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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...
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 51-55, F 2 Responses Feb 10

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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...
    mssjeb2000 mssjeb2000 36-40, F Apr 8, 2013

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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...
    1053rw 1053rw 61-65, M Nov 21, 2010

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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...
    Naliruns Naliruns 18-21, F Jan 12, 2011

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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...
    SuicidalKittens SuicidalKittens 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 18

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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...
    Halebound4ever Halebound4ever 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 8

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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...
    PlaygirlSiNeR PlaygirlSiNeR 18-21, F Jan 12, 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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    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...
    stankadiddlehopper stankadiddlehopper 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 30, 2013

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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...
    gogogil38 gogogil38 26-30, F 1 Response May 30, 2010

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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...
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 51-55, F 3 Responses May 10, 2012

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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...
    SaveMeFromMyselfPlz SaveMeFromMyselfPlz 13-15 1 Response Mar 3, 2012

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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...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 5 Responses Sep 12, 2007

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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...
    faithfullrecovery faithfullrecovery 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 13, 2013

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    I had been living in Los Angeles for about a month and a half when the Northridge Earthquake hit. It was January 1993. It registered as a 7.4 on the Richter Scale. I was awoken...
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    I was somewhere and overheard there was going to be a drive-by shooting so I ran to the nearest building to hide in order to avoid being shot. as I was running I grabbed a woman...
    numberonecrush numberonecrush 31-35 1 Response Mar 23

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    I was a baby in the womb and almost wasn't born but I survived ^_^
    vividdreamer97 vividdreamer97 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I'm happy that I survived this first day but actually I'm nervous. Nervous because I need everyday applicants and there is a quota to fulfill.
    nyliemax nyliemax 18-21 Apr 1

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    i survived sudden cardiac death and am one of the 5% percent that survives. alas,stuck in a sexless marriage and no manner of communication seems to solve that. any advice on...
    bill977 bill977 51-55, M 5 days ago

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    I kept it a secret until a few years ago, when I started therapy (due to my promiscuous behavior). I was raped by 2 men when I was at a party. I never told my parents because I...
    kschulz73 kschulz73 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    I in a sexless divorce. I haven't dated since my divorce was finalized. Before actually.
    boadiccearose boadiccearose 51-55, F Mar 20

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    I just recently got out of a relationship that lasted a little over a year. Honestly I thought he was the most perfect guy ever... Until he'd get mad... He'd take every single...
    LilMissMandy LilMissMandy 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I've always been a safe rider and have riden motorcycles for almost 30 years. People generally trust me to lead a group which I do with safety as the primary focus. Last May, I was...
    DaCrusher DaCrusher 46-50, M Mar 21

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    I was hospitalized January 25, 2013 for Suicidal thoughts etc But i've made it :) I'm happy, finally
    whatev3rforev3r whatev3rforev3r 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I was in Minneapolis for the night as my flight was leaving the next morning for Fort Jackson, South Carolina. I decided to walk to the gas station and take in the sights along the...
    gr8love gr8love 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    3/26/2009. I was 5.5 months pregnant with my youngest. I had been working at a nursing home as a CNA. All my residents had the flu, it was a really rough season. When I came down...
    simulatedexistence simulatedexistence 26-30, F Mar 25

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    I have them on a regular basis sometimes I can feel them coming on three or four hours before they happen.my first was when I was about one and a half years old I am 29 now.
    almostdead2day almostdead2day 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    Me and my ex-fiance met in high school. we feel in love since then moment we seen each other. we got pregnant and he decided that he wanted a better future for our daughter. one...
    navarro2014 navarro2014 18-21, F Mar 28

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    My moms ex boyfriend bought her a car,bought us a house (we all lived together),two dogs,i had 2 sisters and 1 brother he gave me,with in the years my mom saw the horrid man he was...
    Wisdombird Wisdombird 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I want to find the perfect guy. However to find the perfect guy I needed to experience the guy who I thought way "the perfect guy" but turn out to be an a**hole I met this guy...
    aliceS96 aliceS96 16-17, F Mar 29

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    I was diagnosed in May 2012 with a Ewings Sarcoma in my right foot, I had my leg amputated below knee in Oct 2012. Since Jan 2013 I've been in remission now I return every 3...
    peterdaintree peterdaintree 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    He was my best friend, and he was in love with me, i was afraid bc he was an absolute player, and made out with a different girl every day. So i lost him, he was very very mad...
    marshmallowthing24 marshmallowthing24 13-15, F Apr 8

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    Many people ask why do you stay in an abusive relationship the answer to that is simple many times with emotional abuse you do not realize you're being abused because the abuser...
    jadelaoch jadelaoch 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    A 2 time survivor. I am fair skinned and susceptible to skin cancer. As a golfer, that's a big concern. I have had friends with minor skin lesions which were easily taken care of...
    lakeluver lakeluver 66-70, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Both my parents are career driven individuals who made me more because they had a social obligation to at least produce a child then anything else. By the age of 6 months I was in...
    soliloque soliloque 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Shaking of the frame by A Lot Like Birds Well, I might have to diffuse this one. Call the listeners but they don't speak the same tongue. Send me away. You laugh and scoff and...
    TheAnimeGamer TheAnimeGamer 22-25, M Apr 5

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    blink 182 "Adam's Song" I never thought I'd die alone I laughed the loudest who'd have known? I traced the cord back to the wall No wonder it was never plugged in at all I...
    KortneeAnne KortneeAnne 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    There are a lot of reasons I (as a survivor too) think so: They do suffer the same feelings as we (women) do and a lot of other issues they have to deal with: There is a lot of...
    Mellangela Mellangela 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Didn't know he was after a year, I was 21 and let's admit it quite stupid to ignore the signs. His wife had an ovarian cancer, and has changed since then. We started as friends...
    FoxxySilverCrow FoxxySilverCrow 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    It was a horrible and terrifying one. It involved my best friend in it.. I only remember some parts, where we were like a colonized country/city. I just know for certain that we...
    ErinAnsiell ErinAnsiell 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I have survived sexual abuse. It is as if my life was stolen from me. And now I want it back. I am determined to have it back. I know that the past can't change, but I don't plan...
    elenix elenix 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    PRIOR TO- I was a 35 year old at about 185 lbs otherwise healthy I lead an active lifestyle and eat a reasonably healthy diet. THE INCIDENT- July 2013: A week of pain and suffering...
    sheffw99 sheffw99 31-35, M Mar 17

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    I'm so tired of hiding my scars and cuts. In tired of the lies I use to cover my mistakes and wounds, tired of putting make up in my battle scars. I should be proud, I survived...
    BleedingAngel BleedingAngel 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    I originally found EP in 2011 just by chance, I read a few stories and signed up on a spur of the moment decision. I quickly forgot about it and did not come back until late 2012...
    LadyGiselle LadyGiselle 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    My children are missing. When I was 19 years old, I got pregnant by a college boyfriend. The man - Toby was his name - left me as soon as I found out. Eight and a half months...
    DoYouBelieveWeAreInfinite DoYouBelieveWeAreInfinite 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I have suffered from depression and excited that I remember, at least as far as back as first grade. I recently going out and was diagnosed by a psychiatrist with AVPD. I am...
    AnAvoidant AnAvoidant 31-35, M Mar 18

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    I'm closing in on my 30th birthday and still do not have even an entry-level IT job. I feel like a loser. I live at home with my grandparents who think I can dress up in a nice...
    kenrin kenrin 26-30, M Mar 19

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    Chapter 7 - The Mental/Fatal BlowLate in October of 1994 I was at our local American Legion to give blood as an annual civic duty. (sometimes biannual)I always felt super good...
    Batboy69 Batboy69 56-60, M Mar 19

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    I really did love you my friend. I'll miss you my friend but a big part of me is glad you left my friend. It started to be more trouble than fun. I started to find myself annoyed...
    circlesnomore circlesnomore 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    This morning I got up with my baby, did our morning routine and tuned into the news. The main story for my area was about a 12 year old girl who committed suicide last month most...
    Caseymae Caseymae 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Never thought it would happen to me...First day off after Black Friday. Weather was ok for a December day so wanted to clear me head and not think about work so I went for a semi...
    Leeks73 Leeks73 36-40, M Mar 19

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    Amen. I am a victim of it from BOTH ends. I was abused as a child and THEN abused my multiple partners. I survived though. And I live to tell about it so, Gods good.
    pinkkcotton pinkkcotton 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 20