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I Am Who I Am Because Of This

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 47 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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    I am in my 50's, and I've had questions all my life about my very early childhood. Considering I've had these questions in some form for as long as I can remember, I can't help...
    CatloverDG CatloverDG 56-60, F Nov 29

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    So I wanted to start writing about my story because I just feel like if there was one person out there who understood what I was going through it would be easier. I can't tell you...
    JaneEbony JaneEbony 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    Particularly people who think a "proper" adoption cost should be $50 at maximum. Wtf? To a drug dealer, or a better-off animal fighting person, that amount is like shopping at...
    DarkFireMoon DarkFireMoon 18-21, F Dec 3

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    Well I found out that the man who I've been calling dad my whole life isn't actually my "father". After reading other peoples stories about this same situation, I agree with always...
    kyndrachristine kyndrachristine 16-17, F Dec 9

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    Yeah well I met him like 3 months back and we were the best of friends since then. I had a break up with my bf back then n this guy was like always there for me after that. I...
    callmeLys callmeLys 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    I have come out of my country looking for a job and fortunately i got one after arond 4 days. Presently Iam working in this Company from last 1.7 years. I have been selected as...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 1 Response 38 mins ago

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    So I just really need to vent about this stuff so this is going to be a pretty long post... But in a nutshell my boyfriend cheated on me and has lied multiple times about girls he...
    TaeDD TaeDD 22-25, F Dec 3

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    i have an older brother who is literally insane and a drug addict ..over the years he's been in and out of psychiatric wards and mental hospitals and rehabs.. since i can remember...
    antoneli antoneli 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    In my junior high school I have a few friend but as the time goes by, I have a lot of best friends, me elementary school bestie was still keep in touch with me ( she called my...
    killbillhell007 killbillhell007 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 25

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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...
    killbillhell007 killbillhell007 18-21, F Nov 25

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    Of course I make mistakes, but what makes me a good soul is that not only do I own up to my mistakes, but I try to be a better person because of them. I know when my actions or...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 28

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    Before my birth my Mom was told no heartbeat can be found ,your child has died and we need to remove the fetus ,,Mom said no ,,,I want my Mom and her friends to pray ,,they did...
    rckt148 rckt148 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 29

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    Turned My Sports Loving Son into a Prissy Girly Girl Here is an amazing letter from a one of my favorite petticoating moms Rhonda. Like most women she was not aware of the...
    radicalfeminist radicalfeminist 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    It's really hard for me to try and relate to other girls because I'm just different. While they're looking at which lipstick looks best on them and talking about guys and make up...
    Vagabond01 Vagabond01 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    Dear whoever you are, Was married to my best friend for 10 years but she left me 9 months ago and I haven't seen her since. I've made peace that she's never coming back and the...
    okletstrythisagain okletstrythisagain 31-35, M 19 Responses Dec 4

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    VillaVuka is BIG LIAR!!! *Extensive but I speak TRUTH!! He say "Most people get arrested for the first time in their teens for dumb things like Underage Possesions. I was...
    Bergenbabe Bergenbabe 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    I know that not everyone has to share my point of view, but I also know that I don't have to change who I am because of anyone else. And all the time I'm just smiles. Just smiles...
    ConLocura ConLocura 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I hate anyone who abuses others. the reason I will write this story is because men are always considered to be the abusers because a lot of people think women are weak compared to...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    It took long enough! Today I had a break through. For years I have been so confused about what I want to do with my life. Once you get into high school, your teachers and parents...
    AnnUrban AnnUrban 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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...
    callmebreezy callmebreezy 18-21, F Nov 19

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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 Nov 28

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    Champion Girls I have had the pleasure of knowing many tomboys in my life and thanks to my Aunt Donna hearing about dozens of my female forebears who made great sacrifices for all...
    radicalfeminist radicalfeminist 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    So I have a confession to make. I Don't ever make myself food unless I'm cooking for others..... I know it is pretty lazy of me.... But hear me out for just a second. Okay so you...
    FatFur FatFur 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 6

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    This will be my last post about him... There was this guy i met here in ep. We had fun and so i thought. I haven't talk to him for 2 days cause im hurting.... im hurting because he...
    Moonembracingthesun Moonembracingthesun 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 7

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    I have no clue if you even know how much you hurt me without even saying a word. You will always be a challenge to me now and it sucks. I want to feel like I am his only one, but...
    Nannyxd Nannyxd 18-21, F Dec 7

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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...
    lookingformyminnion lookingformyminnion 51-55, M 3 Responses Nov 18

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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...
    velvetskies velvetskies 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 18

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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...
    veeisme75 veeisme75 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 21

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    I am beyond frustrated. Because of a divorce and some other personal issues (that were not my fault), I was forced to move back in with my parents. I am 43 years old and have a...
    cosmowoman13 cosmowoman13 41-45, F Nov 22

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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 2 Responses Nov 24

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    so my ex-BFF just totally destroyed me, just riipped me out of her life(besides the fact i see her every day at school) now i will refrain from cursing so i can post this but hes...
    DaveEatsToast DaveEatsToast 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 1

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    Before I get hate, I want to start off by saying I am 14 only. I'm in high school so I may not know what love is but love is indescribable. His name is going to be changed to Noel...
    peachmilk peachmilk 16-17, F Dec 5

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    This post goes out to the jerk who stole $40 out of my pocket today. Thank you so much for taking my money it made my day because you know I totally didn't have Christmas presents...
    MEGH0119 MEGH0119 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    Especially when it turns into this whole childish thing, when the name calling is being thrown at one another. I always try very hard to be respectful of others. But being that...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    My best Friend is my boyfriend, i love him very very much and i know im only 15 but my feelings are true. Ive known him since the 2nd grade and ive liked him ever since i met him...
    PandaApples101 PandaApples101 13-15, F Dec 4

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    I am still single because I can't afford to make a big deal about it, because I have more important things to think about, my responsibility to my family, struggling career and a...
    nbsbgal nbsbgal 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 7

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    I'm Etude, of course its not my real name :3 Im 19 and live somewhere in asia. I hate lenghty aftenoons and i love midnights. Im an introvert type of person and if i were on a...
    etude etude 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 10

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    Being a femme lesbian is hard enough, but being a femme who loves other femmes is like a double-whammy. It feels like wearing an invisibility cloak while simultaneously searching...
    persemad persemad 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    This site for me has been both a blessing, and a curse. It's a place where i've met some incredible people, but also a place that has worn me down, piece by piece, heartbreak...
    BeautifullyBroken10x BeautifullyBroken10x 18-21, F 37 Responses 3 days ago

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    I posted a very long response to a 'story' in this group, by AfroerotiK, but here I'll keep it very short. I'm all for crude expression of raw lust, even in daring to express it...
    ShirtlessPunk ShirtlessPunk 46-50, M 11 hrs ago

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    Holidays are just big jokes. It's like any other day of the year. Many families are so fake. I can understand if some have issues and rather be somewhere else. But i'm talking...
    Justadarkhole Justadarkhole 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    Sitting on a crowded subway is the same thing as sitting alone. Or at least, that's what it feels like whenever I sit quietly sobbing about my mum. She died on March 31st 2014. I'm...
    Likkleflower Likkleflower 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 27

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