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I Live Outside The Norm

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    You live in a bubble and every thing is awesome until you live outside of that bubble. You realized you overpaid wines, beers and coffees and of course, rent... But then you come...
    carlyistortious carlyistortious 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    So.. about every day of my life i enter this world... I think I can't live without it... As a kid I always feared the day that it would end, because i wouldnt be able to visit my...
    zackerya zackerya 22-25 1 Response Mar 30

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    So, I had to go home today to do some chores at the parent's. Hubs normally helps out but he's gone so it was up to me to cover. (wtf weird dynamic) I felt like being nice so I...
    braverthanithink braverthanithink 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 23

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    Thought this was worth a read. Not applicable to all but still interesting. A lack of sexual interest in women is a big topic Fotolia_49866286_XS Peter and Andrea are teachers...
    HusbandOfOne HusbandOfOne 41-45, M 13 Responses Apr 10

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    I can't seem to control what is happening to me. I don't even know how to start. All I know is I am hating myself more and more each day. The guilt of being a disappointment to my...
    ShyOne85 ShyOne85 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Normal.... There are many stories on here about after leaving marriages and having normal relationships. Well I haven't left my marriage yet. I have talked to a lawyer and...
    jencpa jencpa 31-35, F 12 Responses Apr 11

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    Those who do not have to deal with this situation must find it odd that those of us who do, express such deep sadness and longing. How often do the comments suggested the simple...
    DumbLondoner DumbLondoner 51-55, M 18 Responses 6 days ago

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    I don't, really. My family wishes for me to be "normal", and I know I could if I wanted to, but it would honestly sicken me. I think when people become normal they are more often...
    Poker4Life Poker4Life 18-21, M Mar 30

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    For a while I lived in a very bright city and until then I never really realized that the stars are so beautiful. So now that I live pretty much in the middle of nowhere I go...
    KarleeJo23 KarleeJo23 13-15, F a week ago

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    Grade 9 I chose astronomy as one of my science electives. When the class found out that a component of the class was to go to our teachers house at night to use her telescope they...
    SmashedUpSanity SmashedUpSanity 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    We met in a 3 month long nursing class & work together. He knew dad & came to His funeral. He surprisingly kissed me out of the blue at a bar after some drinks & told me about his...
    BlueEyes3182 BlueEyes3182 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    Well, I'm 24, from Morocco but living now with my sister in France. Well, I'll start from the beginning, last summer my sister who lives in France got sick, she went to the...
    Yasmyne Yasmyne 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I live in the more urban parts of Georgia. When I take rare trips outside of the city, I always take the time to look up at the sky. It's like looking at a sheet of darkness...
    Boulier Boulier 16-17, F a week ago

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    who lives in New Zealand? i want more friends on here that are closer to home
    OrranM OrranM 18-21, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Who defines what normal is. If Our society dictates normal. I would rather die then be normal. My normal is totally different from your normal. My normal is being a slave to...
    socalsissi socalsissi 36-40, T Mar 25

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    I've currently moved to downtown Toronto at its outer rim but still downtown near St. Clair St. and walking about makes me feel like I'm a tourist, a visitor. I've lived in...
    chaoticallycosmosme chaoticallycosmosme 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    By normal, I mean families who aren't like the Brady Bunch. My family is pretty darned perfect. I mean, we have color coded wash towels and iPads. We have assigned seats at the...
    ashleycorson ashleycorson 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    WTF is wrong with me?! - I used to be a very self-confident and happy woman who lived life to the fullest and was thrilled to wake up to my life everyday, and I've turned into a...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 11 Responses Mar 26

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    this happened when I was 6 years old one day me and my 2 friends were at day care when we asked if only we could outside in the backyard and go in the (vary small) pool. the...
    boynudist13 boynudist13 70+, M Mar 27

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    Quick update from Opposite Land... Just wanted to let everyone know that as of two weeks ago SSSG and I are the very proud parents of an amazing baby girl who has already brought...
    nyartgal nyartgal 36-40, F 24 Responses Apr 1

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    my sister said im not normal.is that normal?what is normal?who is normal?where is normal?how is normal?why is normal?what is the meaning of this?i am so confused with what i just...
    yaysandwich yaysandwich 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    I've lived right outside of Boston my entire life. Just a few stops on the Orange Line from Malden Center and your right in the middle of Downtown Crossing. Such a beautiful...
    FarrahRelates FarrahRelates 18-21, F Mar 20

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    I believe that inside every smoker lives a "fiend". Like in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, sometimes the smoker is in control and sometimes the "fiend" is in control. When you haven't...
    CarthAnne CarthAnne 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    My life seems to be a winter all the time, it is full of rains and lightning strikes... You always feel cold because you are wet, and it is hard to walk because the floor is always...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F Mar 29

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    Well, I am looking forward to each weekend…mostly Saturday. I am taking my wife on a cheap date. We seem to have a lot of cheap dates, yep I said it and to be honest with you…I...
    wvtxpen wvtxpen 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    A Discovery of Self....When I first started coming to this website I had a typical everything was okay bar the sex attitude. I still wanted to divorce but I didn't want to hurt my...
    jencpa jencpa 31-35, F 17 Responses Apr 3

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    I didnt, until I met my boyfriend. We met because one of my friends and I were talking on skype, and the boy who would be my boyfriend in the future was added to the conversation...
    CupcakeFatty CupcakeFatty 18-21, T Apr 5

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    MRRT- Minerals Resource Rent Tax- a note........... The MRRT has been controversial since Rudd-Swan first brought it out from the tax consideration list of the the Federal...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M Apr 7

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    I live with a older man who never wants sex is this normal? Everything was fine until I moved in as soon as I moved in it all changed. He's 20 years older them me I feel so...
    tina0100 tina0100 36-40, F 19 Responses 5 days ago

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    I've noticed a pattern in my life. It seems like every time I start to be doing well or good things are starting to happen to me, that out of the blue my whole world is flipped...
    TyThe90sKid TyThe90sKid 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I love being on things outside. Ever since I was young I have always enjoyed peeing on objects outside. I love the splashing sound it makes. Plastics are the funniest to pee on as...
    splashy34 splashy34 26-30, M 5 Responses Mar 28

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    I spent most of my life outside or pining to be outside. The tree in my backyard is more familiar than the walls of my bedroom. The woods were always better than any playground or...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F Apr 5

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    I am curious, if a person is not Christian then where do the guidelines for what to do in marriage come from? This isn't meant to be antagonistic at all, it is a question I have...
    Usernametbd Usernametbd 36-40, M 16 Responses Mar 20

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    Computers and electronics ruined it all for the younger generation. It's easily addicting. And I, who am addicted to technology am admitting to this. Playing outside is rare...
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    After feeling down and doubtful about the whole thing (who will I call when something big happens? Who will I go on vacation with? Who will kill the giant wolf spiders that run...
    LynxKitty LynxKitty 36-40, F 12 Responses Mar 22

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    ---- MEDIBANK PRIVATISATION PROPOSAL BY ABBOTT GOVERNMENT ---- Below is what I wrote about the idea of Privatisation in regard to real life experiences and the explanations for...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M Mar 26

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    Even something like the panic clean before someone comes over (we all do that, right?) I have the kids and I running around like crazy people, and he vanishes. Decides t minus :30...
    LynxKitty LynxKitty 36-40, F 8 Responses Mar 29

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    For mental illness and behavioral problems. And I am very concerned about the amount of abuse in those places done by staff. The other kids there where just dysfunctional (for the...
    Arcturianblue Arcturianblue 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    Not much to say tonight. I saw her for about 30 min today. Not because I didn't want to hang out with her but sometimes I work all day and into the night. It was nice. I felt in...
    ugho ugho 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 28

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    My guy is a passive participant in my vision. He enjoys my vision enough to passively participate. He has pursued and mostly achieved his own vision, but neither of us really...
    ObiOneyouremyonlyhope ObiOneyouremyonlyhope 41-45, F Mar 28

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    I want to watch my wife with other men. Im hüng, confident, straight - not your typical cückold. Is this feeling normal?
    EarlyLate EarlyLate 36-40, M 3 Responses Mar 30

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    Remember the Peanuts cartoons where Charlie Brown tried and tried to kick the football held by Lucy? Charlie Brown would approach the ball, skeptical and questioning: "If I try to...
    indianoutlaw indianoutlaw 31-35, M 9 Responses Apr 2

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    Im tired. Im tired of being postive and gaining negative things instead. Im tired of feeling pain and guilt from the death of my mother. Im tired of waking up feeling insecure to a...
    Xcinderella Xcinderella 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    My dream world would be filled with music, flowers, and rainbows. No one would be mean to anyone else, and everyone would be friends. It would be completely normal to wear a...
    couldbeheaven couldbeheaven 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    Preference in therapist styles?---Asking about personal preferences in therapist approaches may seem off topic. But by the time those of us on this board deal with our SMs head on...
    pachad pachad 56-60 10 Responses Apr 3

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    Hello all, Just another lonely soul checking in. It's most unfortunate that any of us are here but I'm glad there's support nonetheless. I am currently on month 7 of being denied...
    brandon05w brandon05w 31-35, M 14 Responses Apr 6

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    After a 2 day long argument and finally making up and going back to normal i stepped out of the house and went to get groceries. I am in the vegetable section looking at red bell...
    amantgenereux amantgenereux 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 8

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    Going green Using Olive Maid-matron of Beach Wedding Dresses honour Dresses-short environmentally friendly prom gowns A lot of practices concerning the classic bridal gowns have...
    flowydresses flowydresses 18-21, M Apr 9

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    Update from Opposite Land Even though I normally have sex 3-4 times a week with my beloved post sexless marriage lover, I haven't had sex for a week. Why? He is sick with...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 13 Responses Apr 10

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    Well it's been a month and this may be a new record in our sexless marriage. I'm actually going to call it a intimacy-less marriage. Frustration is gone and realization has hit...
    BiHow BiHow 41-45, M 6 Responses Apr 11

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    Update by request.... I was asked by the lovely ifoundmehere to update my story. :) I've been in my own place since February 22. Things are going well. I have a good job...