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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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    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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    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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    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 struggle with myself

    I always have.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 19, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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'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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    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 recently got charged with a dui and Although I am grateful I did not hurt anyone or myself, I am beginning to really struggle with the mistake I made and the aftermath it has...
    anonymously3737 anonymously3737 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 21

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    It sounds really dumb, but I struggle with communicating my feelings and problems with others, even friends and family. Why? I guess part of it is forming a mindset that I am...
    niknak7 niknak7 16-17, F Mar 24

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    I've struggled with various eating disorders since being bullied at 11 years old, but the anorexia vs bulimia was the worst. I never lost or gained enough weight for anybody to...
    MMXIV MMXIV 18-21, F Mar 31

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    I am single christian guy who struggles with homosexuality. I have being struggling with it since I was a teenager.I am now 24 and the battle is far from over. I am trusting in God...
    ronwhent47 ronwhent47 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    I finally understood, Why I'm so attention seeking Why I behave like this Why I struggle with my self confidence It's all because of the past, that I've never told anyone. I...
    prettybr0wneyes prettybr0wneyes 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I struggle with life everyday, I thought nearly dying would make me feel different but it does not, if anything worse and I don't know why
    godswish49 godswish49 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 4

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    "Struggle with it" may be the wrong description. It always wins. :( It has been prevalent in my life and it ain't no fun...
    MatureNotDead MatureNotDead 51-55, M Apr 6

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    Hi I am struggle with self harm I want to cut myself
    sarah12389 sarah12389 26-30, F Apr 6

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 6

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    I don't even know why. I have people who I know I can trust, yet I have trust issues. I never really trust them with my feelings. I have people who I know really love me, yet I...
    Awanputih Awanputih 18-21 Apr 6

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    It's really hard to deal with a mental illness. In class if a teacher asks a question that I'm supposed to know the answer to, but dont. Everyone will mock me and call me retard...
    matti1342 matti1342 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I'm 34 with no college education working as a pizza delivery guy. Anything I remotely want to do is something I can't get into. I'm stuck at minimum wage.
    CptJackRabbit CptJackRabbit 31-35, M Apr 8

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    when people get a cold or a virus it's easy to see that they are unwell. when you don't eat anything though people just presume it's because of a choice. not a lot of people look...
    varjakpaw varjakpaw 18-21, F 5 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I hate myself. My body, my personality. I hate the fact that I'm talentless. I hate that I can't do things as amazing as other people. I hate feeling like I'm not worth anything. I...
    mysteryhatcat mysteryhatcat 16-17, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Hello, I'm Sevine. And I'm struggling with my body image. I've always wanted to be that skinny girl with flat stomach when I was young. I grew up and I changed my mind. I wanted to...
    Blossomlilly Blossomlilly 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I struggled for a long time. I would take appetite suppressants or eat only skittles for days on end. And I would force myself to work out for hours almost everyday. Young straight...
    pablobravotx pablobravotx 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    I hate being so skinny :/ I am gluten free can't eat anything I love :/ makes me poorly n it's just so hard to gain weight :/ it's so annoying when people say **** n your like be...
    RaniFkayy RaniFkayy 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    This is the second episode I have gone through in my life. The first one was when I was 20 and lasted a year and a half. Now I am 37 and have been in this for 7 months with no end...
    Mingus411 Mingus411 36-40, F Mar 25

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    Most of my life i have always viewed myself as bigger than others. I am not sure why, i have always felt like i was not good enough or worthy of anyones time. My girls see pictures...
    confused623 confused623 36-40, F Mar 25

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    It really bugs me when people say that only skinny people have an eating disorder. I just hit 130lbs for the first time and I've honestly been anxious about it for days. But would...
    runningwithbears runningwithbears 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Rejection can turn ur life around to the worst. This is worsest thing which can happen to you, if you really loved a person with all your heart.
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    i have never been happy with myself, even as a very young child i was always concerned with my body and the rest of my looks, and sometimes i wonder if ill ever grow out of this
    bongripper1 bongripper1 16-17, F 18 Responses Apr 3

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    Dear EP, Mood: Apathetic I'll spare you the details of my gory life :}D Even though the gore is mostly in my head :{( Don't worry I'll spare you from hearing the Emo Song come...
    SquirrellyChanLuvsAcorns83 SquirrellyChanLuvsAcorns83 18-21 Apr 4

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    Throughout my younger teenage years I dealt with bulimia really bad. I had no idea what to do with my life anymore, I didn't want that for myself, I didn't want to be that way, no...
    bxttlebxrn bxttlebxrn 16-17, F Apr 6