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I Live With Unbearable Shame

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    I've Lived With... - I grew up with an unbearable sense of shame about myself. More like gave birth to it, nurtured it, and let it become the suffocating monster that strangles me...
    Konrad Konrad 22-25, M 8 Responses Mar 30, 2009

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    At My Lifestyle... - And also because of things that I have done wrong in my life. I know, I know, guilt is a wasted emotion but sometimes there are words I just want to say and I...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F Jun 19, 2011

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    Time to Be Honest. - I feel mentally ill. I'm thinking about cutting down on the time I spend here, it's making me more reserved an anti-social, not to mention it's also triggering...
    Konrad Konrad 22-25, M 1 Response May 15, 2009

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    God Damn It. - I'm beyond that sick, soothing emotional balm thinking about suicide can bring. I am starting to push beyond that into the realm of planning. My reasons aren't...
    Konrad Konrad 22-25, M 7 Responses May 11, 2009

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    Impending Doom... -   I've carried shame my whole life. Shame that has fueled my addictions and exasperated them. My current addiction is sex and love and an uncontrollable...
    ClawingMyWayOut ClawingMyWayOut 36-40 4 Responses Mar 31, 2009

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    I Don't Know Why... - I don't know when it began, but I've always felt like the things I do are wrong.  Everything!  I feel...Dirty?  Stupid?  Disgusting? ...
    moonlit1 moonlit1 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 28, 2009

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    Everyone Say's It's Nothing, But I Don't Believe It - I was born missing a finger on my right hand. It has made me quiet and withdrawn much of the time and I battle depression...
    LonelyGemini LonelyGemini 41-45 3 Responses Feb 20, 2010

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    Shame At The Job - I am a young woman from Latin America living and working in Sweden. Last Thursday I had a two days trip with my job, where all the people from different...
    petala petala 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 19, 2011

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    This Is Hard To Talk About But ... The Shame Is Killing Me - I live in deep shame for my childhood and all the sexual abuse-I went thru in silence -  that went on, and not one...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 7 Responses Apr 15, 2011

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    My favorite quotes from "The Gifts of Imperfection" by Brene Brown....these quotes are quotes that I want to say to myself over and over and over again. I want to live every day...
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    Hi all, apologies for my bad English, it's been a while. So my story is a bit different than most love affairs with married men here. I am now 30 years old. About 6 months ago I...
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    romaine1993 romaine1993 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    Bob doesn't have a screaming disorder I meant to say screen
    WonderinginWV WonderinginWV 13-15, F Mar 28

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