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I Have a Love-hate Relationship With Myself

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    Dwindled

    I have instances where I am proud of myself but over the years those have dwindled. I feel like crying, but I can't even do that.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 18, 2010

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    Hate and Love

    I truly at times hate myself, I detest my physical appearance and I detest my actions a great deal.  However, when I am attacked by others or presumptions are made about me, I suddenly passionately defend myself to extent I can love myself for those brief moments of an...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 31, 2008

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    Complicated

    Okay, so one minute I love myself and then the next I want to put a gun to my head. My mind has conversations with itself, which then makes me do things involuntarily. . Yeah, so really it's just a complicated love/hate relationship, that I have with, myself. Me, myself and I...
    ImOkayNow ImOkayNow 16-17, F Sep 25, 2011

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    This Fits Me

    This fit me - this is exactly how I feel. I am a strong, confident and self-assured woman.  I see what I want, I go for it.  Nothing stands in my way, no challenge is to great. On the other hand - I am a weak child, playing on the safe side of...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 6 Responses Dec 7, 2008

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    I Get to Decide

    I could almost call my Love-Hate Relationship with myself a split personality.  I have good days and I have bad days.  But that's not what I'm talking about.  It's like I have Love on one shoulder and Hate on the other.  I get to choose who I want to listen...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 2 Responses Nov 14, 2008

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    An Awful Way To Start

    Umm, never done this before... Okay so, I have this weird thing I do were I love myself as in loving your body and your face and hair and all that stuff people say. I love my skin and I think I'm pretty (I don't wanna appear haughty, but just to explain this the right way) and I...
    Freansaviour Freansaviour 18-21 Apr 10, 2013

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    I Hate What I Love

    I love myself, but hate my intensity sometimes. Especially my ability to love without expectation. On the occasion that I do "fall in love", I am rejected. My intelligence is awesome, but my intellect is not. I am too "full-on". I am a professional groupie...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 13 Responses Sep 14, 2008

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    Love Vs Hate

    Yes it's true people, I have a Love - Hate relationship with one's self. I know, I know, you probably thinking, What?...but I thought he was the most perfect man in the world and beyond. And to be honest, I thought..I was the most perfect guy in the world and beyond as well, But...
    JimMorrisonRocks JimMorrisonRocks 26-30, M Mar 27, 2012

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    Complex Relationship With...... Myself?

    So I'm an 18year old teenager that has just graduated highschool this past june. I've had this weird insane complex relationship with myself for a long time. Sometimes I look in the mirror and I say: "Damnnnn You lookin fine today!!" and I will love the person that I am and how i...
    iwantlovetoo iwantlovetoo 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 25, 2010

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    Reality At Its Finest

    The "Love-hate relationship" with myself is probably like any other teenagers'. I have a wonderful family with married parents and an older brother always by my side. It's hard to be thankful for all the good things in my life. Why? Good question. I am your typical teenage girl...
    BeautifulDreamer97 BeautifulDreamer97 16-17, F Jun 10, 2013

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    Same Things I Love Are the Things I Hate

    The same things i love about myself are the things i hate. I love that i can be so understanding but i hate that i can be so nieve. I love that i can be so patient but i hate that i can so easily be taken advantage of. I love that i can forgive but i hate that i always forget. I...
    goldie25 goldie25 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 18, 2008

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    Make Up My Mind!

    one minuet im like happy with myself the next second i hate myself. i say i did a good job then im like it sucks. With EVERYTHING its like that. even if theres nothing or no everything. ugh! it bugs..
    tomtombear tomtombear 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 15, 2008

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    I can't pick one I had a great relationship with him as a kid but now I realized what he does isn't right, read my expirences if u are interested
    PsycoKiller PsycoKiller 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    Learning to love my body has got to be the hardest task I have ever tried! Years of been told you are fat, years of been told you are horrible have taken their toll! I've cried a...
    Sandyshaw13 Sandyshaw13 36-40, F 4 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    For as long as I can remember, I've been told I'm gorgeous. Not to brag or sound conceited, but I constantly get told by strangers on the street (kids, adults, men, women) that I'm...
    CaliLove87 CaliLove87 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 25

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    I only love my body when I'm thinner. I know I'm beautiful, but when I'm overweight, I feel so ugly. I admire women that are overweight who can love their bodies. I hate fat...
    misslizziemae misslizziemae 22-25, F Apr 13

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    Don't all progressive people? I love a good deal, variety and convenience... but I hate what corporatism is doing to the world.
    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Oreos and nutella, oreos and peanut butter, double-stuffed, regular, I just love a damn oreo. I don't know why, maybe because I ate them so much as a kid, there's just something...
    roMANtic14 roMANtic14 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    It's awesome b/c it has a wide variety of super cheap stuff, but it's a ***** to get in and out of quickly..And don't even get me started on when they change the floor layout and I...
    Vixen2010 Vixen2010 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    this seemed pretty random...lol i like this experience
    nessa4ever nessa4ever 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    My fairytale has no ending yet, because I am still living it every day, even though it's filled with drama and heartache. The Love of my Life is my best friend. I believe you have...
    bethrichards bethrichards 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I think he hates me. He always puts me down no matter how hard I try to do the right thing. He won't look at me, he hardly acknowledges me at all. Love you too, dad. Ha.
    heybby heybby 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I try, I really do. But every time I look at him all I see his anger, the same anger that was in his eye when he was beating me. When I see fathers in movie or in the street...
    AwkwardnessCentral AwkwardnessCentral 16-17, F Mar 25

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    My dad and I have always been the best of friends, partners in crime. Up until 2 or 3 years ago I started with my social anxiety I stopped hanging around my parents.. I've gotten...
    freeebird freeebird 18-21, F Mar 25

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    My mother and I grew apart after she had my sister which is only natural but the bridge grew and grew over the years. I was to fat, I liked weird things, I was stupid, dramatic, I...
    Cerci575 Cerci575 18-21, F Mar 25

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    God I hate myself so much. I've never done anything right. Honestly there is no point in me trying to have a friendly relationship with anyone. I always **** it up. Every single...
    everyonehasbeauty everyonehasbeauty 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I truly am. I hate the way I look, I hate the way I act and treat people. I hate that I can say one thing, than won't even end up doing it. I hate that I tell all my friends that I...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    i had a very bad relationship with my lifetime bestfriends in my oldschool, i hated them while they loved me so much. i was cocky and i really wanted new friends. the next year i...
    mostafa01998 mostafa01998 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    I am in a relationship with an amazing man! He is one of the most, loving, understanding, supportive, caring, sex men I know! I love him so much, & I consider myself to be one of...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Considering I am mixed race I love interracial relationships as I wouldn't be here without it :)
    kittensjpg kittensjpg 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    ok so recently I've been wanting to have a cute relationship,to have someone,someone I can lean on. I'm a girl but there's this girl in school who's a really good friend to me,(she...
    recoverybemine recoverybemine 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Ending my relationship With a married man. Feel like I'm getting my life back, never knew he was married until 2 years in . I was in love and stupid by then. I have a strong...
    charlotte61 charlotte61 51-55, F Apr 5

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    I am not in one anymore, but I was. Me and my cousin David dated for 3 months. Our parents forced us to break up, but we did have love. Now it just feels like a bad joke, but it...
    ZC343454 ZC343454 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I don't know why I'm like this . I love people, honestly . Neither do I wanna sound like I'm bragging, but people love hanging out with me as well . I don't have any problems with...
    Zubylovesyou16 Zubylovesyou16 16-17, F Mar 25

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    Several years ago, I was at a professional women's basketball game, and I noticed one of the assistant coaches. She really stood out as a phenomenal beauty, and I remember for the...
    Silenthawk Silenthawk 46-50, M 6 Responses Apr 1

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    i'd give up all i have just to be with you,i can give away my property and not only that i give each and everything which i have because your one of the most important person in my...
    Roadguy Roadguy 26-30, M Apr 6

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    It bothers me when people imply that you have to be the only person someone loves, or it's not good enough. My partner adores me, we would die for each other. We are committed for...
    softbunny6 softbunny6 26-30, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    So many people have a problem with themselves, and it's funny to note that I was just like them. Strangely enough, I'm so much better than I was before, I'm smiling, I'm not quite...
    Okami890 Okami890 22-25, M 11 hrs ago

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    I love when I'm out and about and see interracial couples it literally makes me smile. The city I grew up in really never embraced interracial relationships so I always felt I had...
    daniellexoxo daniellexoxo 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Here's a confession- I've never been with anyone the same race as myself. I don't know why. It's not that I don't find white guys attractive or anything, but no white guy has...
    NekroNomikon NekroNomikon 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I've been in one relationship and it was interracial with a Mexican and I really liked it. I really can't see myself with a black guy honestly I'm not really attracted to any of...
    lovekitten lovekitten 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I personally love when I see interracial couples it makes me happy that there are people who do not care about skin color not ethnicity. I myself love black guys but my parents are...
    giselleevelyn giselleevelyn 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I am blessed beyond measures to have amazing and magnificent people as family. They are considerate, understanding, supportive and respectful towards me. I love them with all my...
    AloraAraceli AloraAraceli 18-21, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I know a lot of people dont believe in long distance relationships but I believe in them. I was in 2 long distance relationships in the past. One was for 3 years. And that ended...
    alaskanrose90 alaskanrose90 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I have a boyfriend and he's 4th year seminarian this coming June . We are already almost 10mos. in our relationship.We love,care and show respect to each other.We really find time...
    lhangen lhangen 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I love people that are in interracial relationship, I can't help but feel warm and fuzzy inside when I see an interracial family… *happy sighs* one day😌
    ninzaxo ninzaxo 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    My boyfriend broke up with me today it was my fault I **** everything up I can't seem to be in a relationship for more then I year I feel so ******
    Jadeygirl88 Jadeygirl88 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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    I am the kind of woman who gives her all in a relationship. It is pretty intense. I find myself to be very different from my friends who can't stay with a guy for long.I loved...
    Susana1985 Susana1985 26-30, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I am in an interracial relationship as five of my sisters and many of my black girlfriends are. We all love white guys and want to have their babies so much.
    ebonynbill ebonynbill 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I actually met him online. He lived in Europe and I in the US. We fell madly in love, and were in a long distance relationship for 2.5 yrs before I finally was strong enough to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 27

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    This is one of the stupidest groups on EP. Nearly all my relationships have been with people of different ethnicities than me. Where's my ******* medal?
    AnonymousMe7 AnonymousMe7 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 31

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    My life sucks, I have nothing to offer humanity. All I am doing is wasting air. :(
    damagedsoldier damagedsoldier 26-30, M Apr 1