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I Am Self Involved

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 22 People

    Which I Don't Think Is A Bad Thing

    I've spent the majority of my life listening to other people's problems and somehow getting roped into them. I've gotten to the point to where I'm just sick of it and really just don't care about other people's bulls**** anymore. Which isn't to say that I would ignore a close...
    explainit2me explainit2me 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 28, 2011

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    Some Time For Myself

    I like to think of myself as someone who enjoys helping others before helping himself. I'm the kind of friend who would rather see you happy first - I place a loved one's happiness before mine. However, even the kindest have their limits and deserve a little me time.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Jun 24, 2011

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    The Truth..

    Not proud of the fact, but know it to be true , none the less!!
    lonesurvivor lonesurvivor 51-55, F 5 Responses Oct 30, 2009

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    I HATE MYSELF SO MUCH THAT I AM GOING TO GO ON A SELF-HATING MARATHON... I AM GOING TO NOT BATHE OR BRUSH MY TEETH FOR A WEEK, UNLESS I HAVE TO GO SOMEWHERE BECAUSE I AM UGLY AND...
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    kurioussubmissive kurioussubmissive 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    alysia28 alysia28 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 16

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    reginacs reginacs 16-17, F Nov 26

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    Low self esteem and poor body image is something I've struggled with all my life. Growing up as the only kid in a wheelchair in my town, I was always a bit of an outsider and spent...
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    unknown159231 unknown159231 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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    dyinginside4 dyinginside4 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    evynray evynray 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    Instead of posting selfies of my face i should just post selfies of my lips :/
    amberlxl amberlxl 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 6

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    Okay am I the only one who gets annoyed when people glorify self harm like its some fashion trend. Saying "it's so beautiful" "I love self harm" and stuff. Like seriously stop it's...
    alicepulkin alicepulkin 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    I'm battling issues that I don't know how to handle. In the past my boyfriend would talk with girls both online and off, it never went past talking but it still hurt finding out...
    cindyboo14 cindyboo14 31-35, F 13 Responses Dec 9

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    My self game has gone up a level with this selfie stick haha
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Dec 10

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    topsykrit topsykrit 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 16

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    I've had low self esteem problems all my life. I grew up being the only kid in a wheelchair in my town and because of that I was bullied relentlessly and the affects of it really...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 17

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    Or atleast, I can be. When it comes to my boyfriend, I just want to be around him all the time. The times I feel selfish are the moments when I'm with him and already feel alone...
    starfishheart starfishheart 18-21, F Dec 18

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    For the past 3 years of my life I have self harmed almost every single day, but this is the first time I have ever been able to say that I am 1 month clean and I have never felt...
    originalitydied originalitydied 13-15, F a week ago

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    Note to self: Do not selfie while drunk
    Colourfi Colourfi 13-15, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    well i love taking selfie so do others but keep in mind never take a selfie while u r drink coz u might look like a creepiest thing in the world belive me lol
    waris1 waris1 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    hi im new on this and I now suffer of deprestion and self harm i feel like no one likes me and i dont feel like my self i need some help or something my familly dosnt know (need...
    Susieboo1407 Susieboo1407 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I stop self harm for a long while but this month was the hardest. I started cutting again. Why did everything happen, maybe it was my fault. Now I self harm again
    wisdomgirl wisdomgirl 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago