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I Want to Get Over My Past

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    Recently something that I thought I had left

    far behind me has re-surfaced. I was contacted by somebody I never wanted to hear from again. This person has a history of being cruel, unfeeling, and just plain horrible. I really need to know how to permanently assure that I don't hear from this person again, I'm terrified...
    Elegit Elegit 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 6

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    I still think constantly about all the people I

    no longer talk to who used to be my life, and I feel inadequate sometimes just being myself, alone. Once college starts again, I'll be exercising more and re-connecting with acquaintances, but I feel like I'm just trying to outrun my void and that I'll be left with nothing in...
    A0129 A0129 18-21, F Jul 27

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    Set Your Sight Forward... And Your Heart Will Follow.

    and then your thoughts, and little by little you will see that your life is actually moving forward, you will live new experiences which will create new memories and before you know it the past wont be on your mind so much and when you do think about it it wont hurt or even seem...
    BajaMon BajaMon 36-40, F 1 Response May 31, 2010

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    I Want What They Have...

    More than anything a man could want, I want to get over the events good, bad and indifferent over the last decade. I want to just be Eric, but in another time and place. I do not want to think of how much I got away with anymore. I don't want any of the people I knew and loved in...
    EricS EricS 31-35, M 4 Responses Oct 22, 2008

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    The Past

    I wish I could go back in time and change alot about my past. And God Knows I'd do alot of stuff different. I think that I've accepted that I'll never accept the things that happened in my past, and some stuff will haunt me for life. All I can do now is try to better my future...
    myselfxox myselfxox 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 26, 2009

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    You Live And You Learn.

    Okay, where to begin? This is my first time here. But, this topic is important to me. I just turned 20 and I have seen so much in my life. I have been through hell and back again more then once or twice. i don't want to go completely in detail to keep it appropriate but now I've...
    lilcrzi1 lilcrzi1 18-21, F Jun 1, 2010

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    For anyone, who is going trough this experience,

    listen to sia's "burn the pages". It's a really motivational song because she is right: "yesterday is gone and so today, place your past into a book, burn the pages let em' cook! "
    chouri10 chouri10 18-21, F Jun 11

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    Breathe, breathe... I keep telling myself to

    breathe, but I'm drowning in my own truth. The lies that everything are ok keep me floating, but the truth always finds me and I keep fighting for my life. Breathe, breathe... Oxygen won't enter my lungs but I won't let life drown me, because if the truth keeps me under water I...
    QueenGeisha QueenGeisha 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2014

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    But its so hard, the road is

    so long and i need some help. What are some ideas or strategies i could use? I need some help
    lightshinerguider lightshinerguider 18-21, F Jun 17, 2014

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    Change Is The Only Constant

    Today, I was going through all my old diaries and notebooks beacause I'll be moving out soon and I can't neither take it all nor leave it here.. So, I had to get rid of most of them. And I felt like I was watching all my life infront of me like a movie. I remembered lots of...
    Cinchona Cinchona 22-25, F Feb 18, 2013

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    After A Recent Post...

    I dredged up an old embarrassing moment about being exposed to my him class in the locker room after tryin to cheat through a shower by wetting my was but not stripping down ( the full account can be seen in my post under embarrassing moments )... I haven't gotten any replies to...
    Slobound76 Slobound76 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 17, 2013

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    Id love to get over my past.

    I cant forget being molested at the age of 7 and 9. I keep having flash backs all the time. I went through alot of questioning with the police, and lawyer. They repeated there questions alot. I guess they thought I would change my story but never did. I was to see a counselor...
    momof3grls2014 momof3grls2014 31-35, F Jan 21, 2014

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    Never did I think this day would come,

    I barely think about him any more. This new guy is the only person I want to see smile. But whenever I do think of him, it's just anger now.. I no longer even want a friendship with him.. Actually lol maybe a friendship. But a genuine one. Not no fake *** flirting bullshit that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Breakups and Revenge Revenge Your Ex Each day

    hundreds of men and women seek revenge on their ex-mates for a variety of reasons, usually because they got dumped or where cheated on. Revenge comes in many ways. It typically starts by using social media to vent, and then escalates from there. Now sites like "Get Revenge On...
    1stworldview 1stworldview 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    A Fresh Start?

    Lately, I have been thinking about doing something. Something drastic. My past hurts me so much that I want to just erase it. An opportunity has arisen for me to travel very far from my current place and live somewhere new. Do new things, with new people, with a new slate. While...
    kha185 kha185 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 17, 2011

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    ambivilantjustice ambivilantjustice 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 23, 2014

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    I Lost My Best Friend

    She started off being my bully. I disliked her but also wanted to know the reasons behind her actions. We met the first time when we were about 10,11. She just moved to my city and our parents were Christians attending the same church. Her mom wanted her child to play...
    woman2women woman2women 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 25, 2008

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    In this case I want to get over past love(s).

    Why is it, oh, so hard to do so??? Just when you think you have done so, something come along and reminds you otherwise. For example, that something is me, myself and I. Why can't i let go? Probably because the times of my life with him were just about the happiest I've ever...
    iamprefect iamprefect 18-21, F Jul 28

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    I guess my way of moving on is by making a new

    me.. Just got my lip pierced today and it feels pretty great honestly! :)
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    I want to turn off my "humanity"

    or my "emotions" you could say I don't wanna feel anymore
    jailine07 jailine07 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    I've had sex with my ex.

    I am a woman that's only ever had sex with one man. Him. I lost my virginity to him at 15 we were together for 6+ years. Now I'm 23. We were supposed to be married. And he left because he said I wasn't committed. Because I lived with my parents and didn't have a job but I was...
    QueenGeisha QueenGeisha 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    I've made many mistakes,

    and I just want to get over the mistakes that I've made, as they will occasionally affect my present
    Elegit Elegit 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 6

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    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F Aug 5

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    Funny thing is, it's not

    that I can't get over my past. It's actually other people who can't get over my past that they've created in their heads...People are so strange. Bless them! : )
    ButtahCrunch ButtahCrunch 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    To Learn From It , Not Live In It .

    I want to leave my past behind me . Not to forget about it , but i want to remember the lessons learned , the good times , and not mind the bad times . I want to be free of the guilt that once crippled me , kept me from allowing myself to be happy , kept me confined in one...
    WisestFool WisestFool 41-45, M Aug 28, 2012

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    Sometimes it's hard for me to move forward.

    I think about my past too much, especially about thing that I've done wrong people who came and left. All the pain that I felt... I need to let go in order to be truly happy.
    chouri10 chouri10 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 7

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    My 10yr Old Son Gave Me This Poem........

    LET GO AND LET GOD It happened back in time, but it still lingers on my mind. I rarely think abput it anymore, Until something opens that door. I am no longer obsessed or driven, I let it go and started living. On that day I started healing, I once again began feeling...
    dianaspy5 dianaspy5 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 15, 2009

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    I've been sleeping with my eyes open.

    To much too many days and people have passed through and yet I find myself in the same place. The same place. The same place....... Time keeps repeating itself, because I keep going back in time. Let him go to let go of the past. He deserves the right to move because I do too.
    QueenGeisha QueenGeisha 22-25, F Jan 11

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    I can't forget about the bullies

    that picked on me, the hardships I've had, the friends I've made, then having everything taken away. I can't move forward. I still miss my older sister.
    ZER0RPHEUS ZER0RPHEUS 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 17, 2014

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    All I Can Do Is Move Foward

      My past.....Is not good. As a child I was abused in every way possible. I was neglected and abandoned by my mother. Not knowing my father. When I left my mothers house as a 17 yr old ,I screwed up big time. I was screwed up pretty good. I made some stupid decisions. I didn't...
    carolinia carolinia 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 1, 2013

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    My Classmate..

    It had been 2 years since I was left Alone by my special classmate , I had this guy, at first, we're enemies we'd been quarreling all they long since first year. He teased me as GAY,, he turns me Off everytime we'd met.. In fact I'd bitten him on his head by a badminton...
    Realthere Realthere 16-17 1 Response Jan 22, 2008

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    Today was where I met my limit with my ex.

    I love him no doubt but I'll be damned if this man is gunna run my life. Stop wearing your wish bone where your back bone is supposed to be.
    QueenGeisha QueenGeisha 22-25, F Jan 2

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    My past is my past...

    That will never change... It will haunt me to the day that I die... What he did... Who it made me today... The horrific memory you left me with... Though I've been able to slowly get through it, but it's not easy... Not at all... Time and time again I have nightmares reminding...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 4

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    Lost Child

    I have 7 siblings, i lived with all of them for the first 5 years of my life. We were taken away in 1963 and placed in foster care. I was placed with two of my brothers one 2 years older the other 2 years younger. the three of us were put with very nice people on a farm. We were...
    horses07 horses07 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 23, 2007

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    Even though my past has only really hurt me,

    I don't want it to be that crutch, that spot that just won't disappear, but it is. I have mistakes and some wrong decisions along the way, but why should I continue to pay for them? I'm hardly the only one who has made a mistake or two. Others have made worse mistakes and got...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M Jul 29

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    i can never change my past it's already

    happened anyway.all i can do is make the best of today.let go,and keep moving on.
    jendomingo jendomingo 18-21 Oct 15, 2014

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    Not having my dad around

    when I was growing up, I don't know how to act around boys and get awkward when they tried to help me. I don't know what to do since I want a boyfriend and guyfriends.
    sharestry sharestry 18-21, F Jul 28

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    Elly2020 Elly2020 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 15, 2014

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    Can You Ever Really Get Over It?

    One of the most painfully true verses in the musical RENT goes like this: How do you leave the past behind When it keeps finding ways to get to your heart? It reaches way down deep and tears you inside out Till you're torn apart! I think we can all relate to that in...
    alicia87 alicia87 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 30, 2009

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    Is there a way to forget all those bitter

    happenings... my mind made me go mad many times , reminding of them over and over... Am terribly afraid whether they ll happen again and i don't have enough guts to face them again...
    Jeniha Jeniha 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 10

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