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I Will Let My Needs Come First More Often

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    Feel Guilty - There are days I just want to scream...... WHAT ABOUT ME!!   And then, when I do take time for myself and let my needs or wants come first...I...
    PeedeeDog PeedeeDog 12919 2 Responses Oct 19, 2008

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    It's Okay to Be Selfish Sometimes - Sometimes the person you need to take care of first is you, believe me I learned the hard way.
    vanessa34 vanessa34 26-30, F 1 Response May 28, 2009

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    Had to Tell Him to Tone Down the Complaining - So my husband is not happy in his job... boo effin' HOOOOO!!!!  His salary is over the top, there's nobody looking over his...
    2Quirky 2Quirky 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 5, 2009

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    What Are My Needs - HI i was a herion addict for 30 yrs , and have been clean for 5 yrs totaly ,not even drinking , so the only thing i need before was drugs , now i help people...
    mefoss mefoss 36-40 1 Response Sep 27, 2010

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    To My Ex - Sorry hon, it's not all about you, I have needs too and I'm gonna do them by myself because I was raised by all females and that's what I was taught to do. plus you just...
    cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal 18-21, F 7 Responses Oct 19, 2008

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    Learning to Let Me Come First - One of the hardest things for me to do is to let myself and my needs come before thoes in my family.  I am working on this in my life and my...
    Grits4life Grits4life 46-50, F Jul 27, 2008

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    Because No One Else Does. - I mean, if you're not putting yourself first, and no one else is either, who is making YOU a priority?? 
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 3 Responses May 28, 2009

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