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I Feel Like the Grass Is Greener On the Other Side

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    Someplace Warm Please

      I’ve traveled to many states and countries. Love with beaches and warm weather.  My family raised me in Iowa. Here the winters are cold and summers hot. Not much culture or scenery. I always wanted to move but never had to courage too. My mom said it doesn...
    AkA007 AkA007 26-30, F Feb 23, 2009

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    I Want to Be Here and There

    I've lived in a few states and in Oppenheim Germany.I have visited states from coast to coast.Places I see looks interesting and I think of how it would be to live there.Is the grass always greener on the other side of the fence? Maybe we get bored.I always want to be someplace...
    wiseowl wiseowl 61-65, F 3 Responses Apr 26, 2008

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    I Wonder What Life Would Be Like If I Had Had Children!

    I feel like my life would have been more fulfilled if I had had children.  People have told me all my life what a good mother I would make.  During my first marriage it wasn't discussed and we just postponed it.  He regretted it when we got divorced and he had no...
    bleedingheartconservative bleedingheartconservative 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 5, 2009

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    Grass Is Greener

    I know the grass is greener on the other side, I have to mow the lawn. =)
    footballguy009 footballguy009 46-50, M Apr 9, 2013

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    I don't even know where to start mainly because all my life I've been an outcast. When I was young my real father left me and so my mom worked a lot to keep food on the table and...
    Arwenlethena Arwenlethena 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    Weird thing happend at school today I was inside kicking the ball around with my mates both them have anger managements anyway the teacher came in and seen what we where doing so...
    frozenHunter frozenHunter 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm not sure what category I belong. I feel like 2 different people . The responsible woman .. Wife , mother, daughter, friend.. ( you now the woman they will describe at my...
    lillyclaire lillyclaire 41-45, F 6 Responses Jun 30

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    I can't fight this feeling anymore.sometimes i feel like i wanna tell her how i feel,but i know she won't feel the same.at the same time i don't want to freak her out.but this...
    urbanmellow urbanmellow 22-25, F Jul 8

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    I feel like ..i was never meant to be a mother ...don't get me wrong I believe children are so beautiful and innocent and all I see is good in them! innocent and sweet ...I have 3...
    pinkfloydkitty pinkfloydkitty 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    It’s as if I came to live with a friend 18 months ago and I have long since worn out my welcome; now everyone is wondering when I’ll finally find my own place and leave them to...
    annadee annadee 41-45, F Jul 3

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    It’s as if I came to live with a friend 18 months ago and I have long since worn out my welcome; now everyone is wondering when I’ll finally find my own place and leave them to...
    annadee annadee 41-45, F Jul 3

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    It’s as if I came to live with a friend 18 months ago and I have long since worn out my welcome; now everyone is wondering when I’ll finally find my own place and leave them to...
    annadee annadee 41-45, F Jul 3

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    It’s as if I came to live with a friend 18 months ago and I have long since worn out my welcome; now everyone is wondering when I’ll finally find my own place and leave them to...
    annadee annadee 41-45, F Jul 3

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    It’s as if I came to live with a friend 18 months ago and I have long since worn out my welcome; now everyone is wondering when I’ll finally find my own place and leave them to...
    annadee annadee 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    Sometimes, I get tired. I am always looking for a surrogate family. Both my parents are alive and live within relatively close proximity to me and we could not be more distant. My...
    nightkrawla nightkrawla 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    It's not easy being surrounded by people who makes you feel you're alone. My friends don't even see me. I am there by there side but it feels like I'm not. My ideas would never be...
    nameday nameday 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    Today is z first day i did not call you n hear your voice, I feel like am dying off. I wish I get back to the old times when we used to talk n laugh out loud . I do not know how to...
    Alicedreams Alicedreams 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm a teenager and I do things that "normal" teenagers do. I've been to parties, I've experimented but I also play sports, and I get good grades. I can carry a conversation with...
    findingmytrueself findingmytrueself 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    I feel different... Whoever you are, if your reading this, I'm sorry that it doesn't make sense but I come with an odd problem or ability of feeling different while losing the...
    flopet17 flopet17 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    Sometimes I can't help but feel like a failure and that I'm letting my dad down. All he talks about is how I wanted to go to Harvard, be a doctor, got straight A's. Part of me...
    XFallingAngelX XFallingAngelX 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    For the past 8 years of my 'life' I have suffered with severe anxiety and depression. They say it's meant to get better, but every day just gets harder. I'm almost starting to feel...
    36chambers86 36chambers86 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    The second time I'm posting about the same experience. Last time I didn't receive any help or any feedback and I'm not doing this for that but I just feel like it would be nice if...
    PursuitofHappiness1 PursuitofHappiness1 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have always felt, that no matter what I do, what I achieve, it is never good enough. I'm paranoid that others see my innate flaws. I unload my emotional baggage on my friends...
    TechObsessed TechObsessed 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 28

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    Since I was little, I always had a very clear idea of who would be my life mate: funny, charming, witty, goofy, strong and physically big, but also very gentle and loving. I even...
    mewsiesie mewsiesie 31-35 Jul 3

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    This whole situation im in is very weird and awkward. My mother's boyfriends son is back for a month of the summer, as soon as he got back her bf completely ignores her yet chats...
    sgngng sgngng 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I am a Wolf Therian as weird as it may sound. I have always felt like i wasn't the same as others. I don't think the same nor do i strive for the same goals as my fellow humans...
    BlissfulWolf BlissfulWolf 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I moved back home after college and all my college friends stayed on the east coast and my high school friends moved away and the ones that are still here I feel I have grown up...
    SofaRose SofaRose 22-25, F a week ago

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    This past year has been the hardest experience of my life. I went through a break up, my parents' divorce, and a transition from high school to college all in a span of 8 months...
    lifeinthecity lifeinthecity 16-17, F 6 Responses Jun 24

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    I remember the heartbreaking time a close "friend" & my boyfriend plotted against me and started dating in 2012 and still dating. I lost a lot friends along with this. Me being a...
    EbbsBreaux EbbsBreaux 16-17, F Jul 13

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    It's more like, I can't seem to find any 'mould' to fit into. I have social anxiety disorder which makes me paranoid about what others think about me. That clashes with my...
    TheBratPrince TheBratPrince 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I feel like im stuck in a black hole. im stuck in the darkness and cant get out. I want to find the light but the darkness is to strong and a weight is holding me down. I feel...
    silentgirl1234 silentgirl1234 13-15, F a week ago

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    because of shyness, even though I really am interested in people and have a desire to socialize. This is the sole reason I joined this site. Bit of a novel, I'm sorry. I've come...
    yyz1 yyz1 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 29

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    Okay so today.... Let me first say that I work in a retail store. I work in the shoe department and I'm the only one in this shoe department, which sometimes isn't the best, like...
    daisymetcalf daisymetcalf 22-25, F Jul 5

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    I gone through some trauma and I don't go out alot But even with my friends. i feel like they don't understand why my experiences from my past change who i am. I love my friends I...
    pomtonic1109 pomtonic1109 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    My life is very complicated. My daughter is disabled and sit in wheelchair. She goes to school for disabled kids. Since shes away, i sleep till lunch at home. I developed this bad...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Increasingly I am feeling like I was born with a mask on my face... I mean, here I am, this 39 year old lady with a wealth of experience, I speak several languages, am well...
    Hhaawke Hhaawke 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    I grew up in an abusive household. I don't think any of my friends, not even my husband, really understand how it feels and how destructive having had an abusive childhood can do...
    downwardsunflower downwardsunflower 22-25 2 Responses Jun 25

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    I am a step-mom to 3 boys... I am 25 years old, and adopted out my son when I was 17... I am now helping to raise an 8 year old, 7 year old and a 5 year old... Lately I have been...
    KaeMarie3 KaeMarie3 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 27

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    I have no special or unique talents. I'm not gifted artistically, athletically, or academically. I'm a pretty good student but I don't care about what I learn in school which makes...
    triptrap27 triptrap27 16-17, F Jun 29

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    Lately I feel like no one cares honestly.. I have hung out with friends on months almost a year.. They either say they are too busy or they don't feel like it or some even say they...
    TrentonKemp TrentonKemp 16-17, M 5 Responses Jun 29

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    My parents almost always make fun of me or my questions. They even avoid my questions then laugh because it's 'obvious'. It makes me cry - inside. I don't want them to see me cry...
    Silencieuxz Silencieuxz 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 2

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    there are so many times where I feel like crap and full of despair. I don't know why but as days go by I feel like I'm not really there like when I laugh is it real? Or when I...
    GalaxyPlanet128 GalaxyPlanet128 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    or someone. when i'm leaving home i always had this feelng of emptiness, something's not with me that i should had, something's missing and i kept thinking what it is or is it...
    lachrymosejessa lachrymosejessa 13-15, F Jul 4

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    I know I'm still at a young age and will probably find someone again blah blah, but it hurts to have heart broken by someone you thought loved you. My first relationship was awful...
    anyoneoutthere1 anyoneoutthere1 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 5

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    Why does my family hate me so much? Ever since my nephew was born they completely forgot about me they just don't care anymore they favour him like they did me now i don't even get...
    otakugamerwolf otakugamerwolf 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    God I wish I had a friend. I feel like I need someone to tell me that I am okay, that things will get better if I try. I guess I don't believe in myself anymore... sometimes I...
    crazyhobo crazyhobo 26-30 1 Response Jul 8

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    I feel like all my friends hate me. Even though they say they don't and have helped me before but I feel like they did it because they felt bad for me. I wish I could read their...
    9voltaige 9voltaige 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 11

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