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I Feel Like An Utter Failure Most Of The Time

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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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    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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    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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    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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    My husband Johnny and I have been together for 2 years, married for a year and a half. We met through his older brother 2 1/2 years ago and started talking as friends. Neither one...
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    It amazes me the different people in your life.... There are those you can always turn to... Those that are there for you... Those that make you smile like you've never smiled...
    Sadgirlwithoutarazor1 Sadgirlwithoutarazor1 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    When flirting. Or crushing. Or viewing caring females. Disabled. Flawed. Broken. Rage issues. Oversexed. Bisexual. Added up to bad choice. Or failure...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 5

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    I need to know that im good enough...that im not a failure...I try to tell myself that..I try to let myself see that I am a survivor..a fighter..that this is not the end..this is...
    genesis99 genesis99 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 23

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    I'm like failing everything is my life. EVERYTHING
    secretgirllll secretgirllll 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Everything I do is just wrong. I can't talk to anyone. When I try they think I'm weird. So why bother even trying anymore.
    Justadarkhole Justadarkhole 18-21, M Aug 5

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    I'm only a teenager- but my GPA is so low and i have a learning disability which makes me feel so stupid compared to other students. I feel like everyone around me is succeeding...
    megsupermaherio megsupermaherio 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    For the past two weeks, I don’t think I’ve dreamed once-or if I have, I don’t remember it. That probably doesn’t seem all that significant… Except for me. It’s made...
    Sarahbellas Sarahbellas 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Nothing right now can cheer me up. Depression hit me in the chest today. It hurt so damn much, I didn't speak, eat or even participate in today's activities. I lost my friends...
    HayellsDorion HayellsDorion 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    Hello everyone! This is my first post! (Woohoo) Okay, So hi, I'm Kat. I'm 24... 25 on MONDAY 8/11!!! *Suddenly gets writer's block* -_- Always happens. Meh. I live in FL. I'm a...
    LovelyCalico LovelyCalico 22-25, F Aug 7

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    I always feel like every time I do or say something it's weird or wrong but if someone else does the exact same thing it's perfectly fine. And every time I try to defend myself I...
    theartist102 theartist102 22-25, M Aug 4

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    This a major problem for me, all the time. I feel like crap over this. Imagine me, living in a small town with a school of maybe 200 people K-12 grades. And always having this...
    lportra24 lportra24 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    My husband often makes me feel like myself and our kids come in second to his friends and video games and whatever else he can distract himself with. I know it could be just me...
    AshWilkie AshWilkie 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm not underweight. I'm 5'5 and 130 lbs, but I am thinner than most people I know or come across and they have noticed it too. I don't eat a lot, just because I don't really...
    Slexre Slexre 22-25, F Aug 10

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    I feel like I'm loosing my friends . Most of my friends just stopped talking to me while the others are now cheerleaders and are hanging out with those type of ppl . And I'm not...
    kaylafuentes kaylafuentes 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    Hey guys, my life has been pretty good so far but lately I feel like I don't belong in my country. It started like a few months ago when I went to Thailand for a month with someone...
    msawsome44 msawsome44 22-25, M Aug 20

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    I have two rather close friends and sometimes I feel like when I talk to them about how I feel ..they don't understand or want to for that matter especially my one friend in...
    lostinfire lostinfire 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm just really really disappointed. I told my mom that this woman (I have a story of how I distrusted this adult who happens to be my moms close friend and how she is now bluntly...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I never thought I would turn out to be like this when I was younger. Incompetent, inadequate, lost soul. I'm not anywhere close to the life stage points I should be. I feel like I...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    This has to be the worst pain I have ever felt towards the person I call my dad. Just the thought of what he said and what happened brings tears to my face and pain to my heart...
    XCrAzYBeAuTiFulX XCrAzYBeAuTiFulX 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    I can't make sense of myself in relation to the life around me. I look at people and I feel so very different. There are moments when I know that a certain thought process was...
    WhisperSayuri WhisperSayuri 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    No matter who it is I can never make a significant connection with them. My father, and mother both care for me I can tell, and I respect them but to be perfectly honest I feel as...
    aimlessglitch aimlessglitch 18-21, M 6 hrs ago

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    As far as I can remember I can't recall the last time my parents ever said I love you or we are proud of you hugged me or even had a discussion with me, I'm originally francophone...
    alexaz66 alexaz66 26-30, M Aug 11

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    I feel like I am the bad friend, the bad daughter, a bad person. I feel all alone, yet I want to be alone. Emptyness all the time. I have BPD. I think about suicide all the time as...
    misamisalou misamisalou 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    Today I was called mean, rude, stupid and a bully! I don't know why, and I try to be a good person to everyone but I feel like no one understands me. And this wasn't the first time...
    Katie2135 Katie2135 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    So about 10 months ago I moved from the state I grew up in. I live about 500 miles from there now and when I got here I was busy with moving and buying a house and traveling for...
    ande7897 ande7897 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have a few different feelings that are similar and I can't stand feeling the way I do about it. First, my real family; I miss them all so much but especially my sister and...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Two things I don't understand in life. I don't know why God made me and why He loves me. I've betrayed Him so many times. Two things I know in life. He made me and bought me back...
    Ludavin Ludavin 46-50, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I have all kids of dreams.. And i must say before i say anything else, that i feel like dreams are some of the times based on what you have been thinking about, or somethings...
    cbeneath cbeneath 22-25, F Aug 5

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    I feel like I should have been born in the future. When vintage is 80's and 90's. When everyone has equal rights. Possibly when money has dissipated. When all disease has a cure...
    enlightenyoursoul enlightenyoursoul 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    Whenever I'm at in public, I feel like my parents think I'm a disgrace. They've actually told me they're afraid to go out in public with me. All because I'm too loud. I don't...
    DrewbyDoo DrewbyDoo 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 9

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    I get told a lot that I have a great smile, but the thing is every time I smile I feel like crying, I don't like to smile but if I don't everyone will wonder why and I don't want...
    Lanigga14 Lanigga14 13-15, F Aug 14

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    I love you all so much. I know sometimes we feel like we could conquer the world and other times we just wanna stay in bed, but let's keep moving no matter what we do. Because were...
    smilebigalways smilebigalways 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    Did you ever meet someone and feel a strong connection to them without even really knowing them? Like they just "get" you and you feel like you know them and feel empathy towards...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 8 Responses Aug 21

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    It's exhilarating and stimulating to know you own rights to your own space and time without anyone's acknowledgment. It's just you in your space in your zone and no one knows about...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F Aug 24

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    I feel like this is more towards the people in my life that I interact with on a daily basis.. I can be very anti social, even with my own family. I mean, don't get me wrong. It...
    StoneColdNipZz StoneColdNipZz 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Or part coyote or whatever. However I need help! Right now, browsing pictures of coyotes, I have this strange urge in me yet feel empty at the same time, empty and urged all at...
    dogsandwolves dogsandwolves 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    No matter what I do and how well I do it, it's still never enough for anybody. I'm the ****** friend and a horrible daughter even though all I do is try and please everybody, not...
    iflipppppp iflipppppp 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    My moms side of the family is really Catholic and pretty homophobic. My mom isn't homophobic but she doesn't approve of the "lifestyle choice". Her boyfriend is really right winged...
    chanchilla chanchilla 18-21, F Aug 10

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    I feel like I shouldn't of lived this long any way, but lately I feel like death is gripping my neck tighter and tighter. I don't know how to get it to release. im not one of the...
    Yungbug Yungbug 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 11

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    I'm going to keep this short and sweet. my best friend and i have been best friends ever since 2nd grade. I love her too death and nothing will ever change that but now we both...
    amarie99 amarie99 13-15, F Aug 14

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