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I Feel Trapped In My Own Body

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    Inside Myself

    Lately i feel as though i have been trapped inside myself, Like im looking at myself from the inside, it causes me to panic, (my dad suffers from panic attacks and they were passed on to me) it all happened mainly cause of stress, One day i started feeling like i was looking from...
    tyler1020 tyler1020 13-15 Sep 14, 2010

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    The Pregnancy Trap

    i feel trapped in my own body.  nothing that i do, say, feel, belongs to me anymore.  all i am is an incubator for this thing growing inside of me.  i hate being pregnant 
    parasitefarm parasitefarm 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 25, 2008

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    Forever Myself

    For the last few months, I've had an extremely hard time coping with my own existence. Living a normal day to day life is a constant struggle, and at times, frightening. I will catch a glimpse of my hands or my arms or my legs and realize that I am inside of myself, and that...
    Brownbearnohair Brownbearnohair 18-21 1 Response Dec 17, 2012

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    Maybe That Would Solve Everything?

    IT sounds so strange doesnt it? But sometimes it feels like I'm suffocating in here, like I'm constrained by the things my body can't do. Sometimes I just want to rip my skin off- be someone else, be dead- I don't care. It's like, maybe if I lostmy body, I would forget all the...
    DiaryofaDeadgirl DiaryofaDeadgirl 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31, 2010

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    How Old Is Young?

    I have never really felt young. When i was actually young  around 6 or 7 or maybe even younger I would feel so ashamed to be my age, like people were constantly treating me like a child. yes, I know, I was a child, but if you told me that to my face I would be highly angered...
    ravenhope ravenhope 13-15 1 Response Oct 25, 2010

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    I'm 5'4 with extremely long legs and an extremely short torso. I have no curves and a hip dip. My shoulders are broad, wider than my hips. My breasts are A cup sized , cone shaped...
    Jayy18 Jayy18 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I am this way almost every day. I just dislike spending time in preparing for food. I want to focus on my brain work. Eating requires time to hunt for food and after eating I would...
    ExileMyself ExileMyself 26-30, F 5 hrs ago

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    It's been long pending desire to start my own business but my responsibilities are pulling me down.. Also I am not very sure what business I should go for as most of the business...
    Ravidesai Ravidesai 41-45, M 7 hrs ago

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    I have gotten a total of 21 piercings in my life, and I've loved every one of them. The feeling of a sharp object penetrating flesh, the rush of adrenaline and endorphins, and the...
    ChaosSeven ChaosSeven 22-25, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    It is an annoying feeling when thinking of a Girl, my right hand often goes inside my pants, and i often get sticky fingers after sometime. In public transport, i often find any...
    zemli zemli 22-25, M 8 hrs ago

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    and sexuality! What do you think this means? I tried to watch to adult videos last night. One was a man and woman and the other was two women. I, against my will, got turned on...
    girlinwhite girlinwhite 18-21, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Most of my life I have been called ugly and I have only had on boyfriend as he only wanted me for my body and we broke up the next day. All of my friends look way better than me...
    JusttMee123 JusttMee123 13-15, F 7 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Well, telling a life story in short is always hard, specially when we face issues which are really complicated. I always say life is simple but we make it complicated, although I...
    AshTaylor AshTaylor 18-21, M 23 hrs ago

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    To every girl that ever felt insecure about her body; you are perfect in your own way. Stop comparing yourselves to other people's standards or living by theirs either. No human...
    tonytoy tonytoy 26-30, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am still trapped with the feeling that i am still a kid. I oftentimes wish i was still in in my teens and in highschool. As a matter of fact, i enjoy any high school movies. It...
    pusongpalaboy pusongpalaboy 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    Do you ever wonder why I use sexy avatars? Its because it gives me a lil boost. It makes me feel somewhat good, even if they aren't me...shallow i know =/ Do ever wonder why I...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm usually comfortable being a guy, and I identify as male most of the time. But there are some occasions where I look at myself and I feel like I should be a girl instead
    CokeandWhiskey CokeandWhiskey 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    [long story ahead because I need to get this off my chest] I have been struggling with solipsism my entire life. The people around me and my environment feels as though they are a...
    theflamechronicles theflamechronicles 18-21, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    I participate actively in life, and it is in a way sincere. That is, I can tell there is a part of me that really truly engages with the world. But the "me" I identify with, who I...
    Blancpaper Blancpaper 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I had a bizzare encounter with a guy at a rest stop while moving from TX back to my home state in WI. I was in there taking a **** and he was standing in the urinal next to me, and...
    Cristofori Cristofori 41-45, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    The way home to your heart is through inquiry, awareness and alchemy. The tools you need are willingness, courage, curiosity and loads and loads of loving support. M. K. Larkin...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm going off to college in a few months and I thought everything would change... I was miserable during high school. College is so much better, with the very little that I've...
    Personalstories Personalstories 70+, M 4 days ago

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    I can't look at a calendar without feelings so disgusted of how time as flew by and I feel like I'm still stuck in this same place I just want to go just go anywhere but here but...
    Kittyc42 Kittyc42 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I was sexually abused from age 5 to 12. Lost my mother in 2012. Was almost killed in 2013 by my same abusers. My sister has now been sick for 5 months and her and my mom were/are...
    AngelOfGod1506 AngelOfGod1506 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I don't want to have a models body. I've realized I'll never be like that but I at least want to feel comfortable in my own skin. Which hopefully means when i look in the mirror I...
    PrincesaMonica101 PrincesaMonica101 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I'm a 34 years old nerd who has married a bit too early due to having a bad religious background in my life. Had kids too early ( now I have three ) and didn't get to really see...
    leicam leicam 31-35, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    More and more every day, I find myself staring at women, reason being I really do love the female body. I'm not into girls that way..kissing them is fun but I don't think I'd wanna...
    miya23 miya23 26-30, F a week ago

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    Well it would be lie if I said I don't have suicidal feelings at all anymore but they are tremendously reduced. I used to have them much more. When I was 18 I thought about it...
    Maybeincubus Maybeincubus 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Married for 5 years. Together for 7 years. We have two children (4 and 7). The seven year old is from my previous marriage. That previous marriage was abusive and he cheated on...
    m3385 m3385 26-30, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I admire the female body. I like it when women realise that their body is a temple for their soul to live. I love it when I see a mother feeding her baby. The smile in both of...
    thegreatexplorer thegreatexplorer 22-25, M a week ago

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    I'm not lesbian but I really admire/love the female body. I love the male body too but I'm a female after all so of course I love my own body. I also like others too. I like how...
    Foxyvan Foxyvan 41-45, F 12 Responses a week ago

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    I'm a weekend widower yet again. It happens week after week - I'll suggest some ideas for the weekend, she'll say "yeah that sounds good" or brush it off immediately. She won't...
    IStallion IStallion 51-55 2 Responses Jun 28

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    A lot of people have body image issues these days. I've been researching the phenomenon for awhile now and have ran across a lot of information and what I believe to be the biggest...
    Buttrnu Buttrnu 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    I long for freedom but not for myself. to free others from my existance. everyone feels so far away. i need to be gone. those i care about would be so much better off without me...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 3 Responses Jun 26

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    This is something that hits me right in the feels. My mom always wanted my sister and I, but my dad was and still is only interested in himself. His new wife is a complete and...
    lovemeforever9787 lovemeforever9787 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    Please read with care, and take steps to keep yourself feeling safe and secure, if reading about body image and associated topics are triggering for you. I’m your stereotypical...
    ChocolateCurvesModel ChocolateCurvesModel 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 26

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    Not intended to be good. Just unloading some gloominess. I wrote this recently. It's long and I don't expect anyone to actually read it. Upon waking in the morning, there is a...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    Ever since I could remember I have always thought I was born in the wrong body. I can go back to when I was 12 and think I was born in the wrong body. I always felt that I...
    bmg1kel bmg1kel 61-65, T Jun 25

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    Body is soft and I just love the feel of their body on mine.
    Avidnerd Avidnerd 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 25

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    Yes I am feeling better with my weight loss, actually happy! The fasting and eating my meals in a small amount is helping quite well, especially that whenever I go to the city from...
    VisionOfLove VisionOfLove 26-30, F Jun 25

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    I don't know why everything else seems to stop. I felt so dysfunctional, as if a peice of me was stolen, or lost. I want to be filled by something, I isolate myself from people...
    lavendermist07 lavendermist07 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    Some days turn out better or worse than others – that’s a fact. But ultimately, the way we feel about our life and ourselves has the biggest impact on the outcome of each day...
    Blanche08 Blanche08 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 22