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I Dont Know How to Cheer Someone Up

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    I Wish I Did...

    ...but alas, all I can usually do is make some lame joke, and most of the time I overshoot the mark and end up looking stupid and making the other person feel like I"m mocking them or making fun of them. I never try to do that, I genuinely try to make someone feel better, but I...
    Tuva Tuva 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 2, 2011

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    Not Really Sure

    I don't know how to cheer someone up, really. I mean I try with my friends but I'm not sure if that really works. Usually, I either try to get them to talk about it or try to be funny. Sometimes they work and sometimes it doesn't, depending on who I'm with..If I'm with my friend...
    stripesANDsunshine stripesANDsunshine 18-21, F Mar 17, 2009

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    I Don't Know Whats Wrong With Me...

    Sometimes I just feel so awkward. I don't know what to say or do. I see one of my friends and they look so sad and depressed and sometimes they even look like they're about to cry and I just freeze up and I feel weird. I absolutely hate it when my friends are hurting and all I...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 18, 2009

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    I Wish I Could Be Better At It. I Still Care!

    There are some people who know exactly what to say and what to do to make someone feel better. I can't seem to find the right way to cheer someone up. So sometimes, I just leave things unsaid. Or I appear silly and superficially sympathetic. I worry that I appear...
    musicspirit musicspirit 16-17, F 6 Responses Mar 8, 2009

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    When My Grandma Died

    I didn't cry. I couldn't. Then I saw my cousin crying in the bathroom. She was crying so much and I didn't know what to do. I just froze. That was the worst time. I don't think I would do that now. At least, I like to think that I wouldn't. I felt like such an...
    musicspirit musicspirit 16-17, F 6 Responses Jul 6, 2009

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    It's All One Sided

    I hate it when my friend feels sad and I know it, yet I can't do anything about it. I tried saying things like 'No worries I'm still here, you got me.' But it seems like he still feels sad. (It's all through IM) A girl he likes made him sad, and another moment she can make him...
    geniegenie geniegenie 18-21 1 Response Apr 9, 2009

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    I'm Basically Useless

    I don't even really try anymore. I think it's partially because I'm not willing to say meaningless optimistic things when a situation is bad. Not to say that people who can cheer others up only do so by saying meaningless things. Also I hate when guys want to get advice from me...
    celandine celandine 22-25, F 1 Response May 23, 2007

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    Related Experiences

    I think this experience thread is a little one sided and hypocritical. Firstly, every person has a limit of stress and pain that they can handle, which to them when pushed beyond...
    AnonR AnonR 70+, T 1 Response Sep 1

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    The bible tells us "not to throw our pearls before swine" Do not take the things that are precious to you and allow others to trample them under foot. Test the waters first. You...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    Someone admitted that i scared him off...i was being me. Another person put me off for a movie with a friend on a scheduled meet up. Another one wanted to meet me but then turned...
    redphoenix02 redphoenix02 22-25, F Aug 18

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    I get nervous when someone tells me a compliment. I just say "Thank you" without saying anything else. I do not like to show off or get any kind of attention about myself, so I...
    s4019t s4019t 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    I try very hard to stay positive with everything that's goes on in my life, however I don't seem to be able to keep it up for long. Life seems to be able to jump up and kick me in...
    Lightandshadows Lightandshadows 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 7

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    I am in a very happy relationship, we live together for over a year now....everything shows for the best...making long-term plans and all... (i know every relationship is like that...
    Amellya Amellya 26-30, F Aug 17

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    Ok to make this brief, my husbands stepsister is the person who introduced us. When I actually started going out with him she did a complete U-turn and became quiet nasty. By the...
    hopingformiracles hopingformiracles 22-25 1 Response Aug 17

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    I don't know if I should answer him "yes", because I don't know which is which, is it because I love him or pity him? I don't even know what should I feel about him right now...
    Misaki7590 Misaki7590 16-17, F Aug 22

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    For as long as I've known myself I've always been closed off. My mother raised me in a closed off world where school was the farthest I could go into the outside world. I was never...
    FriscoWolf FriscoWolf 18-21, M Sep 1

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    I really don't know how to talk to girls. I can't seem to figure them out. I be myself and try to have normal conversations with them but they never seem to be interested. I never...
    Justadarkhole Justadarkhole 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    I don't know how to flirt. Nor even do I want to Say what you mean, mean what you say is how I like to live.
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 30

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    I know that probably sounds absurd. I'm not sure why, and I have taken notice to it, but do not know how to change the way I address them! Maybe it's social anxiety/awkwardness...
    JaidIsAWildflower JaidIsAWildflower 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    i know this may sound dumb to some people but i would really like to be a werewolf if any one can help me my email address is jephlinebernard@yahoo.com if you are a werewolf and...
    julie0616 julie0616 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I don't know how i feel. And maybe its because of i am feeling a lot. Broken, lonely, sad, confused, complicated, scared.
    infinitygirl98 infinitygirl98 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    I really don't know how to flirt and reciprocate to flirt. any one good in that?
    Saarikaa Saarikaa 36-40, F 18 Responses Aug 26

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    108 ibs, 5.3 feet. I don't really know how I feel about that.
    ColourfulDreams ColourfulDreams 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 27

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    The guy doesn't need to know how to kiss. I will teach haha <3 As I've got told that I'm the best kisser. :)
    dropdeadwilma dropdeadwilma 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    I want one and need one but don't know how to ask plz help
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    Yes I've been complemented. I've been called pretty the occasional cute, I've even been told I'm perfect (witch I don't believe) but even tho I get compliments I never know how to...
    internetrodo internetrodo 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    I'm 5'7 , how tall are all ya'll (:
    VictoriaKeepItReal VictoriaKeepItReal 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    The four most sought after things in the world are s-e-x and love, good health, and money.  It seems that life is significantly less satisfying without a supply of these four...
    ShiningSon ShiningSon 41-45 Aug 24

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    I want to help people but its hard. I can barely help myself. I have so many issues too. When I go to get some "me" time I end up leaving my friends to suffer alone. I feel so bad...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 22

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    So this is a weird situation this is more of a question than a story but ok I'm only 13 I've never had a bf never had my first kiss nothing...my 11 year old friend has a 14 year...
    kathie2000 kathie2000 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 25

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    Everytime someone flirts with me I'm flattered and all and I want to flirt back but something in me panics and I stop responding and I don't know I feel like it makes me look...
    MossPrincess MossPrincess 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I do but I don't . I mean I can do it professionally if its beneficial to my wallet or my performance but if I like someone or think theyre attractive I lose all positive social...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F Aug 17

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    whenever someone compliments me, i find it hard to believe its true and i freak out.
    buttney buttney 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    Love is giving someone the power to destroy you, but trusting them not to
    ActuallyGrace ActuallyGrace 13-15, F Aug 30

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    It's never as easy as just saying "thank you". I already don't think much of myself and I don't want anyone else to think so either. Saying "thank you" typically indicates that the...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am 5'4" and 106 lbs. I am 54 years of age and never weighed more than 135 lbs. I respect people who can have control over their health and who like to look good. This crap about...
    randomname1961 randomname1961 51-55, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    This Friday I am planning on telling my wife that I want to file for divorce. Saturday is my birthday. I do not care that it is my birthday. I never enjoy anything anymore. I feel...
    Fluxification Fluxification 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    If a friend, spoke about you, the way you sometimes speak about yourself. How long would you allow them to be your friend? Smile, you are beautiful!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 17

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    “I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in...
    nealbrute nealbrute 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    My son was three, and had been diagnosed as a "non functional autistic". Mommy got busted for possession and trafficking, so Child Services called Daddy and said, "Come pick up...
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    http://www.blogthings.com/howmuchdoyouweighquiz/ You Should Weigh 150 If you weigh less than this, you either have a fast metabolism or are about to gain weight. If you weigh...
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    http://www.blogthings.com/howshouldyouseetheworldquiz/ You Should Go by Car In some ways, you are not very adventurous when compared to other travelers. However, you still seem...
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    http://www.blogthings.com/howconfrontationalareyouquiz/ You Are a Doormat It may not seem like it, but you definitely notice every time you're wronged. You just don't feel like...
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    I love hearing how dirty people can be. Message me if you think you're dirty enough and we'll see
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    For all of you fighting this, I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Strange guy: Hey, you are cute. Me: Emmm.... Do we know each other? Strange guy: Eh... no... i just wanted to say that. Me: Why? In another situation...... Me: Oh my god, that...