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I Want to Like Myself

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    A lot of times, I wish I can change myself. Sometimes I wish I had a different body shape, different eyebrows, that my skin looked cleaner. Sometimes I wish I was smarter, more...
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    This entire year... I have felt out of place. I am going through all the motions but emotionally I feel nothing. I am tired all the time, I act impulsively, and I am always angry...
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    It isn't something I am proud of, I'm not one of those teenagers who try to take their lives over pointless reasons. What I am about to say is my reason why, don't judge someone...
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    We're all here for the same reason right? We all hate ourselves. But I don't know if I actually hate myself or I just can't find anything about myself that I like. Or I think...
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    I don't like myself, don't even know how to picture myself happy, or the way I want to. It just isn't. I just am. And I just hate me.
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    Hello I'm looking for a lesbian woman like myself, 18-25.I am 23 myself, I'm super hot love smothering, and everything that is cute, I'm willing to send hot, revealing photos of...
    dakotape3 dakotape3 22-25, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I feel like everyone hates me, I often cry myself to sleep over how lonely I feel. No one has ever loved me or thought I was pretty. I'ver never been kissed whilst loads of people...
    naomimichelle naomimichelle 16-17, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I love myself, I have taken care of my self, I have daily good habbits of brushing the teeth twice, cleaniness, proper eating, and have taken proper care of my body, because I am...
    shlproy123 shlproy123 26-30, F Mar 20

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    Ever since Pa died , I don't feel like myself lately . I feel lost and confused , he was such a big influence in my life that I don't think I have any purpose left without him. He...
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    ***Post of the Day*** Find out more at: www.facebook.com/FavorUponYou I was introduced to Islam in 1995 by an Egyptian classmate who arrived in New Zealand the previous year, and...
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    I like women who r a little older, like myself , 2 experienced people who know exactly what they're missing and what they want !!
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    Love bbw see because they can exert complete control over even a good sized guy like myself with only their natural strength. I mean think of the leg strength involved! These are...
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    There are things about me people would find not so pleasing and i understand that , i just hope one day people will learn to not judge when they see something they dont approve of...
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    I love talking to people online. I just feel that I can be more like myself than that mask of a person I am in real life. So yea, anybody out there looking for a chat, feel free to...
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    Forgot about knowing where anyone else's mind is at. I'd like to know where mine is at. I don't feel like myself right now. i feeling kind of depressed and just down. I don't...
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    I want a boyfriend that will love me... That will care for me and that is cute with like the long/short hair which is medium hair... And one that is like 13-15 or maybe 16 it...
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    I want like 3 tattoos when I'm older! I'm not getting my wife's name though, because I might get a divorce, even though I don't want a divorce.
    Pancake17 Pancake17 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    I save money by cooking, and I can whatever I want. Like the other night I made chicken parm :D
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    *Walks up to counter* “Hi, I would like to order a man, athletic build, cute face- maybe with a little scuff on it;), very kind, charming, and intelligent; and that will be all...
    MW1321 MW1321 18-21, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Do you everything about all the foreign places that you've ever wanted to go and how there are people just like you living in walking distance of that attraction and it holds no...
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    I'm 19, maybe it's all just caused by me trying to find my own place in the world and trying to become independent, but for as long as I can remember I've just wanted to get away...
    iSabishii iSabishii 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    It's a sign of weakness and vulnerability. Which is never good. Plus I tend to cower and retreat a lot when I'm crying. I don't want to look at anyone and I sure as hell don't want...
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    It's definitely more so the unavailable than don't like me. In this story I'm going to talk about several different guys. I'll mention their name at the beginning of each story...
    cemarie128 cemarie128 18-21, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I like learning how to do new things. I especially like challenging myself to do things that I'm not very good at and hands on things. I've been learning sign language lately.
    cunninlc cunninlc 22-25, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I need help..... please...... I'm going to kill myself
    cuttingdeeperr cuttingdeeperr 13-15, F 10 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    But I usually prefer humans. Not trolls. Lol. Jk. But, yeah, I'm kinda lonely and have only myself to talk to. I'm sure we can be friends.
    AyushCR7 AyushCR7 13-15, M 2 hrs ago

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