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2014 February

So Many Dreams

Posted by | Feelings | One Comment

I really want to talk to you guys, but I’ve been so busy that I can never really find the time too. I am in high-school and high-school gives you a lot of homework and stuff and what do you do if you have so many dreams in life, but one person brings you down and you have a bunch of issues of your own to deal with that stops you from achieving your dreams. Like for example I am currently having severe grieving issues and I have two dreams of becoming a writer and an artist. What do I do? ​

She Is Never Going To Learn

Posted by | School | One Comment

I wanted to share that I recently started a new school, and I really hate it it’s very small, and the people are rude and mean. On top of that the home work that they give us. My mom recently started college, and I’m only in the tenth grade, but she makes me write her papers for school, and do her math homework.

Which I have no problem doing, but I have work to do to and she is never going to learn if she keeps paying me to do her assignments.

Can’t Concentrate

Posted by | School | One Comment

I am a quiet kid in school who always does all of my homework, or at least I used to. I used to care so much about grades that I got upset one time just because I had a B and not an A like in the rest of my classes. This year I am in 8th grade and I’m falling behind so much. I can’t seem to focus on anything and I am failing 3 classes. After this quarter if I fail anymore, then I can’t graduate 8th grade.

I have always struggled in math but lately its been horrible. Right now I have no idea what we are even learning and I just barely passed the test. Lately I cannot concentrate at all and I always forget that we have homework or tests coming up. I’m so stressed about this and its really bothering me lately. Is there anything that I can do to help this? Thank you for your time!

Don’t Want To Live With Them

Posted by | Family | One Comment

Hello! I have a problem with my family. I feel that I am closing to them, I am not comfortable to speak with them.. I am a good student, I do not drink, I do not have any problems.. An they expect too much from me.

The forced me to go to choir and I went, they forced me to biology bonus class and I went, they forced me to sports and I went…and they are not happy at all. What is the problem? Please help me, I do not want to live with them anymore. Thank you.:) ​

Use Food To Cope

Posted by | Abuse | One Comment

I really find it hard to survive. Sometimes I’m fine, and sometimes I just want to die. I’m an outcast in my family. No one really talks to me. When they do all I hear is them laughing and making fun of me. I’m the only chubby one in the family. I use food to cope with pain, and I’m trying to get out of that bad habit. I’ve been molested countless times growing up.

I’ve been raped once (My fault for being stupid). I told a few people about being molested and raped. I love drinking. I use to be an alcoholic. I started drinking again. I don’t get drunk. I have major anger problems. I can’t talk to people because I fear them. I honestly believe It’s holding me back from a Job.

Hate School

Posted by | School | One Comment

I have written before asking for help. I thought it was over, but that was stupid – depression never goes away.
To start off, I really really REALLY hate my school. This is my second year. My schedule is horrible. My grades are dropping badly because of all the stress I have to put up with. I’m also currently depressed ever since I found out I was going here, and I’ve been crying a lot. I always think of ways to stay home. I’m not the only one who hates the school though – over 20 people left from last year and people are already planning to get expelled this year (lol). It’s a private catholic school, who spends all their money on sports. There’s another school that I want to switch to that offers much more oppurtunities, and it’s RIGHT across the street.
My dad is the only one who’s keeping me in this school. He has some “anger” issues. I DID talk to him about it, and tried to be mature, did my research and printed papers and everything, but instead we talk a little, he ignores the papers, gets mad, and tells me no. I got so fed up with going to this school, that last week I cried my eyes out.. and I told my dad I’m depressed and instead of helping me out, we get into a huge argument, with him at the end saying “F you, get the F out of my house!”

I really can’t take it anymore. I had to visit the nurse yesterday, because I felt like I was going to faint in class. She says it’s from stress. I still don’t feel better from how I did. And I slept all day long yesterday. I’m already trying to make the best out of this school, by staying with friends and all, but it’s not helping… WHAT TO DO?!


When You Know

Posted by | Relationships | One Comment

So can you tell me if I’m mad? I think I might be. I fell in love, with a person that was online. She was my best friend, we knew each other for 2 years. (Online, and it was crazy, I didn’t even really believe in love until it happened, we were perfect, we had the exact same personality’s and philosophies, and everything. We could even finish each others sentences, which is even more impressive if you consider the fact that it was online.) Then we broke up (Kind of.. what really happened is that I freaked out, and told her that if she really loved me, she would leave me alone.

Which she did and I have no way of contacting her again) and I moved on. I just recently had my heart ‘broken’,(In real life, and for some reason I’ve just instantly reverted back to missing my ex-best friend. I miss her. I know that I probably shouldn’t. Since I never actually knew her in person. But then again it’s been said that when you know.. then you know, and I believe that she’s the one, you know?

P.s. please don’t say something cliché like there’s other fish in the see, because I don’t care if the earth is composed of 7 Billion other people, nobody else will do, I want her. P.p.s. I’ve also been having problems. I used to be a self harmer until about 3 weeks ago, and I’ve been fighting depression. I guess, I don’t know what to call it. I don’t if that relates to anything though.. ​

Lose Herself

Posted by | Relationships | One Comment

Honestly, this isn’t really about me. I have a friend who is going through a lot of problems at home. I don’t know how to help her anymore. Sometimes I wonder if I’m being a good friend. It hurts to see her so afraid of life. She’s afraid to talk to the right people.

She tells me some stuff, but she makes me promise not to tell anyone. Sometimes I don’t agree, but her friendship means so much to me I can’t make myself talk to anyone. I’m afraid I might lose her, but if I keep it all in, I feel like she’s gonna lose herself. I need help, what should I do.

Expects Too Much

Posted by | Family | One Comment

My Dad expects WAY to much of me. If I get below a certain grade on ONE assignment he threatens to take away EVERYTHING.

Yes I know he wants what is best for me, but it stresses me out. I don’t want to talk to him in person or write a letter because I have already tried that. Please help! I am very stressed! ​

Make The Right Decision

Posted by | Abuse | One Comment

My friend has recently told me that her father has sexually abused her for 9 years, and was raped by her ex boyfriend. She cuts a lot. I don’t know if I should tell someone or keep it a secret. I really want to talk to the school or someone about it, but she asked me to please not tell anyone.

I don’t want her to get hurt any more. I’m not sure if I should tell someone…What do you think I should do? Please help me make the right decision.

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