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I Find Relationships Frustrating

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
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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...
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    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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    LeahNl LeahNl 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    Naginii Naginii 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    TheUnpredictable9 TheUnpredictable9 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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