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I Am Lost In Life

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    I'm not sure what to do anymore.

    My dream has always been to settle down with an older man. Someone financially stable, smart, funny, strong( both physically is mentally) and will take care of me. Have a life like back in the old days. I'll stay home, cook, clean and take care of the kids. Have date nights...
    JordanJessie JordanJessie 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 3, 2014

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    I came to a recent understanding about my time.

    I am not to live by my own free will. My natural instinct directs me in a way that made me come to realize its not my own feelings I choose to live by but its the guidance of its creation that leads this life I thought I called my own. We share this body,we share this time and...
    WarzJack WarzJack 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 27, 2014

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    Where I Belong?

    they say i belong in a mental asylum and i just think what have i become. as i cry all they do is sigh. they give me pills and hope that it will kill, all my emotions. slowly as my mind starts to blur ,all i say is it was the Atlantic ocean. was it that ocean, that caused all...
    ProfessorPsycho ProfessorPsycho 13-15, F 10 Responses Aug 18, 2013

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    Just having to think about today

    and the conversation is heart breaking. I feel like I have just given up my purpose in life. Or perhaps I never had one. Making the decision to throw away my own dream just to make someone else happy and realizing they really could not care less. Their lack of understanding or...
    skinwitch1692 skinwitch1692 51-55, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2015

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    If you're ever feeling extremely low,

    or just a bit sad then feel free to share your feelings with our community: http://live-another-day.boards.net/
    driftingalone driftingalone 16-17, F Feb 2

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    Things are getting so dark,

    I can't see past it anymore. It's like it's there, on the forefront of my mind and I can no longer escape. I can't get over this, I can't carry this, I can't fight this... I'm barely holding onto what little of myself is left. Because I'm losing, slowly but surely I'm...
    Dreamcatcher798 Dreamcatcher798 16-17, F Nov 27, 2015

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    I have days (many) when I feel very empty inside

    and dissatisfied... Today is one of them. Not necessarily because something has happened to make it a "bad day", just days where nothing satisfies some yearning inside me. I know I "shouldn't" feel this way by many standards; I have a good job, nice home, and a good family...
    salix75 salix75 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 4, 2014

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    tiya78 tiya78 26-30, F Dec 1, 2015

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    What is love? People say love is given not

    taken Love is putting him first before you Love is doing anything to keep that someone happy Love is trust Love for me cannot be defined but only felt. We all been through experience where we loved that someone special who doesnt love you back and it really hurts. I spend...
    jiajee jiajee 18-21 4 Responses Jan 18, 2015

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    Well I will start with

    who I am at this very moment. I am a married man who is unemployed. I went to community college but I never really found anything that motivated me career-wise. I used to have a **** addiction which my wife found out about and she no longer respects or wants to have sex with...
    MrEH MrEH 26-30, M Nov 24, 2015

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    I Don't Know What I'm Going to Do With My Life

    I'm young, smart, well-educated. But I have no idea what I'm doing with my life working an ordinary job for the man. And I can't just get up and quit because I don't know what else to do. Is this what we work hard through college for? To be slaves to someone else's dream...
    rhubarbo rhubarbo 18-21, F 19 Responses Jul 24, 2006

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    My Last.....

    I started college about a year and a half ago and was beyond excited. High school was hell mostly because of my over zealous mother who instead of allowing me to embrace our faith my way forced her God fear upon me. I was sheltered to an extreme. And idk uhow but I end up on the...
    lolipopsweet lolipopsweet 18-21, F 9 Responses Dec 13, 2012

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    I am lost in life completely,

    i have no personality exept online and i have depression, anxiety, paronia...i dont hate my self, but i am lost, mostly in education..i dont frel like studying or learning, and if i do, i just start yawning and feel like sleeping. I hate word problems but we have alot in physics...
    jjon123456789 jjon123456789 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 4, 2015

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    I've had a rough time from Nov till

    now I broke up with ex after six years so stayed in a shed for six weeks then stayed at someone house for two weeks female friend she want to bed me but I told her no as she has a good fella so I left making myself homeless but I had a option to stay at a friends house who met...
    Leylandlad Leylandlad 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    Why the **** does this have to happen to me.

    ..yet again? She doesn't realize how much she just killed me on the inside and she will never know. She can go jump off a bridge tomorrow and i wouldn't care one bit...so to that *****... You can KISS MY *** and GO DIE
    Zachary95 Zachary95 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 10, 2015

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    My Sob Story

    I spent 4 years and a small fortune earning my undergrad degree just to feel like I've learned nothing.  I went back to college to get a post-grad diploma for a year, and I'll be done in 3 weeks.  I haven't worked since the summer after undergrad because I feel like I...
    kalikka kalikka 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 3, 2006

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    Hey guy, Life is like a maze

    and we are walking and running through it without a guide or a map. You want to know what I am doing? I am laying down in the middle of it, looking at the stars are saying to myself 'What is the point?'. I mean this maze, everything is pointless and stupid. We are raised...
    LostEmptyDepressed LostEmptyDepressed 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 5, 2015

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    Take a breath. Life is hard.

    But well make it :) to anyone who's going through depression, low self esteem, internal struggles that are masked by your false content I'm here for you ;) I understand you because I am all those things but when I look at the sun painted across the sky it gives me hope :). I...
    internallybroken internallybroken 16-17, M May 30, 2014

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    when people try to make you feel bad about

    yourself and you want to mingle up soo bad that you would to anything for them but then when you think about it and wonder will they do the same for me ???
    saryaah saryaah 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I gaze upon the verdant fields

    that mark my life, Lush hues to most...but gray to me. The shadows long begin to creep, Darkening my trail...blotting me. My compass failed, my heart is lost, I shiver against the chill tonight, I see the smiles of the ones I love, Who are blind to me...and my fight. My mind...
    texaspilot texaspilot 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 4, 2015

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    I feel like I'll always be alone.

    I'm never good enough.
    angiles angiles 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2015

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    Seems like this group fits my current

    predicament. I'm not much of a talker, I usually keep **** bottled up inside of me. Thing is though, I truly am lost in life right now. I am never happy. I just recently joined the Navy but ****** up on my ASVAB from lack of study (admittedly) and I did not pass my medical...
    Daltonfisher Daltonfisher 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    I put my dog down today,

    Hoss 11 years old. Loved him as a son...... how does one pay to kill their son?
    wildeire wildeire 31-35, M 2 Responses May 7, 2015

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    I don't know what to do

    or where to go anymore... All i know is I feel like I am at the end of my road
    FFPower FFPower 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 14, 2015

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    Hello everyone! I have never been to this site

    before, but I think this is a really cool idea. I don't know if this is relevant to any one else out there, but lately I have been feeling extremely lost in life and hopefully others can offer insight. I am 27 years old and live in Minnesota. My life has been a series of...
    JThomas18 JThomas18 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    Those days when you can't

    even type how you feel. So blank. I don't know what to say. Life is tough.
    Xyanii Xyanii 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 24, 2014

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    Aaaashton Aaaashton 22-25, F Dec 4, 2015

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    Fragile And Broken

    I lie awake into another nightmare. And I can’t find a place to lay my head. I tried to close my eyes but sorrow keeps me awake. It creeps inside slowly that I don’t even notice the tears starts flowing. I tried to make it go away, but still misery finds a way. There’s...
    warriortears warriortears 22-25 5 Responses Jul 6, 2013

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    Life asked death, why do people love me

    but hate you? Death said, Because you are a beautiful lie and... I am the painful truth....
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 3

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    What if this isn't real,

    what if none of this is real, what if we're just day dreaming. I often ask myself "what is life" And none of us (yes, none) will ever know the answer, ever. And a lot of times, people don't know what I'm ACTUALLY asking, they always answer with "Life is about living, and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 1, 2015

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    I love my family, I really really do

    and they are my only reason of wanting to be on earth. Recently my father has been talking to his old "friend" and and she have been talking for a while now, my sister took a photo of there conversation (I should add that he is still married) basically saying they love each...
    ashlynn1014 ashlynn1014 16-17, F 1 Response May 15, 2014

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    So I put my two weeks in at my job a few days

    ago, because I had a new job lined up. In the downtime between jobs, I decided to go to Kansas and visit some friends. I already bought my plane ticket when I get an email from my prospective job that I need to go get a drug test done. Okay. Fine. So I go in to the office and...
    MissAmbiguous MissAmbiguous 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 17

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    I have no idea what to do with myself.

    I'm basically in a perpetual existential crisis. I just exist most of the time. I need to find my passion and someone to share this life with. I though I found the latter bit it didn't work out. It was very unexpected. We're still friends but I'm finding it hard to let her go. I...
    OrganicMachina OrganicMachina 31-35, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    Okay so I'm 19 years old

    and a female and I want to be adopted into a loving home since a young age I was placed in a care made un wanted I've been up for adoption twice which both failed I'm just a normally human living independtly and wants to be loved and cared about this was me as a baby 😊
    daisydoo567 daisydoo567 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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    Lost Expectations

    I have been exploring the idea that happiness can only be achieved when we have no expectations.  I believe all the pain we have in life is from not getting what we expected. Think about it: Lost Love: You never lose love.  You simply lose possession of that person...
    HeWhoPleasures HeWhoPleasures 41-45, M 31 Responses Oct 19, 2008

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    I stopped telling myself

    that I'm lost. I'm not. I'm on the road with no destination, I'm just driving with hope that I'll find a place that i like and I'll stay there. I'm not lost, I'M ON MY WAY.
    NewRomantics NewRomantics 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    AllAboutL AllAboutL 70+, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    *looks to left then the right* Where did you

    go? -he left- No he didn't -don't lie to yourself T- Shut up we will come home.. -you don't know that- Yes i do.. -for all you know, he is dead- SHUT UP LIBBY!! -look at you your lost in the darkness, with out him your lost and alone- ....
    100BlackRoses 100BlackRoses 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 18, 2015

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    I feel like a failure,

    like I don’t belong in this world and my poor mental health makes me be an underachiever and makes things that, for others are easy, be hard for me. All of my High School friends and all of my brothers are doing better than me professionally and socially. And it is so...
    pantheistchick pantheistchick 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 25, 2015

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    Nobody said it's going to be easy.

    But there are times when I can't take it anymore&feel like giving up. I have given everything,only to be frustrated time after time.
    dreamydoc dreamydoc 22-25, M 5 Responses Aug 29, 2015

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    It does not honestly feel very good

    when career is preferred to you, to your friendship. When you are worrying about the dearest person in your life and write to them and they see your message and have a minute to answer but answer in 8 hours instead.
    Tourion Tourion 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 2

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    Ever just wanted to pack your bags

    and just **** off and without saying anything to anyone? Yep same😢
    rhiannperry rhiannperry 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 8, 2014

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    I'm very addicted to psychedelic drugs iv seen

    and experienced a lot and I have found myself as a person but I feel like something is still missing
    princesscaela princesscaela 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 2, 2015

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    It's been 5 months ago

    that my mom died and four months ago my dog died I been working a lot and been back to work out at the gym but I don't know what I am going to do life jest seam so very hard that I living but life's passing me buy I don't have any passion for living I tried a few date sites...
    fordguy98 fordguy98 51-55, M 10 Responses Oct 12, 2015

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    I don't know how to move on in life.

    Everyday, when I wake up, I feel depressed. I cannot think fast enough. I am currently 21, and I am studying Engineering at a university. I just choose my program randomly, because nothing interests me at University. This is my second semester. I already feel lost. I don't talk...
    dirtyuer dirtyuer 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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