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I Survived 2008

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    Yes, I survived 2008. Not in any great style, but it's still 3 points in the bag!
    cyberkitty cyberkitty 18-21 Jan 12, 2009

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    Me Too

    2008 was a hard year, it had it's ups and downs but now it is finally almost over. I am really hoping 2009 will be a lot better. I always feel this way at the beginning of a new year though, and usually it doesn't happen. This year will be my year! And unless I die tomorrow, I...
    Ashley868 Ashley868 26-30, F Dec 30, 2008

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    I Made It....

    another year. A few years ago I was so totally convinced I wouldnt. 17 more days and I will have made it : )     Its been a ******* wretched year. Ive lost my grandmother, I lost Chris and all my friends from home. I lost most of my friends from uni. I worried I...
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 13, 2008

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    Dad

    Dad,2008 was not our year,You passed away,I survived,However,I miss you so.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Nov 20, 2011

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    Limping, But Made It!

    The first half of my year was very hard and very tragic! I almost committed suicide! :-o But by June, everything was well on it's way to be okay and normal! Thanks to my best friends, Sharon and Philip! And to the cool people in my circle! And for the medication that I needed...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 13, 2008

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    Just About

    At one point I nearly didn't. At one point I thought that maybe it would be the worst year in my entire existence. But it turned out ok in the end. In fact, more than ok, and the last few weeks have slowly made up for the last 11 months.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 26, 2008

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    Almost There....the Finish Line Is In Sight

    I can almost say that I've survived it.  A few more days so I've set this as a goal of mine. This year, 2008, was horrible on many levels.  One of the worst. I started off in a job that I absolutely hated making a fraction of what I made at my good job that I lost in...
    Roaring20s Roaring20s 41-45, M 11 Responses Dec 27, 2008

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    What An Interesting Year

    Well 2008 was a rebirth year for me.  I had been treading water for a long time.  Not willing to take the action I needed, hoping things would get better, knowing they wouldn't and actually seeing them get worse.  I was letting my life slip away, but I finally...
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M Jan 11, 2009

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    And the First 14 Days of 2009

    Yes, I did. And it's been a weird year. I didn't quite enjoy it at all. It's like I was kicked into some kind of roller coaster and rolled out at the end completely disoriented, surprised that the ride was already over. I always find it a shame when the ending of a year feels...
    JojaRodenaLente JojaRodenaLente 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 15, 2009

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    Survived

    I survived: 2006, 2007, "2008". 2009, 2010 and I'm now surviving 2011.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 7 Responses Apr 16, 2011

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    2008 Was Not So Great

    2008: The worst year of my life. However, I obviously survived it.
    onedebora onedebora 36-40, F 2 Responses May 17, 2011

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    The Great War of 2008

    The Great War of 2008 was something I had seen from as far back as 1995. I had written that a great war would be waged, but I never knew specifically what this war would be about or who it would involve. My prophecy was fulfilled and the war that had been raging for decades...
    Beastweaver Beastweaver 41-45, M Jan 11, 2009

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    Five More Days.

    I'd felt as though I was going to die before my eighteenth birthday for a long, long time. The night preceding my eighteenth birthday (in November), I was nearly overcome with a panic attack, for I knew, I knew that something was going to happen. After I successfully turned...
    SheistheLorax SheistheLorax 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 26, 2008

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    To my father & abuser for 25 years: I am writing to inform you that I know exactly who and what you are. (A Malignant Narcissist, psychopath, antisocial, wife beater, child...
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    i honestly wish i was crazy. i probably am. it all started a few years ago. a fire had burned down my house and the only thing that had survived it was a doll i made. naturally i...
    selselsky selselsky 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    i probably am. it all started a few years ago. a fire had burned down my house and the only thing that had survived it was a doll i made. naturally i took it with me to my new...
    selselsky selselsky 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    I just wanted some advice I have a big problem I was engaged to a guy for a year now. He says loves me a lot and wants to marry me. a few months ago his parents saw private...
    braveheart30 braveheart30 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I'm having a really hard day. My husband tried to kill himself again last night. I have a three year old and a baby on the way. My husband is currently under 24 hour watch in the...
    Cayse Cayse 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Molars abcessed. One tea bag. Nothing. New bag. Something. Listerine twice. Better for now.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I did it old school many years ago - before tandem. We went in the morning and trained all day, jumping from higher and higher steps off a tall ladder - learning to tuck and...
    heretic0 heretic0 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    Pink works now. As does calling an advocate. And collecting needed facts. Or a cigarette. Lol. Got a list of when to get help. Not happy with professionals But...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    Pink stopped working yesterday. The game was sporadic help. Comedy was limited help. Or redundant. And me wants to punch many. Much regret lives. But me called a new...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    The breathing trick crisis help taught fit. And ep pals texting hugs did too.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Walmart. And an irrational panic. Thanks to the makers of seroquel. Those evil greedy pigs. Legally relabelling it. To make mire money. Regardless of who it damages.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    After reading the experiences here I don't know why I lived. I am sorry for all who have survived but faced injuries, lost forever, or lost someone in an accident. Here is my...
    thehappyrancher thehappyrancher 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 19

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    Awesome read and helpful tips! https://karabethb.wordpress.com/2015/06/17/getting-caught-up-in-the-storm/
    SupernovaxxGirl SupernovaxxGirl 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    But my dad is permanently disabled. When I was 10, my dad used to ride a Yamaha. We had a major accident one night. He dropped me on the road before he flew out to the other side...
    ArielChen ArielChen 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    I think that just stating that I was in school when American Pie came out and that I play the flute states my awkwardness when band camp came around. "hey, let's hang out!" can't...
    SheepishlyMe SheepishlyMe 26-30 Jun 15

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    Survived ep. Survived symptoms. Almost a normal day again.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jun 15

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    For my age my shoes are rather large. I've survived 6 years of aggressive emotional, physical and sexual abuse starting at the age of 4. I attempted suicide 3 times and survived...
    countrycutie101 countrycutie101 22-25, F 9 Responses Jun 13

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    After all my husband put me through All the pain, the ignorance, The selfishness, the broken promises Knowing it would never end Never stop When he sat on the edge of the bed and...
    pixieontheprairie pixieontheprairie 36-40, F Jun 13

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    It was a couple of years ago..... So I was picked up by my friend's older brother and my friend and her other older bro were also in the car. Since our neighborhood is fairly...
    neonsweaters neonsweaters 13-15, F Jun 11

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    When I was 19 and fresh out of boot camp and still in my advanced schooling I was involved in a commercial plane crash. December 20th, 2008 I boarded a plane from Denver to...
    NeuClueMartin NeuClueMartin 26-30, M Jun 11

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    I was admitted to hospital with a severe infection to the right knee 24 hours after a mere arthroscopy of the knee. Massive staph aureus infection of the knee called 'septic...
    Michaelho007 Michaelho007 61-65, M 1 Response Jun 11

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    A funeral. Didnt cry Or fight. Or get drunk Or put holes in walls. Or toss pews. Although every urge was there. It was horrid. They wanted new members for Jesus...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jun 10

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    Message from Bishop Dag Heward-Mills The Titanic was presumed to be the largest, safest and strongest luxury ship in the world before it embarked on its disastrous maiden voyage in...
    dfries63 dfries63 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 9

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    The moment when someone who survived in a hospital thanks God. The doctor is someone to truly thank. He studies and puts effort to get where he/she is today.
    oAceyy oAceyy 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 9

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    my parents didn't do jack **** for me and growing up it was always abt them. went to terrible schools with sadistic teachers. they controlled my life to the point of deciding...
    stphnmclrn46 stphnmclrn46 22-25 Jun 9

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    I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter, than the fire around me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 8

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    MY LIFE - KNOWN CONSEQUENCES OF CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE - Entered into a physically & emotionally abusive Relationship - fleeing to a refuge to escape - Severe Gynecological...
    AlreadyOwned7379 AlreadyOwned7379 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 8

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    You know what, Even After the way she walked away, I won't stop myself from falling in Love again. I know there's someone else out there that can soothe all my hearts pain. The...
    anonymousdrummer anonymousdrummer 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 8

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    My parents were both immigrants and growing up I was keenly aware that I was raised with different manners and parental expectations from most of my classmates. And both grew up in...
    VictoriousRex VictoriousRex 51-55, M Jun 7

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    April 22nd 2015 I was in a head on collision, which resulted in a crushed knee cap in 4 places and a broken ankle. I had to have surgery 2 days after the wreck and I now have...
    karriganrebekah karriganrebekah 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 7