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I Am Scared of Disappointing People I Love

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 516 People

    Scared Is The Word

    or is it Grease? Joking aside, I think that I will not, ultimately, live up to their expectations, that I will muck it up in some way. I forget that they like or love me because of who I am. I think that, ultimately, I will let them down. Irrational, and self...
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M 14 Responses Apr 3, 2010

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    Egads !!

    OMG.. OMG ..  OMG .. me too ! me too !!!
    Auror Auror 31-35, F Apr 3, 2010

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    One of my biggest fears

    because I don't want them to turn their back on me
    Baer2113 Baer2113 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 27, 2015

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    But Equally Nervous Of That Being Played Against Me.

    I've been through a lot already with previous relationships. I have a hard time trusting sometimes. I worry that if I get too close to a person, there's the possibility that they might use this fear against Me and try to play Me. But I'm not dumb or blind. The very moment I first...
    aktor1970 aktor1970 41-45, M May 23, 2011

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    I Dont Like Disappointing People

    My whole life it seems like I have disappointed people. My dad, cause i didnt graduate high school. My mom cause i didnt always choose the right people to hang out with. My sister cause i did drugs. My granddad cause i didnt spend time with him. My self. For listening to...
    sexilexi89 sexilexi89 18-21 1 Response Aug 19, 2009

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    I just got my grades a few days ago.

    Although it's not bad (my friend said it was a high grade), I didn't meet the expectation set by my mom. And I can't stop blaming myself for it...
    PrincezzSn0w PrincezzSn0w 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 12, 2014

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    Not generally everyone

    but I'm afraid of it. I'm afraid of people disappointing me as I am afraid of disappointing them. I'm prideful. I take a lot of pride in the work I do and how i approach others. I'm a people pleaser to an extent. I'm happy just doing my absolute best to leave people in a good...
    Hueconquido Hueconquido 22-25, M Jul 27, 2015

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    Making Mistakes

    I do get scared sometimes.  I have a lot of responsibility on my shoulders and I do worry that I'll mess things up and that I will disappoint my family.  But I do know that they are there to support me ... we've been through tough times before and have come through...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 23 Responses Apr 4, 2010

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    I wonder how I'll face my parents

    when they find out what I've done. I hope they'll still love me.
    reyrey022 reyrey022 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 18, 2015

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    I fear having to disappoint certain people I

    love I don't even like it when people say that to me. Example: I disappointment a girl I used to like and I cried my eyes out
    MaxwellMoonHoof MaxwellMoonHoof 18-21, M Nov 28, 2014

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    I scared for my mentality. I'm scared of myself. I'm scared that all these thoughts messing about in my head will their toll. I'm scared that I am wrong. I'm scared that I'm right...
    skeletoncliquetop skeletoncliquetop 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I would take my mom as an example, and a really GOOD one too. Ever since I had been into my paranoia disorder, I just keep disappointing her and getting her worried more each time...
    LexiMory LexiMory 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    "Waiting for you is like waiting for rain in this drought... Useless and disappointing"
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    I just started watching this show last year. I just finished season 3. Now I know people love this. I'm still confused on what's going on, but I love it. I don't have HBO, so I can...
    CoolKid77 CoolKid77 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 30

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    TwigOfLife TwigOfLife 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    I just want to share. I joined this place after two years of struggles in my marriage. I have gone by various names in here : Thedarkenedshadow Dsop Some people have followed...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jan 27

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    July 8, 2015 I tried my best that this relationship wouldn't have any issues. And i try it to be a healthy relationship. As before after January, i would always think about a...
    Aaaashton Aaaashton 22-25, F Jan 27

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    Maybe it's because of the lack of romantic experiences in my life so far. The word "drama" comes to mind. I walk on the street and hear people yammering about their ex to friends...
    bender898989 bender898989 26-30, M