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I Don't Want to See Myself In the Mirror

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My dad is a sad soul. I do feel sorry for him and to him. But I definitely don't want to be anything like him. I do see a lot of similarities between him and myself though, which...
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    There are times when I feel like I'm on pause. Im just in a different mindset than I am when I'm totally and completely relaxed. That's when I'm myself. I feel more creative and...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    First of all, I have a son and daughter and I don't want either one to hate me. I don't know how anyone in their right mind would want that. I don't care how good or perfect a...
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    I know a man and a woman, who don't deserve their kids. They have 3 boys, who are 5, 4 and 2 years old. If they do something bad, like hit each other while playing, their parents...
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    I remember in grade school hearing about how everyone over the internet are dangerous. Of course, that's not true at all, but I eventually became too carefree and that really...
    SomethingPink SomethingPink 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm not that person, ******* it I AM NOT that person, but I'm gonna fcking save myself from myself !
    Betruebnis Betruebnis 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    At first it seemed innocent enough. He asked me about my day. Then he asked what I was wearing. Then I told him that I have a boyfriend and he wouldn't be too happy that he was...
    TeresaRudolph71 TeresaRudolph71 41-45, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I can't find it anywhere, the answer to my problem. I simply cannot understand what normal people do anymore, and i feel like i am done trying because nothing's getting any better...
    Bradly123 Bradly123 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I want to go to a new place and discover new stuff. I don't want to be stuck at one place ...NOT EVEN. Around this town it's either doing the same thing over and over again and it...
    Mysterygirl156 Mysterygirl156 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    As I minor, EP has really helped me through a lot. And I know it's helped some other minors out as well. Although there are plenty of rude and stupid minors on here, there's also...
    thehobbits thehobbits 22-25 4 days ago

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    I don't know if you mean they don't want them in the sense that when they have them they put them up for adoption or let someone else take care of them or if you mean parents who...
    thehobbits thehobbits 22-25 4 days ago

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    Kids are annoying, loud, messy, expensive, and time-consuming. Those are all things I don't like to deal with. Therefore, I don't want kids. Not to mention I'm bad at understanding...
    thehobbits thehobbits 22-25 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I want to make something very clear here: this group is for people who don't want kids. if anyone is uncomfortable with the idea, then don't come on here and tell people they will...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    So I've been trying to figure out a way to say this in which people will understand. I've decided it's entirely impossible to do that so here's what I have: I am all about loving...
    underlyinghonesty underlyinghonesty 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    People absolutely refuse to understand this. I've never been in love. I've never had a crush, and I don't see the point in dating as in those situations people expect a romantic...
    Thisbe Thisbe 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm turning 15 the day after tomorrow, and I feel that I'm growing up, but I really don't want to. I never did. You know how kids always say: "I wish I was a grown-up!" Well I...
    ThatOneDepressedKid ThatOneDepressedKid 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Many people give-up on themselves rather than step-back and evaluate the bigger picture. It's never too late to start over, regardless of the circumstances. It amazes me how many...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 51-55, F a week ago

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    I like attention from people as much as any other person. You want to feel understood and appreciated by the people you talk to and share mutual experiences which makes you connect...
    GuiltBear GuiltBear 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I don't want to fit in I want to stand out
    dopegirlfromanotherworld dopegirlfromanotherworld 18-21, F Jun 21

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    Most of the time I don't, but I have "friends" who just love to hug me, pat me, and just generally touch me. I tense up every time, and get very angry and lose patience for the...
    zydeko zydeko 18-21 1 Response Jun 21

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    And to be clear right away; this has nothing to do with my lifestyle in whatever form. I get along great with the kids of my friends and relatives and I do a lot of voluteerwork...
    MissLunaDomina MissLunaDomina 31-35, F 10 Responses Jun 21

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    I don't want kids, because honestly. I'm too selfish, I wouldn't want a kid to have to grow up with ME being the parent. And I'm just really bad with kids. So.
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 21

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    Every class has that loner. I am proud to be that person. It's not like I don't have friends or don't socialise because I do. But most of the time I just want to be myself so I...
    darknesswithinme darknesswithinme 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 21

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    I don't know if I should have one or not but there are two main reasons I don't want one. 1. I have really bad social anxiety and I would feel really akward and uncomfortable. 2...
    sunny198917 sunny198917 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    The Dalai Lama despite all his commitments, loves to repair watches in his free time. In fact he is the only non-techie person who can repair his Patek Philippe watch. The things...
    soochef soochef 31-35 2 Responses Jun 17

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    i am in love with someone from last 5 years. i am suffering from strong sadness from last 5 years. because of falling in love i have become so different from other people. i feel...
    sukhrajhappy sukhrajhappy 22-25, M Jun 16

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    By old, I mean 80s or 90s old. During a parade, I saw a lot of old people get off of a bus to watch it. A lot of them were crippled and could barely walk. And a lot of them...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 15

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