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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    >>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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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