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I Have Done Things I Am Not Proud of

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    Sometimes I Don't Know How I've Survived

    I can think of a whole lot of things that I have done in my lifetime that I am not proud of doing. Some things, I am completely ashamed of; others, I just have to look back at and laugh about, because God only knows what I was thinking. To this day, I still wonder why I did them...
    Shinigami69 Shinigami69 36-40, M 13 Responses Jul 10, 2009

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    The past is the past,

    you can only learn from your mistakes. And hope you never cross them again, just have to learn to accept it & simply move on.
    ellavalencia ellavalencia 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    Shadows Of The Past

    "I have spent much of my adult life flinching with pain as I tried to pull out the threads that bound the shadows of my past to me." - Lorna LuftI've done things I regret. I've done things I'm not proud of. People know some of them - and they're not proud of it either.I shudder...
    Floydess Floydess 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 20, 2011

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    Not Proud

    I have to say there are lots of mistakes I have made big and small, I regret them so much, especially one, sometimes it hurts. At the end of the day I can't go back an change my mistakes but I can try and learn from them and in the future make a better job of it, or at least try...
    EmilyPop28 EmilyPop28 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 2013

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    Today once again I have felt the weight of

    responsibility for every word I say and action I take. I am 21 years old and I feel like I want to go back so I can experience more at a younger age so I would be more capable now. Today I asked advice from a friend back home who is like a mother/friend/teacher to me. I have...
    chikachoo chikachoo 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    I have had two abortions.

    First when I was 19 and thought I was I love. He dumped me as soon as he found out. Second when I was 25 and he begged me to keep it. I was scared. Please don't judge me. I know I'm stupid and don't deserve to get pregnant again.
    xMissTix xMissTix 26-30, F 11 Responses Mar 25

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    Yea I have... A lot of things like .

    Drugs . Drank illegally . Cut myself . Smoked illegally . Etc
    AyItsAlly AyItsAlly 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 8

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    One day back in 09 I had to throw an upper cut

    to this fat kids belly jus cuz dis mofo threw pieces of bananas at me. I was so ****** cheesed.
    MyNamesRishi MyNamesRishi 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 24

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    I've made mistakes. I'm

    so very sorry for my mistakes. I regret my mistakes. But I'm moving on from my mistakes. I'm forgiving myself but not forgetting. I'm going to be a better person. That's my goal :)
    Daniel090 Daniel090 18-21, M Jan 6

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    I sexted with my ex boyfriend

    for a week while I was in a fight with my boyfriend and then he got a girlfriend so he just stopped messaging me and I guess that's a good thing but I really regret it and I don't want to tell my boyfriend
    arig7 arig7 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    I let my friend brand a quarter onto my ***.

    .. Just thought I would put that out there.
    Gunter96 Gunter96 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 14

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    cassieguerra cassieguerra 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 6

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    My boyfriend just found out

    that over a year ago I had a fling with and slept with his friend and he has acted really weird around me ever since he found out and I'm not sure what to do.
    cutdeepkate cutdeepkate 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    I am not perfect. I face regrets.

    Every. Single. Day. I am a person who has hurt many people simply out of ignorance. I try every day to learn from these mistakes, but sometimes it is just too overwhelming, all this unintentional hurt I've caused.
    designbycassandra designbycassandra 31-35, F Feb 4

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    It's not really bad things like doing drugs

    or anything but I have done things I'm not proud of.. But I know everyone has done things they are not proud of, right?
    BeChiBaChan BeChiBaChan 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    This has always bothered me from the day

    that it happened. When I was 15 I was struggling really bad with depression and at one point it got to be too much... So then I was stupid enough to try to end it. I grabbed some pills from the bathroom mirror and took them. After realizing what I was doing I made myself throw...
    AurelHoxhaALB AurelHoxhaALB 18-21, M Dec 3, 2013

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    I need to get this of my chest.

    I testified in court against my mom. And I lied because my father made me. I feel like an awful person and I'm tired of hearing how it's not my fault. I want to best the sh*t out of my father for making me say that my mom pushed me and gave me bruises. He d*mn well knows it was...
    cyraalana2000 cyraalana2000 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 12

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    The Booze

    Not sure I'm ready to share all my secrets.  And thank God for now...they seem to guard themselves.  But I will say....Drinking to much is gonna be my demise and downfall.  It seems to be when I get in the most trouble....
    ChristineJones ChristineJones 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 11, 2010

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    My Take.

    i shared this already as a comment, but it really sums up how i feel on this issue, so i figured i'd make it my story. if you've never made mistakes then clearly you've been living your life too tentatively. and if you can't acknowledge that you've made mistakes then your head...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F Nov 2, 2007

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    Haven't we all?? live

    and learn :)
    iDntCurr iDntCurr 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    I lost my V-card to a high schooler I barely

    knew. I met him over Facebook, then I snuck out, then I had sex with him in his car. I was 14. I just wanted to be loved, to know that I was loved in a very twisted and dark way.
    copperyellowlion copperyellowlion 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    So many things... and I keep doing them.

    . The random sex, the random hookups, meeting guys I barely know.. doing things men tell me, even men that I don't meet.. ones that just tell me to dress up and go out to a party on my own, why can't I just be the person I want to be all the time.. Yes it is the majority of my...
    hayliepartychick hayliepartychick 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 19

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    Yes. I Am A Rapist.

    ****.. Well that was a good start. It feels kinda sureal that I'm writing this now. Sort of like it never even happened. Just a frigment of my imagination, yet I think about it every day. I know a lot of people who read this will hate me, and rightly so. I am truely...
    UpYoursMcKee UpYoursMcKee 18-21, M 22 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    I have done things and it still haunts me.

    I can't get away from it. It seems to always linger in the shadows waiting for my weakness to show my failure to me over and over
    overthetop2010 overthetop2010 31-35, M 4 Responses Feb 1

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    I used sex to cope with depression

    and anxiety after the person I loved most in the world rejected me and everything in my life seemed hopeless. After I got my bearings, I put that phase aside, and was overjoyed when the object of my affection started to reciprocate. But once he found out about my sexual choices...
    lena319 lena319 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 11

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    When I was 12 years old I met a guy through a

    online game. Let's say his name was Eric. Eric was 17 years old, programmer and he was very nice to me. By time we got closer and closer friends. One day he asked me if I had snapchat, snapchat wasn't that popular in this time so I told him I didn't have it. He told me to...
    CoyFaceMaster CoyFaceMaster 13-15, F 9 Responses Feb 20

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    Despite doing things I'm not proud of I can't

    say that I regret doing them because these things made me a better and stronger person because I don't believe that you are learning if you don't make mistakes :)
    greenlilacs greenlilacs 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    I have done things I will never tell anyone

    about.... Some of them I would never do again... Some I can't wait to do again....
    Chelsea84 Chelsea84 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    I think everybody has done something they wish

    they hadn't. I think that is part of being human. Life is a learning process and mistakes are just a tool for learning:)
    1234Ideclareathumbwar 1234Ideclareathumbwar 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Back in middle school it was a very bad time of

    stress, and the worst three years of my life. During that time, I would talk to men on the internet and I have shown myself online. This occurred more than one... I actually lost track of all the times I did it. I never knew why I did it back then. But back then I was very self...
    sassysarah98 sassysarah98 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    Im not proud of ever cutting myself.

    Everytime i think back to the times i would do that i am reminded of how ashamed i should be for ever trying to harm my own body. Sm h -_-
    elliesa elliesa 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    This is spot on. Men any thoughts?

    http://thoughtcatalog.com/dapo-fagbenle/2012/04/5-reasons-your-boyfriend-is-cheating-on-you/
    kintar0 kintar0 22-25, M Mar 14

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    Drugs was the major thing I'm ashamed of.

    Almost anything you can think of, I've done it. It all started with my douchebag uncle who let me try meth when I was only 13 and ended with my weird addiction to Morphine. It's been a rough ride, but I'm 8 months clean and never been happier.
    jledoux0690 jledoux0690 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    losing my temper with people

    who don't deserve it. Mind you, it doesn't happen often and it hasn't happened many times. But I still agonize over those incidents where I was quick to anger and put a strain on relationships that matter. Even when all is forgiven, the my anger and cruel words always hang over...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    One time, I ate an entire box of crayons.

    Like if you cry every time.
    Uejcrdjaispdh Uejcrdjaispdh 16-17, M Feb 5

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    I did. I didn't think about it at the time,

    but the next day was terrible.
    coffeequilt coffeequilt 41-45, F 17 Responses Feb 1

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    I was at a friends house (female) I said I need

    the bathroom so way I went. In sted of going 2 the bathroom I sneaked into her room I pinched about 6 pears of her underwear. I didn't have the ball to go 2 the shop and buy some. I don't think she nos I did it I haven't got the Hart to tell her...
    24chris24 24chris24 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 22

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    Yeah I have. But to be honest they are all

    learning opportunities for the human experience. They have helped to shape me into the individual that I have become today. So proud or not I wouldn't trade them for anything and would most likely repeat the same experiences. Actually I know I would.
    Jericho7 Jericho7 36-40, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I Lost Myself Along The Way...

    I have spent a lot of time over the past few months reflecting on how I managed to continue to stay in a relationship that in hindsight made me miserable and how I managed to give up so many pieces of myself in the process. And I say I gave away specifically because no one can...
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2013

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    Hell-hole

    Just about every day for the past 5 years I have done things that I am not proud of. I have allowed myself to me sexually mistreated and I have medicated myself to point of near insanity. My efforts are directed now at getting out of this hell-hole.
    fullfigureozchick fullfigureozchick 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 10, 2009

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    Just because I'm not proud of some of the

    things I'm about to say, does not mean I regret any, most I would do again and not even blink give the same circumstances. My adult life from 16 consisted of apprenticeship, military, private military contracts, questionable sexual ethics (no to anything under 25, no animals and...
    ShowTell ShowTell 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 13

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    You'Re Not Alone

    I have a list of things that I've done that I'm definitely not proud of but who cares! I regret NOTHING, I've learned from each individual things that's happened. Of course I have issues about some of them but its all apart of the lesson, in a strange way it's unique, like I've...
    LostEbonyGirl LostEbonyGirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 13, 2013

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    AwesomeWeirdo AwesomeWeirdo 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    We Will, We Have To, Were Sorry.

    I do admit to myself that I'm not the perfect girl in the neighbour hood, I do admit that I've done things that I'm not Proud of. It's in our nature and sometimes in life your forced to do things that you don't want to do. Example, at school, I was smart, I was a bright student...
    ReadorNot ReadorNot 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 2, 2013

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    Some things I'm not proud of.

    I've done many things I could be proud of but regret more. What looked right back then looks so, so wrong now. But we get no do-overs. That bites, too!
    TedfromTexas TedfromTexas 56-60, M 1 Response Feb 3

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    Life is to short for bad vibes.

    . I am not proud of what I have done but I am proud of who I have become, what I did is a part of my life and if could take it all back I wouldn't, the events that took place where all things that have contributed to who I am. I went through a whole **** ton of things, custody...
    GodlySmith GodlySmith 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    Briinx Briinx 31-35, F 8 Responses Jan 10

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    I did a lot of things

    that i regret. My parents are disappointed and i kind of hate myself for it but i tell myself that i won't ever do it again so that people won't be disappointed in me, i hate that feeling.
    shartrix shartrix 16-17, F 5 Responses Dec 11, 2013

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    I Have Many Of These Experiences..

    Well where do i start..., I have shoplifted before and gotten caught the last time. I had stolen 30 pairs of earings. I did drugs. Smoked weed. I had sex with a girl. i was 13 she was 15 I lie to my parents all the time :) hahah Iv used people before. Very ashamed... I...
    LovelyyVanessa LovelyyVanessa 13-15, F 7 Responses Nov 23, 2013

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    The things that I have done has built me into

    the person I am today. I have a lot of regrets from my past, but there is no way that I could fix it even if I tried. There's so many people I have hurt & so many bad actions that I still pay for everyday. I try to do the right thing every day, but sometimes my plan downfalls...
    distanceandspace distanceandspace 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    When I was 14 I went to Turks

    and Caicos for spring break with 3 of my friends. We were freshman at the time and met a couple junior boys from New York. That night we met up with them and they had bought us a handle of vodka. I had not eaten all day and started drinking a lot. My friend caught me and one of...
    Destinyyyh7 Destinyyyh7 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 3

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    Sigh. Haven't we all done things were not proud

    of? It's human nature. It's what we learn from. However, these things can haunt us forever. Sometimes we do what we are not even aware we are capable of, only to leave us guilt ridden and shameful. I have done many things I wish I could take back, but, those experiences made me...
    nessarachelle nessarachelle 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 3

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    My precious lover knows many of those things, but never, ever will I tell all of what I've done in my life. I hold that shame very near and dear and the only forgiveness for those...
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