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I Feel Like An Utter Failure Most Of The Time

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    Most Of The Time Feeling Like An Utter Failure

      My life has felt like an utter failure. I feel I have failed at almost everything I have tried.  It began with my education failing two grades in school. Failing at maintaining  friendships due to moving around a lot as a child and even now as an adult.  ...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 2 Responses Apr 16, 2010

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    She Makes Me Feel Like A Failure

    I don't understand why even when I do better than the normal, all she ever see is the bad or how I could have done even better. Why can't she accept that I did better than I normally do? If I had a low grade in a math class like an E and I being it up to a High C then why am I...
    HazelEyedWolf HazelEyedWolf 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 26, 2013

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    Educational Washout

    In my search to further my education im haunted by my poor performance during my undergraduate year. Everywhere I look i'm reminded that I could have done better. Friends moving out and getting 'real jobs', having the ability to support yourself and even getting in schools with...
    sweetscorpion87 sweetscorpion87 22-25, F Oct 14, 2013

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    Fear Of Failure And Failing

    I am in my 40s with no career and no accomplishments. Why? Fear of failure. My husband says that I underestimate myself and scared to try something different. Maybe so. As a child, I don't think I ever had a goal to strive for. I just floated through life. I went to college but...
    WALKINGWOUNDED WALKINGWOUNDED 41-45, F Apr 20, 2011

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    Coming Up For Air

    It could take eons to write out my entire tale, but I could try to give an abbreviated version for a reader's sake. For starters, I grew up in a single parent household which was predominantly spent in poverty and on welfare. I had sworn I would never, ever end up the same...
    TheRhoda TheRhoda 31-35, F Apr 15, 2010

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    I'm Not Sure If Anyone Can Relate...

    Maybe no one will ever see this, but its my experience so here goes. I feel like a failure. Every minute of every day of every year for the past few years. And it hurts, so, so badly. Let me first tell you how lucky I am. I'm married to someone extraordinary, who gives 100...
    GforGodzilla GforGodzilla 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 9, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    Even though I do a lot of automotive photography and have built my name up over 5 yrs I still feel like a failure I don't understand why I feel this way maybe Im not doing enough...
    airmax78 airmax78 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 15

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    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...
    SecretAbby SecretAbby 18-21, F Mar 17

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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...
    ginaramone ginaramone 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Sometimes meaning all the time
    Eyemuhdumass Eyemuhdumass 18-21 1 Response Mar 5

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    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...
    BooBear99 BooBear99 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I don't start work until July and I've done absolutely nothing since leaving my previous job in November last year. Being a workaholic, I hate that I am wasting time and being...
    ChaoticAdvection ChaoticAdvection 22-25, F Mar 5

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    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...
    rezzyrez rezzyrez 56-60 Mar 18

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    Sometimes leading to panicking,and other things. even while texting. lol i'm a mess.
    faultsinoursouls faultsinoursouls 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    My family has made me feel like I matter in past times, but my boyfriend makes me feel like I matter each time I'm with him and when I'm not with him too. My family talks a lot...
    Sadfate Sadfate 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Thank you for clicking on my experience. I just wanted to say... I feel like I'm all alone. I feel like I have no one here to help me. Let's just carry on. First of all, I am a...
    TheBloodySerenity474 TheBloodySerenity474 13-15, F 8 hrs ago

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    I honestly don't know how to feel about myself at all anymore. I've been dating this guy for 7 months Nd I just don't feel good enough for him at this point. I feel like I can't...
    DyingLightx DyingLightx 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    I feel like giving up I have no hope I have nothing my parents don't understand me they think I'm some Different person who's sick the picture down below describes me
    eltrakills eltrakills 13-15, M 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Asperger's Rant: I think what frustrates me the most though is just the way they list our deficiency in the art of bullshit as a symptom. What the hell is wrong with neurotypicals...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I just got out of a psychiatric hospital for my depression and anxiety. The only thing that has changed since getting out unfortunately is my dreaming. Before I went the the...
    ZacharyAaron ZacharyAaron 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 27

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    I feel wayyy different than most people in my life and for the most part I like it, but sometimes it is super annoying. I don't mean different in a "I'm unique but it's cute" type...
    meeeghanp77 meeeghanp77 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Don't worry, I'm not. I'm posting this for people who are. I want you guys to read this. Breath. Whatever you're doing right now. Take a deep breath, than another. You are so...
    Destroyer2266 Destroyer2266 16-17, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Do you know that feeling where you are surrounded by a sea of people around you and you still feel horribly terribly lonely ? I don’t know if everyone goes through this, I sure...
    piscespieces piscespieces 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My mom mostly makes me feel this way. I'm getting a lot of pressure to plan for the future; this is my first year as a college student and I'm very confused on what I want to do...
    Raewyn95 Raewyn95 18-21, F Mar 3

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    I battled depression. And I got over it by myself. No doctors, no friends, no parents. Diagnosed in 2013 knowing I had been suffering it for years, and today... in 2015 I can...
    nataliafacheux nataliafacheux 18-21, F Mar 5

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    It didn't make sense that no one was interested in being around me. Now I have a few reasons why they might seem to make sense to me, but then I didn't. To me felt like you would...
    awsome2 awsome2 18-21, T Mar 18

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    I am 21 years old male, Live in Indonesia Started about three years ago when I started college, I choose engineering at first and find out I'm to stupid for it so I change course...
    ABoyInForeignCountry ABoyInForeignCountry 18-21, M Mar 10

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    All the people around me seem so sure of what they want. They have plans, goals, dreams. Not that I don't, but I'm not really as sure as I seem about what I want to do with my life...
    girlingrey girlingrey 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    no one loves me. my family would leave me to fend for myself if I didn't remind them I was with them. I feel alone. my friends talk behind my back and don't care for me anymore. I...
    unfairlives unfairlives 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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    This feeling I have deep inside, Is a feeling that I cannot describe. From the pit in my belly, To the ache in my heart, Nothing can make me realize that we are really apart Crying...
    ckjackson43 ckjackson43 16-17, F Mar 2

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    I feel like I am in the wrong world. For starters, I'm very aggressive. I am the only female in my karate group and my mood swings have got me into trouble countless times. As...
    poopoobryuki poopoobryuki 16-17, F Mar 9

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    Faceless - by RED is one of my life theme songs. I struggle with having an identity a lot of the times. I'm so unique that I don't find others like me in the world. I wish that a...
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39 18-21, M Mar 9

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    Actually, I found it. Him. But I was stupid and lost it. Well, the whole story goes like this: The first time I discovered EP I was at a critical point in my life and I was feeling...
    ClausCherry ClausCherry 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    There are times when I just don’t feel like conversing with others including my family, friends and co-workers. I try my best to be social 90% of the time but sometimes I just...
    mindstruggle mindstruggle 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    It's beginning to eat at me all day, every day from the time that I awake to the time that I go to sleep, I am 19 going on 20 and I have never held a job before (believe me I know...
    lostndelirious lostndelirious 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    My mom is a great person, and I know she loves me and cares about me a lot, but sometimes she can be so unreasonable and I feel like she doesn't understand me. I study abroad, and...
    RH17 RH17 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    Probly vain, naive, and stupid but I spend a lot of time dreaming about the future. I'm so grateful that I'm pretty, and thin, and really ambitious, I feel like the reason things...
    RnneKK RnneKK 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 10

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    I got new glasses today. i haven't had new glasses in like 14 years. when i put them on and looked in the merrer i saw the kind hearted person i lost a long time ago. i don't know...
    bw32 bw32 31-35, M Mar 12

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    I feel like giving up fighting now days.. idk is it really worth it? our life's are actually so short shouldn't we just spend every second being happy? i know it's cliche but I...
    nevercaredfor nevercaredfor 22-25 2 Responses Mar 14

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    i cant control my thoughts. there all over the place and being alone with them is torture. my mind isnt even my mind anymore, it's like some demon took over it and is controling...
    EnjoyTheSilenceX EnjoyTheSilenceX 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I feel like the depression is crushing me. Like its sitting on my chest and crushing the air out of my lungs and making every breath painful and not worth it. And when I take deep...
    Insanity444 Insanity444 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 27

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    I feel my wings all the time. When I'm stressed they come out and relieve my stress. It's awesome being in control of when they come out and when they don't.
    devinsmith1001 devinsmith1001 13-15, M Mar 7

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