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I Am Discovering Myself

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    Inspiration

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

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    It's a continuing process.

    Lately, I'm discovering how to be a better man.
    utahwriter utahwriter 41-45, M Jun 4, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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    The person I am. The way I think. The way I look. I hate everything about myself I constantly question my whole existence. I wanna look pretty and not be lied to I wanna feel...
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    I can't help it, I....just can't look at myself without feeling pure revolution. What the hell is this thing.
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    so I read that people will talk to themselves to help think or to get rid of anxiety but I will talk to myself as if I am other person just to. I do not always do Otto think. is...
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    Wow. Just. Wow. I'm still a little shocked at myself. I wonder if he is too... He made me mad, you see. Not like it's the first time he's made me mad in 15 years, of course...
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    1. I'm afraid of people and can't socialize. 2. I have hurt people in the past to make me feel better about myself. 3. I'm the ugliest person I have ever seen. 4. I'm not skinny...
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    I need to surround myself with good people. I dont care if you're a relative or a church friend or whatever. If i feel you are just going to tear me down im going to do my best to...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I just checked my grades on the site, and I've failed two classes this semester. My GPA is officially the lowest possible, and I'm going to be put on academic probation yet again...
    girlinwhite girlinwhite 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I have really worked hard on this. I never paid attention to if I loved myself or not. I discovered thru hard times that I didn't even know myself or who I was. I am still...
    00DesertRose 00DesertRose 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Walking around in nature. I could walk forever. In this national park that I find myself in, like so many hikes I've done before but, this one is different. I'm alone as I walk and...
    Sometimesilence Sometimesilence 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    to the one.. who talked with me for months, about a place who pushed me away from my cave held my hand, told me that she loves me and i am saved so i went on a journey of...
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    Whenever I start open up my feelings I have to turn my music up BC it's just so hard. I feel really lost and confused on what's right or what's wrong. I'm worried about my life. I...
    Kayla0504 Kayla0504 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm working on myself too.. I've realized that I try to please everybody but never try to please myself. I be so wrapped up in what everybody wants that I neglect what it is I...
    Corderica Corderica 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    It doesn't happened often. Sometimes it strikes me and I don't know why. I just hate myself. I see myself as pathetic and degrading. I have things people will never get and I know...
    cloudycarnage cloudycarnage 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My sister was out all night, so I ordered in a 12" pizza from room service and ate it by myself. I was full and wanted to stop about halfway through, but then I thought about how...
    feedeer feedeer 18-21, F 9 Responses 6 days ago

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    I bought photo frames to hang up pictures of myself in my room. My Mum laughs and asks why I love myself so much. I laughed and answered simply and truthfully, "if I cannot love...
    Espiallidocious Espiallidocious 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Growing up I always felt as if something was wrong with me. I actually got to the point where I hated myself. Due to bad family members and associating myself with bad people, I...
    solojo solojo 31-35, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I hate it.I have so many feelings.My boyfriend doesn't know he thinks I'm fine.No its like I'm stabbing myself every time I lie to myself or anyone.Alex doesn't know either.My...
    MusicLover4Eternity MusicLover4Eternity 13-15, F 6 Responses Jun 25

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    Im really starting to hate my scars I use to think they were beautiful but I don't think that anymore because now every time I look at them it reminds me how much I hate myself i...
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15 3 Responses Jun 24

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    Why am I so upfront and talkative with people but avoid a relationship at all cost -.- I'm not afraid of asking people out, I'm not insecure about myself. In fact my confidence is...
    Spagoodles Spagoodles 18-21, M Jun 23

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    When I was 8 years old my life completely change. My parents broke apart and my dad left us. I attended a different school where I wasn't liked by the teachers or the students...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 13-15, F 12 Responses Jun 22

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    I am still leRning about thinks about myself. I learn some months ago I am far from normal in a really cool way but i don't know I would call myself. I hover over the labels of...
    Maybeincubus Maybeincubus 22-25, M Jun 22

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    Wow, seems like everyone else here has positive experiences to share. Some of the following will be super negative, but some are slightly positive (I guess?): When I was in...
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    sometimes my depression seems to hard to handle. its hard to handle when my love one and me argue and he tells me mean things. maybe thats y.im depress huh..any ways. i cut myself...
    sexyinpink08 sexyinpink08 22-25, F Jun 22

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    My image of myself is not as others tell me I am. Intensely flawed, broken and worthless is often what I see when I look at my reflection. I struggle with the compliments that...
    Superficialsaint Superficialsaint 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 21

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    I'm stupid, ugly, and ******* useless. I honestly feel like I'd be better off gone because nobody would miss me. I lost my first kiss to someone who wants nothing to do with me, I...
    DontBotherAskingCauseImNotOkay DontBotherAskingCauseImNotOkay 13-15, T Jun 19

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    I hate myself because I'm downright ugly........I've never been anywhere remotely close to a date, and I've never had any girl who's had a crush on me. Never kissed anyone, never...
    norb1138 norb1138 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 18

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    Today two people were telling me how beautiful I was I realized that lately a lot of people have been telling me that It kind of gives me a weird feeling I look in the mirror and...
    Justventingg Justventingg 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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    I've been deeply insecure ever since I was about 11 years old and when I turned 15 my eating habits started becoming weird. I never could look at myself and like what I see. The...
    lovebugg11 lovebugg11 18-21, F Jun 17

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    I self abuse by hitting myself when I'm depressed. I usually use a hairbrush or a coat hanger. I don't cut. I hit myself because my husband doesn't want to hear about my depression...
    df12arkh df12arkh 31-35, F Jun 16

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    I want to learn to love myself more. I met up with my step mom and a really good friend of ours today for lunch. We were sitting there talking and my friend asked if something was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 15

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    I really hate my body, my personality, my face well everything. I have no one to talk to because no one will ever understand how i deep down feel because they aren't me or fat. I...
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