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I Can Only Change Myself

Focussing on what is really the issue, what is really lying underneath all the fighting and being proactive about it. Changing yourself to bring a changed result in relationships, situations and life. 7,268 People

    Well i don't like sharing my personal

    inconsistencies with people, but here i go so in February i went to Sydney Australia for a little visit seeing that I'm from there, that same night my best mate, his sisters and i went out for dinner.... So during dinner all i thought about was this one girl who meant more than...
    Arizv11 Arizv11 22-25, M May 14, 2014

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    I try to change people

    and can't. I can tell someone to quit doing this or that. I resisted people telling me that. Thought no one cared about me so why should I listen. Had to learn the hard way never taking others advice.
    equusrider equusrider 56-60, M 1 day ago

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    I'm giving up ***********

    for good. No more. I only watched it because it's the closest I have ever been to sex...
    jonbz17 jonbz17 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 5

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    Trying to change my mind.

    Trying to invent a new me. Trying to shed the bad and gain the new and better version of myself. Trying to trust myself. Trying and seeking answers. Self time is important
    Anonymouscoast Anonymouscoast 22-25 Mar 3

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    For so long I have been carrying these weights.

    To the unsuspecting person I appear to have my "**** together". I have a loving girlfriend, go to a good university, go to the gym and have multiple friendship groups. But to be honest, this whole time I have been saving face by lying and saying I'm okay, when deep down inside...
    YouAreNotWhoYouSayYouAre YouAreNotWhoYouSayYouAre 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My Life Story: I Made It

    My name is Lauren Quirk, I'm 18 years old, and this is my story. I grew up in one of the most loving families I ever could have been born into. I had a great mother and father who loved me to death, the best grandparents a girl could ask for, and lots of loving cousins and...
    looloolemons looloolemons 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 25, 2012

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    I know i resist change a lot.

    .It's hard..I hope I can change,I need to.it's just f**cking hard.I start doing things that are good for me than I'll stop and revert back to doing the same destructive crap/behaviors..Like right now I'm contemplative weather to keep trying to change for the better or go back to...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 27

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    Care & Feeding Of The Mind

    The care & feeding of the mind is just as important as the care & feeding of the body. The mind unfed weakens just as the body does. The mind not sustained by the continual intake of something that is capable of feeding it well or nourishing it, shrinks and shrivels. And it all...
    purpleparrot purpleparrot 46-50, F 6 Responses Apr 17, 2012

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    And I do... for every relationship.

    I gaze at them. Analyse them and turn into what they want. Problem is that this takes no account of what I want and who I am. Then I get stuck. I am not the part I play. I resent the box I am in. I start tearing down the walls of the box. They are bewildered. Every...
    grommit3 grommit3 36-40, F 5 Responses Apr 17

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    some faliure in life gives us a lesson

    for future projects.....
    singhvi2006 singhvi2006 31-35, M Mar 14

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    Why Don't More People Get This?

    I live near a major international airport and I laugh when there are people who moved into their neighborhoods when the airport was already established, decide years later to complain about the noise. Are you f-ing kidding me? Today, I commented on a story about people wanting to...
    NoLongerHere NoLongerHere 41-45, M 4 Responses May 7, 2012

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    I realized that, I'm the one that's stoping my

    self from being happy. No matter the situation, there is always a good n positive side to respond to it, but I've been usually taking the other route. I will be happy, no matter how bad things get, I'll turn something good out of it
    fav777 fav777 18-21 1 Response Nov 13, 2014

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    I've realised something from reading over my

    other experiences, it seems you can be so miserable in a relationship but something always keeps you hanging on. It's all a lie. It's an image that we create or an idea of what we want the other person to be. If being with a person is not bettering you and all you do is give and...
    Jin959 Jin959 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    Timely Change, Paralyzed-fear Of The Unkown, Irreversible Damage!

    I'm at a point in my lifes journey where I've reached crisis levels in a majority of the challenges that have been effecting my life since I was a pre-teen. My days are filled with one appointment or another with a slew of various of healthcare professionals, addiction counselor...
    libra604 libra604 26-30, M 4 Responses Feb 22, 2012

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    My life right at this moment is bad.

    I feel like my mom hates whatever I do. She always picks on me and doesn't let me go places. All the opportunities I had came and went away. She always finds to yell at me for. Now let's talk about my whole family. I tend to be very anti social at times. I've been really close...
    alyssapin alyssapin 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    Me

    So I'll tell you the short story of my life. I'm 16 years old, I go to a small town school, live in a big house, I have plenty of friends, had a fair share of boyfriends, I have a job, and I get good grades. What more could a person ask for? The truth. I have plenty of friends...
    LettersToTheSky LettersToTheSky 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 18, 2011

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    I think the aceptance of how you behave yourself

    and being acountable for your words and actions is the only way you can begin to identify the changes that need to be made. . . .if you dont like something change it. . . its not gonna be easy but it will be worth it. . . . .
    212panda 212panda 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 3

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    I believe that the more open

    and honest we can become with ourselves, the more we can enjoy all that life has to offer
    NakedTherapist NakedTherapist 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    Changes!

    I've learned a lot about myself here lately. For instance, I don't like being accussed of things I don't do, I don't like others assuming that "sorry" fixes everything, I don't like my feelings being tucked away because I'm too nice to share them, I don't like being ignored or...
    ThatGirlAriel ThatGirlAriel 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 14, 2012

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    Go Within

    Recently, while having a rare conversation with my wife that I love very much I suggested that she “Go within”. I did not realize the importance of what I was saying. Heloise was talking about her interest in healing with the aid of crystals and her intention of practicing...
    BarryOne BarryOne 51-55, M 9 Responses Sep 15, 2011

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    2 years ago I was lonely,

    in a job I despised, drinking all the time and just wanted to die. I had severe anxiety and major depression. So I prepared a bath and razor blade to finally end it. Just as I was about to make a deep cut along my arm I had an epiphany. I thought, ok since I'm going to be dead...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 8

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    So I'm on the train and this girl keeps staring

    at me like she is gona eat me up. I look away coz she is bigger than me n I don't want her to squash me. Then I catch a glimpse of my face at the window beside me.. Man! I got a nasty frown on my face coz I just spoke to someone I didn't like over the phone. Moral: What you are...
    Wonderstruck28 Wonderstruck28 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 26

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    So let's change. Let's move on.

    Let's forget the past. Let's remove people from our lifes who make us feel bad about ourselves.
    spacemonkeyea spacemonkeyea 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 7, 2014

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    Iv Changed For The Better

    Two years ago I had everything I could want out of life. But I Only saw what I didn't have, and I wasn't happy. Then we moved. I lost my friends, my own room, my favorite pet, I even lost the majority of my contact with my grandmother. I was fat, depressed and I had no...
    Spittlebug1 Spittlebug1 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 2, 2013

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    It's funny how some people can see ALL the

    FAULT in YOU and NOT themselves....
    endlessl0ve endlessl0ve 26-30, F 3 Responses May 14

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    It's Time I Start Living This Life That God Has Given Me!

    I'm done letting the world get to me. I'm done letting people get under my skin. It's about time I be the person I was meant to be all along. My whole life people have let me down but now i'm just not going to expect much anymore. My thinking is all screwed up, and I just...
    MKM18 MKM18 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 2, 2013

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    There are 3 Types of People.

    1. People that make things Happen. 2. People that watch whats happening. 3. People that go: "oh! What Happened!!!
    ApacheKuruk ApacheKuruk 46-50, M 4 Responses Apr 17

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    Changing My Life Is Changing Me.

    When I was young I thought I could change the world.  My idealism took over my life.  The day came when I married and thought with my love, my husband will become all he can be.  It took a couple years for me to see, he is who he is, end of story.  All I had...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 21 Responses Nov 24, 2008

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    Today I read a lovely

    and inspiring story about relationships. The run down is that this lady spent a great deal of time belittling her husband over silly things. How he did them that wasn't quite up to her standard. She went on and on about this. One example being how she asked him to get...
    SuumCuique SuumCuique 31-35, F Jan 14

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    I'm able of doing many small changes,

    but my core will still the same.
    HeterosexualTransexual HeterosexualTransexual 18-21, T Mar 7

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    My relationship is so rocky.

    .. No matter what I say or do, for some reason it's wrong, rude, disrespectful, or dumb... I don't understand... I disagree with that 100%... I have been that person at one point.. But I have changed.. I am not who I was before... When you assume that everything I'm saying is...
    Chipperme21 Chipperme21 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 22

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    Am not going to sit around any more

    and think about my ex. I finally decide to move on and find myself. Am so done with relationships for now because I find myself falling in love with guys too deeply well actually I should say "this guy". I need to do what's my best for me and not what best for him. Even though...
    Kadeez Kadeez 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 14

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    With every step I take.

    I'm forever conscious of the quest for inner peace. The stillness of mind while everything around forms reality that resonates. - When I survey where I am. Who I have become. Recalling when this change happened baffles me. Who stole my body? . Who ravaged my thoughts...
    complex7 complex7 31-35, F Apr 23

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    That's So True

    I can only change myself. I can change myself in to a better person. A more caring, loving, compassionate, positive and respectful person. I also can change myself into the real me, a woman inside and out. A real person who has a lot to offer and a lot to learn. I can only...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 5 Responses Nov 25, 2008

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    A Delicious Steak With A Hint Of Testosterone

    I am on a journey. I whet my skills to become better, to become more complex, to become useful and lovable. You know how people are jerks? How they are careless, thoughtless, merciless, greedy, mean, harsh, vicious, cold-hearted? Well, I thought to myself. Why should I settle for...
    Slysmile Slysmile 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 24, 2013

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    I want to let go of all this dreadful pain This

    pain that consumes me I want to open my heart I wish to remember what it feels to have life again All these laughs, smiles and joy They have been missing, they have been drowning deep within me Help me breathe again I wish to find my shelter I want to turn my mind away from...
    BeautifulPetal BeautifulPetal 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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    Free Will

    It's Free will. Only you can Work on Changing yourself. You can't Force someone to do what they don't wanna do. I mean I learned it's best to just Try and do what is best For me. And let people Be who they are. If they see they need to change they will. If I Can't Compromise or...
    matthewsmommy matthewsmommy 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 17, 2008

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    Only I can be stronger in mind,

    body, and soul. You cannot make or break someone who is starting again. I from here on out am my own best friend until proven beyond the shadow of a doubt that I am respected and loved by someone more. Someone not just in need but legitimately able to clearly choose.
    YeahthatsMylife YeahthatsMylife 26-30, M 3 Responses Jun 1

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    the last 12 hours ive been fighting what was

    left to me, trying to get rid of past experience s because u kno its unrealistic in ur new relationship is emotionally draining, I cant get over a few bumps and its making me cry, I kno its stupid I kno its probably nothing but last time it wasnt and there it is that doubt that...
    Ffirebrand Ffirebrand 31-35, F Apr 19

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    For the first time ever I'm going to change a

    part of me that needs to be changed. I have a demon but I don't want him, he is so bad I would rather cut myself the rest of my life than have him with me anymore, that's how distressful this thing is. It's shameful and must go.
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    That's right. Don't feel sad

    if someone leave or hurt you. Noone but You. If you have yourself,you can meet right person someday. I believe it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 19

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    (Weird yeah I'm writing this in the shower,

    it's where I do deep thinking) 15 is the epicenter of change for me 14 I experienced so much Long term relationship Abuse Dark very dark lonely time in my life Matured a lot Become smarter and wiser (always improving on who I am) 15 is the epicenter of change because from...
    LeahLoveee LeahLoveee 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    lewis2001 lewis2001 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    Memory recalls Magnifying Unraveling Heart

    disconnects Mind seeks Soul questions The journey of life Let they say it to be mediocre Not listening Letting none Been and done and it's not much In search of the very moment Of revelation A purpose of life Still hidden Unsatisfied Heart forgives Restless soul Burning...
    MienaMena MienaMena 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    In Search Of Clarity ..........

    When we see people and situations as they really are, without any false perceptions, we experience clarity. As we live life from a place of clarity, we experience a peace that comes from being guided by the still voice within. Clarity is the first step in taking appropriate...
    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 2 Responses Feb 15, 2012

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    Because I know for sure

    that my desire to change is real, you will never really know if someone else has the desire to change unless they prove it to you everyday.
    alycia12 alycia12 26-30, F Jun 14, 2014

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