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I Will Let My Needs Come First More Often

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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 shoulder, and hell-OH... he HAD a job.  That alone he should be grateful for.  But someone was promoted over him, and now he has to report to...
    2Quirky 2Quirky 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 5, 2009

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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 feel guilty.
    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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    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 sat around being depressed and that doesn't take care of me.
    cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal 18-21, F 7 Responses Oct 19, 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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    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 goal is to become the strong woman I know I am. I will also work on looking at myself and the changes I need to make in my life to...
    Grits4life Grits4life 46-50, F Jul 27, 2008

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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 to get and stay clean , which i love doing, but i fall into depression and get told i am not getting my needs met , so...
    mefoss mefoss 36-40 1 Response Sep 27, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    i now see why people do that. i've always thought it only happens in books and movies to help the plot along. you know, Tom needs to see a tree that reminds him of one in his...
    experiencedyetunprepared experiencedyetunprepared 16-17, F Jul 8

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    I take this oppertunity to invite all ep friends to read my confessions more often than they do and comment on them, i take a lot of time to write them and if you dont read them...
    HotMomShaama HotMomShaama 46-50, F 9 Responses Jul 8

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    It's a shame that abortion is not more accessible to women. It is also a shame that women who want to exercise their right to an abortion have to be shamed or called names...
    jaxson2014 jaxson2014 31-35, F Jul 17

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    My first love was a pretty Mexican girl in Texas. Sadly, we moved to Florida and that ended it. She was so pretty and sweet. She was 17 and I was 15. I think about her often.
    gonzogeek gonzogeek 56-60, M Jun 30

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    You will always be in my heart even though there is no more you and me.
    Togepi07 Togepi07 18-21, F Jul 6

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    Even though people may see me as a very sweet person, but the downside about it is that people can easily take advantage of your kindness and think that you're naive. You meet...
    texaschic35 texaschic35 31-35, F Jul 7

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    The last couple nights , I've been dreaming about my first love . It's weird because I don't think of her at all . Only in my dreams . It's like she won't go away lol The sad...
    Raymoonnn Raymoonnn 22-25, F Jun 30

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    I came to the United States when I was 21 years old. I grew up in Sweden, a country known mainly for its socioeconomic policies and prosperous people. Marijuana is considered a...
    whrskrlo whrskrlo 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 8

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    Everything Happens for a Reason (Part 2) On January 29, I met someone on EP that has become an integral part of my life (I’ll refer to him as “D”). We had many great...
    ASubsNeed ASubsNeed 41-45, F 14 Responses 5 days ago

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    OK Mar, Serious talk time.... I think it is time that we cross the t's and dot the i's... I understand that you are stressed at work, but I also believe that you have to be able...
    marshaUK marshaUK 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    First off, I don't want to complain, I want to vent... He's making a huge effort and I am ecstatic about that! Sex is always the last thing on his mind, therefore, our sex lacks...
    wantingtobehappy84 wantingtobehappy84 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Two hours ago. First oral experience of taking a 37 year old man's penis in my mouth. I had just giving him a hand job and I took him in my mouth and cleaned him up, just like my...
    lilkimmiexxx lilkimmiexxx 18-21, F 9 Responses a week ago

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    i feel I can get myself together just when I am on my own. :( Letting people in my life often drags me down...and being a loner drags me down itself. I cant find the right balance...
    rockstin87 rockstin87 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    this is the second entry in my journal of pain, the second week was better than the first, my stomach is better, my feelings are calmer, still got six weeks to go but august will...
    LoneDovahKiin LoneDovahKiin 22-25, M Jul 12

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    Here you go! 1- My name is Ali :) 2- I've been a vegetarian for a little over a year. 3- I'm band obsessed, they are my everything. I love them like family. (Green Day is my #1). 4...
    smurfinaround smurfinaround 16-17, F Jul 21

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    Dis my 1st poem, prolly didn't make it too well, but I tried ya know, read n leave your feedback below pls :Dn ty for reading, ily <3Hidden TreasureUm, hello I have some sh-t to...
    Jakey942 Jakey942 18-21, M 9 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    The thing that i've learned is that you will never forget your first true love.. Its like the first girl that the universe made for you a.k.a ''Soulmate'' and it went wrong , i...
    LuisPT LuisPT 18-21, M Jul 16

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    I'm probably going to stay a virgin till marriage. I've been telling myself since 15, I'm going to be a virgin till marriage and it's a challenge I'm willing to overcome. At...
    asiasproject asiasproject 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 6

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    I love all trees but there is a weeping willow tree by a cemetery I often go to to visit a loved one who has passed and I always see her spirit there so I love those trees because...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Jul 10

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    Your message is a single line - or worse, a single word. You can see my experiences, share something that I might find interesting, or say what it is about me that you can relate...
    rachelx86 rachelx86 22-25, F Jul 17

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    It happens all the time. But to God, Jesus, and my angel I always come first and I thank them all for that.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Jul 2

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    I'm alone and bored. I can never be with a guy and that's life. I feel empty and hopeless. When I see couples fight then I realize I'm better off single. I had a horrible marriage...
    Esmahan Esmahan 36-40, F 7 Responses Jun 29

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    Meet this guy online and we will hopefully have our first date sometime next week , but I am nervous because he is really experienced and I am not.!
    mimilsu mimilsu 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I don't usually like letting ppl in no more but every now and then ill finally give someone the chance to have the power of maybe hurting me. Thinking I can trust them and that...
    XFallingAngelX XFallingAngelX 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    a little more then a year ago my boyfriend of 2 years broke up with me. Now, I recognize that I'm young and probably won't marry the kid and that maybe it's not true love, but I...
    Lauren106 Lauren106 16-17, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    So this is going to be a long one, just warning you. No, I mean it...a really long one! So I started a new job recently and I was very excited about this new prospect because I...
    Plumbalina Plumbalina 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I need someone I can talk to :/ also I'm here for anyone who needs someone 😊
    Feliciajake Feliciajake 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    Now looking at the child i was and the guy i am. Its hard to believe.. My friends are parting ways. My family ripped apart by economy. The great world has spun too fast.. Its over...
    7ero 7ero 13-15, M 40 mins ago

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    I have been with my husband for 9 year this october, and I always believed we would be forever and I refuse to let go of that belief. I don't know why I am posting on this website...
    Abooboo77 Abooboo77 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 29

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    I fell in love with my cousin since I was 8 and she was 7 at the time. We didn't know we were cousins at the time. We met when I visited Korea with my mom because she was home...
    foronelove foronelove 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 11

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    I believe in... that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different. I believe… that your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who...
    PepperX PepperX 22-25, F Jul 10

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    Personal injury attorneys help people that have sustained injuries from others. In a lot of cases, the lawyers must work on battling vehicle owners or insurance companies. When you...
    neinsteinassociates neinsteinassociates 26-30, M Jul 17

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    Haven't done one of these in a little while, thought i'd do another :) 1. I am a believer in my horoscope, it describes me perfectly. 2. I'm a huge movie fan. Nothing can beat a...
    Ryanholmes20375 Ryanholmes20375 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 1

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    This post might be long but I do Hope some people read this. I'll try to make it as short as possible. keep in mind this is NoT a love story maybe it was intended to be once but I...
    rukesh3 rukesh3 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    My personality type: ISFJ (Introversion, Sensing, Feeling, Judging) ISFJ Strengths Very supportive. ISFJs are always willing to help other people, sharing their knowledge and...
    NerdyGirl78 NerdyGirl78 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    On the lips her lips felt awesome we kissed a few more times and I loved it <3 so happy and she's my girlfriend
    GGTSS2014 GGTSS2014 13-15, M 8 hrs ago

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    I am sure lots of people can relate to this but I grew up in an emotionally abusive environment. My parents fought every single bloody day, screaming at each other, screaming at me...
    thiswatermelonlovesme thiswatermelonlovesme 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 2

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    Ok, I admit, there was a time in my life when I considered makeup to be an essential part of my daily routine. I first started wearing makeup as a freshman in high school and...
    dsnt8185 dsnt8185 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I just cannot and will not turn anyone away who is in need. I have often times even stayed up all night talking to complete strangers because they are in pain, but the truth is I...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    because of shyness, even though I really am interested in people and have a desire to socialize. This is the sole reason I joined this site. Bit of a novel, I'm sorry. I've come...
    yyz1 yyz1 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 29

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