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I Am Starting to Accept Who I Really Am

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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 61-65, T 1 Response Sep 20, 2008

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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 4 Responses Sep 1, 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 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 21, 2011

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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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    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 be and the self I became.I have even...
    btrflysfound btrflysfound 41-45 Sep 23, 2011

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    Wow. I have never been called a fake before on EP...except for today. What picture I choose to put up on my profile is my business, isn't it? I have been on here a lot more these...
    TulipBaby TulipBaby 41-45, F 10 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Let me preface this by saying I love my boyfriend, he's wonderful but not responsible or mature. I'm in a relationship where I pay for most things. If we go out, I pay, if we get...
    dashdash12 dashdash12 18-21, F 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    accepting yourself is the most hard thing to do.... how can i overcome this problem. :/
    yan2 yan2 18-21, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    if ur a girl who likes to be a sub (any age) pm me
    olderbudweiser2016 olderbudweiser2016 46-50, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I've never moved before, my town I moved from I've lived in since I was born — I was born there. It's getting really slow there so my whole family moved to a city close by. But...
    Lonerboyferlife Lonerboyferlife 13-15, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    he's been protecting me since we were 16. first time, I was afraid to go home after school so he took me home with him. perfect gentleman. took me to a movie, got us pizza and when...
    girlonpause girlonpause 36-40, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I'm not a boss yet, but I will when I get to that level. I work with mainly girls and they can be really rude, moody and just plain lazy. One of my colleagues back-chatted to me...
    MrSoreHyde MrSoreHyde 22-25, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    There is this girl who came into my life a year ago and I was lonely and confided EVERYTHING to her. I told her who I was mad at, who I wanted to be friends with, who to watch out...
    AMIAROM AMIAROM 31-35, F 20 hrs ago

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    I don't expect others to blindly accept me and not have some of their own personal standards. I like to surround myself with people who realize and enjoy the fact that life is...
    ProcessOfBecoming ProcessOfBecoming 18-21, T 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I wish I can find a pretty girl who isn't like this girl. That's all they seem to want. Where is all the pretty girls who has a weird sense of humor and don't look like a shallow...
    YourSecretAdmire22 YourSecretAdmire22 22-25, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Sometimes resigning yourself to the fact that your life is difficult, maybe more than others and being okay with this fact and maybe trying to make a difference to someones life...
    SunlightSeeker SunlightSeeker 26-30, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Right people. I penned this little diatribe in the hope of getting through to some people who are having a tough time with legitimate incontinence and need a bit of light at the...
    Gemma1990 Gemma1990 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    nope! I am one of a kind and i will not change and or apologize for who i am.you can accept me or not accept me I'm okay with that you obviously weren't good enough to be in it
    cieloissky cieloissky 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I have many sides, I am sarcastic, sometimes I'm funny, other times I'm protective, or on the mood for a fight, sometimes I just want to curl up with a book, some days I want to...
    Youngandsarcastic Youngandsarcastic 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My new husband was a single child and lived a sheltered life. We have only been married a few weeks now, and since he comes from a religious family, we lived strictly apart until...
    bakeddolores bakeddolores 18-21, F 19 Responses 4 days ago

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    A few actually! One was particularly nuts. Threw a fit I broke up with him. Starting trashing the place, threw me too. But it was the reason I broke up with him is what really...
    silencedshy silencedshy 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't care who you are. If you accept me I'll accept you. If you don't accept me then you're missing out on a great person/weirdo/friend/nerd/student/student/Etc. You're missing...
    eharber97 eharber97 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I'll like to be accepted for me not for people think I am I'm bi I do think girls are cute but some boys make me feel so strange inside but anyway I'm also something no one truly...
    Antcraft101 Antcraft101 22-25, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    for me not for anyone else just me and quite frankly if you can accept me for who I am then you don't need to be in my life because I have set goals and I know what's best for me...
    cieloissky cieloissky 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I see posts by others and I'd like to reply, or offer help, but sometimes it's young girls, or guys that maybe don't know what to say to other guys. I don't usually reply for those...
    omgwut omgwut 41-45, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Promoting a Gender Reversed SocietyAs a radical feminist, I have many views that many would consider controversial. I am a huge advocate of petticoating and support any women...
    radicalfeminist radicalfeminist 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 31

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    I am a licensed educator who was never able to find a teaching job. I tried different things in my life but I have always wanted to teach kindergarten. I am afraid that because of...
    ahughes27 ahughes27 26-30, F Jan 30

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    As someone who is really into fat girls, I sometimes wonder whether it would be better to get with a fat or skinny girl. While most probably wouldn't, I'd love a skinny girl who...
    FutureFat FutureFat 16-17, M Jan 30

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    I want people to accept me for who I am. I have flaws but that doesn't make me a bad person and when people point them out it makes me miserable cause all I wanna do is live my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Jan 30

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    Hi everyone!! So. It's been a good couple of years since I've been on here.... I haven't even thought about this site for a while until I had an experience to share! Now. The last...
    theJagermeister theJagermeister 18-21, F Jan 30

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    hi. I am me and no one can change that, so accept me for who I am, or leave me be.
    jtlittlebit jtlittlebit 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    "Your religion is against homosexuality, am I right?" she asked as she brushed her hair. "Yeah." I replied without paying too much attention. "Why do you ask?" I glanced at my...
    homeskilletx homeskilletx 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 29

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    I was reflecting about somethings that are going on in my life right now and I've realized that I can really be who I really am with some determinate people, just a few ones that...
    gloomykidd gloomykidd 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 28

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    I had never really met a person who had made me question everything about myself-my job, the way I view my relationships with my family, the way I view myself, my anxiety, my...
    sweetsexxylexy sweetsexxylexy 22-25, F Jan 28

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    As someone who's been wearing masks his entire life, I am quite curious how people see me. It's become impossible for me to show the real me in person. And the only person I've...
    Ichki Ichki 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 28

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    Yes,I accept everyone for who they are.you may make bad choices but no ones perfect I make plenty of mistakes.if u feel comfortable to share anything to me then Thats good enough...
    cieloissky cieloissky 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 27

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    I have reached a point in life where I feel it is no longer necessary to try and impress anyone. If they like me the way I am, good. I they don't, it's their loss. This is my life...
    RLBi RLBi 22-25, F 11 Responses Jan 26

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    I accept them for who they are, but this doesn't mean I enjoy everyone's company. I'm simply saying that people show you who they are... Don't expect them to be someone they are...
    HeUsedToBeMine HeUsedToBeMine 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    Regardless of no matter whether you've got a very store, undoubtedly are a business proprietor or run a small company in your own home, accepting charge cards could be a critical a...
    vagarland65 vagarland65 36-40, M Jan 22

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