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Old May 7th, 2011, 02:27 AM   #16
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Email Oprah @... Oprah.com.... best of luck to you.
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Old May 10th, 2011, 08:12 AM   #17
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hi sistergirl..Oprah ! she is so far ....thx u
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Old May 10th, 2011, 10:50 PM   #18
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There are no miles on the computer gris sky.
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Old June 2nd, 2011, 12:24 PM   #19
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We all got abused in some way or another. The sad truth is that women really do get abused more than men and most men think that it's fun to be a woman but it's not sometimes...
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Old June 2nd, 2011, 10:19 PM   #20
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I always appreciate when a "real" man will acknowledge that he could never do what women have to do in life.
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 02:00 AM   #21
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Hi Gris Sky.

I know what you're going through. I have lived in a middle eastern country for a long time. I am an australian, but married and came here. I hate it, and am currently planning to go back for good. At least I have a way out.

Only yesterday, a relative of mine was telling me how depressed she was. She is single, educated and 48. Unfortunately, she has not been able to find work, after leaving her old job. They closed down. She lives at home because she has no money, and is continuously being abused by all, male and female of the house. She wants out, but has nowhere to go. She is very depressed and I don't know what to do for her. She said if she had income, she would at least live on her own. Not even the government here helps. We live each day as it comes.

I stuck it through for the sake of my children, but the 'pot has overflowed' and I've had enough. It was bad enough that I married someone I didn't love, but to also survive a place with different attitude and ideals was worse. I have shut up and put up, but at least I have a way out.

I wish you luck, but I know it will be hard. In the meantime keep yourself busy, and keep contact with WOW. When I read other peoples's problems, I almost forget mine. It's good to have friends who listen and understand.
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Old June 4th, 2011, 08:01 AM   #22
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Good for you Georgie! Sorry about your relative! Yet if we dont have a way out we have to make one. Hence sledge hammer! LOL or a spoon. Either one will work but doing the work is essential. Which is what I am doing now. Slow but sure yet will one day get there. Even if it seems I am not going forward but stuck in a rut, I keep pressing onward forward! So I hope this helps! Hugs
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Old June 6th, 2011, 11:49 PM   #23
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Wow georgie, I wish you strength to be in a place you want to be. Best of luck to you and those in a similar situation. You made me think of the movie with Sally Fields..."Not Without My Daughter". Scary indeed!
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Old June 7th, 2011, 02:19 AM   #24
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Hi Sistergirl,

I am living in Lebanon. It is more cosmopolitan than what you saw in the film. That was so hard, but so, so true.

I hate it here because I am living in the country, and there attitude to things is totally different to the city life. They think they know everything, and I decided long ago, not to give my opinion, because it's never heard. I always ended up arguing, so I thought it was best to shut up and put up. Unfortunately, my depression just got worse.

Maybe, under other circumstances (I don't know whether you read my story), my life would be different. Also, financially we are hardly able to survive. I know if you're with someone you love, nothing matters, but unfortunately, I don't or ever have loved my husband. I stayed for the children. They have all grown, and I think it's time for me to go HOME. I am being patient, and just praying that things work out the way I want. At least I have my kids on my side. Also, my sisters in Australia are helping me, financially and emotionally. I hate all this lying, but have no choice. Hopefully in the next year I will be writing from Sydney.
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Old June 8th, 2011, 01:41 PM   #25
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I posted to this yesterday and I don't see it...please be strong and thank God you have the support of your family! You will make this happen and you will get home!
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Old June 8th, 2011, 01:41 PM   #26
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Old June 9th, 2011, 04:18 AM   #27
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Hi georgie, quite a story! You will make it happen because you want it to and with the support of your family will give you the strength you need to get back home again.
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Old June 10th, 2011, 10:14 AM   #28
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Thanks Sistergirl. I posted something before but it doesn't seem to have arrived.
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Old June 11th, 2011, 12:15 AM   #29
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This site was experiencing some sort of glitch. But I responded to you at my place.
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Old July 17th, 2011, 06:05 PM   #30
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Hi Georgie. Are you the Georgie I know from Sister's place?
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