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Sep 27

i haven’t ever told anyone what truly happened, i have always made excuses for him. we were together for a couple months, happy as ever. he did have some things on his background that i should’ve ju
Apr 7

Saying goodbye sucks. It sucks even more when there’s no closure. I met a friend 6 years ago. He was this stand-up guy with whom I shared so many interests. Even the most important part of our spiritu
Mar 3

This is my story.... I’m married to a man with Narcissistic Personality Disorder and is possibly a Psychopath: I have been married for 16 years and together 19 years and I’m a mother of 4. I grew up
Feb 2

This is so hard for me to share and I kind of feel silly for that. I guess I’m embarrassed and I don’t open up to people and here I am, opening up to so many people. I’ve went to send this in 6 times
Jan 30

You're reading this for my story and I don't know which one to tell. I am a 28 year old single mom. I am a lesbian. I am latina. I am also a survivor of domestic abuse. I feel like lately there has be
Jan 25

"I was 21 getting back together with my high school sweetheart my first kiss who I lost my virginity too...  no way did I ever think it would be the worst decision of my life the only good thing that
Jan 25

To the one person this might help:  I don't even know how to begin to tell my story because it's something I haven't told a single person, but I'm going to try.  A year ago, I fell in love with the ma
May 15

Hello everyone, my name is Danielle and I live in Massachusetts. I figured I'd share my story because I still feel lost and I think it could help someone struggling. I was a sophomore in college, and
Mar 8

I am currently coming out of a 5 year, same sex relationship. This was my first relationship with a female and I thought it would be the only one, because I believed she was the one. Also suffering fr
Feb 14

I have been dating a guy for the past 5 years. We met at 21 and are still together. Being this young I did not even consider religion a topic of discussion and that I would be in the middle of it. Whe
Feb 1

Where do I even start, my husband and I have been married for 11 years with two beautiful kids. We have had our ups and downs and both have cheated on each other. We almost divorced last year but went
Jan 29

I thought about writing  this or not but i am going to do it becuase it can help someone else out there like me and help me close that door. So where do I begin I have been married for almost 2 years
Jan 25

I don’t even know where to begin about how chaotic my life has been for the last year... I found myself married to a man after hiding my sexuality from myself for the last 26 years. He’s a good man wh
Jan 22

I got my heart broken in the summer. I was ready to move to a different state with her. I was ready to start a life. She told me it was her depression and that she needed space. I didn’t give it to he
Apr 27

My wife and I have been together since we were 16. We are 22 and 21 now. Married 3 years in May. Recently we've been having some issues... One evening I woke up from a nap and 10mins later a cop was w
Mar 3

I have a wonderful, amazing mom. I love her to the moon and back. She has been abusing prescription medicine for a long time, probably since I was around 9 years old, but it may have started before an
Feb 10

As am writing this please know u may have to rewrite this cause English is not my first language lol. So am going to start with when i was 14 i could just remember beign so close to my sister i wanted
Jan 30

It took a lot for me to write this but after reading so many other stories I thought I would share mine. When I was 15 years old I found out I was pregnant. It was the most terrifying thing to experie
Jan 25

I am a happily engaged 34 year old who is getting married to an amazing man in October. It has been a long time coming and something I’ve been looking forward to my whole entire life. You see, I sat a
Jan 25

I have been in,a very emotionally abusive relationship for 10 years . I have not a single person left in the world I can call a friend. He made sure of that. We have two kids and live with my mother.
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