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I Don't Know How to Help

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 35 People

    I Suppose...

    I help others, just by being there...by listening, by responding to messages on here and elsewhere online.   BUT There are days like today when I know that two people in particular really need hugs, kisses and unwavering support from me....I can't. I can't touch them...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F May 14, 2010

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    I Am At a Loss

    I don't know what you are going through, and I don't know what will make it any better for you. I do know that I am here for you, and I want you support you. I have no clue how you must feel but I do know that I am all ears if you want to tell me. I...
    HisLady HisLady 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 23, 2009

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    My best friend lives in a different country

    than I do. Yes, we met in real life, and no, not online. He's been my best friend for nearly two years. He's been going through a really tough spot in his life, and when he was here, he would always come to me for help and advice, but now that he's gone, he feels alone and...
    disneyalltheway disneyalltheway 18-21, F Feb 1, 2015

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    It's true. I don't know everything. Nobody does. Although people often say I am intelligent for my age idk why tho ^_^
    EmoMusicLuv EmoMusicLuv 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Courtney I now we have not known each other for that long but since we started talking about a week ago we become really close and we understood each other. You had some stressful...
    xxxMickeyMouse22xxx xxxMickeyMouse22xxx 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Is it really that obvious to see other's problems but not your own...is this why Jesus said (paraphrasing) "Take the log out of your eye before you take the speck out of your...
    DarkKnightRanger DarkKnightRanger 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    So, I'm in high school, I graduate this year, my boyfriend Matt, (that's hat I have been calling him from day one) has this friend, Carl. Well before Matt and I started to date I...
    TheWayLifeShouldBe TheWayLifeShouldBe 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    There are so many things that I could change about my life but actually pointing out where the change needs to begin is beyond me. I think at times that I am only 23 and I don't...
    who317 who317 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I don't know how to tell my family I'm attracted to older men and women cause they are very religious
    Staytripping Staytripping 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I feel so lost. I am 21 years old, working a dead-end job, and investing thousands into a major that I have no interest in. I cannot seem to get over my ex and I have forsaken...
    bawstenbrewin bawstenbrewin 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My stranger for a Mother has refused to pay my bills once again. I have a $2000 bill to pay. The only reason that I ran it up was because I was working, but my stranger for a...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    i fell overboard and I've been swimming and swimming and i haven't seen the shore and i don't feel like swimming anymore
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am 23 years old, and I recently moved downtown into a sublet until April. Up until last week, I lived at home with my family. My family lives outside the city and moved there 5...
    blackdove3746 blackdove3746 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I always feel awkward in conversations both in real life and online. I feel like I don't talk enough back to keep a conversation going. But I can't think of anything more to say...
    FaerieGrrl98 FaerieGrrl98 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    So this guy has been asking me out for a while and I'm not into him so I have been kinda chatting to him... I've been going by the assumption that if I ignore them log enough they...
    LilyMae1995 LilyMae1995 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I'd just gone to bathe my dog in the basement bathroom. I got so mad. The bathroom floor was full of the Nasty paper my stranger for a Mother wiped herself with. I don't even do...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    What do you do when your close family member is in so much pain? Physically, mentally and emotionally? She told me a few years ago that she's only staying around for a few more...
    js246 js246 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I was very shaken and upset my a message a got from someone on Friday. A guy messaged me and said he liked my smile and he was lonely. I felt bad for him and suggested he join some...
    strawberyblond strawberyblond 70+, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    Hello, What I'm about to say I have never told anyone for fear of rejection or criticism. I feel lost, I feel like no matter what I do it's always a step back. 3 years ago I moved...
    Thranix Thranix 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    For the first time in my life I have no life plan, and it feels liberating. I have always been a very ambitious and 'driven' person and was born with an 'on' button, which has...
    wonderofwonders1 wonderofwonders1 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    well I do sort of know what I'm gonna do, though the details and specifics are far from figured out yet. I'm going to accomplish something big, gonna stir the pot, a lot, and gonna...
    dathglas dathglas 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I feel so lost and a failure I am being made homeless and I don't know what to do as the council won't help even tho I have 2 kids and I'm disabled so can't work to raise the money...
    littlesnop littlesnop 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    It's getting to the point now if I don't know if I can keep going. I am practising acceptance and making peace with what may come to me. But what I can't take anymore is the...
    32forever2016 32forever2016 31-35, M Jan 27

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    I don't know what to do or say anymore. I awoke this morning with the skin hanging off my toes, just a little, with this deep laceration. It does not look deep, as it was side...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Jan 27

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    Thoughts can't be read, but they're real. Faith cannot be seen, but that's very real. Some things aren't meant to be proved, but taken by faith, which is not an act...but a knowing...
    Grace2U Grace2U 66-70, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    Sometimes I get so horny that I don't know what to do with myself. It started when I was young. I always knew what it meant, but I was raised to think that natural urges were bad...
    greenroots greenroots 36-40, M Jan 27

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    My boyfriend Matt and I keep fighting. I don't want to break up with him because I know it will get better. I love him and I know he loves me. I've been so stressed out about a lot...
    TheWayLifeShouldBe TheWayLifeShouldBe 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    Hello there people. I just need a place to vent for a bit. Lets start. I have this best girl friend whom i used to flirt with since i was in fifth grade. Now we're already in our...
    Nilanno19 Nilanno19 18-21, F Jan 25

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    school it's just so hard and I get in trouble to much
    aby2015 aby2015 13-15, F Jan 24

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    Some days are easier than others. Sometimes I think I'm just fine. Being sensitive is not a crime. I experience your pain just like mine. Same with joy... But I just happen to...
    Everyheartbeat Everyheartbeat 26-30 Jan 23

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    My hubby loves my body I have gained roughly 35 lbs in the last 6 months because of meds. I just don't feel as sexy as he says I am, please tell me what you think of my new body i...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jan 23

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    It's been almost 5 hours!!! And yesterday I was waiting for 8 AND A HALF hours!!! I have NO idea what I should do now. I loved, f@ck, I still love her and he loved me too. After...
    Tourion Tourion 22-25, M Jan 23

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    When someone expects you to be someone you're not. - Don’t change who you are for anyone else. It’s wiser to lose someone over being who you are, than to keep them by being...
    Grace2U Grace2U 66-70, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    I feel like as everyone has moved on and living a fulfilling life and I just don't know how to fix myself. I don't know how to make myself feel better. I'm so unhappy with myself...
    Pip87 Pip87 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 23

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    This heater, this Auxilary Power Unit, this unreliable Piece of equipment is not working... Again. I need sleep damn it. I can't sleep while shivering. I just zone.
    Everyheartbeat Everyheartbeat 26-30 Jan 21

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    I know there is a presidential election this year but I don't know who I would vote for if I was old enough to vote. I know that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are running but...
    prettyinpink24 prettyinpink24 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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    So I decided to go full out at school today. Im taking about curling my hair, full on make up, and the perfect outfit. For the first in a really long time, I didn't avoid looking...
    Aujrennae Aujrennae 16-17, F Jan 21

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    I get this feeling that makes me sunken that I am a nobody. The past few years I have wasted my life, trying to run away from reality and shut it off completely by staying inside...
    Mjstudios97 Mjstudios97 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 19

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    I had been talking to this guy for more than four months, we literally talked every singe day, we weren't dating but we decided to be fwb. I have feelings for him, I was falling in...
    ruthm ruthm 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    i definitely need help communicating. i can never say what im thinking especially if its bad. i complain to everyone else except the person who needs to hear it. aka my husband
    michele200 michele200 46-50, F 5 Responses Jan 19

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