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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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    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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    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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    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

    Often times I feel like a failure, I'm 22 and working a dead end job. I still live with my parents even despite saying when I was younger that I would not. I flunked college in one...
    Cavsanada Cavsanada 22-25, M 16 hrs ago

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    All my life I've been told about how bright I am, about how far I'm going in life. This isn't from just one person; everyone points out how bright I apparently shine, and I mean...
    macdotgif macdotgif 13-15, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I always feel like an idiot whenever I'm not doing what most people do.
    nirvsemp nirvsemp 16-17, F Apr 23

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    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...
    everydayissummerr everydayissummerr 26-30, F May 7

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    i've been through many hard ships, I was blamed for the mistakes I didn't commit,I failed in my relationship, I was living with one ray of hope that everything will be alright one...
    alekya99 alekya99 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I suck at everything. I feel hopeless.
    elgrxce elgrxce 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 27

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    I cant take it I don't know how to be happy I don't know how to smile for no reason I don't know how to make friends or even talk to people im sorry im a mistake and im sorry Im so...
    MemoryLane1137 MemoryLane1137 16-17, F 1 Response May 14

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    It's a weird thing that I have... I used to be very social, and still am to a certain extent. I associate with people at school and such, but these days I never feel like talking...
    naeramarth1 naeramarth1 16-17, M Apr 26

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    I feel like giving up at times
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 23

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    When I was younger, I knew I was different than all the other kids. I always believed in more than just this life. I felt more and understood more than the kids my age. Most adults...
    twentyout24 twentyout24 16-17 1 Response May 14

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    I feel like my dad hates me. He told my mother that he wanted her to abort me before I was born,and when I was growing up he didn't want to have anything to do with me. When he did...
    Nate2488 Nate2488 31-35, M 1 hr ago

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    I don't belong here, I don't belong any where. I am tired of feeling like I am on the outside looking in. I want to find a light in the dark.
    Infiniteblue Infiniteblue 36-40, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I'm a young woman and while it appears I'm blessed, I'm not. All my life, I've been suffering from several tragedies and heartaches. Ever since I was six and visited New York, I...
    sorrow21 sorrow21 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 23

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    I'm a young woman and while it appears I'm blessed, I'm not. All my life, I've been suffering from several tragedies and heartaches. Ever since I was six and visited New York, I...
    sorrow21 sorrow21 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 23

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    Guys I need some help and some advise. Be kind please I'm very fragile. 6 weeks ago my boyfriend and best friend of two years left me. Heartbroken doesn't even begin to cover it...
    Lostnemo Lostnemo 18-21, F 2 Responses May 4

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    I keep having dreams that end up coming true it's been happing now on and off for four year and recently it's gotten really freaky so like a month after my cousin and my uncle...
    KaylaDem33 KaylaDem33 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 26

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    I feel like everybody hates me. I just try to talk and they will talk to me. The next day I say "hey" and the block me. It never fails. Why does everybody hate me??? I might as...
    kevo3827 kevo3827 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I feel like I'm being bullied by everyone. My neighbors stayed up late and I knocked on the wall for them to be quiet. The women called me crazy and they sounded like they were...
    AnnonymousNum3 AnnonymousNum3 22-25, F Apr 27

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    I have a small circle of friends that I've known since we were young because of school. I think we grew a connection because we clicked well and always had a good time when we were...
    groovyhugsbunny groovyhugsbunny 18-21, F 1 Response May 13

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    All of my brothers childhood, he had been beaten physically, verbally and emotionally, by my grandma. She would tell him he was a peace of **** and that he'd never be anything more...
    ShadowCatt ShadowCatt 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    Everyday I feel like I am dead. I don't know how long I've felt this way. All I know is the person I was or could have been seems to have died a long time ago. I carry this...
    Noology19 Noology19 26-30 Apr 23

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    When I was in high school, I found out my sister's best friend was the mastermind behind the bullying and stalking that was happening to me. I had adopted her in my heart as...
    neverendingfairytale2 neverendingfairytale2 36-40, F Apr 30

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    This last year has been all over the spectrum, from really really good, to just brutal. I think I am starting to understand why I am struggling so much with being confident in...
    loneranger91 loneranger91 22-25, F 1 Response May 6

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    I feel like I am being left behind. I'm not explaining this feeling very well...I just feel a big emptiness in my heart. It makes me feel lonely when I see old friends on Facebook...
    goshgollydolly goshgollydolly 22-25, F 1 Response May 9

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    I'm not very good at getting rid of the old and letting the new come in. I'm sad that I will never meet anyone that will like me for me. And don't treat me like a stranger or...
    jellyrolls34 jellyrolls34 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    A lot of times in my life I feel like a loser. My family life has been kind of rough for me growing up and I haven't had a lot of the advantages that a lot of other kids my age...
    chloe41399 chloe41399 13-15, F 15 hrs ago

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    i am a 17 year old boy from London,UK. i have been battling depression and suicidal thoughts since year 7 in high school, i feel like i do not belong anywhere other than off the...
    Phelanshadowpaw Phelanshadowpaw 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 24

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    Baby, when I think about you I think about love Darlin', couldn't live without you And your love If I had those golden dreams of my yesterday I would wrap you In the heavens And...
    TheScorpio1966 TheScorpio1966 46-50, M Apr 24

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    When I try to spend time with my friends it feels that they spend more time their phones then with me. And when other people are around they actually put their phones down and have...
    andrewD51 andrewD51 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 25

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    My family lately has been very distant from one another,my mom and dad aren't speaking and ut is affecting me and my brothers. I feel like they will divorce sooner or later and...
    annelise1995 annelise1995 18-21, F Apr 26

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    who doesn't? We all have times when we feel like we don't matter. All it takes is someone to genuinely care about you to make you like you're worth something.
    andrewD51 andrewD51 18-21, M May 2

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    how easy I'm forgotten by those who have claimed allegiance to me.... how empty the words "im here if you need me are" when you never return my texts or calls, you all are watching...
    ddmagnum ddmagnum 22-25, M 2 Responses May 8

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    I was friends with someone for 8 years, it wasn't till about the last 3 years of our friendship that I fell in love with him, we were about to be going into high school and we both...
    groovyhugsbunny groovyhugsbunny 18-21, F May 10

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    We just started talking, and really we haven't even said much yet, but I feel like I've know you for a long time. I bet we could talk about nothing for hours, but you already went...
    steviehunt steviehunt 18-21, M 6 days ago

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