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I Need to Make a Change

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    I am currently with my wife of 18 years

    and the last 10 year she has been addicted to prescription medication, I had a multi-million dollar business and always took care of her in every way, she lies, steals, she pawned $30k worth of jewelry I bought her, wrecked a brand new Mustang I bought her, wrecked a New Dodge...
    torrhse torrhse 46-50, M Mar 24

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    I need to be a better person

    but I don't know how to be...
    iamj iamj 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 14

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    I Have To Improve

    I've known this for a long time, I guess I've been afraid of being mean or something, but I have got to guard my heart. I can't let just anyone in anymore. I know what I want and he will come one day. I have to re-focus myself. I can't be in a relationship, until I handle my...
    notworthtime notworthtime 22-25, F Mar 28, 2013

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    Where Do I Go From Here?

    I took a stand to-nite. I asked more from my marriage than what is present now. As a recovering alcoholic I realized that the stress was causing me to question my sobriety and mental health. I want more from a marriage than to settle. I want to give and I want the person who I...
    maxwell maxwell 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 19, 2007

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    Procrastinating is my severe disease.

    What do I want to do? Make it clear. Go for it
    JasminaMacky JasminaMacky 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    It Starts With Me

    I need to change my outlook on myself, I need to change my appearance... my haircolor would be great... I need to be more true to myself and then get back to finding myself.   I've done it again, I gave so much of myself to a relationship that I've forgotten who the...
    BlasphemousAngel BlasphemousAngel 31-35, M 3 Responses May 17, 2009

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    Unknowling Married Someone With A Drug Addiction

    I met someone 3 years ago and after 4 months of intense dating decided to get married.  I had 3 kids and he had one that lives with his mother on the east coast.  To make a long miserable story short, I found out last year that he has a drug addiction and after...
    citygurlindc citygurlindc 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 4, 2007

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    I'm in an emotionally abusive relationship

    and I care about him too much to let go.
    ohlaurmarie ohlaurmarie 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    I majorly need to change.

    Today was the breaking point. I have lost my identity. I have lost who I am. I was once easy going and fun, full of energy! Now, after being through struggle after struggle, I'm emotionally drained. I have no energy left. I regret a lot of poor decisions I made. This is not me...
    gottabebettertoo gottabebettertoo 31-35, F 2 Responses May 12

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    mera1111 mera1111 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    Okay Changes Come To Me!

    Change?! I am the typical person who hate changes in her life. I am afraid, and now? I cant seems to move on. In every story I have, I always relate them the day I got engaged. Since that was the day were everything change! It seems though I take a big leap going to something big...
    Eureka85 Eureka85 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 26, 2011

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    The First Step

    I'm only 18. I've had a boyfriend for 1 year and 10.5 months. I graduated with honors and got a full ride to a college to do what i want with my life. Yet here I am, on the brink of losing the man of my dreams because I'm stressing him out because I lack self confidence and haven...
    SubmarinersLovebird SubmarinersLovebird 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 25, 2013

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    Ok here we go again with the FWB thing.

    I have a FWB but its not only about sex.we go out together have dinner go clubbing.hang out with our friends.we go to same university have classes in common and from time to time we have our private time together.lately im feeling weird.i want him to stay with me all the time i...
    rubzyy rubzyy 22-25, F Mar 18

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    H-hi, Um, I Need Some Confidence

    I'm the shy girl in school who never talks. I'm really really scared about what people think of me now, really REALLY scared.This is how it started: When I was seven I wasn't like the ME I am now.I was very self-confiedent, and made lots of friends. I was a lot better at talking...
    DewDropsontheGrass DewDropsontheGrass 13-15, F Jul 30, 2012

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    Is it me? Everything is crumbling.

    Nothing makes sense. Relationships are broken. Bonds that should be permanent are severed, leaving behind ragged edges of frayed cord. I know I'm not wrong in facilitating the brokenness. It is time for me to be surrounded by people in my life who truly do love me. Family is...
    Missjayne1 Missjayne1 31-35, F Mar 17

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    Similar Experience

    My ex-husband is an alcoholic. We were married for 6 years and had one child. The alcoholism wasn't obvious at first, at least not to me, but got progressively worse. I begged him to get help which he refused insisting he could quit on his own. Of course that never happened. I...
    fairylover fairylover 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 4, 2007

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    My best friend is bad

    but I'm good and my mom don't want him a round me so such I cut him off
    htfhj htfhj 13-15, M Jul 16

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    Where will I be a year from now?

    A better place and a better frame of mind I hope. So much can happen in a year, especially in my semi-adventurous life. Last year by this time I was single, sad and bitter, now I'm living in a completely different city with my "new" man. Although I am grateful for what I do...
    OperationHotness OperationHotness 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 16, 2013

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    I sit and ***** and moan

    but I do nothing about it. I think it's time to make some changes. I just wish I weren't so afraid.
    bethany444 bethany444 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    Make A Change

    Make a change,That's what I'll do,Need to improve,No point,Going on this way,I'm gonna change.
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 Apr 22, 2012

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    The Funny Thing About Happiness.

    I've finally realized what it takes to be remotely happy. Do something for yourself. I sat there, emotionless, as I felt everything that could go wrong, went wrong, coal colored mascara filled tears invaded my face as I shook my head in disappointment. And that's when it hit me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 5, 2013

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    To End The Family Cycle Of Eating To Death

    Compulsive eating has taken a heavy toll on my Mom and Dad personally. Let me explain both: With my mom, I've never seen her be happy with her size. I've never seen her NOT on a diet. I've never seen her drop the "magical 30" that she's always wanted. Last year, she found out...
    RitaRee RitaRee 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 24, 2011

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    Bored Out Of My Mind

    I am so bored with my life. I have three wonderful kids and a great husband but something is missing. I have no idea to get out of this slump. I want to move but i cannot get my husband motivated to. The town i live is sucks. We are several miles from anywhere fun. Uhhhhhggggg
    Mirealea Mirealea 36-40, F Jun 27, 2012

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    I've made so many mistake in the last two years.

    My depression and my anger has caused my family to fall apart and it's time for a change.
    BrittTHart BrittTHart 26-30, F May 4

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    I am new to EP and just wanted to connect with

    people, especially other women that are really about change and finding their life's purpose. I'm really about that life right now!
    COMMITTEDTOME COMMITTEDTOME 31-35, F Mar 21

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    Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

    I am a continual work in progress.  Over the years I have changed so much I am hardly the same person at all.  But I do need to rediscover parts of my old self, now thought lost. Life is boring without change.
    psyko psyko 36-40, F 3 Responses May 18, 2009

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    Get the Fudge Out...

    The biggest thing I need to change now is my living arrangement.  I gotta get out of my mother in laws house before I decide to burn it to the ground with her sleeping in it.  She's the worst person I've ever known besides my own father.  I think they'd get along...
    amahaterita amahaterita 26-30, F Apr 30, 2009

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    Stay up all night...trying to keep people safe. Up all day...trying live a "conventional" life. SOMETHING has to change. Being a hero...not so great.
    bikegenius1 bikegenius1 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 12

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    My life has changed in the last three years four years even five years. It is still changing. Last night for the first time I hit the ignore button on a call from someone I really...
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    Why Need Emotional Intimacy - Emotional intimacy is not the same as sexual intimacy. Sexual intimacy can take place with or without emotional intimacy, and emotional intimacy...
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    I have a boyfriend. This is my first relationship. I'm still pretty young. I'm a college student But right now I'm a full time lifeguard and swimming instructor My little job on...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 27

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    ISIS has launched its list of amazing demands for the safe return of a US lady who was kidnapped whilst carrying out humanitarian get the job done in Syria. Globe one...
    Tyreexoh Tyreexoh 31-35, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    My friend Bridget and I had a dance that just ended. We were going to hang out at a mutual friend's house after so we needed to change into regular clothes from our formal dresses...
    PeaceSign69 PeaceSign69 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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    I just pooped a major mess and I really need it changed
    diaperboy1290 diaperboy1290 13-15, T 1 Response Aug 4

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    Yeah! To the point where everyone you thought was good friends start to leave. SMDH. Never mind they will be the one needing my hand when they need something changed in their lives...
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    I have realized that through my experiences, that one person that fits you perfectly, doesn't need to change you, but you change for the better. Once I allow myself to step back...
    kennalynn67 kennalynn67 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 27

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    You cannot change what you refuse to confront. – It takes a lot of courage to admit that something needs to change, and a lot more courage still, to accept the responsibility for...
    WeberFerguson WeberFerguson 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    I am a normal baby boy that wears diaper's like a normal babies 24/7 and dose the same things in them as they do. I also eat the same foods as they do and drinks baby milks, juices...
    tinybabyboy tinybabyboy 36-40, M Aug 1

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    Since we at Solatube are homeowners way too, we realize that it’s not plenty of to convey dazzling daylight indoors In the event the lighting fixture providing that mild isn...
    Kit1739qm Kit1739qm 31-35, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I need some attention. My life has not been about me for very long time. I want someone who ask how are you doing? What is in your mind right now? What would you change...
    placeborealis placeborealis 41-45, M 4 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    We grow older and perhaps even wiser but that wisdom just means we understand even more how much we can't change but somehow must accept. Our youthful selves tells us we can change...
    lllewyd lllewyd 56-60, F 3 hrs ago

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    Change is something thats inevitable. I guess I should really have to believe it myself. Its something that you can't avoid no matter how hard you try to run away from it. And I...
    sayangeiram sayangeiram 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I wish I could make the World a better place. Why there is so much pain and misery and so many innocent people suffer every day. Can't we all be just a little better every day...
    ggeorgiev2008 ggeorgiev2008 31-35, M 45 mins ago

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    Please do not be offended. I am just not happy. I do not like this world. I don't like people. Some people are just pure idiots. Sometimes humanity just make be sick. Some...
    Alyzza123 Alyzza123 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    So here goes my VERY long story: Ever since I could remember, my mom has always hated me out of my older and little sister and has said it herself. She has been verbally abusing...
    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 16-17, F 15 Responses Aug 10

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    To be a competent electrical engineer and possess a verified file of complex capability in foremost crew for commissioning on sites, Specifically on massive initiatives....This...
    Meljbr26d Meljbr26d 31-35, M 8 hrs ago

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    Walking around in a crowded school unseen, Everyone here to help but no one seems too keen. Sad faces fade away while smiles seem to surround me, If only you were inside my head...
    MsTedious MsTedious 16-17, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    At Platinum Electricians, our team are all licensed Grasp Electricians, Together with the skills and expertise to solve any electrical issue in almost any technique or set up. We...
    Carriele83 Carriele83 31-35, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I do not need drugs & alcohol to make me happy & have fun. I doing fine without them. Just be yourself, have a positive attitude on life.
    DiscoNight1970s DiscoNight1970s 46-50, F 7 Responses 1 hr ago