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I Think About What Could Have Been

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    What if? I do think back

    and wonder what wouldve happened if I did the opposite and what life be like if i chose another direction but then where I am now would not happen!I know I over analyse my life and question everything when sometimes I should just let it go and live it without contemplating!But...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    But not in the way that I wish things were

    different. More in a wondering what would have happened in my life if I had made different choices. It's interesting to contemplate the possibilities. But I don't want to change the way things actually are. "One small decision can change your life! That's why I always let...
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    What If My Parents Belived In Me

    I wonder what my life would have been like if my parents belived in me, if they were there for me.. I used to wonder so may things.. and now I know that even though my past was far from what I would wish on anyone, it is because of that past that I am here today and I am who I...
    baiely25 baiely25 31-35 Jan 2, 2011

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    I've Got The Blues

    Im having a hard time with things. I feel bored with my life, I never used to feel this way. I loved my career so much! Every day waking up with a purpose. Now my purpose is pills and laying resting. People say if your unhappy and don't like how things are, change it! Well I can...
    Ewalkerc Ewalkerc 22-25, F Mar 22, 2012

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    I am plagued at times with wondering what if.

    That last night we spent together just might of saved his life. Yet, I had to be cold and heartless, because I listen to another's lies. To this day it still haunts me. How could your best friend (now ex friend) lie about sleeping with your boyfriend? It destroyed two lives. How...
    ScarlettAngelica ScarlettAngelica 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    We All Do This

    I think everybody does this "What if" at one time or another. In my case, I will sometimes think: What if I joined the Navy (which at 18 I really did want to badly), then I think you hate taking orders from imbeciles, you have horrible eyesight, and you would never have met your...
    PrairieDog71 PrairieDog71 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 9, 2012

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    Everyday

    I have wasted too many days thinking about what could've, should've, would've etc, etc if I said this, or I did that. Ehh, I always say I'll change and actually go through with what I really want but I am so scared. I'm scared of rejection, I'm scared I'm not good enough, and I'm...
    Retrokid Retrokid 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 9, 2011

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    What If'S And Could Haves...

    The what ifs and could haves will feed on your mind. Unfortunately this is all too true. I have a place in a dusty back corner of my brain to store them. I admit that a few may escape sometimes and run rampant for a while...feeding and growing into something monstrous... I’m...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 28, 2013

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    Most Of All...

    I spent a lot of my life wondering about what if things turned out differently. How would things have been if I was closer to my parents? How would things have been if I wasn't so heavy? What would it be like if I had been able to truly finish college? So many things. The one I...
    drcynic drcynic 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 1, 2010

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    I Had The Chance To Kiss Him

    I used to really like this one guy. He was my best friend. At a really low point for him, I was the only one around to comfort him. He told me he wanted to kiss me, and I REALLY wanted to kiss him. But I didn't. He had a girlfriend. I didn't, but he did. So, I hugged him and...
    MyUnspokenWord MyUnspokenWord 18-21, F 1 Response May 15, 2012

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    Forget it! It's soul destroying!

    !! Life's full of second chances. You never know!!!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M May 16

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    Regrets...

    What if..... You had never walked out the door that night? What if.... We had stayed home together and snuggled up in bed? What if.... We had fallen asleep in each other arms? Instead.... You broke your promise, You destroyed the trust You shattered my heart.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 27, 2013

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    Sometimes, but oh well.

    . The past is the past so let's move on and leave it there, theres no time for the shoulda coulda wouldas anymore.
    miracle98 miracle98 18-21, F Feb 19

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    A Constant Reminder

    Everyday I think about what could have been. It's not only in a relationship, its also in friendships. Everywhere I look I see a reminder of a different person that I had to drop or a person the walked out of my life. I know what I can give and I know I can make a good girlfriend...
    rainbow1691 rainbow1691 18-21, F Dec 12, 2011

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    All The Time...

    I think about what could have been nearly every minute.... I think about you almost daily.... I think about what could have happened if I just told you the truth.... I think of what could have happened if I never left town... I think of what could have happened if we stayed...
    ladyzantorian ladyzantorian 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 5, 2012

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    I knew a girl years ago

    and we used to hang out as friends. Things progressed and we eventually became boyfriend and girlfriend. It was all going pretty well until one day her father died suddenly. It was really tough for my girlfriend. She worked so hard trying to take care of her mother and her...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M May 16

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    Only one thought for regret

    that could have changed all my life...to have said yes to that cute insecure but brave shy girl. It seems we pay hard our mistakes.
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Jul 15

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    Not a day in the past 8 years do i not think

    about it, i should have said yes and not cared about who got hurt then, it wouldve been less people hurt then if i took you up on your offer now. I miss you...
    MunecaTrizte MunecaTrizte 26-30, F Feb 3

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    What If?

    What if Eve hadn't eaten that fruit? What if Jesus had never been born? What if no wars had never happened? What if Hitler's mother had gotten the abortion she had originally wanted? What if my ancestors had never come to this country? What if Martin Luther King hadn't been...
    Veronica4 Veronica4 18-21, F Jul 18, 2011

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    It's Self Abuse

    I finally learned to stop regretting the past. MY parents did not and could not love me enough but I can love my self right now and from now on. What happened before may be significant if it only teaches me how to love, respect and accept myself RIGHT NOW. My current happiness...
    jimrich jimrich 70+, M Feb 23, 2011

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    Why Bother Though?

    You can't change time... But It really makes me sad to think about things that might have happened If you didn't do this, or you did that... Ughh.. It would be so nice If I could go back In time and do a few things differently, because my present is pretty suckish right now =/
    KawaiiDoll KawaiiDoll 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3, 2011

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    I Wonder Sometimes

    often times i wonder what if... what couldve happened if i didnt do this... if he had did that... and so on. then i jus say to myself, maybe that's how things should be. What's meant to be will be. I often wonder where would me and my ex be right now.. would we be living together...
    ItWasJustADream ItWasJustADream 22-25, F Dec 6, 2010

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    Possible Hook-up?

    I went on a celebrity cruise a couple of years back. It was absolutely amazing, and I'd never experienced anything like it. On the first night there, the group was throwing a party out on the lido deck. The entire ship was there. I somehow managed to snag a spot next to the pool...
    VendettaVita VendettaVita 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 24, 2012

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    Would My Life Be Different?

    If my dad didn't beat our family, would my life be different? If my mom hadn't left us, would my life be different? If my dad hadn't made me and my brother run away, would my life be different? If I had gone to school and had a proper education, would my life be different? If I...
    XxLoneFoxxX XxLoneFoxxX 13-15, F Sep 4, 2011

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    If Only

    If only I had finished highschool, if only I hadn't left home at 16, if only I had gone to college, if only I hadn't been a teen mom, if only I had stayed skinny, if only I had left....
    LS1985 LS1985 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 18, 2013

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    Cast Aside And Left Adrift

    When there is someone in your life that you have grown attached to and you spend a lot of time with them, talking every day, and then one day they just start to pull away, it leaves you feeling like all of it had been unreal. The time you spent together and the thoughts and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 13, 2012

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    Just Too Late...

    We been really close and good friends for years now. He's my best friend and I can tell him anything. He's been there for me when I was going through a really hard time in my life. We met in church and I had a major crush on him, but didn't tell him as he was older than I was...
    Vix3n Vix3n 22-25, F Sep 22, 2010

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    Sometimes

    Sometimes,I wonder,Think,What could have been,Perhaps,I'll never know.
    mrraincoat mrraincoat 46-50 1 Response Aug 29, 2012

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    I Tried.

    "Leah... that is just what you were. just some random person who messaged me.. the only reason i sent you that song was because i was joking around. and still... you are nothing more to me then just a person behind a computer. that is all you will ever be to me. i just came along...
    ProfessorPsycho ProfessorPsycho 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2013

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    What Would Have Happened

    if i had told you? how did you really feel about me? if you returned my feelings, if i hadnt of given up on you, would we be together today? would i be happy instead of miserable? would i be a normal girl like i use to be? would i have married you? so many unanswered questions.
    kittycat101303 kittycat101303 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 1, 2010

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    If Only...

    I think about what could have been If I hadn't tried that first cigarette... If I hadn't quit the swim team... If I hadn't let her down... If I hadn't left him... Maybe I would be happy.
    Sherbear83 Sherbear83 26-30, F May 17, 2012

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    What If?

    I think of this more often than I wish to. If I could just release the past and keep moving on, which I know is possible if I convince myself to do so, everything would be much better. The intrusive thought; "What if?" often keeps me awake at night. It also has the power to...
    BellaFairy BellaFairy 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 1, 2010

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    Could Of Been A Mom

    I had a miscarriage last year. I always wonder what would've happened if I would've had it. I know I would of been the best mom ever. And i see all these ignorant people that do drugs while there pregnant, or just make the most ridiculous parenting choices. And all I can think...
    uNiTRIPx uNiTRIPx 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 7, 2012

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    I Think About What Could Have Been

    I think I am finally over her and starting to truly appreciate the beautiful man I am with now. But not going to lie memories from the past come raging back sometimes, and I catch myself wondering what could have been, if things went differently. I can't even tell you what would...
    thereisnothingwrongwithyou thereisnothingwrongwithyou 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2, 2013

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    I play the story over

    and over in my head. I remember when he made me laugh and that's when I realized that he was all I ever wanted. It didn't matter how he looked or how he awkwardly tried to talk to me, I really liked him for him. He was one of the only guys in my grade who ever talked to me or...
    sammichs sammichs 16-17, F 2 Responses May 16

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    I wonder how many people really know,

    little things could have, and can make made a large difference in life. For example, what if my Dad never left Mom? I know him. He's a good person, and a good paying job at that. He's also cleaned himself up from when I was young, a completely better person. Wouldn't it mean...
    RoddyB7589 RoddyB7589 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    I always think back to

    when I was 5 years old and daydreaming of what I thought life would be like as a 15 year old. I'd thought I'd be thin and drop dead gorgeous and very very smart. I never thought I'd go through depression, anxiety, ematphobia, self- hate, and self-harm. I never thought that I...
    Violingal15 Violingal15 13-15, F May 19

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    I often find myself wondering what if.

    ...how would we have been together if we had ever really had the chance.... I always kept these thoughts to myself, afraid of what you'd think, afraid of making you feel guilty or worse even- maybe feel trapped or hurt. But today we talked and you really opened up to me. You told...
    Oso41412 Oso41412 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    Before You Read....i Know Already How Stupid These Thoughts Are

    I really shouldn't wonder what if about him. I regret everything that happened with him now too, I mean I met him offline. Made a huge mistake and slept with him the first night we met. That's probably my biggest regret with it all. Only upside is that the sex was pretty awesome...
    Greeneyedandcurious Greeneyedandcurious 22-25, F Mar 29, 2012

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    Answerless Questions

    What if I didn’t insist that night?What if I had just let you be?What if you had never told me?What if I had never told you?What if I had hidden my true feelings from you?What if you just pretended nothing was happening?What if we had made as if nothing happened?What if only...
    Floydess Floydess 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 22, 2011

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    If Only You Didn't Hide

    I think about my days in high school and how insecure I had been. I may have gone to a arts school but the old staple of cliches and them vs. us was tried and true. I was the outcast of all outcasts never making many friends if any and staying as quiet as ever yet you seemed to...
    LilletBlan LilletBlan 18-21, F May 7, 2011

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    2014 it's off to great start financially

    but i have a setback,, the girl who stole my heart years ago with her compassion and beautiful smile is more than likely getting back together with her ex, I don't mind if it makes her happy I truly want her to be happy, god knows I've seen her heart and with a heart like that...
    lambino lambino 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 5

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    lss0807 lss0807 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    I Love 3 Girls

    3rd time im telling this i know but another ex has come into my life again , just recently ive ended ( on a break kinda ) my 2 1/2 year relationship its been over two weeks since being apart & she wants meee back :/ now my ex gf started to talk to me again we get along really...
    EjTwinty EjTwinty 18-21, M Nov 3, 2013

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