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I Smile When I Feel Awkward

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 81 People

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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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    when I was about 23 my good buddy took me to a bar I had just gotten paid and was having a blue moon with an orange out on the patio a couple of women walk outside So I asked if I...
    TANQ247 TANQ247 26-30, M 3 hrs ago

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    Makes me happy when I smile at someone and they smile back!
    Harmony100 Harmony100 36-40, F 5 hrs ago

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    yes I feel very awkward and tend to be nervous around people I can talk ok if I know what to say but sometimes if I don't know what to say I will go quiet people take it I don't...
    susananngoga32 susananngoga32 31-35, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I don't know, am I socially awkward? Sometimes I just don't understand why I don't fit in. Sometimes I just find myself quoting a book or talking about Scientific theories or...
    secretspiller secretspiller 26-30, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I used to as a little kid but that died when I was about 14
    Godofblackclouds Godofblackclouds 18-21, M 9 hrs ago

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    That awkward moment when a 16-year-old tries to seduce you through text and then realizing that you're actually old enough to be his mom, according to trailer park standards...
    SunshineMel SunshineMel 26-30, F 24 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    When I'm going to bed I have to walk upstairs and it's so dark I have to be careful so I don't crash into anything and then i start walking up the stairs to go to my room and when...
    xxemogirlxx xxemogirlxx 22-25, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I got used to smiling whenever I'm sad, it would be at rare times that I would show such emotion to anyone. I'm worried that when I put my guard down, I'd be a burden to everyone...
    Elmia Elmia 13-15, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I recently said something to my sister that was meant to be a joke but she took it personally. The next day she was acting very depressive and my mom said that while talking to her...
    OtsanaWolf3344 OtsanaWolf3344 13-15, F 11 hrs ago

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    https://youtu.be/AdKNlGfkyhc That guitar. The low deep sorrowful Vibrating one the same as your voice. when you're asking what i'm going to do with you once I rope you...... Don't...
    SvveetKiester SvveetKiester 41-45, F 13 hrs ago

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    I used to be very talkative until I experienced a very bad heartbreak (it was very complicated). My self esteem plummeted and while I have recovered from the hurt I have forgotten...
    iZalmstra iZalmstra 13-15, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Unless you`re stupid, smile is nothing but a mask. And like any mask, it covers the real nature of things. One great poet once said that smiles and happiness belong to rude people...
    Tatius Tatius 26-30, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    My eleven year old son got the time of a friends party wrong and thought it started at 12:30 when it actually started at 11:30. At 12:20 I heard the sound of a small circus...
    Faerylight Faerylight 41-45, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    changed for the worst..... i constantly feel lonely even though my best friends ever on here chat to me a lot. i feel like my heart has just turned to ice. i don't feel as friendly...
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42 18-21, F 5 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    if I feel like I am getting too Close to someone, I tend to become distant, especially since someone, who I got really close to, Really did hurt me really bad, and I kinda kicked...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 17 hrs ago

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    I would try anything just to make my friends happy. I try hard to be their big sister and accompany them in everything, through thick and thin. No matter how much I had to bear...
    Elmia Elmia 13-15, F 21 hrs ago

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    i am stressed out constantly about everything and nothing at all. its so bad i get nauseated and can last for long periods of time. when im nauseated i cant eat so i go days...
    ForgetableMe ForgetableMe 31-35, M 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I'm not going to lie, I sometimes kind of enjoy making people feel awkward, more so uncomfortable. Lets be real, I have big boobs, and I know guys look at them. One of my...
    mutantninjaa mutantninjaa 22-25, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    Yes I do! It's a couple of days but shoot make me smile! Did things I never done before. But still afraid or paranoid about it.
    Oceandock19 Oceandock19 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    i feel too deeply for people, i feel i push people away or make them feel awkward. i just think think think and its always negative. i think i scare people away that i care for. i...
    ForgetableMe ForgetableMe 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    my mom found out I was gay while searching through my phone. she saw all the text messages between my girlfriend (who is a grade higher then me) and I and my ex (who said she...
    cjayy19 cjayy19 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Seriously. Just because I have a case of RBF doesn't mean I'm miserable. And it's my face. I smile when I want. :)
    Whatsmystory Whatsmystory 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    this website is amazing, i met this awesome person who opened up to me and stayed up most of the night with me just talking and sharing things. it was one of those conversations...
    roflmao786 roflmao786 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm a 34 years old nerd who has married a bit too early due to having a bad religious background in my life. Had kids too early ( now I have three ) and didn't get to really see...
    leicam leicam 31-35, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Sheer exhaustion takes over at one point. No time to spend with friends or the ones you love. You feel empty inside, needing something, wanting something more. Then a message...
    FairytaleDreams FairytaleDreams 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    I love to hear the smile in your voice when we talk. I love seeing it. It pleases me to know I've made you happy, if only for a moment. I will keep doing it for as long as you...
    DisappearIntoSilence DisappearIntoSilence 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Actually I'm not that bad, not too socially awkward BUT..I am in certain situations out in public, when I have to talk to strangers. It might be that the whole "stranger danger...
    stonecoldflame stonecoldflame 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hello, my name is Laurentiu and I'll be 18 next mounth on the 16 of july. My father abandoned me and my mom since my birth, so I grew up without the leading of a father. Since I...
    b16laurentiu b16laurentiu 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    I don't want anyone feeling for me or sympathizing I only want honesty, at times it's hard to even give that to myself. I write and I write everyday and nothing ever hits home for...
    meisalreadytaken meisalreadytaken 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 26

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    I know that nothing is more important than how you feel and think about himself. A high opinion about yourself and what you do and what you are and essentially, a love for yourself...
    tengil tengil 31-35, M Jun 24

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    I feel like I'm only awkward sometimes because I'm really social and can make friends easily yet BAM! I get super shy and quiet and start making really stupid jokes and make things...
    toyaawright toyaawright 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    when a its an awkward text I g conversation and the person says that they wonder why we never went out and they miss you and your just sitting there like what do I say how do I...
    TiredOfBeingHurt TiredOfBeingHurt 18-21, F Jun 22

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    Depression sucks. For everyone involved. I battle it myself, but right now I'm more concerned about my husband. I've got my own needs that haven't been fulfilled lately. And I was...
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 21

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    aspin aspin 22-25, M Jun 21

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