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I Found Someone Who Helped Me Open Up

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 122 People

    He Is The One For Me!

    Here is a story of a man who got me out of my shell!   I was leaving my school at noon, and the guy I really really like started to walk beside me. We said hi and started to chat while we were walking. I was NOT looking where I was going. Then I tripped and fell right in...
    Wombatbobby Wombatbobby 13-15 Nov 15, 2009

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    Can't Stop Smiling

    A fellow EP member has really helped me open up. And he knows who he is ; ) It just with him mostly. The rest of the world is still a bit of a stretch right now. It's an amazing feeling to know you can fully trust someone and be yourself and know that it is okay and won't change...
    GirlLearningHowToSmile GirlLearningHowToSmile 26-30, F 4 Responses May 26, 2009

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    And I Call Her Mom...

    i was dating her son but i had only met her once or twice. she was very beautiful and had a beautiful home and she was very kind. the sort of person that you just like immediately, you know. my guy was out of town and i lost my phone so we werent able to talk that day nor was i...
    ramonaj79 ramonaj79 31-35, F May 11, 2011

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    I went on a blind date tonight.

    A date with a GUY! I just now slowing coming out of my shell with being Bi-sexual and learning to experience more in life. And after tonight, I made the best decision Ive made in a very long time. I feel amazing. HE was amazing. My type of cute, my type of humor, he's open...
    LetsBeHonest LetsBeHonest 22-25, M Feb 20

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    I Think I'm Babystepping Toward Openness.

    i think ep generally has been helping me to rediscover myself, which is the first step toward sharing me with others. there have been several relationships here who have really helped me to open up. i assume you know who you are. i'd like to keep babystepping toward a greater...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F Feb 25, 2008

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    She Always Makes Me Smile

    I met my girlfriend only two months ago, but we have become so close since then. For the first time in my entire life I have someone who I can completely open up to and feel completely safe and comfortable with. She makes me happy in every way, like words can't even describe...
    JonFurniss JonFurniss 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 13, 2008

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    It Was So Weird When

    I realized that I think of her as a sister as much as she thinks of me as a brother. now it's weird to think that we almost dated. that I even asked her out at all. she helped me realize so much about myself. she let me help her through tough times, and it made me stronger. I am...
    EntrepGuy EntrepGuy 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 25, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    This passage was originally a reply to someone's story....but.. I felt like I wanted to share it, as a story in its own right..... I have a few ep pals who are having a hard time...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M Oct 11

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    I hate it, but I've gotten used to it. In college, my friends started gossiping about me because I had a different schedule from them. I had no choice but to meet and hangout...
    lonelydinosaur lonelydinosaur 26-30, F Sep 27

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    So, the story starts off a few years earlier than described (18) . I can't say what happened before I give a bit of a backstory. So, I was in High School, and since I had a bunch...
    shadow2233 shadow2233 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    People who are open minded are just great people to hangout with. They tend to be more nice and more understanding and welling to try something new. So it's great to have friends...
    Custos1 Custos1 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 10

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    So, I know someone who is depressed. That someone is not just a someone either, it's surprisingly, a teacher. People don't notice that he has been depressed, but I actually do...
    andiminlovewithyou andiminlovewithyou 22-25 Oct 3

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    I was in a relationship with a guy for 9 months. I know it might not seem like a lot, but he was the only guy I ever got this close to. We were deeply in love with eachother. He...
    theanonymouslh theanonymouslh 18-21, F Oct 12

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    i like people who are open minded. Because they can understand our confusion.
    POO74 POO74 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    I want someone who I can tell anything. Preferably female. So far the people I've met just want to flirt or kiss me or something. I'd like someone who I can talk to about random...
    Maizie217 Maizie217 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 26

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    I am a person who enjoys my own company. I am well liked by people but I don't spend time with them. There was someone who I started to get to know, and things were going well. Or...
    katara42 katara42 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    I need to talk to someone who cares around my age. Make or female doesn't matter as long as we can relate. I'm 24, woman, love animals, like anime but I'm not obsessed, like...
    WolfOfDreams WolfOfDreams 22-25, F Oct 12

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    It just hit me all of a sudden. I'm in love with someone who can't love me back. Its Ok though. I will get through this. Just not as soon as I like. I knew that I shouldn't have...
    Dezarre Dezarre 16-17, F Oct 14

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    I always used to think long distance relationships wouldn't work.. Because I've always wanted the cute relationship.. Cuddling, kissing in the rain.. But my thoughts an views have...
    akaKitten akaKitten 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    I want to be able to find a guy that loves me for who I am, and understands me and has the same interests as me. it seems like I find guys like that but when I say I'm a virgin...
    JMGEARTHTHINKER JMGEARTHTHINKER 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    We've been best friends for quite some time now and years have passed, I realized I'm starting to fall for him. I moved to the US and he's moving to the Middle East. I am in love...
    MaryJay712 MaryJay712 16-17, F Oct 1

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    I am in love with someone who now lives in Heaven.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Oct 1

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    I was in love with someone who's living in CA. but im in china. long distance relationship is so fvcking hard to work out..sigh. we are intersecting lines so i finally let him go...
    Serena0728 Serena0728 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    Im tried of being judged! I just want someone who understands me and wont just use me. My depression just got 10 times worse tonight.
    Aushton0Never0Good0Enough Aushton0Never0Good0Enough 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 15

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    I was on the train heading to LA for a little while to see my aunt get married when I saw this lady come on. She had sooo many bags and a child on her hip and she looked like she...
    cupidzgift cupidzgift 22-25, F Oct 9

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    I have awful anxiety. I'm on medication for it -- but I think a lot of people who are on anti-depressants for whatever reason know the feeling of being generally better but not...
    nyysfg27 nyysfg27 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    Maybe it's not so...but it feels like it. We met on a vacation on a cruise and it was the best 4 days of my life. We sang karaoke together, dance together, drank together, had long...
    penaleliscio penaleliscio 22-25 1 Response Oct 15

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    So here's the thing, I've been with my girlfriend for 5months now but I've known her since January. Our relationship has had some rough patches but I felt we were doing alright. We...
    niebros87 niebros87 26-30, M Oct 3

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    I always found it strange to meet people on the internet, but then again it's not like you know someone when you bump into them on the street. I sometimes enjoy meeting new people...
    imnotonfire93 imnotonfire93 16-17, F Oct 8

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    A woman in her 30's deleted or blocked me. I don't know. She was having a hard time after a jerk betrayed her. Helped her and encouraged her last night. Now she is gone. I hope...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45, T 1 Response Oct 15

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    “Don’t think too high of anyone. A person is a person. No matter how perfect they may appear, none are flawless on this earth. Don’t think someone can understand you more...
    pashey pashey 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 1

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    How did we tiny creatures living on that spec of dust, ever manage to figure out how to send spacecrafts out among the stars of the milky way? Only a few centuries ago, a mere...
    OdeSlinger OdeSlinger 26-30, M Sep 27

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    He has no idea that since September, my world circles around him. Were he ever to find that out, it would drive him far, far away, to a place where I'd never see him again. One...
    Ellenaria Ellenaria 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    Discussion is the crown of meeting minds. It is good to debate, and argue points of view, especially with open minded individuals who are not so up themselves that they are open to...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Haven't found it yet. I think that's the only thing missing in my life.
    kickthewall kickthewall 26-30, M Sep 28

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    Rip Michael I couldn't explain why he would shoot himself I talked to him the night before and he was fine not sad or depressed it hurts knowing the guy always laughing and smiling...
    maridoneka maridoneka 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 29

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    Have an imagination! I love my creative mind and I love people who are able to think outside the box. They are able to accept other peoples perspectives but still believe in their...
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 25

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    Strange but lovely how I can be so open and honest with complete strangers!! It's just not the same with people you know or who think they know you....
    Cara29 Cara29 26-30, F 23 Responses Oct 7

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    I think being open minded could bring world peace. If everyone wasn't so stuck on their ideologies being right, about numerous different things, the world would be a better place.
    Thediary Thediary 26-30, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    There is definitely a shortage of people with open minds, especially women. (continued in comments below)
    pantspooper12345 pantspooper12345 31-35, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I still hate people who aren't. People like my dad should be restricted from reacting in any way by law. Because we all know people who are close minded sure will never react good...
    RealitysDesire RealitysDesire 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 27

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    They have a sense to them that anything can and will happen. They are the blank, infinite canvas, always waiting to be filled with more amazing things. For those who are spiritual...
    TheDragonPriest TheDragonPriest 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 4

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    In the past when someone owed me money I would just brush it off because I felt awkward asking for it back. Especially when the person did not try and repay me back, avoided me and...
    SomeoneOneDay SomeoneOneDay 18-21 Oct 6

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    I hate people who aren't. My own father is close minded.
    RealitysDesire RealitysDesire 16-17, M 3 Responses Sep 25

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    I had crush on someone so much, but this person didnt returned my feelings. I was dwelling on it for years...i still dwell on it and cant go out of it. I tried to think positive...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 7 Responses Oct 8

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    I'm thinking back about all the people I like and can't have here's another one. He's a monk :/ It's love at first sight, such kindness in his eyes and his words of comfort. I...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F Oct 10

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    I've met people who already have but, I want someone else.
    dashuria dashuria 13-15, F Oct 10

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