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I Survived 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    blue963 blue963 51-55, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    My first time - Things had been pretty rough for me, as my girlfriend had just broken up with me. I decided to take a walk outside. It was raining horribly, but I thought that'd be...
    JustDontSay JustDontSay 26-30 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Drinking days are over and I survived! Back to the comfort of schedule and discipline.
    Woody6 Woody6 41-45, M 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I have many friends and students as well as many enemies who truly fear me. they fear me mainly for my vast methods that they are too terrified to speak. for you see i don't just...
    Sladetgx57 Sladetgx57 18-21, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    https://youtu.be/y3xSvNOTji8 I survived hurricane Katrina, and lived to tell about it....
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 1 day ago

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    So this past week I broke down.I was a mess.Remebering every little detail.The man who sexually assaulted me saying "Stop being a baby"....To the cops telling me I was lying.I just...
    MarineWife1995 MarineWife1995 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I was with my friends in a Jeep, with the top down. Came around a turn, got slammed by a rented U-Haul truck. It's all still kind of a rough shakey blurt.
    JohnnyHospes JohnnyHospes 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    I promised that if I ever got better I would do something to help others in my situation. That was 34 years ago. I am just so happy to be well again. So much time has past that I...
    quickrush quickrush 51-55, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've cheated death more times than I can count . But God wants me to live for some reason , and I trust in his plan for me .
    Spiritual40 Spiritual40 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    I had my appendix out on Friday 13th.... and being in hospital on what I think must have been a psycho-geriatric ward, was a bit of a nightmare! Thank goodness I was only in for 4...
    LaviniaRose LaviniaRose 51-55, F a week ago

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    I know my ex boy friend from Social media since 2009. He is from Sri Lanka n I'm from Malaysia. We were became friends in Social media friends n used to chat once in a while. And...
    Solitaria87 Solitaria87 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I Am A Fat Teenager. None of my friends are fat. None of my friends are like me. How have I survived without anyone to relate to? The internet. I started off on EP, trying to...
    FatGirlEmily FatGirlEmily 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I was on my way to school early one morning and my step dad and I were in the truck together. It was dark and rainy and hard to see. Next thing I know, we're sliding up onto the...
    nameless742 nameless742 13-15, M Aug 21

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    I joined this group optimistically hoping that one day the title would ring true for me. That one day I could sincerely feel like a survivor and not just a victim. Today I can...
    TheGirlFromJupiter TheGirlFromJupiter 18-21 3 Responses Aug 21

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    me and my friends were going to play softball. They were in the car in front of me. they had just stopped at the stop sign in front of me. I press on the breaks to slow down when...
    haleigh81515 haleigh81515 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I've held back for a long time, but I think it's over. When I was 3 years old, my parents divorced. Around a year or so afterwards, my mother started dating a man, his name was...
    relaxitsjustanightmare12 relaxitsjustanightmare12 13-15, T Aug 18

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    IT's not over.. I just want to go home.. I wonder if the physical abuse is next..
    wrestlingwithhope wrestlingwithhope 41-45, M Aug 17

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    Growing up with a stepfather and bullying at school.
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    I went from an abusive childhood straight into an abusive marriage. Until I married my second husband (at 33) the only people to ever reciprocate my love were my maternal...
    Chrylblck Chrylblck 36-40, F Aug 17

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    did I really survive? or am I still playing the victim? to what level of grief and resentment is justified?
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I survived it. don't know how. My dad was a drunk. I lived with him for a year and a half. I called the cops told them he was abusing me.. they didn't believe me. Of course not...
    idkubutimkk idkubutimkk 13-15, F Aug 16

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    A few days ago, me, my dad, my brothers and sister were driving back from a friend's house, and some guy was drunk driving and crashed into us. To skip through what happened, my...
    MangaMinx MangaMinx 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 16

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    I think for years I have been in denial. I felt guilty for doing this to myself. I have been saying for the last two years that I have broken my own heart. What I didn't admit to...
    forevereternal9 forevereternal9 26-30, F Aug 16

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    yup! I survived the storm!!!
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 Aug 16

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    This last Sunday my husband hanged him self after one of our normal money fight and nothing huge or something out of the ordinary. Or that is what I thought I noticed he started...
    numbunknown numbunknown 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F Aug 15

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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F Aug 15

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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F Aug 15

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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F Aug 15

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