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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 36-40 Feb 24, 2013

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    And it bites. But pals remind me.

    That i have saved lives.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Apr 4

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    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

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    Helpless

    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 26-30 5 Responses Oct 31, 2013

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    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

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    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 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    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

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    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 18-21, F Sep 18, 2013

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    My cousin keeps asking what's wrong

    but I don't want to tell her. I've just stopped crying and I don't want to start again. I feel like such a huge burden to her and I don't know what to do about it.
    Sanjana3612 Sanjana3612 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    i feel like a constant disappointment.

    i just can't do anything right.
    sunrae08 sunrae08 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    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

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    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

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    they expect so much from me

    and I only dissapoint them, I hate it, I never do anything right
    loneleyboy loneleyboy 13-15, M Jun 24

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    I have sometimes felt like a burden to my family

    and friends. I tend to fight pretty we against those feeling now.
    Maybeincubus Maybeincubus 22-25, M Jun 30

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    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

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    My Inferiority Complex

    I can't cry to them cause i feel like I'm wasting their time. I can't invite them to hang out or stay with me most of the time because I feel like I'm wasting their time. I don't get why they talk to me... I'm wasting their time. Everything I do, Everything they do for me. I...
    NotBackingDown NotBackingDown 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 16, 2012

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    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

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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2013

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    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

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    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...
    xMellowButterflyx xMellowButterflyx 18-21, F May 29

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    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 16-17, F Jun 12, 2013

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Well Heres A Penny For My Thoughts

    Is it selfish of me to be glad that there is at least 12 other people who know what i mean when i say I feel like I am a burden to the ones that i love. I wont go into it but i really wish someday all the problems that i cause could somehow just evaporate and i would be forced to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 5, 2010

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    ForeverMyAlwaysREH3 ForeverMyAlwaysREH3 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 25

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    Everything Seems Wrong

    i am a 29 year old woman with no friends i have cerebral palsy Lupus and Depression i often oush people away because i feel like i will be a burdan too them i have a lot of baggage going on and i'm always afraid people wont want to deal with it i'm a very sweet fun perosn to be...
    spiritualvirgo82 spiritualvirgo82 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 10, 2012

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    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 26-30 Jan 19, 2012

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    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 36-40 Feb 18, 2013

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    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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    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

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    Happiness

    i am never happy. and i burden all the ones i love with how sad i am. i hate myself for it becuase im never happy and i doubt i ever will be. pepole always say "things will get better". but right now. things are going to hell. and they dont seem to be turning up anytime soon. i...
    LelouchZero LelouchZero 18-21, T 1 Response Apr 13, 2010

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    Luckily my family caused hate.

    And my pals let me pay them back by advice or in payments.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 23

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    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

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    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 18-21 1 Response Feb 17, 2013

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    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

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