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

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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 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My ex fiancé changed my life, he loved me enough to tell me about myself, he cheated the whole time, I am no longer naive to ppls words. They need to be proven and I don't trust...
    Lilmomma1617 Lilmomma1617 31-35, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Hello All, I was given away by my Mom when I was Two Weeks Old, The Lady who raised me was God sent had so many Health problems Diabetes, Congestive Heart Failure, Arthritis,Etc...
    Miserable40 Miserable40 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    We all have a choice in life. We just have to make sure we make the right one.
    deviness deviness 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    Ya I have been told I have made lots. I have made stupid mistakes. I can't even name them all. Added all up I should be a 90 year old lady. Joke of the night
    tay1244 tay1244 16-17, F Mar 26

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    I remember it well. I was my old Drmusic2 deviantart account and I got a little too carried away with my online RP sessions, at the time I actually did think I was my fursona...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Apr 7

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    I'm still young and probably haven't made the best choices with relationships, but my past really ruined me. I'm so used to being put down and left behind. My last boyfriend always...
    megtayl0rr megtayl0rr 16-17, F 6 Responses Apr 6

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    Last week I got out of an abusive relationship. Last week my whole life changed. I am now living the "single" life. Which I haven't for a while. At first with my boyfriend...
    laneyrn laneyrn 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    We built a life together and when it ended, I lost everything. He went on living life. Made me realize he never loved me at all. That the eight years we spent together meant...
    Angela1989 Angela1989 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I have to say this, today someone made me step back a bit and made me think why I was being someone else when I could have been myself, yet after I changed to myself, she still is...
    MrRj1 MrRj1 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    He was great, and I finally started started to take care of myself and focus on getting healthy. I'm very glad an appreciative to have had the chance of having him in my life, it...
    jbar291 jbar291 18-21, M Mar 29

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    Razor's Edge by William somerset Maugham. I first read it 20 years ago and still the best book I ever read. Taught me not to live for things of this world. You have to live for...
    Brianst Brianst 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    the feeling of having great power fills me everyday. i have compassion, motivation and a very strong will. i really want to help everyone pursue their own course in life. i want...
    bongripper1 bongripper1 16-17, F Apr 4

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    I don't want to make it seem like a massive deal, because I'm sure a lot of people have experienced things that are a lot worse than this But basically I was with this guy for...
    JustTiggz JustTiggz 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    About a month ago, my boyfriend of two years decided to call it quits. The main issue at hand was my parents. He believed they were too strict and wouldn't let me go and live my...
    catherineisip catherineisip 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    One day you'll crave the depth of my love and my soul to save you from the shallow existence that you've chosen. you'll be lonely, you'll feel empty, and you'll look back at me...
    stargazer8 stargazer8 31-35, F 6 Responses Apr 6

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    We had everything, we seemed like we had movie love, we had a house, a beautiful Labrador, her family welcomed me like they were mine. Then she left me Boxing Day. I haven't coped...
    anonymousgirl1991 anonymousgirl1991 22-25, F Apr 6

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    Everyone has their own dating stories, from their best to their worst they're always individual, warm and often quite hilarious. My dating story is unique because, even though I'm...
    adewey adewey 26-30, F Apr 12

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    my story part 9 has been quite some time I have posted. A lot has happened me since then. I thought I was in love. But I was wrong. My girlfriend used me a cheap thrill.she took...
    rose353 rose353 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    He wasn't necessarily the sole root of my transformation, but he undoubtedly helped me in a way I can't describe. Spring break I met a boy on a cruise two years older than me...
    sabzz7 sabzz7 18-21, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    Some say I'm to young to know what love really is, but I say no. I've felt it. It was real.. My heart hurts and long everyday knowing how much pain I have endured..
    sewellerica07 sewellerica07 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    It was a few years ago. It was with the first man, that I revealed myself to as being gay, or bi at the least. Too many "uneventful" details to the EP audiences eyes, though big...
    Michael5280 Michael5280 36-40, M Mar 30

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    The Little Prince. It's become my favorite book. It has taught me to appreciate the little things in life. Because of this book I have learned embrace my imagination. I have also...
    tamingthefox tamingthefox 16-17, F Apr 1

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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
    laceykight laceykight 26-30, F Apr 13

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    How many here would wish parents stay together for kids and keep aside all the differences they have
    Sanjay081986 Sanjay081986 26-30, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    4/5 years ago I dated a guy for about a year. Started out great but by 6 months in it had turned toxic. I was young enough not to recognize his verbal/emotional abuse for what it...
    blair1987 blair1987 26-30, F Apr 3

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    life is too short to live with regrets.
    mstud17 mstud17 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I always place my trials and difficulties in life with God and give Him my trust. I really want to thank my friends that have been with me since I came to EP, sending me hugs...
    BAPhoto BAPhoto 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 12

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    I wish I did. Maybe you could be the one to change my life or vice versa.
    VerucaRose VerucaRose 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Many times I try to think of the mistakes I made and see how stupid I was for making them. Some even start out good and then becomes a big mistake. There are people that I help...
    Dragonwarrior01 Dragonwarrior01 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    Today, on my way out the doors from school. I never met this guy before, I think he's probably a grade above me and our paths just never crossed. I was wearing my Of Mice and Men...
    gorillawarfare gorillawarfare 13-15, F Apr 2

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    I have two that are like my favorite and thx for being a friend and hearting my experiences.... ^__^
    MashaBoo MashaBoo 13-15, F Apr 9

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    I met somebody and he's great and we both have anxiety problems so we're fighting through it, with self pity, disappointment, laughing and each other. He annoys me and I annoy him...
    kitaday kitaday 16-17, F Apr 12

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    I've been fat my entire life. When i was a kid people would say its cute but when i got old and still fat people looks at me like I'm a disgusting person. I don't ride a bike cause...
    elel110993 elel110993 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    We must hurt in order to grow, fail in order to know, and lose in order to gain. Because some lessons in life, are best learned through pain.
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F Apr 14

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    Gimmie what 'cha got life! I am ready! I can't explain this.. I've told my abusive ex where to shove it... and i know ill be alone for awhile.. but thats okay. Im fine with that...
    shaneflaque shaneflaque 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    am looking for a man or women to take me an dress me up as a sissyboy so i can be set free live in lakeland fl have spouse who dosenot want me in a sex less marreg to help me all...
    eaglecry eaglecry 61-65, M 4 Responses Mar 26

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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
    laceykight laceykight 26-30, F Apr 13

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    If you wish to know my Story for its long, feel free to read my broken heart story v
    Loveisupsetting Loveisupsetting 13-15, F Mar 29

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    When you love someone, you'll do whatever it takes to make them happy... Even if it means removing yourself from the equation 😔
    kittysaurus kittysaurus 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    I felt happy when I came to know I am the world’s luckiest person to carry the burden with smile outside and longing for love inside... Multi-tasking HEART -Self
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 3

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    I seriously can't let go. She still dosent love me back, but I do.
    isabelluvskake isabelluvskake 13-15, F Apr 6

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    I still cry every night because my girlfriend got hit bye a truck and died in forint of me. I wish I was the one who got hit
    laracolarossi laracolarossi 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Am going through one now. I love this man that is my soulmate, but I broke it off with him because he is not my husband. It feels awful.
    ob1knob1 ob1knob1 31-35, F 3 days ago

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