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  1. Aletheia

    the ending always makes me cry

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    There's an old chestnut: she asks, "Do you love her?" he asks, "Have you slept with him?" What does faithfulness mean to you? Which covenants should not be broken?
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    pet predilictions

    I have a theory about the likely results of this, given the nature of shy introversion. Let's see if I'm right.
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    Post what you cannot say

    Of course you should be with someone who's right for you, and physical attraction is an important part of that. But you'll never be able to truly know whether someone is right for you if you constantly compare her to other people or to some ideal. You won't see her well enough to tell. I know...
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    Post what you cannot say

    Do you still desire me?
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    A wider view of more than one (girls can play too!)

    People of either gender: would you ever consider having more than one lover over the same period of time? Why or why not? If you would, how open would you be about it? Would you want all of the partners involved to know? Would you tell other people? What would you tell them? Whether you would...
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    Post what you love

    Here is a topic where you can post something or several things that you love. sun dried linen Come on everyone let it all out.
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    performance anxiety

    After my breakdown I spent 18 months at an inpatient facility which tore down all my many defenses and tried to relay the foundations of my psyche. With mixed success. Perhaps the most important lesson for me came about in a circuitous manner. The staff were constantly telling me to "stop...
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    Post what you cannot say

    yearning Always I miss you.
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    Post what you cannot say

    I wish I wish I wish I wish I had the chance to tell you how sorry I am.
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    My nephew has Asperger's Syndrome. A generation ago, that would have marked him out as a freak and an “acceptable” target for bullying. These days, now that the condition is recognised, his teachers educate his classmates about why he is the way he is. He likes his classmates, and they like...
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    my working life or lack thereof, a cautionary tale

    I'm really really nervous about sharing this, but I don't want to be in the closet about it. Plus it would be wonderful to find other people with similar stories, and if I'm ever going to, it's likely to be here. So here goes: I've drifted into everything I've ever done with my life. I've...
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    on the outside looking in

    It's such a relief to finally find other people who get it. But I realize that even here, I'm not free of anxiety. I still worry I don't belong. Here are some of the things that worry leads me to do: * wince and close my eyes every time I click the post reply button. * delete things I've...
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    I've realized that I've used the word "safe" several times on here. And what I think I mean by "safe" is "non-judgemental". What makes you feel safe, socially?
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    the Keep Away sign

    lurknomore used this term, and it got me thinking. I was excruciatingly shy and nerdy as a teenager, but by university I'd pulled together some semblance of a social life, even if I was only faking it (alcohol helped). So I was at the pub one evening when I ran into a couple of guys from high...
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    The Shyest Girl In School

    My first response to finding this board was: OMG, why didn't I think to look for it earlier? But I know why. It's taken me longer to accept my avoidant diagnosis than my bipolar one because I'm more ashamed of it, and that's saying something. I've been depressed since primary school, but...