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I Am Who I Am Because Of This

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 47 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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    Now about my sister. I always chat with her about my problem, she's mature, understand and can read other's personality. But she reject me now if I ask to guess my friend's...
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    HHHHEEEEELLLLLLPPPPPP!!!!!! Should I keep her or dump her? So it's been months since I talked to her. Long story short, not going to bore you with the details, but she came over...
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    I met my best friend when I was a junior in high school so about 3.5 years ago. Her an I had been through so much and she was honestly someone I thought of as my family. Well...
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    I'm a girl who is 5'9 I've never called myself fat because I like to think that I'm just thick. I have blonde hair and blue eyes. I wear glasses. I love laughing and smiling and...
    LovingTheNewMe LovingTheNewMe 16-17, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    I had never thought growing up that things would play out this way. My family has always had problems, but what family doesn't? My brother has had schizophrenia for the last 5...
    TheHumanExperience TheHumanExperience 22-25, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    people who say they "Love" you all the time. people who use the word "Love" interchangeably with sex. people who think "Love" is a word that should be used to manipulate people an...
    Chinsei Chinsei 26-30, M Nov 9

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    This is for everyone, but mainly young people. Everywhere you look you see or hear the message that you are not good enough the way you are. You will not get a boyfriend...
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    I've had high expectations my entire life. I was blessed with being good at almost anything I did. In high school I remember it being very stressful. My dad was a hot tempered man...
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    I am alone in this world. God is there, but I need touch. Someone who will actually reply with words. The only thing I want in this life someone who loves me not because they feel...
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    cosmowoman13 cosmowoman13 41-45, F 6 days ago

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    He has no right to throw his self-hatred at me. He has no right to treat me like dirt because it's easier than hating himself. Who was the man I grew to know? Who was that person...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Acquire Acquire 13-15, M 4 Responses Nov 4

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    KateTheStraightedge KateTheStraightedge 16-17, F Nov 4

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    Slam poetry piece: Unperturbed view of future's abyss. So now the lines of seemingly well constructed literature are literally eating me. If I look at all the white spaces in...
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    bowbowdown bowbowdown 26-30 Nov 1

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    desireindisguise desireindisguise 56-60 Nov 15

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    I'm in a three years relationship with someone who is completely from me. We don't share the same values, beliefs, and we are cultivated differently. We have different family...
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