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I Clean When I'm Stressed

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    Gone to India, Hun! See You In 3 Weeks!

    My fiance's father is from India.  This past Christmas, he went back to see his family there with his father.  I was left here in the states alone because the plane ticket is $2000.  I don't have that kind of money to spare really.  I went home and stayed busy...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 23, 2009

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    As If Scrubbing Away My Problems...

    I have lived with a great many people, and I think I am the cleanest. My preference is for all things around me to be clean, orderly, and hopefully sanitary. I don't want things to have loose ends or mismatched pieces, and I can't stand the thought of lingering grease, creeping...
    roososo roososo 22-25, F Oct 10, 2012

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    House Work

    when i was younger and had small children i used cleaning as a thing to keep me busy because  l could not do anything but stay at home and keep house  the thing i have learned is it was just a subutute for living your live   forget about beening so house pride    go out...
    janiceann34 janiceann34 61-65 May 18, 2011

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    Now

    I'm a real boy and I clean most of the house a lot, does that make me sexy?
    NoLifeOnEP NoLifeOnEP 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 12, 2012

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    Yep

    When I start to stress out as to what all I have to do.  I start to tidy and clean so that everything is organised and I have a lot of clear and accessible working areas. Also, much of my stress derives from my non existent filing systes and therefore, tidying is often...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 24, 2008

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    Oh Yeah

    And, as a result, my house is spotless right now.
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 30, 2008

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    Get Me the Cleaning Supplies....NOW!

    Oh Boy.....Do I clean when I am stressed!!  There is not a speck of dirt any where.  The floors are spotless, the furniture is vacuumed, the floor trim is wiped down, the rugs are shampooed, even the wall vents get a good washing!  I have even gone so far as to...
    PeedeeDog PeedeeDog 66-70 2 Responses Oct 3, 2008

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    My Cleaning Habbit

    Im sam im 14 and i clean everyday when i get stressed out i clean alot i get stressed out most days and cant help but it but clean i clean my room even if its clean i hate untidyness and dirt i think i have a cleaning problem
    Sammtcleaner Sammtcleaner 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 30, 2013

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    I often leave EP logged in and just check it every few hours... so sorry if I don't reply quickly.
    Taurusedi Taurusedi 36-40, M 1 hr ago

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    I've been very very sad, and confused lately, but I do not show it. Even right now it is hard for me to type this out. I'm the one in this home who has to keep things together, be...
    Ayaime7 Ayaime7 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    If you ever meet me or talk to me at the wrong time or the wrong day it's a likely chance you're going to get your throat ripped out I'm extremely aggravated often on the wrong day...
    Autumnflowers Autumnflowers 18-21 1 day ago

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    where's a friend when u need one I'm so mad and sad Right now
    notheonlyone notheonlyone 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I always overcome my fears with a good detailed strategic plans, I always hide my negativity with words of optimism, which I'm not sure if I could even do or believe on it, I...
    nbsbgal nbsbgal 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'll be tired when I get home from work and I'll have the mindset that I'm gonna go to sleep soon as I get home..............doesn't happen
    shericka1992 shericka1992 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I'm the savior of generations, the conquerer of worlds! I'm the man of the hour, the one with the platinum pearls! I'm the king of the court, the ruler of thrones! I'm man of the...
    saeedalu saeedalu 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    Sometimes everything just jumbles in my head! "Go this way, no... Don't do that, that's not what I said." It's like, I'm not myself but I'm aware of what I'm doing. I make the...
    saeedalu saeedalu 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Dear World, Shut up. Just stop. I have no energy left to fight you. Stop annoying me and eating at my head. I really have no effort for this anymore. I will not give in, neither...
    KilljoyKitty KilljoyKitty 18-21 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Darn! What are you drinking people? I know it's Monday, are you done dinner? But I'm drinking tea:-)
    Oceandock19 Oceandock19 41-45, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I literally do this ALL the time. I don't always like people to know I'm not feeling my usual self, because then they ask questions I am not prepared to answer and it can make the...
    23kk23 23kk23 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    OK always say I'm fine and a lot of the time I know I'm not . there always pain on my heart from husband and kids. But music is my life . I can so relate to this song. Fade Away by...
    sexygirl81 sexygirl81 31-35, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    The hollowness, the numbness, the darkness....They swallowed me... I know my friends here do love me but I'm scared. I'm terrified that someday they'll leave me, abandon me like...
    colourflame colourflame 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I drank too much because it was my birthday, I lost my control, puked in the streets and faught with my family. I'm really embrassed. I don't want to go out for a while.
    LeBateauIvre LeBateauIvre 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 25

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    which is a little bit too often. self medication is the only thing that seems to work anymore. I don't know what I am missing anymore when I just want to find my bed to pass out...
    Serendipitydoda Serendipitydoda 36-40, M Jun 24

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    I am not one hundred percent sure, but then again I am sure that I do have depression... I just feel as if it's gotten worse. Looking back, I think I had depression then. I used...
    CharleeLuv CharleeLuv 18-21, F Jun 24

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    I do it because I can either cry my tears out when I need to or dance like nobody's watching(because nobody is!)
    loneleyboy loneleyboy 13-15, M Jun 24

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    Stop making me cry- don't you understand? It's not being able to talk to you that hurts. It's the fact that I can't talk to you that hurts. Every time I can't talk to you it hurts...
    THISarcane THISarcane 18-21, F Jun 24

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    when I'm alone, I like to listen to jazz. my personal favorite has to be paul desmond, many of his songs are beautiful, and even though they are all instrumentals, I baught almost...
    omss omss 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 23

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    I love music . Especially when I'm smoking weed (: personally I like all types of music besides country and ****** stuff they play on the radio . I love classic rock and...
    FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul 18-21, F 10 Responses Jun 23

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    It started of with, hey stranger! And me thinking don't go for her, she's nothing but danger! Little did I know, what she was about to do! Made me feel like I'm her world and then...
    saeedalu saeedalu 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 23

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    I've been saying 'I'm ok' all year when I'm very far from it. The deceit breaks me down sometimes, but thats life i guess?
    DevilsStrumpet DevilsStrumpet 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    I could use someone. Sometimes when I'm sad and I'm all alone it makes me depressed. I know everyone could use someone like that.
    Shynerdwriter66 Shynerdwriter66 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 22

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    I feel like depression got to me, and now I'm just stuck. All I want is a hug I'm starting to think bad things but I push them out of my head. Just a hug... is all I need
    PandaGirl28X PandaGirl28X 13-15 Jun 21

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    I mean this when I say it. Anything for a quiet life!
    PopMuzik PopMuzik 56-60, M Jun 20

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    i have to get this off my chest, i ALWAYS thought when i go to a bar and even if i drink way too much that'll ill have the sense NOT to drive meaning as my brother had a DUI.. But...
    ashworrell ashworrell 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    I'm gonna be honest, this is the hardest it's ever gotten! I thought I got everything I wanted but **** i had nothin! I'm tranna figure out how this actually came to be! I'm as...
    saeedalu saeedalu 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 19

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    so this one time I was having a really bad day and decided I'm gonna get drunk by myself.........the next day I woke up in a playground near one of my friends apartment and have no...
    preppiboi preppiboi 31-35, T 1 Response Jun 19

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    A lot of the time I think that I annoy people with my problems, so I don't ever tell them anyone. It's less difficult to say I'm okay, but inside, I know that I would feel relieved...
    LeapingToadstool LeapingToadstool 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 19

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    and sometimes you gotta know when to let it go and delete them...
    txbtrfly txbtrfly 41-45, F 8 Responses Jun 18

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    I recently moved into a house my mom and sister bought a multi family house and I love in one of the apartments the thing is I live in the basement where I can't be independent I...
    spiritualvirgo82 spiritualvirgo82 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    Those day days when I feel lonely and useless. All I want is a strong hug and sit with me and have long talks .. Is that much to ask
    EyesOnyou72 EyesOnyou72 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 15

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    Even when I'm sober, I get treated like I don't know what I'm doing. I feel like it's her way of keeping me down.
    cbcs cbcs 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 14

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    Darn not drunk yet! I need 2 more shot then I'm dead. =^.^=.
    Oceandock19 Oceandock19 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 14

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