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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 16-17, F Jan 5, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    It sounds stupid, but I always smile when I got a notification from you. But things are different now. Kinda miss those moments :-)
    supernerd22 supernerd22 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    He cheated on my mom when i was 11-12 (im 16 now) and theyve been divorced and hes been out of the house ever since. I dont have a court ordered schedule of when i need to see him...
    sablesantos sablesantos 22-25, F Mar 3

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    My friends. When they find out that I am basically doomed for death from my severe drugs, to my insomnia, to my cutting, to my unhealthy and uncontrollable problem of seeing dead...
    MatildaBlack MatildaBlack 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    Awkward moment when my brother is dating the girl I used to have a massive crush on 😳
    Rachel282 Rachel282 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have a crush on someone, when I first met him we became friends and I would always joke and tease with him, but then I discovered I had a crush on him and now I'm more shy with...
    Nordic5angel Nordic5angel 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    Never fails unless I'm crying. Whenever we get on video chat, I'm immediately smiling at her. Her sweet eyes make me feel trust, her smile makes me feel happy and her calling my...
    Mamasbabycub Mamasbabycub 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    I am so unbelievably fortunate to have a fantastic friends list. The very best part is that they all make me smile if and when I get a message.  I'm such a fan of each one...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 2 Responses Mar 6

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    there is only one person in this world who can put a smile on my face whenever he messages me. I just wish he knew how much it means to me when we talk.
    oceaneyes97 oceaneyes97 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    It's nice to have someone in your life who can make you smile, even when they're not around :D
    XxHeyyTherexX XxHeyyTherexX 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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    there is this girl here on this app...when ever she text me....i have a big smile on my face...she is very nice person...love talking to her :)
    mikeee3135 mikeee3135 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    your messages make my day,when I get one from you they're not sad and gray.messages are so very nice but when its all said and done, I wish I could be with you tonight...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 16

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    When I feel sad I think nothing is valuable in this world and when I feel happy I feel like even the worst thing is valuable and beautiful. I think all depends on mood
    kikforyou kikforyou 18-21, M Mar 10

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    There's no denying it... I do
    MissTerious4 MissTerious4 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've never been the best at making a smooth conversation. Silence makes it feel awkward so I always am trying to fill it haha I have very light autistic asperger a syndrome as well...
    PartyGuy21 PartyGuy21 18-21, M Mar 2

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    I really don't smile a lot, to the point where some people have even commented on it and made me force some weird smile for them. At school I'm poker faced for most of the day. I...
    Darkanddesolate Darkanddesolate 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I'm almost always smiling anyway. A smile is something you can fake till you make. Forcing a smile when you're upset starts to release endorphins and pretty soon you're happy...
    Thespistx Thespistx 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I hate myself for it but i do it everyday I leave for work, hold open doors, and wish everyone a good morning with a smile When the truth is i feel like id be better off dead im a...
    TheLastOfMe TheLastOfMe 22-25, M Mar 13

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    There r many many different types of people on here, some r nice, and some r not. and some r just total jerks! but if your careful who u talk to and keep looking u will find some...
    btiny13 btiny13 70+ 3 Responses Mar 19

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    Do I miss you? I don't know But I'm missing your lovely smile When my heart is hurt & tears flow down Its not here today to comfort me Do I miss you? I don't know But I'm missing...
    BigBossBadMan BigBossBadMan 36-40, M Mar 18

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    I have made a new friend on EP who makes me smile and feel good.
    lion1776 lion1776 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    I have a daughter named Maya and she is 13 months old. I am not married to her father but we did get engaged a couple years ago. Sometimes I feel bad that I didn't wait until...
    Saphirediamonds Saphirediamonds 31-35, F Mar 18

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    Making someone smile when they're sad is one of the best things
    Sw33love Sw33love 18-21, M 8 hrs ago

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    OK! I know that being a diabetes i can find an easy way to let myself die easily. I know myself as can make it happen at some point when feel like there is no way out. I try to...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I've got no one in real life, who can are about this or I can share this with.. I just want to share how I'm feeling right now with you guys! I want to tell someone how happy I'm...
    TheArtisticOne TheArtisticOne 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I feel this deep emptiness filling every inch inside of me. Maybe it the result of my impatience to move forward. I want to leap but things in life are not obtained in a single...
    searchingfar searchingfar 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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    The awkward thing of being socially awkward is when realise that there is no cure or a pill to help you with your awkwardness ...so you're probably always going to be an awkward...
    missnicething missnicething 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have been called many things in my life but seldom have I heard the word "beautiful" directed at me by anyone that didn't feel obligated to or by people just interested in taking...
    ginaramone ginaramone 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    to anyone who is feeling like this it is not over you have a chance to restart every single time. whenever you feel you have reached the end remember it's just ground 0 and build...
    hellokitty206 hellokitty206 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I am sick of being socially awkward. I remember every single awkward situation that happened to me when I say something that makes no sense and then this moment of silence with...
    AHAAE AHAAE 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 2

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    So another good friend of mine recently lost her virginity to her boyfriend of only several months, and I feel weird and awkward about being the only virgin left in my group of...
    SweetcakesJr SweetcakesJr 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 2

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    I remember when I was a kid my dad took us kids to a sporting goods store to get shoes. i hung around him around the aisles thinking it was cool hanging with my dad. He let out a...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    I was in love with this guy at my job. He was gorgeous. He was tall and had the sexiest smile and he always smelled nice. We used to talk a lot at work after the boss left. I was...
    justerika justerika 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I am very socially awkward. whenever im around people i just think to myself "please don't talk to me! please don't talk to me!" and when people do talk to me i always say...
    nduwachick nduwachick 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    Ever since September I've had a crush on my physics partner and I haven't 'given up' because he gives me these signals I can't seem to interpret, and as much as they seem to say 'I...
    400luxbux 400luxbux 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    Awkward moment today, I was at school sitting on my stool and I didn't realise that the back of my skirt was caught on the top part of the back part of the seat. I was in the...
    rubyroo15 rubyroo15 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 10

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    My wife and I have been married for 15 years, and we dated for 10 before that- since we were in college. I have struggled with an issue for a very long time in our relationship...
    spirald spirald 41-45, M 14 hrs ago

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