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I Am Discouraged

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    Today I'm feeling very discouraged.

    It took my 3 days to get a halter on a yearling horse we have and I was finally proud of myself, like I had finally done something right. Last night I went out to feed everyone and decided to try and tighten his halter up a couple holes because it was too lose and he threw his...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 5, 2014

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    I believe in myself. I believe

    that no matter the circumstances I'll somehow bounce back. I'm trying to hold on to the last strand of hope I have ..but sometimes having hope hurts too much :(
    SheIsHealing SheIsHealing 22-25, F Dec 11, 2014

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    At least one time in everyone's life we get

    slapped in the face with realism. When this happens we do 1 or 2 things. 1. We fight what is making us feel bad. 2. We cry and get frustrated over said discouragement. I am now going through the biggest slap in the face I have ever experienced. I'm not even sure I can recover...
    sixpackbookworm sixpackbookworm 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 17, 2014

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    Going Nowhere

    I feel like I'm doing nothing with my life and going nowhere. I'm stuck in the same rut, the same job, the same routine. I don't know what to do to break free from this cycle. I think that's how a lot of people end up joining the Army. Stuck in a life with no accomplishment, no...
    Bleedingavalon Bleedingavalon 26-30, F Nov 3, 2012

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    Lost

    I don't believe in anything anymore. I am empty except for this hole in my chest that aches. Maybe all the terrible things people say about me are true. No more fairy tale endings, no more meaning to life. Just work, then die. **** it.
    Aw8ingf8 Aw8ingf8 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 9, 2010

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    Beyond Discouraged

    I can't take it anymore! I work my butt off and try my hardest but nothing seems to be good enough for my dad. He's always putting me down. My dad owns his own business, which he started with my mother and today they are really well off. My dad wants me to follow in his footsteps...
    abtoforever08 abtoforever08 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2012

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    No One to Fall Back On, Everything On My Shoulders

    i am tired of trying to make a life for myself. it is one horrible disappointment after another. how does this happen to some people? i think in my case it is because when horrible things happen i have no one to fall back on, no family support or support from extended family. so...
    tm3245 tm3245 51-55 2 Responses May 27, 2009

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    I am discouraged about everything right now.

    I'm discouraged about love, I'm discouraged about friendship, I'm discouraged about money/business. I was excited about a possible business venture to work with the local coffee shop and sell baked goods but when I brought it up i was basically laughed at. I have no prospects...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F Jul 22, 2014

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    In the natural it seems like my life will be

    over after college. In the spirit it seems like it'll just be the beginning. The job market is crazy, getting into a graduate school in the field I want to go into seems impossible, I have to leave Mississippi if I'm going to change my life but I can't just relocate with no...
    SheIsHealing SheIsHealing 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 29, 2014

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    Does anyone else feel torn up

    when someone else gets to do something you really want to? I have been trying to plan this trip to another state for half a year, but one thing after the other has made me start to feel like it wasn't a good idea. I was still barely holding onto the idea, when my friend comes in...
    SacredEarth SacredEarth 18-21, F Jul 1, 2014

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    "Don't eat. Stop eating.

    .. because I asked you to." It's things like that from your mom that really hurts. I know I'm overweight. I know I have an eating issue. And at least for the moment, I have no health issues. I'm happy with myself... And if that...
    KellSee1 KellSee1 16-17, F Feb 6, 2014

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    I have been working really hard at my job,

    but I feel completed discouraged there. I feel like everyday I try to do my absolute best and I always fall short of my boss's expectations. I try to ask questions and understand what she wants me to do, but she never fails to point out every single thing that I did wrong or...
    bluemuse7 bluemuse7 22-25, F Nov 25, 2014

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    I've always tried to stay positive about life

    but lately that has been getting harder and harder to do. I am so sick of feeling replaceable and just unwanted. Once a year I get to go to the big city and see my "friend", every Halloween. Last year when I went we had tons of fun, danced all night and I really loved it. I...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F Nov 2, 2014

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    Encouragement For the Discouraged

    This poem encourages the discouraged. It's hopeful, light, cool, and wonderful.  Enjoy. the discouraged     bad things my end up to good ones, when you fail you'd better clap ya hands, cuz you don't deserve being upset just try again be happy, sing...
    rosesencha rosesencha 66-70 Jul 22, 2007

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    I get so discouraged when I see that everyone around me is so happy with themselves and their life, but then again I'm so so happy for them.
    SunshineAnderson13 SunshineAnderson13 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    My whole extended family has shunned me. I was an awkward kid and never really interacted with my family and now they don't have the time of day for me. While attending my sister's...
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    First of al thanks! So i dropped out of college 2 years after getting unsatisfactory grades. Being at home for the last 1 year made me realize dat all my ideas of having really...
    Peacefulwarior Peacefulwarior 22-25, F Apr 3

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    Hello fellow INFPs! So excited and grateful to be in the presence of some kindred spirits :) This is probably the first time writing anything about myself in a forum. So here goes...
    artemis32 artemis32 31-35 Mar 29

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    I am walking on eggshells. Every single day I am told that I am not good enough and need to change. instead of encouragement, I get discouraged. I love my Bf. I want to BF...
    jessiroseca jessiroseca 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    The Watchful Eagle 8 February 2015 © Sermon I don’t know how many of you are hikers, but I can tell you from experience that it can be exhausting. So many times, when I...
    BSAeagle60 BSAeagle60 18-21, M Mar 31

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    I won't let myself be discouraged. One day in the future I will visit you Australia! and when I do I'll probably stay there forever!
    adriit adriit 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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    Feeling very discouraged right now, I have not talked him in 26 days. I know that he is very busy with deployment, but I just want to here his voice and know that everything will...
    15Meghan 15Meghan 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    Feeling pretty discouraged today. Haven't heard from him in three weeks and I didn't get another letter like I usually do. Part of me is kind of worried.
    BrennaJoy BrennaJoy 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 4

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    1 Samuel 30:6 David was greatly discouraged (people spoke of stoning him). but David encouraged himself in The Lord his God.~
    kayblue kayblue 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    To those of you are lonely,discouraged,misunderstood, going through trials,depression,misunderstood who feel like giving up, I offer these words from a song I hope you never lose...
    RestlessWarrior1 RestlessWarrior1 46-50, M Apr 8

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    I have been in counseling since I was 8 for these problems, I like to call them episodes where all of a sudden extreme emotion and sadness comes over me almost like a physical pain...
    goldfishcrackers123 goldfishcrackers123 18-21, F Apr 10

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    Pills, pills, pills. Stopped for awhile but I got discouraged of course and boom, I'm so high right now. Anybody want to talk? Feeling a little lonely.
    Britt4ny Britt4ny 70+, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    It's so hard to have self confidence when my self esteem is close to none existence. I need to get a job, but every time I go in for an interview I get so nervous that I stutter...
    sierraladeirdre sierraladeirdre 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 10

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    If someone can make you feel discouraged or helpless and hopeless after talking to them, then they are toxic. My mother is not innocent. For years I knew something was wrong with...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I tried talking to my husband about sex tonight. It didn't go nearly as badly as I feared, but not nearly as well as I had hoped, either. It started as an intellectual...
    Searchingformyshalom Searchingformyshalom 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 10

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    Singing this song for a talent show in entering "True Colors" You with the sad eyes Don't be discouraged Oh I realize It's hard to take courage In a world full of people You can...
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    Soaking in sweet skunky bliss.I'm so very glad I won the coin toss tonight (for those new, I flip a coin 9 times and if a majority are heads it's a yes). I'd been aching, craving a...
    Tybron Tybron 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 17

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    I've taken ASL classes at my community college, and I'm hoping to further my education in American sign language when I transfer. It's interesting for me, because I'm visually...
    OneEyedDaydreamer OneEyedDaydreamer 18-21, F Apr 19

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    Yesterday rolled over into today like I feared it would. 4 texts from him since wake up this morning, 45 minute later call then normal, and our 30 minute phone time was terrible...
    UnrequitedControl UnrequitedControl 31-35, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    it kind of hard to find somebody when you have herpes. I might have messed up and missed a good one who knows. I was willing to sacrifice everything job, house, family (mom and dad...
    carlitos95127 carlitos95127 31-35 4 Responses a week ago

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    We have been married for 6 years we have two wonderful boys. My wife says she wants to live separately for a year. She says she has be true to herself. She says she's moved on from...
    Troutflies Troutflies 41-45, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm 47 & have not had a relationship after my son's mother. I concentrated my life to my son. Mom lives with me until now & I cannot stand her to the point of having this feeling...
    iamdust iamdust 41-45, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm feeling discouraged again, depressed. Is it just another phase or will I take that next step? To sleep, rest in peace. I am drained, tired again, I am tired once again.
    fgtorres fgtorres 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    I'm feeling so discouraged right now. My current boyfriend is in Asia right now training and barely has time to talk. I understand he has no control over when he talks, but when he...
    martinepolo2006 martinepolo2006 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I hear that I'm supposed to drink half my body weight in ounces. Which I once calculated to by like 5-7 bottles of water. I feel like that's too much and maybe it discouraged me...
    Wapakalypse Wapakalypse 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    fairy tales may have something to do with this phenomenon. these girls being taught that a prince will come and kiss them awake. they will live happily ever after. the fact is...
    shyshewolf shyshewolf 70+, F 3 days ago

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    My brother is ten years older than I am and he has always been and always will be my biggest hero. I have always looked up to him. He is good at everything, he's super smart and...
    MsWrong MsWrong 36-40, F 2 days ago

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