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I Am Starting to Like Myself

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    Hate....love...no Just Like.

    I have hated who I am for a very long time. Until one day I was talking to the amazing man i am currently in a relationship and I was telling him about the great person I used to be. He looked at me and said "Baby I did not propose to you because of the person you used to be. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 12, 2011

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    My Story.

    Hi, first off i was never suicidal. I just didn't like myself. It all started in 5th grade. I was honestly very skinny and short. ( not anorexic just skinny and very short). So, anyway people would always comment on how short and skinny i was. I hated myself. Now, to this day im...
    ilovepuppies1234hi ilovepuppies1234hi 18-21 1 Response Nov 5, 2013

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    21st Story-i Am Starting To Love Myself.

    Loving mankind was so easy.Loving myself i dont know.I lost touch with who i am.I even at one time lost my identity.For the last 10 years,living with the man i love didn't make me love myself.I am addicted to give and forgive.My life was centred at having compassion for others...
    unshakable unshakable 61-65, F 5 Responses Jun 7, 2010

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    I Existed For 60 Yrs On Earth Now I Just Started Living.

    I am an adopted child at 4 months old.Growing up without parental love is already pathetic.Having to tolerate and endure abuses are tormenting.Molested at 10 and raped at 12 is real torture.Having my baby aborted abnormally is real pain.Seeing my baby boy foetus...
    unshakable unshakable 61-65, F 14 Responses Nov 14, 2009

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    I Dont Know Why , and I Dont Know When It Happened...

    but i am really starting to like myself, i guess i have started looking at all i have achieved and survived threw and seeing how well i have actually done, and ep has really helped me with that.  
    jossiemarie jossiemarie 22-25, F 2 Responses May 13, 2008

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    Finding Myself

    I am in my freshman year of highschool and i'm starting to really find myself. It's nice being confident with who you are. I'm learning that you can't please everyone, you just have to please yourself and that's where you will find happiness. I'm not perfect, and I think i've...
    daydreamer27 daydreamer27 16-17, F Mar 20, 2013

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    Purity Is Obscurity

    Ogden Nash figured that out. I've always been different from most of the other people in my life. I suppose that's something most people experience though. I was a rather smart kid, I taught myself to read and write long before school and I didn't want to be involved with...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 14, 2010

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    You Aren't Me

    I've hated myself for years. I couldn't stand being me, couldn't stand living my life, not being good enough. Feeling evil and wrong. But recently, something changed. I started realising that, at my core, I AM a good person. So then all the terrible things aren't me...
    Emptysoul30 Emptysoul30 22-25, M 4 Responses Nov 14, 2009

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    Hated And Hated Now I See Light At The End Of The Tunnel!!!!!!!!!

    I've always hated myself and my name, it sucks but now there are some things i like like when i sing out loud in public and don't realize now i just don't care i flaunt it whats so crazy about singing ouloud and everything else i seem to do wrong in the eyes of the world?
    jamesdean4ever jamesdean4ever 18-21, M Dec 14, 2011

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    Starting to accept myself &

    even love the person I am today. Took a long time let me tell you!😂 , but hey! Better late than never. Just a great feeling all around when you stop caring what others think!
    lifeofkiya lifeofkiya 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    I always try to encourage self care for those who need help. I offer a chance to vent, to share. I say good things and try to help in the best way I can but what happens when I can...
    Arkiex Arkiex 18-21, F 25 mins ago

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    Once upon a time this would have been an adventure. I used to like those. With every move I started over and loved every minute of it. When divorce is the cause of starting over...
    Selene73 Selene73 41-45, F 1 hr ago

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    I like weird people because I'm weird myself. I have one huge weirdness that I'm objectophilia, I have my own man that I created and yes I do art I created a few images of his face...
    lovemyfantasy lovemyfantasy 31-35, F 1 hr ago

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    another night full of tears. no matter what I tell myself, the hurt never fades. its 6 in the morning and the pain doesn't numb. nobody but my pillow understands the grinding my...
    bujji14 bujji14 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    I scare myself, sometimes the person in my head isn't me, sometimes I break my personality down to the point where there are three distinct voices in my head, someday I feel like I...
    nicky411 nicky411 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    I really do. I'm lying in bed, and truly feel that I hate myself for how weak, ugly and alone I am. I always think I'm gonna change but I never do. Ever. I really suck....
    vicki90 vicki90 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    hey everyone, just wanted to confess my appreciation for the people of this group. As a fat girl lover, I am very proud to call myself that. But as an australian, it sucks because...
    baronvonsteve444 baronvonsteve444 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    When I was still in kindergarten - second class of primary school, I swore to myself that I will never do any of the following: 1. Smoke or do drugs 2. Drink 3. Have a plastic...
    weirdcharlie weirdcharlie 16-17, T 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    wandering through sorrow and light far from all the noise in the wilderness hearing a dark, tragic symphony reflecting a rhythm inside syncing and making me dizzy walk more...
    anotherclone anotherclone 26-30, M 4 hrs ago

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    It's all airy and high pitched and nasally. I can't stand hearing myself in videos and stuff.
    XlizrocksY XlizrocksY 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    The murky water lapped at my neck and covered my chin as I struggled to keep myself steadied on a rock. At river's edge,one of my uncles,3rd Uncle or as was called behind his back...
    RunEun RunEun 22-25, M 4 hrs ago

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    Eventually, I probably will make a friend on this site. Though it seems everyone I talk to, ends up getting bored of me, and just stops. I am starting to think there is something...
    awakenstarchild awakenstarchild 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I may not always have a good day, but I am in general, mostly on good terms with myself. I don't want to be anyone else.🍩🍰🍪🍯🍮🍳🍔🍬🍫🍖🍕🍝
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    1.9.15 ok so this another day has ended, and with this I think things have started to improve. I talked to my roommate and things are calm since then..and I studied nicely today...
    sb3007 sb3007 22-25, F 6 hrs ago

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    Its not that I've cried myself to sleep, its that I couldn't stop crying today yet. There has been so much stress in my household between me and my boyfriend. I know were not...
    4merself 4merself 36-40, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    My most humiliatng experience was my wife coming home one evening and saying she wanted to take a walk. I began to put my shoes on and she said oh no mister, you're not going out...
    BabyJoey2 BabyJoey2 46-50 6 hrs ago

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    My most humiliatng experience was my wife coming home one evening and saying she wanted to take a walk. I began to put my shoes on and she said oh no mister, you're not going out...
    BabyJoey2 BabyJoey2 46-50 7 hrs ago

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    My most humiliatng experience was my wife coming home one evening and saying she wanted to take a walk. I began to put my shoes on and she said oh no mister, you're not going out...
    BabyJoey2 BabyJoey2 46-50 7 hrs ago

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    afraid to show weaknesses strong we're our illusions so devoted to become inhuman telling each other continuously how to hide and this is the way became master and servant...
    anotherclone anotherclone 26-30, M 8 hrs ago

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    revealed what wasn't was in me anymore dream like reality i embraced in this temple of gloom and misery i created a light..in me wishing to see things differently longing...
    anotherclone anotherclone 26-30, M 8 hrs ago

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    I just moved schools, and I dunno. I still talk to my other friends, but mostly about them because That's what I'm most comfortable with. We talk every once in a while every week...
    redrumparado redrumparado 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    I don't want to be like my parents (and am very different). Yet I want to BE WITH people who remind me of them, especially my mom. My mom was a fun, outgoing party girl yet a total...
    Cleancut Cleancut 41-45 8 hrs ago

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    I've done so many amazing things this past year. My parents going through a divorce (a very long and drawn out one) My entire world ripped away from me multiple times.>>>>surviving...
    Anonymouscoast Anonymouscoast 22-25 8 hrs ago

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    i cried myself to sleep countless times. Who cares if I am happy or not? It becomes meaningless and when I am sad nowadays, it is hard to cry. Just hope I will never wake up
    Nat2138 Nat2138 36-40, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I love bigger girls. I think they are beautiful and normally more loving. it is hard to find one like I want however. I want one who is ok with just being a stay at home wife. Like...
    anthony1213 anthony1213 31-35, M 10 hrs ago

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    I've been running my whole life. Taking jobs in different cities and towns, disappearing in and out of peoples lives. I know it's selfish and callous but here I find myself again...
    NewDay9 NewDay9 31-35, M 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    My family does not know that I like women. I'm married to my husband and we are not working out. To say I was an idiot to be with him would be an understatement. I love him and I'm...
    Sophia117 Sophia117 22-25, F 4 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    If I'm not at work I'm here in my room! It's my safe place and I feel like I can be me and not worry about what others think! I wish the real world felt like this too....
    glendon21 glendon21 18-21, T 13 hrs ago

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    **** you you ******* fucktard.... How's that for expressing myself? And Oh yeah.... Go to hell.
    AngelaBelievesInLove AngelaBelievesInLove 22-25, F 14 hrs ago

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    i dont know...it depends. if theres any people out there who hate everything about themselves in such fine detail, but also loves myself when i want to, who spends hours and days...
    thehippielife thehippielife 13-15, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    i have heard a number of them from friends. i have no ghostly experiences myself but i enjoy them. even as a kid, when i went to the library, i read ghost story books. i enjoy them...
    xkmb xkmb 51-55 17 hrs ago

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    Not a day goes by were i think about my first girlfriend ,my best girlfriend who would have soon been my fiancee . Five years since that night since that car accident. five years...
    Sladetgx57 Sladetgx57 18-21, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago