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I Struggling to Stay Alive

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    The Air I Breathe

    I always wonder how can people enjoy living thier lives? They must have some kind of inspiration. But once they accomplished their goals, what's next? Resetting? There is no difference of life between the rich and the poor. We're all living in a rut. Some lives an exteme life...
    kanyakatoon kanyakatoon 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 9, 2011

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    Battle Within

    ...Its worth it to live life but the sadness isnt worth living through...always stuggling..always fighting. I remind myself of my loved ones everyday and i remember the pain i am going through...feeling at least something means ur alive...but i rather have no emotions at all...
    ConLocura ConLocura 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 10, 2009

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    Death

    I think about daeth on a daily basis....especially at night.....I lost my best friend( i am a male) of 17 + year s..she was the love of my life....i miss her terribly.
    Badroad200 Badroad200 51-55, M Feb 7, 2013

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    No Point

    ever since i was 11 iv tried to hangmy self and cut my wrist. i see people all day doing good in school cant wait to go home but i sit there with a razor blade ffrom the pencile sharpinores and i thin mayb tomorrow ill b like that but no i cant i never will b every time i try to...
    jusneedsomehelp jusneedsomehelp 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 19, 2011

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    Complicated..

    well i know how i have said that i love josh so much well it makes it hard to actually fall in love again even though i found a guy that i really like i am scared to let my heart go cause i dont want it broke again. this guy is so wonderful he treats me like an angel he is...
    gymnastrdgc20 gymnastrdgc20 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2011

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    ... Hmm

    I'd be okay with being here if people just left me the hell alone. I'm a naturally quiet person, but I smile all the time. Believe me when I say that I have my demons. People are always trying to figure me out and they ask so many questions! I mean really, they make things...
    midnighthavoc midnighthavoc 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 1, 2011

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    What's The Point

    Life isn't worth living if I'm constanlty hurt. Why do I put myself through it all anyway, I should just stop living. I'm not weak and giving up, I'm being strong enough to end it. I can't go a day without wishing I wasn't alive. I wish things were different sometimes but I can't...
    WakingUp2Reality WakingUp2Reality 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 6, 2010

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    Grandiose Milestones

    My accomplishment for today is that I got out of bed and went to work. My accomplishment for the month is that I jumped off 0 cliffs. No matter how bad I am at my job, how meaningless my life is or how many weeks I'm wasting, at least I can say I've accomplished that.
    Receuvium Receuvium 22-25, M Jan 29, 2013

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    Just Stop

    I cant feel anything but this pain.I just want it to stopJust one little push and it would stop
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 15, 2012

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    Alas, I cannot stick to a schedule. So, I shall wake up tomorrow/today/whenever in a delirious state and reach for instant sugar rushes and carbonated drinks. My productivity will...
    ImperfectWeather ImperfectWeather 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

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    My Dad once told me the only way to rid of spiders in my bed was to eat an orange, that they hated the smell of citrus. One night I was so terrified of bugs tickling my skin that I...
    Myplethora Myplethora 22-25, F 13 hrs ago

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    I've been thinking a lot about this...I sure have had a lot of drama here on EP, and many heartbreaks, confusion and so much chaos it's had my mind spinning most days, but I'm glad...
    mguinm mguinm 46-50, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm an absolute sucker for anybody who can make me smile! I often find myself falling out of anger when someone makes me smile but then I get mad again about the fact that I...
    thisisjuno thisisjuno 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    My sister hurt herself and we might have to stay for a while.
    Mikey432 Mikey432 13-15 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    my ex's friend just told me to go kill myself. I've been struggling with suicide and self harm for awhile now. the fact that some people can be so awful astounds me.
    NightshadesSnowflake NightshadesSnowflake 13-15, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I stay up late watching good movies and unwinding from a long day at work but, I don't sleep to 4 or 5 pm the next day. I'm up late til 3am but, I get up and hit the clock for...
    loretta54 loretta54 61-65, F 2 days ago

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    Anyone else stay up to 4-5 am an sleep until 4-5 pm?
    lillydreams001 lillydreams001 18-21, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have been struggling with wheezing and shortness of breath during the night and when exercising or walking for about a year now. It wakes me up about 3-4 times every night. About...
    VeryInteresting1234 VeryInteresting1234 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    I'm a INFP personality.I have this complex mind and I get frustrated way easily.I'm much a thinker than a talker.I hate small talk but I'm very good at talking what I'm passionate...
    felicia123angel felicia123angel 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    The latest I have ever stayed up was 5 in the morning. Thanks to a book. I tried sleeping but I couldn't. My thoughts were focused on the book. So I just read and read until I...
    EnigmaticPerson EnigmaticPerson 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    this is gonna be the one thing I'm gonna be looking for most in life. a guy who will stay with me no matter who complicated I am. as truly I'm a mess when it comes to things in my...
    dathglas dathglas 13-15, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    The Taj Mahal Palace Resort and Hotel in Mumbai! One of India's most prestigious hotels. Numerous celebrities and dignitaries have walked these halls. Is quite an amazing...
    1luckytraveler 1luckytraveler 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    .. Heard about the earthquake in Taiwan, today, and how many casualties have been identified.. it was 6.4 in magnitude, they said. I know earthquakes are common.. but this one...
    bellabong bellabong 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    That feeling that's bursting through your veins like sparks of fire whenever you're doing something that excites you? I think that's when you're most alive. It ignites something in...
    BloodEpiphone BloodEpiphone 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    i started staying up all night with my husband last year when he was injured... he is doing so much better now by the way. he's come a long way.
    sunriseinmyeyes sunriseinmyeyes 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I met someone like that once. His name was Randy. He knew I struggled with mental illnesses and rook advantage of it every moment I spent with him. He would always say I was the...
    Nmetb Nmetb 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    ...this started in 2015 when my husband got injured and i was staying up late with him, as he is a night owl. but now he's not cause he wants to work on his car in the day time...
    sunriseinmyeyes sunriseinmyeyes 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    Love for my friends has required I stay by their side the last few nights. I love my friends and how we are always there for one another.
    EyeingYou EyeingYou 36-40, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Who wouldn't be a fan of The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man
    Someday7 Someday7 41-45, F Feb 4

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    Face down with the LA curbside endings With the ones and zeros. Downtown was the perfect place to hide. The first star that I saw last night was a headlight Of a man-made sky...
    sunriseinmyeyes sunriseinmyeyes 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    When I get married I want to stay married and live a happy life with my wife
    Anthony2400 Anthony2400 22-25, M Feb 2

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    in 2010 there were a group of people who were paid to kill me.. i lived thru the night.. one of the things that happened that night was that i had phone calls from pakastan.. the...
    FreeThinker2 FreeThinker2 51-55 Feb 2

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    am often too lazy to leave my room. at times i tend to stay in my room the whole day and only leave for dinner (theres nothing fun to do outside) luckily i have a bathroom in here...
    prettykatey prettykatey 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    I will die or I will be alive yes well today answer many peoples question am going in search of answer well am an atheist I dont believe in god or. ghosts but in my village...
    shekarleader shekarleader 18-21, M Feb 1

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    What do you do Most when staying up LATE ???
    CODECRACKER2014 CODECRACKER2014 41-45, M 5 Responses Jan 31

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    a long time ago I used to be social and like people from like the 90s until like 2002 but then I became depressed and really shy and mentally ill and around 02 all my friends just...
    chexmixgod86 chexmixgod86 26-30, M Jan 30

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    I recently had a very difficult episode in my life. I reached my breaking point. I didn't think I could survive the pain I was going through. But through the haze of it all...
    oddpodd oddpodd 22-25, F Jan 30

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    I was in a roll over accident Sunday and I went to go clean out my truck. I do not know how I made it out alive!
    archbo12 archbo12 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 27

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    It is nice to be alive, to live a drama free life.
    kal76 kal76 36-40, M Jan 27

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    I am an internet vampire. I was given up for old. Marriage had begun a downhill fall ten years ago and I was full of loneliness and darkness. Life had become just a day to day drag...
    boldtimer boldtimer 66-70, M Jan 26

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    My husband and I can't go without fighting for more