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I Know That Perfection Does Not Exist

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    My father has been an irresponsible child for as long as I can remember. We always suffered economically and I never had any stability in my life. Bills unpaid, rent unpaid...
    swiftword08 swiftword08 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    what more is there to say. since i was a child i questioned the purpose of my existence.
    surfaceme surfaceme 70+ 1 day ago

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    My husband and I have been together for 6 plus years. I was able to tolerate his family until after I had my 1st child. Been worse now that I'm with my second. His parents doesn't...
    Darkshadows02 Darkshadows02 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My best friend had cancer when she was in 4th grade and now every year ,for a very long time, she has to go to St. Jude and get check ups. I was really happy that she fought threw...
    Beyourself32 Beyourself32 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    The perfectionist in me has her hands wringing and can't wait to straighten out these lines. My recovering perfectionist self is trying to focus on the beautiful colors. I must...
    MissQueenB MissQueenB 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My biggest fear used to be that I might someday cease to exist. Now I don't really fear it anymore, because if I didn't exist, I would never know, now would I? I even sometimes...
    NeonAshes NeonAshes 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Where are you my love? Don't you miss me? Don't your heart call for me? Why can't you come close to me don't you feel you are my dearest and i love you with every ounce of my...
    cynzia cynzia 51-55, F 5 days ago

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    its those moments wen u feel invisible when ur around everyone but yet no one can see u wen ur actually in front of then and u know ur there but yet so far from everyone thats...
    rayy17 rayy17 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Well. It all started when I was in the tenth grade. Things begin to get better in high school and for the first time things were getting amazing. I met a boy and we begin to click...
    Lostinalonelyworld Lostinalonelyworld 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    On The Nature Of Love The night is black and the forest has no end; a million people thread it in a million ways. We have trysts to keep in the darkness, but where or with whom...
    PeacefulWarrior143 PeacefulWarrior143 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    IT WAS NEVER A PRIORITY. I try to be who my parents say is good. Fail I try to get away. Be who society say is good. Fail lack of funds. I try so hard to be somebody anybody...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 days ago

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    A man I was seeing for 6 months has moved away without telling me. I met him (I'll call him Paul to make things easier) because he was a neighbour who lived down the street from...
    enid11 enid11 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I sat and looked him in the eyes and asked if he loves me and his reply "yes babes I love you with all my heart" now why did I smell Bullsh"t because two weeks down the line and...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Wow. I can't believe how much perfection is portrayed as a bad thing nowadays. People look down on perfection! It doesn't make any sense! They call it boring if everyone were to be...
    NameIsMailbox NameIsMailbox 16-17, M a week ago

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    I am trying to break down my perfectionist tendencies and culturing. The best way I know how is by laughing and sharing my experience. Though I find this difficult, too. My hopes...
    zooleighcat zooleighcat 22-25 1 Response a week ago

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    absconding (Nov. 16th, 2009 at 3:22 AM) i heard his yell fade behind me as i breathed with my whole body (to quote Fight Club, "my veins pumped battery acid") if he kept chasing...
    ascottishguy82 ascottishguy82 31-35, M a week ago

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    Feb. 13th, 2009 at 1:17 PM i sat in the park for maybe an hour & a half, sitting by the water, thinking, writing, & listening to my mp3 in one ear... so i could still hear the...
    ascottishguy82 ascottishguy82 31-35, M a week ago

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    I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I will never be perfect and I don't want people to expect perfection from me. Everyone makes mistakes and I know I have made a lot of them in...
    youngandenergetic youngandenergetic 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Feb. 13th, 2009 at 1:17 PM i sat in the park for maybe an hour & a half, sitting by the water, thinking, writing, & listening to my mp3 in one ear... so i could still hear the...
    suicidalboredom suicidalboredom 31-35, M Feb 4

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    I used to believe that a ham was an animal. You know, you've got your chickens, your roosters, your hens, your hams... I only learned that it came from a pig sometime in High...
    AprilRobertaLudgate AprilRobertaLudgate 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    I like someone that I didn't expect to like. I don't know why I liked him or how it happened it just did. I look at his social media sites and he sounds so perfect for me. He...
    cupcakedips cupcakedips 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 4

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    Time calls us by a name we know none of, and brands us with it for life. Time is but a fraction of the sun dancing to discover and rediscover distant shadows carved to perfection...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Feb 4

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    Hi my name is Adam I'm 15 years old and 9th grade and Muslim (not terrorist), so my life started to get painful and hurting at the end of 6th grade, well..... i know I'm super...
    KissedByTheDevil KissedByTheDevil 13-15, M 7 Responses Feb 3

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    I have come to realize that I don't watch romance or love movies because I don't believe in love. I see these people deep in love and I feel happy that they found love but I feel...
    Virgo1981 Virgo1981 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    I am 23 years old, and I recently moved downtown into a sublet until April. Up until last week, I lived at home with my family. My family lives outside the city and moved there 5...
    blackdove3746 blackdove3746 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    One thing people do is underestimate me... If something sounds off to me then I don't stop until I find out why it sounds dodgy. So when MM's wife told me that a "friend" of mine...
    Jenezebel Jenezebel 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    Hello, What I'm about to say I have never told anyone for fear of rejection or criticism. I feel lost, I feel like no matter what I do it's always a step back. 3 years ago I moved...
    Thranix Thranix 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    geez...where would I even start? ...God does exist. your parents are monsters and nothing they ever said or did was your fault and shouldn't affect your self worth. ****'s gonna...
    nnysspawn nnysspawn 36-40, F Jan 31

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    Just like this group's name , words are like knife.The thing is I have hurt too many people with my words. My mom , friends who no longer exist and many more.. I have always been...
    charley00 charley00 16-17, F Jan 31

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    Don't let a nice smile, kind words, make you feel welcome or wanted. Don't allow the sound of a soothing heartbeat as strong arms hold you make you feel safe. How quickly the smile...
    bearblueh bearblueh 51-55, F Jan 31

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    Honest to goodness, I have a very active brain that does not turn off and in the depths on my brain I've pulled out something that I've finally realized was the absolute truth...
    Goodtea123 Goodtea123 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    absconding (Nov. 16th, 2009 at 3:22 AM) i heard his yell fade behind me as i breathed with my whole body (to quote Fight Club, "my veins pumped battery acid") if he...
    suicidalboredom suicidalboredom 31-35, M Jan 28

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    I don't know what to do or say anymore. I awoke this morning with the skin hanging off my toes, just a little, with this deep laceration. It does not look deep, as it was side...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Jan 27

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    Well next month marks my 18 th and things are really looking good for me and my guy, I moved out on my own a few months ago and I'm going to graduate early. My guy and I still aren...
    KawiiKay KawiiKay 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    THA AGRAWAL - 5:46 AM CROSSDRESSING STORY Hey! As this is my first story, I would like to narrate my own story as best as possible. Any sort of feedback/suggestions related to...
    janecool janecool 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 26

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    Not for the feint of judgemental closed off hearts.I know now from this site im not the only one.I hear your call and i know your out there,but people and reality wins again and...
    TheMadWonderland TheMadWonderland 18-21, M Jan 25

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    Hello there people. I just need a place to vent for a bit. Lets start. I have this best girl friend whom i used to flirt with since i was in fifth grade. Now we're already in our...
    Nilanno19 Nilanno19 18-21, F Jan 25

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    When people my age act like they know everything, I can't help but shake my head, because the fact is we really don't. We haven't experienced enough of adult life, even if we think...
    FatalOrca FatalOrca 18-21, F 15 Responses Jan 24

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    Even if I haven't found mine...I have had small bursts throughout this life of what we will share every moment. I know it'll be worth the wait
    Nocloudshere Nocloudshere 31-35 1 Response Jan 23

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    When someone expects you to be someone you're not. - Don’t change who you are for anyone else. It’s wiser to lose someone over being who you are, than to keep them by being...
    Grace2U Grace2U 66-70, F 1 Response Jan 23

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