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I Shut Down When I'm Overwhelmed

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    When I feel overwhelmed I just want run and hide. I want to go in the woods or a quiet beach and sit a look at nature. I keep everything looking good on the outside (work) and...
    smurphette smurphette 31-35, F Sep 23

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    Laughter is all around me, coming from me, and I can see the faces of my friends. It's a good night. We're all at dinner together, debating the stupidest of subjects like world...
    Skollon Skollon 18-21, F Sep 17

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    Always cheer me up. When I'm stressed when I'm sad music is my go to. Even when I am working I'll turn the music up loud and listen in one ear it really helps to calm me down.
    Findingteesh Findingteesh 26-30, F Sep 3

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    yes I am normally logged into many sites at once even when I'm away
    mrmarine mrmarine 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 23

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    I should REALLY stop trying to comfort people when I'm drunk.... ****.
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    Literally! Last Saturday I was sooo high! Frigging loved it. When I'm high I block all my worries out. I just stay smiling. I absolutely love the buzz I receive from it.
    Ms1993 Ms1993 18-21, F Sep 15

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    When I'm upset I listen to music as there is no other solution. I just cry..nothing turns out the way I want. Listening to music is better.....
    Jetsel Jetsel 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 16

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    Being as I'm not of legal age, I don't drink often. But when I do, I go all out. Lol I remember the very first time I got drunk. I was 15 and after many shots me and my friend...
    AvaleeMarie AvaleeMarie 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I get totally aroused when I am spanked..... there is nothing better then being over a knee bare being spanked by a man or women knowing that your totally exposed and getting...
    otkangel otkangel 31-35, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Posting drunk is fun. :-D Wonder why they call it being lit... Actually it makes sense. Coz baby I'm a firework right now!
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    I'm about to do something stupid that's what's up. How dare her! Even though she's older than my deceased mother it doesn't give her the right to call her a "kid" does she...
    Xcinderella Xcinderella 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    Just miss being held n feeling like it's ok n I'm not fighting alone. The last time was so long ago it feels like it wasn't real.
    Sunrise13 Sunrise13 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 17

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    Honestly I'm pretty sure everyone does lol 👹💤💤💤💤💤💤💤💤💤💤💤💤💤
    lavabug01 lavabug01 13-15, F Sep 20

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    And I'm always nervous too... :( I can't help, but sweat over the small stuff! Guess this is what it means to have anxiety..
    Riukkuyo Riukkuyo 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Do you ever get that feeling that you want to be involved with your roommates friends and have a good time with them though it's like you aren't there? I'm just their with my...
    AquaDragon2014 AquaDragon2014 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    Only a couple of times have I been so drunk that stupid happened. There's one that happened when I was 22ish, it mighta been new years... It's worth telling but takes a bit of...
    zmedleff1 zmedleff1 41-45 1 Response Sep 11

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    I don't want to fill others with my problems there have been very little times I have said no I'm not okay most of the time I say I'm good or I'm fine or how about I'm okay I do...
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F Sep 13

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    I hope I'm not the only one :/ who does this. I rather punch a wall then go right up and punch a person in the face and hurt them and also get Suspended.
    ElChaparro ElChaparro 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 15

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    Thas not stricly true! I rarely post wen I'm drunk cos I don drink much!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    "I've seen fire and I've seen rain. I've seen sunny days that I wished would never end. I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend..... But I always thought that is see...
    Poss84 Poss84 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    I've been trying to find new music. I have almost 400 songs of all genres and looking for more songs I can relate too. Any songs about depression, suicide, self harm, eating...
    blahlahblah599 blahlahblah599 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 4

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    When i am drunk, i usually call a girl i try to flirt. then i call my best friends to ask them if i am a *******. It usually happens and I dont know why i do.
    qaan qaan 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 11

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    But really..? I don't understand why people think they have to pretend to care to boost my self confidence. I'm a human being; Not a charity case. I don't need you to flirt...
    BallinBae BallinBae 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 16

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    A few stolen moments Is all that we share You've got your family And they need you there Though I try to resist Being last on your list Coz no other man's gonna do So I'm saving...
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    Not really sure what's going on with me lately but I keep forgetting a lot of things which is not normal and now it's affecting my job and I keep getting in trouble at work not...
    Brok3nSoul Brok3nSoul 22-25, F Sep 2

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    Sat in bed watching Friends :) this is what you do when things are not right :( and you're too screwed up to go college. Friends make me happy :) Joey :D
    watermelongirl watermelongirl 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    Pearl Jam - Footsteps - YouTube m.youtube.com/watch?v=bHfDGBalOUE If there was a reason it was you....
    sensuouslady73 sensuouslady73 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    We had a party at our house and when it got late at night there was just me and 2 of my husbands friends still awake. I was making out wiht both of them. then we went skinny...
    BELLAGUMBY BELLAGUMBY 46-50, F 11 Responses 5 days ago

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    Or shopping. Lmao. The looks i get help cheer me up. Lmao.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 2

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    Hard to believe I was once a fierce agent against drinking. What was I thinking?!
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 4

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    For my Sayed. I know these words and it's time. Bahebk forever my love. Habibi Ya Nour El Ain Habibi ya nour el-ain Ya sakin khayali Aashek bakali sneen wala ghayrak bibali...
    Spicedpecan0617 Spicedpecan0617 61-65, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    i do..i act like im drunk or 4 years old ill put my hand on ur face and push, ill make werid noices and yah..
    TheColorfulDino TheColorfulDino 13-15, F Sep 9

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    I liturally do. I don't want to fill others with my problems, but i do need to let it go at some point, and this is the moment.
    iTzzMike iTzzMike 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 9

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    http://youtu.be/TVvfzz4-sxY Love. I hit replay 7X
    disasterland disasterland 18-21, F Sep 11

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    Almost every conversation starts with a "how are you" (or, at least, words to that affect) and I almost always lie.
    Ri95 Ri95 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 11

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    I threw a chair at a kangaroo
    mangomick mangomick 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 11

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    Screwed by best friends, abandoned by the one I love, sing it with me "Everything is Awesome!"
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 14

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    Note to my circle : I am getting drunk and am not responsible for my words. Or any bursts of mirth emanated from you based in my follies.
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 14

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    My man has actually came onto me while I was sleeping, which was my first time. He's sneaky like that.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F Sep 16

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    I do this all the time. It comes more naturally now. I used to get in trouble for showing emotion. Now it's my default move.
    poorwhitetrash poorwhitetrash 46-50, F Sep 17

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    I got really wasted one night and sent out d*ck pics to everyone on my kick... really awkward discussions the next day...
    Chubbychaser87 Chubbychaser87 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 18

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    Trying out a new site... Met a new man... Blown away. Later, we were like two teenagers, necking in the car outside his house while his teenaged daughter was asleep indoors. It was...
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Like right now... Ya. Just my luck. I come across this one while eating ice cream and listening to music feeling sad. Oh the irony.
    Firtreegirl Firtreegirl 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I really do, especially now a days. I just don't know but I've been upset over little things lately and then the big ones hit me harder
    angelkinzz angelkinzz 16-17, F Sep 7

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    Just have to remind myself that that phase of life is now over. I said my piece, it was unacceptable to him, I have to face the consequences. It was what I had wanted all along...
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    I am an amazing liar and people are so oblivious just look into my eyes ... Do i look okay ? No i dont but they never listen and they never look so they'll never know
    piercetheveil22 piercetheveil22 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    I wont be the lonely one Sitting on my own and sad A fifty year old Reminiscing what i had. I miss my dad today. It breaks my heart knowing the feeling isn't shared.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 21