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I Am Usually Really Sad On My Birthday

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    so yesterday July 6th was my 20th birthday.

    I am a very sentimental person that tends to go all out on special occasions to make someone happy. isnt it so funny that on my birthdays I NEVER felt special or appreciated?! i cant believe after all i did for my family, no one even bought me a cake! it hurt like hell..i had...
    deepnessWITHIN deepnessWITHIN 18-21, F Jul 7

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    Bday Is A Sad Day For Me

    Bday..hurm..I always felt that my family celebrate my bday out of norm or annually event that they have to do it. Usually I am the only one who plan everything when there is a celebration in our family. So, when it comes to my bday, they kind of take things for granted. I have...
    Miss747 Miss747 26-30 Sep 15, 2012

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    Today Is My Bday And Im Sad

    everyone is greeting me a happy bday.. but i feel the opposite i feel sadder that i am 31 alone and i hate my job everyone is getting married and having kids and i don't i don't even have a health isurance because i can't afford it. i don't have a stable job my bf that i live...
    starfish07 starfish07 26-30 Oct 9, 2012

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    Lonely...

    For others, when they have a birthday, I'm all happy and giggly! I'm so rah-rah about the whole day for them! It's great! And I feel like celebrating with them, all night long! And I do, if they are relatives, as they live close-by! ;-) But for myself... I always feel...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 21, 2009

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    This Sucks!

    My only good birthday was when I was turning 6 and I was an adorable little girl. As I grew older, people judged me and ignored me more and more. (still a kid) Age 1: Actual birthday Age 2-3 Don't remember Age 4: Awesome presents in the mail, some food. (cake? not sure) Age 5...
    Inky04 Inky04 22-25 Nov 3, 2013

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    Happy Birthday!

    Happy birthday? Tell call it "Happy" birthday, when you're barely happy.. It's so way better of be alone, it's better to cry.. During these past days, let's call it this year. I just wanted everything to be black and white. I mean it's a color of sadness. I don't want to see...
    Risanlo Risanlo 13-15, M Oct 30, 2013

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    Another Year Older

    I have always felt like a failure with everything in my life and still do. I am unfulfilled with my life endeavors. To me, my birthday is only every other day, I'm just a year older.
    MySweetLord MySweetLord 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 5, 2009

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    All But 1

    I cringe every birth day. But there was one that a friend gave me the one thing I've always wanted.  A birthday party,  My parents never gave me one but my friends did.  I love them for it.  The only problem is that now I know what I have been missing...
    WizzKidd WizzKidd 31-35, M Apr 28, 2013

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    Depressed And Sad On My Birthday

    Ok, so its my birthday today and I'm supposed to be happy. But I'm not... I think it has something to do with being stressed, (I'm turning 16 by the way) And I'm having a birthday party with my family and I like that, I love spending time with my family, but still... I'm sad and...
    moretotheeyes moretotheeyes 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 16, 2012

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    Always....

    I think the last time I was happy on my birthday was my 18th. Since then, I have hated all my birthdays. Now I am 25 and on the morning of my 25th birthday I broke down crying as I just felt so ashamed of my life. Each year I get older, my life becomes more abnormal and weird. I...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F May 21, 2011

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    Happy Birthday To Me

    I know I should be happy on my birthday and usually I am, but whenever I have that few minutes to myself to think about what I've done since my last birthday, all I can think is oh my god now I'm 8 years away from 30, 18 years from 40, and 28 years from 50. I haven't done a...
    explainit2me explainit2me 22-25, F Dec 19, 2010

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    And Today Is My Birthday

    Finally this day has arrived, I am turning 28 and how do I feel, just terrible... Last month I set my birthday's privacy to just show to me on all my accounts to see if someone could really remember my birthday without those stupid reminders that make your whole friend list to...
    hb1985 hb1985 26-30 May 13, 2013

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    Hate It

    I get uncomfortable. It makes me nervous to have people celebrate the fact that this screw up named me was born...
    poeticprose poeticprose 16-17, F Aug 10, 2013

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    I Dont Even Rember them Now

    I don't know when I stopped celebrating my bdays.. the day i become teen since then till now nothing great ... My bday come on first week of September during these times all the children were busy in mid term exams in my country .. so no friends no celebrations nothing just a day...
    singhkaranks singhkaranks 22-25 Oct 19, 2013

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    Haven't Had A Birthday Since I Was 15

    Hi Everyone, When I was 15 I organized a party and I invited several people from school - One person turned up (A deaf girl from my class) So the party was pretty much over before it began. On my 16th I did the same I organized a party I invited several people (Who weren't really...
    needlesslystupid needlesslystupid 18-21, F Oct 29, 2012

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    Ever since I hung myself at 10.

    I have loathed my birthdays ever since I tried hanging myself on my tenth birthday. I had other feeble suicide attempts before that and this one wasn't great either. I remember trying to hang myself in the late afternoon. It obviously failed and I had to show up at my birthday...
    IamMorbid IamMorbid 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 15

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    The Older I Get The Sadder I Get

    I just had a birthday a couple of days ago. You would think I was looking forward to it but U would be wrong. I actually didn't want to think about it..I tried very hard to think it was just a normal day. ..I didn't want to think about how old I am and the many things I haven't...
    AthenaRose AthenaRose 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 29, 2010

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    The Holidays..

    I dont like my birthday or christmas. This is for very selfish reasons. I dont get very nice presents. As a child, my mum was stingy and I didnt get much to open and always got the cheaper version of what I wanted. My friends all got spoiled ( and still do). I feel unloved and...
    SaraBetty SaraBetty 36-40, F Sep 18, 2012

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    Wont This Day Pass Already ..

    So Every Year Never Fails My Birthday Is PURE **** ...I cry every year I Hate How I Gotta spend it alone I wish I Had sum friends or sisters ... Ya kno ?? I will Be in My room Watching Tv .. Hey its Just another day I Guess ....
    BeautynBrains4 BeautynBrains4 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 26, 2013

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    It's My Birthday!!!

    I'm in the 9th hour of my 37th Birthday....I woke up, walked the dog, worked 9-5, bought myself a steak for dinner, walked the dog, fed the cat and dog my steak...had a family bag of chocolates for dinner instead (and a packet of crisps...well 2!)...checked my dating website...no...
    cellis cellis 36-40 2 Responses Sep 30, 2011

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    Another Birthday And Another Round Of Disappointment...

    Okay, it seriously feels like all of my birthdays have been lousy since I turned twelve... 12 yrs old: Got to have tons of friends (boys and girls) over for a pool party, but one girl forgot her suit, so all of the girls (including me) had to sit in my room while all the boys...
    BabyRottie BabyRottie 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 15, 2012

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    My Friends On My Birthday

    In a few days is my birthday and I am completely disappointed. believe that the birthdays should be special, that everyone deserves and should be happy and the perfect gift for me is more emotional and durable rather than expensive. That is why caring for my own people to have...
    MKy12 MKy12 16-17 Jan 2, 2013

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    In My Car

    September 28, today is my birthday. I spent last evening sleeping in my car, I slept the evening before that in my car as well. I've been sleeping in my car for a month and a bit now all alone always. Tonight is cold. I went to Safeway and I bought myself a single slice of...
    DrivingAroundConstantly DrivingAroundConstantly 18-21, M Sep 28, 2013

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    I Think I'M Insane.

    Insanity; definition; doing something over and over and expecting different results. Every year I tell myself that next year will be better, it never is. There's always someone to ruin it. I tried ignoring it but it becomes so bad that tears fall from frustration. I honestly was...
    D3L13 D3L13 16-17, F Oct 22, 2013

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    Happy Birthday, Me!

    Every year I will toast to myself. It's better than nothing. My parents never gave me anything, no one ever bothered to give me anything, most of the time no one says Happy Birthday. Well, I know it's no big deal. I mean, it's just a date, so I don't really blame them. It's...
    SilverTrace SilverTrace 16-17, M 3 Responses Jan 14, 2010

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    aha my birth day . Let me see like everyday I

    woke up went to the bathroom, sat on a chair and opened ep And started chatting . After a while went to wash the dishes and I started thinking of my past bdays , every single damn bday I have cried cuz of my siblings . But today I cried cuz of my memories so here I am now...
    DrowningInPain2 DrowningInPain2 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 11

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    It's My 19th Birthday! Yay......?

    Well, I don't feel a single damn thing even if it's my birthday today. Honestly, it wasn't even on my mind until my friend brought it up a couple days back. Since a few years ago, I used to be rather...mellow, well, close to sad whenever it was my birthday. I don't know why...
    benjiator benjiator 18-21, M Dec 7, 2012

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    Today'S My Birthday~

    okay so i don't really have anyone to vent to about my problems, but this is the only place that i can. okay so is it normal that i feel really sad today? on a special day, a birthday? i barely got any greetings. no one really remebered, and i feel bc of that no one really cares...
    tbhchar tbhchar 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 19, 2013

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    Lonely 18th...

    It's my 18th birthday today and I feel very lonely. It's exam time and I've got to study for exams and so do most of my friends. Saying that, I don't really have many friends and they have other friends... one of them is going to a concert today :/  My bf believes I should...
    Emmak7 Emmak7 18-21, F 1 Response May 19, 2010

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    Lonely On My Birthday

    I wouldn't say I'm really sad on my birthday. Just lonely. It's in the middle of summer, right after July 4, just as everybody's coming back from vacation and hanging out at parties getting drunk off their a*ses. Sometimes I feel the only reason people know it's my birthday is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 8, 2012

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    Never Where I Should Be By This Time.

    Typicaly my B-days kinda suck. Atleast when I was living on my own I didn't have to put on a plastic smile and pretend like I was actually happy about how the year went and where I stood. A typical B-day for me would be as goes: Wake up a few times and try to fall back to sleep...
    diamondintherough85 diamondintherough85 22-25, M Mar 25, 2011

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    B'day Biskeet

    I stay in a 2bhk flat along with ma 3 frnds......ther it goes one of my frnd wished me exactly at 12'o clock in the ni8....And one of my frnd after knowing tat its ma B'day,sleeping like a drunken man.....And the other nepal guy i informed him at 12:10am tat its ma bday today...
    pavannozz pavannozz 18-21, M Jan 8, 2013

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    Unsweet 16

    The day I turned 16 was incredibly difficult. It was a Saturday and the temperature was fairly cold. I helped a local farmer on weekends to earn extra cash since my family was quite poor. I left that morning and worked my butt off cutting firewood for 10 hours. I got home around...
    imsolonelytoo imsolonelytoo 36-40 Feb 27, 2013

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    Incomplete

    I have to admit my birthday's are grand. My family and relatives are their to made my day not just an ordinary birthday. But no friends were there. In school I have many friends but I have the fear that if  I invite them they might not attend and that I'll be ridiculed by...
    Dumstey Dumstey 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 27, 2010

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    2 Days To Go...

    At the second week of September I felt excited and of course I was expecting big on my birthday. But at school when the teacher announced who are celebrating this month, he told everyone whose birthday are on September except for me. Even my classmates for 5 or more years forgot...
    GirlWithThePWSBM GirlWithThePWSBM 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 10, 2013

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    .....

    today was my bday n nobody remembered it :( feels like ****
    batmanreturnsagain batmanreturnsagain 18-21, M Aug 11, 2013

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    What Am I Celebrating?

    Really? I know it seems like an obvious question and answer, but I truly don't know. And I have this internal conflict every year, thinking about how I'm inevitably going to be disappointed, but also, why should we even expect other people to celebrate this menial day? Everybody...
    Infinite9 Infinite9 70+, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2012

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    Happy Birthday To Me. :/

      I was born in late May. When I was a child, the families of all of my friends would go out of town for Memorial Day, so I'd end up being alone at any party that was held. Even those who would say they were coming would never show up. It was both heartbreaking and...
    booradley booradley 22-25 2 Responses Nov 10, 2009

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    Always Depressed And Sad In My Bdays

    i hate it when it comes to bdays am always depressed idk why i feel sad , well idk its prolly cause my friends didnt wish me or you know ur waiting for that special friend to wish u , its that feeling, ajhh idnt no cnt explain it i hate bdays ,
    hardykassam hardykassam 18-21 Nov 17, 2012

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    My Birthday :(

    Well..umm I am not quite a person who is used to sharing or talking their heart out. But today I dont know I am just feeling the need to do so. Its my birthday coming up in a couple of days and I don't know why but I am feeling awful about it. I am just not used to about being...
    needhope90 needhope90 22-25, F Oct 13, 2012

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    Every Bday I Fade Away A Little More

    8 days shy of my 32 bday and I'm in no way looking forward to it , cause for years now my bday is just another day , bdays r supposed to be for celebrating ones birth and success of another year , well growing up as a child I loved them cause it was close to or either on...
    juniorjohn juniorjohn 31-35 Oct 1, 2013

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