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I Can't Get Over a Past Relationship

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    Something Is Always In the Way

    about a year and a half ago, I found this incredible girl through craigslist, while I was looking for a river trip buddy.  We met, had dinner and things just seemed to click.  I learned about her past, the fact that she had a kid, didn't bother me, as I can...
    lovesick63143 lovesick63143 22-25 1 Response Feb 23, 2009

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    I Should Have Done It Different

    I fell in love at 15 years old with a man that was my soul mate - I may not have known it then, but I do now after years of searching.  I am 53 years old and have never loved another like my first love.  I am not sure I can.  He is still me, my life partner, father...
    bomx bomx 51-55 1 Response Dec 8, 2008

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    Over And Over Again....

    I was married for a very long time to a man who would not work and cheated throughout the marriage. I stayed and raised my children believing that I didn't want them to have a broken home. When they were grown I filed for divorce with success. After the divorce, dating was...
    smiles7613 smiles7613 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 13, 2012

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    Exhausted

    I am constantly trying to stay longer at work and working harder at work everyday to keep my mind off of you. Yes it is good for my employers as well as customers as well as building up a good rep and leaving a good and fantastic impression for future jobs. But at the end of the...
    bannanacream bannanacream 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 31, 2010

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    Hm

    i woke up thinking about you and it hurtedi went to work thinking about you and it hurtedi was at work and saw couples and it hurtedi saw the roses and it hurted,i heard the music and it hurted,i got off of work and it hurtedwhy oh why does it still keep hurtedwhy cant my mind...
    bannanacream bannanacream 22-25, M Jan 2, 2011

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    Failing Fast

       I was in a long term relationship with a girl based on what I thought was mutual love and respect. It turns out she was cheating on me. It has become apparent that she has a reputation for stealing boyfriends away from their girlfriends, cheating on her partners, and...
    secretsandlies secretsandlies 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 6, 2009

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    I can't leave my house without getting upset.

    Everytime I hear music it reminds me of my ex. Everytime I smell perfume it reminds me of her. I need help because its tearing my life apart. I first met her when I was showing the next lot of year 7s. I was currently in year 7 at the time. I was showing her around the school...
    BradleyAustin97 BradleyAustin97 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 9

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    A Part Of Me

    I am not a marriage type. Neither is she. I am fairly unconventional. So is she. We shared very similar tastes about everything. Loved the same things. Hated the same things. You can assume so far that we clicked and it turned into a three-year relationship. Then, the problems...
    ElSolitero ElSolitero 26-30, M Sep 2, 2013

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    My First And Only Boyfriend.

    I cared for this guy quite a bit and that has never left. He has a heart of gold and I could be my weird self and he would join me. I miss his company very much. I still care about him a lot and sometimes when I think about it it makes me confused of my sexual orientation but...
    TheEdgeOfEarth TheEdgeOfEarth 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 1, 2013

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    Let Him Go

     a couple of years ago i believed i found my soal mate, i even left my husband for him, but he wouldn't leave his girlfriend for me anyways about 9 months ago i exposed him to his girlfriend, ive had a lot of guilt about it, he was my best friend my soal mate or so i thought...
    sweetstacey sweetstacey 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 26, 2008

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    I Still Love Him

    Hard to believe that its been fourteen years since I left him. He never knew me. I was afraid that he wouldn't want me. I wad more afraid of knowing myself without judgement. Many tragedies occurred during our nine year marriage. All to me and my family. He stuck by me, but I...
    bumblefuzz bumblefuzz 46-50 2 Responses Feb 10, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    just thinking about this puts so much anger back into my soul.... you're going to think I'm the biggest idiot after reading this,but here goes.... I was fifteen years old. He was...
    jaycer jaycer 18-21, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I have often thought about the meaning of life, and have not really found any. First, let me apologize for any seemingly-snobbish moments, my intention is to reach out to...
    puppychair123 puppychair123 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I have had the most difficult year of my life. What was supposed to be a fresh start turned into a nightmare, one that I can't get out of. Moving overseas is not easy, you kinda...
    cursedswan cursedswan 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    Over the weekend, a few friends and I rented a campsite to commemorate the summer. Due to several of the people either getting sick or becoming unable to attend, it ended up being...
    theanonwriter theanonwriter 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    I just like this guy so much. I love every single thing about him, and I know he may not be the most handsome guy in the world, but he is just perfect to me. I like him so much it...
    xdropsofjupiter xdropsofjupiter 18-21, F Sep 8

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    I have been with my boyfriend for 4 1/2 years. We met at university through a mutual friend. We don't live together as we live and work in different cities and I am still caring...
    MsRugbygirl19 MsRugbygirl19 22-25, F Aug 21

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    Tell me why I overheard a conversation today about this girl wanting to talk to this guy knowing damn well he has a boyfriend? That just made me mad. Plus, the fact that you can...
    KenKitty KenKitty 16-17, F Sep 2

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    I can't believed he is Gone... I felt its like a nightmare to think I cannot talk to him anymore and I cannot see him again the only left to me was his memories He is Gone now... I...
    modelrose modelrose 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 10

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    Over the past few days I've been feeling a little bit angry. Maybe this is a good thing? Maybe it's a sign that I'm finally climbing out of the quick sand I've been stuck in for...
    Inlovebutmarried Inlovebutmarried 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    You know what really bothers me, and my husband reminds of this periodically, is that I am showing my kids how they should treat me when they get older by the way I engage with and...
    nkmnovember nkmnovember 36-40 Sep 1

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    I can't sleep or hardly even eat I keep crying myself to sleep the abuse started when I was 14 with guys I went to school with they would hold me down and touch me sometimes they...
    Kitten2514 Kitten2514 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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    My life has been completely turned upside down and inside out over the course of the last 2 years. Why? Because I fell in love with a married man that I connected with on every...
    Inlovebutmarried Inlovebutmarried 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 3

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    It really sucks because I have a very very big butt but skinny waist and short legs. Stores seem to think the skinnier your waist the longer your legs are. Or the waist will be...
    Thatonegirl53 Thatonegirl53 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    What are we? gfbf, mate or Fwb? He just ended a long term relationship (and i heard they are in open relationship now) Obviously he is not that into me, he rejected to take the...
    wtsthiswtstht wtsthiswtstht 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    The past week I have had little or no sleep !!! At first I would get possibly 6 hours but past three nights only sleeping between 3-4 hours ! I feel so exhausted and worn out but I...
    Nutcase38 Nutcase38 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    I'm writing this because I am stuck in a situation I can't discuss with my wife or friends, nor the woman I have fallen back in love with. I just need to get this off my chest as...
    Tryingtobefriends Tryingtobefriends 41-45, M 11 Responses Sep 3

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    I want a dessert but I can't be bothered to walk to the "servo" which is less than 200m away. Got nothing in the freezer atm.
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Your hair, your face, your beautiful eyes...I want to tell you how strikingly beautiful you are every day, but I can't. Because you have someone in your life already, even though...
    HopelessRomantic6 HopelessRomantic6 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I often neglect sleeping. Since I feel I can get more stuff done if I don't sleep as much. But what's a peeve is when I want to treat myself well and stay healthy and try sleeping...
    Hyacinthas Hyacinthas 18-21, M Aug 20

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    I have fallen in love with this person who has so completely melted my heart it isn't even funny. I am not a romantic or mushy person by nature, but this man brings out the best in...
    Oldiesbutgoldies Oldiesbutgoldies 16-17, F Aug 25

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    No matter who it is I can never make a significant connection with them. My father, and mother both care for me I can tell, and I respect them but to be perfectly honest I feel as...
    aimlessglitch aimlessglitch 18-21, M Sep 2

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    I can't sleep properly For the past few months I can't sleep well. Even if I'm really tired, I only have a few hours sleep (about 4-5) and constantly keep waking. I wake up tired...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F Sep 4

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    >How can I move on? It feels like someone has blown my legs off and then said "Go on! Run the marathon already!" and I can't right now....maybe sometime...maybe never.Right now I...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 9

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    My friend, knowing how self-conscious I am about my looks, had the audacity to say she wishes she wasn't so pretty because she's fed up with guys breaking her heart. She has...
    Cyanideheart Cyanideheart 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 21

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    I want to have a normal relationship with a girl aged between 25-28 but I can't because I am so dump to start an intelligent conversation? what shall I do!
    mabumusa mabumusa 26-30, M Aug 27

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    I'm in my young teens and am very anxious and excited about my future, but this is because I managed to recover from depression. During my secondary school years I made a lot of...
    KaiWong KaiWong 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 28

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    I really don't feel I have a heavy heart I feel it's more dead than alive though I'm still the nice person I once was I jus can't formulate any kind relationship with girls any...
    Youngnerd Youngnerd 16-17, M Sep 6

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    I did a long long post yesterday so I will do a kinda short one today:! I ate long into the night until I fell asleep half weigh trough the 2nd bag of jam donuts then I woke up...
    SherbertGainer SherbertGainer 22-25, F 8 Responses Aug 24

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    My mind is spinning. Everything I think is a repeat. She doesn't like me. How could she? Everything I think is a repeat. I can't get my homework done, my mind is spinning, running...
    LoopedMe LoopedMe 13-15, M Aug 29

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    I try. It get's so frustrating to continue to try to do things that you know you are going to fail at. I was diagnosed with Adult Onset ADD when I returned to college at 25. I...
    piprimate piprimate 26-30, F Sep 8

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    Growing up my mother would go on about how men aren't normal, bad, untrustworthy, don't talk to them, etc my father was hardly around and when he was he would steal money, lie, and...
    paragra paragra 18-21 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm not saying that I'm the most intelligent person out there. My grades are good, but normal. I had an average of 94% last year. I consider myself to have common knowledge and...
    faithandfree faithandfree 16-17, F Aug 25

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    I can't get over a guy I was seeing earlier this year. He was completely my type..his place was literally next to mine (no joke)! We had amazing sex and that's all I think about. I...
    billabonggirl27 billabonggirl27 22-25, F Sep 5

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    I met this incredible man. He is 51 and I am 35. The problem is he has a girlfriend that he has only been with for three months but she lives with him. I am married for 12 years...
    kgirl79 kgirl79 31-35, F Sep 8

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    I overthink everything and it ruins a lot of things for me, but I can't do anything about it, so it's going to suck but I have to deal with it :P
    Fred363 Fred363 16-17, M Sep 12

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    I TRY TO GET MY BRAIN TO STOP. I DO MY BEST. IT NEVER WORKS. I TRY TO DO DIFFERENT THINGS. READ, PAINT, WORK ON THINGS. I CANT GET IT TO STOP. I WENT I SAW THE DOCTOR TOLD...
    imgreywlf imgreywlf 56-60, M 4 Responses Aug 21

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    I'm glad that this experience was posted up because right now I am going through something which is very difficult. I have been with my partner for 9 yrs. Since I was 19 I am now...
    whisperingcampaign whisperingcampaign 26-30, F Aug 25

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