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I Feel Like a Failure On a Many Levels

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 128 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    ~ 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    i dont really know if this is a feeling of not feeling good enough, but basicallly I always feel like there are better people out there. I just moved into college and i thought I...
    4EVRANDEVR 4EVRANDEVR 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    I've never really payed attention to what kind of person I am. I did what I wanted to do, that's it. I never realized how many people I've hurt. How many I've abandoned. I...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Firstly, I have always known somehow I had a gift to sense the emotions of other people as if they were my own. I can also sense any feeling when someone really *wants* something...
    AngelicLights AngelicLights 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am tired with my family not accepting me as a gamer, an atheist and a feminist. They keep criticizing me for not living in the real world, say games are for kids and teenagers...
    EV97 EV97 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    (Behind Blue Eyes by The Who) (But I feel like this song everyday. It is a beautiful song written by a beautiful person that I adore. I have been feeling like he did when he wrote...
    ZosoJimmyPage ZosoJimmyPage 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    ever had a such a strong feeling of disbelieve in everything you do? mostly about your self? that's what I am feeling. I don't feel like a good person, I feel like I should be...
    Zineq Zineq 16-17, F a week ago

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    I am feeling totally worthless today. I feel like even the scum that you see floating on top of a pond has more worth than I do. I have been told many times throughout my life by...
    hannahphillips hannahphillips 13-15, F Aug 20

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    i have a boyfriend and we are on our 2nd month. we are now on a long distance relationship. he is on los angeles, california and i am on the philippines. when he left philippines i...
    magebricks magebricks 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    Lately I just feel totally void of almost all emotion. Like I'm just empty inside. I don't know why. I mean, I like my friends, they're awesome, but I just feel like something is...
    marshababy33 marshababy33 13-15, F Aug 16

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    I want to end the music completely, instead of just standing here in one spot, with the player's pin lifted up, for the rest of my life, I want to just unplug the player altogether...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 14

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    I feel like a misfit in my school like I don't belong with any social groups like we have the smarties, the too cool for school, anime geeks, computer freaks, art ninjas, social...
    Singingbutterfly Singingbutterfly 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    I have two other really good friends, but it seems like they're a lot closer. I know I can't do anything about that, but it bothers my that they treat each other better than they...
    nativetongue nativetongue 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I keep losing my friends and I know that's my fault for sure. They all keep leaving and walking away when I need them. And I feel like I don't care enough about other people but I...
    TheFangirlForLife TheFangirlForLife 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I used to be a confident, secure woman in my early 50's. Married for 33 years, two beautiful daughters that I am really proud of, and a wonderful baby grandson who is the apple of...
    Patilud Patilud 51-55, F Aug 11

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    Men that I've met in past(they were boys,to be honest) didn't let me feel like I'm a real woman,I still feel insecure about it,I still don't feel like a real woman and I can't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 11

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    My kids have all recently let me know that they are grateful for the way I raised them and what I taught them growing up.It really felt good to get that kind of surprise.First my...
    MarciBlack MarciBlack 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    I am absolutely in love with my gf and know she still has feelings for ex of 3yrs which is also her daughters dad, saw her whisper and found out she's questioning our relationship...
    mwp483 mwp483 22-25, M Aug 11

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    Last night I was on the phone with the man I do contract graphic design freelance for. We were talking about his company and how it's changing and there might be a chance that I...
    oncemoreuntothebreech oncemoreuntothebreech 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    I could be so much further In life but the dumb **** I've done has been such a setback that I feel like I've failed and let the down the people that love me most.
    Jojo069 Jojo069 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    Relationship Wise. I'm in a rship. It was good at first but now .. I don't feel wanted or anything. I feel like a bother. Idk. When we break up I won't be going in another rship...
    legzydawly legzydawly 18-21 1 Response Aug 10

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    I am in my mid-20s. I don't have a Facebook, twitter, YouTube nor Instagram account. I also don't have an i phone or android (or whatever you call them) and I'm perfectly happy...
    arcenciel arcenciel 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    Feel like life is pretty boring sometimes I wish there was more stuff to do. Or like I feel like people claim to feel a certain way but don't act on it and I know that makes me...
    Noahechtman Noahechtman 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    Its not easy being me... My whole life I have tried to buy love buy friendships and at last in these dark days I find myself, I have found who I really am and I know what I must...
    bushi132001 bushi132001 26-30, M Aug 9

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    I like people wo take me for who I am as person. The only thing I need in life is a boyfriend who loves me for real and not betrayes on me. I know the feeling, it feels like you...
    GirlyGirl1993 GirlyGirl1993 18-21, T 1 Response Aug 9

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    It's been a really weird 12 months for me, in retrospect. So much stuff has changed for me, especially my outlook on life. So much so that I feel so dissociated with the person I...
    ChinaWhiteNight ChinaWhiteNight 26-30, M Aug 9

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    I just recieved my final score for my math class today and i fail the class and it totally change my mood and i feel like failure. I feel I dissapointed my parent because i didnt...
    Mizter18k Mizter18k 22-25, M Aug 8

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    So I have met someone who makes me feel this way. ALSO SIDE NOTE THIS IS LACED WITH MY THOUGHTS SO IF YOU SEE A QUESTION IT IS A QUESTION THAT I HAD WHILE WRITING THIS. FEEL FREE...
    boxking101 boxking101 18-21, M Aug 8

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    So this is my first post here. I don't know how it happened, I guess time just did it, but the thing is that I feel like no one needs me as a friend. I have some friends, but I...
    menchu16 menchu16 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    I feel like I am trapped in a circle. From outside I have everything, amazing parents, a home and job in new york, decent looks and mens attention but it all feels like a lie. I...
    nygirl91 nygirl91 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 8

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