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I Find Relationships Frustrating

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I am a mixed woman. I am of Native American, Bahamian, African American and European(White) descent. I do not prefer one race over the other and I do not discriminate against any...
    TropicalExperience TropicalExperience 22-25, F 8 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    August 20. Honesty in Relationships. We can be honest and direct about our boundaries in relationships and about the parameters of a particular relationship. Perhaps no area of...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 20

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    August 20. Honesty in Relationships. We can be honest and direct about our boundaries in relationships and about the parameters of a particular relationship. Perhaps no area of...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 20

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    There's this one man that I cannot take off my mind for like two years. And it's frustrating and hurting me. I wanted to forget him. I want to forget him but I don't know, I can't...
    Samwan Samwan 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    It never ceases to amaze me how I've lost the few women I've loved in my life. I've always wanted just one special woman, my soul mate if that exists. I've recently lost someone...
    heartskipsabeat heartskipsabeat 51-55, M Aug 7

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    I can tell you a lot about long distance relationships. They ARE hard. They CAN work, but MOST of the time, they don't. There is a big difference between being in a long distance...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 2 Responses Aug 2

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    August 3. Owning Our Power in Relationships. "So much of what I call my codependency is fear and panic because I spent so much of my life feeling abused, trapped, and not knowing...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 3

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    August 3. Owning Our Power in Relationships. "So much of what I call my codependency is fear and panic because I spent so much of my life feeling abused, trapped, and not knowing...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 3

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    If the thread is long the collapsing function makes it impossible to find the reply and your post. Most frustrating. Why can't EP just take you to your post when you click on the...
    experimed experimed 51-55, M Aug 15

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    August 21. Detaching in Relationships. When we first become exposed to the concept of detachment, many of us find it objectionable and questionable. We may think that detaching...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    August 21. Detaching in Relationships. When we first become exposed to the concept of detachment, many of us find it objectionable and questionable. We may think that detaching...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 21

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    Sometimes I feel uncomfortable in life, it's like I have this passion in life but I don't yet know what it is. Does that make sense? I am a recovered alcoholic/addict with 20 yrs...
    StuckSki StuckSki 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 22

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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 2 days ago

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    Totally agree! Sometimes inevitable since they can't let it at the time that you find out its useless and are trying to stop ...
    LeahNl LeahNl 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    I feel that resentment kills relationships. I was just texting my ex GF about how I missed her humour. She is usually cordial but got weird when I told her that I find it...
    suryothai suryothai 36-40 Aug 7

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    August 13. Friends. Don't overlook the value of friendship. Don't neglect friends. Friends are a joy. Adult friendships can be a good place for us to learn to have fun and to...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    August 13. Friends. Don't overlook the value of friendship. Don't neglect friends. Friends are a joy. Adult friendships can be a good place for us to learn to have fun and to...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 13

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    August 15. Leaving Room for Feelings. We need to allow enough room for others and ourselves to have and work through our feelings. We are people, not robots. An important part of...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    August 15. Leaving Room for Feelings. We need to allow enough room for others and ourselves to have and work through our feelings. We are people, not robots. An important part of...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 15

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    Jenipher on the twenty sixth October Reply   I actually preferred this put up. Twitter seemed semi just like our officesR30;I believe iR17;d otherwise be during the...
    Diana63by Diana63by 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    August 24. Step Eight. "Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all." —Step Eight of Al-Anon The Eighth Step is not meant to...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 24

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    August 24. Step Eight. "Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all." —Step Eight of Al-Anon The Eighth Step is not meant to...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 24

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    August 25. Willing to Make Amends. The Eighth Step is talking about a change of heart, a healing change. This attitude can begin a great chain of repair and healing in our...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 25

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    August 25. Willing to Make Amends. The Eighth Step is talking about a change of heart, a healing change. This attitude can begin a great chain of repair and healing in our...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 25

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    I want to meet that one person who comes into my life and explains everything I've given up on understanding. Someone who will show me how to see the world differently. Someone who...
    KaylaNicole9311 KaylaNicole9311 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    August 28. Taking Care of Ourselves on the Job. It's okay to take care of ourselves on the job. It is not only okay - it is necessary. Taking care of ourselves on the job means...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 5 days ago

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    August 28. Taking Care of Ourselves on the Job. It's okay to take care of ourselves on the job. It is not only okay - it is necessary. Taking care of ourselves on the job means...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 5 days ago

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    Interracial relationships aren't bad, they aren't evil, they aren't cute and they aren't good either. Interracial relationships are just normal relationships. There is no need to...
    Although Although 13-15 1 Response Aug 25

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    This guy from my work place showed interest in me. I didn't really think he liked me more than a coworker because I just find myself unattractive. One day I was sitting outside...
    mikrod20 mikrod20 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    August 5. Attitudes Toward Money. Sometimes, our life and history may be so full of pain that we think it totally unfair that we have to grow up now and be financially...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 5

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    August 5. Attitudes Toward Money. Sometimes, our life and history may be so full of pain that we think it totally unfair that we have to grow up now and be financially...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    and here you have it, WHO knew........... ; ) We’re all seeking that special person who is right for us. But if you’ve been through enough relationships, you begin to...
    indigoeyes22 indigoeyes22 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 5

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    I'm in a long distance relationship. We see each other once in a month or two for a few days. He always comes to my place because I'm in collegue and don't have the time or money...
    Naginii Naginii 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    This seems completely foreign to some people due to how society is lately. I met my partner on EP 2 years ago. We have been together 18 happy months and we now live together and...
    TheUnpredictable9 TheUnpredictable9 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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