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I Want to Like Myself

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    Im I Worth Being Loved

    i remeber when my ex boyfriend told me he could never love me because i dont even love myself... And i was lost, because he was so right! i just think it would be so much easier for someone to love me, for me!! i dont know how to love myself how can i.. if nobody else wants to...
    SoEmPtY SoEmPtY 16-18, F 3 Responses May 21, 2007

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    The Start

    When I was younger, my sister called me fat. She called me worthless. She didn't know that later I would become depressed and anorexic. Funny how those insults, I can still hear her say.So many people compliment me, but, I can't believe them. I can't accept that is me they are...
    shineaway12 shineaway12 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 7, 2012

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    I Wish

    i wish i cud lyk myself but i dont nd i dont think i eva will.not wit the scars on my arms nd thighs reminding me of the struggle im goin through jes to breathe each day :( :(
    bootyb bootyb 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2007

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    No Problem Loving Yourself When You Know How Much God Loves You!

    We dont like ourselves for many reasons - Some may think that they are not as good looking as others or not as smart. Some of us might have had a traumatic childhood - where parents never expressed their love for us. For others, It might be because we just dont...
    GodsBeloved GodsBeloved 26-30, F 3 Responses May 7, 2009

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    So Trying

    I guess it's harder than I thought. I'm fine as long as there are no mirrors around to remind me how I've changed. How my body is proportioned differently, how my face has matured, the grays that keep peeking out and just the overall look that my challenging life has given me. I...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F Nov 3, 2007

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    Of Course- Any Logical Pers...

    Of course- any logical person would. Lord knows how much I love myself. The only problem is if I do something disappointing, I disappoint myself and that hurts most of all.
    reka105 reka105 19-21, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2007

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    First Entry

    I have disliked myself for as long as I can remember. I feel like I am a terrible person and that I only deserve the worst. I have an amazing boyfriend who tries to help me feel better about myself, but nothing works. I want to like myself. I really do. I just don't know how to...
    ekolacin ekolacin 18-21, F 5 Responses May 5, 2009

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    A Story I Wrote..

    I would just like to take some time out of my day to share something with all of you.Years ago I used to hate myself, and not find myself attractive in the least bit, I had an eating disorder and couldn’t even see what i truly looked like in the mirror for a good while. I have...
    Beautifulimperfections Beautifulimperfections 26-30, F Feb 27, 2012

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    do I Want to Like Myself? ...

    do i want to like myself? i am finally at a place where i love myself.   it's just the rest of the world i have a problem with.
    JoshTurner JoshTurner 26-30, M Nov 3, 2007

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    I Want To Be Me Again

    I used to not care about anything or anyone. All i wanted to do was have fun. But right when i hit 5th grade everything came crashing down..I started not to llike myself. I still dont. I get compliments and everything but i dont believe what people say. All i see is some...
    macilynn3 macilynn3 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 13, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    It's weird, but whenever I'm with friends, I basically look at myself from an outside sort of view. When I'm with them and I say something inappropriate or if I use a curse word, I...
    londontravella londontravella 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't think enough people give themselves a chance. I'm overweight, indecisive, easy to anger sometimes, introverted, clueless about my future, but I like myself. I love myself...
    sflights sflights 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I really don't. I feel like I suck at life. Sometimes I just really want to go and get really high again.
    Nightshade777 Nightshade777 31-35, M 21 hrs ago

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    Why did I have to wake up? I wish I could stay asleep. Dreams are so much better than living.
    Nightshade777 Nightshade777 31-35, M 11 hrs ago

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    I hate that I'm not a person my younger self would be proud of. I'm not even half as strong as I once was, emotionally. I take everything to heart, and it hits harder when your...
    paigerita paigerita 18-21, F Jul 3

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    I hate my life sometimes. Nothing ever goes my way.
    pop482999 pop482999 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    This is JessietheLezzie in case anyone was wondering... Anyway. Hey you guys. So i know my profile says "JesstheLezzie" But i'm actually Bi-sexual. It just fit well for my name...
    JesstheLezzie JesstheLezzie 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    1. Sexual Orientation- Lesbian :D:D 2. What I'm bad at- anything that involves exercise 3. The one person who's arms I'd like to be in- Lucia 4. Best first date- that one 5. A...
    InternationalDarkness InternationalDarkness 13-15, F Jul 12

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    Yes, I truly do. Before I go on, the purpose of this story is not to brag. Heavens no, I’m not like that. I’m not conceited. I’m not full of myself. I’m not a douche...
    BewareTheGonzo BewareTheGonzo 13-15 6 Responses Jul 20

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    Usually I claim to have self respect , when it comes to guys usually, I physically respect myself, and I try not to beat myself up about my mistakes and generally love myself, and...
    angelicahcah angelicahcah 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    First, about friendships. I get too close to the people I like. I don't mind it. Just that I feel that it must become heavy for them. I want to not be a burden on them. I want to...
    FreeFallWall FreeFallWall 22-25, M 4 Responses Jul 21

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    The other day at work I had an epiphany that I really truly love myself. I was thinking of a party that I went to..my first one. I refused to drink any alcohol when all of my best...
    londontravella londontravella 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I have always, and always will be, myself. I am happy with the fact that I have a 'contradictory' personality (who doesn't? It's part of being human) and really don't care when...
    randomlygenerated randomlygenerated 18-21, F Jul 5

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    This benefits me and everyone in my world. By cherishing and nurturing myself I make myself more confident and attractive. And know what? I really like myself more. I am not...
    wiseprotector wiseprotector 41-45, M Jul 4

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    Physical: Tall, masculine, big nose, strongish, long arms/legs, long, thick, dark hair, uneven tan from the sun, moles on my face, brown irises that seem to have gold highlights...
    ImmaKilljoyHorse ImmaKilljoyHorse 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I love punk rock. I want so bad to be a part of that scene. I feel so out of place where I am right now, and I just want so bad to move to Los Angeles or Philadelphia or Florida so...
    punkrockisfreedom punkrockisfreedom 16-17, F a week ago

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    I have no confidence. When I talk to a guy I'm into, I don't even know how to act like myself, that's happens a lot when I interact with new people, I am a friendly person and...
    diminutiveblooms diminutiveblooms 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I haven't felt like myself these past two years since ive graduated from high school. I miss not having as much responsibilities as I do now im stressed, overwhelmed, kinda...
    Jamila94 Jamila94 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    A few years ago, I virtually stopped doing so, which I massively regret. But I'm trying to improve more and more intellectually and mentally. Maybe it'll help me improve as a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 9

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    I have an awful case of anxiety. Its paralyzing me from living a normal life. I've been given a PRN(as needed) of Clonzepam .5 mg. These have changed everything. I can sleep...
    ehmesseye ehmesseye 18-21, F Jul 22

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    I'd give this life for a new life ..... I often spend alot of time daydreaming about a new life completely void of the reality I've lives for so long I don't think I can honestly...
    Forbiddenkisses Forbiddenkisses 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I miss my family. I miss my friends. I miss feeling loved and important. And most of all I miss feeling like myself. I feel like I can't even breathe here. I hate this place and...
    starsarenotgreen starsarenotgreen 22-25 1 Response 3 days ago

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    well bc I think it will be better for me. I have heard so much good stuff about it. you have this brotherhood that just will not die. the guy described the bond as deeper then...
    beachboy14u beachboy14u 18-21, T 2 Responses Jul 10

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    My two ex boyfriends are my best friends. After breaking up with them and after a few months I can act more like myself around them. But with my current I cannot.
    I4Nkammie I4Nkammie 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I don't really like to listen to rap music that we have today. I like the old school stuff back from the 80s and 90s.But there is this one rap song in particular that I like by...
    texaschic35 texaschic35 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    Hey you guys. So i know my profile says "JessietheLezzie" But i'm actually Bi-sexual. It just fit well for my name you know? :P Recently things haven't been all that great for me...
    JessietheLezzie JessietheLezzie 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I refuse to date unless I'm under 140lbs, I don't like myself so why would anyone else.
    TokenCat TokenCat 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I want one so bad I want like a brother... I could tell him anything..
    Mysweetsuicide1357 Mysweetsuicide1357 13-15, F 10 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't want like a girlfriend online that would be weird but just a friend that is a girl just to talk with and have day to day chats
    Sproketsocet Sproketsocet 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    Here we go, maybe I can think of 100 things. 1. I was born in Houston. 2. I have lived my whole life in the same small town of 1200 people. 3. I was put up for adoption at 3...
    Katrenn Katrenn 36-40, F 10 hrs ago

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    I love myself or I at least I'm trying to love myself. I as many woman I know have a tendency to find any flaw about myself. I look on the mirror and say yes I'm thin but I have...
    Chicgeekgal Chicgeekgal 22-25, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I was in a real dark place last year. I was always in that place but last year I really thought of just disappearing from everything or welcoming death. Then something amazing...
    craiglovesyou craiglovesyou 31-35, M 17 hrs ago

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    It is another lonely night.In this chaos that i am living i would really hope to have someone who could understand me and help me to move on. I came across with that song from...
    Ralphael Ralphael 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    The right one that is... I learned when I was married that there are advantages to the single life. When your single you aren't asked to do things that you don't want to do. One of...
    CVizion CVizion 46-50, M 4 hrs ago

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    Hello EP one more story to tell you it has always been my life from bad to worse, I know what I did to deserve regrets life I just want is pity that nobody ever felt, I want to...
    ferrer95 ferrer95 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    I have been with my boyfriend for a year. At the beginning of our realtionship I was super attracted to him. Like I had never had a single thought of a female I only wanted him...
    jaybayy jaybayy 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    So there's this guy, we had a thing(like bf and gf)but not anymore. And then i learned recently that my friend (lets call her ANA) has a thing for him AGAIN. In case it's a bit...
    greyxx greyxx 13-15, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    i kinda want a girlfriend but i also don't want one. honestly it gets lonely and frustrating that I'm always by myself and i want to love someone but I've lost my trust towards...