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I Want To Support Others By Sharing What I've Learned

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 133 People

    How To Be A Leader

    Ok, I only have a few minutes so I'll try to be brief.I learned how to manage people in the Marine Corps. Since then, I've managed people only a handful of times.  Basically, I hate it.  I'm very good at it, but I greatly dislike it.  I dislike it, because people universally...
    TrustIsEarned TrustIsEarned 41-45, F Jan 22, 2013

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    Soul Searching

    I've been doing some research (in all my 'down-time') on the topic of why older men (men MY age) prefer much younger women. Why the hell would I do that?  Because.  Those of you who know me, you know why.  For everyone else, suffice it to say that just as I found the courage...
    TrustIsEarned TrustIsEarned 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2012

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    >>spiritual Warefare<<

    Satan does not care what a Non-Christians do with their lives. However once people become Christians, they have "entered the ball game" and they can expect more opposition then when they were "warming the bench" New Christian often report being depressed, because depression and...
    JusTme20329 JusTme20329 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 27, 2012

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    Helping Kids Through Divorce Or Separation

    [WARNING] This is a really long post I’ve just completed my state-required parenting classes which, since 1998, have been required for finalizing divorce when the divorcing individuals share any children.  I am not an expert in anything.  I would and will be happy to give...
    TrustIsEarned TrustIsEarned 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 27, 2012

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    Ive Learned So Much

    by my parents staying in a marrage they didnt want didnt want us kidsmy dad did everyand any women ,he could becalse my mother cheated on him one timeso he cheated on her till he died. the lession i learned two wrongs dont make a right and dont stay ina marrage that they didnt...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 3, 2012

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    Wisdom From Within

    It's Yossi here.  I've been reading a lot (trying to hide from my Ethics homework and studying), and have been catching up on the profiles of my dear friends.  I read one friend has been having problems because he stated his opinion and got blocked for it.  I followed the...
    TrustIsEarned TrustIsEarned 41-45, F 3 Responses May 8, 2012

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    If Only Tears Could Speak Out Loud*

    Tears could mean a million words, If only my tears would be heard, I'd know just what they'd say.... 4Give me, my imperfections is drifting you away. Not a move or a sound, bloody tears roll down, For a friend my soul longs to find, but never found. The one who never leaves...
    JusTme20329 JusTme20329 22-25, F Mar 28, 2012

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    The Bottom Of The Barrel

    No one wants to be there.  And yet, everyone is in one way or another with different situations.  In most, I am there.  Most of my life and time have been spent fighting that fight, trying to prove that I don't deserve to be at the bottom of the barrel.  I flip out, ranting...
    TrustIsEarned TrustIsEarned 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 30, 2012

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    Let me correct the title of this story--WHY I CREATED THIS GROUP

    There are things I wish I never had to live through. There are things I wish I didn't know. But if my stories and experiences can help others, I'm happy to share so that we can all grow. [author and group's creator edit] I created this group with the sole purpose of providing a...
    TrustIsEarned TrustIsEarned 41-45, F Mar 27, 2012

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    Everyone's A Critic

    One of the hardest lessons I've had to learn in my life has been humility.  It's ironic given that I hate hubris and am always trying to find it within myself and destroy it.  I don't ever want to be boastful, prideful and arrogant.  I don't ever want to lose myself in the...
    TrustIsEarned TrustIsEarned 41-45, F 6 Responses Jun 7, 2012

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    Soul Searching

    I've been doing some research (in all my 'down-time') on the topic of why older men (men MY age) prefer much younger women. Why the hell would I do that?  Because.  Those of you who know me, you know why.  For everyone else, suffice it to say that just as I found the courage...
    TrustIsEarned TrustIsEarned 41-45, F Dec 27, 2012

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    Escaping Domestic Violence~what You Need To Know

    Several years ago, I didn't know what it was called.  I just knew it as my life.  The constant derogatory insults, the controlling behavior, the pushing and shoving and sexual pressure; these were things that were a part of my life.  I looked in the mirror back then and agreed...
    TrustIsEarned TrustIsEarned 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 23, 2012

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    The Best Laid Plans

    2012 was set up to be my year. I did everything right.  It's not totally in the *******, but things didn't pan out so good for me.  I'm still in school, hopefully, I'll get to stay.  I've been promised everything under the sun and more and all I really want is to be able to...
    TrustIsEarned TrustIsEarned 41-45, F Dec 31, 2012

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    Some Truth About Stds

    This was originally started as a reply to a confession. And then I realized that it was getting too long to leave it there.  In addition, I was thinking that it ought to be exposed for everyone on EP to see -- not because old Yossi wrote it...  Just because it's info I've...
    TrustIsEarned TrustIsEarned 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 23, 2012

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    If You Stand Tall You Stand Alone

    The question is from the Questionnator here on this site. However, I felt like my answer was its own story so I'm posting it.  Not expecting others to read it, but I've decided that I like posting things and it's ok if no one else reads them.What have I learned in school that I...
    TrustIsEarned TrustIsEarned 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 11, 2013

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    Farewell Today I sign off on another friendship

    that began here on EP. I knew that graduating from nursing school was going to mean 'change.' What I did not know was how many of the people I'd come to know and love would leave my life along the way. Solowing, you were one of the people I knew best. Perhaps you were one...
    TrustIsEarned TrustIsEarned 41-45, F Jul 1

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    Related Experiences

    Author's note: I'm sorry if all this doesn't make sense. It was written to understand, and I worked through a lot writing it. It feels odd posting it but I haven't posted here in a...
    theologian theologian 18-21, M Jul 4

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    Totally agree to this. I feel like our experiences in life will make us better people. And hopefully someone will listen to me and take my advice for what I've been through. I'm...
    carebear1019 carebear1019 31-35, F Jun 29

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    I'm not sure if this counts but I see that from what I have been through, it has made me a better person. Basically, since I was 5 years old my parents have been separated. My...
    edenfw edenfw 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    When I was sixteen (19 years ago), I had a bad car wreck. It was technically my fault. We rear ended a school bus. I was driving like any sixteen year old, checking the mirror...
    truthandbeauty truthandbeauty 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    Iv been through so much in my younger days, although I don't wish the misery and pain I felt, on my worst enemy! I am happy I made it out alive! I am happy I can experience every...
    bolahaming bolahaming 18-21, M Jul 16

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    "Some people don't know you're limited Because you've made it good with that crutch , you hop good on one leg. So good that other people don't even know that you go home and nurse...
    cbeneath cbeneath 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Am soo hard on myself, that I cant even enjoy a spoon of ice cream without feeling guilty.. Or even sleep well, as i feel am wasting time.. Aaaahhhhhhh!!!
    RabbitPaws RabbitPaws 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    .... Not so sure but I sure hell like to believe so .
    romi777 romi777 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    I can count the number of people in my family on two hands. I'm 28. My step(real) father died when I was 13. My biological dad I have only seen once in my life when I was 14, he is...
    determination0106 determination0106 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 16

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    when I was little my parents were very well not good parents I would cry and they would send me away to a hospital pump me full of meds then send me home. when I was 12 I was...
    Yungbug Yungbug 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Stop going for the crumbs, When the cake is right in front of you
    palmtreespring91 palmtreespring91 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I am stronger because of all I've been through... I was 16 when everything happened. It all seemed to snowball honestly. I had been home sick with the flu. I was staying at my...
    Ginnty Ginnty 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 10

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    I've learned that it is important to fill your life with happiness and support the people you love because somewhere, we know, it will get better. Even if that day is far to come...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 8

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    I was sexually abused by my stepfather when I was 9 years old. I am now 18 soon to be 19 and I can clearly remember how it all started. I lasted my head on his lap because my head...
    Esperanza95 Esperanza95 18-21, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am thankful for everything I've learned throughout my life, and that the **** I've had to deal with hasn't hardened my heart. But I would really love a break, I'm exhausted.
    planetcaravan planetcaravan 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 9

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    I am strong-I think i am strong because of the kind of pain i feel now whenever someone orders me to do something.I used to feel guilty,that it's all my fault...but now i don't...
    samy666 samy666 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    I don't know where to begin.... My Mum and Dad were only 19 when they had me. They broke up when I was very young, but they were still civil for my sake. I lived with My Mum but...
    TheUnpredictable9 TheUnpredictable9 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I really should consider reading a dictionary or something. There's that thick book filled with thousands of words out there, and that's just in one language. I wonder how many...
    experiencedyetunprepared experiencedyetunprepared 16-17, F Jul 7

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    I learned to never let the fear settle in And now I'm more prepared than I've ever been Not one ounce of hate in my glass ;/
    SM1BLE SM1BLE 26-30, M a week ago

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    Yesterday, some of my lifelong "friends" said some very very hurtful things to me. I won't get into the gory details, but it hurt. I learned some things from it though. For...
    reneeo11314 reneeo11314 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm not what u call a super-freak I'm more silent and super meek Sexual pleasure is not what I seek So telling me everything u wanna do to me between the sheets That leaves me in a...
    RebelStar24 RebelStar24 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    To anyone that knows me you'll know I try to be strong for my friends and myself. There is a user on here who has created multiple accounts and has driven many of my friends away...
    BelleGold BelleGold 16-17, F 6 Responses Jul 3

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    ^ This, this picture here is a prime example of how some people are towards others with hearing loss. Usually the way they say it varies but it always means the same damn thing...
    NaturallyPeculiar NaturallyPeculiar 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    You can rest your head upon my chest I feel warmer with you there. Go to sleep my love I’ll watch over us Drift to a peaceful place there’s no rush for you to wake. With your...
    LittleBeelzebub LittleBeelzebub 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    This is true. But I've realized that if we knew then what we know now, after the fact, then we would have missed out a lit if valuable experience. At least for me, I know that I...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    This could be triggering to anyone with experiences of sexual or domestic abuse. My life has not been easy. In 2012, I discovered that I was sexually abused as a child. I have no...
    LucellaLuna LucellaLuna 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Suppose I said the following; what would you think? I’m wondering if I really like this guy more than I’ve let myself realize. I know he’s really into me. But I’ve been...
    patjemison patjemison 46-50 Jun 26

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    Whether is love, my job, my friends or my hobbies. I do it all the way. Today I need to stay focused and it is hard but I have learned how to do it. This is a sand Mandala...
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 11

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    Well to start, I seem to be caught in a cycle which is difficult to get out of. I've noticed that when I am interested in someone, I am quick to attach myself to that individual...
    Cello2013 Cello2013 18-21, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    Suppose I told you this story—what would you think? I know this guy is really into me. But I’ve been hurt a lot, and I’m not sure I’m ready for anything serious. So I tell...
    patjemison patjemison 46-50 1 Response Jun 26

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    Suppose I told you this story—what would you think? I know this guy is really into me. But I’ve been hurt a lot, and I’m not sure I’m ready for anything serious. So I tell...
    patjemison patjemison 46-50 Jun 26

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