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I Smile When I Feel Awkward

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    You Know Those Times When....?

    Like when:You are having a conversation and someone starts talking about what happened in the past and is supposed to be funny now but is still completely awkward to you now and you feel bad about it every time its mentioned and wish nobody talked about. Well normally I don't...
    DreamingTaoTiger DreamingTaoTiger 26-30, M Dec 21, 2012

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    So I read a joke on the Internet,

    told it to my family, and then my step dad looked at me a w/ a hint of awkwardness. Days later I figured out that the joke was actually dirty...awkward.
    lilacgalaxy lilacgalaxy 16-17, F Jan 5

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    Walkward

    you know that feeling when you are walking to the store and there is that salvation army lady ringing the bell, then you got a hobo on the other side, and you only have one quarter in your pocket? well here's what happened to me. so i was walking to the store and i was about to...
    Phoneymcringring Phoneymcringring 26-30 1 Response Dec 26, 2012

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    So I just woke up and I can perfectly remember the dream that I had; it left me with a really awkward feeling. I was at school hanging out with my friends and at the end of the day...
    smurfinaround smurfinaround 16-17, F Jun 26

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    I feel so awkward right now. Im at my uncles spending time with them and all we do is sit around and i feel like a loser. Im fine with doing stuff but i dont wanna ask him to do...
    oneepicboss oneepicboss 13-15, M Jun 29

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    i do get a smile on my face when i see a message from him. i doubt he realizes that though. lol i also feel like its probably not mutual. hey thats just how the world is sometimes...
    sadisticbitch sadisticbitch 26-30, F Jun 26

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    One of my best friends started going out with people after starting college. She is in a serious relationship now. I didn't really care much because people can do what they want...
    thisisausernametoo thisisausernametoo 18-21 5 days ago

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    Almost every time, I am out there alone in the group of people I feel alone. I want friends, good friends.
    picasso10 picasso10 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    You know when you read quotes about relationships and it won't include any names but you already have that one person that you are thinking about like the quote was made for them...
    Vickypearl Vickypearl 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Ok so there is this girl, who I like a lot she is way funny, nice, and beautiful and I don't know if she likes me back, and a lot of you will say talk to her, but in my experiences...
    Ghost21z Ghost21z 13-15, M Jul 3

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    Never seems to fail!! Where have you been all my life??
    stjlynn stjlynn 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    I'm socially awkward when I am messaging people.. I usually put "..." when I'm blushing or just don't know what else to say... Or I do that if I feel like what I said was stupid...
    SammieSweetheart687 SammieSweetheart687 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    Why smile when you are never happy.? Why smile when you never have anything to smile about. The only time I smile is when I am forced to smile for things like taking pictures; even...
    Katalynn17 Katalynn17 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    I have so many people in my life who make me smile when I feel like giving up ❤️
    EmmaLL1999 EmmaLL1999 13-15, F a week ago

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    MysticBeauty MysticBeauty 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    I have a box. Had a box. About the size of 2 shoe boxes filled to the brim with memories, Pictures, postcards, Stones from my Nan before she passed away, Things belonging to...
    prettybrowneyes1993 prettybrowneyes1993 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    What is Love?It is the feeling of putting this one person constantly above everything and everyone else, their happiness of paramount importance enough to make fools of ourselves...
    angelicsmiles angelicsmiles 31-35, F 7 Responses Jun 27

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    I Really do if I dont cry I get really sad I just sit at home on my pc listen to music either I get really sad or I cry the reason why I do is because i have no friends at school...
    GGTSS2014 GGTSS2014 13-15, M Jun 25

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    Because its not the fault of my friends or my beloved ones because they dont have anything to do with it ... I smile when im around them in a way to avoid ruining their day/evening...
    karenkh karenkh 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    “Life is too short. Grudges are a waste of perfect happiness. Laugh when you can apologize when you should and let go of what you can’t change. Love deeply and forgive...
    marklovescoffee marklovescoffee 46-50, M Jul 2

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    She still doesn't care. Nor does he. I don't know why I spend so many tears of sorrow on them. I just can't seem to stop. No matter how hard I try to push away the memories, they...
    bornand4gotten bornand4gotten 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Yes, that's me. I've been nicknamed "Smiley" many times. I can't help it. It's just the way I am. I don't like to look mean and make people feel uncomfortable around me. I don't...
    texaschic35 texaschic35 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I feel that I have no personality. I find myself unable to express emotion and also unable to respond appropriately when people show me affection. Before I used to blame my...
    lplus lplus 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    Okay so I met this boy and instantly I felt a connection, we got to know each other over the span of two months and he treated me amazing, we would talk on the phone every single...
    ljandry ljandry 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    Imagine meeting the man of your dreams. Perhaps he's your favorite celebrity who's beautiful soul attracts like moth to flame. They host a date for charity and you're the highest...
    WhatBecomesOfBrokenDolls WhatBecomesOfBrokenDolls 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I have always felt, that no matter what I do, what I achieve, it is never good enough. I'm paranoid that others see my innate flaws. I unload my emotional baggage on my friends...
    TechObsessed TechObsessed 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 28

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    because of shyness, even though I really am interested in people and have a desire to socialize. This is the sole reason I joined this site. Bit of a novel, I'm sorry. I've come...
    yyz1 yyz1 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 29

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    Its not something I am proud about. Its upsetting at times. I spent nearly two thirds of my college years roaming around campus alone and sitting in some corner reading or playing...
    Anthromorphic Anthromorphic 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I am so socially awkward that I am nervous to see my family in california and now that im here im nervous to leave my room and socialize. I hate confrontation and i dont like going...
    oneepicboss oneepicboss 13-15, M Jun 25

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    I'm awkward when something in my life is not in order... or when I feel preoccupied and feel like something has to be done. I think that explains why I like to be alone during hard...
    sayhitopixelgirl sayhitopixelgirl 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    I am quiet and shy *because* I'm socially awkward. I always mention how awkward the person I'm talking to must think I am and that makes it probably a lot more awkward than it was...
    perfectionisperception perfectionisperception 13-15, F Jun 23

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    I never can realize it but it always happens when I talk to someone I'm dating (which I'm currently not) and I would just talk to her in a romance type way because when I feel...
    Zalbaar Zalbaar 13-15, M Jun 29

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    Most of my life has been a complete mess. I had a terrible childhood, I was bullied, my dad has drinking problems, my mother has psychiatric problems, etc. And now, that my parents...
    DeniedWings DeniedWings 18-21, M 11 hrs ago

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    Ever since I started high school I started getting more and more awkward. Now I'm in college and I'm still like this. It's progressively getting worse. I'm always paranoid that...
    nemophilist8 nemophilist8 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    I can be socially awkward to people I don't know and when I have to force something out of me that doesn't feel right. But idk why I would post that to social media...
    equalseaker212 equalseaker212 18-21, M Jun 26

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    So first off, today i was trying to avoid a meeting that I didn't want to be a part of, but was too nice to say no. I'm pretty sure she accidentally heard me on the phone saying "i...
    bribri590 bribri590 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    So my cousin is lesbian and brought her girlfriend over and now they are making out and feeling each other up in front of me. I feel so awkward like I'm watching Lesbian **** or...
    Delicateflower98 Delicateflower98 16-17, F Jul 12

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    I love speaking to people on the phone, if I'm close with them or something but I'm really awkward if I don't know them or it's a unknown number 😑 My awkwardness sucks.
    WeWereNeverAlive WeWereNeverAlive 16-17, F Jun 24

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    I am socially awkward. I own it and don't feel bad about it. It's just how I am. My close friends love to get a good laugh out of it! I do too.
    oceanicdreamer oceanicdreamer 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    It can't be helped. Sometimes you can just sense an awkward mood and before it sinks in, you try and lighten the mood... but you end up just making it completely awkward.
    MindvsHeartAJ MindvsHeartAJ 18-21, T 1 Response Jun 29

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    Today was hilarious. So I was hanging with my sister indoors and I was holding my cute little dog. My sister was sitting beside me working on the computer. I was looking at my dog...
    WintersSoldier WintersSoldier 18-21, F Jun 29

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    I am so socially awkward! I'm horrible around people because all i can think about is what they are thinking about me BECAUSE IM SOCIALLY AWKWARD. i want to get over it SO bad.
    bowsandarrows bowsandarrows 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 11

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    Fell of my bike pretty hard, while half of the school was watching. It was the most awkward feeling I ever had, because everyone laughed at me (even my friends) 😪
    WillsWill WillsWill 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    I don't even know where to start mainly because all my life I've been an outcast. When I was young my real father left me and so my mom worked a lot to keep food on the table and...
    Arwenlethena Arwenlethena 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    When I'm cold I can control my nerves or something like that I can make myself warm, vice versa when I'm hot! I found out recently I can do the same in a room. Someone will say...
    mrmagnium mrmagnium 13-15, M 14 hrs ago

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    In middle school I had a dice shaper and the boys around me want to play a game of gamble and I was like all right. And me and the boys acted as if we were drunk and high. Then I...
    FighterWolf FighterWolf 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    I really hate it when I'm doing what I can for those whom I've called 'friends' and ended up being alone when I really needed someone by my side. I'm fed up of being the second...
    AoRagdoll AoRagdoll 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 30

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