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    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...
    joeysemtex joeysemtex 18-21, F Apr 12, 2010

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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...
    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...
    francis28340 francis28340 61-65, M May 18, 2008

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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...
    truetomyself truetomyself 46-50, F 4 Responses Aug 30, 2011

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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...
    NateGreat4 NateGreat4 31-35, M Oct 6, 2011

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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...
    wonttell wonttell 22-25 Jul 20, 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...
    matthewsmommy matthewsmommy 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8, 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...
    Hopelessinjersey Hopelessinjersey 22-25, M Sep 13, 2009

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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...
    huggsnkissezz huggsnkissezz 18-21 1 Response Feb 18, 2009

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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...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 19, 2011

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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...
    VoteForPedro VoteForPedro 51-55, F Jul 9, 2012

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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...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Oct 15, 2013

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    April 7. Those Old Time Feelings. "I still have bad days. But that's okay. I used to have bad years." —Anonymous Sometimes, the old feelings creep back in. We may feel fearful...
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