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I Dont Know How to Cheer Someone Up

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 44 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    To sum everything up, I've been in a relationship for 4 years with someone I met in college, we started out as friends and he seemed like such a fun time whenever I was around him...
    MsScaredOfLonely MsScaredOfLonely 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 13

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    I'm about to turn 29, I've been with my wife since I was 18. We are about to have a baby, and almost everyone around me thinks I have a great life. In truth I am absolutely dying...
    Drallab Drallab 26-30, M 3 Responses Oct 14

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    Steps 1 Step one: Decide if you want to capture someone by audio (audio recorder), by camera (hidden camera), or both. Either way, you'd want to pick a device that only records...
    policeExperiment policeExperiment 22-25 Oct 2

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    This is a problem for me. I don't know how to ask for help. There were times when I could've solved all my problems just by asking for help. There were willing people, I remember...
    migs1910 migs1910 26-30, M Oct 17

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    I'm really not much of one, and don't know how to for the most part. If I do, it's only if I liked the person, otherwise I don't have it in me. I know someone won't believe this...
    liberty2 liberty2 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 18

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    I know how to knock people out with one hit using pressure points.
    traebramlett traebramlett 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 13

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    i Don't know.. they ask questions that seem so unknown to me they tell me things that i seem to know but can not grasp i don't know is my answer frustrated they show but their...
    KearBrooke KearBrooke 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    The last decade has been full of death, layoffs, financial crisis, betrayal and divorce. Luckily I have two kids who are making a difference in this world and a job that works me...
    Sleeplessinwa Sleeplessinwa 51-55, M Oct 6

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    I don't know how to flirt... well, that's an understatement. For that matter I don't even know how to talk to my crush! Anyways, I try to laugh my fails off so I feel less...
    dandeelaion dandeelaion 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    I have been in a controlling, manipulative, emotionally, and verbally abusive relationship for over 3 years now and we have been married for 2 yrs. We have 2 young children...
    strawberrykoolaid strawberrykoolaid 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    I have not seen my mother in 11 years, 2015 will be 12 years...and i have pretty much gotten used to not having her around. But...recently she has been pushing plans for us to go...
    suziewuzie suziewuzie 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    I feel somewhat selfish for even thinking this as there are so many people worse off than me. It's just been so long without simple touch,intimacy, or even conversation. I have...
    Lovinu0429 Lovinu0429 36-40, F 4 Responses Oct 13

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    Ever since the age of five I always been drawn to paper, but not for the purpose of coloring or painting..I loved to write about my emotions that i thought were useless anyways or...
    jennibabiieex3 jennibabiieex3 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I don't know how would i be able to tolerate the day you are going to be the life partner of that other girl, the lucky one. But such is my life! May be I even have to meet her on...
    EternalWanderer EternalWanderer 31-35, F Oct 1

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    okay so my crush is having a crush on another girl. I feel mad and sad at the same time. A part of it is my fault because i had so many chances to talk to him, or ''flirt'', but I...
    thatdepressedgirl thatdepressedgirl 16-17, F Oct 18

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    Hello everybody! Do let me know how you all are feeling today. It's a magnificent day full of surprises.
    greeksterman greeksterman 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm just me it's all I know how to be, I may seem boring to some, too quiet, emotional, timid, withdrawn,anti-social at times, and witty. I can't be what other people want me to be...
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Closet I've ever gotten with flirting with someone is complementing each other she says to me Man Chris your cute and I reply your really cute yourself Is that good way to...
    Dynamite500 Dynamite500 18-21, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    with the NEW EP... but how do I do TRIBUTES???? Who wants to help me out and let me know???
    MysticBeauty MysticBeauty 26-30, F 9 hrs ago

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    How to Find Out About Someone's Sex Life edits by: PoliceExperiment, Andrew (see all) Every been curious about someone's sex life and you know it's off limits to talk about? but...
    policeExperiment policeExperiment 22-25 Oct 2

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    I wonder about this for seeing people lie all of the time and say and act fake, although i can't tell a lie or lie about anything. Is it so easy to lie and act fake as notice all...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M 19 hrs ago

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    I am totally just being truthful and honest about myself. I am not trying to be someone else that I'm not. I don't want to change the real me (maybe change for a better somehow...
    JANZEL JANZEL 16-17, M Oct 20

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    I have a more detailed description of this, I tried to put it on wikihow.com but they would let me because it was supposedly mean spirited. But basically, if you want to ruin...
    policeExperiment policeExperiment 22-25 Oct 2

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    I’ve been talking to this guy/boy/man that I met online around a year ago. He is older than me. I’m 21 and he’s 26. He has a secure and successful career, went to school on...
    lookingatstars lookingatstars 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 22

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    So... I'm gay and best friends with this straight guy and i went over to his house and he's so provocative the first time i went to his house and the second time that i went he put...
    benjibatch benjibatch 16-17, M a week ago

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    I had someone before who was perfect but he was ripped away. You can see the pain in my eyes, all I want is someone who can hold me right now before its to late.
    Kevin2017 Kevin2017 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have a broken heart that I don't think is ever going to heal. A little over two and a half years ago, my sister and my nephew moved in with me and my husband. He was 6 months old...
    hjsmith1622 hjsmith1622 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 17

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    So, I turn 40 and I'm looking around at my friends. Husbands are dropping left and right. One ladies husband left her hanging with five children. Another ladies husband comes...
    ratgirl73 ratgirl73 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 19

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    If you expect me to be anything or anyone else, sorry you got your hopes up. didn't mean to disappoint you. i always seem to be a disappointment in one way or another to everyone i...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 20

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    Dear All,I get alot of PM's & add's. Thank you for taking time to write me. I wanna let you know that I check profile before I respond. I am not here to enjoy the "adding frenzy...
    0nOpalsMind 0nOpalsMind 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 22

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    Suicide is stupid?You wanna know what is stupid?Hurting someone so much emotionally , that they think suicide is the only answer. - Macklemore.
    deyla666 deyla666 13-15, F a week ago

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    I never was good with words. When something is hurting me, I can't talk. I can't explain. It's not like I don't want to, but it's almost like I can't find the right words to match...
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    Love is just a temporary fake feeling which comes when someone talks sweetly to you and after 5 minutes, it disappears when they show their real rude self!
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 18

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    Someone? Anyone? I'm that guy who loves unconditionally and I'm still finding the right guy for me
    kyleaustin kyleaustin 13-15, M Oct 20

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    Today is our 2nd anniversary. When we first met, I never dared to dream the beautiful girl shaking my hand would one day become my wife, let alone that love of a lifetime I kept...
    overtherainbow47 overtherainbow47 41-45, M 4 Responses Oct 11

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    Well this on line communication perfect world of what? As I continue seeking compassion and somthing real, as opposed to a written word with no emontional content , I began to...
    rabbitmagic rabbitmagic 46-50, M 1 Response a week ago

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    how many do? how many people have u trusted with your real name ..do u feel theirs a real time threat to revealing u r real name is so what are u r apprehensions!
    romell romell 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 2

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    Oisin Alban Winters aka Brent Allison Swain this is me explaining myself and my attributes I'm cold observant hesitant around normal people goth/Emo possibly a psychopath mostly a...
    Brent896 Brent896 18-21 Oct 8

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    This guy that I used to "talk" told me we are better off as friends but that was like 4 months ago and we still have texted everyday all day since that however he doesn't flirt...
    xovcakes xovcakes 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    This guy that I used to "talk" told me we are better off as friends but that was like 4 months ago and we still have texted everyday all day since that however he doesn't flirt...
    xovcakes xovcakes 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 12

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