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

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I wonder how many people really know, little things could have, and can make made a large difference in life. For example, what if my Dad never left Mom? I know him. He's a good...
    RoddyB7589 RoddyB7589 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    What if? I do think back and wonder what wouldve happened if I did the opposite and what life be like if i chose another direction but then where I am now would not happen!I know I...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I often find myself wondering what if....how would we have been together if we had ever really had the chance.... I always kept these thoughts to myself, afraid of what you'd think...
    Oso41412 Oso41412 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    Only one thought for regret that could have changed all my life...to have said yes to that cute insecure but brave shy girl. It seems we pay hard our mistakes.
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Jul 15

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    Alll the damn time! Drives me crazy...
    lss0807 lss0807 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    I spent most of my life with one woman, We raised one child together, built a house together and lived a very comfortable life financially for almost forty five years. She was...
    bjf102 bjf102 66-70 2 Responses Jul 5

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    There are stupid things ive done and said and i just wish i didnt. Idk i feel like everyone all my friends and everyone looks at me like im stupid. Even now i just am annoying...
    personidk personidk 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    What's the point? I think we have to apply meaning to our lives. The famous adage: 10% is what happens to you in your life and 90% is how you react to life. In the grand scheme of...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F Jun 27

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    I'm not sure if this counts but I see that from what I have been through, it has made me a better person. Basically, since I was 5 years old my parents have been separated. My...
    edenfw edenfw 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    I esp. admire those who have led lives of adversity, and simply get on with their lives and do not whine about what they have been through. I know there are people in EP...
    ColleenOhara ColleenOhara 56-60, F 5 Responses Jun 28

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    I'm sharing this with you because I want to know how I can move forward from this. I do love my husband but I feel so betrayed by his actions. And not just him his family and...
    2011dolly40 2011dolly40 41-45, F 14 hrs ago

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    I've been thinking about this lately as I've been meeting many new people and at the same time following necessary routines that take up all of my time, where I'm with these...
    LEMONkinks LEMONkinks 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    I can count the number of people in my family on two hands. I'm 28. My step(real) father died when I was 13. My biological dad I have only seen once in my life when I was 14, he is...
    determination0106 determination0106 26-30, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    i have been with my husband since i was 15 married now 23 years but together much longer. last year in Feb while laying in bed watching a movie with my husband he was on FB. I...
    jplm420 jplm420 46-50, F 7 Responses Jun 25

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    I have not been skinny since I was 3. I was teased as a kid because not only was I the biggest I was the tallest. I was a fat giant. Although I was bigger than the other kids I...
    marcillia marcillia 26-30, F Jun 28

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    Really embarrassing experience! I was in Singapore on holiday with another family. They have two children: a boy (Howard) who is my age, and a girl (Roxanne) who is two years older...
    Matt2704 Matt2704 18-21, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Sorry i havent been on much lately, i was going through some stuff and i started a new job last week~ and dont think im ignoring you if i dont reply to messages :( i just have had...
    Jessiesgirl98 Jessiesgirl98 16-17, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I can’t stop thinking about suicide it literally consumes every ounce of my being and I can’t stop thinking about all the ways to do it and all the relief i’ll feel and the...
    Aliceasdfghjkl Aliceasdfghjkl 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    It's interesting that the Japanese tv dramas always like the stories about people with double sides of personality. It's like, the same person, but in one period of time is being...
    kekehuang kekehuang 36-40, F Jul 12

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    My whole life has been nothing but horrible struggle and things getting worse and worse. Bullied all growing up, kept trying to get by and ignore people, go to college with funding...
    tmac543 tmac543 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I cheated on my husband, then i left him. He was mean, and I'm tired of repeating the details, but by mean I intend to say that he fits into many of the descriptors of an...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    So this has happened one more than one occasion. The dreams have been different but one thing has been consistent. I've had 4 dreams like this in the last year. Each ones scenario...
    arsinoe arsinoe 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    I was homeless as a teenager. I has abusive parents and an abusive foster home. When I was 15 I ran away and lived on the streets. I was stupid enough to believe that I was "free...
    KnaveOfClubs KnaveOfClubs 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    how can any one break a laundry room floor? this coke freak, born in india,, living in the us.. must have been his uncle's sex toy from what he says........ came over to "help out...
    FreeThinker2 FreeThinker2 46-50 1 Response Jul 15

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    So one time I was in my room with 2 friends I had invited over. I was laying stomach down on the bed playing a game on the TV and my friends were on the floor next I my bed playing...
    PantsingWizzrd PantsingWizzrd 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    It's embarrassing to say but I have been catfished. I know what everyone is thinking and it's like how... Well for one I'm not the type to pressure anyone to come and meet me and I...
    PepperX PepperX 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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    Hello I am the wife of a drug addict. We have been married for 2 years July 21st. I began to notice major changes in his behavior and mood changes. Also the way he was w me. He...
    CE21 CE21 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 5

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    Let’s be real here. Being stalked can be either fun or scary. It’s fun because you might feel like a celeb, and it’s scary when you might like “OMG who-is-this-person...
    HikoukiGumo HikoukiGumo 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I've been dating a guy for three months and it's been wonderful. Our relationship has been built on trust and I've never loved a person more in my life. Everything with him seemed...
    jaf130 jaf130 18-21, F Jun 23

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    I had been married for four months before I found out that my husband, whom I have been in a committed relationship for 9 years including a year-long engagement, cheated on me. It...
    krk314 krk314 31-35, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I bought this car from another kid in college. I bought it from him for 2 pills (oxy 20's) and a nug of weed (maybe 2 grams)... I forget exactly what it was, but it was a beat-to...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M Jun 28

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    Left to right.Elisa/me{ driver }Paulo { backseat }Kaori { seat next to driver }3 days ago I realized how strong the bond with my friends is..it all happened so fast, it was a rainy...
    JustLikeSnow JustLikeSnow 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I often wonder what people say about me .. I try my best to ignore it all.. & when sum1 infos me about it I play the part as if i could give a crapp what any1 says my nephews dumb...
    missyluvsmissy4me missyluvsmissy4me 41-45, F Jul 13

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    since I was a child. A pretty damn good one at that, for the reason I acted was to not be seen. What one would see when they gazed upon my stone face was not I, but another...
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    The artificial things like money, was a choice and not a necessity. I wonder what it'd be like, without the worry of money. I also wonder what it'd be like to not have mental...
    arandomleprechaun arandomleprechaun 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    Today I sat down on the ground. Stared at a door and just thought about slitting my wrists. I just sat there for an hour staring arms spread out like I actually cut them. I...
    heylookineededanameok heylookineededanameok 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 11

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