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I Am Trying to Do Better

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    I Am Trying!

    I am trying to do better at a lot of things.  I guess the most important is trying to stop bossing my husband around....lol wow that one is hard.  He always forgets to do stuff and I try to remind him, however, he says I boss him too much so I am working on it.  He...
    beaglewoman beaglewoman 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 27, 2007

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    Try, Try and Try Again

    I'm not good at anything in particular really. I can do a few things pretty good, but I'm not an expert at anything to speak of. I have a job, but I need to try to do better and get a better job and make more money.(update: Jan 2010, still trying to find a better job...
    auz auz 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 19, 2007

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    Starting Over............

     Fresh and new. I just hope i can live up to my own expecations. Sometimes I look back and it feels like yesterday. It's har for me sometimes to let go that i can't change others . Only myself, and I find myself trying to change how others act and feel. But you can't that is...
    PorcelainDoll PorcelainDoll 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 3, 2008

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    Worse With Age

    My childhood memories were happy.  I was always positive, full of fun and life.  I didn't have a perfect childhood at all (divorced parents, low income, teased a lot, not a lot of advantages, etc) but I had a good attitude about life anyway.  But as I get older I...
    SHWA SHWA 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 7, 2010

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    Sometimes Being Better Just Comes To Me

    for the past few months, if not longer, I was not doing so well until a couple of days ago when it started to rain. I became so motivated and started having obsessive thoughts and wanting to clean. Yesterday i cleaned my front porch and the walk way that leads to my front door...
    YoucancallmeJuliet YoucancallmeJuliet 26-30, F Jan 21, 2012

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    There Is No Try.....only Do

    We have enrolled over 13,000 new entrepreneurs in as little as 9 weeks. While, over half have had absolutely no experience and the everyday average person has finally been given the chance to LAUNCH their own career or simply put their own business on the front page of Google...
    RussCampbell RussCampbell 41-45, M Jan 10, 2012

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    And It Starts All Over Again

    only this time hes moved 15 minutes away from me, i am now the friend that lives the furthest away, except for his friends that he doesnt go see in SF. him moving away has really helped me not want to see him or hang out with him, its also easier to wake up and get on a bus...
    YoucancallmeJuliet YoucancallmeJuliet 26-30, F Mar 7, 2012

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    I still feel hollow inside. I can't describe how I feel other than saying, I feel like I've got no purpose..right now. Hopefully this will end soon. I've been staying positive and...
    oaklandman oaklandman 16-17, M 56 mins ago

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    I realize that I try so hard to do all these good things for myself. I try so hard to be better, understand more, learn new things, you know... just do anything and everything that...
    genuinelywise genuinelywise 18-21, F 2 days 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...
    XFallingAngelX XFallingAngelX 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Actually, no. Not really. What I would like is to be good enough just like I am for a change. That's the one thing I've never been - loved and accepted, own worthy of a loving...
    Ajushi Ajushi 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    Betrayed wives, I have been posting stories and resources under "I am trying to save my marriage" and a few other places. An EP pal, Uht2014, has some really good info on her...
    lillynfriends lillynfriends 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    I was very fortunate to have a dad who taught me the value of kindness. Growing up, any time I had a problem, he always had the best advice to always find a way to never hurt...
    SupernovaxGirl SupernovaxGirl 26-30 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My name is Kelli. Attached is my before and after picture!!! I'm 24 years old and a I would love to share my short but great story about weight loss that might help you in your...
    kellirae22 kellirae22 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 8

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    For sohhh lonnnggg now. Started at 20. Am now 47. Tried sohhh hard. Had heart attacks trying. But they multiply. Those who are heard improve nothing. Tried...
    converted converted 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 11

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    Trying to drink more water seems to clear my migraines at work a lot better then just takin aspirin guess it was dehydration causing my headaches :)
    sg1989 sg1989 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Anybody have any experience or know of this book? :) My small group leader from my youth group gave it to me, as I'm trying to hard to become a better Christian. You're supposed to...
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    Better because some of the things I share on ep I cannot share on facebook for all my family and friends to see. Reading experiences are much more interesting than seeing who...
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I have always been overweight. Since the time I was 3 or 4, at least. My parents weren't really aware of the impact of food and exercise on your overall health. They are still...
    BlueMoonLuck BlueMoonLuck 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 15

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    The separation of the wheat from the tares is going on now.We will either be of light,the light of Jesus or we will be dark. Doing the will of satan. This choice will be evident...
    Heavenbound5511 Heavenbound5511 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    So tonight I took a big step (well for me anyway)! I haven't touched a drop of alcohol for the past two days and am already thinking a lot more clearly. For a long time now ive...
    hannahj26 hannahj26 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I am having trouble loving people first. I tend to be very judgmental, and I get so angry whenever someone disrespects me, animals, or someone I care about. Is it okay for me to...
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I explained in my previous stories, along with steps and resources, that my husband and I attend a monthly marriage support group for marriages that have run into trouble. This...
    lillynfriends lillynfriends 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I always feel as if my family wants the best of me and wants me to be how they define the word "perfect". I'm always being told how disappointed people are of me and how they...
    WalkingSadness WalkingSadness 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    The pain of you leaving with not go awaypeople always say it'll get betterbut will it?that's the question I keep asking myself......
    rozyboo14 rozyboo14 16-17, F Jul 13

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    I moved out of state with my boyfriend and had to start my life all over again in a new state where I didn't know anybody other than him. I got two jobs while I was there and went...
    KDun13 KDun13 22-25, F Jul 14

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    I just found that out. I have been forced to work with a colleague who gives the word 'slow' new meaning. It is frustrating, we are way behind the other teams at work and I feel...
    tuneh tuneh 36-40, F Jul 15

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    I wanted to go into cartooning/comic designing, I have been trying but there is only little progress sadly, any tips???
    ChloeCuffs ChloeCuffs 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    This poem is something I recite to myself a lot when I'm feeling really down; Everyone wants happiness, No one wants pain, But you can't make a rainbow, Without a little rain...
    TheOneAndOnlyZella TheOneAndOnlyZella 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have been trying to find myself over the years..and each circumstance that comes my way allows me to get to know me more. The decisions I used to make I questioned but now I have...
    strawberry38 strawberry38 36-40, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I usually give up easily but this time was different. I tried so hard to not let you go but obviously giving up is the best choice. Going in circles isn't gonna make it better...
    trrrrrrouble trrrrrrouble 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I guess I need to look at myself in a better light. Maybe I'm not so terrible
    TryingToImprove TryingToImprove 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My log, July 9th, 2014 Sometimes i wonder, why am i here, trying to reach out to people...when they rarely ever reach back. I have had luck with one person, not even in EP, but in...
    Alexob13 Alexob13 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I'm 23 and have been married for six months, now I'm longing for a baby. We've been casually "seeing what happens" since our wedding night but nothing so far.I've got an app on the...
    papercastles papercastles 22-25, F Jul 14

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    I am becoming a better person because of the things I've been through. I am learning you cannot fight fire with fire and the only way to a better life is thinking positive. Living...
    faithmonyai faithmonyai 16-17, F 2 days 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'm trying to forgive an ex whom is not sorry and could care less that he treated me like **** or that he turned my world upside and stomped all over my heart. I'm trying to...
    lovelylady20 lovelylady20 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    well, I'm certainly not an expert on relationships and its consequences.I've been trying to get help online for a while but I need advice from real people.My friend is trying to...
    monoxcide monoxcide 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have had a long section of depression. It's been caused by quite a few factors, but it's really been compounding and it has been a difficult thing to deal with. I guess it was...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 3 days ago

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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 1 Response 1 day ago

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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 5 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I am 22 and although most have been through hell and back.. I have to. Right now I am a single mother of a 3 year old. Her dad chooses not to be involved, his loss not mine. She's...
    Natasha1128 Natasha1128 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    I want to be a better Christian, so I can love others without even questioning it, or thinking about it. I've always judged people before I actually met them, and in certain I was...
    LoverofKids LoverofKids 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 7

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    Me wants to get better. Meds dont work. Hospitals are bondage motels. Was getting better. But staff here was found to be jerks Am allergic. Want them gone or...
    converted converted 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    First, about friendships. I get too close to the people I like. I don't mind it. Just that I feel that it must become heavy for them. I want to not be a burden on them. I want to...
    FreeFallWall FreeFallWall 22-25, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm not sure if this counts but I see that from what I have been through, it has made me a better person. Basically, since I was 5 years old my parents have been separated. My...
    edenfw edenfw 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    Smoking cannabis for the past 10 years had costed me more than I had ever imagined. Despite this general idea that cannabis isn't as harmful as hard drugs are( which is still true...
    bishoman bishoman 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 3

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