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I Think I Can Change Myself And Others

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    I think people do have the ability to change both, themselves and others. Many people feel that cannot change others. At least that's what I see here on EP. It could be we are talking about different things. For example, I have changed my husband in many ways, but is he what I...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 27, 2013

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