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I Want to Change the Way I Think About Myself

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    My Self-Worth...

    I'm very hard on myself. When I was younger, I wasn't. Didn't care what people thought or said about me. Just lived my life. When I got to high school, I was content until my sister graduated; then I was alone. Didn't have any friends. I mean none. So I began to be content in...
    thesilentchef thesilentchef 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 26, 2013

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    Aloneness

    Hi Im Jeannie.. I am alone often.. I do have a boyfriend he doesnt understand things and cant really have a real converstation with him.. I love him we help each other a lot and all that.. I moved away about an hour away to be closer to him.. he lives one mile from me.. we are...
    sweetbear52 sweetbear52 61-65, F Jul 15, 2013

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    Being a Big Guy I Have a Di...

    Being a big guy I have a distorted body image of myself. I don't see my size as it truly is. Maybe what I look like isn't what I really look like! Hmmmm? Go figure!
    neo2012 neo2012 36-40, M 2 Responses May 9, 2008

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    I Wanna Change Myself..

    Someone once said to be that no one can respect you if you don't respect yourself. I've been in a bad relationship for a few years now and have been treated badly, I didn't really realise it because it happened so slowly but it's gotten to the point where he's knocked me...
    sarajean sarajean 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 22, 2009

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    One Molecule Away From Bad

    Sometimes I think I am one molecule away of doing something bad.  One more molecule and I would be completely insane not just bi-polar.  One more molecule and I would be a theif.  i think about stealing stuff but never follow throug with it.  i think about a 1...
    sunnyblues sunnyblues 36-40 Sep 13, 2008

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    My Mind Is So Full of Stori...

    My mind is so full of stories, I want to get beyond the ego
    wlzabi wlzabi 41-45, F 1 Response May 9, 2008

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    AM I??

    I am so hard on myself I don't think I am pretty enough or thin enough or my boobs aren't big enough I have always been a nice looking girl but the changes that I have gone through in life have given me a different view of myself. I get compliments all the time about how...
    Braveheart4real Braveheart4real 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 4, 2008

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    I have spent last 2 years trying to appreciate

    the things I hate about myself. Doing this has helped me more than trying to change what I hate about myself.
    BillieTheEye BillieTheEye 36-40, F 2 Responses May 31

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    Love Everyone But Me.

    i love everyone, thing, and person... besides me. im a very sad empty person.. but only when it comes to me. depression/self hate/ worthlessness... only in me. i love so many things and love making everyone happy. i love helping people in anyway i can and making people happy. but...
    skinbones skinbones 16-17 1 Response Jun 18, 2012

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    Love! Me!

    I want to love myself!! I want to be ok with not looking like a supermodel! I want to not care if someone else doesn't think I'm good enough! I want to be free of this oppressive insecurity blanket!!!
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 5, 2010

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    I Need to Change the Way I Think About Myself.

    When I was younger I used to be a little chubby. But then I got a little taller and lost my baby fat. For some reason I can't seem to get rid of the way of thinking that I used to have. I still see myself as a chubby kid. I still look at myself and think I need to lose weight. I...
    whatsername23 whatsername23 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 29, 2008

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     Yes. ...

     Yes. I'm depressed all the time and feel that I will never find love or true happiness. A lot of the time I'm stuck in a cycle of ennui. I just constantly see others succeeding or getting what they want and it just reminds me of everything bad that has happened to me and...
    Manders Manders 18-21, F May 9, 2008

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    I Want To Change

    i am young. 19. with far more resposibilities than most 35 year olds. i am married with tons of bills and also active duty in the US Marines. Things have not been easy at all for my wife and i. And i had a rough life growing up and it is really affecting me now. i want to change...
    willchange willchange 18-21 2 Responses Jul 12, 2012

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    I Gove My Self a Hard Time....

    I gove my self a hard time. when I think that I have messed up i have these visions of opening myslef up with a knife. Not that I ever would but it's a brutal image. Hell, if anyone else messes up I don't visualise the same treatment! I keep trying to change the vision. Like...
    everhopeful everhopeful 31-35, F May 9, 2008

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    lately I've come to notice

    that I'm so damn perfect at giving advice for others to improve themselves and not to give a **** about their weak excuses they come up with, but when it comes to me, I come up with a mountain of excuses and do nothing at the end of the day. I want to change, but it seems that I...
    Gamal274 Gamal274 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 8

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    Near Death Experience

    about a month ago, I attempted to kill myself and almost suceeded if it werent for my cousin finding me I would be dead. At first i was extremely angry at her, wishing she had just let me die. That was the lowest point in my life. Everything i saw was darkened. I couldnt think...
    strugglingbuthopeful strugglingbuthopeful 18-21 Apr 12, 2012

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    I Want to Be Better Than What I Am Now..

    I was thinking a lot today, about how I become, I noticed lately i'm being so demanding, emotional, dramatic, extremely pessimistic, and irrational.. I'm a married woman, 21 years old and my husband is not with me at the moment he's away working for few months. We are always...
    Kuleyy1130 Kuleyy1130 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2009

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    does anyone here know how to get rid of stage

    fear & facing the public ? would really help me : )
    ihopeichangeforthebetter ihopeichangeforthebetter 18-21, M 17 Responses May 20

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    How To Change Me.

    I hate everything about me and I get so upset about it sometimes. I really want to change the way I think because it is beginning to affect everything. I have no confidence and no self esteem and I really need to build them up again to be me again.
    LittleMissDaredevil LittleMissDaredevil 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 14, 2012

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    kind Of...i Think I'm P...

    kind of...i think i'm pretty awesome....but i'm not to confident about my body....but what chick it...?
    FreeByrd FreeByrd 22-25, F May 9, 2008

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    I Want to Think More Possitivly

    i want to be more positive about myself, so that i can feel more happy about the way i am and then i will generally be more happy and cheerful with everything else. changing just the way i think about myself could change so many other other things and for the better!
    sezy sezy 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 17, 2007

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    How To Change The World Through The Self

    NEVER say I hate you to yourself. In fact, don’t even allow yourself to say anything hurtful to yourself about yourself. Tell yourself that you love yourself everyday. Allow yourself to make mistakes and just experience them- don’t judge yourself, or others. When getting...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 7, 2012

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    Hmm

    i hate everything about myself. i need to work on things && change that. i hate feeling down on myself all the time
    taraxlovesxevan taraxlovesxevan 18-21, F Jul 29, 2008

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    Try Louise L Hay On Youtube Videos--it's A Full Time Job To Change

    I'm working with Louise L Hay every day, plus a number of other videos. It's hard work.  After 45 years of feeling one way, it's not easy to say "It's ok to be me"  No it's not. I'm stupid, ugly and useless....--well, that's what constantly goes through my head and has went on...
    MsBlueDreamer MsBlueDreamer 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 14, 2012

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    Here Is Something That Is An Interesting Read

    http://www.oprah.com/spirit/How-to-Feel-Less-Powerless-Deepak-Chopra/2 There is more the link above, I'm going to copy and paste some of it. to use a metaphor, imagine that you are caught in a net. All nets have holes, so find one, and jump through it. I've known wives of abusive...
    MsBlueDreamer MsBlueDreamer 41-45, F May 17, 2012

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    I can't stop thinking about u I don't want to hurt u I'm scared and crying a lot I'm just broken inside u see
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    I can't stop thinking about the person I like, she's all I can think about from when I wake up to when I go to sleep
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    I have a great wife, but I am constant thinking about having an affair. I do not know if I rally can do it if the posibility is there, but I still think of it all the time. Why can...
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    Death - Some thing which has No Life.. Well you know that is one of the thing which you cannot avoid but still continue to run away from it. But as you know you can run but can...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M Aug 22

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    I'd like to believe that I don't really care what you think about me. True, it makes me vulnerable-- but human. I'm up for the task; I can be human pretty much anytime !
    iamacurious1 iamacurious1 51-55, F 18 hrs ago

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    The person I like, I just can't stop, it's all I can think about!
    Fred363 Fred363 16-17, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I miss you so much most nights I can't breathe. The weirdest things make me cry. A song. A T-shirt. I see a face in a crowd and for a second it's yours before morphing into a...
    crookedteethteen crookedteethteen 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    like i wonder sometimes why ive allowed u in so close to me. why have i tried to make u a best friend, when i dont think u really care. sometimes i wish i could go away for a while...
    SadisticBitch SadisticBitch 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    Once again, I should be asleep. But instead I am awake... Thinking about him, as usual. I almost cried. But I keep telling myself I don't cry over him anymore. What is wrong with...
    ImpossibleHeart ImpossibleHeart 26-30, F Sep 1

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    I've been overweight for a good chunk of my life. Currently I'm up to about 290 lbs. I've been trying to lose the weight, and for a while, I was doing pretty well, but now... I...
    CasvalEarth CasvalEarth 22-25, M Sep 3

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    Last night I had this dream about my brothers best friend. I've known the guy for years and he is staying at my parents with my brother at the moment so I see him all the time when...
    TayTayFL TayTayFL 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    I wish you'd miss me the way I miss you like this. I wish I knew if you think about me the way I think about you.
    emelon12 emelon12 18-21, F Sep 1

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    Explains me perfectly haha. I do think negatively about myself at least once everyday. It sucks ):
    NegativePulse NegativePulse 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    In any situation in which people annoy me or bully me, I don't do anything.. so after the situation I feel bad and then I tell myself "WHAT WAS YOU ******* THINKING ABOUT...
    HaIIo HaIIo 18-21, M Aug 28

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    Thinking about life itself as i use to do i realized a magnificent interior revelation. I will try to explain in writing form this feeling that i had. All of us came to existance...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M Sep 4

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    i think about if i would be happier. maybe the pain would go away. i have suffered so much in this world and it doesnt make sense to keep being here living in hate for myself and...
    unlovednbroken unlovednbroken 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    Films that make you think about the way you live and make you question why. Or films that make a subtle commentary on society. Sometimes, I can watch a film that I haven't...
    PickledPete PickledPete 51-55, M Aug 25

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    Life films that make you think twice!These kind of films are great because it shows that the films mean something to you, showing a new light and another perspective of life! Also...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My first kiss 💋 when I thought I'd never have a first kiss until I'm 25. Boy was I wrong. Yet it swept me off my feet and I fell hard on the ground. Still, now after two years...
    urguts08 urguts08 18-21, F Aug 18

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    After finding finding someone dead I think about death way to often... It scares me now... Trauma I gues : /
    XoxJazzyxox XoxJazzyxox 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    When Robin Williams died I was thinking about life and death in general. I wondered about things that make life reasonable to live. There are so many people who commit suicide...
    zyakkui zyakkui 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I have been thinking about my future a lot more lately and right now, hear is what I have plan out. • Graduate high school • Spend a year and 6 months at home to make up for...
    ECrierie ECrierie 16-17, M Aug 20

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    just sometimes i have really bad thoughts about myself, not just negative but really violent, horrible ideas about being made to do things or having them done to me. i dont know...
    lamaragymnast lamaragymnast 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    The police didnt believe me. Neither did my parents. The only people who know are my 2 best friends, my brothers and my parents and police but they think I cried wolf. When I was...
    QuinnMac12 QuinnMac12 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 22