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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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    She changed my life for the worse and the better. The worse because she mentally and emotionally ruined me by stringing me along and leaving me to be an obsessive, jealous...
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    I prefer to change myself than losing someone.
    InsanelySaneGuy InsanelySaneGuy 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 3

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    It's funny how one person can change your thoughts...Every experience of my life is somehow new again... I find pleasure in every task, no matter how routine it is, there is a...
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    It isn't the easiest thing to do, it's definitely a learning process. There's a lot of things i wish i could change, especially my past but...i can't and i need to accept that and...
    SheAlwaysBelieved SheAlwaysBelieved 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 16

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    Sometimes I look life through a filter of perfection...how things should be.A supportive family,friends and happy kids around,living a peaceful life full of feelings and deep...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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    Cant Change the Past But I Can Change My Future
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    But... My biggest struggle is to accept that there is anything i cannot change, if i want that change enough!
    yulico yulico 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    Cant change the past but im hoping to change the future, he is defenitly not right for her and he really need to get out of the picture.
    desirejanice desirejanice 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    What if one of those "things you cannot change" is your own unhappiness?? Emo post for the day..check.
    Smoray100 Smoray100 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 2

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    I've had a few good days keeping occupied, but every time I'm at home alone I can't stop thinking about what my ex and his new girlfriend might be doing. Every time my phones...
    iknowmykingdomawaits iknowmykingdomawaits 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Well there's many things I can't change. Like I can't change who a person is, I can't change what someone believes I can't change anything about anyone honestly... I've had a...
    chooseyourpath chooseyourpath 13-15, M 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I have realized that through my experiences, that one person that fits you perfectly, doesn't need to change you, but you change for the better. Once I allow myself to step back...
    kennalynn67 kennalynn67 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    A smile is a wonderful thing. A person stopped me today in Starbucks and said they just wanted to thank me. For what I asked somewhat surprised. Well they replied I see you here...
    bjf102 bjf102 66-70 2 Responses Jul 1

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    So you guys remember that guy I mentioned, the 28 year old? Well, I'm really starting to like him. A lot. But how do I explain my life to him. My past, my present. I don't want him...
    reneeo11314 reneeo11314 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I'm sure most of us have been guilty in letting others here dictate our moods or how we feel about ourselves.. I soon learnt when I came here being over sensitive is a danger to...
    primnproper primnproper 46-50, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Honestly I've hated myself for so long, and I had to learn to accept that I can't change who I am no matter how much I try. At some point I just have to accept myself and move...
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    Trying to change my look a bit. Just died my hair and thinking of cutting it! Change should be good
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    So I need some feedback. My mom and sister have been fighting since may this year because she didn't tell my mom that she switched churches. I do not think it was lying when my...
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    I love just to make others smile :)
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    I can't change my past. But I feel like my past is changing me.. I am trying not to let my past define myself. But I feel it's hard to sometimes...
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    I think smiling at someone makes them feel special. Too many people in this world feel lonely, unloved and depressed. It doesn't take any time or effort to smile at someone. I...
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    I think my life is ok but sometimes do feel that is this what i wanted. I have to start thinking positively and Hope for the best
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    "Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." ~Leo Tolstoy
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    I think its time to change my life for the better. And it all begins how? In my head! Change ur thinking and u will be changed!
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    Everything changes, every second. Embrace change and realize it happens for a reason. It won’t always be obvious at first, but in the end it will be worth it. What you have...
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    I'm one of those people that never usually goes on these forums to pour my heart out as I usually internalise things and try to deal with it myself - this seems to be one of the...
    Liya2004 Liya2004 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    "Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts." ~Arnold Bennett
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    I am accepting the things I can not change. I'm accepting the loneliness, the heart ache, and the independence. I will learn to be strong on my own and blossom into the person I...
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    I struggle with this all the time...I am trying to accept that my parents are not the people I want them to be and they never will be. This is not going to change. I will never be...
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    I'm letting go. Letting go of all things negative that consume my mind. I want to be free. Free as raindrops falling from the sky. I want to be happy. Starting tomorrow, I...
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    Mhm but I'm not going to... For the first time in like forever I don't completely hate myself, and I have only one person to thank for it :) except old habits die hard and he isn't...
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    But it feels impossible. Been a 12 stepper for 25 years. Learned it there. Was told learn acceptance and tolerance. Worked on both. No mastery was found...
    converted converted 46-50, M 3 Responses Jun 30

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    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F Jul 12

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    Sometimes it seems I just can't face the day. Sometimes I just don't have the dam energy..but I catch my thoughts and realise it is not the day or the situation bringing me down...
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    I am trying to accept the fact that I'm so sensitive and take everything to heart I really try not to but I just do . So I guess I just make myself upset over nothing
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