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I Am Starting to Like Myself

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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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    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...
    Aviadora Aviadora 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 14, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Accept Everything As Is . . I don't think that I ever liked myself in the past, but I do. I think I changed a few things in terms of personality. I like everything about me...
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    And hey what am I thinking? There's plenty to like about myself, I'm so many things, a whole lot of awsome and some bad habits too. I'm anything and everything. What do I define...
    Angiethebrave Angiethebrave 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    A long time ago, when I was very young, I began thinking that I was not likeable. During all phases of my development so far I have had ideas that I am not good enough and...
    Angiethebrave Angiethebrave 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I feel like I'm changing. My ideas an what I wanted my life to be like have just left me. I don't know if it's because he said it will never happen or if I've actually changed. He...
    Trouble15 Trouble15 13-15, F Sep 3

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    I don't like my body I'm fat and ugly. I hate my body. Y can't I be beautiful like other people?
    Kelnea Kelnea 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    Anyone else feel like that?
    Lovelyone1284 Lovelyone1284 26-30, F Aug 29

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    Hey fellow writers, so I'm currently working on a book. I've been looking for people that have a passion for writing and that are just starting—like me. The goal would be to work...
    BasicWritingInc BasicWritingInc 16-17, M Sep 1

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    Hey fellow writers, so I'm currently working on a book. I've been looking for people that have a passion for writing and that are just starting—like me. The goal would be to work...
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    Hey fellow writers, so I'm currently working on a book. I've been looking for people that have a passion for writing and that are just starting—like me. The goal would be to work...
    BasicWritingInc BasicWritingInc 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    You know you’ve come to a low point in your life where you’d wish, practically begged, that your mother should have swallowed you, or aborted you when she had the chance. A...
    EatingSheep EatingSheep 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I like myself very much. I take care of myself. I never let anything go to waste. I find myself very attractive. I like myself very much. I knew I was going to live a happy life...
    lycheechan lycheechan 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    I almost crashed my car today. I tried to overtake a Mack truck on a u turn with a double lane, and floored it. I realized there was no way in hell I was gonna make it so I slammed...
    elleke elleke 31-35, F Sep 3

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    I always say I feel like I'm married to someone I hate because I don't particularly like myself and I can't escape myself. It's really hard to be in this position and I hate the...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Aug 21

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    I know a lot of people are going to comment saying how stupid I am being. But I truly do not like myself. I've never told anyone this.. because it's kind of embarrassing. I like...
    abbbbbby abbbbbby 13-15, F 17 Responses 3 days ago

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    Did you ever meet someone and feel a strong connection to them without even really knowing them? Like they just "get" you and you feel like you know them and feel empathy towards...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 11 Responses Aug 21

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    After all, I spend all of my time with myself. I might as well make an effort to like myself.
    ZydecoVivo ZydecoVivo 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    My husband often makes me feel like myself and our kids come in second to his friends and video games and whatever else he can distract himself with. I know it could be just me...
    AshWilkie AshWilkie 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    I'm 30 different people in a day. I'm a different person to everyone I meet. I know how to control everyone I encounter, how to make them like me, how to be what they need. I don...
    calledMiles calledMiles 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    So I accidentally browsed ur profile on the dating website and what you wrote just make me curious, this is how we know each other. We met in person in a very short term w/o...
    TaiwanSag TaiwanSag 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Today I am feeling like this for sure. It seems like no one wants to be around me. When I open my mouth, usually something stupid comes out, and then I get contradicted or...
    goldenbeginning goldenbeginning 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    The things that once brought me pleasure and comfort, feel like the obstacles keeping me from catalyzing my life into something worth living. I used to have laughs and good times...
    K3TTLE K3TTLE 31-35, M 3 Responses Sep 5

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    hi, my name is aileen( pronounced: aye-lean) and i am a 15 year old lesbian girl who wants to meet other people like myself. be free to message me :)
    ayeitsaileen ayeitsaileen 13-15, F Aug 18

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    I am GingerSlim but yeah i like myself
    GingerSlimSTL GingerSlimSTL 13-15, M Aug 24

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    I think I have always believed that I am not a complete person, that my life is about making up for that, becoming 'better'. Life has seemed to me to be the task of becoming a...
    Angiethebrave Angiethebrave 31-35, F 1 hr ago

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    What makes greatness is starting something that lives after you. - Ralph W. Sockman
    chocomint chocomint 51-55, F 58 mins ago

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    My Life is starting over again, over again my friends say I’m back again My life is starting over again Over again My fame is spreading across the land Now I got me a band Got...
    RasinBoy RasinBoy 26-30, M Aug 21

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    Let me first start off by saying I am a natural worrier. By this, I mean my life wouldn't feel right or I would be bored if I didn't worry. Granted, it takes its' toll on me but I...
    Cherrybean84 Cherrybean84 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    hello everyone ..i want to tell all my friends and to person whom i talk here .. if i send some one message or if i receive message ... i just normally talk like friend ... and...
    rev429 rev429 18-21, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    so for a start I am paradoxically most interested in music, of all things it had to be like really old music I mainly like old rock bands but country is fun to listen to as well in...
    modd096 modd096 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    It might seem like no I can't do it, but I've pretty much had the worst year of my life and tomorrow I am starting my path to college and I hope I get the qualifications I need. I...
    cmdoran cmdoran 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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      I am wondering if anyone is currently in the same situation as me, or has been in the past. My profession is a Graphic Designer. Nearly five years ago, I walked out of my...
    jenks69 jenks69 36-40 Sep 8

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    I'm depressed and it's hard. It's gotten bad enough that I started cutting myself for tons of different reasons. Sometimes I feel so numb inside that I cut myself so I can feel...
    benjamintkw benjamintkw 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    This is the first time I am opening up about myself, and I truly cannot stand the person I am, all for one small aspect of me that in reality should not be as big of a deal as I...
    skh22 skh22 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 7

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    I forget the days as the nights close in they all seem to run together now. For reasons unknown to me the medication agreement I have accepted Has placed me in a mellow zone, free...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    If only you saw the things I do to amuse myself haha you'd probably think that I was at too intoxicated or on something, really though lol
    XxBadXVibesxX XxBadXVibesxX 13-15, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I am a 20 year old junior guy in college. I have never posted anything on this, but more than anything I am using this as a way to vent. So here I go. I hate myself. There are so...
    slopez7597 slopez7597 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 21

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    My name is Willie, 16 years, and I'm from Brazil. Well, I am a calm and optimistic boy .... To me, the little things in life are more important, because every day they can became...
    001awillhelmskinny 001awillhelmskinny 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 6

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    I am so f**king sick of feeling broken and lost. I shouldn't have to hate myself because others treated me like crap. I am not some injured lamb who needs to be nursed back to...
    LunaKye LunaKye 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 7

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    I have said this every day for a while now. There are milestones, moments that change a person irreparably. Sometimes they are terrifying, or beautiful, or an indescribable...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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