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I Wonder What Could Have Been If I Had Made Different Choices

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    To Rebuild A Bridge...

    To each his own, and may the ends justify the means. It seems to make sense, doesn't it? Even the most awful choices we make seem to justify the goal. I've reflected quite a bit on the things I've done. I'm pining...brooding...it's what you do when true love crumbles. You...
    TheHonestLiar TheHonestLiar 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 17, 2010

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    And So She Disappears.....

    it has happened on more than one occasion that i would get to know someone on EP, shared experiences and then like a misty cloud, they disappear into thin air. (this time GoddessFM) without a trace....... We all have experiences that haunt us, stuff that happens where we do not...
    solarstruck solarstruck 41-45, M 3 Responses Feb 6, 2013

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    If I Could Go Back ....

    I wouldn't have been so harsh towards people who were just trying to love me. I wouldn't have drank, smoked, or done drugs at such a young age. I would have tried harder in school and would have been more outgoing. The biggest thing .... I wouldn't have hurt my family, I wouldn...
    flowersareweeds flowersareweeds 18-21, F Mar 16, 2010

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    Oh, to Have a Crystal Ball.

    Don't you wish that when you were born you were given' a map?  One that showed the different paths your life could take you and what was at the end.  Would I have chosen the one that led me to were I am now?  I don't know.   I am married and...
    pheonix69 pheonix69 26-30, F Aug 10, 2009

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    THE OTHER PATH… I wonder what would've

    happened if I didn't go to college and took a job instead? I wonder what life be like if I went to university? I wonder what happened to me if I didn't have all the surgeries done… I wonder what happened if I let my car be written off… I wonder what happened if I didn't...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F Feb 3

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    Man . . .

    There are so many what-ifs in my life, I could probably write an entire series about them. Good news is, I'm trying to make up for it now. Here's hoping for a better year . . . . .
    Rookie009 Rookie009 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 31, 2013

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    Even little things. 'What

    if I would have stayed just an hour longer...' 'If I had said yes to that one invite.' That choice to leave the house or stay in bed. I always wonder if I'm missing a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet someone that could impact my life greatly in a positive way, or did I...
    landhoee landhoee 18-21, M Jan 19

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    I Wouldn't Have...

    I regret so many choices from my past. They're going to hunt me until the day I die, and I'm quite aware of that. I hope those who made me suffer can one day understand the pain that they put me through, and suffer it in their own flesh. If life came with a map...
    Katniss Katniss 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 10, 2009

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    Maybe?

    maybe i woulden't have made the friends i have.....but......maybe i woulden't always be in trouble......but .......maybe i woulden't have had a first love......but......maybe it woulent have ended in heart break....but.....maybe i woulden't have had the experinces i had.......but...
    LoveISHateHateISLove LoveISHateHateISLove 13-15, F Mar 7, 2011

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    Sometimes I think about being a better person

    and what it would be like if I wasn't around anymore, what would it be like then? (Loads gun) (unloads gun) thinks I'm better than that, puts gun back in safe!
    Josh1989 Josh1989 22-25, M Dec 5, 2013

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    So many choices I've made the past few months

    and I can't stop asking myself how it would've been if I'd made different ones. I envision different outcomes, where they would leave me now. Though this isn't the best way to live in the present and move on from the past, one good thing about it is that it helps me realize that...
    left4deadspace left4deadspace 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 22, 2013

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    I can't help myself. It's the what if, could have been, and over thinking that gets me into trouble.
    PeaceBatman PeaceBatman 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    In 2006, I conceived my first child with my then boyfriend. We were so young I was 16 and he was 15. I was so nervous about being a teen mom, but got used to the idea as my...
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    it's stupid to even say this i guess because i know nobody's gonna read this or even care if they do but anyway. my biggest regret in life comes from when i was 12. my dad hadn't...
    BenjaminChapman BenjaminChapman 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 15

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    you can go thru life second guessing and wondering this or that. The problem with that is, you'll never be truly happy with what you've already done or have. It's good to strive...
    Rc831 Rc831 51-55, M Aug 19

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    Did robin Williams die ???? What?? When ?
    cami13 cami13 22-25, F Aug 11

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    "What if the one that got away came back" I've wished for that every day for nearly two months.
    xSundip xSundip 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I have lost a lot of friends and in the back of my head a little voice always says: "You should have been a better friend, you could have been a better friend but you weren't an...
    Sky233 Sky233 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    My scars are so ugly. I hate them. Guys if any of you are cutting yourself please stop now, cry it out instead of cutting find a stupid little thing to do that will distract you...
    personidk personidk 18-21, F Aug 16

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    I think that if I hadn't done what I had done, I wouldn't be who I am today and I wouldn't of realized how horrible they really were.
    Oneandonly3 Oneandonly3 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    Whos ever been called "too nice" or stupid. And you know your not people are just ignorant ********
    personidk personidk 18-21, F Jul 30

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    Can i go back in time and un meet some people cause i sure as hell with no hesitation would if i could im so mad ugh
    personidk personidk 18-21, F Aug 16

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    I do the best I can with what I have. I try so hard to not be alone. I don't know what it is about me that people just don't like, and I don't know how to change. I try to connect...
    tibber4lyfe tibber4lyfe 13-15, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    ...I was raised in a non-religious home, if my parents stressed education instead of religion and if I was encouraged to go to a university at 18 rather than deciding to go to...
    Whodathunkit78 Whodathunkit78 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 14

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    I’ve been a girl for nearly a year and I feel I’m the happiest girl who has ever lived. I know it’s not true, but it does describe how I feel. If I’d had to go on as a boy...
    Iamsasha Iamsasha 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 27

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    For as long as I can remember. I hvnt told anyone about what I have been going through, how i felt or wht i really thought about anything. At times I feel like I hv lost the...
    masquerader masquerader 18-21 Aug 5

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    Update! There's hope guys - don't settle! Last time I posted it had been only one month since being cheated on - and I was a mess. Only thing I was sure of is that there was no way...
    imatulipinacup imatulipinacup 22-25, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    A Bridge Across the Pain. I remember one morning when I was three and sitting across the table from my father at breakfast, just he and I, when for no reason I could think of he...
    Steffi97 Steffi97 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    You beat my mother up whilst she was pregnant with me & screamed that you didn't want a baby. I was born on the 5th of February 1994 and for a second, you had changed your mind. So...
    EBAAA EBAAA 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    I was in one for six days in February, and then they forced me to go to further treatment for another three weeks. I missed so much school because of it, but I couldn't be luckier...
    Boulier Boulier 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    I have been married to my husband for 5 years. When we first got together during our last year of college, we liked to party as any young kids do. We would drink and smoke and...
    youaremystrength youaremystrength 26-30 3 Responses Aug 5

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    I'm only 21 years old but can happily say that me and my younger sister have had the most idyllic childhood with many of our fond memories being spent with our grandparents. My...
    deathfromabove1066 deathfromabove1066 22-25, F Aug 1

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    It's getting a bit too hard. The situation in school's just going down the drain and so is the situation at home. At school, my 'friends' are trying to make a fool out of me in...
    EvanescentIridescent EvanescentIridescent 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    What if there were no labels? No straight? No gay? No lesbian? No transgender? Etc. What if we were all just people. What if we were all just bodies, built differently. Like cars...
    TommieLee TommieLee 22-25 Aug 14

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    I was adopted at birth and the woman who adopted me raised me since birth so that is my mom or so I thought..Throughout my entire life things were a struggle..I began cutting...
    ChandlerTitus1 ChandlerTitus1 18-21, F Aug 16

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    That's what I've been most complimented on. I used to work at a call center and customers I'd talk to would say stuff like "you have wonderful diction and speak so clearly." Or the...
    Handyman25 Handyman25 22-25, M Jul 28

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    I have always wondered what the point of life is. To exist by conjoined atoms surrounded by negatively charged electrons. Despite centuries of reflection and 6 billion people alive...
    BriGrace BriGrace 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 31

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    I wasn't even cross dressed! I was buying myself new boy-jeans and was about to try them on in the changing room attendant said, "wait! The girl's changing room is over there!" I...
    necxo necxo 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 8

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    So I'm not one who usually shares personal info, but I feel I can somewhat share here. II'm curiously peaked at what it's like to be pregnant. So my boyfriend and I have been...
    Toodlez Toodlez 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 8

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    I'm a loser, a fool, a nobody. I'm not going to commit suicide, but lately, I've been wondering about what I have to do and what hope I have left. I am good for nothing. I am good...
    TheAverageIdiot TheAverageIdiot 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 8

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    I am currently married and unsure if I am in an abusive relationship or if I am just difficult to deal with. My husband has never hit me, but the things that he says to me and...
    Gonzales96 Gonzales96 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 16

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    It's Hard To Kill A Dead Man I wrote this story, got some great comment but then deleted it by accident while trying to edit it. Here it is again: Back in the 90s, I had been...
    Brainyblonde Brainyblonde 66-70, F a week ago

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    I have been in love with someone since we met 12 years ago...we always had a connection that was like no other- We both parted, married, had kids and now..reunited. Yes- we were...
    anewme12 anewme12 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    My life is pretty much over. I was getting bullied at school this morning by a couple of girls. What do guys do in order to deal with them. They drove me insane until I lost it and...
    iamsodead iamsodead 16-17, M 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I often wonder what if I had married my first love.
    stuckinlife247 stuckinlife247 26-30, F Aug 1

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    New to this. I'm 26 and have been with my fiancé for almost 8 years and we have a 3 year old son. My son's father started taking percocets and moved to smoking crack and shooting...
    Danielle727 Danielle727 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    Second experience with being cheated on. The guy that I was with at the time disappeared on me out of the blue. He said that he was with family but I found it strange that I didn...
    VousEtesBelleCM VousEtesBelleCM 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    Hi guys, I'm a 14 year old girl and I'm wondering, am I verbally abused? My father and I have clashed for as long as I remember, and he can get quite nasty when he's mad. I'm a...
    Nightlife707 Nightlife707 13-15, F Aug 13

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