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I Clean When I'm Stressed

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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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    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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    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...
    TragicWhispers TragicWhispers 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 23, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm so optimistic and mellow when I'm on my period. Funny isn't it?
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    or when I'm trying to fall asleep
    hashbrown20 hashbrown20 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 26

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    When i'm upset, when i'm happy, when i'm tired, when i'm awake. There is a style of music and song for every situation. The world would be a boring place without music
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    I eat, even when I'm not hungry .. I eat when I'm lonely, bored, angry.. Just not to scream or hurt the others.. I eat a lot to make the stress and the pain less.. That's weird...
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    Total opposite. I don't eat, when I'm hungry. I know. Doesn't make sense. But it does when you're depressed. So is it wrong to want to feel like this title? I mean, from where I...
    NaomiSoulJourney NaomiSoulJourney 31-35, F 1 Response May 2

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    Not as a sexual thing. I just do it when I'm bored haha
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 4

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    Evanescence- my immortal: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5anLPw0Efmo I use to listen to this band a lot when I was really depressed. Now I just listen to them when I'm angry, or...
    THISarcane THISarcane 18-21, F 3 Responses May 11

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    It's not even anything sexual. Lol I do it all the time. Even when I'm at school, sometimes I fall asleep that way.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 26

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    I have a quite a few friends who are there for me but honestly I just feel like I'm in my own world where there is no one. I just feel alone every day even though when I'm with a...
    Meganfaye10 Meganfaye10 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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    Sometimes when I'm alone I'll act out entire scenes by myself and make them as realistic as possible. I'll create characters and do random things as the character would. Just what...
    AntiDepressantInTheMaking AntiDepressantInTheMaking 18-21, F 1 Response May 1

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    And I complain when I'm bored! This is the reason I NEVER sing, but sit on social media complaining all day!
    AudioTravylerRavenwolf AudioTravylerRavenwolf 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    Since I can't tell him, you guys are gonna have to put up with my sappy mood today, dammit! I miss you! You've made me look at the world differently. You inspire me. You are so...
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 26

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    Ugly Kid Joe - I Hate Everything About You And I get sick when I'm around, I can't stand to be around I hate everything about you! Everything about you, everything about you...
    RoughDiamond17 RoughDiamond17 36-40, F May 14

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    So many men responding here. I'm worried the other sex isn't emancipated enough. But yeah, pants, hands, candles.
    AlricVirgil AlricVirgil 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 26

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    I'm not OK today my friend killed herself last night
    makenzyAuntie makenzyAuntie 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 30

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    **** I'm lonely. Miss college friends
    StarFox11 StarFox11 22-25, M May 1

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    mostly because I'm saying what the **** is wrong with this person!
    ShadowofanAnglophile ShadowofanAnglophile 36-40, F May 2

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    right now I'm listening to Falling in reverse and throwing my ball up at the ceiling and catching it while eating strawberry wafers
    Naniebananie Naniebananie 13-15, F May 11

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    Adam Levine. I'm going to keep you close today. Be my crutch to get through the day.
    llevame llevame 41-45, F May 12

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    I'm pretty sure I just sold the rights to 73% of my bed space in exchange for a lasagne. Right when everyone is getting riled up about Australia selling off it's assets to...
    TheWildling TheWildling 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    So I am really popular at my school and there's a boy and he likes me but I don't like him and people aka (my friends and my crush ) are teasing me about him and when we have to...
    Chloe144 Chloe144 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 24

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    My younger sister thinks I'm weird because when I have a headache I tell everyone to be quiet and raise the volume to the music. Music actually makes my headaches go away.
    ClaireH19 ClaireH19 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 25

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    Under my desk at work sometimes. When I know I will not be bothered. Lol.
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Apr 26

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    i do this all the time. most ppl just move on but some of my relatives know me better and can tell when i am upset.
    kaylee13 kaylee13 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 27

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    I send so many smiley face to so many people, yet I'm sat here crying :):
    HalfGone0 HalfGone0 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 27

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    I love my job as a trauma nurse, and I love it when it's my turn to be on call for flight responses; however, it's extremely difficult when there's absolutely nothing we can do to...
    McCannT12 McCannT12 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    This quite tells the tale i'm living.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaI5JCxOCdw Banks - Waiting Game I'm thinking it over The way you make me feel all sexy but it's causing me...
    AlricVirgil AlricVirgil 26-30, M 1 Response May 3

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    AC/DC - T.N.T. Cuz I'm T.N.T. I'm Dynamite T.N.T. And I'll win the fight T.N.T. I'm a power-load T.N.T. Just watch me Explode
    RoughDiamond17 RoughDiamond17 36-40, F 1 Response May 11

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    Whitesnake - Here I Go Again Just another heart in need of rescue Waiting on love's sweet charity An' I'm gonna hold on for the rest of my days 'Cause I know what it means to walk...
    RoughDiamond17 RoughDiamond17 36-40, F May 11

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    Nickelback - Lullaby Well, I know the feeling Of finding yourself stuck out on the ledge And there ain't no healing From cutting yourself with the jagged edge I'm telling you that...
    RoughDiamond17 RoughDiamond17 36-40, F May 12

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    I guess I'm bored right now because my hands are in my pants trying to relieve some tension.
    Macy21 Macy21 36-40, F 41 Responses May 12

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    Buckcherry - Sorry This time I think I'm to blame it's harder to get through the days You get older and blame turns to shame
    RoughDiamond17 RoughDiamond17 36-40, F May 14

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    So I went to my cousin's birthday party. Me and my family decided to come. When we arrived to my cousin's place, My parents went and talked to other older people. I looked around...
    doge5263 doge5263 18-21, M May 15

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