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I Am Going Back to Being Just Myself

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    Ah , Life's Little Default Option - I tried hard to be a husband and loving father and did okay at the latter , sucked at the first . I tried hard to be what I thought was needed...
    Tanengreen Tanengreen 36-40, M Mar 7, 2010

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    Ah , Life's Little Default Option - I tried hard to be a husband and loving father and did okay at the latter , sucked at the first . I tried hard to be what I thought was needed...
    Tanengreen Tanengreen 36-40, M Mar 7, 2010

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    I mean, i would hate to pretend to play the roll of someone im not! I am so good at being me that sometimes it makes me sick...not! Haha, people say im mean and others say im funny...
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    I am going back to college after many years absent. Any of the housing I can find that I can afford doesn't allow pets. I'm afraid I'll have to give up my dog to go to college. I...
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    before i start i would like to thank anyone who takes the time to read this i have quite a tough decision to make with my education and im turning to this community for some...
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    I'm going to change my look ! Get a new hair cut, do some shopping, new collection of summer 2014 is already out ;) So exicted ! i'd better start preparing myself for the weekend...
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    Old habits die hard....Yep, I decided to write this story because honestly I may take a very lonnnngg vacation. I've decided to go on a little spree.....well, not so much that but...
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    I am who I am and no one can change that! The people who stay true to themselves are the real champions! Nothing is more attractive then being yourself. I've learned that the hard...
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    I Love Being A Mixed Breed.
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    I love being able to do the things I love. Reaching a point in my life where I don't have friends anymore, who questions my hobby or judges it, they just admire or is facinated by...
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    *wakes up* *demon/monster/crazy spirit/alien/pink elephant on parade in my room~!* Me: Psychology tells me this is a hallucination. *goes back to sleep*
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    Getting the degree - I visited some campuses recently. I like the college atmosphere. It was the classes and academics that I didn't care so much for when I first went to college...
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    I am hoping to find some relief in venting about my personal war on fat. I feel a bit narcissistic posting about vanity, but it goes deeper than my exterior appearance. My self...
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    I am 24 years old and just got out of a four year relationship with a 46 year old man. I met this guy in college when I was a fresh faced 20 year old. It was infatuation at first...
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    My ex and I have been off and on for the last 10 years. We are very different yet in so many ways the same. He is a veteran and I am Bipolar. I tell you this because it is not an...
    NeNeStone NeNeStone 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    My ex and I have been off and on for the last 10 years. We are very different yet in so many ways the same. He is a veteran and I am Bipolar. I tell you this because it is not an...
    yanene yanene 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    Hello everyone, I'm quite new to this but I'm just going to start to write a story about myself. I think it's going to be quite long. And it's only one aspect of me of many- I have...
    Taurini Taurini 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I feel as though I have lost friends because I am not able to deal with what I am going thru. If feels as if I am daily getting sucker punched by things I didn't expect. Phone...
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    Long story short, controlling boyfriend. He is especially controlling when I am adamant against something. Definitely a power issue, loves controlling people. Thing is, we broke up...
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    I find that the way I feel right now is so much worse than my friends and family realize. Even interacting with them upsets me. Perhaps I am jealous... that they are happy or at...
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    Not necessarily go back. Seriously there is growing up experiences I don't want to repeat! Lol But, to take what I know now and apply it is what I can do and enjoy my life from...
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    I believe that's all everybody wants. To feel we belong, we strive for perfection or feel insecure because we do not feel accepted for who we are. What we look like, how we feel...
    anom33 anom33 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I like being myself. There are no duplicates of me, there's only one. It's better being an original than being a copy. Everyone has the ability to be different and be themselves...
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    If being myself isn't enough then what is?!?! I'm not gonna act fake just to get somebody to like me, I don't need a lot of friends, I could care less if someone doesn't like me. I...
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    I don't want to have to change myself to get a man to like me. Usually I do have to though. I have to pretend not to like something, or pretend to like what they like. Or else they...
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    I need to open myself to let new people in. Theres a lot of nice people here and surely a lot nicer than that I give credit for.. or think i deserve. anyway someone just asked me...
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    My mom is Chinese, my dad is Indian and I was born in UK but half raised in Malaysia where my parents are from. However until REALLY recently I never used to find myself sexy (even...
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    Back to pink! Whoo! I just want to do something stupid and hey, I've done it once so why not do it again?
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