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I Feel Like a Failure As a Father and Husband

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    When I am not taking my bipolar meds, I am a mess, when I am taking them I am a zombie, either way me and my husband fight a lot. We have a five month old but we only met 15 months...
    C8DAGR8 C8DAGR8 22-25, F a week ago

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    i feel like a loser and a failure,.. I don't know what to do.. God knows I did everything I could
    NostalgicSpirit NostalgicSpirit 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 24

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    I can't remember a point in my life I ever felt like I was understood. From a very young age, I had always felt very misunderstood and exceptionally curious to understand. And now...
    Imlostintime Imlostintime 18-21, F 22 hrs ago

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    I'm 26 and still have another 3 years before I finish college, been working at a housekeeping job for 8 years... my ex tries to put me down because she has a degree. I'm feeling...
    TarioJC TarioJC 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 29

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    My parents hate me. I used to be daddy's girl. Now I'm the forgotten child. My family bets that I'll end up in a mental institution or rehab. I'm always compared to strangers...
    BeautyInBlack BeautyInBlack 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    I always seem to have a thing for men that are like my father. Which is the stone cold, no emotion feeling, aggressive, dominating, violent men. (AKA:sociopaths/psychopaths) Not a...
    SadisticPsychoBitch SadisticPsychoBitch 31-35, F Oct 8

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    My father told me I had to go to a community college after I graduated highschool 3 years ago. I went for a semester and hated it. When my brother graduated last year he allowed...
    ericabri12 ericabri12 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    Really ever since I married, no one looks at me twice and I feel like I'm much older than I am, like I should still be enjoying myself rather than working in a job I hate, in a...
    papercastles papercastles 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    You ever get the feeling like you are on borrowed time? I do, I have been depressed all my life with the exception of the last two years. These last two years have been amazing...
    Shellback1992 Shellback1992 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 25

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    I feel like I'm just wasting my life away, I'm a freshman in college and I take two classes. One on Monday Wednesday & Friday, and another one on Tuesday & Thursday. One last 50...
    AJMClassof14 AJMClassof14 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 27

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    So I made this note of how I feel... I feel like I'm going crazy:. Feeling 'dead' or empty inside. Like the old me is gone, missing. Not feeling sadness towards death of pet...
    MrsKAura MrsKAura 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    Been immigrants my family traveled to Sydney, Australia via small boats during the war. I had a very rough childhood growing up. My dad left my mum after I was born. A guy moved...
    zenzuu zenzuu 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 2

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    It has been some time now, im not sure when or why this has happened, but it feels like my senses have become hyper-sensitive. I hear with enhanced clarity, and within a more...
    hmmhmmhmm hmmhmmhmm 26-30 Oct 4

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    I never thought that this time would come. 2 years ago I graduated from college. After few months I got an online job. I thought it would be just a temporary job while I was...
    nobodybutme97 nobodybutme97 22-25, M Oct 4

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    Have you ever felt the horrible feeling where you feel like you aren't good enough? No matter how much the people who care about you say otherwise, you still feel that overwhelming...
    Julia22514 Julia22514 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I don't. Sometimes, it feels like I just watch humans. I don't feel like I'm really... human? Like as if i weren't meant to be a person. I still do daily stuff; make up, school...
    neptunegurl neptunegurl 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Recently I started a new job. I absolutely hate being the new person and not knowing how everything is run. I know that it's normal to feel this way and that with time I'll get the...
    zuzeethh zuzeethh 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Lately I have been feeling really fed up and depressed. I feel that both family and friends hate me being happy or having a life of my own. My parents are both really ill and have...
    galaxy3 galaxy3 36-40, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    Just sometimes i feel like i am not good enough for people. I do not know why i feel like that but it happens. I guess i just have to continue to work on myself and hopefully that...
    tristonRy tristonRy 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 28

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    I think that its a good thing that we feel like we are meant todo something more with life,(i just came up with this so if its confusing i apologize in advance) A while ago in...
    zackattack38 zackattack38 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 28

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    I feel like there's something everyone else knows that I have never caught onto and people just never say anything about it because its assumed that everyone knows it. I feel like...
    theoneironaut theoneironaut 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 28

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    Dreams are a strange occurrence that only happens when you sleep. Though rarely they ever have a deeper meaning, you could be dreaming about something that happened the day before...
    NightwolfBlackheart NightwolfBlackheart 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 4

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    I like to think about this one. Wrong place, wrong time. Not sure if that's exactly right. Part of me tends to think we are where we're supposed to be, even if it doesn't feel...
    niklb niklb 41-45, F Oct 8

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    I am sick right now and feeling exhausted, and i am sick all the time like this. and i am always dependent on my vitamins syrup for my health. I hate my life, I am unable to do...
    oceanend oceanend 18-21 Oct 8

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    I always feel like my personality is at risk like it may be change by outside forces and I will become a boring o bad person or that I may be stuck feeling the same way forver and...
    likespike likespike 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 9

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    Sometimes I feel like I comment too much or that I message people too many times before they reply. I also feel like Im a burden when talking to someone. They could be doing...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 10

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    I think I am slightly sociopathic. Nothing feels real. I feel as if I can never die. I am lucky, a little too lucky. I feel like there is a higher power, yet do I think it is from...
    ithinkihaveamentalillness ithinkihaveamentalillness 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    I feel like I was born in the wrong time period... I feel like I was meant to grow up in the time of Jane Austen, pride and prejudice. I always felt like I didn't belong. I am very...
    ericabri12 ericabri12 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 13

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    I love my wife(Don't judge her too harshly, she isn't here to defend her self after all) but more and more its becoming love in the abstract because I am finding that our...
    whowantstoknow97 whowantstoknow97 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 13

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    Well, my boyfriend tries but he's too busy so he's never really around. My mom takes the side of her other children who sexually abused me when I was little. They tried to make me...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Honestly my life is falling apart. I lost my mother, ever since I have changed. I spend my day in school with bad grades and teachers that make me feel like crap. Then when I get...
    agospatricia agospatricia 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I've always been too thin but now that I've gained enough weight that my legs look good, I feel like so fat because my stomach has pudge for the first time in my life. I feel like...
    wtfiswrong78 wtfiswrong78 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    A few months ago,I was having one of the best times of my life. I had my family and friends. I had volunteered to do something that made me happier than anybody. I woke up excited...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    When I was young me and a neighbor shared dreams of being animals and would discuss it during the day. I also began dreaming of a guy who was a wolf around that time. And I feel...
    AzureTiger AzureTiger 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I feel like that all the time. My life is so boring, I do the same routine every day: Go to school, go home, eat, go on the Internet, read, sleep and repeat.. I feel like I...
    EmmaBirchall EmmaBirchall 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I find the best in people and I can get along with almost everyone, even if I don't like them that much. Basically, I can tolerate nearly every human being. However, it upsets me...
    Soltanto Soltanto 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I feel like, there's no hope, one cannot simply be totally free anymore. I feel like, I was born to work my entire life pursuing an illusion. Whenever I buy something i think...
    scringerw scringerw 18-21, M 8 hrs ago

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    I left everything behind to be closer to friends and family, moving 3000 miles in the process. Once I reached the East Coast, the friends I thought I had here didn't have time for...
    truthfullyyours truthfullyyours 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 23

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    Everyday I wake up, I feel like the only way to be noticed and make a difference is to do something amazing and never done before... Like being a superhero or becoming king of the...
    SpiderMan2014 SpiderMan2014 22-25, M Sep 24

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    My friends are constantly just pushing me aside. I am down at the moment because my old best friend literally threw me across the room. She is so horrible to me now...
    Cookzie Cookzie 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 25

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    I'm in my second year of university and I feel like I haven't had the college experience because I still live at home. I can't wait to move out and live it up!
    heygreeneyed heygreeneyed 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 25

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    After my bf cheated on me I decided to forgive him and to work on us but ever since then I never feel like I'm good enough for him.
    jasou31 jasou31 18-21, F Sep 26

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    I feel like I do. There's just a part of me that feels that way
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F Sep 27

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    I definitely get that presence feeling right now. Home alone...Feels like someone from the shadows is watching me.
    Riukkuyo Riukkuyo 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 27

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    I feel like I have a lot more to do with my life. I have a boring life. I'm changing it by hanging out more often now. Also this Christmas I would be returning Christmas gifts in...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    I feel like I'm dreaming all the time. How do ik I'm really me and this is really my life? It's a common question, "what would you do if one day you just woke up and your whole...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    Ever since I was just 6 years old, I've been concerned about how fat I looked. Even still, i feel like I'm fat. I think it all started one time when i was with my cousin. she and...