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I Live With Unbearable Shame

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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 locations had a meeting and a Christmas party afterwards. We have drank a lot during the dinner and after eating I went to get...
    petala petala 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 19, 2011

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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?  Undeserving of all things good... I am ashamed of everything I do, I think, I feel, I am.
    moonlit1 moonlit1 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 28, 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 situational. I have the perfect life- I have a fiance who loves me, and I love him. He is my true love, my only...
    Konrad Konrad 22-25, M 7 Responses May 11, 2009

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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 soul cared about me! I feel such deep guilt for the most minor of things that others would not even worry about. I feel shame and guilt over the way I let my great...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 8 Responses Apr 15, 2011

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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 can't or I feel I can't and it burns a hole in my stomach and crushes me. I hate knowing that I wasn't there for someone...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F Jun 19, 2011

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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 odd hours of the day. A simple walk to school is like the march of the dead. Imagine being 17 years old and having a...
    Konrad Konrad 22-25, M 8 Responses Mar 30, 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 most of the time. Everybody says I make too much of it. But I can't let it go! And the doctor who delivered me cut a nerve in my face which makes me talk...
    LonelyGemini LonelyGemini 41-45 3 Responses Feb 20, 2010

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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 obsession to seek exterior validation at mine and others emotional expense. It's tormenting all of the time, but the...
    ClawingMyWayOut ClawingMyWayOut 36-40 4 Responses Mar 31, 2009

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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 stress and flash anger. I couldn't even sleep because of some ridiculous debate I had here last night. I don't even...
    Konrad Konrad 22-25, M 1 Response May 15, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    Which would usually be totally normal no questions asked but I'm 17 years old. My dad moved to Seattle and my mom lives a couple cities over so I can't live with her because I want...
    OccasionalCupcake OccasionalCupcake 16-17, F Aug 22

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    Hi everyone! I have been with him for 7 years. We have known each other through social media. He's from a different country. We meet after a year of knowing each other online then...
    angeli1 angeli1 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    It would be an amazing experience to live with wolves. Hunting large animals in packs howling in the night with a full moon and running at amazing speeds.
    Miserablechildhood Miserablechildhood 13-15, M Aug 21

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    Hence the name you can already imagine. Ever since I was very young, maybe 6 or 7, I've always had these weird ticks and twitches. I've never understood why or how they came to be...
    Twitch313 Twitch313 26-30, M a week ago

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    I HATE you, because I love you more than me I LOVE you, because +I Can't Live without you !! I MISS you, because I`m addicted to your company I LIKE you, because no 1 is so sweet...
    wendu44 wendu44 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I'm glad that this experience was posted up because right now I am going through something which is very difficult. I have been with my partner for 9 yrs. Since I was 19 I am now...
    whisperingcampaign whisperingcampaign 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I live with my boyfriend, Shane. I love to spend so much time with him and wake up in his arms. It is the best feeling in the world to finally be accepted by someone. I don't have...
    Thatonegirl53 Thatonegirl53 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    My husband has been near death with Gastroparesis the last five days. He can't hold down water. He has had diabetes for 25 years. I guess this is the natural progression of the...
    timebanditgal timebanditgal 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    He's been my best friend since we were 5 years old. Though he recently came back into my life recently, his presence has been helping my days be more bearable. It's funny how we...
    MorbidMorals MorbidMorals 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I haven't seen my mom or dad for seven years. But I remember they were always drinking, doing drugs, fighting, breaking things, and yelling at me and my brother. But one day I woke...
    shyturtleflies shyturtleflies 13-15, F 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Actually, I just live with my stepdad. My mom left us for her high school boyfriend and they moved to Vegas. He dumped her for younger woman and we laughed our ***** off when we...
    JeremyCooper JeremyCooper 16-17, M 12 hrs ago

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    Talking a bit with an EP friend earlier got me really thinking about things a bit. Android it just seems so unfair that I have to deal with the physical damage my body has gone...
    TheWomanYouHate TheWomanYouHate 31-35, F Aug 18

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    My relationship with my father stalled because of my mothers constant adultery, with his friends! I hardly saw him at all between ages eight and when I moved in with him at...
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    Something precious was stolen from me. But I learned to accept it and live my life to the fullest. I can't erase the memory. On the other hand, it has made me a better person.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Aug 18

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    Relationship is a mirror. Wherever you are related with a person — a wife, a husband, a friend, a lover, an enemy — a mirror is there. The wife mirrors the husband. You can...
    wendu44 wendu44 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Keep Moving Forward Dont Wait For Tomorrow If You Want To Do Something In Your Life So Do It Now.."Dear Tomorrow Do Whatever You Want To Do.I Have Already Lived My Today & I Am Not...
    wendu44 wendu44 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I've never been able to talk to anyone around me about what's going on, I just need to talk to people who really understand from experience I can't deal with this anymore
    Hevss Hevss 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    What is wrong with our world these days??? In America it has become an obsession. I'm sorry I value virtue. I'm sorry I set high morals for myself. If men can't respect that then...
    XannaleiseX XannaleiseX 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 5

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    Slobs and people who don't clean or pick up after themselves, people who always like to have friends come over really late and like to party, smokers, drinkers, ( heavy drinking...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F Aug 5

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    I only sleep with my laptop so that if I ever get a boyfriend I'll be used to sharing the bed.
    ThePinkP0werRanger ThePinkP0werRanger 26-30, F Aug 5

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    This was a wake up call to me. I never knew that women could be so violent. When I was 19 and really stupid, I moved in with a girl because I thought she was amazing. However, she...
    Christo23 Christo23 22-25, M 4 Responses Aug 11

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    My cell is an extension of my butt where ever I go my cell is with me! Beside my EP and internet is log on all the time except that I'm not on it. It's for work proposes lol.
    JEEZ19 JEEZ19 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    We have a roommate, a friend of mine that ive known for about 20 years. She fell on hard times and needed a place to stay. So i rented her a room for next to nothing to help her...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 14

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    I lost my first car to my fiancé. He took it in 2011 when he left me. Also, I owe money to good friends because of him. So my friendship was rough, but I'm still good friends...
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I can't even bear a car ride without it!
    Seblett Seblett 13-15, F Aug 19

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    I never smoked until last year; never even thought about it...... Ok....ok; slight lie there. My best friend smoked from a very early age and I was slightly jealous and envious...
    SarahTheHooker SarahTheHooker 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    This is an update from one of my posts about my bf and I moving in together and how aggravating and intrusive his mom was. Anyway, its been 4 months now that me and my bf have been...
    Slumbergirl92 Slumbergirl92 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    "Feels Like Forever" By: Of Mice and Men Did you ever contemplate when all was lost you hesitate and nothing seems the same? Have you ever hid your face, in such disgrace...
    Ashbarg Ashbarg 13-15, F Aug 23

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    I just want you to know that you are always remembered by me in a very special way. You're always in my prayers. Many people interact in our life. Some give us love & care...
    wendu44 wendu44 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    As darkness comes here once again To steal away the light We gather once again for tales You just may die from fright Now settle in and gather round Take heed of what I say For...
    wendu44 wendu44 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    "When a girl thinks of her future with her boyfriend, it's normal but when the boy thinks of his future with his girlfriend, he's serious." Comment pls...
    wendu44 wendu44 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Stay in touch with those who matter to you, not because it’s convenient, but because they’re worth the extra effort. Remember, you don’t need a certain number of friends...
    wendu44 wendu44 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I seriously cannot!!! LOL I need them EVERYWHERE! On my way to school, on my way back! On public transports - Trams, Trains, Tubes When I'm walking :) Even when I'm shopping lol...
    watermelongirl watermelongirl 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I like to hangout with people that make me forget to look at my phone.
    jojo0915 jojo0915 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    1.) This house that doubt built- A day to remember 2.) Run fee- Asking Alexandria 3.) How to save a life- The Fray 4.) Dare you to move- Switchfoot 5.) Fearless- For Today 6.) It...
    DesireKreation DesireKreation 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    10.) Radioactive - Imagine Dragons 9.) I See Fire - Ed Sheeran 8.) Sing - Ed Sheeran 7.) 8 Days A Week - The Beatles 6.) Can't Hold Us - Macklemore 5.) When I Come Around - Green...
    JNye8798 JNye8798 16-17, M Aug 2

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    1) warrior~Demi lovato 2) Caraphernelia~ pierce the veil 3) not the American average~ asking Alexandria 4) the a team~ ed sheeran 5) bridge over troubled water~ Simon and Garfunkel...
    LostItAllBVB LostItAllBVB 13-15, F Aug 2

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    In no particular order: 1. American Idiot - Green Day 2. Helena - My Chemical Romance 3. Dead! - My Chemical Romance 4. Little Things - Good Charlotte 5. The Anthem - Good...
    Arcencielx Arcencielx 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    1)boulevard of the broken dreams by green day 2)imagine by john lennon 3) across the universe by the beatles 4) smother me by the used 5) on melancholy hill by gorillaz 6...
    EnigmaticCasper EnigmaticCasper 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 3