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I Am Who I Am Because Of This

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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 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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    It's funny that it tends to be the perverts who add me to their circle. Then they'll send a message: "Hi" "Hey" "Wassup" or some one-or-two-word variation of those. They have a...
    Boulier Boulier 16-17, F 1 Response 32 mins ago

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    hey i love perverted men, mainly because i'm perverted lol, give me a message ;)
    MoodyMegan69 MoodyMegan69 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Ever since I was little, people have treated me differently. I was the little kid who would rather sit alone in the corner and draw then play tag with the other kids. I didn't talk...
    shyturtleflies shyturtleflies 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    It's taken me and my sister a very long time to realise that our mother is passive aggressive. We always thought our mother was selfish and wanted the world to revolve around her...
    Cupcakes95 Cupcakes95 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    I have been friends with 2 people who were once very happily married. I met both of them at the same time and they seemed to be really great together. It seems that now perhaps...
    beinmee beinmee 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I hate myself for all the lies and deception I inflicted on my current boyfriend. I blame my family particularly. I am a cheater and this means I have broken my own value system. I...
    Deadlynightshade5 Deadlynightshade5 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    A person can be right, but they cant always be right! I really dont like people who assume they are always right! You not always friggn right!! Get over urself! Sorry i just had to...
    staystrongsu staystrongsu 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Sometimes it's hard for people to accept you. Actually all the time. It's a huge problem in our society today. Being a teenager I feel it's harder now. We are trying to figure who...
    lportra24 lportra24 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 8

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    I guess I'm "judging" people because I dislike the way they judge others but I don't understand. I mean, you have people that make it obvious and known that they won't accept...
    EmmieBear EmmieBear 16-17, F Aug 22

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    You Tell Me I can understand why some of my friends think I'm girly or even gay (which I am, but they don't need to know right? ^^; ). I’ll just compare myself to most of the...
    noahman97 noahman97 16-17, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Imagine waking up one day and not having somebody to call mommy, nobody to tell you they love you , nobody to give you a welcome back from school , no one to hold you and hug you...
    Juiceyangel333 Juiceyangel333 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 2

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    The Reasons of Older Men Younger Women Dating . Older men date younger women for many reasons. It does not depends on age most of the time as much as depend on Passion, love and...
    caitlincc11 caitlincc11 26-30, F Aug 7

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    The Reasons of Older Men Younger Women Dating . Older men date younger women for many reasons. It does not depends on age most of the time as much as depend on Passion, love and...
    caitlincc11 caitlincc11 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    The Reasons of Older Men Younger Women Dating . Older men date younger women for many reasons. It does not depends on age most of the time as much as depend on Passion, love and...
    caitlincc11 caitlincc11 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    I'm not talking about the catty, jealous ones-I'm talking about girls who actually bring down their own gender. I hear about girls in general and on social media complain about...
    jpk29 jpk29 18-21, F Aug 10

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    It's been a long time for me not posting anything on this wall. I'm quite busy now since I've got this new job. This new office is also where I met him. Before I start the story...
    NevaWhite NevaWhite 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    Why are we always told to respect elders? Apparently, that is one of the "golden rules" that kids are taught in the younger years. I remember being told this all the time. It was...
    Dev4444 Dev4444 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    Hello, I'm an active-duty Air Force military doctor. By Air Force policy, I have to be seen by a provider in the same clinic in which I work. Though this presents an awkward...
    Wolson Wolson 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    The difficulties of lesbian dating Well I'm 23 and sometimes I think I'm going to be hopelessly single. I finally have gotten to the point where I'm 100% confident in myself and...
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    I met my boyfriend at his sentencing believe it or not. I was working in the court system. Nobody should know this but we both have accepted it. He was given a two-year sentence...
    lobitalince lobitalince 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 5

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    am just wondering why there are so many spanish /latino people who hate white people ? I was born in Boston , lived in a mostly white town until i was in 5th grade , then I moved...
    Samremembers91 Samremembers91 22-25, F Aug 5

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    I feel utterly depressed, because I do feel lonely most of the time. I think it began when I had a disagreement with my parents 2 years ago. I tried writing a letter which I have...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F Aug 10

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    Sometimes I wish the person I have designed in my head would just walk into my life one day and turn my life around. The person I've designed in my head isn't perfect at all, but...
    Neshaxo Neshaxo 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I started realizing that I was attracted to girls when I was in middle school but I always put it off as just wanting to be like them and look like certain girls. It wasn't until I...
    katie1125 katie1125 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I may have a hard time accepting who I am, coming to terms with it, but one thing my parents have always taught me is that I am not better or no worse then anyone else in this...
    starwarsfan99 starwarsfan99 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I came home this summer to get away from my own home. To actually try and function with my parents. The first 14 days went okay. After that I was miserable. Depressed. Anxious...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M Aug 13

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    We were camping in Yellowstone and my dad and I went downtown to check out the stores. Him and I went to this one Indian store where we found some really cool dream catchers so I...
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    About four years ago my brother told me he wanted to be female. We have never been really close because he is several years older than me and we have never really tried to hang out...
    lilymonet lilymonet 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I dated this boy about my freshman year in high school. So, last year. At first I thought "Alright I'll give him a shot" oh lordy was I ever wrong!!!!! Now, most guys at my school...
    BENDrowned BENDrowned 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    I was always a weird kid.. was probably difficult to handle.. although the way I have always seen myself, I always try to be a good person and I used to follow the rules to the...
    twiztedrune twiztedrune 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I'm upset with one of my family members. I'm a Christian, and so is my aunt but it seems like our worldviews are completely different. I have a hard time keeping my patience and...
    ifyouseekamyxxx ifyouseekamyxxx 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    I wrote a story a few years ago about being jealous of my best friend who was pregnant with her second child and about my fear that I may never have children. Here we are 3 years...
    thinkingmythoughts thinkingmythoughts 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I'm 55 and a 22-year survivor of ovarian cancer. I'm also a 55-year survivor of a passive-aggressive mother. My mom had a pretty tough childhood, and I am sad to know the awful...
    Katsez01 Katsez01 51-55, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Within the first week of our relationship my ex-boyfriend said to me "if you're going to be with me you aren't going to have time for anyone but me." This was a red flag to me, but...
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    I am the type of girl who has friends but not many. I'm the shoulder to cry on and ask for advice yet I hardly open up myself. My friends don't know my inner problems because I...
    Savone52798 Savone52798 16-17, F Aug 2

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    I hang out with people like this. Most people in high school would always tell me why I hang with them ( i am there total opposites & I sugar coat things and don't speak my mind...
    gostop4 gostop4 18-21 2 Responses Aug 6

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    And I am angry because I dont want to be angry And i am angry because I cant bo what I want to do And I am angry because I cant be who I want to be And I feel angry because I cant...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    I really hate to be cheesy here, but I'd like to share my story. My parents got divorced when I was about four years old. A few years later, I started to pluck out my eyelashes. At...
    Jmm23 Jmm23 16-17, F Aug 12

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    Here goes. Thought it would give me some confort putting it out here. I’m a 20-year-old from China, and I go to college in Canada. In March 2014, I got to the point where I gave...
    ASalami ASalami 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 14

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    I'm a girl, and I'm in love with my best friend's other best friend. My best friend is a girl and we tell each other almost everything. We've been best friends since like 3rd grade...
    malakhkhalil malakhkhalil 13-15, F Aug 17

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    I work at a supermarket, so there are many opportunities to see someone's crack if they are bending down for an item on a shelf or something like that. Weirdly, in the first 3...
    coooooooooooooooooool19 coooooooooooooooooool19 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    I am a 32 year old woman. I have been single for 7 years. I have only had one "serious" boyfriend and since then all I have experienced is heartbreak. Disastrous dates, flings, no...
    firecracker1 firecracker1 26-30, F 7 Responses Aug 20

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    For our loved ones here and who have passed on, because they truly walk in beauty, because they opened to me I opened to them.. they accept and love my shortcomings and find...
    sister11 sister11 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    I believe everything happens for a reason; both the good and the bad. I have a pretty simple home life: my parents are still married, everyone in my house has a job, we have all...
    owens321bam owens321bam 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    Hello people! As a person, we all tend to belong to a society. A society that unfortunately builds unrealistic goals for us. For example being super skinny and having thigh gaps...
    farahway farahway 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 3

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