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I Am Usually Really Sad On My Birthday

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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 18-21, F Oct 22, 2013

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    another august, 8...its my birthday.

    ..I am surrounded by those who make me feel inferior, because I have a disability, and they dont.they dont know why I go into the rain, or why I stand in it, it's to hide my tears.
    omss omss 18-21, M 1 Response May 6

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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 41-45 Feb 27, 2013

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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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    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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    4th of May.. is really special to me being my

    birthday... but for some reason I feel depressed and sad every year on this day. I create a distance between loved ones so no one would wish me. I don't know why is that.. i am a fairly successful person in life. recently divorced but this issue has been there for a long time...
    a3200s a3200s 31-35, M Feb 6

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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...
    ALifeInterupted ALifeInterupted 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7, 2014

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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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    Really what is a Birthday.

    Of course it is special but I am always sad and want to cry. Its starts the whole a week before!!! Every year. I wish every one would just pretend its not my Birthday :(
    maryann40 maryann40 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 17

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    I don't wake up sad but

    as the day progresses..I get very emotional and usually end up with a good cry...dunno why? Weird huh?
    Angelkins Angelkins 46-50, F 8 Responses Apr 18

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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 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 28, 2013

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    just another year im closer to death,

    every single birthday I've had something bad happen to me so I'm not always looking forward to it
    awayfromlife awayfromlife 13-15, F Apr 18

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    Birthdays should be a day

    where exciting things happen or at least a day of fun. I find mine get ruined most of the time. I actually get nervous on my birthday and around. I actually ended up crying on my birthday. It happens like that a lot for me. I don't even expect much anymore. And it still got...
    chrisscott515 chrisscott515 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 10

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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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    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...
    Silentsuffer Silentsuffer 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 11, 2014

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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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    Not for why you would think.

    My Twin brother developed paranoid schizophrenia in our 20s and killed him self a decade later.
    twistedAndJaded twistedAndJaded 41-45, M 5 Responses Jun 11

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    Happens every year and I'm sure it'll happen

    again tomorrow. I guess I set myself up for it. For once I'd like to just really enjoy it, instead of feeling guilty about money or missing my brother incredibly. I miss him constantly but it's always stronger during special events. And my dog :( Doesn't help that my family...
    HannahSavannah HannahSavannah 18-21, F 9 Responses May 7

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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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    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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    Since two years ago, I don't know why

    even people greet me happy birthday I secretly feel gloomy inside. Of course I'm happy with their kindness and awareness about my birthday but.. I feel empty. The older I get I also get more responsibilities to take care, and I am afraid of it. I feel fragile inside.. oh well...
    Ikimoem0 Ikimoem0 18-21, F 2 Responses May 6

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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 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 15, 2014

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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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    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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    I wish birthdays didn't exist.

    There's an expectation that you have to have the best day and that you are at your happiest and maybe you just expect a little bit of effort from everyone. It's always a disappointment. "Are you having a good day?!" Eff no. I hate everything and everyone, I'm not gonna pretend...
    Messytree Messytree 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 3

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    I have a birthday coming up.

    I wish people would just forget. I know they don't really care and it is just tradition for them.
    NoBodyKnowsMeLikeIKnowMe NoBodyKnowsMeLikeIKnowMe 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 11

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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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    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 16-17, M Oct 30, 2013

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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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    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 26-30 Oct 19, 2013

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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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    johnny437 johnny437 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 7

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    Usually? No. I am always sad on my birthday.

    And I promise it isn't because I enjoy that.
    Honeywest Honeywest 66-70, F 1 Response Feb 11

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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 1 Response Oct 1, 2013

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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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    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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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 10, 2013

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