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I Am Scared of Failing

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    Ever since elementary,

    I've gotten straight A's and that is what set the high expectations on me. I feel that even if I get a B, I failed and am miserable about it... I know a lot of people think that school isn't stressful for the straight A students, but it is. We're scared of failing. It's a...
    Redhy11 Redhy11 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 28, 2014

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    So far my professors have been pretty intense.

    I feel like my Fall semester was easy and hard but I still got through it. It's the Spring semester and I thought I was going to get some good professors. This is going to be a tough semester and I'm scared of failing. I'm trying to think positive but I'm really scared right now...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 13, 2014

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    Not Litteraly Falling

    like falling emotionally and not being able to get up having to be stuck down in a rut and have to live that misery over and over again not being able to get up and live a good life! being alone.....with nothing to do like being in a pit!
    justjessica justjessica 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17, 2008

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    School is becoming more difficult

    and I am having feelings that I will not be able to learn everything in order to achieve success.
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M Mar 31, 2014

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    It hurts me so much, I hold things against

    people I just want to rid them off my mind and of this planet once they have hurt me... I'm in a relationship that I have no idea why icant just leave... I feel like an idiot, a clown I wear a mask everyday and pretend I'm ok. I'm a pinup model I tell my bf I'm goin to take...
    Tiodio Tiodio 18-21, F Jul 29, 2014

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    After Bad Day - With No One To Talk To.

    I'm going to write here because, as I said - I have no one to talk to. I had an important college review today. I study design. They told me, not in so many words - That I am not a talented designer, that my work is boring and that I won't survive this year in college. I feel...
    RachaelErin RachaelErin 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 23, 2013

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    After the hell that was fall semester I'm

    scared of failing my finals this semester. I really need these A's and B's to get my GPA back up. I already lost one scholarship I can't lose anymore.
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F May 6, 2014

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    I have an opportunity

    for a new job, but am scared to death to accept it, because I am afraid I will fail. I'm afraid they will find out how inadequate I truly am. My current job is easy and secure, but I'm not happy there.
    chumiloons chumiloons 46-50, F Jun 12, 2014

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    This Is Not How I Thought Things Would Be

    when i'm laid in bed and i can't sleep, i'll run through my thoughts, but at the same time i'll take a step back from my life and look at myself and everything that makes me... well... me.... You know what i conclude everytime? That i'm nothing that i actually want to be, and...
    83564q 83564q 22-25 1 Response Mar 16, 2009

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    I feel I shouldn't be worried

    but these thoughts of failing are not escaping me at all...
    dayvhiny dayvhiny 18-21, F Mar 29, 2014

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    I'm going to be taking online classes

    for a Bachelor's of Science in Audio Production from Full Sail. Firstly, I've never been great at school. I'm not dumb, I just have a hard time motivating myself even in crucial moments. But that's my secondary fear; I'm really scared that despite my education, should I succeed...
    zanestickler zanestickler 18-21, M May 21, 2014

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    Not Ready Yet

    I am really scared of failing the Big Exam. People say I should have been studying for it since I entered school. People say I should have made notes made for review. But I hadn't. Now, I am on my last year and just one year away from taking the exam and I very scared. It also...
    mareliberum mareliberum 26-30 Jun 17, 2011

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    I am scared to get attached to someone. I am scared to love. I want you. I like you a lot. But I'm scared of you. I'm scared to get hurt. I know one day your going to walk...
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    I met an amazing woman, we took it slow as friends first... first kiss... first date... and i of course developed feelings for her and she did it as well... you know, that kind of...
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    I know you scared You should ask us if we scared too I know you scared Me too I know you scared You should ask us if we scared too If you was there Then we'd just knew you cared...
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    I know this is a little off since i'm talking about this and posting it a phew days later but bare in mind i'm just trying to figure everything out from everything before and now...
    BushMaster243 BushMaster243 16-17, M Feb 15

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    I'm scared to report my rape, even though I know I should soon. I was raped by my father and almost sodomized, but I didn't tell anyone. That happened in 2012, when I was twelve...
    Missgraycey Missgraycey 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    The girl Alissa from Beyond Scared Straight that started crying when she met the inmates and got scared. I think she is so cute and i know she did bad stuff to be on the show but I...
    storykid storykid 18-21, M Feb 3

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    I am scared of the people in this house. They abused my wife to the point where her brain felt the need to split up and have alters handle it. She has DID because of what they...
    Remotay88 Remotay88 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    Last night at 2 something in the morning i decided to watch a horror film. My three kids were deep asleep in bed. My visiting sister was asleep on my couch, so that left my mum and...
    queenofhearts15 queenofhearts15 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Two days ago I broke up with my boyfriend of 5 years. I am 21 & originally from Jersey which is where my family resides. I left NJ when I graduated high school at the age of 17...
    ukfm15 ukfm15 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I get scared very easily. The other day the plow guy was plowing our drive and I sat up in bed it sounded like someone was at the door mind you this was about 4am we had no idea it...
    Ana8939 Ana8939 22-25, F Jan 30

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    Which is why I spend most of my time on the Internet. I'm scared of people. I'm scared that they will leave me, reject me, after realizing how much of a freak I am. Here, no one...
    DarkLoser DarkLoser 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 31

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    I'm literally scared right now I just texted my mother telling her that I have a girlfriend. it is in draft mode I just haven't sent it yet because I'm scared to send it.
    vertffy vertffy 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    I realized that , I've been with my boyfriend for 3 years , and yesterday I tried to break up with himI realized then that I've been scared the whole time of being alone that I've...
    Delusionalkrysti Delusionalkrysti 22-25, F Feb 3

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    I know I shouldn't feel this way in my own home. I'm 17 and when I was 12 and 13 my brother did some stuff that he should not have to me and my little sister. Nothing extremely bad...
    Tara884248 Tara884248 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 4

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    I was raped by 5 men last night...and one of them was my dad, I'm so scared that someone els is gonna try to hurt me, I feel so dirty and broken. The worst part was, my mom came...
    imsinkinkimg imsinkinkimg 13-15, F 9 Responses Feb 5

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    I'm so scared of being fussed at by my grandfather. I got lost driving and I couldn't go home I had to go strait into work. So he came and took my car( at my job) Now he's gonna...
    abbigailbooo abbigailbooo 18-21, F Feb 8

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    I found out last night that my husband has been on face book ,I haven't talked to him in over a year now . And he has been posting on his page that he is happy and that's all good...
    monica0215 monica0215 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    I am too scared to fall in love. This girl that I like (we say we're boyfriend and girlfriend but we're not official) just went to her ex's house last night and hasn't texted me...
    ofskies ofskies 18-21, M Feb 8

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    I don't know what the future holds. I know what it will hold if I continue on this path but I am not sure I want to follow it anymore. I am scared of the unknown but it could bring...
    CuriousCD66 CuriousCD66 46-50, T 2 Responses Feb 11

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    I need to have a conversation with my husband but I'm scared. It's so easy to just go along always agreeing it's so easy to always do what I've done. I'm scared because I already...
    Slackergirl Slackergirl 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    Yes I'm alone sometime's & I feel so scared being alone. I've lot of friend's and everyone's busy with there life as for myself I feel like life hate's me I don't belong here...
    billyaldo billyaldo 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 12

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    I love my girlfriend so much but the girls before her have hurt me so bad that i'm not even me anymore. But i really like Erin(my gf) like i love her. Im just scared like really...
    xxxalyssabrownxxx xxxalyssabrownxxx 13-15, F Feb 17

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    I am not scared of death but very very scared of loosing people I love a lot...After my Dad passed away, I just realised that nothing can be as scary as death.. The emptiness of...
    Waldena Waldena 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I know that I'm in my own home. I know that I am with my family, and I'm safe, and I know that the dark can't hurt me and there's nothing more than shadows but I am genuinely...
    Itscaitlin Itscaitlin 13-15, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    I usually try to not think about it. So i was not sure i have fear of rejection. But i have to face on this problem..now. Yes..i am scared of rejection from someone i like so bad...
    JerryJerryA JerryJerryA 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    So, my ex has been messing with my current boyfriend lately and now he's saying that I was encouraging him to practically molest me when we were together.... I had panic attacks...
    xxbrokengirl98xx xxbrokengirl98xx 16-17, F Jan 29

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    "You're scared of the way I make you feel because you don't want to feel anything at all"
    hilaryxoxo hilaryxoxo 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    I don't have clear memories of situations from my childhood but there are some things I remember. one of those things is that whenever I caught myself in a good mood I would get...
    Anaihsohs Anaihsohs 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 30

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    I'm not just scared of romantic relationships, I'm also afraid of friendships that require any commitment at all. I seem to be pushing everyone away, but I don't know if that's...
    chamise chamise 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    I've been hurt really bad that whenever something good is happening to me I believe it's to good to be truth and I get scared so I shut it down or whenever somebody is starting to...
    IsMyStory IsMyStory 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    "Am I gonna be lonely for the rest of my life?" I think it's no longer a question for me. People change but I know myself to well to engage in a relationship. That's why I'm scared...
    Someonefrom1980 Someonefrom1980 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    Maybe scared is the worng word..but there again maybe it's closer to the truth than I am willing to admit..Friendships are easy..so is dating..but to let anyone closer...It's just...
    silvera73 silvera73 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 2