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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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    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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    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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    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 really just wanna fall in love with someone who isn't exactly like me, but gets and loves exactly who I'm made to be. Why is that so hard?
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    My ex and i broke up a couple of years ago and we both agreed that this relationship is not going to work and being just friends is better. But I love her i always did, and for the...
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    A lot has happened over the last decade. I got married to who I thought would be there for me forever, had my caring, nurturing soul exploited to make her feel like royalty. I...
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    I've been holding all day,starting to get really turned on,anyone any ideas?
    Asdfghjkllllk Asdfghjkllllk 26-30, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    This is a long story.... Just before beginning of the school year this year this guy added me on Instagram he was native like me n he lived in the same area I was living in. So I...
    cassie200015 cassie200015 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I'm writing this really upset. Maybe because it's raining and I stood in the rain, upset. Please don't judge me. Hear me out. I posed as this random woman on tinder. I guess I...
    jenniferking123 jenniferking123 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    But you know what? I'm starting to see that it's a million times better than being rejected or accepted for someone you're not. When you are being authentic and get rejected, even...
    FittingUsername FittingUsername 22-25, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have close and best friends that I like to hang out with most of the time, and a family whom I make as an inspiration in life. But if you are going to ask me if I’m 100% of...
    nbsbgal nbsbgal 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I found this article and believe it to be True. Grace for Imperfection July 2, 2015 Unconditional love and acceptance – isn’t that what every one of us searches for as we...
    NOWHealing NOWHealing 61-65, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Inside the heart of each and every one of us there is a longing to be understood by someone who really cares.
    Kelvinlin Kelvinlin 46-50, M 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I said I'd post about this so here; So that same night my dad did end up coming to spank me. Basically he came up and put me in the corner of my room. He brought a chair with him...
    SpiritedAwayHome SpiritedAwayHome 13-15, T 6 days ago

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    emotional clearing is a gateway to the next level of development on the individual basis it seems. since yesterday; being emotionally triggered revealed many things perhaps i was...
    Solongotgon Solongotgon 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I have been through a lot of these and some of these have even come from close family members. But that's how people are these days. They want you to become who they want you to be...
    raviollii raviollii 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I think it took me a really long time to get to a point where I can look at another person, see them who and what they are, and I can almost always get along with them. It doesn't...
    thisisarandomusername thisisarandomusername 22-25, M a week ago

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    So I joined EP a few weeks ago coming from a background of extremely low self-esteem and terrible body image and no self worth. I could never find anyone near me who was a part of...
    Others2468 Others2468 31-35, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I thank God for this wonderful life He gave me, this wonderful family and for who I am. :) I know He loves me so much. I know who I am,what I am and what I want to be, but He's...
    Achelle07 Achelle07 22-25, F a week ago

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    I'm 15 years old. I have a twin sister, and she's always been the "hot one". Always has boys all over her. She actually has manipulated every single boyfriend I've had to either...
    shannonb2623 shannonb2623 13-15, F Jul 22

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    Well.... **** happens. I don't know, i will probably bore you with this story, but it is my story. So here it goes. (I want to apologize in advance for any spelling errors or...
    Eli235 Eli235 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 22

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    I've been holding for a few hours now and I'm starting to get really desperate, anyone wanna control me??
    Bursting101 Bursting101 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    There is big difference between i accept who you are and if i'm attracted to you. I don't care what you look like or what you believe or what sex stuff you are into. You can be my...
    JulianNorwhich JulianNorwhich 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 21

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    So I want to see how many ladies will text me but I have my own car two jobs will be going to college and I would love to meet someone who can be there and talk to me also will...
    halfricaned halfricaned 18-21, M Jul 21

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    So...this feels so strange to say, but I am 29 and am starting to realize that maybe in the weird, enmeshed relationship that my mom and I have that I am not the only one to blame...
    Ziggyspaz Ziggyspaz 26-30, F Jul 21

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    Life. The journey that all must partake in, even when inconvenient. The journey whose roads lay never ending on the map. the journey whose end is never visible no matter how far...
    Kanashimisama Kanashimisama 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    I am 13 years old and I have a younger brother who is 10 years old. He has special needs and a lot of the other kids in school have always made fun of him and picked on him. This...
    brianna747 brianna747 13-15, F Jul 19

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    I am very lucky. I have some fabulous friends. This week a friendship healed. She fell silent when her husband destroyed me, The impossible situation. I was running an...
    grommit3 grommit3 36-40, F Jul 19

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    Actually I can't accept people as they are. I kinda lied by putting this as an experience. I can accept a lot of things such as sexuality and gender but I can't accept people who...
    morganth22 morganth22 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 17

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    This wasn't an easy stage to reach, in fact I might not have and maybe never will, perhaps all i'm feeling right now is premature enlightenment. If that is the case, then that...
    lmpulsive lmpulsive 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 16

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    I accept you for who you are. Who am I to expect or demand anything from anyone? Everyone has their own individuality. Appreciate the differences, love them even if your thoughts...
    deceptiveoutofcloset deceptiveoutofcloset 26-30, F Jul 16

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    I guess you could say people have a hard time being anything other than they are, even if what they are is acting out a side of themselves which is the opposite from what they are...
    SolitaryFriend SolitaryFriend 31-35, M 6 Responses Jul 15

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    I think this is something women especially need to embrace its really important that we don't care what people think about us shape, size, looks, attractive features. virtually...
    loreto789 loreto789 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I've been writing on EP a lot today. I feel so crazy. I don't know what to do. How to not be this way. How to be okay with things and not let my mind obsess over this. I can't get...
    Kikiana1 Kikiana1 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    I find it funny how I can send out numerous friend request and get lots of acceptance on those friend requests but then I will literally never hear from them not even a Hi or a...
    Kittycane97 Kittycane97 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 14