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I Survived 2008

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have survived a few, the first one when I was a kid, 6 or so, mom was driving a Volkswagen Rabbit, we were basically run over by an idiot in a muscle car, jacked up on drugs. my...
    NvBikeBoy NvBikeBoy 31-35, M Jul 29

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    so much pain and cruelty haunted my childhood I'm honestly surprised I didn't starve to death when I was very little or got killed when my mums friend got mad at me when they were...
    Bluelanterndodgerstark Bluelanterndodgerstark 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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    Back when I was thirteen my family was friends with my rapist's family, so we treated each other like family. We trusted each other. I even had a crush on my rapist. So when he...
    LolitaChrisbell LolitaChrisbell 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    I'm extremely anti social because of it now the one who did it was my step brother and now I just can't trust him any advice
    kimilolakara kimilolakara 16-17, F Jul 25

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    I was in a car accident on November 23rd 2011 at 11:28 AM, it was so scary.. It was me and my mom, we were riding to pick up my sister.. My mom handed me her phone to text my...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    3 times when I was married. First my ex husband tried to run me over with his truck. I was in the hospital for 3 weeks, in a coma. Second time: He tried to strangle me...another...
    hellcat88 hellcat88 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    Or did i ?????? Data says no yet i breathe for pals. The debate continues. More data sought.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Jul 30

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    on not looking for pity I'm looking to help :) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=57h_eu9XX44
    overcomer98 overcomer98 16-17, F Jul 30

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    Me and my brother were in an accident 4 days ago July 29th 2014, we wanted to go to chick fil a for lunch about 5 mins down the road we came to an intersection and it all changed...
    ChandlerTitus1 ChandlerTitus1 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 2

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    What a Negative Experience! On EP it is vivid and clear that the active members have NO appreciable value to the site owners or site staff. Now I have proff to share with you...
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F 9 Responses Aug 2

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    Almost 6 years ago, I was really depressed when I lost my dad. I was forced to live on my own at that time, which made the grieving period even harder.I made God the center of my...
    MeJustBeing MeJustBeing 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    A very minor one that fractured my entire body when I was 10 years old. It was ridiculously minor that got amplified on me because I have brittle bones disease. It was raining...
    legendgirl legendgirl 18-21, F Aug 5

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    I was with my ex for 6 years. At first it was great even though i got pregnant very quickly. We moved into our own place and planned to be a family. Once the baby was born, it was...
    soontobeexwife soontobeexwife 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    And had 6 years in remission. It's back. I just found out today. I really don't want to do this again. No choice though, I'm a single dad. The trick is not letting the kids see...
    Z00Z00Z Z00Z00Z 36-40, M 13 hrs ago

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    I don't get it. Hes been gone since the week after New Years, that's 8 months, 8 mths of being on my own and it wasn't easy but I survived. He came home for 2 weeks, he's been at...
    BelleBun93 BelleBun93 26-30, F 6 hrs ago

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    I am so very happy with the direction my life is going now. Finally it feels like everything is falling into place for me! There was a time in my life where everything fell apart...
    mamabutterfly mamabutterfly 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My Nana was my angel. She survived a very hard life and had a lot of health issues and survived a stroke with no repercussions, several heart attacks and breast cancer. May 7 of...
    Danielle727 Danielle727 26-30, F Aug 2

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    My father, who lived to be 83 years old and had traveled all over the country and had known countless people (some famous, he was a jazz musician) told me a few years back that I...
    NoHeartButMyOwn NoHeartButMyOwn 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    Who survived their first day of their third year in university? I survived my first day of my third year in university.
    metaphornographic metaphornographic 18-21, F Aug 7

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    Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims .An Obituary printed in the London Times..... Today...
    ar93 ar93 18-21, M Aug 10

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    R20;GMG is usually a the most effective marketing business with supplying excellent customer care and superior benefits…Lorem Ipsum is solely dummy textual content of your...
    Joeysld60 Joeysld60 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I overdosed on pills ten years ago. I was 12. I've fought self mutilation and an ever consuming eating disorder. I have scars I've spent so long ashamed of. I survived the death of...
    MonetChere MonetChere 22-25, F 13 Responses 2 days ago

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    In my life I have had 3 major accidents that I should have died from. 1- I was crushed by a tractor when I was 6 years old, It crushed me from my knees to the bottom of my ribs...
    Blondeblueyegirl Blondeblueyegirl 41-45, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I fought all my life , I survived most horrible things , but I survived . I never thought......I would complicate my life this much and make a fool of myself in the process . I...
    Selma40 Selma40 36-40, F 22 hrs ago

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    First time I met her I remember i was so mesmerized. Since then I have adored her more than anything in the whole world. She was shy on telling about her feelings and I felt so...
    realandtrue realandtrue 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I was there when you drew your last breath, leaving this world to join another... or so I like to think. "A few hours." That's what he said, the man in the white. The man who...
    Akumakun Akumakun 22-25, M Jul 20

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    A strong woman perseveres regardless of the odds and circumstances. You don't know how strong you are until you've hit bottom and survived. Why does women has to go through lots of...
    Rifkyroshan Rifkyroshan 26-30, M Jul 20

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    I have survived. I am here. Confused, screwed up, but here. So, how can I find my way? Is there a chain saw of the soul, an ax I can take to my memories or fears? #Speak
    GaleJake GaleJake 13-15, M Jul 21

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    My story if I told most wouldn't believe half of it.Sometimes I don't believe half of it but it's all true.There are much worse off in this world filled with misery.So to tell my...
    bignatbreastluver bignatbreastluver 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    Wealthy fix nothing vital. Jobs sent overseas. Or taken by automation. Or by robotics. When overpopulation is rampant. And then wall street makes recession. Or...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    In the summer of 1987 I was eleven years old. My mother and I were living with her parents, my maternal grandparents. My biological father had never contacted us, so my grandfather...
    AnAutumnWind AnAutumnWind 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    I have survived alot abusive mother, sexual abuse in care homes, I have a back problem,my ex I found in bed with another woman and I'm still here. Nothing going to beat me.
    vampirish vampirish 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    Visualization, separation and the dead calm... We had a calm discussion about separation last week!!! I had had another week with him home. He cleaned the pool, forgot the lawn...
    jmx46578 jmx46578 36-40, F 6 Responses Jul 23

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    Boiling a pan of water may seem like the most innocuous activity and in fact it's something I do every day but there is the rush of bad memories that came from that. Sometimes I...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F Jul 24

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    I'm 29 my life came crashing down around me about 2mths ago I've been given a bad hand at live so much so that I wish like the rest of my family I was dead but death isn't comming...
    CathyKenney CathyKenney 26-30 2 Responses Jul 24

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