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I Survived

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    I struggle with eating.

    I suffice with one meal a day. At times, it's one meal a day mostly a protein with veggies. Later as the day progresses, I will nourish myself with several glasses of green food juice, it's thick and coats my stomach gently as I feel my digestive system is quite delicate at this...
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 56-60, F 2 Responses Feb 10

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    We are all survivors.

    I survived the crazy dope partying days, the opps I just got pregnant stage, **** got hitched to divorce at 27 to full time single mom and 12 hour crappy bartending shifts for 15 years. Went to jail for a good long *** minute for experiencing with drugs way to long. Lost my...
    Halebound4ever Halebound4ever 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I Raped An Sexually Abuse The Child, An Survived Your Injustice

         interpretations of words read an heard are basically (when it comes to a sexual crime) the same from every person who blames the adult man defending the female calling her the victim. for this true story to be realized by you how serious it is i say...
    1053rw 1053rw 61-65, M Nov 21, 2010

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    A second visit. The lord high jerk came to a

    nearby camp. To inspect cleanliness. Maybe. To pilfer left overs. Probably. Hes known for pilferring sites. Some abandoned. Some left by the deceased. Hes been spotted. And noticed being spotted. So he puts some stuff back if spotted. He honked...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Jul 1

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    The Teton Dam

    On June 5th in 1976 the dam broke in Southeast Idaho and washed away towns and communities all around where I lived at the time. Watching helicopters for weeks after fly over my house carrying dead cows is a vision that will never forget, or the fact that my grandmothers house...
    mtvlm mtvlm 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 13, 2009

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    Survival In The Desert

    I was stationed in the American desert for a couple of years and at one point, was required to take part in a desert survival course, with no prior instruction. Eight of us were loaded in a truck and taken into the desert. The sergeant in charge dropped each of us off at a...
    stankadiddlehopper stankadiddlehopper 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 30, 2013

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    Last friday, people bothered me

    because i like girls and guys. They also called me fat, a loser....i was ready to give up. But my friend, Bella helped me. She reminded me that no matter how much people hate me, there will always be someone out there, and one of those someones was her. She said that she would...
    SuicidalKittens SuicidalKittens 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    ...at Least For the Night

    Sitting, legs crossed, back bent, arms wrapped around with my chin resting on my knee… a tight ball, rolled small, trying to become invisible. The water as hot as I can stand, stinging, beating, scalding, cleansing the pain away. I don’t believe in a god but at this...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 5 Responses Sep 12, 2007

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    Broken

    I am 12.. Iv tried killing myself 3 times...but sadly other things got in the way.. So a few weeks ago my boyfriend went to Juvy...I was the best I could be..I stayed with him...He called me as much as he could..And I went through hell in school.. People told me it was my fault...
    SaveMeFromMyselfPlz SaveMeFromMyselfPlz 13-15 1 Response Mar 3, 2012

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    I Survived

    will makes this short..i survived many attempts of suicide due to a deep mental illness..last attempt was with otc meds..been 5 years on this blessed day of May1 since my last od..do know there is help ou there..
    gogogil38 gogogil38 26-30, F 1 Response May 30, 2010

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    It'S Gonna Be A Good Book!

    I keep saying that I'm gonna write a book one day. It's gonna tell my journey in this crazy life. From the conglomeration of events that brought me into this world, to living under a bridge, homeless at age 6, to being a single mom at 18...all the way to wherever this road...
    mssjeb2000 mssjeb2000 36-40, F Apr 8, 2013

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    Here I Am Without Him

    LOnely dark thoughts another death another friend more hidden pain suicide again what to do with myself as people die around me death was again seems more soundly peace sleep forever never a moment of pain think about how many peoples lives wouldnt be the same no guns no ropes...
    PlaygirlSiNeR PlaygirlSiNeR 18-21, F Jan 12, 2013

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    The Storms Are Passing...

    Sometimes I am caught up in a twist of winda challenge I not wish you to havefor if you aren't strongthis wind will take you upand throw you across the sea of darknessno matter where I landthe light still shines for mea lighthouse and the ends of the earthI follow iteven when I...
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 56-60, F 3 Responses May 10, 2012

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    Anniversaries. April.

    Love left. June heart attacks. Dates of several Deaths of pals forcefully forgotten. Ep made me remember. So i tried to forget again. Success on deaths. But not a love leaving or heart attacks. Sigh.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Jul 12

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    I Survived, And Almost Escaped Many Things In My Life

    -eye surgery at 4 -almost drowning at 7 -a seizure at 8 -almost falling off a 100 foot cliff at 10 -being in a riptide at 12 or 13 -almost being run over MANY times, but especially this one time where I literally took one step off the road, and the car whizzed past me...going WAY...
    Naliruns Naliruns 18-21, F Jan 12, 2011

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    I have been thru many things I shouldn't have

    had to deal with and there have been many days that those things got to me it started when I was in the second grade and I attempted to hang myself with the swings at recess then it went from there I could never see to cut deep enought or take enough pills I got up to 40 200mg...
    MissSkye MissSkye 16-17, F Apr 20

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    On 27th of May 2014 I tried to attempt suicide.

    I was home alone and thought "Now is the chance!" I took a lot of pills and then waited for death. Six hours later when mom arrived from work I was laying on my bedroom floor, all shaking and could barely talk I told her to call an ambulance. When the ambulance arrived they...
    bivikivi bivikivi 16-17, F Jun 29

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    Growing Up With Monsters

    hi....... my name is 12206951 That's my prison id number. Thats the name from which i was tormented for the last six almost seven years. For me growing up was more like growing down. from the time i was thirteen i found myself becoming more immature as children my age started...
    faithfullrecovery faithfullrecovery 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 13, 2013

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    He Nearly Killed Me

    he had his hands around my throat and it all went black ,im sure i died for a few seconds ..
    imstillhere imstillhere 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 24, 2007

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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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    I always figured I was pretty normal growing up, after all how could I know what life was like for others. I knew I was sad a lot and did not know why I was so dang sad all the...
    Brumble Brumble 26-30, M 5 days ago

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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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    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 8 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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    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 2 Responses Aug 14

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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 Aug 19

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    No new group, here! I just wanted to make sure that persons in the San Francisco Bay Area-where my mother and I resided from March, 1989 until August, 1996-are doing well!
    jrhanold jrhanold 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    i survived another day who knows what will happen tomorrow
    calimaro calimaro 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    Money or No Money Having been sitting down for over 2 hours, I decided to hide myself in the conference room. For once, it was all silence. The only sound I could hear was the...
    cedicoin cedicoin 26-30, M 1 Response 45 mins 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 2 Responses Aug 16

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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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    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 Aug 17

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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 7 Responses Aug 18

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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 1 Response Aug 19

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    Operas are certainly not limited - we're chatting a few or 4 acts - so strategy your consuming within the effectiveness. Perhaps snack beforehand and make reservations for a nearby...
    Augustina97sy Augustina97sy 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    Well, I can't remember when I was told that I had a twin. I can't even remember how I felt at that moment. All I know is that now, I get lonely quickly. Maybe it's because my...
    NaeRudd NaeRudd 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    July 28. Fear. One day, I decided to try something new. I took my ten-year-old son out on the St. Croix River on a Waverunner. A Waverunner is a small boating vehicle resembling a...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 28

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    July 28. Fear. One day, I decided to try something new. I took my ten-year-old son out on the St. Croix River on a Waverunner. A Waverunner is a small boating vehicle resembling a...
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    July 28. Fear. One day, I decided to try something new. I took my ten-year-old son out on the St. Croix River on a Waverunner. A Waverunner is a small boating vehicle resembling a...
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    July 28. Fear. One day, I decided to try something new. I took my ten-year-old son out on the St. Croix River on a Waverunner. A Waverunner is a small boating vehicle resembling a...
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    July 28. Fear. One day, I decided to try something new. I took my ten-year-old son out on the St. Croix River on a Waverunner. A Waverunner is a small boating vehicle resembling a...
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    July 28. Fear. One day, I decided to try something new. I took my ten-year-old son out on the St. Croix River on a Waverunner. A Waverunner is a small boating vehicle resembling a...
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    July 28. Fear. One day, I decided to try something new. I took my ten-year-old son out on the St. Croix River on a Waverunner. A Waverunner is a small boating vehicle resembling a...
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    July 28. Fear. One day, I decided to try something new. I took my ten-year-old son out on the St. Croix River on a Waverunner. A Waverunner is a small boating vehicle resembling a...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 28

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