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I Am Working On Myself

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    I need some advice!!!

    !! When you are upset and the pain in your chest gets really bad what do you do? I tried drinking. I tried anxiety meds and I didn't like them. I also tried cutting. I liked the cutting the best because it helped me focus on something else. Two of my friends got really upset...
    alwaysmiling79 alwaysmiling79 41-45, F 8 Responses Jun 13

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    I usually tend to put my guard up

    when a guy shows interest in me but I'm trying really hard to let people in.
    Melissaaxx Melissaaxx 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 6

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    When I was 18, I smoked a pack

    and a half of cigarettes each day, drove everywhere I possibly could, and was NOT in good shape at all. At 46, I'm in the best shape I've ever been in, I walk as much as possible, and I run 3.5 miles in 30 minutes 4 or 5 times per week. Not bragging, mind you, just sharing...
    ThirtySevenX ThirtySevenX 46-50, M 6 Responses May 27

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    I guess I'll give this a try.

    This year I'll make my best efforts to finally become a professional magician, I owe it to myself to follow my dreams.
    portugal22M portugal22M 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 7

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    Especially with accepting

    who I am and my looks. I have always just torn myself apart wishing I looked different and could just change it all. God made me this way so I shouldn't be so critical of myself. If no one wants to be with me and wants to cheat and sneak around or whatever fine, one day I will...
    TiredOfBeingHurt TiredOfBeingHurt 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    girleve girleve 70+, F 3 Responses Apr 25

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    So as my last experience was really low

    and kind of sad I wanted this one to be up lifting and happy! Anyways happy easter! I hope you spent it with friends and family ! Or maybe you spent it with a complete stranger! So today I was in the hospital all day, but my boyfriend told me that he met this oler lady and she...
    Jusjellybean Jusjellybean 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    Today a boy I have been involved with decided

    to end things after a few months. A while ago he broke my heart but today I let him do it all again. I've decided I need to work on myself and stop relying on boys. I'm fourteen and I do not need them in order to be happy. It will take awhile for me to get used to this, but it's...
    camxyn camxyn 13-15, F 5 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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    I am sort of being put in the position of

    quitting drinking. My husband wants me to abstain. I am not the kind of person who needs alcohol every day. I just tend to over do it when I drink. I love wine! It's difficult to go out to dinner and not be able to order wine. I don't want to deal with his judgement though.
    Tejaschick Tejaschick 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 19

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    Part of working on yourself is to take yourself

    out on a dafe, get something to eat or drink and work on what you love the most, for me its my music :) Live inspired and **** the world!
    Sublevarse Sublevarse 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    The most important thing I have learned from my

    long term relationship....This goes for anyone, relationship or not. ....if you're trying to make someone happy, set a limit and don't cheat yourself. We all want to hear our lovers say they'd do anything for us....it makes you feel safe, naturally as comfort overcomes us, we...
    BillyLovette BillyLovette 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 15

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    I'm learning to love myself.

    ... And it's the hardest thing I've ever done❤️
    Greensmyfav1 Greensmyfav1 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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    hheller hheller 46-50, F Jun 7

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    I straighten my little hairs too much,

    to the point I have more little hairs on my head😒
    Shaiunique Shaiunique 18-21, F Jun 18

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    Today is going to be a longggg day.

    Too much time to think.
    Lani89 Lani89 26-30, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've heard that time heals all wounds.

    .. So I'm wondering why, after all this time, I am still having such a hard time accepting things the way they are?? I feel like a piece of me is missing, and I am trying so hard to search for that missing piece. The more time that passes makes me realize that I am missing the...
    BeingT BeingT 36-40, F 5 Responses Apr 14

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    I constantly try to do this.

    but I never seem to get it. I'm the same everytime
    KittyDyson KittyDyson 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 10

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    Yesterday, I forgave myself,

    and gave me another chance ....
    artPHy artPHy 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    For the past few years I've been addicted to

    social media. This has hurt my schoolwork and even my social life. When I would hang with my friends, I was always glued to my phone. My friends started calling me out on it. My parents even talked to me about it. It finally hit me that I was wasting my life on the Internet...
    coolestdweebyahknow coolestdweebyahknow 22-25, F 7 Responses May 26

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    Started writing things down in my journal

    when I was 14, in high school. It was revealing to read my thoughts over and over . I decided to stop, when I was 15 because the people round me not only didn't respect what went on within but also where very quiet curious and nosey. It hurt because I expect a person to be...
    artPHy artPHy 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm trying to wipe out the addictions in my

    life. My addictions are probably easier to break away from than others...My most serious 'drug' addiction is probably caffeine. But there are things in my life I let control me, things I want even though I know they are bad for me. Things I do without wanting to do them...
    thatonewoman thatonewoman 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    I love that I can write here without fear of

    being "found out" or having these stories traced back to me. I don't even write about my feelings here to seek validation, it's just cathartic to get it all out into the universe that a) I feel like crap, b) I can't wait to stop feeling crappy, and c) if there are those out...
    wildheart9 wildheart9 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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    i have decided to let go of my broken past.

    so that i can be the person my little bother Clyde(??) will be proud of me. when i see him again
    knight97 knight97 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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    Who do you think is more attractive.

    I know I always lose to my cousin but oh well. I'm on the left. My cousin is on the right.
    xoxoxxooxoxo xoxoxxooxoxo 18-21, M 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    I always thought that losing weight would solve

    a lot of my problems. And it did, in some ways. In others it made the insecurities I had worse. Now don't get me wrong. I do not want to go back to where I was before. I am never going to be fat again, for health reasons alone. I am in a new relationship with someone I met...
    thisloser thisloser 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 8

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    Why is it so hard too keep the bad thoughts

    blocked out I drive myself crazy with **** that isnt even that big of a deal...problems that I caused myself to begin with then I allow my head to run with one small insignificant problem that could simply go away by stopping the foolish behavior that I am talking about this...
    itsjustme3684 itsjustme3684 31-35, M 3 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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    They say its never too late to start :) I was

    lost in those guys things and fantasy land that I forgot that loving myself aint enough I have to work on myself! I had enough of all these ..Now its time for my comeback! Seriously this was never me! I guess its in holidays maybe :P But whatever it was enough of Lazy-ing! I am...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Dec 1, 2014

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    Usually just let "things" work on me,

    but it wears out if the proactive approach is excised. Like just the other day I cut my finger and toe nails, oooofa, now that was WORK! Shaved too, .... might as well share the potentially humorous story that brought me to that. There I was flossing trying to care for my teeth...
    Annodumbaknee Annodumbaknee 36-40, M Jun 13

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    foreveralone22 foreveralone22 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have started exercising last week,

    running, stretching, etc. Something I always wanted to do but couldn't make myself start out of fear it would bring unwanted attention. Last few months I achieved a lot, met new people, proved some things to both myself and others. I'm spending less time at home and it feels...
    LFSomething LFSomething 22-25, M 5 Responses Jun 11

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    Well just left the gym.

    . My goal is at least 15 min everyday.. Walking to my vehicle I looked in the western sky and saw a bright star and just a sliver of the moon. I thought how like my heart the moon is. And how now the only thing left is the sliver but I have hope that someday it will be full again...
    DragonSlayer67 DragonSlayer67 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 21

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    Becoming happy again!

    Working, school, and losing weight I'm back to me! Sometimes I find myself thinking about the past and start pitying myself, but then I tell myself life goes on.
    Hannaahhboo Hannaahhboo 18-21 1 Response Apr 18

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    CREMATION - My one last chance

    for a smokin hot body
    1HelluvaMessGma 1HelluvaMessGma 61-65, F 6 Responses Jun 14

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    I am working on myself physically

    and mentally to become the person I want to be. With each step forward I gain a little more confidence
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 30, 2014

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    Just started to listening to the audiobook,

    "The Six Pillars of Self Esteem." Only through Chapter 1 and WOW. How true. How completely and utterly true. I met my husband when I was at the peak of my confidence (but inside a very low esteem individual). He then was also at his peak both physically and mentally. We both...
    Vrysad Vrysad 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Healing doesn't mean the damage never existed.

    It means the damage no longer controls our lives.
    Changeling79 Changeling79 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I'm working on myself too.

    . I've realized that I try to please everybody but never try to please myself. I be so wrapped up in what everybody wants that I neglect what it is I really want. I continue to break my neck for folks who may stab me in the back later. And no matter what I can't be spiteful back...
    Corderica Corderica 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    A little while ago I started the 100 Days of

    Happy challenge. A friend of mine was posting about it on Facebook, so I checked it out. Basically, for 100 days you make a note of whatever made you happy each day. Doesn't matter how big or how small. You can post it on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or just keep track of it in...
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 4, 2014

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    I once flew a kite I found on the beach

    while my brother caught fish off the shore break. It made me feel closer to him.
    utipaw utipaw 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 11

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    Why is it no matter what is going on in your

    life, no matter how well most aspects are going you always focus on the area that's lacking?
    Lani89 Lani89 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    In about 2 hours, I will be going in

    for my first gynaelogical appointment with one of the best gynaes in my city. I'm pretty nervous but hopeful that everything will go well. I am praying that this man makes me feel comfortable and relaxed while he does the pelvix exam on me. I'm pretty terrified of the speculum...
    HazelLancaster HazelLancaster 22-25, F Jun 11

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    Its so difficult falling

    for your best friend. I trust him with everything. I planned to tell him how i feel however i feel like the things i think i see as him flirting might not actually be there. So i have decided to let him go altogether. Drop him without saying anything because he will convince me...
    yvette20 yvette20 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 14

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    Hello everyone, I am currently a first-year

    freshman at college. As of today, I'm complete with my very first school year. I have to say it was real challenging for me on so many levels. Academically, what was challenging was actually getting classes b/c at our college it's so difficult to guarantee everyone a spot. Also...
    erod32395 erod32395 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 13

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    yes i am. not a bad guy

    and i have made mistakes and long story short. i am going straight.
    stlguy45 stlguy45 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 12

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    This is the journey of life,

    everything in it has a purpose!
    Lonelyman1977 Lonelyman1977 36-40 3 Responses Apr 2

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    Lately I've been down.

    I don't want to be down anymore so I've changed my diet, started exercising and trying positive affirmations. It's hard but I have to do this for my sanity.
    Tupster Tupster 51-55, F 9 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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