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I Need to Let Go

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    I can feel the Holy Spirit telling me it's time

    to let go already. I keep finding reasons to justify my actions and it's time I face the truth. I NEED to let go! Something I said today hit me like a ton of bricks. I need to listen to myself. It's time to let God be in charge. He knows what he's doing and I'm just doing my own...
    kRypt0lite kRypt0lite 22-25 Jun 22, 2015

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    Sometimes the sun sets on friendships,

    yet you're desperately keeping your eyes open in search of the dying light.
    sophiebelle27 sophiebelle27 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2015

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    Bleed It Out, Juliet

    It's a poem I wrote...it's about needing to let go of him.   Bleed It Out, Juliet I'm gonna bleed it all out before it bleeds me out I'm gonna put it down in writing so I know it's true I wish there was a solution but I'm trapped I'm trapped and the cage is getting...
    StarShyne StarShyne 13-15 1 Response Feb 22, 2009

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    You're like a bell ringing in my head Chimes

    and dings That clatter and hum Keeping me from moving forward.
    MsInquisitive MsInquisitive 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 15

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    Today I was told that

    that I seemed to compare all new friendships or potential relationships to the ambiguous bond that we shared. I hadn't realised until then that, deep inside, I had hoped that we can go back to that comfortable and easy closeness, and that maybe this time, it will grow into...
    sophiebelle27 sophiebelle27 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 24, 2015

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    It's Coming

    Last time I let my mum go, I couldn't stop crying. I feared her and I was far too afraid of her to tell her in person, so I called her while with my dad. My dad had talked to me before. I'd been so upset and depressed those few days, and decided that I felt extremely unsafe and...
    TheSimpsons8 TheSimpsons8 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 6, 2012

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    when you refuse to call 1st

    so they dont win......
    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 8, 2015

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    I take five steps forward

    but run twenty steps back. I don't want to let go.. After two long years I don't want to let go of you. You already moved on but i'm holding on to that thin strand. I know it's already broken but I still hold on bc that's the only thing that reminds me of you. I want to be your...
    SmallSpeck963 SmallSpeck963 18-21, F Sep 28, 2015

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    I need to let you go

    and move on. It is so much harder than it looks but I'm getting hurt. We are hurting each other over and over again. You make me go insane. Im still so young to be experiencing all that we have been through. I wish it was easier to let go. I wish i had the strength to.
    brennpoo brennpoo 13-15, F 1 Response May 25, 2015

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    Not The One

    I need to let go of the feelings I have for you. I will not remember only the good times.  I will not rationalize your irrational actions.  I will stop trying to understand you, I will stop making compromises on things that make me who I am.  I will stop hurting...
    bhappy bhappy 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 25, 2009

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    Letting go isn't about loss,

    and it's not defeat. Letting go is having the courage to accept change, and the strength to keep moving.
    LoveAndCompassion LoveAndCompassion 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 21, 2015

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    You have caused more pain

    and hurt then joy and happiness. It is time to let you go. This will be the hardest thing I've ever done.Time to let go.
    lyricrob1 lyricrob1 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    brigetter brigetter 26-30, F Jan 6

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    He was my first love.

    I haven't been able to let go. But I need to. I dream about him regularly and think about him regularly. I'm with someone else and have been for the past 4 years. It makes it difficult when you know your first love likely feels the same way. You guys had that connection. And...
    imagine524 imagine524 18-21, F 6 Responses May 22, 2014

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    Tonight I went for the third time to a Zen

    monastery that's up in the northern part of my state. I've been meditating for about eight months now and I find it's been making a small difference in my life. I say "small" but it's a difference that means a lot to me. More on that in a moment. Tonight, the Zen master gave a...
    DeGustibus DeGustibus 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 29, 2015

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    I'm holding on to something

    that was never meant to be... It's pathetic! Letting go is easier said than done though.
    BleuReign BleuReign 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 24, 2015

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    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M Jun 26, 2015

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    My ex boyfriend just told me

    that he got a new girlfriend. I don't know how to explain the feeling I have. My heart swells and when I cry, it relieves the pressure. But the pressure comes back. I'm the one that broke the relationship off and I'm having the harder time getting over it. I don't know what to...
    krytokate krytokate 18-21, F 3 Responses May 15, 2014

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    I think I'm almost ready to let you go.

    Almost ready to say goodbye. Almost ready to close the book on all the memories. Almost, because I haven't fully convinced myself that I'm ok with being just an afterthought in your life.
    sophiebelle27 sophiebelle27 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 16, 2015

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    Often times we know in our mind

    that something is not working. Yet, our emotions won't allow us to let go. It's like the phenomenon of the phantom limb. When a person who has had a body part amputated can still feel (or thinks they can) the missing limb. It's the same with relationships that are long since...
    Beth1218 Beth1218 51-55 1 Response Jul 25, 2015

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    Too Long...Too Much

    I love him, but it's been too many times he has shown me that he is just not loyal or faithful. How many chances do you give? There comes a point where you are just allowing it, there are no real consequences, so of course it will continue. Even if it's not in person. Right now...
    flybutterflyD flybutterflyD 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 17, 2013

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    Take a breath and walk away.

    Don't stuck in the past.
    maplegirl maplegirl 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 5, 2014

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    People are funny. I got a txt from someone

    saying they miss me. I've been out of communication (off social media) for a good month now and even before that I didn't hear from them. the only reason I heard from people and it was like 3 people was in my birthday Sept 22 and even then fb reminded them. Then I get the old...
    ClickCloser ClickCloser 36-40, F Oct 4, 2015

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    There are people who come to our lives

    and give it color. But those same people, after painting the rainbow with us, must move on. And we must have the courage to let go. Because it does take courage. When we ourselves must learn to give color to our own lives and not rely on others to do it for us. I need to let...
    wedgeramos wedgeramos 41-45, M Dec 21, 2015

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    TeenmommyNikki TeenmommyNikki 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 21, 2015

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    HappieStinger HappieStinger 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 17, 2015

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    how do you let go of a perfect dream?

    a vision that is sweeter than oxygen to the drowning a banquet for someone starving. i don't see much hope... but i dont know. when a dream isnt possible, most can let go with a shrug. but my dream is of life itself. happiness and home. but its just my dream.
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 28

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    Sometimes I just feel like

    such an idiot. Every time something good seems to happen I daydream like crazy... Then it all comes crashing down and I feel like such s loser for thinking that things would have worked out in the first place. It's like there's always something better out there than me... Like...
    rememberthegirl rememberthegirl 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 8, 2015

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    I Need To Let Go

    I grew up in a rich tourist town known for it's wine and picturesque beauty, and just a stones throw from the world renowned San Francisco. I however was a poor boy of a single working class mother. In school all my friends were from well off families who's parents were teachers...
    CopperCoil CopperCoil 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 9, 2012

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    I need to let go of him,

    but I won't let myself. I think I'm afraid he was my last chance at happiness (even though I'm pretty sure he wasn't "the one" either) I need to let go of the anger and resentment I feel for my husband. What's done is done and he is who he is. My expectations were my fault...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Aug 13, 2014

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    But I can't seem too.

    I wish people would stop throwing it around like there's a switch. I'm much better than I was months ago. But I want this pain gone, I want to let go. I just don't know how.
    GreenPanda2015 GreenPanda2015 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 3, 2015

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    I know that I can never have you.

    I'm not even sure things would work out between us in the end. I keep hoping that they will, but they won't. I can feel it. You've been my anchor for so long now that I don't know how to venture back into the world without you. We've shared so many firsts, so many good...
    hacky2012 hacky2012 18-21, F May 5, 2014

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    I have come to the conclusion

    that I am not really included in my friend group. I am the one they ask to go along bc they know if they don't I would be upset.
    SmallSpeck963 SmallSpeck963 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2015

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    I Cannot Forget Things Easily N I Live An Insecured Life:(

    Hello Readers...... Memories ...feelings and emotions are somethings which are always there with us ....sometimes you can let go of some memories but the feeling or the emotion associated with it haunts you deeply ....you do everything to forget the memory but the strong emotion...
    Andrieke Andrieke 22-25, M Oct 23, 2013

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    Falling in love is a long process,

    at least for me anyways. Feelings change, people change, nothing ever stays the same. But how do you leave the person you love behind? No matter how horrible you know they are for you, you still want them. But you know you can't keep holding on to them. Losing your best friend...
    DetachedCitizen DetachedCitizen 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 1, 2015

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    Still Trying Not To

    Last time I posted a story I was feeling like texting my OM. Well, I gave in that night, should've known better though. Ok, he replied but he wasn't interested, just being polite. I haven't contacted him since, I know that doing so will only make me feel so much worse than I...
    yespleaseMrDarcy yespleaseMrDarcy 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 5, 2013

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    This year has been the most life changing year

    I have experienced. I started the year just down the road from where I live now, but I am worlds away from the life I once knew. This year, I found myself. I found my strength, I found determination, I found hope, and I found love more beautiful than I never imagined. I was a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 26, 2015

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    He dumped me over Facebook chat.

    Wanted space so he could find himself only for me to know after a few months that he doesn't have feelings for me anymore. He said he deleted everything - photos, memories - dreams and that he doesn't want a relationship with me where he can't express himself freely. He was my...
    trappedinmy trappedinmy 22-25, F Sep 20, 2015

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    Stich9 Stich9 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    "I no longer have the energy

    for meaningless friendships, forced interactions or unnecessary conversations"
    Goodkarmaa Goodkarmaa 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 29, 2015

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    This Would Let You Go

    I didn't write this. I wish I did. It's credited to lots of different people, most frequently someone named Reverand Safire Rose. Whoever wrote it, it's breathtakingly beautiful...so I wanted to share it with you. Without a thought or a word, she let go. She let go of fear. She...
    cataleyarestrepo cataleyarestrepo 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 27, 2013

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    I'm so depressed lonely

    and miserable . I miss my abusive ex . I'm so upset thinking of him with another girl . I love him so much Idkk what to do. I spent my whole weekend in my house I just wish I was with him
    leaom22 leaom22 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    I can let you go now.

    I was surprised by how comfortable I still am around you. Just like old friends. By the end our friendship was stronger than our relationship anyway. I didn't think we'd be able to remain friends, I thought it would hurt too much because I know I'll never stop loving you. But...
    Lullacus Lullacus 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 6, 2014

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    I must somehow enjoy suffering.

    Why do I make my life so much harder by hanging on to what I should have let go of a million years ago?
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 7, 2015

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    the past cuts deep wounds.

    they bleed and burn. every remembered failure, misstep and mistake, all on display as raw weeping wounds. but my own hand weilds the blade of memory. thought sharp as a razor cleaves happiness with the ease of a chainsaw through balsa. how can i stop this? this need to...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 3 Responses Sep 20, 2015

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