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    I don't want to feel objectified.

    I don't want the pressure of feeling like I need to compete with p0rn girls in order to be sexy. I don't want to be anyone but me. Damnit unrealistic p0rn expectations and media interpretations of the perfect woman. Why can't I just be me and feel sexy? Where's that message...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am so tired of giving my 100%

    and then people throwing it away. I was in a long distance relationship with my first boyfriend for 2years. He cheated on me, it was terrible, he said he was depressed and suicidal so I forgave him and then he dumped me 6 months later. I was single for over an year. I finally...
    take90 take90 22-25, F 8 Responses Nov 13

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    Fanteyzhuh Fanteyzhuh 22-25, F 7 Responses Sep 6

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    I hate how this one sounds.

    I'm a very insecure person, despite friends may say - I don't often like to show my insecurity but I tend to have certain friends that have the unfortunate position of being there to help me on the days I get depressed. I want my friends to acknowledge me and do things for me...
    alexandr4 alexandr4 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 5

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    For the last 3 years my birthday has been

    dismal...it's not the fact I'm turning older it's the fact the it seems nobody even gives a $hit anymore. My husband seems to avoid doing anything on this day, no cake..no card..no present. I'm not a materialistic person at all, but I give a lot of effort for his birthday and...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 4

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    I just feel lost in a crowd.

    .. No one even misses me!!
    kimmy1073 kimmy1073 41-45, F 14 Responses Sep 28

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    Did you ever think that it is possible to sleep

    with someone without having a physical relation? Just laying there, talking for hours about how we feel, what we love, memories etc. Just enjoying to be with someone.
    PaleRaven PaleRaven 18-21, F 15 Responses Sep 23

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    Every girl needs to feel her dads,

    moms, and siblings love. When a girl does not feel her mom or sisters love they tend to have less self confidence. If a girl does not feel her dads love she tends to act a little guy crazy because every girl needs to feel a mans kind of love and if her dad doesn't give her Tht...
    GMBA GMBA 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 16

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    As selfish as it sounds,

    I like a guy who will appreciate me, since I can't even appreciate myself. Someone who is willing to help me get through my problems, while I do the same for him.
    meli347 meli347 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 5

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    I'm tired of being the PRN girlfriend.

    (whenever necessary girlfriend) I guess soft kisses and caresses are supposed to fix how things are. Or make you forget a problem exists.
    Luvmykids83 Luvmykids83 31-35, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    1971bipolar 1971bipolar 41-45, M 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    And now I do... My mother was a drug addict

    when I was younger, so she really was never there for me. I had sex with 3 guys when I was 12 because they all seemed to really like me. It was only later I learned that I was the "ultimate prize" because I was cute, blond and white. Most the people in my neighborhood were...
    ElleRoberts94 ElleRoberts94 18-21, F 9 Responses May 28

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    I'm turning 18 this month

    and my parents insist in throwing a party for me but I choose not to go with it. My so-called "friends" asked me what do I want for my birthday and I said anything. Truth is I don't want any party. I don't want presents. I want to feel appreciated and loved because I always...
    ladybug96 ladybug96 16-17, F 10 Responses Nov 4

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    Ok so I arrive from work,

    I decide to start cooking right away. My wife is up stairs playing on her PC and clearly know that I started cooking. 1 hour and 30 minute pass and still she don't come downstairs to say hello. Well after 2 hour I am done cooking and still my wife has not shown her face, I...
    jonah84 jonah84 26-30, M 8 Responses Nov 9

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    For those of you who are sad .

    . For those who are Lonely For those whose hearts are on the floor Believe you will be happy again 7 mths ago I was left broken hearted by someone I loved too much who was abusive and destroyed me as a person Remind yourself that life is truly the moment and that life never...
    kaymiu kaymiu 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    I don't feel loved or appreciated.

    Why is it so hard to get that feeling from someone?
    juicyj18 juicyj18 18-21, F 10 Responses Oct 17

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    I just found out my boyfriend's friends have

    been pressuring him into breaking up with me because I'm a "normie." When they are all hipster weirdos. And my boyfriend told them he will and then he told them he did so they think we aren't together anymore. Which he says was to avoid the situation but that makes me feel...
    TheBellaBubbles TheBellaBubbles 16-17, F 39 Responses Nov 19

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    Something is missing in my marriage.

    I love my husband more then anyone in this world. He has been my rock the past 9 years we have been together, but something is just not there. He doesn't listen to me. I've told him how important it is for me to get a card on my birthday or anniversary. My birthday just passed...
    jlopez1 jlopez1 26-30, F 15 Responses Nov 8

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    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 16-17, F 6 Responses Nov 10

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    I met this guy more than a year ago.

    He is a photographer. I was a cosplayer at that event. When we met, he asked to take my picture and I said 'yes'. Little did I know that I'm meeting the man of my life. At first, I have my doubts. Like 'What was I doing?', 'Is this the right thing?', 'Will I regret this?'. But...
    kerencc11 kerencc11 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 11

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    I am so done! I need someone in my life right

    now! I am 23 and i never even got close to a relationship and j dont know y! I am not saying i m the best looking g girl in existence but i m not bad either! I am sad! I know that the only person that makes u happy is you but after a while u loose faith in yourself and u need...
    ermina91 ermina91 22-25, F 14 Responses Nov 11

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    Deuz Deuz 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 20

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    I would give anything

    for one hug. <3
    dropdeadwilma dropdeadwilma 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 29

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    minncech minncech 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 7

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    I lost my boyfriend of 5 years a few months ago

    and I have never felt more alone. It was my fault but it was his too. As much as he annoyed me he was always by my side I was never alone he was my best friend and now I have nothing. I have pushed out everyone in my life I talk to no one. I self harm and it's getting worse. I...
    SecretSpirit SecretSpirit 22-25, F 7 Responses Sep 18

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    I'm just a girl. I love being called pretty,

    but I'll never believe it. I'm not always right, but hate admitting I'm wrong. I'm almost always smiling, but it's not always real. I can be read like an open book, but hide so much. I work hard at things, but don't always get what I deserve. I'm just a girl. (c)
    JustOrdinaryGirl JustOrdinaryGirl 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 21

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    Lookin for a sweet guy with things in common

    if possible and he has to be 12-14 😀
    Klovespuppies Klovespuppies 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    After a breakup, there is a great feeling of

    loneliness that overcomes us. For so long, we felt that we were a part of something bigger than ourselves. Suddenly we are left with the realization that we no longer have another to lean on. The loneliness is overwhelming. We have become used to having someone with us all the...
    belllla belllla 18-21, F 10 Responses Nov 9

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    My birthday is coming up

    and I'm not excited for it whatsoever. I've been single pretty much all my life, aside from the occasional online relationship which never worked, and I suffer from severe depression. I'm going to be 23 and I feel so lonely it's ridiculous...I just want to feel wanted, loved...
    Frost119 Frost119 22-25, M 8 Responses Nov 4

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    Me I have been broken

    for years I am just me People don't see the real me They see my cover I am self conscious I have pimples People judge me because I am nice Why to me?
    Michelle1325 Michelle1325 13-15, F 13 Responses Nov 12

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    knownasjojo knownasjojo 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 29

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    "yeah I don't care! got anything else?

    " I was talking to my husband about some family problems I was having and befor i finished telling him what happend he says "yeah I don't care! got anything else?" I did not respond I did not know what to say I was in shock that he was so rude to me. what do you say to that...
    leaf90McC leaf90McC 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 20

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    My love is 23 years older

    than me. We met a few years ago online via AgeMeet.com. It was totally platonic but I broke off contact due to doing other things in my life, I wasn't quite ready to explore my spirituality. At the beggining of the year we got back into contact and basically fell in love over...
    dianacc11 dianacc11 26-30, F Nov 19

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    For the past 7 weeks everyday my hubby

    and I fight. I even try to end the fighting with sex or saying im sorry. But he just keeps ignoring me. Its been like his cycle for years. We love eachother. Distance from me. Hate me fight. And fight. Im so tired. And lonly.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 7

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    Hate when you give your heart to the one person

    who you believed to be your dream partner, best friend, soul mate but along the journey you start to notice the lack of appreciation and affection which makes you unhappy. No matter how many times your actions remind them how important they are in your life, they don't seem to...
    Donnyboy1993 Donnyboy1993 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 27

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    Almost 10 yrs into a marriage with a person

    who shows nothing. No touching, no kissing, sex maybe twice a month. No "I love u". Not only does she not give these things but she doesn't want them either. If I tell her she's beautiful or that I love her, she thinks it's lame. If I try to kiss her she turns away. If I...
    tonyb83 tonyb83 31-35, M 4 Responses Oct 15

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    I need to be loved and appreciated.

    . We all do.. I need people who DO understand me.. who DON'T let me down. I need them .. but they also need me. ~~~~~~ Everyone feels unloved at some point ... why?! it has no use! Everyone is perfect on the inside, and thats all that matters in love right!! The inside matters...
    BeYourselfBeBeautifull BeYourselfBeBeautifull 16-17, F 12 Responses Sep 21

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    For some reason I've been going trough some

    emotional ups and downs and I can't seem to find a stable point. I will be fine for days then suddenly I'm crying over the past. It's emotionally tolling on me and it seems like no one wants to really talk to me right now, not because of my crying since I do it alone but just...
    Maihowl Maihowl 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 5

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    Since my wife and daughter don't em respect me

    I need someone to talk to. I have had a rough day and I just feel neglected and alone!
    bubley bubley 51-55, M 3 Responses Nov 13

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    Just broke up with my abusive ex.

    I've gotten spit on, food thrown at me, elbowed in the throat, thrown into a counter by my throat , lied to about him selling drugs behind my back, and called every name in the book. He also likes every girls picture on social media except mine and yelled at me when I would post...
    leaom22 leaom22 22-25, F 8 Responses Aug 16

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    not only because I am beautiful,

    but because I have a good and a caring heart. I don't know what seems wrong but almost men I get in to a relationship always betray me. I often feel I am never enough.
    dontcallmepretty dontcallmepretty 22-25, F 24 Responses Oct 16

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    I am a Mom, Wife and daughter in law.

    I feel like i have more responsibilities. I am housewife, i work hard all day and no body appreciates. Just because i dont work outside, people think i am useless. I am feeling low
    preeti2012 preeti2012 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 30

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    So tired of you saying you love me.

    ., PROVE it to me!! I'm tired of the words.. Show me what ya got!
    HardAsNailz HardAsNailz 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 17

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    I am a 37 year old brain tumor survivor.

    Married, mother of three boys, I'm suffering from depression, I feel invisible to my family. Looking for friends to talk to about everyday stuff!
    babygirlmr77 babygirlmr77 36-40, F 51 Responses Oct 31

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    I always feel like I'm in a shadow

    unless someone needs me for something
    metalchick18 metalchick18 18-21, F Oct 28

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    In my life, I've always been an outsider.

    Even in my friend groups, I always end up getting left out somehow. I hate to ask for someone to love or appreciate me because it seems like I'm bugging them when all I need is a compliment or a hug.
    kassilikescookies kassilikescookies 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 5

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    From a question somebody posted today: Q: Give

    me ONE reason why you're worthy to be fought for? My answer: Because once I've made up my mind that I want you, I'll stick around through the tough parts. Because if you're honest with me and give me the information I need, I am willing to do anything in my power to help you...
    SmartKat SmartKat 46-50, F 9 Responses Sep 23

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    minncech minncech 22-25, F 7 Responses Oct 28

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    My love is 23 years older

    than me. We met a few years ago online via mutual spiritual interests. It was totally platonic but I broke off contact due to doing other things in my life, I wasn't quite ready to explore my spirituality. At the beggining of the year we got back into contact and basically fell...
    bettecc11 bettecc11 26-30, F Nov 16

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    I married my wife a year

    and a half ago for the second time we had lots of problems the first time and now she has run off again and is cheating on me again I'm so hurt I gave her all my love and she ripped my Hart out I just want to die I can't make my heart stop loving her but I can't let her do it...
    Tracyforrest Tracyforrest 46-50, M 6 Responses Nov 4

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    I want love!!! Someone.

    .. I don't wanna look desperate. I just feel like no one loves me and I'll take what I can get as desperate as that sounds
    sadiegirl347 sadiegirl347 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 16

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