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I Feel Uglier Than I Am

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I just got new glasses.

    .. And I literally feel like I'm hideous.
    blondie4821 blondie4821 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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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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    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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    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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    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...
    LipstickShield LipstickShield 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 14, 2012

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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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    "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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    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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    Why does being somewhat overweight bring you to

    the attention of people everywhere as a sort of turn off. Yeah, I have a belly and thighs that touch... My fiancé loves me anyway, but I still feel ugly sometimes simply because I will have random people approach me and call me names and poke fun at my weight. How do you keep...
    Ibelieve8 Ibelieve8 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 23

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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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    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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    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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    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 6 Responses Dec 27, 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 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 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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    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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    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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    Just like three days grace says. Pain without love. Pain can't get enough. Pain I like it rough cause id rather feel pain than nothing at all. Could you imagine never feelingl...
    holehearted79 holehearted79 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    But this also makes me feel alone. I wish someone could relate
    wonderstar wonderstar 16-17, F Jun 25

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    Every night at around 1 am my father comes to pick a fight with me. Wether it is just verbal or physical it is always terrible. This has now become routine whenever I'm not working...
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    It washes away the bacterial storm of deadlines, and aggression, and yesterdays news. Not to mention all the days activities that linger with me. The air, the hug from others...
    sunny3875 sunny3875 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    Sometimes, I get tired. I am always looking for a surrogate family. Both my parents are alive and live within relatively close proximity to me and we could not be more distant. My...
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    My soul is being ripped to pieces by life and there's nothing I can do about it... I cut myself today for the first time in years... The torment inside of me is persistent with...
    Anonimaninja Anonimaninja 22-25, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 13 hrs ago

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    He left for uni. The last time I see him its maybe one or two weeks ago, on a Friday. The last time I ever see him face to face. I tried to stay in contact with him. But he seems...
    yomy1603 yomy1603 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    Yes I have everything I should be thankful for -people who like me a lot and a comfortable home.I have a few good friends and my parents and sister.So I consider myself lucky.I don...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    There is nothin better to do than sleeping all day . :p
    Alimax11 Alimax11 22-25, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I'm hoping my daddy will spank me, then I'll say thank you afterwards. I want him to know I love being punished because it's what I deserve as a little girl.
    sleepingangel sleepingangel 18-21, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I really would like to thank you... For the ability to realise now that I made the right choice not to go into debt to save your sorry ***. Caveat Emptor Pearl
    SteelPearl SteelPearl 46-50, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Within a week I lost more than half of my entire circle of friends on EP. 8 out of 14 to be exact. I am sad, but I am hopeful that new and more trustworthy friends will come...
    SteelPearl SteelPearl 46-50, F 9 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    When I was eleven I went to boarding school, leaving my three year old stepsister, Molly, at home. I had always been short for my age, and she had been rather tall but she was 3 so...
    betsy92 betsy92 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    Last couple of months have been hard since deciding to get over you, and accepting that you are gone, times I wanted to kill myself, other times I wanted to tell you thank you for...
    CongratulationS CongratulationS 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 24

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    I've had this feeling since I was 7. I can remember the exact evening it all started. The feeling was joined by dreams. It was not a recurring dream in the sense that it was...
    koreanders koreanders 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 10

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    For the past 8 years of my 'life' I have suffered with severe anxiety and depression. They say it's meant to get better, but every day just gets harder. I'm almost starting to feel...
    36chambers86 36chambers86 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Ok so my step brother and I don't get along very well, and I know that I don't start the fights because even my dad has told me that he gets in his nerves and he is a very...
    geneticgeorge geneticgeorge 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Suppose I said the following; what would you think? I’m wondering if I really like this guy more than I’ve let myself realize. I know he’s really into me. But I’ve been...
    patjemison patjemison 46-50 Jun 26

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    Suppose I said the following; what would you think? I’m wondering if I really like this guy more than I’ve let myself realize. I know he’s really into me. But I’ve been...
    patjemison patjemison 46-50 1 Response Jun 26

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    I'm a teenager and I do things that "normal" teenagers do. I've been to parties, I've experimented but I also play sports, and I get good grades. I can carry a conversation with...
    findingmytrueself findingmytrueself 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    Why am I even here? That's something I've always wondered. It seems like all I do is mess things up. I hate myself for it. I can't ever do anything right. No, I'm not gonna kill...
    reneeo11314 reneeo11314 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    OK so its my turn, gotta say, this one is even more accurate than the last test I saw, it describes me perfectly..... except for the dancing part, I cant dance to save my life...
    GoodMan1988 GoodMan1988 26-30, M 2 Responses a week ago

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