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I Bring Out The Optimist In Me

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    We all come on EP for the same reason which is to communicate with others. Some times the person who we are communicating with lets us down or misinterprets what we are saying or...
    KittenInGlasgow KittenInGlasgow 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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    Every time I see those posts of someone saying "I hate humanity" and asking for advice on dealing with it, all these people keep saying "Oh, who hurt you?" and "Oh, I have faith in...
    CrimsonRaven CrimsonRaven 18-21 1 Response Mar 21

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    It's the only way I know that no matter what problem there is things sort get sorted out one way or another so might as well not drag yourself about it
    edgarr edgarr 13-15, M Mar 30

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    I keep thinking things will work out -- just so long as we wait long enough and do not give up hope. But what if long enough is too long?
    prrr74 prrr74 61-65, M Apr 7

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 3

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 6

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    I've always thought I was a pretty okay guy. A cut above average. But maybe that isn't so true after all. I made the choices that got me to where I am today. I had an awesome...
    sirloinsteak sirloinsteak 22-25, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    When I was younger I use to collect 4 leaf clovers for fun. A few years back I entered in a movie (the host by Stephenie meyer) teaser trailer contest, I'm not sure how many people...
    lbarnes88 lbarnes88 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Are you tried off from that boring style that you simply put on below your pants? Do you would like to add some alterations inside your undies? Are you currently looking out for...
    rickylee0214 rickylee0214 22-25, F Mar 20

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    My husband cheated on me with prostitutes. Two a month ago, and once in 2012, when we were separated. He had that one come to our house while our kids were sleeping upstairs. These...
    MrsElizabeth MrsElizabeth 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 20

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    2 Jared Padelickis. I had a dream last night where I had this suggestion given to me. I had been contemplating the ressurection. The bible talks about the ressurection. It...
    TheTristman TheTristman 26-30, M Mar 23

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    3 years ago I was a wreck. From the constant years of bulling, teasing and hate. I grew and developed a deep inner hatred for myself. An insecurity that could not be diminished, I...
    paronari paronari 22-25, F Mar 23

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    He's a great guy, but I am a very verbal person and fairly intuitive about other people's feelings and needs. He can go days without hardly saying two words to anyone and he is...
    CaptainXeno CaptainXeno 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    My first boyfriend raped me. And it's been almost 2 years since it happened and I tell everyone I'm okay. And for the longest time I had myself fooled too. A few months ago, it...
    fobaholic627 fobaholic627 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    A FRIEND :) had me listen to a song, which led me to another song that takes me away every time. If you could, play that song now and read on, and if the feeling strikes you, let...
    Indari Indari 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    My coming out story is pretty normal nothing too drastic but not all rainbows and ponies. The first person I told out of my family was my older sister. The reason I told her...
    handwrittenlovenotes handwrittenlovenotes 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I recently saw a picture of a guy I though was cute now I don't know if I'm lesbian or bi or what I mean it took this long for me to feel any type of attraction to a guy but Ive...
    Maddya Maddya 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    It's like I'm in a bubble when I space out. I can't hear anything, see anything. someone could be standing right in front of me screaming in my face and I wouldnt even notice.
    jinxxypoo134 jinxxypoo134 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    Older Men Younger Women Dating Site - AgeMeet.com AgeMeet.com is the # 1 dating for Older Men Younger Women Dating Site, it offers a meeting place where younger women seeking older...
    sallycc17 sallycc17 26-30, F Apr 3

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    There is so much to an individual. We all have our preferences and likes and dislikes. I am in a state of forgetting and remembering. Having a discussion with someone else...
    todayalways todayalways 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Today I did something I never had to do. I had to butt in on my two friends engagement to tell them thye need to never be afraid to communicate, The lady friend had a few drinks...
    MsOracle MsOracle 66-70, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Laughter is the greatest cure. It turns a bad day around and brings hope to someone's life. It makes everything okay again at least for a little while.
    goldengirl24 goldengirl24 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I'm tired of being there for everyone. It's not fair that I have to sacrifice my happiness for that of others. I enjoy helping others but when I finally need something for myself I...
    WinterUnicorn WinterUnicorn 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    It's getting hard.. My moms suspicious, that's for sure! She keeps taking about going swimming, that means bathing suit. That means my legs showing. That means people seeing scars...
    musicallife998 musicallife998 13-15, F Mar 31

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    My choices for my future feel like such a risk but I can't bring myself to change them and I'm scared of what will happen because of it
    iiArial iiArial 16-17, F Apr 3

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    Bad people. I don't need nor want people bringing me down with their negative thinking.
    Ryanholmes20375 Ryanholmes20375 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Not a very interesting coming out story, but here it is. So a few weeks after me and my girlfriend got together I felt the need to spill it to someone. I decided to tell one of my...
    kels789 kels789 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    I dated a guy for all of college and would go home every weekend to spend time with him instead of staying at my school and making college friends. I love going out and socializing...
    Love1992xo Love1992xo 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 21

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    Life is full of surprises, irony and twists, and one night at work I had one in mine. A few years ago after a satisfying Easter dinner with my family, I set off for an overtime...
    Justint2014 Justint2014 31-35, M Mar 24

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    I knew I like the ladies at an early age. I hid it for 32 years. Through my catholic grade school years, public high school, and even through my college years. I wasn't questioned...
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    this happened when I was 6 years old one day me and my 2 friends were at day care when we asked if only we could outside in the backyard and go in the (vary small) pool. the...
    boynudist13 boynudist13 70+, M Mar 27

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    I have a very low confidence in myself so I hated communicating with people. I love hanging out with people but I hate going out to see people. That's a problem of me. I'm afraid...
    Planetweird Planetweird 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I don't understand the general idea of going out. Or maybe it's some people who don't understand that going out is not for everyone and it's not a crucial element of a human's life...
    ListenerTalker ListenerTalker 22-25, F 7 Responses Mar 30

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    This pretty much describes what happened yesterday. Me and this girl that I used to go to Elementary School with have been talking for a solid 3 weeks now. I learned alot about her...
    TheMasterMan1 TheMasterMan1 13-15, M 3 Responses Mar 30

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    and I will keep my crazy self here, hopefully not anywhere near him... I am irrational... I think things that are not true... I explode them in my head too... they seem so hurtful...
    WendyBlabs WendyBlabs 36-40, F Mar 31

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    My soul drained my spirit broken I sit alone in the dark of night my sanity sleeping away your memory crushing me unforgiving and relentless these emotions won't let go I cry for...
    tatterdremains tatterdremains 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    It may seem odd to people to see and hear others laugh randomly out of the blue. I do not always do this but I do sometimes laugh out loud about something I remembered witnessing...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    Well hi! I'm 17, a girl, and I am bisexual. My attraction to males/females has never been equal; I've been through stages where I've fancied guys more, and currently I fancy girls...
    TheBratPrince TheBratPrince 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I learned how to faint on purpose. This was my experience…well I hate my family and being home… I feel safer and better in hospitals ironically… I went online hoping if I...
    lost1234567 lost1234567 16-17, F Apr 4

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    All of my friends like to go out drinking near enough every weekend. I find myself stuck in all the time because I don't want to go drinking , I want to be able to go out and have...
    tori7860 tori7860 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    One day when I was young I told my mother that I wanted to be a girl. I had these feeling for as long as I could remember. My mom got a big smile on her face. She asked me to tell...
    sandybrandy70 sandybrandy70 41-45, T 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Whoopy whoop whoop!!! G'day people, long time no see. I haven't been on ep for such a long time. So I came out, well not to everyone, just my besties that's all. But, it's a good...
    Dozlavi Dozlavi 16-17, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Everyone if you haven't you should read my first story as this follows on. Well Karen and I talked to late and we decided we needed sleep so she gave me a nightie and gave me a...
    CDresser2 CDresser2 18-21, M 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    My dad cheated on my mom with my best friend. I had just made friends with this girl and her husband and children. In the short time I've gotten to know them, I became attached...
    duClo duClo 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I love to go out dressed as a woman. I wish I could do it every single day! Every year, my wife asks me what I want for my birthday. As my birthday is just a couple of weeks...
    SweetRhonda SweetRhonda 51-55, T 5 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Awhile back I called the hospital on myself because I really wanted to commit suicide. I was put in the observation unit at the hospital and then they told me in order to go home I...
    emomokitten emomokitten 22-25 1 Response Mar 19

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    My topic rather speaks for itself. It's like an automatic shut down and I sleep for hours at any given point of the day. Not every day, just if something happens that emotionally...
    bethrichards bethrichards 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    Today I went in to town to sort some bits out, was great being out as Lucy once again this week. It's really becoming so easy to just walk out the front door fully dressed how I...
    LucyTG LucyTG 26-30, T 1 Response Mar 19

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    I just don't know what to do anymore. I've done a lot for a few different people and it's taken a big toll on me. And now one of the most recent people I've helped out seems to be...
    waterwolflover waterwolflover 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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