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  1. marlinealcott

    Should a relationship be 50/50 or 100/100?

    150/150 That's the amount of work it's taken to keep my relationship together.
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    How can I improve my self esteem?

    I've struggled badly my whole life. Mostly because of my appearance. I suffer from body dysmorphic disorder. :( I'm not sure if anything can make me feel better about my appearance but I have found that doing certain things, such as going backpacking by myself overseas, really gave me a lot of...
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    Health & Fitness?

    Thousands and thousands of squats!
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    Have you started to save for the future?

    I also keep envelopes in a fire-proof safe! It's a great idea.
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    Do You Sing?

    I kind of avoid doing the karaoke thing because I'm a recovering alcoholic and don't feel comfortable going anywhere they serve alcohol. I've yet to see a karaoke place that isn't a bar. But if I ever find one, I will definitely give it a try.
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    Making Money Online

    I've never sold anything on eBay. I would have to possess something I could sell, which I don't. The only thing I really sell are my words. :)
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    Buy a Punching Bag

    I've had multiple boyfriends with violent anger issues and have tried giving more than one of them a punching bag. I've found that most times, when men are angry, they don't go out and punch the bag. They still break things in the house. People who are aggressive like that aren't able to control...
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    Do You Sing?

    I am still working on my singing! I think my voice is getting better, but I still break out in sweat everywhere every time I do it. Even when I'm alone, which is weird. I'm thinking maybe it's just because of the way I'm breathing harder than usual--like exercise.
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    Truly In Love With A Cousin.

    I think the story told by the OP is ridiculous and sad. They should have just been together. There is relatively no risk of birth defects or anything like that when the genetics are as "far apart" (not sure how else to put that) as second cousins. It isn't the same thing as having sex with your...
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    2013, we're still here, so what happens now?

    Continue learning, continue ascending, continue evolving. More "big" things will happen before long, but big things are always happening. We are definitely in a new stage of our development. More and more people are realizing our potential as a species.
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    Could You Get Involved With Someone Who is Divorced?

    Exactly. I don't really buy the "once a cheater, always a cheater" thing. It's probably true for some, but I think there's just as many people who cheat and regret it.
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    Loving Two Persons At The Same Time

    I totally think you can love two people at the same time. I love many people. I have felt romantic love for more than one person at the same time as well. But in most cases, you need to make a choice because it won't work out and will only hurt both people if you're not careful.
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    Social Stigma towards Single persons!

    Although I'm not single, I definitely relate when it comes to having kids. Many people have asked me, "When are you going to have kids?" People have actually been asking me that since I was in my early twenties. I'm like, are you kidding me? I'm YOUNG! I still feel young at 30, and it annoys me...
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    A woman’s place

    Also--marriage vows differ from couple to couple. So how can you even say this?
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    Favorite TV Show?

    I've been dying to watch Game of Thrones! :( But there's no way we could afford HBO.
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    Atheism

    Not many people would say an athiest doesn't have a heart. If people are saying things like that, they probably are not very closely connected to God themselves.
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    Reach New Heights!

    It's admirable that you did that (begun meditating every day to get your life closer to what you want it to be). I want to do that, but there are some hurdles standing in my way (health problems) that make me doubtful I'll be able to overcome. :(
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    When times are tough, Do you expect the best or the worst?

    It depends on what it is. I wish I could say I was like you, but after 10 years of health problems, for example, it becomes difficult for me to have a lot of hope for the future. Sometimes it feels like having hope and expecting good things will only let you down, and no one wants to be...
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    Social Stigma towards Single persons!

    I've never heard of single people not being welcomed anywhere. Aside from maybe dinners meant exclusively for couples and thing like that. I do think that most people tend to view being single as a less-than-ideal state and will try to urge their single friends to find someone. I could see how...
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    Afraid of Friday the 13th?

    I don't think they put a 13th floor on any building. :) Pretty funny.