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I Am Discouraged

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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 14 hrs ago

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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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    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 don't know what else to do.

    Enough is just never enough.
    UnderworldNymph UnderworldNymph 16-17, F 6 days ago

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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...
    sixpackbookworm sixpackbookworm 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 17, 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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    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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    "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 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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    :'( ~sigh~ why do family members feel the need to discourage you from doing something that helps you keep calm and happy? whether its not being happy working a dead end job and...
    BigFoot1989 BigFoot1989 26-30, M May 13

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    So I recently started driving again after having an expired license for a while during my school semesters. I got my licensed renewed and did my driving test and passed with...
    scorpionerd scorpionerd 26-30, F a week 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 Apr 23

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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 2 Responses Apr 24

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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 Apr 24

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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 Apr 25

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    When you become overjoyed just because he is who he is. I went up to the church today, ready to just apologize and repent, and the first thing God told me was that He loves me and...
    jellolia jellolia 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    I feel like no matter what people around me try to ruin my life! I am happily in a relationship now with someone I love so much and who treats me so well and he has a great family...
    secretdestiny secretdestiny 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    SO I was typing how to stop being a loser and found this site. Most people were speaking of why they are a loser and I didn't see anything on how to change. I do want to change. I...
    Overit1 Overit1 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 27

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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...
    zarpanzur zarpanzur 26-30, M Apr 28

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    During swim team season, I began feeling really fatigued and I couldn't help but sleep. I slept when I got home from swim at 6 pm to 6 am. I was missing all my homework and my...
    blondewonder8197 blondewonder8197 16-17 Apr 28

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    i fell for my bestfriend and now i feel like im in the depths of hell/all the thoughts and demons accumulated in my brain, and since then they never got along to well and right now...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 29

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    Omg if I had never discovered this group I might have killed myself. For many years I thought I had been doing it wrong this whole time but now I know that I'm not the only one. At...
    Angelalahaha Angelalahaha 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 30

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    Don't Get Discouraged ; Go For It !
    YoungForever101 YoungForever101 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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    I am so discouraged with aspects of my life. I just don't understand why I must live in this pain. I am so tired of people not looking out for me or even caring at all about me and...
    secretdestiny secretdestiny 18-21, F May 1

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    When I am looking for a new job on the countless job sites online, I let myself get discouraged. They want 50 years with a doctorate degree in clerical. Okay obvious not that much...
    Overit1 Overit1 36-40, F May 1

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    Only by a bit, though. Well...what I consider to be "a bit," anyway. I can hear people talking to me. They just need to talk a bit louder, that's all. And it tends to fluctuate. I...
    Jugemu Jugemu 31-35, M May 3

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    Have you ever been in a situation where you go out of your way to do something nice for someone and its like there is no appreciation for it. To them its like nothing and you...
    jassy3 jassy3 22-25 2 Responses May 3

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    I have to say I did last a lot longer than I thought it would. I just know the program I'm working on is going to hell in a handbasket and as much as I enjoy talking about how to...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F May 3

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    I'm at that very discouraged mood again. I feel like no matter what I do, I'll never be successful because everyone's better than me. No matter what it is, modeling, photography or...
    SammiSakura SammiSakura 13-15, F 4 Responses May 4

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    Yes! Humans are interesting creation. It is a lot of fascinating things they do. I watch and research people like people do animals. I sure do and my conclusion is? Sometimes I...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F 5 Responses May 5

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    i dont know what to do i think im spirling downwards. im a failure and i just want to give up. ill never make it into college i know people dont care about that stuff bc of...
    JannieL3 JannieL3 16-17, F May 6

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    Would anyone be interested in reading a novel or graphic novel with this theme? Being agnostic and suffering from multiple mental disorders and diseases, I came up with a...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 May 6

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    deepakrajput deepakrajput 22-25, M May 7

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    My mother in law and sister in law really do the most! I am so fed up of them I wished there was a place I could banish them to, never to be seen again. As indicated in the...
    ZolaJam ZolaJam 26-30, F 9 Responses May 7

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    It’s been said that most people who take their own life don’t leave notes explaining why they felt it necessary to leave this place. Not one for stylish trends I decided this...
    layllah layllah 36-40, F 2 Responses May 11

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    I have DDNOS1 (Dissociative Disorder Not Otherwise Specified) aka OSSD (Other Specified Dissociative Disorder) DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA (Code 300.15) from DSM-IV: This category is...
    TheCynicalOne TheCynicalOne 22-25, F May 13

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