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I Am Rediscovering Myself

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    Road To Rediscovery

    I know who I use to be and what I use to like to do. I'm fully aware of that girl, her transgressions, her successes, her beauty, her passions, and her dislikes. But while admiring the girl I was, I feel like I've lost sight who I have become and what she likes. I've asked myself...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 10, 2012

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    Unexpected Realization

    I was searching the library.  I had a problem to solve.  i knew my now ex-wife had a problem and someone had mentioned that maybe my wife was co-dependent.  I'd been married for 15 years and I was ready to try anything to fix the problem.  I found the section...
    ekardris ekardris 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 13, 2009

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    Somebody's Something

    I went from being somebody's daughter to somebody's wife.  And then I was somebody's mother.  Somebody's employee.  Somebody's volunteer.  It was a lot of somebody's somethings and it all filled my life, but now the roles have shifted a bit and I have...
    WonderfullyAware WonderfullyAware 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 27, 2010

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    I Need Myself Back.........

    I feel like I lost myself somewhere in the way when I leaned on someone so much that I forgot who I am , is it right and what to do I have been helpless indecisive insecure needy possessive and been in denial been delusional been blaming accusing and that's not me I cant believe...
    aloserlikeme aloserlikeme 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 21, 2013

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    I Don't Know What More There Is For Me to Say

    It's almost like 'I am rediscovering myself' is all there is to say. I guess ever since a week ago, when I realized that the novel I'm writing, I love it so much because the main character is the real me. Actually I kind of discovered that while talking to my therapist. I said...
    LonelySoul LonelySoul 18-21, F Dec 12, 2007

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    Hopeless Or Hopefull

    Oh yeah, most definitely I am a hopeless romantic,,, Okay, I think I am a hopeless romantic,,, at least I know I used to be. Okay,,,, let's say I am a hopeless romantic who has lost hope,,, or maybe I am just a hopeful romantic, or a hoping to be a hopeless romantic. I know...
    lvyourtoes lvyourtoes 56-60, M Oct 14, 2012

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    The Leopard

    They say "A leopard can't change its spots" and I am finding that to be true. Not that I want to change who I am; I am comfortable in my own skin but there are a few things I would like to work on. Let me start out by saying "everyone has problems" and for most people their...
    lvyourtoes lvyourtoes 56-60, M Oct 13, 2012

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    Rediscovering Myself

    I’m rediscovering myself, The happy old self, I used to be, That’s what I want, To be happy again, Smiling, Laughing, That’s me, Happy again.
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 1 Response Apr 2, 2012

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    I have always been confident

    and comfortable being me. Always looking for the good in people and any circumstance I find myself in. Very passionate about my beliefs and in the "greater good". But my values and trust in people tend to leave me vulnerable and quite often taken advantage of. The big struggle...
    MUTTofSOCIETY MUTTofSOCIETY 26-30, M Jan 25

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    Contemplating....

     Good Morning all,Im doing pretty good. I just started yesterday a group called WAVE, women against violence everywhere and it seems like its going to be good, already we are discussing how living in a mentally abusive situation for years clouds your view of reality and how your...
    browneyesopening browneyesopening 36-40, F Aug 23, 2011

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    Who The Heck Am I?

    Everything I once knew as ME seems distant and bogus. After losing my job and 98% of my friends as a result of my actions and my situation, I'm not realizing that the life I built was an elaborate play-act lasting almost 37 years. Now what?
    mirthy mirthy 36-40 1 Response Feb 19, 2013

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    Its a Very Scary Journey

     i'm in the beginning phase where i could just back out and turn around and then wake up one day and realize how little ive learned . I dont remember many things from my childhood and some of it i think i blocked , and  i want to open those doors . I want to face myself...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F Jan 11, 2008

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    Finally Sober

    I am learning who I really am.  I am thinking it will take about 20 years before I get it but I am trying.
    kaf0201 kaf0201 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 12, 2008

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    I want to be the unique and beautiful goddess I once was. Right now, I am ugly and undesirable. I loved myself last week and the week before, but something happened this week that...
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    Never have I thought of killing myself or try hurting myself in ways that would end my life easily. I started to beat myself a few days ago and it felt good. I feel like I deserve...
    MaryJay712 MaryJay712 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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    How can you love yourself when you don't feel good about yourself ? This is the question I ask myself, because when I think about it the answer is. I don't feel good about myself...
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    Sometimes in your life you can meet some people that give you bad vibes. You feel uncomfortable with either their action, or their words, then you play down your feelings, and...
    ChicaAudaz ChicaAudaz 18-21, F Sep 29

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    I used to hate myself ( people know how to make you hate yourself!) I worked hard on myself and I reached the point where I had Love-hate Relationship With Myself now it is...
    AutoLove0 AutoLove0 22-25, F Sep 29

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    I knew that long time back, I have myself, and ONLY myself. But Idk why I keep on forgetting, Idk why I am fooled easily into forgetting facts and into believing in things that...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    Well I feel like I'm never satisfied with myself. I can never do anything right or please anybody. Sometimes I'll cry randomly because I'm frustrated or just tired of everything...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    "All of our relationships depend on our relationship with ourselves. If you don't love yourself, you can't possibly love anyone else" ~unknown. i never understood this when i was...
    AThousandThoughts AThousandThoughts 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 14

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    Everyone is guilty of comparison to others. After a little lesson I learned in youth group and a good fasting I realized three things 1) I compared myself more than I thought in...
    directorskittish directorskittish 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 15

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    I often feel abused. I went online and took an abuse test. It was obviously for couples, but I scored really high and likely of being abused. I scream at myself, punish myself...
    innerself000 innerself000 18-21, F Oct 16

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    i hate myself if i don't get the perfect grade. i hate myself if i see a bigger number on the scales. i hate myself sooo much if i don't get an awarding certificate at the end of...
    michiko michiko 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I treat myself like I'm a different person. I often have debates with myself, get mad at myself, and I even have different opinions. Conversations with myself could go like, "Haha...
    unicornbombz unicornbombz 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 1

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    But I'm not IN love with myself ;) Seriously, though, what I have learned about loving the person you are is that if you don't, it is awfully hard for someone else to love you...
    shoehorny shoehorny 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 1

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    I can't tell if I'm beautiful or ugly. My face and body distort when I look at myself in the mirror. The one moment when I finally tell myself I could possibly be pretty, I look up...
    SaveTheGeek SaveTheGeek 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    I want to wear all black, and have multiple piercings in my ears. I want to wear deep dark eye make up, and wear strange things. I want to act crazy and go on midnight runs. I want...
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    All my life I have pushed myself to do things that are difficult and that scare me. On a daily basis I purposely put myself in situations that I do not like, that terrify me. Why...
    mattturcs mattturcs 26-30, M Oct 12

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    There was a time I had no friends. So I decided to change myself. I wore lots of makeup, fancy cloths, stuck out my boobs with a push up bra, and had my hair nice. Within two days...
    Fifidog Fifidog 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 12

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    I try to think back to a time where my life was different. A time where I was completely content with myself. And you know what? I can't recall a time where I was ever content with...
    terriblefixations terriblefixations 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 14

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    I constantly think negative thoughts about myself, I hardly consider myself human and I put everything and everyone before myself. It's gotten to the point where I don't even...
    caseys22 caseys22 22-25, M Oct 14

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    I am starting to see that although I enjoy being alone, it is starting to border on isolation. There is nothing wrong with wanting to be alone but isolating yourself and making...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 9 Responses 6 days ago

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    There was a time when I used to be pretty critical and judgemental. These past few years though there's a different way I've taken. It's this: whenever I see something in someone...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    How do I STAY motivated to workout? especially since its getting colder outside in the winter months. Is it crazy to try to eat healthy in the winter when everyone is trying to...
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    I mainly talk to myself because I'm a planner at heart so I like to plan out what I'll say on the phone or maybe in a conversation with someone. I think I don't like not being...
    simplycomplex82 simplycomplex82 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 25

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    Why am I the one sitting here crying when it's my fault? Why am I the one sitting here missing you when it's my fault I lost you? It's all my fault It's my fault that we barely...
    WhySufferxx WhySufferxx 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 25

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    Before you say you hate yourself please read this...about me I assure you. You'll feel better about yourself. I'm 24-years-old still living with my parents and although I don't...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 8 Responses Sep 30

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    The one person I hate more than anyone else is myself. I feel like a freak because of who I am. I wake up everyday as a freak, and feel like a disgrace all day long until I fall...
    griffinlynn1 griffinlynn1 13-15, T 1 Response Oct 1

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    I don't know how this really goes. But I've been driven to this point. To the point where I'm moaning on the internet to people who don't know or care about me because I have no...
    paigezero paigezero 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 3

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    I cant help it. I constantly look down on myself. My mother is a psychopath. Growing up, I didn't have a good role model. My mother lied all the time, and my dad was foolish enough...
    InsertMyName InsertMyName 13-15, F Oct 4

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    I've been longing to know who I am, and what I am supposed to be doing with my life. I'm sure many others out there feel the same way. However, I wonder how many can also include...
    GlamGasm GlamGasm 22-25, T Oct 6

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    I hate the way I look, I hate the way I act, and there's nothing I can do about it. Am I not in essence, myself? I cannot change myself that deeply. I cannot alter my core. There...
    Hatter4 Hatter4 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    When I like someone it'll become an obsession and I'll scream for attention like a child. Cry and all even starve myself and other things to harm my own body if that person doesn't...
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