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I Am Trying to Open Up

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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 22-25 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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    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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    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    Oh, I certainly want this. I also wish that people didn't prejudge, but how can I stop that? I can only alter my own thoughts without trying to change other people, which is what...
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    i m open minded and want to have my friends openminded too, those with broad thinking
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 16

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    Espiallidocious Espiallidocious 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    AyuBDas AyuBDas 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 15

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    TheGoddessB TheGoddessB 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 15

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    (Re-posted due to account changes!) As a kid and teenager I closed myself off from people and the world. I hid mostly inside of myself, the fantasy/fictitious world I created in...
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    This is a personal post towards my mother. All I seem to be doing is upsetting her. Nothing I do makes her happy. All I do is worry that if I do something its gonna upset her...
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    This statement usually is intended to apply to sexual orientation and sexual experiences. In those contexts I am very definitely open minded. We are sexual creatures - we're...