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I Have Made a Choice That Changed the Course of My Life

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    Can one ever expect to make a important choice without tearing ones self apart (on some level) in the process? For, every direction followed is the loss of a great opportunity. For, to take is to lose some part of yourself. For, nothing can be had without sacrifice. Usually this...
    CopperCoil CopperCoil 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 25, 2008

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    I Believe In The Cycle Of The Pheonix And Butterfly

    In the last days of my mom's life as she suffered through the pain I suffer along with her Though she never let on about her suffering I could see it and I felt it. I may not have felt the same pain as she had I felt every little twinge and ache. I felt her heat ache in that she...
    RJ43 RJ43 41-45, T May 10, 2013

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    Phoenix

    After living in my hometown for 30+ years, I decided I'd had enough.  Despite living in my own apartment, my father still had a huge amount of control over me.  The distance didn't matter; he and my mother were still abusing me.So I left.I gathered the bare necessities, got on...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 26, 2012

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    Not Just One...

    Life is made up of experiences, of challenges, of choices and of paths to take - and whilst i know that there are many more choices, opportunities and paths to choose from to come, it sometimes is necessary to sit down and look back over my shoulder and appreciate the road I have...
    lostlittlefirefly lostlittlefirefly 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2011

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    A Few..

    I can look back and easily say Ah ha! That was the moment that changed everything.. If only hind site wasn't so 20 20.. There are many things I would go back and change.. Undo certain choices or actions.. Life changing decisions should be red flagged or something.. lol Or at...
    LilSixShooter LilSixShooter 31-35, F 6 Responses Jul 15, 2011

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    My Mentor Has Changed My Life!

    My mentor Earl I havehis forever impacted my life yesterday I broke down and finally told Earl what was borthering me so much but he said sometimes Satata throws lies at us and tells us where no good or jsut tries to seek and destroy our self esteem.
    Cowboy4God Cowboy4God 36-40, M Mar 28, 2010

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    Resolved Post Divorce Issues

    Hello, After 4 years of agony, and protecting my precious girls who got experienced all of post divorce problem with their single mother, I finally got over and accomplished a healthy parental relationship with my ex hasband.  It was a long story, but he finally got sense...
    Mayfly51 Mayfly51 46-50 1 Response Jul 15, 2009

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    Choice Versus Chance

    "I don't know if we each have a destiny, or if we're all just floating around accidental-like on a breeze, but I think maybe it's both. Maybe both is happening at the same time." ~ Forest Gump
    suej1212 suej1212 46-50, F Aug 19, 2013

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    After being in a toxic relationship for so long I have come to a stark realization. I have a CHOICE. I have a choice to not put up with it anymore. I have a choice to not respond...
    Happinessismine Happinessismine 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    I can't take back what has been done, I can't take back the words I said or the actions I did. But I'm done being depressed now, I had my time of crying and drowning myself in...
    AriaDream AriaDream 13-15, F Aug 1

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    I was formally engaged when I was nineteen years old to someone I was madly in love with, but little did I know he had different plans. After our engagement was called off, not...
    PeaceBatman PeaceBatman 22-25, F Aug 7

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    I have totally messed up my life. I am going no where in life besides mental hospitals for the last three and a half years. I'm never going back to one again..willingly that is. I...
    blahlahblah599 blahlahblah599 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I have an account on Second Life. My 7th Rezday is coming up. I don't know what to do. What should I do? Last year, I splurged and bought my self a bunch of stuff. That takes real...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Aug 9

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    I have had eczma all my life and lately it is so bad that I don't go out in public because I don't want people to look at me, the only thing that clears it away is prednisone which...
    nikita80501 nikita80501 31-35, F Jul 25

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    I feel like i'm missing out on so many things because I have no friends in real life.
    guitarsongwriter guitarsongwriter 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    I’ve made some pretty bad choices in life, but having orange juice with Oreos has to top the list.
    LoneRider72 LoneRider72 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 31

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    I've had good seasons and some deeply painful ones. I've made some spectacularly good choices and some outrageously bad mistakes.. I am very human - a work in progress. Advice...
    Satyam117 Satyam117 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 11

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    They say life is a series of important choices... If this is the case I've made a lot of bad ones.
    Yu12 Yu12 26-30, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    My dear, Let me explain this life to you. Nothing but the truth. You chose nothing in the first place. Nothing chose to exist in the first place since you have to exist first...
    honestyreality honestyreality 22-25, F Aug 7

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    Now despite only being young at 18 I've already made some pretty horrific mistakes, now I wish I could go back in time and change everything but that wouldn't make me who I was...
    Verix Verix 18-21, M Aug 7

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    I hadn't cried for a week or more. I thought I was over it somehow. I didn't want to be over it. I searched for some song that would trigger the flood of tears, and I got what I...
    Invulgarant Invulgarant 26-30, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Too many mistakes override in my life. Social services. My dad. Trying to cover up bad emotions. But I have achieved something. I have self harmed in a month. I am slowly stopping...
    CuteLittleScrewUp CuteLittleScrewUp 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 1

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    So around the middle of June I met a girl at the gym I go to. We clicked instantly to the point that we sat in the gym and just talked for hours. As the weeks gone by we have been...
    saix217 saix217 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 1

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    I'm not gonna mention the messy break up but it changed me completely, it's not just one thing that changed either I am a completely different person than I was when I was dating...
    Franchise1107 Franchise1107 16-17, M Aug 4

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    My views on abortion are very complicated. I believe both sides have their points, but I do believe both sides are misguided on issues. I also see a lot of shaming from both sides...
    EmmieyCathiey EmmieyCathiey 18-21, F Aug 4

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    I have been through two first taught me how two people should love each other. The second relationship made me realize you only get one chance for real love.
    TroyPaladin TroyPaladin 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I think it changed his more than mine. I think all that I learned was how much of a bastard he was
    Ashley1719 Ashley1719 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I did everything to try and please him... I got in trouble for him... He said he loved me n said he'd never leave me... But he left... Now that I look back on this... He was just...
    kleopard88 kleopard88 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Changed me for the better. Sure it was sad but on the brightside i learned how to be less of an *******.
    rehn65 rehn65 16-17, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Pensando a ti. This is getting worse again. You stole my heart and even by looking at you makes me cry. It was ok for sometime but know im starting to shiver again when thinking...
    realandtrue realandtrue 18-21, F Jul 26

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    I tried and you didn't bother. I fought and you have up. I gave it my all you gave nothing. So when you start to miss me, just remember that you were one who let me go...
    mssst mssst 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    So I told the idiot who always had to have the last word, where to go, x
    ludiludi ludiludi 26-30, F a week ago

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    Still can't talk to my ex without getting upset or have to hold back tears. It's still too much to think about. I keep busy and ignore my thoughts about what we had. It hurts too...
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My grade 9 year I made the mistake of trying to stay friends with my ex. It turned out he just wanted a sexting buddy. I'm not like that usually but he threatened to end our...
    Oneandonly3 Oneandonly3 16-17, F Jul 30

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    I had my gallbladder out and now my health is worse than ever. I cant loose weight and I'm having digestive and stomach pains a lot. Made a huge mistake and it was decision that...
    ShellBellem ShellBellem 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I can't endure myself nor for a second. There is chaos in my mind. I feel helpless. Whatever I try nothing is enough. I have lost control of it. No words come out from inside. No...
    orestismos orestismos 22-25, M a week ago

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    Too many to count on my fingers and toes. Got pregnant twice before even 18 have a crazy baby daddy who I wish I never met . Messed up my chance of even getting a scholarships and...
    Loving1234 Loving1234 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    So ever since i got back from the clinic ive had no interest in life. i just lost about everything. and dont tell me i still have people because i dont have friends and i havent...
    Insomniac77 Insomniac77 16-17, M Jul 22

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    I am not afraid of death but I am afraid of life. I hope this doesn't make me sound weird.
    steve0629 steve0629 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 21

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    Since i've been off high school I have been telling lies about my school/social status/things I do. When i'm at home gaming, I tell people I'm out for a drink or can't go out...
    chancelessman chancelessman 22-25, M Jul 21

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    every day i wake up .. eat my lunch (i go to sleep at morning)... all day in home .. then tv .. internet .. song .. mobile pass my time with this things .. at evening i go to my...
    Thepainlover Thepainlover 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 22

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    I am lucky to have at least 2 in my life!
    myownbox myownbox 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    It may sound dumb, but the Divergent series. I'm not one of those fangirls who read all three when they heard about the movie, no. I read it years ago when it came out and loved it...
    livyroro livyroro 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    it was a long time ago get over it
    bvinc86 bvinc86 26-30, M Aug 9

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    I used to stand for something. I used to speak my mind and damn the consequences, I used to shout the truth no matter who saw... I used to be the crazy a active kid, who always did...
    debonaireash debonaireash 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 26

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    1) People will talk about what they see, hear, smell, taste, or feel. 2) People will talk about what they want. 3) People will tell you what to do, or what you "should" do...
    honestyreality honestyreality 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    Making new friends is definitely a joyful thing! :) Especially when he or she has the same interests with you.
    skykhai48 skykhai48 16-17, M Jul 28

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