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I Am Going to Change

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 35 People

    Because I'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough, And Gosh Darn It People Like Me

     So I've always had a self defeating attitude. I've always questioned things like "am I good enough?" "why do people like me?" "what do I bring to the world?" "am I even going to be missed when I'm gone?" Stuff like that, no matter what other people told me and no matter how...
    IWishIUnderstood IWishIUnderstood 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 13, 2010

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    ...every day. every day. every day. i feel bad cause i should be thankful that i can go to the store and have a car (that i hope we won't have to give up cause we're running out of...
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F 6 hrs ago

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    first of all, i can no longer drink caffeine due to anxiety. however, i miss going to coffee houses to hang out alone or with a friend. i did that so much when i was single. there...
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    'if u want to change your life change first the way you think'. yeah right and i want to change my life....
    cozycazozenroze cozycazozenroze 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have filed for a divorce from my husband. He is terribly verbally abusive. I have been married less than a year. I filed in February only 4 months into the marriage. We have...
    ylowrosetx ylowrosetx 46-50, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am ready for a change. My mind set is changing but I want my appearance to change also but anyways... I want my outside to match my brilliance inside. :) so it will all make...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Well it's more like trying to try to make a change I'm aware that my current mental and physical state won't really change lol so I'm trying to change little things. First I...
    PiecingMeBackTogether PiecingMeBackTogether 18-21 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I wanted to write this for everyone who's going through a heartbreak including myself. Today is the day. It's time to move on, we already know how a heartbreak looks like but we...
    American19 American19 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm seriously trying to accept I can not change her mind. I'm trying to accept I'm a failure as a husband and father. I'm trying to accept the fact she was never really attracted...
    heartbreakhurts heartbreakhurts 36-40, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    He broke up with me 5 months ago....after fighting long distance for over a year, and I still love him, and he still gets to me. We've been trying to be friends, but everytime he...
    georgia5656 georgia5656 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    And I'm so so angry about it all. I feel I was short changed and betrayed all these years married to the same man. I'm trying hard to not lash out and be as nasty as he's been...
    sp7799 sp7799 36-40, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Times are hard, I know, we all know There's so much going on Discrimination and Injustices all over the world Where did we all go wrong What happened to love each other Love your...
    lostthoughtz lostthoughtz 22-25 a week ago

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    Fall is in the hints of cooler weather and I absolutely LOVE it! Out of all the season changes, I find fall the most magical of all.
    lovehonestly lovehonestly 36-40 a week ago

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    Isn't it odd that the only time emotions start to form is when your seconds away from the event that caused it? I thought I was indifferent about moving my senior year, but I have...
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    I start college soon & I'm so excited yet so scared. My boyfriend is going for a third year in a row so I don't feel too bad about going. I'm still scared though .~. What to do to...
    xItsChelsx xItsChelsx 16-17, F a week ago

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    I hate that I have no friends. I'm usually grateful for what I have and don't let such things get to me but I'm starting to lose hope in my future. Today I sit in my college dorm...
    needtochange96 needtochange96 18-21, M Aug 26

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    Bad relationships even marriages slowly creep up on you. starts out with little small things, like white lies, trust , getting over with sneeky things. This is a person showing...
    dizzylou dizzylou 46-50, F Aug 26

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    Love never guaranteed no pain, struggles or loss. But that love is what keeps you going for the other person. Not giving up hope, dreaming with them, inspiring each other. When...
    NotperfectEver NotperfectEver 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    I like going to the gym, it gives you a fresh open mind for the rest of the day, it's a mission to build your body. It's a goal to keep strong, fit, progress, advance forward with...
    Amazon3 Amazon3 31-35, M Aug 26

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    If you're single and dreaming of a happy family holiday just wanted to tell you about things to come..I am blessed with step children who have ENHANCED my life but also changed it...
    GalateaSpheres GalateaSpheres 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 23

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    How To Turn Six Dollars Into Six Thousand Dollars: I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A little while back I was browsing through newsgroups just like you are...
    manusundr manusundr 46-50, M Aug 22

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    I'm not detoxing from drugs. well, not from narcotics, anyways. I am detoxing my liver and colon of built up toxins aka candida. it probably hurts more than drug detox. once...
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 Aug 22

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    today I think I made the biggest mistake of my life apologizing to my older brother. about 3months ago I was applying for a scholarship to fund my tuition and needed a reference...
    ALifeInterupted ALifeInterupted 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    My boyfriend wants me to lose 20 pounds, and I've been barely eating all week. Why would I have to change for anyone? Why can't I ever be good enough? You know what - F_CK this. I...
    LuckyInTheSkyWithDiamonds LuckyInTheSkyWithDiamonds 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 21

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    I have to get this out of me, I have to share this story I cannot even believe myself...how a total stranger not only changed my life, but saved my life. I have went trough alot...
    somedude92 somedude92 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    I disagree with the hack on Ashley Madison, and every website that is housing the data should be sued, and potentially held accountable for damages to the affected families...
    frostyflower frostyflower 26-30, F 7 Responses Aug 21

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    When you try to do right by people and yourself the evil always get in the way. Its crazy how people like to stay the way they are and dont want to change. I sit and wonder how is...
    ladylare ladylare 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    The after it happened I off-handedly brought it up to my friends in the change room before gym class. I think I was in 5th grade at the time. They didn’t say much. I think I...
    ambivalentFriability ambivalentFriability 18-21 4 Responses Aug 20

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    I do not think trying to change the world or others will improve ourselves. Thing is that more and more people is concentrated in trying to place the change they need to do in...
    oneiric13 oneiric13 26-30, M Aug 20

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    Somehow there is something unresolved and it all is getting back to me now. I had no idea yesterday why I was so much hurt and in pain to see him or hear his voice. I guess it is...
    StrongWoman9 StrongWoman9 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    I know that if I keep going on this way with my life, I wont be okay. But it feels I'm stuck in quicksand, and every attempt to get out sinks me in deeper... I hope I'll become...
    elvisguitar elvisguitar 18-21, M Aug 19

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    people are so condescending...man things have completely changed...gender roles have completely flip flopped...I'm a very strong independent woman with undefeated confidence...it's...
    yummy5541 yummy5541 31-35, F Aug 19

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    Random note, I am actually overwhelmed with new changes thats happening. Good changes... These few months within this year, I have a new nephew, an upcoming new born niece/nephew...
    teeekilicious18 teeekilicious18 18-21, F Aug 19

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    it is hard sometimes...cuz if I could change the world, you would be the sunlight in my universe, n u wood think our love was really something good....eric clapton what happens...
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 1 Response Aug 18

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    yup! they sure do, im hoping to learn from mistakes, tho.... I don't wanna repeat them. what doesn't kill us, makes us stronger! but, yes I think my failed relationship s have...
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 Aug 18

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    She's going to leave, this bright star. She will shoot across the heavens and lend light to the universe. My friend is amazing, is beautiful, and is going to move on. It is...
    moonchild0315 moonchild0315 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    Looking back on the last 3 years of my 15 year marriage I learned a lot. A lot of things I chose to put up with, turn a blind eye to, let myself become his employee. When I woke...
    littlefroghere littlefroghere 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 16

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    i wish i knew what i was doing with myself. for the last decade ive been making plans of doing something, starting it and then part way through it or just about almost finishing it...
    loveknowsnobounds loveknowsnobounds 31-35 1 Response Aug 14

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    I have a huge circle, mostly people that have added me but hadnt even found the time to introduce themselves to date. honestly this is not a complaint, I am here for just over a...
    MzPhoenix MzPhoenix 31-35, F 8 Responses Aug 14

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    Moved some more stuff out of grandma and grandpas before the cabin gets demolished by the future owners. Nice to know it'll be used but still hard to see it go. I guess it's...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    Recently. A show was a wake up call for me. However, since my change occurred my family thinks I'm always mad or upset because I don't talk as much as I did a few days ago. I don...
    CyanideY CyanideY 13-15, F