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I Want to Change the Way I Think About Myself

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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 1 Response May 31, 2014

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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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    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 Jun 8, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    does anyone here know how to get rid of stage

    fear & facing the public ? would really help me : )
    ihopeichangeforthebetter ihopeichangeforthebetter 18-21, M 15 Responses May 20, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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     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 1 Response Jul 12, 2012

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    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 6 Responses Feb 14

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    For years, many many years I have thought about suicide nearly everyday. I don't remember a day I haven't thought about it. When I was younger I would look at a length of rope or I...
    LifeIsBeatingMe LifeIsBeatingMe 26-30, M 4 Responses Feb 14

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    endmypainn endmypainn 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    1.im writing this list to distract myself from how ****** I feel right now 2. I live in newzealand 3. I am female 4. I am 32 and think I'm old. 5. I want to lose weight. Heaps of...
    Bonnienz Bonnienz 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 15

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    I still think about the man that I had an emotional affair with for 2 years. No stranger, we’d gone to high school together. We had history, flirting in study hall, talking...
    Raven57 Raven57 56-60, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    Does anyone have any advice on dealing with this irrational fear I have? I worry about how others see me based on how I act and what I wear. I don't act like I would with someone...
    MarioT96 MarioT96 18-21, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Day after day, night after night it follows me like a shadow. Silently stalking. All I want it some peace. I am exhausted. So tired of the crap life has handed me. From the start...
    js246 js246 22-25 2 days ago

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    It is quiete funny as .. as some writers write.. I will be happy... "When".. "If".. etc. Then when finally happy, one thinks about not losing the momment. Maybe trying to grip it...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Jan 26

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    I don't only think it...I did it...with someone "I've always wondered about.."sexually" that is. I love my husband to bits....we have a great relationship, friends first then...
    jackedup1 jackedup1 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    Lying in bed, listening to Love Me Like You Do by Ellie Goulding and for some reason I can't stop thinking about you tonight. I miss you so much and as much as I hate to admit it I...
    JenniBob JenniBob 26-30, F Feb 17

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    Random facts about me 1. I have about 16 names. And I get called all of them by at least one person in my family or group of friends. Sometimes I forget it's me 2. My dog is...
    littlegirl03 littlegirl03 18-21, F Feb 1

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    Even now all I can think about is suicide. I've even read about ways to do it from this app and I don't know what's stopping me, I guess I'm scared but I want to do it. I don't...
    whispers04 whispers04 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    drama16queen1997 drama16queen1997 16-17 8 Responses Feb 9

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    "One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful." - Sigmund Freud I find it so hard to agree with or accept this... I don't know... Will...
    TheFieryWoman TheFieryWoman 36-40, F 7 Responses Jan 26

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    I saw Gone Girl on the 4th of October. I have not stopped thinking about it since. I have no clue what it is about Gone Girl that's caused me to think about it so often for the...
    baberlay baberlay 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    Here recently it's not that I actively seek ways to die anymore but I still think about death and ways to die. I'm a pretty screwed up person :/
    Sxculent Sxculent 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    Please current friends and future friends....You need to understand this. I can not be led on a leash...I do actually think for myself. If you are the kind that thinks I have to...
    OneClassyLady OneClassyLady 70+, F 5 Responses Feb 16

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    I'm thinking about it right now... someone told me to kill myself today. but it wasn't like "oh go kill yourself" it was more like "oh you think you're so smart and so pretty...
    jayissosadlike jayissosadlike 16-17, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Most days of the week I think about suicide, there's rarely a happy moment. I dreamed about killing myself last night, it was wonderful but brought me down so low... because other...
    WinterSkyout WinterSkyout 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    She was my first crush, it was in the 3rd grade, and we were friends. I had to move to a diffrent school and I wanted to tell her on the last day before I moved, but on that day...
    plmojn plmojn 26-30, M 5 days ago

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