I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 26,368 People

    letmeloveurmind letmeloveurmind
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jun 15, 2015
    manders86 manders86
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Dec 6, 2014

    Physical attractions are common,

    but mental connections are rare.
    j1nx3s j1nx3s
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Feb 8

    Geez.. all the things I would've done

    differently, done better. I can't imagine where I'd be now.
    jacob3171 jacob3171
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Mar 17

    I would have bought Yahoo,

    went to college to be a programmer, yep that's what I would have done if I knew then what I know now!
    Horriblesister Horriblesister
    51-55, F
    Apr 5

    Hindsight there must be a mix up.

    Will my brain rwocver from its fix up? nothing left to lose walking in these grungy shoes.
    Joecanada11 Joecanada11
    31-35, M
    Mar 16

    Playing paper, scissor ,

    rock on skype with your lover sounds so lame . Only Love can turn a grown up into a child... * Perfect moments*
    solongago2 solongago2
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 27, 2015

    In life nothing comes with an instruction

    manual, we can only draw on our own experiences to gain knowledge. I no longer think I have purpose in life, I have Children and a partner and reasonably well off. I am not happy though, within myself I feel like an empty shell and hope I can find someone to relate to on here...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses May 3, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses May 30, 2015

    When I was younger, I wish I knew

    that it's okay to be yourself. That popularity isn't everything. Loving yourself is. I wish someone said that if you are different, it's beautiful, because being like everyone else is boring.
    ZenLioNESS719 ZenLioNESS719
    51-55, F
    9 Responses Jan 9

    My ex and I (Let's call him Rob),

    were not "meant to be". Of course, nobody is absolutely perfect for each other, but there has to be some sort of healthy connection, a few of them for that matter. Rob had been physically and emotionally abused throughout his childhood, and I tried to keep that in mind when he...
    DreamyDayss DreamyDayss
    13-15, F
    7 Responses Mar 20

    1. You are better than you think you are 2.

    You can choose 3. No is a full sentence 4. Most people love to help. Ask them
    sleepykoko sleepykoko
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Aug 3, 2015
    ElaineH123 ElaineH123
    70+, F
    Aug 3, 2015

    I wish I had known EP was going to close sooner,

    like a few months ago... Then maybe I could connect with someone deeply instead of putting it off until later...now it's almost too late!
    Sinjintiger Sinjintiger
    41-45, M
    Apr 8

    Once you stop talking to them,

    they start talking about you.
    j1nx3s j1nx3s
    16-17, F
    Feb 15

    I went to a park this morning

    and found myself crying on a bench. Memories of you and me kept flashing in my mind and then I thought of you and him. Do you say the words) you used to say to me) to him? Do you kiss him like you used to kiss me? Do you share with him like you you used to share with me? It...
    JJLEIGH JJLEIGH
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Feb 9

    If I had known at the age of about fifteen what

    I know now I probably would have been humping every bodies mother. Older woman with experience would have been my big attraction as the fumbling young ladies would have been no match to experience. So we didn't know all we know now and the fumbling continued, but it was a lot...
    WalterMo WalterMo
    56-60, M
    Mar 1

    How love is lost... Ours was a quiet

    destruction, Unraveling with such exquisite subtlety, That I can neither blame you, nor me for remaining oblivious, until it was much too late. Step by misstep, Slip by slope, Tick by tock- Walls resurrected, Distance settled, Closeness crumbled- Until all that remained...
    wildf1ower wildf1ower
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Aug 31, 2015

    I wish I appreciated being innocent

    and carefree when I was in my teens as when you're an adult, your eyes are open more and you learn that the world is corrupt
    EmaHope EmaHope
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Jun 18, 2015

    I feel like my whole life was a waste.

    I can't find any purpose to it all. I'm not suicidal or anything it just seems like at this age I should have done more. I've had so many problems and set backs. Everyone I know my age planned their lives well. I feel like I could have done more with my life and it seems to...
    pjay2015 pjay2015
    46-50, F
    15 Responses Aug 26, 2015

    I've had a rough life,

    seen some things and done some things I'm not proud of. Does it make me a bad person? No because I'm not. Far from it. I might say and do a lot of **** that ****** people off. But I am who I am today because of the situations I've gotten into. I'm outspoken and I tell it...
    whoshookya whoshookya
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 23

    If he's dumb enough to walk away,

    be smart enough to let home go.
    j1nx3s j1nx3s
    16-17, F
    Feb 29

    I often think what if?

    ??? 16yrs ago I said No!!!!???
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Mar 25

    Life is a precious thing.

    Never be afraid robotics boldly an live unconditionally because you never know how long you may have someone. Laugh and smile. Hug and dance. Live life with every fiber of your being, you never know how long you have with someone.
    j1nx3s j1nx3s
    16-17, F
    Feb 11

    Doesn't everybody wish they knew important

    things sooner ? That's why I admire the young and intelligent people , they have a better start in life . Sadly my younger years were very destructive and useless so I was very slow in learning things .
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Feb 11

    To Change Or Not To Change

    Sometimes I think if I knew then what I know now . I could have a different life . Not so many hard times and heartache .I could have avoided so many tears and fears . But then I realize because of these hard timesĀ  hard lesson fought and learned , I am the person I am today...
    softkitti softkitti
    22-25, F
    62 Responses Nov 13, 2011

    They swear they don't want to loose you,

    but they act like they don't want to keep you.
    j1nx3s j1nx3s
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 8

    Would you have loved me,

    Imperfections and all? Who am I to ask? I did not have the courage to stay and find out. Maybe I chose sorrow instead. Maybe I like the eternal ache of wanting what I'll never have. Maybe means yes, of course, because I chose the pain of losing you, over you. Except...
    wildf1ower wildf1ower
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Sep 19, 2015

    That moment when you've realized you made a

    wrong decision and you want everything to make sense but it doesn't and all you can do is cry and wish time would turn back. Then, as if the suffering of what the consequences brought about by your wrong choice were not enough, it mercilessly demands from you more courage so...
    JJLEIGH JJLEIGH
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jul 15, 2015

    Men who have AIDS, HIV,

    HPV, etc...go to PROSTITUTES. They feel that since PROSTITUTES don't care about wrecking homes, they don't have to feel guilty for INFECTING them. It all balances out, except for the poor innocent wives who become infected because of the two grimy, filthy PIGS.
    Sheilatruelove Sheilatruelove
    31-35, M
    1 Response Apr 19

    One of the best article I came across .

    .. Do you often engage in conversations with your narcissist that leave you feeling like you were talking to a brick wall or worse, maybe leave you feeling like banging your head against a brick wall? Perhaps, it has even crossed your mind that you would have been better off...
    koh72 koh72
    41-45, M
    6 Responses Jun 30, 2015

    In high school and college I feel I wouldn't

    have been so shy. I have come to realize to be myself and if someone doesn't like it then they are not a person I need to know!
    Wantsfortomorrow Wantsfortomorrow
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Feb 26

    Extreme narcissists are created

    when a child receives a significant emotional wound or a series of them culminating in a major trauma of separation/attachment. This can happen when the parents, as narcissists themselves, are emotionally disconnected from their child. It creates a dysfunction in the ability for...
    koh72 koh72
    41-45, M
    10 Responses Sep 17, 2015

    words can't describe how cheated i feel right

    now. All the childish . bullshit that could have been avoided.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 17

    Why do we empaths are willing to put up

    and suffer the abuses of a narcissistic partner? We want the relationship to work so bad that rather than risk losing it, we would rather risk losing ourselves trying to save it? But do you know taking a step back is an absolute necessity. It's self-preservation! It's the...
    koh72 koh72
    41-45, M
    17 Responses Jul 27, 2015

    "I wish I never liked you.

    I wish I didn't waste all those times talking to you or thinking about you. I wish I didn't worry or cared about all the times you ignored me. I wish I never got excited every time you made me feel special. I wish I never believed every word you said. I wish I never got my hopes...
    TjDee TjDee
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 29, 2015

    One in three women will experience

    violence/abuse from a man they know. And if you've ever been in an abusive relationship, you'll know it doesn't start out that way. It can feel as if you never saw it coming, or that when you began to see what was happening, it felt too late, too hard or too embarrassing to try...
    koh72 koh72
    41-45, M
    5 Responses Aug 25, 2015

    life is a rollercoaster there's those moments

    in life that make you want to just burst then there are other moments where you just want to be a kid again and do things over.
    irishgal86 irishgal86
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 19, 2015

    Now you send me a message: "Hello.

    Are you okay?" just an hour after "We're done. I'm not into you anymore.? You ripped me apart, how do you think I am doing, all alone in this place? Are you truly concerned or mocking me? What do you think I am? A computer that has a reformat function where it only takes an...
    JJLEIGH JJLEIGH
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Feb 9

    I see all these younger kids (15 - 30),

    and some of the responses they have to the pains in their lives. Some of you out there have some real wisdom in your young age. I am a late bloomer in almost every way, and I am somewhat envious or jealous of you for the wisdom and experiences you've gained. But I do not...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Jun 22, 2014

    Since July 2012 when I left a private boarding

    school for full time work in a call center, I've experienced the true freedom to explore some facts (and actually study them) in regards of my past, and how some things should have been done different.One thing that should have been done differently, reflects on the fact that...
    Dreamboy12 Dreamboy12
    56-60, M
    Feb 21

    I was coming home to be with you even

    before I was supposed to leave this lonely country but I never knew until 2 days ago that for 6 months now you've been cheating on me and lying to me about it. Out of shock and rage, I called you LIAR when I discovered it but this made you extremely mad at me for calling you...
    JJLEIGH JJLEIGH
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Feb 8

    Are WW aware that BM are flocking to them

    because they get free housing, car, their child support payments paid, free food, they don't have to work and if they do work, they're taking care of some side piece chick while giving them mere crumbs. While their away, they get to play. These BM are merely PIMPING WW. A...
    Sheilatruelove Sheilatruelove
    31-35, M
    Apr 19

    I know my world isn't always about my wants

    and needs. It is sometimes about theirs.
    Nyengenhe Nyengenhe
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 24

    I wouldn't have been too shy with people I

    really wanted to get to know better!
    krg12 krg12
    41-45, F
    Feb 21

    Thinking about this makes me think of all the

    dumb choices I made last year and how I never thought anything through. Now... a year later im such a wiser person and make way better choices. I just don't understand how I ever thought those things were okay. But no ones perfect.
    geeeonuh geeeonuh
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 8

    In school people used to be SO rude

    because I was curvy and not a size zero. It's funny how those same guys are trying to hit me up now
    CassandraLynn96 CassandraLynn96
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Aug 3, 2015

    my wife of 14 yrs cheated on me.

    I found out day before fathers day almost a month ago. it still hurts and angers me so bad. I dont know how to move on.
    rcppr3 rcppr3
    36-40, M
    14 Responses Jul 17, 2015

    I hurt so bad for so long.

    I don't even remember what I was like before this. Why did you leave like that? I have spouts of joy where I momentarily forget you. But your always there in my mind. Your no longer mine snd I should probably harbor only hate for you. But all I can do is miss you. Cant turn back...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 11

    I wish I would've started saving a long time ago

    when I was living with my parents. It's much harder trying to save when you are single, have a car note, student loans, and a barely paying job. Ugh.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Jul 26, 2015

    Which still isn't much!

    !!!!...,,,:;;//-@"
    Diggemzz Diggemzz
    31-35, M
    1 Response Feb 8

    This sudden incomprehensible feeling of

    hollowness in my chest that left my heart plucked out from the ribcage in its entirety and it's called misery. I feel very lost and all alone. Why, why, why?
    JJLEIGH JJLEIGH
    26-30, M
    Feb 8

    don't we all....if only

    that were possible
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Aug 30, 2015

    This morning I realized what is the best

    immediate cure of my depression...I was so down and yet trying to take the bad feeling away...and so, I cried inside my room until my eyes were swollen hoping I will feel better afterwards...but it didn't work...then I thought of giving away all the pancakes I made this morning...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Oct 27, 2015

    But, I think I would have still done it all the

    same way. I'm happy with me, and who i am.
    higherminded higherminded
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 28, 2015

    Married For 17 years,

    2 kids dysfunctional marriage life, can't take it any longer. I believe I am the problem. I Never exactly knew what the problem was, I just know that I was behind it. We have a broken marriage now, and I don't know if it can get fixed. I'm going to see a therapist in 2 weeks, I...
    codaman codaman
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Oct 13, 2015

    Why would WW leave a race of men

    who take care of their own, have decent jobs, empower and build up their own race of women for a race of men who PIMP them, have no integrity, abandon their kids 9 times out of 10, have FELONIES, can't hardly get or keep a job and TRY to tear down their own race of women? I...
    Sheilatruelove Sheilatruelove
    31-35, M
    Apr 19

    How was I so stupid to think he actually loved

    me and cared about me at all....
    tigersfan195 tigersfan195
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 5, 2014

    I look back in my life to see what I've achieve

    throughout the years.I'm proud of who I am now because of the experiences I went through in my life.Some great experiences and some bad.I learnt along the way.When I didnt know something I learnt.Sometimes in life the answers arent there but you have to go out and find them.You...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 27
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