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I Was Supposed to Be Someone Else

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    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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    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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    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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    I always wished I could be someone else. I always figured someone else had it easier. Someone else has it better. Someone else has more to offer, more to give, more to live... I...
    Shoutittotheworld23 Shoutittotheworld23 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    I never meant to start having feelings for you. I already had strong feelings for someone else. I guess they weren't strong enough, huh? You could have told me you were in love...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 1 Response Jul 10

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    I am 15 years old, and I hate to admit it, but pretending to be someone else online & hiding behind someone else's looks kind of comfort me. It sounds horrible, I know. But I'm so...
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    I don't know what to do, can someone please just talk to me. I was with her until two months ago now she is with someone else. I am in pain.
    badgoodguy badgoodguy 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 29

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    Sometimes I wish I was someone else. I'll get an urge to be a completely different person. I really should love me for me, but I really hate me sometimes. My emotions get the...
    UniqueFemale UniqueFemale 22-25, F Jul 5

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    Wtf?? What such irony........why would you think about loving someone else if the person you love is right there?? Honestly it wasn't love that brought you together, that's what's...
    XannaleiseX XannaleiseX 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I have a crush on someone that has a crush on someone else. I dont even know why I was crushing on him in the first place.
    sukkiteiinayo sukkiteiinayo 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I've said this a few times before but I'll say it a couple more. If I saw someone's life in danger I'd easily take the punch, hit, bullet, etc. for them in a heartbeat. I hate...
    XxbixtchybellaxX XxbixtchybellaxX 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I was alone and bullied all the time but one of the things I know about me is that I'm afraid I reality and I choose to create a story in my head and I pretend to be someone else...
    mehdiamiri mehdiamiri 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm almost 16 years old, and I've been pretending to be several people for over 5/6 years. I don't do it for fun, I don't do it to hurt others, I don't like that I do it. I've had...
    everydayregret everydayregret 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    Hi guys this may be embarrassing but I pretend to be someone else in my mind creating a story in my mind but I'm the hero or the evil person but I'm always daydreams. Thank you for...
    mehdiamiri mehdiamiri 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    Knowing that I've made someone happy really puts a smile on my face,because it makes me feel like I'm Prince Charming.Seeing the lady smile makes me 😍😍😍😍😍
    karrishemory karrishemory 16-17, M 3 hrs ago

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    I have been married to the same man for a little over Ten years. With dating and everything we've been together for almost 12. Problem is off and on I've always wondered if he was...
    Gdsgirl Gdsgirl 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 11

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    My MM has disrespected me one too many times. I have tried to be everything that he wanted but have lost myself. I've lost my spark, my enthusiasm for life and even sometimes my...
    nolasanchez30 nolasanchez30 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    How do I end it with my MM? He's been a jerk lately. I've forgiven him many times. Last week I forgave him for his online searches...he actually has kept his promise but he also...
    nolasanchez30 nolasanchez30 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 6

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    Last night I dressed up as a male tramp just to see if I could get away with it . I had been preparing for a week by ripping jeans rubbing mud on them and peeing in them numerous...
    kymmy2012 kymmy2012 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I want u to MAKE ME FEEL, like im the only girl n the world, like im the only one that you'd ever love, like im the only one who knows your heart. ONLY ONE. Never thought it was...
    Dylan15 Dylan15 13-15, M Jul 5

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    So for the past year or so I have been pretending to be someone I know. I did it because I hate the way I look and the girl I am pretending to be is really beautiful. So for the...
    pretendingx pretendingx 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    I am 19 years old. And I've been pretending to be other people online off and on since I was 14. I honestly feel like I can't stop. I'm so ashamed of doing it and ashamed of myself...
    Knope77 Knope77 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I have been with my husband for seven years and married for one. We started dating when I was 17 and it was bliss for the longest time. My husbands step brother has been living...
    kbaby66 kbaby66 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    I am 24. I've been married to my husband for just over 2 years. We have no children. We met in college, dated for only 6 months before getting engaged, and were married almost 2...
    swimcoachpro swimcoachpro 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 1

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    I've been silent this past week on EP because I experienced a bad car crash. I've been forced to take care of my family. But the car crash did teach me that we are not guaranteed...
    Shaider83 Shaider83 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I almost forgot about this website so I went to go read up on my experiences and in all honesty I can't even recognize who I used to be. It's difficult to experience a past feeling...
    wiinterhorchatas wiinterhorchatas 16-17, F Jul 4

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    It is gratifying. Perhaps one of the best reasons why I love my friends is that I make them smile and/or laugh, and vice versa. Simply the thought of knowing you've made a...
    Dewms Dewms 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 4

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    Ugh. I worked at a carnival for a living when I just had turned 19. I always cleaned up puke and it was gross. But I'll tell you one story that was pretty bad. I was working for...
    loveylaura loveylaura 26-30, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    About 18 years ago, I met an amazing guy. We really connected & had amazing chemistry. At the time he had a set 3 mo old twin boys & I discovered that I was pregnant by my ex. So...
    Angeeb Angeeb 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Today I became neurotic...repeated myself 100 ways and forced my MM who actually had no plans in leaving me, to think about actually leaving me. He didn't want to break up with me...
    nolasanchez30 nolasanchez30 31-35, F Jul 7

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    Pretty self-explainitory. It is probably the worst pain I've ever felt. Well, it is. But I have to stay stong because she is struggling with these feeling for this other person who...
    pmjstubbs11 pmjstubbs11 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Several times... In two B & B's; in a co-worker's house; twice in lover's houses; once at a nudist party.
    JustmeinSeattle JustmeinSeattle 56-60, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I can't stop crying, I feel so heartbroken right now 😭😭why did he have to bring her up when he knows I like him? Why did he say that he still loves her when he keeps saying...
    Ki123 Ki123 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 30

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    This is not infatuation, I've been infatuated before and this is completely different...I've been married 3 and 1/2 years and I love my husband though we have a rocky marriage...
    galaxyrea galaxyrea 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    Every woman should read the book "He's just not that into you"...of course it's not written for married people having affairs, but the basic rule still applies! I've been a fool...
    nolasanchez30 nolasanchez30 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    My heart is feeling lonely just thinking about him 24/7...I feel so sad that I can't be with him 😔
    Mamasita25 Mamasita25 22-25, F Jul 4

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    thatgirldailey thatgirldailey 16-17, F Jul 11

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    The best night ever Now I know I've had hard times but last summer the coolest at guy in school wanted me to go to on a date with him and we have been dating ever since then...
    thatgirldailey thatgirldailey 16-17, F Jul 11

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    I don't know how I feel anymore. My life has gotten too complicated to even handle sometimes.
    LM96753 LM96753 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Well now here in this group is where you will meet a lot of pretentious fu ck tards
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    I was a straight woman who fell in love with a lesbian BPD almost 2 years ago, deeply and madly in love. Last spring, she "needed space," announcing this days before an...
    Dim485 Dim485 51-55, F 19 hrs ago

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    I had some of the qualities, but not all of them. I daresay I've had some pretty messed up thoughts that just weren't /right/. Once when I was no more than 6, my mother sat me...
    Glaede Glaede 13-15 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I wish I wasn't always feeling like someone less than equal. I wish I was out of the relationship I am in now, and in a relationship with a person who could love me for me. When I...
    Momma1985 Momma1985 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    I'm really missing my best friend. He drowned about five years ago. Today, I was driving through the town we grew up in with my grandparents talking about someone that'd died in...
    wallflower817 wallflower817 18-21 1 Response Jun 29

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    I was born into a family on August 21, 1998. My mother had prayed for a baby and I would be the first of four that would be born. At 4:00 the doctors would announce that a baby...
    RosalinaHansan RosalinaHansan 13-15, F Jul 8

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    I was born into a family on August 21, 1998. My mother had prayed for a baby and I would be the first of four that would be born. At 4:00 the doctors would announce that a baby...
    RosalinaHansan RosalinaHansan 13-15, F Jul 8