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I Am Shutting Down

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    Necessary - Everyone has issues, and problems that they are facing.  I do share bits and pieces of how I feel and what is going on with a select few...but, really, not all of it...
    SweetlyLingering SweetlyLingering 70+, F 1 Response Feb 26, 2012

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    Excuse me, my Circle. I just have something to say. I am shutting down. I don't know how long it'll take. For me to go back to normal. You want to remove me, go ahead. But...
    BlackRosesTurnBlue BlackRosesTurnBlue 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I Feel So Alone - I go to a counsellor for anxiety and depression, and I can't seem to tell her half the things that are going on. I've shut her out of half my life I need help...
    MessedUpGirl MessedUpGirl 22-25, F 4 Responses May 10, 2012

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    I Am Through Sharing Now - I am. I have had it. I will no longer let anyone else in. I know what happens now when I do. they love me, they leave me. I am sure it's me now...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 29, 2013

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    Hi all. Not really sure what this app is all about. But I lost my fiancée in a horrific truck accident on Friday night. Just reaching out to others who have also lost someone.
    skysie skysie 26-30, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I Dont Even Kniw Why - So on monday i woke up feeling so horrible about myself hating myself for being me.i was so not up for school but it would have been worse if i didnt go. I...
    rageandhate rageandhate 18-21 2 Responses Feb 27, 2013

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    Saving My Sanity? - I don't really want to. I would like to still be "there" I'm shutting Down to damn near everything at this point except my friends? I don't even know at the...
    CowgirlMagic CowgirlMagic 18-21, F Jul 13, 2011

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    Loner Forever - first of all, i would like to ask anyone who reads this that they could give some advice because i would like a third party perspective please! so here i am in...
    catcraig catcraig 16-17, F Apr 30, 2010

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    Saving My Sanity? - I don't really want to. I would like to still be "there" I'm shutting Down to damn near everything at this point except my friends? I don't even know at the...
    CowgirlMagic CowgirlMagic 18-21, F Jul 13, 2011

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    Do You Know This Feeling? - I can't be the only one who is constantly hitting delete. I never know where to begin...or even express at all for that matter. I've hid so much of...
    Kkl3v Kkl3v 18-21, F Mar 14, 2013

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    Fading to black... - I can't explain it but I feel it happening. I'm distancing myself from everyone and everything. Shutting down. Some people have an off switch, I don't. I just...
    zillaron zillaron 51-55, M 15 Responses Aug 19, 2009

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    Don't Make Me Feel Again ... - Please don't smile at me in that way Please don't reach into my heart and make me feel something Please don't touch me in a way i can't handle please...
    deadinsideout deadinsideout 26-30, F Jul 23, 2013

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    Subhuman - I feel like i'm just a quivering mass of nerves, not in human form or sometimes i don't feel normal human emotion. Something's wrong with me.
    NikkiBlack NikkiBlack 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 19, 2009

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    Older And Need Help, I Am Shutting Down... - I am a writer by profession, and I have published a few books and ebooks. Recently I have been having a hard time completing my latest...
    tm914 tm914 56-60 4 Responses Apr 23, 2011

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    A Shutter Is Coming Down.... - Around my heart. I believe that everyone has limits as to how much hurt they can humanly take before something takes over and you change. I am still...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 16, 2011

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    I'm so afraid of getting hurt. Of feeling love. Or feeling joy. Because the minute I'm happy... Standing on my feet.... The rug gets snatched from under me. I'm closing up...
    BrokenPhoenixx BrokenPhoenixx 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    damn... it´s just that... I was so up, so high on achievements (so ridiculous, so small)... now I have nothing... I feel worthless, like if I leave now no one will care...
    jsabina11 jsabina11 18-21, M Mar 21

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    I Changed Direction - I used to be shut down but I opened up to my girlfriend as things were going smoothly.. Now I'm changing direction, I'm closing down to everyone and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 4, 2011

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    I've let so many people down in just one day. I let down my mum, my friend that needed me for her beauty exam, I've let down my head of year, I've let down my teachers, I've let...
    venetiaroses venetiaroses 13-15, F Apr 2

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    The confusion and anger of the past year over the sudden remembering of past memories has faded to calm curiosity. Bizarrely, there is an enormous amount of detail to several of...
    ObiOneyouremyonlyhope ObiOneyouremyonlyhope 41-45, F 5 days ago

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    You will never feel down if you have never been a cheerful person , optimistic , positive and all However people around us could be the reason why you are feeling this way ( down...
    Angeleyes96 Angeleyes96 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I have a very promising career... But, most of the time.. Things are happening too fast.. I am trying to keep up, I really do... I even surpass my targets.. But way deep down, I am...
    graceyflux graceyflux 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    We just finished a school lock down drill. We are used to fire drills and tornado drills but we've never had a Lock Down drill. We have to have them now because alot of people have...
    Kyofu Kyofu 13-15, F Mar 28

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    I had a bad fall down some steps as a kid. There were a bunch of other kids going up and down the stairs to so it was like the freaking stampede scene from the Lion King. Going UP...
    almaera almaera 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    When on a night out with the girls, We were dancing with a group of guys I knew! My sky high heels, tiny dress & a little too much alcohol made it very easy for what happened next...
    littlesubmissive littlesubmissive 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    Let me break it down explain it to you. Somehow something was born, Someday I can stop seeing, The flaws that I do not see, Feel my pain, I've hushed the vowels, Calmed down the...
    infamousBK infamousBK 22-25, M Mar 30

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    I look down on the lower middle and working classes. They clearly have not tried hard enough. So in a nutshell; I look down on the poor.
    projectgwyn101 projectgwyn101 16-17, M 4 Responses Apr 2

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    I grew up being tortured on a daily basis. Everything from name calling, to gum/eggs in hair, to being physically pushed down/shoved around. I've never been the type to have the...
    butthumbs butthumbs 26-30, F Apr 5

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    I always drive with the windows down in my car. I love the fresh air, & love the wind on my face, plus I don't have working AC, so windows down is a must.
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I live with a haunting guilt that I cannot dig out from under. I live it everyday, everynight , in my sleep and my nightmares . I have hurt the ones closest to me down.
    atcjwc atcjwc 36-40, M Mar 23

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    It's all fine and dandy if you follow religion, but don't shove your opinions down my throat. I have my beliefs and you have yours. I'm tired of people trying to convince me to...
    ceetasha23 ceetasha23 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I'm a very down to earth person. Follow me on twitter : kkelseeey_ Snapchat : heeykelseey Instagram : ohhikels
    kelseyyyk kelseyyyk 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    The rescue attempt of the Malaysian down plane is shaping up to look like a bad "Three Stooges" episode. Not even the experts can bail out the networks now. With all of our...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 4 Responses Mar 28

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    I know a girl who has had a lot of depression issues and I based this poem on her. I don't know if anyone will read this, but here it goes. Sundered Sleep After all the blood you...
    TheDevour TheDevour 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    Look, these people are obese for a reason and it is NOT down to inheritance...... Just saying
    projectgwyn101 projectgwyn101 16-17, M Apr 2

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    Baby, I don't mean a thing. Maybe I should just disappear. Not like it'd matter. Why do you do this? You bring me down and maybe I'm tired of it. Maybe I'll just "go away" for a...
    noahjames47 noahjames47 16-17, T Apr 5

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    I can't take it! I have a soft spot for people being criticized. I cannot handle watching another person in pain, it physically hurts. Even if they did something wrong, watching...
    lillylolz lillylolz 13-15, F Apr 5

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    As much as I hated this little boy who lived in my neighborhood, I couldn't just stand there and watch him be bullied by some of my friends. My friends mean the world to me, but I...
    16countrygirl 16countrygirl 16-17, F Apr 5

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    So in our backyard, there was this tree that had been basically robbed of a majority of its branches. I just wanted to cut it down, my dad wasn't ok with that. But during the time...
    JustBones JustBones 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    I try to be a down to earth person and tell it like it is. I like to keep my life simple as I can and be good to myself.
    Maurelle Maurelle 22-25 a week ago

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    I love going down on a girl. Slowly working there body from head to toe. Making sure I kiss every inch softly and gentle, running my nails all over, going as slow as possible...
    shylilpaige shylilpaige 18-21, T 1 Response 5 days ago

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    One of my biggest fears is the stairs that have no middle part between them...I'm always scared I'm going to fall down (or up) and slip between the two steps and get stuck or fall...
    Jaimedee Jaimedee 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I am not sure what it is but this week was just a downer and I'm so dreading school tomorrow... I am really lonesome and self loathing. I can get to sleep at all. I just want to go...
    hunter9721 hunter9721 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    My fiancé and I have had a long three years together. Lots of ups and downs. We are both from a Christian background but made some bad decisions and got pregnant back in 2012 and...
    BlessedMommy08 BlessedMommy08 22-25, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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