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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    That crush again, her again, i really like to hate her . I feel better when i don't make any moves to talk to her or giving her attention. It helps me to get in control. I don't...
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    When I find a girlfriend, I want my girlfriend to want attention from me, lots of it, but I don't want her to seek attention from anyone else, regardless of reasons. I want her to...
    Resoner Resoner 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 16

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    Ladies, please. I don't want to see your boobs! Cover them stuff up! Thanks. We have no right to tell men to pull up their pants if we can't even keep our boobies in check.
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I don't want to hear or read any sexist crap. Against men, against women...I don't care. I think you're ridiculous and have nothing worth seeing or listening to. Walk out, block...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 26-30 Apr 24

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    It all seems to hurt. It's never just one mistake.. it's never just one heartbreak. what's done is done, I don't want to talk about it. I rather let it go than just forget.
    Ennah Ennah 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 14

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    I know I should eat but I just don't want to. I'm hungry but I don't want to eat and I know that's wrong. I just don't want to eat until I'm a bit lighter I don't know if I make...
    SefysMommy SefysMommy 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I love my parents. They can be sweet and nice, but they aren't supportive and they can be verbally abusive at times. My parents fight a lot over small things. My mom is a control...
    Lunangelia Lunangelia 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    Don't ever pity people who don't want to get married or be in a relationship. And don't ever try to make those people feel bad about themselves just because you're not getting what...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    I have never once thought about getting together with a guy and having a family. Why? Because it's not what I want. It's not part of my "life goals." I would end up losing my...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    A friend of mine; she's 18 and got pregnant by her boyfriend, she found out around yesterday, maybe? (Her boyfriend was after me before they dated and even signs now!!) He is 19 on...
    SadlySafe SadlySafe 13-15 5 Responses Apr 23

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    when i don't want to i don't pick up calls except of from my parents...MIL..or hubby :) ..so who ever is calling me ..they need to wait for that time when i want to gossip ;)
    dauntless82 dauntless82 31-35, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I don't want to be with the wrong person but don't want to be alone.
    space4rent space4rent 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    why do we end up having problems if we get a hysterectomy/vasectomy if we don't wait until after we have children? does your hormones get more balanced after having kids? why does...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F Apr 22

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    I never had a phone growing up. Everywhere, but my home had phones. I would be asked to use the phone by the host. At home, the attention grabber is the annoying phone with my...
    WarmGoldenHeart WarmGoldenHeart 31-35, F Apr 23

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    I don't want to talk to my parents, they live their lives in a sea of hatred and condemnation. I want to live among loving, forgiving people. I told my mom I was diagnosed with...
    aileen2 aileen2 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm going back to school today and I don't want to go and it's for a plausible reason -- it is psychological and academically.
    losingNemo losingNemo 13-15, F Apr 7

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    My parents are getting a divorce right now and I don't want to get married when you have all this stuff you have to do to get a divorce.
    dac01 dac01 13-15, F Apr 19

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    And you don't want minors because?? Literally after I had revealed my age to him, he then decided to ask me, and I quote, "Do you like hot chat." I responded with "No. Now go...
    CyanideY CyanideY 70+, F 4 Responses Apr 25

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    i don't want to talk to man for a while..due to biggegt fear.... Just leave me alone.please... Woman are welcome... good night
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 6 days ago

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    if you don't want to be a parent then get a hysterectomy/vasectomy. it's that simple.
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am dead inside can’t ever wake up I will live with myself just unplug me now life has used me enough. I have killed my heart nothing left. My all efforts go in vain.I don't...
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 Apr 10

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    well, be aware. Getting help online can become addictive. I'm 36 now and I've been using the internet actively since 2002. I used to go through depression a lot. And then I'd seek...
    molde molde 36-40, M 2 days ago

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    I have a mother who is emotionally abusive, lacks reason and I suspect she has bipolar disorder. She injects nothing but negativity in my life and I have told her numerous times...
    organizedmadness organizedmadness 41-45, F a week ago

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    If I had the means to commit suicide I would bring myself to do it, no matter how "selfish" of an action people would deem it to be. The truth is, I don't see a purpose in life; I...
    driftingalone driftingalone 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've always thought of myself as incapable of being too close to a person. For me, it’s never good to know that you’re craving the person’s presence every time they’re not...
    Megarian Megarian 16-17, F Apr 13

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    I was raised in an environment where getting married and having children seemed to be written in my dna. I've had a few good relationships, but for some reason I couldn't see my...
    Zanezanezane Zanezanezane 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 21

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    I have been to weddings before, but I get so uncomfortable and bored. I don't get giddy or teary eyed. I mean, I will be happy for a couple that is getting married and I will say...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F Apr 21

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    don't you just do or say things sometimes, that you regret later ? that you when you look at them you say "have I really said/done that ?" or "have I really reached this stage...
    Solitaire91 Solitaire91 22-25, M 1 day ago

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