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I Should Never Get My Hopes Up

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    It just so depressing sometimes. I've realized that even people you though were your friends, really dont care. They won't make time for you or try text u back or try make plans...
    Dontlookbackk Dontlookbackk 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I don't believe in love and I believe I will never find love. But there's this feeling inside me that hopes someone would find me and love me and then suddenly I believe in love...
    LostGirlWanderer LostGirlWanderer 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I never got a chance to say goodbye to the man who gave me the 2 best blessings in my life!! He was my first real love and a teacher to me. His name was Robby. We met when I was 15...
    Kayloves060814 Kayloves060814 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

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    I've been online since late 1998, when I was 26 years old. In that time, I've never succeeded in meeting a single real person, male or female, online that I didn't already know...
    Cristofori Cristofori 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    In those past 5 years ... I traveled, I asked friends, I even tried the internet, the results were always the same "What I look for couldn't be found". My demands and standards are...
    Alip900 Alip900 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Speaking of stuffed animals, what will rush to your mind? Sock monkeys, Steiff teddy bear, Tickle Me Elmo,Beanie Babies and so on which are so cute and warm that we couldn't love...
    stuffedanimals0902 stuffedanimals0902 26-30, F 19 hrs ago

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    My parents passed away in an accident when I was really young like 5 years old and my aunt took me in, but she never really was around so discipline was nonexistent. Well now im...
    ohthatonekid ohthatonekid 18-21, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I could go on talking about all the celebrities I love, but this is a different thing. I think I have a weird love for a guy who I've never met. I don't know his exact identity, I...
    sunflowerheaven sunflowerheaven 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    We stopped like I guess talking if we even were because he thinks that not being able to come over and see eachother a lot is a problem I mean yeah it's a problem but I told him...
    samanthac99 samanthac99 13-15, F Aug 31

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    Honestly no matter how many people say it I can't see it, I have BDD so when I look at myself I get to see carnival mirror fun time; I will never see what others see and...
    Lostsoutherner Lostsoutherner 26-30, F Aug 20

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    ok, pull a log up to the campfire.... it was a misty gray morning in Michigan, 11 years ago, when I went into work..... I walked in and saw a handsome man talking to one of my...
    DreamChristine DreamChristine 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 24

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    So I'm 20 years old.. Almost 21 actually, and I have never had any romantic experience of any kind. I can't think of anybody I know who has never been in a relationship, or who...
    postmixlemonade postmixlemonade 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    So I'm 20 years old.. Almost 21 actually, and I have never had any romantic experience of any kind. I can't think of anybody I know who has never been in a relationship, or who...
    postmixlemonade postmixlemonade 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 24

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    You asked me to never forget you because too many people had. I promised that I never would forget you... How could I? There will never be another person on this earth who knows...
    HealingMyHeart HealingMyHeart 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I was a teacher, at the time and she was my student, when she walked into the room I almost fell out of my chair! Much later she told me she thought she was going to pass out as...
    TLGETtoKNOWme TLGETtoKNOWme 46-50, M Aug 30

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    How do I mend my broken heart now that my world has fallen apart. I struggle to get through each new day knowing the man I loved gave up on me and walked away. My tears seem never...
    dybbukbox dybbukbox 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    Okay so I did go to prom my junior yet in high school but not the way I wanted to go, that was the only dance I went to in high school and the only reason why I went was because...
    Alexis117 Alexis117 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    I'm not into drinking alcohol. I never have been for various reasons. The top reason for me not imbibing is because I do not like the possibility of getting drunk. I've been drunk...
    MRH1978 MRH1978 36-40, F 5 Responses Sep 2

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    im 34 now, and have still never been in a relationship of any kind!! i never really can understand myself sometimes, i mean, i totally wish i could be in a relationship, but i cant...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 9

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    im very miserable girl , im always loosing ppl and i have no friends im good at nothing! i met very nice guy and he was the best thing ever happened to me, he was good friend but...
    lulutaa lulutaa 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 9

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    ­čÄ╝Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake - Love never felt so good!  ­čÄÁNo matter where i am or how i am feeling this song is one of those that just makes me smile right now...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I can go against peer pressure! All my life I've been my own person and quite independent! I remember back at school people seem to put people in groups depending on what type of...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I heard about EP and I thought it might help me, because nothing else has. I'm currently 16 years old living in Matthews, North Carolina. I've always been the kind of kid that put...
    Justjonathan Justjonathan 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    As far back as I can remember I never wore underwear under pajamas. Mom always put on our pjs right after our bath without underpants. Never occurred to me to do it any other way...
    Bobbie1952 Bobbie1952 61-65, M Aug 20

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    i love her so much, she knows that too. we have been together for almost a year, she is a very loyal and honest person i ever seen. she never complains about things happening...
    elcid1988 elcid1988 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    I am not afraid to let go. I am not afraid to cut negative people out of my life. I am not afraid to love myself because you failed to do so. But I am afraid of never feeling the...
    brokenhearted7108 brokenhearted7108 31-35, F Aug 26

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    I'm 18 years old and I never kissed a girl and never had a girlfriend. I get really nervous when I talk to a girl in person. chatting is not really a problem though, as long as I...
    appelpeer appelpeer 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    I have found this site and I have been reading everybody's situations about their biological father. I would love the input and advice that I can get in my situation. I was dating...
    meglb13 meglb13 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    Not that I have ever been in a relationship but I really consider online relationships to be a fail. I don't believe in online relationships when the person you thought was this...
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 29

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    "Ashes To Ashes"Do you remember a guy that's beenIn such an early songI've heard a rumour from Ground ControlOh no, don't say it's trueThey got a messagefrom the Action Man"I'm...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    I'm 25 and have never been out on a real date! Really? I have a child [I'm devoted] but I've never been to the movies or out with a man. I've never really had a boyfriend either. I...
    Chunkydunkin Chunkydunkin 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 5

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    you are who you are for a reason be thankful that you are not worse off than you currently are and be thankful for how far youve come rather than how far you want to go or havent...
    stacylynn7 stacylynn7 18-21, T a week ago

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    Every girl I've ever dated has never been very kinky, in and out of bed. I'm not a virgin, but I can say I have never had fun sex. Ever. I've always wondered what it would be like...
    natekelley3 natekelley3 18-21, M Aug 19

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