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I Don't Think I Have the Courage to Be Who I Want to Be

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    I Won't Ever Be Who I Want To Be

    People always tell me that I can do... and I can be who I want but I'm not sure if I can anymore. I'm too shy and I've got no confidence at all really.. I'm too scared to do anything.. even the most simple things because I'm scared of failing and being a disappointment. I...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19, 2010

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    I Never Thought I Did

    But now I think I do, and more importantly, always have. I have never been afraid to be myself, happy to be different and different from other's. But for a long time I thought I didn't have the courage to be who I want to be and live my dreams. But now, I think I do. I just need...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Dec 5, 2012

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    Please Help Me (blog Repost)

    I'm freaking out again! I really can't decide anything! I'm in the Army, but I haven't shipped out yet! But I'm positive I only joined because I'm not smart enough for college! I want to get out! I want out! I can't live without my computer! I'm so afraid my boyfriend will...
    OrbManson OrbManson 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 30, 2010

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    Not For The Lack Of Trying

    I want to be the mysterious social lady at the party that everyone wants to know more about. I want the aura that attracts people to you and gives off a confident feeling. I want to dye my hair blond and wear beautiful clothing. Be able to have the confidence to presue what I...
    LittleSunGirl LittleSunGirl 18-21 2 Responses May 15, 2011

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    Taking The Step Out

    Well all my life I always thought that I would be a buisnessman or a scientist or a doctor. Recently though I've found out that I'm a good singer and writer. I never thought I would be happy doing any of those other jobs, but I've always loved singing and prefoming. I have the...
    MariusValjean MariusValjean 18-21, M Jan 23, 2010

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    Courage Is Just One Small Part

    To be honest I am not sure if I should post here, but I am going to anyway and have people tell me to go bug off. So I know that courage is a part of it. However, in all honesty I lack a couple of other things needed to be who I want to be as well. The very first is any kind of...
    ForgottenMale ForgottenMale 26-30, M Jun 15, 2013

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    Well, my ex wanted to grow old and die alone. He made that very clear when he said he didn't want to have kids and get married. To be fair he told me that on the second date. I was...
    bittersweetsourandsalty bittersweetsourandsalty 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I don't think there's anyone out there that would want to go through the trouble of loving me. I'm over-emotional, sensitive, I'm not pretty, I'm not funny, I'm six pounds...
    weby667 weby667 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F Jul 21

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    I don't think it ever was I used to have a therapist and now social work is the career I want to pursue
    ashleysokolik ashleysokolik 13-15, F 19 hrs ago

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    I don't think I'll ever let myself believe I'm anything more than the ugliest person on earth. It's really weird actually. I have a very good looking boyfriend and a lot of people...
    DenniseCo DenniseCo 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 1

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    I don't expect a lot of responses. I haven't found much on the internet, but I did find this app, so who knows. I am a middle-aged adult who wishes they were 5 years old again. So...
    LittlestFrenchie LittlestFrenchie 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    It is a crazy story. Sometimes it feels because I am female, I must be the competing enemy to some. Ever since I have moved to London, I just find the women who work here are...
    EstuaryRivers EstuaryRivers 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    No one knows, but I'm very insecure. Looking at me you wouldn't be able to tell, I'm a cheerleader, I'm usually surrounded by people but when I'm not I'm content with being alone...
    avagrace03 avagrace03 13-15, F Jul 9

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    Today at school I overheard a conversation between two of the girls, one of them said that she thought she was fat because she was a size six, the other girl also thought of...
    Melonfriends Melonfriends 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    Nobody opens up to me so why would I open up to people who don't trust me.
    stortos stortos 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I consider myself a pretty good guy, maybe a little rough around the edges with a little attitude, but I just don't see that happy ending where I get married and have a family, no...
    WhiskeyShooter WhiskeyShooter 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    It might be strange to admit this even though I have been married. I never had a real boyfriend before my husband and I know now I settled for someone because I didn't want to be...
    Free247 Free247 36-40, F Jul 11

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    Dear you these are my thoughts this very moment, Why is it that other girls are on your mind? Am I not good enough? What'd i do wrong? I am hurt... So basically we've been...
    Sunshinebarbie Sunshinebarbie 16-17, F Jul 16

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    I really should consider reading a dictionary or something. There's that thick book filled with thousands of words out there, and that's just in one language. I wonder how many...
    experiencedyetunprepared experiencedyetunprepared 16-17, F Jul 7

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    I don't like to tell people all about me.
    alyssabay alyssabay 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.-Marilyn Unfortunately she was portrayed...
    littleboxofsecrets littleboxofsecrets 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    Don't tell me things that aren't true! I don't get it. I was perfectly fine. It had been a month without talking to you, and you randomly text me telling me, you wanted to "Check...
    Livvy2 Livvy2 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    Unfortunately EP does it automatically. It shouldn't be capitalized for the same reason we don't capitalize the word bullshit.
    Badtimanonymous Badtimanonymous 31-35, M Jul 21

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    I literally hear many voices, when I say something back to the voices, they don't reply. I know for a fact I am not imagining them. Sometimes they say my name or just random "happy...
    hellobriannaskye hellobriannaskye 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    If I don't get married it's fine I'll just travel and enjoy life. 😂😊😌
    Sammie099 Sammie099 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    Everyone is free here to block whoever they want. The abuse takes place whenever someone decides to evade important questions or simply a painful truth. To call adultery by its...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 46-50, M Jul 14

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    Once again I find myself awake and feeling alone in bed tonight. He is not interested in me....won't touch me not even when I touch him or put my arms around him. He only kisses me...
    txhouswife42 txhouswife42 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    In fact, I think a college degree makes you conform to certain standards and norms... and cliffs and sams... What employers want these days is someone that thinks outside the box...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 2

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    People who hurted me has no clue to what extend they have made me broken.Perhaps some of them would be even glad to know.Anyhow if they could feel what I feel...that would be...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    Everyone is free here to block whoever they want. The abuse takes place whenever someone decides to evade important questions or simply a painful truth. To call adultery by its...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 46-50, M Jul 14

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    I've been married for 21 years to a man who could care less if I lived or died. I'm not allowed to show any emotion. I'm disrespected on a daily basis and he's cheated at least 3...
    sears1297 sears1297 46-50, F 5 Responses Jul 16

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    I mean what's the point in being in a relationship thats most likely going to fail. you just get to love someone who eventually won't love you back. Yes you have good times, but it...
    danielfrost danielfrost 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I'm sure most of us have been guilty in letting others here dictate our moods or how we feel about ourselves.. I soon learnt when I came here being over sensitive is a danger to...
    primnproper primnproper 46-50, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    My husband always pretends to want to 'get to know me' but if I ever of share things he simply won't recall a single thing I said later. It's like we always stand on the same spot...
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 36-40, F Jul 9

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    In life I am ignored and mocked. No one listens to what I say because it "is not interesting" or "is not funny." To them I just seem like an annoying idiot. On this site anything I...
    Guest4111 Guest4111 13-15, M 3 Responses Jul 21

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    I'm glad you are no longer in my life now. You have no idea how much did you selfishness had put me through. casual relationship my ***! You just couldn't resist other girls, that...
    Naturalsimple Naturalsimple 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    Boys you can't hide anything from girls
    harry8199 harry8199 18-21, M Jul 1

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    ..you want to be around me on my crazy nights like this is the second time this happen so i was somewhere in my head this night and i hit my friend with a bat.then before that a...
    lay1 lay1 13-15, F Jul 1

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    Because not even me knows ! We are rivers flowing and our waters changes with everyday experiences.How many "me"s there is? I think just one...the present one.
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    We can have similar experiences, but we are not the same- 😀 all of us aren't. You better not use "I know what you're going through, but I think you should-" as an opening...
    Sourminds Sourminds 18-21, F Jul 13

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    I'm pretty but do you think I am?
    juliaek1 juliaek1 13-15, F a week ago

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    Back in high school when I was in grade ten, my best friend introduced me to this guy that she went to semi formal with, just as friends, and ever since that day we became really...
    jenniferolise jenniferolise 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Honestly I think it's cool to have a therapist because it means you have a story to tell to people in the present and the future. It's also pretty cool because it kind of makes you...
    Zalbaar Zalbaar 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    I want love yet I want the strength to be okay knowing I'm alone. I want someone to lean on yet I wanna only depend on myself. I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place.
    gravityweak gravityweak 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    This is no dating website. This website is to find others going through or have experienced whatever your going through and trying to talk about it and finding out the best thing...
    kaaligirl kaaligirl 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I have no one to share, am very much lovng and caring my family, but when am broken, there is no one to say stop cry...
    Nish05 Nish05 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 9