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I Should Never Get My Hopes Up

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Despite my progressive misery, I've been trying to always keep my hopes up, to convince myself that some day I'm going to manage to get out of this messy tornado and things are...
    Soligem Soligem 18-21 1 Response Mar 27

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    When I was little , I always wanted to be a princess.. I had such high hopes for myself . I remember looking at models and thinking I was going to look as perfevt as them . I never...
    BelieveTheEscape BelieveTheEscape 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    The wonderful thing (in a bizarre way) is I have my gut instinct to thank for this blessing. My idiot ex, when I first met him was very pushy for sex. I said no. And he pushed...
    CaptainCalculus CaptainCalculus 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 3

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    Guys, Let's make it easier for you to understand. Girls are crazy, and they have this high and low state of mind. I'm just stating what I believe is a bit obvious when it comes to...
    wherethehealingbegins wherethehealingbegins 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 2

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    moments in time pass so slow when you drive the mind the time apart wrapped in sorrow when space comes between one together suppose to be but not on this day conversations...
    fwatson0506 fwatson0506 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I can't even watch commercials with proposals or wedding type shows or see pictures of people getting married or engagement photos without wanting to burst into tears. I have never...
    AshCatSilver AshCatSilver 31-35, F Apr 1

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    I started smoking late 2013, with my friend for no particular reason. Occasionally after school, we'd chill, buy a cigarette each, and go smoke behind the store we'd buy them from...
    funkybones funkybones 16-17, F Apr 1

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    I was adopted at 9 months old. I never really wanted to meet my birth parents. One of my adopted friends got a grant to go find her birth parents...but that never appealed to me. I...
    goldenwings17 goldenwings17 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Never. I never am. Whether it's being a good enough sibling, son, student, friend, or anything. I'm never good enough. No matter how hard I try I fail. Everyone else is better...
    seasalticecream seasalticecream 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    I have been thinking lately about never having been born and the comfort it may give me. I beleive in an afterlife and beleive we all come here from that plane of existence to...
    CTcitzen CTcitzen 26-30, M Apr 14

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    we live together we've been together for a few years i think we are happy he says it is permanent, that our relationship is for the rest of our lives - so why not? i feel insecure...
    suesue1978 suesue1978 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    How naive to say 'never'. You don't know what you'll do in 5 or 10 or 20 years. Things are not always black and white. What if, on your honeymoon your husband suffers a serious...
    StellaNoir StellaNoir 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    I am a 19 year old male that can't do anything right.I never had a girlfriend/never get laid etc.etc.Obviously I'm a virgin.When I was younger i wasn't preoccupied with these...
    TheWatcher11133 TheWatcher11133 18-21, M Mar 28

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    I can't say never, because I have worn dress before but I'm not really that confident in them. Never mind the fact, I've never worn heels for more than a few minutes.But today I...
    SuperGinger41 SuperGinger41 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    In high school I had bad depression. I had no idea what to do with myself or how i really felt. There were 2 guys. Guy 1: i ended up dating for a couple weeks and i knew it...
    emmysauraus emmysauraus 16-17, F Apr 3

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    I joined this website mainly because I feel I can't talk to anyone else about what I'm thinking. This is a good place to vent my frustrations about my life and not be judged or...
    Wednesdayschild15 Wednesdayschild15 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    The shattering of violent walls came tumbling around me A quaint reminder of broken promises engulfed in the disdain of bitter words A darkness erupts with such force it shatters...
    TheWiseTwo TheWiseTwo 26-30, F Apr 8

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    I'm turning 22 this year and I've never had a boyfriend. I just feel like I'm missing out on some big experience of life. Everyone around me has been on relationships or talked to...
    smnthavgeorge smnthavgeorge 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    How is it possible to be surrounded by people every day and yet feel so lonely? I got married 6 years ago and as scary and sad as it is, when I look honestly deep within myself, I...
    Lonelyskeptic Lonelyskeptic 26-30, M 13 Responses Apr 12

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    My mother literally just told me how much I suck at everything. She told me how ugly I am. She told me how dumb I am. She told me how unathletic I am. She told me how much of a...
    hayhayitskatayy hayhayitskatayy 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    Its not the fact that i'm a 13 year old who's complaining. But the fact that i'm turning 19 this year and i've never had a boyfriend. Never even been kissed. Or more accurately...
    Lifeshouldsparkle Lifeshouldsparkle 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 15

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    I thought my current boyfriend/ex was the love of my life. I mean i was really sure. I never loved someones bad sides before. Or put my self in second place. Or imagine children...
    Bootsycurie Bootsycurie 22-25 4 days ago

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    I'm a bit of a procrastinator when it comes to doing things I don't want to do... But when I set my sights on something I want I won't stop until I get it or die trying. Wether it...
    DiosesOscuros DiosesOscuros 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    Well as the title says, I'm afraid I will never find anyone to really love me, I know I'm very young and all but most of my friends already had their first kiss, their first...
    IHateUsernames0 IHateUsernames0 13-15, M 4 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I want to run away and never come back ..i always argue with my mum and dad even when were on holiday it's not fair i get blamed for most things in my house and they dont care...
    blackrose256 blackrose256 13-15, F 15 hrs ago

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    Growing up my biologically was apart of my life. I would spend weekends with him and we would do things together that I don't really remember cause I was such a little girl. From...
    wishfulhopeful wishfulhopeful 18-21, F Mar 25

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    I wish I did not exist at all. I am not suicidal but I also feel that I am done living. There is no point to getting up every morning to go about your day, make money, get an...
    Girlincrisis Girlincrisis 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I have memories I can never forget.. It happened last year. My teacher just announced me as her favorite student infront of my classmates. I never expect it. Back to the story...
    qaseh qaseh 13-15, F Mar 27

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    I just got done reading a few stories, and the things don't add up, than I look at the age 13-15, and it just makes me shake my head. I wasn't even allowed to be on the internet...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Falling in love with a girl you thought was everything and perfect and she promised you she would never hurt you, well ends up she turns out to be everything she said she never...
    charbarx charbarx 18-21, F Mar 27

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    I grew up with my grandparents. My mother had a relationship with my father. He was abusive time to time, he had come issues with his life, I have heard that he robbed some close...
    melodie9 melodie9 18-21, F Mar 28

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    I just came out of relationship which fell apart mainly due to my ex's Dog... My relationship started out great for the first 6months in every possible way... We spent amazing...
    Slider5050 Slider5050 36-40 Mar 28

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    I would never ever tell someone I love them, if I didn't love them. I don't think it is right to tell someone you love them, when you really don't. "love" is not a word I throw...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I went to Mexico this summer and I was walking around this beautiful church. There's had to be like 100 stands at least, of people selling there things around the church. I ended...
    Live5772 Live5772 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I am 100% in love with someone that I have never met face-to face. We have been online friends for about three years now, and in late last year, we have become really close and...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Let's be real, this sucks. I feel like I'm missing out. I've always been the type of girl that has a lot of friends, but never a lot of guy friends. Being in college and feeling...
    LockedUpp LockedUpp 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I sometimes wish I had never had children too. I started out relatively early. I was 20 when I had my daughter and 24 when I had my son. My daughters father was abusive in every...
    BBMS BBMS 41-45, F Mar 30

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    Story of my life. I miss her everyday, I love her so much and hope that she's okay, But she doesn't know just how much i care, what i feel with her when we talk is rare, I guess...
    Islandkween Islandkween 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    If somebody says that they never want to be a size zero no one bats an eye... But as soon as a skinny persons say that they never want to be fat everybody loses their mind ... I...
    Tachu Tachu 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I have a fear that I will never have someone love me friendly and romantically.. A person who was very close to me from my pass once told me I would never find someone and I hope...
    musicgurl11 musicgurl11 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 1