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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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    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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    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 3 Responses Oct 14, 2010

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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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    I've always been open minded. I enjoy wearing panties and thongs. I love telling different women friends of mine. To see what they think. Pretty much all of them are very...
    57pantievswolf 57pantievswolf 56-60, M 34 mins ago

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    Ivery open minded on all issues in society today. Granted you couldn't tell from just saying hi to me. I do give that standoffish look. Once you know me youll see my open kind mind...
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 2 days ago

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    I’ve always done this for as long as I learned how to open a door. It’s just a natural, innate thing for me. Doesn’t matter the gender or age of the person, I like opening...
    JadeKnight JadeKnight 26-30, T 4 days ago

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    I need a friend, someone I can talk to openly. I had a girlfriend I thought I could talk openly with. We did for a while but she changed. She didn't like hearing what I had to say...
    Bean2015 Bean2015 18-21, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't think many people can sustain an open relationship long term but if you find the right person it's definitely something worth experiencing.... I had a loving relationship...
    Curiousmissy Curiousmissy 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    I would really appreciate a weight loss buddy. I don't have a very encouraging support team at home and it's disheartening. I've lost almost six pounds already and I'm feeling good...
    TeaspoonEm17 TeaspoonEm17 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am very open minded about my liberalism but there is a limit to me being liberal. I am a non-judgmental woman because I am not perfect. I absolutely have a problem with others...
    blondemomathome blondemomathome 36-40, F a week ago

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    I have been self destructive for many years. It usually starts when I get bored. It usually is acted out sexually. Looking for a thrill. My life is good but a part of me wants...
    Gmfriends Gmfriends 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 26

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    Hey ladies! My boyfriend is gone for a week now and I wanna send him a care package or open when letters. Do you have any idea what I should put in there... I already got his...
    deployedboyfriendsgirl deployedboyfriendsgirl 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 24

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    I may call myself an open minded person I respect others and I especially women im open to many things and I like to discuss everything if in a relationship Im really not the kind...
    Redano Redano 26-30, M Jul 24

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    For my sons sake I am trying to smile, for my sons sake I am trying to laugh. But once he falls to sleep I cry, because I miss his dad
    AryaLouise AryaLouise 36-40, F Jul 22

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    I've had a friend like this in real life who I could be 100% myself with and talk about any and everything with. But recently for some reason that i dont know our relationship is...
    missnicething missnicething 18-21, F 15 Responses Jul 20

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    And so far it seems hopeless, but I'll keep trying. I'll try to be healthy, happy...Someone I'm proud to be and someone people want to be around. I want to stop being depressed...
    ForeverOnMyGuard ForeverOnMyGuard 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I seem to have the biggest problem with that on here. Some people ask for advice and I give them an answer, genuinely trying to help, and them and others get mad at me for being...
    Caricature1 Caricature1 70+, M Jul 17

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    I am so open about me emotions and how I'm feeling my boyfriend thinks I'm just sensitive. But I thought when you n a relationship it is okay to express yourself to your partner...
    Redhairladee Redhairladee 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I'm referring to the real world, it would be nice to have an actual person to talk to freely. I'm already fairly open on here, so it's not required on EP.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 16

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    why are people so guarded? why can't we be open and honest with one another? nothing is taboo anymore
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 46 Responses Jul 16

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    I really like true open minded people. Some claim claim to be so open minded but if I don't participate in the same behavior they call me narrow minded, trying to use reverse...
    sirnatural sirnatural 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    I try my best to keep an open mind when I'm chatting with people on here. Lots of users on here have interests that I'll never quite understand (including some of the more explicit...
    QuilltonDC QuilltonDC 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    I know open relationships are not mainstream, and are quite frankly open to disdain and ridicule--disgust from some. They are not the mainstream accepted type of relationship we...
    TW8NY TW8NY 41-45, M 4 Responses Jul 15

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    Isn't everyone? I guess to answer this question, you have to know what you're definition of happiness is. For me, I'm not talking about watching a clip and getting a chuckle...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 15

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    I am very Open about my emotions! I dont care who you are or what you are you are human first and foremost if you have an emotion dont hide it If you need to sit down and have a...
    Declanx Declanx 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    Though I despise my ex wife. She turned me on too many things from lingerie, CD, pegging and being a bottom for guys. To which i do till this day. I am very open to alot of things...
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M Jul 14

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    I am very open minded and not politically correct. I say what I mean and mean what I say. I not known for tact. If people don't want my opinion on anything they shouldn't ask. Just...
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 14

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    My boyfriend and I met in college. He is graduating and I have three years left. He doesn't live close to campus. I don't want to be celibate the entire three years I'm here. IT'S...
    DoneAnd0ver DoneAnd0ver 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I'm trying. I'm trying to love myself. I'm trying to be more open minded and less judgmental. I'm trying to be kinder and gentler. I'm trying to accept my flaws. I'm trying to...
    anhonestgirl anhonestgirl 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 13

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    I am trying to go in a good direction. I am writing. I am trying to write things that could help me. It is okay to bow when you have finished a musical solo.
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I am open minded but that does not mean I agree. Your life is yours and you can live it as you see fit.
    sirfarmer sirfarmer 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    Sure, I'm an open book. I am one of those people that rarely meets a stranger, so if you get the "hankering" for a conversation, I could be your "huckleberry". Talking with new...
    TW8NY TW8NY 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    I never know what to write here in the open-minded group. I guess I'll just have to keep an open mind till I come up with something.
    TW8NY TW8NY 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 13

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    I really am trying to find happiness but it's probably not the way no one would agree with. Inside I feel more at peace. I feel kind hearted, genuine, free spirited and sometimes...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I'm very open minded why because all you see on your experience is comments saying bad things or saying true love is nothing or life is there for you go get don't waste it on...
    Brand4321 Brand4321 13-15 Jul 13

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    I think personally from what I've experienced recently and mostly of what I've opened myself up to this year particularly; I consider myself as a person who doesn't judge people...
    rachelcookie rachelcookie 16-17, F Jul 12

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    I'm in my mid-twenties. I'm trying to find my footing in this world (not sure what I want to study in grad school, find my passion, get a better job, etc.) while at the same time...
    willgethru willgethru 26-30, F 8 Responses Jul 12

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    I had a surprising afternoon! I have always thought of myself as open minded. But I have to say that a friend of mine’s mother really surprised me earlier this week. I always...
    NudiSuzie2 NudiSuzie2 13-15, F 8 Responses Jul 11

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    I had Open Heart Surgery last year to correct an ASD, a couple valve issues, and a membrane that was growing and redirecting blood flow. Because of my surgery, I missed one of my...
    sarahcamille sarahcamille 16-17, F Jul 11

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    Just turned my relationship into an open relationship a while back. He's already meeting new girls but I'm over here feeling like a loser not meeting new guys...
    Waiting4Wings Waiting4Wings 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    Yess very very openminded. Nothing is weird for me i think
    Babymelon Babymelon 22-25, F