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I Can't Afford The Luxury Of Being Negative

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 75 People

    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 56-60, 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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    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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    Becoming self-employed five years ago has seriously constricted the travel budget. I've developed an alternative of sorts utilizing my extensive library. I have a number of books...
    HStoner HStoner 51-55, M 3 days ago

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    I m sure my story isn't the worst. He just cheated on me in ***** club, but I really have a problem seeing myself as loveable woman , I have a huge difficulty in accepting myself...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 15

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    So on Halloween 2014 I caught my boyfriend of 5 years naked in the bed with another girl. That has tail spinned me into unravelling years and years of deceit. He waves back and...
    dazedandconfused99 dazedandconfused99 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 11

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    So I woke up today at 2.36am and I've just been having cup after cup of tea all morning. It's because I'm sick but I have something important going on today and I can't afford to...
    DeathIsPartDinosaur DeathIsPartDinosaur 18-21, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    Have you ever met someone, and the sexual attraction is so strong you can't forget them? You know it's a useless endeavor, but the challenge in it makes even more erotic. You find...
    zanyzoey zanyzoey 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 29

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    Coworker with the same age, higher salary and grade, older in the company, different position, some common work, same office. Although, he is so jealous of me, not only jealous he...
    zolito zolito 31-35, M Dec 12

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    I work hard to get nowhere. Constantly get taken advantage of. But worst of all I'm stuck. Stuck in a house sharing a bedroom with a sibling that is bipolar and has borderline...
    Fulgurite Fulgurite 22-25, F Dec 16

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    I’m tired and I’m not tired; My nights are filled with big amber eyes, Staring blankly into the dark cloaked room. Images of today and yesterday spin like a mad man, Driving my...
    rottenroses rottenroses 16-17, F 21 hrs ago

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    This has been a problem for me my whole life. I grew up isolated. I wasn't allowed to have friends, go outside or be loved. We didn't celebrate holidays or get stuff for christmas...
    ptsdlady ptsdlady 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    Before I was born, my mother was pregnant with my brother and decided to marry my father for the support. She stayed with him for twenty years until now to raise her children...
    bubbleteax bubbleteax 16-17, F a week ago

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    I don't know how much longer I can go on. My throat is bleeding again, and I am unable to eat. I don't want to go on if I never get to talk with him again. I didn't even need to be...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 10

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    And it's really bugging me. RANT SESSION (warning):You're in my thoughts. When I'm at different places and I'm reminded of you or memories we've shared. Honestly, I wish you weren...
    xxblasianxx xxblasianxx 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I can't feel pain anymore. No matter how hard I try to cry, I just can't. There seems to be no happiness no joy no love. Love doesn't exist. Is just something that slowly eats at...
    chameleonvenom chameleonvenom 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    Being a minority and racially slandered by society, I'm all too aware of it so I know every body else is. Education, to me can be nothing more than word of mouth and protocol. To...
    phenom0086 phenom0086 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Hey guys. I need help & advice. So i have a boyfriend, he is amazing, he loves me very much and he cares for me like crazy. We had been together for 8 months, but a person got in...
    iSimplyWish iSimplyWish 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 26

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    Finally, a place to find some comfort. Thank you so much for your story... of course, I draw such similarity to my experience. I have had an affair for almost 4 years and she...
    hearbrokenandlonely hearbrokenandlonely 46-50 Dec 15

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    latlely I have been having troubles sleeping or staying asleep. no matter how tired I am I just can't do it. I have been having family troubles since my aunt past away Feb 14, 2...
    MarineGirlfriendMary MarineGirlfriendMary 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    I can't sleep anymore. Life's stresses seem to be getting to me. I feel like I'm starting to lose the grip on my sanity. It's weird but at the same time this new mentality that's...
    supermario1256 supermario1256 22-25, M Nov 29

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    I like people that I can't have, I don't know why. I just feel like I'm not good enough for them. Even when attractive people show interest in me, I just shut down because it's...
    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M Dec 2

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    Sometimes, I really just want to die. Why do I exist? I don't see a point in living. I hate myself. Being raped just destroyed me. I really need someone to talk to before I...
    childlover4evr childlover4evr 18-21, F Dec 4

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    So there's multiple girls who really like me. And being a single guy, I'm not really tied down anywhere, so I flirt and talk to multiple girls. There's 2 specific girls who are...
    KayJayHoeBum KayJayHoeBum 16-17, M Dec 8

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    It was awesome to talk to her on the phone the other night. I can't thank her enough for being able to talk to her. We talked at around 8 or so and then later at like 11. First I...
    Devilscar Devilscar 18-21, M Dec 12

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    Being sixteen and in love is inconvenient. Add in the factors that I am gay and she is not. She is 18 and leaving school and I am not, and finally the fact that we aren't close (so...
    Kayceyy Kayceyy 16-17, F 5 Responses Dec 13

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    Lately I am feeling really fed up of people in general. Feeling fed up of loud mouthed, gossiping, jealous, two faced people with sad, pathetic lives who gang up on someone they...
    galaxy3 galaxy3 36-40, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Always think about this one guy.. He's made such an impact on my life, brings a light and happiness to my life.. Hes not perfect.. But he's perfect to me! And nothing could change...
    catho catho 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I hate liars I can't stand fakeness The worst is when you catch someone in the lie
    Juggalooking Juggalooking 70+, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    This time the damage is bigger . And I unable to accept it. It wouldn't make a difference if I am alive or not . Sometimes it's about the internal peace and I've lost it. I can't...
    CrushednBroken CrushednBroken 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I can't seem to find true happiness, I grew up at my grand ma place, my dad is based in Asia country, have always go to school myself, other kids come to school with their mother...
    lindadalexmonroe lindadalexmonroe 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    I don't have the strength. If they don't want to be helped, then there's really not much more I can do. Except to pray and ask God to help them. I can only tolerate so much from...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    This is my second post today in less than 30 mins because I have a lot to get off my chest. :) My biggest issue I believe is that I want what I can't have. It's not because I can...
    GhostBride GhostBride 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 1

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    There's so much people are asking me to do, but none of it is really for myself... I don't want to go to school and learn all this useless knowledge. I want to be out in the world...
    WinterIncandescence WinterIncandescence 16-17, F Dec 8

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    I can't sleep when I want too. That's my issue. I keep falling asleep in the middle of the day or really early in the night and I can't stay up. Then when I feel dead tired and...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    It's not that I can't, it's that I don't want too. I've almost chocked on so many pills, that I just don't bother taking them whole anymore. The only ones I can take whole are...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 13

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    this seriously sucks. the last few nights I've been passing out at like 8 or 9 No problem. its been dark and boring and an easy thing to do. its still dark and boring but now I can...
    ZombieBaitMaiden ZombieBaitMaiden 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    I can't sleep and all I want is to sleep and never wake up.
    prettyballerina prettyballerina 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    I just simply can't. I can hold them in as long as I can but then they end up over flowing all over the wrong person and just I wish I had better control. I hate that I can hold it...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 24

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    I lost a friend. I still can't believe this. We had stopped talking but its still sad and painful to know she's gone. :(
    officialwanderer officialwanderer 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    Yep...totally explains me..and honestly it disturbs me. I'm usually just the guy looking for a good time and want to have fun and nothing to serious but lately there is a someone...
    mikew4358 mikew4358 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 25

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    I can't donate blood, til the drugs are gone out of my system. I hadn't thought about it, but if I can manage to get off these medications, then for the first time ever, I could...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 1 Response Nov 25

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    I am currently on a one week coffee break (started yesterday) and currently I am still functioning. Funny thing is, I could hardly sleep last night and I can't even blame the...
    ConcreteSleeper ConcreteSleeper 31-35, M Nov 25

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    It has completely snuck up on me! Going shopping for everything today... After work! I always procrastinate but I seem worse this year (Halloween did this to me too!)... We think...
    DTF7 DTF7 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 25