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I Have Trouble Saying No

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    It Used to Be Sooo Bad - It's just hard, like, I don't like the feeling of not being able to help out. I tend to get so hard on myself...and now, am just trying to learn to be more...
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 27, 2009

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    It Is Just So Hard.... - I have gone and done it again.  Made an early morning appointment knowing I will be at work at least until 10pm.  I will be up again and at it...
    peanutbrittle peanutbrittle 46-50, F 1 Response May 8, 2008

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    Standing Up For a Change - Here I go again.  Not saying no but letting things go. My husband informed me today that he has been unlisted to help a family member move. ...
    peanutbrittle peanutbrittle 46-50, F May 12, 2008

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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...
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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 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 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.
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 used to have facebook and linkin accounts but I decided to delete them for good today. I have troubled my facebook friends with my misery of being unemployed for the past few...
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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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    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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    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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    Lately i've been having nightmares about death. Not about how i'm going to die but just the fact i'm going to die. I think as humans its natural for us to fear what we don't have...
    flowerchildbri flowerchildbri 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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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    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

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    I haven't liked someone in awhile. Lately I'm not as depressed. I'm not sure why. People have been saying that me and this one guy would make a really cute couple. I'm not sure if...
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    I have the most amazing, beautiful, funny, musical girlfriend ever. Neither of us are lesbian, as both of us are bisexual. We are both questioning if we are lesbian, though...
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    I'm 21 years old, currently away at college. The only family I have is my mother, and we've been literally poor for about a year now. The thing is, we sold one house 7 years ago...
    janefloyd janefloyd 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    Hi I have bedwet since 2 summers ago. The doctor keeps saying it will stop someday. I hate it because my brother and sister think its funny. I hope it stops soon.
    BrendanFitz BrendanFitz 13-15, M 1 hr ago

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    I guess "troubled" is the best way to describe it. I used to think nothing could come between us. My husband's been in and out of part-time, dead-end jobs for ten years. Most...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    But I’m tired. So incredibly tired. I have nothing more to offer. Nothing left to give. I’m ******** apart, left bare, broken. I'm done.
    Ally95xx Ally95xx 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    My dad loves me to death...I'm his favorite. But he hates my little sister. I'm dead serious, he doesn't love her at all. I see it, he gets me everything I want but when she wants...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 3

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    I never die in my dreams. Actually I died once. I was like 4 years old when I dreamed it. And I drank poison. And when I realized it was poison and I was going to die, this (not...
    chimbie88 chimbie88 31-35, M 6 Responses Mar 18

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    Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you, It only doubles trouble and troubles others too!!!!!
    Sandyshaw13 Sandyshaw13 36-40, F Apr 2

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    Good morning, I have no idea where to start. I have four children one is almost 21 and moved out of the house and I now have three teen age kids at home. My daughter 14 no problems...
    therockdog therockdog 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    So today my boyfriend got really mad at me cuz I hung out with some guys the other day. Well a week ago he was with a bunch of other girls! Anyways. People were saying stuff and he...
    Pineapples7603 Pineapples7603 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Omg I get in trouble a lot! I never mean to lol I just do crazy shittt all the time. Like yelling "penis" around school, yelling and swearing at teachers, ditching all the time...
    bulimicbixtch49 bulimicbixtch49 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    It doesn't happen very often, thank goodness. Dad saves this for the more serious offenses. It was a week before this last Christmas. Dad had to work at night and told me to stay...
    LoneStarGurl LoneStarGurl 16-17, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    My mother and I grew apart after she had my sister which is only natural but the bridge grew and grew over the years. I was to fat, I liked weird things, I was stupid, dramatic, I...
    Cerci575 Cerci575 18-21, F Mar 25

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    I do not know why but I feel like posting an introduction of personalities... We will see how this goes... I am Spark and I am a bit strange by society's standards. I have to...
    InsanitySpark InsanitySpark 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    The hardest thing about having something that makes you feel less desirable is you will start to believe you are. I found my mate when i was only 15 years old. I had only been...
    madi10 madi10 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    The hardest thing about having something that makes you feel less desirable is you will start to believe you are. I found my mate when i was only 15 years old. I had only been...
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    The hardest thing about having something that makes you feel less desirable is you will start to believe you are. I found my mate when i was only 15 years old. I had only been...
    madi10 madi10 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    I have a bipolar partner. We are both 19 and in 6th form. Its difficult to describe the disorder and how its taken a toll on our relationship. But I can try, this is not a self...
    anonymous1104 anonymous1104 18-21 4 days ago

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    Always finding a way to get myself into trouble...not on purpose...most of the time. It's just me..lol. I don't think I've gone 1 day without causing some kind of trouble.
    Louisaxxx Louisaxxx 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    Once upon a time a few mistakes ago I was in your sights, you got me alone You found me, you found me, you found me I guess you didn't care, and I guess I liked that And when I...
    Skpan80 Skpan80 13-15, F Mar 21

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