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I Want to Live and Not Merely Survive

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 243 People

    From Death To Life

    What did it feel like to suffer? To feel like I was being tortured day after day? I want to share it with those who ever wonder if they'll make it through whatever's hurting them. I want you to know that you're not alone. Because when I suffered, no one was there to hold my hand...
    find3truth3 find3truth3 31-35, F Mar 2, 2011

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    A Happy and Full Life

     I am not content to live a life watching TV.  I embrace every friendship and love I ever have and do my best to take care of them.   I enjoy the journey as much as the destination.   "Life is the classroom; Love is the lesson"
    denverguy denverguy 36-40, M 8 Responses Jun 15, 2009

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    I Wanna Live!

    Life is meant to be lived to the fullest. And that's exactly what I plan to do.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Dec 24, 2011

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    Actions I Take To Conquer Life

    I eat a lot of supplements: Omega 3, liquid multi vitamin and minerals, cayenne pepper, Magnesium Oxide, Selenium, Coenzyme, Flaxseed oil, and green leafs veges (plants, not pill). I hang out with trustworthy friends only whom I knew would not hurt me too much. I do take risk to...
    Excellency Excellency 26-30, M Jul 13, 2011

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    I Go Thorugh Life On Auto-pilot

    I'm depressed. Miserable. Lonely. I have no one to talk to. Nothing to do. No one really understands me. Everyday, I wake up and do the same thing. I don't feel alive. I'm doing nothing of importance. There is no real living going on, and I'm a teenager, I graduated high school a...
    iloveedward iloveedward 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 18, 2009

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    Hands - A Life Well Lived

    Grandma, some ninety plus years, sat feebly on the patio. "Have you ever looked at your hands," she asked. "I mean really looked at your hands?" I slowly opened my hands and stared down at them. I turned them over, palms up and then palms down. No, I guess I had never really...
    jburns1947 jburns1947 61-65, F Jul 3, 2010

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    It's Part Of Living For Me

    I came to work today with, what I can only guess is moderate tears in my ligaments in my upper ankle today.  It's the result of a fantastic block that saved a goal in my soccer game last night.  i was on the receiving end of many giggles this morning from co-workers wondering...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 1, 2011

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    What Will It Take To Make A Dream Survive?

    How much will you love? How much will you sacrifice? How much will you forgive? How long will you wait? How often will you admit your the one thats wrong? How much do you see? How much do you share? How open is your heart? How many tears will you cry? How many...
    denverguy denverguy 36-40, M 5 Responses Mar 14, 2010

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    Living Life To The Fullest

    People today merely existed.They go for materialistic things in life.They stressed themselves to achieve climbing the corporate ladder at the expense of others.They forgotten about their existence until a time something happened to wake them up.It so sad sometimes its too late.
    unshakable unshakable 61-65, F Sep 15, 2010

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    Survive Jeez

    What is the point in living if all you are gonna do is survive .I used to live when I worked ,but many I knew worked to survive and had little life except for work .This is no way to live if all your life you never go places broaden your horizons etc .I geuss I was lucky ,born...
    beastman111 beastman111 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 30, 2011

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    I Find Strengh In My Higher Power to Servive

    I find when I pray, things go a lot better in the daytime and night time, my higher power helps me to serive, and I read other books of how to give me self astem, that is a very big boast too me, to surive in today's world
    Ratfink Ratfink 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 6, 2008

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    The Light Beyond Darkness

    I want to live life fully without worrying. I wonder vaguely under the hazy agony swirling around my mind whether or not I will ever fully live or if I will keep merely surviving. In my darkness, I cannot see how badly damaged I am, but I guess from the pain, which is plenty but...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 24, 2010

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    And I Hope You Can Too!

    We only get one life to live.  We will never live our past again.  You will never live threw that hurt again.  It may be in your head and in your heart but the truth is there is so much room in your heart and your head for the future to fill it up.  Give...
    denverguy denverguy 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 8, 2010

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    I, myself, prefer not to talk about my past. I have overcome it on my own and will give a brief statement here and there, but I do not think a history lesson on anyone's life will...
    Stickwithmebabe Stickwithmebabe 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    Since we're kids, we don't fully understand life. We just observe, try to discover new things, and we're always having fun. The problem is when we grow up. We realize life is too...
    DeniedWings DeniedWings 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 9

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    I was used to be friend of crazy, funny, “alive and burning” people, I was used to have many girlfriends, even at the same time, I was living fast and that’s how any guy...
    calande calande 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 23

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    I'm so tired of being in this house. It gets me frustrated because time flys and I'm just stuck in this house forced to do things that I don't want to do. I am forced to live in...
    Changeme8 Changeme8 18-21, F Jan 2

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    I am a lover. I am a fighter. One thing I learned in my life for a fact, I will make it with or without you. I want you, but I don't need you. One damn thing for sure, I will...
    Cricket75 Cricket75 36-40, F 4 hrs ago

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    I want to travel the world. I want to write a book. I want to learn everything. I want to research if parallel dimensions existed. I want to live in a fantasy world...was what is...
    littleowlet littleowlet 13-15, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Why do we rely on dumb quotes and trite sayings when we are sad or struggling? Like we get encouragement from something someone said once. It shines some new light on our...
    aurora11 aurora11 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 15

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    That's how it happens. Some version of that story is true for almost every homeless person out there. It happens because of not being loved. Because of not having supportive...
    Ajushi Ajushi 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    I'm sitting here while my children sleep and my husband is on the couch next to me. He has no idea how unhappy I am, although I have broached this conversation many times. I...
    felice88 felice88 31-35, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Everyday I wake up I look up into my watch and tell myself I have to survive today and think about things that I need to do keep myself moving forward till night comes....I do this...
    dreamchaser23 dreamchaser23 26-30, M Jan 9

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    Honestly I am 34 and no high school education. I had kids at 18,29,21 . Been married 2x and never done a damn thing for myself . I come from a place and daily that has the...
    KittenHasClaws1980 KittenHasClaws1980 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    I've been mentally abused for all my life. I've never had anything- no loving family, no real friends, nowhere to go, nothing to hope for. I've just existed, persevered, survived...
    ListenerTalker ListenerTalker 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    Perhaps you've been talking to the wrong people love. Perhaps it is they who are flawed. Or maybe it's because you are too good, too perfect for them. Has that ever crossed...
    Loverofpeace Loverofpeace 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    I've been struggling with health issues lately and I hate them. I've been cutting calories and not wanting to eat and because of it I feel terrible, my energy levels suck, I cant...
    handache handache 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    When Orwell first wrote about 1984, he said there would be telescreen in most rooms, capable of listening in on our conversations... but he was wrong. They are in our pockets...
    AmnesiaPlease AmnesiaPlease 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    This is such a beautiful story.. LOVELY..... A MUST READ! SOME DAY & ONE DAY A friend of mine opened his wife's wardrobe and picked up a silk paper wrapped package. "This," he...
    huckleberrybunches huckleberrybunches 41-45, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It's been 6 months today since I had my near fatal car wreck. I spent 21 days in uab hospital (most of that time in ICU). I was attending college classes over the summer and on the...
    tentyhime tentyhime 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    I understand what you guys are going through. I was extremely bad and it took the doctors a very long time to diagnose what my promblem was. I had lost so much weight I was...
    waiting2emerge waiting2emerge 31-35 Jan 3

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    1. I am devastatingly attracted to boys with shaggy or long red hair. 2. I, myself am a ginger. thick and frizzy copper penny colored hair that is too lazy to be curly but not...
    JamieWalks JamieWalks 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    I had a bad reaction to medication couple of weeks ago . Went to ER , lost complete ability to speak and walk . I got better that night , only to almost choke to death the next day...
    Tristee Tristee 36-40, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have met many of my soul mates because I believe soul mates are those we share past lives with. However, I want to meet a soul mate who shares the same exact feelings about me...
    Lovelorned Lovelorned 22-25, F 14 hrs ago

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    I don't want to change the whole world. I simply want to make a difference in people's lives. I am a middle school teacher. I got a text from an old student this week telling me...
    dovie6 dovie6 31-35, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Lately every time the weekend comes around I fight with my husband because he wants to go out with his friends (who are single or divorced, have kids who they see every other week...
    Marie0585 Marie0585 26-30, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I used to want to wake people up from their coma, now I just want to sit with them and see the world from their perspective. This is what changes lives.
    SarahChevalier SarahChevalier 16-17, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Typical good student, worked hard in high school, completed my college apps, just wanted to get out of high school. I wanted to be with people who actually wanted to work hard and...
    nondiscrim nondiscrim 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    So my most recent ex-boyfriend of course knows how much I still and always will love him. We had a great 2.5 year relationship, but then he got some opportunities in Alaska for...
    CaliforniaCobra CaliforniaCobra 26-30 Jan 1

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    I certainly do. The reason for that might be that the reality, the world 'outside', is so very often disappointing or to me even scary at times. The priorities of the mass seem to...
    lillianpace lillianpace 22-25, F 4 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    There seem to be certain days of the year when society decides to punish we single people. One of them was yesterday. New Years Eve. More than almost any day of the year, we are...
    Spaneele Spaneele 51-55 1 Response Jan 2

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    Hello people of the living, I am Steven and i am a vampire. Life is hard i kill to survive. The feeling when you kill some one is price less. There faces and screams keep me...
    Kiroi Kiroi 70+, M 5 Responses Jan 15

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    1. I am an equestrian. 2. However I did not start riding until my sophomore year of college. 3. I also love archery. 4. Which means I think horseback archery is the greatest thing...
    HorseGirl21 HorseGirl21 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    A lot of times I just want to cry To let out all the pain in the past The trauma of existing, being stretched between the fighting In the midst of the most serious of battles That...
    Hey4yu Hey4yu 18-21, F Jan 4

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    sometimes i wonder, what keeps me going? why don't i just end it all. end all the suffering. then i remind myself that all suffering is temporary. there are better days ahead...
    spreadyourwings spreadyourwings 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 11

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    Discarded - Its hard to tell when you have been discarded by the Narcissist because they are physically still present, especially if you are married. The Narcissist goes thru...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 14 Responses a week ago

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    Random facts about me 1. I have about 16 names. And I get called all of them by at least one person in my family or group of friends. Sometimes I forget it's me 2. My dog is...
    littlegirl03 littlegirl03 18-21, F 14 hrs ago