I Am Learning About Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 369 People

    My Ex: The Oppressor

    "When your ex is like the oppressor, the occupier, and the enemy --finding someone new is an act of defiance; falling in love with someone new is a revolutionary act." --the heart of a rebel Months ago i had a dream about my ex. The two of us were in a vineyard planting seeds...
    sleep140 sleep140
    22-25, M
    Jan 26, 2011

    I Just Realized This Has Been Going On For Years...

    I had my first dbt group this past thursday...as we went through the criteria, i realized that not only did i qualify with all 9-that its been going on to one extent or another my whole life.  i feel neglected, hurt, ignored, embarrassed, scared...btw i'll be 31 in june.  this...
    pandorasbox81 pandorasbox81
    31-35, F
    Jan 15, 2012

    Everytime I date a "nice guy" I get bored do

    fast, within a couple weeks. Why?
    leaom22 leaom22
    26-30, F
    Oct 12, 2014

    I Cannot Force Myself Into This Life.

    I dont remember exactly how long ago it was, but i finally came to terms and now know that i still dont know who the real me is. i got so caught up in life that i didnt realize i was changing. i had to take a step back and see the big picture. i thought i was just growing...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 13, 2008

    Take A Walk In My Shoes

    Have you ever been call names because your skin is a difference color? Have you ever seen your mother get hit in the face by your stepfather? Are never get to say goodbye to your grandmother who pass away.Take a walk in my shoes and see a person who will give there family and...
    jusme30 jusme30
    26-30, F
    Oct 14, 2012

    I Am Learning How To Really Love Someone....

    I think when we are in a relationship, we all want to give that person love, make them feel happy, be a positive influence in their lives, etc... I have learned that when we put expectations on someone, it opens the door for them to disappoint you. Once that happens, you...
    DreamChristine DreamChristine
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 15, 2013

    He has opened my eyes.

    I am afraid to be vulnerable, I am afraid to be a team with my partner. I spent the last 7 years supporting myself and my girls, in an unhealthy relationship, being lied to and stolen from. I always did it by myself. Now I have a man who wants to be by my side, a man who...
    Mishelly81 Mishelly81
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 22, 2014

    So, a while ago - I wrote about how I'm a

    jealous girl and too bad; take it or leave it. But recently, I've been uncovering the true reasons behind my insecurities: it goes way back to when I was a child! I also threaten to leave my partners especially during arguments. I discovered this is also a part of the...
    DreamChristine DreamChristine
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Dec 10, 2014

    Feeling Better

    I am feeling much better this morning. Maybe I made the first step in accepting certain things, letting them go, while being grateful for them. I feel - in comparison to what has been going on the last three weeks - fairly stable and happy and ready to face whatever is...
    polecon78 polecon78
    Sep 11, 2009

    I'm Trying To Figure Out Who I Am

    I turn 20 this month and I feel so far from where I thought I would be. I am overwhelmed by the importance of every choice I make, and I am beginning to see how the decisions I make now will shape me for the rest of my life. I am struggling to figure out what is most important to...
    Maggert1 Maggert1
    18-21, F
    Apr 12, 2011

    Composites Make Up The Whole?

    You know, I didn't expect it to be so difficult to find out who I am, to learn myself. Little things that I am learning?: Hah. I'm deep. *raises one eyebrow and smirks* Challenges, while rewarding once they are conquered, are a complete pain in the butt while going through them...
    ScarletAura ScarletAura
    26-30, F
    Oct 12, 2011

    not to make too much of it.

    ..i have a long way to go. talking has finally started to put things together. pieces of the past that provided the vital "why"? why do i do what i do?? im beginning to see why. more important, im actually seeing things i do that i didnt realize. or worse, convinced myself...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    1 Response Feb 4, 2016

    There's so much more to learn & it does feel

    like I learn the most by making mistakes or when it is that time in life that is the most difficult to get through. There are always other aspects that I haven't quite realised about myself & my perspectives & how I deal with stuff. Some lessons need several repetitions to be...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 29, 2014

    After 30 years of marriage,

    I have filed for a divorce. There has been no happiness on either side for 5 or more years. A recent life event made me realize I need to be free and available if the "right" one comes along. So, I'm tip-toeing into the dating world. Decided since technology is my occupation...
    wantadoover wantadoover
    56-60, M
    Mar 4, 2015

    Battling self-doubt and lack of confidence

    Just had to leave the office for a while as I couldn' concentrate anymore. Too many thoughts shooting up and down my brain, right into my heart, my stomach ... I just had to take a break, went down to the lake and started to think about why you are messing with me and with my...
    polecon78 polecon78
    1 Response Sep 10, 2009
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