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I Struggle to Be a Better Person

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    Perhaps 'struggle' is too strong to describe my 'process'. I know for some it is a difficult battle with themselves, and sometimes the others around them. Mine is more with me even though I know it has an affect on others, especially those very few really close to me. My 'process...
    massagethelady massagethelady 51-55, M Dec 7, 2012

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    I am 22 and although most have been through hell and back.. I have to. Right now I am a single mother of a 3 year old. Her dad chooses not to be involved, his loss not mine. She's...
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    For every person that has taken me through heartache and pain,and disappointment I'm a better person because I now know what type of people to avoid now. I'm very thankful for that...
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    Being the type to prove that i can be the better person, than ANYBODY could,would, or expect me to be. 🌹
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    All of the hatred on here is really disappointing. Everytime I read on an experience there are people cutting you down. I hate that. If I don't agree with the post, I move on...
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    I'm not the person I truly want to be because petty things like anger and resentment get in the way.
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