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I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now

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    My heart is heavy from too many wounds.

    He thinks I am stupid When I confront him on his **** he tells me I'm tripping I need to take my meds I twist **** I'm crazy I'm actually none of those things. What I AM a daughter of God A woman who is intelligent Loyal Thoughtful Strong Non-Judgmental And who cares to...
    revenge4me revenge4me 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 17

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    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 times  hard lesson fought and learned , I am the person I am today...
    softkitti softkitti 22-25, F 65 Responses Nov 13, 2011

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    there was this one girl,

    she was into me and i was too. But i suffered a facial scar and it was not that much hideous but i remember her telling me that "i dont want to talk to u and dont ever bother me, again". i wish i had known that the feelings are more about appearances than feelings!
    anonymous112022 anonymous112022 22-25, M 3 Responses May 14

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    The once naked trees are

    now cloaked in green leaves and cherry blossoms. The once lifeless grass are now clad with colorful flowers. The once grey sky is now blue and bright. I've never witnessed spring as beautiful as this yet I do not see its beauty for you are not here with me. How could I when you...
    LeeLooLeeLoo LeeLooLeeLoo 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 17

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    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 6 Responses May 3

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    Worst feeling when you know your falling

    for someone and you try to avoid them, but you can't stop thinking about them, then you start talking, you both get to know each other more and more. And then that moment you dread, the touchy topic about love comes about, "who do I like?.. Oh it's just this girl I call everyday...
    skdonz skdonz 41-45, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    How was I so stupid to think he actually loved

    me and cared about me at all....
    tigersfan195 tigersfan195 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 5, 2014

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    "We accept the love we think we deserve" I've

    heard this over And over again and only now appreciate it. <3
    guessitsjustmexo guessitsjustmexo 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20, 2014

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    The sky is grey. The sun is eclipsed.

    Flowers are pale. Grasses are dead. This is spring without you.
    LeeLooLeeLoo LeeLooLeeLoo 26-30, M Apr 21

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    NOW: I'm in one of the most beautiful places on

    earth where almost everyone dreams to be and yet I'm unhappy and incomplete because I am not with the person I love. THEN: I was in a place where almost everyone I knew wanted to leave to be free, but I was complete and happy because you were there with me. I shouldn't have...
    LeeLooLeeLoo LeeLooLeeLoo 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 29

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    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

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    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 1 Response Jun 22, 2014

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    I wrote a page and a half about your laugh

    and the English professor loved it. Yeah.
    LostEmeraldEyes LostEmeraldEyes 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Unforgettable love, That needs not be

    forgotten (For that would be an impossible task, anyhow)- Yet that must be Let go of. Set it free, Say goodbye; Know that love lost can always be found within.
    wildf1ower wildf1ower 26-30 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    It really sucks when you realise

    that the person you always tried to defend and always thought was different turned out to be exactly who everyone was saying he was...you just lose all hope
    AppreciateLittleThingsInLife AppreciateLittleThingsInLife 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 20, 2014

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    I was supposed to feel like this,

    I imagined something greater. What comes now? I seep back into a world that wasn't supposed to be mine, wasn't supposed to hurt this bad, and wasn't supposed to burden my mind. I cry I cry all the time, releasing a pain so great it burns my throat building into a hesitation in...
    DarkSecrets94 DarkSecrets94 18-21, F Feb 20

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    It may sound absurd but I thought it over

    and I will give up what I have now in 18- month's time. I will hopefully circle back the globe to be with you again. Baby, I'm coming back and I'm staying this time. I have travelled this far only to realise that what I need and what I want has always been in that faraway place...
    LeeLooLeeLoo LeeLooLeeLoo 26-30, M a week ago

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    But it's never too late to know,

    to know how to spot a narcissist. In fact I'm getting better at it. Ask them how they are at fault for an interaction gone wrong, they rarely admit fault. They blame others for almost everything including their mistakes - parent(s), for the way they turn out - their partner...
    koh72 koh72 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 15

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    I have been in a long distance relationship

    for almost 2 years now and going through a divorce also. I am so tired of feeling depressed when my bf leaves. Only get to see him 5 days every 2 months!! I need a man close to me now that is here and now!!
    Anne125 Anne125 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 24

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    I never knew that I was born a hybrid

    (vampire/wolf) because I didn't believe.. I started believing when I was 10 or 9? I can't remember..but now I'm 13..at first I thought I was just a wolf but then just a day ago I knew I was a hybrid... From the minute I was born...so that's my experience..
    YukiShi YukiShi 22-25, F 2 Responses May 11

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    I've been finding out lots of things about

    myself recently, and they explain a lot. I only wish I had known them a long time ago. Better late than never, I guess.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 26

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    A broken arm is painful

    and it cannot write well. A broken leg is also painful and it cannot walk straight. How painful is a broken heart and yet it still can beat?
    LeeLooLeeLoo LeeLooLeeLoo 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 18

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    I could have all the good pictures in the good

    places but my smile is empty and unfeeling because you're not there beside me or you're not the one behind the camera.
    LeeLooLeeLoo LeeLooLeeLoo 26-30, M May 1

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    Addiction made me ignore the most important

    thing in the world to me. I wish wish wish I knew then that I was wasting the most important year of my life.
    Kimbizz Kimbizz 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 28, 2014

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    I definitely wish I had known the paths my life

    would take in my earlier years.  Everyone has to pay their dues, and everyone develops and matures over time.  I just wish there had at least been enough understanding of the clues.  I knew I was different, I knew my true ideals didn't match up well with...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 4 Responses May 4

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    That listening to your parents can sometime

    F*uck your life if you are not careful
    simplydbest simplydbest 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I wish I knew that there were people

    who hurt other emotionally because deep inside they were many times more deeply hurt. Then I wouldn't have to feel so sorry for myself when I was going through a tough time being hurt by them.
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe 41-45, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I wish I had known...

    . - what options I had for careers back then. - some people I talk to more know were actually nice - that there was no reason for me to be so hostile against those who judged me (heck, I don't care about those who judge me now, they are just people who disagree with me xD...
    Sil833 Sil833 18-21, F 2 Responses May 15

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    But then I would not be

    where I am now. :-)
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 17

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    Life doesn't stop, it doesn't wait.

    You can't take things back. You don't get a re-do. It's one shot, one kill! I would have worked harder. I would have tried harder. I would have waited. I would have listened more. I would have tried everything I thought of and not worry about regret. I would have loved and...
    SashaAmazon SashaAmazon 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 8

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    YungDarthVader YungDarthVader 16-17, M 3 Responses Jan 3

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    I don't want no man with wandering eyes.

    No man that will keep his ex's around or has female friends. And when i say man i mean husband. And i won't ever date again. It will be called trial period where i interrogate and if you fail you out . Lol.
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 1 Response 13 mins ago

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    There are days when I do not want to speak

    because even articulating the simplest words becomes very difficult. What I feel between my chest is pure suffering beyond words. To put it simply in the most common language nowadays: THEN: 😀 NOW: 😭
    LeeLooLeeLoo LeeLooLeeLoo 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 16

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    manders86 manders86 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 6, 2014

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    I have found myself, at the ripe age of 45,

    basically homeless with my 9 year old daughter. We are living with my brother while my husband (together 13 years, married for 3) tries to find a job in another town and fix the mess he has caused. At this ripe age, I am now battling to find a job with my very limited skill...
    sallyannw sallyannw 41-45, F 10 Responses Apr 8

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    There's a song in Tangled

    which how I wish has really the power to heal. "Flower, gleam and glow Let your power shine Make the clock reverse Bring back what once was mine Heal what has been hurt Change the Fates' design Save what has been lost Bring back what once was mine What once was mine"
    LeeLooLeeLoo LeeLooLeeLoo 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 26

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    Truly, time spent away from you

    or without you is time wasted.
    LeeLooLeeLoo LeeLooLeeLoo 26-30, M Apr 23

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    The most difficult part of moving on is the

    devastating thought that you've already had the best but you foolishly let it go and now you know deep inside that you won't find anything better. It makes me feel like an 80-year-old chap (with aching back and rheumatic joints) who knows that the best days of his life had been...
    LeeLooLeeLoo LeeLooLeeLoo 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 22

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    I am shackled to your memory

    and I am broken. Everytime I take a step further away from the past, the chain makes metallic noise and stops me on my track. Then I go back into my cell, dark and lonely.
    LeeLooLeeLoo LeeLooLeeLoo 26-30, M 5 Responses May 2

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    Sorrow. Grief. Regret.

    Depression. Loneliness. Sadness. Desperation. Emptiness. Frustration. Despair. If I had known then what I know now, would I feel exactly the opposite of these feelings?
    LeeLooLeeLoo LeeLooLeeLoo 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 19

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    What would you do if you could go back in time.

    I could think of a million places and events to see and feel. The only one sadly that keeps coming back to me, like a phantom haunting me are my own events. If I knew then what i know now I would have warned myself, maybe ran from it all. I was alone then and I'm alone now. I...
    WindupKitten WindupKitten 26-30, M 2 Responses May 13

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    It's my personal experience,

    that it's harder to forgive a friend than an enemy.
    IntrovertGirl99 IntrovertGirl99 18-21, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    Robin68 Robin68 46-50, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    If I could, I would do it all different.

    I wouldn't have wasted 3 years of my life on you just for you to break my heart over and over and over again...
    Heyitscait Heyitscait 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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    I Don't Know How I Am Feeling.

    .. I don't seem to know how i am feeling in this relationship. I don't even know if i like him or not. I don't know what is happening. It been 5 days and i already feel like its crumbling. I hate this feeling. And i don't know how he feels. I don't know where I stand right now. I...
    MayIToo MayIToo 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2014

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    I had flown a thousand miles away from you to

    selfishly reach a teenage dream and you had selflessly encouraged me to go for it all along. Now that we are continents apart regret fills me every second of every minute of every hour of every day why I had ever left, as much as regret fills you every moment why you had never...
    LeeLooLeeLoo LeeLooLeeLoo 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 14

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