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I Was Helped By Helping

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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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    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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    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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    It's awesome and amazing. My name is LENNON Mike from the United States. Getting my wife back is what i least expected and could never imagine. I and my wife have been married for...
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    Feel like I’m going to share my first time getting admitted to a psychiatric hospital. This all started about three weeks ago when two close friends of mine passed away, and...
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    bedtime story for your night: tonight was a bad night for me. some stuff happened and on top of that my dad wasn't being nice to me. in return, I wasn't being nice back to him. I...
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    I do not how many people I have helped through my music. My music is weird and tells stories. I have watch artists paint and draw pictures of what they feel when they listen to my...
    ghyschur ghyschur 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    I have always been a broadminded easy going guy who tried to see the best in any one and always willing to give people a second chance . I love helping people simply for the...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M Apr 7

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    A few days ago at work I helped a lady find her tablet which took a while and quite a bit of walking. When she left with her tablet I was frustrated and angry that she wasted too...
    ForeverALoser ForeverALoser 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    I feel so good inside when I have helped others regardless of what it is. I just love feeling great when I know I have been a wonderful help with my family and friends. At times...
    americanfemaleonvacation americanfemaleonvacation 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I used to carry a chip on my shoulder all the time believing that every person is bad..my outlook changed 4 years ago. The state agreed that my nieces were going to be placed with...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Trust gone means what. Sad. Fearful. But why. Society has gone insane. How to cure society. We cant punish wealthy. They wont let us. But we can try healing...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    I do enjoy helping others very much - hence I recently joined EP. The problem is that I get such crazy messages that I'm not sure if some of them are really true or if they are...
    BeKind444 BeKind444 41-45, F 10 Responses Apr 7

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    It happened twice. The first time, I was getting off the bus when I saw an elderly man walking with a white cane. He seemed lost and he was about to cross the street while the...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    i wish i could just help others all the time. All i ever want is to do good for others out there. Like from helping them with problems to helping with poverty. i don't care what...
    internationalkoala internationalkoala 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 17

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    sometimes in the midst of helping.other s I loose myself. Ybut on the other hand I help myself throigh helping others. the advices i give them are usefull for me too
    energymustmove energymustmove 18-21, F Apr 17

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    Well here it is....I was married 17 years my husband who I was very much in love with took drugs over me he left me a year ago last Jan .I wasn't handling it well my sister was on...
    monica0215 monica0215 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I grew up watching the world and how it works. When I was a kid the guys who mowed the lawns of the apartment complex were gettin beaten down by the hot sun so I asked my mom if I...
    FeelAgain FeelAgain 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Wish i could do More....helping people is so important to me, i always think about how i would feel if i was in their place...
    Contrarthodox Contrarthodox 26-30, F 8 Responses Apr 13

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    I wouldn't say I always have a right solution to something, but that doesn't mean that still can't help with something. I think I've been helping people with all kinds of problems...
    Dylanhgh Dylanhgh 16-17, M Apr 17

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    Its really all us slaves can do. Unless we choose being the problem. Comedians point out whats wrong. Then die. Or retire. Like jon stewart. Is he retiring...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    You all say that you enjoy helping others. But, what if I told you all that just by joining a group that you could help EP out a lot?
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 29

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    I love helping homeless women. Sometimes men as well.. But yeah.
    JewishIreland JewishIreland 26-30, T 1 Response Mar 29

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    I genuinely enjoy helping others. Intrinsically motivated, I don't hope for anything in return. I will actually take the time to help you (if I think I can actually offer guidance...
    Ragoo7 Ragoo7 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I enjoy helping others and im the one who really needs help i hide my problems and feelings and i try my best to help others 😊
    iqra765 iqra765 16-17, F 6 Responses Apr 1

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    if you could help... that means you have the ability to lend your hands out..... not Iike the other people....always expect something in return when they are helping people with...
    christinelim819 christinelim819 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I have pleaded a million time to my family to live with them coz I'm not safe at Webb house and the next door neighbour and my support worker are humiliating me and violating me...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F Apr 7

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    Im always helping ppl wen ever i get a chance ........ The funny thing is tht i need the help the most but i put my problems behind nd help others never give up stay strong no...
    ThisIsMe987 ThisIsMe987 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    I like helping people with their computer problems. I can't fix everything though, I'm not an expert
    JDeeL266 JDeeL266 18-21, M Apr 14

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    Lovely day today, helping the hubby with garden but so tiring ;)
    Ashgreeneyes Ashgreeneyes 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have to do a drama performance on 4:48 psychosis. I get pinned down, tied to a chair, drugged, raped, cut and finally killed. It's hard doing this when you've been through a lot...
    livelaughlove0987 livelaughlove0987 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I've always been a socially awkward person, which I've grown into accepting as just one of my flaws. Yet it lingers in my mind a really disturbing moment in my childhood where I...
    Thatlost1 Thatlost1 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    Hi I go by Fruitypunch15 I was disowned by my own Father as of yesterday.And why was I disowned by him you ask? The only reason my father disowned me is because I would not call my...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 3 days ago

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    On May 26th last year I was robbed and kidnapped from my home in LA. I had finished school for the day and had arrived at my house in Brentwood. My mother is an Orthodontist and my...
    lewlew16 lewlew16 16-17, M Mar 29

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    So I was in math class the other day and my friend looked really depressed she wouldn't tell me what happened so I let her in on the **** going on in my life and she told me what...
    shiyinglu shiyinglu 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 3

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    Two years ago my ex used to not tell me what was wrong all the time, so he made me think I was always doing something wrong. He used to tell me I looked like ****, and I should...
    missminimae missminimae 16-17, F Apr 12

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    I've been on EP for a year and a half. I've joined some different groups. I've meet some very interesting and wonderful people. The first group was about missing my ex boyfriend...
    Beanbella Beanbella 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 27

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    It’s been over nine years since I was kidnapped and turned into a pet. After I opened up to my first wife on Halloween she told me it might help me to right down everything that...
    PrinceBloodlust PrinceBloodlust 18-21, M Mar 28

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    I was teased a lot in my childhood and teenage years. Anyone who knows me knows that I have never been a feminine girl or woman. I got a lot of negative attention from my peers...
    SapphicMinion SapphicMinion 26-30, F 10 Responses Mar 31

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    Babysitting slumber party Part 2: quick recap, I was being babysitted by 2 siblings for the first time. These two had dressed me up as a girl and we spent te rest of the night as...
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