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I Am Tired of Feeling Guilty

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    Things I Have Given Up That Don't Have Anything To Do With Lent .........

    1. Throw rugs 2. Ironing 3. Long hair ..... Bye bye 4. Shopping for " things " 5. Perfectly making the bed 6. Tons of decorative pillows (donated) 7. Beauty counter perfumes 8. Making homemade pasta 9. Worry regarding the junk drawer 10.Worry regarding that I have 159...
    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 7 Responses Mar 26, 2012

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    Im So Very Sorry For Ruining Everything

    My Junior year at high school i made a big mistake. My friend P told me a secret and I accidently let it slip to my friend K. K had overheard our conversation and it would have been pretty foolish to lie. K swore to never mention it to anyone but she pretty much told the whole...
    Lostsoul22 Lostsoul22 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 2, 2009

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    I'm Over It

    I'm exhausted for thinking that each horrible thing that has happened in my life is my fault and that its only me to blame. That maybe if I acted a certain way or behaved differently that the people in my life would love me more. Once the guilt goes then the forgiveness to my...
    ChocSwurl ChocSwurl 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 3, 2011

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    I work really hard to try

    and make my boyfriend happy. I talk to him when things upset me so that we can work them out. I cook for him. I support him and I'm even patient when he does extremely irresponsible things but I am tired. Tired of never getting the reciprocation I deserve. I'm tired of...
    InFp32 InFp32 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    For Doing The Right Thing...

    People are pressured NOT TO SPEAK UP, they often fear doing the right thing when the wrong is so widely accepted. I don't believe we should feel bad for doing the right thing, to stand up for what is right. We shouldn't feel guilty for speaking the Truth.... people who don't like...
    indigowitch indigowitch 22-25, F Jan 15, 2012

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    I Should Not Have Asked Her..............

     celebrations were going on in my campus.......i was actively involved in it..............D was one of my gd frnds.......A was my room mate.....we frnds had a dbt that A was madly in love with D.........we were sad that A never told us abt that.....So i along with my few...
    hullllllllllllllllllllll hullllllllllllllllllllll 18-21 Aug 23, 2009

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    Guilty

    Original title I know... But it's guilt that has hindered most of my life. I grew up with an alcoholic father who was extremely verbally abusive, and a pot head mom who was there physically, and she would defend us against my dad from time to time, but it was rough growing up. I...
    AshamedAgain AshamedAgain 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 15, 2012

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    My Fathers Eyes - Guilt I Cant Shake Off

    Can we ever repay our parents for the sacrifices they make in an effort to make sure their childrens lives are better than their own? Its a sunny day on the deck of my new home. Sprawling estate with a newly constructed, self deigned dream home sitting perfectly on the lot. Ive...
    Iplayrough Iplayrough 31-35, M Jul 31, 2013

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    Tired Of Feeling Guilty For Not Being The Perfect Mother

    I am tired of beating myself up for my decision to "give up" my first child to be raised by other family members.  It was a good decision then and it still is.  It does not indicate a lack of concern or love on my part.  It is time to let those feelings go. ...
    BeautyBeast BeautyBeast 41-45, F Feb 14, 2010

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    Tell Me About It

    my childs father makes me feel guilty, my mum makes me feel, guilty, my sisters make me feel guilty, friends, ex's blah de blah de blah. they all make me feel guilty even me pets make me feel guilty at times, but you cant make everyone happy all the time right, so its a case of...
    lushandlippy lushandlippy 18-21, F May 6, 2008

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    It has been with me ever

    since high school and I am sick of it. I wish I could combat it and still I find myself submitting to it. I always hold feelings in and want to so bad to let them go.
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 24

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    Tired Of Always Feeling Guilt....

    1. My mother: I feel guilty that I am not more normal and not like other 25 year olds. She has even had to lie about my life to old school friends mums which makes me feel sadder and more angry with myself then I can express in words. I feel guilty that I am not in a settled...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 18, 2011

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    Guilty

    i have done really mean things in the past. and the past is killing me. eventhough its all over and gone i get this sad feeling of not being there for someone who really needed me, all this  because i went throught the same thing recently. some years back i acted like a prik and...
    mixlistener mixlistener 22-25 1 Response Jun 27, 2011

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    How To Get Rid Of The Guilt???

    I had my first child out of wedlock, and with a man that I was not in love with or in a committed relationship with. I really didn't feel like he wanted a baby and I didn't have any reason to believe he would even be around so I moved when my son was 6 weeks old to a different...
    iamalonelysoul iamalonelysoul 41-45, F Mar 30, 2013

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    Itis a Painful Feeling

    I always feel guilty,i seldom forget any bad thing i have done in my life and never forgive so i have mountains of bad feelings and experiences and itis still increasing i dont know what to do itis useless telling myself that iam human and doing mistakes and i should remove the...
    noraone noraone 36-40 4 Responses Sep 7, 2009

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    Why?

    why do I still feel guilty for putting the man who raped me in jail? he's out now, but i'm tired of the guilt i carry around with me. i keep trying to tell myself that it wasn't my fault & i shouldn't feel responsible but i do.
    xhappyendingsx xhappyendingsx 18-21, F Aug 2, 2013

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    I feel like I'm the only EP member who has ever done anything bad that's really worth feeling guilty for. I said things to my older sister that I shouldn't have. My sister was...
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    My husband passed away at 48 after 20 months of illness. I'm 47. He had been sick for so long and I now find myself feeling guilty that I don't have to worry about him anymore...
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    High school life was supposed to be fun, right? But I couldn't fathom why I can't seem to be entertained with this life. Sure, I have very close friends who I really trust. I have...
    Cheyn Cheyn 13-15 3 days ago

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    I have been married for 10 years, together for 14. My husband and I have two children together. Almost our entire relationship he has worked two jobs, almost never home and even...
    dragonflydreams dragonflydreams 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    I am tired of being me for so many reasons. But I think the bigger reason is i am tired of faking all these smiles everyday. I want to feel so happy as I look. I think I should be...
    thehideme thehideme 22-25 Sep 8

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    I am so tired of life now that I am too tired to explain. 1st off I wasn't born beautiful which really ticks me off. This is my number one problem as vain as it sounds but it...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I think I am just emotional exhausted. I am tired of feeling. I am tired of crying, of being depressed. I am tired of the occasional bouts of happiness that give me false hope. I'm...
    littlegirl03 littlegirl03 18-21, F Aug 25

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    Don't know what's wrong with me, I've been like this for years; tired. I am tired of feeling tired.
    MindBodySpirit MindBodySpirit 41-45, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm exhausted with being an outcast and not feeling like I belong anywhere yet. I'm tired of being sad almost all the time and disconnected from almost everyone and everything...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    I feel depressed and I hate feeling this way because I feel guilty and I hate letting people down and don't want to tell people how I feel because I don't want to bring more...
    LittleMissIntrovert LittleMissIntrovert 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 31

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    We're young, we've only been married for 3 years, but we had been together for 10. No kids. I was very sure of my decision before I told him, he's got a lot of mental health...
    shaoshao shaoshao 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    So i just told my mom today i want to go live with my dad, she didn't like the idea beacause it happened so fast. She said she did not expect it from me and now i kinda feel guilty...
    SeanPerG SeanPerG 16-17, M 4 Responses Sep 5

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    I'm in a really depressed state right now and feel so hopeless. Life keeps throwing one thing after another at me and it's exhausting. I can't sleep, I barely eat, and I'm just...
    Sweetgirl120 Sweetgirl120 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I am just so tired of everything that has happened in the last few years, I am so tired of ignorant people who say just get over it, I am so tired of feeling the way that I do, I...
    Shamrock40 Shamrock40 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I know. I know that I should be more patient, more kind, more loving. I know that I am married to a good man. I know that I am lucky that he does the grocery shopping, washes...
    BBWand40 BBWand40 36-40, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    I recently found out my wife has cheated on me. I confronted her with evidence I acquired over the summer and feel she is still lying. She has actually denied sleeping with anyone...
    ihatethisplanet ihatethisplanet 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 9

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    I am an aspiring writer who really should be working on my first book but I am feeling so restless and unfocused. It's ridiculous. I feel so desperate to find a distraction, yet...
    emgrimm2011 emgrimm2011 22-25, F Sep 10

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    I'm tired of feeling lost and not belonging anywhere. I'm fed up with being different from everyone around me. I'm sick of letting myself feel misunderstood and not fully accepted...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I have moments when I just have a pit in my stomach where I'm nervous emotional. Its like my nerve ending are exposed my mind is constantly racing. I going over in my mind in fast...
    mskellie36 mskellie36 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    Too bored to stay in. Too tired to go out. That's exactly how I feel!
    xxlouisebaby xxlouisebaby 22-25, F Aug 30

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    Isn't it weird how life goes? I mean I'm only 19, haven't had much of a life so far and yet, I'm feeling things I never thought I would yet. Maybe it's because I matured so much...
    ashuriiNikooru ashuriiNikooru 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I am in college and I am diagnosed with adhd and also I have been taught how to make and maintain friends by my counsellor last week. So I have made a few friends in the past week...
    whatupdoc54 whatupdoc54 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I love life and maybe I haven't spent enough time on my own in the past, but sometimes I find people really tiring... It's like I always sense their emotions and maybe what they...
    nomadicwonderer nomadicwonderer 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    people define life to be miserable, but this misery can take many faces...mine takes the form of fear, acute disappointment, hopelessness, anger, repressed rage, or self harm...
    Nishitaa Nishitaa 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I met my now best friend four years ago while studying abroad. Long story short: we had an instant, beautiful, close connection and spent all our time together. Naturally, people...
    conflicted24 conflicted24 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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    I am tired of feeling unwanted when I try so hard to make her happy.
    handsomeugly handsomeugly 41-45, M Aug 31

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    I'm over 7 months pregnant now and I have had a complicated pregnancy: First, the 2 vessel cord. Then, carpel tunnel syndrome. Then, gestational diabetes. This doctor, who I don't...
    Catlove2929 Catlove2929 26-30, F Sep 1

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    The worst feeling in the world is to find out the feelings aren't really mutual, due to past relationships. I've always been the amazing person that finishes last. So tired of...
    cjohnson1983 cjohnson1983 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    I’m feeling down and wallowing Not bitching about it but it’s just how I feel I know the words to think a different way But there’s no meaning to them and I’m too tired to...
    jacqueline1972 jacqueline1972 36-40, T Sep 3

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    I want to write something about you. I want to write what I'm feeling because of you. I want to write a long letter for you. I want to express myself and I want you to know. I want...
    vdbree vdbree 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 6

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    Some of my "friends" at school only come to me when no one wants to put up with their *** or they just want to annoy someone.Well guess what im ******* tired of it i just wish they...
    wannaloveyou wannaloveyou 13-15, F Sep 7

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    I'm tired of it. I do everything for my idiot friends. I help them with their probloms and am there for them, give them the advice they need when they ask for it. Im nice, funny...
    heartzs heartzs 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 11