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I Am Trying to Change My Life

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    New Career Path

    I have been teaching for three years and it takes up 80% of my life and I hate it. I am too stressed and want a job that stays at work. I do not want to prep for work or work after work or do work on the weekends. I want more time with my husband and family. So, I have...
    lizzylizard217 lizzylizard217 26-30, F Feb 21, 2009

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    One Day At a Time!

    My life has been horrible... so many disappointments and abuse within it. And then I did the worst thing, by abusing myself too. But since last year, 2008, I've been working to change my life. Baby steps, little by little! And I got so very far too! :-D I admit, I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 22, 2009

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    My Life As I Know It

    I am a depressed person who is negative, pessimestic and hateful. I dont like a lot of things and thus become angry, lathargic and give up on myself and everything thing else. I'm not a very happy person. I've tried cutting out media, ******* friends and narrowing my options so...
    ladybuggirl182 ladybuggirl182 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2012

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    Thanks for all the responses.

    it helps a lot in this conscious decision to improving life, making something outta it and really believing in it... Small steps have been huge milestones for me lately and i't going better. So, really thanks for sticking out with me so far. I feel grateful, and it makes me...
    Minimaxhall Minimaxhall 26-30, M 4 Responses Feb 24

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    Unemployed To Self-employed Before 23 July 2012 - What Are The Odds Of That Happening?

    I have been unemployed for a very long time. I am in my late 40s, and have no business experience whatsoever. I left school at the age of 14 years old, with no qualifications and never did go back to get any (my biggest regret).I have aspirations of being self-employed by the...
    Craftworkcottage Craftworkcottage 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 25, 2012

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    The First Step!!

    I have been trying to make moderate to serious changes in my life for about 2 years now...and still some how stuck in a limbo. I quit my job 1 and a 1/2 years ago, and yet...still stayed on...out of greed, out of fear and that peculiar sense of inertia that seems to...
    RenR RenR 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I wish life was like a video game I could choose which avatar I wanted to be and Change life styles. And I could choose which emotion to feel. I would choose to always be happy...
    True101 True101 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    In this exact moment: listening to music, sunday night, being 20, living in this small studio in the city, it being a summer night, smoking. Even though I'm broke and a student...
    AutumnV3 AutumnV3 18-21, F Jul 21

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    Too many mistakes override in my life. Social services. My dad. Trying to cover up bad emotions. But I have achieved something. I have self harmed in a month. I am slowly stopping...
    CuteLittleScrewUp CuteLittleScrewUp 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I've been with my partner now for over 15 years, married for 5 years. I do love my wife, but over the years she has become so controlling and has over-ruled my decisions too many...
    PaulSm68 PaulSm68 46-50, M 6 hrs ago

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    It will take much courage, on the part of some of you who consider yourselves to have a great deal at stake, to make a radical deviation from your anticipated life script and forge...
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    My mom passed away in 2012... I miss her so much sometimes I think about killing myself... And I self harm but I'm trying to deal with her passing a different way
    Moneshaa Moneshaa 13-15, F 5 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    ---WARNING: Venting piece, don't read if you don't want to--- I've realized that after 5 years of depression, I can't do this anymore. I can't. I'm done trying to hold onto a...
    00SecretGarden00 00SecretGarden00 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    "Cognitive distortions are at the core of what many cognitive-behavioral and other kinds of therapists try and help a person learn to change in psychotherapy. By learning to...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Sooo i used to have a account called lovepeegames but since i dont want my parents to find out i changed my account to this one! Follow this one if you want to stay in touch, you...
    justeleme justeleme 22-25, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Sooo i used to have a account called lovepeegames but since i dont want my parents to find out i changed my account to this one! Follow this one if you want to stay in touch, you...
    lovepeegames lovepeegames 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    Honestly I just don't know anymore every time I try to be positive on life things just go bad again. Every since 7th grade things haven't been all that but things didn't really get...
    SimplyAmazingx SimplyAmazingx 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    When I'm quiet , u think that I'm rude When I'm friendly , u think that I'm trying to flirt Can u pls judge people in positive ways?
    ZesMe21 ZesMe21 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    I'm one of those people that never usually goes on these forums to pour my heart out as I usually internalise things and try to deal with it myself - this seems to be one of the...
    Liya2004 Liya2004 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    I try my best to fit in with my family but nothing seems 2 work :'(........ at school its the same i changed my whole image just 4 people 2 like me so one day i went as myself and...
    christinababy23 christinababy23 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    I don't really know why i am Posting - I guess I need some way to get my feelings out to someone who won't dismiss them and tell me how I am wrong- overreacting - premenstral...
    Wastedtime11 Wastedtime11 36-40, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Sometimes I look life through a filter of perfection...how things should be.A supportive family,friends and happy kids around,living a peaceful life full of feelings and deep...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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    Well, it is easy to feel this way, because "they" keep telling your to just run faster, run harder, run with more of your "passion", and it will all be okay. They tell you not to...
    Taurusedi Taurusedi 31-35, M a week ago

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    Ive made a few major decisions in my life so far. When I was 12 I decided to leave my adoptive home in account of the abuse that I was dealing with. In deciding to go live with my...
    xXUnusualXx xXUnusualXx 16-17, F Jul 23

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    **I feel like I'm in an AA meeting.** My name is Chris and I'm... ...the youngest of 8 kids. I was born in to a strictly religious home. My father was a military officer, a...
    dukelostboy25 dukelostboy25 26-30, M 5 Responses Jul 1

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    I hate my how I'm living my life and who I am. I procrastinate and I'm lazy. I sit around all summer. Summer school is here and I even fell behind summer school. 8 packets. 5 pages...
    wanderingsoul777 wanderingsoul777 16-17, M Jul 2

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    I have had many people come and go in my life, some leaving for the best and the ones coming to replace them, not mentally or physically , but another person caring in replace of...
    sommer02 sommer02 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I like routine, order and structure I think because I'm slightly OCD. But I think that if I continue the same thing ever day anymore it's going to drive me insane. Every morning I...
    Ailurus23 Ailurus23 18-21, M Jul 23

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    I can't change the fact my "mother" is insane and trying to get rid of me. I can't change my past. I can't change that I was attacked and raped. I can't change that destroyed my...
    sluggo111 sluggo111 16-17, M 5 Responses Jul 24

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    It isn't the easiest thing to do, it's definitely a learning process. There's a lot of things i wish i could change, especially my past but...i can't and i need to accept that and...
    SheAlwaysBelieved SheAlwaysBelieved 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 16

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    July 30. Accepting Powerlessness. Since I've been a child, I've been in an antagonistic relationship with an important emotional part of myself: my feelings. I have consistently...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    I started smoking weed when I was 16. My Dad caught me doing it and took my weed. This made me hate my Dad. I acted so mean to him when really he was just trying to keep me safe. I...
    kevin1080123 kevin1080123 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    My husband leaving me is the one bug thing that has changed my life. Didn't see it coming at all... Now I'm just trying to find my feet and my way again.
    mssst mssst 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 8

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    July 15. Self-care with Family Members. "I was thirty- five years old the first time I spoke up to my mother and refused to buy into her games and manipulation. I was terribly...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    He told me I have to blog again I wrote a blog today when I was going through a very rough time. I feel I am doing better. I think that some of you were right. I am depressed. It...
    RsBrat RsBrat 36-40, F Jul 19

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    I've had a few good days keeping occupied, but every time I'm at home alone I can't stop thinking about what my ex and his new girlfriend might be doing. Every time my phones...
    iknowmykingdomawaits iknowmykingdomawaits 26-30, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've never been able to relax and have fun. Because of this I've missed out on so much in life and I’ll probably miss out on so much more. It’s one of my biggest flaws. I...
    BewareTheGonzo BewareTheGonzo 13-15 3 Responses Jul 10

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    HELP!!!!!! I really really need someone's help! I have no clue what to do with my life! But my situation is very unique! I have asked parents what they did when they where like...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    Trying to change my look a bit. Just died my hair and thinking of cutting it! Change should be good
    gisel607 gisel607 18-21, F Jul 14

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    I have totally messed up my life. I am going no where in life besides mental hospitals for the last three and a half years. I'm never going back to one again..willingly that is. I...
    blahlahblah599 blahlahblah599 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I struggle with this all the time...I am trying to accept that my parents are not the people I want them to be and they never will be. This is not going to change. I will never be...
    StoneWall77 StoneWall77 36-40, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    If there's one thing in my life that's missing It's the time that I spend alone Sailing on the cool and bright clear water Lots of those friendly people And they're showing me ways...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Aug. 1. Gratitude. "We learn the magical lesson that making the most of what we have turns it into more." —Codependent No More Say thank you, until we mean it. Thank God...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 7 hrs ago

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    I know things could be worse and theirs people that have it harder and worse than I do, but I just didn't think this would happen to me. I am thankful for the things I do have and...
    SimplyAmazingx SimplyAmazingx 16-17, F Jul 14

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    I was fighting.. trying to figure it out Wat actually happened.. I'm not the person I used to be. Always had an anger an attitude.. the fire..really liked to hangout with my...
    avatar1990 avatar1990 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 14

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    some times all we need is to see a sparkle of hope so we can keep going and keep fighting. With trying everyday to get closer to my god and keep asking him to make my dreams and...
    unknown159231 unknown159231 18-21, F Jul 17

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    My boyfriend and I were together for nearly 10 years. He was the first and only man I've ever loved, and the first man to ever tell me he loved me. Shortly after exchanging those...
    iknowmykingdomawaits iknowmykingdomawaits 26-30, F 16 Responses Jul 24

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