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I Find Myself In a Cycle That I Need to Break

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 193 People

    A Bad Romance

    It seems I'm with a guy that will love love love me and then go back to his baby mama. We go through this cycle of him being nice, getting distant, deciding he wants to be with no one, taking me back, making things up to me, and then it starts all over again. I guess the...
    joeysemtex joeysemtex 18-21, F Apr 12, 2010

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    From Each Day A New Beginning

    A woman who has no way of expressing herself and of realizing herself as a full human has nothing else to turn to but the owning of material things. —Enriqueta Longeaux y Vasquez Each of us struggling with these Twelve Steps is finding self-expression and self-definition...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Oct 15, 2013

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    I am stuck in a stupid pointless unfeeling

    relationship that is ruining every good part of me. I love my girlfriend but we dont have much in common we dont have sex and i doubt shes attracted to me we rarly communicate and i know im missing somthing great right now settling for her. So why am i still with her? Habits...
    StormOokami StormOokami 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 24, 2014

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    Random

    So some days it's like the world is at my feet. But that's only when I get what I want. There is this vicious cycle I'm afraid i've created for myself. I hate to be alone, I think. At times I'm totally comfortable being alone. But At times I just want an escape. I...
    huggsnkissezz huggsnkissezz 18-21 1 Response Feb 18, 2009

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    I Guess Im Stuck In the Middle

    im stuck in a cycle of demanding friendships and emotional leaches, i find it hard to find time to myself, i try to make more time, its a sort of guilt for no being enough, for not being more available, i am steadily breaking free though, little by little
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 8, 2008

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    If We Do Not We Are Perfect ..... Not

    There are many cycles to break out of ... right now I am drinking to much beer and smoking to much. Sometimes the cycles just creep up on me and it takes some time to realize. I believe no one is perfect and its only denial that can hurt us. If we take the time to examine, I...
    francis28340 francis28340 61-65, M May 18, 2008

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    Broke the Mold

    Finally Stepped outside the Cycle. Been happy going on two weeks now. Nothing Can change that. Once you Say no more Put your foot down. Walk to the light. Open your heart and begin to shine. You Find that Cycle Breaking. I am happy with my choices now.. Next Keep Pushing no...
    matthewsmommy matthewsmommy 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8, 2008

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    Ehm

    Depression.I need to break the cycle.*throws depression into a puddle**puts on rain boots and goes back to pick depression up**decides to throw depression into the ocean**hopes that depression burns in the pits of hell*:D
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 70+, F 2 Responses Sep 19, 2011

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    Strike Three...not Looking For #4....

    I guess my story starts when I was married to my first husband....he was abusive and not grown up yet. We loved each other alot but things just got really bad fast...he cheated, we fought then my daughter came into the picture. To make a long story short things happened and I...
    truetomyself truetomyself 46-50, F 4 Responses Aug 30, 2011

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    Since I'm not on school right now,

    not working, and all my friends are busy these days, I haven't been doing much of anything at all lately. It's just been a cycle of eating, sleeping, and Internet surfing. The break was nice at first, but now it's just depressing. And after lazing about so much, I can't find...
    almaera almaera 18-21, F Apr 24, 2014

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    And Who Doesn't?

    We all find ourselves in this point at some moment of our lives... Sometimes you dont really know why (specially at the beggining) but in the end... there's this little thing... sometimes a secret... that just needs to be told so we can be free        ...
    wonttell wonttell 22-25 Jul 20, 2008

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    My Current Life

    Ok here it is, my life is kinda dull right now. I'll start off with my job. I'm a landscaper and it's alot harder than you might think. I have a TON of stress from my job due to the fact that I get ragged on most of the time for stupid mistakes and I'm usually the one to get in...
    Hopelessinjersey Hopelessinjersey 22-25, M Sep 13, 2009

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    The Big Circle

    I had a huge revelation recently and I am caught up in a cycle that has to stop. I am extremely hard on myself and talk negatively daily. Done it as far back as I can remember and it's going to stop. Hard to catch myself sometimes but making a concerted effort to stop it...
    VoteForPedro VoteForPedro 51-55, F Jul 9, 2012

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    Computer

    I need to get it out. Mind feels clouded. I waste my days off . I need to clean my room, I run off to work everyday. I feel most energetic to get something done before I must go to work. I feel spiritual when I am on EP. I listen to my music. Someone, please, I just thought it...
    NateGreat4 NateGreat4 31-35, M Oct 6, 2011

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    I was doing a photo edit (because sometimes

    that's my only real way to be myself in life). And I labeled it with one of my favorite quotes. "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results each time". Albert Einstein Man was truly smart on so many levels. And this is so true.
    lu7998 lu7998 31-35, F May 2, 2014

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    Ellytheoutcast Ellytheoutcast 13-15, F May 2, 2014

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    I think this speaks for it's self.

    N 14 years I have been married and up and down up and down. But hey is it bad or is it for the kids or is it because it is what has to be done?
    lu7998 lu7998 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 24, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    Im struggling. Just like I've always been. Ppl never are what they seem. I trust ppl an they all eventually turn on me. I take a huge risk letting them know a few things about my...
    AquilaAqua AquilaAqua 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Well, I often find myself lost and bored All The TIME. But when That happens i put on my headphones and listen to music and it feels right. But i take the headphones out, it all...
    ZeldaNerd ZeldaNerd 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 5

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    So, this is my story!, Im a single 36 year old woman, with a big heart that hides behind the wall, who loves to be in love, but also hates it sometimes. I haven´t dated much, few...
    Gaialion Gaialion 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Off work for awhile decided too walk around the mall maybe catch a movie. But just my luck a young woman comes up too me and ask me my name, the next hour is amazing talking about...
    kankuro18 kankuro18 18-21, M Mar 8

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    I'm 20 years old, I'm trying to find who am I. I'm trying to find my personality. trying to build my own empire.
    ihatepeople2015 ihatepeople2015 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    My Girlfriend is so nice and lovely, but I can't fall in love with her ?? And I don't want to hurt her, but I don't want to be with her.
    ungabunga73 ungabunga73 41-45, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    It took my mom 2years to finally let me be me. I'm changing universities and cites . I'm so excited for my fresh start and in a coastal city far from home. I'm happy :)
    prettyboo711 prettyboo711 18-21, F Mar 8

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    It's quite difficult. I wanted to just have messages on my phone. It won't let me. This website stuff is quite difficult.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 11

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    After a battle that lasted for more than twenty years, it feels painful to remove the armour.
    Sorfarina Sorfarina 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    life asked death, "why do people love me but hate you?" death responded "because you are a beautiful lie and I am the painful truth.."
    cheyseason cheyseason 13-15, F Mar 19

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    These feeders on here! Won't mention any names but they have me blowing up like a balloon, so much food! Ever since these people came into my life, I've gained 10 pounds! It's only...
    Fatassboy Fatassboy 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    Right now i am trying to look for who i am.
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    please do not ask me why it's a struggle. Lets just say it's a battle spiritually alrihgties good nitjeed
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I'm afraid that I am going to feel this lonely forever
    Blueskybird Blueskybird 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Why is it so hard to try and express myself? I can't even post anything anywhere without feeling something really intense. I am going to be selfish here. This post is entirely...
    BlakeUndefined BlakeUndefined 18-21, M 11 hrs ago

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    Okay so this is my story one day i was at my grandmas house and we were talking and out of no where i felt panic i left the kitchen table ran to my sisters room and sat down a d...
    Quawna0912 Quawna0912 18-21 1 Response Mar 15

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    I need a place to vent and have no one to really talk to about anything. So I figured instead of writing down my feelings into a journal or on a piece of paper I thought maybe I...
    allthatglitters101 allthatglitters101 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    It happened two weeks ago, I broke up with him because I felt he wasn't attracted to me as much. Since then he has texted me like crazy, he really wants to get back together. I...
    mysteryteen mysteryteen 16-17, F Mar 2

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    I'm a compulsive liar and this I do very well and have been one from a very young age. I'm now 24 and this has cost me a lot, my relationship of 3 years my close friends, my job...
    Mohau Mohau 22-25, M Mar 5

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    My heart is racing. My head is hurting. I keep thinking about how there's no one. There's nothing. Maybe I've been alone for too long. I've forgotten how to connect. Every part of...
    bunnyXbunny bunnyXbunny 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 22

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    i dont know how i feel perhaps like a person who is watching the sky and the sea from the seashore i often ask myself one question when will i find peace i am searching for...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 15

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    I'm finding myself needing someone to really talk to about the troubles with what's going on in my life. I don't feel I can seek advice from my friends. I feel in drag them down in...
    Hunnylovie Hunnylovie 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 7

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    I want to say to the strangers, "please, do not look at me more than once." Frustration nibbles away at my nerves whenever someone keeps glancing my way. I don't look back as to...
    Ewoo Ewoo 16-17 Mar 11

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    I have known my husband from school days and have been married for little over seven years. I am extremely unhappy and find myself locked inside the marriage because of my two kids...
    MAYCW MAYCW 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    Hello everyone. I am writing today because I have to let out about how I feel inside. I have this tremendous feeling of hopelessness and sorrow that just keeps getting worse. I am...
    EternalLoneliness EternalLoneliness 31-35, M a week ago

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    I am finding myself looking at Black men more and feeling a desire for the experience
    alexiswcd alexiswcd 56-60, T Mar 9

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