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I Can't Expect Others To Solve My Problems

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    I have learned if I want to kill myself there

    is not point on telling someone so they can change my mind. If I want to do it I doubt there's a chance someone's opinion would madder. I've thought about this a lot. I don't tell anyone my problems anymore (unless they're small). When I hear "talk to somebody if you're...
    walkinwonder walkinwonder 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    Thats All She Wrote

    I need to get myself in the line of fire when it comes to my own problems and stay there to face them.  I can't expect others to solve my problems.
    JenniferSH636 JenniferSH636 22-25, F Feb 24, 2011

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    Not My Probelmes At Times

    My problems can't be solved by others. They are my own problems that I live with. They are my own health problems. That I just live with. They have taught me to enjoy life.
    acjf acjf 22-25, F Feb 21, 2011

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    Many Problems!!

    i have many problems in life, just like everyone else, and i struggle to deal with them, just like most people, and sometimes i just look around me for inspiration on how to overcome these obstacles, and look to others for ideas on how to solve these problems, but sometimes i...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 21, 2011

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