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I Thought I Knew Everything When I Was 18

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 47 People

    Knowing It All

    its true,when i was 18 i really did think i knew it all,i guess most people do when they're that age.turns out i didnt know anything,i didnt even realise it doesnt matter how much or how little you know anyway,....to be honest i still dont know much! lol
    clayantony clayantony 41-45, M Nov 15, 2009

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    I Have Never Been Sooo Wrong!!!

    I was the youngest of three children. My hormones (the Biyotch hormones) kicked in when I was 11. Didn't dimmer down until I was 26. Yeah - WOW. When I was 18 - no one - NO ONE - could tell me anything. If you tried to show me how to do...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 17 Responses Jun 19, 2009

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    What a Year

    The year I turned 18 things really changed for me fast. In one year I went from living at home and working in a little pizza place to taking care of my dying grandfather to my first apartment to meeting the man that I would marry. I grew up so very fast that year, I ...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 5, 2009

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    I Did

    But then I realized that there was more to life that knowing it all and I forgot everything and started over. Now I am just glad I don't know ****!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 17, 2011

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    One afternoon, a friend called me at work to tell me that *****, the guy I had, secretly, been desperately in love with, had broken up with his girlfriend of several years. To say...
    waterbaby79 waterbaby79 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    over the past two years i have lost myself completely. I use to live with my boyfriend I took care of him after his dad died after he got in a bad accident after we got robbed...
    incollins incollins 18-21, F Dec 11

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    17th post...Let me start this post with a little apology. I take antidepressants, and they have kept me from, metaphorically speaking, pulling the trigger. But one of the downsides...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    I enlisted for the military in early March. I had wanted to join since the 8th grade despite the depression and anxiety I suffered again and again. I worked hard to lose weight and...
    KeiKeiChan KeiKeiChan 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    Coming out was the best thing I have ever done for myself. I have always been the one that worries about everyone else first then I deal with my problems later. Since I was younger...
    foreverbeautifultoni foreverbeautifultoni 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    After I had broken up with my boyfriend of four years because he refused to better himself for the sake of both of us, I was told by his next girlfriend, who happened to be the...
    HollyD23 HollyD23 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    My mother married a terrible guy in my tween years. I remember meeting him for the first time and telling my mom that I didn't like him. I remember feeling really uncomfortable...
    2infinityandbeyond 2infinityandbeyond 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 13

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    My freshman year of high school was very tough for me. It was honestly the worst year of my life. Thinking back to when I was 14 seems like a lifetime ago, but really its not. It...
    mred55 mred55 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 25

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    I thought I knew what it was like once. Everything felt so fast and exciting. But now I can only seem to boil it down to mere infatuation. I don't know if I can find another person...
    SylverCoyote SylverCoyote 18-21, M Nov 29

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    27th post. So basically my husband bashed me for years and years. There were things thrown at me such as plates, glass ashtrays, tables, punches, choking, whatever he felt like at...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 30

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    24th post. Before anyone reading this thinks my life has been just one bad thing after another, I'm going to set the record straight. Many of the years of fun were only marred by...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    This is my story! I was molested around 5 or 6. I don't remember everything but I was to young to understand what was going on. Me and my brothers had a sleep over at my great...
    dwayne15 dwayne15 36-40, M Nov 26

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    Wishing For Tomorrow&Haunted By the Memories-In my darkest days ages 11-16 I passed days that seemed way too long in lost in books. The language printed didn't matter as I devoured...
    TenThousandSorrows TenThousandSorrows 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    I had a Facebook when I was 10 I had freinds from school and my family as my freinds I was in 5th grade when I got a freind request from a stranger before I expected I said who are...
    dogsee123 dogsee123 22-25 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    when I was in 5th grade I was kiddnapped(read my 1st story) when I was in 6th grade I was bullied for it(read my 2 story) and next in 7th grade I was cybullied I had a twitter and...
    dogsee123 dogsee123 22-25 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    One of my earliest stories was written last January, when I had just broken 200 pounds, and a friend of mine suggested that we start going to the gym together before I got any...
    gettingsofat gettingsofat 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 10

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    It started when I was young and I didn't know it was bad but as I got older I knew what he was doing was wrong and I never spoke up or pushed him away. I never said no, I never put...
    closxr closxr 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 12

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    I've had 4 strange experiences. My first experience I can only describe as supernatural. I was driving on a mid May afternoon in Surrey BC Canada. I was coming on to a circular on...
    alienlover73 alienlover73 41-45, M Dec 13

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    I think we've all been caught a lot more often than we realize. We just don't know about it because the other person never said anything. Anyway, something I saw earlier this...
    AlbertSAT AlbertSAT 66-70, M 7 Responses Nov 22

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    I got a chance to talk to someone who knew me when I was in Junior high. This conversation was at our 40th Class reunion. he said, "you were discounted" - "I kept my mouth shut...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 9

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    As a child my mom was divorced, she found a guy she really liked and she started dating him, I was around 7, and he would always go into the bathroom with me after my bath and he...
    MaciP MaciP 16-17, F 5 Responses Nov 25

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    30th post. So this is the second instance of abuse, that I mentioned in post 28. Here goes. I was at our place of business at the time, and I would do evenings there to help out as...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    This weekend I was watching this interracial/old school/romance/drama/the best thing ever to be put on television in ages when I suddenly wanted to make a video of my reaction to...
    geekychick14 geekychick14 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    It's been almost seven years since this act was committed. I was too ashamed to tell anyone and didn't know what to do in a situation like this. Now, after seeing this dirtbag and...
    anomalnonomous anomalnonomous 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    One where I felt love and actually knew what it was like to be appreciated. One where I'm comforted and feel safe. But no, that won't happen. You make me feel the worst about...
    juriaajurden juriaajurden 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 13

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    After being with my wife for nine years I finally told her about my experiences as a child. The conversation happened the other night. I was drunk and I opened up about...
    Cnote7 Cnote7 41-45, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Hey. I'm a long time lurker. I don't know how to say this but I was a victim when I was 5 and again when was 11. I don't know if I can type out the stories that happened yet so i...
    Seldomone Seldomone 18-21, M Dec 2

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    This happened in June i was on my way to pick up my sister (this was my fault and i had just gotten my lisnse 2 or 3 month prier to the accident) and i was looking for the street...
    emmainal emmainal 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    A kiss is just a kiss until you find the one you Love and A hug is just a hug until its the one you're thinking of... It takes a moment to fall in Love, But a Lifetime to forget...
    rogi4u rogi4u 36-40, M 2 hrs ago

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    59th post. A few years back I used to work for a major insurance company. I had just gotten a transfer into the city, and I had been appointed to the new position of a learning and...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    As many of you may know I live in one of the parts of buffalo, ny that was hit by that horrible storm which not only damaged my car but also my home which put us back even further...
    samilee80 samilee80 31-35, F 1 hr ago

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    In May of 2013, the 23rd to be exact, my entire world flipped upside down. I guess I should start with the week before so you aren't confused. It was just a few weeks since Mom...
    JaneEbony JaneEbony 18-21, F Dec 4

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    On 13 Dec 2014, I rushed to the ATM to withdraw some money. I needed that money urgently to pay some workers. These workers had installed something at my house early in the morning...
    aproudwoman aproudwoman 46-50, F 6 days ago

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    The title of this post says it all. I wish I knew then what I know now. I know that I am still very young, and this will probably apply when I'm older, but I can still see just how...
    Heresmystory Heresmystory 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    60th post. I hope everyone takes the time to read this post. This happened about half an hour ago, but let me start at the beginning. It's Sunday 2.20am when I started writing this...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    62nd post. Well here I am again, and I live to see another day. Nobody killed me and I didn't kill anybody, and I guess today I feel like it was all just a dream. It's easy to...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Hi ****** We met walking home from school remember you telling me about your kids. I then remember each time I saw you we say hi. I knew you was a MM and you lived opposite me...
    stupid28 stupid28 31-35, F Dec 13

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    29th post. Some happy memories that spring to mind, come from the greatest source of fulfilment in my life. My daughters, and although they are 19 and 17,there is nothing I wouldn...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F Dec 2

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    around 5 years ago I was introduced to a friend of my brothers, he was such a nice guy, but cocky, knew he was beautiful, and generally just a teenage boy. I truely wasnted him to...
    kataslam kataslam 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 13

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    I see you and I smile I talk to you and everything seems to be alright You're such a beautiful flower, so fresh and new If I had to pick one I'd pick you My heart beats the way I...
    JEJ2259 JEJ2259 22-25, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I met him when I was fresh out of high school. I moved to a new town following old and dear friends into the belly of the beast. A spontaneous and trendy city, and I was ready to...
    dandelionsandlighthouses dandelionsandlighthouses 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 11

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    We used to be best friends with a couple that was two houses down from us. Their son is the same age as ours. Their daughter is a year older that our youngest son. We did...
    steverick steverick 56-60, M 2 Responses 1 day ago