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I Should Never Get My Hopes Up

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    Hope and Faith

    I wish I didn't get my hopes up because they usually go wrong and I cry. Once I bought skates and they didn't work right, so I got very upset. Stupid but I just wish for once something would go right.
    fantasytina fantasytina 18-21 1 Response Jun 29, 2008

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    Was Really Wanting This One.

    Since I've been getting out more, my agoraphobia has drastically improved.  I know that it fluctuates, based on past experience, so I'm not banking on this change being permanent, but I've been enjoying the freedom while I can.  Sunday night I got a call from a...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 9, 2010

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    Every Single Time

    i think that ervy time i get my hopes up that it falls completely and utterly apart. im in love with a boy and hes moving. after a break up of 9-10 months he waz the first guy i waz interested in. hes so differrent than ne one else and i dont want him to leave me. hes changed me...
    prettylady prettylady 16-18, F 3 Responses Jul 1, 2007

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    It Has Never Done Me Any Good.

    In almost twenty years, getting my hopes up has gotten me nothing.  Just like tonight, just like any other night or day.  From now on, I shall take on an attitude of pessimism.
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 6 Responses May 28, 2009

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    Guess Should Never Give Up

    on finding the person to spend the rest of my life with it has been so long ROBERTA my wife and love for many years born 11/6/1947 married 12/27/1961 killed by VC 1/14/1967
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Jun 25, 2011

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    If At First You Don't Succeed, Don't Skydive

    "There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist, except an old optimist." - Mark Twain  I should have known.  I'm not good at relationships, but I'm great at finding crazy people. I'm like the German Pointer of bad relationships. If I was in a room with 1...
    UncleDevilShow UncleDevilShow 41-45, M 1 Response May 27, 2009

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    High Hopes

    Getting your hopes up to high never ends in something good in return. I was suppsed to hangout with my ex so we could talk about whether we are going to try and be friends. Him and I have a long past and it's one of those ones where we are better off without one another since we...
    Kflyy420 Kflyy420 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 16, 2009

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    Should.......

    I really really should know better by now. I allow myself to believe in people and their bullshit promises. I let my guard down, they creep in, set up camp in my head, become the itch under my skin, then drop me like a hot stone for no reason. When they are made aware of the...
    PaleAngel PaleAngel 31-35, F Oct 12, 2010

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    My Policy In Life

    I expect to be disappointed with everything. That way, if it happens, I saw it coming and it doesn't hurt as much. And if it ends up happening after all, I am pleasantly surprised. I'm happier this way because allowing myself to get excited over things just hurt too much, and...
    chococat159 chococat159 18-21 Mar 25, 2013

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    Theres No Point.

    So many times I've been let down. Some of my friends were like we can go to a theme park last month but it never happened. Another one of my friends promised that she would do something with me and she never did. So many times people say they will go out somewhere with me or do...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 26, 2009

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    Expectations, Expectations

    Promises are expectations - at least they are to me. That's why I don't get my hopes up. Sometimes I feel like I'm let up only to be let down in the end. So many people have promised so much but it doesn't really seem like a promise because all they do is forget. Forget what they...
    Dimples87 Dimples87 22-25, F 4 Responses May 28, 2009

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    I Dont Even Care Anymore!

    ITS JUST MY MOM..OMG!!..OK HERE'S A EXAMPLE... MOM: HEY YA'LL WANNA GO TO THE BEACH THIS WEEKEND? ME:    YESS! I WOULD LOVE TO GO TO THE BEACH!! (WEEKEND COMES) ME:    SO MOM YOU READY FOR THE BEACH?!?! MOM:  GIRL WE AINT GOING TO NO BEACH...
    germany100 germany100 18-21, F Aug 16, 2009

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    Cause When I Do.....

    I got my hopes up that my crush liked me. Every single little tiny sign that could possibly give the impression that he did gave me hopes up. Just everything I took as he liked me and got my hopes up. But in the end.....my hopes were crushed down by reality and truth and I...
    Rawa Rawa 16-17, F Mar 7, 2008

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    My life is full of hopes thou my family and i are facing hard time. We are struggling with destiny to reach at the level which God wont us to be at, with hopes. Man have talk, but...
    morenikeh morenikeh 18-21, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I had hoped it would be soon. Now it seems like it will be never.
    bzylady bzylady 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    "When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness is the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy...
    Sophiesmiles Sophiesmiles 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm young yes.. But does being young necessarily mean you don't know what love is? Ever since I was a little girl i grew up watching the love stories dreaming that one day that...
    autumnforeverme autumnforeverme 13-15, F Jun 27

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    I'm 16 now and I never had a boyfriend. I never kissed a boy and feel really ashamed because of that. My best friend is just the same- but just 2 days ago she told me she had a...
    sunflower321 sunflower321 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 8

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    Lately I have noticed this hatred feeling towards my husband. He even tells me he notice that I have a hatred feeling towards him. I just flat out can't stand him! He plays too...
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    I haven't given myself to someone 100 percent because I haven't ever felt that comfort, that 'I really really like you" feeling, where I'm happy to be open and not forcing anything...
    emelon12 emelon12 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I will never forgive you mom, I will never forgive you for being so selfish and self-centered. I will never forgive you for the well done acts you pulled through, quite frankly you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 25

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    I cheated on my boyfriend of three years with a married man. I don't regret it even though I should and here is why. I believe that people should never regret anything they said or...
    noregrets0914 noregrets0914 18-21, F Jul 3

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    A 5 year old girl had a panic attack. he passed away, she left and never looked back. She loved her daddy so much. That little girl was me. lost little soul wondering why her daddy...
    kjonesr kjonesr 18-21, F Jul 8

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    I feel deserted. I don't see my friends for months and the times when I've tried to make contact, they always have an excuse but it all comes down to, "Sorry, there are a lot of...
    sayhellnotobs sayhellnotobs 26-30, F Jul 10

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    You never really took the time to know the "ME" you never knew what was really behind the face, what was in my heart, you did not really care to see it. You never really took...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F Jul 15

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    Sooo, here is my story: I'm 26, average looking(i guess), and i never dated a girl. More than that, such shame to admit: i never ever kissed girl (insert “dum dum dummm” music...
    FinnnTheHuman FinnnTheHuman 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    Never did, never do and never will! I don't smoke! When I was younger my older sister made me promise to never ever smoke and so I've never broke that promise and always keep my...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I've gotten somewhat better, but... there's always a but, isn't there? There are things I wish I had said, even if you still wouldn't have responded, and there are things I'm...
    maigreamour maigreamour 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Never had one, just never really felt those lips. Sure I've had a couple girlfriends in the past but, it either never got to that point or I just got cheated on completely. It just...
    Roy186 Roy186 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 25

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    It might sound crazy, I don't even fully understand it myself, but I miss my real sister and grandmother. I've never physically met them before, but my real mother said that I miss...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    Nope.. Never, I use to think something was wrong with me but now I know that something is. I can remember playing on the playground with a cute boy and him constantly going Ew when...
    FireAndDesire FireAndDesire 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 26

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    My husband and I started dating when we were back in high school as sophomores. He was a jock and I was attracted to that. When we graduated high school we broke up for a few...
    akahlig2 akahlig2 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    Advice to younger guys: Try getting a job somewhere where other young girls work. You get long hours side by side and they get to know you and see your sense of humor and work...
    FiremanforYou FiremanforYou 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 27

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    Well where do i start ? Hmm ok its for certain i have people who dont like me on EP must be because they are jealous, sick. evil. or just plain delusional All i do on here is...
    SoundnVision SoundnVision 41-45, M 8 Responses Jun 28

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    My mom throughout my childhood has had about ten boyfriends since my dad. She never got too close, never revealed secrets. She also never put me first. It's always been about her...
    naturalnobody naturalnobody 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    It is difficult to live day by day when life is a perpetual downfall. I try to stay positive, but life is no good. I have never known true happiness, and fear I never will. I am...
    Wednesdayschild15 Wednesdayschild15 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I've had 3 girlfriends so far the 1st one I've known since I was 3 and as we progressed on we got to middle school and started dating. I was really really into her and she really...
    Zalbaar Zalbaar 13-15, M Jun 29

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    I have never been in a romantic relationship, nor do I ever plan on it. I just don't have time for the heartache! I am completely happy with this decision, but the only reason I...
    WAWM WAWM 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 30

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    lately i've been feeling like it would be better if i never existed in the first place. Yes i have had good times and yes i have had bad times, but overall it would've been better...
    777pianoman777 777pianoman777 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 30

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    My husband and I have been married for 10 years but we've been together for 15. During our marriage, he cheated on me twice with two different women. The first woman he actually...
    futureexwife14 futureexwife14 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    I'm not the type of girl to complain about being "forever alone". However, lately that's what I'm genuinely concerned about. I am in a group of very tight-knit friends who have all...
    LostInTheSolarSystem LostInTheSolarSystem 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 4

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    Author's note: I'm sorry if all this doesn't make sense. It was written to understand, and I worked through a lot writing it. It feels odd posting it but I haven't posted here in a...
    theologian theologian 18-21, M Jul 4

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    All my life I've had that weighted feeling in me and never really felt happiness. Bad relationships meant I never achieved my personal goals. Now at 40 I am in the 3rd yr of...
    genevieve34 genevieve34 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    I would like to know if it is possible for me to write a romance. I consider myself a writer. I write a lot, and I have never had a class or anything, but there have been people...
    beaisforbliss beaisforbliss 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Never had a crush. Never liked anyone (romantically). Never had a boyfriend. I am in no rush either. As I went through my years of high school, my friends always went on rants...
    Liv4Life Liv4Life 18-21, F Jul 7

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    The Vietnam war was at its peak in 1968. The Tet offensive started on January 30 and the Pueblo incident with North Korea occurred on January 23. The USAF began operation Port Bow...
    a42g11 a42g11 61-65, M Jul 9

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    I'm 18 and i have never been kissed, never had sex, never had a boy like me, i feel so unattractive.
    Claire1111 Claire1111 18-21, F 9 Responses Jul 9

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    I'm not the type of girl to complain about being "forever alone". However, lately that's what I'm genuinely concerned about. I am in a group of very tight-knit friends who have all...
    LostInTheSolarSystem LostInTheSolarSystem 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 9