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I Am Learning to Love Myself

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    Self-Care - I am really good at showing love to anyone but me..... well..... I used to be really good at it.... but I am learning how to love myself....... I have always put others...
    Gaya Gaya 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 17, 2007

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    I am a tom boy kinda girl.. but so what!! i love myself now n don't care what others think of me.. i love to try out new things ...so what if others don't like it. i love to deal...
    90colors 90colors 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Lol I Am Only In A Speck In The Universe. - I've always had voices that tell me that no one will like me because of my weight, my height, my hair, my personality, my scars, and etc...
    iexistlol iexistlol 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 17, 2011

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    The Beginning Of My Journey - I want to be ok with loving myself I want to be ok with just liking myself I need to make time for me in life Because I need to see that I desire...
    somethingneverseen somethingneverseen 18-21 Jan 18, 2013

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    I'M Happy With Myself. - I'm happy with my appearance. It's taken me a LONG time, because I used to be the chubby nerdy girl with a tooth gap and glasses. But now my teeth have...
    brokeninsidefakeoutside brokeninsidefakeoutside 13-15, F Jul 24, 2013

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    Found Another Awesome Book!! :) - Being negative about our negativity fragments us, stranding us from our unresolved wounds. Hurt, rage, grief, shame, fear, terror, loneliness...
    PuddleJumping PuddleJumping 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 25, 2012

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    I suppose that this is something that I must do because it has come to my attention that I will be living alone for quite some time. What ends up happening when I live with someone...
    minidisaster minidisaster 18-21, F Jan 5

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    This past Friday night I found myself in an interesting conversation with my boyfriend, we'll call him SD, about the future. I’d been feeling fearful and insecure since the...
    Spankie1 Spankie1 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 10

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    Depression I'm The Winner.. :) - i will not bore you with the excat details of what has happened over the pasted year but i'm getting better everyday. Sometimes it really dose not...
    Tawny26 Tawny26 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2013

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    Yesterday - I was texting with the fiance of my fiance's best friend when she asked, "How are things going with you two?" To which I paused and had to think how to respond. I told...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 27, 2013

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    Loving And Accepting Myself - That has always been a struggle for me. I have always thought having someone else love me was all I needed. After the last relationship for last three...
    butterflylady21 butterflylady21 46-50, F 1 Response May 19, 2012

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    Still In Need of Lessons! - Learning to love ones-self is work! I am training myself to take time where I'm not doing anything else but just existing with myself. I am...
    silvermoon silvermoon 31-35 1 Response Oct 26, 2007

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    I've been trying to concentrate on things about myself I like rather than my flaws. It's so much harder than I thought it would be. I always catch myself comparing myself to other...
    daniefaye32346 daniefaye32346 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I May Not Be Perfect In Life But I've Been Through Alot.... - I've been through my mom having a miscarriage at the age of 39 I've been through what you may call an abusive...
    acdc8428 acdc8428 26-30, F Sep 19, 2013

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    Hey, guys! How are you guys? I hope all of you guys are doing fine. Well, I just wanted to say that I LOVE helping people and nothing makes me more happy than seeing that I made...
    Maoli Maoli 18-21, F Mar 28

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    I Am Beatiful - Tonight, I go to sleep with an affirmation, an affirmation that says "I am BEAUTIFUL, I AM WORTHY"
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 23, 2013

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    Love Hate Relationship! - I am trying so hard to love myself. I dont see the qualities that other people see in me. I am so overly critical of myself. I give advice to alot of...
    picgirl picgirl 31-35, F 6 Responses Oct 31, 2007

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    Learning To Love Myself? - Yes, I'm learning to love myself. I sigh as I realize that it's going to be one long journey. It's going to be one of the toughest learning experience...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 23, 2013

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    Learning To Love My Fat - I've felt overweight my whole life, whether I really was or not.  I don't know if second graders can really even be severely overweight, but I felt...
    lepamplemousse lepamplemousse 22-25, F Jun 10, 2010

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    I just want to be single. I have discovered more things about myself than ever before because of the situations I have been dealt with for the past week. I have grown so confident...
    KrisMiss KrisMiss 22-25, F Mar 10

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    Just Realizing What It Means To Love Myself... - It's only been the last few weeks that I've been able to see through my fears and realize how hard and uncaring I am to myself...
    italianchi1010 italianchi1010 22-25 2 Responses Feb 26, 2011

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    The more I talk about my issues and social anxiety, the easier I find it gets. Before I opened up about it I was so ashamed of it and felt like a smaller person. Now that I put it...
    Nessybabi Nessybabi 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    "remember To Love Yourself." - Loving yourself is probably one of the hardest things a person can actually do. It means being able to forgive yourself, the ability to...
    jaque17 jaque17 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 27, 2011

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    It's Happening to Me - I feel different now when I look at myself. As a child I was told I was many things by my mother and none were complimentary. I believed her. Only in the...
    emmie3 emmie3 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 19, 2009

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    Learning To Work With What You Have - Confession Time: I Used to be A "Catfish" In other Words, I used to use fake profiles with pictures that weren't of myself because I...
    LieutenantSnuggles LieutenantSnuggles 18-21, F Feb 8, 2013

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    Not Letting Me Get Me: Fighting Back! - I was running...running for my life. My breathing became heavy and I stumbled in the cold, abandoned streets. Why was there no one there?! I...
    JasmineLove45 JasmineLove45 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20, 2013

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    I Learning - To look in the mirror and see a monster to see discuss to see fat. I am learned those are not my thoughts those are others op pinons and They are not mine. I see the...
    blondiesmilez blondiesmilez 16-17, F Oct 30, 2012

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    I Am Learning to Love Myself - Things came to head a few years ago.  In a cross road I saw the road I was walking to showing me in years to come in the same position I am in...
    BattyOldMaid BattyOldMaid 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 31, 2007

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    I am my biggest fan and my worst enemy. I struggle with it everyday
    TankGirlC94 TankGirlC94 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 24

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    I Am Beautiful - I have recently discovered my beauty and have stopped engaging in harmful habits, like eating very little. I am learning to love myself, and it is making me a...
    Illlusion Illlusion 16-17, F Nov 7, 2011

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    After finals I will not go to sleep nor stay in bed and watch netflix all day long to relax. I will get my *** up and run, run, and run. And dedicate time for myself. I'm getting...
    nicolefg nicolefg 18-21, F Dec 15, 2013

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    Loving and Living -  I am learning to love myself after constantly ignoring its pleas to do so for 6 years.   after 2 failed relationships and a one-night stand that...
    mspekpek mspekpek 22-25 3 Responses Jul 1, 2009

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    Everyday I gain more confidence and become more accepting of the way God has made me. I am learning to embrace my flaws and accept my mistakes. I am grasping a deeper understanding...
    TryingToLoveLifeNow TryingToLoveLifeNow 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    :d - im learning to love me all over again, im proud of me, ive come along way.I know i still have a long way to go. im a survior like it or not i have made it this far. I can do...
    Tawny26 Tawny26 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 9, 2011

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    It's a process. But I used to be the type to respond to every guy that messaged me on Facebook because I felt so happy that someone could want to talk to me. I know it's just...
    Nessybabi Nessybabi 18-21, F Mar 27

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    For the past couple of years i had been very hard on myself.I am not proud for who i am.I can't even say to myself that i look beautiful.I always have this attitude that i am not...
    dreamingnightingale dreamingnightingale 26-30, F Mar 24

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    Today I had yet another deep conversation with my acting professor. He told me how I should just ignore people's judgements and go past that, how I shouldn't be afraid to be myself...
    Realitea Realitea 18-21, F Mar 18

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    The First Few Steps - So I'm trying something new. Happiness and loving myself. It's such a funny feeling to build myself up instead of break myself down all the time. It...
    annathom annathom 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 24, 2008

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    I've only been on EP for three days, and it's already helping me with my ongoing battle with depression. Or rather, it's helping me to help myself. I'm the kind of person who...
    xeian xeian 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    Transformed - For the past few years I have really hated myself. But lately I have gone through a complete transformation. I have begun to do yoga and meditate and I have really...
    ancoolu ancoolu 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 24, 2012

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    So.. I Love Myself? - Ok so I don't mean to sound narcissistic or anything, but I love myself. And for anyone who has a problem with me saying that... IDGAF:) okay so... Would you...
    kennedyhensen46 kennedyhensen46 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    Wealth - The road seemed long and lengthy Narrow and winding, often rocky Stretching far out there seems no end Discouraging haze meant to impend. The road seemed long and lengthy...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F Feb 19, 2012

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    Shame - i got really sad the other night. wanted to die . i prayed that i would in my sleep. i was soo upset i got a needle and started carving into my skin, i got tired n fell...
    Nellieccr Nellieccr 18-21, F Oct 21, 2013

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    A Letter To Myself - Dear Me, Tell me how to win your heart Because I haven't got a clue But let me start by saying... I love you.
    SpringlesAndStars SpringlesAndStars 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 25, 2013

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    Not Easy - Its wrong to see yourself through someone else's eyes.You should always accept yourself with your flaws and appreciate whatever God has given you.I used to be like that...
    Theright1 Theright1 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 14, 2013

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    Too Complicated... - I´ve been trying to love myself. Or at least trying to convince myself that that´s the best for me! But I always end up feeling down and stupid and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 24, 2008

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    For as long as I can remember, I've loved things like personality quizzes, astrology, animal totems, enneagrams, anything that's designed to tell you about your personality. In my...
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    I'm an 18 year old girl and don't think I'm all cut out for relationships... now if you are about to comment and say "you're too young" or something Along those lines, then please...
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