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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The reason I don't feel good enough us that I see that she dated jerks who broke her heart and every time I helped her I even beat up my best friend because he broke up with her...
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    I just started college this week, 4 days have passed and I already feel like i don't belong. I'm considered a foreigner in my country due to dual citizenship. Not only in that...
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    I've lost motivation I keep getting stick in unhelpful ruts I eat too much I don't do enough I'm ugly, I'm fat This is all I see I'm tired of it I'm tired of myself My only...
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    I wasn't good enough to stay in a program I applied to for high school. I'm a quitter. After failing my magnet tests in elementary school, I vowed to try my hardest to get into...
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    For anyone. Even though they deserve someone better than to be stuck with you. Ever feel like that? :( Yupp.
    SarahDotCom SarahDotCom 16-17, F 10 hrs ago

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    I am still trapped with the feeling that i am still a kid. I oftentimes wish i was still in in my teens and in highschool. As a matter of fact, i enjoy any high school movies. It...
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    I have always come second best to my little sister and expected that but recently theres been a family break down and everyone is taking it out on me! No one in my family has ever...
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    changed for the worst..... i constantly feel lonely even though my best friends ever on here chat to me a lot. i feel like my heart has just turned to ice. i don't feel as friendly...
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    I feel like I'm missing something. I want to go home, and I am home! I have lived here for last 4 years by myself, but yet I have an uneasy feeling,that this is not where I should...
    Susiedisney Susiedisney 56-60, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    Hi, I am fifteen. The only doctor who has not told me it's all in my head or said it's anxiety issues suspects it's POTS. For the last year, my heart randomly starts racing at 150...
    Sethra53 Sethra53 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I almost always feel like I'm being judged. With my family members, friends, or people I don't even know. Sometimes I don't really care and I am able to forget about it because I...
    anonymoussssss321 anonymoussssss321 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I usually feel this way because every time we're in the car driving somewhere My brothers talk to each other and when ever I try to get included they shut me out. and it's the...
    lolmyluck lolmyluck 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    One thing I always said about life in the back of my mind 'if there's nothing right then there's nothing left' I am realising that now lately as I feel I have sunk my quality of...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm usually comfortable being a guy, and I identify as male most of the time. But there are some occasions where I look at myself and I feel like I should be a girl instead
    GCWhiskey GCWhiskey 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    [long story ahead because I need to get this off my chest] I have been struggling with solipsism my entire life. The people around me and my environment feels as though they are a...
    theflamechronicles theflamechronicles 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I never failed academically. I was consistently in the honor roll. Never failed my parents. I was a scholar from high school through college.When I apply for a job, I can be the...
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    not many people are capable of making me feel like i matter. idk if its just me not wanting them to or if its them just being self absorbed like everyone else. the world is full of...
    ForgetableMe ForgetableMe 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    love eludes me at every turn. its like there is noone around me that i can feel connected to in a way to make me feel that way. the sweet kind honest faithful person that seems to...
    ForgetableMe ForgetableMe 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I was sexually abused from age 5 to 12. Lost my mother in 2012. Was almost killed in 2013 by my same abusers. My sister has now been sick for 5 months and her and my mom were/are...
    AngelOfGod1506 AngelOfGod1506 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I feel like sh*t. I feel like breaking down and sobbing my eyes out. I really don't feel like living. Right now I want to end my worthless f*cking life. And this time I won't fail...
    BrokenInnocence BrokenInnocence 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I really hate being a mom at times. My girl is 6 and has ADHD and is always hyper. It's hard to be around her for long amounts of time. I even take the long way home at work cause...
    DoMyBest DoMyBest 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't feel like I belong, I always feel like the odd one out and when I do feel like I belong it's short-lived and then the pain is so much worse than before. Eventually you...
    BriarRose96 BriarRose96 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I just feel lol I'm pathetic and ad that I annoy people. When I'm not annoying them, they're annoying me--I'm there, bit not noticed, left to be isolated, left to fake it, and look...
    cincyboy cincyboy 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    Do you ever close your eyes and it all feel upside down? when I'm at my house I could look at a compass I feel as if it should be turned upside down. And no mater what I do I...
    Ayaime7 Ayaime7 26-30, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    There are times when I feel like I'm on pause. Im just in a different mindset than I am when I'm totally and completely relaxed. That's when I'm myself. I feel more creative and...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    All in all, I feel like ****. Last night and the night before yesterday were spent crying myself to sleep. I couldn't stop crying and it was mostly because of bottled up loneliness...
    jacithepanda jacithepanda 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I'm so angry i feel like crying.
    opiumm opiumm 16-17, F a week ago

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    I feel like I'm not good enough for the university I want to go to. I feel like I'm not good enough for people to like me. I feel like I'm not good enough for my parents to love me...
    MissViviann MissViviann 18-21, F a week ago

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    I always feel like I'm being judged. I don't know if people are or not but I can't help but feel that way. But it's one of the worst feelings. Insecurity + anxiety= 😖
    emyay emyay 18-21, F a week ago

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    So... after watching a movie... upon our exit... an older guy shouted "can you give us a ride," while pointing at himself and his wife. They are probably both at their 50s. My...
    ComplicatedWounded ComplicatedWounded 26-30, F Jun 26

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    Am staring outside from my office window , screaming on the I inside, talking to myself so loud, seen my words just fly by . and for a moment wondering , can they hear me.. out...
    angeleyes2820 angeleyes2820 36-40 Jun 26

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    I have always had fantasticly vivid dreams. I remember a horrifying nightmare from when I was five, but tonight I had such a surreal and lasting feeling from a dream, that I feel...
    Toddstool Toddstool 31-35 Jun 26

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    A lot of the time I feel like no one understands me. My parents don't understand me. My friends don't understand me. I do have one good friend who is my best friend and I feel like...
    jillmyers91901 jillmyers91901 13-15, F Jun 25

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    i'm so scared. i can feel it. i can feel the darkness wrapping around me, holding me closely. i can feel it tinting everything in my life. all of the good things in my life...
    daydreamer27 daydreamer27 16-17, F Jun 24

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    I just got off of the phone with my niece, her disgust with me plainly evident in both her words and tone of voice. She wanted me to come up to the city where she lives but I can't...
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