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I Am Trying to Open Up

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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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    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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    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 70+ 3 Responses Oct 14, 2010

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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, 2014

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    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F 5 Responses May 14

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    opennminded13 opennminded13 31-35, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Traveller96 Traveller96 18-21, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I sit in my car, the anticipation seeing him again, has my stomach all knotted up. I haven't seen him in years and the last time he left, he took my broken heart with him. I am...
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    The possibilities Lol. As the saying I love so much goes, "anything's possible". That's why having an open mind brings you to soo many more opportunities than imagined. So put...
    NaomiSunshine NaomiSunshine 31-35, F May 7

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    It's just common courtesy to do it. The only time I don't is when the next person is quite a ways away, or I don't notice someone behind me. I always apologise in that case, though...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 May 13

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    I learn toward more of the mysterious type, where information about myself is unknown, unless i know you very, very well. I don't just open to anyone, I open to those who I'm...
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 22-25, F May 17

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    aclockworkmegan aclockworkmegan 13-15, F May 18

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    I'm married to an amazing girl who I fell in love with 14 years ago. We are still in love eith eachother. For 12 years we had talked very little about relationships and opening our...
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    Nylonstockingslover Nylonstockingslover 61-65, M 1 Response May 24

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    What's the point of opening up to people? That just shows them how vulnerable you can become, allowing them to be able to take advantage of you and turn on you. If I DO open up to...
    emylauren27 emylauren27 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am very open minded about a lot of things, both openly and intimately. It's something we can explore as we get to know each other.
    Aliforbigfems Aliforbigfems 26-30, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    If you are not open, then you will get passed by, right? Also, if you are not open to absolutely anything, then messaging me will be a complete waste of your and my time.
    FelixtheVirus FelixtheVirus 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I really thought about this but then I realized that I am not "very" open-minded. There is nothing that can be limitless n I think states of mind are no exceptions. Anyone who...
    airliner2111 airliner2111 46-50, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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