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I Wrote a Letter to My Self

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    Confidence

    You have to build confidence in what you do.  You and only you can demolish yourself, try to stay positive and find the light through all this darkness.  We can all be jerks with our words but it takes a strong individual to see past the words and move forward.  Bullshit...
    promises5 promises5 26-30 May 3, 2011

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    Dear Voices In My Head.....

    Dear inner soul of MeltedFlowers, wtf were you thinking? Wasting money when you were younger,  like you did not care,  being embarrassed by your grandma, always  trying to go your own way. You dumbass; but I guess you learned the hard way didn't you. It's time to...
    MeltedFlowers MeltedFlowers 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 30, 2010

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    Letter To Self

    Dear Self Im sorry i knoe i have let u down by letting people dictate to u what u can and cant do in the past but today that comes to an end.I know it still hurts that u were molested and grew up in an emotionally abusive home - but forgive them and let them go coz after all...
    lancejames28 lancejames28 22-25, M 3 Responses May 4, 2011

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    Wrote It, Put It Away

    It's not exactly a letter, but I'll write down my thoughts at a period of time to sum up my problem at the time and what I think will happen. I've put letters away sometimes then come across them months or a year later, most likely I'll generally remember the situation that...
    Morgause Morgause 41-45, F Dec 7, 2010

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      I am really struggle today with self harm
    depressedgirl24 depressedgirl24 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Selfie :)) that is all I have to say haha trying to fill up the character spaces xD ~misty
    MistyMyNiqqa MistyMyNiqqa 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Just Writing to give some tips to people who will listen. *note* I in no way endorse self harm or say you should do it. I just want to help those who already walk on that path...
    TaylorMoonmist TaylorMoonmist 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    I'm so tired of all of it. Every time I look in the mirror, I only see things I hate. If I do see something I like, it's overshadowed immediately. Put my self-hatred on top of my...
    Vysyn Vysyn 18-21, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    We all do it. We ponder our place in the world. Where are we, who we are. Then comes the why's and the what if's. Somewhere along the way we begin to ask questions of the self in...
    SoberingBabySteps SoberingBabySteps 31-35, M 9 hrs ago

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    Selfharm is for selfish ******* idiots. Do you feel better after you selfharm ? NO, I DIDNT THINK SO! You just desperately need attention from people and if you show them that u...
    emmie278 emmie278 16-17, F 12 hrs ago

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    I started self harming this year... At first, I just scratched my arm.. But recently, I found 2 blades and I have been self harming since... Self harming is like a drug. It's...
    bpc2415 bpc2415 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have written many letters that I can never send. Most of them are to the man who took so much from me, and stole my childhood. I have a journal full of letters to the man who...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I've been trying to write a post that I was going to call a History Of Violence but I've been finding it very difficult to get right. I've been seeing a couple of therapists...
    ReubyOneKenobi ReubyOneKenobi 36-40, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am struggling big time with Self-injury. I have been dealing with Self-injury since I was about 9 or 10, I can't remember exactly when it started, but I remember why, I have been...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    As I was reading this group's post, I noticed that a large bulk of them we letters to loved ones who've pasted away or to love interests...But...uh... what i my letters are not so...
    AzarathRaven AzarathRaven 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm writing a letter to my aunt who passed away after her battle with cancer. I plan for years to come. That once a year. I write a letter to her telling her about everything that...
    ICanDoMyOwnThing ICanDoMyOwnThing 13-15, T 4 days ago

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    selfie selfie selfie trying to reach 25 characters selfie
    lusomk lusomk 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    This is a piece of writing that I found years ago and have changed and enhanced to fit my own situation. It is very descriptive and if you are someone who self harms, it may...
    GreenEyedFox GreenEyedFox 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Maybe one day I will write about every single letter I didn't send.
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M 5 days ago

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    Most of them I wrote before the age of internet.
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I use to self-inflict pain upon myself physically but at some point I found emotional pain more painful. Emotional self-infliction is something more controllable than physical; no...
    BriarRose96 BriarRose96 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I've written letters to dead people--Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Emily Dickinson, and Everett Ruess, if you're wondering. I relate more to dead people and fictional characters than...
    Emeryael Emeryael 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm going into my 4th month of self injuring . It helps me a lot. My mom knows that I self injure but she didn't ask why or anything. She just threatened to take my door off to my...
    Timelord1702 Timelord1702 16-17, F a week ago

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    I know no one can instill self confidence in you and that it must come from within, but really how do you get what you never had? I have just about zero self confidence. Anything...
    SomeoneOutThere SomeoneOutThere 41-45, M a week ago

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    Even if I do 'recover' from self-harm, even if I never did it again - not that that would happen - I'm never going to undo it. The scars on my skin will fade, but I'll never be...
    kaleidoscopic21 kaleidoscopic21 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I still have written letters from my grandfather. I loved him dearly, and I always loved getting a letter from him. I always write "thank you's" for any gifts. It is the right...
    TW8NY TW8NY 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 26

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    I just cut. I carved a girls name into my arm. It's the girl I love's name. Brooklyn. All in capital letters. The O's look like D's. It's her, Brooklyn Schlag's first name. It...
    Montana2002 Montana2002 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    June 23, 2015 TO MY BELOVED CHILDREN: This letter is written a few years before you guys are born. Everytime I see your father's eyes, I get a vision on how you are going to look...
    WeberFerguson WeberFerguson 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    If you're complaining about how selfless you are, I'm afraid I have bad news for you.
    AltF4 AltF4 22-25, M Jun 21

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    My preconception used to be that having a high-self esteem and a huge ego were synonymous. The reality, for me, was that I had low self-esteem and a huge ego. All I really see the...
    AltF4 AltF4 22-25, M Jun 21

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    Why do I keep doing this to myself?? I want to lose weight, I do! But still for no reason, without thinking, I just stuff my face with anything calorific I can find just because. I...
    ElisabethH123 ElisabethH123 18-21, F Jun 21

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    Alright, this one actually has nothing to with me. But when I asked for inspiration for new stories, this guy responded with "me! lol". I like a challenge, so here it goes. His...
    Gentle153 Gentle153 26-30, M Jun 21

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    This is an honest, from the heart, open letter to the Stoddard County Missouri, Children's Division. Mr. Davis, I know you probably have no idea who I am so I will remind you. I...
    IamPrisonerZero IamPrisonerZero 31-35, M Jun 20

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    Is it bad that we make decisions for our own happiness. Or is it bad that we aren't stepping in line with what other people want. It sounds selfish to demand from people who are...
    RDevil87 RDevil87 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 20

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    Dear Dr Stephanie I'm very thankful for all the time ,advice and therapy you ve given me ..I have benefited very much from those session and my life is much darker without your...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    There's a certain kind of selfishness that comes with thinking poorly of yourself.
    AltF4 AltF4 22-25, M Jun 19

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    To me hand written letters mean you have the time to write whatever you need to write down. Hand written letters is beautiful and super meaningful. I prefer a hand written letter...
    SweetHeartxxo SweetHeartxxo 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 19

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    I haven't self harmed for year and half now. I stopped after I cut a 30 cm long, 1 cm wide and deep wound across my right thigh, with scissors. I bled so much and I can still feel...
    lenna99 lenna99 16-17, F Jun 18

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    I purchased this book years ago titled "Breaking the Chain of Low Self Esteem," and I am just now getting around to reading it. Within the first couple of chapters is a...
    Mala1718 Mala1718 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 18

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    Forget the world Living in your own fantasy world is very possible. Why would you want to do this? Because It is important to live in a world where you are living out your...
    souldigger7 souldigger7 22-25, F Jun 18

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    I had moved into my first apartment. I was opining boxes and came across the ones with all my girl clothes and then the box with my bondage gear. I thought to my self its time to...
    misstinabondage2 misstinabondage2 18-21, T 7 Responses Jun 18

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    So im really trying to stay positive and keep a positive mentality nowadays.. Part of the being so is embracing my self to actually start loving myself more and accepting how i...
    Sublevarse Sublevarse 18-21, M 1 Response