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I Think Home Should Be a Place of Refuge For Everyone In It

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    Going Home to Hell

    home is supposed to be a place of refuge but growing up in my home was not like that. It was like a war zone..if it wasnt my mum and dad fighting over who he was knocking off that week it was my sisters fighting over a hairbrush!. Divide and rule was the rules of my dads game...
    thehippy thehippy 41-45, F 10 Responses Apr 22, 2009

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    So Important

    This is a touchy subject for me. I grew up in a household with my mother, stepfather, and younger brother. In our house, no one's opinion mattered except for my step-father's. Everyone had to bow and cower to his rule, and if we didn't, there was hell to pay. After he and my...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 21, 2010

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    I Haven't Had a Full Refuge In Years.........

      I use to have a bedroom where I was allowed to close the door, & be truly alone. Since we moved down here, momma doesn't like it. She says she doesn't like the idea of me not being able to hear her call me. I can agree to a point but it makes having "private"...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 7, 2009

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    I'm leaving... I can't stand to be here anymore. I just don't belong I guess. Bye everyone. I don't think people really cared for me or anything so I have to leave. It's final this...
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    I love it when I am at an intersection and I get a double take look from a cute woman going through from the other side! Makes me feel good, makes me smile!
    severalanimals severalanimals 56-60, M 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I raised my 4 sons very well they always hold the door for everyone. Not for each other, but for everyone else.
    Eyesshut78 Eyesshut78 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Ordinarily I'm your average, quiet, thoughtful type. But my work involves dealing with people. Often in varying states of distress! Needless to say one has to tread carefully in...
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    Last week I got into an argument with my husband over the same land stuff. I told him he had to to lay with our daughter while I stayed up an watched TV because I didn't want to be...
    Sarahi7 Sarahi7 26-30, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    I love driving places and seeing history. I would love to take the time and just check out old ghost town's. There are a lot of them here in the west. I think that's one for the...
    furrbear furrbear 51-55, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Chris Rock dropped out of high school when he was in the 10th grade. In my opinion, he is one of the most brilliant comedians and social commentators we have right now. I am in...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    I got out of a relationship in June and the whole reason why was because I was acting like a total ***** but when I go to the mall and I see all couples holding hands and kissing I...
    RatchetGurl101 RatchetGurl101 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    Both for oneself and others. Some are so into positive thinking that it extends to others. When it becomes forbidden.. A replacement feeling. When positive thinkers wish that...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Back home in Paris for the week:D it sooo great to be back:)
    MsSullivan MsSullivan 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Whether we freakin' want to or not....we are gonna smile darn it!! Love y'all! http://youtu.be/GB2yiIoEtXw ...this is the biggest crock of sh!t I've ever posted. Grumpy day for...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    In loving again, one must take old loves and toss them to the wind, for it was the wind which they possessed anyway.
    jaymepopejoy jaymepopejoy 56-60, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    Im fed up of having feelings for unreachable men. Its like being stabbed in the back and suffering.
    lonely4560 lonely4560 31-35, F Jul 23

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    It is important. I dislike people that say reading sucks, or they hate reading, or that there's no point in reading, or that books suck. I have friends who actually make fun of me...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 23

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    I think the problem is, a lot of times, parents don't try to understand. I don't think mine ever do. There's a video by a YouTuber called SuliBreaks, called "Parents are the...
    TheOpeningViolinist TheOpeningViolinist 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    People love me or hate me! I am fine with that! I am not everyone's cup of tea! I 100% real and up front all the time. If you cant handle the truth maybe I am not the friend for...
    princessalicia princessalicia 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I am possibly going to delete my profile and start over. This time I will probably not give much advise, but listen and learn.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 21

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    British man wrote letter to Home Secretary asking for the law to be changed to allow child sex. He was promptly investigated to find he was "actually a paedophile himself". 10 of 1...
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    In their zeal to create a world in which the people are prohibited from smoking but internal combustion engines and industrial pollution are allowed tto go unchecked... China will...
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    One extreme pet peeve of mine is when people automatically associate the female body with sexuality and sin. It's really harmful for everyone involved, especially young girls who...
    ForestNymphet ForestNymphet 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 19

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    "The Gods had decided to mirror my disposition. Grey skies with the rain cascading down like some deity's wet fury. My four wheeled, not to be trusted, steed passes one of the...
    Frankenstein99 Frankenstein99 36-40, M Jul 19

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    I met this really great guy and he means so much to me. We have so much in common, even eat the same strange way. He understands me and I understand him. He makes me more happy...
    ravenlindsay ravenlindsay 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I like bringing happiness and joy to this world. I enjoy making people feel good and making them smile even when they don't want too. I am a caring and loving person with a huge...
    jjohnnyboy jjohnnyboy 41-45, M 4 Responses Jul 18

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    The only real difference I have is that at school I seem more sociable and presentable to people, yet as soon as I come home I go for days without speaking to anyone.
    LittleMidnight LittleMidnight 18-21 Jul 18

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    i got my kids registered for swimming lessons, I paid the internet, and mad muffins for everyone this morning. Now making spaghetti from scratch
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    We provide Focused host, and Shared, Supplier, VPS hosting strategies for everyone in India - to professionals from beginners. The web hosting India provider service provider...
    penzienqyn16 penzienqyn16 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    For a moneyless society managed by the people that create it, rather than something stolen from the producers - the working class by a parasitic capitalist class of exploiters.
    heavenlyrealms heavenlyrealms 31-35, M Jul 16

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    Yesterday evening I came home from my fortnightly 'literary' get together with a horde of diverse friends. I was dropped off by a designated driver before midnight and came in, so...
    damselfly damselfly 51-55, F 7 Responses Jul 16

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    i am gabri and am 22. i am eritrean living in israel. i have many experience in difficulties in my mind that i didn't accomplish my study.because in israel i don't have right to...
    gabrielmehari22 gabrielmehari22 22-25, M Jul 16

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    If you want others to be happy, practise compassion. If you want to be happy, practise compassion. — The Dalai Lama
    berrychic berrychic 31-35 Jul 16

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    I used to sense the "soul" or "spirit" of the place. Not that much anymore. I guess with age we absorb less and less information and less excitement, which is a natural process. Or...
    EnergyPlace EnergyPlace 46-50 Jul 15

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    Been a while since I posted anything. Still not found any love, I thought I found someone but turns out I was just being used. I try and I try and yet nothing just laughter at me...
    CityWok88 CityWok88 26-30, M Jul 15

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    I am the biggest home bird and it is SO annoying i am going on vacation in like a day and because of my tendency to get homesick easily vacations are my living hell! I can't help...
    EwanDyce EwanDyce 13-15, M Jul 14

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    This is for everyone everywhere in a state of depression because I know you can all relate, outcast to society: I represent for the homeless, Let down by a nation, More interested...
    Yorkshirelad86 Yorkshirelad86 26-30, M Jul 14

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                             Where justice is denied,       where poverty is enforced, where...
    LadyGallivanter LadyGallivanter 70+, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    My parents will think I am crazy for saying this but I just think 28 is too old to have kids. I grew up at an awkward point of my parents' lives where I had to take care of them...
    findinghappinessnow findinghappinessnow 26-30, F Jul 13

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    everyday tho i wear a smile, i laugh,i joke ,i continue my daily routine and no one can tell what im going tru or i have been hurt deeply in every corner of my part theres always...
    sherisha sherisha 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 13

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    I am useless at flirting, I have had friends point this out to me more than once. Maybe it is because I am am introvert. My attempts to flirt always ended badly. People that have...
    BreakingTheRules BreakingTheRules 26-30, F 7 Responses Jul 12

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