I Feel Like a Failure

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 406 People

    Sometimes I feel like a complete failure in the

    eyes of my family...and I usually am...I have to ask for money, I have to ask for help with things...I feel I can't do anything right anymore besides screwing up...
    StupidMistakeMe StupidMistakeMe
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 27, 2015

    Can't do anything right,

    feel like everything I do is wrong..
    ellavalencia ellavalencia
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 28, 2014

    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

    Like I can't even do anything right.

    I say something but then something interferes with that and I can't do it. But when I can't do it I hurt someone I love. Like ugh I'm an idiot. I hate myself cause of that.
    BooBear99 BooBear99
    18-21, F
    Mar 24, 2015

    Does anyone else feel

    so worthless, or is it just me?
    lucymichelle lucymichelle
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 4, 2014

    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.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 10, 2014

    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
    18-21, T
    Dec 25, 2014

    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 do my best but in the other hand it very pressure me because i am asian and my parent just pressure me to have a great score and...
    Mizter18k Mizter18k
    22-25, M
    Aug 8, 2015

    I feel like I have failed everyone.

    I strongly feel I have failed myself the most. To think I could have been anyone in the world but I chose to be me. I have nothing impressive in my life. I have nothing of my own. I have no good job nor a good education. I have nothing I can show that I have made good choices...
    SecretAbby SecretAbby
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 17, 2015
    silentsyd silentsyd
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 8, 2014

    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
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Jan 6, 2015

    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
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 9, 2015

    i feel like a loser and a failure,

    .. I don't know what to do.. God knows I did everything I could
    NostalgicSpirit NostalgicSpirit
    26-30, F
    Sep 24, 2014

    How do I deal with failure?

    Well first of all, it sucks .. you feel horrible and you try to stop thinking about it .. but you can't stop playing it over and over in your head. Your friends start pitying you and you have to pretend that you are fine. In the end I just pretend I am fine .. It buys you time...
    everydayissummerr everydayissummerr
    26-30, F
    May 7, 2015

    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

    I just had my British Literature Exam.

    .. We're given passages from our books and have two find two more per one given and explain how they link to one another. I was given 6 passages and had to find 12 to match them.In the end I only found 2 passages for one given and gave a ****** analysis. I didn't read the text...
    HiddenAmongShadows HiddenAmongShadows
    Oct 1, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 7, 2014

    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

    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.
    BeautifulSoul09 BeautifulSoul09
    18-21, F
    Jan 6, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    Mar 18, 2014

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    Nov 3, 2013

    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
    1 Response Nov 2, 2013

    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...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 12, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 13, 2014

    I have immigrated to Canada with my husband

    some 3 months ago. I used to be a successful technical manager. Here is this country there is no chance for me to come back to my profession as the market is either blocked or even saturated. To survive, I must think of some jobs such as kitchen worker and ... with minimum wage...
    Forouzan Forouzan
    41-45, F
    Mar 1, 2016

    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...
    BMTH99 BMTH99
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 22, 2014

    I'm already 26 years old.

    At such an age one should already have the wisdom to know what they want in their life however this is not the case for me. I've reached another critical and most dangerous crossroads in my life deciding what society demands and what i want; doesn't help that I have so much...
    Malikbm007 Malikbm007
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 1, 2015

    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

    So...here we are...I'm 60,

    been through a lot and seen a lot, and now I'm stuck in a **** job that will probably kill me.. I know, i know, all my own fault, I know this...if I didn't have a family I'd cap myself, but I can't do it to them...life sucks, I blame my useless parents. But that's an easy get...
    rezzyrez rezzyrez
    Mar 18, 2015
    nick3737 nick3737
    26-30, M
    Oct 7, 2014

    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
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 6, 2014

    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
    18-21, M
    Jan 12, 2015

    on every possible level.

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

    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

    I hate being sick, it gives me too me much time

    to think. I got shafted out of my first career, & with no formal/recognized qualifications to fall back on, I've had to forge my own way ahead over the last 2 years - actually make that nearly 3 years. Ok now I feel a whole lot worse because I realize now I'm 3 years down the...
    kvdm kvdm
    26-30, F
    Aug 3, 2015

    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
    31-35, M
    Sep 23, 2014

    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...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 22, 2015

    It just seems like I am going no

    where at the moment. But I am sure I will get moving soon.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616
    Sep 24, 2015

    I'm super tired of feeling like a failure all

    the time. I just use all my time sitting at home, trying so hard to get a dang job. I jsut can't seem to get one. I don't have a meaning. I don't know where to go. I need a job, I need money to move out with my boyfriend. I am 20, guys. I don't have the grades to continue school...
    secretgirlonfire secretgirlonfire
    22-25, F
    Dec 28, 2015

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses May 18, 2011

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 7, 2014

    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

    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
    2 Responses Oct 23, 2014

    I am not very good at much in this life,

    nothing that really contributes to the world in a way that matters. I trained to be a teacher in a subject that no one seems to care about. I thought I was good at something but no one will even give me an interview for any of the jobs that I apply for. I am just coasting and...
    Quellerosiel Quellerosiel
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 13, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    Oct 19, 2014

    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
    1 Response May 12, 2012
    Brandasaurus15 Brandasaurus15
    16-17, M
    Jan 7, 2015
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