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I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now

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    mkdpk mkdpk 41-45, M Jan 15

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    Do you sometimes wonder

    why some have it all yet it's never enough? I look at couples, some I have known for years. They really do have it all but their discontentment seem to be doubled that of those who haven't got much. A friend of mine met the most wonderful woman and by all means, she really is...
    Shelbyfun Shelbyfun 51-55 3 Responses Jan 15

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    "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

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    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.
    ZenGrrrlLioNESS ZenGrrrlLioNESS 46-50, F 14 Responses Jan 9

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    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 4 days ago

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    Being assertive is of utmost importance.

    You are not being domineering or mean by telling someone what you need. Taking care of yourself is actually your responsibility. Standing up for yourself might not come naturally to you, especially if you were raised to be obedient or if you are just a shy or passive person...
    PurpleGremlin PurpleGremlin 41-45, F 5 Responses Dec 28, 2015

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    Whenever somebody posts in this group

    and it shows up on my news feed, all I can think of is the song "Ooh La La" by Rod Stewart. "I wish that I knew what I know When I was younger..." lol
    iSpyce iSpyce 31-35 1 Response Jan 6

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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 3 Responses May 4, 2015

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    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

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    ElaineH123 ElaineH123 70+, F Aug 3, 2015

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    I've never been a quitter,

    but this time I absolutely will. When every single day you can't find a reason to stay and when every single night you wish you were back to that place you had left to follow your dream, then there's really no use waiting for the time it's going to turn around because it...
    JJLEIGH JJLEIGH 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    There are several things I would have done

    differently, including one major change that would have affected several things in my life. But, would I be the same person I am now?
    RocknRollCowboy71 RocknRollCowboy71 41-45, M 4 Responses Jan 31

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    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 .
    LilyIsLost LilyIsLost 36-40, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    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

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    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 2 days ago

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    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses May 30, 2015

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    If I knew then what I know now,

    I never would of stared to care.
    wackyzacky wackyzacky 18-21, M Jan 23

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    don't we all....if only

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

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    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 8 Responses Aug 25, 2015

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    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 16 Responses Aug 26, 2015

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    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

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    browneyez88 browneyez88 26-30, F a week ago

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    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 7 Responses Sep 19, 2015

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    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 16 Responses Jul 17, 2015

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    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 9 Responses Oct 13, 2015

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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, 2015

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    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

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    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 5 days ago

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    saashay saashay 26-30, F Jan 6

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    i wish I had known there are hidden oppressors,

    a congression of secret society members, lurking in the shadows all across the county - waiting to ruin innocent people's lives.
    MalaniaXmc MalaniaXmc 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    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 5 days ago

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    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

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    I should've stayed a virgin

    until I was in my 30s. Focused more on establishing myself in a career and building things up financially. I played early, ended up having kids, and playing catch-up for the last decade. Sheesh. I don't regret my children, but I regret my decisions.
    seijuroheiko seijuroheiko 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    letmeloveurmind letmeloveurmind 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 15, 2015

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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 timesĀ  hard lesson fought and learned , I am the person I am today...
    softkitti softkitti 22-25, F 64 Responses Nov 13, 2011

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    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 5 days ago

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    Physical attractions are common,

    but mental connections are rare.
    j1nx3s j1nx3s 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Tossing and turning on my bed Uncertainties

    rolling in my head Heart's been breaking but not dead Sanity barely hanging on a thread
    JJLEIGH JJLEIGH 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 28, 2015

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    Would I do it differently

    if I had the chance to do it all over again? It's hard when there is so much in your life that you cling to yet you still question your happiness. Is "overall happiness" worth the risk of losing today's reasons for getting out of bed? Sometimes I think maybe my expectations...
    RememberTomorrow RememberTomorrow 31-35, M 5 Responses Jan 13

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    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 3 Responses 4 days 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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    I found that anguish

    and emotional suffering are warning signs that I was living against my own truth. AUTHENTICITY is a hard and painful lesson to take. I understood how much it can offend somebody if I try to force my desires on someone, even if I knew the time was not right and the person was not...
    Solegne Solegne 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 28

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    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

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    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...
    Villear007 Villear007 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    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

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