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I Don't Know Who I Am Anymore

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    Time Can Heal Anything, So Why Isn't It Healing Me? - Going back to last summer, I met a guy, fell in love, and I was sucked into a whole different world. The world I used to be...
    breathethestars breathethestars 18-21, F 1 Response May 5, 2010

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    I Just Dont Anymore. . . - . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . .. :-(
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 2, 2013

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    What Are You Doing In My Skin? - I don't feel like I belong in "my" body. Let me tell you about something that happened to "me" a long time ago. At the time I was living in Germany...
    MadamSinwell MadamSinwell 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 17, 2013

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    My Biggest Frustration In Life Is Not Being Who My Parents Want Me To Be - I am constantly trying to seek their approval. and it is very difficult. I am constantly destroying who...
    alice1234569 alice1234569 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 21, 2013

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    Life sucks..................
    pvloma pvloma 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 24

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    My Life In A Nutshell. - Starting a story, I'm not sure how to do this. I've attempted this several times before but never got it done. I'm staying anonymous until I know I am okay...
    holdontonothing holdontonothing 16-17, F Jun 6, 2013

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    Identity Crisis - Before I fell in love, I was volitile. I slept under bridges and drank natty ice in front of police. I wrote poetry, I lived like it was a story, I burned bright...
    livelikemakebelieve livelikemakebelieve 18-21 1 Response Nov 11, 2010

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    The world is telling me to be myself, and the right person will come, but at the same time I'm being told that I'm either not good enough or need to be "adjusted" in some way...
    IMightBeSociallyAwkward IMightBeSociallyAwkward 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2013

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    Broken - I feel like I have lost my way. I used to be happy and vivacious and full of laughter and love, and now I just feel broken. I know there is a path to happiness for...
    aliceangelic aliceangelic 26-30, F 3 Responses May 26, 2012

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    I Know Who I Am. - I just don't know where to find her or how to get her back here....
    BellasHappyPlace BellasHappyPlace 18-21, F Dec 23, 2009

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    I just don't know. It isn't in a sad context of not knowing, just the fact that my entire life has been a lie. I also don't understand why I have been having more dreams lately...
    treasureforever treasureforever 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    As part of the International Baccalaureate Programme that I study and one of the compulsory courses, I have Theory of Knowledge which basically questions our own knowledge. How do...
    Cebe123 Cebe123 16-17 1 Response Jan 7

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    Who Am I ?! - When I cry I scream "leave me the He** alone" to anyone who comes near me that tries comfort me. When I am sad my parents ask if they can help. I shriek "NO, just go...
    jewels223 jewels223 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 3, 2013

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    I'Ve Never Really Known What I Wanted In Life - From my father, I was taught to please others. This means to tell people what they want to hear, and try to become someone a bit...
    CurlyBee CurlyBee 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 31, 2013

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    What Am I Now? What Have I Become? - I lie a lot. Really, I do. It has become a force of habit. It makes me sad because I want to be normal. However, I am not. No-one is really...
    linderbreak linderbreak 22-25 1 Response Mar 20, 2011

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    When Darkness Falls - When darkness falls, Dwell you there When darkness falls, Waiting patiently When darkness falls, I'm drawn to you When darkness falls, Passion breaks...
    inChange inChange 41-45, M 3 Responses May 23, 2013

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    No Idea - I can't even recognize myself anymore, or could I ever? I'm so confused. I feel like I'm losing my personality, or whatever I had left of it. I have no idea what's in...
    flyawayhome flyawayhome 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 4, 2010

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    Gone - What am I, Who am I, Where have I gone   Look at me, Can’t you see, what I’ve become   He takes me; He rapes me, and tortures my soul   Just...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2007

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    Dont Know Who I Am Or What I Want In Life Anymore!! - I used to be such a loud child, so playfull, i was always low in confidence but i was out playing. I liked school until i got...
    lisastacey3 lisastacey3 22-25, F 3 Responses May 28, 2011

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    No One Really Knows Who They Are .... - In my 33 years of living, I would have to say that my late teens and 20's were just one huge identity crisis. It was a crisis because I was...
    bedevo33 bedevo33 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 27, 2012

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    Death Of The Insect - Zig/zag. Left/right. Participation should not require effort. It is the sacrifice that is difficult and even then, holding on to any kind of identity you...
    secto secto 22-25, M Sep 17, 2013

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    Where Did Kathie Go? I Sure Miss Her...... - I'm a happy person....I'll get over this. But, I want to stop and write this. I am sad...I miss myself. Indulge me, please. Four years...
    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 5 Responses Aug 19, 2012

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    So Confused - Up until the day before yesterday I thought i knew who i was. Well, not really, but i had one part of me who i thought i knew, the only part that iv been sure of when...
    jazzcataly jazzcataly 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 23, 2011

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    I always thought that I had a strong sense of myself. That I knew who I was, when in reality I was being what people wanted me to be, but I didn't even realise because it was who I...
    WhoIreallyam WhoIreallyam 16-17, F Mar 19

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    I Don't Know Who I Am Anymore... - My life has been long and harsh, at merely thirty, I have tried to make the best of bad events. As a child my father died and I lived with my...
    tjtaz tjtaz 26-30 3 Responses Dec 29, 2011

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    I Don't Think I Ever Have! *Very Long Sorry* - I think a really big thing that I struggle with is I don't know who I am and I have just been searching for so long and coming up...
    northernlightsalaska333 northernlightsalaska333 22-25, F Oct 9, 2013

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    I don't know what i want, I don't know what i want to do. I had became numb to not get hurt, Now I am not sad, but not happy either. I know i am not doing good to myself, but this...
    visibleme visibleme 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 22

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    I've always been a very lonely person. Never had more than 1 friend at a time, for no longer than a year. Im also a person when asked to, can never point out their own talents or...
    StillBlockingOutTheWorld StillBlockingOutTheWorld 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2013

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    Im Not Who I Used To Be - Everyday i hear the sound Of the heartache knocking at my door I have no choice but to let it in And watch it transform who i was before Memories grow...
    Violet86 Violet86 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 5, 2011

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    I Don't Know Who I Am Anymore - Ever since I was a kid I tried to fit in with the cool kids. The only way I could figure out how to do that is to act like them. Ever since I...
    ExperienceRush ExperienceRush 70+, M 1 Response Sep 22, 2013

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    I don't feel right the way that I am. I really don't like to specify which gender I was born as. I feel like a freak sometimes.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 8

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    It Don't Matter What Happens,I Will Never Give Up. - Am 20 . I always introduce myself by my age.i guess am too conscious of it. I stumbled on this site when I was online. I know...
    Izzymace Izzymace 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 12, 2013

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    I Lost Me - i thought i was just a victim and now my true self is being brought across to me seeing myself for what i truly am , a liar with no impulse then i feel sorry right...
    lostinhate67 lostinhate67 18-21 1 Response Jun 13, 2013

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    Lost - Hello everyone. I needed to write this story, because its been heavy on my mind... I dont know who i am. I only have a slight clue as to who i want to be. I think the real...
    GettingOverShit GettingOverShit 18-21, F Oct 22, 2013

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    I Lost Myself When I Lost My Job - I lost my job early 2007. Before that I lost my spouse to an affair within the family at the end of 2005 with a 10 month old baby.  I was lost...
    Lee1967 Lee1967 41-45 1 Response Mar 12, 2011

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    I Am Lost, I Truley Dont Know Who I Am Anymore No Positive Emotions Only Negative - This has been going on now for 3 years......have went to so many doctors.....the only ones that...
    jennifergorman52 jennifergorman52 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 26, 2013

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    I morph into the people I'm around. But I want to be me. I don't know how. I feel lost and helpless. I don't know what to do.
    kaiiiiitlyn kaiiiiitlyn 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 16

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    I Don'T Know Myself Anymore - Once upon a time, there was a little boy and he was happy. The colours in the sky, ranging from... Nevermind that ****. Not what I'm here for. I knew...
    GreenManley GreenManley 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 6, 2013

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    Please help. I am struggling in life right now and could really use some advice/guidance. I am 24 years of age. Growing up, I was practically raised by my grandparents. I never met...
    WantingAnAnswer WantingAnAnswer 22-25, F Jan 23

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    I thought i always knew who i was, but in the past year everything has been so confusing in my life. I went from having who i thought were my family; 3 siblings, a mom and dad, to...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 3

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    I've lost myself and everything in my world that is important to me. I recently lost my wife because of online affairs and ***********. The fantasy of being with someone else was...
    Qman85 Qman85 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 8

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    Almost A Year Lost Advice Please - About a year ago, in September me and my boyfriend broke up. Yea I still regret it now, but Thats not the point. day after day I felt like I was...
    katarinap katarinap 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 8, 2013

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    I Wish I Could Be Who I Want To Be - So many people believe that they are different but the truth is I think I am the most different of them all. I am almost 24 years old, never...
    skydancer24 skydancer24 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 21, 2012

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    the details of censoring - I feel like I've passed by opportunities voluntarily.. declared myself, but no one has listened or wanted to join. reality disgusts people and they want...
    madeofstars madeofstars 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 24, 2008

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    I Don't Know Who I Am.. - A lot has changed in my life since I graduated from high school.. and college. I cut ties with a lot of people I called my friends because I no longer...
    masquerading masquerading 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2010

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    What Happened? - When I was a little kid life was simple, I knew who I was, I wanted to be and astronaut when I grew up and I liked candy. I don't even like candy anymore. I don't...
    FoolYourself FoolYourself 16-18, M 17 Responses Dec 3, 2007

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    There's A Scared Little Girl Inside Of Me. - Since I can remember, I have defined myself through the eyes of others, looking outwards for their acceptance, approval and love...
    littlerusalka littlerusalka 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 6, 2010

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    As the weeks and months pass I find myself becoming more lost without purpose or place. I used to define myself by what I considered meaningful or.....purposeful, a reason to get...
    fadedmind fadedmind 26-30, M Apr 2

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    My Constant Self Discovery - 'Out of everything and everyone I've lost... I miss myself the most.' When you’re little adults ask who you want to be when you grow up, and once you...
    styleu styleu 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 21, 2013

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    Sometimes I feel like we join a particular personality group based on our personal appearance. Then I think that we only see our perception of how we feel on the inside. I don't...
    babaluba babaluba 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 8

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