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I Struggle With Something That Hinders My Purpose

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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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    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, 2014

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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 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 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 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 10, 2007

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    My Great Love of Procrastinati...

    My great love of procrastination does tend to hinder me from writing my dissertation
    kelkieuk kelkieuk 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 6, 2007

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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 18-21, F Apr 25, 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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    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 16-17, F Dec 20, 2006

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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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    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 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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    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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    myersalicia920 myersalicia920 26-30, F Apr 24, 2007

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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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    I am burned out with school

    and am having a hard time giving my all.
    PsychWmn2013 PsychWmn2013 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 16, 2014

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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'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, 2014

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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 16-17, F Feb 6, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    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 16-17, 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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    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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    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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    I worry that if I fall in love then he will be disappointed with my body.
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    I know it sounds pretty pathetic, but I do. Everything is a struggle, everything is hard for me. Because of where I live, the simplest things become problems, I think 7 times...
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    Black or White-"Some mother you are!" A stranger snapped at my mother years ago. "Bad enough you marry a White man. Then you teach your children to hate themselves!" The stranger...
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    I am 30 lbs overweight and I don't like the way my body looks. I am afraid of gaining weight and I look bloated in all my pictures. I want to get back to when I had my weight under...
    may4life may4life 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I think everyone on here can agree that we grew up in a generation where beauty is what people primarily hope for. It's almost like you've accomplished something if you're pretty...
    sullygirl611 sullygirl611 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    When I landed in my mid twenties, which is currently now. I realized something was wrong after relationship after relationship failed due to what? I had no idea under I dated a...
    xNicholasX xNicholasX 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    every day after lunch i would wait for my parents to go to work so i could go in the bathroom and vomit.soon my parents noticed my weight so they knew something wasn't right.my dad...
    forkinyoureye forkinyoureye 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    trigger warning (just in case) hi, i read online a lovely beautiful quote "son asks, mummy why are u so squishy and cuddly, she replies because im happy" this reminds me of when...
    Pennycaca Pennycaca 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    I am fat. I cried when I got on the scale at a doctors appointment. I have never been this fat although I have been overweight for the majority of My life. I decided to restrict...
    icedrom779 icedrom779 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    The hands of the clock echo a resonate roar...Tick Tock!My mind is always racing. My body in a sleepless state of shock.Physically it is that I am tossing and turning.Much empathy...
    Loverofpeace Loverofpeace 41-45, F 18 Responses Apr 3