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I Want to Get My Life Back

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    Need to Get Back On Track

    I have been in a troubled marriage for quite a few years now. My wife suffers from depression and lacks self-esteem and confidence. It has quite literally degraded our marriage to the point where we are now living separately and I have filed for divorce. We have five kids and...
    SpringForward2k8 SpringForward2k8 41-45, M 7 Responses Jun 23, 2008

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    Bring Out The Happy Child In The Other Person.

    Life is a beautiful gift from God and we must cherish every moment of it. In eastern philosophy, the best way to cherish your own life is by enriching some one else's life. The new age Gurus too tell us that by making some one else happy, you generate good vibes around you...
    guardsvan guardsvan 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    This Is My Life :(

    Was something I wrote on my bathroom mirror today. I am 28 haven’t dated in over a year, have no sex drive, don’t go to parties. All I really do is stay at home and be the best mom to my 9 yr. old son that I know how to be. I want a life so very badly. I put on more weight...
    Flyshortyjen Flyshortyjen 26-30 1 Response Jan 7, 2012

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    But where. And how.

    New truck but no insurance. Gave my word to help mentor. Enemy lives near mentor. Nobody punishes enemy. Sigh.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 10

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    My Simpile Freedoms! :-0

    I want my life back and new friends. I don't want to just be happy or in a tired mood. If I am not in one of those two/2 moods my friend threatens to tickel me infront of the whole school (Which makes me look like her girlfriend or something like that, which/that I am totally not...
    girlsonboats girlsonboats 13-15 Mar 4, 2011

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    'i', The Budhdha

    I escaped the vices of the palace in search of some thing that will help me escape the misery of the man kind. From the hermit living across  the mountain pass to the monk in the mystic valley , every one I met said to me that there is no escape from misery. They made me promise...
    guardsvan guardsvan 41-45, M 6 Responses Sep 21, 2012

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    Life doesn't seem to want to give me a break

    here lately. It's seemed to gradually get worse day by day. I'm probably more depressed now than I've ever been. I'm starting to lose the little I have left in life that keeps me holding on. My friends who don't use are beginning to give up, and my friends that do you are...
    addictionbarbie addictionbarbie 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    Don't Know What To Do

    Hey guys. Straight to the point. I'm 19 and I'm dating a married 40 year old man. I know a lot of you would think I'm disgusting but trust me I tried several times to break us up but it is not working and finally I gave up. He said he is in the process of a divorce and I know...
    miss72 miss72 18-21 Dec 14, 2012

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    One Last Second Chance

    I'm the guy who has always been there for everyone else; before I would have shouted this from the rooftops as a badge of honor, as a thing of courage in the face of a world I thought was too cold. I'm the guy who always tried to do right by others; naively, foolishly. I'm the...
    Keyote Keyote 26-30 1 Response Nov 22, 2011

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    I Want My Old Life Back

    I lost my life over five months ago, I had my bills paid, a car, a home and was happily providing for my family. Now I'm living with my father and using his car to get back and forth to work. I'm only working part time so I'm not making the money I used to making and I...
    lostchild lostchild 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 23, 2007

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    I Want A Chance To Get My Life Back

    I am so far beyond having a "life of which I am proud" that I'm not even sure how to go about getting one anywhere close to it. I spent the majority of my "younger life" (I just turned 40 recently) striving to become the perfect adult. I took it pretty far I guess, earning my...
    cindeeb cindeeb 36-40 1 Response Oct 6, 2010

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    Just So Much To Do Every Single Day

    And with no signs of anything ever returning to how they used to be !!! Everyone is notIcing how little I'm about these days... Sometimes I just can't get online at all Other times, like today, I've got one hr to call mine ... And that's whilst I'm walking the dog ... Aghhhhh...
    marklovescoffee marklovescoffee 46-50, M Aug 12, 2013

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    I've Made Mistakes

    But I think I'm ready to get back on my feet.
    zombieiscool zombieiscool 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 25, 2009

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    I Feel So Confused!!

        I got married to my husband when I was 17. After I gave birth to our 3rd child things started to change. I found out that he cheated on me, then (dumb idea) I decided to do it back. But I found that the more time I spent trying to talk this guy into it the more...
    sadlonelygirl sadlonelygirl 21-25 1 Response Jan 11, 2008

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    How Do I Get My Life Back?

    Ciff notes: I moved from New Orleans to help my mom and dad....Dad had a stroke and my mom couldn't take care of him anymore by herself. I moved in and was working....All the way up to 2004....during that time we had to admit my Dad into a nursing home. I made sure the bills were...
    sebastiantx67 sebastiantx67 41-45 2 Responses Sep 28, 2010

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    I really want to get my life back!

    With everything that has happened to my family is bowl crap. I want my family to be happy again I want to make new friends and I want a girlfriend! I hate how I can only make friends online! I don't even know people on here how do I know if I trust you guys? There is only one...
    Fitzpatrick09 Fitzpatrick09 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 23

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    Confused

    Hi everyone .... Im 26 years old iv been married for 3 years and been with my husband for 7 years we have our own shop I'm finding hard to cop with alot of things i feel when it comes to my husbands well being that i cant say much because his parents always want to baby him im at...
    iam23 iam23 26-30 Aug 13, 2011

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    How The Heck Did I End Up Here?

    Married high school sweetheart, but we'd broken up several times before tying the knot. Had two kids together. Sank deep into post-partum depression after second child. Was moments away from killing myself when I checked the baby's room to see if his Dad had taken him with him...
    willorann willorann 36-40 1 Response May 30, 2012

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    Lost My Youth

    As of recently I have been experiencing anxiety and depression. I work in a very demanding and time consuming retail job. I'm constantly scared if I have done something wrong or how I can improve business. I bring money home which has always brought on stress. My boyfriend is 39...
    Bluehues Bluehues 22-25 1 Response Jan 6, 2013

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    I Need To Get My Life Back

    I'm almost 30, and feel like I am nothing. I have been with a man that emotionally abuses me everyday, controls my life, and expects me to say I'm sorry for everything that bothers him. I am tired of being yelled at by him & my 4 yr. old son. I fill like I am his child, not an...
    mjmyers05 mjmyers05 26-30 2 Responses Jan 21, 2011

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    I Need To Find A Way

    I have always felt like I was different my whole life - in so many ways. I want to know how a person like me who is not properly emotionally wired can find a way to live and actually ENJOY a happy and healthy life.
    kg1973 kg1973 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 16, 2012

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    Lost

    I feel like im losing my mind, im 20 with a 4 year old. im not with her dad but with someone else for the past 2 years, i ust to go out everyday and always had something to do. but lately i feel so alone even when everyones around me my boyfriend doesnt show any support to how im...
    confusedyoungmum confusedyoungmum 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2012

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    Need My Life Back

    im currently 20 years old and i feel like i have no life... i was diagnosed with hiv recently and i was distraught for the fact at that time i had only been with one girl for over a year and i trused her and i find out a year later i have hiv after we done broke up and all that...
    homey112291 homey112291 18-21 Aug 29, 2012

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    The man I have given the last year and a half of my life with has now decided we are not meant to work out. Granted, a year and a half isn't that long I know, but it felt like life...
    CassyMay CassyMay 22-25, F Aug 1

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    Helping others to get their lives on track is what I do, and why I'm here. I am a mentor who has a passion to guide, teach and motivate others along their jourey to self...
    FollowMyLead FollowMyLead 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 15

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    I was with this man for almost 2-years. The first year things were great. The 2nd, when his sister moved back, was hell. He started acting different. He started wanting to pick...
    Heartbroken0688 Heartbroken0688 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    This is the dumbest situation ever! I met this guy on a website and at first we didn't really click. I actually didn't like him much at all. But we talked and slowly we started to...
    secretlyfelix secretlyfelix 18-21 4 Responses Aug 9

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    just broke things off with my boyfriend. in the beginning stages of the relationship it was so intense and he kept telling me he loved me and how he wanted to marry me, picked out...
    jhenifad jhenifad 22-25, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    I want to do this very badly, I don't know who with. I don't care if I'm alone. I need suggestions on how to do it though. I'm not very sure but this would be an amazing experience...
    jcelli jcelli 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    sam1992r sam1992r 22-25 Aug 24

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    From some time back I wrote this story of leaving ep. EP Link It seems coming back has simply not allowed me to heal and move forward in many ways. In many ways coming into this...
    topboy1968 topboy1968 41-45 4 days ago

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    Once again, I felt my life is slipping away from me. I started to dread about what the future holds for me. His departure tore me apart but soon I quickly found myself again. I...
    minyue minyue 18-21, F Aug 5

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    I've been with my kids mom for 7 years and have 2 kids,a 4 year old and a 1 year old. We had an up and down relationship because when we first started she didn't have an idea what...
    jay305 jay305 31-35, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    But I'll never find it... You know why? Because I have no social life... I don't have anywhere to look because i'm not comfortable going anywhere. I'm so depressed, and doing all...
    or19937 or19937 18-21, M Aug 20

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    :( I lost the love of my life. I lost the boy I love Jose Chavez. Wow how could I been so stupid. Why am I always scared to get hurt. It's my fault. I broke up with him because I...
    unbreakable2014 unbreakable2014 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    I shouted at my parents. I feel like I was a Monster. I feel extremely bad about it and it is not that first time. I want to stop it. I want to be affectionate and talk to my...
    Rajito Rajito 31-35, M Aug 21

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    I'm so scared, I just want my normal life back soooo bad. I'm 21 years old, and this all started to get really bad when I was about 17. I have an obsession with hair on my face and...
    sma1321 sma1321 18-21, F Aug 22

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    I have been feeling so confused and lost. In high school I was involved in everything and was the valediction. Now I feel completely stuck. Due to money I had to leave the...
    MysticallyForbidden MysticallyForbidden 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Slowly, but surely. It's taken a very long time, but the way things are going now, it was certainly worth the wait. I can honestly and happily say I am 9 months sober today! I am...
    JaidIsAWildflower JaidIsAWildflower 18-21, F Aug 17

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    Approximately three years ago I made a profile on a dating site. I met a male on that site who was around my age. Maybe three or four years younger than me. We communicated on-line...
    ValentinePena ValentinePena 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I closer than ever to deleting my ep account. You get to know people then they all of sudden for no reason stop chatting or disappear, tell you they are leaving and you will not...
    Here4u72 Here4u72 41-45, M 4 Responses Aug 15

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    First I'm going to apologize since this is probably going to be a long one. My ex and I were together for 6 years. In those 6 years we only lived together for 1. We always had...
    feelinglost84 feelinglost84 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    I've been dating the same boy for a year next month. We broke up for two months this summer, however continued to see each other, so when we got back together, we didn't restart...
    chloeelizabeth chloeelizabeth 16-17, F 9 Responses 2 days ago

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    I hate it when guys that did me wrong come back messaging me again saying they missed me and want me back but still act the same....THE ****!!!!.....obviously if things didn't work...
    XCrAzYBeAuTiFulX XCrAzYBeAuTiFulX 16-17, F Aug 5

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    I Want You Back - The Jackson 5
    4everbored 4everbored 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    Traveling a lot I settled quickly after being with my fiancé for. 3 years, I had a baby.. Soon after she was born I find out that he had cheated on me, I move to the uk for help...
    Bohoho Bohoho 22-25, F 8 Responses Aug 21

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    Need to hide this here a while - lending ou my laptop (basic summary of my life from my point of view) I was bullied in school. Every single one. The first by a teacher which of...
    prettybrowneyes1993 prettybrowneyes1993 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I just need time for myself. Everything is just making me overwhelmed with life. Got school, then family, the whole moving from another place, Theater, and there are just people...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    I want to fight in a War! I know what your thinking "why would you want to do that?" Well it's mostly because I've wanted to Join the US Military ever since I was in the 3rd Grade...
    MilitaryHistoryNerd94 MilitaryHistoryNerd94 18-21, M 4 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    A few years ago a friend helped me to get out of a bad relationship, then we started hooking up and I developed very strong feelings for him. We both expressed how much we cared...
    pa901104 pa901104 22-25, F 3 hrs ago