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I Feel Like a Failure

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    nick3737 nick3737 22-25, M Oct 7, 2014

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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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    This is how I am currently feeling.

    .. No job, no boyfriend, in debt, going through a divorce and living under my brothers roof who wants me out by the end of the year... I know it's only a phase and there are other people with worse things going on... But I'm so hard on myself and I hate myself... I feel like...
    Gaffa1234 Gaffa1234 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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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, 2014

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    i feel like a loser and a failure,

    .. I don't know what to do.. God knows I did everything I could
    NostalgicSpirit NostalgicSpirit 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 24, 2014

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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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    I need to know that im good enough.

    ..that im not a failure...I try to tell myself that..I try to let myself see that I am a survivor..a fighter..that this is not the end..this is just the beginning..but once again thoughts of helplessness and inability invade my mind and take over my heart...
    genesis99 genesis99 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 23, 2014

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    i was never one of those ppl

    who knew what they wanted to do. even in college i remained undeclared for 2 years. well, eevntually, i decided to go wtih somethin practical. i ended up majoring in computer science. i also went to a top tier college. after a year of working, i hated it. i hated it so much, but...
    blue951 blue951 26-30, M Sep 23, 2014

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    I have to drop an AP course

    because I can't handle it. I am terrible at math, I get a D if I'm lucky. I can't do well in my spanish II class for the life of me. My boyfriend gets all A's and complains about a C (an average grade?!?!) all I do is compare myself.
    oksarah oksarah 16-17, F Oct 19, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I feel really bad right now.

    Ive been drifting away with the people who were closest to me when high school started. It's all my fault.
    mickey123xp mickey123xp 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 13, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    Does anyone else feel

    so worthless, or is it just me?
    lucymichelle lucymichelle 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2014

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    Can't do anything right,

    feel like everything I do is wrong..
    ellavalencia ellavalencia 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28, 2014

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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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    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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    My grandpa sent my letter saying

    that he looked in the paper and I didn't make the honor roll. He said he was very upset and sad, then had to say that all of my friends did, and that my mother made it every year when she was in middle and high school. My mom just told me she should make me study all the time...
    MillaNilla MillaNilla 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 9

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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, 2014

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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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    Brandasaurus15 Brandasaurus15 13-15, M Jan 7

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    silentsyd silentsyd 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2014

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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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    I tried to get in the tennis team in our school.

    twice I failed. Im already in junior year and starting to consider changing my priority to studies to be able to get into a good college.
    BabolatGuy BabolatGuy 16-17, M Jan 12

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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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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    I've been a career university student

    since 1992. I have quite a number of degrees. For the most part, I did it for something to do during the day because I worked afternoon/evenings. I have a BA BFA Bed MA and I'm currently working on my Phd. I've been teaching university classes since 2005 and teaching...
    absolom absolom 41-45 2 Responses Oct 23, 2014

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    My parents hate me. I used to be daddy's girl.

    Now I'm the forgotten child. My family bets that I'll end up in a mental institution or rehab. I'm always compared to strangers. It's so annoying and frustrating. I feel like my own family doesn't even know me.
    BeautyInBlack BeautyInBlack 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 10, 2014

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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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    It amazes me the different people in your life.

    ... There are those you can always turn to... Those that are there for you... Those that make you smile like you've never smiled before.... Those that can cheer you up no matter what.... Those that can make you laugh.. Those people that make you happy and even glad to be alive...
    Sadgirlwithoutarazor1 Sadgirlwithoutarazor1 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2014

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    so I am taking chemistry honors this year

    and the unit that we were on was hard for me so I went after school to get help from my teacher and I studied so much. The day before the test I locked myself in my room and I literally studied for four hours straight reviewing every concept that would be on the test. I erased...
    grace665 grace665 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 7, 2014

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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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    I wish I wouldn't give up

    so easily. I feel like I always let people down. I don't feel good enough for any one. Not even myself. I'm just a weak, stupid, and pathetic person. I get my hopes up, think I can do it, try, and fail. I'm probably never going to improve or accomplish anything in life.
    christarose96 christarose96 18-21, F Jan 6

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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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    on every possible level.

    I wish it could just be over.
    absolom absolom 41-45 Jun 16, 2014

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    I let the class rat fall from my lap

    and onto the floor, now my friends won't let me even go near her. I shouldn't be allowed to touch a living thing
    Ashthewolf7601 Ashthewolf7601 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 6

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    I can't seem to do even the simple things right.

    I can't seem to make friends and keep a friendship. I couldn't do that one thing that my parents and religion ask. I had two part time jobs since I cant seem to get a full time job and now I only have one job. Since I am paying for school I cant save money. Can't learn to drive...
    malu1835 malu1835 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Feeling like a jerk right now.

    I just read through all the msgs my friends sent me. It seems like they haven't yet noticed my decision to disappear from their lives. They are still going like everything is fine. And I feel so bad. Why am I doing this to them? They don't deserve to be left in the dark. But at...
    BB13xx BB13xx 16-17, T Dec 25, 2014

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