I Am Learning to Let Go

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 481 People

    The more I share about the hurt I feel with my

    friends, and to some people who do care for me, the lesser it become. I realize that I have a good support system and I'm so thankful that they are still around encouraging me that life has to go on, and that I deserve someone better. I maybe lost someone whom I loved before...
    nbsbgal nbsbgal
    26-30, F
    Jun 23, 2015

    My problems aren't as great

    as I make them out to be.
    caterpillarwaiting caterpillarwaiting
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 3, 2014

    Learning To Let Go.

    One of my biggest faults is that I try so so hard to control absolutely everything in my life. I'm always trying to live to some undefined standard and impress people. But I have to stop. It isn't healthy, and I have to quit. So I'm learning to let go. I'm going to live my life...
    tinysarahface tinysarahface
    22-25, F
    Nov 28, 2012

    Cliff Hangers

    I’ve got you. Just hold on, and somehow I will find the strength to pull you up. I’ve got the rope around my waist and I’m digging my heels in. If I can just gain my footing and from somewhere find the strength to move backwards, pulling, heaving, hoisting you up over the...
    Quintesse Quintesse
    51-55, F
    13 Responses Apr 21, 2012

    The past -- filled with

    so much joy yet pain as well... Would I rewind time to re-experience all my previous experiences - good and bad ? If only I could rewind time to re-experience the good then I would, but if I have to go through the bad again then I wouldn't. This is considering that if I DO...
    endlessl0ve endlessl0ve
    26-30, F
    Aug 26, 2014

    Just ... Give Up ...

    My current inner dialogue: "I am learning to let go .... no, but I do need to learn ....sometime soon .... just not right now .... please not right now .... no, please! i can't handle this right now! .... please, i'm begging, i don't want to let go of him yet...
    frozencharlotte frozencharlotte
    31-35, F
    May 3, 2010

    been single for some time.

    . but when i think of even starting a relationship i begin to doubt myself..and i believe its caused by insecurities.. and not wanting to feel pain and loneliness all over again
    geeconniexxx geeconniexxx
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 3, 2016

    Heartache From Within

    Today has come to an end. Just as every beginning has to come to an end, Every heartache begins from within. My life began with a dream in my head. A light in my eyes. A shadow in my heart. A dream of forever,now a lost art. A precious time piece, also released. All our dreams...
    LadyGeorgiaBulldog LadyGeorgiaBulldog
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 1, 2012
    SpontaneousRecoveryLovely SpontaneousRecoveryLovely
    22-25, M
    Mar 5, 2016

    Enjoyed being with friends today I actually

    laughed and enjoyed myself
    deleted deleted
    May 27, 2015

    Wether I Want To Or Not...

    What is it about 'letting go' that binds people up inside. I've tried and tried but something is stuck up there in head that just won't let it slip away from me. I've tried to be understanding of her need to leave and even went as far as to take all the blame for it. It was...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 6, 2013

    I Hear By Hand It Up, Back, And Build A Continuous Bridge..

    I travel over the bridge of time, I see those from my past along the way.  I wave and continue on my path, leaving them there where they belong.  My future lays ahead of me, I greet it with anticipation and careful hesitance, along with a deep breath, and a smile.  Walking...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody
    31-35, F
    Mar 3, 2012

    I blame myself for letting myself love you.

    I was twenty stories above when I fell on your soft love like cloud nine. But now I'm beginning to believe you pushed me, where will I land when your beautiful cloud becomes a storm and I slip through the cracks? You have let me in on every little secret, but I think I left my...
    carterv carterv
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 20, 2013

    I am a manager and leader.

    I have to take a strategic approach to work and have done the same with life. I have then been beaten up by this. I am not who I thought I would be. Not managed to have children. I have not managed to stay married twice now. Life frankly isn't what I expect it to be next...
    grommit3 grommit3
    41-45, F
    Apr 26, 2015

    Accepting the Outcome

    I am learning to let go--and let some things resolve on their own or just let the old die away. Now for all of you that believe in Numerology and are a number one, those of you that like being in control, those that have the same habits, those of you that have held on to a notion...
    finerside finerside
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jul 29, 2009


    hold onto things for far to long. Recently I am learning to let go of the memories that hurt. But it's harder than I thought it would be. I don't know if it hurts more to hold on or let go...
    angeldelinkwent angeldelinkwent
    26-30, F
    Mar 28, 2010

    Another Lesson On Learning To Let Go.

    Nothing left to do or say. It took you this long to say with your words what you’re actions were saying for you. I feel sadness but not regret or heartache. I feel released from this spell. I will be fine and I will carry on like normal. Who knows what direction I will go in...
    valkor5 valkor5
    22-25, F
    Apr 12, 2011

    i read this quote that really did inspire me to

    think: "let go of negative people. having anger towards them is like letting someone live in your head for free" i can sometimes get vibes (also called auras) that can tell me if a person is negative or two-faced. however, i'm still learning about how to do that, even though i...
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 20, 2015

    It's Not Easy But Sometimes I Need to Let Go.

    I'm learning to let some things go.  It isn't easy sometimes, knowing when to let go and when to hold on.  Finding the balance between that which does not matter and that which is truly important has taken me a long time to find.  I've even learned to let go of...
    wordsmith85 wordsmith85
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Mar 22, 2009

    Death is always hard,

    but I knew if you were here we could make it through anything. I didn't expect you to be the one leaving this time around. I keep apologizing to you in my head.. I'm sorry I wasn't there. I'm sorry I never picked up your phone calls. I'm sorry I can't bear to hear your old...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Mar 6, 2016

    This Life Isn't Me Anymore...

    I have changed so much these last couple of years, I'm not even the same person I was a few months ago. I have been studying spiritual teachings and really doing a lot of inner work. Now I'm at a stage where my outside life no longer fits whats inside me, its just not me anymore...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 18, 2011

    It's a new year . I am setting goals

    for myself i am thinking forward i am thinking about myself i want to be selfish this year & do everything i could never do when i was with him, i want to travel alone i want to start reading books & start working out more.. All that sounds great but deep down inside there he...
    marydiaz marydiaz
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 5, 2016

    Don't hate the player,

    hate the game boy do you young ladies and gents grind my gears from this game of life!
    SpontaneousRecoveryLovely SpontaneousRecoveryLovely
    22-25, M
    Mar 5, 2016

    Reason For The Reason

    I searched and searched for him and found nothing...today, as a chapter closed, I found him. But...although I found him, he may as well be on the other side of the country, though he lives a mere 15 minutes from me. He will never feel for me the way I’ve felt for him. It’s my...
    valkor5 valkor5
    22-25, F
    Dec 27, 2010

    Letting go can be hard

    but sometimes it's for the best..Certain things fall apart so that better things can come together. Certain people have to be removed for your life so that you can clearly see the ones who are meant to be in your life. It may not seem like it when you're going through it but...
    rosepetalz rosepetalz
    Dec 20, 2014

    A Fresh Start...

    I am learning to let go of all the things in my life that are bad for me. I have already let go of many friends that I have had in my life because they used me and were not true friends, they just fed off of me. I am learning to let go of my insecurities and truly be happy with...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 28, 2011

    Drama No Drama

    I'm leaning pretty quickly that things,situations, and people in one's life isn't always permanent.  And the mistakes that ones that I love can not always be saved from themselves if they don't listen to what others tell them.  Or better yet listen to the lords trying...
    ann9265 ann9265
    41-45, F
    Feb 27, 2010


    “It’s my choice.” That’s a phrase I’m hearing a lot these days, one that has been taught to my daughter in school. Apparently, in an attempt to empower students, throughout the day they are offered choices. Some students upon accumulating a sufficient number of tally...
    Quintesse Quintesse
    51-55, F
    32 Responses Apr 7, 2013

    Our Granddaughter came to live with us in April

    2015. She is the daughter of my husband's daughter, my step-daughter. I tried for many years to have a relationship with my SD, but she was always let to disrespect and lie about me to her dad. I stuffed so many feelings during that time just to keep the peace. When our...
    tinkerette tinkerette
    61-65, F
    Mar 6, 2016

    I've suffered through an abusive childhood,

    and am just now finding the peace in myself to understand how to love myself. Of all the things I strive to live in different form than my parents, the most important to me is that I absolutely see the good in the everyday, in everything and in each person I care for.
    Katybell95 Katybell95
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 25, 2014

    The Secret To Inner Peace

    I believe letting go is the secret to true happiness, but, although I do know this, it doesn't always mean that I accept wjhatever life throws my way, at alll times. Afterall, I am only human,m and luike anyone, can only manage to take so much.
    snowlady snowlady
    36-40, F
    Nov 28, 2009

    Of Things I Don't Need

    I'm learning to let go of the hatred I carried around with me. The anger at myself & all I "allowed" to happen to me. I'm letting go of love that doesn't work for me, people who only want to hurt me. I'm learning to let go of my past, slowly but I'm doing it. I'm...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Mar 23, 2009
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