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I Don't Want to See Myself In the Mirror

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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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    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 66-70, F 6 Responses Sep 9, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.
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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 61-65, F 2 Responses Nov 8, 2010

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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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    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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    I get antsy when people want to talk on the phone for more than 5 minutes. I thought this anxiety would be gone by now.
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    I don't get any pleasure when people who know nothing about me leave comments like "I'm sure you are beautiful" and "Lots of men find X really sexy" after I say something about...
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    Gentle153 Gentle153 26-30, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't understand today's "obsessional" priority of a phone call...we've all got voice mail, so use it...if you're actually with someone that took the time out of their day to be...
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    No i won't be, i refuse to be a verbally abusive lazy alcoholic. Who didn't want kids but had them anyways.
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    he has never respected me as a son and made me feel horrible about myself at times. if I ever have kids I'll know what not to do with them
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    Pain pain pain pain pain. That's all I feel is pain. I want to scream it hurts so much. Pain inside. Driving me crazy. I want others to see my pain. Know my pain, but I can't tell...
    faeriefate faeriefate 18-21 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Though I really don't know what defines a boing life. Since no one's life is completely boring.
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    No not ever. He never knew how to admire us, never appreciated the little things we did. He didn't talk to us much, I never liked his attitude toward us, I have so much mixed...
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    Do you find it ****** up that most people want you to respect their decision of wanting kids, but they won't respect your decision of not wanting any?
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    Not having kids is for me a charity act to the world. I believe there are too many people on Earth, and millions do not live good. I think that reducing the number of person would...
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    Sometimes you care too much about someone who doesn't give a **** about you. Life sucks
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    I have started to feel more powerfully about this since my friends started to have them themselves. Good, old, Female friends that are essentially permanently off the market and...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 6 Responses Jan 31

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    It's crazy. When you are friends with someone for so long, only to realize years later that you can't talk about EVERYTHING. I learned that over the past weekend. I love this...
    Jazzy1234 Jazzy1234 31-35, F Jan 31

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    I was just informed that a very good friend of mine is having a kid. I'm feeling very conflicted about the news. On one hand, I want to be happy for him. Kids are supposed to be a...
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 30

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    We drove by her house today. I wasn't the same for the rest of the night.
    kayla459 kayla459 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    I want my first time to be with someone special, on the other hand I get h0rny and just want to have sex with whoever. It's hard.
    awaywego4 awaywego4 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    ughhhh really don't wanna go.
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