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I Feel Like An Utter Failure Most Of The Time

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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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    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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    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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    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 feel like nobody cares about me. most of the people I care about are either dead or have left me. really the only person I am comfortable around is my best friend, I am even...
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    I can't live my life like the way I do anymore. I don't have energy for it. I'm weak and I'm tired. Including I'm discouraged and scared. I'm worried I'll never please anyone or...
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    vetikke vetikke 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Every time that I'm with someone I'm just feel like they don't want me there and I sometimes think I'm better alone
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    My mind seems to be racing through millions of thoughts tonight, and I can honestly say that sleep feels so far away at this moment. I often wonder about life, and about my purpose...
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    Snowqueen1 Snowqueen1 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    Most of the time, being alone doesn't bug me too much. However, I wish I could just find people that I genuinely connect with once in a while, whether it'd be with men or women...
    dude2278 dude2278 31-35, M a week ago

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    I don't know why but I always feel like there has to be more to life than what I have and it makes me feel pretty down a lot of the time. I feel lost and that I'm not really doing...
    Ella147 Ella147 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Don't care to share the reason why I'm feeling like a pathetic idiot right now, but I am. So with that being said........ I must remember people lie and at times tell you things...
    saraslife saraslife 26-30, F a week ago

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    I think I may have heat stroke I'm super hot. I'm dizzy and I feel like I'm going to throw up and have a mild head ache right now I spent 9 or more hours working in the sun I did...
    Smurfette1 Smurfette1 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 25

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    I feel like no one really sees me. They see parts of me but they never really take a close enough look to see the whole me. But I guess that's to be expected since I discover new...
    rycbar10 rycbar10 26-30, F Jul 24

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    I feel like I'm special...like I'm meant to help people.. I really think I could have powers inside of me waiting to be unlocked and to help people it's weird I know....but all the...
    Maddib114 Maddib114 13-15, F Jul 24

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    I want to die, I feel like inviting any possible form of death because I feel that if I were gone... people would be better off. ...I want to die because I keep letting myself get...
    DaffodilDeary95 DaffodilDeary95 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    Hi, gentlemen. I am 25 and I have prettymuch always been single, but I dated a guy online for 7 months after I graduated from college. I was stupid to think it would ever go...
    sweetbutterflywoman sweetbutterflywoman 22-25, F Jul 23

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    I feel like my true nature has been suppressed over years of conditioning by my parents and society. I feel like there is an intense frustration and fear at the core of my being...
    ThisAnimalIsFree ThisAnimalIsFree 22-25, M Jul 23

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    Many times I have experienced this and it makes you think or question yourself that you’re wrong all the time which of course makes you think theres something wrong with you...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I do bother people. I feel like sometimes people only talk to me because it's something to do. I end up becoming atleast in my eyes an obligation or a burden in some way. I try to...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 22

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    LadyGallivanter LadyGallivanter 70+, F Jul 21

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    I feel like I have failed in love because I can't seem to find the right person and then the fact that When i do our relationship is only for less then a year like 6 months or less...
    Mtay222 Mtay222 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    A little background info first I am 24 years old, Hispanic, and come from a very traditional and very much practicing catholic family. Oh and I have a fear of confrontation. My...
    lnj1112 lnj1112 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I was going to message someone because I havent talked to them in a while and when I open up the window I see all messages from me to them.. I second thought it and closed it. I...
    KiraRawr KiraRawr 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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    sometimes i feel like i annoy my friends on EP by constantly messaging them. i just do it because i'm bored most the time and constantly need someone to talk to. nothing specific...
    velloric velloric 18-21, M 5 Responses Jul 19

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    I feel like no one understands me, that as hard as I try to open up to people and trust in people, they just don't understand me. Maybe its because I am so guarded all the time...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    I feel like now its hard for anybody to understand hoe how I feel. I am sensative in general but also being pregnant more sensative.I feel like no one who isnt pregnant understands...
    muffin30 muffin30 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    I feel like a massive **** head. All I ever do is drink, take drugs, party and come to work looking and feeling like garbage. I just have such a crap attitude these days. I feel...
    DazzleX DazzleX 18-21, M Jul 16

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    all this time I felt lost or abandoned , among people, but still feeling different , like not belonging I have a family sometimes I ask myself am I dreaming? when I'll wake up...
    angeleyes2820 angeleyes2820 36-40 2 Responses Jul 12

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    I don't feel like a woman at all. My Fake Mother treats me like I'm her husband, her man. This woman is not my real Mother. She molests me whilst I have seizures. I never felt...
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