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I Feel Like A Burden Towards Others

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    I feel like I owe my old friends an apology. I feel like I’m the reason a lot of my past relationships haven’t worked out. I feel like I’m always wasting time...
    moorelove3168 moorelove3168 18-21 3 days ago

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    No matter what it seems like I'm a burden to anyone. I'm the one that screws up everything, from relationships to something small. No matter what I seem to do I'm told I screw up...
    mwp483 mwp483 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    Since I'm not what people stereotype me to be, I often feel as though I bother them by simply existing. One of my many corks is that I always feel like I'm in someone's way. I...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 18-21, M 5 Responses Apr 4

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    I can't bring myself to talk to people about my problems, especially my family. I don't want to burden them, I don't want to make them worry. I can't talk to friends because they...
    nottobevelealed nottobevelealed 16-17, F Mar 29

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    Im about to turn 19 in may and im not sure why i am experiencing this feeling of emptiness. It has been going on for a year or so and i still cant figure out what it is. I do feel...
    Durf Durf 18-21, M 12 hrs ago

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    I feel out of place at times. I've left various groups of friends. I've cut my bonds before. I even lost all my emotions at a time and broke out of a relationship I had. I...
    HandsomeRocker HandsomeRocker 18-21, M Apr 10

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    I'm in high school and I have a nice group of friends and a best friend. But I'm under the constant impression that I'm not wanted. My friends don't object to me being there but it...
    madsted madsted 18-21, F Apr 9

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    So it's only been 2 weeks since I broke up with my long time boyfriend. I just can't take it anymore. I feel rejected, lonely, angry and humiliated. I never thought he'd ever do...
    varsitymuenster varsitymuenster 26-30, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I have felt things in the past couple of months that I can't explain. And then in the last few weeks I have been bombarded with accident ( both to me and to others ). I am not...
    noreic123 noreic123 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm a 24 year old married, full time student and full time employee. I'm going to school to become a music teacher and am fortunate enough to have a job that works around my school...
    birdyhouse birdyhouse 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I live in a very competitive place, surrounded by people who are doing so much with their lives, and it overshadows my meager accomplishments. I try my hardest at something, and...
    shadow553 shadow553 16-17 1 Response Mar 29

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    I have been cursed with this stupid thought process. I see things in ways most normal people can't deal with. I know that the horrible messed up things in this world as damaging...
    dizlasthope dizlasthope 36-40, M Mar 27

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    I just don't understand what's the meaning of life. Why do we live ?. What's the meaning of doing anything when at the end of the day we all feel the same hollowness inside. Things...
    jerry44 jerry44 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I am 15, and since I was a young child I have always known that I was different. Not necessarily different in a bad way, just different. I have always looked at things in a way...
    somethinggreat somethinggreat 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    "Perfectionism can feel like a friend who you think is encouraging you but is actually the enemy within, the perfectionist bully inside your head, undermining all your achievements...
    mfpf mfpf 31-35, F Mar 26

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    Sometimes I feel like I'm not good enough, even when I'm trying my best. Today I finished my 5th term of college and my over all grade came out to a B (mostly cause I forgot to...
    secretlyfelix secretlyfelix 18-21, F Mar 26

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    I love making others laugh and smile, but I can't seem to make myself laugh or smile. When I'm around people I seem to be happy but the second I'm alone I sit there emotionless. I...
    angelicahcah angelicahcah 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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    I feel so fed up, it feels like I am losing control of my life and everything. That's all I ever hear is people's problems all the time. I am fed up of uncaring, selfish, hateful...
    galaxy3 galaxy3 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    I find myself seeing other happy couples and honestly feel like giving up, it comes so easy to others. I want that happiness, comfort and love.
    Hidebehindtherain Hidebehindtherain 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    From my blog written in 2011 when I was in Madrid It’s been eight months since I have been in Madrid and I am no way closer to understanding things here. Houses are spotless...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    I feel like no one loves me... Even though I know they love me... If that makes sense? I can recognize them loving me and caring for me... But I don't feel it. I don't know why I...
    TubaAtheist TubaAtheist 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    I've been struggling with illness for about five years ever since I went on beta blockers for a heart ailment. Last year i began to get crippling insomnia. I've lost two jobs...
    cherrybl0ss0ms cherrybl0ss0ms 22-25, F Mar 20

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    I've been struggling with illness for about five years ever since I went on beta blockers for a heart ailment. Last year i began to get crippling insomnia. I've lost two jobs...
    cherrybl0ss0ms cherrybl0ss0ms 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I feel like I'm going to die soon, or any moment. I have depression and anxiety but then again I think about how we are put on this beautiful earth and then we just leave...
    manifestyourown manifestyourown 13-15, F Mar 22

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    I'm a junior in High School. I go to prestigious all boys private prep in a big US city and I'm surrounded by people who say they love and support me but I don't feel it. I'm of...
    tvantes1 tvantes1 16-17, M Mar 23

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    My despise my mother in law experience is bit of a backwards situation, in no way is she mean to me or is she that "evil" woman most wives complain of - in fact she is the complete...
    mittengirl mittengirl 26-30, F Mar 28

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    I hate that this is a topic. Nobody should ever have to feel like this. And I know it's easy to just say, "oh well you're good enough don't worry," but it's another thing to...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I feel like I am truly insignificant in this world. I don't understand why people use me and ditch me constantly; they get bored of me. People have happier lives without me...
    WaterSpiritt WaterSpiritt 18-21, F Mar 29

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    So this might be long. I do feel like a pretty lucky guy with a lot of blessings.. But I do have a lot of worries about my family which I will express here.. Ok so my family is...
    PhindingPhronesis PhindingPhronesis 16-17, M Mar 30

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    all ive ever wanted was to find some place i belong. i think this song below completely and totally sums me up better than anything i could ever say. its as though the writers of...
    hallowedwillow hallowedwillow 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 3

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 3

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    For the past few years now, well ever since I was a child, I was too mature for my age, and was always around people older than me. I felt like I've always been empty. I was...
    MaisieM MaisieM 13-15, F Apr 5

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 5

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    Somethings just ... wrong. I feel like a huge chunk of my life is missing and my heart has a huge flipping hole in it. I go day to day feeling so sad. Lonely, even. I feel like I'm...
    Silv3rstarz Silv3rstarz 26-30, F Apr 5

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    I ended a relationship with a girl who loved me, without explanation, suddenly, and after too fast a build-up. I've since moved cities twice and started a new career, starting...
    JonWinter JonWinter 36-40, M Apr 7

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    I feel like a part of my passion is gone. I feel something missing... someone I really cared about blocked me out of their life. I don't feel the same. I feel angry. I feel...
    wackywoman wackywoman 26-30 1 Response Apr 7

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    (Skip to next paragraph to skip my rant, I have some questions) I'm not fun or cool and I don't have special qualities, I feel like I'm stuck in one small square and I'll never be...
    mahnouls mahnouls 16-17 1 Response Apr 7

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    I feel like me and my friends are not that close anymore. I think me being depressed is kind of annoying them, or just boring them. Everytime they talk to me I'm never really in...
    unfaiir unfaiir 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    My girlfriend wanted me to go with her to her family's house and I told her that I was tired of going there and did not want to because I feel like they all dislike me. I want to...
    inaloop inaloop 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I feel like giving up I have been depressed for over a year and a half I have good weeks and bad it really varies sometimes I am excited as hell and running round and motivated but...
    mellywoo mellywoo 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I was on the phone with a friend today. We've known for a very long time. I think she's the only one I "talk" to regularly. And when I say that, I mean, have on the phone. I don't...
    WickedScullyOfTheWest WickedScullyOfTheWest 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Lately I feel like I am just missing out some something. Life. Adventure. Happiness. Something. And its killing me. I just feel empty and I just need something to distract me...
    quinnandsuch quinnandsuch 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Don't you just hate when you feel like nobody wants to talk to you and you feel like you should be dead? .. This is why I self harm in the first place :/ like I'm not meant to be...
    Appleslices69 Appleslices69 18-21, M Mar 19

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    I feel like I could burst. Now that I'm about 407 pounds roughly, whenever I wear tighter clothes (quite often now because of how quick I gain) I feel like I could burst. All this...
    FatExplodingBelly FatExplodingBelly 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 19

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    I'm overweight and my self confidence is low but I don't hate my body. I'm 5'8" and weigh 375 lbs I've had this question stuck on my mind a lot lately because I've noticed that all...
    fgarci04 fgarci04 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I feel like such a bother in people's lives now .... I feel like everyone is leaving me
    imsobroken1123 imsobroken1123 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Everyone always tell you that you can come to them whenever you're in need or whenever you're in trouble but everytime I actually do do that, I feel like they don't care and don't...
    amandavynes amandavynes 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I've always struggled with this. I always feel like I'm not a good enough friend, not a good enough spouse, not a good sister, not a good enough student, not a good enough person...
    MadameMM MadameMM 26-30, F 11 Responses Mar 27

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