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I Find Relationships Frustrating

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, M Nov 21, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    im over games,lies,cheating,breaking hearts... i find it repulsive and destructive... i find relationships , boyfriend /girlfriend things so stupid... someone taught me better...
    Nichalas Nichalas 22-25, M Jul 15

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    I've always found happiness through other people. I've relied on past boyfriends to make me smile, feel comfortable, and feel like I have worth. When I felt special to someone it...
    GabbyCot GabbyCot 18-21, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I think we all have an idealist idea about "the perfect relationships". I've had several long term relationships in the past, some long distant relationships. I find trust and...
    jetetter jetetter 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 9

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    July 14. We Are Lovable. "Even if the most important person in your world rejects you, you are still real, and you are still okay." —Codependent No More Do you ever find...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 14

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    July 14. We Are Lovable. "Even if the most important person in your world rejects you, you are still real, and you are still okay." —Codependent No More Do you ever find...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 14

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    July 10. Ending Relationships. It takes courage and honesty to end a relationship - with friends, loved ones, or a work relationship. Sometimes, it may appear easier to let the...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 10

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    July 10. Ending Relationships. It takes courage and honesty to end a relationship - with friends, loved ones, or a work relationship. Sometimes, it may appear easier to let the...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 10

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    I am a social introvert, but that does not mean im anti-social, but i'd rather be with close friends than loads of acquaintances, that sort of thing. But I am increasingly anxious...
    Tonydsd Tonydsd 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    Double Standard- I'm the product of one and people often say, "So your father's black?" And are stunned when I say, "No my mother. She doesn't do black men. My dad's from Belarus...
    Eitan Eitan 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I have many friends from different countries. Most of them are female and attractive. There are Tibetan's from Nepal and the rest live here in Australia from mainly Vietnamese and...
    ozroller ozroller 51-55, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    WOMEN¨S GUIDE: 1. Find a man who makes you laugh. 2. Find a man who has a good job and can cook. 3. Find a man who is honest. 4. Find a man who will pamper you with...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Hi, my name is Tiffany. I have a strong connection with this experience mainly because it happened this year. I've been in relationships that range from 1month to 10months, but...
    Tiffersneeze Tiffersneeze 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    For me it's not really about finding "the one". I just wonder when he is going to appear and how I'm going to know. Two different times I've fallen into the illusion of thinking I...
    RavenS45 RavenS45 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    Its a timeline for all of us, time doesn't heal - it justs allows us to develop better coping mechanisms. Its been nearly a year and a half for me, still think about her every day...
    TDH1980 TDH1980 31-35, M Jul 11

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    Why is now in days that we (people in general), always have to find a way to prove our undying love for one another? What happen to " I LOVE YOU", or "YOU MEAN SO MUCH TO ME? I...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    I have always been rejected so when someone finds me attractive it's like a culture shock
    Icephoenix90 Icephoenix90 22-25, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I've been with my boyfriend for a while now, I'm attracted to him, sex is great, we connect, I love him genuinely.. My only confusion is that recently I've found some women...
    Unexplainedbeauty Unexplainedbeauty 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    So I finally move and by this time I move & I figure I had a grasp on relationships/love so I told my self I wasn't going to get into relationships till the time was right, I had...
    Jitsallgood Jitsallgood 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    Failed relationships totally change a person. I was once a loving, kind hearted person and now im cold hearted and it takes a while to get me trust you. I guess i learned it from...
    verox3 verox3 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    I've never been in a relationship, but every single one I see has so many complications, and it seems like all relationships are sour. To top it off, I'm not a people person so I...
    Raneth Raneth 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    The sad truth is that even a group that stands for equality, and justice can also unknowingly create a margin between people of a similar culture. "The Gay Man" effect, or so I...
    AkinsIzaha AkinsIzaha 16-17, M Jun 30

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    Yes, that's right. I'm tired of putting forth all the effort to meet and become friends with people. I'll admit that making friends has never been easy for me for whatever reason...
    Cristofori Cristofori 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    It started when I was younger and all of my friends were just discovering relationships.. I always told them how pointless it was. I would say, "I'm fine alone. I'm going to wait...
    amberooo amberooo 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    July 4. Celebrate. Take time to celebrate. Celebrate your successes, your growth, and your accomplishments. Celebrate you and who you are. For too long you have been too hard on...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 4

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    July 4. Celebrate. Take time to celebrate. Celebrate your successes, your growth, and your accomplishments. Celebrate you and who you are. For too long you have been too hard on...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 4

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    Most of the guys I have had relationships with have been marines and they are amazing !
    madri448 madri448 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    I have to say , I love it , I find it sexy, something about the it, the color contrast is so sexual. I was stationed in Georgia for a few years. I had this room mate for a few...
    limehouse limehouse 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I've found that it's hard finding a man of another race who shows direct interest in me. Idk if they're intimidated, or if it's because I'm not the most outgoing individual...but I...
    lss0807 lss0807 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 12

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    And my ex didn't take our relationship that seriously, when he left me a few weeks ago, I was shattered. I still am. I'm trying to be okay. But I find myself crying all the time, I...
    hg14 hg14 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    July 15. Self-care with Family Members. "I was thirty- five years old the first time I spoke up to my mother and refused to buy into her games and manipulation. I was terribly...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 15

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    July 15. Self-care with Family Members. "I was thirty- five years old the first time I spoke up to my mother and refused to buy into her games and manipulation. I was terribly...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    July 16. Insisting on the Best. We deserve the best life and love has to offer, but we are each faced with the challenge of learning to identify what that means in our life. We...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 16

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    July 16. Insisting on the Best. We deserve the best life and love has to offer, but we are each faced with the challenge of learning to identify what that means in our life. We...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 16

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    I have just been very unlucky at love but very lucky at sex. All my adult relationships including a marriage have been unsuccessful at best. I mentioned the sex because it has been...
    curtbgood curtbgood 56-60, M Jul 17

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