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I Should Never Get My Hopes Up

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    this is going to seem long but i figured this was a good place to vent. lol anyways! about a year ago i started talking to people online, basically out of boredom. thats when i...
    queenb3a queenb3a 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    This is how I keep myself from doing things I said I'd never do I don't tell myself never to do anything, that way I never let myself down.
    Cumdumpster22 Cumdumpster22 51-55 2 days ago

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    I'm never wearing cleats again. I've been using cleats for a few weeks now and have had two near misses. A cleat is used to keep your foot attached to a bicycle pedal. You're cleat...
    2sugarsplease 2sugarsplease 41-45, M 5 days ago

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    Marie , my great friend at 26yo she dated a friend of mine for a short time. Marie and I hung out together allot after they broke up. I adored her . Very cute blond haired blue...
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    It starts out simple enough, a freshly rolled marajuana joint, you smoke it with a friend or two and in a few minutes you feel better than you ever have in your life for a few...
    aerosnz aerosnz 56-60, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Going places I've never been, Seeing people I've never seen, Having an adventure of my own Alone in this world of uncertainties, Maybe that will make me certain of something...
    Elliearellano Elliearellano 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    If there's one thing I hate the most it's back-talking, especially when it's negative of what someone gives his or her own interpretations to which are all wrong. If I ever catch...
    AngelicLights AngelicLights 26-30, F a week ago

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    I would never out of anger or to be abusive ever to a woman. Some fun spanking while enjoying each other with her permission is about the extent of it. Other than that if I get...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F Jul 24

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    I was born with Cerebral Palsy. Cerebral palsy (CP) is a disorder that affects muscle tone, movement, and motor skills (the ability to move in a coordinated and purposeful way). I...
    claythechamp claythechamp 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 23

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    I never got the chance to tell my father goodbye...when his new girlfriend came to town he decided that he would go.....he never told me but my aunt did a few days after he moved...
    Raven424 Raven424 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    Never did never will. I've seen what it does to people... Takes ur soul.
    minaslife minaslife 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    Nope. Never have, and never expect to be. It's all just an urban myth. There are no aliens, and even if there were why would they come here and abduct people. Just look at the...
    ClownNine ClownNine 56-60, M Jul 21

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    If I truly love you then I'll never let you go no matter what. I'm quite a selfish person so even if you want to break up with me I wouldn't want to let you go however if you truly...
    dreaamer101 dreaamer101 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I've been thinking about this a lot recently, so hopefully writing about it will get it out of my mind. I don't really know where to start. First of all, just for some background...
    brint0n brint0n 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I will always miss you, but I am beginning to realize it's time to let you go, I will never be all of the things I know you need. I was drowning when I met you, you reached in and...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F Jul 19

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    when I was born I almost died due to a rare heart condition, apparently one doctor saved my life because only he managed to figure out the arteries in my heart were the wrong way...
    forgottenluna forgottenluna 18-21, M Jul 19

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    I haven't posted here - or on in any experience, really - in a long time, so I'm giving my story and worldview another writeup. Here goes... It's not as though I never wanted to...
    jdhammer84 jdhammer84 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    I have been feeling really frustrated that I'm almost 27 and I've never had a boyfriend. I've never even dated anyone. All I've had are some hookups and awkward blind dates. I feel...
    fabgirl824 fabgirl824 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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    I have accepted the fact that I will always love him. A love so true & loyal. It's impossible to forget or let go. I feel that nobody will ever be able to take his place. That my...
    hadyourchance hadyourchance 36-40, F 17 Responses Jul 19

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    I realize now that I was not good enough for you, maybe it was our age difference, maybe its the fact that you have dealt with your past abuse and I am just starting to cope with...
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    All my previous boyfriends and girlfriends have never worked out well it's like I was created to never be loved
    SpiritOfOrpheus SpiritOfOrpheus 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 18

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    I wish I didn't still think of you.. I wish I could just forget you... I wish I never fell in love with you...but I'll never wish we never met.