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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Inspiration

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

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    Work done 4 the night,

    time 4 a bit of ME time💋
    loubi loubi 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 4

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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've always found happiness through other people. I've relied on past boyfriends to make me smile, feel comfortable, and feel like I have worth. When I felt special to someone it...
    GabbyCot GabbyCot 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Am Still Discovering Things About Myself
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    I consider myself a lover of music and this leads to an element of snobbery on my part, although others are just as guilty as I. As with many aspects of my life, I don't like the...
    ForeverInDarkness22 ForeverInDarkness22 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Life sucks. I feel like I have no purpose here. I want to die on the floor. If I had acess to a gun, I would be dead. I hate the fact that I can't like myself. I hate that whenever...
    kitkat923 kitkat923 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    I hate myself. I hate myself. I hate myself. I hate myself. I hate myself. I hate myself. I hate myself. I hate myself. I hate myself. I hate myself. I hate myself. I hate myself...
    Ashley1421 Ashley1421 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Yes, I truly do. Before I go on, the purpose of this story is not to brag. Heavens no, I’m not like that. I’m not conceited. I’m not full of myself. I’m not a douche...
    BewareTheGonzo BewareTheGonzo 13-15 6 Responses Jul 20

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    I feel claustrophobic in my own skin. I don't want to be me anymore. I honestly don't know how people go through life "happy" because for me life is literally just hard. It's hard...
    marisolitude marisolitude 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I dont even have a valid reason to hate myself, im actually a really nice person. I wouldnt say ive done anything that evil or inhumane to give myself a reason to hate myself this...
    Emma93 Emma93 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 30

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    As of late, my life hasn't been what I would consider to be optimal; I distanced myself from the only person that I have had any inkling of romantic attraction to, bickered with my...
    woahwoahpotato woahwoahpotato 13-15 Jul 5

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    This both a good and bad thing for me. The good: whenever I'm alone or with someone I don't like for example my fake *** friend I tend to talk to my self. When I need to make a...
    FighterWolf FighterWolf 13-15, F Jul 9

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    Why do I hate myself? I look deep inside myself to answer the question and all I see is a monster staring back at me. In my eyes, I see Frankenstein without the scars and body...
    scooterp23 scooterp23 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 12

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    I hate myself, absolutely hate myself. Why do I feel like this, why can't I be normal? Why can't I love myself unconditionally, even if I were to be flawed, why? Why did I have to...
    EmmaTrowwy EmmaTrowwy 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    I, I HATE myself. I hate myself so much. I hate myself so much, it's hard for me to explain just how much. I don't think you'll ever be able to comprehend the amount of hatred and...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 9 Responses 6 days ago

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    It's weird, but whenever I'm with friends, I basically look at myself from an outside sort of view. When I'm with them and I say something inappropriate or if I use a curse word, I...
    londontravella londontravella 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Since having my daughter and a really terrible break up(which I look back at now and say thank God that it's over), I have not had much 'me' time. Today, I took that time to pamper...
    sunniedays89 sunniedays89 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    When I first arrived in Ibiza it was very difficult for anyone to get to know me. I was afraid to smile and socialize because I cared too much about what other people thought. I...
    Badtimanonymous Badtimanonymous 31-35, M Jul 6

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    I really hate it when people cut themselves off from me. Am I just so repulsive or am I just not cool enough for them. Do they just want to change their image and I'm not a part of...
    thisisausernametoo thisisausernametoo 18-21 1 Response Jul 7

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    I talk to myself a lot. Like a lot, and in great detail. Like I'm talking to other people but I'm the only one there. In my head I could be in a group of people making them all...
    OneHowlToTheMoon OneHowlToTheMoon 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    I talk to myself a lot. Like a lot, and in great detail. Like I'm talking to other people but I'm the only one there. In my head I could be in a group of people making them all...
    OneHowlToTheMoon OneHowlToTheMoon 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Hi, I'm 16 this year. I just really need someone who can relate to me. I hate myself so much. I hate everything about myself. And this is why. I'm Asian so ever since I was young...
    jyjho jyjho 16-17, F 7 Responses Jul 14

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    I want to die I hate my life myself and everyone around me my parents abused me and then abandoned me with my grandparents and got completely new families. I want to kill myself I...
    slater666 slater666 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 18

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    Identity is a state of mind in which someone recognizes/identifies their traits that leads to finding out who they are and what they do and not that of someone else. For the first...
    Sanora Sanora 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Since I was young I enjoy having conversations with myself. Sometimes it's just me scolding myself or I pretend there is somebody asking me questions and I imagine myself in...
    yetanotherhuman yetanotherhuman 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    The other day at work I had an epiphany that I really truly love myself. I was thinking of a party that I went to..my first one. I refused to drink any alcohol when all of my best...
    londontravella londontravella 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    i am recently divorced . been with the guy 8 years or so. it is so easy to find a guy to date... the guy falls for you quick so you give your best to the relationship... then he...
    VictoriaRRose VictoriaRRose 26-30, F Jul 1

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    I know I should love myself, but I have a hard time doing it. I mean, I don't hate myself, and I know I am a good person, but I just have a hard time feeling love for myself. I...
    HiddenAnger HiddenAnger 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 3

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    This benefits me and everyone in my world. By cherishing and nurturing myself I make myself more confident and attractive. And know what? I really like myself more. I am not...
    wiseprotector wiseprotector 41-45, M Jul 4

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    I hate myself. I immediately regret everything I say or do, or don't say or don't do, from the deepest conversations to the tiniest facial expressions I might make while ordering a...
    biggoron biggoron 26-30, M Jul 8

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    I used to cut myself. It started when I was in 7th grade (I'm 18 now and just recently graduated), and continued up until a few months ago. I'm not proud of it but I like to share...
    pinkfleshbows pinkfleshbows 18-21, F Jul 12

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    I'm starting to get more socially awkward as I get older... Do this upcoming year instead of being cheery, outspoken, loud, exciting and talkative, I'm going to keep to myself...
    vividdreamer97 vividdreamer97 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Most people that know me find me genuine and sincere. I am genuine and sincere. I value honesty in myself and in others. But I do not often speak my mind. Of course there are some...
    junliga junliga 22-25, F Jul 13

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    Even though i have turned around and act like a different person now doesnt take the pain away because of what i did and who i was then. i hate myself. i hate what ive done and i...
    wallwalker wallwalker 22-25 Jul 16

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    Let me say this as just hate me for loving so sincere and have no return treat from the one i am in love with. OK! I found out that my girl friend can walk and protest and do...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M a week ago

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    I think I learned to hate myself To say I hated myself As a way to punish myself for being Powerless in the face of hurt And unable to express my anger With all the things I...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    Often times we are our own worst enemy. In my case I push myself way too hard. Whatever I do I want to be the best at in the competitive sense, but just so that I can feel content...
    Pacificdiem Pacificdiem 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I met an amazing girl yesterday. I don't think it was the first time I had seen her but it was the first time we were introduced. At first I thought she was a couple years older...
    persononinternet persononinternet 16-17, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    The way I see myself is a work in progress. I may not fit into other peoples idea of what I should be, but I am learning to love myself no matter what the past held or what the...
    JessicaMarie35 JessicaMarie35 31-35, T 1 Response Jun 30

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    I am addicted to constantly thinking the worst of myself and making up in my mind what I want to believe to feel sorry for myself. I feel alone and am losing my battle with myself...
    aneurysm91 aneurysm91 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 30

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    Hello everyone. I'm totally new to this site and wanted to leave a little thing to introduce myself (to anyone that cares). My name is Daniel and I'm here to mostly get to know you...
    DanielWithHisNeedles DanielWithHisNeedles 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 5

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    Like last night. It was a really odd night... I had been driving all day... I stopped at another gas station and got back on the road. Then it got dark... And suddenly I felt so...
    LEMONkinks LEMONkinks 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 6