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I Can't Afford The Luxury Of Being Negative

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 76 People

    My Mantra

    “I have the power to choose a positive path. I realize that walking the journey is not always easy but the road to happiness is mine for the taking. "
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 2 Responses May 14, 2011

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    Rose Colored Glasses

    Rose colored glasses are not very practical but stopping to smell the roses is.  Amongst the pain and chaos there is always something to see that is positive even if it's the realization that this to will pass.
    rubyetuesday rubyetuesday 61-65, F 4 Responses Jun 5, 2012

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    Positivity

    I need to be positive. If I am not positive I can't be happy. I want happiness, and I want to feel good. There is a lot of negativity in this world, and I try to bring the positive into mine.
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M 2 Responses May 10, 2011

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    Wouldn'T It Be Nice

    Ugh adulthood sucks sometimes. Single adulthood blows. There is no second income to scoop me up if I fall short. There is no one else keeping track of events. There is no one else to keep track of mail and bills. There is no one else to clean up, do the laundry and the hundreds...
    hischelsea hischelsea 46-50, F 2 Responses May 28, 2013

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    I Can't Allow Myself To Be Negative.

    Because if I was absolutely everything in my life would turn to ****. That's just how it goes, as soon as I allow those negative thoughts in I become a complete wreck and let everything around me collapse.
    CuteInChaos CuteInChaos 18-21, F May 18, 2011

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    The statement alone says it all.....I can't take it any more...any part of my life.....I for the past seven years spent my life married to someone....our marriage is so toxic and...
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    I don't have a clue where to start this but I will say thank you to anyone who finds the time to read this. The thoughts and memories that are in my head make me think this will...
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    I thought I had it all worked out. Everything seems to go great. Yet I can't sleep at night. I feel so bad. I've dealt with depression before and I thought that I had moved past it...
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    Tomorrows a big day for my country, they plan to overthrow the government. And I mean it. It's pretty scary and I wouldn't actually be to concerned about it, well, if I wasn't...
    SugarDoughnut SugarDoughnut 13-15, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    if I don't say the words. it doesn't mean that they are not there. I just want them to land with you the way that I intend for them to. I am sorry that I often say them like two...
    bigheartsmallworld bigheartsmallworld 36-40, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I wish I could travel. I dream of places I'll one day meet... But I'm broke. I work 2 full time jobs, to LIVE. But how is this living if it's not making my dreams come true? Oh how...
    summerrayenne summerrayenne 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    This is my dilema and the most obvious is that it is NOT a dilema but the feelings I have makes everything feel so wrong. I in a sense do know the person I am inlove with, but I...
    LoveUnite LoveUnite 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Modest Mouse - Bukowski: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2UCT5ABGa4 I cannot get over this song. I'm sure I've heard it: a long time ago. Like it has a deeper meaning to me than...
    ColdPenguin25 ColdPenguin25 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    Well actually that's not true I tend to express myself openly. I am very upset with my mother. She considers us stating the fact that we very much want to go to school us arguing...
    blahblahblahxoxo blahblahblahxoxo 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I can never say I've been truly happy...ever...I've known this since I was a kid...I've had happy times but I have never been happy for a week straight with no complaints.I use to...
    Gottawannaneedtotalk Gottawannaneedtotalk 22-25, F a week ago

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    I need to gtfo of this state before it devours my soul. Where are my fellow gypsies?
    LuxOrchid LuxOrchid 26-30, F a week ago

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    The struggle is real. Destination? Check Baggage? Check Camera? Check Excitement? Check Money? Nope. Damn expensive i can't afford it :')
    sabrinabryn sabrinabryn 13-15, F a week ago

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    So I recently went out with someone I've been crazy about for nearly 4 years (I know cuz she made mention of it) and we had an incredible night together; in the past when I've...
    qeust24 qeust24 22-25, M a week ago

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    VogueChloe VogueChloe 26-30, F Aug 24

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    The the thing with boyfriends' mothers. Oh my God they are so irritating. I'm tired of being lectured. I'm quiet and not a back talker and just nod and says yes or no, and say a...
    reginarose reginarose 26-30, F Aug 24

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    I was just a small 6th grade kid who had terrible self-esteem issues. It comes with the territory when your father used to terrify you, when he would beat you for the most trivial...
    S1NK1LL3R S1NK1LL3R 22-25, M Aug 23

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    religions are misjudged all over the world. why can't people just respect all the religions? if you hear people talking bad things about some religion (as they claim islam being...
    marieseub marieseub 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 23

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    How To Turn Six Dollars Into Six Thousand Dollars: I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A little while back I was browsing through newsgroups just like you are...
    manusundr manusundr 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    I am in love,with someone I cant have. it took me months to just even recognize the feelings, how can I love somebody I never thought I would even like? a complete opposite to what...
    bujji14 bujji14 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    I really want to kill myself. My life is going on horribly. My mother has psychotic depression, she has been on an affair for 9 years & has just recently stopped after being...
    mangoseed mangoseed 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I try my best to keep things at peace. As much as possible, I want everyone happy. I adjust to everyone's needs. I often put their needs before mine. But there are some instances...
    ayamesan16 ayamesan16 22-25, F Aug 22

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    I certainly hope you find this to be a helpful tip. There is no reason why anyone should be saying, "I love to travel but I can't afford it, unless they want to pay full price for...
    Evabeth Evabeth 26-30, F Aug 21

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    Everyday I face a new wave of challenges that drag me down where I can then be met with returning currents that bring back old insecurities and weaknesses. I like to think that I'm...
    pressurecooker pressurecooker 16-17, F Aug 20

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    As a follow up, my ex got out of jail. And immediately following his release, he started with the incessant calling. Sending cards and poems and love letters everyday. I had a PFA...
    blackbeautygirl51 blackbeautygirl51 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    It's sad that you can't even be yourself around your family without being judged or embarrassed or called names.
    BloodyVictim BloodyVictim 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    There is someone I care about about there. I Think about him a lot. About being with him. About how much he deserves kindness in the face of some pretty unkind people. About unkind...
    notthis78 notthis78 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    I just can't do it. And if a guy is flirting with me, I don't know he is. I just assume he's being nice. If I'm talking to a guy I like, I usually just joke a lot. But I don't know...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 15

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    When I'm feeling down I love to be in a dark room with my headphones blasting so my brother can hear them from his room down the hall. And even when I'm not feeling down I still...
    maeve106 maeve106 13-15, F Aug 14

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    I can't take a compliment, but I've learned to just smile and say thank you. I was constantly told I wasn't good enough as a kid, after a while you really start to believe the...
    hexgrl2k hexgrl2k 26-30, F Aug 13

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    and while I know this is the cause, I often fear admitting that it was due to emotional and psychological abuse. I am afraid to admit it to myself because I know I will want to...
    hexgrl2k hexgrl2k 26-30, F Aug 13

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    The best feeling we could ever have is love. But the most painful would be still the same, love... Once you felt that feeling to someone, you'll be the happiest person in the whole...
    Achelle07 Achelle07 22-25, F Aug 13

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    I haven't been able to get a good nights sleep in a few months now. This blows! I try so many things, pain killers, alcohol, those supplements that are supposed to help you sleep...
    GoldenHeart69 GoldenHeart69 22-25, F Aug 13

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    **** everybody and the ideas they have of who they wanted me to be. **** all the people who hoped I'd be the replacement for the friends and lovers they lost. I can be your friend...
    ambivalentFriability ambivalentFriability 18-21 1 Response Aug 12

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