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I Feel Like a Failure On a Many Levels

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 125 People

    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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    This is a feeling that I am very well

    acquainted with already but today it is enveloping me even more snugly than usual; I had a busy day planned and failed to do any event in it adequately if at all. I started my day by preparing for a job interview that I had after class; I had groomed myself to about as close to...
    ginaramone ginaramone 18-21, F Mar 25

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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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    ~ 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    :(

    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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    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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    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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    Inside I feel like I can talk to anyone, be adventurous and be so expressive...but what I show to people is a quiet, reserved person. Idk why I can't be who I feel like inside...I...
    myinfiniteabyss myinfiniteabyss 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 15

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    Even things that are quite normal. So I try to be very very correct and right, normal, extraordinarily ideal and normal.. And then, i believe many around me may start to feel...
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    Do you ever feel like breaking down? Do you ever feel out of place, Like somehow you just don't belong And no one understands you? Do you ever wanna run away? Do you lock yourself...
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    I was told today that I was a "heartless, no good human being" because I couldn't relate to what the person was saying when they said they were sad. I tried to explain that I...
    bledotbizdotuk bledotbizdotuk 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    GuiltBear GuiltBear 31-35, M 3 Responses Apr 7

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    I feel like I don't live up to anyone's expectations. I feel lately that it's just too much for me and I feel worthless. I don't work and I fear working in any store because I...
    MarioT96 MarioT96 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    Ive always felt strongly connected to wolves and there's a strange...magical feeling I get when I'm in the woods. I've tried shifting to a wolf form in the past but it hasn't...
    EllieLoveless EllieLoveless 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    I feel totally sh*t. I went to the concert of my two favorite bands yesterday yet now I just feel like there's no point to anything anymore. I feel like I hate everything. I hate...
    shhyoudontknowme shhyoudontknowme 16-17, F Apr 11

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    I don't know how to explain it but sometimes for as long as I can remember get these feelings like the life I'm living isn't mine, I go through a period where I don't feel like my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 13

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    I've had this happen more than once: While driving home at night, after a really bad day (panic attacks and/or horrible depression) I'll see people who seem real for a moment but...
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