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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    >>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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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...
    HeatherMarie14 HeatherMarie14 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I always think to myself: "I wish I hadn't been bullied". I wish I didn't have those years alone, missing out on what all my friends had. I wish I didn't have the childhood I now...
    JacobStark JacobStark 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'd like to think so. They say"that which doesn't kill you makes you stronger" I'd like to believe that's true!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 8

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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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    It's been almost a month, but yesterday was the first day that I started feeling like myself again. For the first time in a while, I felt confident, relaxed, free of anxiety and...
    dub000 dub000 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 11

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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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    Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one. - Bruce Lee
    Latinloverguy Latinloverguy 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 3

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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 5 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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    I feel like all the hits I've taken in life have changed the way I feel about difficulties. Instead of being overwhelmed and scared or mad, I feel challenged to overcome any...
    fh136 fh136 26-30, F Oct 9

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    I was in therapy for many years in junior high and high school. I had some serious issues around isolation and loneliness. I was depressed, horribly bullied, and miserable. Fat and...
    incorporealist incorporealist 36-40, M Sep 28

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    Well, I've had memory trouble for years. My long-term memory is shocking. I don't remember my Dad giving up his touristy time when he came to visit me, so he could spend all the...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    I'm a survivor of addictions, of rape, sexual abuse, domestic violence.. I lived my life too many sad lonely years seeing myself as a victim.. I've used drugs, alcohol and men to...
    Anngeleyes Anngeleyes 26-30, F 6 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I don't think it is good to look to the past and wonder about what could have been. Instead you should just go for it! Then there will only be a what was and what wasn't. I like to...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M Oct 12

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    I've been taking more small risks lately. Who cares what happens. Won't make a difference 500 years from now.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Oct 13

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    I've been working on a few song I made. I think I made like 7 or 6 songs already and I think a lot of them are good and I might post them on YouTube some day. I hope that people...
    Payton20014 Payton20014 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    I somehow feel I missed out on life. That in many times, situations and places I just missed out on something terrific through fear. Fear of what? Failure, ridicule, exposure...
    nunos nunos 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 1

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    I was watching Arrow the other night, and there was a scene where the main character needed "the girl in IT." And I know it's just a tv show, but when I saw that position, that...
    laurynnm43 laurynnm43 16-17, F Oct 14

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    For many years I lived out of a kit-bag, possessing only enough items to furnish a barrack-room. One 'luxury' I always insisted on was music. No matter where in the world I ended...
    Phaedrus1975 Phaedrus1975 36-40, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I couldn't speak until I was over four years old. Born with Verbal Dispraxia - I didn't have the pre-mapping in my head that told me how to form sounds and words. My sister had...
    IamWatlocked IamWatlocked 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am so grateful for the lessons I have learned and the teachers in my life. I just wish that they didn't have to come in the form of really painful experiences and mean people...
    Wbyogimaso Wbyogimaso 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 16

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    I didn't change. I just learned.
    JustOrdinaryGirl JustOrdinaryGirl 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    We've all been through something that's changed us. Some of us are stronger than others and some of us do things a different way, cope with things differently or approach the...
    kaitybobaityxo kaitybobaityxo 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    My past has lead me to where I am. The experience has aged me beyond my years. The emotions I have let me know I am still alive. My family and friends are part of me. The smile...
    johnbaldwin johnbaldwin 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 16

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    I'm 21 years old. I've always dated men. I cut my hair short (like Keira Knightley in Domino) when I was 13. I was called "dyke spikes" all through high school, even after my hair...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 26

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    So there's this friend that I've known for a while, and I've always got along with him really well and I'm comfortable around him. I've pretty much always liked him, and he...
    Cece4 Cece4 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    I've been spinning my wheels physically and emotionally for so many years now I just want a glimpse at my life GPS. It's pretty bad when EP is like a drug because it's the only...
    princeofthieves123 princeofthieves123 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 17

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    I want to love you like nobody ever has before. I want to hug you and make you feel warm like nobody ever has before. I want to kiss your lips and make your heart beat fast like...
    yingyang13 yingyang13 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    All my feelings are wrapped up and tucked away deep inside me and I've spent so much time being who everyone else wants me to be that I don't know who the real me is anymore
    1angel666 1angel666 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 28

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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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    Only God does. I've given my life to Him, to use for good. I know that I'm safer than I've ever been now.
    Theycallherelly Theycallherelly 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 11

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