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I Have Trouble Making Decisions

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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...
    JojaRodenaLente JojaRodenaLente 18-21, F Jun 21, 2008

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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...
    BeteNoire BeteNoire 26-30, F Oct 4, 2010

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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...
    LettersToTheSky LettersToTheSky 18-21, F Apr 29, 2012

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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...
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP 56-60, M Sep 7, 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...
    Rigaudon Rigaudon 26-30, M Oct 21, 2013

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

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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...
    makayla123 makayla123 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 10, 2009

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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...
    LettersToTheSky LettersToTheSky 18-21, F Aug 2, 2012

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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...
    brand216 brand216 26-30 1 Response Aug 3, 2009

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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...
    oceanIsMyBreath oceanIsMyBreath 22-25, M Jun 1, 2012

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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...
    Scott126 Scott126 16-17, M Jan 27

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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...
    amlost amlost 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2010

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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...
    timotito timotito 41-45, M Jun 25, 2008

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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...
    Jpb8773 Jpb8773 36-40, M Feb 14

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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...
    shadowxmagic shadowxmagic 16-17, F 1 Response May 23, 2008

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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...
    Bennah Bennah 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 6, 2009

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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...
    EtherealAmethyst EtherealAmethyst 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 6, 2012

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 23, 2010

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    Quavers or a curry? Tough times
    29wine 29wine 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    I am a new mom in a new city. I have a 4m/o and am not sure how to find new friends...A lot of new moms are considerably older than me, sure there's a contingent of mothers my age...
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    I've never been good at making decisions because i like having all the facts and possible outcomes, i don't like leaving room for errors and i know making mistakes are a part of...
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    I have trouble expressing myself. I have trouble thinking of putting my feelings and thoughts into words and sentences and it's been a huge drag on my confidence. I feel like I can...
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    I know how I got here. I made choices that slowly lead me to this point. Now here I stand and my confidence in decision making is shaken severely. The decisions become more...
    RyanRoga RyanRoga 26-30, M Apr 4

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    I have a music exam tomorrow and I can't even seem to motivate myself to study for it. I used to be motivated but with recent events I'm just not all there mentally.
    imlostinthis imlostinthis 22-25, M Mar 24

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    Please don't hate me for loving too much, for needing you so much. I am sorry that my hearts got so entwined in you that my soul can never let go. I have tried everything even...
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F Apr 2

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    Truthfully, I am never mad. The only emotion I seem to feel other than happiness and love is sadness. For some reason, I have gotten a lot more callous and sad all the same. I...
    Kawiicatnipotaku Kawiicatnipotaku 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    Never knew there was anyone like me out there. My boyfriend is a very hard worker. While he is at work he works very hard. Problem seems to be that he lets everything that others...
    geminigurl595 geminigurl595 41-45, F a week ago

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    A few years back, I was being bullied(seriously bullied and I am still trying to get over it) by a mutual friend of my childhood friend. You see, this childhood friend of mine did...
    XxApplenexX XxApplenexX 13-15, F Mar 23

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    When I talk to someone or hanging out, it's so annoying that whenever I ask "so what do you wanna do?" or "what would you like to talk about?" "Would you like me to buy you...
    sc1701 sc1701 16-17, M Apr 1

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    I wrote a song and it was actually quite beautiful. But because the first line "there's something wrong with my life today" sounds too much like the first line in living on the...
    epicmonk3ydude epicmonk3ydude 18-21, M Mar 17

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    I guess it's because I was told not for so long and now I can't. When I was little it was always don't tell anyone what goes on at home not even your closest friends. If I did tell...
    silence13 silence13 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    We got along, we laughed, we kissed, we were weird together. 4 months are now all just a memory. Why did u stop talking to me? That's all I wanna know...
    Laraamani Laraamani 18-21, F Mar 24

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    Instead of saying "I love you and I'm sorry we fought this morning and all i want to do is talk to you and make some contact", I say "You left before we could finish arranging this...
    Empresss Empresss 26-30 1 Response Apr 1

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    I realized I deserve so much better when things started to change between me and my boyfriend. I know he doesn't love me anymore but he's having a hard time to tell me. His actions...
    nikeeerl nikeeerl 22-25, F 8 Responses Apr 2

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    I can only talk to a select few people about how I really feel. Even with them, it's taken me awhile to be able to open up.
    LadyFranco LadyFranco 16-17, F Apr 2

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    I'm fine- and I keep telling myself that :(
    calmj calmj 22-25, F Apr 2

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    Honestly, I telling myself I am the friendly, kind person. But sometimes people can make me angry and I cannot forget them anymore. Anytime I saw them will remind how bad they did...
    Aforeign Aforeign 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    I truly want to tell others how I feel, but lack courage to do so. I know it's me and that I shouldn't care about what others think of me and yet I still do. Self-confidence is...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    I didn't sleep at all last night. I still can't sleep. I keep thinking about my daughter, and I cried all night, I feel so tired, but she is not here with us any more. I...
    FavoriteGardenia FavoriteGardenia 51-55, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I can't sleep at night. My mind is so troubling sometimes. My heart feels so heavy and I am afraid to get those nightmares again. I didn't sleep until it was 5:00am I think. Just...
    wherethehealingbegins wherethehealingbegins 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I was diagnosed with Schiztotypal Disorder in 2011 and ever since then things have begun to be understandable yet difficult. It explained why I feel detached and disconnected from...
    m4ch1n3121 m4ch1n3121 22-25, M Mar 21

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    "Just as there are two sides to every story, there are two sides to every person. One that we reveal to the world and another we keep hidden inside. A duality governed by the...
    eliahlior eliahlior 22-25 Apr 5

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    Okay. I've been to a psychologist who told me I don't have a split personality, but do have a mild dissociative disorder. In other words I get a brain freeze where I absolutely can...
    syntheticrhyme syntheticrhyme 41-45, F Mar 31

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    I have always been introverted and a wallflower (look it up if you don't know what those things mean), and have always had trouble making and keeping friends. After Christmas break...
    sugarcane2k sugarcane2k 13-15, M Mar 16

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    So, my sister has always been great in school, Except for lately, She has been really depressed and have been starting to forget things, Therefore she has trouble in school since...
    Iwanttobeanonymous123 Iwanttobeanonymous123 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    It it interesting to see the reactions of others to my situation. My family, friends, strangers, everyone has an opinion and a strong one at that. I married my hubby for the wrong...
    unexpectedlove15 unexpectedlove15 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I have been making music for 15 years and focus primarily on beat production. It gets lonely and I want to be in a group.
    sonofasong sonofasong 26-30, M Mar 19

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    Also.. I have trouble watching TV and movies.. I think too much about it. Most people can watch TV and movies and not think about it.. It's just like being in another reality,, if...
    freeebird freeebird 18-21, F 9 Responses Mar 29

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    Writing was so easy for me when I was younger. Everything just made sense as I typed. Now I have trouble with the opening line. Who speaks first? How do I introduce this problem...
    Lapoeta2nv Lapoeta2nv 22-25, F 8 Responses Apr 1

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    I haven't been diagnosed with this. I've never talked to a professional about this. So I don't wanna say it's official. But I attached a picture to this group. It was me talking to...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    For the longest I can remember I've always felt like I didn't belong, or that I've felt disconnected with others around me, no matter what I did. There are times where I recover...
    ADifferentLight ADifferentLight 16-17, F Apr 6