Saturday, March 16, 2013

One Year Without Facebook


It was about a year ago when I gave up Facebook.  Many people thought I could not do it.  In fact, many thought it was just a phase I was going through (some still do).  I never understood what was so crazy about the idea of giving up Facebook.  I lived most of my life without it.  Yet, giving it up irritated people.  In fact, many are still irritated by this blog that I created shortly after deactivating my profile.  Many people refuse to even look at this site as they know that they could never give up Facebook.  The truth is that they are addicted to it, no matter what they say to the contrary. 

I have always believed at looking and considering information that I do not agree with.  In fact, I have found that, after looking at something I was against, my thoughts on that matter would sometimes change.  Being open to differing opinions is something that allows one to grow.  Of course, there are some differing opinions that I will never agree with.  That does not mean I should ignore contrary information or challenge my views and beliefs.  Even the most ardent supporter of Facebook may realize that the site is not everything is it cracked up to be if they considered some time away from it.

With that being said, I am immensely glad that I gave up Facebook a year ago.  I have accomplished a great amount without Facebook.  These things include progressing through graduate school, writing a book, creating a travel blog, gaining work and internship experience, writing a great deal of short stories, saving and investing money that I earned from my own projects, and visiting a few new areas of the world.  I have focused my attention on school and my professional life instead of focusing my attention on Facebook.  I found that instead of spending time worrying about what others thought of me, I was absorbed in my own goals and family.  Instead of spending time on Facebook, I spent time with my wife and pets.  I do not say this to brag. Instead, I say it to show that I accomplished much without Facebook -- and I know that anyone can do the same.  A year ago I spent most of my time looking at Facebook and comparing myself with others.  I wondered what others were doing.  I wondered if something I said would somehow offend someone.  And it often did.  I lamented that people would often say things, sometimes horrible things, that were contrary to who they held themselves out to be.  I cringed as political discourse turned ugly and individuals started attacking each other merely for their own beliefs.  I had little time to focus on my own life when I was literally wrapped up in the biggest waste of time that has perhaps ever been created (with the exception of the television, but even the television can provide something of value and be quite educational).

One year ago I had an "aha! moment."  I didn't make a big deal about leaving the site.  There was no, "I am going to leave Facebook, so say your goodbyes."  I just deactivated it without telling anyone.  The questions and comments from others eventually came to my e-mail or to my ears.  That's right.  People actually talked to me through means other than Facebook.  However, as a whole, I lost contact with most of the people who I was friends with.  Even certain family members.  I realized that I was only seen as a friend by certain people through Facebook.  Although that was somewhat hard to get used to, I was better off knowing this and getting used to that fact.  After all, before Facebook came along, I talked to very few people who were on my "friends list" and life was fine.   Once I left, I realized who my true friends were, and who those people were that wanted to stay in contact with me.  It was a very small number of people.  

However, being away from Facebook made me less popular with a select group of people.  Some people looked at me as if I was strange.  As if I had horns growing out of my head.  "Why would he leave Facebook?" they would question.  "What is wrong with him?" some would say.  "Is there some devious purpose to all this?"  Some people would try to get me on LinkedIn, but I resisted at all costs.  In fact, I found that I was able to gain a great deal of work experience even by not being on LinkedIn (more on this later).  I realized that (a)social networking internet sites (and such sites are asocial in every meaning of the word) were largely a pointless and useless endeavor (with very few exceptions).

There exists so much more beyond Facebook.
Learning to not care what others think of me has helped me a great deal in life.  It was once very hard for me to get by in life wondering if others would think of me in a negative light, or if someone would be mad at me for something I did.  I used to be coerced quite easily into doing things.  Things that made others somehow happy but left me feeling nasty.  Facebook did not make me feel good.  Logging off of Facebook after hours wasted on it was not something I felt proud of.  Even though it upset people that I left, I realized that it was my choice to leave, and mine alone.  You see, in life you truly own only one thing, and that is yourself.  Those people who are the happiest in the world are those who take control of their lives and of themselves and do what makes them happy.  This does not mean purposely hurting others (and leaving Facebook is not purposely hurting others, despite what some may say).  Instead, this means moving towards a lifestyle that makes one feel closer to who they want to be.

After a year of being away from Facebook I cannot say that I feel that I am missing anything.  I am constantly reminded of the site by others.  Generally these are people who seem unhappy with their lives; and I believe that part of the problem is their addiction to the site.  While not everyone who uses the site are addicted, I would venture to guess that a majority of the users of Facebook (those who maintain a profile and keep it current with their lives) are addicted.  Addicted is not something that people want to be labeled as, but the reality is that Facebook is addictive.  It is a virtual world where one can literally be whatever they want to be.  One has access to the lives of many people.  One can make themselves seem as great as they want to be.  That in itself is a very powerful idea.  There is no wonder that such a thing can be addictive.  Some people will spend hours a day on Facebook and come away somehow believing that they are not addicted.  Instead, they consider their behavior normal.  Sadly, such behavior is normal for many.  It was for me, and I knew that when I left over one year ago.  To reactivate my account would be to tread on dangerous ground.  Luckily, each day I am more and more sure of my choice to have left.  This blog, as a journal of my life without Facebook and as an observer of (a)social network addiction is a testament to that.  I only need to review what I have written to remind myself that my life without Facebook is more full than it would be on the site.  If I can help even one other person find the freedom and joy of a life without (a)social networks, then this blog has served a greater purpose.  I look forward to spending another year free of (a)social networking. 

Have you recently left Facebook?  Have you considered going back?  If so, did you give in to that temptation?  If you are considering leaving Facebook, or have given it up, post your thoughts below. 


Serious about giving up Facebook?  Check out our new checklist of Facebook achievements and goals for making giving up Facebook and (a)social media easier for you to achieve. 

153 comments:

  1. I just deactivated. Who hoo!

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    1. Congratulations. You are well on your way toward a more fulfilling life -- a life without (a)social networking.

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    2. I also recently deactivated my Facebook page to get away from the drama. And what a difference! I have a better grip on my life, as I can put all of my focus into school for my Associates degree, and I can really focus on work and my family.

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    3. There are many good things about new tech..Facebook is Not one of them. Been off for a week and already got my mind and life back. My husband did it with me and we are having a blast. I had forgotten how much I love his sense of humor! ! Good luck everyone

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    4. There are many good things about new tech..Facebook is Not one of them. Been off for a week and already got my mind and life back. My husband did it with me and we are having a blast. I had forgotten how much I love his sense of humor! ! Good luck everyone

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    6. Awesome, I just deactivated mine, I guess I need time to myself and my life, both of them really deserve me taking care of them.

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    7. How more can i express my appreciate to you Dr KOBA for the herbal herbs you prepared and that cured me of my HERPES DISEASE, a disease that i have searched for remedy to and couldn't find. even my doctor told me there was no remedy for disease, but you came into my life and change everything in just 1weeks, my hearts cry for those that doesn't know about how powerful and how wonderful you are sir, i just hope many will see this article that i am telling this is a life transformation that i witness, if only you can contact him and asked him for his remedy he will certainly change your predicament the same way he did for me, before now i have spent a lot of money on drugs but none could help me, after paying for you needed to prepare my herbal herbs you prepared it and sDr Akunadrakunasolutiontemple@gmail.coment to me, now after using it for 1weeks as you told me i went to run test to know if truly i will be cure and shockingly i am cured completely, may God grant you more years wisdom sir. Why not contact this great healer that has change me from positive to negative on his email:drkobaherbalsolutionhome@gmail.com or visit his web:https://drkobaherbalsoluti.wixsite.com/dr-koba or his what-app number: +2349037387574

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    8. I want to say that i am so happy today because I am free from the disease/virus of Herpes, My name is Ryan Dolphin from USA , I have been having Herpes since the past two years now, and I have pass through many different processes in getting cured from the diseases virus of HSV2 but nothing was working out, a friend of mine on Facebook introduce me to god Baalam, that he is the only one who can helped me get cured from my Herpes and any other diseases i may have, so I contacted him and followed his instructions, my life is now transformed and everything is fine and Okay with me, till now I have been going to check up and its now going to four months now I am still negative. All thanks Goes to god baalam and My Friend for what he has done for me... if you are sick i will advice you to contact god Baalam now by emailing him on his private mail at: godbaalaamtemple@gmail.com He is there waiting to help anyone in need of his help anytime any day if you want to be cured of CANCER, ASTHMA, FIBROID, STROKE, IMPOTENCE, BARENESS/INFERTILITY, IF YOU WANT YOUR EX LOVER BACK/ DIVORCE OT STOP DIVORCE contact him

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    9. Happiness is all i see now I never thought that I will live on earth before the year runs out. I have been suffering from HSV 1&2 for the past 3 years now; I have spent a lot of money going from one places to another, , hospitals have been my home every day residence. Constant checks up have been my hobby not until this faithful day, I was searching through the internet, I saw a testimony on how Dr sigolo helped someone to cure HSV 2, quickly I copied his email which is DR.SIGOLOHEALERTEMPLE@GMAIL.COM just to give him a test I spoke to him, he asked me to do some certain things which I did, he told me that he is going to provide the herbal cure to me, which he did, then after using the herbal medication for 2 weeks, he asked me to go for medical check up which i did and I was free from the HSV1&2, he only asked me to post the testimony through the whole world, faithfully am doing it now, please brothers and sisters, he is great, I owe him in return. if you are having a similar problem just email him on DR.SIGOLOHEALERTEMPLE@GMAIL.COM You are the next person to get cured.
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    10. May God bless your good work sir. saving millions of lives daily. i am very much grateful to you sir. friends for the past 20years I've been a carrier of Genital Warts. i have visited many traditional center and others temples all to get my self a cure. but all my time was worthless. i was checking a blog and i saw a comment on Dr Akuna strong herbal medicine and how he has cured numerous of persons. i visited his website and also saw testimonies of him too. i was convinced that he must be my healer and i contacted him and he gave me directives on using his herbal medicine and how he will prepare it for me. i abide and obeyed and after 4days later i received his herbal medicine. and after using it for 2weeks i went to the clinic and test again and i was found negative. friends i can't testify how happy i am today being cured from Genital warts. he has remedies for all kinds of disease. Contact and your cure from great Akuna. his email:drakunasolutiontemple@gmail.com or his What app:+2348154625070 visit websites:http://drakunasolutiontem.wixsite.com/dr-akuna

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  2. I deactivated my personal profile late last year, but still went on under another profile, so I was basically still on it and wasting time comparing myself etc. So I decided enough was enough and deactivated that profile too. I changed both profile passwords to ones I generated from a password generator, and didn't write them down anywhere, just copied and pasted them into the space where you change your password. So that meant I couldn't go back in even if I wanted to!

    I have struggled a bit to cope without it, mainly because I have realised who my true friends are, and that number is easily counted on one hand! The positives however are that I don't feel like I need to compare myself to others anymore, and I have started to get my jealousy issues in check also. I figure I lived most of my life without it, so don't need it, and before it was invented, unless people told me what they were getting up to, I had no idea. Better that way I think!

    Although I can see benefits to it, I can also see the negatives that it brings, whether people acknowledge them or not. I saw that I wasn't using it for what it probably was first intended to be used for, and that it was only causing me negative thoughts instead of positive. I know I made the right choice in leaving! And I won't be going back to it, because at the end of the day, who would I add as friends on there? The people I thought were friends, made it clear to me that they weren't, unless it was within the confines of the facebook network. So I have no need for it anymore :-)

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    1. The positives of a life without Facebook hugely outweigh the negative aspects of being addicted and wasting hours a day on Facebook. Facebook does nothing for the addicted individual other than giving them something to waste their life on.

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  3. I deactivated my account last week (also, not in a big way – I just deactivated it). I was done with it; done with looking at other people's lives, done with getting annoyed by status updates, done with the helplessness of feeling inadequate by looking at all the ‘fab’ things others were doing, but most of all done with the hours spend looking at my smartphone instead of actually doing something and spending my energy on people in real-time.
    Today, I was wondering what my newsfeed would have showed and googled ‘Facebook detox’ and came upon your blog. Thank you. Thank you for reminding me that deactivation is the way to go, thank you for the arguments that I already had seemed to forgot.
    For non-deactivators: no, I’m not a treehugger, I’m not social outcast and most of the time I don’t have other non-Facebook-related issues like low self-esteem or addiction-issues. I just think Facebook is not as important to life as everyone makes it out to be.

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    1. I think the best way to deactivate is just to leave. I have found that many who make a fuss over leaving come back after a few days to the surprise of the rest of the world.

      Many will say that deactivating your Facebook is a cry for attention (see below). Yet, it is not. Instead, I feel that being on Facebook and feeling the need to share your entire life with the rest of the world is a bigger cry for attention. In fact, I have noticed that many of the biggest 'attention seekers' that I have known in life are triple platinum elite gold-star Facebook fiends for life.

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  4. I deactivated my account almost two months ago. It was for lent, the Christian tradition where you are challenged to remove something from your life that could be really hard to give up, in turn (hopefully!) humbling you a wee bit and making you a bit less selfish. So, Facebook it was. I spent many hours on Facebook, probably each day. It sucked up my life. I found my worth there, and got jealous when someone was more 'Facebook popular' than I was. It makes me cringe. The plan was to delete it for 40 days, but I decided pretty much within the first week that it was going to be a permanent thing. NOT that it has been deleted yet - wow, do they make that hard huh? I managed to log on today and try and permanently delete it again (avoided even checking what those bright red nine notifications were about!!). I had to delete my Spotify account (which meant emailing Spotify for a week or so to try and get it deleted), because it was 'linked' to my Facebook account, which meant every time I opened Spotify, my Facebook account was reactivated. Talk about frustrating. So, even though I thought the account should've been permanently deleted after two months of being 'deactivated', it wasn't. I hope I've now followed the right links and officially deleted it (in two weeks time, naturally).

    My life is a hell of a lot better now. I don't worry about what I will look like 'incase' a photo of me appears on Facebook of a particular social event. I can go to parties and never have to relive it over the internet.

    People are pissed I deleted it. One friend said to me "People who delete their Facebook accounts are attention seekers". I explained to her why I was doing it, and she agreed afterwards that it was a great idea. I got an email from my mum the other day, BEGGING me to rejoin Facebook! She keeps in contact with us three daughters on there quite a bit. But to me that raises the question - why do we NEED facebook to keep in contact? My mother can call me, text me, email me, visit me, skype me, or write a letter to me. We don't need Facebook to have a relationship.

    Other negative things have been missing out on social events - but my close friends have made a big effort to keep me in the loop by making sure they drop off physical invitations, or tell me in person. I even had my best friend email me holiday photos while she was away for two weeks. She put them up on Facebook - but also made the effort to keep me in the loop. That was pretty awesome. If someone forgets to invite me to a party because I'm not on Facebook - then stuff their party, frankly!

    I'm unsure what I'm going to do next year as I want to start my own photography business. Facebook is the best way to advertise these sorts of things. So I will see what happens then.

    It's an interesting social experiment. People have said that I have replaced Facebook with Instagram. What they don't really realise is that I check Instagram maybe once or twice a week for approx one - five minutes, and put a post up once or twice a month. I try to only put up photos of beauty, more as a documentation and a way to acknowledge the beautiful world I live in - and I think that's a pretty positive and important thing to do for my wellbeing.

    At the end of the day - Facebook is shit. There are some benefits, of course (SO MANY PEOPLE have tried to justify why they love Facebook when they learn I've deleted mine. I don't give a crap why you love Facebook!? - I guess that's a sign of addiction?) but the negatives far outweigh the positives at this point in time.

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    1. Thank you for sharing your story. One commonality that I have seen with people deleting their Facebook accounts is a backlash from friends and family trying to get them to rejoin the site. This is perhaps the hardest part for some, as many think that by saying "no" they are rejecting those who they love. Stand firm though and show your family and friends that you still want to keep in touch with them.

      I have noticed that, since deactivating my Facebook, that most of my friends have pretty much dropped off the earth. When my wife deactivated she stopped hearing from some of her family members. One of her sisters pretty much now lives only on Facebook. She used to always be at family gatherings and in the family spotlight, but now she has gone months without contacting any member of her family. And yet many think that there is nothing wrong with this type of behavior, because "Facebook is a way to keep in touch with loved ones." However, it seems to me that many are actually stating "Facebook is the ONLY way to keep in touch with loved ones."

      I think giving up Facebook for lent is a great idea. I wonder how many people consider a fast from Facebook. It is more damaging to a person's health than many foods, that's for sure.

      By the way, that's great that your close friends are making sure that you are in the social loop. Hopefully you are able to show them that your new life without Facebook has made a lot of positive changes in your life. I wish you the best, and thanks for sharing.

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    2. How more can i express my appreciate to you Dr KOBA for the herbal herbs you prepared and that cured me of my HERPES DISEASE, a disease that i have searched for remedy to and couldn't find. even my doctor told me there was no remedy for disease, but you came into my life and change everything in just 1weeks, my hearts cry for those that doesn't know about how powerful and how wonderful you are sir, i just hope many will see this article that i am telling this is a life transformation that i witness, if only you can contact him and asked him for his remedy he will certainly change your predicament the same way he did for me, before now i have spent a lot of money on drugs but none could help me, after paying for you needed to prepare my herbal herbs you prepared it and sDr Akunadrakunasolutiontemple@gmail.coment to me, now after using it for 1weeks as you told me i went to run test to know if truly i will be cure and shockingly i am cured completely, may God grant you more years wisdom sir. Why not contact this great healer that has change me from positive to negative on his email:drkobaherbalsolutionhome@gmail.com or visit his web:https://drkobaherbalsoluti.wixsite.com/dr-koba or his what-app number: +2349037387574

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  5. I have a huge problem with Facebook. I'm very addicted to that site and it's really hard leaving it. I feel bad because it takes all my time, I can't focus on my work, on people I care, on my personal life... It's frustrating when I realize that I have spent hours for nothing, and I could have done something really useful. I can not even concentrate thinking about who have commented on my posts or clicked like on them. Sometimes I feel so depressed... I tried to deactivate few times, and one time I have endured 3 months without Facebook, but over and over again I come back. I feel horrible, and I need help from this addiction. Please help me and give me advice how can I quit it without any pain...

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    1. I recently addressed this question on "How to Quit Facebook" which was posted near the end of May. I hope that it helps you out!

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    2. I have deactivated my profile, and started to apply your advices. It is really hard to let go something that you are addicted to, but I think that I will succeed. This site is really useful! It helps me not to fail in my decision. Thank you very much!

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  6. Just quit. Then be strong. Perhaps you need to realise a few things. Then being strong won't even be necessary.

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  7. Too bad we can't delete our accounts for good. :(

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    1. Actually you can delete your account for good. There is a link for it under I believe the account section. https://www.facebook.com/help/www/224562897555674

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    2. Actually you can :) Here is the link for instructions https://www.facebook.com/help/www/224562897555674

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  8. I deactivated my facebook account few days ago. My reason? I couldn't stand anymore how people present they have awesome and cool lifes and other people should be jealous OR different group of people complaining about their lifes and thinking people should be sorry for them. I was so tired of it.

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  9. I have been off facebook for nearly half a year now, but I still feel that by excluding ones self entirely from facebook may not neccessarily mean a better life. I have missed out on viewing so many photos from social event, not been updated with upcoming events and cant espress my opinion on a wider scale. the reason why I decided to give up facebook this year was so that I could learn how to manage my time more effectively so that faceook would work alongside me rather then take up all my time. So far I have been more productive but being a upcoming entrepreneur so many opportunities are being missed out on due to absence from the number one social network... Facebook

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  10. I just deactivated my profile without telling anyone, I didn't used it that often anyway. Thanks for the kickstarter and the tips!

    As you said, Facebook isn't the only way to stay in touch with friends and family, but it's sad that a lot of people takes it that way.

    Good blog btw!

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  11. Facebook is just a complete waste of time. I also feel that when we last celebrated x+mas as a family, all the kids and younger adults were all sitting around the table using their phones to connect to friemds. How rude, we all used to tell stories and laugh, no more than 10 years ago. Please, deactivate your account now, and use your time for more fulfilling tasks such as working out or studying!

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  12. I just deleted my facebook account for good, this option is hard to find but if u do a search on how to delete facebook the link will appear. Deactivating is a temporary fix...Deleting Your Facebook Account is much more liberating! When you choose to delete your page FB gives you 14 days to change your mind before your account is gone forever. It keeps it in the deactivated mode for the 14 days. I have no more time for pretenders in need of phony validation :)

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  13. I've recently decided to deactivate and I will discuss further later this evening!

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  14. I deactivated my account recently and haven't been on Facebook since either late Sunday night or as early as the wee hours of Monday morning. I have deactivated multiple times and once I even called myself deleting my account but ended right back on site. I have positive things to say but the negative aspects of social networking on Facebook is the reason I have decided to go through withdrawal and honestly these last few days have served me well. I don't have to see the negative things people are dealing with as if I not dealing with them in real life. I was really tired of trying to act as though my life is just oh so well when in essence it has been a total wreck. My daily or weekly status updates praising God in the midst of an earthly crisis was tired, wack, and a fraud! Not taking anything from a religious perspective but often times we are told to speak on good things. I didn't want to be one of the negative posters so most of my post were optimistic but reality wise I've been feeling down depressed and dejected for a long time and that's because the reality of the matter is that other people seem to really have it all together. I'm just tired of it all so these three days have given me control not only of my thoughts but my sphere of influence is at a minimal and I am loving my reality. FB isn't your reality it's the lives of others and most people probably feel bad or worse as I do but don't want to own up to it. I've decided to face that its ok to be without a home, that separation in marriages are real, and that a healthy approach to failure is not glossing over it but repairing the breach and the only way for me to do that is to stay away from FB and do some serious self analyzing and working on creating a normal realistic non cyber identity!

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  15. I just went from deactivating my facebook account (I did it two weeks ago) to deciding to delete the account entirely today after reading this blog. Now I feel bad for having asked my mom and little brother to make accounts (they actually rarely use it so thank God they are not crazy about following it up). I am sure that this decision will be one that I will not ever regret =)

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  16. Its been 1.5 years since i deactivated my facebook account.
    I felt more at peace with myself, got my privacy back, full concentration at work, away from stalking ex boyfriends.
    Only thing that sometimes sways me to want to reactivate it again is the need to reconnect with good friends overseas whom i've no other means of contact with. Didn't manage to get their emails and contact numbers before i decided to go rogue on facebook.

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  17. ..." If I can help even one other person find the freedom and joy of a life without (a)social networks, then this blog has served a greater purpose."

    You have, I have not read all the posts before me, but looks like you have. FB was not a comparison tool for me but a "keep in touch-er" family, friends mainly. ...either way blows my mind how even grandma dearest can comment on a fb podt but not call. You think at one point one would like to have an actual relationship with their family, in the non-FB way. That was a killer. Sorry, granddaughter that is 7 years old...I am too busy to see you in person, fb messages suffice, right? Point in case- to many, reading THIS ARTICLE contains SO MUCH MORE, way more, then it does to ordinary passers by. THANK YOU. And shame on Grandma. New age asshat technology is ruining us all.

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  18. It will be my New Year resolution. Facebook makes me feel lonely. I may get one or two "likes" when I post something's or a few comments from the same people. It makes,me feel pathetic when I see others posts have so many more "likes" or comments. Perhaps I am unpopular, by why I like to keep reminding myself with FB is a mystery. I sometimes post things that reflect my activist beliefs. But when people treat me like I am stupid for standing up for something important despite their ignorance of it, it chaps my hide. In this day and age we all have a right to speak about the issues. I don't appreciate people trying to silence me. Turn off my news feeds of you don't like what I have to post, bit don't confront me with your ignorance to the issues. For this reason and because it is a real waste of time for me, I am deactivating. Although I often use FB to receive inspiration and motivational content, I am now motivated to seek it elsewhere.

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    1. I want to say that i am so happy today because I am free from the disease/virus of Herpes, My name is Ryan Dolphin from USA , I have been having Herpes since the past two years now, and I have pass through many different processes in getting cured from the diseases virus of HSV2 but nothing was working out, a friend of mine on Facebook introduce me to god Baalam, that he is the only one who can helped me get cured from my Herpes and any other diseases i may have, so I contacted him and followed his instructions, my life is now transformed and everything is fine and Okay with me, till now I have been going to check up and its now going to four months now I am still negative. All thanks Goes to god baalam and My Friend for what he has done for me... if you are sick i will advice you to contact god Baalam now by emailing him on his private mail at: godbaalaamtemple@gmail.com He is there waiting to help anyone in need of his help anytime any day if you want to be cured of CANCER, ASTHMA, FIBROID, STROKE, IMPOTENCE, BARENESS/INFERTILITY, IF YOU WANT YOUR EX LOVER BACK/ DIVORCE OT STOP DIVORCE contact him

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  19. Months after I was dumped from my partner I realized I was very active on Facebook posting fun lines and cool photos of me trying to get his attention.
    Everytime he would post something it would affect my mood and make me think of him.
    I didn't delete Facebook nor deactivate it (whatever the difference is), but I simply don't log in anymore. In the beginning it was hard, but now it has been over 4 weeks and I'm not planning to log in anytime soon.
    Less or no Facebook activity spares you time and does make people wonder what you are up to and makes conversations with friends a lot more fun when they don't know what your doing every day or week!

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    1. This is so true. First of all, sorry about your break up, being dumped is never easy. Facebook has made it exceedingly easy to become obsessed with an ex. Facebook is an insidiously negative force in so many ways. Congratulations on staying away from Facebook and also for recognizing that trying to get an ex's attention very rarely works, what *does* work is disappearing and becoming unavailable. The best revenge is living well, moving on and being happy on your own.

      I agree with you, that Facebook makes conversations more fun. It is strange and I have done this myself, to see someone after a while, and while you are conversing you say "oh yes, I saw that you sold your house on Facebook" or whatever the case may be. A little mystery is a good thing for relationships but Facebook wants us to share every iota of our daily lives with hundreds of people at the same time - this is NOT normal or healthy.

      The problem is some active Facebook users seem to be insulted or expect you to keep up with their lives via Facebook and seem surprised when you see them in person and haven't kept up: "Oh, you did not see on Facebook that I went to Paris last summer?"

      Keeping up with everyone Facebook takes hours of our own days, as we all know. I am with you and am logging in less and less.

      I have a family member who is currently traveling abroad and posting photos of each and every place they visit. So, in the Facebook era, I am expected to actually experience their trip while they are on it, and have to "like" every photo in real time while they are away? It is nuts and I refuse to do this.

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  20. To all those unstable person reading this:- In life you can't achieve anything by just Will Power.... life never works like that...if you have will power to become something you just can't be....after some days you will back to the same track...bcoz life works on Cause & Effect laws.....if you have a great cause & you spend all energy on that cause than only it will manifest the desired Effect.
    Deactivating FB is based on same Logic...you all should have valid reasons & causes to do this than only you'll succeed.... Its been 2 months, i have deactivated my fb..my this year resolution was to take control of my life...for that various steps are required...first to take control of my feelings... than to take control of my thoughts...than to take control of my words & actions...at last to take control of my habits...the ultimate goal is to shape a great personality which i really want to be. FB detox is necessary for me, because i want to eliminate all things which 'Control' me, fb being one of them.

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  21. I deactivated my account today. I have wanted to many times in the past, but didn't want to lose touch with family. Now, it is more important that I live my life, and stop spending time congratulating and supporting other "friends" who are living a "better" life than me. The final straw was that a few of my comments were not "liked" by certain "friends" while everyone else's were; my comment stood out and seemed to say-she/he doesn't like your comment/you. I know this is probably a childish reaction, and that is why I cannot do it anymore. Also, I realized that a lot of my "friends" have 400+ "friends" and I was merely an addition to their ever growing list. I felt like a pathetic fan. It is entirely plausible that they blocked me and didn't even see my comments because I wasn't important to them. Also, every time someone's birthday came up I sent them a wish. It was fun, and a nice thing to do... but when it came time for my birthday only a handful did the same. I have since joined other online groups that actually respond to my posts with well thought out emails, and I now feel strong enough to end my virtual affair with the fake world of Facebook. If it causes a problem with my family across country, I might reactivate it and delete everyone but family-but that will probably hurt some good, kind people, and I don't want to do that. I am thinking that my old way of socializing was probably just fine; I didn't have a lot of friends, but I also didn't have a false sense of a caring community. I also wasn't hurt by someone "unfriending" me or refusing my friend requests. This is all very childish, and I am just too old to be feeling like the unpopular girl at school. I waited a long time to get on Facebook, and I was really out of the loop when I did. It was empowering to get "good" at Facebooking, but in the end-it is still much the way it was-I do all the "giving" and rarely receive a "how ya doin'?". I am excited to see how much better my life will be. If it improves, I will probably save pictures and delete the account. Facebook wants me to think all these people care, but seriously? Most of the people that care about me the most, seemingly, don't even use Facebook. Now, to do some yoga...

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    1. Remember guys. There's 7.308 billion people in the world, only 1 billion are on Facebook. You got this!

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  22. I made the decision to deactivate my account because I got hooked and made me lose touch of reality.. so i thought, Why should i care what others think of me? I am just a person on their "friends list." Yes, there are some people that i still contact but its not the same as communicating face to face...
    I honestly believe that the more time I spend on Facebook the more time disappears.. I actually had this website a few years ago but got fished into the idea of "losing my friends.."

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  23. Thank you for writing this article. I deactivated my account 30 minutes ago and it feels great! For so long I have wasted time looking at pictures, reading comments, and posting pictures that I hoped others would comment on.

    In short, I was looking for validation. Facebook gave it to me and I found this to be very dangerous. I do not plan to return to the site and will now focus on other areas of my life that I have been neglecting.

    Cheers to everyone who prefers living in the real world!

    Keep up the Great Work!
    S.

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  24. I deleted my account about a year ago and it was so great.. until the pull of family and friends dragged me back into it.. I restarted from scratch!! I am now in the same position as before, hating it and wishing I could leave! So I decided to deactivate today, I didn't tell anyone.. just left. Although I haven't posted anything in over a week, have been deleting some things I don't want left on the site, deleted apps etc. If you want to get out.. I think that's the way to do it. Abandon it. One day I may log in and delete it.. but if in a year or so I want it back, I can have it.

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  25. It's been almost 11 months I deactivated my facebook account. But recently in got the temptation to activate it again as there are some businesses or my places of interest which require Facebook as a mandatory thing. I'm thinking of activating it again for a couple of months then let it go again. But one thing I must say, these 11 months have been so peaceful for me. I can spend more time with my wife. I no more scroll on my smartphone when having a dinner with my wife. Instead, we talk. Facebook is a very bad addiction and if not used in a controlled way can impact your personal life in a negative way.

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  26. I totally deleted / deactivated my Facebook Account about 3 weeks ago....I had only joined it 2 years ago ....but took a long hard look at myself ....getting caught up In the need to post stuff regularly. ...why?....then I realised not everyone(only a few friends & family ) wanted to continuously see what I had clicked like on!....I felt embarrassed at how stupid my posts must of looked....where I was having lunch....what film I'd just watched.....then I decided I had a nice normal private life before FB.....so decided to pull the pin.....& yes people don't bother with me that's cool as I know who my real friends are 😊.....tbh FB turns into one big bragging site......I'm glad I'm not part of it X 😉

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  27. I deleted my account earlier this week and am currently waiting out the 2 week deactivation period.
    I have been on the fence for a while, and something happened that was the final straw...not only to delete facebook, but also my other social media accounts ie: linkedin, instagram, google + (i do have twitter, but dont have anybody followed, and maybe have one follower and i have made 3 "tweets").

    I have been on the fence about fb...deactivated for a couple weeks earlier in the year and then somebody talked me into getting back on. I broke some rules i had ("friended" people i work with and it bit me in the behind as a post or two i made was part of a reason i was let go from a position).

    So, my decision was more based on keeping my circle tight. Those on my fb list that i interacted with most, i interact most through texts or in person anyway. It will be nice to go to events like a concert or show and capture a picture or two just to savor the moment instead of capturing a ton of pictures because it will look good on facebook or instagram.

    When i deactivated for a couple weeks earlier in the year, it was pretty hard to keep myself from typing in the url in a browser and logging on. This time around, I have no desire (maybe due to my recent circumstances). I look forward to engaging more in the real world (by myself or with my tight circle), learning and trying out new things and experiencing things without trying to capture everything for that social media moment. No more pictures of random objects that nobody would otherwise care about if I just pulled out my phone and showed them.

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    1. I also made the mistake a few year ago to "friend" coworkers. It bit me in the booty one day after I made a post that I thought was truly innocent. I won't get into details, but I he post was printed out by none other than my very own traitor FB "friends" and taken to the boss. I was reprimanded and very embarrassed, as I am normally a rule-follower and a low-profile person. I don't have FB anymore, and I strongly advise professional people to avoid having social media accounts. It will surely stab you in the back.

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  28. I deleted my account at the beginning of 2014, I did not bother deactivating because I decided I did not want to go back. It upsets people when they realize they can no longer see your profile and they think you blocked them. My best and oldest friend has not spoken to me since February this year.... I relied so deeply on facebook to maintain my relationships for me; now I have no real friends to speak of; but I intend to make some eventually, completely offline and free of social media.

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  29. I agree 100%! My friends would make so many excuses not to deactivate. Their jobs (um, no. You are just addicted), it is the only way to contact friends and family (we have emailing, phones, cars, and planes for a reason), and many of the like. Me personally, I have decided to deactivate my account for a year. It's so much effort keeping a Facebook than to not have one. I have had more time to date, do well at school, travel, update my bog, and work on myself. I am very happy I have made the decision. Also, I was starting to get addicted myself. Glad I am off. No more writing post that struck a nerve for no reason and leading to an unnecessary argument with 40+ notifications. No more proposals, from men who private message me (men I don't know from countries I cannot pronounce) from other countries in order to leave their country. No more wasting the best years of my life for nothing. I want to talk to people in person and enjoy the fresh air. I feel free!

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  30. Another thing, like you, I did care what people cared about me. I was worried people would be mad at me and I felt bad for logging off for the ones who were supportive of my post. That was why I hesitated for awhile to deactivate. Now, I don't care and I put my foot down. I have to worry about ME for once. They would have done the same for themselves. Glad I am putting myself first and logging off.

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  31. I just deactivated my Facebook and I really want to leave it for good. There are many times I regret signing up for the site in the first place. I would post encouraging or health post on my Facebook. I have found out, two of my friends I have cut ties with, only wanted to be my friend because my post brighten their day. As my post brighten their day, these friends were so negative and toxic I didn't want to be near them anymore. When I deleted them, they were so upset and didn't want to lose me as a friend. I wanted them out of my life, so I deleted and block them. So many people I have met on FB, want me to be on there just to make them feel good. NO CONCERN AT ALL about how their toxic personalities are killing me. I am no one's therapist. If my post make you feel good, that is great. But, to the point you don't want me to deactivate and think about my well-being, but what to continue to post and make you happy constantly is a waste of time. it is not my responsibility to make you happy and if that is the case, then they have some serious issues they need to deal with. I no longer feel bad on what people would think about me when I am gone off Facebook. I have to live my own life again and I am doing just that. My friends and family would always guilt trip me as if I am missing something. I lived without Facebook in the beginning of my life. I survived. Thank you for this article! It was really helpful.

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  32. I just deactivated my Facebook account Today. Earlier this week I found out that former friend had been lying about me So I expressed my anger to family and friends about the lie. It was taken out of context by my nephew who lives with former friend .I always taught to tell the truth and I had no way to defend myself. With the urging of other family and friends I deactivated my account to get away from toxic people and start fesh without Facebook!

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  33. In 2010 I started FB now this year 2015 I ended it feels good to be human again! :)

    Shayla

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  34. I have decided to get rid of Facebook. I haven't deleted it but I will not be going back on it for as long as possible and after seeing this blog I'm going to try and stay off for a year. I deleted the app off my phone, then I did download it again then I deleted it again which shows how addictive it can be. I realised that a lot of people were just facebook friends and nothing more. There was no point in me sitting on it when they were just 'computer friends'. Also a lot of people would brag about their life on it. If I am successful of staying off Facebook for a year I will come back to this blog and comment about it.

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  35. Just decided to deactivate FB with no particular reason. I joined FB initially so that I can stay connected with my friends back in High school, Univ, and old workplaces... but as time goes on, I guess we all have our independent lives (heck we don;t even say hi anymore)

    I guess I am just tired of reading the newsfeed about other peoples lives that really have no concern for me. Likewise, I don't want my life to be "exposed" to people who I have no concern for. I wasn't comparing myself with others like some of you, nor trying to prove to others anything.

    At the end, if they are true friends, they know where to find me =)

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  36. ​I left Facebook 3 months ago, mostly to spend less time in front of the computer. But I also found I wasn't my best self on Facebook. Maybe that's because it made me crabby sitting still reading about other people's activities so ​much instead of doing more fun things myself.

    ​Facebook was a gateway drug. At certain times of the day, I had a habit of logging in there "just for a minute."​ ​You all know how that works out, following other people's links and watching videos way too long.​ After 2 days away, the physical habit wore off; I don't miss the rest of it at all.

    By leaving, I gave myself the gift of time. I can't believe how much time and brain space I've opened up for things I like to do. I'm also tackling projects I've put off for years--and actually finishing them. The best part, though, is getting in touch with friends again, in real life. When people can "see" you so easily by logging into Facebook, they tend not to take the initiative to arrange a get-together. I'm guilty of taking my friendships for granted that way too. Over time, I even felt too timid to contact people outside of Facebook. Like, who calls people on the phone anymore? Well, now I do that again. Sometimes we even go out for a beer or see a show. Imagine that.

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  37. I just deactivated my Facebook.
    I'm 18 f too

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  38. I removed fb and instagram apps from my phone 24 hrs ago. I share my husband's fb account & might remove my name from his account. I honestly don't miss fb or instagram at all. I really don't care to know what peopke are doing all the time. My family rearly post anything, yet i still found myself on fb or instagram several times a day.

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  39. Hello!

    Have you ever thought of giving a TED Talk? A website like yours is certainly worth sharing (I really mean it). I left Facebook one year ago and I also posted my whole story in my blog... so if you can read Spanish (I'm Meican, so I wrote in my mother language), I'd love to share it with you, it contains six parts and you can read them starting from here:

    http://mqiknyrl.blogspot.mx/2014/06/por-que-decidi-cerrar-mi-facebook-y-mi.html

    In case you can't, I can summarize it saying that it's the best decision I've made in my life. And I support every person who leaves his/her addiction to social networks. So I'm supporting you from now on. Thank you for your effort in helping us. Good luck :)

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  40. Deleted facebook a week ago and will never get it back. I no longer feel like a sheep participating in this unhealthy craze. Its sounds sad but its the most liberated I've ever felt after spending eight years of my life being mentally drained by social media. It's absolute poison. I feel like a dark cloud has been lifted and I can now focus clearly on the beauty of real life. I feel like I'm living in the 90s again and it feels amazing! Anyone contemplating over this..stop thinking about it and just do it. Sorry to tell you but you don't have 200 'friends'. Spend your time off Facebook making up for lost time with your family and real friends. One true friend is worth a million facebook 'friends'. They don't care about your life, they're using it to compare so that they can feel better about their own. This world we live in is a beautiful place so don't waste one more second being controlled and consumed by this brainwashing money maker. Get out there and live!
    Thank you for this blog and good luck :)

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  41. Just deactivated and the only word I can describe how I am feeling at this moment would be "free".

    I feel FREE.

    What a lovely feeling :)

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    1. I am glad you feel free. It is truly a freeing feeling. It frees up a lot of time. Emotionally, leaving Facebook is like stepping into paradise.

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  42. Amazing article!! Its indeed a great feeling from being away from social networking sites and live your life on your own terms..Its been a year for me and I have no regrets nor have any plans to reactivate the account..It was more a jealousy factor like counting 'likes '( that happened amongst our close friends) and constantly comparing photos..Being an anti social made me feel awkward seeing other's party and fun pics like everyone are having a perfect life and I am sitting home alone with no social circle..Also I would feel sad if my close friends didn't like my picture and hit like on some other persons pic( Well that's bit kiddish but it hurts ).No comments on cute pics made my confidence extremely low:(

    Lastly I am very happy with going off from FB and continue to enjoy this beautiful life with no stress and unnecessary thinking...And ya more happy as this is my first comment ever to a blog...:) Cheers

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  43. What I absolutely detested about FB was the fact that it was a very easy way of losing friendships and connections. They just cut you iff if the stuff you post offend them or annoy them, and they never tell you about it. This is the problem with social networking. No one talks to you about their problems anymore. They either just cut you outta their lives or create sock accounts to send you crap messages and threats. Thanks to FB, I've got a lot of enemies in college now-and a lowered self esteem at best

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    1. I feel the same way. I had a lot of friends before facebook. Now I barely have any. I had a happier life before facebook. I was one of those ppl that had a lot of likes and friends etc... but it is all fake anyway. A fake reality. Some of my best friends would post subliminal messages and I would think they are about me.. and vice versa..some of my status were taken out of context.. I feel better it has been a few days.

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  44. I deactivated over a break up three days ago, too tempted to check my ex where his timestamp showed him last time online, and whether he will write to me or say hello again....and currently I have huge workload, so it was too distracting. The thing that bothers me, I am having this urge to reactivate it as smoker that has for cigarettes. And Im trying to overcome this by reading more successful stories like this one, or just read a book. As well, I have come to realize I have very few friends whom I can call to hang out without being depending on the facebook, and that makes me feel kinda lonely. But yeah I have been more productive since day 1 I quit, and I am determined to finally give a chance to myself to have a more meaningful life outside with real people.

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    1. I just deleted a few days ago I know how you feel about the addiction to FB It really is hard sometimes but I feel it has more evil than good to offer, I don't even trust the site to treat people fair I think FB controls people what posts they see and the number of likes you might get they already experimented with peoples emotions by manipulating posts that people would see on their news feed to see if they could make people happy or sad they did this back in 2012!! Just google it and you will see its true! I remind myself how bad FB is to keep me off it! I'm going through the withdraw period right now, How can I be a part of all this evil that lets FB succeed at the wrongs they do? I don't want to anymore!!

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  45. I deactivated it a couple years back for about a week. I returned and Ive only recently deleted the entire thing. It was for many of the reasons most people have already stated around the internet. Its gone for good and I do not want it back. Living vicariously through Facebook is not a real life. Facebook ended up bringing so much negativity into my life. Now I no longer compare my life to others or care what anyone else thinks. Its an entirely new level of freedom. I didnt see what a ball and chain Facebook is until it was gone.

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    1. Your right FB is a ball and chain! Why people think they need it is beyond me! And those stupid app games that tell you who your best friends are what a Joke!! I never turned on my apps because of different reasons getting invited to constantly play games so annoying! But my bigger point is a friend I've known for over 20 years well I never showed up on his (who's your best friend that will never let you down bla bla bla (All because my apps were turned off) And really those games are nothing more than a tool FB uses to manipulate it's users! It then gives out all your info to hundreds or thousands of retailers to use your info to make them money! Glad I'm off their gravy train of lies and manipulation!!!

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  46. I deactivated my FB Profile just a couple of days ago. I have to admit that, yes it indeed saves a lot of time as I have managed get rid of mindless scrolling & constant refreshing of newsfeed. As you rightly mentioned most of the users painting a happy picture on FB are clearly the ones who need to stay off this pseudo platform and work on betterment of their lives. Frankly speaking it was seriously ridiculous to see those check-ins which looked way too silly. It was an interesting feature a couple of years ago but not anymore. Guess these are the ones who are trying to catch up in the FB race. Not to forget the politically active people. I was getting fed up of armchair activism too. One fine day everyone wanted to be a politics pro.

    After deactivating the account, I now have started using my time constructively. Those 700+ friends on virtual platform made absolutely zero difference to my life. Having a cuple of real time friends is more than sufficient.

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  47. I gave up Facebook 2 days ago and I can tell you it had the desired affect. I wanted the people, the real people to contact me and even though its just a handful, thats all that matters.
    My mind feels clearer, I don't have the jealousy of thinking my life is not up to par with everyone elses and I have more time to focus on real things that I wanted to achieve. I had a few people try t.o get me to stay on but nope thats it. It is the BIGGEST time wasting, mind numbing thing. Just over it totally, the ego, the never ending opinions, the first world problems, what people ate for breakfast. I don't care! Pick up the phone, write me a letter and stop living life through a screen. I choose life, not a virtual one

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    1. Good for you Carly! Stay on the path as I am I deleted on Thanksgiving day a good day to remember when I gave up Fake Book! Seems people are fake because its never a one on one relationship with anyone on FB too many people to compete with and too much drama that I have enough of in my own life! most of my friends didn't pay any attention to me anyway, they thought their stuff was more important, or more whatever!As for me I'm free of all that FB offers that is Stress,feeling alone,Arguments,Insults,and a big time suck! Gained back my privacy, and peace of mind!! What ever else I did like on FB I can get elsewhere! So I'm gaining not loosing anything!! (Smiley Face)!!

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  48. Just left Facebook for good. I agreed with what everyone here was saying and decided to take back control of my life! Maybe my reoccuring dreams of being still in high school will finally stop!

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  49. I've have been slowly deleting all the pages and groups that i have followed. I left a message for a week with my email and mobile number on it so people can still get in touch if they want.... I had alot of people ask me to stay and 'you'll miss out' came up quite alot.
    Feels kind of strange not having it.

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  50. Face book makes you think your on a need to know basis (But you don't need to know)It's called FB Toxic overload!! A bit of humor but truth! LoL!!

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  51. To add to my above comment is why do you need to know everyone's drama? Why do you need to know every news story when you cant change what happened? Why do you need to comment on something only to end up arguing or get called names? And if you get allot of likes on your comment why do you need that? To make you feel important? You are important without all of this overload of information,all the stress, and all the lack of privacy that is your God given right! If you need validation or the likes on face book thrill you then you have a problem if you cant live without it! Ask yourself has face book made you happier since you got it? or has it caused you emotional trauma or some sadness or feelings of being left out of things? Why do you need all of that? And if your loved ones ask you to stay then let them know you don't have time for it or what ever you want to tell them if they really love you they will understand! Don't let people or face book control you then you will be a happier person!

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  52. Love this blog! I will be getting rid of my Facebook as a new years resolution. I don't need to post things to make myself feel good I have great friends who I don't need to "impress" by getting rid of Facebook I hope to feel better about me. Social media has taken a lot of things away from people privacy trust and without Facebook I'm sure the world will be a better place. Well in my life at least.

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    1. Good for you and I agree FB has taken a lot of things from people a one on one relationship also!!

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  53. I applause everyone on here (You are smarter than the average Bear) FB is nothing but a trouble maker and a manipulator and a big fat liar!!!

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  54. I deleted mine like 3 weeks ago. I feel free!!! Many people did not understand Why I would want to delete it but I just don’t care, the freedom of not reading daily posts of other people is fabulous. Friends try to get me back on, they say they miss me but I am still here! Always was before Facebook and always will be after. They have my phone # and address and I have theirs. So far Life has been great being off all social media.

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    1. Good for you!!! If they are true friends they will let you do what is best for you!!!

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  55. I want to deactivate. However, I would like to keep intouch with some people that are important in my life.I would like to make sure they have my information, I kind of need a preparation to leave.I agree when you mentioned, that is addictive and I have to be able to find othe things that fill me. Facebook stole part of my life,with my permission; because my insecurities took me to that need of look for acceptance and validation. I found out that I still have emptiness even after I got 50 likes in my recent photo post. I will try to work on unlink from FB i guess that I got to the the first and foremost important realization that FB will not help me to become anything in my life other than continue being a more depressed person unhappy and feeling unappreciated.:0(

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    1. You can keep in touch with FB friends via Messenger, even after you've deactivated your account. Best of both worlds, hah! Seriously though, deactivating FB was one of the best things I have done. Good luck!

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  56. Envy is my number one mortal sin, and watching the bunch of people I hardly know doing stuff I can't afford doesn't exactly help fighting it. So I've requested a complete deletion, because deactivating doesn't really work for me, it's too easy to log in again. It seemed a difficult desicion at first because I had all my college friends from different countries on FB, but then I'd realised I only keep in touch with a couple of them, so I've just asked for their current addresses and emails and that's it. I'll probably miss some updates from fan pages of my favourite bands but I'm sure if they come to town or release a new record I'll find a way of knowing it. I still have an account in another social network but I don't follow anyone there and I can't delete it now because it helps coordinating my meetings with a bunch of people who are quite important to me at the moment. I'd love to delete that one too because it sucks even more than Facebook in terms of privacy, though.

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  57. Just deactivated mine as well. Everything in your article is true. I used to take FB breaks....now this perm. I leave fb feeling like crap too. It's a virtual trigger that unleashes negative energies/feelings.

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  58. I just deactivated mine and it feels so deliberating! Should have done a long time ago... Now I willgo and get my life back!!!

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  59. I deactivated fb in July 2012 and have never looked back. I too have accomplished so much since i left and don't have that stress of others opinions. This blog is excellent and i can relate to it, i too have resisted the temptation and feel that there is absolutely no reason to go back. Thanks for this blog i will share it!

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  60. I just deleted mine on my birthday at the end of January. Sometimes it's hard, other times it's nice just "disappearing". Most people who are close to me know the reasoning behind it and are supportive. Others I explain when I see them in person. I've contemplated starting it back up from scratch, only because there's pictures of distant family/friends I don't get to see. But we'll see. You can only fly under the radar for so long.

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  61. Ive logged in less and less to facebook :), its just too much to catch up on and all of comments, posts, pics. Very overwhelming. I just get annoyed when I see someone read my msg but not responded. And time consuming too. Looking at the same things over and over. Facebook is not real life. And time does not come back.

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  62. I realized that I had turned into a facebook junkie. So I deactivated mine a few days after Christmas. Haven't been back on since..I felt like a zombie with all the mindless scrolling. I could spend a good hour or two just scrolling through, put my phone down for 5 minutes, pick it up and scroll for another few hours. As if anything had changed in 5 minutes. It was RIDICULOUS!! It really is a huge stealer of time. As Missi stated, time does not come back!

    Greta

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    1. Greta:I relate to how you feel the mindless scrolling trying to see if someone liked or reply to your comments or posts I admit I enjoyed some of it but then it keeps you in a certain bondage also! I tried to stay off it but went back and it's getting old again! Why is it such a addiction? When I delete again I hope beat it once and for all!!

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  63. I only deactivated my FB account last week and am already noticing the difference it has made to my life. I feel more fulfilled and happier. I also seem to be getting more stuff done.

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  64. My Name is TESSY JERRY, From USA. I wish to share my testimonies with the general public about what this man called Dr ADAGBA has just done for me , this man has just brought back my lost Ex HUSBAND back to me with his great spell, I was married to this man called jerry we were together for a long time and we loved our self’s but when I was unable to get pregnant for him and also give him a child, he left me for another woman, and told me that he can’t continue with me anymore. then I was now looking for ways to get him back until a friend of mine told me about this man and gave his contact email: adagbaspiritualtemple@yahoo.com then you won't believe this when I contacted this man on my problems he told me that he will cast a spell on him and after three day that my husband will be back to me, and after three day that the spell was cast my husband JERRY who have left me come back and ask for my forgiveness, and the next month i got pregnant for him because he gave me some herbs to take also and when he went for a test and the result stated that i was pregnant am happy today am a MOTHER of a baby girl, thank you once again the great DR ADAGBA for what you have done for me, if you are out there passing through any of this problems listed below:

    (1) If you want your ex back.
    (2) if you always have bad dreams.
    (3) You want to be promoted in your office.
    (4) You want women/men to run after you.
    (5) If you want a child/PREGNANCY SPELL.
    (6) You want to be rich.
    (7) You want to tie your husband/wife to be
    yours forever.
    (8) If you need financial assistance.
    (9) How you been scammed and you want to recover you lost money.
    (10)Stop Divorce
    (11) CURE TO ALL KIND OF SICKNESS/DISEASES HERE
    (12) Winning of lottery
    (13) Cure To Hiv/Aids
    (14) LOTTERY/LOTTO SPELL WINNING
    (15) CURE TO HERPES AND ANY OTHER SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES AT ALL...
    (16) HAVE YOU BEEN SCAMMED BEFORE AND NEEDS TO RECOVER ALL THE DOLLARS/MONEY YOU LOST TO THESE FRAUDSTER ???.. CONTACT ADAGBA AS HE HELPED MY FRIEND CALLED WILLIANSM FROM USA TO RECOVER BACK THE SUM OF $300,000.00 DOLLARS HE LOST TO SCAMMERS ONLIN

    Email.. adagbaspiritualtemple@yahoo.com YOU CAN ALSO ADD HIM UP ON WHATSAPP USING THIS MOBILE NUMBER:+2348115200304

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  65. Left facebook a few days ago, and I will NEVER go back for ALL the reasons others have said!! Iam SO MUCH happier, and FREE, IAM so thankful it's over. I don't even want my husband putting pics of our babies on there and def no pics of me. I'm done being down with the sickness. I do not miss it at all and I know who my real friends are. To me it's not normal to always know what everyone is doing. Sure I will miss a few people that I know won't stay in contact otherwise bit ohhhhhh freakin well. PEace, HappIneSs, and Freedom is more my way of living. Adios social media, I got better things to do. And for those that don't contact me from now on, good luck in life and I wish you the very best!!! Later gatorzzzzz!

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  66. I have left Facebook today. I do not enjoy the drama it instigates simply by existing and I am looking forward to moving on with my life. I miss face to face conversations and having tea. Thank you for addressing this issue and for the motivators. Here's to making asocial social networks a thing of my past!

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  67. I've been thinking about deleting my account for a long time now. I joined FB in about 2007 or so and never really had more than 90 contacts.
    - About a year after I joined I started deleting folks one at a time. My reasons for doing so were and are these: I realized I never had much in common with some of them other than working long, odd hours and going out for a drink afterwards. Some profiles where almost empty and I had no idea where to start. During my divorce I deleted those friends that "stayed" with him and I didn't need drama. I deleted those contacts with hundreds of friends (900 in once case!!!). Those that I haven't seen in decades and seriously have no intention seeing in the future had to go (where would we even start? Our lives are very different.). Yeah, and I also deleted the folks that couldn't spare an hour for a drink with me when they came into town, but could spend hours with others. For the record, they had the time in the past. I'm now down to 20 contacts and more should be deleted really.
    - What I dislike about FB: It makes me judgmental as in "Wow what happened to her?" (I have no idea what goes on in her life, and I know that. Plus I don't look 100% myself at all times). It never gets real, as in people don't post their real issues. I think they are worried about it getting carried around, and I think they are right. I get jealous of other folks, yet I'm mature enough to know that FB-life isn't real life. No one checks in on each other, it's kinda safe to just like a post, it means people don't end up with more than they are willing to deal with really. The following might just be specific to my contacts, but it seems not matter what I post I hardly get likes: book recommendations, cat photos, nature photos, music videos, movie reviews, etc etc. I don't have kids, so no cuteness, and I don't date, so no "juicy" stories. It is more likely though, and it's scary to admit it, that I'm simply not one of the cool kids, not fun enough to hang out with. My Facebook feed went downhill when a real life friend deleted his account, because he was tired of the drama. His posts were intelligent.
    - I took a hiatus recently, simply didn't lock in and I survived. Go figure... The handful of people on my contact list that really count have my phone number, email and mailing address. They are who count.

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  68. I am so happy I found this article..I agree with every word..It's helped me to realize that Facebook wasn't where my real friends were. After deleting my account, my REAL friends called or messaged me. Thank you for posting

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  69. WOW! I'd say I wished I'd found this sooner but after analyzing and coming to similar conclusions I decided to work on moderation. I'm glad people are still reading this blog and learning from it. It's what I've been looking for. As addicts go we have to realize we have "hit-bottom" before seeking help out. So many of my old and carefully garnered friendships are pretty much "dead". Maybe they would blame it on my anger that spewed when I saw this happening to them, but it's likely I would have gone just as berserk if my loved-ones wandered around in a zombie state in front of me physically, or threw greeting cards at me randomly without signing them or even writing anything on the cards.

    One "terrible" thing I had to do was create a meme of Lloyd Bridges character from the movie "Airplane" saying, "Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit Facebook." Not sure it will do much as memes are clutter, but it felt better to bring humour into the devastation.

    I did some research and discovered how it became addictive too. Really opened my eyes.

    Still, it's tough to find the people who are still interested in good friendship. Is there a support group? Something where those who don't use Facebook or use it sparingly are? (When I say sparingly I mean SUPER sparingly, once a month sparingly!)

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  70. The lengthily post by "anonymous" three post up, is by me. I deleted my FB account 10 min ago and it's now scheduled for permanent deletion with 14 days.

    Why did I finally take the step? After being on it for a bit here and there again I realized no one really missed me. And as I mentioned in my previous post, those close to me have my offline contact details. After meeting some really interesting people offline and having stimulating conversations with them, it became really obvious to me that my feed is lacking depth. I find that I cannot even have a conversation with people who post something that I don't quite agree with (politics, environment, diet,...). It's about them and only them and not an exchange of ideas. So I decided that enough is enough and right now it feels like a weight has been lifted of my shoulders.

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  71. I deactivated on 05/08/2013. I'm starting to get cravings to return after more than three years of being away from Facebook. I was, and still am, addicted to it. It was the only logical step for me. I can only equate it to being addicted to smoking: once a smoker always a smoker, even if you quit.

    If you have deactivated, and are thinking about going back, don't do it! It's not worth it, think about the reasons why you left the site in the first place. Just know that it's natural for you to get cravings, even after three years! I'm staying strong, I will never go back, I know what it was doing to my life and how consuming it was.

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  72. Great post! Went through a lot of the same feelings. 7 days to go 'til my account is permanently deleted! Just left wothout telling anyone. It's a time sucking machine and I won't miss the drama for sure. My real friends know how to get in touch with me. Looking forward to doing things for myself and not because I feel the need to post something cool on Facebook for some ''likes''. Quit Instagram too :)

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  73. deactivated facebook yesterday and I had the most productive day in 07 years..wohoooo !

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  74. deactivated facebook yesterday and I had the most productive day in 07 years..wohoooo !

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  75. When your entire family and most of your friends are on Facebook, leaving completely is difficult. I mostly hate Facebook although I like it to find news items and interesting articles from time to time. I abhor the constant bragging, the "I'm so blessed" crap and other ego posturing bullshit that Facebook encourages. I hate the idea that I am somehow obligated to spend 30-60 minutes daily looking at hundreds of people's photos, accomplishments and daily minutiae and like a lemming, having to "like" all of these just in order to preserve friendships and relationships.

    Somehow I got through almost 50 years of life with no Facebook. Now at the tender age of 55, I joined 8 years ago and I feel very, very ready to un-join. I don't need to be a cheerleader for hundreds of people who via Facebook have become part of my daily life. This is not normal. I am done.

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  76. I deactivated about a week ago. I was spending way to much time on there. I was also depressed. I was jealous of others. It has helped my mental health tremendously to deactivate.

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  77. I just deactivated my Facebook last night. I find myself going to my phone a lot with nothing to "check in" on and I say this and laugh at myself. I am in pursuit to focus more on school heading towards graduate school this fall and need to buckle down. I want to focus on my actual life and not have it revolve around what would be interesting to post. I started on Facebook about ten years ago and I think somewhere along the way I lost track of what really mattered to me. I look forward to getting back into the real world and taking care of myself. Thanks for the great supportive and inspiring blog.

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  78. I deactivated my Facebook account 6 months ago and have not missed it one bit. It amazes me how people who are supposed to be your friends and family will attack you behind their monitor, or not even speak to you when face to face in person. I have such a sense of freedom that I didn't have before, and will never go back.

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  79. I deactivated my Facebook account earlier today. I was just going to not log in anymore but I'm afraid people will try to get in touch with me there.

    It's just not worth my time. Our lives are valuable and we should spend our time doing something worthwhile instead.

    One reason I decided to quit is that I feel like I don't have much to talk about with my friends when I actually see them since I already pretty much know what's going on in their lives via Facebook. Hopefully my friendships will become more fulfilling once again.

    I also decided that I don't need to know what people from High School are doing. Some people are in the past for a reason and sometimes being tied so much to the past stunts your ability to move forward.

    I do have anxiety about losing touch with my family since we live in different states but maybe we'll talk more now. Communication is so ambiguous on Facebook. Now it can be less ambiguous and we can begin to have conversations again.


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  80. Deleted my Facebook account 3 months ago and I really feel better , the discipline , concentration and the progress of making my life goals not goals that others want me to achieve.
    Everyday without Facebook is a day full of knowledge, new information I read much more about topics I'm interested in instead of reading others statuses and looking for their updates and check ins.
    Now I'm much thankful and grateful to my life.

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  81. I have just deleted facebook and snapchat. I use instagram maybe once a month and post a photo maybe once every two months, but I will also be getting rid of that, and I don't have twitter. I know there will only be about three friends that will bother to arrange plans with me without facebook, but that's okay I guess. I need the time to focus on my life and actually accomplish goals, rather than constantly being distracted. It seems that a lot of people only attend events or socialise in order to take photos of the events and show facebook, I find it completely bizarre. It seems people are living their lives for social media. I think this will motivate me even more to actually go out, make friends and meet people the old fashioned way.

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  82. Yes! I too feel amazing being off of it. It was a hard decision because I felt like I was severing connection with people. But in reality, no it was just keeping me stuck in old patterns with old worn out relationships that ended a long time ago. I deserve real people in my life. I deserve real interactions and experience. this is my One life. I want to live it in real time, space, in color, Get outside. Off screens as much as I can and set an example for my daughter. thanks everyone for the support! We need to question things this is good.

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  83. Today I am one month away from Facebook.

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  84. I'm super addicted to seeing what people are doing in their lives because deep down I hate mine. Fb is perfect for this borderline mental disorder lol I, with my head hanging low, can say I am addicted to the book. I've tried quitting, longest I went was 6 months or so but here I am scrolling through a sea of meaningless bullshit and drama that has absolutely nothing to do with me. I'm addicted.

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  85. It's been 5 years and 2 months since I deactivated my Facebook account. Reading your blog post made me realized that i've accomplished far more now than when I was still actively using FB. I still think of logging in sometimes but whenever I think of the personal goals that I have achieved since I deactivated my account I can say that I made the right decision. And i'm glad I am not alone. Thanks!

    Follow me on IG to see my accomplished personal goals: @Mr._Renovatio

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  86. I am out of it yet it seems that my account is still there and open. Can I go back in and re-do the closing of the account? I click on things occasionally that take me to Facebook and show my old photo and tells me to log in to whatever.

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    1. I'm not sure as I haven't done this yet, I'm just avoiding Facebook as much as possible. Did you do a real delete or a deactivate? If you do a deactivate, then your account will still be there. I have heard stories of how difficult it is to actually delete your account, reportedly Facebook tries to keep you in it's clutches. I wish the entire world would say no to Facebook at the same time!

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  87. How more can i express my appreciate to you Dr KOBA for the herbal herbs you prepared and that cured me of my HERPES DISEASE, a disease that i have searched for remedy to and couldn't find. even my doctor told me there was no remedy for disease, but you came into my life and change everything in just 1weeks, my hearts cry for those that doesn't know about how powerful and how wonderful you are sir, i just hope many will see this article that i am telling this is a life transformation that i witness, if only you can contact him and asked him for his remedy he will certainly change your predicament the same way he did for me, before now i have spent a lot of money on drugs but none could help me, after paying for you needed to prepare my herbal herbs you prepared it and sDr Akunadrakunasolutiontemple@gmail.coment to me, now after using it for 1weeks as you told me i went to run test to know if truly i will be cure and shockingly i am cured completely, may God grant you more years wisdom sir. Why not contact this great healer that has change me from positive to negative on his email:drkobaherbalsolutionhome@gmail.com or visit his web:https://drkobaherbalsoluti.wixsite.com/dr-koba or his what-app number: +2349037387574

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  88. HOW I GOT CURED FROM HERPES VIRUS
    hello I'm Danny from USA, I have been suffering from HERPES virus for the past 3 years and i had constant pain especially in my knees, During the first year I had faith in God that i will be healed someday, but this disease started circulate all over my body and i have been taking treatment from my doctor, few weeks ago i came in search on the internet if i could get any information concerning the prevention of this disease, on my search i saw a testimony of so many people who has been healed from Hepatitis B, HIV/AID, Diabetes,HSV, ALS and Cancer by this Man called Dr, Ekpen, and he also gave the email address of this man and advice we should contact him for any sickness that he would be of help, so i wrote to Dr. Ekpen telling him about my HERPES Virus he told me not to worry that i will be cured from this deadly disease i never believed it, well after all the procedures and remedy given to me by this man, few weeks later i started experiencing changes all over me as the Doctor assured me that i will be cured,after some time i went to my medical doctor to confirmed if i have be finally cured behold it was true,and now i'm cure totally with Dr.Ekpen medication, So friends my advise is if you have such sickness or any other at all you can email Dr,Ekpen on this email; drekpenherbalmedicine@gmail.com or add him up on what-app +2348135858735 for assistance. he will help you also ,
    for more information you can also contact me through this email; dannyalstona@gmail.com

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  89. I have taught of so many ways to show appreciation to Dr.Ogudugu for is help in reuniting myself and my lover that left me for almost two weeks ago, But i believe that through this means i will be able to let more people to know about Dr.Ogudugu. Without wasting much time i have decided that i will write down Dr.Ogudugu contact detail which is through email: greatogudugu@gmail.com. If i got my lover back through these detail then trust me a lot of people out can still rescue there relationship only if they believe and contact Dr.Ogudugu through his detail Website: http://greatdrogudugusolutiontemple.webs.com/

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  90. I want to appreciate Dr Alabi for using his herbal medicine to cure my family Herpes virus,since 3 years ago my family have been having this Herpes disease and it have been giving my family challenges,we were so perplexed cause my family have taken several drugs to be cure but every of our effort was in-vain,a fateful morning i was browsing through the internet then i saw several testimonies about Dr Alabi curing people of their herpes disease immediately i contacted Dr Alabi on his email: { dralabispelltemple@gmail.com }, told him about my family troubles and he told me that my family must be cure,so he prepare a herbal medicine for my family which we use for 2 weeks and everything was like a dream for my family,my family Herpes disease was totally gone,why don't you contact him today and be free from your disease on email,{ dralabispelltemple@gmail.com } please sir keep your good work cause there are people out there who is in need of your healing medicine.once more contact him website : http://dralabispelltemple.wixsite.com/spelltemple can call him or whatsApp his number +2348146226679 facebook posg: https://web.facebook.com/Dralabi-286093731827488/

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  91. After being in relationship with him for 3 years,he broke up with me, I did everything possible to bring him back but all was in vain, I wanted him back so much because of the love I have for him, I begged him with everything, I made promises but he refused. I explained my problem to someone online and she suggested that I should rather contact a spell caster that could help me cast a spell to bring him back but I am the type that never believed in spell, I had no choice than to try it, I mailed the spell caster, and he told me there was no problem that everything will be okay before three days, that my ex will return to me before three days, he cast the spell and surprisingly in the second day, it was around 4pm. My ex called me, I was so surprised, I answered the call and all he said was that he was so sorry for everything that happened, that he wanted me to return to him, that he loves me so much. I was so happy and went to him, that was how we started living together happily again. Since then, I have made promise that anybody I know that have a relationship problem, I would be of help to such person by referring him or her to the only real and powerful spell caster who helped me with my own problem and who is different from all the fake ones out there. Anybody could need the help of the spell
    caster, his email is DROGBEMUDIANSPELLHOME@GMAIL.COM or email him if you need his assistance in your relationship or phone number +2348140581311 any other problem.

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  92. I was haven herpes 2 on my private part. I have had them for about 2 and a bit years. I am so scared what my mates are going to says if there should fined out i have herpes on my private part and due to the virus my girlfriend broke up with me. I have been to the Doctors 9 times to get it treated. They all come back. I have been using Tee Tree Oil and Wartner (You freeze them at home) and they seem to be keeping the smaller herpes small but they can't seem to treat the larger ones. They don't get any bigger, but then they can't shrink as much. They get smaller a little part at a time. At least they are getting smaller! As soon as I see a new herpes appearing, then I treat it. At the moment I have been using Tee Tree twice a week and then using Wartner every 2 weeks. I was wondering if there was any other information about how to get rid of it. I am only a teenager and I hate it most when it get pi-chins me to scratch it, it get sweets when scratching it most times! I want to get rid of it so bad! DR.OBA website has been a huge help and has helped me realize a lot more about me and my family of genital herpes! so that was when i switch for natural remedy to see if there could be any help by herbal remedy, i search and i saw a great posts by Sarah devise adebayo ehijactor and shanttel Merritt on about the great herbal doctor that get them rid of there disease infection. and this great herbal doctor was called DR.OBA so that was when i contacted him for my own treatment and he prepared me some herbs which i takes for some couples of days, and i take it as he says before i am to no me and my family was perfectly cure for it and never experience it again. please friends if you have herpes virus and you really wants to get rid of it, please contact this great DR.OBA for herbal treatment and you will get rid of it. EMAIL. drobaspellhome902@gmail.com

    cell phone contact +2348154692747
    his whatsapp contact is +2348154692747


    THANK TO YOU ALL FOR YOUR TIME OF READY MY TESTIMONY AND MOST ESPECIALLY YOU DR. OBA I PRAY TO GOD TO NEVER LET ME AND MY FAMILY FORGET YOU IN OUR LIFE'S

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  93. Unfortunately, spammers have taken over this site (as well as many other useful and wonderful sites). Can the moderator please go through and delete the spam? This would be very much appreciated!

    I come here to find like-minded people who are worried about what Facebook has done to human interaction and to people's lives, not to read about a bogus healer. Thank you!

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  94. Hello I’m here to giving a testimony on how Dr. OSAJIE the great Herbalist cured my HIV disease with herbal medicine, though I went through different website I saw different testimonies about different herbalists, I was like: “Many people have the HIV cure why are people still suffering from it?” I though of it, then I contact Dr. OSAJIE via email, I didn’t believe him that much, I just wanted to give him a try, he replied my mail and ask for some Information about me, then I sent them to him, he prepared the herbal medicine and sent it to me via UPS courier service, they told me that it will take 3-4 days before I we get the parcel, 3 days later I received the package and I started taking the medicine as prescribed by him, after 7 days of taking the medicine I went for check-up, I was tested HIV NEGATIVE... I’M GOING TO ASSIST ANYBODY THAT CONTACT HIM FOR HELP, IF YOU ARE SERIOUS YOU WILL BE CURED!!! contact him via: drosajie412@gmail.com or whatsapp +2348118186684

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  95. I want to appreciate Dr Ojie for using his herbal medicine to cure my Herpes. since 3 years, I have been having this herpes disease and it has been giving me challenges, I was so perplexed cause i have been taking several drugs to be cured but every of my effort was in vain,one morning i was browsing through the internet then i saw several testimonies about Dr Ojie curing people of their Herpes disease and immediately i contacted Dr Ojie on his email: drojiespelltemple@gmail.com, told him about my troubles and he told me that i must be cured, gave me some instructions and which i rightly followed. so he prepared a herbal medicine for me and sent to me which i used for 2 weeks and everything was like a dream for me and my Herpes disease was totally gone, why don't you contact him today and be free from your disease because he is very good and honest Doctor. contact him via email; { drojiespelltemple@gmail.com } or whatsApp him on +2348105074556 contact him website : https://drojiespelltemple.wixsite.com/spelltemple

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  96. Really enjoyed this post :)

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  97. All thanks to Dr Alama for curing my HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS / HPV with his herbal medicine, i do not have much to say but with all my life i will for ever be grateful to him and God Almighty for using Dr Alama to reach me when i thought it was all over, today i am happy with my life again after the medical doctor have confirmed my HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS / HPV of 5 is gone,i have never in my life believed that HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS could be cured by herbal medicine. so i want to use this means to reach other persons who have this disease by testifying the power of Dr Alama that all hope is not lost yet, try and contact him by any means for any kind of disease with his email: DrAlamahomeofsolution@yahoo.com or whatsapp him on this number +2347082449821

    HE CAN ALSO CURE THE FOLLOWING DISEASES SUCH AS.You can also contact him on any sickness in this he all have the herbal cure to it


    ALS
    HEPATITIS
    ANTHRAX
    HPV
    CANCER
    HERPES VIRUS
    GENITAL WARTS/
    PREGNACY.
    EPELEPSY.
    GENPILENCIN.
    HIV AIDS.
    DIABETICS
    STROKE.
    EXSPAND OF PENIS. AND BREAST
    H.P.V TYPE 1 TYPE 2 TYPE 3 AND TYPE 4. TYPE 5.

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  98. My Husband broke up 6 months ago and left me heartbroken, this made me sick and my problem became very very difficult and it made me almost gave up but after the love spell from Dr.mack, my relationship was restored instantly, I was happy that the outcome was fantastic, only 3 days after Dr.mac@yahoo.com started it all. Never in my life have I thought this would work so fast. My man reconcile with me and he started acting completely different, I feel happy once again, and like never before. It felt so good to have my lover back again...

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  99. Medical scientists have discovered a new way to battle
    hpv by using a man called Dr. OBANJO
    MY NAME CHRISTABEL WILLIAMS .I SAW A COMMENT ON ACNE
    BLOGS AND I WILL LOVE TO TELL EVERY BODY HOW I WAS
    CURED!,
    AND AM NOW A LIVING WITNESS OF IT AND I THINK ITS A
    SHAME ON ME IF I DON'T SHARE THIS LOVELY STORY WITH
    OTHER PEOPLE INFECTED WITH THIS DEADLY VIRUS.
    HPV HAS BEEN ONGOING IN MY FAMILY, I LOST BOTH
    PARENTS TO HPV. AND IT IS SO MUCH PAIN I'VE NOT
    BEEN ABLE TO GET OVER..
    AS WE ALL KNOW MEDICALLY THERE IS NO SOLUTION TO
    IT..AND MEDICATION IS VERY EXPENSIVE..SO SOMEONE
    INTRODUCED ME TO A HERBAL PRACTITIONER IN AFRICA..
    I HAD A JOB THERE TO EXECUTE SO I TOOK TIME TO CHECK
    OUT ON HIM.I SHOWED HIM ALL MY TESTS AND RESULTS..
    I WAS ALREADY DISORGANIZED WITH HERPES AND IT WAS
    ALREADY TAKING ITS TOWEL ON ME..
    I HAD SPENT THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS SO I DECIDED TO
    TRY HIM OUT ALTHOUGH I DIDN'T BELIEVE IN IT,
    I WAS JUST TRYING IT OUT OF FRUSTRATION? AND AFTER 2
    DAYS, HE SENT ME THE PORTION ND I USED IT AND WAS
    CURED.
    AND YOU WON'T BELIEVE THAT 5 DIFFERENT DOCTORS
    CONFIRMED IT THAT AM CURED ..IT WAS LIKE A DREAM,,I
    NEVER BELIEVE ACNE HAS CURE..AM NOW CURED,,
    AM A LIVING WITNESS..I DON'T KNOW HOW TO THANK THIS
    MAN? I JUST WANT TO HELP OTHERS IN ANY WAY I CAN..
    I HAVE JOINED MANY FORUMS AND HAVE POSTED THIS
    TESTIMONIES AND A LOT OF PEOPLE HAS MAIL AND CALLED
    THIS MAN ON PHONE AND AFTER THEY ALL CONFIRMED
    CURED.
    BBC NEWS TOOK IT LIVE AND EVERY EVERYBODY SAW IT
    AND ITS NOW OUT IN PAPERS AND MAGAZINES THAT
    THERE IS A HERBAL CURE FOR HPV AND ALL WITH THE
    HELP OF THIS MAN,,
    IF YOU WISH, TAKE IT OR NOT..GOD KNOWS I HAVE TRIED
    MY BEST. ABOUT 28 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED
    CURED THROUGH THE HERBAL CURE OF DR.EMMANUEL.
    AND THEY SEND MAILS TO THANKS ME AFTER THEY HAVE
    BEEN CONFIRMED CURED,THIS MAN IS REAL..DON'T MISS
    THIS CHANCE,,ACNE IS A DEADLY VIRUS,,GET RID OF IT
    NOW..
    If there is anyone who has similar problem and still
    looking for a way out, his email still remains
    drobanjospellhome@gmail.com or WhatsApp/Call him on
    +2348165692852

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  100. I'm mr richard , I contracted HIV in 2009, I was told by my doctor that
    there's no possible cure for HIV. I started taking my ARV's, My CD4 was 77
    and viral load was 112,450. I saw a website of Dr. ude, also I saw a lot
    of testimonials about him on how he uses herbal medicine to cure HIV. I
    contacted him and told him my problems, He sent me the herbal medicine and
    I took it for 7 days after then I went for check-up and I was cured. The
    medicine has NO SIDE EFFECT, there's no special diet when taking the
    medicine. He also cure DIABETES, EX BACK, ALS, HEPATITIS B, CANCER, HERPES and alots more,,,
    1) If you want your ex back.
    (2) If you always have bad dreams
    office..
    (3) You want to be promoted in you
    (4) You want women/men to run after
    you.
    (5) If you want your own children
    (6) You want to be rich.
    (7) You want to tie your husband/wife to
    be
    yours forever.
    (8) If you need financial assistance.
    (9) How you been scammed and you
    (10) and if you ant your herpes cure back
    want to recover you lost money
    (11) CANCER,
    (12) DIABETES,
    (13) HIV&AIdS,
    (14) URINARY TRACT INFECTION,
    (15) CANCER,
    (16) IMPOTENCE,
    (17) BARENESS/INFERTILIY
    (18) DIARRHEA
    (19) ASTHMA..
    Also contact him with the above.
    and lots more. You can reach him on drudeherbalhome@gmail.com, or drudeherbalhome@outlook.com ,agentrichrad@yahoo.com ,
    whatsaap him on +2348146240081
    all thanks to dr ude he is really a great man good luck .

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  101. HOW I WAS CURE WITH MY CANCER BY DR. OJIE: VIEW HIS FACEKBOOK PAGE AND CONTACT HIM FOR YOUR OWN CURE: https://web.facebook.com/Dr-Ojie-Spell-Temple-245874842557384/

    i want to inform the public how i was cured from HERPES by Dr Ojie I have been suffering from a deadly disease (HERPES) for the past 3 years now, I had spent a lot of money going from one places to another, from churches to churches, hospitals have been my home every day residence. Constant checks up have been my hobby not until this faithful day, I was searching through the internet, I saw a testimony on how Dr Ojie helped someone in curing his HERPES disease, quickly I copied his email which is drojiespelltemple@gmail.com just to give him a test I spoke to him, he asked me to do some certain things which I did, he told me that he is going to provide the herbal cure to me, which he did, then he asked me to go for medical checkup after some days after using the herbal cure, behold I was free from the deadly disease, he only asked me to post the testimony through the whole world, faithfully am doing it now, please brothers and sisters, he is great, I owe him in return. if you are having a similar problem just email him on,
    DOCTOR OJIE CAN AS WELL CURE THE FOLLOWING DISEASE:
    HIV/AIDS
    LUPUS
    CANCER
    HSV-1
    HPV

    EMAIL HIM: drojiespelltemple@gmail.com
    WEBSITE: https://drojiespelltemple.wixsite.com/spelltemple
    CALL OR CALL: +2348105074556
    FACEKBOOK PAGE: https://web.facebook.com/Dr-Ojie-Spell-Temple-245874842557384/

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  102. I deactivated my FB account one month ago, and the initial change I felt was less stress and anxiety. As a very sensitive person, one who cared far too long about how others thought of me, Facebook was challenging. My personal growth over the years has enabled me to better deal with anxiety, but all it took was one unsolicited comment on FB to trigger me into deactivation of my account. I posted a rather innocuous article about a right wing political extremist who hosted a cruise for people like him, written by an investigative journalist who I thought was very objective in his reporting. But one of the "smartest guys in the room' who seem to thrive on FB, took exception to me posting anything about said 'right wing extremist', and questioned "to what end" I would post any such thing (about right wing extremists, period). My reply was that the article was shared, like all my posts, for the entertainment of others who might enjoy reading the article as I did.....no agenda. I replied that the individual was free to remove anything he didn't like from his FB home page, as I often did when I saw posts I didn't want shared or associated with me. That's all it took, one rather harmless, but unsolicited comment. I realized that the discomfort of being on FB preceded any good feelings I might have felt from the site. So.....I'm outta here. Cheers.

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  103. Happiness is all i see now, i never thought that one day i will live on earth cured of this disease.i have been suffering of this deadly disease GENITAL HERPES SIMPLEX since 7years ago.i had spent a lot of money on drugs and going from one places to another,from churches to churches,hospitals has been my everyday residence,constant checks up have been my hobby not until one day,i was searching through the internet,i saw a testimony on how Dr Akuna helped someone in curing her GENITAL HERPES SIMPLEX.quickly i copied his email:drakunasolutiontemple@gmail.com, just to give him a test i spoke to him,he asked me to do some certain things which i did,he told me that he was going to prepare a herbal cure for me,which he did and thereafter i received it and after using the herbal cure within a weeks and two days i was totally cured, i had to go back to the same hospital that has never helped me and behold i was confirmed negative by the doctor, so today i am here to spread the good work of Dr Akuna the great healer,so you can contact him today he has a cure to all types of diseases,just contact him on his Mobil:+2348154625070 or you can visit his website:http://drakunasolutiontem.wix.com/dr-akuna

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  104. Herbal remedy from doc fred was what i took for 3 weeks to get me cured from herpes which i came across it on the internet which someone was talking about his herbal remedy and i chose to contact doc fred after checking out his website to get the herbal remedy and today im totally cured from HSV using his herbal remedy according to his prescription. Do contact Doc Fred via his whatsapp channel just as i did to get his herbal remedy and be cured. Doc Fred whatsapp channel: +2348139097317 , website: http://www.drfredherbalcenter.webs.com

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  105. Am Lisa by name, i was diagnosed with Herpes for 3years ago i lived in pain with the knowledge that i wasn't going to ever be well again i contacted so many herbal doctors on this issue and wasted a large sum of money but my condition never got better i was determined to get my life back so one day i saw mr Brown post on how Dr Aba saved him from the VIRUS with herbal medicine i contacted Dr Aba on his email address dr.abaherbalhome@gmail.com we spoke on the issue i told him all that i went through and he told me not to worry that everything will be fine again so he prepared the medicine and send it to me through courier service and told me how to use it,after 14days of usage I went to see the doctor for test ,then the result was negative,am the happiest woman on earth now. this testimony is real.thanks to Dr Aba God bless you. you can also reach him on his whatsApp number +2348107155060

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  106. Am so happy that I have this great opportunity to shell this great testimony about how I get cure for my HIV virus, two yeas ago I was HIV positive so I was suffering from it I was doing one thing or the order to get a cure there was know way for it so I was on my way search on the internet I see a testimony of a young man,speaking about how Dr OGUKU help him get a cured for HIV with his herbal medicine I was surprise and I do not believe I said okay let me try him I contact him on his email address and he gave me intrusion and I follow it he told me what to do and I do it after a 5 days he send me the medicine true UPS and i receive it fast he told me how to use it and I do it after two weeks he told me that I should go for test I do it and I was afraid then later on the test came out i was so surprise that am HIV negative I was so very happy i could not believe it we work and i we be HIV Negative, now am happy with my wife and two kids I want to use this opportunity to say this if you have this kind of disease called HIV I want you to contact him on is email (drogukusolutionhome@gmail.com) or (drogukusolutionhome@yahoo.com) and he can also help you get a cure for HPV disease or any kind of disease with his herbal medicine. all you have to do is to believe him. thank you my Dr may god bless you. call him with this number or whatsapp him +2348108264684.his website: http://drogukusolutionhom.wixsite.com/solution

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  107. Herpes simplex virus 2 causes herpes type 2 or genital herpes. This infection causes sores in the genital area of men and women .Herpes simplex virus 1 causes herpes type 1 or cold sores, also known as orofacial herpes. This infection affects the mouth and the skin. There will be blistering sores in the mouth and in different parts of the body.You All please listen to my story that has brought back my happiness, I am here to express my profound warm gratitude to the Natural Herbal Medicine, which i got from DR.SANDY,after 6 days of communication he sent some herbal medicines to me. I am now leaving a healthy life since the past 9months after the completion of my Genital and Oral Herpes treatment with the DR.SANDY Natural Healing Medicine, i am now completely Herpes Free, after the application and usage of DR.SANDY Medicine. Currently the only cure for Herpes, Cancer,Diabetes and every other Human diseases is DR.SANDY Herbal Medicine. As i am A living witness of this great miracle, you can save more patient from pharmaceutical scandals by sharing or contacting this great Natural healer for the Medication also call him on Whatsapp +2349031726182 Let Stop Herpes with DR.SANDY Herbal Medicine. Let`s save life by sharing this on all social network as God will bless you as you share this information that will give every Herpes patient’s a hope for a new Life. and via this email. dr.sandyspelltemple@gmail.com dr.sandyspelltemple@hotmail.com dr.sandyspelltemple@yahoo.com OR call Whats App Number +2349031726182
    https://web.facebook.com/Drsandy-SPELL-HOME-2-226270587825982/ and he have cure for this HPV ALS HSV Thanks for your Time and i hope you tell people about this herbal medicine......


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  108. It's Good for herpes patient to please read my testimony,my name is smith anderson i am from California USA, I caught genital herpes from my ex girlfriend who never had any symptoms. I have had it for 1 year now, and it has affected my life. I have told my boyfriends who I trusted about it and I have never had a bad reaction, it has affected my new relationships with Damon People think herpes is really a minor skin irritation,herpes has a long term effects on health.The stigma attached to this virus by ignorant people is ridiculous. Most people have herpes in one form or another. I would like to advise people on how i got rid of my herpes.i was reading a comment on the internet,and i saw a testimony posted by a woman from island that she got rid of her herpes with the help of doctor boadi .so i was so happy when i saw that post,that his herbal medication is free.i quickly collected the herbal doctor's email drgodstimeboadi@gmail.com and i mailed him within 5 hours he responded to my mail and i told him my problems, he told me not to worry myself again that his herbal medicine will cure me, he told me the truth about his work that the only thing i need to do is to pay for the delivery fee so the medicine can gets to me which i did though i doubted him first, but to my greatest surprise, he asked for my home address and three days later the medicine was delivered to me through the DHL. and i took the medicine according to his prescription. to cut the story short. am now negative and today am living happily....to the herpes patients contact him, he's legit and we have come together to put this to public notice,he drop his email drgodstimeboadi@gmail.com email him if you have be tested positive,or suffering from the infection of herpes virus, you can also whats-app him on +2348144964531
    He also have a herbal cure for 7 other DISEASES;
    1.HIV
    2.SHINGLES
    3.VIRAL HEPATITIS
    4.INFLUENZA
    5.IMPOTENCE,
    6.BARENESS/INFERTILITY,
    7.love spell
    8 HPV
    Contact him today and you will have a testimony…Good luck!


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  109. It is a pleasure to testify of the good works of Dr.Voodoo in my life, few months ago I started searching online for solution to my insatiable sexual life, not been able to last long in bed made my wife cheat on me several times till I came across a testimony of (ASHLEY CLARK) on how Dr.Voodoo helped him enlarge his penis and how he could last longer then he used to after using his medicine so I summoned courage to contact him through the phone number that I got in his testimony (+2348135790702) quickly I did! Soon I got a reply from him and also words of encouragement, after which he sent me some liquid that I should use and in three weeks I could tell of the difference when ever I made love to a woman, life has been at it best ever since I meet Dr.Voodoo, his work are magnificent. You can talk with him on email (voodoospell10@gmail.com) or call (+2348135790702) for more information or whatsapp with him......

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  110. i was having this deadly DISEASE for months i tried everything within my power to get rid of this illness all to no avail not until i came across a post from a forum about this great Dr that heals people with herbal med( herbs),i cant say much but my heart is filled with gratitude and appreciation, please if you are suffering from herpes or any other STD kindly contact Dr Ojie and be rest assured that you will get remedy you seek. herbs cure herpes contact Dr Ojie through his

    EMAIL HIM: drojiespelltemple@gmail.com
    WEBSITE: https://drojiespelltemple.wixsite.com/spelltemple
    CALL OR WHATSAPP : +2348105074556
    FACEKBOOK PAGE: https://web.facebook.com/Dr-Ojie-Spell-Temple-245874842557384/

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  111. Hello all,A short comment from the Netherlands. My name is Richard 46 year old, fantastic live till december 2013, now livibg in hell and Pain
    I am currently on my two weeks of treatment for prostatitis epididimytis calcification and Herpes 2. I had a lump on my testicle,Herpes or swollen prostate, and shooting pains on my whole right side (which urologists in the US said was unrelated LOL). Anyways it took me a year to finally make the decision to come here and get treated and needless the say the Doctor Sandy saved my life. If you have Herpes or swollen prostate , you definitely have an infection. Oral antibiotics do nothing and neither does diet. If your first round of antibiotics failed the prostate and the Herps starts forming calcification around the infection and this needs to be addressed as well. This is the Only clinic in the world that has Dr.Sandy herbal medicine to address and break up the calcification. You need to be here to use the herbal medicione 14 to 16 day depending on your Herpes or swollen prostate to become calcification . I am only writing this because I had read some of the comments here and want to state the truth. If your prostate symptoms or your Herpes 2 have not resolved after first course of treatment you will need to have this treatment of Dr.Sandy Herpes Medicine, please don’t use doctors that go through the rectum it is dangerous and will spread bacteria and the infection will only come back if the calcification is not treated as well. I will leave my email and Dr.Sandy email and whatsapp number so will respond as best as I can. I am not disclosing the name of the clinic publicly but will do so by email or phone. Please don’t hesitate as I want to help as many people as I can because I’ve been through the suffering. Good luck to you all on this journey and if you are looking for a cure email me or Dr.Sandy asap. dr.sandyspelltemple@gmail.com dr.sandyspelltemple@hotmail.com dr.sandyspelltemple@yahoo.com OR call Whats App Number +2349031726182 https://web.facebook.com/Drsandy-SPELL-HOME-2-226270587825982/
    SIR GOD WILL BLESS YOU FOR ALL THE HELP ON ME AND MY FAMILY, THANK YOU SIR.......

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  112. Happiness is all i see now I never thought that I will be cured from HERPES virus again. I have been suffering from a deadly disease (HERPES) for the past 3 years now, I had spent a lot of money going from one places to another, from churches to churches, hospitals have been my home every day residence. Constant checks up have been my hobby not until this faithful day, I was searching through the internet, I saw a testimony on how DR Aba helped someone in curing his HERPES disease, quickly I copied his email which is dr.abaherbalhome@gmail.com just to give him a test I spoke to him, he asked me to do some certain things which I did, he told me that he is going to provide the herbal cure to me, which he did, then he asked me to go for medical checkup after some days after using the herbal cure, behold I was free from the deadly disease, he only asked me to post the testimony through the whole world, faithfully am doing it now, please brothers and sisters, he is great, I owe him in return. if you are having a similar problem just email him on ( dr.abaherbalhome@gmail.com ) or you can whatsApp his mobile number on +2348107155060

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  113. Thanks to Dr BUDE for not letting me to be my relationship a disaster. i am Emilia Leon. i have been married since 3years and since then. we have both lived happily with our 2kids and it was a bless union until 3month ago i had misunderstandanding and it was little but since that day my husband totally changed. and he started coming home late from work. and i happened like that for about 2month and a half and i was very lonely and needd him to be the loving man i married. i met with some spell caster to help me but they did all they could do but nothing worked out. not until i saw a comment one evening on facebook on how he has restored broken home and now living happily. i contact him directly, and told him my problems he said i show relax that my husband will come back home and be the loving husband that he is like before. and that was it. he cast love spell and in 24hours my husband started calling me even from the office and bringing flowers home to me. all the appreciate to the powerful Dr BUDE. CONTACT HIM NOW AND HAVE YOUR BROKEN HOME BACK TO FEET. ON HIS EMAIL VIA;
    budespelltemple@gmail.com or budespelltemple@hotmail.com website:https://budespelltemple.wixsite.com/drbude WHATAPP;+2348138666235

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  114. May God bless your good work sir. saving millions of lives daily. i am very much grateful to you sir. friends for the past 20years I've been a carrier of Genital Warts. i have visited many traditional center and others temples all to get my self a cure. but all my time was worthless. i was checking a blog and i saw a comment on Dr Akuna strong herbal medicine and how he has cured numerous of persons. i visited his website and also saw testimonies of him too. i was convinced that he must be my healer and i contacted him and he gave me directives on using his herbal medicine and how he will prepare it for me. i abide and obeyed and after 4days later i received his herbal medicine. and after using it for 2weeks i went to the clinic and test again and i was found negative. friends i can't testify how happy i am today being cured from Genital warts. he has remedies for all kinds of disease. Contact and your cure from great Akuna. his email:drakunasolutiontemple@gmail.com or his What app:+2348154625070 visit websites:http://drakunasolutiontem.wixsite.com/dr-akuna

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  115. HOW I GOT CURED FROM HERPES VIRUS
    hello I'm Danny from USA , I have been suffering from HERPES virus for the past 3 years and i had constant pain especially in my knees, During the first year I had faith in God that i will be healed someday, but this disease started circulate all over my body and i have been taking treatment from my doctor, few weeks ago i came in search on the internet if i could get any information concerning the prevention of this disease, on my search i saw a testimony of so many people who has been healed from Hepatitis B, HIV/AID, Diabetes,HSV, ALS and Cancer by this Man called Dr, Ekpen, and he also gave the email address of this man and advice we should contact him for any sickness that he would be of help, so i wrote to Dr. Ekpen telling him about my HERPES Virus he told me not to worry that i will be cured from this deadly disease i never believed it, well after all the procedures and remedy given to me by this man, few weeks later i started experiencing changes all over me as the Doctor assured me that i will be cured,after some time i went to my medical doctor to confirmed if i have be finally cured behold it was true,and now i'm cure totally with Dr.Ekpen medication, So friends my advise is if you have such sickness or any other at all you can email Dr,Ekpen on this email; drekpenherbalmedicine@gmail.com or add him up on what-app +2348135858735 for assistance. he will help you also ,
    for more information you can also contact me through this email; dannyalstona@gmail.com

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