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I Was Helped By Helping

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    The Best Thing You Can Do.

    i had been in dark despaire for so long.then i met a woman who was havinng terrible hardship.i helped her.then i help some other people.i noticed that it bhelped me .i talk to other about what has happened to me through my life,in oder to try and help them.i may not always...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 Apr 4, 2009

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    She Saved Me

    I went out to help, and she saved me.  She sat me down and her one simple question, turned my life around, each of her words still echo in my mind and act as a barrier not allowing the destructive element of my life back.  In her words I regained my life, my health and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 27, 2008

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    1997

    It was August 1997. I had been suffering depression for over 13 years. On occasion I felt all-out "attacks" from Satan (that's my explanation) but I was also beginning to "feel" God's presence again after many years of not sensing much of anything from Him but condemnation...
    LivingDavid LivingDavid 46-50, M Jan 18, 2013

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    4th of July

    Had an extremely busy day, started  about 6:30, woke up so depressed I wanted to get in my car and just drive away... the kids,3 plus family's were coming to have dinner,swim,fireworks the whole nine yards. I get like this every so and so.. I missed my husband so much I...
    grams grams 56-60, F 6 Responses Jul 8, 2007

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    WARNING: Possible Trigger Warning and Explict/Mature content! Also this is my choice to post this much information about me. Please keep your negative opinions to yourself. I...
    Winbu Winbu 16-17, M 4 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Because it's what's life about , helping each other
    le4end99 le4end99 18-21, M 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    I have had morphea since 1965 at the age of 14. Back then it was extremely rare to find a doctor who even knew what morphea was. My morphea started as a round spot on my wrist...
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    For once I want to be able to have a mature and healthy relationship. Over the course of 3 years I have had 5 girlfriends 2 broke up with me for their own reasons. 2 cheated on...
    Winbu Winbu 16-17, M 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I moved back to Florida with my husband at the end of May, and my grandfather died on June 4th while I was on the phone with my grandmother. It was sort of expected because he had...
    PunkinH2O PunkinH2O 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    I enjoy helping others. Its so much to help others in need. Just to see a smile on there face and knowing I helped them and there family! I went on a mission trip last summer for a...
    ShyProdigy ShyProdigy 13-15, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I love going on here and making people smile and helping them :) it makes my day knowing that I helped someone. And I love seeing the messages in my inbox when I log on.
    Cluckia Cluckia 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    I might not always have the best advice, but I know my words have helped people here on ep. I wish I knew why someone would hate helping me so much that they would flag my question...
    mikem0323 mikem0323 31-35, M Jul 21

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    Even though Im 19, most of my friends are either my age or much younger than me. In addition to that, most of my friends are female, even though I am male. after that quick set up...
    ThunderST0RM1N ThunderST0RM1N 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    I grew up in a country setting when I went to beauty school I was 15 on ROP. I made friends with older girls in bad neighborhoods. I got to spend the night at Sherrys home. My dad...
    JMay1994 JMay1994 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 8

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    GOD has helped me, and continuing to be a better person. GOD has been my dad since the day I was born, when my father wasn’t there for me. GOD has been there when my mother...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F 7 Responses Jul 18

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    But right now it need some- This past year there was a girl in my band class that I became good friends with. I helped her with any thing she needed and I gave her hope that high...
    marchdan marchdan 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    I've had periods in life where I would have deep connections/conversations with good friends, girlfriends, relatives, and feel absolutely confident and social. However I would...
    afinechap afinechap 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    I love to help others out even though I have major problems of my own I guess it's just a way to forget about all the negative things that are happening in my life!!. When I know I...
    MalachaiP MalachaiP 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I'm thankful for those who've helped me and been there. In return, I'm giving back on my own ways. Pay it forward.
    gwenllian gwenllian 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    Has anyone helped there stranger today?
    happyconfused212 happyconfused212 18-21, T 3 Responses Jul 24

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    Uhh i really love to but I don't feel like I'm helping anyone all I do is spread hope in their heart . I'm just pathetic to think that I was helping them that was . I'm just...
    DrowningInPain2 DrowningInPain2 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    This is the primary reason why I want to become a social worker .. I love helping people and knowing that I was able to be the one they could depend on in their time of need ... I...
    danyel92 danyel92 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    "Self care is your highest duty. You can only get good at helping others when you become good at helping yourself first." ~ Sita Ram
    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F Jul 2

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    I don't enjoy helping others. I enjoy helping me :-) just me :-)
    wildmare wildmare 66-70, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    PLEASE READ! Non perverted, just for the sake of helping others. EP Link It would be really appreciated you could spear a few minutes looking at this post. It is probably one of...
    HighOnMisery HighOnMisery 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    Hi there! Well, I had my first boyfriend at 15. He was quite volatile, a bully, very negative, publicly ridiculed people, had anger and anxiety issues, just a toxic person in...
    buttonthimbles buttonthimbles 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Well, a lot of people are probably curious about my life. Well, I have been through a lot in the past, but this one was the worst I've ever went through. Though I was only down for...
    kamishiro kamishiro 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 19

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    I updated my statues a while ago like this ":D :( :'( :S :'S :P ^_^ ^_^; T-T P-P O.o O.O Ô.o O_o :) :| -_- =_=* ? _? :3" because I had a turmoril of different feelings and felt...
    Barlong Barlong 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Even when I was 3 years old. It was only my dad who did it. My mom sat by and watched because she couldn't do anything about it but come help me afterwards. My dad always thought I...
    Zalbaar Zalbaar 13-15, M Jul 11

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    I enjoy giving advice, & helping others in any way that I can. & I usually know what to say to people, but recently someone I really care about told me they are feeling alone...
    Jurniholte Jurniholte 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 14

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    There's over one million youth caregivers in the USA. After my mom's 2nd heart attack and her heart surgery, I became her caretaker. I was 17 and about to start my senior year. I...
    Acebo Acebo 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    if i was able to see my younger self this is what i would say . If I were to go back to my younger self let's say the age of 12. I would tell him the following things . " younger...
    Aniceguyforyou Aniceguyforyou 18-21, M Jul 6

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    I Just Love The Feeling I Get When I help Someone With Their Problems And Helping Them Solve Their Issues... But I Cant Seem to Solve My Own Problems ):
    hellothere000 hellothere000 13-15, F 7 Responses Jul 3

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    I love helping others especially little kids. :)
    loveisgrand loveisgrand 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    i have to help my friends and family a lot. i have no problems except for theirs so i end up helping them all the time
    fuckedupall fuckedupall 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    I work at a café as a barista and my café usually attracts lost tourists. I often end up helping tourists get to their desired destinations.
    DamoiseauDynavolt DamoiseauDynavolt 16-17, M Jul 7

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    I strongly believe in the principle that one can't only achieve what they want by helping a lot of others get what they want
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    Exptcsgood Exptcsgood 36-40, M Jul 7

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    FatNeasy FatNeasy 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    It feels good to do good! Helping others has always been my thing. Unfortunately, some people think they're too good enough for some people, so hey! Their loss! I love offering...
    soupersam soupersam 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    I really do enjoy helping out other people :)
    Born2Inspire Born2Inspire 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 9

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    I love the thought of helping people it makes me feel nice inside and complete :)
    Fire143 Fire143 22-25, F Jul 11

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    I Love helping people here on EP And in real life i don't do it for the thanks or the feelings or to boost my ego to think i'm a better person then others or for any sort of...
    ILeo ILeo 18-21, M Jul 14

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    I enjoy helping others, animals, and nature in any way I can. I'm here if anyone needs to talk to someone :)
    WildlifeEarth WildlifeEarth 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 15