I Think All the What Ifs and Maybes Can Drive a Person Crazy

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    Careful, Now

    A long time ago, in my late teens and twenties, I used to worry a lot. I had control issues.  I wanted things around me to be organized, sound, proper, and, I guess, ideal.  So I'd wonder, what can I do to make things better, and what might happen if I don't?  All this...
    UnderEli UnderEli
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Aug 1, 2012

    Ifs and Maybes

    If you knew... how much your smile makes me smile maybe you would know that I care for you If you knew... how much I want to feel your lips maybe you would know that I desire you If you knew... how much your glance is magic maybe you would know that I dream of you If...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    8 Responses Aug 24, 2009

    Definitely Can...

    And with the 'What If' and 'If Only' can prompt all sorts of ideas in someone's head- as they try to envisage the outcome and the major effects it would have had upon their life.  Something that is especially difficult when there is a particular dislike of one's current...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 7, 2008

    I sometimes wonder about the 'what ifs' - What

    if I had asked out the girl from my box who always hit on me instead of pursuing my girlfriend? Would we be having hot bedroom WODs? Would I be back at Church still? Would my girl be with someone else from Church?
    SeedlingDreams SeedlingDreams
    26-30, M
    Mar 7, 2014

    Trying to Think Out a

    paradox is such a difficult and complex thing to do that your head can actually hurt, with the IF I HAD ONLY DONE THAT or the MAYBE I SHOULD HAVE DONE THAT how would things be different or would they be the same. My IF and MAYBE is...
    mtvlm mtvlm
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Oct 5, 2009

    So Let It Be!!

    What has happened has happened dont dwell on it and sure as hell dont try to figure it out if you do try to figure whatever it is out do it at a different time in your life:) lol that should hlep:D
    PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 11, 2012

    So True

    And the older u get the worse it gets,things u said that u shouldnt have said, things u should have said that u didnt,things u should have done,well u get the picture
    frostbittensoul frostbittensoul
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Feb 27, 2010

    If

    If By Rudyard Kipling If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or, being...
    Tekkamaki Tekkamaki
    31-35
    3 Responses Aug 4, 2008

    ....but What If?!

    I tend to have a really hard time leaving the past in the past. Not so much in the sense that I can't let go, but I often catch myself thinking back and wondering how things would've turned out if some tiny little thing hadn't happened (or sometimes if some tiny little thing had...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Sep 25, 2009

    What If What?

    There are endless possiblities, an infinite number of variables. And if you let them they will drive you mad. You won't get anywhere questioning the "what if's" and "maybe's", it will only stop you in your tracks. Take the plunge, "what if" you get it right?
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Feb 1, 2011

    Its Torture!

    Just plain old torture. Being an able minded woman I tend to be a thinker, ponderer and curious about a vast array of things. But with that it can get out of hand....and quickly go south! The thought of what ifs and maybe cans plants the seed of doubt and wonder......and...
    MegJgeM MegJgeM
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Aug 23, 2009

    Thinking Like This Is Driving Me Crazy, I Need Some Help/advice

    I literally can't stop thinking in what ifs.  I don't remember exactly when I started thinking this way, but its an uncontrollable habit now.  Sometimes I have trouble falling asleep at night because I go over my actions of the day and think of what I should have or...
    dm1290 dm1290
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Feb 26, 2010
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