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I Am Trying To Accept The Things I Cannot Change

But it's not easy! 36,961 People

    My Daddy died a year

    and a half ago. I still cry every day.
    AnonymousGirl35 AnonymousGirl35 31-35, F 13 Responses Jan 24

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    I am determined to move on

    and forget about you, rather than you causing me misery. Every time I see you, hear your name, even see your friends I wanna disperse into a puddle of tears. You make me feel so anxious. And everytime I think about what you did to me, I feel sick to my stomach. It's time to move...
    blxnde blxnde 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I just broke up with my boyfriend a couple of

    hours ago for putting his hands on me. I, stupidly, thought I could make things work between us when I was just dealing with the disrespect but after that and after he called me a manipulative b****, I quickly snapped out of it. I know I'm not perfect but I have a big heart and...
    TheMeBMini25 TheMeBMini25 22-25, F 7 Responses Sep 28, 2014

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    PartyGuy21 PartyGuy21 18-21, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    Here we sit , in anxious bicker trying to

    figure out who fibs, who snickers. Here we are in the same old place. As you've ripped me in two nd shown me that place. Where the mentally ill have taken me before. To try and support them while they bash down my door. To take from me all that I lovingly give and then to turn...
    TruthBTold1980 TruthBTold1980 36-40 1 Response Feb 21

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    letting go of the mistakes from my past

    and keeping the lessons I learned. I can't change my mistakes, but I can change how I handle a situation next time.
    simplyafriend simplyafriend 41-45, F 5 Responses Feb 17

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    A couple years ago I was diagnosed with brain

    cancer. I went through all the treatments well and have had no serious physical problems since. I just feel kind of shut out from everyone else now, that no one will understand me no matter what I say or do. I've always been shy, but now I feel like I probably won't make any new...
    kibbles96 kibbles96 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 25

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    It is hard to accept change,

    to "let go" because we become attached to these things. We see them as our only source of happiness, or they give us security. Change is chaotic and sometimes painful and yet, it happens. So we're afraid. Thus, we hold tight to these "things", but these "things" in our life aren...
    curiosi curiosi 51-55, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    melXlo melXlo 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 30, 2014

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    life becomes so hard

    when you find out that your girl friend dying day by day and she has a week to live
    romeowacco romeowacco 18-21, M 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Will Would that I could compel you To do my

    will. Would that I could dispel the hurt That maims me still. Maybe then I could seize peace. But then I’d own a life With no challenge, no unknown, No chance for victory, No reason to atone. I’d be clutching to my breast That which if it is confessed, Is something all...
    Quintesse Quintesse 51-55, F 13 Responses Jan 23, 2014

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    i am 15, and possibly a mtf transgender person.

    when i was little, i wanted to be a girl so bad, i would say, "I wanna be a girl" or "i wish i was a girl," and I hated having a p*nis until a few years ago. I am girly, think like a girl, talk like a girl and like girly stuff. girly colours, girly t.v shows (only winx and mlp...
    daniel147 daniel147 13-15, M 8 Responses Jan 18

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    As hard as I try certain things don't budge.

    It's like walking into a wall over and over hoping that a doorway will appear. Oh, well. I just have to learn to suck it up and realize that the wall will always be a wall.
    Essence972 Essence972 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Up Up And Away

    I'm an EP frequent flyer. I enjoyed the travel, then when I get to my destination I'm occupied with other things until it is time to reboard EP for another journey. On my first flight many years ago, I found the technology here somewhat daunting. The format, the icons and the...
    Duchessforthright Duchessforthright 46-50 7 Responses Jun 21, 2013

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    I cannot change my past,

    I can only work on forgiving myself for the mistakes I made, for people I may have hurt without knowing, and for not seeing the truth of someone else's really bad behavior that I still carry as shame on my shoulders. I can work on today, getting through the minutes I have wasted...
    Rainey14 Rainey14 61-65, F 8 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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    When my wonderful girl left me

    after almost 12 years, I was so hurt and shocked. Especially when I found out who she'd left me for. I had cancer when she left me. And I must admit that I had given up. When I left, I took our son with me. Not to hurt her, not for revenge, but because she had the girls, the...
    midwesterndad74 midwesterndad74 46-50, M 8 Responses Oct 20, 2014

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    I am chubby and it doesn't change.

    Genetics. So of coarse I keep trying to lose a little weight but I gain weight a lot faster than most people I know and it's hard to not look chubby when I'm so short!
    shorty20032 shorty20032 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 22

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    Is sex really that important?

    so important that it must be done everyday? it seems kinda nasty to me to abuse it.
    deadheadhippy deadheadhippy 18-21, F 10 Responses Feb 22

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    because undoing as defense mechanism is not an

    answer but it make me insane
    aloneme79 aloneme79 31-35, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I've always been an outcast.

    My upbringing and misfortune of being born into a life of poverty by an alcoholic mother didn't exactly help me to succeed in this world we find ourselves in. I moved around alot when I was young. When I was growing up, my mother tried to date above our class so we could live in...
    Johnirish Johnirish 22-25, M 5 Responses Feb 23

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    LAST LETTER BEFORE HER DEATH Sitting here

    looking at the sky thinking It's really hard to pass a day without any text from you how I deal my life without U I am not blaming not say anything Every day I woke up looking at Ur text and sleep after seeing ur text and soon I won't be able to get any text from you And...
    romeowacco romeowacco 18-21, M 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I want to let go of this pain.

    I want to let go of him. I want to get over how much he hurt me. I want to stop feeling heartbroken. I want to let go. I don't know how to let go. If I simply choose to let go, won't I just keep see sawing back and forth between letting go and holding on? I just want to let go...
    classicslove classicslove 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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    I'm 30 and my fiancé would have been 30 on

    October 10, 2014. I have a 12 yr old from a previous relationship that my fiancé helped raise for 6 yrs. And I also have a now 1 yr old from my fiancé. On July 6, 2014 my fiancé died from Acute Intoxication. He wasn't a drinker. He was a young,healthy, hard working good man...
    simplybeautiful30 simplybeautiful30 26-30, F 12 Responses Nov 13, 2014

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    hopeless220 hopeless220 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 10, 2014

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    My grandma is currently in the hospital.

    She has a fractured neck. She has fibromyalgia. And diabetes. Also heart problems. She also suffers severe arthritis. She has recently gone completely delusional. She also has aggressive breast cancer that has come back and metastasized to her stomach, lymph-nods, bones, and...
    Thatonegreyeyedgirl Thatonegreyeyedgirl 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    My boyfriend cheated.

    We have been together now for 2 years and 2 months, however last year In May, he cheated on me. I was absolutely heartbroken, but this is what happened. So around early May my boyfriend when I used to sleep around his house because I hardly ever got to see him(My mum didn't...
    DAHSIENEK DAHSIENEK 22-25, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am working really hard on becoming a better

    person. I need to accept my many flaws. I have led a wonderful life but I believe my current life is not compatible with my spirit. Nobody's fault. I started working on building the second stage of my life, this time with my dreams, passions and spirit of service to others . I...
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 6 Responses Sep 23, 2014

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    I am a solo dad to my 3 darling children my

    wife passed away 18 months ago and it's been a rough road learning to do everything alone but I think I'm ready to start moving on
    solopoppa solopoppa 31-35, M 6 Responses Sep 4, 2014

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    Sometimes it takes sadness to know happiness,

    noise to appreciate silence and absence to value presence.
    cat20079 cat20079 36-40, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Yup, that's me. I'm on a road towards

    accepting events that occurred over the past year. Today, I truly feel like I can smile for real. Feels like God is smiling back at me. I haven't felt his smile in a very long time because I've been wrapped up in sadness stemming from loss of love in 2 different ways. I lost my...
    guideme2truth guideme2truth 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 5

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    I am trying to accept

    that you wouldn't come back, that things have changed. But I miss you..
    paupaw paupaw 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 5, 2014

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    I can't seem too find my way,

    I think this is the part when I just deal with what can't be fix (hunker down it should be fun) I feel defeated
    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I can't change my past,

    I can't change my childhood. I'll never be able to change how I was treated when I was little or the events that still occur today. But I can make a brighter future for myself and do so every day. It took me a long time to begin and come to terms with everything in my life...
    safetoread safetoread 51-55, F 4 Responses Oct 5, 2014

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    I love foooood. I cannot change that!

    I'm just not one of those girls who eat small portions of the healthiest food all the time! But that's okay, because that's what inspired me to be fit. Eat a little healthier and put the work In. I will always have my ups and downs, but I will accept that it's okay to treat...
    IwillAlwaysBeMe IwillAlwaysBeMe 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm 21 and a college student.

    I want to die. I spent so much money that I can't survive the semester. It's ruined my mood because I can't find enough cash to get back what I lost. I've resorted to playing music on the street and I'm pretty successful at it. But I feel like nothing is an option at the moment...
    thegreatestidiot thegreatestidiot 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 24

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    There's lots of things I'd like to change,

    but realise that's impossible. I mean how to do change other people, making them more tolerant, open minded, less selfish... can't be done, right? What can be done is detaching detaching from any situation and looking at it as if you're separate from it...like from vantage...
    MistyMoon1 MistyMoon1 41-45, F 7 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Trying to cope with the scars you have from the

    most testing times in your life!!
    Klcataldo Klcataldo 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 12, 2014

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    I try to look for something positive in each

    day, even if some days i have to look a little harder.
    cat20079 cat20079 36-40, M 6 Responses Feb 16

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    therefore acceptance is the forgiveness you

    give yourself for expecting otherwise...
    LeeOmar88 LeeOmar88 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    Sometimes I wonder why everyone else in the

    world has it easier than me. I've grown up in relatively abject poverty surrounded by great amounts of wealthy people. I've never had sex before, I find it hard to find employment, I'm a street musician attending college, could be bipolar, can't manage my money well...
    thegreatestidiot thegreatestidiot 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 25

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    I'm 22 years old and my Birth Mother is 38

    years old. The one thing that I am trying to come to terms with and understand and accept. Is that my Birth Mother is a drug addict and has chosen a life of substances abuse. The hardest part was knowing that she chose the substances over me, her first born child. I want to...
    mikaleigh mikaleigh 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 30, 2014

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    The story of our life has many chapters.

    One bad chapter doesn’t mean it’s the end of the book.
    cat20079 cat20079 36-40, M 5 Responses Feb 25

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    For example, I have recently accepted the fact

    that the baristas at Starbucks will forever spell my name as Scindy. It's cool, though. I can deal.
    EPSydni EPSydni 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 23

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    Over 9 years ago I left my ex.

    We have 2 beautiful boys together that he never sees or talks to. I just don't understand how a man can walk away from his sons like that. My boys are now in their teens, and in spite of everything they've been through, they are extremely well behaved and respectful. I fear...
    confusion37 confusion37 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    My birthday gives me

    so much anxiety. it reminds me how few friends i have to celebrate it with.
    savmarigold savmarigold 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 21

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    "Life isn’t about waiting

    for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain." Vivian Greene
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 2 Responses May 13, 2014

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    I am slowly forgetting it allEven the lies

    that I fervently recallHe was there so proud and tallBut I did not stare, not even glareNo regret because I finally accepted,........The change.....Amidst the echoes of painsThe past that hauntsThe love that was all fakeEverything that past did take...Memory blurs and  ...
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F 4 Responses