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I Was Supposed to Be Someone Else

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 54 People

    What Happened to the Real Me?

    I had many ambitions and dreams when I was a teenager. I had planned on being a lawyer possibly or to be a big business manager somewhere. Those dreams faded when I became pregnant at the tender age of 16. Becoming a wife and mother at that age kind of changes your plans and...
    cinfullynn cinfullynn 46-50, F 10 Responses Feb 24, 2008

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    I Guess You Could Say I Was Supposed To Be A Lot Of Things

    but im still young and everybody makes mistakes young or old and I like who I am becoming just like a post said below Thanks for reading my story :)
    PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 9, 2011

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    One Wrong Turn Of Many

    She was my most intense crush. We rode the same bus, sat toward the front, being outside the in groups, being stoners, disdaining current music. For those few years we talked every day on the bus, we had the same small circle of friends. But she was a year ahead of me, and I...
    rattleschains rattleschains 41-45, M Feb 14, 2013

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    But I Like Who I Am Becoming

    I was having a pretty good life up until nearly a decade ago. I'd fought my way through misery, had therapy for a few years, got back to work, built up my career and reached my ambitious goal. Life was great. And just when life is getting great, something bad happens. My partner...
    Perturbee Perturbee 41-45, F Oct 5, 2009

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    This may sound weird but ever since I was 12 (I'm 15 now) when I'm alone I pretend to act like I'm someone else (usually a anime character or a character from a movie) when I watch...
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    There was a time I had no friends. So I decided to change myself. I wore lots of makeup, fancy cloths, stuck out my boobs with a push up bra, and had my hair nice. Within two days...
    Fifidog Fifidog 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 12

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    Looking to talk with someone in the same position .
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    Crush; "I see her around " He likes someone on the wrestling team , I'm on the team, so is my good friend . she's everything he wants and I'm scared to know for sure. This girl...
    VictoriaKeepItReal VictoriaKeepItReal 13-15, F Oct 10

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    Not now, but I was once. I truly did love her and want to be with her. If only things were different. I still miss holding her, but I know it will never happen again.
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    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 29

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    buttercupcp buttercupcp 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    I was in a relationship with a guy for 9 months. I know it might not seem like a lot, but he was the only guy I ever got this close to. We were deeply in love with eachother. He...
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    Hello, I guess I should start by saying I’m lonely. It’s something I’ve gotten used to for the most part, but it does hurt. I came across this site by accident, but it looks...
    SirQuacky SirQuacky 16-17, T 2 Responses Oct 9

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    Ladygrey79 Ladygrey79 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 21

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    snelletrail snelletrail 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    LilBoyBluu LilBoyBluu 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 28

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    Hi Guys..ok i really need your help.. It's a very long story but I will try to shorten it..i think that's why I'm in EP, I was trying to tell my story..because I needed advices...
    Wildyoungfree Wildyoungfree 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 30

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