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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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    I am discouraged. I'm 23 going on 24 in March

    and I feel like everything is falling apart. I have diffuse PVNS in my right knee (go ahead and google it, I'll wait) and I've had 2 keyhole surgeries already and it looks like I'm going to have to go for a third sometime in the near future. I've been single for 4 years as...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F Oct 27, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    PopeBePimpin PopeBePimpin 22-25, M Jun 17, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Looks like I'm going to be homeless.

    :/ Oh well at least I can focus on myself completely.
    EyeHeartCheesecake EyeHeartCheesecake 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 4, 2015

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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 don't know what else to do.

    Enough is just never enough.
    UnderworldNymph UnderworldNymph 18-21, F 1 Response May 16, 2015

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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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    I weighed myself today and the scale announced that I had lost 8lbs but I don't feel any lighter or like my clothes fit better. I had sworn off weighing myself because I tend to...
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    GapLeatherLover79 GapLeatherLover79 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 26

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    The past year has been really stressful for me. I lost a parent, quit school, lost friends, and I'm now starting a new job. I have always been heavy but this past year I've gained...
    pchcrew pchcrew 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 26

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    In a car accident in 2011. Our family was afraid to contact a legal firm for help for awhile. The stigma of wokring with "ambulance chasers" or running crying to court was present...
    AccidentDrone AccidentDrone 36-40, T Jan 26

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    absolutely! what is up with people insisting you date someone within your own race? that's just down right BS and very boring!! the fking colour is LOVE. As a teen I was...
    Beyondreality80 Beyondreality80 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 23

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    I grew up in a dysfunctional household where my parents--especially my father--discouraged me showing my displeasure. When I cried because I was sad or desperate or angry they...
    WanderingCuriosities WanderingCuriosities 18-21, F Jan 20

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    I've been taking care of myself since 14 years of age and I am still not old enough to get into college without parental help. I just want to start my life and stop watching people...
    Ifoundoutiamreallynoone Ifoundoutiamreallynoone 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 19

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    Hello, As the title suggests I am a 22 year old female who is continuously rejected by people when it comes to relationships; and I am starting to get really confused as to why...
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    FatnPlump FatnPlump 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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    MysteryManInHat MysteryManInHat 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 16

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    Inspirational story I came across a while ago!It just shows that people around you who are supportive and push you to your potential believing in you and never give up on you helps...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F Jan 11

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    I'm embarrassed I have to quit because I'm too dumb for my job. I'm not a doctor or an engineer, I'm a fashion designer. I just can't get details down, It's like I'm not fully...
    lsm92 lsm92 22-25, F Jan 8

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    I recently got married to the most amazing man in the world. Whom shares a body with 9 others. I knew what I was getting into early on in the relationship. Reluctant but already in...
    Wifeof10 Wifeof10 26-30, F Jan 7

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