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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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    Let me preface this by saying I love my boyfriend, he's wonderful but not responsible or mature. I'm in a relationship where I pay for most things. If we go out, I pay, if we get...
    dashdash12 dashdash12 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Have you ever wondered that some of the things that happened to you if they wouldn't have happened or happenend differently would your life be any different than what it is now. I...
    CindersAndSmokes CindersAndSmokes 26-30, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Honestly I'm a dramatic. Narcissistic. Conceited person. And I've always thought highly of myself. It has it's Pros and Cons but honestly. I've tried to change these qualities. I...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 70+, F 17 hrs ago

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    I'm a product of my own imagination. What I imagine I am, I become. I tell myself I am good, but that's because I'm deciding to be what I call good. All my worries and fears are...
    AlphaGoat AlphaGoat 31-35, M 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Sometimes resigning yourself to the fact that your life is difficult, maybe more than others and being okay with this fact and maybe trying to make a difference to someones life...
    SunlightSeeker SunlightSeeker 26-30, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    It seems every day I only crave it more. That feeling that only the few lucky ones can truly experience. I want to feel love. I want someone to tell me they love me and that they...
    ashlenamya66359 ashlenamya66359 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I can't change my age, its not that I feel old, but its how people perceive me to be old. In my mind I'm years younger than my drivers license say I am, I do remember when I wanted...
    couldashoulda69 couldashoulda69 66-70, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am also on the fence about this losing control is a big turn on for me and I've bloated myself a few times and my pig outs are becoming more frequent and my BMI has shot up from...
    Exovirus Exovirus 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    One of my biggest downfalls, is always looking to the past for guidance, whereas most people would learn from it, I dwell in it. I've been diagnosed with chronic depression since I...
    NinaPants97 NinaPants97 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    There were many times in my life someone was around at the right time to help me through hardships and that in itself has changed my life...for the best!;)
    Spitbak Spitbak 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    Fourth day not smoking have a permanent inhaler in my mouth that I chew on ha ha ha!! When bored I'm likely to smoke! Scarey met someone with emphysema scarier but it still might...
    earthandstars earthandstars 41-45, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    My guy has PTSD. He has changed so much. I want to help him but not sure if there is anything I can do anymore. He is very distant and it's getting worse.
    WVgirldiane WVgirldiane 56-60, F 10 Responses 5 days ago

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    I cant change my past but iam now going. To do my best to make a great future for myself iam going to grow up and stop messing. My life up and become a better person help...
    Joanne181 Joanne181 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I keep trying to forget what I did. The night my dad died I left the room. He was on hospice and he was at home. I hired someone to care for him 24 hours a day but I gave him...
    strawberyblond strawberyblond 70+, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    All It took was five minutes and my whole life changed. After that I moved across America and left everyone and everything I knew behind
    XxRainingDownxX XxRainingDownxX 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    That's what I'm going to do...my habit of procrastination held me down through all these years and ruined my life...but I will not let these same things happen to me again in the...
    missdeterminedforever missdeterminedforever 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    i cant undo the 17 years that just ended but i sure can move forward and rebuild my life and make sure i never get stuck in something like that ever again
    ElvenLady ElvenLady 36-40, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    On January 5, my girlfriend and I picked out rings. We were trying to start a family together. Life was incredibly good. For the past two weeks, we have fought almost daily, we...
    Sheepdog47 Sheepdog47 46-50, M a week ago

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    I think a smile will too. I smile at alot of people, some I know and some I don't. but when I smile at other people I always get a smile back.
    jtlittlebit jtlittlebit 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I'm feeling like a pmsing girl right now, where the fock are my guts and coldness?!?!?! Why do I keep playing it over and over in my head and relive all the negative feelings and...
    ChrisErizo1 ChrisErizo1 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 31

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    Hi everyone!! So. It's been a good couple of years since I've been on here.... I haven't even thought about this site for a while until I had an experience to share! Now. The last...
    theJagermeister theJagermeister 18-21, F Jan 30

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    I love this app because I have nothing to hide, I can express how strong or weak I feel without really caring about being judge... Right now I'm feeling like an emotional punching...
    ChrisErizo1 ChrisErizo1 31-35, M Jan 29

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    I don't think things can be "changed" only seen clearer.
    Everyheartbeat Everyheartbeat 26-30 1 Response Jan 29

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    It's been about 2 weeks since I had a 4+ hours of sleep a night. I just can not sleep ugh to stressed out I think
    dyingsnowangel dyingsnowangel 16-17, F Jan 29

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    A little elderly gentleman stopped in to see me at work today. He noticed I had been out of the office for the last two days and said it wasn't like me to miss work. When he saw...
    GirlGonePostal GirlGonePostal 36-40, F 9 Responses Jan 28

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    I know one has already. It didn't work out but I'm thankful that it happened and I wait with increasing impatience to find the next person who will be that great change for me.
    Steelquill Steelquill 22-25, M Jan 28

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    I can't seem to get over someone who I was never with. He just never wanted me and I can't get over it. So annoying. So draining.
    lostbutfocused lostbutfocused 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    I know I can't go back to the time to change or delete my mistakes but I can accept that they are meant to happen, that God has a plan for me and I just have to trust him...
    LightHigami LightHigami 13-15 1 Response Jan 24

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    Smiling makes my day! So I love to pay it forward with a big bright smile making others day as well! No matter what mood I may be in, I will always smile, you never know who may...
    MeTooMeenu MeTooMeenu 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 23

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    My name is Lilian Nyaguthie Mwai, am a Kenyan citizen living in Finland. I have decided to come out and share my story so the world can know that racial segregation still exists. I...
    Marvelas Marvelas 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 23

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    I'm worried that I'm about to ruin any possible hope of a good future, but then this could also be the best thing I can do for myself. Ah, life choices, aren't they fun?
    Amysomeone Amysomeone 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 19

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    I have to man up. Now that my mum is gone, I am the matriarch here at our household. Big shoes to fill in. Wasn't aware that her responsibilities were this hard. I can do this!
    ObliviousSainte ObliviousSainte 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 19

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    its been 7 years since I left you. you told me gym is for people who have money. I love goin to the gym thesedays besides I can swim unlike you.... now I listen to hiphop music...
    lazysundayafternoon lazysundayafternoon 31-35, F Jan 18

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    I focus on the past so much. I think it's natural as we learn from the past, but I think it's the main reason I suffer. I know this, yet I find myself doing it. Maybe I'm at an...
    AlphaGoat AlphaGoat 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 17

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    One smile can make someone whole day change, they can turn from sad to happy within minutes. Literally seconds one inure they could be contemplating suicide and the next they could...
    MoneyMakingMecca MoneyMakingMecca 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    people say they want to be changed into something great, or something bad. it always ends up into something worst for the cost at the end of it. don't change unless your heart...
    lourenjessop13 lourenjessop13 13-15, F Jan 15

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    I'm trying to accept my husband is bipolar and can be very abusive at times. I love him and praying he will get the medical help he needs but he says he has no problems. So I have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 14

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    One word for right now. Word is Atheist. Knowing what I know, finding their respect for my father is unreal. How can they live in that mode? Not judging just trying to deal with...
    Onli1Pebbles Onli1Pebbles 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    "I am not the same soul I once was. A lot has changed. A lot had to change. So you shouldn't expect out of me what I embodied in the past. For that part of me no longer exists."
    hiddentears hiddentears 26-30, F Jan 14

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