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I Walked Away

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    I Walked Out of a Marriage

     i walked out of an abusive marriage and thank god that i made it out when i did ...  ive become a much better person because of it ...  i can actually hold my head up now...  and be proud of myself ...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 24, 2007

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    Many Times I Have Walked Aw...

    Many times I have walked away from people, places, even my self, the worst thing I could of ever done was walk away from god,
    rosygal rosygal 46-50, F Mar 11, 2008

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    The Last Day of School

    I have never been a jump around kinda chicki... in high school I had a total of three boyfriends but each lasted through that year rather than jumping from one to the other. My senior year being the longest as it started the summer before. He and I were inseparable and it was...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F May 15, 2008

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    I pretty much stick to things,...

    I pretty much stick to things, once I've made up my mind to.
    neopet neopet 41-45, F Jun 6, 2007

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    I Try to Walk Away From the Sm...

    I try to walk away from the small things in life, but if its something I really believe in I will stand tall.
    cmbl cmbl 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 22, 2007

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    Just Couldn't Do It Anymore

    Well over a year.   I tried everything to get along to make it work.  We'd split - came back - split - came back - I promised myself that this was the last time.  So I packed my bags this morning and walked out of the front door.  Took a mental day from...
    JessC1000 JessC1000 22-25 1 Response Mar 8, 2010

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    I've Walked Away From Many Thi...

    I've walked away from many things in my life.. boyfriends, friends, studies abroad, family member etc.
    atia3 atia3 19-21 Mar 11, 2008

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    I've Walked Away From A...

    I've walked away from alot, actually. It seems whatever or whomever I've walked away from, was something or someone I didn't need in my life. Often it wasn't an easy decision or an easy action, but it was the right one. The farther away I got the more clearly I could see...
    MsSaraMarie MsSaraMarie 26-30 Mar 11, 2008

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    Yup, Walked Away F...

    Yup, walked away from a seriously dysfunctional family, actually i only walked away from my parents, but in our family IF anyone upsets MOMMY DEAREST, than no one is allowed the benefit of the doubt, and contacting them would equal in my mother's eyes, the total betrayal of her...
    AlwaysRemembers AlwaysRemembers 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 6, 2007

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    I have walked away from many stupid situations and from people being mean and rude, but never from someone in need.
    BiPolarBear BiPolarBear 16-18, F Jun 6, 2007

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    My Mum

    I walked away from my relationship with my mother. It has been roughly 18months since we last spoke and in all honesty I haven't missed her on bit! Some people are just toxic and it rubs off on you. She abused me emotionally all my life, constantly putting me down or belittling...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 12, 2008

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    I walked away from my emotions.

    From my feelings. From friendship. From love. From joy. From my laughter. I walked away because I was too tired to pay the price for them.
    DaggeredDreamer DaggeredDreamer 18-21, F Jan 9

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    I walked away from it all,

    I didn't run away from it because I made it clear I was done and walking towards a different path and a different light-which I'm glad I did. People will follow you and try and tear you down no matter how much you make it clear to them you don't anything to do with them, they...
    lunalight21 lunalight21 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 19, 2013

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    I've Walked Away From A...

    I've walked away from a person when I was younger that I wish I would have fought for the relationship a little bit harder.
    resy resy 21-25, F Mar 11, 2008

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    I Have Walked Away From Alo...

    I have walked away from alot of things actually. Sometimes it is the only think you can do with out getting hurt.
    firestarterfairy firestarterfairy 22-25, F Mar 11, 2008

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    I Walked Away...

    I walked away from a marriage.  From a man who agreed to adopt 3 children from foster care with me.  From a man who decided he was too selfish to want to be a father anymore.  From a man who began hitting the kids, from a man who then started ignoring me and the...
    Jynx Jynx 31-35, F 12 Responses Jun 6, 2007

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    More Often Than Not. ...

    More often than not. I'm a pacifist.
    ambrosky ambrosky 26-30, F Feb 7, 2007

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    I Walked Away From My Partner ...

    I walked away from my partner 15 months ago. He was an alcoholic and it was becoming harder and harder to cope with his drinking, and are financial troubles were not getting any easier with him spending £20 a day on alcohol. It took me a long time to reach the decision and...
    trixabell trixabell 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 6, 2007

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    I Walked Away Feeling Better

    Last night I indulged myself in fried calamari, fish and chips, chips with bean dips. I walked away from the bathroom this morning feeling much better :)
    Toliveandlearn Toliveandlearn 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 19, 2012

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    I Walked Away

    When my youngest daughter was less than a year old, shes 11 now I walked away with only my kids (4) and never looked back.  I wasnt going to raise one more kid in an abusive home.  My ex was verbally abusive to all of us and physically to me.  He got the house and...
    texasglory texasglory 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 11, 2008

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    Finally, It's Over

    After six months, I have finally let go and walked away from the man who has now twice screwed me over. The first time he had the best of intentions, so I forgave him left my boyfriend to be with him. But this time he has no way to explain himself, his only reasoning is...
    Tyler Tyler 16-17 1 Response Dec 16, 2006

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    I Haven't Walked Away From...

    I haven't walked away from much.  I walked away from lying friends.  Honestly, I walked away from her before she turned on me, but it's better to walk away than argue, right?  Don't go away mad, just go away.
    mandarose524 mandarose524 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 6, 2007

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    Amazingly I have an update to my story. She found me. Against all odds, she somehow found me through Facebook. What's more crazy is that she sent a Friend Request to an old...
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    I push people away so I don't get attached and if I don't get attached then when they screw me over I won't get hurt
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    I really need one today. I need a hug. I need to shout. I wanna die. My last message for him: As what the song goes, i will just put your poison in my veins until im okay. I feel...
    noxicillin noxicillin 26-30, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I know I'm not the only one that thinks 'What If' about 'The one that got away' but I'm a strong believer of fate and i believe that God didn't say no at the time he just simple...
    PabLopez PabLopez 22-25, M 10 hrs ago

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    I am home while my Marine is away. And this is his first deployment. We FaceTime on a regular basis but sometimes with the time difference being off. We sometimes go hours and...
    angelbaby187 angelbaby187 22-25, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I do it all the time and I regret it after, people say I'm a real nice girl but I push them away when people get too close, I've been broken and let down by my father and friends...
    Cloclo1234 Cloclo1234 13-15, F Jul 17

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    Over the years I've built these walls up so incredibly high so no one could figure me out. It's been like that for years. You walked right into my life and turned it upside down...
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F Jul 2

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    Imagine Jack Sparrow for moment. Yes, the fictional pirate! He's just a little bit bad, but mostly good, with a wicked sense of humor. He's drop dead sexy, incredibly witty, and...
    bonnefille bonnefille 31-35, F Jul 20

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    I do this all the time. I'm a nudist, so for me it's not a problem to be naked. I enjoy it. Altough swimming in a public pool naked usually gets me into trouble since it's not...
    Sanvis Sanvis 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 13

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    Lol this happened back when I was 14... I had always enjoyed being nude when I'm alone inside the house but I decided to step it up a notch. My neighbour was outside mowing the...
    Insert25centstoplay Insert25centstoplay 18-21, F 12 Responses Jul 3

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    My mother humiliated me in front of them, so I chose not to let him propose to me because I knew I probably couldn't be what he thought I was. I walked past him in Dublin and in...
    Yleng Yleng 26-30, F Jul 13

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    I hate talking to people when I walk into rooms but it happens anyway, then boom! I'm all like "Why did I come in here?" 2 hours later I'm in another town and yell out "OH I FORGOT...
    countrygirlISTaylor countrygirlISTaylor 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    For a long time in my youth I would dream of running away. All the yelling, shouting and drama in my life felt like too much sometimes. I would often just close my eyes and imagine...
    flyingfish888 flyingfish888 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Time and time again I have pushed people for myriads of reasons and regretted it. A guy friend wanted to date me..he had been there for me when I was down in the dumps I pushed him...
    Anthromorphic Anthromorphic 22-25, F Jul 9

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    I seriously need to run away. I can't go on living in this household much longer, but I know it's dangerous out in the world. Especially in a city like Chicago. I would like to...
    shadowman22 shadowman22 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 9

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    Everyday, all the time I push away and I become more and more distant. I feel like no one notices or cares. I'm disappearing slowly from all their lives, ready to turn to a new...
    Diamondgirly Diamondgirly 18-21, F Jul 13

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    I believe that I am poisionious as I push away everybody that I care about. I pushed Nico away with what I did to my ex-boyfriend Julian. And today when he tried to reach out to me...
    ChristiBoo2014 ChristiBoo2014 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    Hi there, So this is where I am right now - I have had a really bad couple of years at both personal and working levels. - I want to understand what is going on inside me that gave...
    bud1969 bud1969 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    And i thought to myself, hmm, wouldn't it be absolutely amazing to have that life. Away from society, away from a world full of evil people, away from thousands wanting power and...
    Ryanholmes20375 Ryanholmes20375 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    It happened within the last month, the one thing everyone dreads knocking on their door. The police rang, they want my father for questioning because something came up that he's...
    murphys102 murphys102 18-21, F Jul 1

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    I guess I really wouldn't run away, as I don't have any real reason to. I would just like to move away from here and go someplace more interesting. I like new adventures!
    RaverFan RaverFan 41-45 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I just want to stop worrying 24/7 and just be happy. I want to get away from my parents and move away to a different state so I can just live my dreams. Nobody gets that I want to...
    BriannaMack BriannaMack 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    My story is of course about leaving behind love. However my story is pretty much the hardest thing I've ever done. I've turned to ep because I wanted to know what other people have...
    Gurl27 Gurl27 13-15, F Jul 12

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    If I ever got the balls to do it, I would totally run away to California. I spent 4th of July weekend with some friends in San Diego this year. This was the first time ever flying...
    MaralynSnow MaralynSnow 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    i need time to myself. to evaluate life. to just think long and hard about it. and about everyone. to know whether any of its really worth it. if any of the people are. im gonna...
    ThatOtherGuy17 ThatOtherGuy17 16-17, M Jul 14

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    Hi. My name is Kennedy. I am 13. I want to run away to NYC. When I come back, if my life isn't better, I'm leaaving again. This time, though, it's for good. I can't do it alone...
    kitkat923 kitkat923 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I've decided to run away next year to the mountains in a undisclosed area in the south, maybe southwest. I have a lot of planning to do. I have to get away from people and the...