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I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now

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    Loving someone one who u thought was different

    but as time goes bye u figure out that he's just like everyone other man I have met..he seems to think its ok to be on a dating web site and he has a girl I have a problem with that but he thinks it's ok!... What do you guys think?!
    BrowneyeBeauty BrowneyeBeauty 41-45, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses May 30

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    Everyone wishes for this with hindsight being

    20/20 and all. However, this is impossible. All we can do in any moment is make a choice. We can never know how things will play out when we make the choices that we do. Even history is not a sure thing. We could be in a situation that someone else or even ourselves have been in...
    alienatedvirus alienatedvirus 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 8

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    I have learned a lot about women,

    and I now know that they are (Most but not all ) out for a free ride sugar daddy. Keep that in my guys when you have all those hormones raging. The love and affection ends between the 3rd and 7th year of marriage. Be a care giver if you must guys but know you will regret it...
    MikeMachinist MikeMachinist 61-65, M 4 Responses Jul 24

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    In some ways, I don't.

    Although it's frustrating now to be married, unfulfilled, and unable to flex my man powers, if I had known back when.... I'd probably have died from exhaustion. Lol
    SonOfTheDelta SonOfTheDelta 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 26

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    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 6 Responses Aug 3

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    letmeloveurmind letmeloveurmind 51-55, M 2 Responses Jun 15

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    It's never me. The scary reality of the world is

    that you could be everything someone wants but they'll still look past you because everyone wants what they can't and don't have. It's like having a cell phone- you'll always want to upgrade. Guys always say chicks are crazy and insecure- but the fact of the matter is
    CassandraLynn96 CassandraLynn96 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 31

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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

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    One of the truest truisms EVER is

    that "Everyone is normal until you get to know them." (Author unknown)
    LickityLickitySQUIRRT LickityLickitySQUIRRT 51-55, M Aug 3

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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 7 Responses May 18

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    AS much has I hated high school,

    I'd give anything to start it all over, anything to get the last 4 years of my life back because the way things are now, definitely isn't worth it. I wish people would just stop wasting my time and getting my hopes up, especially when I tell them what will happen, cause i just...
    samstrykez samstrykez 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 29

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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

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    I wish I knew that I shouldn't waste my

    feelings n all my time to someone that doesn't care bout me
    Negiin Negiin 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 17

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    Am I the only one who sees over weight children

    starting school... An feels so sorry for everything they are about to go through this school year. I still remember the torture.
    xPiercedxKissesx xPiercedxKissesx 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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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.
    VanitySux VanitySux 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 26

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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 5 Responses 4 days ago

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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

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    don't we all....if only

    that were possible
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    i know you are mad right now.

    but again you shouldn't be tracking my phone and computer.
    bigsarge6996 bigsarge6996 41-45, M 2 Responses a week ago

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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...
    LeeLooLeeLoo LeeLooLeeLoo 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    As a younger person I made a lot of mistakes

    with a sight like this I could have made my life easier thank you technology thanks MeToo.
    ElaineH123 ElaineH123 70+, F 3 Responses Aug 3

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    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 23 Responses Jul 27

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    Some people will never make it in life no

    matter how hard they try! It's just the way life works and it sucks
    dblaqq dblaqq 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 4

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    manders86 manders86 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 6, 2014

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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 17 Responses Aug 26

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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 20 Responses Jul 17

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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 4 Responses Jun 29

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    Right now I'm working at a factory my mom used

    to work in. I wish I helped her out more around the house, knowing all the people she'd dealt with and the fatigue she comes home with from the 12 hour job.
    JuanJohnJ3rry JuanJohnJ3rry 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 29

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    You want me to burn. I see

    now why I keep trying to bury myself and you keep bringing me back up to torture me some more. I thought you didn't know what you were doing to me. But I finally was able to kill that piece of me that adored you so and idealized you and now I see. You want me to burn so...
    saraandherfoxes saraandherfoxes 26-30, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    It's my personal experience,

    that it's harder to forgive a friend than an enemy.
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses May 17

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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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    Keep lookin forward to the light at the end of

    the tunnel, but, its starting to resemble the flames of hell...
    RocknRollCowboy71 RocknRollCowboy71 41-45, M 5 Responses a week ago

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    ElaineH123 ElaineH123 70+, F Aug 3

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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 2 Responses Jun 22, 2014

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    To look/feel attractive,

    focus in this order 1. Health 2. Self acceptance 3. Consideration for others 4. Hair 5. Shoes 6. Fashion 7. Makeup 8. Good body Not the other way around. No matter how crap you feel, always stand tall and smile.
    sleepykoko sleepykoko 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 9

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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 8 Responses Jun 30

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    At a certain point in life I just realised

    that confidence begets confidence and faking confidence becomes a reality of you are engaging it with people in a friendly way. I left my shell after that. Life has new challenges now I had a late start, now a few years later anxiety is damaging my happiness. I hope I can do...
    ucSAMicu ucSAMicu 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 20

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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 wish I knew I could have put up a fight.

    I could have talked to someone instead of keeping it hidden. I come from a respectable family and I didn't want to tarnish our name. But maybe if I had told someone, my health now wouldn't be a problem. I wouldn't have anxiety every time someone grabbed my shoulder, or when...
    Hannahmikel Hannahmikel 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    I now know that romance,

    at least for myself, is a fantasy, nothing more. Real life, real relationships, are tough on a person. There is no "happily ever after"! People are going to let you down and you just have to learn to deal with it. This would have saved me years of disappointment and hurt if I...
    LonesumnTx LonesumnTx 51-55, F 9 Responses Jul 25

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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

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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 65 Responses Nov 13, 2011

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    I wish i knew how to love my mom

    unconditionally, i wish i knew the things i know now about her sickness, i wish i knew things what i know now. About relationships I wish i knew my dad earlier the way i know him now... And list goes on!
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jun 23

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