I Have Trouble Making Decisions

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 520 People

    29wine 29wine
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Feb 7, 2014

    so I have a pretty great life.

    I suck at this whole sharing and writing my problems but My Mom is giving me a choice. It is August and school is gonna start so i have to think quick and I have a choice to move like across the country from my mother to live with my grandmother. I never understood why my...
    penelopenguyen penelopenguyen
    18-21, F
    Aug 13, 2014

    Scissors cuts paper, paper covers rock,

    rock crushes lizard, lizard poisons Spock, Spock smashes scissors, scissors decapitates lizard, lizard eats paper, paper disproves Spock, Spock vaporizes rock, and as it always has, rock crushes scissors.
    Scott126 Scott126
    18-21, M
    Jan 27, 2014

    I had my graduation ceremony this morning.

    .. I graduated with honors and my mother, stepfather and my son attended. It was a long drawn out event and although it is a public college, there were several speeches given and prayers said, prayers with a very Christian theme... The mention of Jesus and such in them. My...
    Orangerocket Orangerocket
    36-40, F
    6 Responses May 14, 2015

    I was thinking about swapping degrees.

    But I'm not sure... What do you think? Well... I want the engineering REALLY BAD!!! But the CAD design degree is shorter... The engineering pays around $120,000.00 to $225,000.00 a year... The cad... Only $40,000.00 a year... I just wonder at times if I am smart enough to...
    Jpb8773 Jpb8773
    41-45, M
    Feb 14, 2014

    I seriously have been sitting here

    for about 3 hours looking up what to do with my hair. And I've been THINKING about what to do with my hair for about three weeks now. A normal human would just go to the damn salon, but I am a poor as hell college student and people freak me out. So, doing this myself which...
    WindsomeFlurry WindsomeFlurry
    Aug 5, 2015

    basically because i've made

    so much bad decisions.I have always wondered how my life would've changed if i had changed my decision. nowadays i toss coins to take small decisions..coz the moment when the coin is in the air.., i know what my heart wants..!
    AlexGabriel AlexGabriel
    22-25, M
    1 Response Dec 8, 2014

    To Trust The Instincts Or Not

    I have trouble making decisions. I usually have to force myself to make the decision. Usually making the wrong choice feels better in the end than if I were to not act at all. And, ironically, making the right choice usually is a little bit harder than making the wrong choice. I...
    oceanIsMyBreath oceanIsMyBreath
    22-25, M
    Jun 1, 2012

    I Am Torn.

    I have a decision. I can't make it, it tears at me. I have decided on what I want to do with my life, with school, job, everything, and I could spend my time and risk myself to pursue it. However, I could also move back home with an old friend, spend even more time wasting my...
    Rigaudon Rigaudon
    26-30, M
    Oct 21, 2013

    I am 14 and I live with my mom

    and brother in southern California my whole life. My mom and dad are divorced and I didn't see my dad a lot, He lived in Northern California and he told me that he was moving to western New York for work. I decided to move in with him and his girlfriend. I've lived here for over...
    tayloromb tayloromb
    13-15, F
    Feb 15

    Seriously, I may be the worst decision maker on

    the face of this Earth. Not so much with the small day-to-day things, but anything involving a commitment greater than a few months, I tend to get paralyzed to the point of either not making a decision or making a decision that, looking back, was not so great. Maybe it's...
    nebula828 nebula828
    26-30, M
    1 Response May 3, 2014

    I see too many sides.

    How do you make decisions? And know the right ones?
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Oct 7, 2014

    all my life I have loved to dress up

    and cosplay as someone else. the courage it gives me is phenomenal and I don't want to give that up. on the other hand, I'm also an avid horse back rider and love to do hunter/ jumper competitions. due to intense family situations, the money I have saved for years has been...
    Lunawoofy Lunawoofy
    Jun 20, 2015

    Top Two Or Three

    i can't decide on just one thing. whenever i'm asked to pick a favorite something, i usually pick 2 or 3 faves. no matter what it is, i just don't have one single favorite thing. not a favorite book, not a favorite song, not a favorite place to live or visit. sometimes i drive...
    timotito timotito
    41-45, M
    Jun 25, 2008

    Always Questioning My Desissions

    Hi everyone, I have always had trouble making decisions. Even when i do make a decision then i question if I have made the right decision. I then get overwhelmed. It can be something as simple as where to go for dinner.... I will suggest something but then i want to make...
    brand216 brand216
    1 Response Aug 3, 2009

    Can u help me decide?

    Earlier im about to sign a job contract.. But i remembered i got school and it will conflict with my work sched.. What do u think i shud do? Quit school and work Or Continue school and decline the job offer I hav till tom to decide.. Help pls.. If i choose work my mom...
    Chiscuit Chiscuit
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 29, 2014

    I somewhat LIKE a boy

    but I LOVE a different boy... The boy i LIKE makes me feel wanted and that im special... But the boy i LOVE makes my heartbeat fast and gives me butterflies like no one else can... I dont know how to pick... Help me please...
    MissCheekyFaced MissCheekyFaced
    18-21, F
    Jul 22, 2014

    What Can I Do?

    im having severe trouble at the moment. i have many symptoms of anxiety/depression/bipolar. i tried telling my mother this and she took me to a doctor that sent me to a therapist the therapy doesnt work so we stopped it. i self halm and sometimes punch walls when i am on a low...
    makayla123 makayla123
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Nov 10, 2009

    I Do Indeed.

    ...or maybe not. I don't know. I might not. I don't, it's settled. Ok, I do. I guess. Whatever. Scratch that, I definitely don't have a problem making decisions. No, wait... yes, I do. Maybe.
    phatb1991 phatb1991
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 4, 2010


    The trouble with me is that I always seem to pick the wrong choice. My choices always get me into trouble, so I sometimes feel the urge to avoid choices as much as possible. I dont allow myself to do that though. If I do, I might lose who I am. And I dont want that. I really dont...
    JojaRodenaLente JojaRodenaLente
    18-21, F
    Jun 21, 2008

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    Are you about to make a major decision or start a new chapter in your life? Would you love the opportunity to gain insight about the choice you have to make from someone who's been in a similar situation?We're casting for CHARISMATIC and OUTGOING individuals and couples, 21+, who...
    johnkmolloy johnkmolloy
    22-25, M
    Feb 2

    I Have No Practice

     I remember how much I wanted to make some decisions on my own when I was a kid or a little older. I wanted to choose my high school and I wasn't allowed to. I wanted to say aloud my arguments in family discussion and if they were different from others - I wasn't allowed to...
    amlost amlost
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 6, 2010

    Now Hiring (but Not Really).

    Most days, I can't even decide what I want for breakfast. I feel like I'm deciding the fate of the free world. It would be nice if I could have a decision-maker to just follow me around everywhere I go.
    Bennah Bennah
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Oct 6, 2009

    I Have My Limitations What I Can Do At The Moment, In A Day, Week & To Organize

    I Have My Limitations What I Can Do At The Moment, In A Day, Week & To Organize . I'm a Meticulous Person and My Temperament being "Introverted", I like to hold on to things, because I like Science History. Those who are not "Introverted", but are "Extroverted", are...
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP
    56-60, M
    Sep 7, 2010

    Should I stay or should I go now?

    I can't decide - lots of info, so must be brief: My husband had a staph infection a year ago. Friday he's not feeling well and thinks it may be back. We're supposed to leave on a two week road trip tomorrow. That we can't afford - but after years of staying home and making...
    cbcruz cbcruz
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jul 27, 2014

    I see there are other people like me

    that have trouble making decisions. I'm about to back-out of a deal I made with an apartment complex in town. My only problem is my family will do without my income and be severely strapped. The guilt pours on today.
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Jul 21, 2014


    I always have trouble deciding on things. It doesn't matter what the circumstances are, even if it's the simplest of choices, I have trouble picking a direction. I'm not sure why that is. It drives people around me insane when they ask me something and I take long pauses. They...
    shadowxmagic shadowxmagic
    16-17, F
    1 Response May 23, 2008

    I have one of my life's biggest decision lying

    in front of me but I can't decide what to do. I've taken so much time but I don't know what to do. I've been trying to put it somewhere far far behind in my mind but who am i dodging?! I have to make this decision whatsoever. I have 3 days only. I just don't want to end up in...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 22, 2015

    I am so indecisive. I hate picking a line at

    the grocery store or at the bank drive through. I ALWAYS pick the wrong one! I am guaranteed to pick the line where the person in front of me uses a check, has to find the exact change in pennies, or picks up an item without a price tag. If there's a big decision to make I...
    AlbuquerqueJay AlbuquerqueJay
    36-40, M
    Jul 1, 2014

    They Terrify Me

    I hate the thought of hurting/disappointing someone else so much so that I will quite deliberately make a decision that is bad for me so they are not put out. That's why decisions scare me so much because I don't want to hurt anymore.
    BeteNoire BeteNoire
    26-30, F
    Oct 4, 2010

    What Would You Like For Dinner?

    I can't make decisions about the simplest things for the life of me. It's always "Ummm..." followed shortly by an "I'll think about it." which I never get back to. It took me 2 years to finally get my driver's license, and you can only imagine how traumatizing that experience was...
    EtherealAmethyst EtherealAmethyst
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 6, 2012

    Nothing External Has Changed

    Ten days ago, I could barely function. I drank heavily by myself, took sleeping pills, and could only sleep for a few hours. Showering was a tremendous effort. My eating was very disturbed, I could not eat much. I had to drink coffee. I woke up and would have brief periods where...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 23, 2010

    I've been put in many situations

    where I have to make them. it's like... everything has its pros and cons, and the pros aren't that... great. :/
    blackberries blackberries
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 19, 2015

    Whenever you have to make a hard decision,

    flip a coin. Because when the coin is in the air, you suddenly know what you're hoping for. xD
    wuk96 wuk96
    18-21, M
    Mar 11

    It's especially with the clothes I wear.

    Because I want to express myself completely and I'm always pursuing individualism. So my clothes have to be something that describes me and not a thousand people. It took me months to decide on my prom dress and I finally found this Victorian little cute pink dress and I adore...
    queenjellyfish queenjellyfish
    18-21, F
    Mar 29, 2015

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