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I Am Who I Am Because Of This

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 48 People

    I Am The Product Of Years Of Neglect, Abuse And Oppression

    I have been abused so much, sexually as a child and then raped as a adult, abused emotionally, psychologically, physically and verbally... every way you can imagine... I have been abused... I am the product of neglect and being ignored and silenced... I am the product of hatred...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Jul 24, 2011

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    There Are A Few Reasons...

    I have epilepsy. It has made me so much stronger. Strangely, it makes me love myself more than hate myself. Actually, I have never hated myself for having it. I like being able to relate to people and enlighten people about this condition. Many people know people who have it...
    hayliegreen hayliegreen 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 21, 2010

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    I am a pretty cynical person, because of my experiences. But I still am hopeful and happy within my life. I just don't expect much from others.
    Silc Silc 26-30, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Long story sorry, but I'm severely underweight and have almost no stomach but get bigger during my period. My brother said I Was fat today and when everyone agreed and I got upset...
    AnoynomousReader AnoynomousReader 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    You will probably think that this is just because I am almost 60, but I think the most perfect female singing voice belonged to a lady named Jo Stafford. Her career started in the...
    Looking4AnswrsinNJ Looking4AnswrsinNJ 56-60, M 24 mins ago

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    Accept yesterday is over and done with because I'm done with you because I cannot have the past in my present, I tried to love and care about you but all you did was hurt me, pain...
    Brandnewhim2015 Brandnewhim2015 26-30, M 6 hrs ago

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    What a terrible thing! Spanking children! DonĀ“t you think? Children who are spanked grow up to become violent as adults, right? That is the politically correct view these days...
    Helle31 Helle31 31-35, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    My mom was always pretty ambitious when I was a little kid. She started her own small online store alongside my dad before I was born. But soon she was ready to move onto something...
    anon1296 anon1296 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    The majority of feminists nowadays are completely messed up. First of all, for the important stuff that actually gets documented, they like to use out-of-date resources. Like...
    NocheSombra NocheSombra 18-21, F 2 Responses May 7

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    My Mom passed away 4 months ago due to brain aneurysm. I still can't believe that it all happened.Providers took it very lightly and didn't take any actions in time when bleeding...
    anuragsethi8 anuragsethi8 26-30, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I like singing and I adore guys who plays guitar. It will be romantic spending time together while I singing and he plays guitar.
    Letibeme Letibeme 31-35, F 17 hrs ago

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    Same thing for the women who know they are being used, and letting them get away with it. Well, I pity these people more, than hate. It's the idea that I find so hateful.
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe 41-45, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I JUST HATE GUY WHO HIT WOMEN'S AND GIRLS I JUST GET MAD.AND JUST CUSS THEM OUT I GUY ARE ******* P.S. WOMENS AND GIRLS WATCH OUT WHAT EVERY GUY 9R BOY UR MEETING
    DANGELOMOSS DANGELOMOSS 13-15, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    When I was in 6th grade there was a guy who acted like my "boyfriend". The only reason why he did it was so that he could cheat off of me.
    JustAnotherFangal JustAnotherFangal 13-15, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    But more so, I believe it's what we make of our experiences that make us who we are.
    Tinboxdoll Tinboxdoll 36-40, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Talking with my Pastor I happened onto this Experience Group and have been reading the posts and comments. I especially found the letter to the pastor to be very heart felt...
    VelvetKay77 VelvetKay77 51-55, T 6 Responses May 7

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    I just asked a friend if we were still friends. Her response was that she feels like we are more like acquaintances. Makes sense. She just knows a lot about my life and past, I...
    theginger89 theginger89 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 25

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    Hi everyone. I am a 21 year old daughter who lost her father 2 weeks ago. He was only 59 year old. For 6 years, he suffered from renal failure and congestive heart failure. I...
    DayTripper365 DayTripper365 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    I have a mysterious dibilitating disease and no one ever tries to understand that I have a disease, I'm not lazy. At the same time, another relative is afflicted with the same...
    LeeloJames LeeloJames 41-45, F 2 Responses May 7

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    I wish I could grow up and be able to meet mature guys. The people at my school are not mature, and it frustrates me that there's no one besides my mother who I can connect with...
    emotionalrobot1 emotionalrobot1 13-15, F May 10

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    I honestly don't see any flaws in anyone , I don't care who they are, what they are, what they've done. Unless they feel good about hurting someone , and their laughing about it...
    AmazingJessica AmazingJessica 13-15, F 2 Responses May 4

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    Another exhausting post. Probably because of this small part of the world already asleep and i'm the only one still wide awake at this odd hour. People say that it's completely...
    jessycarcher jessycarcher 22-25, F May 9

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    (Long description) I'm a small town girl who got bullied constantly because she was different.i have alopecia areata and this is part of my Long story. I wanted to fit in and be...
    Paramoregirl123 Paramoregirl123 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    So it started two years ago when it was my first year at a new school. I started in September, and I saw him in November. He literally took my breath away. I didn't know his name...
    adivcepls23 adivcepls23 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Gosh where to begin...I was raised in a house horrors...sexual anuse, physical and emotiona abuse...I grow up promising myself not to repeat the cycle. I marry a man who turned...
    deroH deroH 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 26

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    pain hurts in the moment - but makes you stronger in the long run. As much as I hate the people who ever wronged me, I also need to thank them. Because of them, I am who I am today...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 27

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    How does it feel to have another person deep inside you? Feeling trapped, restless, anxiety, which lead to depression. Yes, it is how I feel. Born female with gender dysphoria was...
    hearttreasure hearttreasure 36-40, T May 1

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    Right when i got out of high school i was with a guy who was older and totally crazy. not in a fun, charming way, more like a rabid animal ready to attack at even perceived...
    arrivedaria420 arrivedaria420 22-25, F May 3

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    I want to share my story.I contracted HSV from a one night fling, he never told me. I'm not sure if he knew or he was in denial, because he was still in denial when i told him.At...
    jokerrrr jokerrrr 26-30, M May 7

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    I was dating a girl who is 7 years elder than me. We been thru many ups and downs together. She suffered great depression and anxiety. We have been in a relationship for few times...
    SunnyGuy1106 SunnyGuy1106 22-25, M May 7

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    So.. the whole thing is weird...we met and have been together for over 2 years and a half, however he has cheated on me at the beginning of our relationship and has been for about...
    alexxxboo alexxxboo 18-21, F May 10

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    We all have our own sufferings.....The excruciating pain of losing a loved one,The death in the family,Seeing someone laying lifeless supported by medical machines...some of these...
    AWhiteRose AWhiteRose 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Yesterday i hhad a concert for an honers band i was in. my family said they would come. My sister is in band too shes 18 and she usualy comes to my band things unlinke my...
    ilfyst ilfyst 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    I was bullied two of my first acting coaches. One of them basically told me I had no talent every rehearsal and he even called me lazy without realizing how much work I was doing...
    IzzieO IzzieO 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 26

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    When my mom died, I kind of lost my perception of who I was because I was so overwhelmed with the grief of losing her that I wanted to die myself. And in my head I figured if you...
    michellekim michellekim 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 28

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    Okay so listen up poptarts. There's kinda this thing where I'm sad a whole lot but don't want anyone to worry about me. In fact, I am only writing this because you need to know my...
    oopsoopspsosjxdsi oopsoopspsosjxdsi 13-15, F May 1

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    Growing up, everyone knew I was different.. I loved to play with my sister's Barbie doll and I played with the girls back in school. It was so obvious I was different and I got...
    knightw10 knightw10 26-30, M Apr 29

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    I'm going to be in a really awkward situation soon. So there's this girl... I've liked her for about 5 years. We're both bi. We only dated for a short period during our junior year...
    imagine524 imagine524 18-21, F 6 Responses May 6

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    Someone fake can inspire you to be real. Someone with 2 faces can inspire you to show your real one. Someone closed-off can inspire you to be open. Someone detached can inspire you...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire 18-21, F May 7

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    I don't know guys whether you're reading this or not, but I needed to write about it. Everything started 4 months ago, when my friend added me to a group chat with someone that I...
    Georgie505 Georgie505 18-21, M May 8

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