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I Survived 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Goal Achieved!

    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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    Resisted peer pressure, survived from sticky social situations to relationships and fall outs with family and dealing with crazy out of control hormones! Never smoked, never done...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    i survived a bicycle accident,tho. My body was flying in the sky:for real it is my trouma. but i decided i'd challenge to ride bicycle again in my near future,next month. Hope i'd...
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F Mar 18

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    I survived an attack by a dropbear. It was when I was 12, my sister and I were waking home from school and decided to take a short cut through the bush trails... now normally only...
    CheekiiMonkey CheekiiMonkey 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Ambiguous header but true. I've survived suicide attempts (both my own and that of a parent), self-harm, domestic abuse of a parent, depression, anxiety, self-destruction and more...
    DaniAllsopp DaniAllsopp 26-30, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I don't know how to comprehend depression. it is so strange, it's easy to catch you off guard. it caught me when my dad died of pancreatic cancer in june of 2012. I am not the same...
    HannaTheSwedishChick HannaTheSwedishChick 16-17, F Mar 2

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    I thought I was in love with my first serious boyfriend (15). <3 Until I found out he was just using me while dating some other chick. But I'm over it now and once and I while...
    Jessica4770 Jessica4770 18-21, T 2 Responses Mar 7

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    Sophomore year, my boyfriend of 6 months cheats on me, with 3 other girls. Sad to say, I handled it like a baby. I cried, fell into a depression, started living an unhealthy...
    tessagj14 tessagj14 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    I decided to stop before it happened. I couldn't force myself to do it because of all my friends that I would miss.
    TheNameIAlwaysWanted TheNameIAlwaysWanted 16-17, T 2 Responses Mar 8

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    Not always sure how i do it, yet I do, everyday. Not sure I still want to but what can i say? Alone I could be, and maybe I'd be free, but really when I look in the mirror this is...
    JinxyJen13 JinxyJen13 31-35, F Mar 8

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    Who are any of you to say what a man can and can't do to your bodies. He has every right
    soph99ep soph99ep 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    After having dark side of my life now i would say that everything felt much better ... everything seems so light ... i thought those days in pain and suffering won't pass but look...
    Acire231002 Acire231002 22-25, F Mar 9

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    You guys got my account deleted but I'm back :)
    sophie99ep sophie99ep 18-21, F Mar 10

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    I just want to crawl in a hole today. I left my emotionally abusive husband over five years ago, and yet I'm still dealing with the aftermath of his bullsh*t. The really hard...
    beesknees12 beesknees12 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    You **** on gifts. Discipline yelling same as cussing. Friends got enough problems without pals bashing. Closed mind is worse than caring soul and hurts caring. You could...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 11

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    You cant damage me now. Maybe later because you scheme to conquer but not now. Right now i see my caring as better than your need to look better than me. Me could have left...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 11

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    ~ CRY LOVE by John Hiatt~A moment of steel a dry-eyed houseDid he say goodbye to you or did you kick him out?I know you're not afraid to go aloneBut this was a marriage of spirit...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 2 Responses Mar 12

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    I was riding my Kawasaki ER5 to work. I was breaking (about 10-15mph) for lights in the distance. A pedestrian was texting/Facebooking and suddenly walked into the road in front of...
    Scutariw2 Scutariw2 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 12

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    My friends all abandoned me, my life has fallen apart I'm on the road after running away, I have no money and police are looking for me. I have nothing left wtf am I sypposed to do...
    Lonewalker1432 Lonewalker1432 13-15, M Mar 15

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    My fault. And i pay often. Disabled. And they dont care much. Even if i can sue. Because courts love them. And believe them. Like deluded twins.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 15

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    I'd like to share my story. I'm 24, he's 19. I'm already working, he's still a student. I'm a Muslim, he's Catholic. It was very wrong from the very beginning yet I still pushed...
    Jojane Jojane 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    I have and I am still doing my best to survive.. Process things out that these years did to me... I want more than survival now, I am hungry to thrive....
    sweetartventure sweetartventure 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    The more I try to improve the person I am, the more pain I feel when I am treated disrespectfully by those I love. How can I feel that I have value when others treat me as though...
    casunshine casunshine 56-60, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I was making a turn, pretty low to the ground. I saw dirt to late and the bike just slide. I was sliding with the bike, the bike hit a barrier and went a different direction. I'm...
    camilo1920 camilo1920 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    When i was 1 i had cancer until i was 5 and i was fine for a year but then it came back when i was 6 1/2 and i had it until i was about 8-9 luckily being cured with a blood...
    Milochan Milochan 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Nice longer essay. http://www.jesusneverexisted.com/josephus-etal.html Josephus (c37-100 AD) Flavius Josephus is a highly respected and much-quoted Romano-Jewish historian...
    maryshouldofaborted maryshouldofaborted 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    She left him and he died, he left me but I survived because I survived, I used to die every day, every minute, and every second of my life... Things were different then, I used to...
    saudaminib saudaminib 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    In USA, everybody knows 9/11. Here in Japan, it is 3/11. The great earthquake (M9.1) that struck north 4 years ago. 18,500 people perished by the earthquake and the tsunami. Today...
    katsuobushi katsuobushi 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 11

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    last night I had a dream about "Titanic" it was the end or the movie, and Jack and Rose both survived,... they both went on that f******g broken door, and, they both f******g...
    Naockey Naockey 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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    Quote of the day: "If you are reading this, you have survived your entire life up until this point. You have survived traumas, heartbreak, devastation, the different phases of life...
    Dictatorse Dictatorse 22-25, M 4 Responses Mar 17

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    I am not okay... I'm crying almost everyday but I always put up a strong face in front of everyone. I always break down whenever I think of my husband's affair. It breaks me even...
    purplefreespirit purplefreespirit 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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