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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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    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, F 3 Responses Oct 14, 2010

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    Yup, that's me. I'm on a road towards accepting events that occurred over the past year. Today, I truly feel like I can smile for real. Feels like God is smiling back at me. I...
    guideme2truth guideme2truth 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 5

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    All the people whom say they don't care are liers. Everyone cares to their own personal degree depending on who is judging them. & I'm gonna be honest I try to please everyone. I...
    flamedvelvet flamedvelvet 18-21, F Feb 5

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    i hate it when people litter! I have a ton of stories about me seeing someone litter - then I go up, and pick it up and throw it away - or mention it to them, or ask them if they...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M Feb 18

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    I really do not have anything to hide. Just no one takes there time to learn about me. They judge me by my looks or my name or my accent or whatever else. Maybe if someone took the...
    TheNameIsBitch TheNameIsBitch 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    I have the app, I use the app, but sometimes I just want to use the website without annoying pop-ups about the app, every single time I open it.
    SminkyPinky SminkyPinky 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    We all are trying in our own ways. For me it seems all I have been doing is trying to change and grow and improve. I am trying to not get stuck in the past. I am trying to...
    MKbookworm MKbookworm 13-15, F Feb 5

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    Being open minded is great, but i have two issues with two extremes. Firstly, those who do not consider themselves open minded but 'narrow' must understand that understanding...
    ellathereader ellathereader 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    So what does that really mean... ? Many will say its sexual openness. Some will say he just a dirty old man or women. So why should older men and women not have sexual feelings...
    13luckymaybe 13luckymaybe 56-60, M 5 Responses Feb 18

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    I'm afraid of opening up to people. There's a guy that is really into me. It seems like he may be the one for me, but I'm kind of into someone else, however the guy that I'm into...
    PrettyUnique47 PrettyUnique47 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    It's a complicated thing, trying to find yourself. Unsure of what you need to do to figure it all out, trying to separate yourself from everything and really decide what you need...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    This weekend I met "M" my friend from NYC. He had booked the flight a while ago and it was mostly platonic. He was just a good friend to talk to. As 'THE day' approached I got...
    Jbaby83 Jbaby83 31-35, F 6 Responses Jan 27

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    How would you know? I always found it weird when people asked me am I'm openminded. Of course I'm going to say yeah who thinks of themselves as close minded/stupid or judgmental...
    klegend0 klegend0 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 30

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    An open mind is a sign that a person is not dogmatic. An open mind is a sign of a person who likes a debate. An open mind is what a person who is quite free of ego likely to have...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    Open mindedness is essential for a scientist. Experimentation cannot truly be effortless without an open mind. In normal life too, it is almost always best to keep an open mind...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F Feb 3

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    It was so easy for me to be open-minded before my relationship with a bipolar narcissist...I'm fighting for my life back now. be careful my fellow beautiful peoples, living things...
    myvoyce2 myvoyce2 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 10

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    Usually? I always hold the door open. Even if the person is 20 feet away, I'd probably just stand there waiting like a weirdo lol. One time at church, my brother, mother and I were...
    Matthews14 Matthews14 13-15, M 4 Responses Feb 14

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    ......before I do anything else. I suffer from claustrophobia and I need the door open so as not to feel trapped. Obviously, I'm naked and the door is open, but there's little to...
    Rovigatti Rovigatti 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    Daddy Loves his Open Minded Pets! Technically their his Minds tho so maybe it's Daddy that's just really open minded :D Very creative minded as well. He likes to walk in and see...
    bondedmind07 bondedmind07 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 28

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    I consider myself open-minded and love getting to know people who are different from me because it opens me to new experiences.
    purplemusicprincess purplemusicprincess 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 28

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    when i was 13 i got my frist ever girlfriend. it was going very well, i untill she said she wanted to be in am open relationship with me and a boy. i had never heard of an open...
    andylovesyou23 andylovesyou23 18-21, M Feb 2

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    I'd been going out with my bf (we're gay males) for just over a year and I was really scared to bring up my urges to hook up with other people because I was worried he'd...
    mlersch mlersch 18-21, M Feb 3

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    what is actually mean, open mind? Does it denote only the se-xual aspect of human, which actually, we are discussing here openly? or it connote multi-dimensional aspect of human...
    kumar412 kumar412 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 10

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    I try and teach my son some old fashioned manners. always hold it for others and if its a female to open and lets her go first. I spent a lot of time standing outside places for...
    calichic calichic 36-40, F Feb 15

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    I like this site for this very reason,when you do connect with a real person on here. It does happen from time to time.I truly enjoy the raw open conversations or reading a story...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M Feb 15

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    I am very open minded about most things. But please understand that being open minded does not necessarily mean I will talk or chat with EVERYONE. And I may not necessarily share...
    alishbdelish alishbdelish 26-30, F 27 Responses 6 days ago

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    Yes I like open minded people they interesting coz they r open mind they share all with me so it's feel good to talk to them ....
    chikamac94 chikamac94 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I love my wife and we have been married for more than 20 years, but I realize I am not able to stay satisfied in a strictly monogamous relationship. Five years into our marriage...
    jwtecy jwtecy 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    Ok so there's like 20 something registers and you guys only have 3 of them open? Like it's ridiculous, the lines are wicked long and it takes forever to get out of there. God...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    The life is all about that, right? Being at least a step further now as you was yesterday. Improving yourself by sensing, experiencing and doing things you've never done before...
    rolandback rolandback 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 29

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    I'm trying to do nice things each day and instill better habits for a more positive mind and so that ican manifest the life I want I think that achieving this will lead to a...
    zeitgeist211 zeitgeist211 18-21, F Feb 1

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    This is probably the best before and after picture that I could find of myself. Well, I tried. Haha. I feel uncomfortable when it comes to full body because I just don't like the...
    courtsley courtsley 18-21, F 34 Responses Feb 4

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    Every day, I am trying to not hate my body, and to not hate the number on the scale. I refuse to weigh in anymore. I'll start weighing in on Tuesday nights only. Once a week. I am...
    obscureriddle obscureriddle 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    I started of eating a lot like eating half a pizza and I was constantly eating even mid night when I visited my friend in another Country and than I started eating mc Donald's and...
    minniekoala minniekoala 22-25, F Feb 11

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    Trying to understand why things have ended up the way they are. When I was made this way and what the plan is for me. Some days can be really confusing trying to figure out ones...
    beenhereb4 beenhereb4 22-25, F Feb 16

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    It's so weird to feel so sure of your way, yet so lost at the same time. I am pretty young, yet I know exactly what I want to do and where I want to go in the future. I've planned...
    VolumeChi VolumeChi 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I do not think that my situation is special, though it sometimes feels that way. I am going through a divorce, the filing of the finalization papers is probably tomorrow - though...
    Imperator44 Imperator44 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    I'm in a relationship...my son really like this guy. I've bn a single mom for a long time. now that I'm ready to commit to this person I don't know how to open up and get close to...
    MizzBossy MizzBossy 26-30, F Jan 27

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    Finaly some good news in politics, SYRIZA won the Greek elections! This is a very exciting time for every leftist in the world and in Europe especially. Here's SYRIZA's programme:1...
    Vrime Vrime 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 27

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