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I Am Letting Go Of Attachments

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    Attachment to people,

    places and things always bring pain. At times I may know cognitively these may not be good for me, but I am a creature of habit and find it hard to break. I come to EP to seek a shelter from real world issues. However, because we are people with human needs, we find that even in...
    novembermoon novembermoon 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    I have been attached to hopes and dreams that can now never be
    Orangetas Orangetas 51-55, F 13 Responses Feb 22, 2011

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    clearlytransparent clearlytransparent 31-35, F 10 hrs ago

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    My father did something unforgivable. And for a long time I hated him. Although, there are things I can't hold against him forever. Humans can't always be 100% correct or never...
    Lhokw Lhokw 18-21, F a week ago

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    I think the worst things you could possibly do to someone is leave them without an explanation. It happened to me not to long ago, i lost the one I thought I was going to love...
    lina96 lina96 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I wish I could. I really do. However people try to tell me all I have to do is want it bad enough. Well it's harder then it seems. I know I found my soulmate. Am I Hers I don't...
    heartbreakhurts heartbreakhurts 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

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    From so much... Childhood abuse, date rape, an abusive marriage, an affair with a married man who used and lied to me, a divorce, a bankruptcy, a cross-country move, loss of my...
    kitkat0216 kitkat0216 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I think it's because I never feel like I'm good enough. And if people know me, they really wouldn't like me at all. For that matter, I don't even like my attitude sometimes....a...
    boobaloo22 boobaloo22 36-40, M 3 Responses Aug 28

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    Reason why I have many friends but not a best friend... As long as theres more than 1 box unticked, you'll just be a "friend". And betrayal = Enemies
    AnnelieseChristine AnnelieseChristine 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    I am very particular about the type of people I let into my heart and mind.??
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    It's just how it is when you have been burned so many times you lose trust in people.
    Booksaremypassion Booksaremypassion 41-45, F 8 Responses Aug 27

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    So. I don't really know where to start. And I'm not gonna spill a whole bunch of feelings here. I just need someone to talk to, I'm really confused and upset and just really not...
    cassassy101 cassassy101 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 27

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    it's definitely something I'm doing. when you find out how little you actually mean to people the best you can do for yourself is move on. I deserve better and so does my son. he...
    iihumpchu95 iihumpchu95 18-21, F Aug 26

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    Yup and that's what I'm going to do just get fat and give in to good food
    chubbyhubby250 chubbyhubby250 36-40, M Aug 25

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    I am letting you go... You let go along time ago..and I realize that it is time for me to do the same thing
    itssjose18 itssjose18 18-21, M Aug 25

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    Slowly decreasing the Amount of people i talk to because as hazel grace (TFIOS) says " I'm a grenade and at some point I'm going to blow up and I'm trying to minimise the...
    Ridingtonewyork Ridingtonewyork 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    I've decided to let go of my past as much as possible. things holding me back back frombeing happy. especially with my hubby. he is trying so hard to change his bad ways and make...
    pandaangel pandaangel 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    People might think that I have too much pride or I consider myself superior. But that's not how it is. I just want to surround myself with good hearted, moral, loyal and smart...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 25

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    It's been 3 days now and I feel amazing. It's incredible the way closure feels. I'm no longer fantasizing about what he thinks or the possibility of us being together. No more...
    stella517 stella517 26-30, F Aug 25

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    I'm going to let go today of everything. I'm going to start over and build the chance for myself I never had. I'm going to embrace it all, be grateful for it all, and enjoy the...
    tuyetmeo tuyetmeo 22-25, F Aug 24

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    I'm so sorry that it didn't work out I'm moving on, I'm so sorry but it's over now, the pain is gone... :-D
    fuwhat fuwhat 18-21, M Aug 24

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    So an update to my situation.. I confronted him about giving us a chance and possibly dating and he didn't give me the answer I wanted. Once he told me he wasn't going to date me...
    stella517 stella517 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    The back and forth can't continue because it's hurtful. I feel so much, want her so bad and she's well aware of my intentions. She likes the affection and attention, and I gave it...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 11 Responses Aug 23

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    I think about how u are, if your okay I hope your not lonely. I hope you met miss right (it was never me) and your laughing an stoned and just happy. I kno I was the worst thing...
    BipolarChick1983 BipolarChick1983 31-35, F Aug 21

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    Letting go doesn't mean you stopped caring, it means you stopped trying to force someone else to.
    TheWordsOfDeadGirl TheWordsOfDeadGirl 13-15, F Aug 21

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    It kinda breaks my heart knowing I have to completely let him go and move on. There was so much history between us and I honestly thought we would have a better ending but I guess...
    stella517 stella517 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    In time their "truth" comes out....sometimes if we just sit back and wait...dont jump, we know who we can mix and mongle with and who we cant. Just sit and observe before jumping...
    lifealwayschanges lifealwayschanges 41-45, F 8 Responses Aug 20

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    I can't completely let go of you, let go of us...... All I can say is that I will honestly love you and I know you don't want to hear it but it makes no sense pretending that I don...
    Onebellaheart Onebellaheart 36-40, F Aug 19

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    You can't get what you always want, and maybe thats how it is in my case. Gotta let go of this dream, its too far-fetched and most likely will never happen. I'm not moving on..i...
    CrystalSekhmet CrystalSekhmet 22-25 2 Responses Aug 19

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    This is gonna be so hard for me. But this has got to stop. Just stop. I feel like denying everything that's ever happened, cause it's not happening anymore. So what's the point?
    CrystalSekhmet CrystalSekhmet 22-25 1 Response Aug 19

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    So this is me I'm sat in Brittany in the house my father died in last week it's the first time I visited it's quite sad but I also understand why my dad chose to live so far off...
    breton1234 breton1234 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    I love you more than you could imagine. But im tired, i dont want to continue hurting. I want to move on. I want to feel free and happy.
    Aaaashton Aaaashton 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 17

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    You don't realize how many expired things you have until your moving. The only fun thing about packing is listening to music, clearing your mind & getting rid of the old.
    NotperfectEver NotperfectEver 41-45, F Aug 16

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    His stupid lies, his broken promises! I hate him for making me become the person that I am today. I should have known that I knew better than to give him a chance, but I did it...
    Felicia209 Felicia209 18-21, F Aug 16

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    And the only reason I think would be more valid they any others I have is. Having no one to confide in and each bad event erupting so close to each before my wounds had time to...
    FreightTrainOG FreightTrainOG 18-21, M Aug 15

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    I may of been over dramatic about it. I literally eliminated so many people from my life. I'd was like one giant friendship douche. keeping only those who do not bring bs and of...
    Fuzzybear79 Fuzzybear79 36-40, F Aug 15

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    I want to know what I want for my future. The truth about my life is, well, I'm not born to be someone 'great'. I'm born to be in the background, I'm born for someone else to live...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    I don't think I hate you anymore. I think I'm ok now. The feelings that I have for you are different now it was first full with love and later with hatred but now I don't feel that...
    Miriam212 Miriam212 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    Peggy Lee is my daily morning prayer, her singing "what a beautiful morning" is my fuel of happiness! Today is different because I want to declare : I am not heart broken anymore...
    StrongWoman9 StrongWoman9 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    Well to be more accurate, I'm trying very hard to let go. But it hurts! It just hurts so damn much!
    ctstranger ctstranger 41-45, F Aug 12

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    Being hurt, takes time to be done. Seeing my friend yesterday and though we didn't talk, left me with sadness at the end. I didn't want to be sad all the working time so I got...
    StrongWoman9 StrongWoman9 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 11