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I Feel Like a Failure As a Father and Husband

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    Often times I feel like a failure, I'm 22 and working a dead end job. I still live with my parents even despite saying when I was younger that I would not. I flunked college in one...
    Cavsanada Cavsanada 22-25, M May 22

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    All my life I've been told about how bright I am, about how far I'm going in life. This isn't from just one person; everyone points out how bright I apparently shine, and I mean...
    macdotgif macdotgif 13-15, M 1 Response May 22

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    I feel like a failure especially when it comes to school. I'm 21 and been in college for 2 years and didnt even get my associates yet. I feel so behind, I should've gotten a...
    blooop123 blooop123 18-21, F 2 Responses May 24

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    Sometimes I feel like a complete failure in the eyes of my family...and I usually am...I have to ask for money, I have to ask for help with things...I feel I can't do anything...
    StupidMistakeMe StupidMistakeMe 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    This last year has been all over the spectrum, from really really good, to just brutal. I think I am starting to understand why I am struggling so much with being confident in...
    loneranger91 loneranger91 22-25, F 1 Response May 6

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    We've been married for fewer than 5 years and don't sleep in the same bed nor share the same blanket. He is always downstairs watching TV all day and night. Today his elderly...
    jennytressler jennytressler 41-45 1 Response May 3

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    So I am 20, I know that I can become a doctor but, in the end I feel like it is not worth it. When it comes to becoming a doctor, you have to give something up. Although I would...
    blackblueink blackblueink 22-25 6 days ago

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    I feel like my dad hates me. He told my mother that he wanted her to abort me before I was born,and when I was growing up he didn't want to have anything to do with me. When he did...
    Nate2488 Nate2488 31-35, M May 23

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    Ever fantasized about meeting a long lost parent and it was beautiful. Then you meet them and your hearts breaks? Makes you not have want to meet them in the first place. i never...
    millerp7 millerp7 22-25, F May 14

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    I am 40 years old and I have been through a lot in my life. From my mother wanting to leave me at the hospital when I was born to being in several abusive relationship. I even had...
    Jackiecarter Jackiecarter 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Guys I need some help and some advise. Be kind please I'm very fragile. 6 weeks ago my boyfriend and best friend of two years left me. Heartbroken doesn't even begin to cover it...
    Lostnemo Lostnemo 18-21, F 2 Responses May 4

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    I feel like I am being left behind. I'm not explaining this feeling very well...I just feel a big emptiness in my heart. It makes me feel lonely when I see old friends on Facebook...
    goshgollydolly goshgollydolly 22-25, F 1 Response May 9

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    I used to be happy, and good. I used to be so compassionate, children are so pure and carefree. But now who am I? I feel like Ive changed a lot. But j want to be that quiet, shy...
    Broken146 Broken146 13-15 May 9

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    I’m 25 going on 26. While not the oldest I kind of feel like I’m starting to reach the point where I’m behind socially. I don’t have any friends, pretty much any attempt I...
    Gemcrim Gemcrim 22-25 May 10

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    I have a small circle of friends that I've known since we were young because of school. I think we grew a connection because we clicked well and always had a good time when we were...
    groovyhugsbunny groovyhugsbunny 18-21, F 1 Response May 13

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    When I was younger, I knew I was different than all the other kids. I always believed in more than just this life. I felt more and understood more than the kids my age. Most adults...
    twentyout24 twentyout24 16-17 1 Response May 14

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    I feel like I'm being unfair to my boyfriend because I'm asking him to not go out and get ****** because we had a huge fight because he did that a week ago and told me he was going...
    shannonjade shannonjade 18-21, F May 18

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    All of my brothers childhood, he had been beaten physically, verbally and emotionally, by my grandma. She would tell him he was a peace of **** and that he'd never be anything more...
    ShadowCatt ShadowCatt 18-21, M May 19

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    Personally, I feel like I am a great person. But it seems like others just don't see it. I'm rather attractive and a bit on the nerdy side (like anime and video games) so it's not...
    Jesxica Jesxica 18-21, F 3 Responses May 24

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    I've been feeling this way for a long while now. I feel like I'm a burden to society. Trash that needs to be burned. I love my family, that's why not existing anymore will be a big...
    nachocheeese nachocheeese 18-21, F a week ago

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    I just feel like I'm the odd one out when it comes to my school friends. They're all confident and interested in the same things, and I'm just that awkward quiet one that feels...
    ViperaStellaris ViperaStellaris 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    i remember last december i had my first breakdown i literally thought that was it, laid in the same spot fr hours wailing my life away i hated that day i felt so whiny and weak...
    chocomilo1 chocomilo1 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Of course I can't really run far away but sometimes I want to. When my life feels like its out of control, the only person I want to be with is my best friend. He helps me feel...
    Tammy815 Tammy815 18-21 1 day ago

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    I'm a 21 college student. I feel kind of awkward because even though my body is fully developed etc etc , I still feel like I'm 16-17. I thought that when I turned 20 , I would...
    lalali13 lalali13 18-21, F 3 Responses May 4

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    I have always been weird as long as I can remember. At least weird to everyone else around me. I guess the word eccentric would be appropriate. I have always been able to get...
    hisdudeness3 hisdudeness3 31-35, M 1 Response May 5

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    For years now I've been having this intense feeling like I don't belong here. like on this planet. Human beings confuse the **** out of me. The way they do things and handle...
    milo1890 milo1890 22-25, F 1 Response May 6

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    I don"t know it just feels like I bother everyone I talk to. I even feel like I bother my boyfriend sometimes. But I guess he likes to be bothered by me.
    Alex4eve Alex4eve 13-15, F May 6

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    I can't believe this but I'm actually considering breaking up w my boyfriend...especially after tonight- it was an idea before, but tonight through his actions it seemed like he...
    Fidge3 Fidge3 22-25, F 1 Response May 9

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    When I was little, I was everything. One day it was happiness, the next day I would become something completely different. Right now, I am sadness. But in a couple hours, I will be...
    haleymarr haleymarr 13-15, F 1 Response May 10

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    I was friends with someone for 8 years, it wasn't till about the last 3 years of our friendship that I fell in love with him, we were about to be going into high school and we both...
    groovyhugsbunny groovyhugsbunny 18-21, F May 10

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    I don't talk to a lot of my friends anymore, because I feel like I'm bothering them. I feel like I bother everyone I know.
    KessieTheBear KessieTheBear 13-15, F May 12

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    Black Sheep Of The Family I have always felt like the black sheep of the family who just didn't live up to what was expected of me .I am the middle child and always felt out of...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M May 13

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    l only feel like l sort of belong when l'm passing by fields or mountains on the train or car, heading somewhere. When l listen to folk metal music, about folklore and mythology...
    darkforests darkforests 22-25, F May 13

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    Anyone I get close to or involve myself with I feel like I bother them. I try to be as strong as I can and carry others the best I can. No matter what I'm going through. Its really...
    KiraRawr KiraRawr 16-17, F 1 Response May 15

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    We just started talking, and really we haven't even said much yet, but I feel like I've know you for a long time. I bet we could talk about nothing for hours, but you already went...
    steviehunt steviehunt 18-21, M May 17

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    I keep it short. I had awful past. I was hurt by many people more or less. I was emotinally abused by my parents all of my life. I allways have a feeling that many people try to...
    tokyo60s tokyo60s 31-35, F 1 Response May 17

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    I have a lot of feelings and I just care about everything. I always want to talk and be validated. I love to think about things. But for some reason it feels like everyone else has...
    exand exand 22-25, M May 18

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    having someone so close to you, you feel a nobility to do the right thing, to care and justify their wrongs. What happens when the person in question takes advantage of that, uses...
    WindupKitten WindupKitten 26-30, M 1 Response May 18

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    I feel like everybody hates me. I just try to talk and they will talk to me. The next day I say "hey" and the block me. It never fails. Why does everybody hate me??? I might as...
    kevo3827 kevo3827 13-15, M 1 Response May 19

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    In all of my life I can count the number of men who have expressed interest in me on one hand. I've only had one boyfriend and we hated each other the whole time we were together...
    amazingcuzitis amazingcuzitis 18-21, F 2 Responses May 19

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    Recently I came into possession of a young rabbit which was orphaned by my uncle's puppy who just wanted to play and doesn't know his own strength yet. My outer family doesn't know...
    MemiosLostWolf MemiosLostWolf 16-17 May 20

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