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I Am Trying to Distance Myself

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    From My Freind

    and it is heart breaking.his drug habbit has gotten him nearly killed.he steals,lies ..etc.i have tried and tried to help.i even brought him down to my house for a while.but,he left after a week because my house is so remote.i heard he go beaten up pretty bad after that.his...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 1 Response Mar 31, 2009

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    pushing people away felt easier.

    i dont have to rely on anyone, burden anyone with my quirks, flaws and problems. It also disables people from leaving me, abandoning me and turning their backs on me. and anyways, i deserve to be alone.
    ProfessorPsycho ProfessorPsycho 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    From My Parents

    I try as hard as I can to spend as little time with them as possible. They know little about me at all, even though we live in the same house. I think it's because I'm angry at them. I'm having trouble forgiving them for all that they've done. My dad is always so critical of me...
    flyingintherain flyingintherain 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 30, 2008

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    From Men.

    The guy who has been my friend for 4 years,who I spent two lovely nights with,but who used me for sex to fill the void of him and his fiancee having a break. The man who I spend every Monday afternoon and Tuesday evening talking politics with. But...
    orangeblossom89 orangeblossom89 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2008

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    But It Breaks My Heart

    I'm going to do by best to speak literally here, but I'm not very good at it. So here it goes: I help people, it's what I do. I'm a kind, caring person and I think about the people I help out before helping out myself. It is my biggest strength, yet it is my strongest...
    HypeArt HypeArt 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 29, 2009

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    Wtf

    Okay,my fellow friends of my past use to say about all of us going to hell. Hailey. Chantal. Hala had a weird dream about me and chant(never met her before)she couldnt see her face''tia,she doesnt have a face.'' ''oh she does..'' ''um,okay'' then out of no-where,angel and arch...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 28, 2011

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    I try to stay away from negative people.I don't always succeed.Then I mentally distance myself from such people.I feel better that way.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F Jul 1

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    Ahh yes, the driving force behind my divorce. Her negativity was the source of my change in course. I realized the first sentence rhymed so I went with it.
    reelman4372 reelman4372 31-35, M Jul 1

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    Ever since I was a small child I have been very wary about becoming attached to people, especially emotionally. I have always distanced myself from those around me and consequently...
    musicaddict18 musicaddict18 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I love my family. Don't get me wrong. They mean well and have good intentions. I don't feel like I can fully be myself around them. Sometimes it's just the disbelieving looks...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F Jul 12

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    As of late, my life hasn't been what I would consider to be optimal; I distanced myself from the only person that I have had any inkling of romantic attraction to, bickered with my...
    woahwoahpotato woahwoahpotato 13-15 Jul 5

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    I've always been a burden on my family and a hard one to deal with for my friends. This is why I distance myself.
    isodole isodole 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I've had problems with emotional eating in the past. I'm now at 58kg and trying to reach 52kg. I've had this goal for a while so I'm willing to dedicate myself to it :)
    justEexisting justEexisting 16-17, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    The Difficulty of Personal Legends: LDRs - The computer crashed and I'm left feeling absolutely terrible about it. Not my fault exactly, however just knowing that it makes it...
    LysanderFremont LysanderFremont 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 26

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    I'm one of those people that never usually goes on these forums to pour my heart out as I usually internalise things and try to deal with it myself - this seems to be one of the...
    Liya2004 Liya2004 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    This is about long distance relationship. (I am 18 years old) I only do if we will be apart for 3-5 years and no longer. However, I an going abroad for medical program, which means...
    uniqueresonance uniqueresonance 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    In my mind, a long distance relationship will work better.. In a normal face-to-face relationship you already have everything you want, and sometimes this can cause people to lose...
    LucyColemanxo LucyColemanxo 13-15, F Jul 4

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    In my mind, a long distance relationship will work better.. In a normal face-to-face relationship you already have everything you want, and sometimes this can cause people to lose...
    LucyColemanxo LucyColemanxo 13-15, F Jul 4

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    In my mind, a long distance relationship will work better.. In a normal face-to-face relationship you already have everything you want, and sometimes this can cause people to lose...
    LucyColemanxo LucyColemanxo 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    In my mind, a long distance relationship will work better.. In a normal face-to-face relationship you already have everything you want, and sometimes this can cause people to lose...
    LucyColemanxo LucyColemanxo 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    In my mind, a long distance relationship will work better.. In a normal face-to-face relationship you already have everything you want, and sometimes this can cause people to lose...
    LucyColemanxo LucyColemanxo 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    In my mind, a long distance relationship will work better.. In a normal face-to-face relationship you already have everything you want, and sometimes this can cause people to lose...
    LucyColemanxo LucyColemanxo 13-15, F Jul 6

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    In my mind, a long distance relationship will work better.. In a normal face-to-face relationship you already have everything you want, and sometimes this can cause people to lose...
    LucyColemanxo LucyColemanxo 13-15, F Jul 6

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    In my mind, a long distance relationship will work better.. In a normal face-to-face relationship you already have everything you want, and sometimes this can cause people to lose...
    LucyColemanxo LucyColemanxo 13-15, F Jul 6

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    In my mind, a long distance relationship will work better.. In a normal face-to-face relationship you already have everything you want, and sometimes this can cause people to lose...
    LucyColemanxo LucyColemanxo 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    Long Distance Relationship aren’t always ideal. In fact, they’re really tough. You spend countless of hours just talking through a phone or through a screen. You can’t see...
    AJAY2404 AJAY2404 31-35, M 8 Responses Jul 8

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    I don't know what to make of my thoughts. My boyfriend and I have been together for 4 months. 2 of which were part of a long distance relationship. I have not seen him at all in...
    BBopenbook BBopenbook 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    I have been dating a guy whom I've know for a year know, we've been together for just two and a bit months. I must say, I have never been in a long distance relationship this long...
    Dreamprojector Dreamprojector 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 27

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    I met this guy online a year ago and we have been close every since. He finally asked me out and of course I said "yes!". He lives in France so the distance is a problem but we...
    linkingold linkingold 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I was having problems with sleeping. I started sleeping 24 seven and couldn't stay awake. So my doctor put me on medication that wakes me up during the day. The problem is now I...
    Britt25 Britt25 41-45, F 7 hrs ago

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    Feeling so good omg, can't stop touching myself today! Wish I had a women here to satisfy me....
    tay26x tay26x 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Trying again to write something honest without getting banned by EP! My SM and I live 6000 miles apart and see each other every few months. We are both unhappily married and...
    IanMcL IanMcL 51-55, M Jun 23

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    This is the most complicated thing I have ever been involved in, I really would like some peoples opinions on this. Firstly S and I met on a social/dating website about a year...
    Bubszey Bubszey 18-21, M 4 Responses Jun 24

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    I met this guy online and we have been talking for almost 2 months. I thought that he was a jerk when I met him but he grew on me. Anyway we decided that we really like each other...
    ChristiBoo2014 ChristiBoo2014 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 27

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    I have been in a long distance relationship for 8 months. What makes it work is that we do make time to see each other every couple of months. We also text quite a bit and Skype...
    jlhhlj123 jlhhlj123 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    So i have a friend from a different state, its not really a long distance relationship because we aren't really, like officially, boyfriend and girlfriend. we only text but we do...
    Aimeelouisee Aimeelouisee 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    And it's perfect. Honestly, a Long Distance Relationship IS a hard thing to manage. There are lots of pros and cons regarding the concept of Online Dating. Like missing out on...
    TheMasterMan1 TheMasterMan1 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I believe long distance relationships can work, but I got burned in a long distance relationship and all she wanted was money. She did not get what she wanted and I got left out...
    Kerry2014 Kerry2014 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 3

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    I just got back from Texas. I had so much fun with him, and the next time I go back I will be staying for good. So I got to meet the rest of his family and I also had fun with his...
    JuBear424 JuBear424 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    Yeah and it's terribly lonely right now. I met him last year after I moved across the country to start uni. He was an exchange student at my school. We were just hanging out (for...
    backflipdog backflipdog 18-21, F Jul 11

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    ''long distance'' means different things to different people. It's not like we are on different continents or in different countries or anything, but we live forty miles apart...
    suzieb1971 suzieb1971 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I believe they can to an certain point. If your boyfriend who you've dated for a couple years is gone for a couple months on business and both people stay faithful and talk to each...
    HappyHart5 HappyHart5 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    36. Pushing the limits #2."Put these on. We're leaving in an hour."Isabel dropped the gear on the bed and went out."Where are we going?" I asked."We are going to train.""Daym! In...
    stillthedeadman stillthedeadman 70+ Jun 26

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    We are going to see each other in 2 weeks! I am excited and anxious at the same time. We are at that point in the relationship where the honey moon phase is ending. The rush of...
    BBopenbook BBopenbook 18-21, F Jul 8

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    A friend of mine says I have a gift when comes to treat people nice and connect...she gets amazed coz I always get what I want/need and I often receive gifts at stores.Last time...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    "Am I Wrong" Nico and Vinz Am I wrong for thinking out the box from where I stay? Am I wrong for saying that I choose another way? I ain't trying to do what everybody else doing...
    Burningslowly Burningslowly 13-15, F Jun 25

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    When I first arrived in Ibiza it was very difficult for anyone to get to know me. I was afraid to smile and socialize because I cared too much about what other people thought. I...
    Badtimanonymous Badtimanonymous 31-35, M Jul 6

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