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I Am Scared of Failing

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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

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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

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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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    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 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 23, 2013

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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

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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

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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 41-45, F Jun 12

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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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    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

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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

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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

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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 always willing to try new things carreer wise. I've tried to own my own business and failed, tried to become a nurse and failed, and now I'm trying to become a successful...
    Shauntaemd Shauntaemd 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    what if I never find the life I want for myself? What if I'm always lost and never find a sense of purpose or belonging. I'm really scared of being a failure and being lost for the...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    I'm constantly always having to put my dreams and goals on hold because, circumstances and family situations. I feel like I'm failing at life because everything I want always seems...
    Nior18 Nior18 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    i am scared to express my thoughts and feelings because evrybody will bash me . i am scared to express my feelings and thoughts because none will understand me and i am scared to...
    Moonthesolitary Moonthesolitary 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 21

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    I don't get bullied, I have a lot of really good friends, I don't give a crap about what people care about me, and I love all of my classes. I just don't know why i'm scared to go...
    alice4114 alice4114 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    So I have an older sister that moved to the other side of the country a few years ago.. She's a year older than me and it's because our family decided to split up. She lives with...
    ravenzewolf ravenzewolf 13-15, F Sep 8

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    It sounds silly since I'm only 20, but I'm scared of growing older. I'm scared of increasing health threats as my age gets older, scared of wrinkles scared of getting bigger if I...
    behappy4 behappy4 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am scared. Im scared that i've been doing and saying the wrong things lately and that im pushing away the people that matter the most to me. I don't know if im pushing them away...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm scared. I'm scared that I'm gonna be alone. Lately I've been feeling like I'm slowly going insane. I can't seem to focus on anything, and I can't find peace in anything. I...
    avehrp avehrp 22-25, M Aug 22

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    I am so scared of people, you have no idea! Everytime someone I don't know comes up to me I start to get very fidgety and scared. When the dreaded "hello" comes I either try to...
    IcedOverHeart IcedOverHeart 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    PLEASE HELP :My twin is with me (we share a room) and I want to tell her I'm gay but I'm scared.. I'm not scared to tell her, I'm scared that she will tell others, I have told her...
    ParisMaisie ParisMaisie 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    Earlier today as I was walking pup, we came across a body of a sparrow. My tiny guy sniffed it for a moment and went on with his business. Later my mother stopped by and asked...
    koorlo koorlo 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    i'm 15 so i just got my permit and i'm currently in drivers ed. we have to go on 6 drives w/ the instructor and then drive 50 hours w/ our parents before we can take the state test...
    nikkilicious143 nikkilicious143 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    Fish scares the bageebers out of me!!!!! I don't know if this is something I will gradually grow out of but they just freak me out. My mom sometimes prepares fish for dinner and I...
    serinawang serinawang 13-15, F Aug 21

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    Saturday I am going I have the house for myself for nine days. I'm not scared to be alone. I don't know what I am going to do. Honestly I have been feeling suicidal lately and I...
    DontCallMeSunshine DontCallMeSunshine 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I'm Terrified Of Dying . I Have Had Anxiety over this . Thinking about dying makes me question why I'm here I. The first place if I'm just going to die . I'm scared . What if I don...
    MbVG MbVG 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I am so scared of getting attached to people. I think my past relationships with people have ****** me >.< I don't know. I did date an abusive guy (I don't talk about it a lot...
    disasterland disasterland 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    im scared of dogs,when they run at me or bark.im scared of birds but only when they fly real low to the ground.so thats that.
    weirdalex21 weirdalex21 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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    I'm scared because I'm not afraid to do it. I'm not afraid to end everything. Ian scared that if I do, my mom won't be able to handle it, and I can't do that to my brother and...
    blueeyesx0 blueeyesx0 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    I'm scared of what happens after we die.
    PuroGTO PuroGTO 13-15, M Sep 1

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    I hate to admit it, but I really am.... If there's a god, I'll go to hell. If there isn't then I'd be worshipping one for no reason. I'm just scared to waste my life away believing...
    left4deadspace left4deadspace 16-17, M Sep 2

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    I once was scared of failure, disappointment in myself. It caused me to go stagnate. Now I am scared of not trying. A catch 22, how can I experience any failure or disappointment...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F Sep 2

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    Us. We are one, we are together. I had dreamed of it happening exactly the way it did, now it has happened. I am myself. I am the person I want to be. I'm so scared. I'm so...
    SomeGuy322 SomeGuy322 16-17, M Sep 3

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    Why be scared of something that will happen to every thing
    zebrelle9 zebrelle9 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    So I am an amateur photographer, with hopes and dreams that I can one day somehow make a living from this thing I love so much... But I am riddled with self doubt and fear of...
    Kiyalee Kiyalee 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    My anxiety is horrible. I'm scared my heart will stop in my sleep
    disasterland disasterland 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I'm well and truley stuck in a rut, me and my ex have been through so much **** u wouldn't believe, even to the point I slept with someone eles.. But he loves me like crazy, rings...
    littlefox6 littlefox6 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I have therapy on Monday I don't know why I am scared but I am I don't know if my therapist is a man or a women for some reason girls don't like me that much I hope she or he is...
    nadirah96 nadirah96 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    I am so scared of relationships and getting in too deep that I have become emotionally detached to men and I am able to just use them for sex and nothing more. I don't get attached...
    anonymousaquarious anonymousaquarious 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    My mom just had a biopsy done because her doctor found "a lot of very abnormal cells" from her last pap smear, she has been feeling like crap lately too and they are almost...
    RachelMGodwin RachelMGodwin 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    Met when I was 17 moved in with him practically straight away. We moved into our own place after a year and have both been through uni and had several jobs after. We've been...
    Bpdomg Bpdomg 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 27

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    I got depression I cut myself I lost my job and I don't know how to tell my parents who are away on holiday what can I do :( im scared I'll be thrown out
    Mustangkid2018 Mustangkid2018 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 27

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    Sometime in the spring of last year I began talking with someone I'd been friends with on Facebook. We'd joined the same group at one point and just made the odd comments on...
    Ribsy83 Ribsy83 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 28

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    Yes, i know this is weird to most of you but i am truly scared, disgusted, and completely uninterested in relationships. Ever since I can remember I have been putting people in...
    Lunawoofy Lunawoofy 18-21 1 Response Aug 28

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    Whenever I go in the dark I get too scared and I think someone is following me I suddenly see back ..... Is it normal and why it happen it to me?
    ahmadiscrazy ahmadiscrazy 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 29

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    I'm scared to lose the one I love again
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 30

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