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I Don't Understand When Family Members Do Things To Hurt You

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    Family Drama

    Family drama and family jealousy.............I have a few family members that for some odd reason have to call people that will hurt me. I don't understand why they would do that. I would do what I could to protect them.I have learned to stay away from them and I will hide when I...
    1petitegreeneyes 1petitegreeneyes 46-50, F 7 Responses Nov 21, 2012

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    The Last Time It Happened.

    I have mentioned before that I had an abusive brother. Well, the last time I talked to him my husband and I were looking at being homeless (Which we were for almost a whole year) I called him and was telling him the whole story. We had moved to Vegas and no matter what we were...
    Tara277 Tara277 26-30, F Nov 23, 2012

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    I guess you could say it's a defense mechanism... My mind repressed everytime my ex fought with me and emotionally abused me. So it's only fair to think my brain would repress my...
    AlysonBlack AlysonBlack 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 13

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    But I HATE, that people try and distinguish me as an intellectual person or a sensual person, as a left brain or a right brain, I equally hate when they throw seemingly...
    quike23 quike23 16-17, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Now, before I get into this, no one start flipping out on me. I asked something similar on a different site and all I got was insults and no answers. Now, could someone explain to...
    InvaderGashloog InvaderGashloog 70+, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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    I sometimes think god, if there is one, is really sadistic X( I mean why do I gotta be sick?! Tomorrow's Thanksgiving man! My friends and I 'suppose to be goin out to watch a movie...
    TransmutedHeart TransmutedHeart 18-21, F Nov 26

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    I don't understand life or how to be happy in it.
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    I am a 21 year old college student. I have a narcissistic personality disorder, but am seeing a counselor and dealing with it day to day.My family has supported me my entire life...
    Anon0ne Anon0ne 18-21, M Nov 27

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    What more lies will unravel? Why couldn't he just tell me to my face? I bet he wasn't working all of those weekends. I bet he wasn't falling asleep on me at 9 and even 8:30 at...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    I am lucky to have happy, healthy parents and brothers. But my other relatives are so annoying, that I can't stand being with them. My parents want me to spend time with them this...
    sangeunkim sangeunkim 22-25, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!! Somethings seem to be from another planet, I just don't get them. Why do we keep putting ourselves in situations that hurt us?
    Nyah27 Nyah27 26-30 1 Response Dec 15

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    it angers me when I noticed how my sister tries to hide her smile when she noticed I couldn't find a dress in the store. The next day I found a nice dress and she tried hiding her...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    You just can't. I think of myself dying more often then graduating high school. I care too much. I'm unsatisfied. I hurt so badly. I have so many hallucinations. I'm always in pain...
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F Dec 2

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    My boyfriend invited me to a family event where his co-workers brought all their children. A day before that he asked me how many kids I want. I said one, but he said two. He also...
    Deadlynightshade5 Deadlynightshade5 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 13

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    They always say "why can't you be like your cousin?" "Behave more like your brother" "if you're good like your brother/cousin you can go to a good high school" I don't want to be...
    DoorMattress DoorMattress 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    As I'm sitting this house wondering what going to happen in my later life. As right now I do not understand myself because there so much stuff that I wanted to do. Well I can't do...
    colonaileen colonaileen 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    How come when women on EP say they need someone to talk to, they don't care which gender. But when men write the same thing it means I'm Looking For A Woman. Often tagged Dating...
    talkinaftermidnight talkinaftermidnight 36-40, M Dec 15

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    If this site is all about the freedom to express yourself, why am I seeing nothing but hateful comments. The point is to feel comfortable with yourself. Don't go around posting...
    houston555 houston555 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    It's not productive, and I don't see it as interesting or entertaining. I just take part in it to satisfy other people's weird needs.
    Arekkusu12 Arekkusu12 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 8

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    Parents just fought again. Some days I enjoy their fighting and other days like today I just wish they would stop. I'm not sure why I enjoy their fighting. I think part of it may...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F Dec 13

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    I have 3 moods 1. Helpful and Loving to others 2. Quiet and isolated from everyone 3. Pissed off at everyone who leads normal lives whereas I don't
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 15

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    Almost half a year ago, my ex tried to kill me. He is doing it to countless other victims and I'm going to stop him. I don't want revenge, what he did showed me I needed to change...
    Kevin2017 Kevin2017 16-17, M 3 Responses Nov 29

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    10yeargap.com focuses on younger women dating older men and it encourages age gap marriage. 10YearGap.com is not a sugar daddy site. Single women are attracted to older single men...
    JessieFay JessieFay 31-35, F Dec 2

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    A sunrise begins a day, a sunset ends the day. I tend to rethink things I've done today. Either do I choose to regret what I've done or learn from the mistakes I've made. It all...
    LRxIce LRxIce 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    Something that shocks me is when people literally fall in love with a fictional character. I mean, I understand small character crushes (ahem, my baby HAUN from Legend of Korra...
    Knixveus5 Knixveus5 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    i hate it when my husband snores! i want to push his a## off my bed! (just a thought. lol)
    Jeannie3636 Jeannie3636 36-40, F Nov 30

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    I haven't slept well for the past 3 days. I'm moody, depressed and exhausted. telling myself to hang on.. forcing my body to adapt the new changes. I even struggle to express...
    DNightTrain DNightTrain 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 13

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    I have been attracted to girls for as long as i can remember. a girl was my first crush, first kiss and first time i had sex and orgasmed. For me there is nothing better than the...
    drachenReiter drachenReiter 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    Texting is hard sometimes. words are hard. you pulled everything you have to make an effort, to say something, but.... texting is just hard. hmmmm.. I know my expression could say...
    DNightTrain DNightTrain 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 13

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    Some guy contacted me today with a long long long message introducing himself and saying what he was here looking for, and did I want to be his friend. It was all clean and above...
    Littlemissshy7 Littlemissshy7 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 14

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    I think it burns my since of truth to hear me shouting in my youth I need a way to sort it out. After I die I rewake redefine what was at stake from the hot side of a god. I see...
    lexinwonderland lexinwonderland 13-15, F Dec 15

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    COME ON, MY 25 FACTS HAS NOTHING WRONG AND YOU'RE ALWAYS NOT LETTING ME FINISH WHAT I NEED TO, WHAT THE F IS WRONG WITH YOU SYSTEM. DO NOT TEMPT ME TO MANIPULATE AND CRUSH.
    TetraZL TetraZL 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 17

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    Why everybody at the dmv are such ******? It's like you have to be a rude ******* to get a job there....
    HeyIThappens HeyIThappens 18-21 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Briilashun Briilashun 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 9

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    Ugh the thing that sucks about being an athlete at my school is that all the coaches and principals know me for being one of the softball and soccer captains so now that I got In...
    soccerislife14 soccerislife14 18-21, F Dec 16

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    Do allllllll people from California think they're cooooooler than ice cold. ?!! Bahaha
    Anngeleyes Anngeleyes 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My ex and I keep breaking up and getting back together. Right now we're apart but it's impossible to stay away from her.
    Jasonmendoza1 Jasonmendoza1 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I want chocolate chip cinnamon rolls,I want chocolate chip cinnamon rolls,I want chocolate chip cinnamon rolls,I want chocolate chip cinnamon rolls,I want chocolate chip cinnamon...
    DNightTrain DNightTrain 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Not even close. i spent the holidays with them once in like 19 years and it ended in disaster. im just not a sociable person. i don't always like to go out and do stuff. i don't...
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    I'm only 16.. 3 years ago I cut myself and I have been doing it on and off since then. I don't understand what's wrong with me. I'd be out with my friends, enjoying my time. Then...
    Aly262 Aly262 16-17 1 Response Dec 1

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    So today Dylan and I started out… lets just say, “not conected”. So, I was late to spanish class. Dylan was just staring at me out the door. I opened it and closed it quietly...
    GoldMarine GoldMarine 18-21, F Dec 18

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    Hey there, I figured it was the only place to talk about it since I'm too ashamed to tell anyone, even my closest friends. I'm a 20-year-old male living with my parents and right...
    Ciccone Ciccone 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    My friends have become my family since I don't have any family anymore. With 9 siblings and parents dead- everybody just split-different-some are unrecovered lifestyle choices...
    Dmariejoy Dmariejoy 61-65, F 1 day ago

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    Why? Why did you feel the need to ask my name and why did you feel the need to introduce yourself? I have seen you around for months and you never felt the need to say one word...
    socialdis socialdis 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    • 1. What's your favorite candle scent? Some kind of tree...like pine or something. • 2. What female celebrity do you wish was your sister? Jennifer Lawrence or Melissa...
    IntoTheWyld IntoTheWyld 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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