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

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 135 People

    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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    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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    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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    >>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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Here's what I've learned. I’ve learned- that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them. I’ve learned- that no...
    YellowBrightLight YellowBrightLight 18-21 1 Response Aug 19

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    Since my accident over 30 years ago I've learned to look at the world differently. I've learned that the most beautiful people are the ones with a beautiful personality and they...
    Wheels64 Wheels64 46-50, M 12 hrs ago

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    it makes me think before i act sometimes and helps me put on the brakes when i see deja vu about to come crashing in. i can have empathy with some and give advice to others if...
    trailsonrails trailsonrails 51-55, M Sep 7

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    I was supposed to have a job interview today, but just as I was getting ready to leave, the recruiter called to tell me management was "busy" today and wanted to cancel. At least...
    SmartKat SmartKat 46-50, F 10 Responses Aug 29

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    - Music is the cheapest and simplest cure to loneliness - Wherever I go, the word's worst drivers follow me - You can love someone dearly and don't know how to show it...
    izzypie izzypie 36-40, F Aug 26

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    I want to become a better person so if u not my age or at least 18-21 I'm takin you out my circle sorry and thank you in advance
    LovelessTeen LovelessTeen 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    You think you can get rid of me like that nope gonna have to get rid of me the right way !! And even if you do every night i'll be the last thing on your mind.
    Yovanna Yovanna 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Here's one for you to think about, ever heard someone say, I want the worst situations in life to happen to me so I can become better then what my weakness's have convinced me that...
    Sheismybestfriend Sheismybestfriend 26-30, M 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    When you have had your heart broken so badly, you become rather heartless. You feel nothing at all when someone you care about leaves you. Realization hits you, you started to see...
    minyue minyue 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    I haven't suffered alot but i never reject people no matter what cause i have been rejected before and is horrible and i don't want people to feel the same way i did
    Victoriastyles Victoriastyles 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    Yes, I have become stronger and better through all these years, I give people advice with all my heart and they succeed.. I love that side of myself
    Idonotcareanymore Idonotcareanymore 18-21 4 days ago

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    That which is made from clay and dried in sun will crumble,break and un-twine. But that which is forged in fire, will stand the test of time.
    1stepforward3shovesback 1stepforward3shovesback 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 9

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    (My Hiding Place) In my darkness, I realized my brokenness beyond my husband's death. Day after day, as I closed my curtains to the world, every morning when I woke up, I would ask...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    (A very present grief) Two weeks after his 49th bday, my husband passed away. So soon, so sudden; in our house. There was just him and me (our son was in college); it happened at...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 11 Responses 5 days ago

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    "We make plans, God only laughs." Biggest lesson I've learned from the death of my husband. It has become my mantra from then on. It fits my single-blessedness/widowhood even...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F Aug 18

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    Through painful experiences, I've learned, and keep on learning, to be gracious and humble, the complete opposite of the person I was, with all the naive brand of pride and...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F Aug 22

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    Like Heathie said, "What doesn't kill me, makes me stranger." My life has been.. filled with evil, pain and mental suffering. I've done things I'm not proud of and experienced both...
    BLVLFreeSwim BLVLFreeSwim 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 3

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    Hey guys. I'm an 18 year old girl, living in Truro, Cornwall. I'm doing a third year at college and for years i've been stuck in this **** hole. Life is so short I always say, and...
    roselaw12345 roselaw12345 18-21 2 Responses a week ago

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    But I'm old and I have to maintain what I've accumulated and obligated myself to, to change directions. If you're unattached, take advantage of it before you become attached...
    LifeDispenser LifeDispenser 31-35, M Sep 6

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    I hate to think this, but sometimes i can't help but not to think it. One night i was walking home from my best friends house it was dark out so i just decided to look up at the...
    delvilel delvilel 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I used to be very angry with the universe. I had the "why me's" just like everyone else. I am not angry anymore. I honestly believe that everyone has a path in life. I think...
    Mm8335 Mm8335 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 27

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    I've recently started reading the book "Power Thoughts" by Joyce Meyer, and I definitely feel as though God is revealing just how important a role my own thoughts play in battling...
    Galatia123 Galatia123 26-30, F Aug 27

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    I want to begin this by saying that I was once a completely normal girl. I grew up in a house with a yard, two parents who were hard workers and a lazy pet dog. I never got into...
    Naivegirl0963 Naivegirl0963 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 2

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    This was the first group I checked when I signed up. It probably goes for most people that they've had it rough in the past. I'm no exception. I usually wouldn't share this but...
    Lydia93 Lydia93 18-21, T 1 Response 3 days ago

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    You know who you are, you're the one I lay in bed every night thinking about, the one I met online, and fell in love with. Your name is Dylan, we met on an app called hot or not...
    KoolKandon KoolKandon 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 27

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    If everyone shared the lessons and knowledge of their lives, we could learn so much from each other, and there would be more empathy and less strife. Here are some of the wisdom...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 7 Responses Sep 2

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    I had enough of city and responsibilities , I just want to live in the woods and build a small house and live there for the rest of my life , why would I stress in city and beg for...
    dxb8788 dxb8788 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I haven't been through many tear filled moments. No one I love has died; I never had my heart broken by anyone; I don't have any problems with depression or family issues really...
    NameIsMailbox NameIsMailbox 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    people who have not truely been abused either mentally or physically have no real idea on what the ones who do are talking about. sadly most of my life is a blur because for...
    Kalsero Kalsero 22-25, M 6 Responses Aug 29

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    Came across this website hoping to find a place to vent, and BINGO! Here it go's; One of my best friends and favorite person in the world had his first swim meet of the season...
    donttellana donttellana 18-21, F Sep 4

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    All I've been through was a lie. It all started when I believed I saw a grey man walk into the brush. Later I thought it chased me down a gravel road at night. I later figured out...
    KWsuperstar KWsuperstar 16-17, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    At sixteen I met my now husband and a few months after meeting got pregnant with our now 13 year old son. When I met my husband all those years ago I was heartbroken and sad over...
    truloveit84 truloveit84 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 20

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