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I Think You Have To Have Bad Times To Best Appreciate The Good

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    Joined this group as it feels true.  I hear the truth of it; it is wonderful to have a good time, out of the blue, when I’ve been miserable for months.  I too, have had the thought that it’s all the more righteous because I’ve suffered.  I’ve even persuaded myself that...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Jun 5, 2012

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    She never thinks nor talks bad of me. Is that truly wonderful or what?! How many of you on here have that type of friend?
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    My teacher used to hang a sign over the door frame when finals rolled around. It read "Remember, YOU ARE IMPORTANT." Those four words gave students purpose and drove us to do well...
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    Have Lost My Best Friend Well it's been 4 years today since you were taken away from Mr Jamie my best friend my gay soul mate you made me laugh always you made me smile when I was...
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    I think I have commitment issues. I find it hard to stay with one person for any longer than 2 months. It's really annoying because I am with a really amazing guy but I can't help...
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    I find this to be really true :) There was a time in my life when I was super shallow and only talk to the prettiest of girls or the guys that don't have ache and braces. However...
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    She will soon be my wife. This amazingly beautiful woman who brightens every moment of my life. She is not just a physical beauty.Her beauty comes from within her. Her outlook,her...
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    SKiesterly SKiesterly 36-40, F Sep 6

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    i wake up some days , not knowing what to do... what to keep going for .. it all come back to me a feeling of loosing everything .. that feeling i had.. were i did not want to...
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    I wanted you to give me answers. I needed them, and I was expecting the worst. Maybe knowing the truth will make it better but you didn't give them to me, not even an explanation...
    introvert93 introvert93 18-21, F Sep 22

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    I think they are for some people. I know for a fact that my dog is my best friend, Christ, he's my family. I love him and i know other people feel the same about their dogs. Others...
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    Hangin' with the pooch with a cup of tea☕enjoying a good doc. Current state: relaxed☺
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    I think my bad days are about to start again . I don't know how to get over it
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    Here's to you, dad. You sicko. My first sexual relationship was with you. You thought I'd forget. You thought I was too little to remember. You knew I didn't know any better. You...
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    I don't even give them the time of day, no response, ( unless I am ok a really bad mood lol) if you are a grammar nazi I will block you so don't waste you're time! Everybody ales...
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    Not even bad luck, it's more like no luck.
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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    I'm having a bad day. Week. Month. Year. LIFE.
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