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I Feel Like I Can Never Be Myself Around Others

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    Sometimes due to my past experiences, I think like I'm just wasting space on earth like I'm a nothing, not normal. I feel like I don't fit in anywhere.
    Lizandavan Lizandavan 13-15, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I don't want to feel this awful burden this is too much, i really don't want to live but i know i cant just end my life that easily. every time something bothers me i luk for gud...
    furmal furmal 26-30 2 days ago

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    There are signs that remind us of certain things. Being out of breath remind us that you have physical limits, wrinkles and white hairs reminding us that we’re aging, being sick...
    Synapse81 Synapse81 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I avoid people and situations just because I don't feel accepted, its nerve racking to feel like you never belong any where with any one.
    youngkinyteenmom youngkinyteenmom 18-21, F 3 Responses May 4

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    I am a 20 year old from London who studies Performance at University, which is about to end in a week. After that ill be off to America for five months working and experiencing new...
    Amyflorence Amyflorence 18-21, F 1 Response May 4

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    When I was younger, I knew I was different than all the other kids. I always believed in more than just this life. I felt more and understood more than the kids my age. Most adults...
    twentyout24 twentyout24 16-17 1 Response May 14

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    I'm a junior in high school & I really feel like I suck at life. I feel like I will never accomplish anything or i'm just not good at anything. 😔 I just feel like even if I try...
    kissxo3 kissxo3 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    Even things that are quite normal. So I try to be very very correct and right, normal, extraordinarily ideal and normal.. And then, i believe many around me may start to feel...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Apr 28

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    Guys I need some help and some advise. Be kind please I'm very fragile. 6 weeks ago my boyfriend and best friend of two years left me. Heartbroken doesn't even begin to cover it...
    Lostnemo Lostnemo 18-21, F 2 Responses May 4

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    I feel like I'm being bullied by everyone. My neighbors stayed up late and I knocked on the wall for them to be quiet. The women called me crazy and they sounded like they were...
    AnnonymousNum3 AnnonymousNum3 22-25, F Apr 27

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    This last year has been all over the spectrum, from really really good, to just brutal. I think I am starting to understand why I am struggling so much with being confident in...
    loneranger91 loneranger91 22-25, F 1 Response May 6

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    I’m 25 going on 26. While not the oldest I kind of feel like I’m starting to reach the point where I’m behind socially. I don’t have any friends, pretty much any attempt I...
    Gemcrim Gemcrim 22-25 May 10

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    I recently fell out with a Long term friend of mine because of many reasons, she was very controlling and always liked to be centre of attention. Since moving to college I have...
    Charlottemol Charlottemol 16-17, F 2 Responses May 13

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    I have a small circle of friends that I've known since we were young because of school. I think we grew a connection because we clicked well and always had a good time when we were...
    groovyhugsbunny groovyhugsbunny 18-21, F 1 Response May 13

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    Anyone I get close to or involve myself with I feel like I bother them. I try to be as strong as I can and carry others the best I can. No matter what I'm going through. Its really...
    KiraRawr KiraRawr 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I feel like I am being left behind. I'm not explaining this feeling very well...I just feel a big emptiness in my heart. It makes me feel lonely when I see old friends on Facebook...
    goshgollydolly goshgollydolly 22-25, F 1 Response May 9

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    I keep it short. I had awful past. I was hurt by many people more or less. I was emotinally abused by my parents all of my life. I allways have a feeling that many people try to...
    tokyo60s tokyo60s 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't belong here, I don't belong any where. I am tired of feeling like I am on the outside looking in. I want to find a light in the dark.
    Infiniteblue Infiniteblue 36-40, F 4 hrs ago

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    I have always been weird as long as I can remember. At least weird to everyone else around me. I guess the word eccentric would be appropriate. I have always been able to get...
    hedothabide hedothabide 31-35, M 1 Response May 5

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    All of my brothers childhood, he had been beaten physically, verbally and emotionally, by my grandma. She would tell him he was a peace of **** and that he'd never be anything more...
    ShadowCatt ShadowCatt 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    It's a weird thing that I have... I used to be very social, and still am to a certain extent. I associate with people at school and such, but these days I never feel like talking...
    naeramarth1 naeramarth1 16-17, M Apr 26

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    Yes I want to go somewhere you can't find me. You have made life miserable for me. Whatever I do is not enough for you. Its been 9 years now send I can't do it anymore. You don't...
    littlestars littlestars 26-30, F 1 Response May 4

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    To be truly loved by someone.......is something I wish I can experience someday. I grew up in a home where love didn't exist. No hugs, no kisses......no bedtime stories. Because of...
    hadyourchance hadyourchance 36-40, F 13 Responses May 6

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    All my life I've been told about how bright I am, about how far I'm going in life. This isn't from just one person; everyone points out how bright I apparently shine, and I mean...
    macdotgif macdotgif 13-15, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I'm a young woman and while it appears I'm blessed, I'm not. All my life, I've been suffering from several tragedies and heartaches. Ever since I was six and visited New York, I...
    sorrow21 sorrow21 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 23

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    I'm a young woman and while it appears I'm blessed, I'm not. All my life, I've been suffering from several tragedies and heartaches. Ever since I was six and visited New York, I...
    sorrow21 sorrow21 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 23

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    one by one everyday. i usually try to tell myself theyre awesome friends but they never really are. they're always too preoccupied about themselves that they forget that i have...
    olahjagger olahjagger 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My whole family always says i'm worthless and will turn out to be a nobody. My brothers are favored cause "they have such a hard life" since my grandma took them from their mom and...
    goawayyouregross goawayyouregross 16-17, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    how easy I'm forgotten by those who have claimed allegiance to me.... how empty the words "im here if you need me are" when you never return my texts or calls, you all are watching...
    ddmagnum ddmagnum 22-25, M 2 Responses May 8

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    I used to be happy, and good. I used to be so compassionate, children are so pure and carefree. But now who am I? I feel like Ive changed a lot. But j want to be that quiet, shy...
    Broken146 Broken146 13-15 May 9

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    I feel very greatful for him and I love him to pieces. Yeah, I get that probably every girl says this, but I feel like I need it to be known. He's sweet, he's kind, he's my best...
    W1ll0wstream101 W1ll0wstream101 22-25, F Apr 26

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    haha well I feel like im the only Navajo on EP, because I dont see any others ha.
    KValentine17 KValentine17 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 28

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    For years now I've been having this intense feeling like I don't belong here. like on this planet. Human beings confuse the **** out of me. The way they do things and handle...
    milo1890 milo1890 22-25, F 1 Response May 6

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    Sometimes I look at my messy house & just get overwhelmed. I feel like it's an outward reflection of my inward messiness. :( Cleaning just usually isn't my priority. Finding peace...
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 23

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    I'm 33 years old and we started dating when we were teenagers. We are married now with two children. Our personalities are on the opposite ends of the spectrum - he's an...
    Oneisalonelynumber Oneisalonelynumber 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    When I was in high school, I found out my sister's best friend was the mastermind behind the bullying and stalking that was happening to me. I had adopted her in my heart as...
    neverendingfairytale2 neverendingfairytale2 36-40, F Apr 30

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    When I was little, I was everything. One day it was happiness, the next day I would become something completely different. Right now, I am sadness. But in a couple hours, I will be...
    haleymarr haleymarr 13-15, F 1 Response May 10

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    I was friends with someone for 8 years, it wasn't till about the last 3 years of our friendship that I fell in love with him, we were about to be going into high school and we both...
    groovyhugsbunny groovyhugsbunny 18-21, F May 10

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    I feel like everybody hates me. I just try to talk and they will talk to me. The next day I say "hey" and the block me. It never fails. Why does everybody hate me??? I might as...
    kevo3827 kevo3827 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    In all of my life I can count the number of men who have expressed interest in me on one hand. I've only had one boyfriend and we hated each other the whole time we were together...
    amazingcuzitis amazingcuzitis 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm not very good at getting rid of the old and letting the new come in. I'm sad that I will never meet anyone that will like me for me. And don't treat me like a stranger or...