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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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    Maybe not "perfect" but someone I'm not. I become a different person for different groups. At work I'm confident and outspoken, at home I'm domestic and insecure. With my...
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    i don't believe people who say i am also just like u.i think they r lying to get our attention.
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    I am a huge flirt and will pretty much flirt with everyone. I don't see anything wrong with it - it's just a fun way to communicate with someone :)
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    I want to lost.. i want to go away from this world..i am tired tried to be perfect in front of people..i want my life..i want myself..i want escape from self image....i am...
    myselfhere myselfhere 22-25, F Mar 22

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    that's why I just stopped trying because nobody's perfect I'm me now if people don't like me for who I am then screw them I don't care anymore
    Semiramis94 Semiramis94 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I am on EST and in spring have to set my clocks ahead 1 hour and in fall set them behind 1 hour. This resetting of the clocks mess with me so bad that I'm even more off whack then...
    CrowWoman CrowWoman 51-55, F Mar 8

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    I think democrats and republicans are both dangerous, they're the same group.
    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 13

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    I recently moved from CA to WA. I'm glad I did. I think CA will eventually turn into a desert. There is hardly any snow in the Sierras anymore. All the crazy weather across the...
    ednjori161 ednjori161 41-45, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have had one girlfriend in my entire life (end of high school into first year of college). I have been alone for 11 years since. I have been rejected by every woman that I have...
    vastraveler vastraveler 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 10

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    The person reading this is truly beautiful.
    GenuineAngel GenuineAngel 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    when they need u they know how to find u but when u need them u will never find them !! huh
    tukie14 tukie14 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    I say **** it. No ones perfect. I'm beautiful in my own way. No one can change that. Haters are gonna hate. ✌️ All people, have there own unique, desirable traits
    ForeverFierce ForeverFierce 18-21, F Mar 22

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    What's the worst about this is that even though I put my all into everything, there are always people that criticize what I do. I won't stop doing what I want to do, but I'm done...
    meadowes meadowes 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    So I've been told anyways. I hate when people tell me "you're only 14, you're only a kid." Psychically yes. Mentally, no.
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 5

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    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 11

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    http://youtu.be/l7I50-OSmtM
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    They were great. When america started. Not religious. But great. Republic meant republic. Not worried wealthy guy. Or those craving wealth. But they changed...
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    And. http://youtu.be/pcKMd49wDRk
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    But rare moments of wise may hit. http://youtu.be/p5ZJxUaNbEg
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    http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Have-Borderline-Personality-Disorder/5595750
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    http://youtu.be/ZPHSXUS0_1c
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    Mostly since they support greed. http://youtu.be/WapP9t3vq8I
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    Because they like modern freedoms. But ignore damage done. EP Link
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    primarily because they have gone away from the core principles of the party as it was founded and have become self-serving hypocrites, not unlike democrats, who claim to want to...
    doomsdaysmores doomsdaysmores 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 13

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    They support wealthy crimes. Or hide such crimes. http://youtu.be/9ZnNVgr6xB8
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 19

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    And me. But. Wont get my way everytime.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    What I Believe And Learned About Forgiveness At first the theory, the thoughts, the things I believe. Then one real example from life. --- I believe that there is no...
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    iShined iShined 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I secretly yearn to be forced to dress and with cosmetics altered to look like a woman. I want to be forced out in public and in crowded places and to act like a sissy for everyone...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 8

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    "Don't judge a book by its cover" The title is all you see, open it up and dive in deeply. "Don't judge others because they sin differently than you" With each mistake, I hope...
    HotMessExpress101 HotMessExpress101 31-35, F 9 Responses Mar 22

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    It's simply who I am, but believe me when I say I'm not one of those people that shove their religion and beliefs down your throat. I have respect for everyone and their beliefs, I...
    DevinaLockwood DevinaLockwood 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I truly feel life is given to us as a gift, as well as love is.... We all go through some of the same things, we all get hurt, scared, lost along the way at times... But we are all...
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