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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 thinking about leaving ep for awhile because i feel like i am putting off an impression that i am bitchy and i am trying not to be. i have a lot on my plate with academics and...
    db174 db174 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 1

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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 Mar 26

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    Many people think that flirting is bad. But there are plenty good reasons to flirt. People may judge you for this. But who cares? Flirting is a carefree and fun way to interact...
    Angieinthewonderland Angieinthewonderland 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I think flirting is great it's fun and does not harm anyone it lifts my day I have quite a few young men that flirt with me at work and I love it !!
    sue968 sue968 56-60, F 18 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Let me clarify. Extremists views by any party are dangerous. I'm a moderate and have little patience for those that will not compromise
    don0063 don0063 51-55, M 4 Responses Apr 8

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    Another guy has made my heart flutter. For the first time I feel loved back. I wouldn't change that for the world.
    XPinkX XPinkX 18-21, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am not used to flirtation, and work in an environment were it is not allowed. I do enjoy the attention when men flirt with me though.
    SupressedOne SupressedOne 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    no, seriously!! it does! :D
    StevieP15 StevieP15 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Are we saying a lingering glance, a wink in a crowded bar? A text message strewn with innuendo with a partner? Or sharing erotic stories and or pictures with strangers?
    HoldenC13 HoldenC13 51-55, M 19 hrs ago

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    OCTOBER 29, 2014 BY B. ROBERT FARZAD How to Protect Your Child From a Narcissistic Father or Mother? How to protect your child from a narcissistic father or mother Protecting...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 1 Response Apr 15

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    Sometimes I am not even thinking and do things that I take for granted sometimes. I always try to be grateful for everything that I have and everything that I have experienced in...
    Haywee123 Haywee123 22-25, F Apr 7

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    We consider the smallest victories cause to celebrate so you can imagine our excitement when an actual holiday rolls around – especially a holiday as important as Easter...
    deepakrajput deepakrajput 22-25, M Apr 14

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    And I have valid reasons to be. My father passed away March 7 from Carbon monoxide poisoning. He died alone, in the pump room, in his own vomit. The last time I called him was...
    Exhilar8 Exhilar8 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    when I'm home I want to be with you and when I'm with you I want to be at home. when I'm in my home town I wish I was in a city like this, but when I'm here all I want is to be...
    thebigtimedreamer thebigtimedreamer 18-21, F Apr 12

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    I understand this world around me on a deeper level than most. Most people would want this, but it's just a heavy curse that holds no purpose for this universe as it is other than...
    DemraSynfata DemraSynfata 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Would you love to get away from it all. Escape the rat race and step back in time. To a time less hurried where people have time for each other with a friendly Bonjour even...
    spiritofthewild spiritofthewild 56-60, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    Would you love to get away from it all. Escape the rat race and step back in time. To a time less hurried where people have time for each other with a friendly Bonjour even...
    spiritofthewild spiritofthewild 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    This is a personality test. Choose one and read your result below. Don't take too long in thinking and just choose whatever catches your attention.If you are drawn to 1, Deep Down...
    Alyyeska Alyyeska 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Well, I was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV and it is all I know. My entire family lives within 20 minutes of each other and I am SUPER close to all of them, especially my mother...
    perkypup6260 perkypup6260 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    he doesn't wanna talk to me no more and I don't wanna live that works out I'm a stupid girl who hurts everyone and no one likes me it's not fair to them if I live they deserve to...
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15 7 Responses Apr 11

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    The honors kids in my school are such self-righteous and arrogant losers. They literally think they're better than everyone else because they have the highest grades when I myself...
    MegaManZero97 MegaManZero97 16-17, M 8 Responses Apr 11

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    This is looking at a more physical type of beauty. Do I think everybody is beautiful? Staying true to my honesty, no I do not find everyone in this world to be beautiful. With...
    sheviteija sheviteija 16-17, F Apr 15

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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 Mar 30

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    THIS IS FOR EVERYONE TO HEAR.... Ur worth it, life not something u should just give up on. Ppl u think may not are actually care a lot more than u think... Just remember that next...
    DaveEatsToast DaveEatsToast 13-15, M Apr 13

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    I just whant to say foreveryone forgive me and i also forgive everyone who hurt me and runid my life i honestly forgive everyone and include my family and i whant to say i love...
    Fde332w Fde332w 22-25, M Mar 27

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    WES YOUNG (part 5) Well, Hell didn't freeze over and the world didn't end, but Mother ***** showed up and my world came crashing to a halt. Wes and I went to pick her up at the...
    joyba61 joyba61 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I think we ought to love everyone ! see someone who doesn't fit in , go over there and talk to them be friends with them. don't think you're to good to do so , you're only...
    jcisking1 jcisking1 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    I think sexism and chauvinism offends both men and women. It's obvious why women are affected by this phenomenon - objectification of women, s*xual harassments towards them...
    Gayooshit16 Gayooshit16 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I think the best thing for me to do is leave. Leave everyone behind and start new, get away from all of this.. I just don't want to leave my little brother, but I need to get my...
    1221am 1221am 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I think I'm freaking ugly everyone wants red but all I want is blond
    hmg21699 hmg21699 18-21 1 Response a week ago

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    as i read the posts in this space, i don't feel as alone as i did before i got here. i'm sorry for everyone's trouble, and my own. do any of you think that we can help each other...
    guestno3 guestno3 41-45 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm very conceited. I think I'm better than everyone, prettier, smarter, everything. But I know that there are certain things that make me seem not as fabulous as I am. I can't...
    Gabbysam Gabbysam 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I've forgiven every body in my life, we all lie I do some time, but I will forgive you if you deserve it, for me friendship is the most important thing in life, so I think people...
    omgfood omgfood 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    I had enough. Enough is enough. Their actions are wrong, but I cannot judge them for who they are. It irritated me. The moral of teenagers are getting worse and worse. I have a...
    kujyou12 kujyou12 16-17 Apr 15

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    I'm here for everyone,doesn't matter is they are gay,straight or bi.Everyone needs a friend and someone to talk to.If you wanna talk to someone I'm here massage me if you want to
    cuteshygirl13 cuteshygirl13 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I believe in the right for everyone to obtain a higher education. I especially love grammar and all things grammar.
    englishgrammar englishgrammar 41-45, M Apr 12

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    I feel like I don't have a reason to stay here, I feel like anybody loves me, I feel like I'm invisible for everyone who knows me, and that's because I'm not good enough .
    faithtobehappy faithtobehappy 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    KARKAT VANTAS ALL THE WAY. Actually now that I'm on act 6 I really like Roxy. For a character that is constantly being depicted as just a "drunk" she's actually very smart and I...
    zoravantas zoravantas 16-17, F 1 day ago

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