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I Am Not Fond of Being Referred to As Miss Or Ms Or Mrs

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 48 People

    Society's Double Standard (Ms is ok for now)

    Men in this culture do not need to disclouse marital status. Women tend to change their last name and explain their marital status through their title.  I kept my last name when I got married and I kept my last name. I always used the title Ms.(soon to be Dr). To me it...
    lizzette123 lizzette123 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 30, 2009

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    Miss Please and Dont Ma'am Me!!

    Like I said in a comment I prefer Miss. Ms implies that my marital status is a cause of sensitivity. Mrs = Old. And Ma'am really gets up my nostrils - its a pet peeve thing but I know its derived from madam and that makes me think of someone who runs a brothel (without the e lol...
    WyldHoney WyldHoney 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 16, 2008

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    At the Dmv

    I think my first real experience that I remember NOT liking being called "MRS" was when I was getting my lisence changed after getting married to my husband. The lady at the DMV says to me "So do you like being called "Mrs. *(my last name here)*" and...
    FolsomOrchid FolsomOrchid 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 6, 2009

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    I Know, I Know

    How whiney does this appear? I know that it is manners and when addressing people on the phone I do it myself as it is expected, but it is a personal thing to me.  I just do not like being addressed as Ms or Miss H*** and indeed I still get referred to as Mrs even though...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Sep 16, 2008

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    Makes Me Feel Old

    I think my first experience with the dreaded ma'am was about 4 or 5 years ago. I have always looked younger than my actual age. This really only caused problems up until recently. I seemed to have done all my aging in the last 2 years, but I digress. I ...
    WolfSong WolfSong 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 7, 2009

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    As most of you gurls know I worked in my younger years as a shampoogirl in Miss Judy's beauty parlour. A job I loved and miss very much. Well to start this story on most Saturdays...
    shampoogirl2 shampoogirl2 41-45, T 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Yesterday me and the missus went to a RSPB site in Burton Mere, Wirral. Both of us went barefoot, enjoying the different textures and temperatures underfoot and had a wonderful day...
    BarefootNorthWest BarefootNorthWest 31-35, M 1 hr ago

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    I can't stop thinking about when I was fondled as a child I enjoyed it so much I love being touched by a stranger when I pretend I'm sleeping or on a bus or theater anywhere really...
    shyteen1998 shyteen1998 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Had sinus surgery. .and suffer 3 wjs..finally doc agreed and said smthg wrong..done swab..N found out I had mrsa....omg..so much pain n discomfort. ..and people keep telling me...
    bjkneale99 bjkneale99 31-35 1 Response Apr 3

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    As a lifelong pet owner, I personally know the joy our non-human companions can bring to our lives. The one big downside is that the animals we typically adopt as pets have...
    Rutterman Rutterman 36-40, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I miss being the talkative one, i miss being the kinda stupid blonde girl, i miss my old natural blonde hair before i dyed it blackish brown, i miss being called " Old Blue Eyes...
    Annaambrose Annaambrose 16-17 1 Response Mar 30

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    So recently I finally got to visit my love for the first time I was so happy to see him just imagine me all cheesy smiling wide and everything. Looked extra Chinese haha but...
    Nessie14 Nessie14 18-21, F Apr 7

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    Where to begin. First off let me say I appreciate each and every comment and opinion, whether you believe it's best for me to move on which I've already heard a million times or I...
    Wantingtofixthepast Wantingtofixthepast 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    How much time does it take to completely don't miss her? Because there have been almost three years now and there have not been a single day when i did not miss her It was a two...
    fawadaali fawadaali 22-25, M Mar 24

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    I miss your charming eyes. I miss your seductive smile. I miss your killer voice. I miss your sensitive touch. I miss being at your side more then you will ever realize.
    msb2015 msb2015 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I love how people negatively talk about me behind my back, acting like I don't know what they're talking about, or as if I won't find out what they're saying and act like I'm...
    MegaManZero97 MegaManZero97 16-17, M Mar 30

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    Starting a new beginning isn't as easy and great as you think it is. It is hard and literally feels like you have nothing. I feel so lost and lonely. I miss my friends and family...
    KiefferBradshaw KiefferBradshaw 18-21, M Apr 1

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    I was sitting alone, watching the sky, feeling a bit sad, on the verge of tears...and she calls. I laughed and cried at the same time. I miss my best friend so much... We've known...
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Here it goes, I have a thing with pianos. I love it. I like it. I'm not actually a professional pianist or keyboardist or whatsoever they call it; but whenever I play it - I can...
    styleup styleup 18-21 1 Response Mar 22

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    Mama~ That's what I wanted more than anything in this world... Was to have someone that I could hold and love and I knew would always be mine... I'm sitting here tonight looking...
    SleepyPrincessK SleepyPrincessK 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I'm talking to my best friend right now and we are just telling each other how we miss each other and it's literally breaking my heart. We go to two different colleges far from...
    autumnraiin autumnraiin 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It's been nearly five years since I saw you last. I need your wisdom now more than I ever have. I wish you could give me one more sign that everything will be all right. You...
    bobrido bobrido 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I guess I haven't wrote a story in a while, but now I'll have a go. This is for my girlfriend, Carissa Torres. She doesn't know I'm doing this, let's see when she'll notice.. I...
    SuperDuckey SuperDuckey 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    I miss being 17,I would tow my buddy's behind my truck on a kneeboard,car hood,anything really. I had one buddy that rode a washing machine. But those were good times. (I miss 17...
    pecos666 pecos666 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    It's only been five days since he broke up with me and i already miss him like crazy. He was everything that I had. He meant the world to me. He made me feel like I had a purpose...
    mialotta mialotta 16-17, F Mar 29

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    "You do not value it till the time you do not loose it" The best and the perfect quote in my life. There was a time when I had to take permission for everything I do not only...
    Life26 Life26 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    The Local News There is this new reality show on the truTV network that I just love called "Breaking Greenville". The show covers the antics of two small town Mississippi TV...
    lovingone lovingone 36-40, F Apr 4

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    I know I sometimes seem to make him jealous when I talk about my new boyfriend years after him but we broke up months ago for a good reason. Well, it wasn't my fault that my ex...
    RoselynnPila RoselynnPila 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    The one I loved more than my own life broke up with me last august. I was devastated, I fell into depression, I stopped to eat, I tried to end my own life... But I reached it. I...
    Eryalina Eryalina 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    False Bravado (Poem)Tried everything I couldto rid you off my mindbut my heart kept sending me messagesto try to reach youto find some answers to where I stood with youthe only way...
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 56-60, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Dating is exhausting. Even text/online dating. It takes so much of my time and energy. The ritualistic preparation needed is ridiculous. Shave, pluck, wax, fluff. I don't have time...
    untamablekitty untamablekitty 26-30, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Really missing my babe right now I hope he's okay while working I hate that he works 5 till 5 am that sucks I feel like I haven't talked to him in forever I miss him so much. I...
    Ilovemyinmate101214 Ilovemyinmate101214 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    My psychologist and me get along, but he's extremely judgemental and really gets on my nerves at times and is seriously such an a**hole. The other day, I told him about me wanting...
    MegaManZero97 MegaManZero97 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    Please come now..............Please say something now....................Is it bad to come for few minutes....................pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeee come nowMissing a friend in life...
    noblerain noblerain 31-35 1 Response Mar 22

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    I have been a TI for about 3 1/2-4 years, and that's only how long that I actually know of. I've read multiple stories/comments, etc. I have had pretty much ALL the same things...
    quaesita1979 quaesita1979 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 23

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    Yes I miss my Daddy he was always there for me he never ever judged me he was just the best friend anyone could ever have I fell last week at work and being out of work and no...
    monica0215 monica0215 51-55, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    I am missing being held in a man's arms. I miss making love with a man and the kisses. I want a man to hold me in his arms and kiss me passionately, tell me I'm beautiful, and...
    freckles45 freckles45 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    Since 3 months I have a job that offers variety, a challenge and nice colleagues. My muscles are building, my fat decreasing and my general health improving. My finances are in...
    Gentle153Old Gentle153Old 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    And I miss him. I miss him, I miss him, I miss him. I miss the way he feels when I’m locked in his embrace. I miss his smell. I miss sitting on the floor and talking about life...
    spiralaxy spiralaxy 18-21, F Mar 26

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    I woke up this morning, the sun barely making its presence known as the sky started to lighten, stars lazily twinkling in the sky, in no hurry to dim. I sleepily reached out for...
    taintedangelwings taintedangelwings 18-21 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I've been dating my best friend for four months. We've been friends for years and and gotten close over the past year. He enlisted last year in the navy as a submariner. A month...
    nurseryfox nurseryfox 16-17, F Apr 2

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