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I Should Have Gotten Out Years Ago

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    Caddi. I wish I'd realised years ago, I could of changed my life. It's too late now, I'll have to settle. I had plenty of chances before, but I didn't quite realise what it was like until now. It will always be inside me as it has changed me now, forever, I will never be like I...
    Keelie Keelie 66-70, F Dec 30, 2009

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    Red Flags.......

    There were so many of them....screaming at me to stop and think....really think about what's going on but I ignored them.  I didn't want to believe that the man that vowed to love me "till death do us part" no longer wanted to be my husband.  Most of all, I didn't want to...
    Mahal1023 Mahal1023 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 17, 2011

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    Regrets?

    Even as I clicked to join this group I felt disloyal.  For me to admit that I should have gotten out of my marriage years ago is a huge step.  I may have hinted at it before, but to truly voice that feeling is something else entirely. I think the main reason that I...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 40 Responses Dec 30, 2009

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    What Am I Waiting For...

    I am a 35 year old dummy who use to be really smart . My husband is a good provider , But I think I was a good provider before I married him . I had no wants , good credit nice house and money saved . I got married and now all I have is a splitting headache . I don't know where...
    babysocks86 babysocks86 36-40, F 6 Responses Mar 29, 2012

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    I Just Want Peace And Happiness

    I had a dream last night.  It was more like a flashback because this happened when my daughter was about 3 months old.  It was a sad dream.  Now I'm angry because I'm remembering, not only this but other things too.  It's making me think how foolish I've been...
    TexasLily TexasLily 51-55, F 23 Responses Dec 30, 2009

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    Should Have Left Long Before I Felt Trapped!

    After four year of marriage work became more important to my husband and I was second. Sex became less and less I should have left! I stuck in because I did not want failure to try and recover... but then my son was born and things became more strained in our relationship. We...
    cowgirl2013 cowgirl2013 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 1, 2013

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    She's Living Up Her Role

    Just because you're the step mom, doesn't mean you have to act the part. - I lived out of state for 3 years. During that time, I got married, graduated from school, and had a baby. Not once in all that time did my family even consider coming out to see us. No one sent us a we...
    justtheafterthought justtheafterthought 31-35 Nov 26, 2013

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    And Now I'm Old

    I am 58. I've been in a marriage to an emotionally abusive man for almost 29 years. It started out OK, though there were plenty of signs if I hadn't been so stupid. I was 29 and in graduate school. All the men I was meeting were unemployed losers. I wanted to meet someone, get...
    sewbuggy423 sewbuggy423 56-60, F 2 Responses Jul 13, 2012

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    I Should Have Gotten Out In 1984!

    I was 20 and had just reached my first base in the military when I met my husband. We were engaged in 4 months and married in 7 months. I threw myself into the relationship. He didn't like my friends, basically said If I hung out with them anymore, he would not date me again...
    banburycat banburycat 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 10, 2012

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    I Got Out But He Still Makes Me Miserable

    I got out of my marriage after only 4 years. I could see where it was going, the signs of abuse, the way he talks to our daughter, and wanted to end it before it got bad. He still makes me feel like **** for ending it and loves to tell me how ****** up I am (because I'm in love...
    nicksgurl nicksgurl 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 10, 2012

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    Long story short: I have been together with a girl who shall remain unnamed for just over 3.5 years. When I met her, I had just gotten over the loss and betrayal of a woman I...
    Kidpanama Kidpanama 26-30, M Jan 21

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    And I have yet to break it! I resolved many years ago to never again have a New Years resolution. Still going strong!
    Yetichucktown Yetichucktown 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    2015 New Year resolution - I had a very bad 2014, and sadly that carried on into the 2015. I already had a list made, however that one only had 3 resolutions in it, and they were...
    themanoflegends themanoflegends 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 3

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    My New Years resolution... Is not to have a New Years resolution, because I don't want to start the year off badly by making a promise that I won't be able to keep. 2015 will not...
    TheInvisibleKid TheInvisibleKid 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I don't really have a New Years resolution except to have a better year than last. Had a lot of stuff affect me in different ways. Excited about what this year has in store for me...
    HotCheetos26 HotCheetos26 26-30, F Jan 2

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    I got in trouble in school a few days ago for emailing during class so i havent been on in forever..
    MichelleTanner MichelleTanner 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    I've been married for 5 years , but been with him since i was 16. we've been happy all these years ,i would let him go out with friends i trusted him he wouldn't do nothing dumb...
    armani88 armani88 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    Her name was Birute. I knew from the moment our eyes first met that I was going to fall in love with this woman. Her smile, oh her smile was so warm. Her hair was blonde and...
    mikelovesashley mikelovesashley 56-60, M 2 Responses Jan 19

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    Don't we all..well for 2015 my overall New Years resolution is to become a better person. However, I have 7 mini resolutions to work on/towards to achieve the overall resolution...
    SouthernBelle01 SouthernBelle01 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    It is a reoccurring dream. I'm exploring this huge old white plantation style home with big white pillars in front, it's on a swamp or a delta or something. the trees are all...
    JamieWalks JamieWalks 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    I don't know what to do. I feel so completely confused. A year ago, everything was perfect and I was totally in love with my best friend. Now I can honestly say I don't think I...
    lovingleila329 lovingleila329 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    my new years resolution from now, is to spend less time on the internet,less time on EP, facebook and any other sites I use on the internet!! I just find that so much of my time is...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M Jan 2

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    My New Years resolution is to find a bf. Time to change the single status! I already started the year by encouraging a friend to date this guy and now they're official. Also helped...
    Achit17 Achit17 18-21, M Jan 3

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    Actually, I have quite a few, but that's ok! I'm determined to become the best, happiest me I can be in 2015! 1. Spend less time online. Seriously, it's ridiculous how much...
    SupernovaxxGirl SupernovaxxGirl 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    So it's finally the NEW YEAR. And a new year symbolises a new start, starting anew, starting fresh again... Of course there were many unforgettable moments, both happy and sad in 2...
    Shimmerz479 Shimmerz479 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 1

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    1. speak to someone outside of the family. 2. go to school more. 3. be more confident. 4. try to think more positive. 5. stop hating myself. 6. Get...
    EnjoyTheSilenceX EnjoyTheSilenceX 13-15, F Dec 31, 2014

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    My New Years Resolution is to break my New Years Resolutions....That way I succeed at something!
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 3 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Thats the one thing i HATE about new years, everyone talking sh*t about some New year new me And making all kinds of new years resolution that everyone knows they wont keep past...
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    My New Years Resolution for 2015 is to start living More for God. Since in this last year, I have become a little distant from him, and I want that to change. So from now on, I...
    Vader222 Vader222 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    So I sent through the details of the driving lessons I wanted for Christmas to my aunts and brother and they were giving false hope that they were going to follow through on the...
    heyitsabike heyitsabike 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    If you are stuck for a New Year’s resolution, you might take inspiration from the Archbishop of Canterbury’s (leader of the Anglican Church) message to the UK: http://www...
    bethturner bethturner 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 4

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    Okay this will be my new years resolution ^-^ *Stop spending too much money xD -Okay im not all too well at having a money with me so yea xD (whoever im gonna end up with...
    CursedRaven CursedRaven 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    I never really make New Years resolutions. I guess you could say I don't believe in them.
    lizzztom08 lizzztom08 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    I am currently in the process of compiling my, Top 10 List Of 2014 Revelations...
    Tannasheart Tannasheart 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    I will go on a diet and not watch netflix, or use sarcasm. All New Years resolutions are lies^
    cicizzle cicizzle 13-15, F Dec 31, 2014

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    My new years resolution is to quit my nasty chewing habit
    harlemwildcatbaby harlemwildcatbaby 18-21, M Jan 1

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    I have a resolution to try and get better everyday not just on the New Years.
    hal48 hal48 26-30, M Jan 1

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    I love New Years. It's the one time of the year I can forget about the mistakes I made, and just put them behind me. It's a fresh start. And a new future. This year I resolve to be...
    woodsgirl2323 woodsgirl2323 18-21, F Jan 1

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    My New Years resolutions are I think they're just letting my hair grow, loose weight and that's about it.
    jeyhere jeyhere 13-15, F Jan 6

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    1.Better grades because I have to remind myself that I still have a functioning brain. 2.Be more active even if it kills me,even if sometimes I find it so hard to do anything at...
    Sheiriam Sheiriam 18-21, F Dec 31, 2014

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    I have two New Year's resolutions. One: sleep more, stop being such and night owl and try to rid myself of insomnia. Two: be happy.
    existJenna existJenna 13-15, F Dec 31, 2014

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    This is awesome! My new year resolution is not to make any new year resolution so I can stop messing things up just because I was following a dmn list. Lets all have a rockin new...
    gotawishy gotawishy 18-21, F Dec 31, 2014

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    2014 taught me to love myself and speak my mind. Taught me to keep my standards and never lower them no matter what. Taught me the importance of self love and how i should see...
    ThePrettyOnee ThePrettyOnee 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    Starting today, I am really going to start changing myself. I'm going on a strict diet, and i'm making sure I get to the gym at least 5 days a week. Eventually I will join classes...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    I don't have a New Year's resolution, but I have a New Year's promises. I claim that this year will be filled of prosperity, health, life, blessings, proactivity, holiness, fun...
    Tez328 Tez328 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    1. I still want to change to a better job, I will keep on looking for one 2. I want to be more emotionally stable even when I face unreasonable people, including my mother and...
    Ssslm Ssslm 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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