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I Need To Be Loved For Who I Am

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 126 People

    Where It All Began

    I can still see that day play out in my mind like it happened yesterday morning. I'm not going to go into to much detail about it but I was only a kid less than ten yrs of age when my dad became obsessed with my weight. Mind you I was your normal average weight kid. Maybe my...
    Fateovafatgirl Fateovafatgirl 22-25, F Jan 24, 2013

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    Tis Better To Have Loved And Lost, Than Never To Have Loved At All. . . .

    Tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all. . . . I believe it was William Shakespeare that said that line. I have never really gotten into the whole Shakespeare thing, but on this point he was so correct! Let me try to explain my last statement. I have...
    bubbadave bubbadave 51-55, M Dec 30, 2009

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    I Am Who I Am.

    Need to be loved for who I am and not who I'm wanted to be. I'm tried of changing for people. I actually proud of myself as a person. But when no one appreciates that I feel awful. Am I a bad person or do I keep the wonng company? I don't know but until proven otherwise I'm gunna...
    MakeWishes MakeWishes 18-21, F Aug 25, 2012

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    His Strategy And Methods.

    So if you've read the other couple stories I've posted you know a lil bit into the darkness of my childhood. I'm going to share some activities he considered appropriate. So during my parents divorce I was forced into cheerleading for a couple years. In the beginning it wasn't...
    Fateovafatgirl Fateovafatgirl 22-25, F Jan 24, 2013

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    A Person Needs To Be Loved For Who They Are......

     When you meet someone, fall in love with them, start a life with them....years down the road your still together..do you ever look back and ask your self what was it that made you want to spend your life with person? do you love them for WHO THEY ARE? I see it so many...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 16, 2010

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    Love Keeps No Record Of Wrongs!!!

    The most common trait of the historical mate is exaggeration. An exaggerator is quickly spotted by his/or / her frequent use of the words 'always" and "never." The exaggerators's statement looks like this: "You always come home late." "You never take out the trash." 'You  always...
    GirlyCanadian GirlyCanadian 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 18, 2011

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    He Said He Believes Me Now......

    My boyfriend and I were talking earlier this week about past relationships. He wanted to know what the other guys who are no longer in my life did to cause me to end the relationship. Although some relationships ended because they wanted them to, he knew when they said they no...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 25, 2011

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    Notice the group doesn't say " I just want to be loved so please change me?". Ok, just checking.........
    AwesomeAlert AwesomeAlert 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    It would be amazing to have someone who cares enough about me to point out little things I do that I've never noticed. To have someone who knows all my flaws but doesn't try to...
    Ellytheoutcast Ellytheoutcast 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I wanna be loved for me not for my body or my face or my curves...I want to be loved for what's in my head and in my heart. I want to feel special because someone wants to pick my...
    LostUnderSubmission LostUnderSubmission 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    so I truly need help forgiving people who have hurt me... I have a hard time trusting people as Is and I decided to let a guy in my life come into it and be apart of my life we got...
    alexmorales123 alexmorales123 18-21, F Feb 16

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    don't change for anyone, people will love you for who you are, or you don't need them in your life.
    KarenIsMyName KarenIsMyName 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    Alot of people are saying, "if you don't like me for who I am, then you need to leave". Sometimes it is not possible to just leave, like in a work environment. And so I still do...
    GeorgiePeg GeorgiePeg 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    I accept people for who they are and the way they are. I expect to be treated the way I treat them. I don't put expectations on others. If a person wants a friend you need to...
    planter715 planter715 51-55, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am a 12 year old boy who has been bullied all my life. I don't have any physical or mental problems from it...at least not yet. I have yet to find a girl who I think appreciates...
    QBWR QBWR 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 12

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    I dont know whether my post I am going to put here is appropriate or not but for today alone I have seen more than 2 people say this that they are not valued for who they are...
    FightingTillTheEnd FightingTillTheEnd 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 12

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    "I am whatever you say i am, if i wasn't then why would you say i am?. . ." i love eminem's old music, their deep with strong messages. I grew up listening to him ("thanks" big sis...
    akahoshir akahoshir 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    My parents have this idea of who I could be. Sorry not sorry. This is me! Love me for who I am or step aside!
    stargirl498 stargirl498 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have friends from all walks of life. I have friends and family members, along with friends who I actually consider to be family. I accept people for who they are. No one...
    KinkyFreaky KinkyFreaky 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    My mother is not accepting me for who I am. I'm a proud transman and my mother is embarrassed of me and it feels like i'm always in her way. She's been rejecting me for 2 months...
    FredrikMercury FredrikMercury 22-25, T Feb 9

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    I accept everyone for who he or she is. Nobody is perfect! The world would be a lot prettier if everybody thought like me!
    xForgottenOne xForgottenOne 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    Yes, I can only be who I am and hope to be loved as I am. I can never pretend to be someone else or even loose my identity in the name of love. The man I loved with all my heart...
    vigorouswoman vigorouswoman 56-60, F 2 Responses Feb 14

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    I'm not in the mood for anything. I basically feel like **** right now. But a few weeks ago when I thought about him I felt nothing and everything was fine. Now all of a sudden I...
    Lolinondoda Lolinondoda 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    Ugh. Near the end for my grandma. I've lost people, husband and my dad, but something about her makes me feel like I've never experienced this. She's in the last stage of cancer...
    MDaddysGirlM MDaddysGirlM 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 4

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    I had a crush on a guy since about 8th grade. My freshman year of high school I was dating a guy who cheated on me and I told my crush, (let's call him P). We decided to meet up...
    jennamlb jennamlb 18-21, M Feb 6

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    I am really struggling with regret. I know the past is gone. I know that others opinions are meaningless. But I beat myself up. I have done bad things. I worry most that it...
    thepeanutgallery thepeanutgallery 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I need to do better at this. No more unsolicited advice. No more preaching. I need to let you come to me if you need me. It's not up to me to tell you what's wrong with you. How...
    Nixie1291 Nixie1291 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    It seems like this is too much to ask these days...like there's always something that people want you to be ...It makes it hard for you to even except yourself because you're...
    TyrannosaurusRexx TyrannosaurusRexx 16-17, F Feb 16

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    I am NOT "trying" to Sound PROUD or BOASTFUL. Just that I "Require" a MORE SENSITIVE touch than Most human beings; and I SAVE myself.....for A Special female WHO POSSESSES that...
    desireindisguise desireindisguise 56-60 Feb 17

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    I just want some one to love me for me and to love back , no games no bull just someone honest and caring
    shyshar shyshar 41-45, F Feb 2

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    I have an iq higher than Einstein but people just never notice me for that or my personality they all just use me for homework then toss my out like trash because "my hair isn't...
    bradymossy1 bradymossy1 18-21 a week ago

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    Bored and needing someone to talk to!!!
    ijb2012 ijb2012 13-15, M Feb 9

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    I believe we are all God's creatures. And I don't think God really cares much about the differences between us. The differences are our invention. We have to put aside the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 16

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    The Story of Life Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there, to serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson, or to help you...
    NerdGirl213 NerdGirl213 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Can I just let go of something that hurts me? I keep asking myself... why my dad keeps saying the same thing over and over again. I'll make a long story short. I was sexually...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 16 Responses Feb 10

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    I would like to be surrounded by people who won't judge me or what I like. I like a lot of different music and don't like criticism about it nor how I look and act cause I can be...
    kayceebby kayceebby 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    There's plenty I maybe should apologise for but I'm not going to I would say to people you chose to know me or be my friend and when you did that you took me as a whole person...
    louisetiger1 louisetiger1 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 14

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    people don't get me all they see is someone who acts the way they want me to but it's also my fault for not saying anything. I just want to relax and be myself without worry
    SeriousSquirrel SeriousSquirrel 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 14

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    I don't act how I think people want me to act. I'd rather be alone than be surrounded by people who don't like me for me. I act like myself, and other people don't have to like it...
    xKatlyn xKatlyn 16-17, F 9 Responses Feb 14

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    I understand I don't meet social standards by no means. I am who I am open honest sincere and just typical average guy. Yes I have different likes then most. If you can't accept it...
    Averageguy41074 Averageguy41074 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 15

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    And all the in betweens, your faults your strengths and everything you are. No one can take who you are.
    OrchidsNuBlu OrchidsNuBlu 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 15

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    People find themselves able to reject others for a number of undisclosed reasons all to do with first impressions. Secretive people who wish to hide in anonymity here but yet want...
    Rovigatti Rovigatti 18-21, F Feb 18

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    My teenage daughter wants to become a man. I don't know anyone who has gone through this experience...
    HarrieLynne HarrieLynne 41-45, F 5 Responses Feb 18

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    please let people be who they are
    ramdomgirl02 ramdomgirl02 13-15, F Feb 19

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    The amount of people I have faced recently who question my virtues to life is sad. But it doesn't bother. Life is life.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 3 days ago

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