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I Feel Like I Can Never Be Myself Around Others

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    I hate myself. Everything about me. My looks, my thoughts, my actions. I'm so stupid. I sometimes wonder why I'm single but then i look at myself and say well of course you're...
    Dontlookbackk Dontlookbackk 16-17, F Dec 25, 2014

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    i like to sleep till late in holidays but i m always forced to get up early by saying that ur frnds get up early they study hard and they enjoy the whole day.
    Cutiepieyugsparsh Cutiepieyugsparsh 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    I always think people are around because they want me for something and not because they genuinely like me as a person because I think I'm so quiet, boring, ugly and retarded. I'm...
    Feliciajake Feliciajake 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    The hidden secret of life I mean. I myself don’t know what I mean. I have a huge trusting problem. The problem is not that I don’t trust anyone but that I trust EVERYONE. I...
    avnn avnn 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I feel our culture / society of obedience, authority, and dominance is terrible and it hurts me inside that it exists. There doesn’t seem to be what I define as love in the world...
    Love3149 Love3149 22-25, M Dec 28, 2014

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    Hi I suffer from hard to deal with ocd, when I was diagnosed about 7 years ago I was really struggling and my binge drinking got even worst and I used alcohol as a means to deal...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 13

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    It would be easier, they wouldn't have too suffer anymore. I never asked for this life. I didn't ask to be born and I certainly didn't ask for my little one to be taken from me. I...
    lovelydisgrace lovelydisgrace 16-17, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    It feels like ****. The brighter side, though, is that it could've hurt more if he had felt the same, we'd been together, and then something bad and super dramatic happened...
    TiraVara TiraVara 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    So I'm in 8th grade and basically in 6th grade this girl, (Lets call her Shelby) Shelby and (Lets call her Makayla) Shelby and Makayla were best friends. As well as in 7th grade...
    PastelOreos447 PastelOreos447 13-15, F Jan 2

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    sometimes, I think to myself.. what is the point of even trying in the world any more if people just result in not liking me in the end. i'm a very nice person and i try to belong...
    tirwin6471 tirwin6471 16-17, F Jan 16

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    I am loved by my one set of grandparents, my single mother of 51, boyfriend, and my bestie carey. I don't have any other family anymore :-( I don't feel like I can truly talk to...
    JessiAnn27 JessiAnn27 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    I am turning 41 years old in 2 weeks and when I look back at my life I keeping asking myself the same question over and over. I do not know why I was born or brought into this...
    ShyGuyInFL ShyGuyInFL 36-40, M 4 Responses Jan 9

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    Looking up the ceiling all night just thinking about the STUPID things I did with my life and wishing I could change it and telling myself it shouldn't have never happen.. But it...
    DaOneandOnlyOne DaOneandOnlyOne 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    I feel like crap more than ever right now... I've never said anything because I don't want to upset you, I don't want to make things worse, but communications the key right now.. I...
    catho catho 18-21, F Jan 13

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    For anybody who doesn't know the real me: I feel as if everybody does it. We all put an exterior out there that promotes our best features. Nobody wants to be that angry, annoying...
    findingfae findingfae 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I've done a lot of horrible things and when I think about it, I feel like there won't be a bright future for me. I push people away from me and I'm not happy about that. People...
    amyduell06 amyduell06 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    You know, there has to be a reason behind all this low self esteem. Oh yeah, I was raised this way. Not just by my household but also by society and culture. I have a hard time...
    untamablekitty untamablekitty 26-30, F Dec 30, 2014

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    Every ****** g day. Today (now technically yesterday) is my birthday and I feel like a giant POS. My wife made me feel like **** because she said she would cook dinner when I got...
    snake215 snake215 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 6

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    It's often said that being just like everyone else isn't good, and being original or different is better. Whoever said that must have been like others because being so different is...
    ifhsb ifhsb 41-45, M Jan 4

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    I suppressed who I was for so long to try to fit in. I never fit in,I became a doormat. Now I cant be myself because since I wasn't me for so long I don't know who I am.
    hiddenjem hiddenjem 22-25, F Dec 31, 2014

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    I wish I wouldn't give up so easily. I feel like I always let people down. I don't feel good enough for any one. Not even myself. I'm just a weak, stupid, and pathetic person. I...
    christarose96 christarose96 18-21, F Jan 6

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    I'm new to the group of friends I have right now and I can't help but feel left out sometimes. They're all great people, but sometimes I feel like I'm intruding, or like I'm not...
    brimc7 brimc7 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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    I dont want to live in a world full of money full of stress full of anxiety I dont want to live in a world full of work working hard and earning for it to be taken away to pay for...
    generationlover generationlover 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 25, 2014

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    I met him when I was 19. We got married when I was 20. We've been married a little over a year and already I can see my husband loving me less and less. I was born and raised in...
    marriedyoungandconfused marriedyoungandconfused 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    I only ever visit this site to catch up with a few select people or to say what I can never say to anyone in my life. Sometimes it is all tooo much. Sometimes I look at my life and...
    imsoradalecki imsoradalecki 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    The journey is not easy at all. I want to help others, and I want to get better. I want to be a better person, and right now I'm working on that. Self help is something I'm trying...
    haileycuddlebug haileycuddlebug 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 10

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    I hate this! I can never seem to make anyone happy. There is always something I do that just hurts them and makes them hate me. You're right tho. I'm just a little ***** that...
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    I cut myself as a teenager but stopped. Since that I used to scratch myself till I had cuts and bruises. I managed to stop that. I keep seeing myself cutting myself in my head. I...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 5

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    I cut myself when im depressed, i feel like my life is useless and pointless. Life is pain. My family loves me, but they never know who i really am.
    annaambrose annaambrose 13-15 1 Response Jan 11

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    I noticed that people never talk to me unless they want a favor. it's like they can never talk me or like my photos on instagram. and when I ask them too they say their busy but...
    Sladetgx57 Sladetgx57 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    I knew I was different. I feel like I have been living a lie for a long time now. My family told me when I was born my eye color was black and I mewed like a cat. No crying just...
    caydiabla caydiabla 18-21, F Jan 14

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    When you finally shed those trappings in which you have to act like someone else, and can just "be yourself," it's a great relief. Who knew it took so much energy to act like...
    streetcsi streetcsi 41-45, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Feeling like a jerk right now. I just read through all the msgs my friends sent me. It seems like they haven't yet noticed my decision to disappear from their lives. They are still...
    BB13xx BB13xx 16-17, T Dec 25, 2014

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    I know that I am just an adopted child but why does she always needs to make me feel this way. I feel like I am never enough and I feel like I am the dumbest woman in the world...
    Mariangabalon Mariangabalon 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    It starts off with small things. Like, why is it that I don't like things that a lot of people seem to love? Then it slowly fades into things like, why do I see things in a way...
    LuckyInTheSkyWithDiamonds LuckyInTheSkyWithDiamonds 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    It's not pretty but me, myself and I are in a relationship with each other, the killer is we don't see eye to eye. I basically feel that all the goodness in me is being held back...
    HelterSkelter1 HelterSkelter1 22-25, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I feel like I always miss the mark by just a little. I'm 5'11 or 6'0 and most people say 6'3 or 6'4 is the ideal height. So I'm barely above average, My 'equipment' is 5.5 inches...
    JacobStark JacobStark 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    So, my severe depression has almost always kept me out of any sort of friend groups, and the one circle i was in made it pretty obvious I was the outsider, just clinging on. I've...
    TheUrge21 TheUrge21 18-21, M Dec 29, 2014

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    My ex told me things I had done. People Say he lies. He lied a lot. I was the one dumped so I'm the monster right? I don't know who's more afraid- him seeing me or me going on...
    Maihowl Maihowl 22-25, F Jan 4

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    Aye, nobody knows how it feels like to be crushed, betrayed...I don't have anyone to trust anymore...I CANT TRUST ANYONE ANYMORE!!! Why..why people likes to stab other people?! Why...
    FriendlyDragon FriendlyDragon 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    This morning I ate one plates of IHOP's New York Cheesecake pancakes, 4 buiscuits, 2 sausage patties, Several cups of hot chocolate and a coke. I was so full. It took me forever to...
    BellyFullOfSweets BellyFullOfSweets 18-21 2 Responses Jan 10

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    So I cant seem to move on from any of my crushes. I just keep thinking about them. Forget about them for a while then the process starts all over again. I start to think about them...
    stareallday stareallday 18-21 2 Responses Jan 14

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    when im watching movies , the characters in it seem so special. they all have there own personality and talents and they have a life. im so boring compared to everyone I have no...
    EnjoyTheSilenceX EnjoyTheSilenceX 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    I love her so much and honestly we both get jealous easily but mine is warranted cuz she has used guys twice to hurt me in our relationship. mind you she did shut both of them out...
    Luckystraight Luckystraight 18-21 a week ago

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