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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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    mera1111 mera1111 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16, 2014

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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, 2014

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    We get set in our ways.

    We become what we are, based on what we have experienced in our lives. Scars don't heal, they just teach us a lesson. We gain strength & wisdom from them. I don't show my scars, although they run deep. But what I am realizing is that only I have the ability to change me. I do...
    HippieDee HippieDee 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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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 mean why not post what will be different

    about you from now on? i wanna hear what others have been doing to make their lives better :)
    eminor92 eminor92 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    Oh boy where to start.

    Video games. Yeah I'm addicted to video games. It all started when I was a kid, being in an immigrant family in a foreign culture video games was the only positive reinforcement I got as a kid. My parents were too tired from work to help, I didn't understand the language so I...
    Pheonix177 Pheonix177 22-25, M Dec 23, 2014

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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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    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 51-55, M Mar 24, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 2 Responses Oct 26, 2011

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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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    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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    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 36-40, F 1 Response May 12, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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 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, 2014

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    T1MMY101 T1MMY101 18-21, M Sep 24, 2014

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    I have to change a few things!

    Need to make a new year's resolution!
    essexlad1 essexlad1 26-30, M Dec 28, 2014

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    Sooo pretty much everyone I talk to has been

    telling me I need to change the way I think and how I think about myself. Now usually I pull the "I was abused" or "this is how I have always felt" card. Than one of my friends said I must like feeling this way because if I didn't like it I would have change by now. I got a...
    DontCallMeSunshine DontCallMeSunshine 18-21, F Feb 21

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    New year!!!New Spirits n Resolutions too!

    !! then y the old n same me??? so I hv finally decided to change...what to change still remains undecided bt some definite goals in my mind make me confident that once I get them done then I can keep stepping my weaknesses n get all I dream of!!! Fingers crossed...hopes high...
    Mughee Mughee 22-25, F 6 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I am going to try to make it through the

    holidays, then it's time for change.
    bethany444 bethany444 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    I think u need to change the world one step at a time and that changing the life of one individual is more rewarding then just changing the lives of many
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    i feel like i dont need make up because i am naturally beautiful everybody is. like i would wear make up once in a blue moon.. no one needs make up ..YOUR ALL GORGEOUS!!
    kissmebabe15 kissmebabe15 13-15, F Feb 22

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    I really really hate make up. Its a waist of money. Most if not stated on the package test on animals. Like blistex has aborded baby parts in it. Gross. I dont need make up to make...
    themagijudal themagijudal 22-25, F Feb 7

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    I need mama. I wittle baby not know how walk and talk. I learning. Wittle baby need wittle baby diapie and mama. Need baba, paci, crib, playpen, teddy, blankie, high chair, car...
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    Since I got my heartbroken, about 2 1/2 years ago now - I really have just kept to myself. I don't quite know how to restart things. I also had a few friends from college - and I...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 20

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