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I Feel Like An Utter Failure Most Of The Time

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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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    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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    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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    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 feel like a loser and a failure,.. I don't know what to do.. God knows I did everything I could
    NostalgicSpirit NostalgicSpirit 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 24

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    I'm 26 and still have another 3 years before I finish college, been working at a housekeeping job for 8 years... my ex tries to put me down because she has a degree. I'm feeling...
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    My parents hate me. I used to be daddy's girl. Now I'm the forgotten child. My family bets that I'll end up in a mental institution or rehab. I'm always compared to strangers...
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    I have failed myself and people I care about .... Being on EP has taught me a lot about being an emotional empath, I have learned that to use my gift in this venue is the hardest...
    auburngirl51 auburngirl51 51-55, F 5 Responses Sep 30

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    i was never one of those ppl who knew what they wanted to do. even in college i remained undeclared for 2 years. well, eevntually, i decided to go wtih somethin practical. i ended...
    blue951 blue951 26-30, M Sep 23

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    I said I Do and at the time I meant forever. I could have never foreseen what would become of us. I don't know what killed it for me? My metamorphosis? His drinking? Our...
    bethany444 bethany444 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    More like a quitter. I quit sports school jobs people life. The **** never stops
    86reality 86reality 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    so I am taking chemistry honors this year and the unit that we were on was hard for me so I went after school to get help from my teacher and I studied so much. The day before the...
    grace665 grace665 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 7

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    I'm madder than a caged coon
    nick3737 nick3737 22-25, M Oct 7

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    I have to drop an AP course because I can't handle it. I am terrible at math, I get a D if I'm lucky. I can't do well in my spanish II class for the life of me. My boyfriend gets...
    oksarah oksarah 16-17, F 18 hrs ago

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    When I am not taking my bipolar meds, I am a mess, when I am taking them I am a zombie, either way me and my husband fight a lot. We have a five month old but we only met 15 months...
    C8DAGR8 C8DAGR8 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I feel like that all the time. My life is so boring, I do the same routine every day: Go to school, go home, eat, go on the Internet, read, sleep and repeat.. I feel like I...
    EmmaBirchall EmmaBirchall 13-15, F 12 hrs ago

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    lol I don't really know why I joined this group XD it's sounds funny! But I feel like this ALL THE TIME!!
    drama16queen1997 drama16queen1997 16-17 5 days ago

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    I find the best in people and I can get along with almost everyone, even if I don't like them that much. Basically, I can tolerate nearly every human being. However, it upsets me...
    Soltanto Soltanto 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    You ever get the feeling like you are on borrowed time? I do, I have been depressed all my life with the exception of the last two years. These last two years have been amazing...
    Shellback1992 Shellback1992 41-45, M Sep 25

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    Last week, i started my training in a bpo industry. I hang-out with a group that i thought would welcome me. But instead i felt like im trying hard to fit in. So what i did is most...
    jmeaarnian jmeaarnian 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I like to think about this one. Wrong place, wrong time. Not sure if that's exactly right. Part of me tends to think we are where we're supposed to be, even if it doesn't feel...
    niklb niklb 41-45, F Oct 8

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    Whenever I get a bad grade, like I did today (D - one point from C!), my mom totally freaks out. She confronts me and talk about how bad the grade is and then she starts talking...
    ParkerFewer ParkerFewer 13-15, F Sep 30

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    Even though I have the most amazing fiancé and a good family, I feel like I'm unworthy of anything.
    CassRL CassRL 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    Been immigrants my family traveled to Sydney, Australia via small boats during the war. I had a very rough childhood growing up. My dad left my mum after I was born. A guy moved...
    zenzuu zenzuu 26-30, M Oct 2

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    I feel like my friends hate me because they barley talk to me and I'm mostly alone because we have nothing in common. Their all about metal and black and I'm all about J-pop and...
    Death500 Death500 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    I never thought that this time would come. 2 years ago I graduated from college. After few months I got an online job. I thought it would be just a temporary job while I was...
    nobodybutme97 nobodybutme97 22-25, M Oct 4

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    I feel like I was born in the wrong time period... I feel like I was meant to grow up in the time of Jane Austen, pride and prejudice. I always felt like I didn't belong. I am very...
    ericabri12 ericabri12 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I don't. Sometimes, it feels like I just watch humans. I don't feel like I'm really... human? Like as if i weren't meant to be a person. I still do daily stuff; make up, school...
    neptunegurl neptunegurl 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I left everything behind to be closer to friends and family, moving 3000 miles in the process. Once I reached the East Coast, the friends I thought I had here didn't have time for...
    truthfullyyours truthfullyyours 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 23

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    Ever since I was just 6 years old, I've been concerned about how fat I looked. Even still, i feel like I'm fat. I think it all started one time when i was with my cousin. she and...
    sunnypuppy14 sunnypuppy14 13-15, F Sep 28

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    It has been some time now, im not sure when or why this has happened, but it feels like my senses have become hyper-sensitive. I hear with enhanced clarity, and within a more...
    hmmhmmhmm hmmhmmhmm 26-30 Oct 4

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    I always seem to have this feeling I'm being watched as from time to time I always look around and sometimes stop and turn around as if I being watched, even in my own apartment...
    RD101 RD101 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 5

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    Have you ever felt the horrible feeling where you feel like you aren't good enough? No matter how much the people who care about you say otherwise, you still feel that overwhelming...
    Julia22514 Julia22514 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    A few months ago,I was having one of the best times of my life. I had my family and friends. I had volunteered to do something that made me happier than anybody. I woke up excited...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Recently I started a new job. I absolutely hate being the new person and not knowing how everything is run. I know that it's normal to feel this way and that with time I'll get the...
    zuzeethh zuzeethh 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    When I was young me and a neighbor shared dreams of being animals and would discuss it during the day. I also began dreaming of a guy who was a wolf around that time. And I feel...
    AzureTiger AzureTiger 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I say that because my mom had beautiful hazel eyes mine are so dark they're nearly BLACK but my older sister got the hazel eyes my mom had some weight on her and a beautiful face...
    UnconventionalBeauty UnconventionalBeauty 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    I feel like I'm dreaming all the time. How do ik I'm really me and this is really my life? It's a common question, "what would you do if one day you just woke up and your whole...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    I need answers! I have no idea what I'm dealing with. I feel like I'm being haunted, controlled or even possessed! I can't stand it no longer! This one thing has made me attempt...
    Experiencevisionary Experiencevisionary 13-15, M Sep 29

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    So I made this note of how I feel... I feel like I'm going crazy:. Feeling 'dead' or empty inside. Like the old me is gone, missing. Not feeling sadness towards death of pet...
    MrsKAura MrsKAura 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    So I've been friends with this girl for a long time (lets call her K) and i met a friend (lets call her B) a while after me and K have been friends.Eventually I introduced K to B...
    PailPuppy PailPuppy 13-15, F Oct 4

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    I feel like everyone I meet tries to piece who I am together from what they see on the outside without digging deeper. Do we really live in a world where appearance and status are...
    left4deadspace left4deadspace 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 7

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    I am sick right now and feeling exhausted, and i am sick all the time like this. and i am always dependent on my vitamins syrup for my health. I hate my life, I am unable to do...
    oceanend oceanend 18-21 Oct 8

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    Sometimes I feel like I comment too much or that I message people too many times before they reply. I also feel like Im a burden when talking to someone. They could be doing...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 10

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    I have homework in Science and its due Monday. I completely don't want to do it! I feel like Summer went by way too fast, and I didn't get to enjoy it at all... I just feel so...
    dogsareCute16 dogsareCute16 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 11

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