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I Have a New Outlook On Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 48 People

    In Just One Moment

    it was all out on the table, i had no more secrets to him. i wanted to die, i wanted it over, i was going to. and then he said... he said that he understood that i wanted to, and he wouldnt hate me if i did do it. he just wanted me to say goodbye before i did it. it hit me liike...
    ticanaru ticanaru 13-15, F Aug 30, 2012

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    I Have a New Outlook On Lifete

     I am 49 years old and have struggled with my weight and self esteem for what seems all of my life.  When I entered my forties no matter what I ate or how much I exercised my weight continued to increase.  I am only 5' 3", so when my weight reached 150 lbs I...
    cleansecoach cleansecoach 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 24, 2009

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    I Chose Between 3 Frogs

    I used my imagination to chose between three frogs. And what do you know, it was the frog with the positive attitude.
    Peter123 Peter123 41-45, M 3 Responses May 26, 2009

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    I'm In!

    Ever since I got rid of my depression, I had gained a whole new outlook in life! I now see life as one big adventure. I'm ready to take in good new things, as well as deal with the bad stuff too. I feel alive! I never felt that way, in my life before... I do now, everyday. But...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 7, 2009

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    It's On. Okay, You Win.

    It’s just you and me. Right here. Right now. You think you’ve got all the power because I have already shown my cards, that I am afraid, and hurt, and feeling intimidated. But it ends today, this power struggle, this emotional game. I am stepping up. I just want to say I’m...
    Quintesse Quintesse 51-55, F 41 Responses Jul 25, 2012

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    Has anyone noticed how much of a difference

    looking at the world a different way makes; it's almost like living in someone else's life. Bad stuff still happens, no denying that. But I feel like I don't have to let life knock me down as much of the time. And even when life knocks me down, I feel more confident that I can...
    notafraid777 notafraid777 16-17, M Aug 25

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    cookie2468888 cookie2468888 18-21 Oct 1

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    So, I got that desk job I went for a few weeks back, the one where I said there was a fair few fat folk there. They do free breakfast everyday and mentioned there’s an abundance...
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    Sometimes I just dont realize it . I have recently just been so pissed off , but I can't blame nobody but me , I just grew up too early. so I ... Just take a breath and move...
    RougeWarriorOfLight RougeWarriorOfLight 18-21 2 days ago

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    To be honest, this past month have been one of the hardest month in my short life. A couple weeks ago, my best friend called me and told me: Im thinking about suicide. I talked to...
    Amy107 Amy107 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    When I was a kid I saved my twin sister's life when she jumped into a pool after forgetting to wear a float. I called my dad, several feet away, back turned, who was preoccupied...
    Suada117 Suada117 26-30, F Oct 4

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    My childhood was defiantly rough but know I have grown as a person and have a beautiful child that I will never hurt. A job to support us and a wonderful life.
    safetoread safetoread 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    It is horrible I've only got 10 mates on Facebook ( don't count them as friends unless we hang out which we have never done as they don't wanna be seen with me ) so I basically...
    Dynamite500 Dynamite500 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I can't say u have. I am a doctor but it's not me who cures them I inly used my knowledge .. There is a bigger force at work here
    Geronimoooo Geronimoooo 36-40, M 2 days ago

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    I talked my brother out of suicide, he was ready and everything.
    cypressjon cypressjon 16-17, F Oct 2

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    So the other day I was walking home from my bus stop and found a pair of reading glasses perched on a fire hydrant.. I couldn't just leave them there... They were practically...
    aknownothing aknownothing 13-15, F Oct 2

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    Yup about 3 peoples lives It's a good feeling(:
    iamj iamj 16-17, F Oct 18

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    My friend was going through some stuff and she said that I saved her from suicide twice.
    bvbandmcr bvbandmcr 13-15, F Oct 18

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    I told someone to stop when a car was coming... I don't know If that counts
    dashuria dashuria 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 18

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    I've now messed up everything now, not just for me, but for my (now presumably ex) girlfriend, Beth. I released my anger out on her in a way that was disrespectful, disgusting and...
    Tgharrold99 Tgharrold99 13-15, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    Saved three lives...mine, my boss', and a co worker. We were on the rooftop of a 25 floor apartment building, where I prevented an explosion. Had the sparks hit the gasoline, all...
    idontcarenemore idontcarenemore 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    By deciding to quit a great job hoping it would improve my marriage by lessening stress. Now I can't get another job and my marriage is close to over.
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 36-40, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    Sometimes life just works. I know my path to where I am was never easy but I hope I can keep this new outlook and focus on thinking positively. I'm new here and if anyone wants to...
    manthe43 manthe43 18-21, M Oct 15

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    October 30. Self Value. We have a real life of our own. Yes, we do. That empty feeling, that senses that everyone except us has a life - an important life, a valuable life, a...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 9 hrs ago

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    I would just like to introduce myself. I am an inquisitive guy with an overactive mind and a sleep disorder, passionate about the people in my life - my friends and family - and...
    EmperorJulian EmperorJulian 46-50, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hey! I'm new here! Life is good, looking to make new friends. Jump in my circle peeps! Lol 🍓
    Strawberrykissx Strawberrykissx 31-35, F Oct 15

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    Thank you for having me on EP. I am a newbie and I have many real life supernatural experiences. I have lost few loved ones but I live a normal life.
    silverkng75 silverkng75 22-25, M Oct 3

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    This will be a lengthy post. I can't believe how fast the time has gone and how much life has changed since September 2009 when I stumbled across this place by accident as a...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 14

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    I would like to give some positive advice with the ones dealing with Herpes! YOUR life is not over! This is not the end! This is actually the beginning! The beginning of a new...
    iCas92 iCas92 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 20

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    That moment when you get new clothes and you just so happy because well you have new clothes.
    Joshuadd07 Joshuadd07 13-15, M Oct 7

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    Earlier this year, I was skyping with an ex after not talking for ages. We just talked and caught up. But there's this part that bothers me. Me: Anything new? Him: I have new...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 15

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    Hi everybody... i am here because i would like to make new friends. :) i do not wish to talk about anything sexual or have relationships. i just want to meet and have new friends...
    Qwert143 Qwert143 22-25 3 Responses Oct 19

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    Would be nice to have new people to talk too.
    UsArmygirlfriend77 UsArmygirlfriend77 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    So it's coming almost to the end of 2014. Yup time and tide indeed waits for no man. Ok so I'll do the cliché Introduction of me. My name is Roselyne. I'm from Malaysia and yeah I...
    RoselyneRhamya RoselyneRhamya 16-17 Oct 5

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    Wen i was 5 years old i had adhd my dad took it away from me wen i was 18 , my mom began to abused me wen i was 8 years old emotionally and physically , she told me to kill myslef...
    paola93 paola93 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 10

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    “This Too Shall Pass” – King’s Solomon Parable “Solomon the powerful and wealthy king chooses to test his most loyal and trusted minister, Benaiah Ben Yehoyada, by asking...
    Latinloverguy Latinloverguy 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 5

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    I feel as though I live a double life. I go to school & I hangout with my friends & they know how I am personality wise & what I do but there's also another side of me that no one...
    kaitybobaityxo kaitybobaityxo 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 20

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    I am very grateful and thankful for my life, and to be alive in the developed world in this day and age. My life hasn't always been perfect and I have experienced a lot of horrible...
    spacepixie spacepixie 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 21

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    Some moments in my life, I guess everyone went through harder times in life. When you want to have a different life but you know that you have to wait it's very awful to be honest...
    cleanyoursoul cleanyoursoul 26-30, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I don't understand people with no regrets. I have many. I am 40 and my life is not anything like I would want it to be. I am way to passive and let life happen to me. I feel...
    zooomzoom zooomzoom 36-40, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm almost 22 and feel like I barely lived except work and study. I have no real friends and feel my self confidence has let me miss out on experiences. Sometimes I think when I'm...
    CassRL CassRL 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 1

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    I can’t stop the love i feel for you and I wish I could. I know that I can’t love a married man. It has caused me so much pain to love someone I can’t have in my life. It...
    hannagrace hannagrace 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    I'm 19 years old and my parents treats me like I'm still 10 year old little girl. I never get to hangout with my friends at all. Everyday I have to battle myself with suicidal...
    Angrysalads Angrysalads 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 7

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    I certainly don't want to forget the past, and the lessons it gave...The truth is - life now is getting out fully of the dark and into the light. "When we begin to take our...
    samemay54 samemay54 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    I miss being back in Virginia. I miss my old high school, I miss my old friends, and I miss being in marching band. I hate living in Beijing. I hate how my dad ripped me away from...
    SixteenthNight SixteenthNight 13-15, M Oct 11

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    I have new glasses. Woohoo! My eyes look normal now, not the size of tennis balls anymore :)
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 17

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    Heyy! I'd love to have new friends so.. snapchat anyone? c: >> Jennagrauhhh
    rullakebu rullakebu 16-17, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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