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I Survived 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Back in November my friends and I survived a near fatal rollover accident. I have no recognition of what happened. One of my friends was ejected about 50ft from the car and was...
    1mxv11 1mxv11 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 22

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    I were for 3.5 months in a coma and 2.75 years in a clinic for intensive rehabilitation(rehab)
    leru40 leru40 36-40, M Feb 12

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    But. 20 people blasted while they were praying. A rather explosive start of 2015 to catch up with the score of 2014.
    YMITheWayIM YMITheWayIM 36-40, M Feb 13

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    So I ran away a couple of days ago, and they made me come back (they= police and family). They said they were gonna change and so far that's bullshit. I am leaving when I turn 17...
    nomnommings nomnommings 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    I can't sleep. I can't eat or drink. And I don't care if I die. I can't live with the abuses, the flashbacks, dying inside every day. Wondering why? whirlwind envelopes me, roughly...
    krystalkool84 krystalkool84 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 19

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    Sometimes I still wish he had just hit me. So much easier that way. "See- I was abused, I can show you the bruises! " I thought I was strong- I left, I am in a new, healthy...
    skcurrier skcurrier 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    I finally think I'm getting over him. I thought seeing him with another girl would break me, but it's made me realize he really didn't care about me. He wasn't who I thought he was...
    lizcochran98 lizcochran98 16-17, F Feb 21

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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 2 days ago

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    I don't want to know about new variations of the method any more - clear away it from my favorites Let me know each time a new version is obtainable and add this method to my...
    Ethan3088hnz9 Ethan3088hnz9 31-35, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I dont really feel pain or fear, not deeply. not enough to change my day and barely breaks my mood. Alone in bed ill think about it, I'll shed a tear before I sleep, i write it out...
    R0GUE R0GUE 70+ 7 hrs ago

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    Well, it happened. I was caught out while spending a few days in Singapore on transit back to Europe. But before I begin, let me just add that what struck me most about Singapore...
    boganbait boganbait 46-50, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I know the right thing to do but honestly I'm no longer happy or excited about this relationship. And I have no one to talk to about this. No advice, nothing. It's as if no one...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Three word story: I have survived.
    BlueGirl666 BlueGirl666 13-15, F 36 mins ago

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    Strength is something to be admired, and something we all posses. If you step back and look at all your capabilities, accomplishments, and life roles, you will find that your...
    SecretAngel6 SecretAngel6 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    Five Things I Know About Recovery by Wendy Keller (1) Let yourself go through it – there is no way to skip the suffering. There ARE ways to cope with it, manage it, deal...
    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday in Minneapolis of a yeast infection and traumatic complications from repeated pokes in the belly. He was 71. Doughboy was buried in a...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    A Sad Minnesota Passing Friends - this is almost too sad to forward but I felt I should. Please join me in remembering a great icon of the entertainment community. The Pillsbury...
    DanCan1 DanCan1 61-65, M 5 Responses Feb 24

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    I have survived 11 years of abuse from the age of 9, I have survived the accidental death of my closest friend, my elder brother, the accidental death of my grandmother, and...
    slclondon slclondon 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 25

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    Southchurch hall.. Southend.. Essex.. uk.. http://instagram.com/p/ysnDklCOjw/# (my recent picture on instagram) Southchurch Hall is Grade I Listed Medieval moated house located...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    Another day, I survived for one more day. Thank you,me. For being strong and for never giving up on me. Remember, me. No one loves you more than I do. I love you, me. More than you...
    pookkie pookkie 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    I grew up in a home with neglectful and/or abusive and absentee parents, and as a result I wasn't taught anything about life, and just general life skills that every person should...
    Undeadly Undeadly 41-45, F Feb 6

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    Liberation & RevengenextnextLiberation Video:Russian armed forces liberate AuschwitzPavel StenkinVictims:Russian POW Pavel Stenkin talks about being liberated from AuschwitzRelated...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 1 Response Feb 6

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    FACTORIES OF DEATH Understanding Auschwitz Today: How the world failed children during the Holocaust March 1942 to March 1943 Michel Muller Mother of Annette & Michel Muller...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 Feb 6

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    WE THANK: OSKAR SCHINDLER To 1200 Jews a womanizing, heavy-drinking, German-Catholic industrialist and Nazi Party member named Oskar Schindler was all that stood between them and...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 1 Response Feb 6

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    Hi, Yeh it was last year and I was at a festival and took a seziure, and had blood on my brain and drowned on a ltr of my own sick and then caught enmonia just to top it all off...
    runningbohy1 runningbohy1 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 7

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    I really don't understand why religious people come on a I am a atheist page and bash us. I will never believe what you believe so stop trying. I lived with someone who forced god...
    themagijudal themagijudal 22-25, F Feb 7

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    SO I survivedd it. Buut I still am suffering. I wish hed die. He manipulated me.. said he wanted my child and get married. etc etc. but he had a dark side. Towards the end all I...
    amtired amtired 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    I watched an episode of dr phil where a 16 year old girl helped have her family murdered, but the father survived. I have no idea why human beings think it's so important to...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    So I've been on EP for maybe a month now. I floated around, read some stuff, commented on some stuff, caught some attention, but I have yet to actually post any experiences of my...
    BlackRaven2015 BlackRaven2015 31-35, M 5 Responses Feb 9

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    One year ago today, this world lost yet another beautiful soul. One of my best friends, Sarah, was killed when she and her husband slid into an icy intersection and were hit by a...
    AntiveninKiss AntiveninKiss 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 9

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