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I Am Discouraged

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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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    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 1 Response May 27, 2009

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    Ive been so jaded by past failures

    and let downs that i have no faith in miracles or God helping me with anything. Its horrible i know. I feel bad but faith isnt my gift. I wish i could just get up and do things myself but i dont even know what to do anymore. Im in a rut and cant get out. I feel trapped and...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 13

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    I'm holding back tears.

    I'm swollen in pain and can't enjoy food. Im suppose to be on this strict diet but i hate it. Been cheating and now I've gained weight and feel so sick. God help me please. I feel so discouraged. Please i want my life back.
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F May 22

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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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    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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    I don't know what else to do.

    Enough is just never enough.
    UnderworldNymph UnderworldNymph 16-17, F 1 Response May 16

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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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 29, 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 :(
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 11, 2014

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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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    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 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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    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 22-25, F Jul 1, 2014

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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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    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 1 Response Nov 2, 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 was a Christian. I turned away because of horrid Bible verses. And Christians don't do what they preach. I've been skeptical without realizing it but i was discouraged...
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    Im new here. I found this app when I googled emotional pain soo bad u wana die. Im having a hard time being a new single mom my son is 5 months old I have known his father since...
    bellagiggles bellagiggles 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 13

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    I really think George Washington had a crystal ball to see the current state of US politics when he strongly discouraged a party system. It's done nothing but be a divisive...
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    Theabyss Theabyss 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    There are many who says that the youngest child is the most favorite of their parents. It's not for me. I am the youngest and the only girl of the three; I always feel lonely...
    hajihye hajihye 18-21, F Aug 5

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    Applying to jobs is soooo boring but my unemployment and medical run out soon so I have to go back to work. I'm trying to get into the right mindset to motivate myself. (Because...
    ERMAHGERD1 ERMAHGERD1 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    I was thinking about want. Not the want of passion... Just want in general. How it works. Where it comes from. What feeds it. I don't always understand mine from tip to root. I...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 6 Responses Aug 4

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