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I Am Who I Am Because Of This

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 50 People

    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 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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    Related Experiences

    I only saw him once in he works in a book shop that is 3 hours away where I lived, I never felt like I did when I saw this guy with glasses and blonde hair what I had never felt...
    mblan11 mblan11 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    when I was 5-6 my dad molested me and my mom denied it and says that the flash backs I get are lies I've filled my head with and now I find out that if my mom gets another thing...
    sirenserenade sirenserenade 13-15, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Some people, esp the young things, (as i have said before in posts i love you all but ....) seem to think they have had more *experience* than someone much older.. this goes with...
    Adaydreambeliever Adaydreambeliever 51-55, F 6 hrs ago

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    I hope to meet someone one day who I can release all of my inhibitions with. We would explore every position possible, and then make up some of our own. Our love would not revolve...
    minisuko minisuko 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Here's a point. feminists are in favour of the pill (etc) and of women having free choice when and how to have sex.. they are free and even encouraged to be sexual beings and to...
    Adaydreambeliever Adaydreambeliever 51-55, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Do you love me because what I can give you? Do you love me because I can make you feel good? Do you love me because I can relieve your pain? Do you love me because you like the...
    ISurgeProvocation ISurgeProvocation 26-30, F 23 hrs ago

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    Would anyone be interested in a younger man? He's very intelligent, funny, spontaneous, and mature for his age. He's my absolute best friend in the whole wide world, the only...
    tammyjones6 tammyjones6 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    My brother Caleb, hung himself on 11-17-15 but he didn't die. He was up in Indiana where our family is from, but my Mom and I live in Texas. That night I left my phone in my...
    Katiej03 Katiej03 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    so i go for my surgery on Thursday i have to be up before 6 45 am because that's when i go to the hospital. I am getting tubal ligation, done but instead of just getting them cut...
    Alexia85 Alexia85 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    Two days ago was our one year anniversary and four days ago, the day after my birthday, I finally left. After being beaten, lied to about everything, cheated on, and manipulated...
    ashespain ashespain 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    There is this girl who came into my life a year ago and I was lonely and confided EVERYTHING to her. I told her who I was mad at, who I wanted to be friends with, who to watch out...
    AMIAROM AMIAROM 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    I don't expect others to blindly accept me and not have some of their own personal standards. I like to surround myself with people who realize and enjoy the fact that life is...
    ProcessOfBecoming ProcessOfBecoming 18-21, T 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    We met on an advice site similar to this one 4 years ago this month. We've cared and had serious feelings for one another this whole time but timing has never been on our side. I...
    GuitarGirl19 GuitarGirl19 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    There was someone who I performed with years ago; for the sake of this story, I'll call him Greg. Greg and I had performed in several community theater productions. Being near him...
    PhillyAutismGuy PhillyAutismGuy 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Hey everyone, it's my first time posting, so I will keep it short. It's also 3:45 am. I wanted to talk about my sociopathic, violent brother. This guy lied and told us in great...
    LiftedCurse LiftedCurse 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    I will tell my what my disability is.. I have a learning disability with a TMI.. Witch is traumatic brain injury and PST chronic PST and depression and anxiety.. People like me...
    wawbanunagway wawbanunagway 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    This is exactly what i want,been wanting.I find it really hard to believe that this person is real though.Id like to but,why would they?I wouldn't,if I'm honest irregardless of how...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I met someone like that once. His name was Randy. He knew I struggled with mental illnesses and rook advantage of it every moment I spent with him. He would always say I was the...
    Nmetb Nmetb 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    At times this can be a terribly sad thing, and at others it can also be an amazingly strong, and selfless thing to do. There are things that should be shared and deserve to be...
    ProcessOfBecoming ProcessOfBecoming 18-21, T 1 Response 6 days ago

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    “Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels.The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they...
    hoaa hoaa 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    Loneliness is like a poison for you. I had again a nervous breakdown last months. Noone cares that im slowly destroying myself. In summer 2015 i had a friend here on EP, i guess...
    Sappheire Sappheire 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 4

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    i have a few married friends who are married and have very abusive husbands. i even help some to run away or gave them a plan to get them away. I even went as far as to give plans...
    SubaruDoo44 SubaruDoo44 31-35, M Feb 3

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    I love my wife dearly. On many levels, she and I are perfect for one another. Since I found her, I don't even see other women the same way that I used to.That being said, I have a...
    Stepdadoutside Stepdadoutside 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 3

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    Imagine yourself walking through a forest. So far, it had been one straight path until unexpectedly, ahead of you, is a crossroad, two paths, left or right. Your not afraid because...
    Trainedheart Trainedheart 31-35, F 10 Responses Feb 2

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    Hi so I'm posting here to write about my mother and how I'm affected with severe depression and anxiety because of her I don't like to point fingers or blame anybody but she is the...
    Pinkskiespinklove Pinkskiespinklove 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 1

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    My husband and I have had a terribly rocky last three years together. He's cycled, going from adoring me to blaming me; he's begged me to stay and he's insisted I leave. He's...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F Jan 29

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    "Your religion is against homosexuality, am I right?" she asked as she brushed her hair. "Yeah." I replied without paying too much attention. "Why do you ask?" I glanced at my...
    homeskilletx homeskilletx 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 29

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    Just a quick note before bed; I just want to say this is the happiest I've ever felt in a very long time. Maybe even my life. I've always been a very unhappy person inside. On the...
    Negrita13131 Negrita13131 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 27

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    Observations (An Aspergers Poem) The pressure comes from those around The acid note of sour sound When heartless words our love confound Friends, family, all pull us down And with...
    Neoebonite Neoebonite 51-55, M 4 Responses Jan 25

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    I went into my parents' bathroom just minutes ago to get some mouthwash, and right by the bottles of mouthwash was a note (obviously written by my mom, judging from the handwriting...
    CaitlinElizabeth815 CaitlinElizabeth815 16-17, F Jan 25

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    Something that really irritates me that I've been thinking about lately is how rude and judgmental so many people are. I've been in suicide/self-harm/depression/etc. support groups...
    haileeilenenanderson haileeilenenanderson 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 25

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    Oh, To Be Loved Like This For Who I Am, As I Am. Maybe a futile dream in these autumn days of my life, but hope lives on. And because love battles not just in its own burning...
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 3 Responses Jan 25

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    OPEN HEAVENS FELLOWSHIP DAILY DEVOTION THE POWER OF JOY Nehemiah 8:10 ... neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the Lord is your strength. The Christian walk of faith is a...
    ganyoji ganyoji 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    My bf and I are good. But when it comes to interests, personality and likes etc. we are so different. I love him and I know he loves me, as said by the horses mouth, but are we...
    randomyoungwoman randomyoungwoman 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 24

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    Let's be honest. Unplanned pregnancies are happening every millisecond. Unfortunately, many kids are kept by parents who are unfit financially and/or emotionally because of the...
    yesnoyesyes yesnoyesyes 22-25, F Jan 24

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    My name is Lilian Nyaguthie Mwai, am a Kenyan citizen living in Finland. I have decided to come out and share my story so the world can know that racial segregation still exists. I...
    Marvelas Marvelas 22-25, M 4 Responses Jan 23

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    I shudder when I think of my past self. Although I strongly dislike that person, i've come to accept it as a part of what made me who I am today. One of the greatest lessons that...
    Quietanalysis Quietanalysis 22-25, M Jan 22

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    On here, I'm allowed to vent. I'm allowed to tell you all that, deep down, my soul is riddled with darkness and sadness deeper than anyone in my life could possibly imagine. I've...
    BeyondRepairDeadInside BeyondRepairDeadInside 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 22

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