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I Am a Disappointment

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    Year after year I continue to disappoint my

    parents. From getting pregnant with my son mere weeks after graduating high school (although he and his sister are the lights of their grandparents lives), plunging myself into debt with my compulsive spending, failing in college, and generally not being able to do the adult...
    SilentTears930 SilentTears930 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    I Am A Disappointment

    everyday my mother will moan at me shouting, why can't you be this? why cant you be that?the truth is i don't know how to. i am a quiet person, i don't like to talk much but she thinks im being ungrateful and a complete idiot to her. i am a disappointment, she's always comparing...
    livinginspace livinginspace 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2011

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    Why M I So Bad?

    i not only disappoint everyone i know .... but sadly i m sooo disappointed in myself .... i have got millions of things to do ... but m juz running away ... i want to hide my face and never show it to anyone in this world .... thrs no way tht i can be proud of something tht i...
    bored2dth bored2dth 21-25, F 3 Responses Mar 3, 2008

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    My mother no longer seems to love me

    after an incident happened where i got a workman to do something for her and he didnt do the best job and charged a large sum i dont know if she thinks i delibertely got someone like him and i knew the quality of his work and it seems that other family members are making her...
    shcali shcali 22-25, F Jan 17

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    Im Nobody

    i'm 19 years old now but it's like i can't prove "something" or "anything" to my parents and myself. i stop studying for a year now because of a financial problem, but that's not a problem to me, i understand that and since i'm still going to continue my study soon. so since i...
    imsuchaloser imsuchaloser 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 14, 2011

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    Life...

    I've become everything I swore I'd never become. The thought of me drinking never went through my head. Low and behold some odd years later here I sit with a bottle at my side to comfort me and put me to bed. Smoking weed isn't bad, but at this point other drugs are looking...
    aBlackRoseBurial aBlackRoseBurial 22-25, M 5 Responses Feb 27, 2008

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    Where Do I Go?

    I am 22 years old and still trying to find my way in life. I have interests but nothing that truly motivates me to act further. Feels like my life is on hold for now while I wait for something to happen. My father feels otherwise. He scolds or orders me to live the life he...
    theend15 theend15 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 30, 2013

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    I Have Grown Up To Be A Dissapointment...

    There's a lot I could put here but the beginning of the story had me in My own House living away from my family, and I was clueless about how to do it. I didn't know how to budget , I didn't know how to live, I was terrified of budgeting and sucked at it. So much...
    acircle acircle 36-40, F 9 Responses Oct 27, 2009

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    Well That's What My Mother Used To Say

    Yeah Mum said that ALL the time (and that was some of the nicer stuff she said). But she is an IDIOT, so it has never really bothered me too much :)
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 9 Responses Oct 27, 2009

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    I Don't Know Is it bad

    if I avoid my dad? He tells me he loves me, but I don't know. He's a big religious person, and he thinks I should be, too. But it's not that important to me as it is to him. I feel like he knows nothing about me. He can't even name my favorite music, movie, or even color. If I'm...
    Hitchtheturtle77 Hitchtheturtle77 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 18, 2013

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    To Mostly Everybody...

    It seems like most of the people in my family, especially my parents, believe me to be a disappointment, or at least they make me feel like I am... I can never do anything right in their eyes, every time I try to make them happy I always fail and get yelled at. Like I don't have...
    xLoneWolfForeverx xLoneWolfForeverx 16-17, M 2 Responses May 8, 2013

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    This Is What Is Said About Me. I Don't Feel The Same Way, At Least Not Always...

    You've embarrassed me for the last time. You ruined my account You ruined my reputation You ruin my work on a constant basis always bringing ignorance and cowardice and vomiting everywhere you have access You are a disappointment to me that I can not get over. I have always...
    whatisaid whatisaid 31-35, F Aug 8, 2013

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    Idk.. Something Vague

    I can never tell whether I have true reasons to feel this way or whether I am just a coward. For that reason I feel like a fool for writing this but I need outside input on myself. I also apologize because this may seem like complete teenage angst drama but there's more. It's...
    nicholasVBVA nicholasVBVA 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 13, 2012

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    All I have are regrets.

    I regret everything that I have done in my short years of life have been full of regrets, and unhappiness. I feel like a waste of space, and a ****** fool because I am the one who mess up my life, and sadly no matter how hard I try and want things to get better I know it wont...
    RegretfullySO RegretfullySO 18-21, F Feb 25

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    Again.....

    I can never do anything right, even though I planned everything, I had been planning for a while and knew what we were going to do I still couldn't do it. We've been together for 3 years now and I still don't know how to stop disappointing her, I wonder why she's even with me,I...
    Diztorshion Diztorshion 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 31, 2011

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    I Live To Disappoint

    I am a disappointment to my family, the only people who at one point had expectations of what my life would be, and I have failed them. I am an only child, my parents have no one else to pin their hopes on. They like to ignore most of my problems, make believe that it's STILL...
    newmurderer newmurderer 70+ 2 Responses Apr 27, 2010

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    That Could Have Been Me

    When I was younger, I was brilliant. I used to get outstanding grades and shining report cards. I didn't have many friends, but I was always happy. My teacher's all loved me and thought I was a joy to teach. But after I went to Comprehensive School, it all went down hill. I...
    Meeoko Meeoko 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 31, 2010

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    This Isn't What I Asked For.

    Every time that I try to order a pizza like this, pizza pizza fails to cooperate. It's extremally disappointing and disheartening. Has anyone ever tried this with success?  
    NoNameFace NoNameFace 16-17 2 Responses May 4, 2010

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    ?

    Yeah.. So be disappointed. I already know I can be at times. Not always.
    LifelessSource LifelessSource 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2, 2011

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    All my growing life..

    .I can't remember a time where my parents were proud of me for anything. What ever I did - was not good enough. I have never - ever achieved a sense of accomplishment involving my parents. My dad has since passed on (2001) - and my one everlasting regret - was never hearing how...
    failureintheireyes failureintheireyes 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 18

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    I Hate My Father

    My father told me today that I was a disappointment to him. He was giving me a ride to college and we were talking about that has been going on in my life because he just returned from Brazil. I've been putting off taking my driver's license for a while and he keeps bugging me...
    BBBB3 BBBB3 18-21, F 2 Responses May 17, 2013

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    I Am

     i know i couldve done better at my grades if i tried a little harder...i would've had to work my *** off though and im lazy! :( what i cant stand is that my dad didn't even get mad (shocker) he just gave me this "im so disappointed in you" look and told me I'm...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Oct 27, 2009

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    All I have are regrets.

    I regret everything that I have done in my short years of life have been full of regrets, and unhappiness. I feel like a waste of space, and a ****** fool because I am the one who mess up my life, and sadly no matter how hard I try and want things to get better I know it wont...
    RegretfullySO RegretfullySO 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 25

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    I Am The Black Sheep Of The Family And Will Always Be A Disappointment To My Parents

    I am 23 year old woman. I grew up in the streets of L.A. I have no children nor marriges I will graduate this fall with my Bachelors in Business Admin. with an option in Economics at Cal State LA I am a model and have been published world wide in magazines and books. I am the...
    CSULAcollege23 CSULAcollege23 22-25 Jan 31, 2012

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    It sucks. Staying up all night wondering

    why you're not good enough, looking in the mirror and having tears rolling down your face, being around your friends and feeling like your not welcome. Depression is probably the worst. And nothing it's harder when you have feeling for someone who makes you feel worthless. He...
    rawrsaysthekitty rawrsaysthekitty 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 25

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    Will My Children Forgive Me?

    It's been a hard 2 years - as a mother I'm not performing as well as I used to.  I'm blessed with undemanding children, but I can see their puzzlement as I stumble through each day, just trying to get the bare minimum done. It'll pass, I'm sure, I love my children too much...
    SimpleSimonette SimpleSimonette 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 16, 2009

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    My Parents and Almost All My Relatives Think So

    They believe that I am a hell bound sinner. And my parents are kind, but they treat me more like a guest then a daughter.  :/
    Gelfwings Gelfwings 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 25, 2008

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    Sorry

    I feel so sorry for my parents. From all accounts they were the popular ones in high school and when they had kids they ended up with me. I wasn't what they wanted I let them down at every junction in life. Now that I'm older they both want grand babies and a wedding to...
    lookin4sumthing lookin4sumthing 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 15, 2009

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    The world taught me everything,

    but I wasn't listening The world showed me all it's beauty, but I wasn't paying attention The world gave me the sun, but I hid in the shadows. The world gave me my smile, but I chose not to wear it. The world gave me my life and I gave the world another disappointment.
    worldonfire worldonfire 18-21, F May 28

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    Ever since I was younger,

    my father and me never had a really good relationship. He would always belittle me, and just today I was talking to him about taking some summer classes. Instead of being happy that I want to take summer classes he said he didn't care because My major is in Fine Arts. Art is...
    AurelHoxhaALB AurelHoxhaALB 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 29

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    It Wasnt My Day

    I was told that i was a disappointment 3 times in 8 hours from people who meant a lot to me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Oct 27, 2009

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    Husband has been acting distant

    for a while and ready to pick a argument for anything. To many mix emotions regarding my marriage right now. He's away for the week and we have not talked which is fine with me BUT not call my our son to see how's he is doing!?!? Really has me boiling and sad. It's like, he...
    tulipad tulipad 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 25

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    My Parents

    Apparently i am. my mom and dad say so a lot just cause my sis and bro get A's on there grades and i get B's or C's they cuss me out telling the worst things! like only a day ago my dad yelled cause i got a C that I was going to end up and ugly hobo that sells there body for sex...
    blackfire217 blackfire217 18-21, F Jan 13, 2010

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    Worthless

    I'm 26, almost 27. I see all these "Generation Y" and "what to do/what not to do in your 20s" lists and articles posted up by people on Facebook all the time and I never find them to be uplifting or helpful, I just become more insecure about myself and make me feel worse about my...
    Completefailure Completefailure 26-30 Oct 15, 2013

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    Anything...

    I am the bad seed of the family. The ugly duck. The mistake. I want to change that. To be good at something. Be good at anything. I want to prove all of them wrong. I want to be someone in the family. Someone to be proud of. Everyone has something to make them stand out. But all...
    confusedanddone confusedanddone 18-21, F Jul 24, 2013

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    My parents almost always make fun of me or my questions. They even avoid my questions then laugh because it's 'obvious'. It makes me cry - inside. I don't want them to see me cry...
    Silencieuxz Silencieuxz 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 2

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    The Monkees........I'm A Believer......I Thought Love Was Only True In Fairytales. Meant For Someone Else But Not For Me. Love Was Out To Get Me. That's The Way It Seemed...
    jon2403 jon2403 56-60, M 2 Responses Jun 25

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    Has Social-dating sites like EP and similar made some women (any age group) even more egoistic than otherwise? Being someone that has not has a steady partner for most of his life...
    nswwoy nswwoy 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 26

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    There is a certain point in everyones life when one feel that what it worth it? It could be work, relationship, or even his/her whole life itself. But i am sure it happened to...
    shah48 shah48 22-25, M Jun 30

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    I feel like everyone is lonely. No matter who your with or how long you are with them they will never be good enough.. They can make you feel happy for a while.. But u will never...
    mydarkangel mydarkangel 16-17, F Jul 9

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    Well to all those who actually care and respond when I put these bi things on: I finally had my gay experience. My first experience was my first kiss with this guy I really like...
    WhyDoesLifeSuck WhyDoesLifeSuck 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    Hi, I'm 16 this year. I just really need someone who can relate to me. I hate myself so much. I hate everything about myself. And this is why. I'm Asian so ever since I was young...
    jyjho jyjho 16-17, F 6 Responses Jul 14

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    don't, not much at all. When I do, I'm really not much good at handling it. I don't like anger much at all. Sometimes it's a fury inside & then it's mixed with love and passion and...
    MillyMilly33 MillyMilly33 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Since coming out I've been at a standstill w my parents... It's been about a year now. I know so many other people have it so much worse but how do I promote the conversation? I...
    bmmcd bmmcd 26-30, F Jun 24

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    There they sat watching the screen The lady, the man; a mum, a dad On their, up to the minute, iPad. Thinking of the life that might yet been. Looking for souls dipping and diving...
    cloudymac cloudymac 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    Okay so I am 15 and in high school so I walk along the halls and I see a girl wearing shorts that show the bottom of her butt I shake my head in disappointment, then I see a girl...
    manzivino93 manzivino93 13-15, M Jun 24

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    I am a new member and I just want to be free from hurt and disappointment
    rjones1234 rjones1234 36-40, F 9 Responses Jun 25

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    Well, it's my first time here and this space is pretty interesting so I thought, why not give it a shot? I am currently a first year student in college and it's finals week. I...
    knls knls 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    I woke yesterday morning having to remind myself that having walked the path I walked the week before would only lead me to a life of daily disappointments. That I want more than...
    1a2l3j 1a2l3j 46-50, F Jun 25

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    Okay, so the thing is i hate myself more then anything or anyone. I have social anxiety, i am shy like a hell, sensitive enough to get easily upset. And unpredictably hopeless. No...
    visibleme visibleme 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    Perfectionism sucks. All my life, my entire school career I've used my marks in school as a big source to my self esteem, seeking approval from teachers in order to feel good about...
    Lifeisyours Lifeisyours 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 26

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