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I Want to Turn My Life Around

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    I Let My Friends Down - I'm a nearly 16 year old guy from the uk and my life hasn't been so great lately. Believe me its no ones fault but my own. My school grades declined but...
    Aldo96 Aldo96 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 25, 2012

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    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...
    dillthib dillthib 18-21, M Nov 1, 2012

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    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...
    Borders Borders 13-15, M Jun 27, 2012

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    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...
    jeskalee jeskalee 26-30, F Aug 7, 2013

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    Hoping To Be Healthy - I am 57 years old and in the worst physical condition of my life . When I graduated from high school in 1972 I weighed 187 lbs . Now, today I am at 270 lbs...
    stringbreak stringbreak 56-60 2 Responses Oct 3, 2011

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    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...
    natalie343 natalie343 31-35, F Nov 30, 2012

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    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...
    Anne1405 Anne1405 31-35, F Jul 5, 2009

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    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...
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 19, 2012

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    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...
    BohemianTragedy BohemianTragedy 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 7, 2013

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    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...
    ctrhw ctrhw 26-30 1 Response Jun 20, 2012

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    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...
    nat81 nat81 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2009

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    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...
    DanielSan1985 DanielSan1985 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 10, 2012

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    Advice Please - Okay so basically i am writing this post just out of sheer frustration  and unhappiness. I just want to start over a new life and leave everthing behind me, but i...
    ibrahimhaq ibrahimhaq 22-25 4 Responses Nov 8, 2011

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    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...
    TobyStevens TobyStevens 13-15 Dec 19, 2011

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    It Would Be Really Nice. - I know what's going on in my life and exactly what I need to change but I am having a little trouble on figuring out where it is that I need to start...
    CuteInChaos CuteInChaos 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 30, 2011

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    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...
    simplysway simplysway 22-25 1 Response Jan 28, 2013

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    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...
    S0ulMan S0ulMan 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 20, 2012

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    Normality - 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...
    megandavlin megandavlin 16-17 Sep 25, 2012

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    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...
    w0lf w0lf 46-50, M 5 Responses Aug 8, 2007

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    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...
    xxworthlessartist xxworthlessartist 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 23, 2011

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    Still Turning, Definitely On the Right Track - My partner and I wound up so enmeshed and embittered by hard stuff we'd gone through together that we were right on the edge of the...
    humdinger humdinger 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 9, 2007

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    Good Old Days.... - Ever wanted to go back to the old days? Well, about a year ago i moved down to this...i hate to put it this way...but i moved to this ghetto place from the...
    tulipkur tulipkur 16-17 May 22, 2011

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    10º - I battle bipolar mood disorder.   I hate it.   It rules my life.   I  hate the pills that I have to take; I hate feeling “cursed.&rdquo...
    w0lf w0lf 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 22, 2007

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    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...
    socialsurfer socialsurfer 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 17, 2010

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    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

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    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...
    lonelymom2 lonelymom2 46-50, F Nov 10, 2012

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    And I Am Starting... - I am back in school (TAFE) and I am trying to build a better future for my children and myself. It hasn't been easy though, but at least I am trying. I do...
    bufy1981 bufy1981 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 18, 2009

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    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...
    TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo 31-35, M 8 Responses Sep 4, 2007

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    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...
    AndrewC123 AndrewC123 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 22, 2009

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    One day at school I was just in a strange mood so I went around yelling "p*enis!" At people and now people copy me...like wtf! That's my thing. I have no idea what's wrong with me...
    bulimicbixtch49 bulimicbixtch49 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't even care if this person or thing is a subject of my love and affection, or just a genuine and close friendship. I don't care if people on the outside can look in and see...
    TheAdventurist TheAdventurist 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I would really love to visit some areas of Canada. I have not decides fully on when and where and for how long but I would love to just get up and leave one day. My biggest dream...
    OpalEliza OpalEliza 18-21, F Apr 3

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    For a guy who has absolutely almost everything, I don't have even remotely that many. In fact sometimes it feels that I never get what I asked for and when I do it usually...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Mar 17

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    Recently, I've tryed to turn my life around. 700lbs is a tough spot, but I'm determined to lose weight. I mean people say just go on walks, go on a diet. But they don't understand...
    amanda2323 amanda2323 18-21, M 8 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Okay so I've fell down the stairs before but today I fell up the stairs!😳 yes up the stairs lol. So I was walking up the stairs and I turn back for like a second and when I turn...
    bulimicbixtch49 bulimicbixtch49 13-15, F 20 hrs ago

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    He walked into the room and my heart immediately started beating quickly. I knew of him and his reputation, but it was the first time I ever seen him up close. That all sounds...
    Skinnylove29 Skinnylove29 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I want a girl around my age (12-16). I want someone who I can say is min and tell boys off when they flirt with her! I want a girl who I can stay up all night talking to and a...
    ParisMaisie ParisMaisie 13-15, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I believe that everyone comes into your life for a reason and that one person can indeed turn your entire life around. I have encountered problems in my life that shattered my...
    MINIONPOP MINIONPOP 16-17 1 Response Mar 28

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    Distress call part 2 Zane and Cynthia where still running though the caves tunnels. It felt like they weren't making much progress. But the two soon found their selfs at a dead...
    darkwolf19 darkwolf19 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    when I was younger I used to work at a casino and I loved it! I had friends, had sooo many friends, and so many people that came in and I talked to them it was great. Then I found...
    Nala22 Nala22 31-35, F 12 hrs ago

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    I am 24 years old and just got out of a four year relationship with a 46 year old man. I met this guy in college when I was a fresh faced 20 year old. It was infatuation at first...
    freebird24 freebird24 22-25, F Apr 1

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    I fell in love with a beautiful, kind monster. He loved my best friend first, who couldn't commit to a relationship at the time, and promised to wait for her until she was. I...
    kissthestars972 kissthestars972 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    So this situation i am in is terrible...let me start from the beginning. 3 years ago i met a man who was a sizable amount of years older than me i was 21 and he was in his early...
    kdiggpants kdiggpants 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    When I was little I never realized how good I had it. Now that I'm older I'm starting to realize that. Yeah sometimes I still get mad over something I should be glad about, but hey...
    CDraven CDraven 18-21, T Apr 7

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    I joined the fire department to make my step-dad and uncles proud of me. I decided it wasn't something I wanted to do so I am taking a few months off. Since I took a few months off...
    16countrygirl 16countrygirl 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    1 - I believe in love and the power of love. I believe love has the power to turn a life around, for both the one who gives it freely and the one who receives it. I believe love...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 14 Responses Apr 4

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    I hate my body and know that I'm unhealthy. I just can't seem to find any success in losing weight. It's been a huge struggle the past 3 years when I came to realize just how big...
    kabrkb kabrkb 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    Do you remember our last night together? High on acid That night felt like days and days, like some sort of journey, and I loved it because you were by my side the whole time. Like...
    savethem89 savethem89 22-25 Apr 9

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    At the age of 29 and going through some setbacks in life, I have always fallen down,dusted myself off and tried to walk again with dignity. It doesn't matter how much hardship I...
    Susana1985 Susana1985 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    The word is spinning upside down his world is turning left around.
    Ashishishe Ashishishe 31-35, M Apr 6
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