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I Am Discovering Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 201 People

    It's a continuing process.

    Lately, I'm discovering how to be a better man.
    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M Jun 4

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    Wonder How Much More I Can Take

    I have been with my partner for nearly 12 years now we have a son together i dont love him im wanting to leave but its not that straight forward so now it feels like i am just acting and im going along with it im not happy--he has been abusive and controlling in the past and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 1, 2012

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    5 Years And Still Trying To Find The Real Me

    My symptoms of Bipolar Disorder started showing around 14 and by 18 I was fairly sure I was indeed bipolar. At 20 I finally went to get diagnosed. I was told I am in fact bipolar and was given medication to treat it. The meds never worked and the doctors I was seeing weren't...
    GuardstheGrey GuardstheGrey 22-25, M Apr 2, 2012

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    Not Sure I Can Do This

    I decided to go back to school to get a better job because 11k a year was not letting me support my daughter very well. It has been over 3 yrs since I've been in college. I gave up my apartment and moved back in with parents. My grandparents on my moms side has permanently...
    nanababie nanababie 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 13, 2012

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    This winter vacation in Iran with my beautiful

    family has given me the boost I need to see the reality of happiness and discover who I am.
    PersianPeasant PersianPeasant 18-21, F Jan 7

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    I am on my way of discovering on how be a

    better person at the same time survive from the evils around you. I'm afraid of being used by bad people when I try to be good to all. I have that constant fear that "what if this person hurt me in someway or the other" this fear has made me alot isolated in many ways. I know...
    harshmehta harshmehta 18-21, M Aug 13

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    Inspiration

    don't depend on others. and try to fulfill our dreams
    friendlove23 friendlove23 18-21, F Mar 12, 2012

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    I Am...

    So far I'm curious, romantic, optimistic, forgetful, I laugh easily, I smile easily, I travel, I plan, I screw up my plans (yes I have missed a plane and a train these past few months XD but it always works out!), I have a few naughty secrets, I sometimes do things I shouldn't, I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 21, 2013

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    We all like to think were open minded,fair and don't judge other people.I'm at an age in my life were I thought I know who I am.Yet everyday, after every conversation I find...
    Isis33 Isis33 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    This past weekend, me and a friend went on a weekend spa retreat..something that would've have interested me a year ago, three years ago, heck, my whole life... I've never felt so...
    justsmile14 justsmile14 41-45, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I love listening to Spotify because I'm always discovering new musicians. I collect hundreds of songs in playlists but rarely play them. I'm a song border. Someday I might need...
    JJjenniejones JJjenniejones 41-45, F Oct 9

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    I absolutely LOVE discovering new music.Furthermore, when the recently discovered music grants you the singular aptitude of beholding through her misconcepted invisibleness...
    Matoy Matoy 16-17, M Oct 22

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    Just spent 5 minutes looking myself in the mirror. I wasn't looking at everything I hated or everything that made me upset. The only thing I was looking at was me. I was looking at...
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    1. i'm a highly sensitive person 2. i love marine biology 3. my favorite color is any shade of blue 4. i'm very attracted to men that wear glasses 5. i love autumn 6. i love arts...
    AThousandThoughts AThousandThoughts 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 12

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    I want to be the unique and beautiful goddess I once was. Right now, I am ugly and undesirable. I loved myself last week and the week before, but something happened this week that...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F Oct 3

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    Never have I thought of killing myself or try hurting myself in ways that would end my life easily. I started to beat myself a few days ago and it felt good. I feel like I deserve...
    MaryJay712 MaryJay712 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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    How can you love yourself when you don't feel good about yourself ? This is the question I ask myself, because when I think about it the answer is. I don't feel good about myself...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 14

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    I knew that long time back, I have myself, and ONLY myself. But Idk why I keep on forgetting, Idk why I am fooled easily into forgetting facts and into believing in things that...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    Well I feel like I'm never satisfied with myself. I can never do anything right or please anybody. Sometimes I'll cry randomly because I'm frustrated or just tired of everything...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    "All of our relationships depend on our relationship with ourselves. If you don't love yourself, you can't possibly love anyone else" ~unknown. i never understood this when i was...
    AThousandThoughts AThousandThoughts 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 14

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    Everyone is guilty of comparison to others. After a little lesson I learned in youth group and a good fasting I realized three things 1) I compared myself more than I thought in...
    directorskittish directorskittish 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 15

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    I often feel abused. I went online and took an abuse test. It was obviously for couples, but I scored really high and likely of being abused. I scream at myself, punish myself...
    innerself000 innerself000 18-21, F Oct 16

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    I treat myself like I'm a different person. I often have debates with myself, get mad at myself, and I even have different opinions. Conversations with myself could go like, "Haha...
    unicornbombz unicornbombz 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 1

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    But I'm not IN love with myself ;) Seriously, though, what I have learned about loving the person you are is that if you don't, it is awfully hard for someone else to love you...
    shoehorny shoehorny 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 1

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    I can't tell if I'm beautiful or ugly. My face and body distort when I look at myself in the mirror. The one moment when I finally tell myself I could possibly be pretty, I look up...
    SaveTheGeek SaveTheGeek 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    I want to wear all black, and have multiple piercings in my ears. I want to wear deep dark eye make up, and wear strange things. I want to act crazy and go on midnight runs. I want...
    mishandle mishandle 18-21, F Oct 6

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    All my life I have pushed myself to do things that are difficult and that scare me. On a daily basis I purposely put myself in situations that I do not like, that terrify me. Why...
    mattturcs mattturcs 26-30, M Oct 12

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    There was a time I had no friends. So I decided to change myself. I wore lots of makeup, fancy cloths, stuck out my boobs with a push up bra, and had my hair nice. Within two days...
    Fifidog Fifidog 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 12

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    I try to think back to a time where my life was different. A time where I was completely content with myself. And you know what? I can't recall a time where I was ever content with...
    terriblefixations terriblefixations 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 14

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    I constantly think negative thoughts about myself, I hardly consider myself human and I put everything and everyone before myself. It's gotten to the point where I don't even...
    caseys22 caseys22 22-25, M Oct 14

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    I am starting to see that although I enjoy being alone, it is starting to border on isolation. There is nothing wrong with wanting to be alone but isolating yourself and making...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 9 Responses Oct 18

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    There was a time when I used to be pretty critical and judgemental. These past few years though there's a different way I've taken. It's this: whenever I see something in someone...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 21

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    How do I STAY motivated to workout? especially since its getting colder outside in the winter months. Is it crazy to try to eat healthy in the winter when everyone is trying to...
    beccaishere89 beccaishere89 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 22

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    I really hate myself. I act like a 5 year old in so many situations and I really don't understand myself. I don't understand why I have friends, sometimes I act like SUCH a...
    mrskoala mrskoala 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I enjoy touching myself and ************ but ive found in the last couple of years that i get hard alot randomly through the day for no reason and i enjoy how it feels being hard...
    theridick theridick 22-25, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I keep things to myself as a way to protect myself. I have always had a problem sticking to what I promise those around me, and myself; my dreams remained as such, and the changes...
    SavAleMar SavAleMar 22-25, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I suffer from depression, I self harm almost every night now and I have a lot of suicidal thoughts. I get bullied for my appearance, skin colour and weight. My parents expect me to...
    IllBeGoneSoon IllBeGoneSoon 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Oh dear this could take a while lol ok.. 1. I love to talk just as much as I love to listen. So you may get interrupted - but that does not mean that I want you to stop talking...
    Notthatkindofgirl Notthatkindofgirl 22-25, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    The one person I hate more than anyone else is myself. I feel like a freak because of who I am. I wake up everyday as a freak, and feel like a disgrace all day long until I fall...
    griffinlynn1 griffinlynn1 13-15, T 1 Response Oct 1

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    I don't know how this really goes. But I've been driven to this point. To the point where I'm moaning on the internet to people who don't know or care about me because I have no...
    paigezero paigezero 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 3

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    I cant help it. I constantly look down on myself. My mother is a psychopath. Growing up, I didn't have a good role model. My mother lied all the time, and my dad was foolish enough...
    InsertMyName InsertMyName 13-15, F Oct 4

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    I've been longing to know who I am, and what I am supposed to be doing with my life. I'm sure many others out there feel the same way. However, I wonder how many can also include...
    GlamGasm GlamGasm 22-25, T Oct 6

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    I hate the way I look, I hate the way I act, and there's nothing I can do about it. Am I not in essence, myself? I cannot change myself that deeply. I cannot alter my core. There...
    Hatter4 Hatter4 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    When I like someone it'll become an obsession and I'll scream for attention like a child. Cry and all even starve myself and other things to harm my own body if that person doesn't...
    SwanNual SwanNual 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 7

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    Any tips on how to start loving myself? I'm tired of the way I look but don't know how to make myself see that I should really love myself no matter what and not care. Any tips at...
    LexiK88 LexiK88 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 11

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    Commitment and relationships are the least of my worries at the moment. I am trying to find myself. I am trying to find what I believe in and why. I am pressured too easily so I...
    anitamigna anitamigna 18-21, F Oct 12

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    I could see myself hating me if I wasn't me but then again if I met myself I wouldn't be myself so anything could happen
    mrloweco mrloweco 18-21, M Oct 12

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    I have extreme and crippling trust issues because of my parents. They are extremely emotionally abusive and they put me down every chance they get. They'll call me worthless, good...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 13