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I Appreciate Subtlety

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      I appreciate subtlety.  I don't always see it, because I'm a fairly blunt person.  I understand its purpose.  Allowing someone to come obliquely to a topic without having to say exactly what they mean.  Much of Asia operates this way.     I prefer otherwise, but much...
    PrairieDog71 PrairieDog71 41-45, M Jun 29, 2012

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    This might be an interesting one. So I know this guy that graduated a year before me from another school close by and he is currently in the army stationed a ways away. I think I...
    limaha7 limaha7 18-21, F 5 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I appreciated the way he looked at me. I appreciated the way he loved to give me soft kisses, and the way he would hold me when I was upset. I appreciated the way he would remind...
    hugsfeelgood hugsfeelgood 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    Do you people appreciate honesty ? There is something that confuses me... Honesty seems to be one of the most appreciated things. People ALWAYS ask honesty from each other. But...
    Gelezinis Gelezinis 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    It seems I continue to update lessons in life that I have learned along the way, including but not limited to the following:....You cannot nor should you try to sway anyone to do...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    I know that in order to know that I'm part of something greater than myself I need that feeling of belonging and a pat on the head once in a while. While this is a pretty general...
    lifeisforfree lifeisforfree 61-65, M Aug 12

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    Sometimes I really wonder if people don't confuse being happy with having fun. I don't know that I'd say I have a fun life, but a lot of the time I'm pretty content, happy even...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 14

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    I have no family that appreciates what I do I clean I cook, but not ever a thank u and I ******* hate everyone in my family beside my mom, and I'm sad almost every day, I want to...
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 16

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    Especially, appreciated. I thinks that is the feeling i have been looking more. So many years being ignored..... And i just want to meet someone that appreciate what i like and...
    Mynameistooweird Mynameistooweird 16-17, F Aug 16

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    I appreciate all the things big or small in my life happy or stressful days, I do appreciate them because I'm still here.. You can be way less fortunate then you are now so be...
    siciliana91 siciliana91 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    A little about me..... Passionate, introspective and shy with a wild streak...I wear my heart on my sleeve even at this stage of my life where it has been damaged, hurt and cut...
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 3 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    They only time i felt loved , i wasn't appreciated at all and i got dumped :(
    Frenandowilson Frenandowilson 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 2

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    There was one person, idk if she was going through a rough time in her life, but she found me, and we began to talk and grow acquainted with eachother until it was where we...
    Jshangle64 Jshangle64 18-21, M 5 Responses Aug 3

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    Maybe appreciate, and appreciation, aren't the right words. I hope for honesty, and will use intuition to gather what I must from strangers..
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 5

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    My boyfriend no longer appreciates me. Neither does he give me praises. :(
    Spencer024 Spencer024 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 5

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    Lesbians and bi girls. I'm bi and I'm "new at this"-just realized and accepted it and now am experiencing my first crush with another girl. It's very confusing and scary so I...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Aug 5

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    My love for US sitcoms began with watching M*A*S*H, at night, alone in the early 90s. It was a simple story told so beautifully, every episode had a message and the human touch, it...
    rajblr1970 rajblr1970 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 7

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    It's more evident when the family comes to visit... (I also appreciate them, of course.)
    LEMONkinks LEMONkinks 18-21, F Aug 9

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    Including religious and anti-religious arrogance. Including do-gooders who get their whole identity out of running around 'helping' people (sometimes real help, and other times...
    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup 36-40, F Aug 9

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    Oh how I appreciate honesty in the simplest form. Just say what you have to say. This world is too small because of social media, probably makes it that much tinier, to be wasting...
    heyyo1234 heyyo1234 22-25, M Aug 13

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    We go thur life always doing for other and they just don't Appreciate the loving and caring person they have right in front of them, it's sad
    skyromantic skyromantic 51-55, F 5 Responses Aug 14

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    I've been lied to so many times I can't trust anyone but myself I feel it's a wise thing to do but it's always good to let someone know how you feel. That's why I cherish honest...
    Swagmuch123 Swagmuch123 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    YES I DO. I appreciate the differences in people. But let me just vent. I suppose, if you date, you have a purpose of marrying and spending a lifetime if things work well with you...
    iamnotshy iamnotshy 22-25 Aug 15

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    Fake people have an image to maintain. Real people just don't care. Fellow EPs, we may have avatars for privacy, but let us be true with our age and gender, and with what we post...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 15 Responses Aug 16

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    Just broke up with my abusive ex. I've gotten spit on, food thrown at me, elbowed in the throat, thrown into a counter by my throat , lied to about him selling drugs behind my back...
    leaom22 leaom22 22-25, F 10 Responses Aug 16

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    I think feeling loved and appreciated is what everyone wants. Including me
    Winbu Winbu 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 16

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    Yeah. Those feels. I just want to be loved and appreciated for who I am. Not a particular characteristic of mine. I'm incredibly socially awkward. But I love deeply. Very deeply...
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    In my life, appreciate the simple things i life start to be most important thing in my life because I don't really have the ability to do all of things because of my situation! So...
    aleph77 aleph77 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    It's important to be able to trust people you surround and associate yourself with. As long as you're honest and truthful with me, we will never have issues. Sometimes, the truth...
    JaidIsAWildflower JaidIsAWildflower 18-21, F Aug 20

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    I wish i was loved and appreciated by people around me.
    fuglygirlonthebench fuglygirlonthebench 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    Everything is beautiful when it's related to mother nature. Let us take a restaurant place for instance. No matter how modern or classy its interior, it will never beat a place...
    nighttrekker nighttrekker 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    I appreciate you more if you curse me out than if you smile and fake it.
    davidcrazyj davidcrazyj 36-40, M 4 Responses Aug 23

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    I think because I've been in love more than once I've taken it for granted. Most of my adult life I've had someone there ready to give up their life for mine, to protect me and...
    Ladybuddha1 Ladybuddha1 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 25

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    I think this is stating the obvious, you aren't going to see someone who is going to make a experience saying "I appreciate lying"
    Although Although 13-15 4 Responses a week ago

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    I like the feeling of being appreciated
    Mamiproud Mamiproud 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm a very open person, open mind, open mouth (ie I'm always blabbing, don't get your panties in a twist :P). I appreciate people you are blunt with me, and if they let me I will...
    sevenforasecret sevenforasecret 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Who wouldnt appreciate it? :)
    amjss amjss 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I hate that I get an open invite to something I don't want to attend by myself. That's nice you're inviting me, but then why even bother when you know I live way too far from the...
    seakissedjem seakissedjem 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have been married 25 years and I need to feel loved and appreciated. I feel like everything I do is wrong. I am never hugged or held or kissed by my husband.
    petstrains petstrains 46-50, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I appreciate: ...that my husband makes me dinner because I hurt my foot. ...that my 11-yo son still gives me a hug and kiss every morning when he gets up and every night before bed...
    Aurinne Aurinne 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    I'm going to give it to you straight. I am an artist. I've had talent since I was little, but only now am I starting to gain skill and I've found that this is something I want to...
    HeadDownLow HeadDownLow 13-15, M 3 days ago

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    I do appreciate honesty as 99% of the time i agree, but sometimes when this honesty turns out to be advice, it is pretty darn hard to find the strength act.
    nightstarlight nightstarlight 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    In my world I don't feel loved or appreciated or wanted n I feel like that any where I go I feel like I beg for my family to love me or friends to stay around I'll never be good...
    faithtrustwishes faithtrustwishes 22-25, F 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    One thing about EP is that it has forced me to write. Thus far it hasn't been about 'what to write' but rather how soon do I divulge this information? I'm still relatively new here...
    milesfromyou milesfromyou 31-35 5 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    In the midst of the music I tell her I love her, We both laugh cause we know it isn't true But Mary there's a summer drawing to an end tonight And there's so much that I long to do...
    OldViking OldViking 36-40, M 12 hrs ago

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    Working and I'm getting constipated again. I went to the bathroom and tried to go but it won't come out. My skirt is killing me. Private Message Me
    HisPrincess3890 HisPrincess3890 36-40, F 8 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    So for anyone who has read my past experience about this, I would just like to let you know that I listened to your advice and took it to heart. I have told him that I don't see us...
    limaha7 limaha7 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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