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I Am Starting to Like Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 89 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I never liked myself but now I can't stand myself, not just because of my repulsive appearance, but bc of how manipulative and twisted I am..
    SunshineH316 SunshineH316 22-25, F Nov 29

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    So stop pushing and trying to make me feel better about myself because it won't work.
    trayomis trayomis 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    Not at all! just void. nothing. I don't even feel like talking or laughing. smiling nothing. just seeping deeper into the void sounds good to me! putting my head doen getting sh!t...
    wickedlilangel69 wickedlilangel69 31-35, F Nov 28

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    Ever since middle school started I wanted to be someone else. I wanted to look like this girl or act like this girl or have her hair etc. I'm the same exact way now. It really...
    alliesmiles alliesmiles 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I'm a little worried.... I used to cut myself when I was around 18 or so , I accidentally cut myself and I liked the feeling. I began cutting because I liked the feeling and was...
    Honee86 Honee86 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    I hate my self as stated above. I don't like my face, figure, voice, friends, family, location, and just overall life. I have sever anxiety and always find myself counting and...
    mckennaolsen mckennaolsen 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Hi there! I've recently come out of an 8 year long relationship where I was constantly criticized, belittled and mocked. I didn't like it at all, his personality wasn't very nice...
    buttonthimbles buttonthimbles 22-25, F Nov 23

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    It's so easy to create a list of everything I hate about myself. I filled up a page in minutes. It's a lot more difficult to make a list of good things. Especially since many if...
    JJjenniejones JJjenniejones 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 29

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    I have nothing to do, nobody to be with unless my self, and i dont Even like myself, he is annoying
    Pot1023 Pot1023 13-15, M 2 Responses Dec 3

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    I love my boyfriend, but sometimes I feel like I'm doing this because I don't want to be alone. I care for him when he's sick. I appreciate the little things he does and the big...
    tinywoman tinywoman 18-21, F Nov 23

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    I always felt weird being a Male i even told my BFF's/Sister. and they tried their best ta help me feel like Myself. It sorta Helped but Then I now have a Crush/in LOVE with my...
    aldereo212 aldereo212 16-17 2 Responses Nov 26

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    I'm 5'9". Or 175cm, for all the metric users like myself. :) So I'm quite a bit taller than most women and girls.
    LittleClouds LittleClouds 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 9

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    Decided it was time to switch things up a bit. I normally get my natural nails manicured, but today i decided to get an acrylic nail tip. I have to get used to the nail extensions...
    SpanishRose10 SpanishRose10 31-35, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Reading and writing are the best companions for an emotionally hurt introvert like myself. It's the best therapy besides compulsive online shopping to helps provide an escapade...
    hesitations hesitations 16-17, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have never felt like myself till now, usually at school I would be quite and not talk but today was so different I broke the glass were my real emotions were in I opened the door...
    pinkkitten100 pinkkitten100 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I am officially starting my life over. ive simply took my daughters hand and walked away from all of the problems..hurts..judging..bulling...and put them behind us. it wasn't...
    sunpea sunpea 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    i am starting to feel super depressed again, because my birthday is coming up (tomorrow, November 20th i will be turning 17) and just like every other ******* year i will be alone...
    ECrierie ECrierie 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 19

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    For quite some time now I have seemed to be deeply unhappy with myself. I can't tell you how many days I woke up and just felt like I was nothing. I still don't love myself as much...
    RubyRayne RubyRayne 26-30, F Dec 9

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    Ever since I have been old enough to be interested in boys...which is only a few years...I have been interested in boys and boys only. But I have met this black girl at school who...
    downbutnotout1 downbutnotout1 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Alright. I know I might be judged severely. But I am 15 years old and I'm in love with a 23 year old man. He has a girlfriend. I'm the other 'woman' (yes I realize I am still a...
    cydneyxx cydneyxx 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 21

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    Ahh...I'm going crazy. It's funny that everything he does affects me. Like what happens between us determines my mood. I hate feeling this way but at the same time, it's like a...
    moonlightdamsel moonlightdamsel 18-21, F Nov 23

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    Reality is starting to blur and my emotions cannot be kept. I feel like I'm suffocating inside of myself, and there is no easy fix. What I wouldn't give to be normal me again.
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    Im actually just starting to learn about myself and my body. Changes, what to expect, acceptance.
    ownfrnchseplaya ownfrnchseplaya 26-30, M Nov 22

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    I told my friends back home I drank for the first time with some people from my platoon and they were a little hurt because I always said no to drinking with them. SO on New Year...
    wildcard64 wildcard64 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 9

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    I think I'm starting to accept that it's over forever. I had something that was wonderful and now it is gone. I keep finding myself twisted and broken with regret but I know in...
    0815Jade 0815Jade 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    the time my friend Freddie became a girl part 2 If she saw what I could see in the mirror, then we were going to be fine. And I was right. As soon as she entered the room, a wide...
    Jaitheboy Jaitheboy 13-15, T Nov 27

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    It's sad to say that I don't feel like I belong anywhere. I don't know if I am feeling sorry for myself or if these emotions are warranted. I feel like my family would be much...
    BeautifulCha0s BeautifulCha0s 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    The thing is that I don't want to like him. We started talking in ninth grade he expressed interest in me first. I didn't flirt back cause I was good friends with his girlfriend. I...
    Elizabeth9697 Elizabeth9697 16-17, F Dec 1

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    So you know how your intuition shows you the big picture of where you'd like to be. Then you fall back into your body and it starts panicking because it thinks it has to get there...
    Loufree Loufree 26-30, F Nov 19

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    I'm laying in bed right now eating a huge bag of Twix mini's!! There are 36 mini Twix bars in that bag, and I have only 9 left to go in this bag!! Then it's on to bag number 2!! I...
    GBachmann83 GBachmann83 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 7

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    I will be a college student in Fall of 2015. I'm 17 right now... and I haven't applied to any schools yet, but I have my eyes on Vanderbilt. That's my #1 choice. I don't think I...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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