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I Find Myself In a Cycle That I Need to Break

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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. โ€”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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    sighselly sighselly 13-15, F May 2, 2014

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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 22-25 2 Responses Sep 19, 2011

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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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    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 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 24, 2014

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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 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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    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 36-40, F May 2, 2014

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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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    do you feel like you are having the same day

    over and over again with not too much vrastion.
    hellokitty206 hellokitty206 22-25 1 Response Nov 25, 2015

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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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    ....with life, many times. So far, I'm still here. Pointless really, but nevertheless I've got nothing better to do, than try not to screw up my sons' lives more than I would if I...
    CallMeSal CallMeSal 51-55, M 9 hrs ago

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    I find myself alone most of the day, and even though I keep busy it would be a pleasure to have someone to talk too. Silence is not always golden.
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    Checking up on you is a habit I need to break. You've been gone a while and I've gotten into the habit of checking to see if you've logged on. Now that you're back and clearly not...
    snoopysgirl snoopysgirl 46-50, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    It was during the summer. I was out of school and house hopping since I had no stable home to go back to. It was a difficult year. I felt like dying every day. I had bouts of...
    starsheepie starsheepie 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Here's the story of our relationship Helpful facts - When we met I was 17, she was 25. I am now 18 and she is 26. She also has a 4 year old daughter. We met on Xbox on June 28...
    EnergyUS EnergyUS 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I don't know why, but I often find myself trying to reason with irrational people. It's futile so why do I keep doing this?
    Dartanian Dartanian 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My mum passed away when I was 20, leaving behind my 17 & 8 year old sister as well. I brought my 8 year old sister up since then & always took on the role of mum to both when...
    Lifesinreverse Lifesinreverse 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    ...simply stated. i find myself worrying so much about the smallest things. the bible says to do this and it's for our own good. i pray that Jesus will give me the strength and...
    sunriseinmyeyes sunriseinmyeyes 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I feel like I lost who I am, but I can't figure out where. I need to find myself, I'm tired of being emotionless and watching everyone around me succeed and live their life. I feel...
    DaisyKaine DaisyKaine 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I feel that most people in my life are only there due to convenience. I don't feel any "bond" or connection with even my closest friends and family anymore. I know it's my fault...
    Sparklyblueunicorns Sparklyblueunicorns 22-25, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Hi readers, I am writing this today because I need to get my feelings and thoughts out to someone, and I feel like I have absolutely no where else to turn. I have reached a...
    AKT1 AKT1 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    I am loving this vacation...I needed time for myself. I need to be surrounded by real friends and people who care about me..
    sweetjuicebaby20 sweetjuicebaby20 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    To figure out who I am and I truly want not passively accepting what others want for me. I am gradually searching to fulfill my long term life aspirations and be my authentic self...
    moonlightflower moonlightflower 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    What can I do? I need to slow down I know that much. I'm 20 and I work 35 hours a week and go to school full time. I'm almost done with college so I want to push through no matter...
    melissasweetheart melissasweetheart 18-21, F a week ago

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    I might be wrong about what I believe today, 10 years from now. My ideas and conclusions might differ or develop from what is, today. But today, I'll decide on the basis of...
    kasiyat kasiyat 26-30, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I'm learning how to love myself again. I had it down but my boss bullied me for years at work and sucked my self esteem dry. I don't have friends or family or support so doing this...
    IAmDoneBeingLiedTo IAmDoneBeingLiedTo 31-35, F 9 Responses a week ago

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