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I Feel Discriminated Against For Not Drinking

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    What's Wrong With People??

    My boyfriend and i frequent this comedy club nearby at least once a month, maybe more, and because both of us has given up drinking, we get our first and only drink, and then the waitress is never seen from again! Oh but the drinks are flowing freely at all the other tables...
    prettyinpink prettyinpink 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 20, 2008

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    Really/

     when i was in therapy ,they acted as though something was wroung with me because i did not drink.as if i had some kind of disorder.i do not drink.because when my father drank he became abusive.and i will never touch it.they act like a single person is supposed to go get...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 1 Response Oct 26, 2009

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    Sometimes I Do

    I usually don't go out. I often don't go to parties for the simple reason that I know people will be drunk. I almost never drink, and I tend to avoid occasions where I can drink, because with me it's nothing or too much. I rarely drink, but when I do, I get wasted. I hate being...
    JojaRodenaLente JojaRodenaLente 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5, 2009

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    "Think" Is A Strong Word For It

    My dad just moved back into town. While I hate that for many reasons the biggest reason would be he is targeting me now. You see in the past he lived in places that I could only reach by driving. Which gave me the "I need to drive home" excuse to not drink. Well this time he...
    ForgottenMale ForgottenMale 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 18, 2013

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    Sometimes...

    So, I don't drink. I would just rather not go there. Same with drugs. Anyway. It's hard when you're one of three people on campus that don't drink. (There's 600 of us and everyone pretty much knows about everyone else.) On more than one occasion, people have stopped talking...
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F 7 Responses Nov 19, 2008

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    Sometimes, But Not Often.

    Sometimes when there are work related social events, I feel like I am shunned or looked down on because I choose not to drink alcohol.  Whatever.
    SomeguyinUT SomeguyinUT 31-35 Nov 18, 2008

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    Recovery Sucks Sometimes!

    I was discriminated against when I drank and did drugs when I was really young. Now, I'm the plague for not drinking at 29, unless I say something like, "My stomach's not feelin' so hot and I gotta work in the morning." You don't have to live with how I feel after I do it. We...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 6, 2010

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    College....

    It can be damned difficult feeling in place at college when you don't drink.  In fact, I think the last gf I had left me partially (or almost entirely) because I wouldn't get drunk.
    Xuan Xuan 26-30, M 4 Responses Jun 30, 2010

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    Peer Pressure

    I have never had an issue with alcohol, but I've noticed that since I stopped drinking it in the past year, some of my friends find it hard to relate to me when I am out with them. It's as if the only way they think I can have a good time, is to be in an altered, out-of-control...
    desertfrost desertfrost 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 21, 2010

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    I've suffered so much my entire life. Starting in 4th grade. Some kid told me i walked funny. It hurt my feelings. I felt like there was something wrong with me. I didn't talk...
    Incognito1144 Incognito1144 41-45, M 22 mins ago

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    So we haven't had the greatest last few days Sunday you went to London with your ex husband and the children and then today you say you are going sea life centre with them all I no...
    Sirwithherkey Sirwithherkey 36-40, M 28 mins ago

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    This is a long story.... Just before beginning of the school year this year this guy added me on Instagram he was native like me n he lived in the same area I was living in. So I...
    cassie200015 cassie200015 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    Every time I ask my parents for something I feel guilty. I'm very frugal because my teachers once told us that children where very expensive to take care of, as a result I was...
    Hellooreopie Hellooreopie 16-17, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Today, I was feeling like crap for most of the day. Why? I have never dated anyone in my 19 years of existence. I don't want to die alone. I want someone that's willing to share...
    bhav14 bhav14 18-21, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Sooooo, because I am trying to declutter my mind and make sense of things...about 2 yrs ago I had a fling with a guy (we'll call him Q) that I connected with in a ways I would...
    BellaJune BellaJune 22-25, F 11 hrs ago

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    I think my ex boyfriend is going to die. I watched (from a distance) his life spiral out of control. After the breakup, he got into heavy drugs, lost his job, his home, his...
    DreamChristine DreamChristine 31-35, F 7 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    My situation is pretty much like others here. 27 years ago, I was in an abusive relationship when I found out I was pregnant with my son. It wasn't until then that I realized his...
    SharonanJay SharonanJay 46-50, F 2 days ago

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    okay. so I'm new to this & wanted to share something. okay , I'm currently 14 yrs old & have honestly been feeling stressed and depressed.. like lately it's been a lot. I'm...
    2001baby 2001baby 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm also pro-choice though; in order to stop abortion, you have to choose life. Well, people may ask why I'm against abortion. As some may know, I don't follow things blindly. I...
    Whobody Whobody 16-17, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I remember one of the parties I went, I wore my high school uniform, I don't have plenty time to go to home and change it so I was partying hard with my friends, I can't remember...
    F333 F333 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    On this day in April I gave up alcohol and smokes. It's been 3 months. Fantastic journey all the way. I'm sure I won't be drinking again. I'm addicted to being sober.
    naz69 naz69 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm just going to babble for a bit. There's no real point to any of this, so I don't think it'll end up coherent. I woke up early with cramps shooting down my legs. Poor...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 31-35 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Been trying not to drink for months, things just keep getting worse every day I drink I understand it's the drinking but I just want to escape
    startingover34 startingover34 31-35, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I've had such a great day shopping :) I have purchased 5 new pairs of knickers, a few matching bras, a flowery skater dress, some new tights, a new make up bag and loads of new...
    GirlyLisaTG GirlyLisaTG 26-30, T 1 Response Jul 19

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    Well I'm still with my boyfriend although he has had an arranged marriage last March. It kills me. He just went out there for Ramadan to finally pick her up and take her in the US...
    4evergrey 4evergrey 31-35, F Jul 17

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    From my boyhood , often I felt a deep compassion for someone suffering or poor , and I felt it as a delightful experience. Whenever I felt it and acted something to express my...
    Jovial144 Jovial144 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 17

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    So it's Friday afternoon and i'm fin w work, so now i start drinking. I drink to escape. Not even goin out 2nite. Can any1 relate?
    Asmith001 Asmith001 36-40, M 5 Responses Jul 17

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    only ume shu or white wine. my mom wants to stop me from drinking but its like the only thing that makes me feel happy right now , even its just for a short while. she caught me...
    thousandcuts thousandcuts 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 17

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    I've only had one girl pressed against me and I loved it but we didn't get very far. I wish I could have a girl all the time but I always feel awkward.
    PandemicFox PandemicFox 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    just yesterday or technically 2 days ago i messaged someone anonymously after they had friended me and i wanted to see what they were about. and lets just say we are exactly the...
    idkwhatiam idkwhatiam 13-15, M 4 Responses Jul 16

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    I am a 47 year old woman who has suffered from Keloids since I was 18. I have so many that I can't even count. Most of them are on my shoulders and back, although I have a huge...
    Rosa622 Rosa622 46-50 Jul 15

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    I think I have feelings for my best friend but he's in a relationship and I feel so guilty for thinking of him like that :(
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 15

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    I feel like in the 80's smoking and drinking and going on a cross country with friends while having sex along the way
    greenneaz89 greenneaz89 22-25, T 1 Response Jul 14

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    i made a huge mistake. i work in a pub now and a lad asked for my number the other night so i gave it to him. the texts started innocent enough but then they got a bit more, well...
    makeitsomeday makeitsomeday 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I hope that no one thinks that I am judging people who drink and smoke in a negative fashion. Everyone can make their own choices when it comes to drinking or smoking. As for me I...
    natalie218 natalie218 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    Most of the time, I would say. I feel too much and all of my feelings seem to conflict. So I say little. I wish I could organise my thoughts into neat and convenient little rows. I...
    TheWildling TheWildling 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I'm so ******* done with my life. I wanna kill myself rn bc I never feel good enough for someone and I'm just a total wast of space. someone please kill me bc Idk about my life,I...
    katieeva725 katieeva725 13-15, F Jul 13

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    Because of my eyes, every time I leave my apartment, those kids playing will always call me "Chini" behind my back. I'm sick and tired of hearing it every damn time. And even on...
    slimbeast2015 slimbeast2015 18-21, M Jul 13

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    Anyone who feels the same ******* feeling? You may forget me but I swear I'll come for you again... I'll have you regret everything... Regret that you forget me... Regret that...
    RagingDemon29 RagingDemon29 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    Its not my fault, if sometimes i sound rude; in the end, im a guy who is sweet, and like to make girls feels happy ;but forgive me if sometimes i seems "rude"; part of my face...
    typewritter03 typewritter03 18-21, M Jul 11

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    There has been a couple times I remember when a kitten has come to me in need and I feel such guilt for not taking action and doing something about it. I went to a old farmhouse...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9

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