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I Will Not Repress Myself Any Longer

Re·press, verb: to prevent the natural or normal ex<x>pression, activity, or development of, or to exclude from consciousness. (That's just not OK.) 102 People

    Always Used to

    For a long time I was a major people-pleaser; I had no opinions about anything, and needed everyone to like me. As I got older I began to realize that gossip, insults, and judgment happen no matter how "perfect" you try to be. I realized that normal people have...
    SufferSilent SufferSilent 26-30, F Dec 31, 2008

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    It's Time

    I use to keep it all inside. Now I'm releasing my thoughts, emotions and mannerism more freely. I haven't gone overboard. A little here, a little there. Don't want to scare anybody. EP has helped me reach the point to realize I am okay. I am me, knew that a while back, but can...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 5 Responses Sep 22, 2008

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    P's And Q's??

    I don't understand why people have to think that they can generalize their mannerisms to others? I'm not being racist here.. but white people british or american simply think I am mannerless just because I don't look them in their eye and follow THEIR appropriate mannerisms in...
    amejad amejad 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2011

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    I Am Being Repressed For a 5th Month Already

    I am being brutally abused in the worstest way by not letting me live normally and do the jobs I love - unlawful and heartless guys are repressing me unguiltfully and awfully
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 3 Responses Feb 24, 2009

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    Enough Is Enough

    I'm sick and tired of putting on a mask when i go out into the world to make other people happy when the same courtesy is not afforded to me. I'm sick of being shoved aside when i try to mention that I'm angry or upset or worried. Today is a new day and I'm not allowing anyone...
    hipsterkitty hipsterkitty 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 22, 2011

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    I'm done being pushed to what people want me to be. I get it if you want something, leave. I'm just so done changing. I am me and if you don't like that then good. I don't care...
    Mleader1 Mleader1 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    idc if I dont fit in I love having the ability to self suck and I encourage anyone to be different , unique in their own way . whatever it is you like embrace it (:
    nronic1 nronic1 18-21, M Apr 12

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    I will stop hiding my real self. I'm unhappy and that's not who I am. I'm up beat. I have learned how to be a people person. I'm a strong person. Not this weak shy girl I've...
    miakajones2001 miakajones2001 36-40, F Apr 6

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    The greatest reward in my life would be to *finally* have the ability to be myself, regardless of what others think.
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Ask me anything and I will answer
    Ashlieey Ashlieey 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I just want to say I'm here for anyone to vent to. I might not give the best advice, but I will be here to listen. it means a lot to someone just being here listening, and knowing...
    missminimae missminimae 16-17, F Apr 11

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    I have many naked dares in my life and everyone I know is running out of ideas and yes will take pics to prove it.
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Nope! Nope! Ummm, still no! Yes I am sexy, no I will not show you!
    Orchidspetals Orchidspetals 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 15

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    I can be miles away from you but i'll gladly listen if you can't share it with anyone :)
    minimeme minimeme 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    anyone, age is just a number
    niceguy223 niceguy223 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 11

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    I can't really blame anyone. I am regarded as a bit of an oddity. However, I don't see what is so odd about me.
    CyanideY CyanideY 70+, F 7 Responses Apr 18

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    Anything honestly no matter what I just want more people to talk to :)
    LonelyNightmare15 LonelyNightmare15 13-15, M 4 days ago

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    New here and this seems a good start as any ^.^
    DarteyeZeGryphon DarteyeZeGryphon 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I just had an experience with some friends where I was dared and ended up naked. Loved it! Looking for some more crazy dares that get me naked and exposed. Share your dares and I...
    Lex011 Lex011 22-25, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I'm wearily of trying to 'fit in', I'm going to be my own person, and not what other people or society wants me to be.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 30

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    I'm gonna b real wit you guys ppl need to b more creative and less negative on here! Love yaa
    SassyTheBro SassyTheBro 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    Are you who you ever wanted to be?No! thats not a question.. thats an answer for your thoughts and actions.For a man I wish he'll be a perfect one nothing to worry if he is not so...
    ExUser007 ExUser007 18-21, F Apr 7

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    Despite the changes, the froth and the politics and despite irritating EP Allie; I think there is something fascinating and immensely worthwhile at the heart of EP.
    LowRise LowRise 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 17

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    Let's start with the basics. I'm a 15 year old girl. I'm a freshman in high school. I love learning, reading, writing, singing, drawing, hiking, and photography. Lover of music. I...
    Icrossmyheart Icrossmyheart 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 18

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    I feel so dirty & unclean rn....
    SunshineAnderson13 SunshineAnderson13 22-25, F Apr 12

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    Message me them Females only
    Doctor124 Doctor124 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    Just seeing where this goes
    eyecatching eyecatching 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I got a new apartment, as you might have read (though probably not, lol). I'm just starting to get it organised and I'm starting to buy furnishings and stuff.. and it just occurred...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 17

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    my friends are fake, and i hate them
    Tistoskii Tistoskii 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 18

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    dare me:) I'll do most dares. MAYBE some naughty ones
    heyheynatalie heyheynatalie 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I love answering dirty questions--seems like people mainly want to ask girls them, but I'm a guy who will answer them :) Questions from guys or girls are fine. :D I will literally...
    RoryB01 RoryB01 18-21, M 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    All you have to do is private message me and I will reply to any question honestly with no limits! :)
    HornyGirl9876 HornyGirl9876 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    The footsteps of your silence echo like thunder through the space we once shared. Loneliness and yearning March along the empty halls, casting dark shadows in an already bleak...
    Missjayne1 Missjayne1 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I have Written about my experiance.s with my husband over the last 14 years, It seemed the more we tried to compromise the worse things became. Now its no holds bared in keeping...
    isis55 isis55 51-55, F 5 days ago

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    I had friends before. In fact, I was popular at my school, but I mainly kept to one group. That one group, however, weren't really my friends. I trusted them with my secrets, told...
    morekisses morekisses 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    Have reasons; also will not show any other body part looking at you pervs.
    OneWithTheSkies OneWithTheSkies 18-21, F 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    What is opposite of life…The opposite of life…Hmm…I think, in my humble opinion, whomever you ask this question, you get a different opinion. Be aware. You would get...
    MyLady9 MyLady9 46-50, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I want to change my life. I've taken already some steps, but I can't stop now or it's all just gonna revert back to where I started from! Changing who I am, how I look at the world...
    Featherwings Featherwings 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    "Do you want me to take a loan? You can pursue an MS+PhD at an Ivy league college" said Mom. Dad called last night.. He is returning from a foreign land where he works for us.. He...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 7

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    And I do... for every relationship. I gaze at them. Analyse them and turn into what they want. Problem is that this takes no account of what I want and who I am. Then I get...
    grommit3 grommit3 36-40, F 5 Responses Apr 17

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    Looking at other posts on this site makes my problems feel so much smaller. Thinking about it rationally I guess I have it pretty good. But I still feel like... no one would miss...
    jthakkar1998 jthakkar1998 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 14

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    but the truth is that I love the idea of improving myself and would love to be able to do that. But whenever I find myself in any kind of unpleasant situation, i don't see myself...