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I Want To Help Someone In Need Because I've Been There Before

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 150 People

    When I Help I Can Get In Touch With Me.

    The day before yesterday, I was somewhere and I was very upset, yet I could not cry, as I would have liked because I do not want to really show my frailty where a phone can ring and interrupt, or a door can be knocked on, or where it can be interrupted when I need to cry and...
    stigmafree stigmafree 31-35 4 Responses Apr 29, 2010

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    I Love Helping Others

    i will help other people before myself because i know what its like to need help and not get any help!!=[ but as the years have gone by i find myself helping more and more people its just a joy to me i love it
    tatpole tatpole 16-17, F 9 Responses Nov 5, 2009

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    I Still Love To Dance.

    I use to dance with my father and loved it. Then one day he ruined it. I never wanted him to touch me again. I was 7 years old and my daddy ceased to be....I started calling him by his first name. I still love to dance, because I deserve to dance. Why should I let someone who...
    karleighreynolds karleighreynolds 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 29, 2010

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    Truckerdad

    hello,this is my story.It started about 14 months ago,I was driving a semi for a big company,I told the company that there was freon leaking into the cab,they told me not to worry,and i believed them.I was on my way to onley,tx. to pick up a load.I was driving and started getting...
    truckerdad truckerdad 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 25, 2009

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    Truckerdad

    hello again,to finish my story.I was taken to the hospital was checked out,and after a day released,i had to drive home with the windows down.when i got home i was put in the hospital with pheumonia,i spent 3 days in.i got out and i had to go in for a hiatal hernia surgery,and...
    truckerdad truckerdad 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 25, 2009

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    Truckerdad

    hello again,see the thing that bothers me the most is that my wife,my best friend,has to work after she had triple back surgery,and her back is worse now,she takes so much pain pills just to work to keep a roof over us,i feel like such a failure,it kills me seeing her like this,i...
    truckerdad truckerdad 46-50, M Nov 25, 2009

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    Teaching For The Future

    I have been offered an opportunity to travel to China to enhance the life of children through education, and the English language. Due to financial hardship I need some assistance to be able to fulfill this mission. I believe my purpose on earth is to help and encourage the lives...
    chelle2332 chelle2332 22-25 Jun 17, 2013

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    ......i Want To...and Will......

    There are tymz u go on downward spiral, And pple including u can't understand how u got there.... There are tymz u search for valuable material from someone who's willing to share..... Sometymz it's just faith and trust.... from someone who's willing to dare.... Other tymz...
    Lexxis Lexxis 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 7, 2009

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    I Have Found That

    as I have gone through my divorce that I can actually give people insight in dealing with theirs.  I wrote my thoughts about relationships recently and they were passed along to another person who suddenly finds himself in a divorce situation.  I'll talk to him...
    GoodMan67 GoodMan67 41-45, M Feb 22, 2010

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    The Handwriting On The Wall

    A weary mother returned from the store, Lugging groceries through the kitchen door. Awaiting her arrival was her 8 year old son, Anxious to relate what his younger brother had done. “While I was out playing and Dad was on a call, T.J. took his crayons and wrote on the wall! It...
    vikasbhamre vikasbhamre 18-21, M Sep 11, 2012

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    My Fight Against Multiple Sclerosis.

    My name is Ashley Davis. I'm 24. I got diagnosed with MS this past year and I have been having a lot of problems. I write about it in my blog at mymsfightblog . blogspot .com Feel free to join it or add me on facebook. But I need help. I'm not who I was anymore. Not even a year...
    ashinchains ashinchains 22-25 Aug 1, 2011

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    I've been through so much pain over the years that now I can hardly feel a thing. I'm so numb of feelings that I don't even take things to heart anymore. Nothing can get past me...
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    soo i've been trying really hard not to get depressed, or anxious.. i was doing good until a couple of days ago. but im still trying even tho sometimes i just lose it. i try really...
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    I'm sure that many people have been through more devastating things, and truly, I am not better than anyone. Yet, I still feel that, from all the things I have been through, it has...
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    I was born 4 months severely premature. I do not know a lot about why premature births happen or why I was born premature specifically...but here is where I will try to share...
    beccaishere89 beccaishere89 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Fragile Heart Our hearts are fragile, but even when they are shattered, they are never too broken for God to mend. Healing doesn't happen quickly. I wish it did. The only way to...
    samemay54 samemay54 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    It's been years, but I am still in the process of recovery and transformation. A compassion for others is emerging from my huge broken heart. I guess it had to open fully to the...
    samemay54 samemay54 41-45, F 5 Responses Oct 9

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    Trying to numb the pain... During my grief, I numbly went through the motions of being alive. But mentally and physically dying in pain, and bewilderment, while the beliefs that...
    samemay54 samemay54 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    I am stronger because of my past, but not strong enough. I used to think I could beat it, but not anymore... I've used poetry to store my emotions and pass on. but I have come to...
    xxxhellgirlxxx xxxhellgirlxxx 18-21, T 3 Responses Oct 1

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    This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain...
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    I didn't know that GRIEF felt like paralyzing fear. The only activity I was comfortable doing then was going to church. I had to. I remember, one afternoon, while hearing the...
    samemay54 samemay54 41-45, F 6 Responses Sep 27

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    (Surviving Disappointment) Life can never consistently live up to our expectations. Disappointment is inevitable. Life certainly doesn't always turn out the way we imagine it to be...
    samemay54 samemay54 41-45, F 6 Responses Oct 6

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    When you find yourself alone after a break-up, the majority of your prospective problems right after will come from the fact that you are now on unknown, potentially hostile...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 9

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    I have been through alot...and I can tell you now, you can make it through! I know because I did! My life was so bad I was homeless for nearly a year...and your not really down...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 9

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    I'm close to my family but I don't trust them. I've always been closer with my friends. My mom and I have a love hate relationship. For a while, it affected my self esteem and I...
    mdkp mdkp 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 24

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    Yup... Some people say they would go back and change things but I wouldn't because I learned from it.
    dashuria dashuria 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 10

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    I have been through a lot in my life. I have had to name but a few poverty/discrimination/persecution/abuse/psychological problems/hunger/violence/substance misuse and the list...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    My In-Laws did not acknowledge my two year wedding anniversary. It's a long story but i'm not shocked, , I feel immensely grateful. I can't stand fake people, I know they hate me...
    sonatadusk sonatadusk 26-30, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I wouldn't ask to go back in time and try and make things different in my life. Everything thing I have been through; abuse, neglect, drugs and alcohol, being bullied and beat up...
    LilBoyBluu LilBoyBluu 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 29

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    Well **** at least I can say that I have been through hell and back without developing hatred for the world. At least I graduated early with a 3.7 GPA. At least I have a unique...
    warriorfera warriorfera 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 8

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    The state of Texas filed an appeal on my overturned conviction 10 months ago. I was released from prison after serving 2 years for a crime I did not commit. I have been on house...
    LiberatedJustice LiberatedJustice 31-35, F Oct 8

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    I have done some awful things in my past - stolen money, broke things that aren't mine, hurt the ones closest to me and let them down over and over again. I have been through...
    parrotpolly parrotpolly 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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    All the roads start to look the same to me after a while. Makes me feel trapped, like I don't have a choice but to go down the path that leads to where I don't want to go or that I...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 26-30 Oct 15

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    BLESSED SUFFERING When we are suffering, it is very difficult, if not impossible, to see the light at the end of the tunnel. But it is there. In time, you will get through it, and...
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    So my ms Cancer is back. And she is getting weaker everyday. I know that she'll get weaker before she gets stronger. But I the one ultimately taking care of her. I don't mind it...
    Dspence12 Dspence12 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    We are in a long distant relationship and it can be very trying at times. We do our best to stay connected but can still be very difficult. It puts a lot of pressure on our trust...
    2muchfun2gether 2muchfun2gether 46-50, F Oct 11

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    No matter how much you love someone and want it to work out more than anything... Sometimes you just have to accept the fact that the person they were is gone and they're nothing...
    eurbsxox eurbsxox 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 25

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    This is a poem I created in order to express the overcomming of depression that most of us face. Enjoy. Inner Conflict, By Emily-Anne Jackson Your mind is home to war, An endless...
    xxxhellgirlxxx xxxhellgirlxxx 18-21, T 4 Responses Sep 30

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    Well, I am a newbie here. Am I stronger? Probably yes, I am. But i really do think that strenght is never enough. I lost my dad at 6.. and I grew up feeling a profound sense of...
    Awkward26 Awkward26 26-30, F Oct 2

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    Remember when people leave your life, it is usually because they are no longer the people they were when you first formed a friendship with them. Learn when to let these people go...
    Aubreyxoxoxo Aubreyxoxoxo 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    Oh God help me going trough this way where my shadow is my only loyal companion, It's so damn hard to be alone, closed in yourself while everybody jokes at your face, I don't feel...
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