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I Have Trouble Letting Go

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    When I gain something

    and hold you so close to my heart... I cannot let you do. I try my best to keep my emotions in check but to let someone go... It is so very difficult.
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 18-21, F Apr 16, 2014

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    How do you let go of someone you care about?

    Words of advice I received. "Understand that the person you're trying to hold on to no longer desires your attention. That person's happiness isn't centered around you."
    ChainedHeart ChainedHeart 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 20

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 31

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    I'm just sad because I really like you; more

    than I've like anyone. Tonight I got slapped in the face with the reality that I'll never be able to call you mine and that isn't a very big deal to you.
    angela9817 angela9817 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    It's been 3 years since I heard his voice.

    ..felt his loving arms wrap me into him. I miss the way his hands caressed my form, making me feel so alive with every touch. I miss the way it feels to kiss his skin and have him do the same mine.
    fevertotell fevertotell 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 1

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    I'm about to leave my job

    for a better opportunity and I don't want to let go of the great people I work with. it sucks and hurts to even think about not being with them but this is the only way I can better myself. when one door opens it's so hard sometimes to pull the other door shut.
    countryguy30 countryguy30 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 26, 2014

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    I'm 20. You know what?

    I know I need to let go of my mother- it's because our relationship doesn't serve me or her and it's unhealthy and I feel she puts pressure on me. SHE IS REALLY AFRAID TO LET GO, I'm too, but we need to do it. And I love her so freakin much. I want to do it nooow, but I believe...
    dzordze dzordze 18-21, M Jan 23

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    It hard for me to let go of something I've been

    holding on to since last year how do you let go of someone that was so important to you?
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 27, 2013

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    I Cant Help It.

    feeling a bit melancholy, why is letting go so hard?
    juSts0m3giRl juSts0m3giRl 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 23, 2013

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    Letting Go Of The Past Life And Moving On.I Wish Upon A Star....

    I wish that I could move on from the past life completely. I do not want to die for this alien life. I wanna let this go in my heart that I know I have a brand new life on earth and I wish not to return to the previous forever. I want to connect and be with my family and freind...
    aitan20 aitan20 26-30, M 1 Response May 13, 2013

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    I have trouble letting go of things,

    sometimes i feel like i need answers or i like to be the last one to say something. Im an emotional person letting go is not something i can do easily because most of my life people come in and out no one has ever been there for me consistently not even family.
    Syydnee Syydnee 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 16, 2014

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    Even though it's better this way,

    and al my effort was meant for the happiness and greater good, except that which I could not control, I'd want to say, how much you made me happy, how much I want you to be happy and I will always care. Even though I said I don't. Sounds crazy after all this time. But it feels...
    Peacepuppy Peacepuppy 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 28, 2014

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    TO LOVE OR LET GO

    IF U LOVE SOMEONE AND THEY LEFT U PREGNANT FOR ANOTHER WOMAN DO U FIGHT FOR YOUR FAMILY OR DO U JUST LET IT GO NOT TALK TO HIM OR JUST FORGET IT HAPPENED AND MOVE ON I FEEL SO CONFUSED
    icancreateb icancreateb 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2013

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    No Matter How Hard I Try I Can't Seem to Let Go and Forgive

    I want to and I pray about it and affirm that I forgive so and so for so and so, but I can't seem to let it go.  My mind replays it.   Those hurts seems to hang over me.  Some people and some books I've read make it seem so easy.  It's not.  At least not...
    PiscesDream PiscesDream 46-50, F 14 Responses Oct 3, 2007

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    But I'm starting to take things one step at a

    time. I'm the type who is easily gets attached to people yet having a hard time letting go of something or to someone. I've decided (wishing I've done this a long time ago) that my first step is to delete 'physical memories' and slowly remind myself more that what's done is...
    raldy raldy 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 1, 2014

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    When you realise you have become to clingy

    or in their eyes too clingy and you have to take a step back is the hardest thing possible
    olafmakvyx olafmakvyx 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 9, 2014

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    I'm so angry with you.

    I keep looking on your last fm music feed and keep thinking about you. Looking up the lyrics of the songs you're listening to. wondering if they mean you might change your mind about me. so angry that you treated me the way you did. that you made so many promises and broke them...
    drakewood drakewood 26-30, F Mar 28

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    Especially When You Find Yourself In The Distressing Yet Oddly Comforting Similar Situation Over And Over Again...

    you associate walking away and letting go with giving up.. and giving up suggests weakness or losing... but recognizing that there are some things that are beyond your control and giving up on things you know you cannot change is not a weakness, it's being kind to yourself. So...
    nrskjh nrskjh 26-30, F 2 Responses May 10, 2010

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    I have accepted but not let go.

    . My heart won't let me let go.
    lionessstrong lionessstrong 46-50, F 1 Response May 3, 2014

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    Sometimes it's for the best.

    Sometimes it's for the worst. Sometimes it's because you need to put yourself first. Sometimes it's for the broken. Sometimes it's for the meek. Sometimes it's for the boy you let in for a week. Sometimes it's for the parents. Sometimes it's for the family. Sometimes it's...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 8, 2014

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    I feel abandoned. My own fault.

    Audioslave reminds me of some dark days. Can't listen to them. I have trouble letting go, getting over, and moving on. In my heart.
    Peacepuppy Peacepuppy 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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    How to let go of someone

    who gives you so much false hopes make u thought that he liked you but leaves u hanging?
    alqt alqt 16-17, F 1 Response May 22

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    Im Not Supposed To Be This Person

    I dont know where to begin, because the memories are blurred. I forget and then I remember and they all come back to me at a time most inconveinent. I dont know. My therapist actually yelled at me...let it go! I wish I could....I really do. I want to forget even more I want to...
    tomahawblue tomahawblue 26-30 Jul 17, 2013

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    Mind Vs Heart

    I know it is really stupid to prolong leaving someone who you know is no good for you. There are no two ways about it. If someone dosent treat you how you should be treated then you need to leave them. I have given myself to the new year to leave him. This is one of the hardest...
    justasia justasia 18-21, F Sep 22, 2013

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    Relapse

    The problem isnt that i love you. The problem is that i still want to love you The problem isnt that you dont want a relationship. The problem is that you dont want a relationship with me. The problem isnt that you manipulate me. The problem is i allow it. The problem isnt that...
    justasia justasia 18-21, F Oct 17, 2013

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    Because Some Things Are Just Worth Holding Onto

    i can't let some stuff go because it is out there online now. in the last 5 years of my relationship, my partner and i made electronica music together and shared it with the world. a lot of our loved-up pictures and beautiful songs are in places even i cannot remove! i do my best...
    Areyan Areyan 31-35 Aug 28, 2010

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    Letting Go And Accepting The Past

    I know, as everyone does, that it's impossible to change the past but even so I find that if I don't keep myself busy I'll start going over old situations in my head, playing and replaying events, trying to figure out how I could've changed it and how it could've played out...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 5, 2013

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    this is the main reason domestic discipline

    works so well for us, I'm such an anxious and emotional person but I keep it all in. its the way I was brought up, I was partly raised by my grandparents and of course the older generation of parenting meant that children should be seen and not heard, we don't wash our dirty...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset 36-40, F 5 Responses Jun 3

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    I've always had problems letting go of people

    and things. If I think back to when I was a child, and I'd scream hysterically when mum dropped me off at nursery, not understanding why she was leaving me to go to work. I'd then sit by the window for ages waiting for her to come back. If I lost my teddy, again the screaming...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink 22-25, F May 9, 2014

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    i have so many grudges

    and i cant lie it hurts holding them in but it hurts less than facing the truth it hurts to talk about anything
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 1

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    Has Been Too Long

    I'm working on letting things go....or something Since I was very young, I have observed, ignored and tried to intervene (not very often) in my sister's life choices. She seems to create a path of drama and destruction everywhere she goes. At times, she shows such talent...
    NewLifeforMe123 NewLifeforMe123 36-40, F Nov 30, 2013

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    A Short Poem: I have trouble letting go,

    it's true But I know it's what I have to do... I have to start over, begin anew... Even though I still love you...
    NearAsFarCanBe NearAsFarCanBe 16-17, F Jul 9, 2014

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    You saw me as a friend I saw you

    as more, It wasn't what Life had in store, You didn't want to lead me on, I accepted that a chance of romance was gone, We seemed to get By that well, Our communication then suddenly Went straight to hell, You said your person life Caused you aching, But it seems you're blowing...
    Almostanonymous Almostanonymous 22-25, M 3 Responses Oct 12, 2014

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    My Past Haunts Me....

    i don't even know how to begin this... its kind of hard... to actually say it "out loud" in a manner of speaking... i can't let go of my past... i'm currently in a relationship with someone with whom i care deeply for... in fact im in Love with this man, he's everything my ex...
    TheRisabella TheRisabella 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 24, 2013

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    I don't even know her last name

    and I've only had a handful of real conversations with her yet I know that in my eyes she's amazing. I've deleted her number and messages more times than I can recall and although it should feel like a liberation of myself, it hurts so much more than I thought possible. It might...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 15

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    Whether it be harsh words,

    a guilty conscience or a lost loved one, i just can't seem to let them/it go. The problem with my mind is that it replays the event over and over, analyzing where it went wrong, what i could have done previously and then it recreates the same event over as if i were able to...
    shesonlyhappyinthesun shesonlyhappyinthesun 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 15, 2014

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    Long time friend turned into someone I wanted

    more than that. Can't have either now and need to move on.
    louie28 louie28 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 8, 2014

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    Sin?

    I have taken from the tree of the knowledge of a woman. I've found the sweet fruits to warrent punishment. I despised sensibilities to seek the unknown. Finding only that the unknown is the expected. I'm left exposed to the wild, and aware of my surrounding. Have I done so wrong...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 2, 2013

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    Things get better only

    for him to confuse me this is so hard one day I feel ok the next I feel horrible like what is wrong with me will I ever find love :(
    icancreateb icancreateb 26-30, F Jan 9, 2014

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