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I Feel Like a Failure

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    Wow I got kicked out of my own,

    house. I'm sleeping in a truck how Worse can it get..
    ison71 ison71 16-17, M Feb 2

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    So my story is a typical college experience.

    I was 16 when I entered college, my course was Biology. Most people think that I already have a bright future ahead of me and that no matter where I go, I'd be successful. However, I think it was not for me and due to physical circumstances I had to shift to Engineering. However...
    trappedinmy trappedinmy 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 12

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    What Should Have Been....

    If my life had turned out the way it should of I would be the District Manager of some company making buku bucks and driving a company vehicle instead of sitting here unemployed w/out a license. I also would be in a great relationship with mutual respect and interests instead of...
    cinfullynn cinfullynn 46-50, F 5 Responses Mar 29, 2008

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    I, Failure

    I suppose I don't feel like a failure. I know I am. Whatever I do. If I try my best. I fail. If I don't try at all. I fail. If I wait patiently. I fail. If I try to focus on something else, pretend none of it matters. I fail. I've been told all my life that I'm a failure. That I...
    Cursedboy Cursedboy 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 28, 2008

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    I'm A POS

    No one can help me. I'm kind of a mess. Born an only child and grew up with both parents living in the same house. It could have been great if my parents ever got along. Was always the shy and quiet one. My family on my moms side is huge and the family on my dads side is huge. We...
    NRF25 NRF25 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 13, 2013

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    ...........

    It seems like I always do everything wrong. I'll try to do somthing right and get stuff done but I never do. I always say I'm going to do somthing, or say I'm not gonna do somthing and I always end up not doing it or doing it. I've tried to change.. but i don't know. I guess I'm...
    sweetxheartxo sweetxheartxo 16-18, F Jan 18, 2008

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    At This Point My Life I Feel Like a Failure Because...

    I have gone thru different jobs for a while not being successful in the different fields because of lack of confidences, mean co-workers, unsatifactory of my unhappy lonely life. It seem like I made alot of bad choices that lead me to the depressisve state I am in now. I am sorry...
    TheStray TheStray 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 18, 2008

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    Over And Over

    I feel like a failure.I have had my fair share of fails. I constantly feel like my parents see me as a failure. Both my siblings are great athletes, got good grades in highschool, have tons of friends, and are doing well in college. Im basically the opposite. I hate sports, got...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 29, 2012

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    Feel Like? I Am.

    I am a failer. A very big one in fact. But don't worry I'm working on it. So soon I won't be. I hope
    BellaRayZamora BellaRayZamora 13-15, F Nov 3, 2013

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    Can't do anything right,

    feel like everything I do is wrong..
    ellavalencia ellavalencia 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I don't know why every achievement I get

    or everything that I do right I just feel like I failed. And I'm not worthy. I was chosen from my high school as the city scholar (not trying to brag or whatever I don't mean to sound like snooty and stuff) but it doesn't feel like I got anything. I accepted but I know there...
    frozenkisses21 frozenkisses21 16-17, F Mar 18

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    When people ask wat r ur accomplishments

    /strengths? Me: 'uh........ ' wat r ur faults /failures? Me: ' rambles on n on! HAha
    trybettermyself trybettermyself 22-25 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I Hate the Holidays

    When I go home and see all the people that i used to go to school with i feel like such a failure. I live with my sister and am her nanny, which basically means that I do exactly what i did in highschool, and all these other people are married with kids, own their own houses or...
    stuckstuck stuckstuck 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 17, 2007

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    A Wrong Choice.

    Hi everyone.I am a little f.up, but I'd like to share my story.In Liceo (high school) I wasn't a bad student, also if I was a sad guy, a little controversial and depressed.I liked Physics and Architecture. I wasn't that good in Math.I wanted to go to University, but I needed an...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat 26-30, M Sep 2, 2013

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    I feel like alot of things,

    none of then good right now. I want to be personable but I think I tend to push people away and I accept it when they push me away as well. Cycle of self loathing.
    rouianne rouianne 26-30, F May 8

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    I Screw Up Frequently

    This past mother's day I thought I was on track to provide my wife with a good day. I made sure the kids had a card and a gift for their Mom, and I had two small gifts for her from the pets. I told the kids to get up by 8:30 in order to make breakfast and I planned on making...
    smallG smallG 41-45, M 5 Responses May 18, 2011

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    Y do I screw every thing up.

    . I try to help a friend and she turns on me wen I fix it.. Y do I even try?
    ison71 ison71 16-17, M Jan 29

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    I Didn't Plan to Fail

    Part of me still feels like I failed him... I could have waited just a bit longer, held on just a bit stronger, fought back a bit harder and loved him a bit more... But I didn't... I came to my cross road and I chose... No it wasn't the easy way, it was the hard way... I chose...
    LadySoulist LadySoulist 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2007

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    Don't Know Where To Start....

    I am new to this site, I acutally don't even know how it found me.  Well, to make a very long story as short as possible.  I am happily married to my high school sweetheart, we have 3 beautiful children but our finances are horrible.  We have no...
    livelaughlove98 livelaughlove98 31-35, F Oct 15, 2009

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    I've always been a clean cut guy.

    I don't smoke, don't drink, don't do drugs. I've always done well in school, I work hard, and I'm kind to others whenever possible. I'm often told that I am funny, happy, and easy to get along with. When I was younger, I thought that at this age I would have a wife, kids, a...
    AlmostCool AlmostCool 31-35, M 6 Responses Jun 2

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    Change Is The Only Thing That's Permanent....

    My mood changes like the wind. Some days I feel good; alive and blessed and then there are these days like today where I feel helpless, hopeless and like a complete failure and I wish I could either snap my fingers and it would all change or I could just stop life until I felt...
    aniave aniave 31-35, F Nov 14, 2009

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    Failure...or Self Destruction !!

    Sometimes life can seem so empty, so pointless... i ask myself  "what do i want from life"......but i am unable to answer what seems to be a very simple question.....why is it that i feel so helpless, so unable to communicate with the people i love the most....am i...
    TIPSY TIPSY 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2007

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    When You "Live To Work" - For Someone Else - It Never Ends Well.

    It is best that I start by telling you a little about myself. I was born in an old New England mill town in the 1950's. Even though I was born there, my family did not live there, but rather lived some miles away in the poorest part of a suburban town. My father was a carpenter...
    wixykid wixykid 56-60 Feb 10, 2013

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    I Don't Feel Like It I Honestly Am One

    Let's see I have a job I hate, a meaningless degree that was complete waste of time, and of course the thing that matters most my relationship with IamDRock well it is only a matter of time until he leaves me. Everyone does, they always have and always will. I always disappoint...
    rainbowdasher rainbowdasher 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 2, 2013

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    Many Would Consider My Life So Far A Success...

    I live in a large, well appointed house in a really nice neighborhood. I have been married for 15 years and I have two great sons and a daughter who is my princess. I have everything that so many people could want, and yet I feel like I have squandered my life. I was married to...
    RJP76 RJP76 31-35 1 Response Jun 8, 2011

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    Can'T Make New Friends

    It seems that however hard I try, I just cannot make any friends. It makes me realise just how socially awkward I am because I have a very close friend circle of whom I trust only one person. I don't really know what I do or say that makes it this way, I'm not unintelligent and...
    CorwynHodge CorwynHodge 16-17, M 3 Responses Aug 16, 2013

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    He Makes Me Feel Like a Failure...

    I am a senior in high school. I am very proud of my accomplishments and achievements and I often hear from teachers and peers how smart I am. I have never really worked TOO hard in school but when I do it shows. I am the International...
    Henna Henna 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 24, 2008

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    It's a bad day, I dont know why.

    You wake up and everything is just ****. There are always people who want to fight against my dreams and this takes away a lot of my engergy. There are people whom I call friends but in reality we are nothing more than strangers...all my dreams are falling appart, my power is...
    2wrp 2wrp 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    How To Find The Motivation To Continue???

    I am a serial entreprenuer! I am also a chronic procrastinator! And starting things are my strength whereas follow-thru is my weakness! I currently have started 5 businesses and envisioned several more, however none (and I mean none) are even close to finished or bringing in any...
    aniave aniave 31-35, F Feb 9, 2013

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    I only had one child in this life,

    and I lost control over him a long, long time ago. He is only 22 years old, but he has already made the biggest mess of his life. He was given so many opportunities that other kids his age never got, and has thrown them all away. He has burned every meaningful bridge with a...
    AutumnReign AutumnReign 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    26 Year Old With Irrationally Low Self Esteem

    Hi all, The title basically says it all in terms of what I'm writing about. The details are a bit more long winded. I'm 26, and live in a major metro area of the US. I grew up in this area, one of four kids. Growing up, I had to grow accustomed to a strict upbringing, one that...
    jr317 jr317 26-30 1 Response May 12, 2012

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    From Failure To Fruitful

    Often our plans fail that God's plans for us may succeed. - Ellen G. White I have had many so called "good" ideas or plans that failed and it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. I have also had experiences in my life that appeared to be a complete failure and turned...
    girl4god girl4god 36-40, F Mar 2, 2012

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    on every possible level.

    I wish it could just be over.
    absolom absolom 36-40 1 Response Jun 16

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    I feel like I am bound to fail at my life.

    I lack the ability to recognize social cues, and I don't know when to end a joke. So much of my humor is based on sarcasm that I think others don't know when I'm joking or when I am being serious. Most of my humor relies on using stupid voices saying equally outrageous things...
    GeorgeOrsonWelles GeorgeOrsonWelles 22-25 Feb 3

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    I Was Hapoy On Til College

    Everytime, when its time for grades, i feel awful. Theres soo much weight over me to be perfect. Im not the smartest girl in the world and i like to prove that i at least know and understand the class. I know what the class is all about but i hate when it come to grades. I study...
    Hopefull522 Hopefull522 18-21, F May 17, 2012

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    When Good Plans Go Wrong

    I used to have my life all figured out.  I had a cool job, and all I wanted to do was to keep doing that cool job.  But, after a series of cross-country moves and various other issues, I had gone as far as I could go with that particular job.  I then dove into graduate...
    ruqiaraqs ruqiaraqs 31-35, F Sep 29, 2008

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    Reminder

    i feel like i am. with almost everything. each day i am reminded. every time i look in a mirror i am reminded. every time i BREATH i am reminded. im such a failure, i couldnt even do something simple to make the world a bit of a better place.....*click*
    monsterwithinme monsterwithinme 16-17, F Nov 5, 2011

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    Am I a Failure As a Parent?

    I never wanted the relationship with my daughter that i had with my own mother, so i tried very hard to be closer with her, to ensure she considered me not only her mother but also her friend. (she is now 24yrs old) and yesterday she told me she never wanted that. she wanted me...
    cmarie cmarie 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2007

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    I don't even know where to start mainly because all my life I've been an outcast. When I was young my real father left me and so my mom worked a lot to keep food on the table and...
    Arwenlethena Arwenlethena 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    Sometimes I can't help but feel like a failure and that I'm letting my dad down. All he talks about is how I wanted to go to Harvard, be a doctor, got straight A's. Part of me...
    XFallingAngelX XFallingAngelX 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I know I'm still at a young age and will probably find someone again blah blah, but it hurts to have heart broken by someone you thought loved you. My first relationship was awful...
    anyoneoutthere1 anyoneoutthere1 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 5

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    I have no passion for anything. A few jobs I thought would be cool to do are way out of my league when it comes to intelligence. I'm average at everything and I feel like there is...
    linkingold linkingold 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    This past year has been the hardest experience of my life. I went through a break up, my parents' divorce, and a transition from high school to college all in a span of 8 months...
    lifeinthecity lifeinthecity 16-17, F 6 Responses Jun 24

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    I grew up in an abusive household. I don't think any of my friends, not even my husband, really understand how it feels and how destructive having had an abusive childhood can do...
    downwardsunflower downwardsunflower 22-25 2 Responses Jun 25

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    I'm a teenager and I do things that "normal" teenagers do. I've been to parties, I've experimented but I also play sports, and I get good grades. I can carry a conversation with...
    findingmytrueself findingmytrueself 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    I remember the heartbreaking time a close "friend" & my boyfriend plotted against me and started dating in 2012 and still dating. I lost a lot friends along with this. Me being a...
    EbbsBreaux EbbsBreaux 16-17, F Jul 13

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    For the past 8 years of my 'life' I have suffered with severe anxiety and depression. They say it's meant to get better, but every day just gets harder. I'm almost starting to feel...
    36chambers86 36chambers86 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I moved back home after college and all my college friends stayed on the east coast and my high school friends moved away and the ones that are still here I feel I have grown up...
    SofaRose SofaRose 22-25, F a week ago

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    Ok so my step brother and I don't get along very well, and I know that I don't start the fights because even my dad has told me that he gets in his nerves and he is a very...
    geneticgeorge geneticgeorge 13-15, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I feel like ..i was never meant to be a mother ...don't get me wrong I believe children are so beautiful and innocent and all I see is good in them! innocent and sweet ...I have 3...
    pinkfloydkitty pinkfloydkitty 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am a step-mom to 3 boys... I am 25 years old, and adopted out my son when I was 17... I am now helping to raise an 8 year old, 7 year old and a 5 year old... Lately I have been...
    KaeMarie3 KaeMarie3 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 27

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