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I Struggle With Something That Hinders My Purpose

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    I Struggle With Being Eccentri...

    i struggle with being eccentric and quite different from people. That is what stopping me from being with Maria, she is embarrassed over me. And I might have ADHD
    saintlewis saintlewis 16-18, M 1 Response Jun 10, 2007

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    Annoying

    I was diagnosed at a young age as "bipolar" and now I feel like without weed or anti-anxiety meds I will flip out, and I'm graduating college in one month so must quit drugs to get a new job (currently have an excellent part-time job) ...i'm just so scared and if anyone...
    sunnybunny sunnybunny 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 19, 2008

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    My Past And Future

    My past has been lost. My future is not going to be good. i guarantee that
    melikat melikat 13-15 Apr 17, 2011

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    I Feel Unworthy And Lacking In Confidence...

    And it affects everything. I am afraid to change jobs as I worry I won't be good enough and that I will be unhappy there. I worry when people are nice to me as I fear it may all change when they see how much of a loser I am and because my self esteem is so low, I feel undeserving...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 2 Responses May 19, 2011

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    I struggle with myself

    I always have.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 19, 2010

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    Yes, My Depression And My Past...

    Yes, my depression and my past abusive boyfriend. I live with and struggle with all the emotions and feelings that i have. Sometimes I feel as if I have no purpose or as if I'm just wandering through life. But as one of my favorite sayings is 'not all who wander are not lost' so...
    boston17 boston17 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 20, 2006

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    I'm so tired of having to be everyone else's

    back bone but when I need help no one is their. I'm so stressed and depressed I need a way out.
    annamarie98 annamarie98 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    I Have Struggled With ...

    I have struggled with clinical depression for years BUT recently I have made a thoughtful choice to NOT let it hinder my purpose in life!!
    AlwaysRemembers AlwaysRemembers 41-45, F Apr 24, 2007

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    Who Does't and Thoughs Tha...

    who does't and thoughs that don't, should try. Any thing that hinders purpose should be tryed a least once.
    SaraSnyder SaraSnyder 16-18, F Feb 6, 2007

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    At my best I'd like to think

    that I'm charismatic, a good friend, funny, with resolve. But lately it's so hard to control my temper after dating a sociopath and other things that have gone wrong in my life. It's really hard for me to think I'm worth anything and my efforts feel futile to all the goals I...
    Kimbahbay Kimbahbay 16-17, F Jul 4

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    I Don't Know What It Is.....

    I don't know what it is I'm struggling with...... it may just be the depression but I feel like sometimes it's more than that.
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 3, 2008

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    Bata2

    i was in a realationship for three years and i could never do anything that made him happy he made it seem that he was too good for me by talking and always looking at other women if fact i was on my way of finding myself when i met him, my children were older and i wanted to get...
    burdickchristy35 burdickchristy35 36-40 1 Response Nov 17, 2011

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    I Believe My Purpose In Life I...

    I believe my purpose in life is to have and raise a child.  But I am on some medications that are making this difficult.
    leeli77 leeli77 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 24, 2007

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    I Think In Some Way We All Str...

    I think in some way we all struggle with our greater purpose. Life in general is a struggle. Life is not the primitive struggle for existance as it once was long ago. But to certain extents... we all strive for that greater purpose.
    ambrosky ambrosky 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 6, 2007

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    Yep Its Called the Daily Drag

    I have wanted to quit smoking for like forever now and i was doing really good at it until i went into TAP then because there was nothing to do there after group  besides drink coffee and smoke and hang out ...  thats what killed me when i got out of there i was smoking...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F Mar 7, 2007

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    Still Trying

    I'm still trying to find my purpose. Thing is I can only stay interested for so long on one thing. Albeit, while i am interested- its extremely intense and i learn everything there is to know about the topic- including diagrams, notes and notes, pages and pages, every...
    Enigma Enigma 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 5, 2007

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    I'm Not Exactly Sure What ...

    I'm not exactly sure what you mean...what purpose?
    starslugger09 starslugger09 18-21, M Apr 25, 2007

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    The Sins Of The Past Become The Regrets Of Today

    Years of drug abuse and frequent moves , job changes , divorce and re-marriage young children that need stability and a needy ex wife , poor credit .... been clean for a while now and got some job training but it may be too late to soar . At best , I can have some job security...
    Tanengreen Tanengreen 36-40, M 3 Responses Feb 14, 2010

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    I Have No Idea How This Group Wound Up In Experiences...either Way, Here Is My Story

    Dim Sum "The TOUCH to your Heart" The British Empire over the past five hundred or so years had shaped this world in many different ways...quite possibly, more so then any other dynasty. One of its contributions to the Asian Culture is High Tea. Which Brings us to my story of...
    Ferric67 Ferric67 36-40, M Jan 21, 2013

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    I am burned out with school

    and am having a hard time giving my all.
    PsychWmn2013 PsychWmn2013 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    myersalicia920 myersalicia920 26-30, F Apr 24, 2007

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    The hindrance is rage.

    Or disgust. Wait. Nope rage. Yep its rage.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    Chance Encounter

    There is a chapel in the mall where I work: the St. Francis Sanctuary. Wedged between Dunkin Donuts and Ann Taylor Loft, just across the corridor from a cupcake kiosk. Curious as to what a mall church looks like, I stopped in the other day, right before my afternoon Starbucks run...
    Ferric67 Ferric67 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 23, 2013

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    I Struggle With Sad and Use Li...

    I struggle with SAD and use light therapy, and I struggle with negative thoughts as I was criticized as a child and rarely praised.  I have to work very hard at practicing distress tolerance skills which do not come naturally to me, and trust is also an issue for me...
    willowlands willowlands 41-45, F Apr 25, 2007

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    Would Love To Say What It Is...

    ... but it seems until further notice that I'm honoring a "cease fire"...
    lesshissMORECAT lesshissMORECAT 31-35 Apr 18, 2011

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    I have always been a person

    who experiences emotions rather deeply and doesn't always process them well. This has led me into destructive behaviors over and over. I know I'm meant to help others in financial and spiritual destitute situations, but, I always find myself hung up on something that leaves me...
    lukem1005 lukem1005 26-30, M Jul 4

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    My Great Love of Procrastinati...

    My great love of procrastination does tend to hinder me from writing my dissertation
    kelkieuk kelkieuk 21-25, F 2 Responses Feb 6, 2007

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    Shyness

    Shyness,Gets me down,Trying to concur it,Break it down,If I could,I'd be made,Happy as Larry.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 28, 2012

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    I struggle with everything.  Mostly I'm just so indecisive I feel like ten different people.  I never really get anything done.  And I'm extremely lazy.
    deadteddybear deadteddybear 19-21, F Apr 25, 2007

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    I Don't Know What My Purpo...

    I don't know what my purpose in life is yet...I'm on the way to working it out.
    danniness danniness 16-18, F Dec 20, 2006

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    Well Duh! ...

    Well duh! Bipolar Disorder by it's very nature does that!
    kdenn kdenn 46-50, F Apr 25, 2007

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    whoa, dude, i understood, like...

    whoa, dude, i understood, like, one word in that question and it was hinder.....who are actually a pretty good band...yeah..um, what were we tallking about?
    RocKsTAr89 RocKsTAr89 16-18, F Apr 23, 2007

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    I Think I'm Still Trying T...

    I think I'm still trying to figure out what my full purpose is.
    ktdyd ktdyd 36-40, F Apr 24, 2007

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    I have struggled with my body image for 7 years now and my father is partially to blame. He always dictated the things that I ate and told me that I needed to lose weight ect. And...
    JessicaTacos JessicaTacos 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 24

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    2 years I struggled with self harm ... Scars on my wrist and thigh ... I haven't self harmed in over a year ... Just got my heart ripped out and stomped on .... I have my blade in...
    dyinginside4 dyinginside4 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    I am 28 years old. I started to dislike my body at 12... how is it possible that I have disliked my reflection for 16 years? I struggle with it daily and even when I change my self...
    ozzgrrl ozzgrrl 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 28

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    I struggle with everything around me.. I am 26 years old and how could it be worse when your mother still call you a thousand times when you not come home in a week? I'm not 16...
    heartandbrain heartandbrain 26-30, F Dec 9

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    I feel so isolated and worthless, I've struggled with these feelings since I was a child.. I've grown so used to it I'm comfortable feeling this way which is sad, I can't keep...
    Britt4ny Britt4ny 70+, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I would never admit it to people I actually know but I have known for a while that I have a problem. Its weird to talk about and I doubt anyone cares but I am going to talk about...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 11

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    I know he is real, but I feel like he "comes and goes". (Like exiting and opening a door) whenever he wants. I think the last time might've been my fault though. I know heaven...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 2 Responses Nov 21

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    Hence why the experience title has "struggled" meaning past tense.. Having an eating disorder is very difficult, at least for me it was. There were days i would just randomly...
    MichellexxLevine314 MichellexxLevine314 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 9

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    I find that when I am late to something (event/work/sports) or remember something that i forgot to do, I shut down and go into a reclusive state, where I find I can't socialize...
    RiverWilson RiverWilson 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    I remember being able to walk up to a stranger, compliment them on something, and then we hit it off from there. I don't know what happened between then and now but now I can't...
    SweetcakesJr SweetcakesJr 13-15, F Nov 25

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    I pray there is. I lost a dear friend and every day I pray I can feel his presence in my life again. I think it is something I can't experience so deep in my grief now.
    Kimbizz Kimbizz 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    I'm ashamed to look at people, I don't want them to see my ugliness. I always, always.. think on how I look from third person, every angle, every lighting condition, and it gets me...
    xRiax xRiax 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 28

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    I visited a psychiatrist for the first time today because I have an attention problem and she prescribed me an attention deficit medicine without screening me so anxiety washed all...
    psychedelicblues psychedelicblues 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 29

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    I’m in big big panic… I gained weight. Didn’t weight me on the scale since 2 weeks however today even my pants were fitting (34 slim cut) which were really lose at my belly...
    fatuglyduckling fatuglyduckling 22-25, F Dec 8

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