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I Feel Like a Failure On a Many Levels

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    Dear Lord

    Dear God,  What am I doing here? I need some answers Lord. I have never found it easy to make friends let alone keep friends, I have never had a stable loving relationship, never had a family of my own, I cant even keep a friendship between a father and his son alive. What am I...
    crakajak crakajak 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 25, 2011

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    Feel Like I Am Failing In Living

    I just feel like connections that i am now making are not substantial enough or they cannot be sustained.  I have been living in the same place for almost 10 years!!!!!!!  I have been through so much **** in the past 10 years, a lot of it put on myself, me trying to...
    clove8 clove8 36-40, M Sep 13, 2009

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    Why

    My life is a series of failures I have worked hard and got nowhere, had mohey and blown it, worst of all I have missed out on having my own family, a loving lady, kids the usual stuff. All I have ever got is heartache one failed relationship after another. Now the latest Bobby...
    crakajak crakajak 41-45, M Dec 23, 2011

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    Still No Bobby

    Today brings one week since Bobby left. I cannot contact her and she has not contacted me save for a couple of text messages. Should I continue to hope ? Should I accept that Bobby has gone forever ? I wish that I knew. My love for Bobby is/was strong and pure now I do not know...
    crakajak crakajak 41-45, M Dec 26, 2011

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    Onwards

    Well today is Christmas still no Bobby and I think I am at the who cares bit. What I would like to do is thank the creators of this project. The ability to just write what I feel has helped me to come along way in the days since she left. The comments and advice have been great...
    crakajak crakajak 41-45, M Dec 24, 2011

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    ~ In Love, In Life, As a Woman ~

       It seems like I have failed at everything I have ever tried. I never finished high school, was always failing classes, was never what my friends wanted me to be. I have never lived on my own, nor can I afford to. I don't work or give to society in a constructive way...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 12, 2009

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    I'm So Lost

    Wow I don't even know where to begin. I,m  55 years old widow . It is over 2 years since my husband passed away we were married for 32 years . My marriage was not  the best ,there were lots of problems but we stick together like they say for better or worse. I had...
    lonley55 lonley55 51-55, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2010

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    Not Quite Good Enough

     I live in Denmark.. I love Denmark.. I just don't want to stay here.. I want to travel, to work abroad and experience all these faboulous things, but I don't have they money... but that's not my biggest problem.. I have previously applied for going abroad for high...
    stinepiiig stinepiiig 16-17 2 Responses Sep 10, 2009

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    Bobby Again

    As much as she is hurting me as much as I want to hate her I cant. Her gear is packed we still havent spoken save a few nasty text messages from me today and her reply  of bye. I know in my heart now that Bobby will not be coming home. I cant help but love her she is beautiful...
    crakajak crakajak 41-45, M Dec 25, 2011

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    What Did I Do To Deserve This Punishment?

    i am a failure at life, university, friends, family, work, relationships, romanticly and sexually, emotionally, financially i can't save. i can't seem to find the things i want. i am sick of being told by others i am not good enough. i want to move from brisbane and begin new...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 8, 2011

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    :(

    I hate this life I'm living. Its like no matter what I do its just never good enough. I wish I could go back in time and change things that Ive done but I cant i wish people could accept that. We all make mistakes but I feel like when its me Its another story. They say good...
    changes1234 changes1234 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 10, 2012

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    Dont Know

    I racked my brain trying to work out where I went wrong with Bobby, I have even been intouch with an ex to find out what she thought of me during our relationship and what went wrong. Deb told me that I was a good man throughout and it was external influence that brought it to a...
    crakajak crakajak 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 28, 2011

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    graveyardghosty graveyardghosty 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    My husband Johnny and I have been together for 2 years, married for a year and a half. We met through his older brother 2 1/2 years ago and started talking as friends. Neither one...
    ashleymarcia ashleymarcia 22-25, F Aug 28

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    I'm just so tired. I'm a failure, everything I do, is like, bullshit. I wanna be a singer, have my own boyband (I'm a girl and want to be a vocalist for a guys band) But I'm just...
    mariaedwards mariaedwards 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    Okay so basically I'm doing courses to train me for entrances of various design schools. They teach me How to draw and stuff and all that. And I've never drawn before like idk How...
    Teebee1998 Teebee1998 16-17, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I don't just feel like no one understands me, I know that no one understands me. It's so hard being in this family, in this school, in this world. My family invalidates my feelings...
    secretlyfelix secretlyfelix 18-21 2 hrs ago

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    In high school I had many "friends", and many people always used to text me/talk to me on social media. I once had a sweet 16, invited many people, but not that many showed up...
    bbyfwn bbyfwn 18-21, F Aug 24

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    Like the air that drifts between us I feel unimportant, unseen and uninteresting. People glance my way and see no more than scenery. Ostracised by my friends at school, I inhabit...
    BustedMonkey BustedMonkey 18-21, M Sep 7

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    Did you ever meet someone and feel a strong connection to them without even really knowing them? Like they just "get" you and you feel like you know them and feel empathy towards...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 11 Responses Aug 21

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    okay, im thirteen and in about 5th to 7th grade ive had really bad pimples and right now, their gone but i have black spots. my friends say they make me look cute but i cant help...
    swavvy123 swavvy123 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 29

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    I have two rather close friends and sometimes I feel like when I talk to them about how I feel ..they don't understand or want to for that matter especially my one friend in...
    lostinfire lostinfire 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    Two things I don't understand in life. I don't know why God made me and why He loves me. I've betrayed Him so many times. Two things I know in life. He made me and bought me back...
    Ludavin Ludavin 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    So here I am. Conversing with strangers on the internet in search for a reason not to blow my brains out. In retrospect, I'm not surprised. I can see the whole sordid chain of...
    Stillnothing Stillnothing 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 5

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    I feel like my step-mother hates me as clearly as I feel pain if I poke my own eyes. Its an almost tangible, clear feeling that was at the center of my childhood experience. Now...
    whitemut whitemut 13-15, M Sep 5

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    I’ve always listened to people when they said that it’s okay to be different. That’s why I always kinda tried to embrace it. But no matter where I go, People always seem to...
    Tweeter97 Tweeter97 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Sometimes i feel like, no matter how many friends i have, a part of me always feels alone
    Lilys3 Lilys3 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    cross country was brutal but shorter today, but my body feels like total crap. my legs feel like cinderblocks when I move them, and i feel bloated all over. At dinner, I felt...
    jeweldoggy jeweldoggy 13-15, F Aug 27

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    I'm just really really disappointed. I told my mom that this woman (I have a story of how I distrusted this adult who happens to be my moms close friend and how she is now bluntly...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013 18-21, F Aug 28

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    For the past two weeks, I don’t think I’ve dreamed once-or if I have, I don’t remember it. That probably doesn’t seem all that significant… Except for me. It’s made...
    Sarahbellas Sarahbellas 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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    I have a few different feelings that are similar and I can't stand feeling the way I do about it. First, my real family; I miss them all so much but especially my sister and...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Aug 31

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    Back in 2012 I tried to kill myself and I took a pretty big overdose on some pills. Since then...life hasn't really been the same. I know I'm probably delusional for thinking this...
    StokesQuirky StokesQuirky 18-21, F Sep 5

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    Sometime I think I should just give up on the possibility of me and him. I met him a month or more ago. What started out as something that made me so hopeful has turned into more...
    emelon12 emelon12 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    Hi. My I like to go by Snow. Well I'll keep the story shorter than what it truly is. Well I currently do no live with my mother, she lives in another town nearby with my grandma...
    SnowKittyRosa SnowKittyRosa 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Let me first start off by saying I am a natural worrier. By this, I mean my life wouldn't feel right or I would be bored if I didn't worry. Granted, it takes its' toll on me but I...
    Cherrybean84 Cherrybean84 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I haven't felt suicidal in so long. The thing is, I know I don't have it super bad. I know people have it worse but for some reason I still don't want to be here. I know my life...
    LittleMsGreenEyes LittleMsGreenEyes 16-17, F Aug 18

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    Hey guys, my life has been pretty good so far but lately I feel like I don't belong in my country. It started like a few months ago when I went to Thailand for a month with someone...
    msawsome44 msawsome44 22-25, M Aug 20

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    I sometimes hold my breathe when I feel like I'm about to explode and let go once I feel the heavy feeling in my heart sides.
    killingallparamedics killingallparamedics 16-17, F Aug 20

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    But i want to spent the weekend with my bf and he is going. Im also invited but i barely know anyone. The thing is its one of those kind of partys where the boys hang out with the...
    miflor miflor 18-21, F Aug 22

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    My boyfriends mom died about a week ago. We live together and thI go have been stressful since her passing. I didn't know her very well but I feel like her spirit is irritated at...
    KaitlynnW KaitlynnW 18-21, F Aug 22

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    I feel like somethings about to happen, but it doesn't. I feel miserable, despair. I have no reason to (read my last 'experience'), but somethings got to give sometime. Even death...
    LeeHart1 LeeHart1 31-35, F Aug 24

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    I know they don't. Yet sometimes, I get this anxious feeling of being judged and looked down on. At first it was at school, but now it's in my own home too. I'm not that insecure...
    ColourfulDreams ColourfulDreams 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 25

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    I want to feel something.....I feel like I don't mean anything to anyone. Words can be said but actions speaks louder than words....I don't feel important
    Supershoes24 Supershoes24 22-25, M Aug 29

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    No matter who it is I can never make a significant connection with them. My father, and mother both care for me I can tell, and I respect them but to be perfectly honest I feel as...
    aimlessglitch aimlessglitch 18-21, M Sep 2

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    I just started in a new school today. The kids there are really nice. I just started in 8th grade, but I don't feel like I belong. I haven't grown as much as a lot of the other...
    BlaringBlackout BlaringBlackout 13-15, M Sep 4

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    I posted about a similar problem last night, and like most people the night is a very emotional time for me so I feel the need to post this again but from a slightly different...
    KayJayHoeBum KayJayHoeBum 16-17, M Sep 5

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    YES YES I ALWAYS FEEL LIKE THIS, this feeling is so disturbing! Eventhough they, my friends says they enjoy my accompany & they likes it when i get all happy & hyper but i just idk...
    saffaismail saffaismail 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    A few months ago my brother was arrested and is now on bail till the 8th December (1 day before his birthday). I am 14 years old and I feel like my family is falling apart as there...
    MimiChim MimiChim 13-15, F Sep 6

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