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I Want to Like Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 235 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Y'know in the end you define you. Words, rejection ...I have to just bash my sword against my shield...I like who I am and pretty damn proud of how I am living courageously , how...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 6

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    Learning to like myself. Yes, friends, i am just now starting to like myself but it has not been easy because for a long time i thought that i was neither good looking or smart...
    dragonfang dragonfang 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 12

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    I started medication and I feel really depressed and sick. I told the guy I used to like, who wants to be friends with benefits where to go. I don't know if I'll regret this...
    cmdoran cmdoran 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 28

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    I dont have friends ive never had a boyfriend im not cute im horrible in school i dont know how to socialize i am a failure what is there to like...
    Sourr Sourr 16-17, F Nov 4

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    Just one of those days where the weight of everything else feels like it's too much and everyone would be much happier if you died in your sleep đź‘Ť
    noavailablenames noavailablenames 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 5

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    Ugh I hate feeling this way. I feel like I have nothing to offer and everyone should be better off without me. even my kids. I can't seem to make anything right.
    madame311 madame311 26-30, F Nov 7

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    I'm sick of feeling so inadequate and lonely.
    PleaseLetMeProceed PleaseLetMeProceed 18-21, F Oct 25

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    I've become someone I don't recognize anymore. I hate this person I've become. I don't remember when we met, or when I let her take control of my life.
    hacky2012 hacky2012 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 31

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    Firstly i would like to say that i am trying my absolute hardest not to write this from an egotistical view point, whatever that means, hopefully something to you who maybe like...
    rosswilliams9 rosswilliams9 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    I always say this to myself. Whether it be just a friend or a relationship, I just want to meet more people like myself. I have friends and a decent social circle, but deep down I...
    loneintrvrt loneintrvrt 22-25, F Oct 23

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    Day 9: The best day yet! I can't remember the last time I felt so... capable! My room is completely different. It's so much less oppressive now how I've set it up. The reclining...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 8 Responses a week ago

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    never liked myself. was always the odd one. the one who doesnt look right. the one os life has to be the worst. god just wanted everything to go bad. this s what i get for being...
    unlovednbroken unlovednbroken 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    At heart I do. I was raised Catholic (I don't mean to offend anyone by this. It's just who I was raised to be by my family.) I want to become a Unitarian Universalist because of...
    bbluvsmomee bbluvsmomee 26-30 1 Response Oct 31

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    I may be a model but that doesn't mean I have to like myself I hate myself
    freakinone freakinone 16-17, F 7 Responses Oct 30

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    1. I was born in Germany, but my German's not so good. 2. I moved from Korea to US in high school, but I sound like a native English speaker. 3. I love learning languages. 4. I...
    ivw321 ivw321 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I want to completely change who I am because I don't like myself.
    jellyrolls34 jellyrolls34 18-21, F a week ago

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    I am so confused and I don't even know if I like myself, but I love the parts of life that I love, and there are many parts of life that I love.
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M Oct 24

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    I'm a 17 year old girl. I love free spirited people with good vibes. I love old music (very few people do where I'm from) such as Grateful Dead and the Beatles for sure. I loooove...
    kaliintheskywithdiamonds kaliintheskywithdiamonds 16-17 2 Responses Nov 2

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    I am in the wrong location and generation. there's not a lot of people like me around here ): I'm just a pot smokin nature lovin happy girl and I can't find many people like myself...
    kaliintheskywithdiamonds kaliintheskywithdiamonds 16-17 1 Response Nov 11

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    I haven't liked myself in a long time. My friends deserve better. My family deserves better. But I don't deserve them. I should be doing homework. Instead, I'm f****** whining on...
    objectinmotion objectinmotion 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    If I had to choose it would be the ability to turn invisible, mind control, and to completely physically heal anybody that I want (including myself)!
    Vicvoss Vicvoss 13-15, M 3 Responses Oct 30

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    I'd love to have what I like to call a lunch time lover , somebody who like myself has a busy family life with only a couple of hours a week free . Just think a quick 20 mins to...
    pollypocket76 pollypocket76 36-40, F Oct 22

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    People watching is such a simple joy and yet often becomes emotional to the watcher at times. To see how people react to a public setting - some carefree and laughing, others...
    alexandr4 alexandr4 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 5

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    Ok I am 14 and have wanted to gain weight then would change my mind when I would see the other girls at school but bow I think that I am the happiest when I am gaining weight and...
    lovetobefat lovetobefat 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I don't want to be skinny I just want to look in the mirror and not want to run and hide. (I mean I am losing weight and all but I just wish I could eat whatever I wanted like my...
    RacialRainbow RacialRainbow 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 11

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    I feel so uncared for… even my ex boyfriends were ******* rude and didn't care… no one ******* cares… sometimes if I'm out my mum will care… slightly… like where are you...
    Misscoconut Misscoconut 16-17, F Nov 13

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    Being able to delete anything i want like memories or even people themselves would come in handy quite often
    dalton115 dalton115 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 30

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    "We want, like the devils of old, to be let alone in our sin."~William Lloyd Garrison
    BloodofAmara BloodofAmara 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Buckle up sweet heart. Here we go. (1) I'm a week a way from my birthday. (2) I'm in EP rehab - detoxing myself from poison of the world. (3) I try hard to just be with my girl...
    bowbowdown bowbowdown 26-30 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    For as long as I can remember I've never been comfortable in my own skin. Most of the little confidence I did have was shattered a few years ago, when the girls at my school...
    Awhiteorchid Awhiteorchid 16-17, F 33 mins ago

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    I really can't help myself. I'm a sex addict
    Deviantdarksubmissive Deviantdarksubmissive 31-35, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I wish I could go for a ride on a horse. I've wanted to since I was about 12 years old. I longed it for back then, but after a year or two the feeling went away. I still...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 hr ago

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    the reason I want cosmetic surgery on my face shape and nose is because I don't really feel or think I'm attractive because of it. I've been told I look like a man, and I've...
    Babyblue95 Babyblue95 18-21, F 1 Response 58 mins ago

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    Never had a bestfriend! I look at other people with their bestfriend and I'm like DAMN ... It kinda sucks ....but I don't know, I want a really cool bestfriend whether in person...
    AaliyahLove AaliyahLove 18-21, F 51 mins ago

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    I am a fairly introverted, creative, intelligent, independent, and empathetic young woman. I take pride on being all of those things. I love art and music, and express myself...
    zsigginz zsigginz 18-21, F Oct 29

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    The urge never goes away. As a matter of fact, I kind of want to cut right now. Since I quit I never have, but when I feel bad and have no outlet for my feelings, cutting again...
    SpilledSecrets SpilledSecrets 22-25, F Oct 29

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