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I Want Women to Feel Good About Themselves

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    Sunshine Of A Woman

    Latelly I've been blown away by an inspirational woman. The  Brazilian actress Susana Vieira. In her grand age of 67,  keeps working as an actress, she is full of life, like a sunshine. She is in a relationship with a younger producer, but you can see them happily...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 12, 2010

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    I'll Start!

    I hope there will be a day I feel good about myself for more than just moments. I have been through things that have crushed my self esteem. So I struggle everyday, many times a day to look at myself and feel good. I know Im wrong but it is what it is and I can't seem to help it...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 9 Responses Aug 30, 2013

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    Life Triumphs

    Life triumps in tiny moments. I just walked past an elderly-care home and saw an old women sitting alone looking out the window. For some reason I followed an instinct and smiled and waved at her. I could tell that made her happy. It might be the best thing I´ve ever done...
    Joelisa Joelisa 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 30, 2009

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    Breaks My Heart.

    I am from India and I have been in the USA for the last 16 years. I have not been back to see the country change. They say India has changed and made progress but when I hear of stories about gang rapes, and forced sex of  women as a common day affair, I don't feel proud to be...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jan 2, 2013

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    Always

    I can't understand why so many women think so little of themselves. I do think the media are to blame to a certain extent, as are a lot of the make-up manufacturers.  I seem to see this everywhere, just wish there was something I could do to change it.
    DavidiSRm DavidiSRm 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 9, 2013

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    Being A Woman

    Being a woman may be being serene at times, and each woman being beautiful in our own way, in our own shape, in our self... The woman becomes more beautiful when she truly opens her wings and embraces herself. That may happen after a lot of pain (or even divorce sometimes) and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Dec 6, 2009

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    Her Future

    If you are a strong, ambitious women with a bright inner light, come join us at herfuture.com It´s a great site for finding/being a mentor and connecting with women who are living fullfilling lives. Let me know if you want to connect with me there.
    Joelisa Joelisa 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 1, 2010

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    Gratitude

    I read about how you should try thinking of 22 things in your life that you are grateful for, say them out loud or in your head one by one. then see if you feel any different. I tried it and it certainly worked. Anything from "I am grateful for my partner" to "I am...
    Joelisa Joelisa 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 30, 2009

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    Me

    I am always doing things for my hubby and my kids and I rarely take time for myself. I used to wear makeup every day and dress fun and flirty, which made me feel good. Lately I have gained a couple pounds and just dont feel sexy. I wear sweatpants a lot and have become stuck in a...
    Sarbear1984 Sarbear1984 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 17, 2012

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    Bodies

    As women we are taught to hate our bodies. Most women stand in front of the mirror, focusing on everything they hate. I´ve heard that 50 % of women say they are repulsed by their own bodies. this is insane. why do we let other peple´s opinion make us hate ourselves...
    Joelisa Joelisa 26-30, F 7 Responses Aug 6, 2009

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    Being Brave

    "A ship is safe in the harbour, but that´s not for what ships are made." This quote makes me well up, it is so profound.
    Joelisa Joelisa 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 31, 2009

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    Because We Are

    EP is generally a very friendly site.  But I started noticing a change several weeks ago.  Even though, it was only a few, there were some stories written for no other purpose than to attack someone.  With women, it's easy to do...you just go after them for their...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 20 Responses Oct 18, 2009

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    Why Dont We Women Have A Nice Feeling About Our Self

    you dont have to walk around feeling bad about your self .so let's come out the way that you are felling about your self and do something about it .
    pastor24 pastor24 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 20, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I am learning to love myself more than ever before. I thank God for my second chance at life, and I know that special woman is around the corner.
    cainjo1994 cainjo1994 18-21, M Sep 1

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    Looking at all my friends on Facebook, them tagging themselves travelling and posting posts about themselves showing them happy and charming, is killing me. I was the one to be...
    Tommtomy Tommtomy 31-35, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I want to feel protected and nurtured by women, as in a gf or wife! Girls nowadays are not womanly protective and nurturing towards their husband and bf, or even just male friends...
    SeanDavid SeanDavid 36-40 1 Response Aug 25

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    For me it is a sense of release. Sometimes the emotional pain is so overwhelming that I need to feel something, anything, else. And as bizarre as it may sound to non-cutters, it...
    ShouldntFeelEmpty ShouldntFeelEmpty 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    I'm not feeling good and I just want to talk to you and cuddle with you and be happy for once
    TheAmazingSpiderJoe TheAmazingSpiderJoe 18-21, M Aug 31

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    I should write more stories when I'm happy, like right now, instead of boring you all with my ****-up-ed-ness when I'm discontent, as per the "ushe." (How the hell'd they get "ushe...
    LEMONrelishthemusic LEMONrelishthemusic 18-21, F Aug 21

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    It feels good to be back after a long time and being active here properly. Nice to see you all. Update me how have you all been.
    eekshachad eekshachad 18-21, F Aug 23

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    We're young, we've only been married for 3 years, but we had been together for 10. No kids. I was very sure of my decision before I told him, he's got a lot of mental health...
    shaoshao shaoshao 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    I have been disconnected from the world for a while now and i don't know how to reconnect. I find i am hiding myself away from people just because i don't want to be hurt any more...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    When I feel like this. When I feel nothing, I want nothing more than to feel pain. Physical pain. All I feel now is an emptiness inside of me. It's as if my feelings don't know...
    piprimate piprimate 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I just want to say good night and sweet dreams to you BEAUTIFUL!!!!! You are on my mind, in my heart, and I hope to see you again soon!!!!
    Godsmack23 Godsmack23 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    I'm married, and love my husband. He's my best friend, and I love spending time with him. Sometimes though, I just don't get that warm feeling that he loves me (although I don't...
    crystalclear85 crystalclear85 26-30, F Aug 25

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    I want to feel something.....I feel like I don't mean anything to anyone. Words can be said but actions speaks louder than words....I don't feel important
    Supershoes24 Supershoes24 22-25, M Aug 29

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    I don't know where is my life headed:( I really don't know what I want to dooo I'm stuck. I'm 21. I get irritated by everyone, to the point where I just want to yell at them and...
    bar206 bar206 18-21, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Once again Facebook asking me What's on my mind. Dearest, you know?... I haven't words to tell or explain that mess inside of my head. But... Today I want to try. Try to start talk...
    WhineWolfe WhineWolfe 16-17, F Aug 19

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    I just want to be numb. I don't want feelings to get in the way. I don't want to get hurt again. I will build a thicker wall, change my door with a steel one, with more locks and...
    pepperdoll pepperdoll 31-35, F 12 hrs ago

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    I wish more women were comfortable with their sexuality, if only society wasn't so prude about women being open and honest about their sexual wants and needs as well as their...
    graywolf558 graywolf558 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    Life is hard. There's no book written step by step for what's right or wrong, or how marriage should or shouldn't be, how to or not to raise your kids. You just have to follow your...
    MsMoon2013 MsMoon2013 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    Sooo happy atm 😊 been accepted for who I am. Lost 2 friends in the process but found who my true friend is.... like my friend D said she dosnt care what I do.......in men's or...
    24chris24 24chris24 22-25, M Sep 3

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    Accompaniment with devotees and the Holy Ghost— feeling of unification of reality and dream 283) 17th December, 1977, Saturday. Early morning dream : The...
    Dipakda Dipakda 70+, M Aug 19

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    i dont understand what the gain is in hiding ones true self from others. Well,you should be proud of yourselves and respect your personality. If you are proud to be you then why...
    nixf1 nixf1 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    You start to forget who you are, one happy person once you were. Always you walk in school with a fake smile on your face to hide the pain. When you Mature a lot faster then normal...
    Pnbamania Pnbamania 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 5

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    I'd never do this in real life, it's just a fantasy of mine. I'm a 100% straight guy but at night the thought of being blackmailed and turned into a sissy boi is one of my biggest...
    NightlockForever NightlockForever 13-15, M 3 Responses Aug 23

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    Oh yeah aha. It shows people are like minded, they are taking the time to get to know me maybe and me writing them is not a complete waste of time haha. Cheers me up to know people...
    surfdas surfdas 22-25, M Aug 23

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    Around 7 months ago I hurt someone in a very bad way and I mean seriously bad. I hurt him and I was denied the chance to apologise to him, regardless whether he forgave me or not...
    GirlWithTheRedHair2013 GirlWithTheRedHair2013 16-17, F Aug 24

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    I'm 41, and I'm feeling better than I've ever done at any time in my life! I'm a single mum (by choice) I run everyday, I'm happy with my body weight (a bit plump) but I can...
    NurseDaisy NurseDaisy 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    I feel depressed and I hate feeling this way because I feel guilty and I hate letting people down and don't want to tell people how I feel because I don't want to bring more...
    LittleMissIntrovert LittleMissIntrovert 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 31

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    I'm so sad summer is coming to a close. I will miss the beach. I have about seven beautiful bathing suits. So you know I go a lot. Ill miss jogging a long the tides, chasing after...
    Rosathelatina Rosathelatina 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    I'm trying to have a better relationship with my parents. They were talking to me the other night and I just finally told them how I felt about everything. I finally even admitted...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 6

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    I just to feel like wanted and appreciated .. ya know? Its like all the guys I talk too never stay interested in me and that's when I begin to think that I'm not good enough.
    jrugbby jrugbby 16-17, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    Third day on my meds going to my classes and doing good in them I feel like I actually have something to be proud of of myself. I for once in a very long time feel like I have...
    ladyyukihime ladyyukihime 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm falling back into my old eating habits where I ate almost nothing. My depression is worse and I'm not really hungry anymore. The bad thing is I'm glad. Not about my depression...
    CatWithScars CatWithScars 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    Be kind to yourself. Stop telling yourself that whatever you are struggling with “should” be easy. If something is hard for you, it is hard for you. There are probably Reasons...
    MeJustBeing MeJustBeing 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    i am here basically for sharing my feelings ,stuffs and experiences of my life in which i am comfortable in sharing ..it doesn't matter me if anyone judge me through it or...
    rev429 rev429 18-21, M Aug 29

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    I made someone's night tonight just by buying them the soda they wanted that they didn't have the money for. It's amazing how such small things can brighten someone's day. :)
    ItsMissMathers ItsMissMathers 18-21, F Sep 1

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