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    I should feel guilty.

    My stepdad died on the 10th at 3:20am this June. Exactly five days before father's day & two months before his seventh year anniversary with my mother. Aside from the grief, there are two things that are both equally a big portion of my pain aside from his sudden & unexpected...
    deadmoon deadmoon 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 12, 2014

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    I Am An Ignorant Lil Brat

    My best friends husband lost his job about 6 months ago due to the ression he has not found a new job. My husbands job was not effected by the ression. I had her over today so she could meet my new puppy and I (joking) made a comment about how bad her roots were. I was...
    HisLady HisLady 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 13, 2009

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    When I was six my best friend was a foster

    child. She stayed with her grandma, my neighbor, on the weekends. It seemed there was always a new home, a new family, a new situation to which she had to adjust. I remember when we were playing once, and she was telling me about her new home, and a teenage boy who lived there...
    Ztun7856 Ztun7856 16-17, F Nov 6, 2014

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    It was a year ago. My grandmother was in

    hospital and we were supposed to attend. 2 pm arrived when my brother called asking us to meet him in town. When i was passed out, feeling lazy. That's the truth. I felt lazy. Yet, the thoughts that ran in my mind was, we are going to arrive late and find the visiting time over...
    suziewuzie suziewuzie 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2014

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    I feel guilty for leaving my heroin addict

    boyfriend and falling in love with someone who is healthy. I feel as if i could've been there for him to help him through his hard time of struggle instead of leaving him. I constantly wonder about how things would be if i didn't leave him and didn't make him feel worse about...
    justwanttobehappy1 justwanttobehappy1 18-21 4 Responses Feb 5

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    Doing Wrong And Getting Away From It

    As you can probably already see, I'm 13 years old. You would probably think a 13 year old wouldn't be able to be this bad, but, I am. I'm not sure if I'm proud of it. Anyways, it started when I began playing an online game called RuneScape. You can chat other people and add...
    Lynnboo Lynnboo 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 2, 2012

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    I feel guilty for not letting my son's dad see

    him. I was letting him watch our son on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays when I work 2nd shift but I'm not anymore. He's an alcoholic. He has been flip-flopping back and forth between drinking and sobriety for the past year or so. When he stops drinking he goes through severe...
    FreedomtoFly FreedomtoFly 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 22, 2014

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    I Feel Guilty

    Hello, I live in Mexico and I'm a 31 y.o. single woman. I feel, guilty, confused and sad very often and that is making me that I don't know what I want anymore. I've been in and out of relationships but most of them haven't last very long. I spent couple of years alone...
    clavel clavel 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2007

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    Ending It Like a Firing Squad

    I was talking to a friend/teacher of mine recently about some guilty feelings I have been having lately about a friendship I ended. It was kind of a toxic relationship, and I was very unhappy, so I ended it to save myself a lot of pain and save her the difficulty of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 8, 2009

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    My grandfather is 78 years old.

    His wife died at age 46, they had four sons. He was always an alcoholic and didn't treat her the best but loved her. She never lived to see any grandchildren. He has felt guilty about everything since she died and I've seen him cry over her when he was drinking, which apparently...
    Milly2012 Milly2012 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2014

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    PartyPat2336 PartyPat2336 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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    I Feel Guilty

    And all the more since i joined ep. i would live to vent and feel sorry for myself and probably wallow in a pool of self pity. But then i see all these people here with their problems and how much more they are going through annd feel ungrateful for venting. I wish i didnt feel...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 8, 2013

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    Violated And Dirty

    I am a dirty person, i was raped when I was nine. I am a dirty person, i act like a *****. I am a dirty person, All I think about is sex. I am a dirty person, all I can do is cut myself. I am a dirty person, I've tried to kill myself three times. I am a dirty person, I made...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 3, 2012

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    My mum is sick and my dad is sick

    and I neglect them sometimes. All that occupies my time now is a boyfriend that is trying to change me and friends that want to lecture. I forget it is my mother who feeds me when I am hungry and it is my parents who love me undeniably without me having to earn it all the time...
    sikandtired93 sikandtired93 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 28, 2014

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    It's eating and tearing me apart.

    I feel sick and anxious daily. Empty. Evil. Numb. I want to cry but I can't. What would it matter anyway? The past can't change. The guilt and worry won't disappear. It hurts so much to look him in his beautiful eyes. To see his soft trusting smile. His happy glow which...
    imagine524 imagine524 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 18, 2014

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    About my older sister.

    ..I deleted her from facebook. She annoys me THE MOST IN THE WORLD and is full of stress and doesn't understand or wants to understand a thing I say to her. She gives me NO FREEDOM. I let her manipulate with me. But now I finally changed it. Maybe I didn't choose a perfect way...
    dzordze dzordze 18-21, M Jan 23

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    Cheater, Liar, Fake

    I feel like a cheater, liar, and fake. I sneak behind my AMAZING boyfriends back to talk to guy friends. He doesnt like me talking to guys and I admit I dont like him talking to girls. Thats the fake. I tell him I am just watching a movie, when really a guy is over and we are...
    iamurb3stsecret iamurb3stsecret 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 12, 2010

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    I Feel So Guilty

    because I not honest with my husband. He don't know where I work every Friday and Saturday night, he think I am still working as waitress in the restaurant but I leave the restaurant early on those two nights to work in another place and I want to tell him but I afraid he angry...
    desireforpassion desireforpassion 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 22, 2013

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    I've had to miss so much work lately

    and I like my job in the lab a lot. I caught a virus late December that stayed with me into January, and as it was fading away into a cold I suddenly got a bacterial infection.....infection was very bad, my throat was in more pain than I've ever had...I mean pain so bad I had to...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F Jan 25

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    My wife used to be HOT

    but after 10 years and two children, she is the exact opposite of HOT. She's gained nearly a 100lbs and I don't find her remotely attractive. I feel guilty for not being attracted to her . . . but what the heck am I supposed to do? I can't tell her. I can only be supportive...
    TorturedwithGuilt TorturedwithGuilt 31-35, M 9 Responses Sep 17, 2014

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    Fighting Guilt

    I am not going to spend my life feeling guilty over something in the past that I cannot change, and I'm not going to spend all my time doubting everything people say and whether or not what I'm doing is the right thing. If I make a mistake, I am going to learn from it, not wallow...
    CoriWilson CoriWilson 18-21 Aug 5, 2013

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    I actually cant stop crying!

    Me and Lewis had an argument with my mate the other day because he was telling Lewis to die and stuff! I have always forgave him every time I have had an argument with him because I know what he's been through with his sister dying and other stuff but I couldn't forgive him this...
    james3950 james3950 13-15, M 3 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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    Guilt Stricken

    Nothing can be worse feeling guilty, specially when you're feeling down in the dumps already. On Saturday, me, my mom, sister and her boyfriend Spencer went to the mall to hangout and shop, and as we sat down in the food court to rest, I suggested to Steph and Spencer that they...
    XxxFallenAngelxxX XxxFallenAngelxxX 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2011

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    This is something I am going through right

    now and, frankly, it is eating me up inside and I don't know how to handle it. I will share it here from the beginning. When I was still in school, around 15 years old, I was friends with a guy. We were very close friends and, perhaps, had it continued longer, it may have...
    OneAlphaWoman OneAlphaWoman 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    Should I have told? Well let me give a back

    story. It was way back in high school when I think was a sophomore my friend was dating a guy. My other friend who was that girls best friend ended up sleeping with that girls boyfriend. I feel like that guy is just very manipulative to girls just so he can git what he wants...
    mypawshaveprints mypawshaveprints 18-21, F Jan 13

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    I was suppose to come home from school

    and give My dog a certain pill. The pill was all chopped up and so I gave the dog two parts of the pill. I didn't call and ask. My dad called hours later and I told him I gave the dog two of the smaller parts. He was all mad and yelled at me, now I feel guilty.
    sbarry5 sbarry5 22-25, F Nov 3, 2014

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    And I don't know why.

    . This feeling sucks
    SleepyRose22 SleepyRose22 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 3, 2014

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    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 8, 2014

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    Me and my best friend were hanging out today

    and she invited over this other guy who is a good friend of ours but she secretly really likes and he knows that too. And anyway we were all in her bedroom watching something and eating and messing about when halfway through shed left to go downstairs toilet, and we'd got into...
    Mariyah22 Mariyah22 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    My ex and I got into a fight.

    Before we were fighting he was telling me about how he wanted to end his life and I told him to call me before he made that decision, weather it be in six months or six years. And then he said things that made me widely upset. So I told him to go end his life and not call me...
    Anomalyx Anomalyx 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 23, 2014

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    I've been thinking about Goldpaw again lately,

    and I feel bad about what happened to her. I feel like I teamed up with Oak and the rest of EP and sort of "exiled" her. I'm no better than anyone else. I look through her profile every now and then: through her stories, her whiteboard, her experiences, her confessions...what...
    BlueRoseNeko BlueRoseNeko 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    I Feel Guilty

    I am selfish. I don't love anybody properly. I am full of anger. I am lazy. I am not nice. I don't have nice thoughts or feelings about anything or anybody. I do bad things. I like bad things. I FEEL guilty about them. I want to DO them again.
    unAmigo unAmigo 36-40, M 4 Responses Nov 15, 2012

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    I'm very sorry for what I've done.

    .. I feel guilty to the words that I allowed to escape from my mouth and shout it to a person who's a great part of myself. After shouting it all and hearing all of your sentiments, I felt a lot more guilt about what I've done. I should have think of it first and not allowed...
    19htiaf 19htiaf 22-25, F Dec 25, 2014

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    Covering For a Friend

    Guilt is NOT an emotion I usually feel, ever.  But right now I am feeling guilty. Two years ago, my best friend started having some troubles in her marriage (I can relate to that!).  Anyway, she began a friendship with a man from her work.  It was...
    childoftheland childoftheland 46-50, F 4 Responses May 2, 2009

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    I have to get this off my chest.

    I'm feeling horribly guilty over something I didn't do. At my low-residency college program, I live right down the hall from this really good acquaintance. He has been nice to me from the first day, and that's not always easy since I'm socially inept. We've sported beards...
    DarknessX7 DarknessX7 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    I feel guilty because I am putting my picture

    on Whats App. People must say that I'm crazy when they read this , however, our culture and traditions are so strict, especially when it relates about girls. Girls here have to take care of their selves and must to not show their selves.  On the other hand, I will not remove my...
    unknown159231 unknown159231 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 24, 2014

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    for having friends. yes that's right I don't

    feel like I did anything to has m deserve it. I feel bad that they like me... like I need to do something to justify it... and yet I'm still lonely so I feel guilty for that too... and every time I complain about life... basically I feel guilty for any emotion I feel... so this...
    Anaihsohs Anaihsohs 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2014

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    My Friend Took His Own Life

    Summer two years ago I was on vication at a old place where I used to live. Going there was my highlight of the year when I got summer vication. It was all just free days hanging with my old best friends by the lake and just relax and talk. One day I was on vication I got a...
    AndYes AndYes 18-21, M Dec 9, 2012

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    And I hate. If my guilt makes me a good person,

    then I don't want it. My guilt only ties me down, it's my chain to people, and I just want to cut it off, and escape. If I have to cut my own hands off just to get away from this guilt, then I'll do it. No, I don't feel guilty because I've done wrong. I feel guilty for NOT...
    Celal Celal 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 4, 2014

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    ....thats all i gotta say.

    i can even begin to explain
    kitkat2797 kitkat2797 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2014

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    Why did I have to open my mouth

    and hurt you...I should've kept it shut but no I was selfish....I always think about myself before others and I never used to do that....what has made me so selfish...I don't like the way I am and I need to change now
    ClassicGamer22 ClassicGamer22 22-25, M 1 Response May 11, 2014

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    So in my opinion a confession is just a

    suppression for feeling guilty about something, so maybe this might help writing about it here. Im feeling guilty about taking clothes and I really want to return themto thier rightful owners. I mean it's really no big deal I do have quite a collection though,....I...
    Miche1e Miche1e 70+ Nov 4, 2014

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    I always feel guilty about doing something

    extremely fun. Or doing something really nice for my self. I asked my mom if I have enough money by the beginning of next year if I could go to Korea. She said yes! I feel guilty that I will be having fun and having an experience that I know some of my friends and familys will...
    mypawshaveprints mypawshaveprints 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    i fight this thing every day.

    I mean my life is really boring, I have a boyfriend that docent keep me happy. He takes be for granted and I know it sounds like I'm being picky but I know what is expected in a relationship and he's not even close to being a good boyfriend. but please help me threw this time. I...
    rebbica142 rebbica142 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2014

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    I feel guilty sometimes

    when I do certain mistakes in my life. A year back I broke up with my girl friend because she use to think that I was not a trustworthy person. Even tho I didn't do anything WORNG. Explaining her all the times it use to turn out with fights over & over. Sometimes I wonder...
    Lostmyselfinpain Lostmyselfinpain 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    A very short time ago my cousin's son "M"

    committed suicide. He lived with his mother on the east coast. His grandmother, (My Aunt) lives on the west coast. Since I knew it hit her hard I was calling every day for a while. Then every other day. Yesterday when I called she didn't answer the phone. I thought well...
    JennaR JennaR 46-50, F 6 Responses Apr 26, 2014

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    Ok so basically theres this girl in my class.

    She doesnt have many friends and if she does, they sometimes make fun of her in a mean way and they dont really involve her in things they do together. Im new here at this school but im always seeing her get left out of her clique/group. Personally i think she is really nice...
    alliixxxx alliixxxx 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 21

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    I just had a big fight with my mom

    and to be honest i think it's my fault I'm so irresponsible i don't do enough house work i said things which i didn't mean to her i think she was really hurt i tried to apologize i really love my mom she has been through hell for our family specially for me she fought for my...
    nina1195 nina1195 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    Effed up again. I think I hurt someone,

    but they swear I didn't. I just can't keep my trap shut.
    notthis78 notthis78 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    for over a decade i have absolutely utterly

    despised my stepmother,she was an awful person (and not in that bratty way that you see teenagers on this site complaining about their parents over trivial ****) this is a person who gets openly dogged by people to her face at funerals and is only ever referred to as "the...
    Territowel Territowel 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 20, 2014

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    Guilty Conscience

    What is it about guilt that has such control over our lives to the degree that we don't just feel guilt for the things we have done but for our existence too? I grew up in a fairly ordinary household with loving parents and when I look back on my childhood to analyse why I have...
    AltF4 AltF4 22-25, M 1 Response May 27, 2013

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