I went to a Thai festival today with a friend's family. I had never been. I was clearly a needle in a haystack there. (Caucasian) We went to the temple and one of the monks gave me two blessing bracelets (string/one on each wrist) and then gave me a necklace. Why would he give me two bracelets and the others only one on their right wrist? Is there a meaning to this? Or was he simply being kind?
I've tried googling.3 AnswersReligion & Spirituality1 decade ago
I fail at every relationship I'm in. By every, I mean every. Family, friendships, coworkers and most of all, romantic. Every relationship I have is strained. I stay to myself mostly. People tend to **** me over a lot. I know I can be a bit abrupt, but I'm not ever intentionally trying to hurt someone's feelings. I'm just honest.
Family is messed up because I come from a broken home, and my Father remarried...His wife doesn't like us. She tolerates us and it's blatantly obvious. My father ALWAYS takes her side. Never stands up for us. Warm and fuzzy. Aww.
Friendships...man, I was coasting for a while. Had a good group. The problem was we always drank a lot together. I'm bad with alcohol. Once I got my dui and lost my license...everyone pretty much just started drifting away from me. I went through a really long depression, and when I came out of it, they pretty much banded together to hate me.
Coworkers...ugh. There is one coworker who is especially manipulative and works to make my life hell. Telling stories to our manager. Making fun of me constantly. It gets old.
Romantic. I only attract guys I have no interest in or they have a major flaw...like heroin addiction. Whenever I do meet a guy and I decide I like him back...it always turns out that he is a pathological liar or a womanizer.
Life sucks without people to share your life with.
I don't even know what to do.
Am I doomed to be a social pariah for the rest of my life? If so, I'm ******* done.3 AnswersSociology1 decade ago
I finally found a medication that will work for me. I finally feel normal! No more constant aggravation or crying or dramatics. I finally feel like I'm on the right track.
However, I'm alone. I was self-medicating for years with alcohol...really made an *** out of myself. I got so paranoid in my depression, that I alienated most of my friends and destroyed possible relationships.
Now, I feel good. I finally feel like the person I always knew I was inside...but I don't have anyone to share it with. Mentally, I'm good...
I'm just so lonely.
Now I can see clearly all the crazy things I was doing...how desperate and mean and selfish I was.
I honestly don't feel like it was all my fault, obviously there is something wrong mentally that I needed help for...I'm just afraid that most people don't know about depression/bipolar/PTSD...that they think it's a weakness or personal defect instead of actual chemical imbalances.
I'm afraid I'll get discouraged and stop caring so much and get depressed again.
Any advice?4 AnswersMental Health1 decade ago
I feel very stifled in life. Nothing is moving. I need to get away. I feel like there is another life out there for me. I feel like I have so much to learn that a school cannot teach me. I live in DC and I'm thinking about moving to Vegas.
I have a decent car that will make it. I have about 4-5k saved up after the bills I need to pay. I don't have any formal education. I am single. I haven't found anyone to make the trip with me.
Everyday I just think about packing just the essentials and leaving everyone behind to make my own way in life.
Has anyone ever done this successfully?9 AnswersLas Vegas1 decade ago
I'm home sick and my cable went out. A lot of websites are really show or don't have the whole episode list.1 AnswerDrama1 decade ago
I've been with my boyfriend for almost 3 years, we've pretty much lived together the whole time. He's gotten to the point where I can't stand him. He never wants to go anywhere, do anything, when he does go out all he does is complain. He's a huge buzzkill.
The real problem now is that I've developed a crush on a mutual friend. I find myself hanging out with him more. Flirting more. I can tell he likes me back, but neither of us would ever cross that boundary while I'm still in a relationship. I'm really falling for him hard. I used to be good friends with his last girlfriend, and he inadvertantly broke her by being honest with her and saying he just didn't love her and that he didn't want to string her along. Her and I are no longer friends but we were close and I know she'd be livid if anything went on between him and I.
I also know even after my bf and I break up, it would hurt him really bad and I don't want to hurt anyone.
Should I follow my heart or my head?1 AnswerSingles & Dating1 decade ago
I was talking to a friend on the phone. I told her I was considering this restaurant for my birthday, the date, the time...In conversation, I specifically talked about not having spoken to a mutual friend about it becuz I didn't know what to do...The mutual friend does not get along with her ex-boyfriend, but I am good friends with him and would have preferred he come, but didn't want to hurt my friend's feelings. The mutual friend had asked about my b-day, but I said I didn't know yet. An hour after the convo with Friend A occured, mutual friend is e-mailing me telling me she doesn't care if I invite the other guy, she understands and then lists the place, date and time. So I contact my Friend A and ask why she said something. she said "I didn't kno it was a big secret, sorry"...I mean, it almost seems like she did it on purpose. A week later, I'm being treated like I did something wrong. WTF? Isn't that rude of her? Why am I feeling guilty when my friend kind of betrayed my trust?2 AnswersFriends1 decade ago
Here's the gist of it: I fell out of my friends car while it was going maybe 3-5mph and the back tire ran over my leg. I got up just fine, walked, ran, skipped, jumped...All that. It's just a big huge bruise now and I'm wondering if there might be any "silent" threats. I don't really want to go to the doctor, I know, stupid.
Other than "you're an idiot?"7 AnswersInjuries1 decade ago