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I Don't Want to See Myself In the Mirror

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    I Look Anyways

    I hate looking in the mirror yet whenever there is one in front of me I am staring in it. What I see are things that I'm sure other people don't notice at all. One of my eyes is bigger than the other. My eyelashes on my right eye are longer than the ones on my left. My right...
    Metanoia Metanoia 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2009

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    That's Not Me

    I'm actually ok looking but for some reason, Its like I'm looking at another person.  Even when I look at videos of me the way I look saying something or doing something isn't how I imagined I would have looked saying it or doing it. Its as if my outside doesn't match my inside...
    aymanmujab aymanmujab 22-25 Oct 20, 2011

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    Same

    Every time I look in the mirror I see every spot, every dry patch of skin and just the overall redness of my face. No 15 year old girl should feel this way.
    Jan 14, 2013

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    The Mirror Has Never Been Kind

    I've always dreaded looking in the mirror. I've struggled with overweight and a poor body image all my life.  My face was pretty when I was younger and I had a clear, beautiful complexion that people would comment on. The only part of my body that I was proud of were my...
    AntonioRose AntonioRose 56-60, F 2 Responses Nov 8, 2010

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    Monster

    There is this monster living inside of me Mocking me whenever I look in the mirror From inside I hear it Whispering to me "Why bother putting make-up on?  It's not going to help." "Why bother with life?  You're ugly, foolish, and stupid." I wish I could...
    ShatteredSilk ShatteredSilk 36-40, F Mar 13, 2010

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    It's Not Nice..

    I do look in the mirror a lot actually... but I hate looking at myself. I just look horrible.... especially in the morning. I always just see all these things wrong with me.
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 3, 2010

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    Ugly

    I don't know how other people see me but when I see myself in the mirror I think of myself as fat, overweight, ugly. I don't know how anyone can even bare to look at me for a minute. I always think I am so ugly that nobody else will ever be able to love me
    kthimm12 kthimm12 18-21, F Mar 12, 2011

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    If The World Was Blind......

    If the world was blind maybe then we'd see the true beauty,deep within you and me. Noone could judge us by our looks, like fancy covers on expensive books. We'd see with our hearts,and not just our eyes and what we'd discover might be no need to try to impress, with the way we...
    Anto815 Anto815 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 6, 2010

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    Mirror

    no way I have one mirror on my bathroom cabnet and I turn other way when in there or only look if I have to. Wow scary. LOL
    silvercoins4 silvercoins4 70+, F 6 Responses Sep 9, 2008

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    Said It Before

    In my mind I'm still that teen who works out and runs and plays and acts silly and more. When I see that perosn looking back at me, well it is to much of a reminder of what I've become.
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 9, 2008

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    The Mirror.....

    The good you find in others, is in you too. The faults you find in others, are your faults as well. After all, to recognize something you must know it. The possibleilities you see in others, are possible for you as well. The beauty you see around you, is your beauty. The world...
    Anto815 Anto815 46-50, F Nov 6, 2010

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    Fat

    I hate looking in the mirror.I am overweight and hate it. Every time I look into the mirror, I'm reminded of how out-of-control I am regarding my body, thanks to my PCOS. It really disgusts me. My Body Dysmorphic Disorder is in full bloom tonight. *sigh*
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 2, 2012

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    Always

    especially in stores..with plenty of lighting..   there's always too much fat.. skin never quite perfect hair usually messy..   and at the very moment i look up...there are a group of cute girls..to make obvious...
    lostprophet lostprophet 22-25, F 4 Responses May 14, 2009

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    Avoidance

    I have a complete aversion to mirrors and cameras, and have done since I was very young. Anything that involves me seeing myself or other people looking at me is something I avoid at all costs. Obviously I do look in the mirror but it is purely functional, like making sure there...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 22, 2012

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    I like kids but I don't think I would trust myself to be a mother. Its such a huge responsibility and I'm not sure I would be very good at it. I sometimes fade into myself and shut...
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    I have my reasons and those reasons will help me stay out of a relationship at all costs. I don't get why most people want to be in one so badly and make a HUGE deal about people...
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    I don't want to be alone I don't want to be let down I don't want to be misunderstood Who does? I don't want to be neglected Relegated to the space where I'm never thought about...
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    Everytime I try to imagine my life with children I can only see how tying myself down would severely impede my educational and career goals. I would also have to marry(children out...
    Hoshanna Hoshanna 18-21, F Aug 6

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    I'm sad. I stay up late and sometimes don't sleep at night just thinking of the things I could say if I actually had someone to say it to. I'm extremely precocious and have found...
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    I'm trying to establish my own identity and live life my own way slowly but I really struggle with that. Between living in my family's house and the small minded area I live in, it...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    and i don't want to lie bout myself. If people don't like me its ok. I understand.
    yodatheching yodatheching 22-25, F Jul 31

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    It's not because I don't like them, or think they're annoying in any way. I just don't want them to grow up in a world like this, I would hate myself if I saw them grow up to...
    MarziJain MarziJain 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I don't want kids. I do enjoy being around children. They're cute don't get me wrong [although they're some nasty ones out there] but, very early on I just knew that I didn't want...
    seakissedjem seakissedjem 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Ever since I was 14 years old, I never wanted to have kids. I have no maternal instincts and don't like being around kids very long. Even though I live with my parents, I love my...
    inspirelove inspirelove 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I just hate it when people say “you will change your mind as you get older”! Guess what, I said I didn't want kids when I was 15, now I'm 25 and I still don't want kids! I just...
    Naturalsimple Naturalsimple 22-25, F 9 Responses Jul 23

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    I really don't :'( she's my whole world. Life means nothing if she's not in it :'( what's the point of life if you can't be woth the one you love most in the entire universe :'( I...
    ywilliam31 ywilliam31 16-17, M Jul 31

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    So There's this guy.. I'm really tall like 5'9 and he's quite taller than me like 9" taller and I think I like him but it's getting a little irritating that he doesn't talk much...
    inspiredwriterxx inspiredwriterxx 13-15, F Jul 31

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    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M Jul 22

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    I get waay too jealous waay too easily and I don't want to be like this anymore. If anyone knows how I can work at not being this way anymore, or even if you're the same way...
    trysten778 trysten778 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    I don't want kids because I know I wouldn't be a good mother. I would rather go out and have fun with friends instead of stay at home and change diapers. Does that make me a bad or...
    ashizz ashizz 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    Well I want a party........ Let me explain. My friend and I have a pact. This pact isn't a suicide pact do not worry, is more of a if I'm too old to live without pain, I'm on life...
    KateTheStraightedge KateTheStraightedge 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    Sometimes I wonder why am I alive, what is my purpose in life to be here, why did god choose to create me. I hate my life, I hate everything about it. Nothing good ever happen to...
    emmiecarmi emmiecarmi 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    HUMAN2BME HUMAN2BME 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    Today is mine and my husband's 10 year anniversary. I'm not thrilled at all. Quite frankly, I'm depressed. Nothing about today is exciting for me. I've been unhappy food the past 5...
    lonelysara1211 lonelysara1211 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 30

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    I want a life that is fully mine and the life that is right for me. My path, my own destiny, a purpose and belonging. A life that I feel comfortable and at ease in. Nothing is...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F Jul 30

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    I was wondering. Is there any way to block or some kind of filter for minors to "friend" me? I don't mean to sound rude but. I don't want minors anywhere near my "circle". I do...
    carrie72067 carrie72067 46-50, F 9 Responses Aug 4

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    I don't want to make anyone my friend. I'm boring and i know it, so i don't wanna bother anyone!
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M Aug 9

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    The only tempting thing for me to get married is the sex since i am someone not hot enough to get laid. I don't want to get burdened with the responsibilities otherwise. I suffer...
    ipulkit ipulkit 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 9

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    I had this friend, she judges everyone. I thought she'll change, but I was wrong. So I decided to stop being friends with her and she went all crazy and harass me on twitter. She...
    meganchang meganchang 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    Like Ever. I don't want my kid having my issues. I hope I never get pregnant. If so I would turn to abortion,adoption. Check out Safe Haven Laws in your state for parents who want...
    Hannarose Hannarose 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 12

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    I have nothing against children. I just don't want any plopping out of these thighs, EVER.
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 13

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    Even though I don't want kids I still get a motherly yearn sometimes, to have the whole experience. But I'm not going to do it. Maybe next lifetime.
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F a week ago

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    Laying here in my bed, dreading the fact that I have to get up and go out to handle business. I don't want to run any errands today. All I want to do is stay snuggled up in my bed...
    SpanishRose10 SpanishRose10 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Lately everything has been going wrong for me and there's nothing I can do about it I'm depressed and the only reason I'm staying is because I don't want to be selfish. But...
    thewondergirl thewondergirl 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Sharlita Sharlita 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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