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I Always Have to Manage By Myself

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    Definitely....

    Maybe it is my fault as perhaps I come across as happy, well adjusted and in control. I think sometimes you can do a job such as mine where you are caring for children and people automatically see you as strong. I am not at all, I feel so alone in all areas of my life, especially...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 4, 2011

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    That's What It Comes Down To

    I trust no one, depend on no one. If I need something, I usually get it myself. I never ask for anything, and rarely accept hand-outs. I have been given "gifts" before, and later was expected to do something for the person in return, or they lorded it over me for years after. I...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 3, 2010

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    Nearly Always

    My husband is away so much that I have to manage by myself. I have never relied on anyone else for anything anyway! I would never ask my parents or anyone in my family for help or money. I won't even rely on my friends for things like that! It can be tough sometimes but I think...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 12, 2008

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    Some people have parents,

    some people parent themselves.I grew up thinking I was strong. Being lonely as a child will do one of two things to your ego. Throw in some encounters with police, drug abuse, divorce between parents, other kinds of abuse, yadda yadda. But being homeless really changes your...
    Joeowleyes Joeowleyes 18-21, M Dec 15, 2013

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    Alone In This

    I`ve been thinking that maybe, just maybe I could allow myself to talk to someone about a few things, just to start to let it out. So I was thinking I could talk to my only friend, maybe it`s a good start. But I just found out she is having these huge problems, and of course I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 30, 2012

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    I Was Born Alone

    I came to this world by myself, thus I live like that. Never trusting or relying on anyone. In my professional aspect I am a great team player and I work well with a group. In my personal life I seldomly trust people. My family and partner are the only people I can rely on and...
    cleargerman cleargerman 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 15, 2012

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    I'll Cope - I Have To.

    I go through all of life's crisis by myself. Each of my siblings is constantly moaning and whinging about how busy they are, how tired, how everything they are to my mother... that's all I ever hear from her. I feel so down because I'm the one who lives by myself and has no...
    WishIwasHappy WishIwasHappy 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 22, 2007

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    The Only Way I Know

    I always have to manage by myself. It started in my childhood, when I learned that my parents where too busy to pay atention to me most of the time, and I was expected to manage things on my own and to be an example for my little sister and brother, even when I was 5... Then I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 29, 2012

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    Always

    i used to try and get help.but i don`t like people who say it can`t be done,or gripe to much.so i end up doing it by myself.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 1 Response Apr 20, 2009

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    I Used To Think That

    I used to believe that I was a "lone ranger", having to walk through life alone. But that is so far from the truth now, its funny how fast things can change in such a sort time....
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Dec 12, 2010

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    I Can Run And Find Happiness In That Running

    More often than not, I have to figure things out on my own. Things will be driving me completely mad, and I will have absolutely no one to confide in. During this times I find myself crying a lot and letting the loneliness envelope me; however, if I can, I need to remind myself...
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 29, 2012

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    The Day Where Change Must Be Made.

    I am a college student, discontinued 2 courses such as Nursing and Medical Technology and now back on track to take Computer Science. It's really hard to think that you spent 4 years of searching what you wanted and then ending up in a situation where you need to choose whether...
    msmhage msmhage 18-21, F Nov 5, 2011

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    We Do It Because We Have Too

    noone cares really about me unless they want something they they come to me and that is starting to end as i have had it and saying no more often
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Apr 10, 2012

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    "Deal With It!"

    Over the years, I learned to rely on myself to deal with life without expecting help, yet I have to provide help.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 25, 2011

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    Isn't that what it's there for? The only time I have ever experienced a completely blank mind is when someone asked me a question. LOL
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    Like men and i have known this and I was 5 years old, I was marries once, and partnered for 13 years, but happy with my self and who I am.
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    My Life has always been the same alone with myself and My shadow. I am 30 years old and have always worked for what I got. I have never been in a relationship and only have had...
    whatisi whatisi 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    I think too much about everything and it sucks because I usually get in trouble or hurt myself...
    understandmeagain understandmeagain 18-21, M Sep 28

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    I really have lately, a lot of it is thanks to this app, I used to be a very bitter and angry person, not at anything in particular just everything. Things weren't so bad in high...
    steelers7fan steelers7fan 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 29

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    Back in my teens I wore JNCO jeans. My favorite pair were called double barrel. I think the circumference of the legs were like 28" or something. Let's just say that they were...
    iamokaynow iamokaynow 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Yeah but sadly I didn't do it quick enough. I don't know what those injections are called, the ones you can get now if you'd like to kill yourself. Anyone know what they're called...
    WintersSoldier2 WintersSoldier2 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 26

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    Everyone always has something on their mind be it good or bad. There's always something there.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F Sep 28

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    It's one of those nights. I hate myself. Ahhh this feeling suuuucks. It's gonna be a long night!
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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    Happy or sad. There's always something.
    LadyWhatever LadyWhatever 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    She's here , she's not here...crawls into my heart to give it a kiss and then I can barely make out her shadow when she disappears out the door. What was that I say? And for just a...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 31-35, M 3 Responses Sep 28

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    i always do have crushes on ppl that will never give me teh time or day
    lovelinessbathes lovelinessbathes 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 8

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    It's never anything sorted just little crushes on everyday people. The cashier I always talk to for a few extra minutes every morning, the friendly girl who walks her dogs in my...
    DizzyGreenEyes DizzyGreenEyes 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Yes right now there is, the singer have quite lovely voice so this song always sticks with me, and the feeling because I'm very musical
    nonichecliche nonichecliche 18-21, F a week ago

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    I've been crushing on this guy that used to visit me at work and talk to me. I haven't seen him for a while and I kinda miss our little chats made the work day more interesting...
    Zaada Zaada 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have done it my teen yrs & went through a lot with my mom & my high school bf then! A lot of drama that I couldn't take! I don't do that bc I have my kids to think about & to...
    ncsweetfem ncsweetfem 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    When the blues invade your heart and soul all that keeps you from going off the deep end is a thought maybe just maybe one day it will all be better......
    bignatbreastluver bignatbreastluver 46-50, M Sep 22

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    My bladder is filling and im about to get a pumpkin coffee at dunkin donuts. Idek if i can hold until then. I lied. My bladder is so small
    batbrobatman batbrobatman 13-15, M Sep 25

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    My master just let me go like 10 minutes ago. I just finished peeing. My bladder is so soft and smooth and happy
    batbrobatman batbrobatman 13-15, M Sep 25

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    I think compulsively nearly all the time which often manifest as over rationalized analysis of things around me, or insecure worrying about what could go wrong. I wish I was better...
    4myinnerchild 4myinnerchild 51-55, M Sep 27

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    And when someone I know is around, something coming out of my mouth. xD My mind is the harborer of endless thoughts and my mouth loves to let them out.
    left4deadspace left4deadspace 16-17, M Sep 28

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    Things people can relate to but not give a care in the world for what isn't theirs.
    sbomber25 sbomber25 22-25, M Sep 28

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    Don't you hate it when you ask "what are you thinking about" and the answer is "nothing"? Impossible.
    Fallflower Fallflower 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    I spose we'd be hard pressed to find someone who hadn't. I like to think more about all the times I've drifted off to sleep with a smile on my face. The numbers may not be even...
    niklb niklb 41-45, F Oct 3

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    Praying I can sleep some time soon. My head is pounding and my heart is racing.
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    and the tears just keep rolling. praying I don't make a dumb mistake. it's not good to make decisions when you're upset.
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    #1 crush =3 year of being stupid #2 crush =6 months of lust #3 crush =7 months and going, of friendship Yes, I've had 3 crushes
    ForeverAutumnsLove ForeverAutumnsLove 16-17, F Oct 9

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    I'm so fancy... Ugh! The struggle with having two teenage daughters...
    3Dogmatic 3Dogmatic 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 9

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    He said "I don't like you" to my face.... How ******* insensitive
    cicizzle cicizzle 13-15, F Oct 11

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    It's the worst. :( there's one specific instance I remember.. my brother joined a cult in Texas years ago and we hadn't heard from him in a long time. We didn't even know if he was...
    ShimmerSquirrels13 ShimmerSquirrels13 22-25, F Oct 12

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    Any females interested in a pee holding contest?
    burstingbadly burstingbadly 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 13

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    This gent.Making me banana pancakes.Preferably náked. 
    JaneBloodyAusten JaneBloodyAusten 31-35, F 10 Responses 6 days ago

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    But they're usually out of my league! aha. :)
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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