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I Have to Find Myself Again

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    I spent nearly two years supporting my girlfriend and myself while struggling with anxiety and depression. I knew I should have stood up for myself, but putting myself first isn't something i know about. Until now. She left me soon as she had finacial support. So I quit the job...
    chrisa83 chrisa83 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 22, 2010

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    How Can You Find Yourself When Your True Self Has Been Robbed Away From You?

    After almost 10 years of domestic violence, and 2 more years to realize I've been a victim of it and get my ex out of my life for good, I don't know who I am and what I like anymore. Like most narcissist perverts, my abuser has taken away all my talents, my intelligence, what...
    dormouse10 dormouse10 26-30, F Feb 11, 2012

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    The Cab

    I looked where there is light... na da.I looked at the Lost & Found... na da.I posted on walls and street posts.I used a megaphone.I hired investigators.In the end, I waited by the curb.Until a cab pulled up and asked where I'm headed.I said to the driver I have to find myself...
    RedDust RedDust 41-45, F Nov 15, 2012

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    How Do You Realize What's Changed About Yourself?

    My best friend says I've changed, and she wouldn't tell me how. I really don't know what I've changed about myself or what is different. As much as I try to think about myself and everything that I've gone through with her, I can't seem to figure it out. Is there really a way to...
    LionssDen LionssDen 18-21 Oct 23, 2012

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    I've found myself once,

    it was so great but i slipped away. I'm having a hard time trying to find myself again it's so frustrating
    ssolitude ssolitude 16-17, F Feb 8

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    Everyday Teen Problem With Guys

    You like a guy and you wish you could read there mind. Life would be so much easier if that's the was life really was. But that's not how it goes but I would do anything to just know how he really feels about me. But the best thing I ever did was have a senior talk to him and...
    Victoria19 Victoria19 16-17, F Apr 11, 2012

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    Fade

    The faerie wonders how mortals could act nonchalant over things that matter to others.  Is it a case of insensitivity?  Or are they just unconcerned?  The indifference and apathy could be so overwhelming, the faerie wonders how the world continues to exist.  ...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 15 Responses Jun 15, 2010

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    How To Deal With Competing With The Firestation

    I have been dating my boyfriend for almost a year and a half now and we have been having it rough lately. when we first started dating, he wanted to be an architect but didnt think it was too enjoyable. he then mentioned to me that he has always wanted to be a firefighter but...
    bfd130girl bfd130girl 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 26, 2012

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    Finding Me

    Sitting here in the lost and found, Trying to make sense, Talking to myself out loud, A solo conference. Like a battle lost at sea, Swimming for dear life, A precious little apostrophe, A pause to cause still life. For now I know I have to grow, Which way is up to me, And how am...
    harleylover1970 harleylover1970 41-45, M 4 Responses Oct 20, 2012

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    Me And Only Me

      I didn't realize I had lost myself but I have this reawakening that is amazing and I am on a journey to find myself again. 
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 5 Responses Apr 18, 2010

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    Him

    He looks at me then turns away. I just really hope he would stay. But instead you walk away. I'm so hurt but I don't let you see the pain built up in me. You don't know the way I feel and I should tell you but it's to real. Im scared of rejection or what you will say because idk...
    Victoria19 Victoria19 16-17, F Apr 16, 2012

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    Looking Into Broken Mirror

    It was two years ago I jumped from my two-story apartment window and shattered my heel into several pieces. I used to practice yoga positions and be told that I could walk with a stack of books on top of my head, or that I was as graceful as a swan. Well after not walking for so...
    cinnamint cinnamint 31-35, F Oct 20, 2012

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    I am currently finding/creating myself, slow but surely. I have found that in the past being the naive and vulnerable me does not help me. It makes me depressed, angry and...
    whylife93 whylife93 18-21, F Apr 12

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    I need to find myself. Those were the words she spoke to me the morning she left me to find herself. I will never forget the irony of that moment – it was a beautiful Monday...
    Ricky2701 Ricky2701 18-21, M Apr 10

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    My goal: Find myself and perfect myself until I love myself completely.
    ashleyboo33 ashleyboo33 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I'm a strong person and my capacity for emotional pain is high... but these last 4 months have been incredibly rough. A new wave hits when I'm not even ready to recover or regain...
    rinavi rinavi 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    I don't even know how or why it happend and I guess it dosent't even matter anymore. I was so blinded by the depression and anxiety,all the lonelyness and desperation just drove me...
    NARS1 NARS1 16-17 1 Response Apr 13

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    All the things that go on around me are depressing..It feels like I have to cut again..The depression is built up way too much..
    ScarsNeverHeal ScarsNeverHeal 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    I should start off by saying that I am over 30, am married and have four kids. I miss the days when I wasn't married, and wasn't a full time mom. Life seemed more "go with the flow...
    Forbidden1 Forbidden1 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    at even such a young age, I always ask myself. who am I? and it's taken so little for me to realize that life isn't about finding yourself, but about creating yourself. There are...
    cassidy3 cassidy3 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I was cut-free for about 4 months, but today I cut again. I am dealing with relationship problems. I love my boyfriend, he loves me, but because he is under his parent's rules, he...
    likeyouknowme likeyouknowme 18-21, F Mar 30

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    No offense to guys, but I find guys on the internet... to ******* weird. I should know I'm a guy. I'm not gonna be on the internet talking to some strange guy about strange ****. I...
    Rydil Rydil 18-21, M Apr 13

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    I find them attractive even though I know I shouldnt, maybe its because iv actually been hit on by some girls some as old as 16 and others who where 13. I almost got into a serious...
    Gentlemen2014 Gentlemen2014 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Living a life for Christ can be very challenging at times as it sometimes feel like the more that I more the more my prayers se to be denied? I am at a crossroad right now of...
    bubblysunshine bubblysunshine 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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    And I am going to do it again tonight.. Letting it all out.. Hopefully I'll have a good night sleep.. then feel better by morning 😉
    TearfulNights22 TearfulNights22 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 3

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    I want a different life, not the one that I have. Is that wrong, weak, fanciful? Like the Christmas movie “It’s a Good Life” how would the world be affected if I were in a...
    leeman5510 leeman5510 56-60, M Apr 12

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    Unfortunately I have twice but don't plan on doing it again anytime soon. Whenever the though even crosses my mind, I go straight to my books and music.
    rapfordays rapfordays 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I actually stopped a while back. Not really, like last year after Christmas. It's hard but I did and I'm proud of myself. My girlfriend looked down on me for it, though she has...
    GrimAndInUtterDismay GrimAndInUtterDismay 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My grade in Spanish class is the reason I cry myself to sleep... Also my extreme loneliness and awful personality but of course, those don't matter as much.
    Girlinthefloweredskirt Girlinthefloweredskirt 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    (Kyle= my 4 year old little brother.) Kyle: Sissy why do you have those marks on your arm? Me: Well Bubs....um, I have these little mean monsters who hurt me on the inside, but...
    TealMarie TealMarie 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I so wish some of my past attempts were successful although I have a lot in life I still think bout it a lot. I have to much now to do anything so now I'm stuck alive. I love life...
    Abb50 Abb50 18-21, F Apr 3

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    as a teen boy, I assume that this may be normal... but sometimes I just feel like I don´t want to go on with this comedy. My dad left, my uncles left, my grandmother left, my mom...
    jsabina11 jsabina11 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    I'm not gonna lie. I have thrown up. Multiple times. I'm not proud of it. But. I do. It's been 2 days since I last tried. I think about it often. Yesterday I was in the bathroom. I...
    Diana14R Diana14R 18-21, F Apr 8

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    Ok so. I haven't told anyone that I cut but I don't do it a lot. Maybe once a mouth but I've never told anyone. And I don't think that any one knows. But I just really have to get...
    Awkward0Turtle Awkward0Turtle 13-15 Apr 8

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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
    laceykight laceykight 26-30, F Apr 13

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    Im doing this TEDx project in school. My topic is on insecurity. Didn't realize how insecure i was.
    fortega2 fortega2 13-15, F Apr 2

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    Omfg I'm freakin dying of laughter. I think I'm hilarious on EP :')) and the funniest thing is when people get pissed off by my sarcasm X'D omfg I CANT BREATHE!!
    ILoveBearGryllz55 ILoveBearGryllz55 16-17, F Apr 5

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    XxDazzlexX XxDazzlexX 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    Conflicting emotions are sure here. I like my men, especially the girly, effeminate variety. However, a pretty girl, with that smile that melts hearts, oh and she's juicy and f...
    Michael5280 Michael5280 36-40, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I don't get excited for anything anymore- even things I am looking forward too. Don't know where my enthusiasm has gone. Maybe I'll just pretend and it will become real.
    dubdvl dubdvl 31-35, M Mar 23

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    it only happens on certain days. As corny as it sounds its normally because of a missing my tbdl mom in one way or another or b wanting a real tbdl life not just online. u other...
    jaxianrhyder jaxianrhyder 18-21, T Apr 1

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    For some reason, the physical pain is more comforting than emotional pain.
    deathismysoulmate deathismysoulmate 18-21 Apr 13

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    It's huge! I couldn't finish so I fisted! Harder n harder! Pounding it full force! Until I was gushing!
    expressingmyself expressingmyself 36-40, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm looking to find myself again is it ok that I go places by myself for example bars, movies, restaurants?
    BrittTHart BrittTHart 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have this teacher/professor.. And he is super attractive and I try to stop liking him because I know it's wrong but I just can't. I've tried and tried and tried. Over and over...
    SydneyGrace94 SydneyGrace94 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    First, let me say that I am married, though not happily so. I've been married for five years to a woman that not only cannot have children, but even went so far to suggest that...
    vsavatar vsavatar 31-35, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    After being married for more than 12 years, most of which I thought was happy, I find myself "starting over again" in every sense of the phrase. My life has had many ups and downs...
    lookin4hope lookin4hope 41-45, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Although he's not so much a boss as he is "management", whatever the **** that means. It's a very unstructured environment: not an office, everyone pretty much works on their own...
    Neired82 Neired82 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Every guy I have ever liked in my entire life has either not felt the same way as me, has ended up being a total jerk, has used me, forgotten me, hurt me, or has simply tossed me...
    Sapphire14 Sapphire14 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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    I have created a sort of short story. The same nightmare happening over and over again. I fall asleep and close my eyes hoping the dream will change. I close my eyes and open them...
    WolfBabe102 WolfBabe102 16-17, F Apr 5

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    It's been over half a year since I cut myself for the first time. I got home from school and had been stressed and as they say "when it rains, it's pouring". I got inside my...
    iSabishii iSabishii 18-21, F Mar 24

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    The men who I called my father, two uncles, brother, and the two girls I called my sisters all physically and sexually abused me when I was little. They made me a slave and they...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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