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I Am Always Attracted to People With Too Much Baggage

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    I Can Save Him, Yes I Can!

    he has a criminal record and unable to drive, but that's okay 'cuz he hasn't a ride.  has seven kids he can't even see. a really great dad, which is appealing to me.  he is separated, but not yet divorced. I do give him credit for staying the course...
    FreakOfNature FreakOfNature 41-45 13 Responses Oct 18, 2008

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    Are You Kidding?

    A bit of baggage is one thing, however lately I found myself in a situation that was starting to repeat itself from the last bad situation I let myself get charmed into. I can't believe my bad luck with relationships. I mean seriously now, are there any women who don't have an...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 19, 2010

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    Needed.

    I need to feel needed.That's why most of my attempts at long term relationships are toward vaguely to vastly damaged people. Because I can help them feel better. Because in my own delusion of self-righteousness I can fix them.But I can't. Maybe a personal incapability. Maybe...
    Hethyx Hethyx 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 6, 2013

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    $ Money- Yes, we all need money to live, survive, indulge ourselves, in what we like, etc, but money is not everything, & we certainly can't take it with us when we die. I am all...
    theswordinthestone theswordinthestone 41-45, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Including my own parents...
    Ashthewolf7601 Ashthewolf7601 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 21

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    ...including me sometimes...we can deny it all we want but money are power and entertainment. But sadly some things cannot be paid for, and those are the real things.
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    Ahahaha... I always seem to think too much before doing or saying anything. >< When it comes to talking to someone or writing to someone (through letters or messages) I always...
    ColorfulConnections ColorfulConnections 16-17, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I always think waaay too much about everything. People always tell me I always read too much into things but I don't think that's true. 98% of the time they are just trying to...
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    I certainly do. The reason for that might be that the reality, the world 'outside', is so very often disappointing or to me even scary at times. The priorities of the mass seem to...
    lillianpace lillianpace 22-25, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Have you found that everyone you find attractive is literally not attracted to you and everyone who is attracted to you you find unattractive ? Or is that just in my world.... Eh...
    MissLorii MissLorii 18-21, F 51 Responses 3 days ago

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    Never during the whole time I've been on ep have I been blocked for this stupid reason 😒 So, let me tell you a little background first. I'm not the kind of person who would be...
    PartyPat2336 PartyPat2336 16-17, F 6 Responses Jan 23

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    I am a sixty plus year old who is now searching for a way to make a positive contribution to my family of those with gender issues. I have a lifetime of experience of dealing with...
    Zofia2014 Zofia2014 66-70 1 Response Jan 14

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    I think too much to a point i cant sleep like right now...its 3.40am and i cant sleep...i think about the past alot and all the negative things ive done and what i couldve done...
    LegendBattles LegendBattles 26-30, M Jan 19

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    I have the tendency to think too much. It always gets me into trouble. I wind up taking on too many things.
    SKDel SKDel 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    People see me as this quiet person. I am quiet but only to people that I'm not conformable with. So once I'm used to someone (I get used to people online quicker than in real life...
    rcmh171822 rcmh171822 18-21, F Jan 5

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    Well as you may know I sleep too much. I still sleep too much maybe not up to 14 hours any more yeah! But still much. So I'm going to try to set a goal to decrease my sleep...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    (to be honest) i care way too much about those people i am going to meet again. how do they think about me if i did something stupidly awkward i will rather die than see there...
    brooke2001 brooke2001 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    I think that life is full of pros and cons with literally every aspect. With that, thinking too much can't be any different. Obviously, it is good to think things through, and do...
    scottishboyo scottishboyo 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Sometimes, these thoughts run through my head: I can't be bothered. I can't talk to anyone because they'll ask if I'm okay. I have no motivation. Too much is happening too fast and...
    DisguisedAsMe DisguisedAsMe 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    i think its wonderful if we could find someone who could actually listen to us and share their thoughts with us. i am a married lady who marry with the intention of sharing every...
    wanderess wanderess 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 7

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    So...I'm lying now on my bed with all the things I need to pack into my suitcase all over my room. I'm stressing out. I hate packing. And in the midst of my stressing-out, I manage...
    littlemisslight littlemisslight 26-30, F Jan 20

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    Why do we care so much about what others think about us? We are all imperfect creatures who are all beautiful. Why not just be original? The world is filled with so much wannabes...
    lovelinessbathes lovelinessbathes 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 21

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    I'm really fed up right now. I'm missing someone who I thought wanted to see me as much I do him but now I'm not so sure. He's lacking communication and ignoring questions. Well...
    marsbar38 marsbar38 31-35, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    this is my problem right now and pretty much every night.. I have too much on my mind and I can't sleep and it sucks...
    Louder4life Louder4life 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    I think bout how I use to be and how I am now and I think I liked how I use to be more. But like I like how I am now to, sometimes I feel myself drifting back to my older was or...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F Jan 5

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    I have started thinking too much about my relationship. He is not very romantic or he is not a person who would make feel special..he doesn't even talk to me much but all these...
    kk2326 kk2326 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 12

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    Putting it bluntly, love sucks. It hurts way too much. It is painful. Beyond anything that a person should ever have to deal with. I was in love once. Even though I was 19, it was...
    ManinNY ManinNY 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    Or maybe it's not enough. I forget. But is there really such a thing as thinking too much? Is that even possible? Is that anything like "asking too many questions" because I...
    browneyedgurl13 browneyedgurl13 46-50, F Jan 23

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    I've found there to be two situations where this applies; the first is when I sit and think, analyse and evaluate situations and then work myself up to the point where I no longer...
    Reapixx Reapixx 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    I have ADHD but most of the time it isnt things around me that distract me, its my thoughts. I have these thoughts that lead to others and others creating this weird web of kind of...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I smoke way too much even more when I'm stressed . I smoke about 2 packs a day .
    Wildman43055 Wildman43055 46-50, M Jan 2

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    I wouldn't say too much....but a lot lol
    iridesca iridesca 22-25, F Jan 2

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    Far too much. I should spend my time doing more productive things. Work, for example.
    lostluxray lostluxray 70+ 1 Response Jan 4

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    Maybe I should have let him take me. Should have let him fool me, take me away from here but I guess running away wouldn't solve it all. I think he knew that I would never choose...
    ShakenButNotBroken ShakenButNotBroken 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    I sleep too much! I hate that I'm not a go getter no more. I'm experienced, degreed intelligent but all I want to do is shut out the world because of fear of rejection. I sleep 12...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 5 Responses Jan 5

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    IF I HAD "TIME MACHINE"..........MY GOD!!! THAT WOULD BE SO COOL.............FIRST OF ALL I WOULD SHAKE HANDS WITH DINOSAURS.....MOCK THEM AND RUN......AND WOULD GO IN FUTURE TO...
    noahryan noahryan 18-21, M 6 Responses Jan 7

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    I can't lie. For one, I'm a bad liar. And when I do lie, and it's a big one, I hold a guilty conscious over my head and I can't get over it for a while. This is why I don't lie...
    xxblasianxx xxblasianxx 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 9

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    Way way too much! Often late at night. Often at my most tired. So frustrating:(
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 10

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    Dont you sometimes think that you overthink things.If you dont get me let me give you an example how ridiculous it is to think about thinking too much right :) Well anyway i think...
    thehman731 thehman731 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    i think too much holy ****
    callmesavxo callmesavxo 18-21, F Jan 17

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    I think too much of nonsense things. I'm just wasting my time on that stuff. I just want to be motivated, but i don't know how to start with it.
    isahruth isahruth 18-21, F Jan 19

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    Sigh... I know why I think too much! Lol. It's because the once a month thing. (−_−;)
    EasyOrange EasyOrange 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 20

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    He gives me many reasons to just leave him..he tells me it's not gonna work out but when he asks to chill I still say yes. When he calls me late at night because he needs someone...
    annaycarbonneau annaycarbonneau 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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    I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who experiences this, but at some point, everyone thinks too much. We fantasise and overthink to the point where we create tremendous amount of...
    Macyyyy Macyyyy 18-21, F 24 Responses Jan 23

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    I don't care too much for money....money can't buy me LOVE....
    Cricket75 Cricket75 36-40, F 13 Responses a week ago

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    Four meals a day, with lots of snacking in between, a few beers with friends, and lots of sweets for dessert afterward... that's not too much, is it?