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I Feel Like An Utter Failure Most Of The Time

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My husband Johnny and I have been together for 2 years, married for a year and a half. We met through his older brother 2 1/2 years ago and started talking as friends. Neither one...
    ashleymarcia ashleymarcia 22-25, F Aug 28

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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...
    genesis99 genesis99 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 23

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    I'm eighteen and I hate my life. I have never ever been happy. I cried my eyes out everyday in high school and I wasn't happy before that either. It's not like I can go to friends...
    chilipeppasforever chilipeppasforever 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I'm like failing everything is my life. EVERYTHING
    secretgirllll secretgirllll 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    Sometimes I ask people really stupid questions. Questions which I already have the responses for or questions which are unnecessary. I just want to speak with them and don't what...
    otoumie otoumie 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I'm getting older but I still have no relevant jobs in my life. God, I want to change myself and move forward but I keep on chaining myself down.
    migs1910 migs1910 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    I process things out loud so/but, I have found that others take it as I'm dissing them or talking about them behind their back. I truly don't mean to. We all vent our frustrations...
    WeepingLeaves WeepingLeaves 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    Maybe death isn't such a bad option.
    silentsyd silentsyd 13-15, F a week ago

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    I'm just so tired. I'm a failure, everything I do, is like, bullshit. I wanna be a singer, have my own boyband (I'm a girl and want to be a vocalist for a guys band) But I'm just...
    mariaedwards mariaedwards 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    So here I am. Conversing with strangers on the internet in search for a reason not to blow my brains out. In retrospect, I'm not surprised. I can see the whole sordid chain of...
    Stillnothing Stillnothing 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 5

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    For the past two weeks, I don’t think I’ve dreamed once-or if I have, I don’t remember it. That probably doesn’t seem all that significant… Except for me. It’s made...
    Sarahbellas Sarahbellas 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    I'm an 18 year old kid that had an awesome childhood. My family was always tight knit, the kind that eats together ever night. During the past 4 years or so, my family has just...
    stonesfan367 stonesfan367 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I posted about a similar problem last night, and like most people the night is a very emotional time for me so I feel the need to post this again but from a slightly different...
    KayJayHoeBum KayJayHoeBum 16-17, M Sep 5

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    I feel like my step-mother hates me as clearly as I feel pain if I poke my own eyes. Its an almost tangible, clear feeling that was at the center of my childhood experience. Now...
    whitemut whitemut 13-15, M Sep 5

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    My husband often makes me feel like myself and our kids come in second to his friends and video games and whatever else he can distract himself with. I know it could be just me...
    AshWilkie AshWilkie 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    YES YES I ALWAYS FEEL LIKE THIS, this feeling is so disturbing! Eventhough they, my friends says they enjoy my accompany & they likes it when i get all happy & hyper but i just idk...
    saffaismail saffaismail 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    I’ve always listened to people when they said that it’s okay to be different. That’s why I always kinda tried to embrace it. But no matter where I go, People always seem to...
    Tweeter97 Tweeter97 18-21, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    My parents have been divorced since I was in 7th grade, I'm now a senior in high school. Recently though I've been feeling like everything is becoming worse. I'm realizing my...
    Bigj15 Bigj15 16-17, M Sep 6

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    I am a nerd; I've been a nerd all my life. Well today I was telling one of my friends about my meh schedule at school 9-5 everyday. I was telling him while I don't have evening...
    janeastin janeastin 22-25 6 days ago

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    Hey guys, my life has been pretty good so far but lately I feel like I don't belong in my country. It started like a few months ago when I went to Thailand for a month with someone...
    msawsome44 msawsome44 22-25, M Aug 20

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    I have two rather close friends and sometimes I feel like when I talk to them about how I feel ..they don't understand or want to for that matter especially my one friend in...
    lostinfire lostinfire 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    I'm just really really disappointed. I told my mom that this woman (I have a story of how I distrusted this adult who happens to be my moms close friend and how she is now bluntly...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013 18-21, F Aug 28

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    Why do we feel like this I wont run away so I cant hurt the ones I love anymore so no one has to deal with me I hate this feeling and it drive throw my head most day and I wont it...
    philipm42 philipm42 41-45, M 6 days ago

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    No matter who it is I can never make a significant connection with them. My father, and mother both care for me I can tell, and I respect them but to be perfectly honest I feel as...
    aimlessglitch aimlessglitch 18-21, M Sep 2

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    A few months ago my brother was arrested and is now on bail till the 8th December (1 day before his birthday). I am 14 years old and I feel like my family is falling apart as there...
    MimiChim MimiChim 13-15, F Sep 6

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    Sometime I think I should just give up on the possibility of me and him. I met him a month or more ago. What started out as something that made me so hopeful has turned into more...
    emelon12 emelon12 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    I am so f**king sick of feeling broken and lost. I shouldn't have to hate myself because others treated me like crap. I am not some injured lamb who needs to be nursed back to...
    LunaKye LunaKye 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 7

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    Today I was called mean, rude, stupid and a bully! I don't know why, and I try to be a good person to everyone but I feel like no one understands me. And this wasn't the first time...
    Katie2135 Katie2135 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    So about 10 months ago I moved from the state I grew up in. I live about 500 miles from there now and when I got here I was busy with moving and buying a house and traveling for...
    ande7897 ande7897 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    I have a few different feelings that are similar and I can't stand feeling the way I do about it. First, my real family; I miss them all so much but especially my sister and...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Aug 31

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    Two things I don't understand in life. I don't know why God made me and why He loves me. I've betrayed Him so many times. Two things I know in life. He made me and bought me back...
    Ludavin Ludavin 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    Every time I sleep I have the same dream continued.. It starts in a place where there is a very long endless road and on the sides are broken houses, buildings, and trees etc...and...
    findme12345 findme12345 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 2

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    I feel like I bother everyone, even if they sit next to me in class I feel bad for my friends who waist their time with me, I'm sorry for anyone reading this I waisted your time
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 2

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    Just having a really hard time right now. The love of my life just used and abused me so badly, except I still love her. She told me she would always love me, no matter what...
    BradleyBlei89 BradleyBlei89 22-25, M Sep 7

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    I just started a new job. So Now I have 2 jobs running everyday of the week and every weekend. Which is no break. I wanted to try it out... But it's only been week one and i'm...
    Sometimesilence Sometimesilence 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Hi. My I like to go by Snow. Well I'll keep the story shorter than what it truly is. Well I currently do no live with my mother, she lives in another town nearby with my grandma...
    SnowKittyRosa SnowKittyRosa 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Let me first start off by saying I am a natural worrier. By this, I mean my life wouldn't feel right or I would be bored if I didn't worry. Granted, it takes its' toll on me but I...
    Cherrybean84 Cherrybean84 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    Did you ever meet someone and feel a strong connection to them without even really knowing them? Like they just "get" you and you feel like you know them and feel empathy towards...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 11 Responses Aug 21

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    It's exhilarating and stimulating to know you own rights to your own space and time without anyone's acknowledgment. It's just you in your space in your zone and no one knows about...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F Aug 24

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    I feel like this is more towards the people in my life that I interact with on a daily basis.. I can be very anti social, even with my own family. I mean, don't get me wrong. It...
    StoneColdNipZz StoneColdNipZz 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 28

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    Or part coyote or whatever. However I need help! Right now, browsing pictures of coyotes, I have this strange urge in me yet feel empty at the same time, empty and urged all at...
    dogsandwolves dogsandwolves 13-15, F Aug 29

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