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I Want to Like Myself

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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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    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 6 Responses May 5, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses May 7, 2009

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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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    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 26-30, F 1 Response 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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    Dear self-confidence, I miss you a lot. Specially in these periods of hard working. Building up self-confidence is difficult, I do sport, I try to stay positive, I try to be myself...
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    1: 18 2: often feel alone 3: often annoyed 4: don't have much emotion 5: I LOVE my space 6: but I do want a partner 7: I am self conscious 8: yet, I kind of like myself 9: I...
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    Contary to what it may sound like sometimes, then I do like myself, I like my looks. and other things too. It can sound terribly self absorbed :P. But I will stop to view my...
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    sometime I lie about my life because I want it to be that way if I lie to u its not because I don't like u its because I don't like myself
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    I don't act how I think people want me to act. I'd rather be alone than be surrounded by people who don't like me for me. I act like myself, and other people don't have to like it...
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    I watched the film last night! And boy did it make me feel good or what!! Lol Haven't read the book though. Thought it'd be too much for a single woman like myself . You know how...
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    Lunarflowerrr Lunarflowerrr 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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