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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 56-60, T 1 Response Sep 20, 2008

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

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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

    I've lost all of my best friends, I'm moving to someplace I've only ever visited, and I'm having to start all over again. I have nobody. True, I do have some friends on EP, but...
    EchoOfNamara EchoOfNamara 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 31

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    But I'm not good at making friends. Like I have two friends I can count on and my brother. Every one else disappoints me in the end. Like it sucks, it really sucks because I'm...
    Lala311 Lala311 18-21, F Aug 18

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    It's like you get these people who brag because they have like 97,451 Farsebook friends... Big freakin whoop. At least I actually know all of my Farsebook friends.
    OzarksTrucker OzarksTrucker 36-40, M Aug 18

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    I just got rid of a whole lot of "friends" in the last year. Some I've been " friends" with for nearly 36 years. It seems friendship is as rare as diamonds.
    JediKlover JediKlover 41-45, M Aug 18

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    Same here :(.. I'm looking for a life time friend. Someone I can chill with and laugh have a nice time and go to concerts shows plays dance.
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    Tons of friends today wont happen. Not tons pf real friends anyway. So be happy with four.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I may have a hard time accepting who I am, coming to terms with it, but one thing my parents have always taught me is that I am not better or no worse then anyone else in this...
    starwarsfan99 starwarsfan99 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I don't really look at myself in the mirror anymore (except to brush my teeth and hair, etc) because as soon as I see myself I just feel disappointed. I don't think I'm expected to...
    justalea justalea 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    When people look at me I wonder if they see things all the same as each other or differently. I'm "Anny" to my friends (2) who accept my really big and obvious problems. I like...
    Andwen Andwen 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    I have spent my life pretending to be someone I never was. Lived a lie of who I am. Did what I was "supposed" to do. Worked hard, got married, had a family. All the things a man...
    sammiejo79 sammiejo79 51-55 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    It's just what it is. I want to be loved by someone who cares. I'm not asking much, just for someone who really cares about me to love me.
    FoxyRose FoxyRose 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    'Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it." –Mark Twain
    Moca2014 Moca2014 26-30 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I find more and more people that use sarcasm to converse with each other. Using truths to make a joke. Dont we have enough tough life lessons in life that we dont need people to...
    LadyJunebug LadyJunebug 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I've done this a few times. The first time I was a young teen. I was walking to school(2miles) it was pouring with rain and I and my brother were soaked. As we got to the bridge...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M a week ago

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    I was raped 4 years ago on Friday. Every single day feels like a battle to live, I know I should be grateful that I have my life when so many others have taken it from them. I was...
    demie18 demie18 18-21, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    No one should have to change for anybody - the expectation in itself is a severe stressor in a person's life (ie. the one with the expectation). Like many other women before me I...
    Polly73 Polly73 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 10

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    So there's this guy I just met him recently he is part of this big group of friends I hangout with. I am starting to really like him I just recently noticed how we get along really...
    sunflowercali sunflowercali 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    Well, this is obviously a lie. I mean, there'd be few people to claim they accept Hitler, Pol-Pot or Stalin as they are, or for what they are. And those that do, well, they don't...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Yes, really just want to be accepted for who and what I am. I am a transgendered woman. Something I am just coming to terms with myself. As I do I want and need someone to accept...
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T 1 Response Aug 17

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    A really good novel is my greatest fault. I can get lost in the story and before I know it I have read the entire book in one sitting, I have always read, sometimes more than...
    michael1971 michael1971 41-45, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I'm just starting to accept how very sexual I am. I was raised to think sex is wrong/bad so I had a difficult time feeling comfortable with the fact that I'm often aroused. I...
    Happiness11 Happiness11 36-40, F 11 Responses Aug 10

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    Hi! I have cleaned up a lot of craziness in my life - although I still have a healthy dose of it! I'm finally starting to love & care for myself. I am finding myself drawn to...
    meghank1975 meghank1975 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I am starting my first college experience next Monday I am 23. I dropped out of high school at 17. I am hoping I will make friends, meet girls, and be accepted. I'm nervous hoping...
    bradman1390 bradman1390 22-25, M Aug 18

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    I've been dating this guy for almost 2 1/2 years and we've had our ups and downs but its kinda gone into barely speaking with his either being busy and me starting senior year in...
    fallenfar fallenfar 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Sometimes I don't know why I bother so much, trying to fit in. But when it's said and done, I still try to fit in. It hurts me everytime. I know I've always been the odd one out of...
    bezelbufu bezelbufu 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 29

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    I have been friends with 2 people who were once very happily married. I met both of them at the same time and they seemed to be really great together. It seems that now perhaps...
    beinmee beinmee 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    Long Story.... So in 17years old Black Caribbean and my girlfriend is 15years old White Caucasian. We have been together just shy of 7months which isn't to long but you know those...
    Golbat0909 Golbat0909 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 8

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    101% Acceptance. Sexuality, faith, gender and ethnicity. I don't care. If you are a good person I accept you. The beautiful thing about humanity is the diversity. In my experience...
    RetroGamingGuy RetroGamingGuy 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 10

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    I started realizing that I was attracted to girls when I was in middle school but I always put it off as just wanting to be like them and look like certain girls. It wasn't until I...
    katie1125 katie1125 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    One of the biggest issues we have in life is that people tend to care a lot more than they should about others opinion. Like just because someone thinks different than you doesn't...
    PeaceAtSoul PeaceAtSoul 16-17, T 2 Responses Jul 28

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    Imagine waking up one day and not having somebody to call mommy, nobody to tell you they love you , nobody to give you a welcome back from school , no one to hold you and hug you...
    Juiceyangel333 Juiceyangel333 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 2

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    Sometimes it's hard for people to accept you. Actually all the time. It's a huge problem in our society today. Being a teenager I feel it's harder now. We are trying to figure who...
    lportra24 lportra24 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 8

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    I'm Starting College On The 25th Of August. Problem is I Don't Know What To Major In . I Like to Do A Variety of Things . I Don't Want To Get Loans Or Keep Changing my Major . I'm...
    MbVG MbVG 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 9

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    So I just graduated high school and I'm starting college in two weeks. I'm studying Graphic Design which I'm super excited about! The thing is I can't help but being scared, which...
    SunlightStar777 SunlightStar777 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 9

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    Here lately I have really been struggling with who "I am". For me it is easy to be an outgoing lovable person, to a stranger. To someone who knows me, well that is a different...
    Inmyheadarestoriesunread Inmyheadarestoriesunread 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    You Tell Me I can understand why some of my friends think I'm girly or even gay (which I am, but they don't need to know right? ^^; ). I’ll just compare myself to most of the...
    noahman97 noahman97 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My new recovery project is reminding myself : I accept myself for my strength and weakness, my good and bad, my success and my failures. Doing something has to be better than...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Smile and say thank you. That's really the only socially acceptable way of accepting a compliment. I don't want to start a confrontation or make the situation awkward, so it's a...
    GiantKaiju GiantKaiju 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 2

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    You just don't know but it hurts me more whenever I hurt you. I don't want to see you that way but you just won't accept my help and you don't want to help yourself either.. We...
    purplefreespirit purplefreespirit 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    Circle I sometimes wish I had super powers. A direct line to the infinite force or something. At least a access to this sites user logs. I admit to having inappropriate...
    givupardey givupardey 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 10

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