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I Am Starting to Accept Who I Really Am

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Yes, I don't want tons of friends but I want few friends that really care for me, loyal and real friends.
    someoneyoulove143 someoneyoulove143 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    Self acceptance is one of the most important qualities someone as an individual should have in my opinion. Not for anybody else, just for yourself. You are you and there's no way...
    mads225 mads225 13-15, F Oct 6

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    I am who I am. I am a straight girl stuck in a boy's body. People hate me for being either gay or transgender. But, I am who I am, I don't plan to change for anyone. If you accept...
    VerdlaTal VerdlaTal 13-15, T 3 Responses Oct 7

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    I feel pity for people who tell me I'm f-cked up, because I figure they must be jealous of me for some reason. And if they can't get past whatever is keeping them stuck and...
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 1 Response Oct 12

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    I have been gay all my life, I knew from the age of 6 that I was attracted to women, but I didn't know what it meant and I wasn't even scared of it. I always played doll house with...
    Luane Luane 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 5

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    I just think that most people keep lying to themselves by thinking they care about others or that others care about them. I know it sounds like a depressing thought but that's just...
    almajedj almajedj 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    Might be fun! Or sad..... Hadn't thought of it like that! Supposing there was someone who really fancied you. But felt too embarrassed to tell you?
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Sep 27

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    When my wonderful girl left me after almost 12 years, I was so hurt and shocked. Especially when I found out who she'd left me for. I had cancer when she left me. And I must admit...
    midwesterndad74 midwesterndad74 46-50, M 5 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I used to be happy. Until I experienced the world worst breakup. We knew each other for five years, dated for eight months, and have been broken up for two years...and I still...
    NikkiNova NikkiNova 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 28

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    I will always accept people no matter what! It's rude how some ppl judge everything and everyone. I hope you also agree! :):):)
    JazLife21 JazLife21 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Anyone here in a committed relationship with a person who has kids? How do you deal with it? It's starting to really get to me.
    coffeeb4tawkee coffeeb4tawkee 26-30, F 5 Responses Sep 20

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    Life is a TRIP sometimes. I am trying to accept the fact: I will trip countless times. Like an awkward penguin sliding down the slope of an iceberg, you've got to accept your...
    theAnonMouse theAnonMouse 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 22

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    Can't play college vball & track anymore due to a trigger of seizures, chronic migraine, a leaky heart valve, major depressive disorder and general anxiety. Sports were my life...
    Jbranch14 Jbranch14 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 20

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    You know what I'm starting to not care about? Suicidal people. I'm starting to hate them because when they come to me about their suicidal issues, they bring me down to. I wouldn't...
    ChanelLove12 ChanelLove12 70+, F 2 Responses Sep 21

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    Can you really define what someone is as if they are not human? Every person is a human but its really their traits we list as bad or good based on our own bias view of a world...
    Tomorrowsday Tomorrowsday 26-30, M Sep 22

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    I've been trying to get pregnant for well over 2 years, and it breaks my heart when I hear someone else is pregnant. Some of them barely take care of the kids they have already...
    crochetedgirl crochetedgirl 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    I really try to not ber over emotional and try to see things from the big picture. My finace and me have been together for almost 4 1/2 years, and living together for aprox. three...
    HeatherM1988 HeatherM1988 26-30, F Sep 29

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    The more time I am alone, the more I realize some things. You'd think I'd tell myself this relationship was no good for me, but I'm not. The reason why we are struggling is obvious...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    I am trying to accept the fact that the man that i love will never open up to me. He is not the type of guy who expresses himself he would rather keep it all in.... but that is bad...
    Dsanders13 Dsanders13 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I guess I need an outlet and have enjoyed many of the stories and things I've read here....So I thought I should just write about the last year of my life and see what people think...
    trafik25 trafik25 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 29

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    My cousin told me "please stop spending so much time online". I think about it and I really wanted to tell her okay I'll try but honestly I can't really love life that's why I...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 29

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    I am posting this from new ep App. This is my first post from ep app. Gosh, I remember my first day when i had searched ep in Google and found it accidentally, it was in 2011 and...
    adiscorpion41 adiscorpion41 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I don't want to sound like that guy but I really don't care if people accept me or not. My mission isn't to obtain the acceptance of people. I'll do my things and you can do yours...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Sep 26

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    Hello everybody! I would like to welcome you to my sanctuary, which some people like to call my profile page. It's been a while since I've updated a bio of myself, so this is what...
    JordanfromNZ JordanfromNZ 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 9

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    Monday again already... Really? So now that my guy has agreed I need to find the right person and right situation. I'm very selective - I admit that - so it won't be easy to find...
    June3053 June3053 51-55, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Very much so. I mean there was years I couldn't look in a mirror without crying. I really don't like myself. There's only a cple of things about myself I really like but other than...
    lostwithin25 lostwithin25 22-25, F Sep 28

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    I'm writing this so I get things off my chest and hopefully I'll have the courage to post this on my Facebook wall. You see I'm not who I really am now... And I've come to notice...
    N1C07A5 N1C07A5 22-25, M 5 Responses Sep 30

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    It's been lot of bad experience across my friends and family that they all tend to tell lie , I never wanted to be one of them ,feel very angry and really sorry for them. My...
    hussein85 hussein85 26-30, M Oct 1

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    I watched a documentary about homosexuality and Christianity. I found it to be very interesting. A lot of the stories was about Christian parents and their homosexual children...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    So, I know someone who is depressed. That someone is not just a someone either, it's surprisingly, a teacher. People don't notice that he has been depressed, but I actually do...
    andiminlovewithyou andiminlovewithyou 22-25 Oct 3

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    I think being able to accept my weirdness is being abble to accept myself as I am. With all my faults and past. The way I look. How I act around people and how happy just being...
    badgirlbee badgirlbee 18-21, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    well I'm not "starting" I have been here for more than 3 years now, had lots of experiences and I can honestly say, that EP has brought out the best and the worst in me, I'm not...
    LoneDovahKiin LoneDovahKiin 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    okay. this one's a long one. over the last few months, I've been talking to this girl. I really like her, and I have no idea how to progress with it. So, her name is Holly. I've...
    ArcherArt ArcherArt 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    Some people on this can be really nasty all I want to do is make sure other people are okay yeah I may be young but I still understand things and I'm not stupid! so anyone who...
    mhoughtonxx mhoughtonxx 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 20

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    At last.. I made my decision today. It took months of depression and finally i decided to move on. I read a blog about getting over a one sided love, it was really beautiful. It...
    urbanmellow urbanmellow 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    This experience doesn't really need a story but it is true I accept anyone gays rednecks thugs surfer and just plain weird people but I don't like everyone I meet I don't like a...
    mrloweco mrloweco 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I was with my boyfriend was 9 months .. We had a pretty good relationship. Towards the end we started to get a little rocky. We got into several arguments and we're starting to...
    Laeti83 Laeti83 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    The one thing I know I truly value is the beautiful recognition and feeling that comes when someone else genuinely understands who I am. When I can recognise in the way someone...
    crescendo282 crescendo282 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 21

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    Ever just have those days? Yeah I have a lot of them..yearning for some **** to happen. I really don't like starting it but getting into it.. Ok. Let the fun start...
    W0lfhunter W0lfhunter 41-45, M 4 Responses Sep 26

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    I'm in a seriouse relationship with this wonderful man who means the world to me, and who loves me very much. I've been torturing myself with doubts and fears. You see, I have a...
    Emilia94 Emilia94 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 5

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    I found out my brother (biologically) is my sister around a year and a half ago. My sister didn't tell me herself because she thought i would reject her, so she got her girlfriend...
    whitehaven97 whitehaven97 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 6

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