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I Am Not Great At Letting People Know Me,or At Making Friends

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    When my husband cheated on me around our 15th anniversary it devastated me. I'm still recovering 2 years later. I've lost all sense of who I am, what I believe, and what my life is...
    peachcrackers peachcrackers 41-45, F Aug 8

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    Hi! I've separated from my husband 3 years ago. I left him myself because he did not work for 3 years, but I was nice to him, helped out with money, and thought we were friends. He...
    DomesticRiot DomesticRiot 31-35, F Aug 13

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    Revenge is for the darkness and justice is for the light.
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 13

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    Nothing solidifies a new friendship at the ripe ol age of 24 quite like a sleepover. Today I came home from a weekend trip with a girlfriend, her boyfriend and her 7yr old son...
    itscake itscake 22-25, F Aug 11

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    Transitioning from high school to University wasn't a big deal. I wasn't nervous, but excited for the new experiences. In such a small town, everyone goes to the same high school...
    GloriousGrey GloriousGrey 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    Online I have learned that is easier to let me come into my life. Maybe it's because I can lay all my cards on the table and you can take me or leave me. I think in person I worry...
    Chicgeekgal Chicgeekgal 22-25, F 8 Responses Aug 3

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    When you have social anxiety and Tourette's, you are used to being labeled as a weirdo. I'm not the type that show my emotions. For instance I hardly cry. So if you hurt my...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 9

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    So I know this guy who happens to be my best friend. We get along extremely well and we are really close. Ive had feelings for him for some time and have told him but when I told...
    mandybaby27 mandybaby27 16-17, F Aug 17

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    I have a hard time talking to people. I don't want to say something off the wall and then they don talk to me. I want to have more than just 2 or 3 friends. I mean it's not...
    krenae krenae 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    I have no idea why, but I love just meeting and learning about new people, despite the fact I'm socially awkward and it's difficult for me to interact with strangers. I'm really...
    JustAOddGirl JustAOddGirl 13-15, F Jul 28

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    EP has proven to me how much people can judge. Let me start off by saying that it's taken me 12 years to show my face on a social networking site because long ago when I first...
    Shinook26 Shinook26 22-25, M 4 Responses Jul 29

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    Look, my words and my stories actually mean something to me. These are my life experiences. They actually have great value to me. And as it turned out, by sharing my life...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    I'm not your average girl. People think they know me, until they actually get to know me. I'm the girl who would give the shirt off her back to a homeless person. The girl who has...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F Jul 29

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    I think if you asked anyone who knows me, none of them would be able to tell you that I'm depressed. I tend to hide it rather well and am generally a quiet/shy/aloof/introverted...
    LockedDarius LockedDarius 26-30, M a week ago

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    People on here judge me because of my religion before even getting to know me they assume I am evil or bad because I'm a satanist. I'm a decent person with a family and a job. I do...
    nyx39 nyx39 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    I have no idea where to meet people on here or anything anymore, it always ends with someone trying to hook up with me. I probably have a total of 4 people I talk to on here that...
    GuuIsAwesome GuuIsAwesome 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 10

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    strong bond where we could tell each other anything and everything without any judgment. Our relationship was great physically and emotionally. I am however a virgin and he wasn't...
    Simplylove25 Simplylove25 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    Not many friends here so far. Do people think me weird because I am a little crazy?
    Gaspard91 Gaspard91 22-25, F 8 Responses Aug 2

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    I have a huge crush on a guy for over a year, who is of the same club as mine. He is the club's president while i'm an active member. I started to have feelings for him since the...
    missimperfecttt missimperfecttt 18-21, F Aug 2

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    I dont like to brag so I keep my abilities to myself. I try and not use strength as a tool to fix problems but words will always be first. If there's no point in talking then I...
    xXxfakerhaterxXx xXxfakerhaterxXx 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    Go away. I am sick of people and their judging ways. **** off and die.Stop telling me how I should behave or think or talk.They park their ***** on their high horses pretending to...
    SwanSongRebeL SwanSongRebeL 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 16

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    I hate when people tell me "Don't smoke'' or ''Smoking is bad for you'' You know something guys? I know that is bad!! But I like it. I love how smoking feels and believe me it...
    Dean00200 Dean00200 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 3

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    I dislike when people treat me like I'm stupid because I'm younger than they are or because they think my life experiences aren't important. I hate when people have condescending...
    Raindropchica Raindropchica 18-21, F Aug 10

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    like really? Youre gonna make fun of the way I dress or look and you don't even know me? At least get to know me before youre rude to me. Welcome to my life- Simple plan. You don...
    lolnahhh5 lolnahhh5 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 29

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    I can't stand this....how the hell you gonna judge me when u knew me less than a day or ******* week. Don't make assumptions about me when u don't even know the first thing about...
    VivirLaVida VivirLaVida 16-17, F Aug 6

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    Making and keeping friends.....big problem for me. I have trust issues with people, so imagine how difficult it is to give those a chance that seem like they genuinely want to be...
    GirlWithADangerousMind GirlWithADangerousMind 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    I really need someone to tell me once, just once how to go about everything, to show me the direction, to just tell me what the answer to this madness is. I feel so lost, so...
    SecretsOut14 SecretsOut14 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I think a lot of people wish for this. I can't help but feel like I alienate the people that I meet. In a way, it's not surprising. As I type, I resist the urge to embark on...
    Kaydje Kaydje 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    Finding the right people to be your friends is a task in itself and once you find them another task is to see if they are they are good enough to be really close to your heart...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    This is the best fitting sentence to describe this part of me. For years already I am coping with social problems. Only recently I realized my parents had started noticing that...
    RianneK RianneK 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    people just aren't there for you like they say they'll be. so I kinda just closed myself off from people these past 2 or 3 years.
    SailorGoon SailorGoon 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    Why so serious? Some people may think I am snob and serious person. Sometimes I am, sometimes I am just shy or tired. I might accelerate to extreme seriousness if needed. It's a...
    JAD01 JAD01 31-35, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    It has always been hard for me to be engaged in a friendship with some one , primarily do to that fact that some of them don't know anything except what new show they have watch...
    Goldeneye504 Goldeneye504 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 2

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    Im happy to be with people with sense of humor or those that agrees with me. Unfortunately not all are like that.
    Elleshore81 Elleshore81 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've been with my partner now for over 15 years, married for 5 years. I do love my wife, but over the years she has become so controlling and has over-ruled my decisions too many...
    PaulSm68 PaulSm68 46-50, M Aug 1

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    I'm am in a poor school and I feel like my classes are very slow and it's hard to make friends when everybody around you does not understand the words you use and just treats you...
    Paternator Paternator 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    I do not judge others for things they say/think/feel...i do not think anything is gross or weird...what i want right now is for you to message me and tell me what your secret is...
    MosBlccPhnix MosBlccPhnix 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 29

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    There are so many times that I wonder what is wrong with me. So many people I talk to or thought I knew. Family and old friends alike, I just never hear from them again. It is...
    Jpb8773 Jpb8773 41-45, M Jul 29

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    Life is something to be shared, to be shared with the ones you care about the most. Your peers and colleges, friends and family, they all love and respect you. They have your back...
    Mojo51 Mojo51 16-17, M Aug 16

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    Seriously, just because I like to stay in the library during lunch doesn't mean that I have no friends. If you actually asked me why I do it then you would know that I feel much...
    Redhy11 Redhy11 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    Ok so I have DID (dissociative identity disorder aka multiple personality disorder) and I wanted to be on EP to meet others that have my disorder and become friends with them. But...
    MultipleRex MultipleRex 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 31

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    I have had my fair share of fake and toxic people in my life who were sweet to me in person and I later learn that I'm a wicked *****. Really? I can't honestly think of anything...
    PlasticRobot PlasticRobot 36-40, F Aug 12

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    What is it when you make a friend on here and they have need to talk or if you need to talk but they never get back to you why is it ..if they don't want to talk to you why don't...
    legs3 legs3 36-40, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    This will take a bit. 1. What would you name your future daughter? idk yet. that's gonna take some time to think about lol 2. Do you miss anyone? unfortunately :/ 3. What if I...
    infinitexhope infinitexhope 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    Kristof means bearer of Christ. The English variant would be Christopher. I'm not sure why I was named after this saint but I like the legend. One day he carried a child across...
    Krist0f Krist0f 41-45, M Aug 16

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    people should not be judged by their skin color, sexuality, or the way that they dress. People should only be judged by the way they act towards you as well as how they act towards...
    madiek madiek 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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