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I Am Discouraged

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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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    "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

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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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    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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    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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    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...
    dambookworm17 dambookworm17 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 17

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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

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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 70+ Jul 22, 2007

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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

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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

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    I just wanted to say with all things going on in this world today do not be discouraged for god is in control and as long as you believe in him you shall be saved! Matthew 10:28 Do...
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    I think I'm developing a crush for a friend (if I can call him that) even if we aren't that crush. But I get discouraged since he's older, we are both male and a female best friend...
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    WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT so I had an interview today and after the interview she was like "we will email you Within a week," so I got so discouraged that I didn't get it that I...
    Flowerpush Flowerpush 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 6

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    "Be willing to be a beginner every single morning" ~ Meister Eckhart You can't control the curve balls life throws you, so you have to learn how to control yourself and change...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    Hello there, and welcome to EP! This is a great website (and app) that makes you realise that you are never alone, and people understand what you're going though. You can make...
    thattallchick thattallchick 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    Words can't explain how happy it makes me to have my best friend and person I love back. Before he left, he seemed so distant and now it feels like he's finally starting to open...
    xohannahxox xohannahxox 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    So I am turning 23 next month and still nothing has changed in my life. I mean I know I need to do something about it blah blah blah but I don't know how . I am always sitting...
    ScorpioPhoenix ScorpioPhoenix 22-25, F 7 Responses Sep 10

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    I have been separated for 4 years. Prior to that, my wife and I were together for 21 years, 17 of them married. She walked away and moved in with another man. Suffice to say it was...
    KRinOnt KRinOnt 51-55, M 2 Responses Sep 10

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    I am in a really bad mood today. Cranky, sad, just feeling under the weather and discouraged. It's September and I usually get these feelings of mild depression. I remember smells...
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    What started as anorexia has now been an endless struggle with binge eating, restricting and anorexia relapses for over 11 years. I'm at a healthy weight so everyone thinks I'm...
    MLockeven MLockeven 31-35, F Sep 12

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    Willy52yt Willy52yt 31-35, M Sep 19

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    I have often described myself as a friendly misanthrope. I am also introverted to the extreme. I do well in small groups and poorly in crowds. I think my misanthropic and...
    shygrant shygrant 31-35, M Sep 19

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    There once lived a man who built a castle for his princess. He had fought hard to gain her trust, through presents, compliments and promises of him being her one true love, her...
    bettyboo1965 bettyboo1965 41-45, F Sep 20

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    So sad and discouraged right now. I feel so alone. Nothing is going right for me. I am a single mom stuck living at home with my mother. When my mom suggested we get a place...
    QueenOrange QueenOrange 41-45, F 9 Responses Sep 20

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    It's just one of those days for me where it's very hard to find the motivation to do anything. And even when I get a tiny bit of inspiration, I seem to get distracted or...
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    It's overwhelming how overwhelming new things can be. I thought I was over my anxiety and depression had left, but I'm beginning to think that they were just hiding, waiting for...
    modernmuse modernmuse 18-21, F Sep 22

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    Keniaga838 Keniaga838 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    I feel very trapped and masked but at the same time ambitious and often sad and discouraged. I want to find a way to stop cutting myself.
    Aepeth Aepeth 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    He called on monday night and sounded so miserable, like he didn't even want to talk. And no letter today :( starting to get really discouraged
    Junygirl Junygirl 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Having a really hard day, my friends don't Even feel like friends anymore. They just don't understand and there not there for me. Days like this make me feel discouraged.
    xoxoarmygirlfriend xoxoarmygirlfriend 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Feeling really discouraged and I need help on a decision I'm debating . :/ If you feel like listening, message me 😔
    jhastme jhastme 18-21, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I really need help. I'm feeling depressed :( and I'm very alone right now because I feel no one cares to talk or to even listen to me . I try my best to care for everybody but...
    helpmeplease10 helpmeplease10 22-25, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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