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I Am Not the Person I Used to Be

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    I use to be so out going but now i feel so with drawn why have i changed the other way ?
    kuklinski69 kuklinski69 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 21

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    I used to be to overly obsessed with materialistic endeavors and open to anyone and almost everything, after being used for this I have changed dramatically and no longer intend to...
    Life1sinteresting Life1sinteresting 18-21, M Mar 29

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    And I can see it on my face now...
    KryBesideTheRiver KryBesideTheRiver 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    When I was young I was loud, I loved sports, I barely passed my classes, and I got in fights all the time Not sure what exactly happened but I got really quiet, started watching...
    Kanpe Kanpe 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm not the person I used to be. I used to play sports religiously. I used to have so many friends and we would go out and have so much fun. Now I'm chronically ill, off to college...
    desereelynn desereelynn 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    I'm not, but I like the person I've become :)
    lunalight21 lunalight21 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 11, 2013

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    How any times during my life do I have to become a different me until I don't know who I am anymore? All I know now that I am able to say say about me, "I am" but how many of my...
    MyLady9 MyLady9 46-50, F 12 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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    I used to battle with self hatred, anxiety and depression for about 10 years of my life and although I have an disorder that I will have to live with for the rest of my life. I...
    vialeivia vialeivia 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    Earlier I used to trust people like anything. Every person i used to meet, I always thought is my friend. Then I started going to college for my graduation. For almost 2 years, my...
    Rozashah Rozashah 22-25, F Feb 20

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    I Changed, - I remember looking in the mirror and thinking this whole world was out to get me, that i was simply an imperfection in this puzzle of life and i was not ever meant to...
    onelittlecat onelittlecat 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 3, 2013

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    Because of him and how he loves me His touches so tender His Kisses so sweet His Body so muscular His Joy so deep within I am not the cold unloving person I use to be My life has...
    CajunAngel CajunAngel 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    Happy With New Me - Life brings to us both good and bad times. I used to be a quiet person who keeps everything inside. Was a pessimist type of person. Due to problems in my...
    littlestars littlestars 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 14, 2012

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    Dallas Realizations - I recently travelled to Dallas to meet some of my amazing ep friends. As seems to be the norm rather than the exception these days, my flights ran late and I...
    PeachesGalore PeachesGalore 46-50, F 8 Responses Oct 8, 2012

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    How Times Have Changed - Back in 1995, when I got my divorce I was lonely, scared, and exhilarated all at once living in rural Vermont...but trusting in God, I found my true...
    starryknight1999 starryknight1999 41-45, M 18 Responses Feb 9, 2012

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    When I'M 64 - Next Monday will mark three years since I lost my wife of 34 years to breast cancer. I have never felt so alone and so lost in my life. I have tried conseling, group...
    Ludwigdrummerboy Ludwigdrummerboy 61-65, M 9 Responses Aug 15, 2013

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    Damn you fox! Second attempt:  Having panic attacks? Here's some advice from Tyler Durden. 
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 7

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    I was always the type of person that was emotional and I would always be attached to anyone I met. I would cry over anything and I was driven to this state easily. I really don't...
    katherinejaneee katherinejaneee 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 24

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    This town has really changed me. Total population from 2.2 million to 40,000 in the whole county. I don't roll in a lowrider Cadillac anymore, now it's a rusty Caprice, t-top...
    sturmgewher44 sturmgewher44 18-21, M Apr 9

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    A Reason To Change......... - When i was a kid,my father would sit by my bed every night  before i went to sleep and he would say to me-"son if you dont wake up tomorrow,if it...
    Borne Borne 22-25, M 10 Responses Jan 27, 2012

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    I Once Was Found And Now Am Lost. - I was a strong christian for a long time. My faith gave me strength, value, direction, and a moral compas. I got to the point where I really...
    cloudedjourney cloudedjourney 26-30, M 6 Responses Jun 1, 2012

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    My Long Journey - During my marriage, I was so consumed with making sure that ALL of my husband's needs were met and that I did everything to help and support his efforts in being...
    Mahal1023 Mahal1023 46-50, F 30 Responses Nov 14, 2010

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    If I Could Forget - If I could forget all I have felt Allowing all the memories to melt Forgetting the anger and anguish inside Accepting the present and losing the pride If I...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 8 Responses Aug 18, 2013

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    Well - born as a man brought up as a boy married and became a father but all the time i yearned to be a woman to dress look after the home cook and clean and look after my...
    christinemelody christinemelody 56-60, T 3 Responses Nov 19, 2013

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    I Have Changed - I'm not always quiet and shy. I have close friends now. I express some of my craziness to them, and I'm not completely alone anymore. I'm not that girl who doesn't...
    emipurple emipurple 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 10, 2013

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    I changed alot & I'm glad I did
    mariehere23 mariehere23 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Whenever I shop or drive long distance I get depressed and inside I cry so no one will see it. I know it sounds crazy.
    i2s2 i2s2 51-55, M 4 Responses Mar 22

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    I have changed a lot.I have become stronger and bolder with age.
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 5 Responses Feb 11

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    The Best Of Me ~ - They say that I am not to be trusted because I have a sparkle in my eye. They say that I always want things that I cannot have. They say that I am hiding the...
    zonus zonus 31-35, M 6 Responses Sep 25, 2012

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    Having panic attacks? Here's some advice from Tyler Durden
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 7

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    I don't have the motivation to keep living. The only reason life goes on for me is because I couldn't imagine the pain my parents would have to go through if I killed myself. I...
    tryingtobeashappyasiappear tryingtobeashappyasiappear 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I used to have friends. I used to be so loud. I used to care what people thought or said about me. I used to let people just push me around. I used to watch as people were being...
    waytoonormal waytoonormal 16-17, F Feb 26

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    What is a Panic AttackA very important question if you're struggling with this condition. You should really understanding exactly what's going on behind the scenes.So what is a PA...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 23

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    I Want to Be the Person I Used to Be - I used to be this unbelievably creative, appreciative child. If I wanted to do something nobody else was doing, I did it. My worries didn't...
    prettypaperlanterns prettypaperlanterns 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 5, 2007

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    This time last year, I was somewhat happy, my depression wasn't as bad and I had friends and I actually left my house on weekends by getting inviting out to the mall with friends...
    tgrayson27 tgrayson27 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 14

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    I'm Changed - People is used to say ''you're changed"..''you are not the same person anymore" but they never ask ''why are you changed?''
    charliejr charliejr 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 19, 2013

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    I Am Me~ - No, I am not the person that I used to be. My values have shifted; my needs and desires have totally shifted. If you knew me well thirty years ago, I think you would...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 51-55, F 5 Responses May 17, 2012

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    Used to have friends I could talk to forever Used to love being surrounded by people Used to love dancing, swimming, chilling Used to love my family especially my sister Used to be...
    Radjad Radjad 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    Does fear cause real diarrhea or does it cause the feeling only ? http://livelifetothefullest.live-panic-free.com/2014/03/03/does-fear-cause-real-diarrhea-or-does-it-cause-the...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 4

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    He said my anger was very scary. He's seen it. He knows. He said he's not scared for himself, but he's afraid for what I can do. What will I do to those around me who love me? What...
    Missjayne1 Missjayne1 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I was at the library today. I went there to print out my 1040 A form. There was a guy going up to the printer the same time that I was. Seemed young. Maybe between 21 or 23 years...
    GyeNyame GyeNyame 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 28

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    I am not the person I used to be. I thought I was a good person but the recent events that have occurred in my life prove that I'm not. I used to be jolly—yes I was depressed, I...
    thatbritishchick thatbritishchick 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 6

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    Bullying can really leave it's scars, however slowly but surely we gradually become stronger!
    EbonyC EbonyC 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    When I was younger, I was more attractive, more judgemental of others, more tolerant of people, and loved with all my heart. Now, I am older and so dissapointed with the way I've...
    ridinabroom ridinabroom 51-55 Feb 22

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    I used to be really really happy and crazy and fun. I was the girl in the group of friends who always had the plan for what cool thing to do today. I was all about going to music...
    SadKittenOnLine SadKittenOnLine 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 23

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    When I was 12 years old I believe there was a demon that got me addicted to self injury. From the age of 12 - 17, I put myself and family thru hurt and heartbreak. But we are...
    paige5677 paige5677 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 30

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    I used to be a happy girl but now im not l all i do is cry and worry
    Sara99xx Sara99xx 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    Is it me? Everything is crumbling. Nothing makes sense. Relationships are broken. Bonds that should be permanent are severed, leaving behind ragged edges of frayed cord. I know I...
    Missjayne1 Missjayne1 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    I used to be a person that was so happy and enjoyed life but now i find that there is no meaning to life. I feel so numb, being depressed has made me push away those who care and...
    cnguyen1997 cnguyen1997 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 20

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    Um yeah I have changed a lot. I used to be mean and now I'm really nice. But I also make a lot more bad decisions. I don't know why I do I just do. I am trying to become an all...
    lexiab123 lexiab123 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 14, 2013

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    We Are As The River Flows - I once heard from a man say that people don't change. I disagree as change occurs in every second and every cell in our body. Just as the river it...
    Calviv11 Calviv11 36-40, F 5 Responses May 9, 2013

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    Some Of The Changes - I'm going to do it Top Ten List style again. After all there are quite a lot of them. 1. I can no longer sleep with the lights on. Sometimes when I'm...
    june1999 june1999 31-35, F 26 Responses Oct 8, 2009