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I Can't Get Over a Past Relationship

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    larisahhh larisahhh 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    I had a girlfriend who left me for someone else and then I saw them together at church today and I feel so depressed. I look at him and he's taller and i guess better looking and...
    ej6062 ej6062 16-17, M 5 days ago

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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 4 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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    I don't know how much longer I can go on. My throat is bleeding again, and I am unable to eat. I don't want to go on if I never get to talk with him again. I didn't even need to be...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 10

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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 3 days ago

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    It has completely snuck up on me! Going shopping for everything today... After work! I always procrastinate but I seem worse this year (Halloween did this to me too!)... We think...
    DTF7 DTF7 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    Hey guys. I need help & advice. So i have a boyfriend, he is amazing, he loves me very much and he cares for me like crazy. We had been together for 8 months, but a person got in...
    iSimplyWish iSimplyWish 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 26

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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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    10yeargap.com focuses on younger women dating older men and it encourages age gap marriage. 10YearGap.com is not a sugar daddy site. Single women are attracted to older single men...
    JessieFay JessieFay 31-35, F Dec 2

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    10yeargap.com focuses on younger women dating older men and it encourages age gap marriage. 10YearGap.com is not a sugar daddy site. Single women are attracted to older single men...
    JessieFay JessieFay 31-35, F Dec 2

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    I have really liked this one guy for over a year, but can't have him because he's already in a relationship.
    rapidreader101 rapidreader101 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    This has been a problem for me my whole life. I grew up isolated. I wasn't allowed to have friends, go outside or be loved. We didn't celebrate holidays or get stuff for christmas...
    ptsdlady ptsdlady 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    I can make awesome packet pasta and sauce.. But other than that I can't make anything xD
    SlowlyDrifting SlowlyDrifting 13-15, F Nov 21

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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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    I don't understand what the deal is. I keep myself in good shape, dress in tasteful modest clothing, I like my face, I have a good job making decent money, I'm pretty confident...
    Celestron Celestron 31-35 3 days ago

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    I work hard to get nowhere. Constantly get taken advantage of. But worst of all I'm stuck. Stuck in a house sharing a bedroom with a sibling that is bipolar and has borderline...
    Fulgurite Fulgurite 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I just simply can't. I can hold them in as long as I can but then they end up over flowing all over the wrong person and just I wish I had better control. I hate that I can hold it...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 24

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    Christmas: I spend all morning rifling through pants and tee shirts, only to decide on a dress with a sweater over it. My make-up is a big process, which includes considering how...
    karrotkace karrotkace 16-17, F Dec 8

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    I never had the chance to grow inside. My habit is to find a place to hide. I know I hear the words you're saying over and over again. I just can't get them through my head...
    FestiyCadavr FestiyCadavr 26-30, M Nov 22

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    I have been trying to break up with this man for the last three years. I had a very unstable home life growing up and it took me about 6 years of on and off school with full time...
    vrose004 vrose004 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 23

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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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    There's something I can't get over....a man that I loved for so long, and he the same. Things have changed recently, and I'm trying my best to let it go and move on. Any ideas on...
    twisteduniverse twisteduniverse 22-25, F a week ago

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    She was my twin's first love. That was the last thing he was talking to me about before he died, he was telling me how much he liked her. We were fifteen. She was a bit younger...
    michalb michalb 41-45, M 6 Responses Nov 20

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    Well, I appreciated all the responses from others in the same situation. It helped a bit and there was some good advice. I wish I could say I was cured on my unrequited love, but...
    Tryingtobefriends Tryingtobefriends 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    I feel like I can't make it through life. I'm not suicidal or anything, I'm just struggling to keep my head above water. I feel so overwhelmed right now. I've got all of these...
    BigBlittleb123 BigBlittleb123 16-17, M Nov 26

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    I have been in many productions for dance through auditioningbut because I stopped dancing after like 2 months of dancing at a young age I get very self-conscious that everyone is...
    llovereadme llovereadme 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26

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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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    I don't see a point. As long as a person is doing no harm, let them have their own beliefs. You can't blame everyone in a religion for the acts of others. That's like blaming all...
    Knixveus5 Knixveus5 18-21, M Dec 3

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    So me and my ex have a lot of history, I see him everyday at college and at every party because he is in my friendship group. He messed me around and I got seriously hurt. I...
    livelifefully73 livelifefully73 16-17, F Dec 8

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    Ever since I started giving zero f*cks about things I can't control, my whole mindset has gotten a lot better.
    DarkGoddesss DarkGoddesss 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 9

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    I talked to this guy for a year, everyday, pretty much almost 24/7 unless one of us fell asleep (although we were both the type that was up a lot of the time). We connected in such...
    chelsieshay2626 chelsieshay2626 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I'm sorry but no just no. I mean stop clinging on to me!! Like those guys keep texting and texting and I'm like woah chill dude..it's ok to textXD but don't overdo it as if ur...
    QxxRaider QxxRaider 13-15, F Dec 10

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    I know that I most likely have depression, but I literally can't ask for help no matter how hard a try. It's like I can't scream "Help me!" because every time I try I can't seem to...
    bloomingheart bloomingheart 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 20

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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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