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I Am Trying to Open Up

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 27 People

    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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    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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    thats why i made this second anonymous account. not sure how far i can be honest. and not sure if itd be worth to try. but i've always wanted to be totally open about my emotions...
    ihaveqeustions ihaveqeustions 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    They say when one door closes, another opens. At this point in my life, I'll settle for a fricking window and a step stool
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    FightingFeelings FightingFeelings 31-35 1 Response 5 days ago

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    yeswecanchat yeswecanchat 56-60, M 6 days ago

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    Opening eyes while kissing is a turn on. We do it a lot.But it can be kinda weird and creepy too, if ya ask me.
    ChelseaMonroe ChelseaMonroe 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Allens47 Allens47 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 4

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    Darasi Darasi 22-25, M Feb 3

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    PoetryApocolypse PoetryApocolypse 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    I'm trying to play it cool, and my friend told me to too. I could easily tell you how I feel over facebook msgr just as easily, because we've been that way for the past few months...
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    Yea, facebook is my notebook, youtube is my video journal and instagram is my art gallary! My life's pretty much public, each outlet expresses myself in a different format. A open...
    EmilioAsc EmilioAsc 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 1

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    My windows are almost always open. If it's at 50 degrees. I love how fresh it makes everything!
    Katey2011 Katey2011 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    I want to do a rp about two male best friends that are both married, who find comfort in each other after their wives keeping them apart for so long. they go out for a beer and get...
    luv2pee23 luv2pee23 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 31

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    My being open is about finding understanding. We seem to live life in phases, my father says. It's discussion with others that can help in understandings.
    Ducostrinity Ducostrinity 18-21, F Jan 31

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    There is absolutely nothing I enjoy more than a good, long road trip! I love traveling for starters but I love just driving around and getting lost! (Even if it's not always the...
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    No open minded people on here just a bunch of censors and prudes! Adults by allowed!
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    mechbattleextreme mechbattleextreme 18-21, M Jan 26

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    So - I don't exactly feel very GOOD at life. I have a pretty good brain inside my head, but for some reason it didn't lead me to choose the correct decisions. I even KNEW the...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 25

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    I've been questioning my sexuality a lot lately, mainly because of a close female friend that I have (I am also female. I like her a lot, but I don't want to ruin the friendship...
    naturalradiant naturalradiant 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 25

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    Yes, I am an ******* sometimes. But if you actually open up to me I'm not going to turn you away. I appreciate honesty. I also appreciate people helping or wanting to help others...
    davidschild37 davidschild37 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 24

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    Or at least i have tried. i can't call myself an emotional person but more logical the thing is there is always kind of a balance between emotions and logics of a person, and it...
    AshTaylor AshTaylor 22-25, M Jan 23

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    1/2 way to our first destination. Glad to report we have both survived sitting in a vehicle together for the first 8hrs: time for a pit stop. Breakfast!! Give me coffee!!!! Now...
    Triztemuneca87 Triztemuneca87 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 23

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    IntroSim IntroSim 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 23

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