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I Feel Uglier Than I Am

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    Never Felt Pretty...

    I have never felt pretty or attractive. Although I have had boyfriends and they have told me I am pretty, I have never felt it. My boyfriend always tells me that I am very beautiful and some days I feel slightly pretty, but on most days I look and the mirror and see the ugliness...
    soan soan 21-25, F Oct 30, 2007

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    Eh

    I feel horribly ugly most of the time... But once in a great while I'll get a compliment so then I think maybe I'm not that ugly but then a little while later I'll feel the same... 
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 16, 2008

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    How Do I Help Him Understand

    I'll start from the beginning, I'm a pretty good sized girl. I'm about 5'8 and around 200 pounds, I am however well proportioned. I have long brown hair and blue-grey eyes. I am also one that is blessed with full lips.. My boyfriend tells me all the time how beautiful he thinks I...
    PsycoChic PsycoChic 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 26, 2008

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    But How Can It Be True?

    This is probably the one thing I struggle with the most in my life. I always feel absolutely hideous. I feel fat, I feel like my face and my nose are oddly shaped. I just never look in the mirror and say "You look beautiful today." I see pretty people all the time, and...
    earth2bella earth2bella 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 9, 2008

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    I Am An Ugly Person Who Doesn't Care About How I Look

    i say i'm ugly because of how i look and the kind of clothes that i wear i even get called ugly and i don't like the way i look because i'm dark skin, i don't have a pretty smile i haven't been in descent relationships i dress really weird...etc... this is my story of getting...
    tieber95 tieber95 16-17 Mar 3, 2012

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    Conflicted

    The thing is: my face is almost flawless. Green eyes, a normal nose, red lips, oval face... Yet I'm not pretty. All the parts of my face are okay individually, but together they look silly and messy and my face has zero personality. I feel like a bad painting: the anatomy's okay...
    CinnamonCat CinnamonCat 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 14, 2012

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    "It's Because You're Ugly"

    So... I commented a video on youtube, saying that the song totally told the story of my feelings for my crush. Then some douche bag comes and says "the difference between you and the singer is she's hot and you're not!" Um. Firstly, I didn't compare she and I...
    MysteriousSkin MysteriousSkin 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 23, 2008

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    Traped.

    When im hanging out with my friends i dont feel myself...until i pass by a mirror or glass...then i see the monster looking back at me. Then the depression kicks in. I feel slugish and like i have four chins. I wouldnt feel ugly...if it wasn't for people. I have many nicknames at...
    TrueFeelingsTrueMe TrueFeelingsTrueMe 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 11, 2011

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    It's Difficult.

    My friends always say that I'm beautiful, that I only notice the undesirable things about myself that nobody else ever would. But I always convince myself somehow that they're only trying to make me feel better about myself. It takes a lot for me to feel pretty, & it doesn't...
    possibly possibly 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3, 2008

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    Ugh.

    People always say how beautiful I am and how they wish they had my body, my face, my hair, etc. But I hate myself. I feel ugly even when I'm constantly reassured that I'm not. I am constantly comparing myself to other people and feel like I'm coming up short. Every time I try to...
    indexfossil indexfossil 19-21, F 1 Response Jul 15, 2007

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    Small Victories

    This is actually a victory story. It is a small victory, but one cannot be choosy. Tonight, I looked in the mirror, and for a brief second, I didn't hate what I saw. It was gone but a moment later, but I am sure it was there. I have no idea what it was even that I saw, and...
    eyes eyes 31-35, F 9 Responses Jan 2, 2008

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    Nothing Good About Me

    ever since i was a little kid, my neighbors and kids around my age often teased me because i have lots of scars on my legs because i keep on scratching because of my allergies. i'm allergic to dust, my own sweat, sea foods, and dairy products. i can't stop scratching until it...
    luffy10 luffy10 13-15, F Aug 12, 2012

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    Yes. ...

    Yes. People tell me all the time that I am pretty. I really dont see it. Somedays I feel like I look damn sexy, but other days I feel as fat as a cow and I only way 114lbs.
    firestarterfairy firestarterfairy 22-25, F Feb 22, 2008

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    Life Is Real And So Am I

    A little story: You see, once upon a time I was a young woman who had a rough childhood, decided to do some about it and heal it. It was work and yet because I took charge of my life and wanted to help myself and the other, all in the universe seemed to help me too. Life was...
    Lavenderweather2day Lavenderweather2day 41-45, F Nov 19, 2013

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    Insecure Man

    As a boy I grew up a typical life but I always noticed I wasn't completely happy. There was something in my life that I didn't feel was right, my body. Going all the way up to my freshman year in high school I would look in the mirror and be disappointed and thinking to myself...
    master1994 master1994 16-17 1 Response Jun 14, 2012

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    What Do You Think?

    I probably think I'm uglier than I really am. Me being realistic rather than pessimistic, ha ha ha ha. In all seriousness, my brother could be my identical twin, except his thinner. He gets girls, he's told he's hott. I figure just my weight adds a bit of unattractiveness to me...
    drcynic drcynic 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 2, 2008

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    I'm Everything a Man Doesn't Want

    We are our own worst critic.....I'm the living example of this when it comes to my appearance.   I think I'm fat and ugly.   I'm not some blond haired,  blue eyed , big breasted, small waisted, long legged,  peaches and cream skin girl.....I think...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Dec 27, 2007

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    I Just Don't See It

    I have been told I am beautiful all my life. I have never beleived anyone. I definately do not fit the media's version of beauty. I am overweight now, which really makes me less attractive, but I still get told that I am beautiful. Years ago, my aunt was showing my cousin's...
    eyes eyes 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 31, 2007

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    Totally!  I Don't Fee...

    Totally!  I don't feel pretty, or attractive in ANY way, as my husband has made this perfectly clear by his actions of sexlessness....
    Cheleanne Cheleanne 66-70, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2007

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    I Don't Want To Be Beautiful But To Be A Little Bit Looking Nice

    How do I feel when someone is talking about me?  I have always heard that she is not ugly but she is so boring. I don't know ........???????????
    noreene noreene 22-25 2 Responses Aug 15, 2011

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    Always Feel Ugly!!

    iv'e had a few people over the years, tell me that i'm not ugly, or i'm not that bad looking, but i don't know, iv'e just never believed any of them!!! lol
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 5 Responses Oct 24, 2010

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    "Looks Like a Man"

    I have what you might call a masculine personality - I'm ambitious, aggressive, loud, brash, confident, adventuresome, sometimes stubborn, always intense, opinionated, ... do you see what I mean? But the fact that I'm a girl always makes this difficult. And it was compounded...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 22, 2008

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    Ugly Victories

    One thing that makes me feel uglier than I am is when I experience ugly victory; because such victories generally feel like **** but the right thing was done, ergo a JUST victory is NOT always pretty:
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 19, 2011

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    Just take away the acne

    and straightened my teeth, then i would look pretty good.
    udamansteel udamansteel 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 19, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    Is it bad I want to feel pain? My whole body is numb. Both physically and mentally I can't feel nothing at all. I tried to cry, but I guess not crying was unhealthy, Cuz nothing no...
    Byeluv Byeluv 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    for some reason I like the feel of pain. I cut and I love the way the blood drip from the cup. to me I want to feel pain then nothing at all.
    xXsuicidalangelXx xXsuicidalangelXx 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I cut myself again tonight. Im not proud and im not boasting. I just honestly need to say that ive done it and that i want you to see that im hurting. I don't want to tell...
    charbar2019 charbar2019 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    i suppose this is more of a self harm thing. but i refuse to do that. however i do train and spar and ill let people try to hit me in the face. when the succede everything becomes...
    aldrikkage aldrikkage 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    pain means your living. when you feel pain thats when you know to go harder, dig deeper. i love pain because pain is for the living. it reminds me that i need to change something...
    varjakpaw varjakpaw 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 1

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    Just a hunch. School is not a thing that I try very hard at, and then on any given day I only have about 10 minutes of homework max. Granted I don't take many honors of ap...
    theycallmetk theycallmetk 16-17, M Feb 19

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    Walking around like a zombie...feeling nothing at all..I didnt want to harm myself again, like I did for so many years...So I started to get pierced, in my best times I had 21...
    AllyAyumi AllyAyumi 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I used to self harm and trust me everyone, yeah it works in the moment but it doesn't help long term and now I have scars from when I didn't know how to cope. Before you cut talk...
    natalie243 natalie243 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Three days Grace words in their song "pain." Being numb is so hellish.
    freshlove freshlove 31-35, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My mom always taught me to show my confidence in my body language; sit up straight, look people right in the eye, " hold your head up Aijee, don't look on the ground." She would...
    Aijmeerah Aijmeerah 16-17, F Feb 3

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    I've always had a problem with being self conscious. I think being self conscious in small amounts is a good thing. But I'm at a point in my life where I've come to terms with...
    TKS00000 TKS00000 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    I have never been happy. Now that may sound like an exaggeration, but I'm telling you God's honest truth. Their are times when I feel angry or sad, or complacent, but never happy...
    TheIncredibleMrNobody TheIncredibleMrNobody 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 19

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    I love the loving feeling from a good hug. My B00bs pressed against hers doesn't hurt either. ;)
    DonnaDomm DonnaDomm 26-30, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    (Can't put a link there's a error) type in in YouTube carson lueders style that song is so amazing and makes me feel so happy
    MusicIsForLife MusicIsForLife 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Let me feel sorry for myself after all I have endured !!!!... So let me ask this question just one last time ? Why me?
    MzPhoenix MzPhoenix 31-35, F 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I feel like I don't even know myself!
    Blue707 Blue707 16-17, M 1 hr ago

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    I don't even know where to begin. My husband was my first relationship, I never felt such connection with anybody. We clicked instantly it was almost too cheesy. We both turned our...
    theeverewhereist theeverewhereist 26-30, F 30 mins ago

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    Hallo, anyone...This is my first post and i do really need your help... I have too much to say but i don't know how to say.There is a nice couple that i know one of them is my...
    mariavita mariavita 36-40, F 17 hrs ago

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    Hi, everyone... I need your help, please... I have a good friend and he find the girl he loves. And im very happy. To express my feeling, cause im living in different country and...
    mariavita mariavita 36-40, F 17 hrs ago

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    Younger Women are more Willing to Marry Older Men. A recent survey measured people’s attitudes about marrying a partner either older or younger than themselves. The survey...
    Donnaccaa Donnaccaa 26-30, F Feb 3

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    Younger Women are more Willing to Marry Older Men. A recent survey measured people’s attitudes about marrying a partner either older or younger than themselves. The survey...
    Donnaccaa Donnaccaa 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    Younger Women are more Willing to Marry Older Men. A recent survey measured people’s attitudes about marrying a partner either older or younger than themselves. The survey...
    Donnaccaa Donnaccaa 26-30, F Feb 3

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      I came across this forum after searching for advice or similar stories online. Here's my story anyway; I'm about to turn 25 this April and feel completely at a loss with...
    Mardybum1 Mardybum1 22-25, M Feb 5

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    Ok I'm freaking out right now cause I've never done this before. I'm not gonna put any labels on my self cause I'm not really sure. Here we go. .. When I was around 8 I realized I...
    lovagirl19 lovagirl19 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 9

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