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I Keep Struggling With Who I Am

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 197 People

    Who People Want Me To Be And Who I Am

    I transferred colleges recently, I felt I was going insane. I was torn between who my parents want me to be and who i really am. I have had so many experiences that have made me who i am i felt like my parents didnt know the real me. i have so much hidden inside i struggle...
    kacunnin kacunnin 18-21 4 Responses May 1, 2011

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    All I Know About Myself Is My Name.

    Who I am? A question that I have been asking myself for a long time. I have been thinking about it and I started asking people but still I have no answer. I don't have a specific group of friends so I can know what kind of a person I am. For example, if I'm a punk I would have a...
    zeinakhaled zeinakhaled 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 30, 2013

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    Don't Know Who I Am

    I never had a sense who I really am. I follow others ,stay hidden inside myself. I am so far from everyone on this planet. I'm not real. I feel very frustrated.
    jjimmy61 jjimmy61 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 24, 2009

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    Broken Self, Broken Soul

    I am nearly 27, and recently divorced. I never thought i would be in this position. She was abusive mentally and physically. She slowly turned me into a shell of myself, and although leaving her was the best decision I've made I feel extremely hollows right now. I have lost most...
    selfseeking selfseeking 26-30 Dec 10, 2012

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    No One Can Figure Me Out

    so I guess that I am young so I shouldn't know exactly who I am, but it gets so frusterating. People ask me what my favourite food is or simple questions and I honestly don't know the answers to that. I can't figure out my sexuality, because I have experianced to much. i...
    cindy17 cindy17 18-21, F May 21, 2009

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    I heard it all before.

    I know all the right words to say. I'm the one that can always help others, but when it's me that needs help I just want to run, want to be alone and I tell everybody I'm fine when I know I'm not. I'm not looking for responses to this post! I just need to type it!
    JFitzy JFitzy 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I Don't Have Any Idea

    Since my husband died, I struggle with my identity. I am not sure who I am anymore. I built my life around him and my children and now that he is gone, I am at a loss as to what MY goals are. I can't seem to find a new ambition. I still run the business we started together, but...
    theredlady theredlady 41-45, F 11 Responses May 22, 2009

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    Life On Pause

    Does anyone else feel like everyone else's life is progressing and you're just stuck in the same spot? unable to feel grateful for what you have? I may be comparing apples and oranges but I feel like I've gotten nowhere since starting University. I'm 22 years old and a Post...
    Makwete Makwete 22-25, F Jan 2, 2013

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    Hate Who I Am And Am So Ashamed....

    Sometimes I surprise myself and also anger myself at how fake I can be. I pretend my life is normal and that I am happy but it is anything but and I am really NOT happy. To the outside world I pretend everything is ok, but it really isn't. Yet I don't want people to know just how...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 4, 2011

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    Related Experiences

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    coliver222 coliver222 46-50, F Aug 8

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    I find it amazing how few people seem to know who they are or be able to be content with themselves. Aside from the romance factor, I don't need someone to tell me I'm beautiful...
    picadilly1970 picadilly1970 41-45, F Aug 14

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    I hate emotions, they are complicated and i never know how to handle them. hell i dont even know what to call teh feeling most of the time. I know i am feeling, just dont know what...
    lilbit33 lilbit33 22-25, F Aug 6

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    So lately I have been working a lot on forgiveness. Forgivingthe person involved, fending off resentment, and most importantly, forgiving myself. Even though I feel like I have...
    justkeepswimming89 justkeepswimming89 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My head is a mess. I think I can't do this anymore, but then I think well I have to. By this, I mean life. I've felt this way before, a long time ago, but that came in surges...
    ForBetterOrForWorse ForBetterOrForWorse 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    Sometimes I wish I wasn't gay. There's nothing wrong with being gay but it's just hard I've recently been coming out of the closet but I haven't to my parents kus they don't...
    Vaughn37 Vaughn37 18-21, M Aug 16

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    Here I am again complaining about being gay. Here I am again feeling like absolute ****. Here I am again wanting to die and end it all. Why do I like my own gender? Why do I find...
    Abdulaziz94 Abdulaziz94 18-21, M 5 Responses Aug 5

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    This stepmother thing never gets easier. I appreciate that there is a place for me to vent without someone invalidating my feelings. I have been a childless stepmom for 12 years...
    ellieedge ellieedge 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I want to let myself fall...without worries if anyone will be there to catch me. I just want to fall into the abyss.
    wanderingheart237 wanderingheart237 26-30, F Jul 29

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    I've had life changing surgeries, and have been out of the workforce for many years. I've been physically ill growing up. One should think that all of those experiences should make...
    hopefulcarebear hopefulcarebear 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    Here's my story... Read it or not. I don't care. I'm gay but I'm also Christian and well that mixes as well as water mixes with oil. Especially when you have hard core Christian...
    kp4w kp4w 18-21, M 7 Responses Aug 9

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    Being gay is not fun to me. I'm Muslim and I'm proud thank god but being gay has caused me nothing but troubles and misery. I wish I had a boyfriend but at the same time I hate the...
    Abdulaziz94 Abdulaziz94 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 18

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    I found out that I was gay in the middle of my teen years and feel comfortable with it, but it's been hard being myself because I haven't come out to my dad yet or my family...
    jamie1292 jamie1292 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    I'm very confident with myself. I rarely feel insecure about myself and don't have any reason to. I love who I am and shall continue to strive for the best. I will stay optimistic...
    Liv4Life Liv4Life 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I worked our I was gay at a later age, how anyone could believe that this life is a choice is beyond me, I hate the fact I'm gay, that my dreams of being a dad and having a family...
    pyroguy80 pyroguy80 31-35, M 4 Responses Jul 29

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    Homosexuals are EVIL! no offense but think of all the evil things we do! God created Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve! Repent before it's too late! I NEVER liked the gay life style...
    Abdulaziz94 Abdulaziz94 18-21, M 5 Responses Aug 3

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    People always ask me.. "Why did you choose to be gay?" I would always reply "I didn't choose to be gay, if I could, why would I choose all this taunting and teasing?"
    austintsnelson austintsnelson 13-15, M 3 Responses Aug 4

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    Here lately I have really been struggling with who "I am". For me it is easy to be an outgoing lovable person, to a stranger. To someone who knows me, well that is a different...
    Inmyheadarestoriesunread Inmyheadarestoriesunread 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm struggling with anxiety constantly. Going to work, social occasions, any new at all. My fear goes into overdrive and makes me physically ill. I don't know what to do.
    DarkStrongandsilent DarkStrongandsilent 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    So I am 26 and have been with my man for 2 years. We live together but he is still married. I love him with all my heart we are honestly the perfect fit. We work in the same...
    water4elephants water4elephants 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    I spoke to him today just to say "Hi" as a friend. He told me he was happily in love. Those words felt like a bullet in my heart, as if my heart had been stabbed to death...
    NiteOwlet NiteOwlet 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    I don't know if this is just in my area (east coast of the U.S.) but the school system is a mess. Yes there are some good schools but the system in general is awful. The first...
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