I Feel Like I Am A Burden To The Ones I Love

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    Why am I even here? That's something I've

    always wondered. It seems like all I do is mess things up. I hate myself for it. I can't ever do anything right. No, I'm not gonna kill myself. My life is never that hard, I'm stronger than that. I just wanna disappear from the lives of those I love, so I'm not hurting anyone...
    reneeo11314 reneeo11314
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jun 30, 2014

    As Time Goes On

    I love my wife more then anything in the world but she seems atleast to me that she resents me she post stuff on Facebook that is her complaints of situations I had with her and she thinks I don't listen to her when I truly do every word she says I hear not to long after getting...
    linxisme linxisme
    1 Response Feb 17, 2013

    Damn right i am a burden.

    .. Sick if burdening ppl...
    Depressedgirlxxx Depressedgirlxxx
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 7, 2015

    I Am The Cause.

    I feel that I had been a huge burden to my girlfriend. Ever since I went into her life, I had bring her more trouble than the problems I helped her to solve. It is my fault. I am trouble. Not only am I a burden to my girl friend. I had been a burden to my brother, my sister...
    LuCiFeRz LuCiFeRz
    22-25, F
    Sep 18, 2013

    The Lump

    I am a childhood abuse surviving schizophrenic. I never felt like a burden to my birth parents, as I've met my ***** donor only once a few years back, and my mother was a spiteful witch. She couldn't be bothered by me, thus I was not a burden. The same goes for my stepfather. I...
    xXxAnonymousxWriterxXx xXxAnonymousxWriterxXx
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 22, 2011

    They Just Petty Me

    No matter what I do, I always feel as though I'm in the way, or unwanted. Due to this, I rarely accept invites to things, or suggest something to do. The only reason people talk to me is because they feel bad for me, that will always be the case. I hate feeling this way, and...
    WhimsicalHeart WhimsicalHeart
    18-21, F
    Jun 15, 2013

    Between being told flat out by my father

    that "no one will ever put up with you," my depression driving people away, and my ability to burn people out with my neediness, I KNOW I'm a burden to others. I've lost friendships because I depended on them too much for emotional support. Try as I might to not need people or...
    notthis78 notthis78
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Aug 12, 2015

    I Have Always Felt This Way.

    I get sad often, for little or no reason. I have panic attacks triggered by seemingly innocuous things. I have a lot of baggage.   When I was a child, I was still this way.  I expressed my pain to my friends.. and, they tolerated it.  They'd hug me or let...
    Truli Truli
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 4, 2010

    I care about others so much

    that I don't want to burden them with my many exhausting problems. I want to open up to people, but I feel like I'd only be weighing them down. I have close friends, but I know that they're going through more than me. It hurts to bottle up these feelings of self-hate. It just...
    notthatoneguy notthatoneguy
    16-17, M
    1 Response Dec 13, 2015

    Why Me?

    i feel like i am a burden. i know, thats the point of this group. but i do. i feel like there is always something wrong with me and this is true in my eyes. to me its true and it makes me feel like i have to do everything on my own without any help. i have mental issues. i have...
    c0nfus3ds0ul c0nfus3ds0ul
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jul 28, 2011

    I'm the youngest of four in a single parent

    house hold. I was also an accident and am 7 years younger than my closest sibling. It's just my mom and since she's always at work I've taken advantage of my freedom. I'm not as smart as my siblings and I don't try as hard. I don't have any responsibilities and my mom is too...
    Fuckmerite Fuckmerite
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 30, 2015

    No Job? You're Worthless!

    I can't get and work a normal job with all the health problems I have. But at the same time they wont help me get disability either. So I feel worthless like I can't contribute to anything. My health being so bad, it makes me feel like such a burden to them. I can't help it, it...
    LylaRocks LylaRocks
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 3, 2010

    Life A Mess

    under child protection single mum do my best social worker a cow everything not good enough to them it is tidy berring in mind I have 3 kids with learning difficulties they said next step is court order if it don't improve even though house is tidy I have suspected learning...
    amon1980mum amon1980mum
    36-40, F
    Nov 1, 2013

    I'm Sorry

    I'm sorry that I feel this way. I'm sorry that I have to put you through this. I'm sorry that I have to be in this situation. I'm sorry that I have to be completely, hopelessly in love with someone who is only, has only ever been, and most likely will be, a friend, and nothing...
    NoWayToGoOn NoWayToGoOn
    18-21, M
    Dec 14, 2010

    Am Always There For Others Till Now.

    Since my deceased husband"s death,i was relieved of heavy burden. Has never been a burden to others till my diagnosis of adrenal insufficiency 6 years ago. I am so blessed with Philip in my life who is my wonderful soulmate and caregiver. I felt that i have burdened him all these...
    unshakable unshakable
    61-65, F
    1 Response Mar 19, 2011

    I Don't Get It

    I feel like they just don't want me. Why they don't just disown me, I don't understand. I always mess everything up. I feel like a horrible person because I feel like I'm never good enough for them. I don't think I will ever come first, but maybe one day things will change. I...
    Jan 8, 2013

    I can't help my family with their problems.

    I don't have any good advice for my friends. I just get money from my parents, I can't get a job yet, and it's always my friends who help me when I need advice. I feel like a fvcking parasite. Someday, I will repay everyone. I hope I can.
    PinksTheNewBlack PinksTheNewBlack
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 24, 2015

    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe

    and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month old son he died in bed with my husband a freak accident who was blamed he went crazy beat me left me for my cousin he ended up In jail now he is...
    laceykight laceykight
    31-35, F
    Apr 13, 2014

    I'm a burden to everybody.

    I think that they're just forcing themselves to talk to me or be friends with me because they pity me. :p
    sillainwonderland sillainwonderland
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 17, 2016
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Oct 4, 2015
    ForeverMyAlwaysREH3 ForeverMyAlwaysREH3
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 25, 2015

    I'm a burden. No doubt about it.

    I can't live with my family, tried living with friends, then a bf, now I'm living with my aunt but now I can't find a new job. I've been on 5 crappy interviews and am getting so stressed. My aunt is starting to get annoyed and I don't know what to do. I have social anxiety and...
    Dani133 Dani133
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 7, 2015

    i feel like a constant disappointment.

    i just can't do anything right.
    sunrae08 sunrae08
    26-30, F
    Jun 23, 2015

    I Know I Am

    Ever since my last attempt I have felt like I'm an enormous burden on those who care about me. That's part of the reason why I want to go, because I'm sick of being me and I'm sick of watching the people I love worry about me. I know I'm not worth it, they do it because they have...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 19, 2012

    Oh Yea I Am, Makes Me So Sad!!

    How did I get to this place???My body has become my enemy, it has attacked me, and its winning the battle. Pain is always lingering and fierce at every turn.I smoke, (Money)18 pills a day (money)doctor (money)I am waiting for disability but haven't got it yet.I try with...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta
    51-55, F
    1 Response Jun 4, 2012


    I am a student , my parents do their best in order to keep me in this city studying .My mom works in another country , my dad is working like 10 hours a day , and now my grandma will stay in bed because of her surgery like 2 months , my dad might quit his job to stay with her...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Oct 31, 2013

    I Feel Stupid..

    I feel so stupid. Like what I feel is useless and I'm just depressing other people by being here. Even my own parents they've even told me all I can do is feel sorry for myself and maybe their right. People just don't really care about me and my feelings that's all. So many...
    ElliePhantomhive ElliePhantomhive
    18-21, F
    Jun 12, 2013

    Pushing People Away

    I feel like I'm a burden to the people I love so I push them away I'm not close with people that I love because I feel like I am just a problem In their life which isn't a good feeling. It scares me that I might end up alone with pushing everyone away but it's a thing going to...
    EmilyPop28 EmilyPop28
    18-21, F
    Nov 22, 2013

    Party Pooper.

    I constantly feel like a burden to everyone I know. There's always something wrong with me. I'm constantly in a battle with my PTSD, BDD, depression, Borderline Personality, my abandonment issues...My best friend recently left me and everyone says "Oh meet new people and you'll...
    Didosaurus Didosaurus
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 1, 2011

    i cant work and im in chronic pain.

    some days i cant even get out of bed. my ex from 7 yrs ago gave me a home and took care of me now i have a bf where i half live at and he takes care of me when im there. i hate that i having to be dependent on others just to survive. i dont understand why im here, and i feel...
    cooper3366 cooper3366
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 4, 2015

    they expect so much from me

    and I only dissapoint them, I hate it, I never do anything right
    loneleyboy loneleyboy
    16-17, M
    Jun 24, 2015

    I Weight So Heavy To Lift

    I am becoming the burden I never wanted to be I am a burden Too heavy to lift I want to be able to rely on ppl But I am a weight too heavy to lift Unable to be held **** I don't want to be this
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp
    26-30, M
    1 Response Nov 27, 2009

    I Feel Like It Will Only Get Worse....

    I have a chronic condition and will have to take meds for the rest of my days. Most people that know me on here, already know this and probably get tired of me whining about it. I understand that, I truly do but, I can't help talking about it because I am always in pain. The only...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 16, 2012

    What Have I Done?

    In the beginning, everything was idyllic, almost perfect. The first five years of my life were so magical that I can't even remember it. Then I turned six. I was sent to a new school and I started having panic attacks. My stomach hurt all the time. I didn't eat because I thought...
    num83rs num83rs
    Feb 18, 2013

    Forever Not Changed

    I never thought in a million years that I would be where I am now. I thought that I'd still be homeschooled, and I'd still be the person that my family seems to want back. I was pretty sure that my innocence wouldn't be stained by the depravity and darkness that can exist in this...
    num83rs num83rs
    Feb 24, 2013

    There is not a day I go without receiving any

    sort of criticism. No matter what I do, what I say, or even what I don't do and what I don't say, there is always someone to criticize me. It comes from words, it comes from gestures and actions, it comes from the look in their eyes. I feel as if living in a cage. I am confined...
    mimosasgl mimosasgl
    22-25, F
    Jun 11, 2014

    I Can No Longer Fight This...

    All i ever am is a burden... always a bother, and i stay in my room angry at myself saying why? Why can't i just stop being everyone's problem? I want to run away desperately but i am not capable. I am not strong enough to fight on through this, but i am not strong enough to end...
    KiwiLiv KiwiLiv
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 24, 2012

    Being that I'm 19 with no job

    or anything, I feel so bad when my mother has to work.. I really do. I feel like I could be helping her so much but it's like I add on to her stress. I don't work do to my social anxiety being oh so bad :'( I love my mom and I just wish I wasn't so blah all the time. I'm sorry...
    mentallyhigh mentallyhigh
    22-25, F
    May 29, 2015

    Im a burden to everyone basically.

    I wish alotta times i wasnt even born or one of my health conditions would honestly end my existence so i wouldn't be a problem anymore to my only friend-my wife. :'(
    nobodys247 nobodys247
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 13, 2015

    I have sometimes felt like a burden to my family

    and friends. I tend to fight pretty we against those feeling now.
    Maybeincubus Maybeincubus
    26-30, M
    Jun 30, 2015

    I promised my friend i will try harder to get

    over my depression and put in more effort for my studies... I am trying but somehow i feel like its not enough and i am going to lose my friends for good...
    Depressedgirlxxx Depressedgirlxxx
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 9, 2015

    I Ain't Heavy..... Oh Wait, Yes I Am!

    You ever heard the song He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother ?  I've suddenly become the Brother...   After years of financial independence, and actually helping to take care of others as well, I have found myself needing the help of friends.  I hate it!  I know...
    BlasphemousAngel BlasphemousAngel
    31-35, M
    1 Response Dec 31, 2009
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