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I Feel Like An Utter Failure Most Of The Time

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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 2 Responses Mar 9, 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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    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 61-65, F 2 Responses Apr 16, 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 1 Response Oct 14, 2013

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    I kept having this feeling of being useless. I tried to be part of something. But the only thing happening is that it seems a lot of people also want to be part of those. So I was...
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    sometimes I just feel like I'm an alien to everyone. I feel like I'm a different creature, maybe not human enough.
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    I feel like an invisible floating light bulb
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    Knowing so much and yet so little. Having an understanding of the Universe unparalleled by anyone else. Yet always I am moving on. Having only a few friends along the way. Destined...
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    I am an introvert and like being alone but miss the idea of being in a relationship. I've just never been successful with them and have for the last 5 years or so been single and...
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    It wasn't until a little while ago that I embraced this side of me. I've always been overly logical and I always put aside everything I couldn't find a logical explanation to...
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    I just feel like I'm waiting for something to happen in my life but I don't know what it is. All I know is that i'm not going to find it in this country or with these people. Does...
    Rambuchi Rambuchi 18-21, F 3 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    3:02 AM 07/02/2016. I don't know how to start this but I am going to try to pour out all my feelings and hope someone understands me. It's so ******* hard to open up when you just...
    Itstutaa Itstutaa 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I like to sing and write songs. I think I'm really good at it. I've been through a lot of trauma and it's my way to cope. It's the only way I can ever make sense out of anything I...
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    "I could never be that good." We hear this phrase sometimes... probably have even said it about ourselves in certain situations. Emotions get us in trouble sometimes, don't they...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am a late bloomer who started too late. I am struggling to keep up but everyone i know who is my age is way ahead of me career wise. when i go for job interviews, i feel...
    IAlwaysWandered IAlwaysWandered 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am with the love of my life. In 2002 we were good friends, then dated each other for a while, fell in love, only for us to get into a huge argument, part and go our separate...
    MartiniMagic MartiniMagic 36-40, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    so I have been in a relationship with my fiance for almost three years now. I feel like no matter what I do it's never good enough. I feel like I have to beg for attention and...
    kparker33 kparker33 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Ever had that feeling that everything is pushing against you? like the world is just too much, there are too many things going on and so much that could possibly go wrong. I feel...
    firesoul07 firesoul07 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    When you begin to feel like everyone is slowly deleting themselves from your life and you are lefted with no one after the things you did for them... leaves you feeling so empty...
    unknowndarkness2001 unknowndarkness2001 13-15, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    for some reason i always have this feeling that something is more important than this' that i meant to do something big spiritually. ive always felt this way but i just cant shake...
    kadijahAlexus kadijahAlexus 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I feel like I have to be a superficial person to be accepted by my friends and family. Because i feel like if I ever express my authentic feelings, it will look awkward to others...
    TairyFale TairyFale 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    as each day passes, I feel like this statement gets more and more truth to it. I don't feel good enough for my husband. I don't feel good enough for my family. I don't feel good...
    xxfallenangel xxfallenangel 22-25, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    do you ever feel like you cant do anything right? That what I feel like everyday of my life. I go to college and I feel like I'm letting my family down because I suck at college...
    IcedOverHeart IcedOverHeart 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    With my family, I do feel like I am good enough, because I do not have a 9 to 5 job. With my friends, I don't feel good enough, because we just cannot relate. With my current love...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I feel pretty done with school, and I've began to feel like giving up. I want to be a psychologist, I would love to help people that have problems with their life and mind. I like...
    PandaPat648 PandaPat648 16-17 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I can feel the utterly broken walls and the heat that now unfroze my heart. the steel that once encased it now melted. it feels so alien yet it feels so good, I am so used to...
    Nightshade721 Nightshade721 13-15, M a week ago

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    Well I know one thing i feel like I was born somewhere eles like I came from another galaxy. Well ill start from hear I am very young in my teens very young in my teens and me and...
    rjones2020 rjones2020 16-17, M a week ago

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    i feel like i always get on peoples nerves i feel i was born for nothing and i just wanna give up sometimes if you knew what i been though i am such a nice person but no one sees...
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M 6 Responses a week ago

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    I've had social anxiety ever since I was very young. It pretty much began when I started public school in the third grade and kids mistreated me because I was previously home...
    wendybunny wendybunny 26-30, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    i feel like i don't belong in this world. i feel like i don't belong in the family I'm in. i struggle with alot of different things...i have ever since i was a teenager..and i...
    bloodRedd bloodRedd 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    I've been in this for years now, and still feel like an outsider. I've been with my boyfriend for three years living with him but still feel like I'm not part of his life. When I...
    LossOFcontrol LossOFcontrol 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    At one moment everything is crystal clear in front of me. I know what to do , and I realise this is where I belong and all I have everything planned in front of me.But then the...
    charley00 charley00 16-17, F Jan 29

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    Despite everything I do and the people around me trying hard to be there I feel as if I'm lost and alone a lot of the time. No matter how many friends I have and no matter how...
    helsingrise helsingrise 18-21, T Jan 29

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    I'm 26 yrs and 5'8 most people think that's tall for a woman but I'm a woman who's been overweight her whole life. I grew up tomboyish I had no female role model to look up to so...
    Freakydreams89 Freakydreams89 26-30, F Jan 28

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    I lost one best friend this week, and, like the title says, I feel like part of me is missing. I might be losing another friend due to some mistakes that were made and I feel like...
    jaks26 jaks26 16-17, F Jan 28

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    I'm not depressed. I was once a few years ago but I'm not right now even though I'm still not a very happy person. It's just that I have this strange belief that I'm honestly not...
    FancyTardis FancyTardis 13-15, F Jan 27

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    I'm generally able to talk, but sometimes I feel like I don't have the will to muster up the effort to try engaging in conversation. It's like having all your limbs going numb and...
    asurakeji asurakeji 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    I'm a very quiet and shy person, I have been all my life. My mom told me that when I was a kid, I never bothered anyone. She said it was a good thing, but not common. I guess other...