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I Smile When I Feel Awkward

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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 18-21, F Jan 5, 2014

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    I feel very weird... When im hungry,

    i want to eat, but as long as my stomach is growling, it makes me feel fuller lol
    Xychorite Xychorite 16-17, M Feb 1

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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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    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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    Thursday, i had asked out this one girl

    because she was the cutest, nicest girl i knew. Well i hadnt known she was already in a relationship. She never talked about it. Also, the guy she is dating is a huge douche lol so it was surprising. Anyway, i hadnt seen her since then and i figured nothing would be weird...
    Xychorite Xychorite 16-17, M Jan 25

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    All my life I have never felt comfortable around my family. I've always felt like the black sheep. I always envied my friend's relationships with their parents and how close they...
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    My college recently threw a party/social gathering for all new students (I'm an incoming freshman). My college is known as having issues with making racial minorities feel accepted...
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    I accept people totally for who they are...I do not judge and I do not ridicule...I instead listen and lend an opinion...but only when asked for...I want to be a "real" friend not...
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    Sometimes.. I wish I wasn't born so that my mom could live her life the way she wants to. I mean she does anyway, but not to the fullest. I'm the youngest and the only one under 18...
    amazinghuh amazinghuh 13-15, F 14 Responses 2 days ago

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    I always try to smile whenever I got hurt.. this is so shame..
    Needplaceforsharing Needplaceforsharing 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    Its silly to think about good things and make bad assumptions of them, but its also a hard habit to get out of. When you've been damaged by a loved one, sometimes you think the...
    luna500 luna500 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Ughhh idk what this feeling is, nervous, anxious, or both... I think its both lol ughhhhhhhhhh omg... Im going to attempt to visit my boyfriend on Monday but tomorrow i deffinitely...
    beautifulego beautifulego 16-17 4 days ago

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    I hate having conversations with people that I'm not used to talking with. Like, they don't get that I'm super awkward and that I'll say things that make most people cringe but my...
    ThatGirlAllAlone ThatGirlAllAlone 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I love him more than anything. He makes me smile when I'm upset, his smile makes me the happiest girl in the world. He spoils me even when I don't deserve it. He holds me tight and...
    MadZMatters MadZMatters 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Teamouse Teamouse 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My awkwardness has made me believe that people find me too weird to be taken seriously, or to be with me in a relationship. I don't have many friends and I haven't been in a...
    Darkbachelor Darkbachelor 22-25, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I've never joined a site like this. I've never talked to people about my problems because I feel like a ***** when I do. But I have nowhere else to turn. I don't know what is wrong...
    Mbayers6370 Mbayers6370 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    There's been something on my mind for awhile... Ok, more then awhile, it happened last summer. But before I get into anything else I just want to say that this is probably going to...
    xxJaydaxx xxJaydaxx 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    This is a long story.... Just before beginning of the school year this year this guy added me on Instagram he was native like me n he lived in the same area I was living in. So I...
    cassie200015 cassie200015 13-15, F Jul 28

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    I've always felt like I never really belonged anywhere. White people could only see that I was darker than them, and black people could only see that I spoke like a "white girl...
    lirez92 lirez92 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 28

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    I'm so awkward that it's sad. I'm only okay when anime is playing or when I have my music.
    Brynija Brynija 13-15, F Jul 27

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    This has been happening for a long time now. I tried to talk to my friends and family, but they've never really actually talked about it. (Please excuse any confusion or awkward...
    ohgodijustneedausername ohgodijustneedausername 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    vicor123 vicor123 18-21, F Jul 27

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    Talking again!! Both nice and relaxed having a lovely chat :) makes me so happy xxx
    lucylou13 lucylou13 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    When you don't feel happy, I'll love you LOL! When you feel lonely and sad, you can think about the new place you want to go, the country you want to travel to and the good things...
    HappyOrUnhappy HappyOrUnhappy 13-15, M Jul 26

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    She's in her late 40s. Not particularly attractive, but kind and caring. She's the kind of person that you know care more about you and your comfort than she does herself. She's so...
    Storiesnotforthefaintofheart Storiesnotforthefaintofheart 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 26

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    Best way to wake up!! With a message from that special person :) everytime a message pops up I smile. :) can't think of a better way to wake up on a Sunday morning xxxxx
    lucylou13 lucylou13 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    2 years ago, my dad saw that I downloaded an exotic novel on my Kindle. I tried to cover it up by saying it was an accident. now he always jokes about it. I still feel awkward.
    cia97 cia97 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 25

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    Im awkward or what not every time I go out. I don't talk to people or let alone relate to people and society. So when I do go out, My awkwardness is apparent.
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M Jul 25

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    It's the worst when they just say that and you're not sure what they wanted to talk about and it feels awkward
    will1982 will1982 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 24

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    virignis virignis 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 24

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    This is an awkward situation for my hand. I have one of those paper wristbands that you have to wear for certain places and it's hard to tear so I tried slipping it off my hand and...
    Lcy2472 Lcy2472 13-15, F Jul 23

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    I'm socially awkward. I don't have any close friend. I'm always alone. I feel so lonely. No one understands me. But I'm afraid to let others know what I think.
    Acrylic19 Acrylic19 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 23

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    TheEverythingFanX TheEverythingFanX 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 22