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I Am Starting to Like Myself

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 15 Responses Nov 14, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    I hate being myself. I'm really stupid and I'm not pretty /: no one likes me in person because I'm a stupid depressed loser. My own family doesn't like me... They think I am too...
    disasterland disasterland 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    Some days I can look in the mirror and say I'm pretty and I like me. Other days I can't stand myself. I ask myself "why are you such an @sshole?" I'm not an @sshole all the time...
    oddnelly oddnelly 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 11

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    When you finally shed those trappings in which you have to act like someone else, and can just "be yourself," it's a great relief. Who knew it took so much energy to act like...
    streetcsi streetcsi 41-45, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I didn't like the 2014 me. Let's all realize that we can change what's within our control in 2015. And I hope we all learn to accept and embrace what we cannot change.
    torontojames torontojames 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    There was a time I wasn't sure about my apparence but now I'm 35 I think I look OK for my age. Certainly I'm more confident than I was in my 20's, maybe have navigated 10 years of...
    Notsosure123 Notsosure123 31-35, M Jan 12

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    Leviathan ( Andrei Zvyagintsev, Russia, 2014) 'Can you pull in the Leviathan with a fishhook or tie down its tongue with a rope. Can you put a cord through his nose or pierce its...
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 41-45, M Jan 1

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    Just do I don't have a story, maybe I just need to give myself a shake and am feeling sorry for myself. Just over the past few months all I do is sleep a lot and it's just pure...
    myselfxox myselfxox 31-35, F Jan 9

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    My name is Angel Orion Nevarious, and I am a hybrid; as in half angel, vampire. I can walk in the day as well as the night by day by night. I have not met any others like myself, I...
    AngelOrionNevarious AngelOrionNevarious 22-25, M Jan 2

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    I really don't like myself. I always feel like I'm not bubbly or funny enough for people. My face is too wide, my smile sucks, I'm too fat. I'm not sarcastic or outgoing. The only...
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 7

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    After so many years, I am coming to this realization. As much as I would love to be accepted and loved by every person on this earth, it just isn't going to happen. I need to...
    jsk7 jsk7 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I can't stand people who try to change me for their own benefit. I have one man that I've been talking over Skype to for a year now whom I'm starting to believe is becoming...
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    "I'm starting to forget how beautiful you are."
    PanicTheManic PanicTheManic 22-25 1 hr ago

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    Hi ^u^. My name is Justin. So if u ever want to contact me say hi :). Background: read my featured story called~ i want to say thx you. :). But basically last year i was super...
    InfiniteMusic InfiniteMusic 13-15, M 15 hrs ago

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    I have an urgent need to forgive myself for something I did in high school. For years I've been very harsh with myself about this mistake and I've been telling myself that what I...
    NamelessNomad NamelessNomad 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Hi my name is Momo and I would like to say I LOVE WOMEN!!!! There I said it. I do have a boyfriend and I don't really like to classify myself as bi because it's a little more...
    MoMolicious93 MoMolicious93 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Honestly I am 34 and no high school education. I had kids at 18,29,21 . Been married 2x and never done a damn thing for myself . I come from a place and daily that has the...
    KittenHasClaws1980 KittenHasClaws1980 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    I am starting over again, again. I have done this three times now. Every time I trusted someone and things sort of blew up in my face. I am a mess emotionally but I figure...
    DcreativeBUG DcreativeBUG 22-25 1 Response 4 days ago

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    We spend so much time and precious energy engaged in mutual animosity, hatred and hostility, and it all seems to come very naturally. I guess that's the nature of the human...
    MindBodySpirit MindBodySpirit 41-45, M 8 hrs ago

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    I think im not good enough. Im not pretty enough. Im not skinny enough. Im not smart enough. I can never stop hating myself and distancing myself from everyone who wants me to stop...
    maddieeeedrake maddieeeedrake 18-21, F 47 mins ago

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    It's weird, I haven't really heard of it before. I thought it was just hormones or something that had me confused about my feelings for the first guy, because shortly after...
    idontcareir idontcareir 16-17, F Jan 17

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    I've sworn to myself that THIS year I WILL lose weight so that I can feel better about myself. I have low self esteem, partly because I feel ugly because I'm so fat. Whenever I get...
    ConfessionsOfALostGurl ConfessionsOfALostGurl 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    Napoleon.... .... "The world suffers a lot. Not because of the violence of bad people, But because of the silence of good people!" Einstein.... ..... "I am thankful to all those...
    rogi4u rogi4u 36-40, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    When I look out that window, I just imagine myself standing outside. Then suddenly, I grew...and grew...and grew...and grew! My hips were level to the roof of my home. I walk the...
    Profweird Profweird 18-21, M 13 hrs ago

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    when i feel a certain emotion, mainly when its around the sad category...i write about the way i feel and what society makes me feel like, then i pull out my piano or guitar and...
    Smileprettygirl13 Smileprettygirl13 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    …and I never get bored of myself or hate myself... I love being myself at all times; perhaps I am a little narcissistic... Oh well, better than self hating, no? Although I don't...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 15

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    I can't remember the six first years of my life but they were the happiest years i've had for sure.I lived my life thinking that i had everything,that i was the luckiest person on...
    Rockzanne Rockzanne 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    For a little over a year now, my relationship status has been single. I have never been the type of woman that enjoys the single life because hooking up isn't necessarily something...
    sumerlin sumerlin 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    This is a follow on story from one that I wrote about 1 year and 7 months ago, called: "I am starting over again" I have been going to the gym for 1 year and 7 months now, the...
    NewDay NewDay 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    But when it comes to myself I never listen
    heaven89 heaven89 22-25, F 16 hrs ago

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    sometimes since i sleep naked i will wait early in the morning for when my mom wakes up to get in shower and time myself perfectly for when she takes off all her clothes just to...
    gman916 gman916 16-17, M 13 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I Think of You ... You were lost to me This face I behold Belongs now to a stranger A whisper of your child like smile That mischief in your eyes I wonder what you've...
    OnShiningStars3 OnShiningStars3 26-30, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I made a friend who lives in Ireland but I'm afraid this friendship is gonna end like mine and my superman (Tyler) me and him say I love you he calls me babe and baby and we just...
    TheHurting TheHurting 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    I have been ill since I was 5 and got worse at 24. I cannot work and can barely ever leave the house. I can stand and seem to do most things even though I am unable to keep going...
    quercus99 quercus99 31-35, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Sometimes, it’s easier to tell a stranger something very personal. It`s like there’s less risk, opening yourself up to someone who doesn’t know you.
    Rourou19 Rourou19 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    It has been up and down caring for my terminally ill father. Today has been pretty good. I took family leave time from work to take care of him. It kind of reminds me of taking...
    Mbingh01 Mbingh01 56-60, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Six - Chapter Eleven Jock was still talking with his father as I continued to walk toward the boat slip. I felt a little out-of-place as I strolled up...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 4 hrs ago

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    I have a terrible fear of being lonely for the rest of my life. This includes romantically and non romantically, I just don't want to have no one there by my side at my final...
    glomilk glomilk 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 9

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