If i'm hurt, why can't i cry? Do i not have the...
    xxrara xxrara 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I can't stop thinking about you baby. You turned my whole world upside down and I love you. You have me a reason to live, something to fight for. And that reason is you, without...
    BleedingAngel BleedingAngel 13-15, F Mar 18

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    I think it's really fake to be friends with a person and stop being friends with them just because a guy gives you attention. Then when the guy stops giving you attention she wants...
    ThinkingIsBeautiful ThinkingIsBeautiful 26-30, F Mar 18

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    There are soo many people judging. Every day someone is judge by a billion people and I just want to say DON'T JUDGE ME because you have no idea who I am I could be any one and its...
    silence13 silence13 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I feel sick. I've been drinking these last 2 days, with friends. 2 years ago I had a problem with alcohol and EP helped me to reset myself. I'm good to get back on the right road...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    ok... I quit. I decided, I quit drinking. This year has begun in such a bad way. Maybe is the reason because I'm drinking that much, but the problem is that I don't know. I don't...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 28

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    And stop thinking all these little things are "things" at all. I need to stop guessing. We've been "done" for months. No more sneaking around. No more hand holding. No more tears...
    Notwhereithoughtidbe Notwhereithoughtidbe 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    if u r a guy out there on ep nd u r trying to flirt plz stop messaging me.. i m not interested.. i only wat kind generous understand girls/guys out there to tlk to so plzz stop
    hellommate hellommate 26-30, F Mar 31

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    How can they make some one feel so alone and hate themswlf so much i mean do they have heart? Why they act like they ******* care why is everyone so fake why we dont stop bullying...
    rawan99 rawan99 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I can't stop thinking about a guy I barely know- He works with my mum and I've seen him in the pub a few times too. Since my uncle is dating his mum, I was quite keen on knowing...
    ImChelsea ImChelsea 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I just can't get u out of my head!!!!😃cause ur all that I ever think about😃I just can't get u out of my head!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!full stop.
    Sandyshaw13 Sandyshaw13 36-40, F Mar 19

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    I keep trying to stop eating so I won't get fat. I already have more fat on me than I want to have and my butt is HUGE. But every time I give up and go back to eating. I want to be...
    Birdspiritgirl Birdspiritgirl 13-15, F Mar 19

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    I stopped self harming many times only to start again. This time I have gone 4 months but everyday I want to harm and everyday I think about it. It's so hard when it's your way of...
    ashricard ashricard 18-21, F Mar 19

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    i hate how friends become strangers. dont get me wrong im not big headed or anything but ive always seen myself as a nice caring person and if i ever let any of my friends down i...
    irishcomplication irishcomplication 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    I think too much I need to stop
    GodGetsMe87 GodGetsMe87 26-30, F Mar 23

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    It's been over half a year since I cut myself for the first time. I got home from school and had been stressed and as they say "when it rains, it's pouring". I got inside my...
    iSabishii iSabishii 18-21, F Mar 24

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    I can't stand some of the guys on here.. I respect myself and I will not be sending anything.. Please just stop asking! I have so much other things I need to worry about besides a...
    ashley719 ashley719 16-17, F 31 Responses Mar 24

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    We'll if you are not going anywhere you can not stop, silly. Take that step in any direction!! Isn't it wonderful to have that choice? (^ν^)
    Mewkittyx3 Mewkittyx3 18-21, M Mar 26

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    I'm on a diet, and I eat healthy food but I'm always hungry or anxious so I can't stop eatinnnng! What should I do?
    allisonslim allisonslim 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 27

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    My head hurts. I'm gonna stop drinking from tomorrow. Lol.
    Vigilant6007 Vigilant6007 26-30, M Mar 28

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    I just threw my blades away. I already want to get them out again but I am finally determined to actually stop.
    anon1995 anon1995 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I know I have to go on but I can't do it anymore. I am so depressed and unhappy. I just can't stop crying and wishing to be dead everyday. I feel like an alien since I was born...
    blackjasmine blackjasmine 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    She moved away and she never replies my texts so I simply stopped texting her and now she's been replaced by someone better.
    TheTHOTstands TheTHOTstands 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Guys just stop asking girls.
    EmilySwitzerland EmilySwitzerland 13-15, F 6 Responses Apr 1

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