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I Clean When I'm Stressed

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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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    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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    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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    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 12919 2 Responses Oct 3, 2008

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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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    I love to run when I'm stressed, upset, happy, etc. My boyfriend is currently in basic training for the Air Force and I run every morning the same time that he does PT. It helps...
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    Ya I'm listening to musics in my bed!! 😞
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    All the time. Someone asks "How are you?" and I immediately respond "Okay." or "Good." simply because it's what I'm used to saying even if I'm not having a good day.
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    He's getting married in less than 6 months, yet whenever he's drunk, he calls me and wants to do the dirty deed with me. How on earth is he supposed to start married life when he's...
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F Aug 3

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    I'm obsessing again. I need to let go.
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    "I'm okay, doesn't always mean I'm okay." -unknown
    Zoewithoutthei Zoewithoutthei 16-17, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Tonight was the worst, having to fake smiles to everyone at this wedding, I hated it, I'm not ok and lately I've been crying a load at night, I can't take this much longer.
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    Meeppeep Meeppeep 16-17, M Jul 23

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    Do you ever feel this way? Sometimes I feel like no ones gone through what I have when true are people that have. A lot of people have it worse than I do.. But I always have...
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    When I get married, I want to have 3 kids. One will be adopted, and the other two will be mine biologically. I want to have a boy and a girl. The girl will be named Anneliese and...
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    I do this all the time, and the reason for it is that I feel I don't want to ruin someone's day with my problems. That's a selfish thing to do in my book, I'll only tell people...
    Dreamprojector Dreamprojector 18-21, F Jul 31

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    I've got no real friends. They all abandoned me. I had no one else to turn to, so I turned to the music. Music saved my life. That band that saved me was My Chemical Romance. Now I...
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    I shut down when I get stress. I block everything out. I don't realize it. My future boyfriend tells me that's what I do. He thinks it's annoying.
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    pinkk44 pinkk44 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It's so easy for you .. Say what you want when you're drunk, and not care for the consequences.
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F Jul 27

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    ...ehehe. It's awkward when it's with someone who doesn't understand it.
    KA4689 KA4689 22-25, M Aug 14

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    'Nuff said. So don't blame me if I ignore you back.
    Jelliii Jelliii 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 27

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    I think it would be great to defend my country
    battleships10 battleships10 13-15, M Jul 28

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    Would you....? Would I .......?
    Zoewithoutthei Zoewithoutthei 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    Black veil brides's songs always make me feel better ✨. Its like they know exactly what i feel , they cure me by their lyrics .
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    Does i hurt to put a sewing needle through your cheeck?
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    If it wasn't for me drowning out my problems through music I wouldn't be here right now.
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    I've been hurting recently, and the easiest way for me to cope with it is to isolate myself from everything.
    Guildguide Guildguide 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Hugs... I'll hold you. Xoxoxo
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