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I Am Starting to Like Myself

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Well, I completely lost my post for some reason, and that's frustrating as hell (and reminds me of why I keep coming and going from EP). I wish I had the time and memory to write...
    forestlaw77 forestlaw77 31-35, M Feb 20

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    Boraboo Boraboo 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Something I had to do for a long time as long as I remember. I finally gave up and admitted that I was different from everyone else at school. For many reasons. Too many reasons...
    crazysoul24 crazysoul24 22-25 5 Responses Feb 5

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    Finding an inspiration that heals. Shes gone. It hurts but I will be okay. This past year has been phenomenally hard but I believe I'm exactly where I need to be. 2014 I was...
    mmn6134 mmn6134 22-25, F Feb 5

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    Contary to what it may sound like sometimes, then I do like myself, I like my looks. and other things too. It can sound terribly self absorbed :P. But I will stop to view my...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 20

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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 1 day ago

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    It's a struggle, but I know inner peace comes from it. Perhaps I'll never be 'happy.' I think I can be okay with that, as I have lost something that was so dear to me, but perhaps...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    Since I've recently discovered my bisexuality, its all been up, down, and intense. I'm kind of afraid too. Its confusing because I want to confide in people like myself but all...
    xbellas xbellas 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    1: 18 2: often feel alone 3: often annoyed 4: don't have much emotion 5: I LOVE my space 6: but I do want a partner 7: I am self conscious 8: yet, I kind of like myself 9: I...
    FloatyAquarius FloatyAquarius 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    Yes I do all the time. Sometimes I don't realize I do it. Other times I do and I talk out loud. People give me funny looks at times but I don't care. Its fun having conversations...
    holehearted79 holehearted79 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 19

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    personally i believe it doesn't matter about race. but if i had to choose i would rather talk to white girls rather than black. i don't know why i just feel better talking to them...
    Sladetgx57 Sladetgx57 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 18

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    I watched the film last night! And boy did it make me feel good or what!! Lol Haven't read the book though. Thought it'd be too much for a single woman like myself . You know how...
    LaraLuulu LaraLuulu 26-30, F 6 Responses Feb 15

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    REPEAT AFTER ME: You are a human being, i respect that you are of whichever gender and that you are not just for my entertainment. You are respected by me and are known as being a...
    Lunarflowerrr Lunarflowerrr 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 19

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    Hello, what is with Asian men, like myself, made you all attracted to them?
    NickSD NickSD 26-30, M 3 Responses Feb 21

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    I stayed home today because I was sick. I'm aunt (she takes care of me) was in the kitchen making food. I tried making Conversation which is hard because she is a *****. Anyway in...
    cutekittycat cutekittycat 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    Here on EP, I have met a lot of guys. Some are really older than me but sweet in friendly ways, however there are also some with different intentions. I'm going to state it now...
    PassionateIndifference PassionateIndifference 13-15, F 8 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    1- I love watching sunsets 2- I love bear hugs 3- someday I want to fall in love with the right guy 4-I like hot chocolate ^~^ 5- I can't stand selfish and self-centered people...
    drama16queen1997 drama16queen1997 16-17 8 Responses Feb 9

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    I come so hard when I hump my teddy... I put lube on his belly and off I go... I sometimes edge and hump him for hours other times I just can't help myself and come as soon as I...
    ashie1980 ashie1980 31-35, T 2 hrs ago

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    This year will be our tenth wedding anniversary, fourteenth year together. My husband recently told me that he wants to see other people, that he's unhappy with his life, and that...
    Baralinel Baralinel 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    It's easy when there's lots of time when I feel nothing at all, it's a new coping mechanism perhaps. I can smile, laugh and joke about anything even what hurts me the most. Why...
    Nual Nual 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    I've been thinking a lot about mine and my boyfriends relationship... I love him so much, but sometimes I feel like I love him more than he loves me. We've been together for 4...
    Deda0505 Deda0505 22-25, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    1. I don't always push my lips out when I sip a drink. 2. I hiccup if I laugh a lot or laugh hard. 3. I am mostly left-handed and a little bit right-handed. 4. I chew my food...
    nsquaredmeanshartspaired nsquaredmeanshartspaired 36-40, F 2 hrs ago

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    I am starting over here at EP and in my life. I feel like this is a good time for a new beginning. It took a long time, but I finally think the answer for my health problems has...
    KittyInDisguise KittyInDisguise 31-35, F 8 Responses Feb 10

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    Trying to change my mind. Trying to invent a new me. Trying to shed the bad and gain the new and better version of myself. Trying to trust myself. Trying and seeking answers. Self...
    Anonymouscoast Anonymouscoast 22-25 2 hrs ago

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    WHO I'M WRITING FOR I don't like to write just to be writing, but I've always found it to be exciting. it's entirely unplanned, and it gets out of hand, and here I write, just to...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M Feb 23

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    I think I'm starting to slip back into depression again. I met the love of my life, and he's all that keeps me going. This has been a tough year. I had to overcome getting raped...
    An0nym0usAgain An0nym0usAgain 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I I knew this year was going to be different for me and all the changes taking place are happening for a reason. I'm transitioning into my late twenties, I'm talking about starting...
    ianbrewman ianbrewman 26-30, T 1 Response Feb 23

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    I guess it was only a matter of time that all of the hatred, and anger, and sadness I felt would turn on myself as well. Hooray.
    Nix0 Nix0 16-17, M 3 hrs ago

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    I went through a couple of, hmm i dunno lets say.. sadder years, and for the last year and a half i have been so happy. I am studying at the moment so i experience a lot of stress...
    OneOfTwo96 OneOfTwo96 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    Hey guys, I'm new to this website and i'm here to share my story and help others. At age 6 I already knew i was the fattest out of everyone (looking back i now know i wasn't at...
    xoxocat xoxocat 16-17, F Feb 9

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    This really sucks. I really really like him but I'm not letting myself say I Love him. Iv never had a deep crush like him, it makes me so depressed. He's not the kind to date a...
    ashlynn1014 ashlynn1014 16-17, F Feb 9

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    2014 was a bad year for me. I've had bad moments in the past that I wish never to experience again, but **** just comes to me. I am working on improving myself this year...
    absinthe79 absinthe79 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 10

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    I desire to be just myself for once. I am a positive person and believe if things don't go as I wish then it isn't the end and takes different route to reach my dreams then another...
    BlueFairy09 BlueFairy09 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 12

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