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I Want to Change the Way I Think About Myself

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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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     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 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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    today i saw him again...i was determined i won't care,he will pass next to me and i won't even look at him...but it didn't happen that way it never does...not in the last 6 months...
    innermeee innermeee 18-21, F Jul 9

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    Coz it really doesn't matter and it won't change a thing wether it is this or that.. I won't be able to do anything about it and it would hurt me.. I might be happy for a couple of...
    ThePeach ThePeach 26-30, F Jul 12

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    I haven't heard from her in over a year. It seemed like I had forgotten her over that long period of time. But then out of the blue I get this message from her saying that she...
    YouDaOne23 YouDaOne23 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    Errr… 1.) I'm 15 and overweight. 2.) I like it when I get a million texts/messages from people(especially if I like them) 3.) I'm paranoid that no one would miss me if I died...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F Jul 9

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    Hmmm. What a tough decision. I love my experiences on here but whether or not I can go back and read them, they're mine. Experiences carry a story with them mentally, and it's just...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I don't know why, but i think about cheating on my husband all the time. I am 21, we have been married for about 2 and a half years now, together for 4 and my husband is the only...
    70f0rmul4 70f0rmul4 18-21, F 13 Responses Jun 26

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    I would love to know more about my past lives. I had one spontaneous remembrance of a past life, and it happened not that long ago. I had been cleaning my microwave and was really...
    Solfeggio Solfeggio 36-40, F 5 Responses Jun 27

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    I hide it a lot, but really, I can't stop having an extremely negative/pessimistic outlook on everything. "Do you want to group up with me to do (subject here) homework?" You...
    Revii Revii 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I get really lonely late at night. Which sucks cause I'm an insomniac. But.. I get pretty lonely whenever I think about being lonely or people who aren't lonely.... So I think I...
    alexandrahelena alexandrahelena 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    How do you have an affair without getting your emotions involved? I think about an affair because I'm so lonely but I tend to get easily attached because I am longing for...
    tammie74 tammie74 36-40, F 15 Responses Jul 13

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    Well I'm thinking about fat more and more. So I decided to get fat. I'm 6'0" and weights 220 pound. I want to get bigger
    HugeBelly34 HugeBelly34 16-17, M 11 hrs ago

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    I know i would never kill myself but i do think about it at times. My mom makes me feel worthless everyday, and im allways the third wheel. Only one girl has ever liked me but she...
    tribetown tribetown 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 28

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    Not in the way you probably think. I don't obsess about her, but she is still the thing I think about most after nine months. Is this a bad thing?
    HumanAsPossible HumanAsPossible 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    I wish you would talk to me instead of demeaning me. I hate I am a bad guy in your eyes because of what you mean to me. I know you are hurt and I have caused it but stop and take a...
    scooterp23 scooterp23 36-40, M a week ago

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    I think about my boyfriend all the time He just makes me feel so secure about myself
    lavabug01 lavabug01 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    I think about how will life without me go on I wanna feel and see myself dead...or whatever,who really cared for me even though they didnt show it
    hellokitti hellokitti 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    1: I'm Australian 2: I have a fair bit of Dutch background 3: I'm a ballerina 4: I love surfing and the beach in general 5: I'm a lifeguard 6: Music takes up a big majority of...
    emjagrace emjagrace 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    15 random facts about myself uhhh...✔️ 1.) I don't like cookies, milk, spicy food, and chocolate.😷😷😷😷 2.) I'm 5 feet tall so I'm very short.⤵️ 3.) Shopping is...
    Xguzman97 Xguzman97 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    Sometimes as a passing thought. Other days it's all I can think of. There will always be times I'll think about you more often, and right now is one of those times. Your date draws...
    alexwolfe alexwolfe 26-30, F Jun 30

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    I'm a recovering addict and I have two years clean from drugs and alcohol.. I lost my kids my house my career. I'm starting all over again I have my kids back in my life but from...
    Lotusgirlred Lotusgirlred 31-35, F Jul 13

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    I'm trying to get over an ex and I replay the last 24 hours over in my head and then I think about all of the things that would make me not want to be with him and then I think of...
    IntomeYousee IntomeYousee 36-40, F Jul 13

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    I could honestly care less about myself but if you hurt someone that I love I would stop until I break your arms and legs
    LGKolor LGKolor 13-15, M Jul 14

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    I can't stop thinking about you. Not even something as cliché as your smile... I just can't stop thinking about you, as a person, how you acted, how you laughed, how you'd tell me...
    avabellaforb avabellaforb 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I am laying here in bed watching movies and all I can think about is him he's my everything if I lost this man I wouldn't know what I would do he's picked me up from being...
    MissSkye MissSkye 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 27