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    How To Hear Your Prayer - The Ultimate Process

    I was a former Consular Investigator of the U.S. Embassy in Manila who worked with the Anti-Fraud Unit for more than a decade, until such time that I met an awful vehicular accident that resulted to my separation from the service. The mishap happened when I and my driver...
    onofrepoonin onofrepoonin 51-55, M Mar 15, 2010

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    My Dream

    I want to escape the hell I live in now, and actually go somewhere that makes me feel like I fit in. I want a little house of my own, with a nice yard and a vegetable garden. I want a dog and a couple of bunnies. I want a light-filled kitchen where I can bake. I want friends I...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 2, 2011

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    I don't understand way people try to get into everyone's mind? Why can't they mind there business and live there life by letting other's live theirs? Why do people waste there...
    Kstapleton1010 Kstapleton1010 31-35 1 day ago

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    Yes I have. I have been through a lot in life. I had lost both my parents when I was six. I grew up at my uncles with the siblings that kept picking on me. I worked hard and got a...
    mickeyboy09 mickeyboy09 36-40, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    "All action results from thought, so it is thoughts that matter."I personally believe that if one person is always positive then results will also be positive. In life, it is...
    EPNids EPNids 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    I have been abandoned by my son and it gives me pain everyday. Many tell me it is not my fault. My therapist believes he has a borderline personality. He has stopped all...
    njmom130 njmom130 51-55, F 4 days ago

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    I don't do anything for me. I just looked and there is only three things this month. I when shopping and get tools, now they are the company's. I fix a tool, that is the best...
    bigheartsmallworld bigheartsmallworld 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    I am, the improbable girl.
    improbablegirl improbablegirl 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    I have to get this out of me, I have to share this story I cannot even believe myself...how a total stranger not only changed my life, but saved my life. I have went trough alot...
    somedude92 somedude92 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm in a physically abusive relationship and I have a friend in narcotics. I want to find somebody who can help me start a better, more exciting life. I'm in UK.
    UnderASpell UnderASpell 26-30, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Today I said out loud to my therapist that I want to leave my husband. It wasn't something I blurted out or that came out of nowhere. It was a moment of honesty and clarity after...
    0penUp 0penUp 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    "He's not perfect. You aren't either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being...
    Oceans42 Oceans42 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    ....all I ever wished for is to live a simple life with the one I love....am I wishing for too much??!!??
    Xaara Xaara 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    The only escape from Drama is death. Censors are killing EP and they are killing it from the outside and the inside. Wherever there is fun, faith, healing or the truth the...
    evenelfe11 evenelfe11 22-25, F Aug 19

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    1. What is your middle name? - Camille 2. How old are you? - 29 3. When is your birthday? - April 10 4. What is your zodiac sign? - Aires 5. What is your favorite color? - Blue...
    buffalobaby2016 buffalobaby2016 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    Reading my diary from last year, reading my old poetry, my old letters even my old stories on here... I realized that life goes on no matter what, I had no clue I'd ever get over...
    SadlySafe SadlySafe 13-15 1 Response Aug 17

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    I have the Someone I Love part, but we've yet to start our life together....
    JulietteLilyhammer JulietteLilyhammer 26-30, F Aug 16

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    It would have to be an online relationship because even if I was willing to let the world know that I feel like I'm female deep inside, I don't think anyone who knows me in real...
    mickitg mickitg 41-45, T 4 Responses Aug 16

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    I want a good peaceful life with a good wife and eventually have kids, I don't know all the details of what life I would want it to be, but that's mostly because I'm adaptable and...
    anon8369 anon8369 31-35, M Aug 16

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    Gosh, this resonates with me today! Even the photo is wonderful... It's just so peaceful. I'd like to just pack a few necessaries up into a van/mobile home, only what I need and my...
    Likewise2 Likewise2 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 16

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    Who am I allowed to be with when I have sons who believe their protection which I see as suffocation, get upset when a gentleman passes the time of day with me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 16

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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    Ol' Buddy Little girl watching tv Sliding door slams open She jumps in fear Her dad stumbles in Profanities under his breath with twelve pack in hand Sliding door slams...
    XxLionHeartxX XxLionHeartxX 18-21 2 Responses Aug 15

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    Wish it would happen some day...like sleeping forever and never wake up...life isnt that easier how i thought it would be...if suicide wasnt a sin i would have committed it long...
    Manha95 Manha95 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 14

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    its good to spread happiness all around, one can also derive happiness by seeing a smile on others face. i do agree that one need to live for himself/herself as well, but also one...
    ShantanuD ShantanuD 26-30, M Aug 14

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    everyone is drawn to to New Orleans as a tourist attraction, but there are sides to the city unseen. if u a gang banger n u think u gonna hustle the streets down in naw'lins, think...
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 Aug 14

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    You know what? Screw it. I don't know what to do with all this new found compassion. I want to help people but I think a lot of what I have to say falls on deaf ears. I don't...
    ItisonlyI ItisonlyI 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 14

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    I want to say thank you for setting me free. I never knew that I could breathe a fresh breath of air. If I knew three years ago what I know now I would have never picked you up...
    forgottenheart forgottenheart 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    Dating in the trans world is so confusing. Identify as gym trans pre-op and non-binary which can and has caused a lot of problems especially in my family (My grandma says there's...
    alwaysjaimee alwaysjaimee 18-21, T 1 Response Aug 13

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    I tend to do everything that benefits my children. I will sacrifice happiness to ensure their happiness. It's bad, I know, but that's how I live. I would love for all of us to be...
    Booksaremypassion Booksaremypassion 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I have always been the care taker in the family; I am the youngest of 4. When my parents divorced my siblings went to live with my father and I stayed and took care on a mentally...
    roxyrolls roxyrolls 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I used to, and in those days I had what I wanted. Now I'm more concerned about myself and my life, I have nothing at all.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M Aug 13

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    Why do I do this? I think it is my turn. Shouldn't I get to be happy. I always say I am going to quit being everyone's door mat and start taking care of myself but it is hard...
    HeSetsMeOnFireAhh HeSetsMeOnFireAhh 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    but not by choice but rather for a lack of choice.
    Mossonarock Mossonarock 41-45, M Aug 13

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    Yeah that would be good! I don't socialise much. I'm kinda stuck where I live due to work and family commitments. I have contact with family and friends via social networks but I'm...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    I have fed mouths that have talked **** back to me. I have wiped away tears from the faces that caused mine. I have picked up people that have put me down and kicked me while I was...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I'm a new member. I need some advice. My life is work. I give 12-14 hrs a day to my job. I make very good money for what I do. I have no life outside of work. On my days off I do...
    bruce29775 bruce29775 56-60, M Aug 11

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    So much has changed in the past 2 years and I have been through so much ****, I feel as though I need to move on. I want a better life, I deserve a better life. I just need to have...
    johnboyuk johnboyuk 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 11

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    An Ordinary Life - m4m (Inwood / Wash Hts) height : 5'10" (177cm) age: 30 I'm not sure if you can relate to my situation or not, but I wonder, is it just me? or perhaps its...
    willywonkadoo willywonkadoo 26-30, M Aug 11

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    Possibly in accounting or taxes. Im really smart and dedicated. i want a better life. where can i get capital and clientele?
    awesomeguy3125 awesomeguy3125 26-30, M Aug 10

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    POIGNANT Loved this message... A boat is docked in a tiny Mexican fishing village. A tourist complimented the local fishermen on the quality of their fish and asked how long...
    Significant Significant 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 10