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I Could Never Make My Mother Happy

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    You Are A Disappointment

    This is, in part, a letter I've written to my mother that I have yet to send.  I'm on the fence whether or not I should send it.  I need to heal, but I don't know that it will help if she knows how I feel.  "Dear Mom, I have always placed your approval as a top priority in my...
    thelivingjenn thelivingjenn 31-35 May 30, 2012

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    Weddings-drama For Yo Mama

    So I had to get married quickly to put DH under my insurance( his new job=guns, fast cars and fighting and no insurance) Had a cheap wedding. No dancing just a dinner at a local rest' and a short small service. Not everyone in the family could make it. Dad and Mom divorced 6...
    violetveridian123 violetveridian123 31-35 Jun 2, 2011

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    So Much Pain

    so much pain has gone into this. Trying to please my parents, make them proud. But especially my mother. But lately I'm dealing with the fact (instead of running from it) that I can never make her happy. I can't please her. She isn't happy or pleased by her own life. She's...
    anadude anadude 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 20, 2009

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    I guess i never thought i'd find someone like him he makes me smile he makes me happy. I never thought someone could be like him😱im so happy and i just want to enjoy all of this...
    Boraboo Boraboo 13-15, F Feb 18

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    1 My best friend 2 Knowing that my friends are safe and well 3 The caress of someone I love 4 Long walks in the country 5 Listening to music 6 The first coffee of the day 7...
    IF64 IF64 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 11

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    About two years ago, I was asked to describe myself and I realized that I didn't really know who I am. So, instead of finding qualities, I wrote a list of things that makes me...
    Jeanne506 Jeanne506 16-17, F Feb 17

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    59 things that make me happy 1. Waking up and finding there's no chalk mark around me. 2. Dreaming of my lady kissing me when I'm asleep and knowing it's not my pet dog. 3...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    He shows affection in public, doesn't care if people see us kissing and holding hands etc. He always answers my texts, and says the most wonderful heart melting things. He talks...
    suzieb1971 suzieb1971 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 20

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    Everyday your there for me. Everyday you have made me laugh, you have made me laugh when ive been at my lowest! Everyday you call me beautiful and everyday you tell me you love me...
    myownbox myownbox 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    1.women 2. dogs 3. god 4. nature. 5. experience project 6. cake 7. babies 8. NCIS 9. walking 10. music 11. lovelovingelmer 12. mom 13. darren 14. rice 15. chicken 16. underground...
    freshlove freshlove 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    1. Solitude for reflection, meditation and recharging my batteries.2. Sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean, with a box of Grasshopper cookies and a thermos of strong black coffee.3...
    singstothewind singstothewind 46-50, F Feb 15

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    1. A smile on my Children's face 2. A hug from my children 3. A kiss from my wife . 4. A hug from my wife . 5. A cold can of Mt. Dew 6. Going to work . 7. Coming home from work...
    Wildman43055 Wildman43055 46-50, M Feb 16

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    My guy is amazing! I have never met a man like him. He texts me all the time. He shares his feelings. He tells me how beautiful I am. He might be a little afraid of getting hurt...
    ifoundhim ifoundhim 36-40, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    1 Listening to my children laugh 2 Talking to my son about his views of the world 3 Watching my daughter dance 4 When either of my kids wants a hug and cuddle as most of the time...
    00FlyingHome 00FlyingHome 41-45, F 5 Responses Feb 10

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    Okay , here goes ..... 1. Coffee 2. My son's silliness 3. My husbands kindness and love 4. hugs from people I love 5.dark chocolate 6. Baking 7. Those quiet moments right...
    chernobylplayground chernobylplayground 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    Im really holding back. My boyfriend is the nicest boy I've ever met, he makes me so so happy but I'm terrified of getting my heart broken. I don't like ending relationships, or...
    GnarlyShittt GnarlyShittt 16-17, F Feb 19

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    1. random funny things 2. making others happy 3. learning &expanding this mind of mine 4. singing and dancing loudly to some Erykah Badu 5. saved the best for last!! seeing my...
    NaturallyNatalie NaturallyNatalie 22-25, F Feb 7

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    The problem is I'm never even given a chance.
    classAteam classAteam 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    Quite a challenge! Here it goes: 1. laughing, 2. being kind to others, 3. forgiving, 4. spending time with my daughter, 5. skiing, 6. enjoying the sun of a winter day up in the...
    Archou Archou 36-40, F Feb 13

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    Consider this a work in progress... 1. Spending time with my husband 2. My family 3. Realizing my survival rate for bad days is 100% 4. The smell of fresh coffee brewing 5...
    pollyprozac pollyprozac 41-45, F Feb 20

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    i made list till 37...and its all deleted ...and i m not happy :/
    mdifferent mdifferent 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 21

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    I hope I get a second chance with this girl because she is like no other girl there is something that just really appeals to me and I really like that. She not like other girls...
    ARos54 ARos54 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    the thing that makes me happiest is when someone texts you because they were thinking about you. other than that music, being home alone. my kids and my friends.
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F Feb 23

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    1. My Friends 2. Duolingo 3. Understanding complex things 4. Making all the lights while driving 5. Yoga 6. Eating Healthy 7. Being organized 8. Being beautiful 9. Thinking...
    Sapphirebee27 Sapphirebee27 18-21, F Feb 23

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    I try to live my life on a certain code of honor one of respect, and one of trust. sure, I'm not perfect, but I'm not a bad guy either. I love her. I have never cared about anyone...
    mrweerd mrweerd 26-30, M Feb 12

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    1- My children's smiles 2- Her smile 3- Her voice 4- Her...well everything about her 5- Blue sky 6- Bird songs 7- Gardening 8- Running early in the morning 9- The sound of running...
    MrSquishy MrSquishy 41-45, M 4 hrs ago

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    My daughter Laughing until I cry Pancakes French toast My blanket
    guideme2truth guideme2truth 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    1. Over protective friends 2. My coach 3. My team 4. Bad jokes 5. Weird people
    mightymouse69 mightymouse69 16-17, F Feb 7

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    1) a guy who talks about me with his friends 24'7 (nice things) 2) remembering what food or drink I like 3) family of course 4) s.ex with the right guy
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    Conditioner for without it I would look like a woodland creature. Chef Boyardee who has always been there for me when I don't feel like calling Jimmie Johns. Netflix because...
    bombchu bombchu 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    1) food 2)my abs 3) peace and quiet 4) witnessing competency for once 5) my report card
    PantomimeEira PantomimeEira 16-17, F Feb 7

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    1. Cats 2. A good book 3. My friends 4. Sleep 5. My family
    Risingabovetheashes Risingabovetheashes 70+, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    family, love, success, notariety, and purpose. what are yours?
    justhatgurl justhatgurl 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    1. My loved ones especially Dhairya, my close friends, and parents 2. Books!!!!!! 3. Amusement parks 4. Continuously watching my favorite tv shows 5. Traveling, roadtrips, cats and...
    Dewms Dewms 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    1) my family 2) my best friend Justin 3) reading 4)netflixing 5)hanging out with my friends
    thebladeisbae0718 thebladeisbae0718 13-15, F Feb 8

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    1. Music 2. My pup 3. My boo <3 4. Sunrises and sunsets 5. Babies. They're just so adorable and innocent :P
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    1- smiling at strangers 2- making daisy chains 3- chocolate digestives 4- cheese 5- my kitten 6- the summer 7- going to the cinema 8- my phone 9- one direction 10- face masks 11...
    molliemolls molliemolls 18-21, F Feb 13

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    1. Pizza 2. My dog 3. Long weekends 4. My travels 5. Good company
    travelbug1 travelbug1 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    I will just put bit by bit till I get to 100. 1) My dogs. 2) My WWE Immortals game. 3) My rubbershoes. 4) My fountain pens. 5) My Iniesta shirt. :D 6) Clean drinking water. 7...
    BloviatingBuffoon BloviatingBuffoon 70+, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    100~ warm weather 99~ drivers who aren't rude 98~ fishing 97~ tea 96~ coffee 95~ naps 94~ old jeans 93~ tattoos 92~ punk rock 91~getting lost, and finding something better...
    distancerunner distancerunner 70+, M Feb 16

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    heres the list... for the second time (my muse- simpleandpossible :) i will complete in bits... 1. smell of food being cooked 2. singing 3. watching my sister eat 4. a good...
    mdifferent mdifferent 18-21, F Feb 21

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      Exercising Accomplishing Shopping Hanging out with friends
    dashuria dashuria 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 23