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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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    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 Jan 31, 2013

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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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    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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    Forget it! I did this

    for years and it's soul destroying!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    Traceavery Traceavery 61-65, M 7 Responses 6 days ago

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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, 2014

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    Back in April I wanted to take my life, thank god I didn't. But I always wonder what the life of my family and friends would be like if I did. But thankfully I no longer want to...
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    I just cleaned out a 80 year old impacted Alzheimer's patient. My mother in law.
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    noblerain noblerain 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    He told me yesterday that he cheated on me a few days ago. It was at a friend's birthday party and he was drunk. He is genuinely remorseful and sorry that he did it, and he said...
    SkyeDreams SkyeDreams 22-25, F 28 Responses Jan 10

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    Ok, so maybe i've been single for pretty much all of my life. I've been on dates of course, and I'm not a virgin either if that's what you're thinking, lol. There are a couple of...
    vikesfan06 vikesfan06 26-30, M 4 Responses Jan 17

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    Maybe. . we were supposed to meet the wrong people before meeting the right one so that, when we finally meet the right person, we will know how to be grateful for that gift...
    rogi4u rogi4u 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

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    When I was fourteen my mom told me something so I wouldn't have to hear it from her ex boyfriend. My mom went into an illegal abortion clinic while she was in her third term...
    tlee5001 tlee5001 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    I had a severe physical health scare that meant two months at many different doctors and going through different procedures and they could not figure out why I was having this...
    catgirl192 catgirl192 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    Well. Im in a really confusing situation... Im 25 years old, and gay, and I started dating my 22 year old best friend 3 years ago after he realized he had feelings for me...
    ChristopherLorenz ChristopherLorenz 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    There is one time in particular that I still wonder about, did I do the right thing? I lied to my father at age 16 or so. My mom was there too. He asked me: "Tom (not my real...
    steverick steverick 56-60, M 3 Responses Jan 9

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    I made a mistake. Last night I went to a friends house for a little get-together, had a laugh, had a lot to drink, then made the biggest mistake of my life. I started messaging my...
    DanBurnett DanBurnett 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 17

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    Nope. Not a mental hospital. That's what they told me. It's not a mental hospital. I was 15 years old. They told me (2 psychologists in a room with me, and I think maybe my parents...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 1 Response Jan 10

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    For the past few years, helping others became my only reason for living. But my speech patterns have been awful, selfish. Whenever speaking, the subject of at least one sentence of...
    ResidentGoddessAstraea ResidentGoddessAstraea 18-21 14 hrs ago

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    I wonder what it would be like if I didn't spend so much time on the internet, like if I didn't use the internet all the time. Without internet friends, what would I be like. Would...
    raraggl raraggl 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Sometimes, when I'm around other guys, I do find myself wondering what sex would be like with someone else, but I wouldn't do anything about it. Not for as long as I'm in my...
    TooMuchProsecco TooMuchProsecco 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I just feel like I have no control anymore, after everything I've had to deal with. No matter how much I wish for it, I can't rewind time, and even if I did, I'd just be reliving...
    NimbusNimpy NimbusNimpy 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    I have been married 14 years to a man who is like a ticking time bomb.In those years he had been arrested 3 times for domestic battery and every time I forgave him. First time he...
    cruisebaby53 cruisebaby53 61-65, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    It is suppose to send you to sleep when you are having trouble doing such things (mainly tonight cause i'm back in SCHOOL and sooooo excited hahaa!) SO i just counted 5 sheep with...
    hanntiger1 hanntiger1 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 5

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    I have been hiding out for a couple of days. Some friends came to visit. Actually I will call them acquaintances not friends, because I don't like them at all. I know hate is a...
    kinkysexybabe kinkysexybabe 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Well, actually, I just wanted to let everyone know I returned from vacation. I have been to another country... more than one... most recently, Japan, Barbados, UK (near London...
    Taurusedi Taurusedi 31-35, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    In a hotel, my wife and I finished having sex. We were sitting naked at the bed relaxing after the nice sex. Suddenly the landlord opens the door for two guests... My wife pulled...
    Grevenbicht Grevenbicht 41-45, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Just talking to myself... Feeling lonely and confused! Depression came to me after finding out the one I most lived and gave myself in full, cheated on me on the worst way possible...
    Letsrockit Letsrockit 36-40, M 7 Responses Jan 1

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      I have been with my boyfriend a year (every single day) Recently I was ready to move out and he freaked out we were perfect and then all of a sudden we started to fight as...
    laurenadl laurenadl 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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    In my twenties. Haven't had a boyfriend to date, and thinking it might never happen to me. I wonder why I happened to be this lucky? I think maybe I must have done something awry...
    kisstherainn kisstherainn 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    How about the enormous international banks, are they safe and trustworthy? Although they are safer than shell banks, there is two pressing reasons to not undergo a large...
    Darronbanksso0 Darronbanksso0 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    Twice now, people have sent me fake pics (of popular internet celebrities actually), and when I asked them why they sent me a pic of an internet celebrity (which I didn't even ask...
    AlphaPrimate AlphaPrimate 46-50, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    The March for Life 2015 was really amazing. The crowds were huge, and people came from all over the country and even from other countries. As I was marching there were so many...
    Darkanddesolate Darkanddesolate 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    Do they pity the orphan? Do they like the heartless, insecure girl who always picks the wrong man to trust? Do they wonder why I am not bonkers? Do they find me intelligent, or...
    astute99 astute99 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    I've been prescribed 40mg of propranolol for public speaking - to be taken an hour or so before the presentation. However, I have a presentation at any point within a 2.5 hour gap...
    peanutbutterjellytimelol peanutbutterjellytimelol 18-21, F Jan 14

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    I have been told that I am very lucky to have blue eyes and that they are very pretty. My mom says no wonder you love the water so much your eyes are blue like water. If I had...
    Girlinpink0075 Girlinpink0075 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 16

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    I often wonder what people see when they look at me. I wonder if they see someone that's stupid and in need of guidance because EVERYONE seems to feel the need to give me step by...
    jamesmarie09 jamesmarie09 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I grew up being bullied throughout school... It started with yeasing through 5th, 6th, and 7th grades. 8th grade someone started a lie about me and people teased me the next 2...
    SissyEJ SissyEJ 36-40, M Dec 28, 2014

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    I really wonder what people see in this pic of me. What I see is some sick girl who got bored of being in bed and took a pic of herself. xD now what do other people think?
    GirlyPerson GirlyPerson 18-21, F 15 Responses Jan 5

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    Today I need love as I feel it will relive my stress but when I see old people I think they have done the same thing that I am doing now and they are still unhappy at their age.so...