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I Feel Guilty

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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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    I have lived in Australia

    for 15 lovely years with my husband and 2 sons now 19-24.until 2 years ago my husband ruined out lives by having an affair it was hell for 2 years along story.i ended up getting ill and returning to the UK.im now back in oz been here 10 weeks and so so lonely I'm 50 years old.i...
    pommygirl pommygirl 46-50, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    I Feel Guilty

    I feel guilty,l Left you behind,Didn't want you there,Hidin' somethin',No way,Didn't want you moaning!
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 Jun 26, 2012

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    I ate so much today and

    now I feel fat :/ I feel guilty
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 13

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    I've posted an experience here before,

    looking for advice, which was actually how I found this website. It was about some fight I had with my friends from class. Well, this is what happened after that. I was completely troubled because they were the ones I hung out with everyday at school. After getting so anxious...
    Thebestofrita Thebestofrita 16-17, F Aug 8

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    I married a girl I didn't love

    and now my divorce is hurting my kids. Not easy for me to talk about. My oldest son is not mine biologically. I fell in love with him when he was a baby. I stayed with my bipolar ex because I loved him. One day I realized that I had to marry her and adopt him. I then would be...
    JustJoel JustJoel 31-35, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I feel guilty all the time.

    I'm missing work today because I'm sick, and I'm beating myself up over it thinking I should have gone in anyway.
    amethyst19 amethyst19 26-30, F 2 Responses May 30

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    I'm the worst friend ever 😭 we shouldn't

    have gone to the bar when we aren't old enough now we can't be friends and it's all out faults and the fact your the only one getting in trouble kills me more then you know if I lose I will kill myself I can't lose you we been friend for 12 years almost my whole life
    komjd komjd 16-17, F Aug 7

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    Please oh please don't be rude to me ok?

    I feel soo guilty in so many ways I just need someone to talk to or hold me right. Here's why I'm guilty 1: I barely ate while I was home alone today. 2: I counted calories (I seriously hate my self) 3: I exercised to burn off what I ate Im such a terrible person I shouldn't...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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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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    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 and bad for doing so... And i want to know how i can get over this feeling.. can anyone help?
    SeanPerG SeanPerG 16-17, M 4 Responses Sep 5

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    An ex boyfriend of mine visited me,

    he was stopping by for a few minutes. I should have said he couldn't see me... I got into his truck, and we kissed. We both wanted more... But I'm glad it didn't happen. I love the man who I'm with now. I don't know what came over me...
    bribri590 bribri590 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    And I don't know why.

    . This feeling sucks
    SweetRose22 SweetRose22 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 3

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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...
    takethispain takethispain 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2011

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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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    Sometimes I feel like my boyfriend loves me more

    than I love him... Should I feel guilty about this?
    jaasmine jaasmine 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    Guilt Is A Horrible Feeling

    I have guilt that I am trying to deal with. My grandfather passed away the 12th if this month and the last time I seen him we argued and said thing we shouldn't have, we only lived a couple miles apart and I should have gone over and apologized and set things strait with him. I...
    Lycankicker Lycankicker 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 14, 2013

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    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 8

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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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    I feel guilty, but don't know

    if I should. So here is my story. I am a married, working mother of a two year old little girl. Now I was a stay at home mom for the first year and a half of her life. I work 5 days a week from 7:30 to 4:30. So she is in daycare during these times. Now my problem is I am on...
    Alexicutie Alexicutie 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 14

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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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    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 am a thirteen year old girl,

    that kissed an 21 year old guy. We laid in bed together for the whole night, he fell in love.... But I didn't, awkward.
    liana10 liana10 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    It's Just Horrible

    I feel so guilty.Not just about things I have done and things I have said but because I'm not capable of expressing that unconditional love to my own parents.They want to hug me and tell me they are sorry but I can't accept them.I can't accept them because I know I'm going to...
    Jenna1225 Jenna1225 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 13, 2012

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    Oh my God I feel so guilty.

    I ate over 800 calories today I think. I don't think I ate over 835 calories but I feel so guilty. I just didn't want my aunt to feel bad because she cooked so much and I didn't eat any of it! I feel so bad. :( I know it's ok to cheat sometimes but I still feel awful.
    ImYourLady ImYourLady 16-17, F 1 Response May 31

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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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    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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    For No Reason!

    Y'know when you're walking along the pavement, minding your own business...and then suddenly you see a police car in the distance, coming your way? Now, if you were normal, you'd just treat it as any other car, right? Hah, not me. I automatically take on the stance of a bank...
    IamcalledS IamcalledS 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 21, 2013

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    Now.

    Sick of circling the same road, Sick of bearing the guilt, So open the windows to cool off, And heat pours in, instead Perfect in weakness, All my efforts to clean me Leave me putrid and filthy And how can you look at me When I can't stand myself I tried to kill you. You tried...
    ashlynnx ashlynnx 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2010

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    I feel guilty, cranky,

    moody and well just plain bitchy! I'm in a rotten mood!
    cheekyhannah cheekyhannah 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I Feel Guilty

    I feel guilty for my mom. She adviced me a lot of things but I didn't  listen . I'm already punished by GOD for this !  Still  I  feel guilty and I wanna say SORRY to my mom !
    richa12345678 richa12345678 22-25, F 1 Response May 6, 2011

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    My friends and family think I'm just your

    average man, little do they know...THE TRUTH
    Nix0 Nix0 16-17, M Jul 14

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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...
    cutexmuffin524 cutexmuffin524 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 18

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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 31-35, M 4 Responses Nov 15, 2012

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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

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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 1 Response Feb 8, 2013

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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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    Last night I pressured my friend into agreeing

    to have s.ex with me.. I feel kind of guilty about it, but.. He can say no, right? He's his own person. But he's also a virgin, which I'd be taking from him. I just feel bad because he said no and i just kept pushing and pushing until he said ok. I need this to happen, so...
    carry1love carry1love 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    The Way I Feel

    It started with at strange phone call. A debt collector, calling my work phone, asking for my soon-to-be ex-wife (divorce is final in December). She had nothing in her name only (debt wise) prior to our separation...so it was odd I got a call. For some reason, I googled her when...
    amodelcitizen amodelcitizen 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 19, 2013

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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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    Man I got too drunk lastnight,

    decided to call people and ****.. I feel like I did something horrible now. I'm done drinking, I feel horrible, the guilt is killing me now.
    GuuIsAwesome GuuIsAwesome 18-21, M Aug 30

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    Okay sooo.....I'm feeling guilt.

    I emptied my used shampoo bottle so I can re-use it and store my homemade rice toner. (Rice toner is the liquid you collect from scrubbing the rice and use it for beauty purposes like a toner.) But the thing is, I completely forgot about it until now and it's been like two whole...
    Togepi07 Togepi07 18-21, F Aug 16

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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. I have spent the better part of 2 years wondering what I was going to wake up to, what I was going to come home to, what phone...
    lphillips2004 lphillips2004 46-50, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I Almost Had Sex At Fifteen,

    And Told Myself I Wouldn't Until I Found The Right One Which I Thought I Had Found A Few Years Back. I Feel Extremely Guilty For This, Why?
    ihatemypclife ihatemypclife 16-17, M Aug 6

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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

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    I feel guilty for being depressed.

    I feel guilty for spreading my negative thoughts - even on this website. I feel guilty for running away from and ignoring my constantly shifting friends, family, life, and school, mainly when my father and two of my best friends died. I feel guilty for blaming my mom for many...
    ktsm ktsm 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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    Okay so I've been on this diet

    for almost 2 weeks now and I've been very good and haven't skipped a meal, I've lost a great amount of weight in the first week and then yesterday because it was my birthday everyone was buying drinks and taking me out to lunch and I just feel really guilty because I've been...
    sourwatermelon sourwatermelon 22-25, F 1 Response May 29

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    I have hurt my girlfriend

    before with a selfish, greedy deed and I feel so guilty. She has forgiven me and I never want to do it again. Thanks for giving me another chance, love. I'll do my best to make sure it's not wasted.
    Iancharles Iancharles 18-21, M Aug 27

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    I recently split up with my boyfriend,

    who was one of the nicest people ever. (We are both 19 by the way) but I had to do it because he became obsessed with me and would never let me have anytime to myself and caused an argument if I did want that extra time. But since the break up, he's begging for me back and...
    poppygirlx poppygirlx 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    I just yelled at my mom

    and I feel so guilty but it's almost like I'm too prideful to apologize. Since I don't really have any friends, my mom and my brother are like my best friends. And sometimes I just want to talk to my mom. So I was talking on her and I had gotten up to go get something and I...
    ems350z ems350z 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    My friends and family think I'm just your

    average man, little do they know...THE TRUTH
    Nix0 Nix0 16-17, M Jul 14

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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 talking about something that gave me the impression that I was dumber and inferior than she was, and out of an outburst of emotions, I...
    AlpineBeast AlpineBeast 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    thefaultinmylife thefaultinmylife 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 3

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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...