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I Keep Struggling With Who I Am

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 210 People

    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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    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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    I to struggle with who I am the fact is I don't

    know who I am I thought I knew who I was but I don't really know all I know is I was born a boy but in reality that don't mean anything sense there are people out there who believe they are born the wrong gender so I cant say if I am really a boy or a girl all I know is I was...
    jon200547 jon200547 26-30, M Oct 4, 2014

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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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    I was raised to be the gentleman,

    to care about how girl's feelings, to be the guy that she can let down her guard around knowing full well that I wouldn't betray that trust that she has for me. I was taught that instead of burying my face in a new phone or whatnot, I should greet people with a smile, say hello...
    V12Snow V12Snow 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 26, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    It's funny how much changes in a little under 2 years. Since i last wrote on here - i was a closeted homosexual who has had very limited experiences with other homosexuals. My...
    judeau9 judeau9 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    I never felt comfortable knowing someone is spending their money on me. I was raised by a single mother of 4 and money has always been an issue at home and knowing my mother has to...
    prettyboo711 prettyboo711 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Yeah I really don't know. I've dated three guys in my whole life, but during 2005 I was attracted to a girl for a long time. I even got stalker-y. She's straight by the way. Ever...
    UnfinishedStar UnfinishedStar 18-21, F Feb 20

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    Well, I understand that dealing with one's own sexuality can take time, but I feel like I really can't deal with it alone, or just ignore it, for that matter. It all started at...
    MarioT96 MarioT96 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 20

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    I don't know who to believe....or who to trust.... I just want to end it... I'm done with getting hurt... I'm tired of getting hurt...
    nomnommings nomnommings 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I consider myself to be bisexual (attracted to both sexes sexually) and hetero-romantic (only romantically attracted to the opposite sex/ will date the opposite sex). Every attempt...
    Tk5eva Tk5eva 18-21, F Feb 20

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    My dad has done a lot to hurt me. No, he did not sexually abuse me nor has he ever beaten me. But, getting drunk enough that I have to take care of him, and staying out so late...
    tRueInSAnItY tRueInSAnItY 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    He's about 5 months old and he stills pees when he's excited or scared, he barks at everything even our cats whom he's been with for three of those twelve months and if he does...
    adrirosewood adrirosewood 13-15 Feb 22

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    I've cut myself once, and I dont know if I should tell someone or not. I really don't know what to do or who I can trust.
    jeanine281 jeanine281 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've been a daily pot smoker for the majority of the last 7 years of my life. I've started AODA treatment & the process is grueling. I've had 2 sessions so far, but just the...
    eggzachary eggzachary 26-30, T Feb 12

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    I am SO done with EP if you want to talk to me, message me at majestictaco on Skype!
    nryoung nryoung 16-17, M Feb 14

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    CDMargaret CDMargaret 22-25, F Feb 18

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    I can't stand blood.. But at times of my life things get so pent up that I feel like I'm going to explode and the only way to distract myself or let some of the pain out is to...
    insomniac16 insomniac16 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    just go with the flow then just enjoy what you have
    girlsavenue girlsavenue 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    This paper is never going to get written. I can't think and I can't find any information to write it. I'm seriously just considering not even doing the paper. I literally can't.
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    Enthusiasm, where in the hell are you when I need you and feel like riding through the never????
    s0undgarden s0undgarden 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 17

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    I don't like telling anyone what my sexuality. It's partly because I'm afraid of what people will think but it's mostly because I'm not sure. I just know I'm not completely...
    churchdadatnight churchdadatnight 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 20

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    I just can't cope just ppl are just so mean to mean to me now
    silverstrike silverstrike 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 22

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    I think I'm bisexual but I don't know it's hard and stressful and not as easy as people think to figure out :/
    jodie112 jodie112 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 24

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    I want to...but I'm not going to. It's just hard to stay strong :(
    XxFuckYouxX XxFuckYouxX 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    There are times, usually when I screw up, where I just want to scratch and scratch at my forearms until I bleed. Luckily I'm in a good place at the moment but the struggle is still...
    flamingfangirl flamingfangirl 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Need help/advice! Here's my story: My mom and dad split up before I was born, so I never really saw much of my dad or his side of the family growing up. When I was about 17, my dad...
    Italy21 Italy21 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    Need help/advice! Here's my story: My mom and dad split up before I was born, so I never really saw much of my dad or his side of the family growing up. When I was about 17, my dad...
    Italy21 Italy21 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    Need help/advice! Here's my story: My mom and dad split up before I was born, so I never really saw much of my dad or his side of the family growing up. When I was about 17, my dad...
    Italy21 Italy21 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    Need help/advice! Here's my story: My mom and dad split up before I was born, so I never really saw much of my dad or his side of the family growing up. When I was about 17, my dad...
    Italy21 Italy21 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    Need help/advice! Here's my story: My mom and dad split up before I was born, so I never really saw much of my dad or his side of the family growing up. When I was about 17, my dad...
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    Need help/advice! Here's my story: My mom and dad split up before I was born, so I never really saw much of my dad or his side of the family growing up. When I was about 17, my dad...
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    Need help/advice! Here's my story: My mom and dad split up before I was born, so I never really saw much of my dad or his side of the family growing up. When I was about 17, my dad...
    Italy21 Italy21 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    Need help/advice! Here's my story: My mom and dad split up before I was born, so I never really saw much of my dad or his side of the family growing up. When I was about 17, my dad...
    Italy21 Italy21 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    For as long as I can remember, my family had financial and trust issues and my mom and dad fought with each other a lot. But gradually, it has been getting worse and today my dad...
    j301 j301 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Dear World, I am aware that there is no such thing as 'true love', that happiness comes through hard work, and that for most, the harsh reality of 'settling down' is just another...
    buzzingbee buzzingbee 26-30, F Feb 16

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    I have been seeing a girl since we had sex on accident 3 months ago. We aren't in a relationship but we're close and we both care about each other. her mom likes me and her friends...
    FriscoWolf FriscoWolf 18-21, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago