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I Listen Too Much And Talk Too Little

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    I love my boyfriend, but sometimes I feel like I'm doing this because I don't want to be alone. I care for him when he's sick. I appreciate the little things he does and the big...
    tinywoman tinywoman 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    I feel like the human mind is both a beautiful blessing and a chaotic curse. I believe it can be the most dangerous thing in the world. That's why solitary confinement is such a...
    lphan lphan 22-25, F 8 Responses Nov 30

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    Particularly people who think a "proper" adoption cost should be $50 at maximum. Wtf? To a drug dealer, or a better-off animal fighting person, that amount is like shopping at...
    DarkFireMoon DarkFireMoon 18-21, F Dec 3

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    I keep telling myself to stop caring anymore but still, every time someone says something that might be offensive about me, or someone tells me that I've been talked and gossiped...
    The1996 The1996 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 22

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    I worry too much and too easy. Yet, I always tell my friends and other people here that worries are a waste of energy. I *am* aware though it's a waste of energy, but still... The...
    AngelicLights AngelicLights 26-30, F Dec 3

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    I don't know anymore. I find that there's always so much going on with me that I seem to neglect, all because I care more about others well-being than my own. "Are you okay?" seems...
    alexis3000 alexis3000 18-21, F Dec 11

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    Every time when I'm in school, I get too many headaches when my teachers give me some hard question that I can't figure. Don't get me wrong, I'm a straight A student, but sometimes...
    gorgeusgirlSky3 gorgeusgirlSky3 13-15 1 Response Dec 13

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    I spend far, far too much time on EP. A lot of the time I'm not actually doing anything here, just refreshing the page in between youtube videos. :p I was going to take a break...
    Friability Friability 18-21 Dec 4

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    My boyfriend is 57 years old, and I'm 35. I'm worried about missing out on life experiences because he's been there done that already. I also know I have no idea what the future...
    phoebe1163 phoebe1163 31-35, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I think too much....To that extent that I make myself depressed nd start crying...its the stories in my head that has made me sad...because reality didn't turn out that way( not...
    SecondChancesDoHappen SecondChancesDoHappen 18-21 Nov 22

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    I've never brought into the 'I don't care what people think of me', more often than not, I smell bullshit when people say it. There's nothing wrong with caring about it, just not...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 23

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    According to the CDC 5+ drinks in one night is too much. 15 drinks a week is heavy drinking. By that definition I have been an alcoholic for a very long time.
    usmcdonkey usmcdonkey 26-30, M Dec 3

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    I just got told I over analyze things by my step dad, my friends used to tell me not to think about it too much...
    dksl14 dksl14 18-21, M Dec 4

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    I think i think too much !
    Asemeto Asemeto 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 5

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    I think too much. I always worry about things I shouldn't. I never stop and think "why is this my problem again?". I over-analyze and over-think everything. When I make a decision...
    curiousitykills57 curiousitykills57 18-21, F 8 Responses Dec 5

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    I've always been someone who overthinks, since childhood. I wonder about the 'what ifs' way too much and things consume my mind. The worst bit - they are very rarely positive and...
    IBleedBlue IBleedBlue 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 6

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    I think too much time on EP makes me foggy. There are a bunch of things I want to write stories about and I've been staring at the screen for the last two hours waiting for that...
    Friability Friability 18-21 1 Response Dec 8

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    I spend too much time thinking about bad things... I overthink every possible situation, and Always end up finding a way it could possibly go wrong. Therefore, I waste a lot of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Dec 10

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    Seems like every time I try to post, it reveals some aspect of myself I do not want to share. I think I am afraid to share too much and recognize things that I do not like about...
    crimm crimm 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 12

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    Sooo... I am afraid I'm drinking too much to numb the pain from a chronic health problem.
    JD3108 JD3108 22-25, F Dec 13

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    Yeah too much ******* water. I was up at 4 to go to the freaking toilet. True story.
    DeathIsPartDinosaur DeathIsPartDinosaur 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    A few weeks ago I finished at the school I've gone to for the last two years. I had a group of friends there, but I never felt especially close to any of them. I certainly wouldn't...
    kaleidoscopic21 kaleidoscopic21 13-15, F 2 Responses 49 mins ago

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    Hatred - I feel like I have so much hatred in me. Here am I back on this app about a year later, looking over my questions I asked about stuff I've written about physical and inner...
    hihijo342 hihijo342 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    I always worry and I don't like embarrassing myself. People see me as a shy person in school. I don't have that much friends. Even if I want to be confident, I cant. I've tried...
    annapg annapg 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Downtime at work or home means I'm usually knitting or blogging...reading...and I love to multitask. I love silence too but sometimes enough is enough so I'm often hooked up to...
    TheNerdYouLove TheNerdYouLove 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 10

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    I was just a kid when 2 live crew was telling them girls to do what they do... I was only 12 when I held my first sawed off... tucked in my jacket to prove I wun't soft... Said I...
    heysmellthis heysmellthis 26-30, M a week ago

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    What if we were part of a show. When we sleep the episode is over. And our dreams are like part of what's happening in our real lives (I don't know) but When we die our show has...
    YouKnowIHateMyself YouKnowIHateMyself 13-15, F a week ago

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    latlely I have been having troubles sleeping or staying asleep. no matter how tired I am I just can't do it. I have been having family troubles since my aunt past away Feb 14, 2...
    MarineGirlfriendMary MarineGirlfriendMary 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    It's easier to talk to myself it's easier to write on a computer it's easier to talk to a stranger it's easier to be silent than it is to talk to my boyfriend, my parents, my...
    boxgirl1987 boxgirl1987 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 1

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    Just last Saturday night, I spent most of the night talking to someone as I was traveling 3 hours away from home. This man stayed with me on the phone till I arrived the scene.It...
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Often I just sit and wonder... Think about how nights that turned to early mornings. Phone calls made to each other all day long. Laughing over the fact that you talk way too fast...
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Why is it when I try to shrink myself, I listen to my thoughts and don't want to schedule myself another appointment?
    snoopybowl snoopybowl 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 3

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    I think maybe I learned how to be afraid when I was really little. Afraid of my dad coming home. Afraid of the big kids on the playground. Afraid that I wouldn't ever have a lot of...
    cyclone80 cyclone80 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 14

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    Do you have the time To listen to me whine About nothing and everything All at once I am one of those Melodramatic fools Neurotic to the bone No doubt about it Sometimes I give...
    GrimCreeper0150 GrimCreeper0150 22-25, M Dec 14

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    I think that we grown up people use a big part of our brain capacity much more than kids that's why we can't manage to control all that capacity and we ended up panicking and...
    Sparklecat Sparklecat 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Everyday, I always smile a lot. When I'm outside. When I'm talking to someone, I smile. When I'm alone or when nobody talks to me, they think I'm mad because I don't smile. Idk I...
    Weirdestone Weirdestone 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    just feels like I can't talk to anyone so I spend a lot of time just talking in my head trying to sort out my thoughts and feelings feels like only I know what my voice sounds...
    boxgirl1987 boxgirl1987 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    I come from a conservative family with strong moral values. My parents believe in school, not conforming to be different than society's norm, and marriage & school being a number 1...
    uknownred uknownred 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    Talking or texting.. I seriously need a filter or at least know what I'm saying before it actually comes out.. So many ragrets
    trrrrrrouble trrrrrrouble 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    I wasn't sure if this would already be an experience, but it makes me feel slightly better to know that there are others who experience life in this way. I used to be able to...
    Aletheia14 Aletheia14 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 2

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    I'm hoping to find someone to talk to. I am new here...but I need to talk to someone :(
    hopeless678 hopeless678 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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    When a man talks dirty to a woman, it's called sexual harassment. When a woman talks dirty to a man, it's $3.95 a minute... :-/
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 12 Responses Dec 6

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    Yes for Indian wives -especially when they get newly married.Mother in laws usually think them to be whipping horses.I was talking to a relative of mine married for over forty...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 14 Responses Dec 8

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    We all strive to love and be loved. It is simply amazing how this emotions tends to control everything that we do, even the way we think. It doesn't matter who you are, what you do...
    la2emeh la2emeh 26-30, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    Our men's urinals at work have a red laser light to determine when to flush as you walk away. Every time I stand to take a **** this little midget sniper hiding in the urinal...
    Hard2Beat Hard2Beat 36-40, M 5 days ago

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