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I Can't Count On Those I Thought I Could

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 248 People

    Shouldn't Be That Way

    maybe it's naive of me, but i thought there were people in this world that you should be able to expect better from. people that you could rely upon and trust. i'm not talking about casual acquaintances, but family, friends, people you've known your whole life or at least most of...
    jerrica jerrica 46-50, F 16 Responses Nov 20, 2008

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    Thank You

    I don't think I have to say anything else
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Nov 20, 2008

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    Just Can't

    Wish I could but every time I do, I just get proved wrong. It never fails.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 20, 2012

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    Unfortunately.

    I just recently made the most difficult decision of my life. It was sooo hard on me and when I needed my close girl friends most, no one was there for me other than my very best friend. I thought that we were so close and that they would be here for me no matter what. I was...
    livelaughlove4 livelaughlove4 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 24, 2009

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    Yeah, There Are Those Times

    Like, you know, you thought they could be there for you, but they can't. Like, all you need is someone who can listen, someone who won't judge at that moment, & yet, it still happens. You feel helpless, and alone. and it's disappointing, frustrating, but it usually happens.
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 29, 2009

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    It Hurts

    This sounds wierd, But I had a councellor that I trusted so much. We didn't have the typical councellor, client relationship, she gave me her address and her phone number. I even had her on MSN. I talked to her at school and thought that she actually did care. Because she...
    sindayla sindayla 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 24, 2009

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    "I Will Be By Your Side"

    I was told this words several times when we were friends We shared the rent and lived together Until I left .. She was totally changed She didnt care if I'd get hurted to know what she said behind my back It was fine because at least I have learnt that The only person...
    PinkZlollipopZ PinkZlollipopZ 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 1, 2009

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    When I Needed Them the Most

    i have recently found out i have a disab;ing degenerative spinal disease.i have really been going down faster than i thought i would.i had two surgerys to help,they made it worse.and when i needed freinds and familky,i turned to find no one there.i gave everything i could to my...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 4 Responses Apr 24, 2009

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    I've Learned to Not Exp...

    I've learned to not expect things from people. That way, I'll never be disappointed.
    SomethingHidden SomethingHidden 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 6, 2009

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    The Worst Feeling In The World

    one of them at least: when that friend you THOUGHT would get you and know how to cheer you up tells you you're emo and to stop crying. ....ugh.
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 2, 2010

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    I Cant

    its very upsetting and the worse thing is, now i cant trust people as easily.
    georshar georshar 36-40, F 1 Response May 3, 2009

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    Tokens

    I wish EP could turn this Tokens into Japanese currency and send it to my bank account. he he **grin**
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 27, 2012

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    Betryal Is a B@tch

    The people who were supposed to be in my corner, not only abandoned me in my hour of extreme need, but came in like vultures to see what they could get. I want to forgive my parents...if I do this, I will only get hurt again like I always do. However, I will always hate my...
    laughinkatt laughinkatt 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 20, 2008

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    But As of Right Now _ I Am Counting On Me!!!

    Starting this moment - I am standing firmly, proudly and strongly on these two feet. No more meekness - no more resentments - no more excuses.  I am taking back my life - and that is an empowering feeling.  For my EP friends on here that have talked to...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 16 Responses Nov 28, 2008

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    i'm stuck in prison of this country ,i can't breathe in this deep water , i want to get out , i can t , no one can , no help no chance just four walls come closer over and over...
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    I cant speak, I can't write sometimes. because I am starting to shaking and feeling cold. I feel like something is sitting on my chest when I remember what I am going through...
    darklotus01 darklotus01 13-15, T 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    so i go for my surgery on Thursday i have to be up before 6 45 am because that's when i go to the hospital. I am getting tubal ligation, done but instead of just getting them cut...
    Alexia85 Alexia85 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    Ok, I know relationships can be complicated and you have to give space to people when they are going through stressful times, but is it too much to ask that you at least send me a...
    Cheemoni Cheemoni 46-50, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm a single mom (divorced amicably, then he died) and I can't do this anymore. I can't. I'm barely hanging on to my job. My son is extremely depressed, and I can't help him. I can...
    mombot2000 mombot2000 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    And I hate myself for not being able to let go. Here's the story; I was friends with my ex friend for 4 years and that's all we were. I never wanted to be anything more because...
    awesomefallenangel awesomefallenangel 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I didn't expect this. This wasn't in my plans. This wasn't supposed to happen, I had my heart on ice, my walls up high, all I wanted was a little fun, distraction. I wanted to feel...
    Triztemuneca87 Triztemuneca87 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It is that feeling where you want nothing more than to be with her, you want to grab her by the waist pull her close, kiss her deep, and never let go. You want to let your passion...
    TexasBrian TexasBrian 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    I feel it bubbling up inside me. This anxiety. I've lost you again. I've let you go again. You are the love of my life. But I betrayed you and lost you. So you leave every morning...
    saraandherfoxes saraandherfoxes 26-30, F Feb 4

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    I unfortunately have inherited the predisposition of thalassaemia from my dad and that's why I can't donate (very low hematocrit and irregular haemoglobin). I'd really love to help...
    ScissorhandsFingeredMe ScissorhandsFingeredMe 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 4

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    I've never been able to keep a job for over 2-3 years. I always seem to get ... I don't know what it is ... exacerbated. So I quit. I get fed up. I dislike authority figures...
    dmcac dmcac 46-50, F Feb 3

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    Why you? Where is the man I once knew? The one who I thought would never hurt me, especially not gonna make me cry? Where is the man that I fought for? Who's so gentle and loving...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    I'm ready to spit fire right now! So dear husband dropped off one of the girls I usually nanny for at preschool since I'm still confined to bed. Not ten minutes after dropping her...
    CherrybombBetty CherrybombBetty 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    I can't even talk to her. Literally every time my mom tries to make conversation with me, I'm instantly annoyed. It can be as simple as, "How was your day?" and I'll snap back at...
    MegsLynn MegsLynn 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    I fell asleep for a couple hours after supper tonight, and now that I'm up again I don't feel even a little bit sleepy. I don't know what to do. I don't want to lie down and do...
    GreatWhiteBird GreatWhiteBird 26-30, M Feb 2

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    Okay moved out to Cali a year ago, 29 year old male. Will be back in Chicago in a few months though. Weird thing is since I've been out here I can't keep a woman's interest to save...
    matthewh1786 matthewh1786 26-30 1 Response Feb 1

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    my ex I can't stop thinking about him, I don't want to be in a relationship with him but omg I want him to put his hands all over me so bad
    smashmouth4eva smashmouth4eva 31-35, F Feb 1

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    I hate this. I was doing good for a while, then ONE night I stay up will 3 again and I screw myself. Wide awake once again, it might not be as late as it could be but still...
    GoldenHeart69 GoldenHeart69 22-25, F Feb 1

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    I am pretty sure I lost my best friend in the whole world and I just can't get over it. It has been 31 days. Our families are close, we said we were family. I don't know what to...
    Cherylestayed Cherylestayed 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    I feel like I'm surrounded by retards I tell them not to touch my stuff but they just don't listen. Now I can't find my gym clothes so that means I have to buy a new pair. I have...
    TinselCookie607 TinselCookie607 18-21, M Jan 31

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    We broke up but my mind still cannot let her go. I used to reject her love and now I regret about it. And she rejects mine now. All is fair enough, I was playing with fire and now...
    Tourion Tourion 22-25, M Jan 31

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    RELENTLESSLY HAUNTED by every instance of poor judgement or just common errors. Can't turn my mind off, I just relive every single moment! Even ones looong forgotten by people who...
    HollowBravado HollowBravado 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 31

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    Most days I’m ok. I mean sure, just like always you do cross my mind, but today I really miss you. I came so close to sending you a message telling you so, but I know it’ll...
    jackflash3300 jackflash3300 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 31

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    I can't even go a minute without factoring in the effect you had on my life. The next minute turns into hours all day where I secretly obsess over how it could have been. Instead...
    cbnfvr cbnfvr 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    It's hard. Loving someone so much, with all your heart. Loving them so much that it physically hurts you when they are away. Loving them so much that they never leave your mind...
    Thelostsoulslasthope Thelostsoulslasthope 13-15, F Jan 30

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    February 2, 1985 A thousand times today, alone, I've lived it in my mind. You took something from me, and I will never be the same way I was. It's not necessarily a bad thing...
    ZenGrrrlLioNESS ZenGrrrlLioNESS 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I just don't like the facts that I can't befriend an older person or like their thoughts and expiriences on sex all because I'm not 18. I find that ridiculous and I think that type...
    Deathgodsimple Deathgodsimple 16-17, F Jan 29

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    I'm in love with this boy with the perfect smile in the beginning when we met he was so sweet and we hung out all the time Then the popular gorgeous girl started talking to