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I Don't Know How to Ask For Help

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    Please Help Me..please - I wrote another story, in another group in reference to my molestation as a child.. I really have a hard time thinking and talking about it. I havent told...
    FastLaneC3 FastLaneC3 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 20, 2009

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    I Shut Down - When I need it the most, I shut down.  I retreat into myself and don't know how what do to or articulate what I need.  Sometimes I need someone to just hold...
    gdgtgrl gdgtgrl 41-45, F 13 Responses Jun 9, 2008

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    You Need Help.man. - When people say this to others, they are often not sure on what to say. Sometimes it is a sincere plea to others. Sometimes it is said out of...
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M 4 Responses May 8, 2009

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    I Don't Need Any Help, But Can We Talk. - A lot of people come to see me. They start out their conversation with " I don't need any help, but can we talk?" That's...
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M 5 Responses Mar 24, 2009

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    This Is Why I..."have to go and make things so Complicated..." - I don't ask for help really. I try everything else first, I think it through over and over, analyze, try...
    Angelwings7 Angelwings7 13-15, F Jan 12, 2012

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    How? - How do I tell you that I am sitting here alone, with my heart breaking on the inside, and the tears are falling on the outside. How do I tell you, that I am falling deeper...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 25, 2010

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    Hello I Need Some Help - This is something I have always had trouble with.  From asking for a simple helping hand, to a heartwrentching plea. I still don't know why one...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jun 2, 2009

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    I Have Learned How ... - When I was young, I learned that asking for help was a sign of weakness - well, to ME - it was a sign of weakness. As I grow older, I ...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 18, 2009

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    I'm Not Sure I Even Want It - I could use help, but do I even really want it? I'm not so sure. Sometimes I feel as if feeling depressed & hopeless is where I belong; the only place...
    Chellefromhell Chellefromhell 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2011

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    Just Don't Know!!! - It's Nothing to do with Pride. It's nothing to do with making a Fool out of myself. It's just hard For me to ask For help. Because I am so use to doing...
    matthewsmommy matthewsmommy 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 31, 2008

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    Coz When I Do, People Just Judge - well, most people. it's like, i can't feel helpless! when i do, people feel i'm too weak & they say all these things...or they try to help...
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass 18-21, F 3 Responses May 4, 2009

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    I don't know how to ask for help :( My home life is in the least complicated. My grandparents have been in and out of hospital since i was 7 and, currently, my grandma has kicked...
    MusicMakesTheRules MusicMakesTheRules 13-15, F Jan 23

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    It's Not Our Fault - I've come to really notice, that we read on many sites, and here from many people that when we are having any form of problem, we need to get help. We are...
    FastLaneC3 FastLaneC3 18-21, F 14 Responses May 5, 2009

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    Grad School Blues - So I'm a history student, and I find my classes to be extremely boring.  Sure the initial rush of new information is exhilarating, but that quickly fades...
    omniaTranseunt omniaTranseunt 22-25 1 Response Jan 1, 2009

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    I’m a drama queen. My problems are small and insignificant. It would be ridiculous to ask for help with them. They’re barely even problems. In the grand scheme, I’ve got...
    dramaqueen262 dramaqueen262 22-25, F Mar 8

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    I Wish I Had Known - I wish I had known how, and that I had the strength to ask for help, but I didn't. I would chicken out or avoid certain situations. My act didnt hold up for...
    FastLaneC3 FastLaneC3 18-21, F 26 Responses May 4, 2009

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    I Don't Know How!!! - I don't know how to ask for help. I don't know how to do it. I am So bad at reaching out, even when I am at my worst. Yes, I can easily reach out to someone...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 9, 2010

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    I've Had Every Opportunity To Ask For Help - I don't know how to do it anymore. I tried so many times, so many ways. I could just never get the words out. I even said the words out...
    mysteryhatcat mysteryhatcat 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 1, 2013

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    Some days I hate who I am and feel trapped and other days I feel like I should stick around. Most of the time I just want to run away and see if anyone even noticed.
    Viciouspistols Viciouspistols 22-25, F Mar 10

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    How? - How do I tell you I'm crying inside? How do I tell you I'm crying outside? How do I ask you to help me out of my dark hole? How do I ask you to help me fix my sunshine...
    Mello Mello 26-30, F 8 Responses Jun 9, 2008

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    Having not spoken in person in 6 weeks, and not electronically in 4 weeks, I suppose it should not produce much of a reaction that my ex-ish-girlfriend did not contact me to say...
    HumanKnownAsVictor HumanKnownAsVictor 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    I'm so shy and I hate it so much! It's seriously the most annoying thing in the world, that you can't think of anything to say to people you just meet. Like, I can talk to people...
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    I don't know why anyone would come to me for advice, I'm so screwed up, I'm the one who needs help...
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    I'm SO embarrassed. So what happened was that I won intern of the month. I am not one to be center of attention, so when they called my name, I literally said, "F--K." I didn't...
    BlueIce612 BlueIce612 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 3

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    During my pregnancy, birth, and the raising of my daughter her father has given me about 1000 reasons not to trust him and to hate him. Sometimes I don't know why I'm still with...
    ninjacakes ninjacakes 26-30, F Mar 18

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    Looking back I've realized several girls had flirted with me before I've just never noticed at the moment when they were doing. If I was aware of it I really wouldn't know how to...
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    I feel like there is some mental blockage in my mind, from all the trauma I have experienced in my life. I don't want to see a therapist I don't have the money for that and I just...
    mp3s mp3s 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    I'm a 35 year old African lady, married with four lovely kids, even though people see me and think I'm 22, never married let alone 4 kids . I will be married for 13 years in April...
    Imasadwife Imasadwife 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    My boyfriend and I ha e been together for 2 yeara now and ever aonce weve been together iI realize how much we changed.. I realized especialy how much he changed. He acts really...
    l0velygirrl l0velygirrl 18-21, F Mar 22

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    I really never loved or know how to. I never fell in love .
    REALWORDS823 REALWORDS823 16-17, F Mar 23

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    So, I'm in the friend zone. . Trying to claw my way out of quick sand. Wishing for a branch to cling to, I wonder how to endure preferably avoid being heartbroken. Escaping the...
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    Help me I never can do this without making a fool of my self
    Abbiesbackpack Abbiesbackpack 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    well, I find it very very hard to study, like I mean really study.... its a few days before my big exams, and nothing is working, what are some things you all tell yourselves for...
    glamgirl8 glamgirl8 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My grandma is dying in the hospital, and I've never lost somebody close to me before.. How do you coup with death.. I'm glad she won't be suffering anymore... But I love her so...
    BrookeLynn8994 BrookeLynn8994 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Mike is gone. It hurts to breathe. He was one of the few I could tell anything to. He accepted me for me. I loved him, he was a protector, someone who could make me laugh so...
    AlyAngel AlyAngel 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I think I'm a weak person.Why am I so afraid? Why do I fear? How can I solve this? Idk Nothing seems to work. Seems like I'm gonna die a coward. Whatever.
    JaMaiKan JaMaiKan 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    I think I'm a weak person.Why am I so afraid? Why do I fear? How can I solve this? Idk Nothing seems to work. Seems like I'm gonna die a coward. Whatever.
    JaMaiKan JaMaiKan 18-21, M Apr 4

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    like, how people even can do that
    OrangeCaramel OrangeCaramel 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    What Can i say... This habit of mine to run away and hide when i get flirted with is one of if not the Worst thing about me. I cant handle it because i become so nervous that my...
    vickepicke vickepicke 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    Oh god... what have i got myself into... Stupid me. I've met this guy, he's my friends friend.. And it's just so awkward... we started off as just two people who knew the same...
    emmatebby emmatebby 18-21, F Mar 20

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    I want to let go of the past that built me today , the sad memories that have scared me. The times that I wish I wasn't alive. I want to let go
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I do this really weird thing, where instead of flirting I act like I'm disgusted by them and move away. It's because of my own insecurities but it ends up with guys I like thinking...
    LocketRainbow LocketRainbow 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    I always smile and say "thank you", because at least that way, it stops quicker.
    Akurou Akurou 31-35, F Mar 22

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    I feel emotionally detached yet all I do is laugh or cry or smile. I feel as if I'm on the edge of something that could be life changing, and that everyone I used to love and care...
    beyondthebreakingpoint beyondthebreakingpoint 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30