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Today as I sit here excitedly awaiting my husband's arrival home from work I am in awe of how much I love him... Even though I learned last year, one week after we had the wedding of my dreams, that he cheated on me at 6 times throughout our 6 year relationship. The combination of the resiliency and blindness of love MMT.

#16459 (3) - Jul 14, 2012 by Anonymous - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (202) - No, that made me sleepy. (401)

Today, after he hit, I cried in my best friend’s arms. “I’d rather be with him than be alone,” I said. “Why?” she asked. “Because I hate being lonely,” I said. “Well, being alone does not always mean you are lonely, and being lonely does not always mean you are alone,” she replied. MMT

#16457 (0) - Jul 13, 2012 by JenBee - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (394) - No, that made me sleepy. (39)

Today, driving home, I was sitting in my own sympathy pool crying to myself about my life, and feeling totally lost. Just then I looked over to my right and there was a lady in her van in the lane next to me, covering her face with her hands for a moment, and then tears streamed down her cheeks from under her sunglasses. How this world turns MMT.

#16451 (0) - Jul 12, 2012 by OneLove1 - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (417) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today, I am 21 weeks pregnant with a little girl by a man who I love more then I thought possible. But unfortunately for me being in love with someone can't make them love you back or forget the ex they have across the country who still has their heart. Wondering if you'll ever love me the way I love you and if keeping this baby was the right choice MMT.

#16448 (2) - Jul 11, 2012 by Chooseyourpath - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (344) - No, that made me sleepy. (66)

Today, my Army unit had to take a mandatory online course in one of the computer labs on base. The civilian worker in charge of the lab tried so hard to get us to go to a different lab, without any explanation. But upon walking into the hallway to locate a bathroom I found out why. She was on the phone complaining about how we’ve been in here 45 minutes and it's near the end of the day. We fight for her freedom and she complains about having to stay 15 minutes late to allow us to finish. MMT

#16446 (8) - Jul 11, 2012 by Stafrini - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (547) - No, that made me sleepy. (180)

Today, my dad was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson's disease. He is in his early 50's, and even though his symptoms are immediately obvious, he has never complained once. When I see how he gets on with life, it is my inspiration that dispels my own self-pity. Because, in that instant, I'm reminded that everyone is engaged in the complications of life - many dealing with far more complex issues than mine. MMT

#16445 (0) - Jul 11, 2012 by Sarah - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (249) - No, that made me sleepy. (8)

Today, I realized that all throughout elementary and junior high I was picked on for not being smart. I was teased often and so I believed them. By grade 9 I just gave up on trying and didn't see the point. So I ended up failing my grade 9 year. After waves of resulting depression, I have found self worth through the help of my loving boyfriend and his caring parents. But it has taken me till now, at the age of 23, to pull myself together from the hurtful words of my childhood bullies. And that MMT.

#16444 (0) - Jul 10, 2012 by liklik_panda - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (257) - No, that made me sleepy. (38)

Today, when my mother said she was sorry again, for the 100th time in the decade that has past since she let her ex-husband beat my little brother and I, I finally said, “I forgive you.” And for the first time in 10 years my mom and I hugged. MMT

#16442 (0) - Jul 10, 2012 by veo - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (331) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today, I have been dating the most incredible girl for over a year. I have lost weight and made huge strides in every aspect of my life. Almost all because of her. But I don't know how much longer it is going to last. I have become paranoid, controlling, and made her unhappy several times; everything I never wanted to be in a boyfriend. I still have a horrible view of myself and I may lose her because of it. But for now, she's still sticking by my side, and that MMT.

#16441 (4) - Jul 10, 2012 by William - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (322) - No, that made me sleepy. (44)

Today, $50 went missing from my room. I accused the maid in my student residence because I had overheard that she was struggling with money and making ends meet. But it turns out it was my friend that accidentally took the money before she left for class. She paid me back this afternoon. MMT

#16440 (5) - Jul 10, 2012 by Kay - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (272) - No, that made me sleepy. (119)

Today, like every day, I am a fitness freak. I eat right, I exercise, and people say the results show. But I'm still not happy. I still feel ashamed when beach pictures are put up on Facebook. I refuse to believe my girlfriend when she tells me I'm attractive. I'm so damn self-conscious. I think it's because they called me ugly back in middle school. It's been 9 years, but I still can't get over it. My inner struggle MMT.

#16437 (7) - Jul 9, 2012 by nick - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (372) - No, that made me sleepy. (84)

Today my sister is the strong and beautiful. Seven years ago she was raped by a man she trusted. She is now gay. Many judge her for it, and it has not been easy for her. But the fact that she has become a beautiful, self confident person who always goes out of her way to help others despite all that she has been through, really makes me proud of her and MMT.

#16429 (5) - Jul 7, 2012 by Ennaxor - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (370) - No, that made me sleepy. (49)

Today my mom received the results from her recent melanoma extraction. She is cancer free! The only reason this extremely aggressive cancer was caught early enough to be removed was because she had an annual dermatologist check-up due to skin cancer that was successfully removed ten years ago. Her doctor decided to remove the potentially cancerous skin "just to be safe." The fact that she is cancer free now because of cancer she had ten years ago MMT.

#16428 (1) - Jul 7, 2012 by relieved - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (284) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, it has been over a year since you have attempted contact with your son. Today, it has been over a year since he has asked about you. Today, we are a family of two doing so much better than I could ever have imagined our "family" of three could. Today, I do not hate you anymore. MMT

#16426 (0) - Jul 6, 2012 by Mama Bear - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (363) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, I broke up with my boyfriend of 3 years. It wasn't as hard and hurtful as i thought, or maybe it hasn't hit me yet; but also for once, I feel like I did something for me. Even though I don't want to hurt him, and I'm more than thankful for the past 3 years, I can't help but feel like this is right, and that I'm going to be OK. Going from thinking I couldn't live without him to knowing I'm going to more than make it MMT.

#16425 (2) - Jul 6, 2012 by finallybreathing - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (287) - No, that made me sleepy. (76)

Today, when one of my 8th grade students touched up her makeup in class, I told her she didn't need makeup to be beautiful. She just looked at me with sad eyes and said, "You should see me without makeup. It’s not pretty." I can't believe what society has done to the poor 13 year old. MMT

#16421 (1) - Jul 5, 2012 by Anne - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (654) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, I lay awake in bed as my love sleeps beside me. I stay awake because she will awaken soon to the night terrors as she does every night due to her PTSD. Next week will be the anniversery of when she witnessed her father commit suicide. His death brought us together but I suffer every day trying to help her heal. MMT

Today, all I can remember about my dad from my childhood is him screaming at me for various reasons. He would beat my sister and I from time to time. We never hugged unless he forced me to give him one. He has called me things like stupid and worthless. But he left for Afghanistan over a year ago and comes back tomorrow. Ever since he left he has texted and emailed me, "I love you" at least once a week. He seems like he truly misses us. I don't know what to expect tomorrow. MMT

#16414 (2) - Jul 4, 2012 by myself - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (523) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today, I'm standing at your grave crying. I'm crying because this month was your birthday and you would have been 21. You would have been at my graduation waiting to hug me, just as I was at yours. This month on the 19th was also your passing two years ago. If those people hadn't left you to die, our family would still be whole. But today, I forgive them. I know you were the most caring forgiving brother in the world and I want to be like you. Part of you still lives within me, and it MMT.

#16397 (0) - Jun 30, 2012 by Loveisliving - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (334) - No, that made me sleepy. (7)

Today, I finally have a brother again. Between the drug use and drinking abuse of the past several years, it was like living with a ghost. But he's sober now, and it's like meeting a stranger and being told you know each other. I love him, but I keep wondering if it's ever too late for a second chance. The mixture of happiness and uncertainty in our new relationship MMT.

#16396 (2) - Jun 29, 2012 by Mars - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (247) - No, that made me sleepy. (9)

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