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I Don't Read As Much As I Used to

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    OCD Unwanted/intrusive Thoughts Distract Me.

    Every time I try to read something, ESPECIALLY if it's important, the unwanted, OCD thoughts pop up in my head like popcorn, & I get frustrated & feel like it's pointless to read.
    otad12 otad12 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2008

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    Not As Much As Before

    Before I went to college, I got to read 3-7 books a week. But when I entered the university, I only got to read 1-3 books per semester. It was so sad. I missed reading so much. :( Now I see the books I've read before already have their last installments that I haven't read yet.
    chainedwings chainedwings 16-17, F Sep 27, 2013

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    I Just Don't Enjoy It Anymore...

    I haven't finished a book since last December. People have recommended books to me, and I've tried reading them, but I just don't enjoy them enough to keep reading them. I've pretty much given up on reading because of it - there just aren't enough good books out there...
    LittleClouds LittleClouds 18-21, F Dec 27, 2012

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    Blame Ep

    Before I discovered EP I was a regular at my local library - and now I only go once in a while!! I am reading a good book at the minute, I have been reading it for a few days but haven't got very far - EP's fault! Usually I would have finished by now as I am a very quick reader...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 8, 2008

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    Because of My New Job

    In my old job I got an hour lunch break every day, and I used to read during my break. Now it is expected that I work through my lunch. I hate that! It is messed up!!
    Ozzygrl Ozzygrl 26-30, F Aug 9, 2008

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    Haven't Read Anything This Year

    The funny thing is that I own a lot of books, and have about 20 of them in the waiting-to-be-read list. Have to get rid of most of them since they occupy a lot of space. I guess I read in the past to make me forget my loneliness, but now that I met my wife I don't need that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 30, 2008

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    I'd Rather Write

    Sorry, I deleted my story but you can find me at www.chronimax.com
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 22, 2011

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    I really do want to sleep, and I don't even read or think anything, but I just can not and it annoys me a lot.
    PrinceofBreath PrinceofBreath 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    I don't know what's wrong with me having my feelings all over the place, I don't feel anything specific but I know that there's something I feel/need to feel but I just don't know...
    LoneDovahKiin LoneDovahKiin 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I kinda watch anime until like 3am.... Its a habit now even if i don't watch any i lay there until around 3am before I get tired enough to be able to sleep ._.
    IMetHimAtTheCandyStore IMetHimAtTheCandyStore 13-15, F Jun 27

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    I'm so tired of being told how to feel. People are judging things they don't understand. If I want to be angry at the man who abandoned me, I'm allowed to. No one can tell me...
    reneeo11314 reneeo11314 18-21, F Jun 30

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    My dad left me and my family and he's an alcoholic. He doesn't do anything for us yet blames me for everything like I did something wrong when he's the one that left.
    isabellamancini isabellamancini 13-15, F Jul 5

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    Lying in bed wishing I could sleep . I have severe insomnia. Tried a lot of things but nothing is really working. Afraid I'm doomed to be an insomniac for the rest of my life
    Jungle46 Jungle46 46-50, F Jun 27

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    its really stressful not being able to sleep because i know my mother wants me to and that its healthy but i cant
    clairewillard clairewillard 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    I'm probably just very out of touch with my feelings, since I'm pretty sure they're still there and still have a large say in the way I act. But the physical sensations I associate...
    consistentshift consistentshift 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I keep trying to post one of my many experiences on here . I'm disappointed that even though I keep changing words to try and make suitable reading , I still get this story...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 4

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    If you don't like them, don't read them. If something I say offends you to the point of getting you really worked up, and you try to argue/pick a fight with me, know that I'm...
    RMDk RMDk 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I'm quiet and shy and weird. I keep to myself, I don't say much, I'm awkward. I'm different from the girl next to me, the boy behind me, the man that sits across from me. I'm...
    OverwhelmingFates OverwhelmingFates 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Don't read my posts if you don't like what I have to say. It's not like my posts are shoved in your face. And don't comment on something if you're just going to hate on the way I...
    Sugarcoatedfatty Sugarcoatedfatty 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I have a question, is Homosexuality and/or Bisexuality against the bible? Is it the devils work? I don't know much, but two of my friends are struggling to tell their parents about...
    HighOnMisery HighOnMisery 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I love my family i really do, but at times i feel torn and angry. i have a twin sister, she's very funny and has a charismatic personality. but she also has extreme amounts...
    cobrabubbles cobrabubbles 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    As a kid my parents were never the affectionate type, never said 'I love you', never hugged or kissed each other let alone us kids. I wouldn't say I had a bad childhood as we had a...
    megannicole1996 megannicole1996 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    You should never bully someone it makes them really sad sometimes people act like they don't care but they really do some people care so much that they commit suicide why would you...
    samaia01 samaia01 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    Hey folks,That's me. I would like to introduce myself now, as I am a newcomer to the Experience Project. I am a 19-year-old from the 'burbs of Chicago, Illinois who is also a...
    fiftyofsomethin fiftyofsomethin 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 24

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    I started changing in my mind when I was 17. I witnessed a car accident and tried to help the girl that got hit. I ripped her door off and pulled her out. She died in my arms...
    FamilyMan79 FamilyMan79 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 25

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    I had no idea that this can happen to me. This all started when I got married before 4 years. I had couple of boyfriends before that, but that didn't workout because of cultural...
    Abhipsa Abhipsa 26-30, F Jul 9

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    This is admittedly a disjointed story that’s probably of minimal interest to most people. It’s part rant and part clarification and is in response to some of the people who...
    Rutterman Rutterman 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    Yesterday I stole some pills to overdose with. I don't have enough yet but I couldn't take the whole bottle or else they would know. If I get enough pills it will be my fifth time...
    blahlahblah599 blahlahblah599 16-17, F 4 Responses 1 hr ago

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    This has been going on for many years. I'm trying to think of rational explanations but I don't think I can find one. I'm mentally stable but I feel like I'm going crazy. This has...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've lived in this town for about 9 years now, since right before high school and now I'm 23. In freshman year I met a group of guys I really liked, we have similar interests and I...
    titor5100 titor5100 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 28

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    “First day of seventh grade, Hmm hopefully this goes well.” I thought to myself as I went to my first period class. It was my second year at the Academy and I was looking...
    Lifeisgoodtearsofjoy Lifeisgoodtearsofjoy 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    My mind is a tangled mess currently, This is a random post to hopefully get some of the randomness out of my head. I appreciate advice, but please message not comment. I am...
    SaphiraJane SaphiraJane 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I know I put the experience title as such above, but at the moment I would put myself on the borderline of not liking his actions and/or just not caring any longer for him...
    Paintbrushes Paintbrushes 16-17, F Jun 27

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    Found these useful tips, hope they can help you too :) The scene: Sunday night, tossing and turning in bed, you can't sleep, you stare at the clock dreading the start of the work...
    ThePeach ThePeach 26-30, F Jul 9

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    Now it's so warm sometimes I don't like it. Why you ask yourself? Because every lady can wear very flimsy dresses and wear beautiful tops and skirts if they want. I would love to...
    babyannie57 babyannie57 56-60, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I don't understand how can ppl be alcoholists? That's terrible. I mean I also had bad period in my life, and drank a lot but I'd realized that destroys me and give me no solutions...
    darkmeadow776 darkmeadow776 36-40, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    So I need to vent. I am a child of an alcholic. I am fro a dysfunctional background. I really struggle with it as an adult, I struggle with relationships, I struggle with...
    ithappenedtome2 ithappenedtome2 36-40 1 Response Jun 28

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    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jul 10

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    Does anyone else have that desperate urge to get out of the hole they probably dug themselves into. Even in my dreams, I'm unaccepted.. Every person I get close to, leave haunted...
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    LittlestFrenchie LittlestFrenchie 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    MisssValentine MisssValentine 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    Untamablespark Untamablespark 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    HeavenlyWarrior HeavenlyWarrior 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 26

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    So I have the ex from hell. We were long distance and it ended TERRIBLY. His best friend kept me sane during all the fights and heartbreak. I hadn't seen him in four years but we...
    sugarsweet88 sugarsweet88 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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