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I Am Starting to Like Myself

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    This entire year... I have felt out of place. I am going through all the motions but emotionally I feel nothing. I am tired all the time, I act impulsively, and I am always angry...
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    We're all here for the same reason right? We all hate ourselves. But I don't know if I actually hate myself or I just can't find anything about myself that I like. Or I think...
    caseylouise caseylouise 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    I feel like everyone hates me, I often cry myself to sleep over how lonely I feel. No one has ever loved me or thought I was pretty. I'ver never been kissed whilst loads of people...
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    I love myself, I have taken care of my self, I have daily good habbits of brushing the teeth twice, cleaniness, proper eating, and have taken proper care of my body, because I am...
    shlproy123 shlproy123 26-30, F Mar 20

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    I don't like myself, don't even know how to picture myself happy, or the way I want to. It just isn't. I just am. And I just hate me.
    shyannecat shyannecat 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 10

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    It isn't something I am proud of, I'm not one of those teenagers who try to take their lives over pointless reasons. What I am about to say is my reason why, don't judge someone...
    SaveYourWords SaveYourWords 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Anxiety is making it harder then ever to do anything and just to go out of the house and get things done, it's like this constant fear feelings and it makes me crazy an takes me...
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    Ever since Pa died , I don't feel like myself lately . I feel lost and confused , he was such a big influence in my life that I don't think I have any purpose left without him. He...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 3

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    Forgot about knowing where anyone else's mind is at. I'd like to know where mine is at. I don't feel like myself right now. i feeling kind of depressed and just down. I don't...
    addictedtoweightlifting addictedtoweightlifting 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I like women who r a little older, like myself , 2 experienced people who know exactly what they're missing and what they want !!
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M 4 days ago

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    My whole life I've had a close, tight-knit relationship with my parents. Family is really important to me, including both of my sisters. A lot of the views and beliefs I have today...
    odm3 odm3 18-21 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I'm tired of this, nothing good comes out of my life, I'm always getting rejected by girls. I always have crushes on chicks that I can never have. I've been told that I'm sweet and...
    romero44 romero44 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 10

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    1)my last name is not "grier" just fyi. 2)I have 2 sisters. 3) I'm 14. 4) I love making new friends. 5) I'm depressed. 6) I have an eating dissorder. 7) I feel like I've...
    ashleygrierrr ashleygrierrr 13-15, F 54 mins ago

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    It's been over half a year since I cut myself for the first time. I got home from school and had been stressed and as they say "when it rains, it's pouring". I got inside my...
    iSabishii iSabishii 18-21, F Mar 24

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    I usually enjoy it, but I'm starting to believe that I might be overdoing it since the last time I left the house voluntarily was about 3 years ago. I never associate myself with...
    lacklongafter lacklongafter 18-21, M 7 Responses Mar 30

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    I'm tired of this, nothing good comes out of my life, I'm always getting rejected by girls. I'm always in some type of emotional pain. I always have crushes on chicks that I can...
    romero44 romero44 18-21, M Apr 12

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    I have been thinking about this for a while. I have a fiance. He loves the way i look and has never once told me that i needed to change.He tells me im beautiful or sexy all the...
    Skyiiler Skyiiler 18-21, F Apr 7

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    I hate myself so much!!! I wish I could say I love myself but I don't I hate myself
    cristina44 cristina44 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I do every day, I even admit it to people I know, hey at least they know I am enjoying myself, "the ones who deny it the most do it the most".
    JackNJ JackNJ 36-40, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I love when my sis watches me touch myself. I love it because she gets horny comes in my room and we do it we're both lesbian. We scissor, finger, lick, eat out, you name it we do...
    mbrown71698 mbrown71698 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    EmptyAgain EmptyAgain 16-17, F Apr 5

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    I love myself because i cannot love another if i cannot even love myself
    Nichalas Nichalas 22-25, M 8 hrs ago

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    I hate how I changed when I met my ex. I became this girl looking back that I'm ashamed of. I hate myself for it. Why did I become her? When I look in the mirror I don't hate how I...
    Blueberrybliss Blueberrybliss 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    When I really think about this I probably don't spend as much time alone as I thought. I work in a fashion retail store so I'm always surrounded by people there and I don't live...
    Renezra Renezra 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    Hey! I'm new here at EP and I really need someone to talk to, good advice, experiences and such.. I don't know what to do! My boyfriend did do drugs and tried to take his own life...
    lilcarey lilcarey 22-25, F Mar 27

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    SmashedUpSanity SmashedUpSanity 26-30, F Mar 31

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    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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    All my life I have lived with limits on my life. I have let the words and the mistakes of my love ones stop me from living my dream. I never wanted to be a biology major or a...
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    I have always loved the thrill of getting caught ************ for some reason. Till this day I want somebody to catch me doing this soon. When I stay in hotels I leave my window...
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    I don't know why I torture myself like this. 😔
    WildWolf123 WildWolf123 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    I don't entirely agree with that statement. I'm never excited to see my friends is a more truthful statement. I've always been very pisces-like, loyal and loving. But now I'm...
    Marvilles Marvilles 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 23

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