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I Want a Reason to Live

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 86 People

    I Know This Is Grim

    But I'd like a reason to live that isn't just that death scares the hell out of me.
    uniqueness101 uniqueness101 22-25, F Oct 3, 2013

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    I Want a Reason to Live...

    I want a Reason to live, a reason to get up in the morning, a reason to look forward to. I just want one reason, that is all I need, if it is a strong enough reason, than it will keep me going for many many days. I just hope that I can find that reason soon! I think we all need a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 18, 2009

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    Rant

    i need something more. some sort of reason to really live...instead of just waiting to die. im told that im a negative person but maybe its not really that im negative. maybe its just that i recognize that my only reason to live has died and gone. idk maybe we only get one reason...
    thereaperfollows thereaperfollows 22-25 Aug 7, 2010

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    Reason to live How can you live

    when you do not want to live? How can you fight when you do not want to live? For years I have been pretending to live. For the last 20 years. Earlier I had the reasoning, the logic, at least to live. But since the last ten years I do not even have the rationale to live, no...
    aproudwoman aproudwoman 46-50, F 1 Response May 24, 2014

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    More Than One?

    I have one reason to live, and that is my son. I figure he will be moving on with his live when he turn 18 in a few years, and will hopefully go on to college and a better life than whet I have been able to provide him. Once that happens, my reason to live will have moved away. I...
    Snickers1960 Snickers1960 51-55 Jun 21, 2012

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    there is only one person

    that keeps me alive at the moment but im afraid of losing her...
    SmoothSuicide SmoothSuicide 22-25, M Aug 18, 2014

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    Reason

    Due to a switch in my medication , my antidepressant no longer seems to be working.I had 2 reasons to live 1 is to take care of my mother till she dies.She is getting Alzheimers and might not even realize I am gone, espically since she has forgotten my birthday the last 2 years...
    mailmanshadow mailmanshadow 51-55, M 8 Responses Apr 25, 2012

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    I want to live in a world like Lord of the Rings or Destiny that would be so intriguing.
    mossyoaklady957 mossyoaklady957 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    Nowadays, almost everyone owns a car, has a job, pays taxes, pays bills, etc. I thought to myself about the many things I could easily give up not because I have to but because I...
    DreamCloud17 DreamCloud17 18-21, F Mar 11

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    They called it "The Perch"It was the little shelter we lived in last summer, tucked away in the Appalachian mountains of Virginia. I applied for an internship to help out a family...
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    Death, it is a main factor in our lives. In my opinion, death is the center of many things in human life and society, like the principle of “carpe diem” (enjoy the present...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M Mar 18

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    I want my life to be similar to fantasy books. It's not so much that I live in a fantasy. It's more that I crave adventure, crave something completely out of the ordinary...
    HyperactiveLauren HyperactiveLauren 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 2

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    I resolve to live life fearlessly. So many people act so predictably. Why are they so predictable? Because they are all motivated by the same things, self preservation and fear...
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    There are those of us who are always about to live. We are waiting until things change, until there is more time, until we are less tired, until we get a promotion, until we...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M Mar 10

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    I dont know What is life, i just know that i am here and i have consciousness. I thank for this creator universe that gave me the gift of existence and reality. I will live my...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 17

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    Live life like there's no tomorrow🙌 life live to the fullest & don't look back keep going forward😌❤️
    unknown3Xo unknown3Xo 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I like to play video games. But sometimes I wish I lived in them. One of my favourites is Mass Effect. I want so bad to be in space on a ship. I'd love to work for the Alliance and...
    Catherdra Catherdra 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Would like to know if anyone wanna live in jungle with me for a month or maybe longer please pm me
    garryliew90 garryliew90 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 27

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    life's riding is good. You ride down the life's highway... it's a roller coaster you try to have fun along the way no matter how hard it may seem we learn to cherish this life like...
    Phyphy Phyphy 13-15, F Feb 28

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    Well it's a strange world and its funny how you can go from one life to another. Glad I am getting done with one and moving forward with the other. Day 1 in my new life. Live life...
    scifiguy scifiguy 41-45, M 4 Responses Mar 1

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    Crazy... Lol, the book I'm currently working on (and have been for the past 2 years, on and off) is a horror/suspense... I don't know why but I've become rather attracted to...
    megamjfan megamjfan 16-17, F Mar 9

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    Ah, to live in a world where people fight with swords instead of guns, and wear armor instead of bulletproof vests; where there are creatures of both good and bad that could only...
    eternalvalor eternalvalor 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    wish I could live in my favorite anime so I could be happy and away from all the drama and hurt
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    I want to actually get stuff done! I want to be remembered not by just my future children but by things I created. I want people to random talk about me without ever having known...
    Jessicaliners Jessicaliners 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 27

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    Hi all am 29 year old married to the love of my life we have 3 charming kids I Always battle with my weight since I was a child at age 24 I said that's it i need to get my self...
    Amy1love Amy1love 26-30 1 Response Mar 15

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    I want the freedom to able to walk around my home then go into the backyard water the plants then walk out to the curb get the mail and maybe walk around the block completely naked...
    lock562 lock562 31-35, M Mar 1

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    I can really enjoy little things like rain and snow or seeing the first flowers of the spring again. It just gives me a really happy feeling for a little bit. But at the same time...
    kindofmagic kindofmagic 18-21, F Mar 2

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    But I'm a loner. No matter how much I try or how bad I want to I still have a fear that creeps in & I go back into my safety zone. I'm working hard to change this.
    SheIsHealing SheIsHealing 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 3

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