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I Just Don't Get Men

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    I Just Don't Get Men...sometimes

    I don't get men. This is why I am trying to raise my sons to RESPECT women. In my situation, besides the fact that he was abusive(and he still doesn't understand HOW...hello duh doesn't take a rocket scientist)however,I GAVE 1000% and all he did was TAKE TAKE TAKE. A relationship...
    Durandee1620 Durandee1620 36-40, F 1 Response May 30, 2007

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    I Would Say Who Needs Them...but We Actually Do Need Them Lol

    I dont like the double standards that are either for us or against us, why must they be so incredibley sweet one day and the next treats you like a disease 1.All my life Ive heard that its considered Unlady like to pass gass...im sorry but Im not holding it in and...
    CaliGurl2007 CaliGurl2007 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 17, 2009

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    I Just Don't Understand the Way They Think

       I have been in a relationship for almost seven years now. I do love my boyfriend like I have never loved anyone else before him though I still don't understand what he thinks half of the time.    Half of the time, he's mad at me for something that I...
    eastsidechick eastsidechick 26-30, F Jan 21, 2008

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    Men Are a Mystery!

    I don't get them either. And I'm one of them! At least biologically speaking. Lately it's becoming increasingly obvious that there's more to it than just having an X chromosome and a Y chromosome. But really! The whole modern masculinity thing is just a big, messy source of...
    TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo 31-35, M 7 Responses Jun 7, 2007

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    Why Can You Dutch Oven But I Can't

    So, in another story I shared my getting older problem with flatulence.  For many years my husband for some unknow reason to me thought that it was funny to "fart" in bed and cover my head with the blankets. So, as my age problem began to not go away; I decided...
    Grits4life Grits4life 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 16, 2008

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    I'm Missing Part of the Picture

    I guess, I just don't understand. I don't understand how one minute they can be smiles and laughter and the next a total b*stard. One of the ladies where I worked was seeing a fellow from the same company. They seem to hit it off rather well and seem to be destined for bigger...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 3 Responses Oct 20, 2008

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    How They Think

    Mostly it's the thought process I have trouble with, very confusing indeed. Oh I understand the sitting in your underwear, that can be comfy. And I really understand the sports thing.  I love a good hockey game, even on TV.Some things I just find terribly annoying, like when...
    Psychodelic Psychodelic 46-50, F Nov 29, 2011

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    Lies. sometimes I notice them, but I'll keep it to myself. I don't always see the need to call someone out on it. I'm sure everyone has their reasons. If it's not causing anyone...
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    I hate life. So cliche but true. My whole life is an act, a game, and I'm constantly losing to myself. I guess I'll just start by telling you about me and some important things...
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    So I have had some stories about how men disrespect women I figure I should state this one. There are some women out there, who use their assets to use good men. They use them for...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 7 Responses Apr 4

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    Women are human beings. Women are not just for sex. Women have brains. Women are not just faithless ho's who cheat on every man that's around them. Stop generalizing. I am so sick...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 16 Responses Mar 25

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    I don't feel connected. I can speak and act and pretend, but I don't feel it. And I don't know what connected feels like. Not really. I can't keep a relationship. I've lost...
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    She's consuming me again. It's funny how somebody, who you haven't seen or talked to in months, can have such a profound effect on you. They don’t have to do a single thing and...
    MrTimothyMcNeil MrTimothyMcNeil 18-21, M Apr 10

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    I've been through a really bad break up lately - My fiance of 1 year and I just weren't able to make it through the wedding planning phase - we'd met in university, decided we...
    Susumu999 Susumu999 22-25, F Apr 6

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    This was something I thought was a phase, but the more I grow older, the more I realize that I truly would find more peace without being in a marriage. I'm going to turn 23. Today...
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    I don't really get a long with most gay men that much. I find them very childish and self-centered in many ways. I see a great many with alcohol and drug problem and other problems...
    TanTwink TanTwink 22-25, M a week ago

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    I have a 4.0 at my community college school after 40 credits, I've been admitted to the university I want to go to, and I was doing so well. I'm starting to regress. I'm depressed...
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    It is official...I went to the men's Sunday school class as usual today. All college educated, successful, wealthy and retired. I explained new career isn't working out and needed...
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    LuminousMotes LuminousMotes 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    ayumiofaries ayumiofaries 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    The last 2 days have been worse. My work know I have struggled with life, but don't know how this has caused my recent absence. Since I heard of the death of Peaches Geldoff I...
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    There is nothing worse than being in a relationship but feeling no love. My bf and I have been dating since last August. One wonderful year in the same city and one difficult year...
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    It feels as though just as soon as I manage to learn to live with a current level of hurt, the hurt becomes deeper. Sharper. And I have to adjust to managing the new level over and...
    Jules2576 Jules2576 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I really hate spending time with my husbands mother and sister . They come across as very superficial, and I literally feel exhausted from trying to make conversations with them...
    Ajbean Ajbean 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    There is quite a long story behind this question but I'll try to make it short. I'm a girl and 17 by now and approx. 3 years ago I changed school and among my new teachers there...
    PrincessMagalie PrincessMagalie 16-17, F Apr 11

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    I love them very much & I know they try their best to raise me & help me. But we will never see eye to eye we will never get along. And this transition into adulthood while still...
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    (Mild Trigger Warning. Don't read if you don't like.) Staring out to the clouds, I wish that I could be with you. Why do you have to be so far away, far away that you are but a...
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    My father died of cancer last year in October. I am an only child and since I was small, I have never been able to get along with my mother. She is a very good human being and has...
    anxvar anxvar 22-25, F Apr 13

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    I am his wife but yet I feel like I'm the other woman. It's about to be two months since I gave the hubby an ultimatum his family or this other woman. As I suspected he choose her...
    Itonlytakesone Itonlytakesone 26-30, F Apr 13

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    I feel like there is some mental blockage in my mind, from all the trauma I have experienced in my life. I don't want to see a therapist I don't have the money for that and I just...
    mp3s mp3s 22-25, M a week ago

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    I just read an article about being in love with someone. Now I am not sure if I have ever been in love with anybody. I have dated, married, and divorced. So far, men I was...
    marion13 marion13 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    I honestly don't really want kids later in life. Mostly because I don't think I could ever be emotionally and mentally ready to take care of someone other than myself. And kids...
    artificialheart artificialheart 16-17, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Don't hold grudges, hold boobs instated. Because boobs make everything better. Plus women like supportive men.
    jojo0915 jojo0915 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I have experiences with people dropping personal things about me, (that I never told them) in to conversation, people I don't really know personally and who have either been fed...
    ellissia ellissia 26-30, F Mar 27

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    Hey! I'm new here at EP and I really need someone to talk to, good advice, experiences and such.. I don't know what to do! My boyfriend did do drugs and tried to take his own life...
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    Happily married mom, NO MEN please!!!!my husband has no idea I'm having these thoughts and just don't feel I need to spill my guts until I find the right women :)
    Wantsfortomorrow Wantsfortomorrow 36-40, F Apr 1

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    Came to realize a few things but I still feel lost; like I'm living through the motions of life just to live. For so long I've held on to the baggage of my past. Too many times I...
    halfdead25 halfdead25 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I don't need a man ,I need a hero .. Whenever I go on a relationship or have a crush on someone He turns out to be different than what I want in a guy !! So yes men are all the...
    ludee94 ludee94 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    I don't answer private message with "How are you doing?" type of messages. I only answer messages if you want to talk private about an experience, story or question I have posted...
    AngelicLights AngelicLights 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I've been hurt by people too many times to count, so I think in a way my silence is my self defense. I seem to have the mentality that if they don't know me then they can't hurt me...
    GreenEyedFox GreenEyedFox 22-25, F Apr 8

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    This is my experience with love and doubt (read on- it's not all rainbows and butterfly's, there's a twist). I welcome all of your feedback (and ridicule) and would love to know if...
    HopefulLovelyLioness HopefulLovelyLioness 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    It's definitely more so the unavailable than don't like me. In this story I'm going to talk about several different guys. I'll mention their name at the beginning of each story...
    cemarie128 cemarie128 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I don't know what it is about me, but people just institutionally turn against me for reasons I never find out, if the person ever actually knows why they hate me. Every time. I...
    faeriefate faeriefate 18-21 Mar 23

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 4

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