I Want to Turn My Life Around

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 395 People

    Confused About My Relationship

    i am 28 years old, i have been in a relationship with my boyfreind since 8 years, we have experienced almost everything together. now he's working outside country, it's been one year i didn't see him but we talk everyday on the phone, now our relationship is not too good, he...
    nat81 nat81
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 27, 2009

    I'm sorry to everyone around me.

    .. I'm sorry that all I've been is depressing.. I don't mean to add all that extra stress to your life... I want to get better... I will get better... Just don't leave me...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile
    22-25, M
    1 Response Sep 25, 2014

    Okay breathe... Everything is going to be okay.

    .. It will.... Deep breath. Just relax. You're overthinking... It's not real and it will never convince me that it is... It won't happen... You just need to breathe... (talking to myself)
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 20, 2014

    I have to tell my mum what's been going on.

    I need to tell her everything The cutting, The suicidal thoughts, The fact that my past still haunting me, The issues with my eating habits ...I just don't know how to...
    jackjack600 jackjack600
    22-25, F
    Sep 28, 2014

    Day 2: I had an appointment with my

    psychiatrist... And I have been thinking about it all day... He thinks I have a fear of abandonment... And I think he's right... There's no actual phobia of it... But he says it can be just as detrimental.. Today was a better day... And I think knowing what my biggest problem...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 22, 2014

    34....And Counting

    I'm 34 and I feel that it's just passing me by, but I really don't know what to do to change it. I have no partner and no children. When I turned 30 I sort of came to the decision that this was not going to happen for me so I sort of chose to cut myself off from this...
    Anne1405 Anne1405
    31-35, F
    Jul 5, 2009

    Any Advice?

    So, the word stress if pretty big with me right now. Ive got a big family, im the baby of the family and i always seem to be at the end of everyone's jokes...Believe me i can have a laugh with the best of them, however, when what they say keeps digging at you there is going to...
    ctrhw ctrhw
    1 Response Jun 20, 2012

    Sitting outside work waiting

    for my shift to start... Thinking about my life choices... Thinking about how all I feel is useless... I'm going to change some things in my life... This will be: - No sleeping in past 10AM!!! (9 preferably) - Stop worrying about things.. Especially when you have no reason to...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile
    22-25, M
    Oct 6, 2014

    Does anyone know if I can move to the states

    from Canada without having social, family, or economic ties? I basically just want to start new and go to school there. Start a new life and hopefully pull myself out of this hole... I need help... Anyone that knows could you please give me some advice?
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile
    22-25, M
    Apr 7, 2015


    Hi, i'm 15 years old. im a girl. have a normal family. have friends. everyone sees me as the funny person with a smile always on their face. At school I fake a smile to keep people out of my business. when i get home you wouldnt recognize me. my cute shirt goes to a hoodie my...
    megandavlin megandavlin
    Sep 25, 2012

    I had a happy childhood

    and early teens but a family trauma meant my parents and my bro and sis moved away several hundred miles when I was 18. I stayed to be with my girlfriend at the time as I couldn't leave without her. I squatted in the house they rented originally but had to find a permanent home...
    Hiroshimatwinky Hiroshimatwinky
    31-35, M
    Oct 14, 2014

    I'm failing in everything I do.

    I want to turn my life around and reach my full potential but I have zero motivation to do so. It really bothers me. I'm failing in school; im completely convinced I'm just really stupid. Everyone says school is so easy but I've never been so stressed in my life because...
    marymbuthia marymbuthia
    18-21, F
    Feb 8, 2015

    Stuck Unhappy

    Well here is sit hungover and unhappy I feel like my life is a wreck, i am my own worst enemy. I was always the life of the party in highschool always the one to get the drunkist but now I'm just so tired of that, I run the bars on a regular bases and have nothing to show for it...
    dillthib dillthib
    18-21, M
    Nov 1, 2012

    In my mind I saw little hope

    for what could be... And I think it's pretty obvious now, that the hope that was there has faded. I'm convinced that it will never be. So I guess it's time to move on... I'm torturing myself, yet I can't seem to let go... But now is that time. Time to let go. To move on and...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Apr 11, 2015

    I'm a wreck.. I have depression

    and anxiety! I want to feel motivated to do something. I want to be able to make my own lunches for work. Make my own dinners... Just to live like a normal person... I want to feel like I can be independent... I want to impress... No one wants to be with someone who can't live...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Sep 20, 2014

    Spiraling Out Of Control

    It's so easy to say things like, "I am going to be a better person" or "I will make my life better", but saying and doing are two totally different things.Over the last four years, my life has slipped into chaos and uncertainty. I am no longer who I was (that's actually a good...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 7, 2013

    One week until school starts!

    This is the beginning of my life and I've been waiting for far too long! I'm so excited!
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jun 8, 2015

    Pursuit Of Happiness

    I woke up this afternoon for the first time since friday morning. A weekend of alcohol replacing food, drugs replacing sleep and parties replacing reality..... 4 days. Straight. Yet another weekend surrendered to a product of my unnecessary self-destruction. I will be 28...
    S0ulMan S0ulMan
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jun 20, 2012

    I'm trying so hard to get over the things

    that I'm not used to... I'm trying so hard to give you your space... I'm trying so hard to accept that this love is real... But sometimes it just feels too good to be true.... And that is why I worry.. I'm working on it and I can get better! It just takes practice! It's such a...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile
    22-25, M
    Oct 9, 2014

    um im going to.go.to.

    the metal hospital tomorrow at 2 o'clock
    chaspowell chaspowell
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 24, 2015

    The Cage.

    I am stuck in a rut. It is a cage I have created for myself that is completely imaginary. I know it doesn't exist yet the bars feel as real and as palpable as Alkatraz. It's amazing how you can bear witness to the development of you're own self destructive tendencies and not know...
    socialsurfer socialsurfer
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Dec 17, 2010

    Leaky Life Raft...

    I am trying to find ways to be happy in every area of my life. So much of my life is fulfilling and brings me great joy. Yet there are areas that bring me down. It is like I am in this raft floating on this beautiful lake. It is serene, peaceful, and uplifting to be here. I have...
    lonelymom2 lonelymom2
    46-50, F
    Nov 10, 2012

    All of this needs to end.

    .. I can't continue to live like this... Everyone around me is doing something for themselves! Except for me... I'm not going anywhere... I'm stuck here... I really really really want to get better... And I AM going to be better... I just wish it didn't take this to realize...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 4, 2014

    One Way Train to No Where

    Well, I have never tried talking to anyone about my problems but I feel like it will help but I am unable to tell anyone I know face to face so why not share with people I dont know but are experiencing the same issues. Ok, well all my life was great, I had a great family...
    AndrewC123 AndrewC123
    22-25, M
    1 Response Sep 22, 2009

    this is not where I wanted to be.

    I am not who I wanted to be. I want to live my life. I need to face my fears and turn it around. so many changes are scary. what is the next step?
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Feb 9, 2015

    I Am A Mess

    I am 25 years old and i have a two year old son. Besides my son, i hate my life. I am obese and a smoker. I have an ex fiance (sons dad) who constantly makes my life a nightmare. Yet i cant seem to separate our lives from each other. i am tired all the time yet i have insomnia...
    jeskalee jeskalee
    26-30, F
    Aug 7, 2013

    Confessions Of A Bad Girl

    I have done so many things I should feel some shame for but I do not. This is my reason for not feeling ashamed I realize only God is perfect. Without mistakes, bad choices and experiences how did I learn. I believed that many people were bad which is why I was sheltered but...
    natalie343 natalie343
    31-35, F
    Nov 30, 2012

    Part 1 - Higher Ground

    Where does one begin? Turning a life around... no matter what the outside perceptions might be of your troubles, no matter how large or paltry the obstacles that face you, they are still your obstacles and they are as large as they are in your eyes, regardless of their true...
    TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo
    31-35, M
    9 Responses Sep 4, 2007

    How I Turned My Life Around.

    Hi i'm Toby Stevens, I'm a 14 year old boy who likes to have a good time but i started to take a good time too far. I started doing drugs and drinking and going out and generally being rebellious. I liked the life i had with my friends but i hated the one i had with my family...
    TobyStevens TobyStevens
    Dec 19, 2011

    Sweet Success.

    Some of you know my story, most don't. Basically, I was sexually abused at a young age, started cutting and self injuring at age 8, started doing drugs and smoking at 11. Im 18 now. And Ive just begun this year dealing with it all. So far this year Ive overdosed 4 times in...
    xxworthlessartist xxworthlessartist
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Sep 23, 2011

    Day One: Today was a good day.

    .. I got to spend my day at work next to my amazing girlfriend! And the day flew by!! I have nothing to complain about... As for the thoughts and pain that flows through my veins... They're still there... And I don't know why... I'm trying not to cry and for what reason? I have...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 21, 2014

    Just dono how not a clue

    where to start .......😔
    anasteel2 anasteel2
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Sep 20, 2014

    Time To Change

    It's time to man up. No more hanging around, feeling sorry for myself. It's time to stop smoking, get back into shape, get a new job, and just live my life instead of hiding away. I can still be happy, there is hope. But I have to deserve it. And I will, because nothing will get...
    DanielSan1985 DanielSan1985
    26-30, M
    1 Response Dec 10, 2012

    Does anyone know of any good cities to live in,

    that have a school for EMR (paramedics)?? I'm looking to move away start a new life, or, start my life I suppose... And I'm just not sure where would be best to go... Taking into account living costs and such... I really need help. I feel trapped here and need an escape! Anyone...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Apr 6, 2015

    I think it's really time

    for a new me... Healthier choices. Working out over the winter.. I don't want people to recognize the old me when I'm done...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile
    22-25, M
    Oct 5, 2015

    With Me

    Juvenile Detention Centers. Family Treatment Centers. "Home" away from home. That is what I have been dealing with for the past year. Not what I expected life as a teenager would be like, but I have to deal with it I guess. Late July, 2011, at around 11:30 p.m. I would do...
    Borders Borders
    13-15, M
    Jun 27, 2012

    Excerpt From My Future Book..

    Part Two: Dreams -Fuel for the human mind It was a warm summer afternoon with dry, heavy air that would momentarily breeze through much like waves upon a beach. I slowly opened my eyes and stared out the window and took in a orange cream colored sky, with endless whips of...
    simplysway simplysway
    Jan 28, 2013

    No One But Me

    Once again, as always, I can't wait for it to happen and no longer will. I am going to take action for something to happen.
    asert12345678 asert12345678
    31-35, M
    Sep 30, 2012

    Turned My Life Around

    Turned my life around,I've finally done it,When I look back,Even a month ago,I was a mess,It's amazing,What happens,Somethin' goin' right,For a change,What a lift!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Feb 19, 2012

    How Does a Loser Get to Be a Winner?

    Has it ever gnawed at you, that burning desire to succeed? Has your soul ever cried out: "I want more!" We are told that we can be anything we want to be, I never remember wanting to be old, alone and poor.  What is the magic formula that the successful seem to...
    w0lf w0lf
    46-50, M
    5 Responses Aug 8, 2007

    I'm going to have my down days.

    .. We all do... But that's not going to stop me. I'm going to fight this depression and I am going to win... Anyone who doesn't support me, or have put me down, will not be a part of my life anymore... Today is the day... I'm going to be better. I am going to be better... I...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile
    22-25, M
    Oct 13, 2014

    June 15th and 16th im registered

    for first aid/CPR/AED... This is the first step in pursuing my career as a paramedic! Right after that's complete I plan to immediately register for the next available EMR course... Which takes 3 weeks... And after that's complete, assuming I pass, I will then venture on to take...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Jun 5, 2015
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