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I Am Trying to Open Up

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 24 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, F 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

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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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    Well, not yet I'm not, but hopefully all the issues can be worked out, so that I will be. When I posed the question to him about an open marriage, at first he was mad as hell. I...
    zanyzoey zanyzoey 36-40, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I am in my early 40's and don't know if I am experiencing what people jokingly call mid life crisis. I am very shy in small or large social group situations, including my work...
    dakzer dakzer 36-40, M 8 hrs ago

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    I'm 22 years old and my Birth Mother is 38 years old. The one thing that I am trying to come to terms with and understand and accept. Is that my Birth Mother is a drug addict and...
    mikaleigh mikaleigh 22-25, F 4 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I started my 30 day squat challenge yesterday! This is my first time trying this, and I'm anticipating the end result!
    xxvee xxvee 22-25, M 1 Response 52 mins ago

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    I am a very open minded person.... i don't mind trying new things out. I like hearing others points of view and how they see things on life. I try to understand were everyone is...
    Dsanders13 Dsanders13 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    My boyfriend wants me to open up our relationship? My boyfriend kind of hinted that he wants us to be in an open relationship where he would be monogamous but I would be...
    kollegeboy1991 kollegeboy1991 22-25, M Oct 21

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    I am trying to accept the fact that the man that i love will never open up to me. He is not the type of guy who expresses himself he would rather keep it all in.... but that is bad...
    Dsanders13 Dsanders13 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 14

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    My mind was set on how I felt towards those who drank and smoked their life away. But that's exactly what it is, their life. If I cut off everyone who did one or the other, I would...
    anitamigna anitamigna 18-21, F Sep 30

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    The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
    veerlove01 veerlove01 22-25, M 3 Responses Oct 8

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    My dad died about 2 weeks ago and it really opened my eyes. He didn't do anything his whole life and died in his 30's by drug overdose. I don't want the same to happen. My life so...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M 6 Responses Oct 21

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    How do I bring up the topic of open marriage with my husband without him hating me? I really don't THINK he'll be into it, but I'm not 100% sure, and that's why I want to discuss...
    Coco181225 Coco181225 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    hi, upon reading some of the experiences for days here in EP i decided to share a bit of my life.. I met this man on-line, i decided to find someone on-line because there are lots...
    ShadesofWhite67 ShadesofWhite67 26-30, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I honestly don't know what my sexuality is. I had crushes on both guys and girls growing up. In middle school I was crazy about boys but some times few girls who seemed masculine...
    Mycah82 Mycah82 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 3

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    Impressively, hopefully (idk, i was just trying to find adverb to initiate this sentence), the most exciting and enjoyable moments in my life until now were… when I was dreaming...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 8

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    Impressively, hopefully (idk, i was just trying to find adverb to initiate this sentence), the most exciting and enjoyable moments in my life until now were… when I was dreaming...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M Oct 8

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    Oh my God, can we please talk about this? When I see a perfectly good man holding open the door for me, I am reminded that I am still a woman and feminism has not yet eradicated...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 72 Responses Oct 13

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    So i recently have been discussing certain things with my girlfriend about our sexual intimacy. And she has expressed to me that she dosent feel fully satisfied about what we do in...
    frenchdude frenchdude 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 17

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    Most people at least the few who know what i'm really like probably don't think i'm open minded. And sure if your read some of my stories you would probably think i'm not open...
    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M 3 days ago

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    Tired of trying to make friends Tired of trying to be the nice guy Tired of trying to stay a virgin Tired of trying to fit in Tired of trying to find the right girl Time to...
    EBestest EBestest 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 4

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    Open source intelligence, or OSINT, is defined by the ability to gather data (or intelligence) from documented sources that are accessible to the public. The “open” aspect...
    edr567 edr567 26-30, M Oct 7

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    Trying trying trying...it's not working
    Indeciciveme Indeciciveme 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    I am trying to accept that what ever i do my family will never apreciate me!!! Even i do work hard they will just say i just playing around! Even i am tired and stress they dont...
    meowandarf meowandarf 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 19

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    I wouldn't classify it as a phobia, because it's not so intense that I can't be in a room with the door open. But it does make me REALLY uncomfortable. I guess I just feel...
    xfangx xfangx 18-21 Sep 30

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    I can't open up to people even my own mum I just can't I hate it, then all at once I have a breakdown and get super angry then super sad. Idk why I can't open up to people I think...
    Benbrian Benbrian 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 6

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    Watch this space. Though from a song lyric I think this line is open to interpretation and so it'd be great if this were a place people could go and discuss times they fell in...
    zmedleff1 zmedleff1 41-45 1 Response Oct 6

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    I am very open minded... I do not judge and do not expect to be judged for my feelings, thought or beliefs. If you don't agree... then agree to disagree and let it go at that...
    Mirais31 Mirais31 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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    People who are open minded are just great people to hangout with. They tend to be more nice and more understanding and welling to try something new. So it's great to have friends...
    Custos1 Custos1 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 10

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    "Be open minded but not so open minded that your brains fall out."
    MoragaroM MoragaroM 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 11

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    Best thing in the world for me. My ex never opened the door while my best guy friend will rush to make sure I never have to open it.
    Evain121 Evain121 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 13

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    i consider myself very open minded , i believe that we can talk about everything ,no limits so i am very open minded.
    newlife30 newlife30 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 17

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    I am a free spirit that shows no judgment towards anybody. I am an open book you can ask me anything and tell me anything. I am young but I have lived I have been through a lot and...
    Changeallaround Changeallaround 22-25 1 Response Oct 19

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    Civility and counters should never be lost for the sake of an 'ism' even feminism. If a guy holds open the door he is not saying I'm weak, or that he desires anything of me, he is...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 19

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    Discussion is the crown of meeting minds. It is good to debate, and argue points of view, especially with open minded individuals who are not so up themselves that they are open to...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 21

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    Love is not about sex... loving someone has nothing to do with sex. As long as everyone involved understands that then I see no reason not to have an open relationship. It works...
    MyDaddysSpecialGirl MyDaddysSpecialGirl 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am trying to accept that even after we choose each other it didn't work out. After all we have been through. It is such a hard pill to swallow. I feel so lost through these days...
    pink1110 pink1110 22-25, F Oct 3

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    I just wrote a story in another place about "happiness." Yes I have been trying to find that elusive thing they call happiness for quite some time now...just when I think I have...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    Once I heard that on a Radio FM that a woman crying about why she was not able to loose weight and finally she did.. It may sound silly but some of it I found it true.. the reasons...
    foryoureyesonly1983 foryoureyesonly1983 18-21, F Oct 14

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    After 5 years, my husband is moving out. In July he told me he thought he was gay. It's October now, and the movers are coming this week or next. I don't want to be here during...
    joujoubee joujoubee 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 14

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    soo i've been trying really hard not to get depressed, or anxious.. i was doing good until a couple of days ago. but im still trying even tho sometimes i just lose it. i try really...
    aliv12 aliv12 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 17

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    I am in a relationship with a female. I never ever thought I would start dating a female until this one girl asked me to kiss her and if we feel the spark to pursue it. We kissed...
    moeco moeco 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 17

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    I am still trying to live and accept the moments, our day to day relationship. How can I convince my heart of something my head knows is a lie? I know what I feel for you, it's...
    lisqbansil lisqbansil 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 17

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    Trying. Trying. Codependancy wars with outrage.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Oct 19

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    My boyfriend has been gone to jail for almost 3 weeks, tomorrow I am going to see him for the first time since he left. He has less then three months left and its just difficult...
    Fkinnon Fkinnon 22-25, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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