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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Gonna try to make this quick. I just wanna write this out cause I'm trying something new that i hope will help me. Im 15 years old male and I hate myself. I look in the mirror...
    Dann7 Dann7 13-15, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I miss being happy. I used to be so happy and full of energy, now I'm just sad and hate myself.
    helreb helreb 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I feel like I'm always messing up, coming up short when people wanted more from me. I feel disgustingly obese and ugly, unwantable to the umpteenth degree and even though I know...
    Shondie Shondie 18-21, F Aug 11

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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 3 days ago

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    Confident. Yeah Arrogant. No.
    ray9725 ray9725 18-21, M Aug 16

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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 6 hrs ago

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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 6 hrs ago

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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 6 hrs ago

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    This past month has been an emotional rollercoaster. Sometimes I'm really happy, and hyper. I can't quit laughing and everything is so wonderful. But here lately it's like I'm...
    TheRisingPhoenix TheRisingPhoenix 16-17, F Aug 11

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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 a week ago

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    This probably sounds materialistic but putting on makeup, doing my hair and looking nice makes me really happy. Trying really hard at everything is who i am. I am a perfectionist...
    skybaby0 skybaby0 18-21 Aug 6

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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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    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 8 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 1 day 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 6 days ago

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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 18-21, M Aug 24

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    I think because I'm starting college, and all the people I knew closely at some point are going to a different one, I want a fresh start. I'm going to start running again, and over...
    ForBetterOrForWorse ForBetterOrForWorse 16-17, F 33 mins ago

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    Whenever I try to share/think about sharing things that are very personal to me with others (this can be anyone my mother, a friend) I feel like I am going to cry. Usually I just...
    modinski modinski 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    I'm not into drinking alcohol. I never have been for various reasons. The top reason for me not imbibing is because I do not like the possibility of getting drunk. I've been drunk...
    Nyx78 Nyx78 36-40, F 2 mins ago

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    For a young girl who's never been away from home or her parents more than a weekend, I thought this transition would be harder being away from my family and all. But it's great and...
    shithappens2me shithappens2me 18-21, F 3 hrs 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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    I am slowly starting to come out as a bisexual young woman and I am nervous yet very curious and excited as well. I have had minimal sexual experience with ladies except for...
    coldtoess coldtoess 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I am 37 and starting over, not from a life long love but from a long life of seeking love. I have given so much time and energy into finding "The ONE" that I settled for some...
    balanis balanis 36-40, F Aug 8

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    It's just that, because i'm aware of the fact that who I really am in real life is being shielded by a virtual veil... I have become meaner. Well not neccessarily meaner, but I've...
    aviodthisnoid aviodthisnoid 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 13

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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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    If you're down, broken or alone, i implore you....read. Though my words alone may not break through, i write in the hopes that my words may trigger a chain of happiness, whether...
    Chrispy793 Chrispy793 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    Hello everyone! This is my first post! (Woohoo) Okay, So hi, I'm Kat. I'm 24... 25 on MONDAY 8/11!!! *Suddenly gets writer's block* -_- Always happens. Meh. I live in FL. I'm a...
    LovelyCalico LovelyCalico 22-25, F Aug 7

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    1.When did you start smoking? 3-4 years ago. Seems like it's been a long time. 2. What was the main motivation for starting? My mother died from cigarettes, so I stayed away from...
    WiredCritter WiredCritter 22-25 Aug 4

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    When i was younger, i thought there's a little of people that is sharing nude pictures. You know, some perverts or something. But the older i get, the more i knew. Well, a lot of...
    a023579z a023579z 26-30, M 2 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 husband Johnny and I have been together for 2 years, married for a year and a half. We met through his older brother 2 1/2 years ago and started talking as friends. Neither one...
    ashleymarcia ashleymarcia 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    Who wouldn't I'm 24-year-old and I'm still not responsible acting like a kid.
    GrumpyMe GrumpyMe 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    i had this dream since forever !!! but i only been to Syria , Egypt , and some some rural places in sudan :/ ... I AM GONNA DO IT >:D ,, next year i promised myself i am gonna go...
    RooDream RooDream 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    It helps with my depression and I always feel better after. It also helps me feel better about myself and I know it's a step in the right direction.
    lilbirdydoll lilbirdydoll 26-30, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I will try to start a discussion...let's see what each of us which has this tendency is doing wright now... Me: I'm at home, just had my coffee and struggle to get out to do some...
    alaballa alaballa 36-40, M 15 mins ago

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    Hi Im 13 years old and I hate myself. It all started in 7th grade my thoughts and opinions started to change about myself. I refused to speak to anyone for a period of 5 months...
    ilovecandyyyyyy ilovecandyyyyyy 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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