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I Feel Uglier Than I Am

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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...
    master1994 master1994 16-17 1 Response Jun 14, 2012

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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.  ...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Dec 27, 2007

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 19, 2011

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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...
    indexfossil indexfossil 19-21, F 1 Response Jul 15, 2007

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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...
    MysteriousSkin MysteriousSkin 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 23, 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...
    PsycoChic PsycoChic 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 26, 2008

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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...
    firestarterfairy firestarterfairy 22-25, F Feb 22, 2008

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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...
    eyes eyes 31-35, F 9 Responses Jan 2, 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...
    TrueFeelingsTrueMe TrueFeelingsTrueMe 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 11, 2011

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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...
    eyes eyes 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 31, 2007

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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...
    drcynic drcynic 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 2, 2008

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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...
    possibly possibly 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3, 2008

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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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    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...
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 16, 2008

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 22, 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...
    earth2bella earth2bella 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 9, 2008

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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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    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...
    tieber95 tieber95 16-17 Mar 3, 2012

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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...
    Lavenderweather2day Lavenderweather2day 41-45, F Nov 19, 2013

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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...
    noreene noreene 22-25 2 Responses Aug 15, 2011

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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...
    soan soan 21-25, F Oct 30, 2007

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    Amazing .. That's the closest word that can describe how you make me feel. In every second of everyday with you, from sunrise till sunset, its amazing. Every moment with you is a...
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    I love him. All of him. Right down to every single one of his so called "flaws." Sometimes, I think his imperfections might even make me love him MORE. He's a strong man, a VERY...
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    My german shepherd <3 More than just a dog, my best friend, my family ! Has so much personality . Always makes me feel like there's someone to turn too, I love you more than...
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    Summer of 2010 -Guess I'm just looking back today, thinking about my sister and that summer, and how it was the last year in my life I'd get to spend with her. Been listening to...
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    Adele rocks! Go Sista!There's a fire starting in my heart,Reaching a fevered pitch and it's bringing me out the dark.Finally, I can see you crystal clear,Go ahead and sell me out...
    SaucyMama SaucyMama 46-50, F 9 hrs ago

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    You’re scared of the way I make you feel because you don’t want to feel anything.
    heymaia heymaia 16-17, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    No better feeling than being loved, wanted, needed.
    mayorMax mayorMax 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    I am literally struggling to pay bills. I still live at home at the age of 29. I am a nanny that makes pennies. I am single. And I am battling with my weight. So I am just soooo...
    Infamousjess Infamousjess 26-30, F 1 Response 52 mins ago

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    Often we hide behind words... And your deeper instinct will feel and sense the truth. For it isn't what is said, it is all the little colors and nuances shimmering behind those...
    Mirages Mirages 41-45, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    i have been trying for what feels like forever this is my only hope. I just think its better to just run my self with bad pain with a job i hate dealing with all this
    GoldenWhimsicalButterfly GoldenWhimsicalButterfly 26-30, F 34 mins ago

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    I haven't posted in a while, I haven't had the energy to even get out of bed, I feel myself falling back into the same pattern from last year. I feel like I've failed myself...
    MadW0rld MadW0rld 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    It's more like they aren't even there. I am bad at trying to making people feel better when they are down. I often don't laugh at jokes because I didn't know they were funny. I...
    Hersheychic Hersheychic 18-21, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Its hard for me to be serious when it comes to verbally saying i care and love the people i really love because we just show it and all though we fight a lot we know we have each...
    Islandkween Islandkween 18-21, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I was so much in love with him..I took good care of him and make sure that he feels happy...but when i discovered that he was cheating on me..I broke up with him ..then he came...
    musungu musungu 18-21, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    we live together we've been together for a few years i think we are happy he says it is permanent, that our relationship is for the rest of our lives - so why not? i feel insecure...
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    And yet I don't feel too terrible about that. I have my moments, but I really enjoy feeling inebriated. Not necessarily on wine, but whiskey, definitely. This, however, does not...
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    My name is Trisha I'm going to begin by saying the life I chose has had its up's and downs, rewards, penalties, and mine not much different from many of yours. Honestly if I had...
    Trisha60ts Trisha60ts 61-65, T 1 Response Apr 3

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    It's been a while since I logged on Experience project. And I am thankful I can have a place where I can release some of my pent up feelings. It has been a year and three months...
    ChicaDee94 ChicaDee94 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 27