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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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    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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    As people always say, it's a long story which ended almost 3 weeks ago. We're getting along quite well on a long distance relationship. I’m married, he lives with her girlfriend...
    lenamar2007 lenamar2007 31-35, F 7 hrs ago

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    I am an alcoholic and I went into Friendly House in 1975 , a home for alcoholisium. I was there approximately a year. I was so insecure , I was almost timid as well , far from who...
    MsOracle MsOracle 66-70, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    few I've finished work and helped a damsel in destress in the car park change her flat car tyre. :-)
    mjlay83 mjlay83 31-35, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Before we moved to Alaska,i was on my lunch break and had joined a friend for lunch.As i was walking back to my office,something told me to look to my left,there in short alley way...
    coastiewife36 coastiewife36 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    The number one rule in helping others is: only help people who need it. I call it the "restaurant rule"; a restaurant doesn't go to you, you go to it. I'm sure a lot of people...
    MrSpecify MrSpecify 18-21, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I like helping people, and I'm very smart for my youthful age ^_^
    Azeazal Azeazal 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    It's funny how the most rewarding things in life don't cost a cent, only dedication and effort. Sometimes not even that. The rewards you get from being generous with your time and...
    KSPerson KSPerson 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    "That was the year I realized that spirituality isn't about feeling good all the time, untouchable, sequestered on a lotus. It's about helping people."
    wingedjaguar wingedjaguar 22-25, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    I do not come on EP as often as I used to but, to my surprise, there are a number of people asking for updates as well as advice on other issues. My last update went into detail...
    amcintyre94 amcintyre94 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm usually there to help someone, but I realized I'm not there to be helped. I'm very prideful and I feel like receiving help makes me weak. Even when it comes to advice, I rarely...
    WearOutKyd WearOutKyd 26-30, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    If you enjoy helping others, can you help me please? Just want some opinions. Does he like me or just friends? 1) He's always wanting to talk to me on Skype "Can't wait to talk to...
    IWantAUnicorn IWantAUnicorn 16-17, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I truly and genuinely enjoy helping others due to the fact that I want to someday become an FBI agent. I feel as though it will give me the opportunity to prevent crimes all over...
    Adripie Adripie 26-30, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    It was around 4 years ago, when I was just going into the 6th Grade, I had friends who were going to the same middle school as me but others who didn't, but one day in the middle...
    AlexH56 AlexH56 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    Just that feeling of helping someone who's hurt.. Or someone in need. It makes things seem like everything is going to be okay, and it feels good to help make a change.
    RosaGoesMeow RosaGoesMeow 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I helped one guy on EP who suffered depression and other problems, similar to mine. Im really upset because he never took any advice which i gave him, didnt cared and didnt showed...
    lonely4560 lonely4560 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    It heals. Or aides in how to heal. 12 step programs taught me. By proving it. Every year. And the trick expanded. To every addiction Or emotional flaw. Because...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jun 21

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    It brought pals. Real pals. But pain also. A pal known and trusted lied. Others will. But thats not a surprise. Many lie for profit today. Rulers allow it. Its...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 21

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    I enjoy helping other people even though not many people help me, I always help them, but I don't feel like I do enough of it so if anyone has a problem about anything feel free to...
    Fred363 Fred363 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 20

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    My mother passed away eleven days after I was born. She was born with heart defect stemming from a late 1950's medication. Thanks to the American government’s inaction on the...
    zackmowen zackmowen 26-30, M Jun 19

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    When you a over 6.5 you were born helping people reach shelves.
    thehappyrancher thehappyrancher 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 19

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    When I was around 10 years old my best friend and I gave a homeless man 20 dollars. He was an amputee and people were just give him dirty looks and passing by as of he wasn't there...
    k3ll1n k3ll1n 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 19

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    Helping people makes me happy :)
    Atom4815 Atom4815 18-21, M 4 Responses Jun 19

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    Something about helping people with depression or any type of problem makes me feel good :)
    itsybitsyfrosty itsybitsyfrosty 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 18

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    It all started in the 6th grade. That was the year I discovered I was bisexual. When I tried to come out to my "best friend", who was a devout Christian, she called me a bunch of...
    neutralbeanie neutralbeanie 13-15, T 4 Responses Jun 18

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    Help cannot be measured in large or small quantity, doing a simple favour or helping the needy one's counts very big for them :) So do a bit from your side and it really gives a...
    Tryingtofixthingsnow Tryingtofixthingsnow 22-25, M Jun 18

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    it started innocently enough I guess. his mom and my dad were together. he came home one year from visiting god knows who and he was nice. much nicer than he was before he left. he...
    reignhootowl reignhootowl 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 17

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    it's so stupid. I want nothing more than for people to understand. they see him as a good guy instead of seeing him as the guy who molested me. in order to keep me quiet they are...
    reignhootowl reignhootowl 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 17

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    I am visiting my relatives now.The neighbor's daughter had some homework and needed help.I looked up the internet and helped her.My teaching experience came to the fore and I loved...
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 46-50, F 3 Responses Jun 16

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    Suicide is a permanent solution to temporary problems. What’s going on now is temporary. You’ll get happier and the things that have been going wrong will not result in...
    JadahEvans JadahEvans 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 15

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    The most important thing I have learned from my long term relationship....This goes for anyone, relationship or not. ....if you're trying to make someone happy, set a limit and...
    BillyLovette BillyLovette 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 15

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    If you need help, talk to me. I love helping others, since many people here have helped me:)
    Undecodable Undecodable 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 14

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    Talk about a great Karma. so I was at Barnes and Noble getting some books when I misplaced my wallet. when I realized I had lost my wallet I quickly had a panic attack for I had...
    karyvo karyvo 36-40, F 5 Responses Jun 14

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    I am presently homeless due to a home invasion that was violent. I am a strong advocate for other homeless people, and last week, was asked to be on our new mayor elects Transition...
    akrokrchik akrokrchik 51-55, F 1 Response Jun 14

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    I recently had an employee who was interested in applying for another position in a different part of the company. It was the kind of role that fits her education as well as her...
    alteregoeleven alteregoeleven 46-50, M 4 Responses Jun 13

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    I enjoy helping others because I know what it feels like not to helped
    martinez93 martinez93 22-25, M 3 Responses Jun 13

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    I love helping others. I am the person who goes out of my way to help others even though more than likely it makes things ten times harder on me. I just like warm feeling I get...
    chrisscott515 chrisscott515 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 11

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    I really love helping others, be it a friend, family or stranger. It also makes me feel awful if someone doesn’t let me help them. I wish these people would realize they’re...
    paddfot paddfot 26-30, F 9 Responses Jun 11

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    When I encounter a personal problem I focus on service , helping others makes my heart sing.
    omindigo omindigo 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 11

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