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I Am Starting to Like Myself

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Life sucks. I feel like I have no purpose here. I want to die on the floor. If I had acess to a gun, I would be dead. I hate the fact that I can't like myself. I hate that whenever...
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    Yes, I truly do. Before I go on, the purpose of this story is not to brag. Heavens no, I’m not like that. I’m not conceited. I’m not full of myself. I’m not a douche...
    BewareTheGonzo BewareTheGonzo 13-15 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    Usually I claim to have self respect , when it comes to guys usually, I physically respect myself, and I try not to beat myself up about my mistakes and generally love myself, and...
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    This benefits me and everyone in my world. By cherishing and nurturing myself I make myself more confident and attractive. And know what? I really like myself more. I am not...
    wiseprotector wiseprotector 41-45, M Jul 4

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    I have always, and always will be, myself. I am happy with the fact that I have a 'contradictory' personality (who doesn't? It's part of being human) and really don't care when...
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    A few years ago, I virtually stopped doing so, which I massively regret. But I'm trying to improve more and more intellectually and mentally. Maybe it'll help me improve as a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 9

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    I think I'm weird- I think I might rather be a girl than a boy and I like myself any good gender test websites?
    Pantyboy1108 Pantyboy1108 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 28

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    I have an awful case of anxiety. Its paralyzing me from living a normal life. I've been given a PRN(as needed) of Clonzepam .5 mg. These have changed everything. I can sleep...
    ehmesseye ehmesseye 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I, I HATE myself. I hate myself so much. I hate myself so much, it's hard for me to explain just how much. I don't think you'll ever be able to comprehend the amount of hatred and...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 2 Responses 26 mins ago

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    I don't even know where to start mainly because all my life I've been an outcast. When I was young my real father left me and so my mom worked a lot to keep food on the table and...
    Arwenlethena Arwenlethena 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    For the past 8 years of my 'life' I have suffered with severe anxiety and depression. They say it's meant to get better, but every day just gets harder. I'm almost starting to feel...
    36chambers86 36chambers86 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Here's the task. My boyfriend put this all together and planned it out for me. It starts off quite easier and gets more challenging as it progresses. Firstly, I must wait until...
    OliviaBabe OliviaBabe 18-21, F 9 Responses Jul 6

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    I'm starting to get more socially awkward as I get older... Do this upcoming year instead of being cheery, outspoken, loud, exciting and talkative, I'm going to keep to myself...
    vividdreamer97 vividdreamer97 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Not now but about a year ago I had suicidal thoughts. It terrified me because I never would have thought that I would have these thoughts. I did not so so well at work. It was...
    jlhhlj123 jlhhlj123 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I try my hardest not to compare myself to other people and I feel this is why I'm starting to accept myself for who I am🌸🎀🌺🐯
    lavabug01 lavabug01 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    Yesterday I took a big step and per registered for driver’s education classes then today I signed the contract for the class. At first I was a little nervous even when I called a...
    vassalordreader vassalordreader 31-35 Jul 2

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    There have been plenty of times in my life where I felt that no one really understood me or how I felt. I think that this feeling of no one understanding me has caused me to push...
    burton318 burton318 22-25, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have PTSD from abuse I endured in high school and some in college. My therapist has decided that she wants to start going through these ‘events’…So when I leave her office...
    ikaelame ikaelame 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    I'm going to start running 4 miles 6 days a week starting tomorrow as well as make myself a better person by focusing on my needs more! (I apparently give too much and ignore my...
    konwins konwins 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    This is for all those married Baby Boomers who reach retirement age and decide to divorce. It appears that divorce is on the rise in our age group ages 50-68. They are calling...
    FirstZin FirstZin 56-60, F 3 Responses Jun 25

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    Sleep was just starting to get good when cold air lashed my back and a split second later my head smacked the ground. A nauseating smell of booze,cologne,and scorch made me gag...
    Eitan Eitan 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    I'm 26, i've been single forever, i do everything alone, and i've moved across the country before alone, so when i decided to move to australia alone it didn't seem that crazy...
    halloweenkid halloweenkid 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I like my friend- This past year there was a girl in my band class that I became good friends with. I helped her with any thing she needed and I gave her hope that high school...
    marchdan marchdan 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 2

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    Ok, so my mom and step dad always argue. Its not physical though. People make fun of me. I am very self concious. I'm 13 and my name is Lauren. I have been cutting for a while now...
    lauren1194 lauren1194 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    I have been so down recently feeling very dark within myself and having to make some very personal life changing choices. Some good and some bad but i have come to terms with these...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 15

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    1. I'm 14 2. It's my birthday soon!! 3. I love black cats (or just cats in general) 4. I do ballet 5. Ballet is the only thing I'm good at 6. I'm gonna take gcse exams le coming yr...
    allegiant2013 allegiant2013 13-15, F a week ago

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    I have recently got a border collie puppy for my birthday he is a rescue called shadow I got him on the 28th june this year he is 7 months old but he is turning out to be the puppy...
    kirabee kirabee 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I tend to hide parts of my personality out of fear of what people may think of me. I'm starting to learn to not care about this but the fear is still there. I know it'll always be...
    christid309 christid309 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 25

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    This happened quite a few years ago and is one of the first times a woman that I didn't really know saw me with just underwear on. It was a hot day during the summer and I had...
    redraven002 redraven002 36-40, M Jun 25

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    Have my college induction day tomorrow!! Do a performing arts course, if they ask me the dreaded question!! 'tell me a bit about yourself?!' what should I say?!?!? I want to make...
    whitecha whitecha 16-17, F Jun 30

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    Always happen specially those people having a high social skills XD. If I rate myself from 1 to 10 mine is .5 XD
    pokwang1111 pokwang1111 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 30

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    I need a buddy who will help me not eat!!!!! 😫 I went three days and then gave in so now I'm starting over!
    averagegal averagegal 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    I really am I am falling apart as the minutes pass. I am aching from head to toe I can't sleep or eat I'm not living any more just simply existing. I'm sick of feeling this way I...
    milichja milichja 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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    I'm starting to get over you slowly and I'm glad because I'm not all that hurt anymore.
    Togepi07 Togepi07 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    UNION UNDERGROUND LYRICS "Until You Crack"  Kiss your mother now I think you shouldKick you while you're down you knew I wouldSo I'm wearin' thin, same old trip again,Face...
    sadisticbitch sadisticbitch 26-30, F Jul 7

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    Don't know if anyone read my past experience but I recently went through major heartbreak. The person I loved is with someone else and there is no going back. I've been trying to...
    confused256 confused256 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I just dont care about my health anymore. My diabetes is so bad, its starting to affect my kidneys and blood pressure. Im only 13.
    Kristykraddle Kristykraddle 13-15, F Jul 9

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