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I Abstained From Alcohol Since I Do Not Need It to Be Social

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    I make people uncomfortable effortlessly just by being present...
    betequeue betequeue 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    If I ever could change ANYTHING in my life, it would have been to NEVER ever have tasted alcohol. It would seriously not been any loss at all! I am no alcoholic. I never drunk and...
    Olmed Olmed 36-40 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Hi, t this is gonna be a bit of a story, sorry, thanks for reading, I am terrified. Three years ago I was 18, graduating high school and travelling south with a girl I loved. When...
    illusive223 illusive223 18-21, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Last October, my drinking had gotten to the point where a concerned out-of-town acquaintance called the local police out of concern for my well-being. Long story short, I was...
    brattyjenn brattyjenn 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    I am a 49 year old woman and have had issues with alcohol since I was in my twenties. I have gone long periods without drinking but when I start again, it quickly spirals out of...
    Ysabel2 Ysabel2 46-50, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I love my boyfriend deeply and there's nothing wrong with him personally. He does however have something wrong with him personality. He's angry a lot and he takes it out on his...
    LucyPimp LucyPimp 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 9

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    I need to feel free from all restraints from life... without questioning of why or from judgement. I need an adventure..some excitment with no worries of tomorrow. I need a remedy...
    wickedone72 wickedone72 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    Heavenly Father, I need you now. I come before you with a humble, broken heart. Please heal me. Please take the hurt away. Please take the confusion and torment away as it is...
    feelingsoblu feelingsoblu 31-35, F 22 hrs ago

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    I feel like he's pulling away. My boyfriend, we've been together 2 and a half years. We we first got together, and up until the last December, everything was great. We got each...
    krissyhopee0726 krissyhopee0726 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    But then again, it's most likely the only thing that allows us to communicate. I love helping others but most times I feel used. I've come to realize that maybe that's the only way...
    llaurenn llaurenn 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    i am kurdish i from iraq i need marry i so sad in iraq
    ahmadswara ahmadswara 18-21 1 Response Jul 21

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    Nope don't need drugs or alcohol my mind is warped enough don't need that crap adding to it
    June4U June4U 22-25, F 5 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Testimonial Dinner My heart is beating so hard after receiving an invitation for a testimonial dinner. I want to be absent so bad but they made a special delivery to make sure we...
    thelonewood thelonewood 26-30 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I don't need them, I have a naughty mind ;)
    Classjenny Classjenny 41-45, F 4 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    All my old group of friends do together is drink and smoke and smoke weed... It got to the point where I stopped hanging out with them because I don't need that in my life
    mcc7 mcc7 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I am presently estranged from my family, except for contact with an elderly mother. My sister and brother-in-law have children and tend to host most of the family gatherings...
    Micikem Micikem 56-60, M 6 days ago

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    I have had some interesting encounters with 3 guys these past months: Guy 1: Met this guy in February, I am 23 and he is 30. We totally hit things off and have some good...
    silkteddyy silkteddyy 22-25, F 5 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    This is my story, i posted in my facebook page. This page is like dead tho, cos i have no friends there, so read it and think about all what i said: I think im leaving for...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    sometimes when i seclude myself and become an anti social weirdo im afraid even to talk to my bestfriend who is just my neighbor and i see everyday its a good thing she loves me...
    harmlesscheesecake harmlesscheesecake 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    My boyfriend thought this would be a good idea but I fear I'll just be a voice lost among many here. I don't know that I have social anxiety. I haven't seen a doctor. And I don...
    PrivateB PrivateB 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 30

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    Sometimes it's hard to remember that I used to be comfortable around people as a kid. Since I was 9 or 10 years old I've had trouble going to school. At first I had no idea why. My...
    Nakuki Nakuki 22-25 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I'm in such a bad way. I'd appreciate some kind words off anyone. I have a history of severe depression anyway but events in my life atm are causing me to implode. I have two...
    Stiggyb Stiggyb 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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    First, I want to introduce myself, I am Cyril, 22 years old living in the Philippines. I work online as a freelance writer where I earn money just enough to pay monthly bills and...
    CyrilOh CyrilOh 18-21 Jul 15

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    I certainly have social anxiety but not to the point that I cannot function socially at all. But each time that I go into a social situation, I do need to mentally prepare myself...
    NerdyGirl78 NerdyGirl78 36-40, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Ugh...and this is why I stand out from most of the teens at my school and In my social life. Like that's all teens look forward to now around where I live and there's way more than...
    7lee7 7lee7 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 7

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    Am I a somewhat alcoholic if I rely on a few of swigs of hard liquor (at least) to get through a social situation?
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 15

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    I don't do drugs.. I don't smoke.. I don't drink.. I took ecstasy once when I were a teenager.. a very bad idea, I loose my ability to focus in class for a week.. I smoked once...
    9thguy 9thguy 26-30, M Jul 21

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    When i was young, it always appeared somewhat strange to me, when i watched friends or relatives making first experiences with cigarettes and alcohol. (Beer, sparkling wine and...
    MichaelSan1980 MichaelSan1980 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    I think all those weddnings, parties, suppers and the other kinds of an official meetings are too often "supported" by an alcohol. I think we must be conscious that the most...
    michalmos michalmos 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 30

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    I have done some substances and have had drinks, but it does not enhance my ability to have fun. I don't even know if I like drugs or not, but I don't feel a need to do them...
    Steffi627 Steffi627 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 11

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    That's not the only thing I have to deal with. I have to deal with bitching family members, even though I contribute. I help take care of someone who doesn't even remember much. I...
    apex2 apex2 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    All my life I have lived in fear of social rejection. My family immigrated to the U.S. when I was 6 and I could not speak a word of English. I was sent to live with my aunt who...
    MNRR MNRR 36-40 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I met a negative guy and I am falling for him. He is also falling for me. We met 4 months ago and because he lives in another city we haven't seen each other very often, but we...
    MaryLondon MaryLondon 26-30, F 6 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I have been diagnosed with clinical depression from the age of 15. I guess what got me started was the constant bullying I endured through my school years. At the age of 14, I...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    Took the test. Got the diagnosis. I have social anxiety. I am in therapy one or two hours each week. It helps to talk, but I have a tight family who simply can't stop having social...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 4 Responses Jul 19

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    I read all of the stories and I can relate to them my husband was the sort of man that women adore beautiful in everyway but he is a functioning alcoholic .So I did it I left my...
    sunshineonarainyday sunshineonarainyday 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    Hi everyone. I had a particularly tough weekend with my husband. I was so upset & disappointed. I was searching for support and found this site. Read many of your experiences, felt...
    kbella1218 kbella1218 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Because I am fun. Apparently people think I'm anti social when I drink . So we have a rule . No phone threw out the whole night.
    Makaleetah Makaleetah 16-17, F a week ago

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    Not sure where to start really, this is my first post on here and this is the reason for my joining. I feel like I can't talk to my friends because I still don't want them to look...
    minicloud minicloud 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    It has been said that we are social animals. I think that's true. Even introverts like me value connections, we just value fewer and deeper connections than what the social media...
    LostInTheWoulds LostInTheWoulds 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 7

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    My life has has been a negative snowball effect. It first started with my parents splitting up when I was born, I didn't start seeing my dad until I was about 2. By then my mom had...
    kitty4kitty kitty4kitty 13-15, F Jul 17

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    Today is 44 days of sobriety. The longest I've managed in 20 years (I'm 35 so do the math) I never took it seriously enough in the past. This has become a challenge interspersed...
    wonderessa wonderessa 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    This actually comes from my parents because they've never have done drugs and yes they've drank alcohol but like on rare occasions such as new years. Plus alcohol turned my...
    SoulWriter17 SoulWriter17 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I need some Seexual (Filter) advice/help from a girl. If anyone is mature enough to handle it please inbox or text me 614-725-6614. Embarrassed for asking but got to ask. :/ thanks...
    Winbu Winbu 16-17, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    It happened within the last month, the one thing everyone dreads knocking on their door. The police rang, they want my father for questioning because something came up that he's...
    murphys102 murphys102 18-21, F Jul 1

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    From an early age I can always remember my mum drinking, I remember that horrible smell of stale alcohol and cigarettes on her. As I got older it got harder for me because I felt I...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F Jul 1

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    Alcohol. Drinks. Cigarettes. Scruff. The modern society is almost defined by these terms. No matter where you go, you'll stumble upon it. And I hate it. I don't hate you for...
    CasualConversation CasualConversation 18-21, M 11 Responses