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I Have Trouble Making Decisions

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    Scissors cuts paper, paper covers rock,

    rock crushes lizard, lizard poisons Spock, Spock smashes scissors, scissors decapitates lizard, lizard eats paper, paper disproves Spock, Spock vaporizes rock, and as it always has, rock crushes scissors.
    Scott126 Scott126 16-17, M Jan 27

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    Hmm

    The trouble with me is that I always seem to pick the wrong choice. My choices always get me into trouble, so I sometimes feel the urge to avoid choices as much as possible. I dont allow myself to do that though. If I do, I might lose who I am. And I dont want that. I really dont...
    JojaRodenaLente JojaRodenaLente 18-21, F Jun 21, 2008

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    I Have My Limitations What I Can Do At The Moment, In A Day, Week & To Organize

    I Have My Limitations What I Can Do At The Moment, In A Day, Week & To Organize . I'm a Meticulous Person and My Temperament being "Introverted", I like to hold on to things, because I like Science History. Those who are not "Introverted", but are "Extroverted", are...
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP 56-60, M Sep 7, 2010

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    I Do Indeed.

    ...or maybe not. I don't know. I might not. I don't, it's settled. Ok, I do. I guess. Whatever. Scratch that, I definitely don't have a problem making decisions. No, wait... yes, I do. Maybe.
    phatb1991 phatb1991 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 4, 2010

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    They Terrify Me

    I hate the thought of hurting/disappointing someone else so much so that I will quite deliberately make a decision that is bad for me so they are not put out. That's why decisions scare me so much because I don't want to hurt anymore.
    BeteNoire BeteNoire 26-30, F Oct 4, 2010

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    Now Hiring (but Not Really).

    Most days, I can't even decide what I want for breakfast. I feel like I'm deciding the fate of the free world. It would be nice if I could have a decision-maker to just follow me around everywhere I go.
    Bennah Bennah 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 6, 2009

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    Always Questioning My Desissions

    Hi everyone, I have always had trouble making decisions. Even when i do make a decision then i question if I have made the right decision. I then get overwhelmed. It can be something as simple as where to go for dinner.... I will suggest something but then i want to make...
    brand216 brand216 26-30 1 Response Aug 3, 2009

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    Um...

    Oh, no, indecisiveness strikes again!
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 22-25, M Nov 27, 2011

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    Nothing External Has Changed

    Ten days ago, I could barely function. I drank heavily by myself, took sleeping pills, and could only sleep for a few hours. Showering was a tremendous effort. My eating was very disturbed, I could not eat much. I had to drink coffee. I woke up and would have brief periods where...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 23, 2010

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    I Am Torn.

    I have a decision. I can't make it, it tears at me. I have decided on what I want to do with my life, with school, job, everything, and I could spend my time and risk myself to pursue it. However, I could also move back home with an old friend, spend even more time wasting my...
    Rigaudon Rigaudon 26-30, M Oct 21, 2013

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    To Trust The Instincts Or Not

    I have trouble making decisions. I usually have to force myself to make the decision. Usually making the wrong choice feels better in the end than if I were to not act at all. And, ironically, making the right choice usually is a little bit harder than making the wrong choice. I...
    oceanIsMyBreath oceanIsMyBreath 22-25, M Jun 1, 2012

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    Seriously, I may be the worst decision maker on

    the face of this Earth. Not so much with the small day-to-day things, but anything involving a commitment greater than a few months, I tend to get paralyzed to the point of either not making a decision or making a decision that, looking back, was not so great. Maybe it's...
    nebula828 nebula828 26-30, M May 3

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    I Have No Practice

     I remember how much I wanted to make some decisions on my own when I was a kid or a little older. I wanted to choose my high school and I wasn't allowed to. I wanted to say aloud my arguments in family discussion and if they were different from others - I wasn't allowed to...
    amlost amlost 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2010

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    Beautiful Things

    Only titled because of Gungor's song Beautiful Things. My friend, Kat is listening to it. Ever since I figured out what being bisexual means, I've been curious about it. Now, I'm sure of it, I am bisexual. I've had plenty of boy crushes, and I've had a few very secret girl...
    LettersToTheSky LettersToTheSky 18-21, F Aug 2, 2012

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    29wine 29wine 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    What Would You Like For Dinner?

    I can't make decisions about the simplest things for the life of me. It's always "Ummm..." followed shortly by an "I'll think about it." which I never get back to. It took me 2 years to finally get my driver's license, and you can only imagine how traumatizing that experience was...
    EtherealAmethyst EtherealAmethyst 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 6, 2012

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    I see there are other people like me

    that have trouble making decisions. I'm about to back-out of a deal I made with an apartment complex in town. My only problem is my family will do without my income and be severely strapped. The guilt pours on today.
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Top Two Or Three

    i can't decide on just one thing. whenever i'm asked to pick a favorite something, i usually pick 2 or 3 faves. no matter what it is, i just don't have one single favorite thing. not a favorite book, not a favorite song, not a favorite place to live or visit. sometimes i drive...
    timotito timotito 41-45, M Jun 25, 2008

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    I somewhat LIKE a boy

    but I LOVE a different boy... The boy i LIKE makes me feel wanted and that im special... But the boy i LOVE makes my heartbeat fast and gives me butterflies like no one else can... I dont know how to pick... Help me please...
    MissCheekyFaced MissCheekyFaced 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    Hmmm

    I always have trouble deciding on things. It doesn't matter what the circumstances are, even if it's the simplest of choices, I have trouble picking a direction. I'm not sure why that is. It drives people around me insane when they ask me something and I take long pauses. They...
    shadowxmagic shadowxmagic 16-17, F 1 Response May 23, 2008

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    I am so indecisive. I hate picking a line at

    the grocery store or at the bank drive through. I ALWAYS pick the wrong one! I am guaranteed to pick the line where the person in front of me uses a check, has to find the exact change in pennies, or picks up an item without a price tag. If there's a big decision to make I...
    AlbuquerqueJay AlbuquerqueJay 31-35, M Jul 1

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    Usually When It Comes To The Big Issues

                                                             Firearms: I believe in and stand up for our constitution, so on one hand I think that people have a right to protect themselves, even more so when taking into consideration the chaotic state of...
    SnakeDriver91 SnakeDriver91 22-25, M Aug 17, 2013

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    I was thinking about swapping degrees.

    But I'm not sure... What do you think? Well... I want the engineering REALLY BAD!!! But the CAD design degree is shorter... The engineering pays around $120,000.00 to $225,000.00 a year... The cad... Only $40,000.00 a year... I just wonder at times if I am smart enough to...
    Jpb8773 Jpb8773 41-45, M Feb 14

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    Taking Chances

    I'm 16 years old, and I honestly think I'm in love. Being, realistic I'm probably not, but I'd like to think I am.I've been into this guy...let's call him, Chris. I've been into Chris for almost a year now. He's like my best guy friend. Sometime around December, he got a new...
    LettersToTheSky LettersToTheSky 18-21, F Apr 29, 2012

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    Robbed. Father robbed me of confidence.

    I am humpty dumpty and he is the fall. Nobody has succeeded in helping me succeed. I ask people if i did good even at my age and rarely feel like an adult.
    converted converted 46-50, M 3 Responses Dec 21, 2013

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    What Can I Do?

    im having severe trouble at the moment. i have many symptoms of anxiety/depression/bipolar. i tried telling my mother this and she took me to a doctor that sent me to a therapist the therapy doesnt work so we stopped it. i self halm and sometimes punch walls when i am on a low...
    makayla123 makayla123 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 10, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    need some intresting people who like talking about everything and anything in my life, seems like lately making more enemies than friends :(
    maat123 maat123 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    Due to my almost introverted nature, making friends is unnecessarily difficult. I'd love to make more friends, but I just don't know how to go about it. I'm far too awkward to hold...
    YoungAndAwkward YoungAndAwkward 13-15, F Jul 15

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    A Short Poem: I have trouble letting go, it's true But I know it's what I have to do... I have to start over, begin anew... Even though I still love you...
    Brokenglassapple Brokenglassapple 16-17, F Jul 9

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    I can't express myself fully. All this grief and pain is locked up inside me. I don't know what to do. I feel like I'm drowning. I have people to talk to, but I have trouble...
    tinywoman tinywoman 18-21 1 day ago

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    So this is about the last woman I cared for. This all started almost two years ago now, I want to say Oct or Nov of '12. So I was working at a hardware store then and a co worker...
    thedude5600 thedude5600 36-40, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    No trouble at all. Just ignore the mess! I didn't do S--- for housework today! :P Wow - what a horrible person 😂
    Stefunie Stefunie 46-50, F Jul 13

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    I still love my ex that I haven't been with for 7 months, I don't know how to move on, I try I just can't .. I remember him:(
    chelsean16 chelsean16 16-17, F Jun 25

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    I think I might be in love with my best friend. We are both girls, and I don't have feelings for any other girls. I have a boyfriend... But my best friend is always there and I...
    LoveYouGuys LoveYouGuys 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    But I'm starting to take things one step at a time. I'm the type who is easily gets attached to people yet having a hard time letting go of something or to someone. I've decided...
    raldy raldy 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I have a very important test on Monday. I have been studying for about a week for it. I just can't concentrate. I take breaks. I don't know what to do to focus on studying. I have...
    PinkBunny012 PinkBunny012 22-25, F Jul 5

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    So i'm having relatives over and that's great and all but my mom doesn't let me go out just to go hang out with my friends. It is so annoying because even when we do not have any...
    loveandfeels55 loveandfeels55 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    Sometimes I do. The closer we are, the harder it is. Like I could more easily share my inner self with a complete stranger I don't have the slightest familiarity with, but if I get...
    StokesQuirky StokesQuirky 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I used to be really gullible and I trusted people way to easily . I went through things that were difficult and now I can't trust anyone without being paranoid that they're lying...
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Its very hard for me to have a good deep sleep.. I think for the past 26 years, I can literally count how many good sleep that I had...one that makes you fresh in the morning..its...
    9thguy 9thguy 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    Whether it be harsh words, a guilty conscience or a lost loved one, i just can't seem to let them/it go. The problem with my mind is that it replays the event over and over...
    shesonlyhappyinthesun shesonlyhappyinthesun 22-25, F Jul 15

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    It's 3:07 am right now, and I haven't slept properly in 2 days (almost 3.) I have taken small (30min to 1 hour) naps but not many. Really tired
    Lokilover49 Lokilover49 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    There has to be something wrong every night I wake up at 1, 2 or 3 am. I have no idea why. I'll usually go to bed at 10 pm maybe 11 but out of no where I wake up in the middle of...
    Misunderstood6671 Misunderstood6671 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    hi there, I've had a problem for a long time. I don't really have common topics with general people. I like to know and talk the knowledges of history, politics, economics, arts...
    chiyu716 chiyu716 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I always struggle when faced with the simplest of choices. Like food, for instance! I'm so hungry but I just can't decide on something to eat. This is a daily struggle ugh
    aangel88 aangel88 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Yeeeaaah... I hate it, but I'm learning to leave it all to God.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I stay up until the late hours of the night and when I FINALLLY decide to sleep it takes me another few hours to do so and I fall into a deep deep deep sleep sometimes I'm even...
    Kairagnes Kairagnes 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    I'm a VERY sensitive person..like, VERY...sometimes it's ridiculous.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 25

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    I'm scared to fall in love, I'm scared of it.
    chelsean16 chelsean16 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    I hate the time between taking my sleeping pill and finally falling asleep. The anticipation and expectation of a good nights sleep postpone the sleep itself.