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I Struggling In the 'real World'

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    100% Me I don't understand fake profiles or people who pretend to be someone they're not. I'm real. Wysiwyg. I'm not interested in your fetishes or in helping you get off. I'm not...
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Just saying, EP is like the nicest place compared to the reality of living in the real world, hahah even the trolls are nicer. At least you can understand why they're being...
    miketolike miketolike 18-21, M Dec 31, 2014

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    I am trying not to do something. Sometimes it's hard. Sometimes harder still. That something has been integral to my life for over 10 years now, and I'm only 28. It's eaten away...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 26-30, M 13 mins ago

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    I made a mistake I told myself I would never make, I let someone else be my happiness. Now I feel like my world is being torn apart. I had never believed in love, and I had...
    Unbloomed Unbloomed 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    The phone rings. And rings. Unknown number. Voicemail full. I stare at the contortion of my legs folded beneath me. Feel the stillness in my arms. The stillness in my head. They...
    IShutMyEyes IShutMyEyes 31-35, F Jan 12

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      I have always been an ill child , from the day i was born i was in and out of hospital , when I turned 6 I got better and wasn't ill that much. at the age of 9 I found out...
    mbk123 mbk123 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I am reaching the end of my rope. Every time I do something, or the world seems to be look up for me, I just get knocked down. I was so excited because I had finally finished all...
    anna0593 anna0593 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 11

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    Have you ever thought about all the contradicting views the world forces on everyone? You can...but... You should, you shouldn’t. Too young, too old. You do, you don’t. Wait...
    thereisnothingwrongwithyou thereisnothingwrongwithyou 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    My education provider (my dad) just lost his job yesterday. In my place, it is super difficult to find a job when you're not a bachelor degree holder and also, my schedule in...
    guhint guhint 18-21, F Dec 30, 2014

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    Hey! :) So yes as u probably had already seen im gay, well actualy im the only one who knows so i think it doesnt count... :p I fell deeply depressed some times because of this...
    Bral05 Bral05 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 5

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    It's kind of a strange situation, that probably requires a whole lot more back story than I'm willing to give it. Consequently, this will probably be a bit short, a bit rambling...
    LostInCode LostInCode 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 7

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    I too was struggling in my relationship with GOD...after a truly awful 2014....my faith took a few hits.....I raged, and vented against GOD...wondering if HE was really there, and...
    sexygirl39 sexygirl39 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 7

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    I posted about struggling with agoraphobia (from time to time) on here a few days ago, I think it might have made things worse. Havn't left the house in a 4-5 days now :s Really...
    lonelyguybc lonelyguybc 26-30, M Jan 3

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    I have been struggling with my relationship with God, because I want to know him before I can surrender myself to him. Last year a friend of mine who went to the same high school...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    Today was a tough day. It started out with me waking up late. Then continued on with a day full of being unproductive. On top of this I feel tired and feel the beginning of a...
    benforce benforce 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 14

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    Since I was a teenager I've had the urge to cut myself and I was already seeing a counselor at the time for sexual abuse and anxiety so I told her my new urges and she didn't take...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    When it comes to the various denominations that have established themselves over the years, the Universalists are arguably one that is the most misunderstood. While there are some...
    edr567 edr567 26-30, M Jan 3

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    a long trip abroad, anger, misery for me, deliberate hatred and a u-turn. where to begin. my girlfriend said she was going to south Africa for a bit back in October 2012. like a...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    I feel really, really frusterated. I HATE feeling like a victim to my emotions like this but when something over takes you so much it can be SO hard to not loathe yourself. When...
    Virgo1929 Virgo1929 18-21, F Jan 15

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    Bad Days. Where do I go from here? That is the question I continue to ask myself. I feel like I'm stuck. Healing is the ultimate goal, but how do you know when you've reached that...
    willowsweep willowsweep 22-25, F Jan 16

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    The Death of My Godfather This happened a number of years ago but it feels just as painful now as it did at the time when i got the bad news about my godfather's death.He was not...
    dragonfang dragonfang 51-55, M Jan 2

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    how does someone tell the difference between normal curiosity & possible homosexuality? im really stuck
    tsallab tsallab 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    So I just turned 18 and am not to sure about anything. I need help and don't know who to talk to. You see ever since I can remember I have always been a little more on the feminine...
    umflic umflic 18-21, M 5 Responses Jan 9

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    I was baptized Lutheran and went to a Lutheran school but never went to church. We had church on Wednesdays in school but I just never felt quite like myself with God or anything...
    blackheartlover blackheartlover 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    I really wanna cut tonight, but it's so hard to fight the urge. I'm trying to be strong, buts it's not easy.
    lostgirl2001 lostgirl2001 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I hate my body so much that I've been anorexic. When that got straightened out. I was bulimic. Not everyone agrees with these choices to be anorexic or bulimic. But they don't know...
    Cutie314 Cutie314 16-17, F Jan 12

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    Why just why. I don't know what's wrong with me. I think I'll always be too selfish and phobic to ever be a real Christian.
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Jan 14

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    I need your help again in my relationship! So, I'm talking to my crush a lot more often now. I feel that I'm very close to calling him my own. On Thursday, he was talking to his...
    Hippodippo257 Hippodippo257 16-17, F Jan 17

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    it all started when I had a psychosis experience at age 15 , after that , during 1 year and a half, I lived in fear tring to put a meaning to my psychosis but I did was suffering...
    Alexforhope Alexforhope 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    Having a really ****** day. I don't want to be here. No one cares about me. Nothing I do matters. I want to go home and sleep forever. I'm so done right now...
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    This is the time of year for colds and flu. My GP asked me to call into his practise to get a flu jab but I didn't get round to doing so. I was warned that I could be hospitalised...
    ItsOnlyAPaperMoon ItsOnlyAPaperMoon 46-50, F 2 hrs ago

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    We keep it real over here motha ******* as
    Savagez Savagez 13-15, M 58 mins ago

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    Face To Face - "I'll Stop The World To Melt With You" Moving forwards using all my breath Making love to you was never second best I saw the world thrashing all around your face...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M Jan 9

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    SCIENCE. I'm willing to bet that when you see this, you think of a painfully invasive scenario in which some mad scientist deconstructs you into your constituent parts, and...
    EvoxNeon EvoxNeon 16-17, M 7 Responses Jan 12

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    Wow! where do I start? I don't feel like spell checking sorry... Mom died when I was 32 days old. Dad died at 9, raised by grandmother, she died at 89 in 2001, a 16 year old...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 4

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    Terra Nova; A Blueprint For Revolution It doesn't take a university education to see that humanity could use a renovation. We have come a long way in a very short period of time...
    NeonBlueMidnight NeonBlueMidnight 26-30, M Jan 4

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    SO why? why i was born? something went wrong...ya know when you get used to this world and the people around you but you realize that people are way more happy when you´re not...
    anderlr anderlr 13-15, M Jan 21

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    I joke about apocalyptic situations, but there is a germ of truth in it I do not often mention. I'd love nothing more than for the world to stop for a bit. To grind to a halt on...
    felicitykid felicitykid 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    the world is intrusive. it tears the shell of the cozy little reality i built of my own. icy fingers gleefully stir up things better forgotten. facts and figures, cold...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M Jan 12

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    Yes, that's right, I'm a Real Vampire... It's hard for people to understand the concept of it. I don't tell many about my condition unless I need to feed (if in search of a new...
    whysobleu whysobleu 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    This is another offshoot of my desire to have my hair cut really short. I sooo want to have the nape buzzed close, I just love the idea of clippers running up it. Why do I feel so...
    PixieDust2015 PixieDust2015 26-30, F 23 mins ago

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    Well, I mostly complain with my experiences, so I wanted to put up something that was upbeat. Last year, I saved up and bought a rig from a famous glass artist. A rig, for those...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M Jan 13

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    I was used to be friend of crazy, funny, “alive and burning” people, I was used to have many girlfriends, even at the same time, I was living fast and that’s how any guy...
    calande calande 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    *ALIVE IN THE WORLD*I want to live in the worldNot inside my headI want to live in the worldI want to stand and be countedWith the hopeful and the willingWith the open and the...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Not in the way where I want to kill myself, but where I can just go to a world that's peacful (like that will ever happen). I wish I could live in my dreams forever and never have...
    innocentflower innocentflower 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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