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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 want to think what make me happy. 1. My mom. I miss her. 2. My friends who know a real sexier side of me. 3. My love, who knows how to calm and sexually please me. 4...
    Natash18 Natash18 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Give up Bacon? no that will never happen
    Ralbarda Ralbarda 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Hmmmm 1. Music 2. Mi amor 3. My best friends 4. Going out 5. Laughter
    PanamanianPenguin PanamanianPenguin 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I love meat to much no way could i be a vegan.
    footballgal56 footballgal56 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    Long bus rides. Sitting in a cafe. Writing. Colouring with my kid. Chocolates.
    givingtree13 givingtree13 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I really like this boy named Sm1tty and he's amazing. I know he thinks I'm annoying and everything he dosent need. And that's okay because I'm not here to ask for help, I'm writing...
    ECESES ECESES 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    Certain things give me happiness. 1. My dad 2. Jack, Ferdi and Sara; my siblings. 3. Pictures and memories of my beloved MOM 4. My home; my ROOM. 5. My love; my BF.
    Natash18 Natash18 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I have 6 mother tongues lol too many to decide from. That is why i will just learn the language in which my husbands family speak which im sure is one of the 6 languages in my...
    Zzz29995 Zzz29995 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    1. Cake 2. Coffee 3. Interior design books 4. Wooden tables 5. Hanging plants
    givingtree13 givingtree13 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Does anyone just like their own posts just to feel better?
    Starbvcks Starbvcks 18-21, F a week ago

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    But lets just talk about how they are reconstructing the road in front if my house and OMYGODD THEY ARE SOOOOO LOUD
    Starbvcks Starbvcks 18-21, F a week ago

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    my grandson work reading a great book the winning lotto numbers losing weight
    whatsup63 whatsup63 51-55, F a week ago

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    Camping, the ocean, her wrapped around me , long bike rides, a glass of wine in the quiet of the night
    MisterGw MisterGw 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 27

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    1) Camp 2) Friends 3) Deep convos 4) Walking Dead 5) Buzzfeed
    alfalfalouf alfalfalouf 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 27

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    My nephews, being creative, moments of clarity, feeling appreciated, and chocolate.
    Youdontmakefriendswithsalad Youdontmakefriendswithsalad 31-35, F Aug 26

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    Uninterrupted sleep A freshly made pot of coffee Reading the newspaper on a Sunday afternoon Finding out that the new dress I wanted is on sale Fridays
    emptynow emptynow 36-40, F Aug 26

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    1. My son. He's my world. 2. My wife when she kisses me. Awesome kisser! 3. Music 4. Kindness 5. Being different
    Movingforward1983 Movingforward1983 31-35, M Aug 26

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    1) My dog 2) my art 3) the feeling and thought of going out hiking and enjoying the nights through the streets with my dog 4) strawberries 5) guys who can be funny but sweet at...
    froofykittenxoxo froofykittenxoxo 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    There was a man who wrote to an advice columnist about his over-twenty-year marriage with his wife. It was heartbreaking to read. They were into meat, seafood, dairy and eggs all...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 26

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    - my beautiful children ( both in heaven and on earth ) Flowers and working in my flower garden Watching people appreciate my cooking Reading a good book on my deck Driving...
    Iamtheoriginaldancemom Iamtheoriginaldancemom 46-50, F 6 Responses Aug 26

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    1. children!!! they are so innocent and real. 2. PIZZA 3. God & spirituality (meditation) 4. reading a book on a rainy day 5. cuddling with my fiance watching netflix
    angelanicole89 angelanicole89 22-25, F Aug 26

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    1. Flowers 2. Kisses 3. Your voice 4. Coffee 5. Daydreaming
    BreakingBored BreakingBored 41-45, F Aug 26

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    1- Dark chocolate 2- Rainy days 3- Books 4- London 5- Harry Styles :3
    Jade7120 Jade7120 16-17, F Aug 26

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    1. Bacon 2. Burgers 3. Lasagna 4. Pizza 5. Cheesecake
    BaconetteParadise BaconetteParadise 16-17, F Aug 26

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    1. The unconditional love of my Savior and Heavenly Father 2. Music (playing violin &piano, listening, allowing me to express emotion) 3. rainbows 4. witnessing compassion 5...
    friendlysomeone friendlysomeone 18-21, F Aug 25

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    1) food 2) boyfriend 3) Halloween 4) makeup 5) expressing myself with dying hair
    bloodyzombie19 bloodyzombie19 16-17, F Aug 25

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    Im pretty happy dating me, myself and I :3
    Kaiririri Kaiririri 22-25, F Aug 25

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    I don't need a man to make me happy, I need several of them. I think it's sad that we're trained to believe one person should be everything to us (friend, partner, lover...
    DisappearIntoSilence DisappearIntoSilence 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 24

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    I could ( WOULD in fact ) be vegeTARIAN ( if I had to kill even one CHICKEN for a meal Id change my diet to STRICTLY fruit & vegetables.........I couldn't kill an animal...
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 23

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    All throughout my childhood, I had a tough time making friends. Oh sure, I had a few friends with whom I could share my thoughts, but they were few and far between. Since entering...
    Allen007 Allen007 31-35, M Aug 22

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    Oh I love watching rain falling from the sky making everything more green and clean and fresh and also the refreshing smell of wet mud..It makes me happy. Some of those days when...
    Majesticrose Majesticrose 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I am a sensitive person. I remember I was, for a time in my life, receiving experiences open-heartedly and felt protected within the simplicity and consequentiality of random and...
    mihaelav mihaelav 26-30, F Aug 18

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    I love making people happy, making them laugh until they can't breathe anymore. I'm totally into long hugs and kisses. I crave intimacy and kindness. I love coffee, chocolate, ice...
    letyourselfgetlost letyourselfgetlost 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    Deep belly laughs, hearing I love you, tight hugs, sensual kisses, the smell of fresh cut grass, warm sunshine on my back, sand between my ties, feeling loved, feeling I have...
    Justbeingme71 Justbeingme71 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I can never cheat. Its the worst gut wrenching feeling anybody could have. It truly hurts and I have no desire to or put pain on who im with. That's immoral.
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 17

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    laughter...ocean waves...Hershey's chocolate...puppies...sunshine...seabreeze...smell of Coppertone sunscreen...children giggling...Thai food...a good book...a great series on...
    PixieLoveChild PixieLoveChild 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    GUYS GUYS GUESS WHAT???? My Best friend in the whole wide world (my non related sister)(she is soooooo amazing) well she just joined experience project!!! IM SO EXCITED AND HAPPY...
    FiftyLyricsInAMiracle FiftyLyricsInAMiracle 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    Doing a presentation today on what makes us happy in my College class.. Was honestly great. I talked about Islam and how Islam saved my life it was personal but I did grab...
    yasminesaleh00 yasminesaleh00 18-21, F Aug 14