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I Feel Like An Utter Failure Most Of The Time

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 94 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 was in a horrible relationship for 20 years with a very controlling partner. Now that I am finally out of the relationship, I feel like and idiot most of the time as I adjust to...
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    My grandpa sent my letter saying that he looked in the paper and I didn't make the honor roll. He said he was very upset and sad, then had to say that all of my friends did, and...
    MillaNilla MillaNilla 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    I wish I wouldn't give up so easily. I feel like I always let people down. I don't feel good enough for any one. Not even myself. I'm just a weak, stupid, and pathetic person. I...
    christarose96 christarose96 18-21, F Jan 6

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    Apprently sometimes life just likes to screw me over unexpectedly with curve balls that just seem to throw everything out of whack. Apparently today is my best friends 22nd...
    Izzy143 Izzy143 18-21, F Jan 20

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    I can't seem to do even the simple things right. I can't seem to make friends and keep a friendship. I couldn't do that one thing that my parents and religion ask. I had two part...
    malu1835 malu1835 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I want to be the girl I used to be so my parents will love me and be proud of me again.
    xxangellynnxx xxangellynnxx 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    I let the class rat fall from my lap and onto the floor, now my friends won't let me even go near her. I shouldn't be allowed to touch a living thing
    Ashthewolf7601 Ashthewolf7601 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 6

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    I fractured my knee on the first day of off season practice :(
    Brandasaurus15 Brandasaurus15 13-15, M Jan 7

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    I tried to get in the tennis team in our school. twice I failed. Im already in junior year and starting to consider changing my priority to studies to be able to get into a good...
    BabolatGuy BabolatGuy 16-17, M Jan 12

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    most days bring new challenging experiences in to my life. it is a struggle to face the world everyday feeling like a failure. it is even harder when folks look up to you are a...
    tsnuggles tsnuggles 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    Hello everyone. Up until this point (for several years) I have decided to stay silent and observe posts similar to this one. Now, here on this website, on thos particular group it...
    Abufihamat Abufihamat 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    It's this kind of sadness that is starting to consume me whole. I've tried fighting it off on my own for as long as possible, but I'm getting tired. I'm just miserable all the time...
    alexis3000 alexis3000 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    The hidden secret of life I mean. I myself don’t know what I mean. I have a huge trusting problem. The problem is not that I don’t trust anyone but that I trust EVERYONE. I...
    avnn avnn 16-17, F a week ago

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    I feel left out. I have two other roommates, but ever since the third one moved in, I have been feeling left out. I feel like my roommate and I ( the first ones who lived in our...
    Via70 Via70 22-25, F 20 hrs ago

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    My ex told me things I had done. People Say he lies. He lied a lot. I was the one dumped so I'm the monster right? I don't know who's more afraid- him seeing me or me going on...
    Maihowl Maihowl 22-25, F Jan 4

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    Lately I feel like I am spinning my wheels. If I am excited about an opportunity somone sees it as a failure.
    True2myHeart True2myHeart 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    You know, there has to be a reason behind all this low self esteem. Oh yeah, I was raised this way. Not just by my household but also by society and culture. I have a hard time...
    untamablekitty untamablekitty 26-30, F Dec 30, 2014

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    Idk, it's just awkward and weird taking to them about personal things. I can talk to my siblings, especially my little sister, about stuff, but my parents are a different story...
    Julez3 Julez3 16-17, M 2 hrs ago

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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 Dec 28, 2014

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    I feel like I am not very pretty and that my body is awkward. What is most annoying is that everyone tells me I'm beautiful and have a banging body. I don't know why I can't accept...
    hoobityhobbity hoobityhobbity 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I knew I was different. I feel like I have been living a lie for a long time now. My family told me when I was born my eye color was black and I mewed like a cat. No crying just...
    caydiabla caydiabla 18-21, F Jan 14

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    I feel like crap more than ever right now... I've never said anything because I don't want to upset you, I don't want to make things worse, but communications the key right now.. I...
    catho catho 18-21, F Jan 13

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    when im watching movies , the characters in it seem so special. they all have there own personality and talents and they have a life. im so boring compared to everyone I have no...
    EnjoyTheSilenceX EnjoyTheSilenceX 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    I met him when I was 19. We got married when I was 20. We've been married a little over a year and already I can see my husband loving me less and less. I was born and raised in...
    marriedyoungandconfused marriedyoungandconfused 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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    It's kind of a strange situation, that probably requires a whole lot more back story than I'm willing to give it. Consequently, this will probably be a bit short, a bit rambling...
    LostInCode LostInCode 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 7

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    I'm new to the group of friends I have right now and I can't help but feel left out sometimes. They're all great people, but sometimes I feel like I'm intruding, or like I'm not...
    brimc7 brimc7 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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    There's a ton of people on earth, I feel like im one that's just for a purpose to help someone else's big purpose like..it wouldn't be the same without me.. but im unrecognized...
    blweh blweh 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    I feel like I only matter to most people is when they want something from me. It's really annoying and it hurts and news flash, I don't have much to offer anyways.
    thiswillmostlikelyformyou thiswillmostlikelyformyou 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 19

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    It feels like ****. The brighter side, though, is that it could've hurt more if he had felt the same, we'd been together, and then something bad and super dramatic happened...
    TiraVara TiraVara 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    So here I am in this situation. I'm a bit all over the place right now. Like I feel like screaming and crying and laughing at the same time but hopefully this too shall pass. I try...
    Khaleesi18 Khaleesi18 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It feels like this is all my life will ever amount to. Just feeling sad for no reason, feeling completely lost and alone all the time... I wish I had my friend here right now, but...
    iamFrightened iamFrightened 18-21, M Jan 6

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    I am turning 41 years old in 2 weeks and when I look back at my life I keeping asking myself the same question over and over. I do not know why I was born or brought into this...
    ShyGuyInFL ShyGuyInFL 36-40, M 4 Responses Jan 9

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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 3 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    i don't really do much. i go to school, go to work, do homework and repeat. i feel like i haven't been living my teenage years to the fullest and I'm running out of time. does...
    madiek madiek 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    So I'm in 8th grade and basically in 6th grade this girl, (Lets call her Shelby) Shelby and (Lets call her Makayla) Shelby and Makayla were best friends. As well as in 7th grade...
    PastelOreos447 PastelOreos447 13-15, F Jan 2

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    Every ****** g day. Today (now technically yesterday) is my birthday and I feel like a giant POS. My wife made me feel like **** because she said she would cook dinner when I got...
    snake215 snake215 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 6

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    I just don't feel as excited as i did when i used to be so damn happy to wake up early, have a coffee and go and wait for the school bus. But my school has way too many rules now...
    raraggl raraggl 13-15, F Jan 18

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    When you finally shed those trappings in which you have to act like someone else, and can just "be yourself," it's a great relief. Who knew it took so much energy to act like...
    streetcsi streetcsi 41-45, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I feel like I'm not supposed to have a dad like I don't deserve one because I'm not good enough my real dad abused me almost all my life then pretty much abandon me then when ever...
    CookieMonsta16 CookieMonsta16 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Managers at one job didn't like me and it made me unhappy so I quit. Now I got fired from my new job. My housemates don't like me. I haven't been close with any of my friends in...
    msr1122 msr1122 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago