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I Am Hurting People I Love

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    I am cheating on my husband.  I am shutting out my lover.  I want to meet a new lover and keep my old one, too.
    noexcuses noexcuses 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 2, 2007

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    I'm really tired of accidentally hurting people...it seems like now, whenever I try to say something, it ends up being offensive to someone.  I hate this...I love everyone on here, and I can't stand that I keep hurting them.  Sometimes I'm even trying to help, but it...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan 22-25, M 32 Responses Aug 24, 2008

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    BRAVO! Nothing worst than someone conforming to peer pressure and being like "sisters" by copying and being exactly like their friends - imitating the same behavior and do what...
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    Okay, some people need to understand something. Yes, I love One Direction. But guess what? I love all genres of music. I was raised listening to bands like Metallica, Def Leppard...
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    v333 v333 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Why can't people bare to understand that I'M LOVESICK. I miss him. His absence is the only cause of my hurting. I miss the moments we had. We were so perfect together. His kisses...
    cindykaatt cindykaatt 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I have been hurt....way to many times....in way to many ways...I dont need your sympathy because I take my pain and use it as a way to help and relate to others. I am strong and...
    marie0559 marie0559 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    So tired of hurting. You ever want the pain just to go away? I just want to disappear and never return.
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