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I Lose Myself When I Am In a Relationship

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    For me, it's like when I'm in a relationship, I slowly change into what they want me to be instead of what I am or what I want to be. In my last relationship I ended up hating myself and felt suffocated. Even though I told myself I wouldnt change into what he wanted me to be, I...
    xinthescene xinthescene 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 5, 2010

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    Come to Mommy!!

    its like when im in a realtionship..(which i am in one as i write) i put my partners feelings before my own...my needs go out the window..i have a problem with spoiling her in such a way that i treat her like a baby..like she cant do anything for herself...its sick!
    piggy843 piggy843 26-30 1 Response Jan 2, 2009

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    normally, but right now I'm actually in a great long distance relationship. :3
    Redmoon383 Redmoon383 18-21, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Last night, my girlfriend and I had gotten into a fight, but I tries to kill myself mostly because it triggered feelings of hopelessness and despair from past traumas. I felt like...
    bongolongo bongolongo 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    My best friend has a boyfriend now, and I am friends with him too now. Because of that, I see them being in a relationship, and it makes me wish I was in a relationship;
    LanelJaento LanelJaento 13-15, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    A few months back, I got drunk and went on social media (never a good idea by the way). When I woke up, I realized I had on online girlfriend. Strange how stuff happens. I only...
    Cheemoni Cheemoni 46-50, M 3 hrs ago

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    This is what I'm like when I'm in a relationship... Week 1: I really like you... Week 2: I miss you... Week 3: I'm falling for you... Week 4: I want to take our relationship...
    HeartDesires HeartDesires 18-21, F 5 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    And yet, here we are. Our love crossed oceans. Our dreams were stronger than our fears. And here we are... Your head is on my pillow beside me, and you are breathing softly as I...
    TheWildling TheWildling 22-25, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Yesterday the team went out of town for a meeting and an ocular inspection of a provincial branch. After which, the branch operator brought us to a nearby bar, we wanted to go home...
    prettierinpink prettierinpink 36-40, F 5 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I took LOT of time studyin for theses tests and I'm proud of myself! I passed both! Just got em back today:)! And my Uncle said he would like to reward me for it:) I'm gonna see it...
    CreepypastaFan2016 CreepypastaFan2016 16-17, F 8 hrs ago

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    I'm 22. I've never been the type to date someone for a week and then dump them. I'm the type that only starts a relationship with someone if I see a future with them. Bold words...
    harleyquinn16 harleyquinn16 22-25, F 10 hrs ago

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    And I don't know why some people do. We're all humans. Equally worth no matter what color your skin is. People shouldn't think less of you or your partner just cause you're in an...
    milkmilklemonadee milkmilklemonadee 22-25, M 11 hrs ago

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    Third valentine's day alone. The distance seem easy coz you know you have each other and you're so inlove. But sometimes holiday seasons, special occasions especially valentine's...
    Rinoa22 Rinoa22 26-30, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    When my wife was nursing about 15 years ago I was able to occasionally sneak in a few sessions as we were dozing off to sleep. I've never experienced anything like that before...
    herbrichman herbrichman 51-55, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    in real life all my relationships have been online...
    aby2015 aby2015 13-15, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    My name is Anthony and I'm 23yrs old. I have only been in 2 official relationships. One in elementary school and one in high school
    Anthony2400 Anthony2400 22-25, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    Hey, anyone up for a chat? I've hit a road block in my attempt to lose weight.
    Ricesha Ricesha 16-17, F 16 hrs ago

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    here is my experience: I was in relationship with a person with NPD, fortunately i realized that he was a narcist in an early phase of oir relationship, when I was trying to break...
    nataliawww nataliawww 26-30, F 16 hrs ago

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    I finally did it...finally. I'm writing article for local free magazines. It's not fashion magazines,we pick up serious topics like sexism,abuse,health,mostly about how can we...
    genjiipiexx genjiipiexx 31-35, F 18 hrs ago

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    i don't think so in my experiences.. but idk some people works so denpends on how they are serious about their relationship and not to mention you need lots of time and money and...
    genjiipiexx genjiipiexx 31-35, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    I really am.32 years old,leeching of my 56 year old mom and my 25 year old brother.I don't actually spend my either,I don't go out,I don't smoke/drink,I don't own a car...Never...
    GenuineLoser GenuineLoser 31-35, M 21 hrs ago

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    One time my son was eating and he smeard pb&j allover over his shirt and pants and i said "well its a messy meal ok" so i got shavingcream mud glitter musterd kuchup took his...
    theinland theinland 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Finding the balance of myself and the other person, that line can become blurry when one loses oneself in the other person. Initially in the first stages where every moment your...
    helmsdeep helmsdeep 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I mean I would love to be in a relationship. I want to know what it's like to be in a relationship. But for as long as I can remember, I was one to never be able to keep a long...
    MrIppikodoku MrIppikodoku 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I feel like I lost who I am, but I can't figure out where. I need to find myself, I'm tired of being emotionless and watching everyone around me succeed and live their life. I feel...
    DaisyKaine DaisyKaine 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I guess I am not ready for one. I don't know how to get to a place where I will be ready for one. This really sweet and attractive and lovely guy clearly wants to get to know me...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    so...this is what I thought back before I met my boyfriend, it was strange I never thought he would want to do that, he told me he loved me and called me beautiful but after we...
    PoetryApocolypse PoetryApocolypse 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    There has been one "relationship" in my life that has been toxic. I met Nick online several years ago. He said all the right things, wanted to spend time with me, claimed to...
    mica3021 mica3021 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    My "Goodbye" letter to my ex husband: Dear ___________ , I have loved you with an intensity second to none. You were my soul mate, my best friend, my other half. I thought we...
    Kate2point0 Kate2point0 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I started exposing myself when I was 12, almost as soon as I started getting hard. Used to do it at the park and in the swimming pool, mainly to girls younger than me. kept going...
    Loliloverdevil Loliloverdevil 41-45, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    Lost items Where is that thing? I had it right here I was using it Before that third beer I've looked all around It must be somewhere I never moved Out of my chair I looked on...
    Serenitree1 Serenitree1 70+, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    absolutely despise it. For example i was grocery shopping at Walmart, and when I was checking out and paying for my groceries, the cashier saw the lunchables I purchased for my...
    moonlightflower moonlightflower 22-25, F Feb 1

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    It hurts mostly everyday I still get emotional I can still picture everything that happened I can still feel her hands banging against my head. How the first month's it was just...
    Introvertedchild18 Introvertedchild18 18-21 2 Responses Feb 1

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    I made a promise to myself, one that I haven't kept. me and my mom never had a good relationship, and this particular day after picking me up from my dad's she went to shower after...
    pricklytickk pricklytickk 22-25, F Feb 1

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    Despite leaving my partner and safe haven, I am still trying to find a sense of normalcy for the little one. I brought him out to the carnival last night. But it feels like a...
    majesticsea majesticsea 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    I feel as if im being devoured....I shudder as her silky voice say my name, the sparks that fly across my skin as her touch sends shivers down my spine, the way I lose myself as I...
    Nightshade721 Nightshade721 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    If only my daydreams can become reality I'll be happy
    RainbowCrayon666 RainbowCrayon666 16-17, F Jan 31

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    I deal with a lot of self-hatred and disgust. I'm disgusted with myself for feeling awful all the time. I'm disgusted with myself for feeling broken. My life is practically perfect...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F 10 Responses Jan 31

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    "Be happy with yourself." Right..how can I be happy with myself if I am not really. I've been truggling to lose weight but I might as well give up. I've failed too many times and...
    PassionForCreativity PassionForCreativity 26-30, F Jan 30

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    Here's how to spot it!1. You feel on-edge around this person, but you still want them to like you. You find yourself writing off most of their questionable behavior as accidental...
    Grace2U Grace2U 66-70, F 3 Responses Jan 29

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