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

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 27 People

    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 can't resist... I think I am falling for my English teacher. I am just 16, and he is maybe about 30... I don't know what to do, should I keep liking him, or avoid him ??
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    I don't think it's true.. I have an aunt who died in her 50s and she was single .. She was a good person and she was pretty.. But she was just single most of her life.. I don...
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    I unfortunately don't believe this, but I would like to. I don't really think anything will happen to change my mind either. I mean if you want a relationship to work you make it...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 2 Responses May 14

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    lts too much.. i am tired to be perfect..i am tired seems happy but actually i am not...everyone said i am lucky because i can achieve almost what i want but i feeling lonely with...
    myselfhere myselfhere 22-25, F May 13

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    I'm tired of it I have to pretend around everyone I need someone I don't have to pretend around someone I can relate to and who accepts me for me
    anshaw anshaw 13-15, F May 14

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    Hey you ,beautiful person.The most beautiful people are really those with the most beautiful hearts.Thanks for taking yr time to chat or hang out with me .I couldn't wish for...
    birdsrestingonabranch birdsrestingonabranch 22-25, F 3 Responses May 4

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    I'm ready to get back out there, but I don't think any woman would want to be with me, because I have multiple sclerosis.
    Wolf50 Wolf50 22-25, M 1 Response May 20

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    I'm a pretty socially awkward human being. Something about relationships just really brings out my awkward side, but I really envy those people who are in super comfortable and...
    sullygirl611 sullygirl611 18-21, F 1 Response May 20

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    I m so sick of thinking about him ... I didn't have this feeling for a long time until I met him. I know he's not a good match for me because he's selfish. I wish I could be free...
    thousandcuts thousandcuts 22-25, F 1 Response May 15

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    Because I lost my enthusiasm for getting to know women. I am an 100% heterosexual male, but the lady I've always wanted in my life has never materialized. Never being financially...
    1maddd2mackxxx 1maddd2mackxxx 51-55 1 Response Apr 29

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    I've taken the bullet for countless people, for countless reasons! that's the type of guy I am. do I expect anyone to ever take one for me? no I do not. and I suppose that's OK.
    RyxeRedfern RyxeRedfern 16-17, M 2 Responses May 8

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    All I seem to do lately is cry. I've cried for 16 days straight cause I missed my boyfriend who was in America and then the day he came back I found out he's been on here messaging...
    PrettyPrincess23 PrettyPrincess23 18-21, F 2 Responses May 8

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    I've been working on myself for the last few years. I'm perfectly happy to remain single, but if the right person comes into my life, I won't resist it.
    RealLifePerson RealLifePerson 26-30, M 1 Response May 20

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    I've been single for 3 years and I am looking again
    Titus278 Titus278 18-21, M May 20

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    after a long distance of 5 month ..I am ready for a relationship
    Rockyyyy193 Rockyyyy193 18-21, M 1 Response May 20

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    I wonder if my someone is out there.. Sometimes I'm not sure..
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 6

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    Because it is impossible .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 1 Response May 13

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    I feel like I've met more beautiful people in my short life than most people meet in their entire lives.
    ambivalentFriability ambivalentFriability 18-21 May 19

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    Nobody ever will but I can dream.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 7

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    I'd love to have this one time... Just once.
    chamicus chamicus 26-30, M 1 Response May 8

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    I Can flirt online or in texts messages but I can't flirt face to face...maybe I feel shy...
    AreejMalik AreejMalik 18-21, F 2 Responses May 8

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    See ya EP peeps............
    EYESONLYFORU EYESONLYFORU 41-45, F 4 Responses May 19

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    I'm over it, finally...he's an *** anyway and so immature, I wish I never date him
    Jessica2801 Jessica2801 13-15, F 2 Responses May 20

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    I wish I was in a relationship.
    Doll011 Doll011 22-25, F 3 Responses May 20

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    tfw you would love to have a significant other but suck when it comes to showing affections.
    vlamarche vlamarche 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I don't know , its hard to trust a girl after a ****** up relationship , even if i do trust a girl again , i don't know if i can open up to her the way i open up to that ***** ( my...
    othmanetazi othmanetazi 22-25, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    As if my name didn't say it enough
    ForeverAloneForeverFriendZoned ForeverAloneForeverFriendZoned 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I wear my spandex athletic running tights as often as I can and every where I go
    swimguy0812 swimguy0812 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I think it's important for everyone to feel such love that I have felt. But sometimes it's not so great because of you get so attached that u can't break up with them no matter...
    brrriellle brrriellle 13-15, F May 16

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    you know what I just want to f*** me complain you don't just talk to text another f****** work out its the f****** software wasn't available then they should have made it. why can...
    nocturnalhound nocturnalhound 31-35, M 16 hrs ago

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    It happens every time If it counts I'll lose my courage when I need it the most Then it comes crawling up after Begs me to ask her what I already know Singing "Oh, love get me out...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F May 10

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    The day finally arrived: Forrest Gump dies and goes to heaven. He is met at the gates of heaven by St. Peter. St. Peter says, "Well, Forrest, it's certainly good to see you. We...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses May 15

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    hii to everyone. Im looking for friends.i really need to talk to someone,im a good listener and i can be a good friend too, age doesnt matter i just need friends who thinks good...
    dazzlingheart dazzlingheart 22-25, F 3 Responses May 2

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    It happened when I was going to my first Halloween party as an adult a few years ago. Being an admirer of cosplay without ever having the opportunity to go to the conventions, I...
    nonapat nonapat 36-40, M May 4

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    I've never wanted to scream so bad in my life. I want so badly to blast my feelings all over the place and tell everyone how miserably in love I am....but what the hell good would...
    katiebeth91 katiebeth91 22-25, F May 7

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