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I Am Starting to Like Myself

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Ever since I was bullied at primary, I've lost myself. I wrote a list about myself and they were actually nice but deep down I still dislike myself for some reason. I've tried to...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    I really just feel so insecure about myself.Also my "best friend" has always been way prettier and better then me I just hate being the second best or the second prettiest or the...
    GIRLYGIRL894 GIRLYGIRL894 26-30, F Mar 8

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    I really don't. All the things I used to enjoy, biking, swimming, skating, hiking I can't do any of it anymore because of a bad knee. I'm 23 years old on the 24th and my right knee...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F Mar 12

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    I got new glasses today. i haven't had new glasses in like 14 years. when i put them on and looked in the merrer i saw the kind hearted person i lost a long time ago. i don't know...
    bw32 bw32 31-35, M Mar 12

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    Sometimes my flaws get in the way of my happiness.
    justaCRbot justaCRbot 18-21, M Mar 6

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    I'm not feeling like myself at all. I'm losing faith in everything, except God. I'm losing faith. I don't know what's happening. I feel like I'm doing a lot of things to make...
    BMTH99 BMTH99 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    I miss ME. [I miss him.] I miss feeling OK. [I miss knowing he is OK.] I miss loving myself. [I miss loving him.] I miss feeling happy. [I miss making him happy.] I miss feeling...
    BexAddiction BexAddiction 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 24

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    i have never liked myself and i dont think i ever will.. i always expect the worst, and because of that, the worst always comes, and I end up hating myself even more. i cannot be...
    neyah20 neyah20 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 10

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    I like myself now then my younger days. I'm comfortable with myself and confidant. I've learnt still mistakes but I'm living life.
    Awesomegal81 Awesomegal81 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    My heart is racing. My head is hurting. I keep thinking about how there's no one. There's nothing. Maybe I've been alone for too long. I've forgotten how to connect. Every part of...
    bunnyXbunny bunnyXbunny 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I'm a big girl myself. And psychology has said that no matter what we thing of ourselves, we find people like us most attractive. It's a little right because I wanna be with a big...
    Itsaword Itsaword 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    Hi all. I'm writing here out of need to feel a connection. I am battling many different things in life right now and I feel very alone. I embarked on a new career this year, hoping...
    CarolineT84 CarolineT84 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I love people, don't get me wrong I am a total people person. But I also like myself and hanging out with just me is so important. You get to watch your dumb shows and be quiet...
    GeekGirl92 GeekGirl92 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Fat kids are awesome like myself. Later around 30 years more and more kids are going to get fat any way
    matto432 matto432 13-15 1 Response Mar 7

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    This is the generation I live in. Instead of crying in front of friends and family I am crying behind a computer screen hoping to get sympathy from strangers. I don't like my life...
    secretheartpanda secretheartpanda 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    OMDG. It's been an extremely tough, painful and exhausting path. I'm leaving behind constructs and contracts that kept me down and held me back and I'm starting over. In my heart...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 7 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I'm already 26 years old. At such an age one should already have the wisdom to know what they want in their life however this is not the case for me. I've reached another critical...
    Malikbm007 Malikbm007 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Eight - Chapter Two Just before we turned into the gate, Jock stopped Gabrielle and turned to me. "One more time, my fine, stubborn, little Irish lass...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 1 hr ago

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    Javaneh is Persian for 'young sprout'. I prefer to just be called Java, even though this sounds like coffee or some island or something. I'm not big on geography. I like the...
    Javaneh Javaneh 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    The types of writings I write that are free-form are poetic and deep. Sometimes it rhymes and sometimes it doesn't. I tend to think people are good-natured and that everything can...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I love the feeling of freedom wearing a skirt . I love way they move when I walk & how the fabric caresses my legs, I love the way the breeze is free to flow thru to my panties...
    Lushlaura83 Lushlaura83 31-35, T 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I love that I can write here without fear of being "found out" or having these stories traced back to me. I don't even write about my feelings here to seek validation, it's just...
    Ragoo7 Ragoo7 18-21, F 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    But not this time, after yet another blazing row I find myself walking around a small nature reserve trying to clear my foggy head! sitting on a bench while the rain falls steadily...
    spiritofthecelts spiritofthecelts 31-35, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I hate myself, I hate everything about me. I wish I could just not exist anymore, I don't help anyone, my best friend is suffering and I can't help, and I wish I could.. I feel so...
    sadnessisbeauty sadnessisbeauty 16-17, M 5 hrs ago

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    I am trying my best Day 3. Here we go.... I'm thinking what's the meaning of life too? I think learning to love myself and others... This will be a life long journey that I must...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 2 hrs ago

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    I keep all my interests to myself. I have done so all my my life because my parents don't support any of them and think they are childish.
    redphoenix02 redphoenix02 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    And I'm far from it. I will tell you everything sincerely and straight up. But, here in Ecuador, I've realized that blood never really makes the family although it can be a huge...
    ConLocura ConLocura 18-21, F a week ago

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    it's crazy i have someone but i feel like im doin it all alone he gives me nothing and i do everything we been together 5years and evey day all i hear is it's. u not me i just want...
    whyithurts07 whyithurts07 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    So it's been almost a year and part of me has been thinking about doing this for days. And I don't think I sabotaged myself I just think I'm going to break again things are getting...
    WhoseMe WhoseMe 18-21, F Mar 9

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    Went to the actual birthday party of my friend the other night and wow my dress got tight. We started getting ready around 5pm and I was finished my makeup pretty quickly because I...
    MilkJune MilkJune 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 16

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    I have few problems. I live in a good home, my parents treat me right, my grades are okay except ap english(too much work), I have good friends, and my life is alright. Here...
    CyraxTIC CyraxTIC 16-17, M Mar 11

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    Is it wrong for me to worry and care too much for people? I mean I love helping others, i really do, I don't mind it at all, but, I'm starting to realize that I worry too much and...
    Ki123 Ki123 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My mom mostly makes me feel this way. I'm getting a lot of pressure to plan for the future; this is my first year as a college student and I'm very confused on what I want to do...
    Raewyn95 Raewyn95 18-21, F Mar 3

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