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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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    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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    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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    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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    Sometimes living your life means ignoring what people think and just not giving a ****.
    JamesonEP JamesonEP 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    Hi, I'm Jane. I know you'll probably won't read this unless you're not superficial! So I have a little story. (Btw if you have any experience that involves preferring one's...
    jayissosadlike jayissosadlike 16-17, F 72 Responses Feb 15

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    We all get to a point in life where we need to take control of who we are as people. You do this by serious soul searching and being honest with yourself. Don't rely on someone...
    PosterGirl PosterGirl 31-35, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    It seems like this is too much to ask these days...like there's always something that people want you to be ...It makes it hard for you to even except yourself because you're...
    TyrannosaurusRexx TyrannosaurusRexx 16-17, F Feb 16

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    for about 4 and a half years i just couldn't acccept who i truly am...with all of my weird things...and couple of months ago i realized that im not the only one with those weird...
    pioxion pioxion 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 17

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    Sometimes I'm Ina situation where I'm different and unique. But not everyone accepts who I am inside. My heart is pure and to me, that's all that matters. The world has so many...
    redlove2003 redlove2003 13-15, F a week ago

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    1) Those are YOUR thoughts. How you think about yourself translates to how you carry yourself in public. Not every single person thinks that you're repulsive. 2) Don't blame...
    RationalCutie RationalCutie 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I understand the compelling case in favor of anonymity, for reasons such as personal security, the ability to freely express one's self without inhibition, or the concern of being...
    mattcr1 mattcr1 46-50, M 3 hrs ago

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    I wonder if all people or just women do this? I only ask because it seems more prevalent with females. I have felt this and I still miss a person who really doesn't care. It has...
    Myfairlady1 Myfairlady1 46-50, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm the type of person who really enjoys being alone. Most of the time. But lately I've been so busy that I haven't had much time for a social life. Now I feel completely forgotten...
    fadetolisa fadetolisa 22-25, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    this is going to be one of those brittany rants that i'm not going to filter and make pretty. if you like pretty, then stop reading. THE SAME WAY THAT IF YOU ONLY LIKE PRETTY GIRLS...
    foldedunfolding foldedunfolding 31-35, F 1 Response 50 mins ago

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    So here’s the thing. I never ask anything from anyone except for acceptance. That’s it. For example; I’ve only ever asked for money once in my life and I paid it back...
    ianbrewman ianbrewman 26-30, T 2 Responses Feb 20

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    From the time I was very young, I knew I was different. I was always more comfortable expressing and embracing the more masculine side of my personality. I was the consummate...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 21

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    Yup, that's me. I'm on a road towards accepting events that occurred over the past year. Today, I truly feel like I can smile for real. Feels like God is smiling back at me. I...
    guideme2truth guideme2truth 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 5

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    Dear monster I shouldn’t be wasting my time to tell you this but I am. I’m not doing it for you, it is for me because I owe it to myself. Three in a half years ago you thought...
    l34rnt0l1ve l34rnt0l1ve 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 5

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    and here I am. i'm starting to accept my self, to love my self more than anything, to respect myself. and i decide to dont care anymore about my face, my body, my brain. i dont...
    onikaa onikaa 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have friends from all walks of life. I have friends and family members, along with friends who I actually consider to be family. I accept people for who they are. No one...
    KinkyFreaky KinkyFreaky 41-45, M 4 days ago

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    I've finally accepted my weirdness. Being normal (whatever that means) is overrated, anyway. If being normal means being boring and ordinary, then I'm glad I wasn't born with the...
    HonorTheTrickster HonorTheTrickster 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 10

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    Can I just let go of something that hurts me? I keep asking myself... why my dad keeps saying the same thing over and over again. I'll make a long story short. I was sexually...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 16 Responses Feb 10

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    I am somewhat tarnished with a bit of a nice patina starting to form around the edges. All in all it builds character and makes me unique.
    beautyineyes beautyineyes 36-40, M Feb 14

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    Don't be afraid to be who you are. You are a wonderful human being. You are unique! There is no one out there exactly like you. Don't let the haters say other wise. Don't be afraid...
    BrokenCorpse BrokenCorpse 13-15, F Feb 5

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    How do you stop loving someone who had become your whole world It would be easier to make your heart stop beating To make your lungs no longer need air How do you learn to live...
    zanyzoey zanyzoey 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    I'm honestly really starting to like my best friend, but it's a whole different like, not like previous crushed before. I'm demisexual, and most of my crushes take months to...
    themuffintitan themuffintitan 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I love my boyfriend. We have been dating for over a year and a half. About 6 months into our relationship, he confided in me that he used to cross dress. He said it was in the...
    honestsleep honestsleep 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    Acquaint Tue 11th Feb 2014 2100 by Finlay MilliganPacific grimWe're now in 2025 with Sandlot's chase up to Earth Defense Force 2017 and not abandoned are we accepting invaded by...
    fifacoinsarc fifacoinsarc 26-30, F Feb 12

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    How to get over a Person who died, 20 years ago I had a boyfriend who was so great but my past experience scared me so to avoid getting hurt I broke it off then we reconnected...
    mznyc75 mznyc75 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 15

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    I have claustrophobia. Today it is affecting me a little more. I go to a therapist, who uses CBT, to help me manage the anxiety which really does affect me. I also have tablets I...
    Rovigatti Rovigatti 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    Weird,strange feelings,I don't like him like that i dont think i ever did,but still it's hard to forget him.I'm starting to kinda hate him lately.and im just sad too because I put...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 17

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    Im really holding back. My boyfriend is the nicest boy I've ever met, he makes me so so happy but I'm terrified of getting my heart broken. I don't like ending relationships, or...
    GnarlyShittt GnarlyShittt 16-17, F Feb 19

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    So I'm 22 and still in college which ****** me off so much . There so many things inside of me I wanna express but I'm afraid . I feel like a failure because when I look at myself...
    ish1234567 ish1234567 22-25, M 8 Responses Feb 4

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    I really do accept people as they are: I may not like some of their choices but who am I to judge them. I have no hate in my heart. I have thought about this lately and I can't...
    Ruthanna46 Ruthanna46 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 5

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    I really need a friend right now. Someone who will stay up late and talk to me, someone who will accept me for who I am and not what they want me to be. Someone who won't forget...
    BrokenCorpse BrokenCorpse 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 15

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    It's time to log off one last time. I've been on EP for about 2.5 years or so. No one seems to respond to me at all when I make posts or ask them questions about theirs. Perhaps I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Feb 18

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    One day I was eating chips and watching tv when my little sister came to me and told me she grew, she told me to stand up so we could compare heights. I stood up and we were the...
    shorty20032 shorty20032 26-30, F Feb 22

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    My mother is not accepting me for who I am. I'm a proud transman and my mother is embarrassed of me and it feels like i'm always in her way. She's been rejecting me for 2 months...
    FredrikMercury FredrikMercury 22-25, T Feb 9

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    I accept everyone for who they are...that is what I expect of them, to be who they are....not to pretend to be something your not, it does not work with me well.....be you..... I...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F