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I Am Scared of Failing

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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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    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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    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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    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'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 22-25, M May 21, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm not doing well in lots of classes. Mostly because I was sick a lot this year. But I have around 2 weeks left and I'm scared that I won't pass :(
    kaitlynmuell kaitlynmuell 16-17, F May 5

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    Ok so today I want to talk about the dreaded notion of failing and or rejection, we all have stories and fears we tend to hold on to our pain and focus less on what really matters...
    ChasingSuperman ChasingSuperman 26-30, M Apr 29

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    So I'm failing all my classes... I really couldn't care less anymore. I'm done with caring
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 16-17, F 3 Responses May 7

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    I finally realize that fear was what was holding me back from living my life. It's preventing me from doing everything I want to do. I think it would be advantageous for me to just...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I'm really terrified of getting attached to people as well as places. I never wanted to buy anything I couldn't just pack in a bag and move. It used to fill me with a lot of...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 4 Responses May 3

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    i am scared of losing my other half. i get increasingly scared now as me and my other half are in different school now. due to all the arguments before maybe our love is nt the...
    LuCiFeRz LuCiFeRz 18-21, F 2 Responses May 1

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    I am scared of so many things. Of love, my future, my thoughts and actions. I am scared that I will always love him and will have to see him love other people that aren't me and...
    WhyWasIStupid WhyWasIStupid 18-21, F 1 Response May 7

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    I was in an abusive, violent and honestly terrifying relationship for a year and half with a boy who clearly didn't love me. not only did he force me into sex, he used to beat me...
    princesskatie7 princesskatie7 16-17, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Boyfriend of 4 years and me (in LDR) are currently in a break. 1.5 months ago he told me he is not happy anymore and not sure that he still wants a future with me. I realize that...
    reachoutmydream reachoutmydream 26-30, F 7 Responses May 11

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    In august 2014 I was raped by a man in a hotel room. Only 3 people know about this and they all live away from me. You could say it was my fault I mean why did I go into that hotel...
    Elise96 Elise96 18-21, F 2 Responses May 15

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    I'll be honest. I am scared. I am scared to take that leap of faith in facing this future that I might or might not have. I know that bring scared is normal, but it can be so...
    Syafika Syafika 18-21, F 1 Response May 19

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    I'm scared I won't be able to move. I'm having trouble finding somewhere to live and I'm scared I won't get into de anza. I'm really scared that I won't be able to be with my...
    CeBeY1 CeBeY1 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I will be turning 23 this month and I've still never been in a relationship. I'm so lonely. I live by myself in a very remote area and I don't have enough money to move, I've lived...
    batjokes batjokes 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    Although ..I am a happy and bubbly sunshine...there's a moment that I could get scared to..... and I am scared..
    cherry2015 cherry2015 36-40, F 3 Responses May 1

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    I'm afraid of someone getting close to me. I'm scared of letting you know all of my feelings for you. I'm afraid of you getting into my personal space. I'm scared of others getting...
    Hippodippo257 Hippodippo257 16-17, F May 2

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    I'm just scared of commitment. Or it's more of a dislike rather then being scared of it. I can't date to long because then I feel trapped. People normally want to have a family...
    MomoHekate MomoHekate 18-21, F 3 Responses May 6

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    He's in the pub again, getting pissed because it's easier than having to deal with things... I'm physically shaking as I write this because I'm that scared of him coming home. I...
    Jenezebel Jenezebel 26-30, F 1 Response May 8

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    Just the thought of being In a relationship gives me a panic attack. Yes I do want to be in a committed relationship in the long run but what frightens me is getting into a...
    NiteOwlet NiteOwlet 22-25, F 4 Responses May 9

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    I'm Carson. I'm a sixteen year old ftm. I'm scared to come out to my parents. Two weeks ago I got my hair cut off like a scene boy. My mom yelled at me in the car afterwards and...
    kloudkat kloudkat 16-17, T May 10

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    I am ashamed to say I've truly been questioning what the point is in everything.. I feel trapped... I am lost. I'm scared because I used to dream so much about my future and now it...
    Helen91x Helen91x 22-25, F May 11

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    I really really want a close successful relationship but I am so scared of also losing that person and I am just also scared of getting close in general. I am tired of getting...
    FFPower FFPower 22-25, M 2 Responses May 14

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    I'm 15 years old, and have 4 sisters and 1 brother. My brother is 25 and sisters are 20, 18, 6, 4 My mums around 48-49 but my dad is 59. I'm really scared atm, I'm scared my dads...
    HazardCFC HazardCFC 13-15, M 1 Response May 17

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    If I tell you what I hold inside would you believe, would you accept the way that I feel? Would you listen to my heart and allow me to share with you every little thing that I...
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 May 18

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    I know this may sound silly to some people, but the reason why I'm single and have always been is because I'm scared that if I get into a relationship with a nice guy, he'll do a...
    badazzbasicbich badazzbasicbich 18-21, F 5 Responses May 19

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    Hay guys I just got enough wifi to post and do things but I'm scared my current boyfriend kinda disappeared on me once it's a long story and like everything that happened once is...
    trew5432 trew5432 13-15, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Hello everyone. So do you know when your scared of something you see and for some reason you can't keep your eyes off it. This is what happened to me. A classmate made me listen to...
    Lizandavan Lizandavan 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I am scared of my parents, so scared I'm shaking and can't sleep, its 3 Am and I have a Final exam in the morning!
    Hib1327 Hib1327 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I suffer from haemeroids... but a lady I know was recently diagnosed with bowel cancer and now I'm scared... there sometimes is blood but I know that's a symptom of haemeroids... I...
    Rachelmarie94 Rachelmarie94 18-21, F 17 hrs ago

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    I went home with a guy I have met a couple of times and we had fun together. There were some ahem intimate moments. based on my past experiences, men usually don't want anything to...
    Ljturn Ljturn 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    I want to lose my virginity, but I'm scared. Sometimes I think about what other people will think, and sometimes I think I'm not old enough but I really want to. I'm afraid of...
    thegirlwithloveinhereyes thegirlwithloveinhereyes 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    I'm 20 years old and I'm still scared of the dark! It's kinda embarrassing to admit to people. I sleep with a light on outside my room. I can't sleep in darkness if I'm on my own...
    tvdlover1865 tvdlover1865 18-21, F Apr 29

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