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I Feel Like a Failure On a Many Levels

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 127 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    ~ 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I am not a JOKE!!! Yes, YOU!!! And your friends! Do I seriously look like one you can play around with and use, and then when you get something back, you drop? After all the things...
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    I. . .just feel. . .so empty. I can't take living with a fake smile, day after day, with no one knowing how torn apart I truly am. I'm also thinking of cutting myself or even worse...
    CrypticIris CrypticIris 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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