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I Feel Like I Can Never Be Myself Around Others

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    Why can't i just feel 100% happy for once. Just once. I have these demons in my head that keep putting me down and making me cry. People say to tell someone if someone is hurting...
    Dontlookbackk Dontlookbackk 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 19

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    Been immigrants my family traveled to Sydney, Australia via small boats during the war. I had a very rough childhood growing up. My dad left my mum after I was born. A guy moved...
    zenzuu zenzuu 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 2

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    Well, my boyfriend tries but he's too busy so he's never really around. My mom takes the side of her other children who sexually abused me when I was little. They tried to make me...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 14

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    I feel like part of me is missing because it is. Its part of my brain was not formed properly. It is this that's been said is what has caused me so many problems in my life. I...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 17

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    I am sick right now and feeling exhausted, and i am sick all the time like this. and i am always dependent on my vitamins syrup for my health. I hate my life, I am unable to do...
    oceanend oceanend 18-21 Oct 8

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    I never thought that this time would come. 2 years ago I graduated from college. After few months I got an online job. I thought it would be just a temporary job while I was...
    nobodybutme97 nobodybutme97 22-25, M Oct 4

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    I can't remember a point in my life I ever felt like I was understood. From a very young age, I had always felt very misunderstood and exceptionally curious to understand. And now...
    Imlostintime Imlostintime 18-21, F Oct 21

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    how do you tell that you are a wolf because I feel like I am and some agree but some say I'm a cat. And a long time ago someone told me I'm more like a dog and though they didn't...
    Okamipyon Okamipyon 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Recently I started a new job. I absolutely hate being the new person and not knowing how everything is run. I know that it's normal to feel this way and that with time I'll get the...
    zuzeethh zuzeethh 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 18

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    I miss her , I lover her. Last saw her face in Dec 2012, last heard her voice in feb 2014.I been through hell, people say she is not worthy of me. As a fool, i Cant stop loving her...
    dreamingdarkness dreamingdarkness 26-30, M Oct 12

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    I am sitting on my dining table, sipping from my cup of coffee and thinking about the ups and downs in my life lately. I am reflecting on my mistakes and on the pain I put myself...
    iamv1991 iamv1991 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 16

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    Lately I have been feeling really fed up and depressed. I feel that both family and friends hate me being happy or having a life of my own. My parents are both really ill and have...
    galaxy3 galaxy3 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 21

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    Well, I've given a lot to this world. I've listened, I've observed, and I've fed back where I can to those who need to hear it. I haven't reached a tremendously wide audience, but...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 26-30, M Oct 21

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    When I compare myself to my friends and peers around me, it seems as if they get over or move on within a fair to quick manner. I on the other hand get stuck on a person for so...
    bananaloc bananaloc 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 23

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    I wake up every morning feeling like a waste of everyone's time. every time I ask a question at work or school they make it seem as if I am a burden. Then I will walk away and hear...
    lostguy19892014 lostguy19892014 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I can't connect with people or appreciate any moment anymore. I don't have any motivation and can never carry on a meaningful conversation anymore. I'm 23 and have no idea what i...
    williemonje williemonje 22-25, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    A little. A lot. Maybe. Maybe not. Today wasn't a good day. She haunts my memories, she torments me with her existence. I don't feel like being here if I have to sit with her on...
    widerlich widerlich 16-17, F a week ago

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    Here at [school], I am in a place of judgment. I am truly reminded of how I am not of this planet, not truly of this race. I do not have strong connections with any beings here; or...
    ansiktetledsen ansiktetledsen 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have friends, that's true. We're like sisters and hangout all the time. But sometimes I feel like I'm the odd one out. We never talk about the same things, they tend to talk...
    AntiSocialBookworm AntiSocialBookworm 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    Dreams are a strange occurrence that only happens when you sleep. Though rarely they ever have a deeper meaning, you could be dreaming about something that happened the day before...
    NightwolfBlackheart NightwolfBlackheart 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 4

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    Really ever since I married, no one looks at me twice and I feel like I'm much older than I am, like I should still be enjoying myself rather than working in a job I hate, in a...
    papercastles papercastles 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    I like to think about this one. Wrong place, wrong time. Not sure if that's exactly right. Part of me tends to think we are where we're supposed to be, even if it doesn't feel...
    niklb niklb 41-45, F Oct 8

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    I love my wife(Don't judge her too harshly, she isn't here to defend her self after all) but more and more its becoming love in the abstract because I am finding that our...
    whowantstoknow97 whowantstoknow97 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 13

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    I miss you so much that I feel like dying babe 😔 I'm pretending to be strong and okay in front of others which is not like me but inside me I feel like dying and I cry my heart...
    lydiasangi lydiasangi 18-21, F Oct 23

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    Im always here for people and to help them best i can but where are people when i need to talk? I feel like i annoy people with my problems but im the first person to help others...
    xxjellybabyxx xxjellybabyxx 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Post concert depression. It feels like I haven't seen my boys in years when it was only 2 months and 8 days. I never got the chance to get VIP tickets to meet my boys, and tell...
    HarrySmileForMe HarrySmileForMe 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I don't know when this happened. Maybe, I blindly let it happen, Blissfully surrounded by a false sense of Security. Maybe, I tried to fight it. I don't know. My friends and I...
    NylonRed NylonRed 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I always seem to have this feeling I'm being watched as from time to time I always look around and sometimes stop and turn around as if I being watched, even in my own apartment...
    RD101 RD101 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 5

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    Only the second person who feels like this on here. I hope others join us. Why? Well I'm still growing as a person, so much to learn about life. I want to change direction in...
    nunos nunos 51-55, M 3 Responses Oct 10

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    This might sound totally weird and off But I would like to meet the opposite of myself. Like I'm a very nice person but I wonder how it would feel like to meet the opposite of...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F Oct 11

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    When I am not taking my bipolar meds, I am a mess, when I am taking them I am a zombie, either way me and my husband fight a lot. We have a five month old but we only met 15 months...
    C8DAGR8 C8DAGR8 22-25, F Oct 15

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    I pride myself on my ability to keep moving forward no matter how shtty things are, but today I feel like giving up. My soul feels tired today. I just want one person I can count...
    rsgalindo01 rsgalindo01 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 17

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    When I was young me and a neighbor shared dreams of being animals and would discuss it during the day. I also began dreaming of a guy who was a wolf around that time. And I feel...
    AzureTiger AzureTiger 18-21, F Oct 18

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    I feel like, there's no hope, one cannot simply be totally free anymore. I feel like, I was born to work my entire life pursuing an illusion. Whenever I buy something i think...
    scringerw scringerw 18-21, M Oct 21

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    Im so different. I wish I had friends. Im always told im beautiful but always sucked at conversations. Im probally too much of a weirdo to be a model, but I get told I should model...
    PrettyUnique47 PrettyUnique47 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Yep, I feel like I'm so out there that there's not a place in society that I can truly be myself without worrying about being judged. I know may people think that, but when you're...
    PocketUke PocketUke 18-21, T 2 Responses Oct 3

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    This dream happened when I was only 15 (I'm 20 now), but I remember it clear as day. In the dream I saw a place grassy hill like place there was fog so I couldn't see so well. I...
    CrimsonButtefly CrimsonButtefly 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 8

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    She's in Europe, I in the South Pacific. Star crossed lovers in a virtual world, longing for each other, wish after wish, nights of endless dreaming wondering what she tastes...
    AcousticAnne AcousticAnne 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 11

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    I think I am slightly sociopathic. Nothing feels real. I feel as if I can never die. I am lucky, a little too lucky. I feel like there is a higher power, yet do I think it is from...
    ithinkihaveamentalillness ithinkihaveamentalillness 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    I can't stand feeling like I'm walking on egg shells. I get scared just before sending a message. My heart starts racing before I even make it to my tent, but I'm In love so why...
    Jovonte Jovonte 18-21, M Oct 18

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    I feel like that all the time. My life is so boring, I do the same routine every day: Go to school, go home, eat, go on the Internet, read, sleep and repeat.. I feel like I...
    EmmaBirchall EmmaBirchall 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 19

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    I tried to get on with my life after a breakup with maybe the only men I ever really loved but I can't I cry all day I try not to think and all I see myself doing is going in...
    Hjmm26 Hjmm26 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 19

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    The most animal motif would suit me best is probably wolf. I'm in like an "wolf" as in at college I am very socially adaptable with all kind of people, be it smart one or...
    DelonWulf DelonWulf 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    It has been some time now, im not sure when or why this has happened, but it feels like my senses have become hyper-sensitive. I hear with enhanced clarity, and within a more...
    hmmhmmhmm hmmhmmhmm 26-30 Oct 4

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    I always feel like my personality is at risk like it may be change by outside forces and I will become a boring o bad person or that I may be stuck feeling the same way forver and...
    likespike likespike 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 9

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    The best thing about this site is that I can be myself and there's no lies when people meet me because they can read previous stories about me and they can see what I'm like as a...
    JonnyBurrows10 JonnyBurrows10 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 12

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