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I Should Never Get My Hopes Up

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 143 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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 May 3

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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 2 Responses May 1

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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 May 2

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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 Apr 29

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    My uncle wanted my dog, so i gave it to him. To me, that dog was really special. It all went down a week into me giving my dog to him. He took it to my grandpa's, it got out of the...
    Rh1no16 Rh1no16 16-17, M 1 Response May 6

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    ~1 Corinthians 13:4-7~ Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily...
    kayblue kayblue 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    This is a love story. Back in the year 2009 I fell in love with a man from Poland. I was 18 years old and he swept me off my little feet. Still now I often think about him. But he...
    auby91 auby91 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    I've never given up on anything or anyone in my life until there really was absolutely nothing left that I could have done. I'm not sure if I'm strong or simply too much of a...
    StuckInABlender StuckInABlender 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I've been awake for 28 hours trying to get an essay done, the deadline is today and I'm just about finished. I'll never give up.
    uberfuzz uberfuzz 22-25, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Classic statement of youth "I'll never do the same mistakes that your parents did". In reality though, you do and don't learn from their mistakes!
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    “You Were Never Really Mine To Begin With” When you simply live your life in a way that makes you happy, it would never as necessary to actually care about what’s going to...
    AeonFlux21 AeonFlux21 22-25, F 1 Response May 5

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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 have a beautiful childhood, it was amazing.. but since highschool i have wished i was never born. i dont understand, i was studying hard for the national exam to get a good...
    kevindraarza kevindraarza 18-21, M May 7

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    I am 24, I have always been an incredibly shy person. I suffer from social anxiety alot and because of that I never had a lot of friends. I am an extremely nice person, I always go...
    nlove90 nlove90 22-25, M May 9

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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 2 Responses Apr 29

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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 May 1

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    Nope. Never had and never will. I never had someone telling me that they have a crush on me and I will never have someone telling me that either. Why should I expect that? I am...
    colourflame colourflame 13-15, F 5 Responses May 7

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    my friend and i use to play online games in a computer rental shop. and this particular guy we saw was very intriguing since he has no friends and he's cousins never talked to him...
    iamshadow08 iamshadow08 18-21, F May 11

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    If I'm James Dean, You're Audrey Hepburn "[Intro:] Stay for tonight If you want to I can show you What my dreams are made of, As I'm dreaming of your face I've been away for a...
    Sil833 Sil833 18-21, F a week ago

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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 May 4

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    I never had a girlfriend even when some of my friends that are girls have asked me how come I never had a girlfriend because I'm so sweet and a gentleman. I'm starting to believe I...
    ShyKidz ShyKidz 16-17, M 1 Response May 7

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    So I always see people begging. In the city it used to be they would sit on a corner, or get in your face. But I moved to a new place, and I see people at highways holding signs...
    ecofox ecofox 22-25, M 1 Response May 11

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    Never have. Never wanted to. Never will.
    TheLittleMrs TheLittleMrs 36-40, F 2 Responses May 13

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    Yesterday my beloved, cherished kitty who I got to replace my last kitty that died less than a year ago was killed under the garage door. That kitty was one of the few things I had...
    cherrypie54552 cherrypie54552 18-21, F May 14

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    I suffered how my mother treated me different because I was not the only girl. When she had my younger she completely forgot about me. And when I would fight with my brother I was...
    tinygirlz tinygirlz 18-21, F 1 Response May 16

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    There are so many chances and opportunities we never get second chances with. The ones we do, why not appreciate it?Why miss something you never took care of or cared for their...
    lissil lissil 26-30, F a week ago

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    I never thought I would be tempted to cheat on my boyfriend of two years, whom I really loved and still love. But one of my best friends and I got extra close during the summer...
    lalalaur lalalaur 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm a 19 year old girl thats never been kissed, never been in a relationship, and (surprise) never had sex. I dont like myself to begin with, so its hard for me to believe a guy...
    ab524 ab524 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have never been in a had a girlfriend and have never even kissed a girl I am 23 years old and this is something I deal with everyday I am so lonely. It is so sad that I am 23...
    bambam45 bambam45 22-25, M 1 Response