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I Am Trying to Find Myself Again

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    Living With Depression - Child abuse and being molested ( @ 6 years old) has caused major depression in my life (now 60) I am trying to find myself again as well I spent about 2...
    whatswrongwith whatswrongwith 56-60 1 Response Jun 17, 2013

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    Reflective Glass - I did find myself. I was right where I left me. So, without giving it too much thought, I went to run some errands. You know, it is just like me to do...
    EricS EricS 26-30, M 21 Responses Dec 29, 2008

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    I'm Trying - I'm trying,Yes to find myself,Lost again,If I don't turn up,Please,Send a search party!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Feb 28, 2012

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    I Am Learning How to Be "Me" Without "Him." - Last October, I broke up with my high school sweetheart. We had been together for two years - always together, even though my mother...
    Chassant Chassant 18-21, F 1 Response May 18, 2009

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    I Hate This Man - Almost 3 years ago, I decided to give myself a chance in a relationship. I had suffered a terrible heartbreak from the man I loved with all my heart. I fell in...
    BrownEyes727 BrownEyes727 22-25 1 Response Feb 22, 2009

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    Life Is Short and I Don't Want to Be a Loser - I am trying to find myself after years of taking care of everyone else. I have no hobbies, interests, activities or close friends. I...
    losermomwife losermomwife 41-45 4 Responses Nov 13, 2008

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    Me??? - I have lost me. I don't know where and I'm not sure when. I'm not the same happy go lucky person I once was. I can't take the slings and arrows of life like I ...
    lonesomeloser66 lonesomeloser66 41-45, M 5 Responses Dec 25, 2009

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    Working Everyday (Somewhat) - I have dreams secrets and goals I am trying to work on all of them everyday I cant get the thoughts out of my head of how or will I accomplish my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 17, 2013

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    I am currently finding/creating myself, slow but surely. I have found that in the past being the naive and vulnerable me does not help me. It makes me depressed, angry and...
    whylife93 whylife93 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I need to find myself. Those were the words she spoke to me the morning she left me to find herself. I will never forget the irony of that moment – it was a beautiful Monday...
    Ricky2701 Ricky2701 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I'm a strong person and my capacity for emotional pain is high... but these last 4 months have been incredibly rough. A new wave hits when I'm not even ready to recover or regain...
    rinavi rinavi 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    People have an amazing way of shaping your perception about yourself. I have struggled my whole life with issues either about body image, confidence, academic performance or other...
    maddyha maddyha 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    who is Jayda Lyric Byrd ? Jayda is a very sweet girl who is trying to find herself because she has been through so much in life living only for eighteen years. Who is Jayda Lyric...
    lyricbutterfly2013 lyricbutterfly2013 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    I don't think I've ever known who I was. Not really. I mean, I can be a bunch of things, but it doesn't mean that's who I am. But. I am trying. I feel so lost. Like something's...
    SwimmingDarkness SwimmingDarkness 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    Growing up was hell. It was hard to to say the least. Lost my father to suicide. Never met the guy. His family has never cared or wanted to be a part of my life. Even when I needed...
    Iammyownworstenemy79 Iammyownworstenemy79 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    I actually used to have an account here, but I left because i got bored. Now I'm trying to give it another chance. Hi! You can call me Rumnik, or even Mommy because I am an Adult...
    Rumnik Rumnik 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Living a life for Christ can be very challenging at times as it sometimes feel like the more that I more the more my prayers se to be denied? I am at a crossroad right now of...
    bubblysunshine bubblysunshine 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    There was a point of time where I was the different and weird person at school. I had a lot of creativity flowing through everything I touched. I was so into fashion that I let my...
    belayourself belayourself 16-17, F Mar 21

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    I have so many things in my mind I´d like to express .. things I care about, which make me feel I´m alive... I usually write about some of them as random thoughts in stories...
    SweetNancy SweetNancy 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 22

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    I was cut-free for about 4 months, but today I cut again. I am dealing with relationship problems. I love my boyfriend, he loves me, but because he is under his parent's rules, he...
    likeyouknowme likeyouknowme 18-21, F Mar 30

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    No offense to guys, but I find guys on the internet... to ******* weird. I should know I'm a guy. I'm not gonna be on the internet talking to some strange guy about strange ****. I...
    Rydil Rydil 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    All the things that go on around me are depressing..It feels like I have to cut again..The depression is built up way too much..
    ScarsNeverHeal ScarsNeverHeal 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    Im doing this TEDx project in school. My topic is on insecurity. Didn't realize how insecure i was.
    fortega2 fortega2 13-15, F Apr 2

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    Omfg I'm freakin dying of laughter. I think I'm hilarious on EP :')) and the funniest thing is when people get pissed off by my sarcasm X'D omfg I CANT BREATHE!!
    ILoveBearGryllz55 ILoveBearGryllz55 16-17, F Apr 5

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    I want a different life, not the one that I have. Is that wrong, weak, fanciful? Like the Christmas movie “It’s a Good Life” how would the world be affected if I were in a...
    leeman5510 leeman5510 56-60, M 5 days ago

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    XxDazzlexX XxDazzlexX 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days 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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    in college i am the girl with no friends but by choice, i am the girl who you will probably find with a book or eating her home made veggie sandwich with headphones on or doing a...
    clownesta clownesta 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    I find myself attracted sexually and romantically to women, but I also find myself sexually attracted to guys, but I can't see myself in a relationship with a guy. Am I the only...
    Bennysspecial Bennysspecial 22-25, M 5 Responses Mar 30

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    Here the past few days I've been dealing with a lot of insecurity and self esteem. I was talking with my best friend today and I think I have a really good idea of what I would...
    needinganescape needinganescape 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    The men who I called my father, two uncles, brother, and the two girls I called my sisters all physically and sexually abused me when I was little. They made me a slave and they...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I feel pretty good. I've noticed quite a few differences in myself since beginning this diet. I feel more awake during the day. I feel like I need to take a nap or lay down or...
    Lapoeta2nv Lapoeta2nv 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I wouldn't call it loving myself, but rather that I find myself to be one awesome, one of a kind person. I am intelligent, hard working, easy going, open, and honest, to name some...
    bkf2 bkf2 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    I've been dealing with depression for years and last year someone came into my life who helped me get past it and I began feeling like myself again. I fell in love for the first...
    annamariefeliciano annamariefeliciano 22-25, F Apr 2

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    Too many times I find myself letting anxieties and fears control my thought patterns and actions. Into my 20s I had many factors that led me to believe that life was nothing but...
    simulatedexistence simulatedexistence 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    My biggest problem right now is not knowing how to handle the most basic situations. I find myself stuck, unable to explain myself, or my feelings, throwing everything into a box...
    Mirabal19 Mirabal19 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I am a tom boy kinda girl.. but so what!! i love myself now n don't care what others think of me.. i love to try out new things ...so what if others don't like it. i love to deal...
    90colors 90colors 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I sometimes find myself lost and confused w/ life not understanding what to do because of the "norm" that we as people put for ourselves. I too am guilty of portraying and acting...
    Sdm2987 Sdm2987 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    It took me a while to realize that somewhere along my path of life I actually managed to lose myself in reality. I lost old friends and gained new ones and realized I had changed...
    ariel2891 ariel2891 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I've always looked at myself in the mirror or photos and just thought eww.. I don't understand how some have said they find me attractive. To begin with its only happened like...
    Raven628 Raven628 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I've been under depression for under 3years now. and I'm 13 this year. I never knew who i was, right from the start. I find myself an outcast which people hate/dislike. My grades...
    Vinxitus Vinxitus 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm constantly hurting emotionally... I used to self harm.. it helped deal with all the problems for a while.. for a while, I was in control of my problems.. no one could hurt me...
    ForeverSilenced1126 ForeverSilenced1126 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    April 7. Those Old Time Feelings. "I still have bad days. But that's okay. I used to have bad years." —Anonymous Sometimes, the old feelings creep back in. We may feel fearful...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Apr 7

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    April 7. Those Old Time Feelings. "I still have bad days. But that's okay. I used to have bad years." —Anonymous Sometimes, the old feelings creep back in. We may feel fearful...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Apr 7

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    I don't even know how or why it happend and I guess it dosent't even matter anymore. I was so blinded by the depression and anxiety,all the lonelyness and desperation just drove me...
    NARS1 NARS1 16-17 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Everyone is expecting a lot from me. I have a high IQ, and have a leader personality, but, I have affective bipolar disorder, which erases my personality through depression, and I...
    DeniedWings DeniedWings 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    Maybe every few days. I do it to make me feel more confident, but I always find myself feeling worse afterward. I've tried to stop. This has been going on for 5 years now on and...
    ArianaChaCha ArianaChaCha 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    The more I write, the easier it is to string thoughts together in conversation also. I find myself telling my usual stories in new ways and you know that us older guys have stories...
    sailor764 sailor764 46-50, M Mar 26

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    I can't really even remember a time when I was satisfied with myself. I think 7th grade is when it really started. I hated how I looked, had low self esteem everything all went...
    TheFreeSpirit TheFreeSpirit 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm fat, disgusting, ugly, and worthless and everyone I've ever tried to get help from didn't care about how I feel. Sometimes I shout on the inside and I want to die because I'm a...
    iLoveAsjohn iLoveAsjohn 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I wonder. All the time. "How would SHE react?" "What about HIM?" "Hm, would that person even care?" "Would she even notice?" I seem to find myself scanning my classrooms wondering...
    yourguardianangel9613 yourguardianangel9613 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    💞 I love finding myself through beautiful thoughts that become words...
    alina222 alina222 36-40, F Mar 18