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I Am Trying to Open Up

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    A Burden

    It's difficult to come to terms with all that bothers me, but it's relieving to express what I feel with others. A burden is lifted off of my chest
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 14, 2010

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    Trying Is the Key Word...

    I have been trying to open up, but I am no good at it at all. I am no good at pouring my heart out to just anyone. I really have to trust someone in order to do that. Its so hard for me to open up to others, and to let others be there, and support me, but it just never...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 25, 2009

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    its weird... I really don't mind people knowing

    things about me... I actually like to open up, but I can hardly help myself to bring anything up... I find it easier when writing. someone I don't know enough? chances are good I'd get stuck thinking too much rather than actually saying anything relevant, and just joke around...
    AlienKitten AlienKitten 22-25, M Apr 21

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    Dehiscence

    Hi, I want to say thank you for taking the time to write. I want to explain.  I’m torn now because you seem so genuine and yes, you’re totally right, we have things in common and of course we should be friends.  I delivered a lecture to some students this evening...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Oct 24, 2011

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    am open to new things, will try anything twice!
    jeremyleon jeremyleon 26-30, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    It's day2 & I'm still trying to open my third eye. Yesterday, few hours after I "meditated", the space where the third eye is, i mean like inside my head, it hurt like a headache...
    gnarlyaf gnarlyaf 18-21 Dec 1

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    Like a lot of adolescents, I spent most of those uncomfortable years of change agonising over my own orientation, trying to work out from others around me (without making it too...
    morea morea 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am bi but sometimes i think i might be a lesbian.. I dont really know.. i couldnt talk to any lgbt.. I guess im shy or im scared that talking to one,,i feel like learning...
    jetboyjetgirl jetboyjetgirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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    We all have only one life to live so why not make the most of it. I am usually very open to trying new things.
    ObserverOfLife ObserverOfLife 22-25, M Dec 3

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    For the most part, this is more about not being gender specific in searching for a partner. We all create limits to narrow down who our partner(s) will be. For now, I'm...
    efron1 efron1 31-35, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I was on fb one day and saw a girl I use to know from school we starting talking and we caught up on things and she tild me she has a daughter now that her and her babys father had...
    jayjonesonelove22 jayjonesonelove22 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 17

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    Since I am in a sexless marriage for years now and have complained about it she finally said just do what you must and don't tell me. So. I am looking for a woman who may or may...
    sasmus1577 sasmus1577 56-60, M Nov 17

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    My lost best friend writes ****I could picture you hand holding charcoal, smile on your face, head bobbing slowly to the rhythm, maybe a glass of wine here and there....The...
    Domini7 Domini7 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 19

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    In four words: What good is closed mentality To exercise mental frugality Use your intellectual vitality Words spoken with civility Brush aside brazen banality With false spoken...
    ReflectiveMan ReflectiveMan 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 21

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    I want to go back to the old self that wandered for a time. 'Tho I know, the trauma has changed me somehow. Despite the hurt, the pain, the mess that "accidentally" visited, the...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    Well I have very little confidence and behave extremely shy out in the real world. But I found EP a couple months back, which have helped. And just a few weeks ago I stumbled upon...
    ChattyGirl555 ChattyGirl555 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 28

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    I believe in ripple effect, so I believe sharing positives with people will brighten up the world one day somehow. Do u like the world u r living in right now? I don't, I know it...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F Dec 2

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    My boyfriend has been in jail since October 6th. Before he went away we had hit a rough patch in our relationship. I was feeling really distant and didn't really give him any...
    Fkinnon Fkinnon 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 5

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    I've talked about this before. I have found that people who claim to be very open minded are in fact quite UN open minded when it comes to someone wanting to talk about anything...
    staleywise staleywise 56-60, F 19 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I try to practice mindfulness. I go for walks, but I'm in tears after fifteen minutes from the pain in my joints. I focus on my breathing, but my chest feels tight; I can't get...
    SimiRayea SimiRayea 22-25, T 4 Responses Nov 21

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    I NEVER hurt anyone who opens up to me and neither should you. When someone tells you about their life or this hard times it means they trust you. You might be the only person that...
    Doman5222 Doman5222 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    I'm trying, I swear I'm trying but that doesn't seem to matter now a days. My world is collapsing and all I can do is watch it tumble down. I feel like I can't even give the most...
    palomaflys palomaflys 16-17, F Dec 2

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    I believe being open being open minded can be related to many issues...a lot of the issues on here are sexually orientated I think is because not everyone can express such desires...
    Afzi Afzi 31-35, M 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    People who are open minded are so much more attractive to me than people who aren't. I'm someone who has strong opinions about topics I care about and have educated myself on but...
    danc3rz danc3rz 31-35, F 8 Responses Nov 24

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    I am a very open minded person!!! I don't like to be judged for who I am, and I am definitely in no position to judge anyone else. Being open minded makes me feel so free and...
    Coffeetyme Coffeetyme 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    Like a metal rusted book :P you have a difficult time opening it, then u finally get it to open a bit but it gets stuck again and you can finally realize you aren't gonna be able...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 3

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    Open yourself to change. This is the first step to change - be open to it. Don't fight it. Don't battle with it. Be open to it.
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 3

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    Care to Read me Like an Open Book Run your fingers through my pages like an avid reader would. Gaze upon the story laid before you, As if all your inquiries can be answered...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M Dec 9

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    The only thing I ask from anyone is for them to be open. Best place to do it.since it seems so hard for people to open up in person
    theonlymeperson theonlymeperson 18-21, M Nov 17

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    I try to be open minded. I do however have my own set of opinions. When I say I am open minded that doesn't mean you can bulldozer over me with your opinions, it does mean I will...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 4 Responses Nov 19

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    You Are Personally and Cordially Invited to Attend The Opening of my own Local FIVE-STAR Luxury Resort... Bring your own most desired fantasies... All expenses and needs...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 20

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    Tom Anagnost is a soccer coach who has served the University of Miami and Central Michigan University with complete dedication and commitment. During Tom's employment with the...
    grover006 grover006 22-25, M Nov 20

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    I think I been trying to forget so much that it is all catching up with me I am trying so hard to get on with my life I been breaking down a lot I cry all the time it don't matter...
    monica0215 monica0215 51-55, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    an open book...well there is so much to say about me, that i dont know where to start. i am an open book and will gladly tell what u wanna know. that is how i've always been. i...
    turnpike1971 turnpike1971 41-45, M Nov 25

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    open-minded people are the only ones that ever understood me. most everyone else seem to write me off as weird, deviant and obviously a lost cause. I have depression and also...
    beatingdepression beatingdepression 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 25

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    Ever since I was a child I've always thought that I would grow up to save the world from things like sickness, getting old, dying, haterd, envy, war, pollution, corruption, etc...
    MK25 MK25 22-25, M 5 Responses Nov 28

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    I've always been an open book. I don't mind talking about whatever to most people, I do however know when to say no or keep my mouth shut but yeah, I don't mind talking about stuff...
    RyRyOfAwesomness RyRyOfAwesomness 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 28

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    I'm working on being present. On living in the moment, but not in the way that justifies doing harmful, destructive things. Just living in the moment, in the purest sense. I'm...
    manzanilla manzanilla 18-21, F Nov 30

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    Starting from the first day when i stepped in school until now i grew up in a defense/Army family and so the corresponding surrounding and society. I am thankful to all of them...
    ProjectXPune ProjectXPune 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 30

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    Starting from the first day when i stepped in school until now i grew up in a defense/Army family and so the corresponding surrounding and society. I am thankful to all of them...
    ProjectXPune ProjectXPune 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 30

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    Being open minded is not judging a different perspective to your own and being open to new ideas knowing there's always more to learn or a new perspective to gain.
    nicki91367 nicki91367 31-35, F 6 Responses Dec 1

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    It's just another night and I'm staring at the moon I saw a shooting star and thought of you I sang a lullaby by the waterside and knew If you were here, I'd sing to you You're on...
    TheCoitalQueen TheCoitalQueen 31-35, F Dec 2

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    I kinda don't open up all the way. I mean I open up just about all the way the only thing is sometimes my pages are a little hard to read from all the tearing and spills that have...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 3

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    I realized something recently: I was wrong when I said I have no pity for anyone.I pity you if you look down on others from high above, thinking you are some kind of God when you...
    1alwaysdreaming 1alwaysdreaming 18-21, F 8 Responses Dec 5

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    I'm trying and trying I hope I don't do anything
    EternallyHeartBroken EternallyHeartBroken 13-15, F 3 days ago

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