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I Find Relationships Frustrating

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    I Choose Oscar Wilde

    I have always felt communicating effectively is if not the hardest, one of the hardest ,  things to do in a relationship. There are so many factors involved: age, sex, language education, status, power, culture, politics, religion, and the fact that the other person...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 6, 2008

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    Goldilocks Where Are You?

    Some have been to hot, some have been to cold.  Some have been to far, some have been to near.  You get the picture, I guess I am waiting for one that is just right.  Now I am wondering if my expectations are to high or unrealistic, but I don't want to settle for...
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M 3 Responses Dec 29, 2008

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    Over Done

    I feel that when if comes to relationships that I over give. I'm the one who thinks about the little things... ex little notes/reminders, flowers, cards, etc. I'm the one that remembers to call, I'm the one that cries over it. Maybe it's that I'm the only one interested in making...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F Sep 25, 2007

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    My Gripe: I Find That Most Human Beings Don't Listen

    Does anybody listen to anybody? Damn it.. this gauls me. Did anyone see the episode of THE SOPRANOS when Tony and  Heche were bitching and moaning about the problems of the their various rackets? Tony whined about something... In response, Heche whined about his biggest...
    mamabell mamabell 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 8, 2009

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    Relationships Are the Hardest Thing In Life

    Where to start?  I find relationships, just not with your loved ones, but even with family very difficult. I've had a very strange life.  I had a estranged relationship with my father; he was both physically and verbally abusive.  At the age of 17 it climaxed...
    westend westend 31-35 2 Responses Apr 11, 2009

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    Pretty Panic

    So long story short my boyfriend has VERY attractive girl friends. Though I'm not worried that he likes them or would ever do anything to hurt me, I do worry that he thinks they are prettier than me. I know it shouldn't matter because he's with me and not them. But it does bother...
    MissMuhKel MissMuhKel 22-25, F Aug 16, 2013

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    Rawr!

    The main reason why I don't care much for dating is because I'm tired of the drama associated with dating.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Nov 21, 2011

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    Sick and Tired

    I don't know why i get like this but i do, i get involved with people then it all becomes too much for me. I try to be cool but I'm not!. I think too much i go over everything down to fine details. I take everything literally. When I'm in a relationship I'm not myself. I feel...
    thehippy thehippy 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 16, 2009

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    Breastfeeding Is For Babies

    I find relationships frustrating when the mom is too involved. My ex had an issue with his mom acting as if she was the girlfriend. Constantly texting and calling him asking what he was doing that night, who he was going to be with, when he would be back, would he like to go to a...
    maniac00009 maniac00009 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 4, 2013

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    Is Chivalry Dead?

    What happened to honesty and fidelity? Where did men who are masculine yet compassionate go? The good women/men get burned so bad that we don't want to reach out anymore. If a good thing comes along we are so wrapped up in our depression that would wouldn't know it if it came up...
    kywildchild kywildchild 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2008

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    Man - Woman / Hot + Cold / Mars & Venus

    (( OOps. I started a new forum when I was actually trying to post this story. Oh well, I'm still only a newbie.)) Hello people who feel like I do about frustrating relationships. I'm in a relatively new relationship after 5+ years of self-imposed celibacy... I decided to get...
    mamabell mamabell 31-35, F 8 Responses Jun 8, 2009

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    Date Only People You Don't Like

    A friend here told me some advice recently. Only date people you don't like, because when it ends you would be heart broken. I had to think about that for a while and now I fully understand what she was saying. Nothihg last forever and everything eventually ends. Go read my...
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 29, 2011

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    I feel like I have to be in a relationship to

    have sex or do anything period. I'm so prude without the title.. But what is this title ? I feel I just use it to avoid judgement.. I find it way more thrilling to not know a guy inside and out and every breath he's ever taken and how that felt for him. I never act on these...
    Trillionbased Trillionbased 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    Never Know

    I never know if they are for real or not. I have had so many bad experiences that I almost find it easier to stay out of relationships then to be in them.
    cinfullynn cinfullynn 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 13, 2008

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    I have already established how I feel about "the other woman" and the "cheater." But I see so many posts about bad, toxic marriages...Honestly...It scares me. People run when...
    rollingdoro rollingdoro 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 16

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    September 17. New Relationship Behaviors. We talk much about new relationship behaviors in recovery: allowing others to be themselves without over reacting and taking it...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Sep 17

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    September 17. New Relationship Behaviors. We talk much about new relationship behaviors in recovery: allowing others to be themselves without over reacting and taking it...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Sep 17

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    So me and my boyfriend are living together and we have argued a lot already and we have broken up. Honestly I believe it's a bunch of communication and trust issues and honestly I...
    Chipperme21 Chipperme21 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 19

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    September 11. Conflict and Detachment. In a relationship, there are those wonderful times when things go smoothly for both people, and neither person needs to focus too heavily on...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Sep 11

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    September 11. Conflict and Detachment. In a relationship, there are those wonderful times when things go smoothly for both people, and neither person needs to focus too heavily on...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Sep 11

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    September 18. Letting the Good Stuff Happen. "Before recovery, my relationships were lousy. I didn't do very well on my job. I was enmeshed in my dysfunctional family. But at...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 18

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    September 18. Letting the Good Stuff Happen. "Before recovery, my relationships were lousy. I didn't do very well on my job. I was enmeshed in my dysfunctional family. But at...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Sep 18

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    I find white men so attractive and I'm a black female. I was seeing a white boy but we were friends first and I find that it's hard finding white males who are attracted to black...
    Ms1993 Ms1993 18-21, F 14 Responses Sep 14

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    I'm so tired of being unemployed I can't even stomach it. It's bad enough that I have to be limited to minimum wage or maybe $8-10 an hour part time if I'm lucky as a college...
    blake000048 blake000048 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 31

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    Dating a very cute girl from London, Kentucky (I'm from Germany). Met each other in a chat room, both been interested into furry art and stuff like that. She had a weakness for...
    ChipmunkTV ChipmunkTV 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 3

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    Are you tired of disappointing first dates with men who seem good on paper but not great face-to-face? Are you sick of terrible relationships that leave you feeling less than...
    chloeloveactually chloeloveactually 26-30, F Sep 8

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    I have invested so much time in the last week to a new guy. We have talked extensively about everything. Everything was great last when I went to bed. We haven't met face to face...
    sml4 sml4 46-50, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    People think I'm a heartless ***** for this, but I would say that I'm more selfish than heartless, which is not necessarily a bad thing. I think under certain circumstances its...
    ADargis ADargis 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 20

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    I have noticed that alot of interracial relationships does fine most of the time. I suppose it's the excitement and the feeling of being wanted by at least one or the two people...
    stephenrko stephenrko 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have some recent posts in a few other experiences, and this post will be somehow related to those. In "What Song reminds you of your first love" experience, I said it was I...
    lonelydinosaur lonelydinosaur 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Well, this is my problem from the beginning of my "adult life"-I meet a girl and have a need to help her, in every way, if she has unpaid bills, I'll pay her bills and won't pay...
    Zpirit1978 Zpirit1978 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 5

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    September 8. Stopping Our Pain. "Some of my feelings have been stored so long they have freezer burn." —Beyond Codependency There are many sources of pain in our life. Those...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 8

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    September 8. Stopping Our Pain. "Some of my feelings have been stored so long they have freezer burn." —Beyond Codependency There are many sources of pain in our life. Those...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    So this guy said he wanted to date me. We went out a few times. I liked him a lot and he texted me everyday but we began to argue over text (so unnecessary) and I never saw him...
    LaBebe LaBebe 26-30, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    September 30. Not a Victim. You are not a victim. How deeply ingrained our self-image as a victim can be! How habitual our feelings of misery and helplessness! Victimization can...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 10 hrs ago

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    September 30. Not a Victim. You are not a victim. How deeply ingrained our self-image as a victim can be! How habitual our feelings of misery and helplessness! Victimization can...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 10 hrs ago

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    I have no problem with interracial relationships. I love seeing mixed couples together when I am out with my black boyfriend. I love having mixed children with black lovers too...
    maturemominbackyard maturemominbackyard 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 8

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    I'm one who has no problem with interracial relationships. Most of my romantic relationships with women have been with non whites. I dated mainly Hispanic women in high school...
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 17

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    Long distance relationships prove that love has no boundaries. They prove that it can happen and it is possible for two people far away from each other, can fall in love even...
    arit1 arit1 22-25, F Sep 20

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    It's pretty bad when teenagers get more action than me and I'm a mature adult with a job car and house How in the world does one find a relationship with someone who Isn't...
    applesnbananas applesnbananas 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    I think it makes the person find it difficult to see the person a lot because of the fact they are really far away. Also its better to really meet that person face to face.
    90slove 90slove 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    I've dated a few white guys and where I'm from it is very rare to see white male/black female couples. I really wish I could see more couples who looked like us. People tend to...
    friedplantains friedplantains 31-35, F 6 Responses Sep 2

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    September 3. Word Power. "I know I'm controlling, but so is my husband. Possibly more controlling than I am. Each time I set out to leave him, each time I started to walk away...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Sep 3

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    September 3. Word Power. "I know I'm controlling, but so is my husband. Possibly more controlling than I am. Each time I set out to leave him, each time I started to walk away...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Sep 3

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    I'm thinking about telling the guy that I like and he likes me that someone is interested in me and wants to spend time w/me something he doesn't do but I really want it to be him...
    kellycookies kellycookies 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    Long story here. My boyfriend told me last night that he kissed another girl who came onto him when they were drunk a few weeks ago. Now comes the long part. We have been together...
    ManagerMom82 ManagerMom82 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    There was a time when black slave women put up on the auction block would have their blouses ripped open by their owners for prospective buyers to see the suppleness of their...
    theslyfox theslyfox 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 5

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    Wow. It's so damn EASY to get confused with people I meet online. It's hard to figure out what the intentions are, and do it without making myself seem like a complete fool. Why...
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F Sep 7

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