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I Feel Like I Can Never Be Myself Around Others

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    I've never had a dream that I did not understand in some way, it makes me feel like I'm in touch with myself.
    emavii emavii 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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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 3 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 Jul 21

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    i feel so weak...My body is like a lump of earth. i feel like my soul has been struck with a lightning bolt. nothing can prepare me for this fate i must face. no matter how much i...
    LunarDream LunarDream 13-15, M 2 hrs 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 Jul 17

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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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    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 Jul 19

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    Sometimes I do...... There will be times I'm playing around with Ana and she suddenly gets all upset by it and begins to cry. I mean I never push it too far or make it annoying...
    TheMasterMan1 TheMasterMan1 16-17, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Have Memories I Can Never Forget
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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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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    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...
    SimplyAmazingx SimplyAmazingx 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 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14

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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 Jul 17

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    I just turned one when my parents divorced so it wasn't hard for me to get over that since I don't remember when my parents even were together. A few years later my dad met my step...
    ahk16 ahk16 13-15, F 2 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 Jul 19

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    This is the first time I am sharing my story. Exactly as I said before, I feel like I live in Hell. Hell on Earth, that is. Now, let me tell you why. First of all, I have a large...
    Mymin Mymin 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    If Im nice to people, they dont like me. Im if nasty to people, they dont like me. Its always me putting in the effort to talk to people. No-one talks to me unless I start the...
    Stomparound Stomparound 13-15, F 13 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I hate it when someone publicly challenged me and I feel like I look bad. I hate being criticized or lectured especially in public. I feel attacked.
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 4 hrs 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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    ever since my dad got remarried and had another kid, my brother and i have taken the back burner. scratch that, we've been moved out of the kitchen entirely. particularly me bc i...
    kggi kggi 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I just recently experienced the worst heartbreak that i have ever felt. i felt good about myself during the relationship but at the end i felt lost. she broke up with me in the...
    hhhovind hhhovind 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    I feel like a fraud. I've been in orchestra for 5 years now, and I play the beautiful cello...except I never ACTUALLY played in class. (I'm practically a master at muting sounds...
    ArtisteMe ArtisteMe 16-17, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    Not to put the spotlight on me.. But at school an everything I feel like I'm invisible. I have some friends but all the girl friends seem to judge me. And it's weird cuz I try to...
    KellsThr13 KellsThr13 13-15, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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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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    Iv noticed that I think my dreams are trying to tell and show me a darker side to me, I do feel like I have a inner darkness inside me and my dreams are trying to show it. I...
    AnotherTomboyGamer AnotherTomboyGamer 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I used to be very ambitious, I wanted a successful career and was willing to do my best to achieve my goals. But now that I am at one of the best universities in my country, I've...
    emmacla emmacla 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I feel like I can't relate to my peers or societies expectations of whom am suppose to be and how to act. Usually I let it drift away but I've found myself thinking about it more...
    Zenais13 Zenais13 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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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    All my life things have been weird for me. I've always been in-tuned with the paranormal world; e.i., I have had bizarre dreams, I seen shadow people, I have been touched by things...
    Celticrose1991 Celticrose1991 22-25 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 Jul 20

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    I get depressed a lot, and I've learned to just accept the fact that I'm going to be depressed. It still takes it's toll on me, though, and it can get quite painful. It started as...
    Tsalokath Tsalokath 18-21, F 5 days ago

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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 Jul 17

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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 Jul 21

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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 Jul 22

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    Sometimes I don't feel like I'm alive. Like it's a dream. I'll be driving my car and it's like I catch up with my body and go "Oh, yeah. I'm going to the store" in my head. I'll...
    Ludavin Ludavin 46-50, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I hate feelings... Contradictions... I hate when you are feeling one thing and everyone around you tells you to stop and go in the other direction... I hate when someone tells you...
    Sadgirlwithoutarazor1 Sadgirlwithoutarazor1 18-21, F 3 days ago

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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...