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I Want To Do More Than Survive, I Want To Live

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    My dog Ginger. Brown little chow/Doberman mix. She'll be 15 the end of this month. I love her so much. I was 10 months old when my parents brought her home. I don't remember it...
    TheMonsterCookie TheMonsterCookie 13-15, M Jul 8

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    I had a baby 5 months ago, and before I got pregnant I was in the best shape of my life. I should have eaten healthier (not that I ate bad at all) and exercised more. Because now...
    Daisylove612 Daisylove612 26-30, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    I love my dog. She's 13. Springer spaniel. Had her since I was 8. I've grown up with her. She's the love of my life. She sleeps in my bed. She snuggles me. We spoon. I feed her the...
    leo1292 leo1292 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    I've taken a big decision in my life: after 6 years living in Europe, I decided to go back to my homeland, with my husband, who is a very true European. I've got myself some nice...
    azureazalea azureazalea 22-25, F Jun 30

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    I always feel like my life is so slow and boring, where everything follows a straight path and never changes. I want to live in a world where there's adventure around every corner...
    Nightingale73 Nightingale73 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I thought people didn't notice, but apparently some people at work figured it out and confronted me. But I can't tell them the truth. Why can't I ask for help? There are a couple...
    chumiloons chumiloons 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    Dear dog, Thank you for putting up with my mood swings, my impatience, my irritability. No matter how many times I ignore you for better plans you will always love me. No matter...
    neverendingmadness neverendingmadness 36-40, F Jul 9

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    I had finally met the the girl I have been dreaming of for my entire life this week at a mission trip. We had saved a home together with 4 other people for a person in a need. She...
    spencerz8 spencerz8 16-17, M Jul 12

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    Since my return from a primitive skills and living course, starting a community in the wilderness constantly runs through my mind. Many times in the past I have been more concerned...
    EyeOfLight EyeOfLight 18-21 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    i adore God and Jesus because its the lest i can do for the one who created me and gave this life to live to the fullest not forgetting all the wonderful things he has done in my...
    Cubeball Cubeball 16-17, M Jun 29

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    ok i'm a true dog lover.when my daughter was 13 ,her and my older son was home alone .our dog chopper a pit bull age 1 and a couple months was sleeping on my sons lap.we had him...
    jerr90631 jerr90631 51-55, M Jul 16

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    Sometimes people get bored to the extent that they want to live isolated. This is because they can't find people whom can feelings they share. But, I always search friends who can...
    Malak77 Malak77 26-30, M Jul 5

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    Sometimes people get bored to the extent that they want to live isolated. This is because they can't find people whom can feelings they share. But, I always search friends who can...
    Malak77 Malak77 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    Does anybody live in Southern California? I'm not looking for guys. I want to meet a girl that cares about me. If she exists and she lives near me massage me and get to know me:) I...
    NPkid97 NPkid97 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    I am so frustrated with society, money, my relationship at home, and constant work pressure, it seems that I am constantly living my life for other people. I currently feel that...
    Des49 Des49 46-50, M Jul 20

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    I spend my days coddled against a stuffed animal, losing myself in my blasting music. The music that makes me feel less empty, less numb to the world. Sometimes I feel so alone, so...
    awghja awghja 16-17, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    Any one live in Missouri like the southern part
    Drea0o0 Drea0o0 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    Anyone live in Melbourne, Australia?
    michaeln41 michaeln41 41-45, M Jul 9

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    I want to meet girls in Victoria bc. I aam meeting lots from everywhere else, but not so much here. anybody here?
    dizzy1369 dizzy1369 36-40, M Jul 1

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    Washington state anyone?? c:
    oneepicboss oneepicboss 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    Anyone greater houston,tx area Hmu
    jch1982 jch1982 31-35, M Jul 1

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    Any Floridians Out the and about???
    SoulWriter17 SoulWriter17 16-17, M Jul 9

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    In one in Santa Ana California
    saracatalan saracatalan 13-15, F Jul 9

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    Who would go with me ? Hahaha like #Katniss and #gale
    KellsThr13 KellsThr13 13-15, F Jul 21

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    Anyone from Connecticut? Message me! All perverts, please don't even bother messaging me.
    Hotchocolate22 Hotchocolate22 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I really expected to be at the top of my game, in a well paid job, and a participative parent, but that's not been the case. My first marriage imploded when my daughter was only...
    BJH72 BJH72 41-45, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I am 17, 5'4" and want more than anything to get big and soft. I live in Massachusetts, USA and am looking for someone that is willing to help me achieve this goal.
    glambert5075 glambert5075 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 5

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    Update from me....things are better! Counseling is going very well. I am proud of myself, first of all. The first day of marital counseling, I was so nervous and the weight of...
    indianoutlaw indianoutlaw 31-35, M 18 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have been living with serious pain since I was 16. I was in a car accident where I was rear-ended by a car that was speeding. Since that day I have had chronic neck and lower...
    i4it4t i4it4t 36-40, M Jun 30

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    I have lived with my parents basically since was eight years old. Actually, let me back up. My biological parents have been divorced since I was only three. After that, I lived...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan 22-25, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    1. Music an anime are my life 2. I want to be a writer and cosmetologist when I get older 3. I dye my hair once every two weeks it's purple atm 4. I have 1 pet gecko named neon, 1...
    baeily baeily 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I have been having a particularly hard weekend dealing with the loneliness of living with a spouse with chronic pain so I searched the web and found this site. As I read some of...
    hispainismypain hispainismypain 61-65, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    I struggle telling people about my problems. So, I guess just writing my whole story would be better. Haha, I know it'll be pretty long. I'll just go ahead and say it: my mother...
    BookWonderer BookWonderer 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 14

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    This is actually 150 things about me. This was made by Nathan something from tumblr "150 cute questions" 1. Who was the last person you held hands with? -no one? 2. Are you...
    Yogurtree Yogurtree 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I can't sleep so giving this a try.... 1. My name is Dana (not the American name Day-na i hate it when i get called that! Its more like "Dah-na") 2. My name translates to "the...
    Dana93y Dana93y 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    1) My name is Chris. 2) I have Schizoaffective Disorder. 3) I am left handed and do everything left handed except playing guitar. 4) I play bass guitar. 5) I love being...
    AnAutumnWind AnAutumnWind 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    I never dreamed I'd find myself here. I never imagined it would all end this way for me. I'm new here to this forum but I am not new to SM. I haven't lived it as long as some of...
    justnanl justnanl 41-45, F 10 Responses Jul 1

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    Therapy session was awful tonight. I feel like we are going around the same mountain and getting no where. I voiced my feeling about that. I also said "I'm done." There's...
    coffeeflavoredkisses coffeeflavoredkisses 46-50, F 14 Responses Jul 1

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    This note will certainly offend many but somehow I need to make a point... 1) We now have several senators that have been elected with minimum number of votes cast for them...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 3 Responses Jul 9

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    Here's more of the book. The Shadow of Pride and Lust. ~enjoy :P Chapter Four: An Unfriendly Wager   We walked to a bar, after I denied everything that was written down in front...
    HEDinTHEclouds HEDinTHEclouds 13-15, M Jul 20

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    BELOW IS A FACEBOOK POST AT "End Times Prophecy Blog and Website "AND ATTACHED IS A LINK OF A SECULAR ARTICLE. The FB post is a prophetic message from GOD prophesying the collapse...
    stepkamau stepkamau 36-40, M Jul 2

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    Financial Crisis And Government Debt Level Debate- Addendum 2 Again I was a bond and share analyst for over 20 years so perhaps I see this matter from many angles. 1) There are...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 7

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    Afraid of change? It appears I shouldn’t have to be... As the journey in my head has begun...I’m contemplating what are the things that normally change after a separation...
    TheWeepingWoman TheWeepingWoman 36-40, F 8 Responses Jul 10

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    This is just an update on my story and I hope it can show other people here that there is future after a bad relationship. I read stories for here for maybe more than one year...
    mfur mfur 26-30, F 8 Responses Jul 20

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    The world is getting cold and it's only getting colder but I don't think it will ever get as ice cold as the hearts of many of our own.Greed,Fear,Money,Religion,etc. these are some...
    PeaceAtSoul PeaceAtSoul 16-17, T 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    So I am new to the Experience Project...new to talking about this in general. But I couldn't endure one more night of lying next to my husband in bed, feeling more alone than I...
    NaiveChica NaiveChica 26-30, F 16 Responses Jul 1

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    My marriage has been extremely messed up. We're separated right now. I have a few posts about it. I'd like to share this free write I did when thinking about my husband. I find...
    FreedomtoFly FreedomtoFly 26-30, F 2 Responses