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It can sometimes be difficult to find support from family members, friends, or like minded people. While you might have a best friend or a support system and network such as groups on social media, you might want to seek support without any social interaction.

Our listeners provide emotional support through active listening. Active listening helps process your emotional distress. The following page can be filtered to seek listeners who provide long-term help and support. You can also browse listeners according to your preferred language as well as for different topics amongst other filters.

7 Cups is a chat site/app that has different options to find a good listener. You can meet new people and text chat with other individuals going through tough times - you are not alone! Everyone goes through a hard time at some point in their lives and we are here for you. Whether you are facing relationship problems, panic attacks, struggling with substance abuse, loneliness, depression, anxiety, or any other mental health issue, our site/app is a safe space based on confidential, anonymous support.

A good idea is to consider what form of support you would like in the first place - we have plenty of options to explore and one of the best ways is to give them a try to find out what works for you. We understand that different people have different needs and preferences. All these support services are appropriate for different situations.

This page can help you seek a trained active listener to talk to through 1-on-1 conversations. These listeners come from different walks of life and all are ready to offer a compassionate listening ear to people who would like to talk to someone else. You can select their username to view their detailed profile page with their shared bio and other information such as whether they have lived experience of mental health conditions or topics, their reviews, as well as their training and other badges. While our listeners do not provide direct advice, their support can help you vent your feelings and concerns in a safe space and you can work together to figure out healthy coping tools.

Listener conversations can vary in duration according to your listener's and your personal availability. Some listeners have the option to schedule chats with them in advance. You can always browse for listeners and leave them a message so that they can get back to you with their availability.

There are several other ways you can find someone to talk to at 7 Cups. These include the group chats and subcommunities. We are glad you are taking the first step towards support!

Our group chat rooms are online chat rooms that serve as different support groups where you can send text messages 24/7. We are a global community with people from all over the world. Some chat rooms include the Sharing Circle room, which is a non-judgemental safe space based on the traditions of AA and similar support groups. This space can prove helpful if you need a group of people to talk to who can listen and get to know you over a long time. Sharing your feelings and experiences as well as listening to those of others can help feel supported. You can expand your support network and make online supportive friends and connections!

On the other hand, if you would like to interact with people and talk to someone over forums, we have dedicated subcommunities for over 45+ topics covering a wide range of mental illness support topics through various sub-forums. Our subcommunities provide support, awareness, events, as well as opportunities to participate in light-hearted icebreakers.

Apart from the above mentioned mental health services at 7 Cups, we have affordable therapy options allowing you to seek online therapy for mental health problems with an online therapist, licensed psychologist, and other mental health professionals. This support is affordable as compared to other online and offline services or other options like support through insurance companies. Therapists are also available to talk to throughout the week on working days.

While our community can help support you after you have lost someone else to suicide, 7 Cups is not to be used in the state of active/passive suicidal thoughts - for such cases, please visit helpful resources such as the Samaritans or National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. For a complete list of helpful resources, click here.

If you would like to gain further insight and helpful information about different mental health topics, you can visit our Community Questions and Answers pages, or read our Expert Mental Health News and Advice articles. Other main features you can explore include our self-help guides and growth paths based on treatment protocols available for free!

The bottom line is, you are never alone - 7 Cups is a community aiming to provide compassion on a global scale. There are various ways to talk to someone at 7 Cups. These include 1-on-1 conversations based on active listening and support through trained listeners, group chats with support discussions and Sharing Circles, and the subcommunity forums. Other features that you may find helpful include the growth paths, community questions and answers, as well as expert advice sections.

herealways27

Pinnacle 9
Listens to To Teens
in last week
Hello there, I’m Herealways27! I’ve been a Listener on 7 Cups since October 2018, and I was or currently am having the following roles in the community: ·       Verified Listener: I have been Verified by the community based on my commitment to active listening skills and quality chatting. ·       Listener Verifier: I can conduct mock chats with Listeners who want to be verified. I can help prepare, offer resources and tips before the actual mock chat. ·       Safety Patrol: I can flag profiles with an inappropriate profile picture, username, or bio text. Please give me a message if you know one and need help reporting! ·       Quality Teen Star: I can mentor Listeners who have difficulties with any active listening skills on 1-on-1 chats with members. My goal is to improve listener quality and confidence. ·       Translation Project Proofreader: I’m helping to translate 7 Cups to Vietnamese! ·       Intern Graduate: I’ve graduated from 7 Cups Internship Community Track on June 2020 with Honors. ~ A little bit about me: ·       I’m currently 17 years old and a senior in high school in California, US. ·       I’m 150% fluent in Vietnamese!! 😊 I'm also self-learning Korean currently 😊 ·       I enjoy reading and writing about true crimes! I also write a blog about them! ·       I aim to be a future PA! <3 ·       My favorite singers and bands are Sunmi, Stray Kids, Blackpink, (G)I-DLE, Travis Scott, The Weeknd, The Neighbourhood and Don Toliver <3 <3 <3 Please reach out to me with any questions you might have and I will try my best to reply as soon as possible! 😊 Also, feel free to drop in to discuss any interest <3
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454
United States

sunlightspirit

Scholar 7
Listens to Over 18
in last week
It takes great courage to reach out and I would honor the opportunity to be a part of your journey by supporting you through your healing process so that you can experience life's greatest moments more often or if your needs are just to be heard and understood, reach out to me for a chat.   I look forward to chatting with you. If I am not online or unavailable at the moment and you would like to book a 1-on-1 session with me at a specific date and time you can book a 1-hour slot using my online calendar here:  https://sunlight.youcanbook.me/  If this is your first booking, please be sure to send me a chat message stating you booked a session so that I can later reach out to you when we are scheduled to chat!  Specialize in: SEXUAL CONCERNS; SEXUAL ISSUES; SEXUAL HEALTH; SEXUALITY; BREAKUPS; RELATIONSHIP STRESS; ADHD; PSTD;  EATING DISORDERS; DEPRESSIONAfter receiving a BA in Psychology and Family Studies and a Master's in Education I knew my love for making a difference in other peoples lives was where I needed to be, whether it is just for a person to be heard and understood or to brainstorm ideas, together we can walk down the path of self-discovery and hope.  With over 5 years of experience in supporting people with various issues and difficult situations and a lifetime of my own real-world discoveries, I bring a unique blend of understanding your situation with genuine support to create a safe environment to share your thoughts and feelings.Quote:“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” — Mahatma Gandhi  
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878
United States

musicalHarmony

Proficient 11
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
        Hey there, thanks for stopping by my profile 💜 If I am online, feel free to send a message, if I'm not online please browse for other listeners here.I'm glad you found me. My job here is to listen and support. Some members only want to be listened to, others want to discuss. Whatever is best for you is fine and we'll figure it out as we go.Please note: Inappropriate language or topics are not accepted. I will warn with a maximum of three times and then block.I have experience from anxiety, trauma, panic attacks, insomnia and know it can be overwhelming at times. Just leave a message and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.7 Cups InvolvementVerified ListenerFamily & Caregiver Support Chatroom Moderator50+ Chatroom ModeratorNewbie Hub Room SupporterListener Discussions HostCare Team Guide Peer SupporterDoorkeeperAdult Teen listenerQuality Mentor"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that" (Martin Luther King jr).   My listener twins   Destiny00Wonderful and caringPuzichkinCatCompassionate and empathicOptimisticDay8079Helpful and inspiringSherEnergetic and inspirational
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1325
Sweden

DayDreamWithYou

Specialist 7
Listens to To Teens
in last week
New: My time zone has changed from Pacific Time to Chungyuan Standard Time.*under construction* Update: I am really sorry, but I am not currently taking any member chats at the moment. In the meantime, here are some amazing listeners, and I hope you will be able to find a listener that can support you best :) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~If anyone asks me who I am, to be honest, I would not know what to say. I am a cis female that still questions her own sexuality. I am someone who cares about school, yet I don't. I am someone who loves friends, yet I am not exactly social. My interests are ever-changing, and everything is sort of all over the place. However, despite all the questions in my head about who I am, there is one thing I am sure about: it is my story. Every story is special in its own ways, yet sometimes our stories are not heard, and stepping outside our comfort zone to share is very hard. I am very proud to see that every one of you took the first step and made a member account whether it is for support or just for the sake of having one. I won't pretend to understand what you are going through because I truly don't. I have not been in your shoes and neither have I experience what you had, no matter how similar our stories may be. I won't promise you will feel better and that everything would get better because we really do not know, but from the bottom of my heart, I still hope that I can support you the best that I can. Some topics that I have dealt with are depression, anxiety, LGBTQ+, self-harm, sleeping well, loneliness, self-esteem, and many more in varying degrees. I would love to talk about these issues; however, please note that I will not be sharing my personal experiences with these issues because I would love to focus on listening to your story. My listening space is a safe place for those who would like to talk about any issues from DID to sexual health without any judgement. Each person is different, and my style may not exactly match up with yours, which is perfectly alright! There are also some other wonderful listeners that you may want to check out here! And welcome to my profile. I am Day/Dream, and I am very excited to get to know all of you :)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~My Availability: Green - I am online for both member and listener-related chats. Orange - I am only online for listener-related chats and may be in-and-out, but I will reply within 30 minutes. Red - I am fully inactive and logged out of the site. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~To everyone:  My private message response time is now 24-48 hours! If I do not respond within 2 days, please send me another message, and I apologize in advance. My account is also prone to several 7 cups bugs, so there will be times where I am unable to send messages, and I usually update in my bio when that happens. Additionally, please note that if I am around in a particular area (chatrooms, forums, or private messages), it does not mean that I will be active in another area. Thank you for understanding!Growth pathways: Love Yourself with BTS~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Some things about me: My Pronouns are: she/her/hersAbout my interests: If you have seen me around, you'll know that I am super into music, and my taste in music changes every week and sometimes even daily. I love reading, and I can't express the happiness reading brings to me; it's definitely a place I go to release some emotions or maybe to feel some emotions (if that makes any sense). I am also a huge k-drama addict, and I am a multi-fandom k-pop fan. Something more general, I am very passionate about bullet journaling, animals, and I also swim occasionally.About my personality: I am an advocate and a mediator (INFJ-T and INFP-T). I am a very straightforward and open-minded person. I am the kind of person that takes a while to open-up, so sometimes I may seem reserved. I can also always see the positive aspects of any situation and can understand multiple sides of every story.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Some super awesome listeners: @avagracii - Avaaaa, my listener twinniee :) I want to give a huge thank you to her for always being there for me, especially the beginning of my listening journey, and being her wonderful self. She is really amazing and super compassionate and sweet, and did I mention she loves animals as much as I do?@cocoakrispies121 - Cocoaaa! I really don't know how to phrase it properly, but she is one of the most amazing people I met. We actually joined around the same time, have similar roles, and even take breaks around the same time. She is honestly super supportive, and I really can't say how delighted I am that I met her!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "there is no greater agony than an untold story inside you" ~ Maya Angelou
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357
United States

Emily328

Guru
Listens to To Teens
in last week
🌼 Hello there and welcome to my bio 🌼** On break. I am currently innactive. Not answeing pm's. Please don't message. <--- Starting June 15th** If someone asks me if I like myself, to be honest I wouldn't know how to answer. I love myself for who I am yet I fight to earn my spot. I am someone who tries to overcome anything life throws at me yet feels like giving up half of the time. I love iced coffee yet  hates coffee. I am social and love talking with others but I'm shy. I am always changing weather it's my interests or my personality. Even with these difficulties in everyday situations, I know that none of this defines who I truly am. Hi, I'm Émily-Jane! It's so glad to know your reaching out, I want you to know I am proud of you. As a listener and human being myself, I have gone through many things and still do. Life kicks usaround at times and I agree, it can be very hard. But life is like a roller coaster; we have our ups and our downs. And life is like riding a bycicle; to keep our balance, we must keep moving. My story is going to be forever filled with ups and downs. For me, beauty begins the moment you decided to be yourself. When I feel a little down, I put on my favorite music on and dance like no one is watching. Never a failure, always a lesson. You may see me struggle, but you'll never see me quit.  Everyone has a different story. And that is what makes us ourself.  Each story is unique and deserves to be heard. To whoever reading this, I want you to know I am here for you. It's amazing to see that you have taken a step to reach out for support. It takes a lot of courage to do that. I may not have experience with what you have been through, but I know how hard it can be. I will always provide a supportive and respectful listening ear. Take your time <3🌼 About me 🌼 My name is Émily-Jane My pronouns are she\her I am a surfer, volleyball and hockey player I am currently battling cancer  I have anxiety and asthma I speak full fluent in bot English and French My personality type is ISFJ 🌼 My listening style 🌼My listening style is a bit different from others although I can always change it up a bit if you'd like! During our chat, I will provide a supportive and non-judgmental listening ear and a comfortable place to talk. Your story deserves to be heard. I care for you. I may not have direct experience with what you are going through but I can tell you, I know how hard it is. My chats usually range from 20 to 40 minutes depending on the topic. I am not comfortable taking chats about: - sexual health\Sexual assault - alcohol\drug use  - DepressionTopics I am comfortable taking and have experience with are:- Self Harm - Anxiety - Breakups - Cancer - Self Esteem 🌼 My roles 🌼I am a verified listener I am a Chatroom Moderator for the Positive & Gratitude  and Self Harm Recovery subcommunities I am a Forum supporter for the AS subcommunity I am a Peer Supporter which means I can offer support to listeners after a hard chat🌼 My listener twin 🌼@KatieTheBigRockOne - Katie is one of the sweetest person I have ever met. She always brightens up the rooms and brings so many smiles to faces. She is heart warming and very supportive <3 Great person to have a conversation with. @EmikoKokoro - Emi, my twin name haha! Emi is a wonderful person, and always makes me laugh. Emi is a great leader and friend, beyond sweet, kind, supportive and caring! 🌼  Other friends of mine  🌼@bouncySalamander26 @Daf8  @Dino12 @Tami150 @Starmedia  @Listeningsarinn @ashlyntheordinary @Azalea98 @enchantedlove  @cuteOrange213 @DreamTouch @MishiS @TheResilientDancer @SophiaSanae @SuryanshSingh A special shoutout to my loving friend ever, Kayla. You are such an incredible person with a huge heart of gold. Once you set your mind to something, there is no stopping you. And that is one of the many things I admire about you. You are amazing, sweet, lavish, caring loving, much more and most important, you are you. I don't know what I would do without you on my journey!  🌼 My triggers 🌼When chatting with me, please try to refrain from using the word "Oh" or "K" as it triggers me more than anything. Also, please don't call me "hun" or "love" if we haven't talked a lot. 🌼 Thanks for visiting my profile 🌼          
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808
Canada

KimsonTheSteveFundYPOC

Discoverer 8
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello Everyone! I’m glad you found me on 7 Cups! I’m a trained active listener and Young People of Color community manager with support from  The Steve Fund where we are passionate about the emotional and mental well-being of young people of color. I enjoy reading all types of genres and collecting old cameras. If I’m online, then please feel free to start a chat. If I’m offline, then send me a message and we can set up a time to connect or answer questions you may have. Welcome and I am so glad you decided to join us!
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31
United States

Tyedyedbutterfly65

Pinnacle 10
Listens to Over 18
in last week
Hello, I am Tye🦋 - NOT TAKING NEW MEMBER CHATS - PLEASE READ BELOW.                                                                                                                                                                                                    Welcome to 7cups I am so sorry  but at this time I am NO LONGER TAKING ON  ANY  1-1 Chats in Pm's with Members( Unless related to the group chatrooms) . I will be out in the Listener and Member rooms supporting the group chatrooms- So Please browse the Listeners and do a Filtered search and find a Listener that would be great fit for you we have around 400,000 Listeners on the site ! Isn't that awesome ! https://www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/Please click on the Link I have shared and you will see so many amazing profiles. Friendly Reminder - We Listeners are not Therapist sometimes people assume we are but we aren't so sorry. We are here to Listen and support the best we can. We have no degree in Mental Health so Please know we can NOT GIVE ADVICE nor CURE you . We also are not here to Find you a Life Mate we can only Listen as we do with other topics. MY ROLES ON THE SITE ARE LISTED BELOW .�Verified Listener- This Means that I have taken more training to be a better Listener� Global Moderator- I am a Mod in all the Member Group Chatrooms except Teens. Peer Supporter- Trained in Supporting Fellow Team Mates who have went through a  triggering or stressful chat . Door Keeper- This means Opening Up Pop Up Chatrooms .� Room Mod /CRM which means Chatroom Mentor for Listener rooms .�Safety Patrol Team- Flagger�Chat Supporter in Listener Support Room- Trained help listeners that in ongoing chats and need some support.� Thanks for reading, TYE🦋      
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3403
United States

hopedreamlove

Epitome 7
Listens to To Teens
in last week
🌺 I am really sorry, but I am unable to take new member chats at the moment. You can find a wonderful listener using the Browse Listeners page. I truly hope you find the support you deserve! ☕️ Hi you! Yes, you! The incredible human being who might be struggling and who deserves compassion and kindness. I may not have gone through the same experiences as you, but I can understand and acknowledge that you are in immense pain. It can be incredibly difficult reaching out for support, I am so proud of you for taking the first step to find support. Things may seem difficult or even impossible right now, but you are not alone. You matter, are worthy, and valid. 🌺 Hello hello hello! I am Hope or Jasmine, a teenager who has gone through the ups and downs of this roller coaster we call life. I have also been called the "Queen of Typos," so that probably tells you something about me! I adore coffee, listening to music, playing my violin, obsessing over Hamilton, watching TV shows, and learning about the world! I discovered this site over a year ago, and fell in love with this fantabulous community. I believe everyone has their own story, and I am here on 7 cups because I would be honored to listen to yours. ☕️ My listening style is a bit different from most, in the way that my messages are usually longer and reflect and provide my insight on what you said. It will still be your chat, and you will have the power to direct the topic to what you are looking to talk about. I do not take chats on eating disorders, alcohol/drug use, sexual abuse and sexual health at the moment, thank you for understanding! I unfortunately cannot wave a magic wand and solve any problems you might be having (It would be so cool if I could!) but instead I can provide a listening ear and be there for you. I strongly believe in kindness and respect which I always incorporate in my conversations! During our chat, I will also empower and validate you while creating a safe place for you to talk in my pms. It has lots of cookies, hugs, and any other treats or comfort items you want. 🌺 Projects/Roles I am involved with: Verified listener, Chat Supporter, Teen Chatroom Star Leader, Quality Teen Star, Community Teen Star, Teen Chatroom Star/Mod, Teen Forum Star, Teen Listener Coach, Global Moderator, Safety Patrol Team Member, Doorkeeper, Project Lead/Agent, DJ Team Member, Verifier, Peer Supporter, Team Lightship Team Member ☕️ This is a safe and inclusive profile for all. While there are some topics mentioned above that I do not take due to personal reasons, I will not ever discriminate or judge you. People of all genders, sexualities, race, religions, beliefs, and identities are welcome here! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my profile! I hope you have a lovely day! Click here for a surprise!
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1873
United States

Daf8

Veteran 3
Listens to To Teens
in last week
 ¡Hola!  Me llamo Daf.  Soy una adolescente que ama estar acá para vos.  No puedo solucionar tu vida, pero prometo apoyarte tanto como pueda. Sobre mí: He pasado por muchas cosas, por lo que comprendo y valido que te sientas como te sentís.  Entre otras cosas, padezco síntomas de depresión, ansiedad y estrés.  Sé y entiendo que no es fácil, y no voy a intentar convencerte de lo contrario.  Básicamente, soy la rara de la clase. La introvertida, la que canta cuando nadie la escucha, la que devora libros, la mejor amiga de los/as gatos/as, y la amiga que siempre te respeta y está para apoyarte. Si me lo permitís, seré esa amiga.  Mis conversaciones tienen un único objetivo: apoyarte tanto y como pueda.  Entiendo que estás pasando un momento realmente difícil, con todo lo que eso trae. Estados: Cuando mi estado se representa con el color rojo, significa que no estoy, y no voy a responder inmediatamente. Sin embargo, ¡podés enviarme mensajes! Me encantará recibirlos, y contestaré cuando pueda hacerlo.  Cuando mi estado se representa con el color naranja, significa que estoy, aunque hay posibilidades de que no responda inmediatamente.  Cuando mi estado se representa con el color verde, significa que estoy de forma total: ¡escribime! Me encantará leerte y responderte. ¡¡¡¡ATENCIÓN!!!! IMPORTANTE: Estoy para vos  Hi!  My name is Daf.  I´m a teenage girl who loves to be here for you.  I can´t solve your life, but I promise to support you as much as I can. About me: I have been through many things, so I understand and validate that you feel the way you feel.  Among other things, I have symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress.  I know and understand that it is not easy, and I will not try to convince you otherwise.  Basically, I'm the weirdest in class. The introvert, the one who sings when nobody listens to her, the one who devours books, the best friend of cats, and the friend who is respectful and always there to support you. If you allow me, I will be that friend.  My conversations have only one objective: to support you in any way and as much as I can.  I understand that you are having a really difficult time, with all that that brings. Status: When my status is represented with red, it means that I am not here, and I will not respond immediately. However, you can send me messages! I will love to receive them, and I will reply whenever I can.  When my status is represented with orange, it means that I am here, although there are chances that I will not respond immediately.  When my status is represented with green, it means that I am totally here: message me! I will love to read and respond to you. ATTENTION!!!! IMPORTANT: I am here for you   
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1520
Argentina

Hannah42

Helper 1
Listens to To Teens
in last week
16 | hello, here to listen and help during hard times. i would love to understand your troubles and make it all feel okay.
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32
United States

competentParadise6344

Guru 10
Listens to Teens &amp; Over 18
in last week
Hello! I am Paradise.   Please note that I am no longer taking member support requests/listening requests concerning personal issues. If you are looking for a supportive listener, please find one here!I'm a Chatroom Mentor, Community Mentor, and Quality Mentor. I would love to help you throughout your listener journey by providing you with relevant resources and improving your active listening skills. I can answer any questions you have and offer guidance. We can work together to make 7 cups the best experience possible.  If you message me, let me know what you are interested in.I support the Leadership Development Program as an Academy Mentor Leader, responsible for overseeing the Leadership Development Mentor Team. I support the Quality Listening Program as an Academy Mentor Leader, responsible for overseeing the Quality Listening Mentor Team.I support the Building Community Program as an Academy Mentor, feel free to contact me if you have questions related to the program.I am an Active Listening 4 (AL4) Grader, you can check AL4 Updates to see when badges have been last updated.If you are interested in hosting session(s) for the Listener Sharing Circle or would like to know more about it, please check out the informative forum threads on it here: click me.  🌿About me🌿  I enjoy writing a lot. In my free time, I have a passion for taking pictures of nature.                                                                           🌿Some Quotes I like🌿   Believe you can and you're halfway there.🌿 My roles on 7 cups🌿  Academy Mentor Leader (Leadership Development Program & Quality Listening Program)  Academy Mentor (Building Community Program)  Adult-Teen Listener Outreach (Project Agent) Chat Support Chatroom Mentor Community Mentor Discussion Leader  Doorkeeper  Editorial Assistant  Global Mod Peer Support  Quality Mentor Safety Patrol Support Team Helper (Listener Sharing Circle) 
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223
United States

incognitoknight0101

Paragon 4
Listens to Over 18
in last week
On Break! Responses could take 48 hrs or more. Till then have chocolates 🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫 Glad you are here. :)“The moth prefers the moon and detests the sun, while the butterfly loves the sun and hides from the moon. Every living creature responds to light. But depending on the amount of light you have inside, determines which lamp in the sky your heart will swoon."“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars."“Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror."
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3461
India