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I Want To Get My Confidence Back

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    When Dreams Go By

    Shizoaffective 24 year old.I have been diagnosed for almost two years.I had my first psychotic break at age 19...God was there,I was a martyr,started dancing on top of my car in the middle of the road. My last break convinced me that I had a problem,I remember talking to...
    Harmony111 Harmony111 22-25 Jul 10, 2012

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    I Do

    I use to be very confident, before you. I use to not give a **** what people thought about me, if someone didn't like me, whatever their loss, what the **** do I care, but you ****** my emotions and my head all up. I wish I could get my ******' confidence back!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 23, 2013

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    Sigh... Yep..........

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    WWYDfan WWYDfan 22-25, M Jan 9

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    I'm 18 And Am Very Ready To Get More Confident!!

    Again i'm 18,female and have spina bifida which makes it real hard to walk so i'm real overweight by like 100 lbs and i'm 5'1 and 3 yrs ago i lost 40 lbs in 6 mths and for once i was actually pretty confident! That only lasted a few months as i started having a whole bunch of...
    lukebryanfan94 lukebryanfan94 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7, 2012

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    Confidence And Courage

    Confidence and courage are very different. Confidence is what you have before you are aware what the situation is. Courage is what you have when yoy 'fess up to a mistake. Without courage, confidence is worthless. Without confidence, courage is worthless.
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 8, 2013

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    How do I get my confidence?

    What happened that caused me to be shy for so long? I used to be so confident, I was scared to do anything, I didn't care who was watching. Now, just the thought of doing anything in front of anyone makes my heart rate go @ a ridiculous rate. Why can't I be confident like...
    Sexychocolatee Sexychocolatee 13-15, F Dec 19, 2013

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    I'm a school teacher,

    so for some reason I feel I have a moral obligation to lead by example. This causes me to dress responsibly and often cover-up more than my husband would like. I really don't want to give my teenage students more fodder for their changeable hormones, or be seen as anything other...
    albatrouz albatrouz 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 11

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    I have a LOT to reveal about my relationship with my long distance boyfriend. I need ADVICE!!! So if you can, please read this. Thank you for your time. My boyfriend gave me the...
    kamilleredd kamilleredd 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 16

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    I hate to be selfish, I want it all back i want the pain to go away i want the people i care about to stop dying. I want my friends to not be dead. I want my dad to be in jail and...
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    i have strong feelings for an ex but am almost positive that he will never feel the same way back. they say nothing is impossible, i keep telling myself that but i think this would...
    bringthesirens bringthesirens 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    So the story starts out is i known him for 2 years and we been friends but he lives in LA, so i met him through another friend from a game we both played online. We are both 24. so...
    cakess cakess 22-25, F Jan 6

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    Gaaah. I ****** up is what I did. I broke up with him after I moved away for school because I thought that it would be easier to end it than let the distance make it fall apart...
    forbidden19 forbidden19 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    paulacc11 paulacc11 26-30, F Jan 3

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    It is so hard to relax like I'm suppose to when I want to get back to being the person a use to be. I want to be able to run again and feel good. I was a bit overweight but I was...
    vault101 vault101 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    I had the best life in the world wife for 25 years great step daughter i was a cowboy living the dream then at 46 started feeling really worn out got really hard to walk it...
    justtrash justtrash 46-50, M 4 Responses Jan 10

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    Why is it that we all want what we can't have? Or why do we want the bad over the good. Then there's the people that want us but we don't want them back. It's a vicious cycle...
    heaven89 heaven89 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    This was my favorite kind of love... I want it back. Not with the same person. But I want this with someone new and adventurous.
    HalfPerfect HalfPerfect 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 8

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    Growing up we pick at our selfs noticing all our flaws / imperfections . Some may think what you think is beautiful is in fact ugly , it goes both ways . We're not always satisfied...
    Bittersweetgl Bittersweetgl 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 10

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    Well it has finally come. The day where my conscience has finally caught up with me. I am surprised it took so long, because generally I am very conscious about my actions and how...
    kinkysexybabe kinkysexybabe 36-40, F 8 Responses Jan 10

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    Haunted Place: Alcatraz Prison Museum ADDRESS: Alcatraz San Francisco, California LOCATION: Alcatraz Prison Museum National Park is located out in the middle of San Francisco...
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    Haunted Place - Gregory House ADDRESS: Hwy 395 Bridgeport, California 93517 Bodie State Historic Park, California - A deserted Gold Town While the park is open all year, this...
    timothyc31 timothyc31 41-45, M 5 hrs ago

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    Well, basically I decided I need to write. Plain and simple.. So write away I will... I guess some where along the journey I lost sight of the fact that for the longest time I...
    WaterfallDrops WaterfallDrops 26-30, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    My story of you…. My eyes caught her across the room, looking so elegant, her hair was draped across her left shoulder and her laughter echoed in a symphony of good pleasure. At...
    confezion confezion 36-40, M Jan 4

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    It been a long hard year. A very stressful year. A very painful and mundane year. The new year was approaching and I knew I needed a change, a fresh start, a new beginning, and...
    desire2bebald desire2bebald 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 17

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    Oh yes I do!! I have no shame. Draws me in like a moth to a flame. A great smile, a strong presence, friendly but firm. Mmmm...gets me every time. :) There is absolutely nothing...
    Loverofpeace Loverofpeace 36-40, F 7 Responses Jan 11

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    New Years Eve 2014 My wife and I have spent the three previous New Year’s Eve nights out of town at small hotels. Each of these hotels had a small lounge and a party to bring in...
    1SarahAnn 1SarahAnn 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 6

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    Maybe not all the way back, but I would want to erase the 2 years of complete isolation I put myself through. It turned me from someone who had sharp wit, confidence, strong will...
    BlackSilence BlackSilence 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I've battled a lack of self confidence for most of my life. It goes up and down. Ever since I was a kid I've always felt not good enough. I would love to be up to have a whole lot...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I haven't been on this site in over 6 years and I'm back because my confidence and self worth are faltering and I can't control my thoughts. I'm 29 years old and I don't know what...
    andyx181x andyx181x 26-30, M Dec 28, 2014

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    I really feel like **** . I'm already skinny and now I'm extra skinny :( . During finals week in early December I was stressed as hell , staying up late , pulling all nighters ,on...
    bananasxoxo bananasxoxo 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    Self-confidence is what i want to have more because without it i feel like all the "things" i do arent right or good in other word i feel insecure with myself.i cant do anything...
    imflippin imflippin 13-15, F 6 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Hello, Everyone. I would like to share my experiences from drinking heavily since September. It is now a new year and I am planning on quitting drinking for a whole year so I...
    LucasW58 LucasW58 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    I go back and forth on this subject a lot. I guess you could call me genderfluid. Ever since I can remember, I've always had a very feminine side to me. I tend to do a lot of...
    Nickmtf Nickmtf 16-17, T 2 Responses Jan 8

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    I feel it... the spark, the jolt, the sudden wave of confidence and determination to finally stand up and do what I need to do. To get off my arse and take that next step towards...
    InaudibleRage InaudibleRage 18-21, F Jan 11

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    I want more self confidence but how?
    sharemenotgap sharemenotgap 22-25, F 12 Responses Jan 17

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    I just wanna know how ugly I am as I truly think I am ugly,I just want more self-confidence to start over
    jessicatong jessicatong 22-25, F 26 Responses a week ago

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    I wish I could learn to keep friends... my lack of self-confidence always gets in the way. I always end up ditching my friends one way or another because I'm afraid they don't want...
    dinorap1 dinorap1 13-15, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    When the time comes and I meet that one special woman.My one and only soul mate.My every day goal and desire would to make her feel a happiness she has never felt in her lifetime.I...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M a week ago

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    i wish you were not always in tha back of my mind I wish I could just forget we ever met. I don't know why I stay when you constantly give me reason to run. Why do you keep me...
    Lov3isEvoL Lov3isEvoL 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    Its weird like i have self confidence but also severe social anxiety. I feel self confident but i cant project it its weird
    guitarspro guitarspro 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 3

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    I've tried so hard to gain self confidence in my ability to talk to women but every time I try I get shot down. The last time I bothered trying I went to talk to this girl and...
    Powersj Powersj 18-21, M 13 Responses Jan 3

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    I want to be able to talk to girls I've never met but I get to nervous and back out unless a friend breaks the ice for me
    MrZero38257 MrZero38257 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 3

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    My friends and family are always telling me that I'm "Beautiful" and they tell me how talented I am and how amazing I am, but I never really believe them. I'm happy with my life...
    loonalily loonalily 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 4

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    Is wearing make-up a bad thing? Why? I find it as a way to build more confidence..Because applying make-up , Makes someone feel prettier and brighter..tell me Im not wrong.
    lildandelion lildandelion 18-21, F 14 Responses Jan 6

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    I remember when i used to call myself mack daddy haha. My confidence was higher when i was 13 than it is now..
    TonyMontanah TonyMontanah 13-15, M Jan 12

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    I don't like how people say make up is bad but for real I feel the best when I have make up on. it gives me that confidence I need.
    Vandejo Vandejo 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 12

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