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I Am Starting to Accept Who I Really Am

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    A Life Yet Lived

    It was a long journey to the place I stand today.Self acceptance did not come easily, nor without shadow and turning.I am able, at this point in my life, to feel compassion for myself.The self I could have been, should have been allowed to beĀ and the self I became.I have even...
    btrflysfound btrflysfound 41-45 Sep 23, 2011

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    Same Cross Road, Different View

    My life has followed the same patterns pretty consistently for as far back as I can remember. I've felt the same grievances and encountered the same problems over and over again until gradually, I just shut down. Still in that shut down state, I realize I need to grow. There are...
    NoxNata NoxNata 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 10, 2012

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    I Want To Let Myself Out.

    I have been thinking really hard about my life and how boring it's gotten. I've been married for only five years and the fire is slowly burning out between my husband and I. He's a sweet man but is always busy at work, with friends, or with his hobbies. He tries to spend at least...
    ginagurl ginagurl 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 7, 2013

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    Me

    I am what I am,I am what you see I am not what you think although I just might be I have my own mind as I have my own face I have my own views for I have my own tastes I am not as you figured me out to be I have no plots or conspiracies... ...well not as far as you can see I have...
    Spitbak Spitbak 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 21, 2011

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    No Lion!!!

    Im understanding my self more and getting to know the real me! Not the person other people want me to be!! Im no lion on the inside but maybe a tiger! Or my inner cub! lol. But EP has defanatly helped me to understand who i am. If you have a problem with that than you can go...
    tomtombear tomtombear 18-21, M 5 Responses Sep 1, 2008

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    I Have Forgotten Who I Am

    From long ago I was forced into doing things I did not want to do. I did them anyway as a matter or survival or a way out of a situation that I had no control over. I just remembered when I got raped inside a boy's restroom by two boys. I was young and my memory put it away...
    Lyndsey2u Lyndsey2u 56-60, T 1 Response Sep 20, 2008

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