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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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    I have read experiences and questions on here and many times the persons are wanting to find love but too scared to take a chance. It is obvious they have taken a chance before...
    srfchopper srfchopper 56-60, M Mar 21

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    In a world where food rots in warehouses while people starve, where people sell and kill other people for profit, where everything is wrong, there is a plant that has the power to...
    steviehunt steviehunt 18-21, M 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I'm not sure.. i think i have social anxiety And at the moment i don't see anyone or do anything.. literally. I study via correspondence so i don't go to school, i don't see...
    katelyn1998 katelyn1998 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Dont Understand Why People Think Pitbulls Are Bad Dogs
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 21

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    Dont Understand Why People Think Pitbulls Are Bad Dogs
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't have bad teeth. I have a bad tooth. So bad, that i'm at the hospital at this very moment; my cheeck swelled up to the size of a baseball.:(
    spaciousmind spaciousmind 26-30, M Mar 9

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    Think That Personality Is More Important Than Good Looks
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am human and I have bad days it's part of the thing we call life
    shannonsjourney shannonsjourney 18-21, F Mar 18

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    100percent agreed I have none who look at my personality..MYSELF. How many people do you have who look at yourself before apperance?? I need one.
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 21

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    Now these days, I think I have lost my inhibitions of my mind. I want to drive really fast in streets, I blow all my money just because, I did my GF in Wal-Mart, and I almost drank...
    DragonAcid DragonAcid 13-15, M 3 Responses Mar 3

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    Why did you feel it necessary to treat me like you did? Did you think you were cool? You made so many promises that just became lies. I am sure you are happy now. Well for once...
    nikolasmom nikolasmom 36-40 Mar 16

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    The confirmation of Loretta Lynch has now dragged on for over four months. If you have been following the story, then you would know that this is the longest it has taken to...
    padraig17325 padraig17325 56-60, M Mar 17

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    Come on ladies, give me the dirt on the nastiest naughty cheeky things you have done in the past. (That you are probably to ashamed for people to know) ;) I wonder if my stories...
    letmetellyouatale letmetellyouatale 26-30, M 4 Responses Mar 6

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    Bit*h please! If you have nothing nice to say to me then **** off!!!
    LibertyFailure LibertyFailure 16-17, F Mar 24

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    If you have been living under a rock for the last three years, be suggested that this article will contain spoilers for you.Over the last few years, the Superstar Wars: The Old...
    masonrychan masonrychan 22-25, M 21 hrs ago

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    Hey everyone i just wanted to say a big thanks to all the staff at Churchill because they have made me feel welcome and they have also helped me because since I moved schools it...
    Twylitte Twylitte 13-15, F 20 hrs ago

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    I recently found out, after blaming myself for everything before, and my own straying away... He had cheated on me multiple times, and was proud of it. This after the actual full...
    BlueSkysAreCold BlueSkysAreCold 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    I sometimes sleep with my glasses on! I can't count how many frames I have broken or bent that way.
    farroid farroid 26-30, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    It's time for republican to confirm Loretta Lynch as our new AG! We all know that Republicans have been stalling this nomination at every turn. It has now been 129 days since...
    padraig17325 padraig17325 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 17

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    The good looks not everything actually sometimes we find the good looks but the personality is really bad or it's just not there. I've met that pretty girl before she was really...
    Beyondtheseaa Beyondtheseaa 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    When it rains, it pours. Why does everything bad happen to me all at once? I might be cursed. Lol. It sure feels that way at times.
    BlondeSweetheart BlondeSweetheart 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    4-year-old Philadelphia girl boards 3 a.m. bus in search of slushie:The girl knows what she wants.A 4-year-old woke in the middle of the night, slipped out of her house and boarded...
    IamnotCharlieSheen IamnotCharlieSheen 41-45, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Very recently I joined an office as an intern ,new place, new life. I was suffering from stress,I realized that when i started loosing a lot of hair and my other MAJOR stress...
    Avaashi Avaashi 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I Know most people would find me to be weird, crazy, different Here's the thing You will only see someone's smile, their angry face, their grumpy or happy face and that's all, but...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 8

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    One minute you think everything is fine and then the next minute your whole life has changed. I had a blood test last week and got the results today. I have diabetes (not bad) but...
    Kru24 Kru24 18-21 Mar 13

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    Ho hum.. Well small minds come up with small ideas.. Stupid minds even develop those ideas into made up lies and gossip.One particular "long term EP member" who I classify as a...
    WittyWoo WittyWoo 41-45, F 17 Responses Mar 20

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    Back in late 2011, I was looking for people who also had Asperger syndrome and I stumbled across a guy who went by dodgeguy440hemi. His experiences and stories sounded pretty...
    chubbystringbean chubbystringbean 26-30, M a week ago

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    Notorious Pig asked about what is more relevant in a relationship -- an age - gap or thigh gap. This is a PROFOUND ? and deserving of no less than a PROFOUND answer. Dear Truffle...
    Tannasheart Tannasheart 51-55, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have never done this before, so please don't judge. I have been lonely since 2013, hardly any good friends, I keep everything private, I don't feel anyone understands or can be...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 2

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    I'm more on edge than anything and I need to get this under control. Certain issues happen where a friendship ends or I tell some to get out of my face. I then begin to sit and...
    BigPun311 BigPun311 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 11

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    its really sadly to see and read some people here that don't know how they are special and beautiful from inside and outside.. its really makes me upset about that .. they have to...
    johnnie23 johnnie23 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 15

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    Have always had a dog since I was a little kid can't imagine life without one a dog is so loyal loves you no matter what truly is man's best friend the only thing sad about them is...
    RealSouthernGentleman RealSouthernGentleman 46-50, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I believe I have truly hit bottom. Wow 2 years of hell and I still carry that black cloud. Last July I lost my job of 15 years because of my ex, began working for a temp agency in...
    mb1973 mb1973 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 5

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    I have now my own personal profile ... Because Hubby and I decided that it was the best way for me to fly "my own wings" and fulffil my fantasies with real women (not the fakes...
    Elviria Elviria 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    You can love somebody you only knew online, and you can be friends with somebody you only knew online. I hate when people say that if any sort of relationship is online, that it's...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 15

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    Today is a bad day. I'm craving alcohol and I stared at my razors for hours. Such a bad day.
    CeBeY1 CeBeY1 18-21, F Mar 16

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    She is not really my best friend but i feel got close over the couple two days she is nice, fun, and speaks spanish lol maybe one day we'll be best friends without noticing
    roodline roodline 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    well I have been trying to make it work with the ex and we'll short story shorter 3month into it I discover she is semi dating another man and she says she called it off but he...
    ChanThompson ChanThompson 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 17

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    Penguins are awesome!! Or as 80's would have said it, waddle to the max! *waddle waddle*
    kitty609 kitty609 18-21, F Mar 18

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    I recently have been angry at myself for not being as skinny as I want. After I got sick, I threw up every time I ate, Im not even sick but now when I try to avoid the urge to...
    petramullins petramullins 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 19

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