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I Should Never Get My Hopes Up

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 1, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Yeah, I must be a laugh. After all these years, not being liked by anyone, I still like people. My mind must be screwed up enough to still hope for something new to happen. And...
    colourflame colourflame 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I just don't see a point anymore I work for what I want and if I do get it well since my hopes weren't up it will obviously make me happy and if I don't well not like I was...
    RedDog123321 RedDog123321 18-21, M Apr 15

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    Every time you sent a tex with a smile or a text with a kiss my hopes rose, every time you said you missed me I felt so close, it got to a point where you wanted to come home but...
    traceyannmay traceyannmay 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have been single since 23. Now I m turning 25 ... I had a few hookups lately. Met some guys who are hot and with outstanding professional credentials. There's one who is an...
    thousandcuts thousandcuts 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    We all have this ideal person in our heads. This ideal person is someone everyone hopes to one day be with or yet alone even meet the person. For me, I met this person at a large...
    cabucabu001 cabucabu001 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 20

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    It's just not worth it, dreaming/hoping/thinking of something that may never even come true.. It can only just make the wait longer, or make the truth more painful. It can bring us...
    DoorMattress DoorMattress 13-15, M 5 days ago

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    I never had anyone telling me that he had feelings towards me. Needless to say, I also never have someone returning my feelings towards him.( I have only had a bit feelings...
    colourflame colourflame 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    If I've ever been in love I wouldn't be typing here with a Starbucks coffee on a lonely depressed table that probably haven't been spanked by a clean sponge in a few weeks now. I...
    DarkPhoenix1985 DarkPhoenix1985 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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    There's so many things I want to tell you. I wish I had the courage to just say it and not make this note that only I will see. I'm not OK. I never will be OK. I've been damaged...
    drowninginsaltwater drowninginsaltwater 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    one of my great life achievements so far is I've never been arrested or done anything that would potentially lead to an arrest. I also have never yet had a crime committed against...
    louisetiger1 louisetiger1 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 14

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    I’ll never know (by breadcrumbscu) I’ll never know what I’d do, Without the kind of friends like you. I’ll never know how to love, Until it is given from above. I...
    breadcrumbscu breadcrumbscu 56-60, M Apr 26

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    I baby shop for my cousins shower and always say to myself I will never be at the point where I will have a family. I want a family and am afraid it will never happen to me. I am...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 5 days ago

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    At the age of 3 doctors performed tests on me and labeled me at the bottom 1% of children my age. Apparently I wasn't gaining the proper knowledge or learning skills and was soon...
    WardenChult WardenChult 18-21, M 8 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am 20 years old now, and I have never had a girlfriend, I have never kissed a girl, I haven't even ever held a girls hand. It makes me feel so pathetic and sad to realise that...
    WandererJay WandererJay 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    Im feeling positive ...with this being the last season and my last year running track..I'm determined to doing my best regardless of the obstacles... my team and coach have the...
    gussy96 gussy96 18-21, M Apr 13

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    tonight I realised I will never amount to anything. I have been doing a college course for 18months on theatrical lighting and I've been getting good grades, I know almost...
    forgottenluna forgottenluna 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 18

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    22 and I want something serious leading to marriage. I can't find anyone online. I don't like the world of dating. How do you find anyone? I am not in pubs or clubs. I wouldn't...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 3 Responses Apr 19

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    Believe me when i tell you this you dont have to not many people are going to see this anyways. i would like to share. Me now still a kid still going through school having to face...
    BenDenRiv BenDenRiv 13-15 2 Responses Apr 20

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    you were the one that kept me going... I was gathering the strength to leave this country because of you, and try to fight for a "us". But that will never happen... and you will...
    DiamondArmada DiamondArmada 22-25, F Apr 22

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    Ok so I'm 19, almost 20. I'm a freshman in college, and I find it very hard to talk to girls. I'm a pretty shy person up until I get to know someone well. My main problem is that I...
    quietcontender quietcontender 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 24

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    Not that i've never been in a relationship, let's just say i've never been in a real relationship. I never experience getting kissed goodnight, cuddling during movies. I crave for...
    callmegee callmegee 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 26

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    For so long as I remember you, I can never sleep I'm afraid that I may see your face if I begin to dream. For so long as I hold on to you, I can never rest I know that in my sleep...
    PorcelainGrenade PorcelainGrenade 13-15, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    I'm 19 years old and I've been kissed and never made out. I've also never had a boyfriend. I'm beginning to think that there is something wrong with me. i don't' think that i'm bad...
    dreamingthinmo dreamingthinmo 18-21, F 8 Responses Apr 6

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    Last night I received an email from my ex.. I can't stop myself reading it over n over again.. it was beautiful.. she brought me to all the beautiful corners of our love.. they all...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 4 Responses Apr 7

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    I'm 18 and still never had a boyfriend, don't mention kissing. There were guys... there IS a guy whom i fancy, but he just don't notice me. We talk time to time in school, almost...
    martacold martacold 18-21, F Apr 8

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    I've many displeasing moments in my life, so many bad memories of hatred, sorrow, and tears. I stood through it on my own, I just kept pushing forward regardless of what would...
    RainbowKitteh RainbowKitteh 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    I think i'm gifted that i never study for my finals even if i know that what are the topics and how it's gonna be like. I always believe in my self that i could do something and...
    CrushedBrainLovesMarmalade CrushedBrainLovesMarmalade 22-25, M Apr 10

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    I'm 29 years old, no kids, educated, has a dream and goals for my future, and I've never been in a relationship. I have been trying so hard not to turn into a bitter b!tch but I...
    MJP88 MJP88 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 12

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    Single pringles unite! haha I've just never really met a guy that I really really like and have him like me back. because lets face it, i am weird as f and i accept that, in fact i...
    Angelyn2097 Angelyn2097 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 12