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I Feel Like I Can Never Be Myself Around Others

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    I am an ugly-*** chick who has hot boys falling at my feet. I am the boss of a few groups at school, and had my first kiss from a boy in kindergarden. I have dated about 6 times...
    alisonserina alisonserina 13-15, F Jun 27

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    FFS. I am such a BORE ! I don't know but as of 2 days ago, my blood has been carrying a vile virus called 'boringasshole' I write things here and even I feel like commenting to...
    Unknownimus Unknownimus 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    A lot of my life is spent in my own mind. I constantly spend time analysing everything and anything around me. I feel so detached from everyone around me. Sometimes I really wish I...
    Zaada Zaada 18-21, F 1 Response 46 mins ago

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    I have always felt, that no matter what I do, what I achieve, it is never good enough. I'm paranoid that others see my innate flaws. I unload my emotional baggage on my friends...
    TechObsessed TechObsessed 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 28

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    I am a teenager. A very unknown one, to say the least. My confidence is ten feet under and my self esteem is non existent. Everyday is a struggle and a new opportunity to hate...
    viviandarling viviandarling 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I don't even know where to start mainly because all my life I've been an outcast. When I was young my real father left me and so my mom worked a lot to keep food on the table and...
    Arwenlethena Arwenlethena 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I am a Wolf Therian as weird as it may sound. I have always felt like i wasn't the same as others. I don't think the same nor do i strive for the same goals as my fellow humans...
    BlissfulWolf BlissfulWolf 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I feel like ..i was never meant to be a mother ...don't get me wrong I believe children are so beautiful and innocent and all I see is good in them! innocent and sweet ...I have 3...
    pinkfloydkitty pinkfloydkitty 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Fainting’s not, perhaps, such a big deal, unless it happens to you often or if the circumstances are traumatic. Neither of these things applies to me. I have fainted only once in...
    Macmann Macmann 56-60, M Jul 14

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    For the past 8 years of my 'life' I have suffered with severe anxiety and depression. They say it's meant to get better, but every day just gets harder. I'm almost starting to feel...
    36chambers86 36chambers86 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    because of shyness, even though I really am interested in people and have a desire to socialize. This is the sole reason I joined this site. Bit of a novel, I'm sorry. I've come...
    yyz1 yyz1 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 29

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    I love my family. Don't get me wrong. They mean well and have good intentions. I don't feel like I can fully be myself around them. Sometimes it's just the disbelieving looks...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F Jul 12

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    It is now 3.15am here ... my day started out well, I woke up happy, having moved back home lat weekend. Ate breakfast, did the washing, cleaned up the garden and generally...
    LifeofaGoon LifeofaGoon 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 27

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    The second time I'm posting about the same experience. Last time I didn't receive any help or any feedback and I'm not doing this for that but I just feel like it would be nice if...
    PursuitofHappiness1 PursuitofHappiness1 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have no special or unique talents. I'm not gifted artistically, athletically, or academically. I'm a pretty good student but I don't care about what I learn in school which makes...
    triptrap27 triptrap27 16-17, F Jun 29

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    A friend of mine says I have a gift when comes to treat people nice and connect...she gets amazed coz I always get what I want/need and I often receive gifts at stores.Last time...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I'm a teenager and I do things that "normal" teenagers do. I've been to parties, I've experimented but I also play sports, and I get good grades. I can carry a conversation with...
    findingmytrueself findingmytrueself 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    Sometimes I can't help but feel like a failure and that I'm letting my dad down. All he talks about is how I wanted to go to Harvard, be a doctor, got straight A's. Part of me...
    WoundedDreamer WoundedDreamer 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    It's more like, I can't seem to find any 'mould' to fit into. I have social anxiety disorder which makes me paranoid about what others think about me. That clashes with my...
    TheBratPrince TheBratPrince 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    My father raped me when I was 6-10. My brother saw and raped me when I was 6-12. My two sisters were told and asked if they want me too and they said yes and raped me from 6-12. My...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 23

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    Ugh here we go. I try so hard to be myself around people, but I'm terrified of rejection :( I just can't think of anything to talk about and I get this intense feeling of panic...
    blueeyes46 blueeyes46 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    I moved back home after college and all my college friends stayed on the east coast and my high school friends moved away and the ones that are still here I feel I have grown up...
    SofaRose SofaRose 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I feel like I'm losing myself completely. As if the person I had known all my life growing up is leaving and I am honestly really unhappy about it. The term “I love you, you're...
    Lucile199 Lucile199 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Why does my family hate me so much? Ever since my nephew was born they completely forgot about me they just don't care anymore they favour him like they did me now i don't even get...
    otakugamerwolf otakugamerwolf 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    Sometimes I ask myself why do I keep carrying on. I'm just going to let everyone on here know how I feel, I hope someone on here can show me the light to get out of this. I feel...
    Dantierx Dantierx 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 28

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    I have been married for 10 years, all of this time I have never seemed to make my husband happy. We have a daughter together and we have gone through very difficult times along the...
    carana carana 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    I know I'm still at a young age and will probably find someone again blah blah, but it hurts to have heart broken by someone you thought loved you. My first relationship was awful...
    anyoneoutthere1 anyoneoutthere1 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 5

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    He's not my husband yet, we are getting married in October, but sometimes I wish we weren't. I'm so torn in my own mind I can't even think. Over the last few years, I've been...
    wantingtobehappy84 wantingtobehappy84 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 11

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    I remember the heartbreaking time a close "friend" & my boyfriend plotted against me and started dating in 2012 and still dating. I lost a lot friends along with this. Me being a...
    EbbsBreaux EbbsBreaux 16-17, F Jul 13

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    This past year has been the hardest experience of my life. I went through a break up, my parents' divorce, and a transition from high school to college all in a span of 8 months...
    lifeinthecity lifeinthecity 16-17, F 6 Responses Jun 24

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    I would love to be a Rebel for a day. But so much could go wrong and just thinking about being rebellious makes my head races with all the possibilties. Like I know I could do bad...
    Hemmelighed Hemmelighed 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I feel like nobody respects me, I'm a complete failure. I try my best at everything and it's still not enough. It's like, the one thing that I love, which is playing video games...
    AnonymousAly AnonymousAly 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    I have recently graduated from Uni. I was there for 3 years. I loved my first 2 years. I had a miserable time in 3rd year, but now its all done I am looking back with regret at the...
    joelex300 joelex300 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 28

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    Okay so today.... Let me first say that I work in a retail store. I work in the shoe department and I'm the only one in this shoe department, which sometimes isn't the best, like...
    daisymetcalf daisymetcalf 22-25, F Jul 5

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    I can't fight this feeling anymore.sometimes i feel like i wanna tell her how i feel,but i know she won't feel the same.at the same time i don't want to freak her out.but this...
    urbanmellow urbanmellow 22-25, F Jul 8

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    God I wish I had a friend. I feel like I need someone to tell me that I am okay, that things will get better if I try. I guess I don't believe in myself anymore... sometimes I...
    crazyhobo crazyhobo 26-30 1 Response Jul 8

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    This whole situation im in is very weird and awkward. My mother's boyfriends son is back for a month of the summer, as soon as he got back her bf completely ignores her yet chats...
    sgngng sgngng 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    Ok so my step brother and I don't get along very well, and I know that I don't start the fights because even my dad has told me that he gets in his nerves and he is a very...
    geneticgeorge geneticgeorge 13-15, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Increasingly I am feeling like I was born with a mask on my face... I mean, here I am, this 39 year old lady with a wealth of experience, I speak several languages, am well...
    Hhaawke Hhaawke 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    I have an awful case of anxiety. Its paralyzing me from living a normal life. I've been given a PRN(as needed) of Clonzepam .5 mg. These have changed everything. I can sleep...
    ehmesseye ehmesseye 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I am constantly worried that I annoy the people around me all the time and theyre just to nice or scared to say anything. I know with some people it's not the case and I realize...
    WhirlwindR WhirlwindR 18-21, M 7 Responses Jun 26

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    I am a step-mom to 3 boys... I am 25 years old, and adopted out my son when I was 17... I am now helping to raise an 8 year old, 7 year old and a 5 year old... Lately I have been...
    KaeMarie3 KaeMarie3 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 27

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    I can never apologize enough for every mistake I make. Just like I can never thank one enough for every kind act they do for me.
    Diana14R Diana14R 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    Every time I wake up happy and feeling optimistic my day turns to ****. The days I feel like my world is falling apart and I can't cope I have a really lovely day. It's so weird...
    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    Since I was little, I always had a very clear idea of who would be my life mate: funny, charming, witty, goofy, strong and physically big, but also very gentle and loving. I even...
    mewsiesie mewsiesie 31-35 Jul 3

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    It’s as if I came to live with a friend 18 months ago and I have long since worn out my welcome; now everyone is wondering when I’ll finally find my own place and leave them to...
    annadee annadee 41-45, F Jul 3

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    It’s as if I came to live with a friend 18 months ago and I have long since worn out my welcome; now everyone is wondering when I’ll finally find my own place and leave them to...