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I Have Trouble Letting Go

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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 22-25, F Jan 9

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    Old Friends and Exes

    I've moved around quite a bit, and every time I see one of my old friends on facebook or myspace, I immediately get hooked and start looking through their buddy list as well as their friends to find people I might know. Maybe its not that I have trouble letting go because I can...
    endivedual endivedual 19-21, M Aug 17, 2007

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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

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    Electronic chestbox of memories

    I had this relationship with someone whom I thought was “The One.” Apparently, I thought wrong because he ended up cheating on me. Anyway, I still keep all his e-mails in one folder… I don’t know what it is about those messages that’s been holding me back from deleting...
    papervoices papervoices 22-25, F 2 Responses May 26, 2010

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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 31-35, F Nov 30, 2013

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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.
    AdelaideHayashi AdelaideHayashi 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    Mobile

    I move a lot, and luckily I am able to keep the friends most important to me along the way. Maybe because I don't let go. But the problem I often have is with things. I purge things each time I move (about yearly), and each time I worry. I worry that I will keep useless things...
    DieuEnvoient DieuEnvoient 19-21, F Sep 5, 2007

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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...
    minidisaster minidisaster 18-21, F Jan 8

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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?
    up97 up97 16-17, F Nov 27, 2013

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    Get One Over On Me? ...never!!!

    I do not have a problem forgiving those close to me who do me wrong, but I do regret just sitting by and taking Strangers s***. If someone cuts me off on the road, or is otherwise being blatantly rude, I have it in me to punch back, more often than not, with greater fury...
    jbrown21 jbrown21 26-30 Aug 21, 2009

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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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    Concerning ~ "why Did This Happen To Me?"

    How many people have ever asked this question? My sister had just retired from teaching - 30 years. She unselfishly taught students and coached the girl's sports. She went in for a check up after she retired, and they did tests and told her that she had colon cancer and she asked...
    Boshie Boshie 61-65, F Oct 30, 2012

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    Pack Rat

    I can't let go of ANYTHING. I have an addictive personality in which I can't let go of anything, even if it's not healthy.  For instance, bad relationships.  Guys who have used me.  I can't seem to let go of.  Or at least my feelings.   It's...
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten 31-35, F 10 Responses Oct 19, 2008

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    Found Out Last Week And Today Again..

    To start off I should give you some background: I'm 16 and apart of the "I feel empty" group. Today I have joined you after realizing something: I have trouble letting go. I realized it last week when my fish Sunsparks died and I was depressed for an entire week. I'm talking...
    Ayanimoto Ayanimoto 16-17 Nov 24, 2011

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    I Just Kind of Did This

    I ended my sexual relationship with the man I have been seeing who is living with someone else. I want to remain friends with him because he is like my closest friend. I am not sure how that is going to turn out. I do not want to let go of the entire relationship. I do...
    cinfullynn cinfullynn 46-50, F 9 Responses Apr 2, 2008

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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 1 Response Aug 28, 2010

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    Pack Rat

    I think this falls under the category of being a pack rat, which I am.  I do have problems with letting things go.  I keep almost everything.  If it has a memory to it then I keep it.  I remember when my grandfather passed away everything that was in his...
    rondat rondat 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 6, 2008

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    29 Weeks 6 Days Pregant

    Im so angry with that idiot. Camerons been saying hed planned his leave for the birth of our son form the 27 of april for a month. This was even brought up in a argument as a good thing he had arranged early for me and the baby. Know last night he expressed that HE THINKS that...
    samscleverbox samscleverbox 22-25, F Feb 19, 2012

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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

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    Please don't hate me

    for loving too much, for needing you so much. I am sorry that my hearts got so entwined in you that my soul can never let go. I have tried everything even tried hating you but still here I am broken and left empty again while your smiling in the arms of someone else. X
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F Apr 2

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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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    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 41-45, F 14 Responses Oct 3, 2007

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    I Relive The Past Everyday

    I hold on to the past way too much, but i cant help it. My mind is constantly stuck their and on everything negative that has happened. I get constant reminders everyday. People from my past also still contact me which brings back alot of emotions that hurt me alot inside. I have...
    hurtingforever hurtingforever 13-15, F Feb 9, 2013

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    Cant Stop Thinking About Him

    Hi, if anyone is listening. this is my story, i met aguy on the net..we get along really well...to the point where he says hes head over heals with me and ask if i would be in a relationship with him. Now loving the connection that we had formed ( we hadnt even meet yet in person...
    needadviceplease2 needadviceplease2 36-40 Nov 22, 2012

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    Actually Yes. ...

    Actually yes. With inanimate objects and people as well. With the inanimate objects it's because of memories and feelings attached to them they become sentimental in value. As for people who are close to me boyfriends especially this one, I do find it difficult to allow us to...
    Andariel Andariel 22-25, F Apr 3, 2008

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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...
    Kindalosing Kindalosing 26-30, M Dec 2, 2013

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    First Day Of The Rest Of My Life

    Last night i sent him the address to this site even though this was not a very clever idea. I dont know what hed think of it its quite depressing the stuff that iv wrote on here but i just used it when i was down to express things. I dont think that he will read it anyway.Today...
    samscleverbox samscleverbox 22-25, F Apr 21, 2011

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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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    Just Can't Let Things Go

    I like to keep things, as long as I remember I have always kept things for memories. For example a guy I used to like took me to the cinema and I kept the ticket as a memory. My exboyfriend (frist love) gave me an ugly and cheap ring but I still keep it. I can tell you 1000...
    GrueneRose GrueneRose 22-25 6 Responses Jul 12, 2007

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    Still Haunted By The Incident

    Haunted By Her By: Me Written on November 1st, 2012I have had a horrible history of getting trolled by many people on deviantart and many sites similar to it, but there's one troll that I just can't let go of - Eyesglowyellow. I can't just let go of the whole thing that happened...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Nov 1, 2012

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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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    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 22-25 Jul 17, 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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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2013

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    My Sailor Ditched Me

    Today i woke up with that dull ache again and it took me a minute to understand why. Then when i realised he was gone emotions over run my tired body. I went from near tears to anger. Time i think will become a good healer as the memory of him goes away. I have a few days to...
    samscleverbox samscleverbox 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 11, 2010

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    Hatehatehate

    i hate change. i cant let go of my past and how much i loved it and things have changed so much its crazy. im deffiently one to despise change.
    lostwithin25 lostwithin25 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 2, 2009

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    Why Do Men Cheat?

    I dont understand why men cheat. My boyfriend of now 3 years cheated on me a year into our relationship. He has had a history of doing that to most of his past girlfriends or was cheated on by them. But I'm not that kind of girl. I'm reliable, dependable, honest & trust-worthy. I...
    spottiex spottiex 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 5, 2008

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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 1 Response Aug 24, 2013

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    Him, Always Letting Him Come Back

    HE HAS CHEATED SO MANY TIMES, I KEEP FORGIVING HIM. LOVE ISN'T ENOUGH I ALWAYS CRY THEN TAKE HIM BACK. I CANT LET HIM GO.
    milnik milnik 41-45 1 Response Jul 26, 2012

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    Thinking About Past Things

    after people lie and stab me in the back well i remember it and think about it too often after i cut them out of my life i wonder about their life without me and whether or not they wish they had done what they did i think i also get mad at the fact that they're not who i...
    Loganberry Loganberry 16-18, F Aug 18, 2007

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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 realized I deserve

    so much better when things started to change between me and my boyfriend. I know he doesn't love me anymore but he's having a hard time to tell me. His actions speaks louder than his words. It would be better if could just say it so that I can go through the grieving process. It...
    dramacloset dramacloset 22-25, F 8 Responses Apr 2

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    Holding On

    I have painfully learned not to give myself with all my heart so easily. Because once I do, I slowly but significantly start hanging on to the person I've given my heart to, and I find myself unable to let go. It feels awful. When people I'm relying on hurt me, I become bitter...
    JojaRodenaLente JojaRodenaLente 18-21, F Jul 6, 2008

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    I guess it's because I was told not for so long and now I can't. When I was little it was always don't tell anyone what goes on at home not even your closest friends. If I did tell...
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    We got along, we laughed, we kissed, we were weird together. 4 months are now all just a memory. Why did u stop talking to me? That's all I wanna know...
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    Instead of saying "I love you and I'm sorry we fought this morning and all i want to do is talk to you and make some contact", I say "You left before we could finish arranging this...
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    I can only talk to a select few people about how I really feel. Even with them, it's taken me awhile to be able to open up.
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