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I Am Old Enough to Know Better

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 138 People

    Still Too Young To Care

    I wear my miniskirts in winter.  I own my own saxophone.  I wear my high heels on escalators. I date men too old, women too young, and boys too committed.  I eat my lamb pink in the middle and I dance alone in the lobby of restaurants.  I go out without a scarf, and I walk...
    RascallyRabbit RascallyRabbit 31-35, F 16 Responses May 26, 2011

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    Unresolved Anger

    I am old enough to know better than to act on every impulsive idea that comes into my head but sometimes I may say something or do something that I wish I hadn't. My husband and I were with another couple and had ordered some drinks. I had finished my second vodka gimlet when we...
    knownow knownow 56-60, F Apr 10, 2009

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    I Sometimes Wonder ...

    I sometimes wonder if I've learned anything ...If I look back over life experiences, and believe me at my age there are plenty to choose from, I like to track progress and see if I have actually matured and handle things any better than I did when I was younger. Mostly I seem to...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 2 Responses Nov 16, 2012

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    No Reruns For Me

    Reruns of old mistakes that is.  The one valuable lesson I've learned is this:  Never jump  back into the same skillet.  You'll get burned worse, the second time around. 
    wiseowl wiseowl 61-65, F 4 Responses May 18, 2010

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    I Am An Adult

    HAVING CHILDREN PUTS MAJOR EMPHASIS ON THAT WORD: ADULT... BEING AN ADULT MEANS 'DOING' WHAT U NEED TO DO, WHAT'S BEST FOR U AND, IN MY CASE, MY FAMILY CAUSE WHAT'S BEST FOR ME IS, ULTIMATELY, BEST FOR THEM. THAT MEANS LETTING GO OF THINGS THAT CAN HARM U MENTALLY, PHYSICALLY...
    fukkboii fukkboii 36-40, F Apr 11, 2009

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    And I Do Know Better... But...

    But there's something unmistakingly mischievous and exciting about doing stuff against knowing better. Sometimes there's regrets afterwards, of course, with an accompanying sigh of "damn, I KNEW this was gonna happen". But sometimes there's just a giddy feeling and a silly, broad...
    jimmyrudyjump jimmyrudyjump 51-55, M 18 Responses May 15, 2011

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    Too Old And Taken

    I am old enough to know that a married man is not available and you should not tell him if you have a crush on him or make suggestions that could lead to the two of you being together without others around. But now I have and I must stop what is going on in case it goes too far...
    shall13 shall13 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 11, 2011

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    , But Young Enough to Do It Anyway!

    Heehee   Got that line from my mother!
    EBunbury EBunbury 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 10, 2009

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    Well I'd Hope So...

    I saw this picture and thought is was cute!!The picture says it all. " I'm a big kid now "So true, I am old enough to know what is right and what is wrong. When I do something wrong, I should have known better. Sometimes, yes, some things are accidental, but not all the time...
    purplebutterfly14 purplebutterfly14 18-21, F Jun 27, 2011

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    The greatest thing about getting a little older is you really lose your give a sh*t. You find out that most of what you though was so dam*ed important, really didn't matter at all...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 5 Responses Feb 2

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    Thank you God!!!! How'd you know??
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 4 Responses Feb 3

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    I'm 24, yes. I just had to express this cause I think my parents are too over protective about me. Went home at 2 am but I was even texting them on the way home. Why the hell are...
    itcheru itcheru 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 8

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    A lot of younger women like a man who is significantly older than they are. Older man can offer a woman maturity and stability that a younger man can not. As a result, they seek...
    manwarkhn manwarkhn 41-45 Feb 13

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    Yea I really am and I want to hear peoples opinions on the matter. Also this isn't some stupid fantasy sex story that ends up with me bedding him in some 50 shades way (not that I...
    JustAnotherDay04 JustAnotherDay04 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Why me? I have been trying to think which part of my life I want to write about. So much hurt, so many regrets, so few smiles. It must be me, there must be something wrong with me...
    sjb54 sjb54 51-55, F Feb 3

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    (By the way, I wrote this to try and express my feelings. I didn't write it as an open invitation for guys to send me flirtatious messages. I'm not interested. I'm here at EP to...
    HonorTheTrickster HonorTheTrickster 31-35, F 9 Responses Feb 9

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    I protected you, I defended you, I LOVED you!! And YOU back stabbed me. And it's not funny. It never was, and it never will be. It still creeps up on me from time to time. I really...
    rabinafrost rabinafrost 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8o2Fsu54dWM I was in that trap. He was married but of course, I didn't know it. Then we re-united as friends (womanizing men are never close friends...
    winnhasmyheart winnhasmyheart 41-45, M 12 Responses Feb 19

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    Older men know what they're doing, that's why I date them x
    alanaharrington alanaharrington 18-21, F 7 Responses Feb 13

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    I love how older guys know what they're doing
    FieldstonLou FieldstonLou 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    When grown man who look about 40-50 years old and they tell me I look beautiful I don't know how to take they're compliment. If I say thank you, they're going to think I'm trying...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    He's ten years older than me. He's the sweetest guy ever, super smart, helpful, etc, all you could ever want... But he's ten years older than me.
    greyxskies greyxskies 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    I am 17 years old, 4'10/11 and weigh 66 lbs..don't judge
    Weebz143 Weebz143 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I really liked a guy from the UK. I can't forget when he sent me pictures of himself and they ended up in my spam mail. I retrieved them and he asked "Am I still spam?" He was an...
    DG2008 DG2008 31-35 1 Response Feb 5

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    Not only old ones. I like new ones as well. Funny how i recieved a new book from my church and i was just walking around skimming thru the pages close to my nose just to smell it...
    PreciousMoments7 PreciousMoments7 22-25, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Sometimes the hardest part in lifes journey is simply believing you’re worthy of the trip. Truth be told, l can’t berate myself into a better version of me. And even though I...
    wokstar364 wokstar364 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    So I posted about this before but never full disclosure. I'm in a relationship with my moms boyfriend (he's 27, I'm 20 and she's 52). Horrible I know, but basically this "thing...
    mysteros mysteros 18-21, F Feb 16

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    Were you a kid? Do you remember the good things you were eating and drinking? How is your diet today compare? Keep reading to find out how vitamin supplements can make up for what...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 11

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    I am human, therefore, I experience human emotions and not all of them are "ideal" -- jealousy is one such emotion. I don't trust people who say they "never" get jealous, though...
    awakeforthedancechecksin awakeforthedancechecksin 41-45, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    Bit by Bit I think everyone wants to make EP a better place, I know I do, but I don't think many people know how. Here I would like to list a few things that you could do around...
    Contentio Contentio 18-21, M 5 Responses Feb 9

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    Fear. That is all it started. I have been through a busy childhood. My childishness was early taken away from me, and at a very young age, such as six years old, I learned to act...
    diane1996 diane1996 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 11

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    I appreciate experienced knowledge and the sooner most teenagers learn the difference between "High school knowledge"(theory) and the quality of "experienced knowledge"(comes with...
    SeQldBloke SeQldBloke 46-50, M Feb 18

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    This is something that has plagued me since as far back as I can remember. I have always had low self-esteem, and growing up with a narcissistic mother didn't help. I got teased...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 15

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    I did everything I could to avoid having friends know I was spanked. Where I came from it wasn't very common to begin with- let alone the fact that I was spanked with a belt...
    RUEXPERIENCED RUEXPERIENCED 31-35, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Younger Women are more Willing to Marry Older Men. A recent survey measured people’s attitudes about marrying a partner either older or younger than themselves. The survey...
    Donnaccaa Donnaccaa 26-30, F Feb 3

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    Younger Women are more Willing to Marry Older Men. A recent survey measured people’s attitudes about marrying a partner either older or younger than themselves. The survey...
    Donnaccaa Donnaccaa 26-30, F Feb 3

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    Younger Women are more Willing to Marry Older Men. A recent survey measured people’s attitudes about marrying a partner either older or younger than themselves. The survey...
    Donnaccaa Donnaccaa 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    Younger Women are more Willing to Marry Older Men. A recent survey measured people’s attitudes about marrying a partner either older or younger than themselves. The survey...
    Donnaccaa Donnaccaa 26-30, F Feb 3

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    Younger Women are more Willing to Marry Older Men. A recent survey measured people’s attitudes about marrying a partner either older or younger than themselves. The survey...
    Donnaccaa Donnaccaa 26-30, F Feb 3

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    Guess what... I am working at night shifts. YEsterday I was taling with Him, crying all the time because it was hard for me. He told me, that he cant see how I crying, he told that...
    Meisoun Meisoun 22-25 Feb 6

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    Guess what... I am working at night shifts. YEsterday I was taling with Him, crying all the time because it was hard for me. He told me, that he cant see how I crying, he told that...
    Meisoun Meisoun 22-25 Feb 6

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    In 2014 I conducted research with the help of Dartmouth University of New Hampshire to conclude that the percentages of youth with anxiety are higher or lower depending on the...
    thefuturedoctor1 thefuturedoctor1 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 4

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    I have made several posts here and usually a younger person will pop up and say something about it and refer it to my age . I thought it a good time to say the following : I am...
    chris121458 chris121458 56-60, M 3 Responses Feb 1

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    Hi, I'm Angelina. I wanted to tell you about myself before I get into the post so you have a better understanding of my situation. I'm 13 years old, in 7th grade, and I'm an honors...
    AngelinaBlog AngelinaBlog 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    i dont know older men and woman just seem better to date, there not into all thr drama and sh*t like middle and high schoolers are. lol and by the way i dont like older person for...
    andylovesyou23 andylovesyou23 13-15, M Feb 7

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    I'm trying to do nice things each day and instill better habits for a more positive mind and so that ican manifest the life I want I think that achieving this will lead to a...
    zeitgeist211 zeitgeist211 18-21, F Feb 1

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