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I Am Scared of Failing

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    I am just expecting too much from my future... that I do not know what I will do if I end up messing it up... I am too scared to end up failing... I am just way to scared that I...
    hummingtree hummingtree 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    I dont think I can face going into school tomorrow. After everything that's happened I'm scared. But I have to go in because I have science and I cannot miss a lesson of science...
    philex2014 philex2014 13-15, F 21 hrs ago

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    Scared I'm going to do something I'll regret ...
    annaupchurch annaupchurch 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    i am failing all my classes so far and im a high school senior. im pretty sure i can pass all but one class. my pre cal class is just too much for me. i dont know how to do algebra...
    avalily avalily 18-21, F Apr 15

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    I'm scared of everything lately. I'm scared of living. I'm terrified of dying, which I suppose is why I stay. The fear of death and what's after is more overwhelming than the fear...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    I am scared to meet someone new that almost takes my breath away, that makes me pause, think longer, and take a breath before I proceed. I am afraid to meet this "perfect" being...
    74Kitty 74Kitty 22-25, F Apr 13

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    I'm scared to death of balloons I know it's a irrational fear I know balloons can't really hurt me I know that I should like them but I don't and no matter how many times people...
    colorfulshadow colorfulshadow 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    So a few nights ago (on Monday) I decided to drink. I do have a problem but I was drinking responsibly (School is out this week and I didn't work the next day. It was my weekend...
    FallenAngel1997 FallenAngel1997 16-17 1 Response Apr 9

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    Of everything and things I know I shouldn't be scared of.I'm scared of things I know I shouldn't be scared of coz they r completely normal and right but I feel scared every time I...
    tomg2200 tomg2200 18-21, M Apr 7

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    I don't have a car, but I drive. But only when I'm back home and I use my parents car. However, I only drive on the streets I know. Now I moved to a place where it's almost...
    mtea mtea 26-30, F Apr 14

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    I have been having a lot of family issues and they are getting worse. I came home from a week away to not being welcome in anyway. My mother still cooked me dinner but because of...
    SecretAbby SecretAbby 18-21, F Apr 16

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    I'm scared of every aspect of my life right now. I'm scared that I won't end the semester as strong as I began it. Scared that I'll lose my scholarship, scared that I'll fail my...
    theloveofmylife2 theloveofmylife2 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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    I'm scared that nothing will work out in the end. I'm scared that all dreams of mine will be crushed. I'm scared that I'll be worthless. I'm scared of...everything.
    ArtInsanity ArtInsanity 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I AM SCARED. I am scared because I dont want anyone else to have your heart, I dont want anyone else to kiss your lips, I dont want anyone else to be in your arms, i dont want...
    msb2015 msb2015 26-30, M 4 Responses Apr 4

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    Yep. People would say "it's part of life, it's natural" but for people who are scared like me, don't understand. I'm not saying I don't want to love, I don't want to say I'm...
    ThatBritishVirgin ThatBritishVirgin 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 16

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    I'm scared of who I'm becoming :/ there is literally 2 distinct different sides to me... 1) is a wreckless, careless girl, who doesn't value much at all, doesn't want much for her...
    Catho Catho 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Well I already fallen in love again, I'm just scared to open up to him really. He's told me he loves me, and I want to say it back but I just can't get myself to. I'm scared of...
    blooop123 blooop123 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Not scared.. terrified. I stay up all night worrying. I worry if someone gets in a car. I worry when it rains. When I was in elementary school I would purposely make myself sick...
    DeIuxedEdition DeIuxedEdition 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm scared of letting people into my life again and I'm scared of being in a relationship. I dont know if i could ever trust that person and know they truly care for me. To be...
    Ifeeluberish Ifeeluberish 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    I'm scared to sleep with people beside me. I woke up today beside someone I thought I could trust...but instead woke up with my pants undone :/ I asked if he undid them and said...
    Sicklygirl1 Sicklygirl1 18-21, F Apr 5

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    I met that terrible woman today. Nicks uncles "ex" wife that loves to string the both of them along. I mean like the moment I got there he had this painful look on his face...
    ChildOfHarmony ChildOfHarmony 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    I'm scared to go to school tomorrow. Can someone help me calm down. I'm scared I'm going to get bullied.
    xbrokensoulx xbrokensoulx 13-15, F Apr 12

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    I put myself through a lot and even lost myself, I haven't became who im supposed to be ,always wanting to find someone i can grow with because im scared to be alone. I finally...
    moondesires moondesires 18-21, F Apr 13

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    I wish i wasn't scared to love and would chose the right guys that can love me. I always chose the wrong ones because I know that I won't fall be attached and I can run away...
    bettybloops bettybloops 22-25, F 14 Responses Apr 16

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    I was rapped and molested almost all my life.my uncle use to touch me when I was younger and my older brother rapped and molested me since I was 8 until the age of 11 it stopped...
    Mandy1305 Mandy1305 13-15, F Apr 18

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    Yeah...i'm scared to get attched. 'Cos i'm not ready to be loved and love. I was bleeding while people grew up and tasted their youth enough again and again. How jelous..i never...
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am so worried , and scared. I want to go see my dads parents , but I am scared they want let my mom come backs and get me. It wouldn't be so bad but my mom doesn't have custody...
    Jack0121 Jack0121 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm scared... so scared....like I hadn't been before... and it feels horrible. I feel like a pressure in my chest, my hands are shaking, my head hurts so bad, i feel like dying...
    UNDecodable UNDecodable 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have always been a good student but I have major confidence issues and trust issues. Thats because i was bullied , and molested as a kid . I am too scared to raise my voice...
    hustlerespectloyal121 hustlerespectloyal121 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 28