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What I Should Be

7 comments | February 18th, 2012

(story submitted anonymously, by a Chestist)

There's nothing we want to do more than give this writer a hug and let her know it'll all be okay.   Here's her story, a short one full of hurt:

Sometimes I look at other girls my age and want to cry because they remind me of what I should be. I should be worrying about prom dresses not treatment centers, hiding hickeys instead of cuts, and wanting to rebel a little rather than trying to keep it together for my parents. {end story}

We have no words.   Do you have any comfort, experience or thoughts to share with this writer and each other?

7 comments

  • branch

    Posted on February 18, 2012

    Your story makes me feel like mine is silly. It’s so hard what you’re going through. I am fine and I am healthy. I am also 29 and alone, and always thought I would be married with children by now. I guess at any age we look at those around us and when we find ourselves different than we wonder why. I am sure I will be fine, and I hope you will be too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted on February 18, 2012

    May these words give you the comfort I hope they will. What are you is what you should be. What you are isn’t, however, what you can be or will be. Let yourself be and let yourself become. Just because you are hurting now does not mean you always will be. You are loved and not alone.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted on February 18, 2012

      I was all set to disagree with the part about “what you are is what you should be” when it all changed with “what you are isn’t, however, what you can be or will be. Let yourself be and let yourself become.” I think you’re right.

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  • Patti

    Posted on February 18, 2012

    Have you talked to anyone about these feelings? If you can’t talk to your parents, how about a school counselor? There are many people out there who can understand and help you. Please go find someone. Don’t do this on your own!

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    • SAM

      Posted on February 18, 2012

      Patti is right. I had a real problem with drugs. I found a good therapist and an awesome support group, and felt much better, Finally I was people who understood me!

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    • Anonymous

      Posted on February 18, 2012

      After I started having heart problems all my shit came out. It’s no secret that I’m not normal or well adjusted but even though I’ve been in and out of inpatient hospitals and have trouble keeping myself healthy I can’t wipe the smile off. I have to keep myself strong for my family and friends. They need me to be okay. I’m going back to treatment in a few weeks and maybe it’ll help this time. Thanks for the concern. Have a beautiful day.

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      • Anonymous

        Posted on February 19, 2012

        I get that it is all relative, but i do not know anyone that is “normal” and the “normal” people seem to be the most effed up of all.

        Take care of you.

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