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I Can't Do What I Used to Do

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    Can't Do It All Anymore

    I'm feeling overwhelmed. I have so many things I need to do just to survive and I just don't have enough time and mostly enough energy to get it done. I have a non life threatening illness that saps my strength, my home is somewhat of a wreck (and I hate living this way). I need...
    frito414 frito414 56-60, F 10 Responses Apr 22, 2009

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    It Was All Ruined For Me.

    I really want to do things that I used to... but I can't, at least for awhile (I hope). He ruined that for me. 90% of the things that I loved have some sort of a connection to him and I don't want to remember. The memories all just hurt too much... I can't listen to music I used...
    KawaiiDoll KawaiiDoll 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 23, 2011

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    But My Brain Still Can!

    What's that about? A few weeks ago I was out with my boys; one of 'em jumped over our cooler while he was running and so I did to. Carried that fricking bruise for DAYS. I used to run, and hurdle, and.....and I couldn't even clear a cooler. What is up with that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 19, 2010

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    Whn I Was Younger.......

    I use to wear sun dresses & pretty skirts. When I was younger I wore jeans & pretty tops.... I don't do that anymore. Now I wear bulky tops that hide my assets. Joggers that are loose around my legs. I NEVER wear dresses or skirts, too easy for a man to toss 'em. I don't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses May 3, 2009

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    I Hate Insurance Companies

    When I was younger I had some nice cars.  A couple of mustangs and then my pride and joy.  My 1980 Toyota Supra.  It was a car way ahead of its time.  I could do 95mph in 3rd gear and still had 2 more to go.  I drove everywhere as fast as traffic would...
    gettinsum1 gettinsum1 56-60, M Feb 3, 2010

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    Oh. Your. God.

    i used to be able to do that breakdance move where a person spins on their head. i cant anymore because my body has grown too long.
    matiswest matiswest 18-21, M Nov 27, 2012

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    Hmmm

    Stay up all night drinking, get no sleep and go straight to work Eat nothing then walk ten miles on Diet Coke being my only fuel Smile and not attack Keep those walls maintained with no gaps A succession of first dates with excitement Adopt random people into my life and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 4, 2009

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    I Suppose This Will Go Unnoticed, But It's Important To Me.....

    I saw a question on EP last night.  My heart was so sad over this that I couldn't get it off my mind today and wished to address one answer in particular.  The epeep asked if we had the choice, would we be logged in to EP or be out with friends.  Most of the answers were the...
    giggles4488 giggles4488 56-60, F 40 Responses May 21, 2011

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    A Limited Shelf Life

    I still remember the first dance costume I ever had when I was just four years old.  I would put it on and wear it around the house every chance I got.  Even from the age of four, I knew that I loved to dance, and for the next 24 years, it was the only thing I truly...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 25, 2010

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    Growls

    Grrr... It's annoying. It's frustrating. I keep trying. Then I get tired. *listen to faerie body* Waaahhh... It tells me it's tired. Grrr...  
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 3, 2012

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    saviecook saviecook 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    It Seems Like Just Yesterday..

    ..I was able to run endlessly.. I used to be able to run for miles and miles and love every step of it. Since my injury, my legs haven't been the same though. :( It's been almost 4 years, and I still feel the pain when I run. It sucks. Running used to give me theis feeling of...
    Browneyes4322 Browneyes4322 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2012

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    I tend to have dreams about my boyfriend being shot to death. I know it's not REAL but I just can't stop the tears what do I do to stop these dreams I pray every night but the...
    jloves21 jloves21 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I know this is really strange but I don't know what to do anymore, I'm struggling and just feel like letting all these feelings out by writing this... I have a really terrible...
    DingleberryBooBoo DingleberryBooBoo 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I love this site! I knew in theory that there were people with my problem, but had never met any of them. Like others here, I don't know what is wrong with me. I do my best, but...
    chazman48 chazman48 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    Before telling you my story, I wanna ask you something... Is there someone who you just can't get over? Someone who's broken your heart and you just can't mend it? 3 years ago I...
    vinylvanilla vinylvanilla 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    Today I had a flashback to something one of my friends told me about one day. This kid at our school one day came in wearing Jordan's but according to this other kid they were fake...
    skyblue914 skyblue914 16-17, F Jul 20

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    I remember seeing you walking pass me right across the chapel. That back pack hanging in your shoulders and the wearisome look etched on your face. I love those metals on your...
    fosselfuel fosselfuel 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    A little back story here as an infant my parents didn't want me and they basically gave me to my grand parents with the notion drugs are more important than my kids. So my...
    TheSameOne TheSameOne 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 6

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    Actually, I can relate to other females much more now than I used to be able to. Not in all ways, but I have some female friends now and I can talk to them about some things that...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F Jul 7

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    Once again I'm back and sadly about the same topic as before, my brother. Sadly he continues to not accept any responsibility for his actions. He and his spouse have ruined a few...
    DannyBoy1972 DannyBoy1972 36-40 Jul 9

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    I'm 21 and I cling to everything I can remember, which isn't much of a good thing... I remember heart break, physical agony, emotional torture, and memories that I wish I could...
    Christuh Christuh 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    So I know I should always love my dad and be grateful for everything he's given me, but I really cannot stand him most of the time!! He pays for everything for me and my mom always...
    sindianau sindianau 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I don't know how I feel about him. When I'm talking with him or sitting right beside him, his attention goes straight to me. Even if we don't talk, it's like I know he doesn't mind...
    HarmonyEvers HarmonyEvers 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    So I'm starting high school next year and I have literally no friends in my entire grade. Last year all of my friends became popular, EVERY SINGLE ONE. How does tht even happen...
    juliakats3 juliakats3 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 30

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    We have been together for 2 years now and because of my trust issues i grabbed his phone what might have been innocent flirting i turned into a big deal, we were both intoxicated...
    steph102112 steph102112 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    It sucked, yeah. Wasn't what we thought it would be. Wasn't enough time. It wasn't much, I'll admit. But it was something :) We met and it was great. Not perfect, but still so...
    seasalticecream seasalticecream 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    If it weren't for the fact that alcohol taste like.. Alcohol.. Than yeah I would get drunk everyday, but I hate THAT certain taste of alcohol. It's way to strong and I just can't...
    DesrayMinqez DesrayMinqez 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    **okay so I'm off topic a bit but** Let me be and I will let you be. My experience s of some religion people makes me understand why some people are atheist, and why some people...
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    Long story short: I cheated on my ex and he dumped me. Now I can't get him out of my head. I don't know why cheated, I keep trying to find a reason but when I find one I feel like...
    Ren10 Ren10 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    Sometimes in our life we’ll feel broken inside as if it will never end. But as days pass we’ll meet some people who will make us feel worthy of having a second chance...
    LAithought LAithought 22-25, F Jul 16

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    Like what the hell is the point? You feel the need to prove what a shallow arrogant little git you are, and what a tosser you really are So you decide to try and make yourself...
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    I really am glad people can't read my thoughts. There are times that I get annoyed at the smallest thing. It's like the presence of people or having them talk to me bothers me...
    honestyreality honestyreality 22-25, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    ...3 days now that we have no communications...texted him many times, but no reply and his phone is off for 3 days but once a day he turn ON for few minutes, maybe to check my...
    hannagrace hannagrace 31-35, F Jul 2

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    This is the fourth night this is happening. I wake up feeling light headed, can't breathe, and can't feel my heart beat or I can feel it getting weaker. I seriously don't know...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    i feel like loosing my grip. i am a trans . i hate my life.. being alone .no one to understand you. everyday i woke up with a wish to find a friend who understands me. thought of...
    leftaalone leftaalone 22-25, T 2 Responses Jul 9

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    If one refuse to listen and won't take advice what is the point of me trying to help? If you won't help yourself and don't change your life for the better then you can't get help...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F Jul 9

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    I went into work early this morning because I never went to sleep last night. I was sick of laying there....and being busy is what I do best these days. Now I'm exhausted and...
    Triscuitan Triscuitan 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    Never thought I would have a kid before marriage and definitely never thought I would be a single mom and not have a stable family for my child. Never thought I would be with...
    lovelylady20 lovelylady20 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I can't disconnect the person I think he is and who he really is.. I think I'm caught in what I think a relationship with him would be like. I feel like he'll be the first guy that...
    tonib123 tonib123 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    My husband and I just got into a huge fight about the fact that I don't open up to him. I can understand why he would be upset about it - I would be too if I were in his shoes. But...
    roseblossom90 roseblossom90 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 17

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    I wish you would talk to me instead of demeaning me. I hate I am a bad guy in your eyes because of what you mean to me. I know you are hurt and I have caused it but stop and take a...
    scooterp23 scooterp23 36-40, M Jul 17

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    For years I've had trouble sleeping, from nightmares to waking up five times at night. As of lately, I can't fall asleep for 4-5 hours after laying down in bed. I can't live my...
    TorissaNikole TorissaNikole 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    What is with all the 'Do you think I'm attractive' clearly you know you are, and you are begging for attention. Then there are the 'Ask me dirty questions' really? You want creeps...
    MsInked511 MsInked511 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    Okay, so here's the story. I really like this girl I met online. She's super sweet and fun and happy and the best person ever. I really like her in a romantic way, but she'll never...
    derpicornsunite derpicornsunite 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    I can't take it anymore I feel like I am going to lose my girlfriend and that I can't take it anymore! I feel like I am being force to give up by everyone I feel like I can't love...
    ECrierie ECrierie 16-17, M Jul 19

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    So I have had some seriously ****** up dreams before. Like even though no one knows who I am on this i can't even write them down. Lately when I am in the car with my Mum, i get...
    MaryAnne4 MaryAnne4 18-21, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I recently was a bridesmaid in my cousin's wedding. There was a guy there, and I can't get him out of my mind. We had a small conversation, and kept stealing glances at each other...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 day ago