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I Am Trying to Change My Life

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    From day one my life was never amazing, my parents never wanted anything to do with me and my sisters always hated me. To everyone in my family I never had been a big deal all...
    cassierenee07 cassierenee07 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 22

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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...
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    Recently my best friend and the girl I love started dating. She doesn't like me back, I know that for sure, but I still can't shake my feelings for her. I can't stand the fact that...
    trichy1 trichy1 16-17, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I feel like I'm losing one of my best friends and I try to give her her space, but it just feels like she wants to walk away and every time I think about that, I start to cry. I...
    GabeR1991 GabeR1991 22-25, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I am trying to accept the fact that I'm so sensitive and take everything to heart I really try not to but I just do . So I guess I just make myself upset over nothing
    BisshhWhet BisshhWhet 16-17, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    12 years ago i was 6. I wanted to be a doctor. When i was 6 i had no idea what problems i would have to face today. When i was 8 i thought i was the fattest in my class. When i was...
    breakersflow breakersflow 18-21, F 16 hrs ago

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    Even if it's just words of encouragement, advice, or compliments, or even a simple smile it could impact someone's life . I know the customers changed mine by the kindness of what...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 1 Response 53 mins ago

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    Maybe but to what? Yea I move up n progress. But what do I expect? A firm also in the face. Rejection. Change a game to you but a struggle to me. How you know change an option...
    YoungRidah YoungRidah 18-21, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    So an older friend of both of ours called me after speaking to her. The soon to be ex wife.. She wanted to confirm the details with me of what I did not just hear say... Anyways...
    ventingagain ventingagain 31-35, F 44 mins ago

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    "Even we want a happy life, we dont know when it will come!
    forgiveforabetterlife forgiveforabetterlife 36-40 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    When I became an EP member, I met different kinds of people but I met this guy who became my real friend. We've share lots of stuff and we're even growing... But nothing lasts...
    imerosiie imerosiie 18-21, F 25 mins ago

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    I didn't get to have the high school experience I wanted because I pussxy out and when to a smaller school, I didn't have a lot of friends I still don't. But it's ok I learned to...
    hennyforyourthoughts hennyforyourthoughts 18-21, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    i miss my own self i know i'm different from yesterday i'm getting worst version of myself i barely had friends whom i know talked behind me there's other people around me most of...
    shenghuidai shenghuidai 26-30, 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...
    WoundedDreamer WoundedDreamer 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I hate feeling stuck when I don't have to. When I have the choice to change that and just make it all better. I like being free and on my own.
    Answeringyou35 Answeringyou35 18-21, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    So I need some feedback. My mom and sister have been fighting since may this year because she didn't tell my mom that she switched churches. I do not think it was lying when my...
    ilmafam ilmafam 26-30, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    It's crazy to me to look back at my life just a few short years ago, and to look at who I am now and see a completely different person. I mean honestly, I don't even know how some...
    vanessaashley765 vanessaashley765 26-30, F 8 hrs ago

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    Cant change the past but im hoping to change the future, he is defenitly not right for her and he really need to get out of the picture.
    desirejanice desirejanice 22-25, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    He was in the midst of a divorce when I met him. Then he went back to his wife. I left him and went back to school. Then he left her and begged to get back together. That's...
    tmonroe666 tmonroe666 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 29

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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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    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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    When I watched the movie "West Side Story{ I feel for the young woman trying so hard to impress the gang. She wanted to fit in, and to be very important in the eyes of her peers...
    Alicehath Alicehath 56-60, F Jun 26

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    I really wish changing your life for the better was as easy as snapping your fingers. Trying to get back on my feet has been so hard. I feel like a failure as a mother and that the...
    Nikki623 Nikki623 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    June 24. Detachment. Detachment doesn't come naturally for many of us. But once we realize the value of this recovery principle, we understand how vital detachment is. The...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 24

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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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    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...
    WistfulSigh WistfulSigh 70+, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    I don't know what it is. I just want to start over again. Become a new person. Maybe it's my obsession with changing things around? I have no clue but I really just want to start...
    h3ysam h3ysam 13-15, F Jun 24

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    I don't know what to do, I don't know where I am, I don't know what's going to happen... It's difficult to work out or plan because the future is unpredictable and at the same...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 26

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    For most of my life I have been the type to question things, wonder and think 'out the box' or in another way of putting it. I have been able to cast my mind outside this 'cage...
    MisssValentine MisssValentine 18-21, F Jun 27

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    I want to change myself. I want the old me back How happy I used to be.. Even after trying hard I never succeed.. My stupid mistakes have gotten even more bad now. Dad by day I am...
    AnjaliBhandari AnjaliBhandari 13-15, F Jun 28

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    Hello, this is somewhat of a sensitive topic for me. But I've been pretty sturdy my whole life and would like to lose weight. I want to do it the healthy non abrasive way. I'm not...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 30

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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 3 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 a week ago

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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 1 Response 3 days ago

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    i am trying my best to accept the things which i cannot change ..foolishly i am day dreamer and i dreamt about things i can't make them happen ,now they are a cause of hurt to me...
    happyhuman1 happyhuman1 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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      Let's call me N, and I am 23. I am writing this because no one is really willing to listen... All my life I feel very miserable... I think I have a compulsive lying...
    HoneyAndToast HoneyAndToast 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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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 a week ago

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