I Feel Selfish

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    When your boyfriend texts you

    and says I'm heading out on a mission right now. I'm gonna miss your birthday I'm sorry and I start to cry. Why? I knew he wouldn't be here for it, but knowing I won't even get a Happy Birthday Baby Girl text is really hard to swallow. So I ask you all one thing. Please think...
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    1 Response Nov 25, 2015

    I talk to my mum about everything,

    I keep her updated with what I'm doing every other day and off-load my problems to her. Literally a few minutes ago i phoned her to talk about my suspicion that I could have bipolar disorder... and she got really upset, telling me that i needed to grow up and realise that i have...
    Silverfox277 Silverfox277
    18-21, F
    Dec 2, 2014

    I'm tired of always helping my friends with

    their depression or sadness or their suicidal thoughts. I'm tired of staying up late making sure they're okay or giving them extra long hugs. I'm tired of making them feel better and helping but not once being asked if I'm okay. Not once being asked if I might need help or an...
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    Mar 2, 2015

    My husband is very sick with cancer

    and the meds have made him extremely bipolar. For a while now he has used me as his emotional punching bag and dump site. He has been known to talk to all his friends, our friends a and everyone who will listen to him, about how horrible, lazy and demanding I can be. I am...
    pottersclay pottersclay
    46-50, F
    Apr 26, 2014


    It feels gross, but being selfish might be better for a person in certain situations.... I think I learned to be this way. I'm not always. It does seem like it's the way I am all the time now and it makes me sick knowing I don't know how to change it...
    LifelessSource LifelessSource
    18-21, F
    Jul 26, 2011

    When I read what some people are going through

    in life....my life problems seem minuscule. I feel hopeful. I will spend more time listening and be a shoulder for someone to lean on than have a pity party. Feeling Determined....
    WynterSolstice WynterSolstice
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 3, 2016

    I Try To Be Sensitive...

    I want to love and serve the needs of others. I know that people in my life are hurting and have need of unconditional love. I try to be sensitive to them and to initiate words and actions that show love and care and show that they are valuable people. But often I see my self...
    SleepingTiger SleepingTiger
    56-60, M
    1 Response Jun 22, 2011

    There is this guy in my school

    who we'll just call Adam for privacy's sake. We used to be really close friends when we were little but the only thing that I think I've ever even said to him in the past few years has been "Sorry" when I happen to run into him in the hallway. However recently I've developed a...
    HypoallergenicUnicorn HypoallergenicUnicorn
    16-17, F
    Feb 18, 2015

    Why do we suppress so much of what we feel?

    But when something triggers us we realize that we aren't that good at suppressing our emotions after all. And we only end up regretting that we didn't do or say anything about it earlier. So, I guess, if you want something, go for it. Go make it happen. It's never too late if...
    Amandazqchin Amandazqchin
    16-17, F
    Nov 7, 2015
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