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I Can't Do What I Used to Do

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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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    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 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 39 Responses May 21, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I can't, no matter how I try to approach it. I seem to slowly but surely, but it is VERY slow. And it's so stupid because at this point it's only about one thing, and that's...
    AllStarcrushNate AllStarcrushNate 26-30, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    It seems that I care to much of how people think of me, regret too much of my past. Look at how people react to what I say and when It doesn't turn out the why I wanted, I would...
    InsanelyCrazy InsanelyCrazy 41-45, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    I'm a 38 Male. Can't drive whatsoever. Have been trying to learn on and off for more than 20 years. My most extreme attempt was offering to buy a friend a new car so he could give...
    rattrapante rattrapante 36-40, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    It is 4:20 in small hours and I still can't sleep... I haven't slept any tonight. :(
    fatbellyboy fatbellyboy 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    I don't even know where to begin with this woman!!! This is how irritated she has me! She thinks and makes my husband think she is such a great nice person because she is very...
    gemini61289 gemini61289 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    So had a lunch with a friend, I was in a girly mood. I wore 12 cm heels for 6 hrs, ended had my left foot's skin ripped. I can't sleep or even walk now :(
    rockettothemoon08 rockettothemoon08 18-21, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I miss you so much, you are on my mind 24/7. I always wonder if you're okay, if you're safe, sleepy, hungry, happy and every emotion in between. I wonder if all you said was true...
    lovelydisgrace lovelydisgrace 16-17, F 7 Responses Dec 15

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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 5 days ago

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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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    People will judge based on their perception, ALWAYS, but that doesn't make it an absolute for you. People judge, but that's not the reason why you feel "judged", it's because you...
    Jdone Jdone 18-21, M Dec 12

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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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    So after doing some serious thinking and research I finally decided what I'm doing once I graduate high school :) I seriously will be so happy with this job. I CAN do it and I WILL...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    I have been in love twice in my life. Years ago there was a girl I loved. But I had to love her from afar and never told her. We never dated because religion was separating us and...
    ManinNY ManinNY 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 7

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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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    Tonight is the first night I've been alone since me and my partner got together and I'm really struggling to cope. Back when we first met I was in a very dark place and so was he...
    justagirl92 justagirl92 22-25, F Dec 9

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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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    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 Dec 17

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    It feels like someone is literally holding my heart and squeezing it. It hurts so bad, I feel numb and hurt. My body doesn't seem to be mine, I feel regret and sorrow. What...
    ohida ohida 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 17

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    I know what he wants, but I just can't give it to him. It would just make everything weird and complicated and probably destroy the last strand of our friendship. Or whatever this...
    CharleeLuv CharleeLuv 18-21, F 6 days 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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    Let me start with I have a problem. I'm only 19 and I have always been drawn to older women that have a strong personality. I went to job corps and Miss Maria was my 3rd shift...
    patriotslover21 patriotslover21 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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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 ever. I find it so embarrassing that my friends might realise I have emotions. emotions are embarrassing. I'm not comfortable with letting people know I'm not indifferent...
    stabbedtoceasersalad stabbedtoceasersalad 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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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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    It's eating me up inside. And I can't talk about it. I know it's my own fault too. I never should've done it. And I'm getting exactly what I deserve. My heart broken to smithereens...
    Ludavin Ludavin 46-50, F 4 Responses Nov 29

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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 mostly happens when I'm upset, I can't find the words to explain anything because everything I'm going through is just feelings. It's hard to explain to somebody that you don...
    qwernia qwernia 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    I can't sleep til 3am+ and on the weekends when I wake up around 2'o'clock I'm exhausted. I've had a history with self harm, anxiety and depression so could these be related? This...
    xcircusfreak xcircusfreak 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 13

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    Ugh. This is the story of my life! I only want what I can not have. I suppose it's because I love a challenge. I've never been a fan of taking the easy option. I always do get what...
    BewitchedBotheredBewildered BewitchedBotheredBewildered 70+, F 4 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 4 days ago

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    Sometimes I honestly don't know. I'll be talking and having a nice conversation then like the next minute I'm giving one word responses and just feeling like I want to cry. And I...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I met someone really terrific. We went out a few times- he seemed into it. I liked him. Spoke to him on a Saturday ( a phone call he initiated) and by Sunday evening I get a " I...
    Songbird35 Songbird35 31-35, F Nov 27

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    :( I can't. Noo. NUUUUUUUUUUU. What should i do.. :'(
    Orsas Orsas 13-15, F Nov 28

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    How can someone be this sad....I don't understand...why can't I just be happy. I try and try my best to lift my sprits up but then they just plunge right down. And the only person...
    Greenvines123 Greenvines123 13-15, F Nov 29

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    I haven't stopped thinking about him since I saw him earlier this month. I wasn't going to go to the event because I knew he'd be there, but at the last moment I changed my mind. I...
    SukYoung SukYoung 26-30, F Nov 29

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