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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. 7,184 People

    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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    Getting rid of your feelings

    for someone is easier when you have distractions
    Dawn620 Dawn620 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 2, 2014

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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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    "Everything will be okay in the end.

    If it's not okay, then it's not the end." - Ed Sheeran
    classAteam classAteam 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    Phases Of Life

    The last 7 months were times of rest and spirituality.Through rest and spirituality i am transformed.I began to see life in different perspectives. Though my past traumas and sufferings took a big chunk out of my life,I felt the experiences from them made me wiser. I began to...
    unshakable unshakable 61-65, F 9 Responses Oct 21, 2011

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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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    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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    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 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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    lewis2001 lewis2001 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 13

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Over this past year I've changed.

    The truth is I can hardly recognise myself,I'm almost a completely different person from before.I'm not really sure what triggered this change,it could have been when I flunked school, or maybe I realised I needed to change because I felt worthless and depressed...who knows...the...
    MeAndMySelf98 MeAndMySelf98 16-17, M May 10

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    Feeling Much Better

    Have you ever looked at an undone puzzle. Only half of it done and you still cant really see the picture. Thats how I've been doing things lately. I've been trying to see a picture that wasn't there. I spoke to someone for 4 hours yesterday and i can't believe how much that alone...
    Grizzly007 Grizzly007 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 21, 2012

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    The Only Reality

    I need to be a different person. I need to get real. I shouldn't let anyone think i'm weak or vulnerable or an easy target. I'm too nice to people and they think its weakness. NO. I'm done being nice. When people have bad intentions, you can't read them at their faces, its...
    FreeFallWall FreeFallWall 22-25, M 16 Responses Apr 6, 2010

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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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    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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    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...
    Debravity Debravity 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 8

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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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    It's funny how some people can see ALL the

    FAULT in YOU and NOT themselves....
    endlessl0ve endlessl0ve 26-30, F 2 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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    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.. Joy They have been missing, they have been drowning deep inside me Help me breathe again I wish to find my shelter I want to turn my...
    EmmaParsons EmmaParsons 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I HAVE to feel that I'm in control of

    everything...if I feel out-of-control...then I have anxiety & depression. Even if I'm not in control of anything...I need to at least feel that I am. I realize (finally) that I can't change anyone else or certain situations. That I can only change me. Only I can lose the...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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    Today I have taken the challenge.

    New horizons and a new hope... Anybody want to join?
    purelaughter purelaughter 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 9, 2014

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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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    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 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 24, 2013

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    I think I'm done with weed,

    among other things. It's been a fun past few months, but taking a break from it has felt great. The thing I never realized was that weed hits you twice. First you're high for a while, and then for days afterwards you'll still be slow and unmotivated. It just feels like such a...
    Indistinct Indistinct 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 8, 2014

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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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    As much as I know this is true.

    It still is a "Easier said than done thing." I know it is other people in this world that could agree that sometimes you can realize something like this is true. Yet to actually do it is a horse of another color. Yes I do agree I can only change myself yet I also agree I wish...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F 2 Responses May 14

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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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    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 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I have battled with depression

    for years, it all stems from a pretty rough upbringing, but then I suppose in getting off topic. I have been in a relationship with my partner for all most four years now, and just over a year into our relationship, i decided to share my struggle and my pain with him. Anyone...
    marishkah marishkah 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2014

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    Sometimes people think of the world their in,

    a dark world nothing but the things you see and make up. People are in these worlds to leave something be hide, or to forget what they can't, or can't do. This world may being happiness to the person, but it's just a trap. This world makes the person think that they are alone...
    RyanLThomas RyanLThomas 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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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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    Your Past Doesn't Define Your Future

    I believe one of the main things that saved my life was being so scared of how it could turn out. My life growing up was very unstable, my mother and father are both drug addicts, We moved from home to home, had little to nothing, and each year it just got worse. The younger...
    HannahGraceS HannahGraceS 22-25, F 21 Responses Jul 13, 2013

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