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I Want to Leave the Past Behind

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    Anyone live close to LA,

    CA? Message me on here if you do
    ddayyuumm ddayyuumm 16-17, F Jun 5, 2014

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    They Won't Let It Go...

    Just because people in my life refuse to not let the past go - doesn't mean I have to. I have a choice in my own life and I choose to have loving and supportive people in it. I will always love my family - always. However they seem to think that I have made some grave "mistake...
    breathePeaceLove breathePeaceLove 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 14, 2011

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    I Have Left My Past..

    I have left most of my past and regrets, I only have one I am stuck with. That is my mother, I love this town but I have to get out :)
    Greenlander Greenlander 16-17, F 3 Responses May 9, 2010

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    To Let Go

    "To let go of the past" Sounds so ******* simple yet almost impossible to achieve. At least for me.
    olive80 olive80 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 11, 2013

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    Sometimes I feel so broken

    because of my past. Like I am crazy or I will never get to be happy.
    Tatyana63 Tatyana63 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 9, 2014

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    donnjb donnjb 26-30, M Feb 4, 2014

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    The Past Haunts Me

    I still dwell on the girl that got away and the pains of growing up.  I was far from the popular kid in school growing up.  I was constently teased and told how unattractive and ugly I was.  That has stuck with me for a long time, even know I still get nervous and...
    TRhino TRhino 31-35, M 4 Responses Jul 31, 2008

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    I want to forget the things

    that hurt me. I want to start new. My mother, she is the sweetest person alive. She's hardheaded but she's the best. My sister is rough around the edges but she's super fun My two little brothers are awesome, ones a prankster and the other wants to be a model. It's funny...
    pewpew6488 pewpew6488 22-25, M Jun 22, 2014

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    To Move Forward

    Forgive but don't forget. We all make mistakes. Forgetting isn't all that bad either, but worse is repeating. Look to the future. Time heals if you let it. A fragile body can't bear any more hatred (both received and given.) Love. Live.
    LadyofDaydreams LadyofDaydreams 22-25 Jul 18, 2010

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    So, I'm going trough a bad break up I was with

    him for over 10 years. I thought he was the one but it turns out when I tired of waiting and asked for a serious commitment he said I Wasn't the One, and that he didn't see himself with me and my family. Amazing after I forgave two infidelities because he said he was...
    CybrMnky CybrMnky 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 5, 2014

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    Every Year.

    Three years ago, a week before christmas, I tried to kill myself. I was in the hospital for a week, and lied to get out. Now every year since, I think; Maybe this year.
    imgettingthere imgettingthere 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 20, 2011

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    I think everyone In their life has done some

    things they aren't proud of but that doesn't mean you should live in the past. Living in the past is a bad thing to do. It's in the past for a reason soo forget about it and just move on! Live in the future or present lol. Don't look back! Look ahead ➡
    toiletwater toiletwater 16-17, M Jul 8, 2014

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    Desperate To Leave The Past Behind...

    I don't want to leave the past behind... I am DESPERATE to.  I don't know how much power I have over that, though.  I deal w/ bad dreams and haunting flashbacks that don't let me leave anything behind.  Family that rubs all my mistakes in my face and uses any...
    laneyluv laneyluv 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 9, 2010

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    My first best friend turned his back away from

    me. I turned my back away from my second best friend. Even though I'm now okay with my first best friend, I can't help but remember the good memories we had. What's more sickening about me is that I didn't regret turning my back away from my second best friend ( even though I...
    13robert13 13robert13 16-17, M Apr 5, 2014

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    I Want To Leave It But It Still Haunts Me Badly

    I want to leave my past , but i think most probably I wont forget it till death , It might fade away a little , wont wash away from my brain and heart . I saw weird dream at night . Well , It was yesterday , I saw a most disgusting dream , I feel I have lot insecurity about my...
    richa12345678 richa12345678 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 9, 2012

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    The Feeling Of Sorrow Always Overcomes Me....

    Today was just an ordinary day beautiful day clear skies and beautiful bright light outside I feel like I'm sinking in my own flesh I don't know what to do or who to turn to anymore....I hate being hurt and no one is there to hear me out. Sometimes I just wish someone was there...
    Sayuri09 Sayuri09 22-25, F Apr 3, 2013

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    The past knocks..but u turn to ignore it

    and it whisps by like a cool dead swirling breeze
    wingedjaguar wingedjaguar 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 4

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    I wanna live again, without the past weighting

    me down and threatening me. How do I progress?
    SecretWraith SecretWraith 18-21, F Nov 27, 2014

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    Fates Warning-"Leave The Past Behind" From

    their album, Parallels. http://youtu.be/DmJmf10NNEE
    immortalspirit immortalspirit 31-35, M Dec 2, 2014

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    I want to leave this place

    and never look back.
    emilynicolexx emilynicolexx 22-25, F Apr 8, 2014

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    Still Not There Yet.

    I am getting closer day by day, it usually feels, to finally leaving everything in the past. But, I still have days with flashbacks. It feels like I am experiencing it firsthand again when I have the flashbacks. I am trying to forget because some of it I have a hard time handling...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 19, 2012

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    Leaving the Past

    I would like to escape selective parts of my past  - but it continues to follow me !
    yrral32 yrral32 61-65, M 2 Responses Dec 31, 2011

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    My boyfriend mother requires allot of one to

    one attention with him and is not very welcoming to me and gets jealous. It's hard for us to meet up due to this. She cries of he does anything with me. She speaks in a different language at the dinner table and I'm excluded when I'm at their house. My family invite my boyfriend...
    llivan llivan 22-25, F Apr 29

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    I Feel I Have

    This has been one of my greatest challenges. Mistakes, regret, joy, lust, love and youth. Remembering, holding onto these things, I nearly gave up on my happiness. It was a process, to forgive myself, to forgive others, and to let go. I hit a point, trying so hard to be free of...
    peacefulknowing peacefulknowing 22-25, F Mar 15, 2012

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    I will forget, forgive,

    and learn from the past. I will not let it choose my destiny!
    liveyourlife8901 liveyourlife8901 26-30, F 2 Responses May 12, 2014

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    Stop Me From Loving You

    Time and again I have been trying over and over To straighten myself from the darkest thing I’ve ever done in my life. I have tried to be responsible in my actions Be mature enough to stand and correct that miscalculated presumption, Of a luscious mistake I so love to...
    chrisfairy chrisfairy 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2010

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    "Let today be the day you learn the grace of

    letting go and the power of moving on."
    pyeito pyeito 31-35, M Apr 5

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    Light My Past On Fire

    For the last 2 New Years Eve's in arow I have brought  in the New Year with a meditation circle.....We write on paper all the things we want to leave behind in the closing year on paper and then light it on fire and drop it into a bowl...a little ritaul known as the "Burning...
    mystiqueshadow mystiqueshadow 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 13, 2011

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    But my mind doesnt. Every new jerk met.

    Mirrors the past jerks met.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Apr 4

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    i was going to leave ep ''delete my account''

    because of stupid people who lied to me ignored me even if i've been very nice with everyone but at the end i figured out everyone is selfish and they don't deserve me .maybe if it was another girl in my place i think she wouldn't care abt those dudes all i wanna say right now...
    imanb99 imanb99 13-15, F Jun 19

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    Awakening

    Some people come into our lives and quickly go.Forgotten soon. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same. I can relate to it because I have been through a similar phase. Its more than a decade now. You have occupied my thoughts...
    coldontheinside coldontheinside 26-30 1 Response Aug 6, 2013

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    how do I forgive my past self

    so I can move on to a brighter future?
    lilpoetbear lilpoetbear 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our

    school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my mind I was thinking "you know what, I'm gonna try to talk to her, I need to man up, I need to know how to talk to a girl and here's my first...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 3, 2014

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    Me Also!

    I would love to leave the past in the past-------and I know that sounds like it would be very simple right? Well to a point it is the fact is that some things are really trying to some ones mental state of mind.  a point 9/11/2001 all those helpless people that were at work or...
    Garfield123456789 Garfield123456789 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 28, 2011

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    I'm constantly thinking about past awkward

    and embarrasing experiences i've had and it makes me feel like ****..
    bsm96 bsm96 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 3, 2014

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    Stuck In The Past

    A little under 25 college student, sitting waiting at school to start my shift. Sad, alone but not afraid. Few more years before I go to the police academy thinking so much of the future and the struggles of it. Only one thing helps ease the pain of the best times when I was...
    STRESSOUT19 STRESSOUT19 18-21, M Jul 2, 2013

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    Mom why are you doing this to me?

    Why are you causing me so much pain and suffering? Why do you look at me with those eyes of disgust and call me a devil?All I did was obey you and care about you. But you took your pain of the World and trusted upon your children. You were naive and young, and you decided to...
    AndrogynousBeauty AndrogynousBeauty 22-25 1 Response Dec 13, 2013

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    Just Go

    I think about it sometimes. Getting up and just leaving this life behind. Starting over somewhere else as someone new. Would it be harder or easier? Would I regret it or find it to be the best decision I've ever made? My past has turned me into someone I hate. There is nothing...
    TheRelapseDevil TheRelapseDevil 18-21, F Feb 18, 2013

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    I can't seem to clear my head.

    I have started having intense longing for the past, even though I hate my past. I miss random things, like certain games or songs. I can't seem to let go.
    TheAtheistAdvocate TheAtheistAdvocate 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 13, 2014

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    I Overpower It

    I freed myself from its bondage and it will no longer have any power over me and I will not miss it or long for it.  I left you behind and I am not looking back.
    jc2009 jc2009 41-45, M 7 Responses Sep 14, 2010

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    I can't ever forget about the people

    who hurt me. Always on my mind, in my dreams, constant tears and I cannot stand it.
    2grunge4u 2grunge4u 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 1, 2014

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    Ex Girlfriend

    I had my first girlfriend when I was a sophomore in high school. We had promised forever and planned to get married and all that fun stuff. I believed she was my first love and that she meant everything to me. She was a junior at the time. We were each others firsts for...
    kayyyy3319 kayyyy3319 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23, 2013

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    i want to leave this country

    but i dont want to go back to my home country. there are bad memories in both places.
    sheiszahra sheiszahra 22-25, F Nov 30, 2014

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    I Want To Leave The Past Behind

    I stay there all the time. I'm beginning to stay there too much. There is much I can't forget-ever.But other stuff-I know I could do without those memories-why do I hold on to them anyway?I became an alcoholic but sobered up, I've done good things, and I've done bad. So while I'm...
    BCBoomer58 BCBoomer58 56-60, F 7 Responses May 25, 2010

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    My dad keeps reminding me

    when I went to help with a party and someone put alcohol in my drink, and then I smoked long time ago. Great way to make myself and my past 😒
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F Jul 8, 2014

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    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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