I Need to Let Go

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    I need to let go of stress.

    Day after day I do my best to make everyone else happy. I go to school everday to give myself a future. I work all the time and if i do have time off its to clean up, babysit or homework. I never just do what I would like to do. My boyfriend I hardly see because of the...
    nr303 nr303
    18-21, F
    Apr 12, 2015

    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

    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
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jul 29, 2015

    I Am Going to Let Go of That Guy Who Lives With Someone, Are You Behind Me My Fellow Ep Support System??

    It is time for me to let him go and to detach myself away from the sexual part of the relationship if not from the entire thing. I need all your support for this move, are you with me??
    cinfullynn cinfullynn
    46-50, F
    13 Responses Mar 30, 2008

    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
    26-30, M
    Oct 23, 2013

    I'm holding on to something

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

    Sometimes the sun sets on friendships,

    yet you're desperately keeping your eyes open in search of the dying light.
    deleted deleted
    Oct 31, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    Sep 28, 2015
    Stich9 Stich9
    22-25, F
    Jan 5, 2016

    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
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Nov 5, 2013

    Letting Go

    it’s ironic that the people you love most are the very same one’s who can hurt you the most, too. having said that, i find i have no real conclusions to make nor any theories to present here. but still having said that, it does not make it a lie nor a heresy...
    mica62 mica62
    46-50, F
    6 Responses Oct 13, 2007

    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
    1 Response Feb 22, 2009

    I need to accept that

    even though I started developing feelings for him, he will never feel the same way. He will always want her and not me. I need to let go and move forward even though my heart is crushed. I never want to have strong feelings for a man again. I don't think I can go through...
    deleted deleted
    Feb 26, 2015

    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...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 20, 2015

    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
    1 Response Jul 25, 2015

    Take a breath and walk away.

    Don't stuck in the past.
    maplegirl maplegirl
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 5, 2014

    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, 2016

    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

    sometimes...all u require is to let go of the

    things u want.. because, only then, u can get what u deserve... :)
    itsmecrazyUCme itsmecrazyUCme
    16-17, F
    Feb 12, 2016

    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
    6 Responses Aug 13, 2014

    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
    2 Responses May 7, 2015

    "Every girl has that one guy she goes back to,

    heartbreak after heartbreak, and no one knows why, not even her. She just can't let go"
    sammimel sammimel
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 11, 2014

    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
    26-30, F
    Jan 3, 2016

    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
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Aug 1, 2015

    Its hard detaching from someone you wanted a

    future with but now your in the middle. All the time you see them you have good laughs that bring up the past but then you remember why things didn't last.Constantly crying and hurt , wanting to be a family but its too late and the person wont change , they never ever will..you...
    grabamic828 grabamic828
    22-25, F
    Mar 8, 2016

    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, 2016

    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
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    Jun 26, 2015
    HappieStinger HappieStinger
    41-45, M
    1 Response Oct 17, 2015

    this will probably be one of my last post on EP

    since it will be no more. I have been struggling for a while now with some of the same things. I'm trying to be a good person, a good friend and just overall reaching out to people I care about and sharing my life with them. I obviously don't get the same in return. I am...
    sweetiepoo sweetiepoo
    26-30, F
    Mar 27, 2016

    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

    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
    1 Response Dec 26, 2015

    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
    Jun 22, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 1, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Oct 6, 2012

    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...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Oct 24, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    16-17, F
    1 Response May 25, 2015

    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

    "I no longer have the energy

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

    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

    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
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 3, 2015

    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.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 16, 2015

    when you refuse to call 1st

    so they dont win......
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Oct 8, 2015
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