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I Need to Change My Life

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    I Need To Change Things

    Yesterday, as I was cooking the Thanksgiving meal, I realized how much my life has gotten off track. I've let the depression get the better of me, I've made a lot of excuses as to way I can't do this or that, things that I was well able to do in the past, and I've just generally...
    sapphire33 sapphire33 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 25, 2011

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    I Seriously Do!!

    I'm tired of this life, so bad & so much! I just can't handle it anymore!!! No I don't want to end it! Just change it, I wanna change who I am, and what I'm always living, cause I'm just living a LIE all my life I always lived a lie, " tomorrow will be a better day...
    Hope1001 Hope1001 18-21, F May 26, 2013

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    Running Circles

    I try to fix things once it's too late. When it's too broken, past the point of no return. I only care when someone doesn't, I only try to make people notice when I'm sure they won't. I'm miserable and I'm walking in circles and I don't know when it'll stop. I understand that it...
    YourAverageGirl YourAverageGirl 18-21, F Jul 6, 2011

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    I Feel Like I'm Missing Somthing

    I feel like I have made no real changes to my life, or my outlook on relationships since high school. It seems like everyone I know has gone through some kind of life altering realization that spiritually and emotionally changes them, I am discouraged and I feel empty, like I'm...
    Dizz123 Dizz123 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 6, 2011

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    First Day

    Today is going to be the first day of the rest of my life. I plan on starting my new life by walking in the mornings when I get home from work. Yep thats were I am going to start because how hard can it be to just walk around the block or walk to the gas station instead of...
    Abnormalspring Abnormalspring 26-30, M Apr 1, 2013

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    Time To Pick Myself Up

    After some health problems, Chemical imbalances a year later I an trying to find normal again. I have been battling depression and it has stopped me from wanting to go out. This is not like me at all. I am usually social and like to have friends over or go out. I am starting to...
    mocking mocking 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 5, 2012

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    Why Do I Live? I Lost My Feelings....

    Maybe yup bcuze in the past something happen to me and now I can't trust people and I lost my feelings. I don't know when someone really loves me or not. I don't know what the other one feel, even seeing or hearing things that make every girl soo touch by it and fall in love...
    bellacarsi bellacarsi 22-25, F Nov 16, 2013

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    I Need To Change

    I am so unhappy with myself. So totally and completely unhappy with my life and the way i live it..those of you reading this, please continue to read and then leave your comments below...i am desperate for advice and some sort of guidance. I just dont know what to do..thats my...
    redtoshiba redtoshiba 18-21, F 2 Responses May 6, 2012

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    13/02/12

    i want to be beautiful.but im noti dont know what to doi feel terrible about myself all the timesomebody tell me whats wrong with meplease
    redtoshiba redtoshiba 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 13, 2012

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    Dont Do This

    well i blame top shop, stupid useless materials, then again it was a £5 belt, if i write it this once i feel i will never have to think on it im guessing. so depression is a ***** on the back of surmounting issues a killer i guess, managed to have some sort of miracal save...
    topshopdontwork topshopdontwork 22-25 Aug 29, 2008

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    More and More Each Day

    I learned that I see people who need to change. Their attitude their ways. However, when they fail by not seeing there own self needing change. It leaves the responsibility on the one's that will do the right thing. Therefore more and more each day I must change. To adjust to...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F Mar 28, 2013

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    Looking To Change

    I seem to be stuck. I want to move forward and let go of what has happened in the past, but I just can't seem to find the motivation to let that happen. My girlfriend of 7 years broke my heart, and even though time has helped, I still haven't fully been able to move on, I just...
    Darzu Darzu 22-25 Jul 28, 2012

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    One-eighty

    Summer 2013 I find myself in the middle of a dying relationship. Something I had no control over, the only choice I had was to wait. Life was taking my signification other away from me, and as if that wasn't enough, I was forced to watch it all happen right before more eyes. It...
    prasy7 prasy7 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 5, 2013

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    So the whole time I've been on here all I've

    managed to do is complain about how unhappy I am, and how I basically allow my boyfriend and the home wrecker to come and take who I am away from me. My happiness, my weird sarcastic sense of humor, the way I view life, and the people I trust and the list can go on. I allowed...
    R3b3llion32 R3b3llion32 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    Its Time

    I am chronically lazy and i really have to stop. If i so much as sense that something is going to require work i just give up. I think that whatever i do will not succeed(low self esteem issues right there). But I have made a point to try harder because i would love to see...
    donno donno 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 3, 2010

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    Need To Change

    Need to change,Wonder,what I'm gonna do,Need wonder no more,I'm changing,As of today,I'm a new me.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Feb 2, 2012

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    Still Self-hating

    I am failing all the time. I have succeeded at nothing in my whole life. I often can't see the point in trying. I feel awful about how sh!t my life has been so far. I mean my adult life. I have screwed it up and caused hurt for other people in the process. I can't seem to stop...
    demonizd demonizd 31-35, M 10 Responses Feb 14, 2009

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    I need to make me a priority.

    I need to love every minute of my day. I need to laugh at little things again. I need to love again and smile more. I need to remember it's all just a game, I need to drive a Viper, and I need to get laid and stop obsessing over why someone wants me and if it's worth my time...
    Crystalies23 Crystalies23 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 18, 2013

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