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I Feel Like An Utter Failure Most Of The Time

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I haven't really DONE anything with my life. I'm 45 years old...I don't have a job. I should have gone to college & gotten a career. I should have done this or that...but can't...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 7

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    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...
    BB13xx BB13xx 16-17, T 3 days ago

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    Well all the time really. Im always a day late and a dollar short. I always miss something that i should have noticed, or been somewhere else instead of where i was at. i look back...
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I miss home...I want too go back:( but I know I can't...it would mean I am a failure and it would be an embarrassment too my family...
    ThatLatinChick20 ThatLatinChick20 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    I am feeling so down like for the stupidest reasons. I have been overworking myself with living up to my expectations, but there is always people who can do better than me and that...
    gecha gecha 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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    Does anyone else feel so worthless, or is it just me?
    lucymichelle lucymichelle 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    I feel like this all the time. I don't have any "skills" to help me pick a career. at this point of my son's life he wants to hang out with his dad. so if I can't get a job and...
    maddie1980 maddie1980 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 2

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    I feel like this all the time :'(
    Allanah97 Allanah97 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    As hard as I try and as much as I accomplish I never feel like i'm good enough. My sister gets all the praise, I have always kind of fallen by the wayside when it comes to stuff...
    Gemma1990 Gemma1990 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    i feel like , i am new here in this world Lol ,i feel as i am new here in this earth and trying to learn rules here , i want to know all things here in better way , i have so...
    r110 r110 22-25, M Dec 20

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    It's crazy. I'm crazy. God, I don't even ******* know. I'm with this amazing guy. His feelings for me are impossible to question. He loves me. I know it. He let's me feel it...
    ohmyfvck ohmyfvck 18-21, F Dec 4

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    I am a 20 y.o. man living outside of Oslo, Norway. I just quit my studies at a marketing school in Oslo because I wasn't satisfied with the quality of the education and was unhappy...
    felixhaave felixhaave 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 6

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    Ok I have so many questions please help! (social disorder?) I am a 'maladaptive daydreamer' (I think that's how it's spelled). I constantly daydream all the time and develop...
    uneatenavacado uneatenavacado 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 20

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    I feel our culture / society of obedience, authority, and dominance is terrible and it hurts me inside that it exists. There doesn’t seem to be what I define as love in the world...
    Love3149 Love3149 22-25, M 13 hrs ago

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    I don't really know how to explain it but i daydream a lot; Of things that could happen or of non-existent worlds. I even unconsciously start daydreaming while doing tasks or...
    RavenRaiden RavenRaiden 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 20

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    I have had recurring dreams of the house/neighborhood that I grew up in since my parents have passed on, one in 2007, one in 2009. Both were due to strokes, ages 79 and 85. They...
    cswank61 cswank61 36-40, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    No matter where I've been I have never found any friend, girlfriend, lover. I've always been alone. I'm in university now and people don't like me or be my friend because I'm...
    franktheman149 franktheman149 18-21, M Dec 1

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    I feel like I always miss the mark by just a little. I'm 5'11 or 6'0 and most people say 6'3 or 6'4 is the ideal height. So I'm barely above average, My 'equipment' is 5.5 inches...
    JacobStark JacobStark 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm not really sure what I should write, I just feel like writing. free writing sounds good. I'll do that. something is coming. I feel it in my bones. things are changing, and I...
    loveandlight29 loveandlight29 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 11

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    i've never had a good Christmas. we dont have snow here and my family never really celebrates Christmas i dont even know why. but this Christmas is just the worst for me. my...
    kimberllytsy kimberllytsy 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 14

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 14

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F Dec 14

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    Definitely not something most people expect from me but I feel like this when I'm mad. If I'm really mad ill actually do it. It's happened before.
    JessicaTacos JessicaTacos 18-21, F a week ago

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    Ok so here the situation Even though I have not had this dream yet I feel like one day I will have this dream and then my dream will come true. IDK Why but I always feel like I'm...
    ShakeItOff13 ShakeItOff13 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I can be happy for short periods of time, like when out with a friend or group of friends, and feel like my life is complete (not over, but rather as if the pieces are all there...
    myrandomusername myrandomusername 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I stay home, work, school, nothing else... -_- I'm so boring. ... who out there feels like this. . when I get these moments I get up even if I don't want to I get up and change.. I...
    butterflyofchange butterflyofchange 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    feeAfter losing another good friend to death, I feel like everyone is at a party I was not invited to. Or like a sphmore whose best friends graduated two years before me now I am...
    Rackshack Rackshack 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 4

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    I feel like a I'm not a priority in your life. I know you are happy with me and God knows I'm happy with you but sometimes i feel like you forget I'm there. I never ask you for...
    LiesGreedMisery LiesGreedMisery 18-21, F Dec 5

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    I rarely feel like I'm good enough for anything. My ex husband left me for someone he met on the internet about 5 years ago. I was devastated. We hadn't been happy for awhile...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F Dec 7

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    I Think This For Soo Many Reasons Like Right Now I Have A Not So Perfect Relationship Because Lately We Haven't Been Able To Hang Out & Go On A Date All Because Of His Ignorant...
    dessmart1 dessmart1 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    I have so ******* done right now. You give life a second chance, have a positive outlook, and feel like trying. You actually try your hardest to do something and actually feel hope...
    Valencia12 Valencia12 13-15, F Dec 13

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    my heart feels like its breaking slightly, I need my relationship to go to how it should be a month ago, before it does break. I have this horrible thing playing on me between my...
    kernalzuggy kernalzuggy 22-25, M Dec 14

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    I'm in a relationship but I feel so alone. I feel so unattractive and useless. Why do I feel like I'll never truly be happy
    Butterflylost Butterflylost 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 16

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    I am slowly slipping back into old habits and my stress & anxiety levels are at an all time high. I've cried every night for the past week. my dad is a lying cheater and I can't...
    roryrawry roryrawry 13-15, F Dec 16

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    Last night, my current boyfriend and I had a fight, like we always seem to do at the moment. I went home upset, and ended up dreaming about the guy I dated when I was 18 and living...
    louisevc louisevc 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 18

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    Hi, This message is a far cry from my usual cheery goofy updates, but I guess being so far from my family at this time of year has me emotional and has got me thinking. I am a...
    doryx doryx 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Think I'm cursed, all I said I wanted for Christmas was family time and all I've had is alone time, spend more time crying than laughing. And I know there are going to be people...
    Nethaly Nethaly 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Nobody truly knows me, not even my own family. It's a very lonely existence. No one at all knows who I really am inside, because if they knew, they'd know that I have depression...
    ShyPoetGirl ShyPoetGirl 18-21, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I have dreams all the time. But lately only certain things will stick with me. I feel like I was trying to get away from something dark I'm not sure but I remember swimming in a...
    Bree9696 Bree9696 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 3