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I Feel Like I Can Never Be Myself Around Others

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    Why can't i just feel 100% happy for once. Just once. I have these demons in my head that keep putting me down and making me cry. People say to tell someone if someone is hurting...
    Dontlookbackk Dontlookbackk 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have a serious problem comparing myself to others. I try really hard not to, but I do. It seems that I am really slow at learning things. Its like everything I look at something...
    TurkeyBacon TurkeyBacon 18-21, M Sep 28

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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 1 Response Sep 25

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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 1 Response Oct 2

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    Well, my boyfriend tries but he's too busy so he's never really around. My mom takes the side of her other children who sexually abused me when I was little. They tried to make me...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 14

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    I feel like part of me is missing because it is. Its part of my brain was not formed properly. It is this that's been said is what has caused me so many problems in my life. I...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    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 can't remember a point in my life I ever felt like I was understood. From a very young age, I had always felt very misunderstood and exceptionally curious to understand. And now...
    Imlostintime Imlostintime 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    how do you tell that you are a wolf because I feel like I am and some agree but some say I'm a cat. And a long time ago someone told me I'm more like a dog and though they didn't...
    Okamipyon Okamipyon 16-17, F 1 Response 2 hrs 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 5 days ago

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    I think that its a good thing that we feel like we are meant todo something more with life,(i just came up with this so if its confusing i apologize in advance) A while ago in...
    zackattack38 zackattack38 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 28

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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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    I miss her , I lover her. Last saw her face in Dec 2012, last heard her voice in feb 2014.I been through hell, people say she is not worthy of me. As a fool, i Cant stop loving her...
    dreamingdarkness dreamingdarkness 26-30, M Oct 12

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    I am sitting on my dining table, sipping from my cup of coffee and thinking about the ups and downs in my life lately. I am reflecting on my mistakes and on the pain I put myself...
    iamv1991 iamv1991 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Lately I have been feeling really fed up and depressed. I feel that both family and friends hate me being happy or having a life of my own. My parents are both really ill and have...
    galaxy3 galaxy3 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Well, I've given a lot to this world. I've listened, I've observed, and I've fed back where I can to those who need to hear it. I haven't reached a tremendously wide audience, but...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    When I compare myself to my friends and peers around me, it seems as if they get over or move on within a fair to quick manner. I on the other hand get stuck on a person for so...
    bananaloc bananaloc 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I can't connect with people or appreciate any moment anymore. I don't have any motivation and can never carry on a meaningful conversation anymore. I'm 23 and have no idea what i...
    williemonje williemonje 22-25, M 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    A little. A lot. Maybe. Maybe not. Today wasn't a good day. She haunts my memories, she torments me with her existence. I don't feel like being here if I have to sit with her on...
    widerlich widerlich 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    When I have my depression I feel like such a loser and annoyance. Who would want to listen to me be all sad? I like it when I am doing well and being happy. Then I can bring joy...
    butterflyhearts17 butterflyhearts17 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 29

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    Dreams are a strange occurrence that only happens when you sleep. Though rarely they ever have a deeper meaning, you could be dreaming about something that happened the day before...
    NightwolfBlackheart NightwolfBlackheart 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 4

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    Really ever since I married, no one looks at me twice and I feel like I'm much older than I am, like I should still be enjoying myself rather than working in a job I hate, in a...
    papercastles papercastles 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 5

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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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    I love my wife(Don't judge her too harshly, she isn't here to defend her self after all) but more and more its becoming love in the abstract because I am finding that our...
    whowantstoknow97 whowantstoknow97 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 13

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    I miss you so much that I feel like dying babe 😔 I'm pretending to be strong and okay in front of others which is not like me but inside me I feel like dying and I cry my heart...
    lydiasangi lydiasangi 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Im always here for people and to help them best i can but where are people when i need to talk? I feel like i annoy people with my problems but im the first person to help others...
    xxjellybabyxx xxjellybabyxx 26-30, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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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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    Only the second person who feels like this on here. I hope others join us. Why? Well I'm still growing as a person, so much to learn about life. I want to change direction in...
    nunos nunos 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 10

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    This might sound totally weird and off But I would like to meet the opposite of myself. Like I'm a very nice person but I wonder how it would feel like to meet the opposite of...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F Oct 11

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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 Oct 15

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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 5 days ago

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    I feel like, there's no hope, one cannot simply be totally free anymore. I feel like, I was born to work my entire life pursuing an illusion. Whenever I buy something i think...
    scringerw scringerw 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    Just sometimes i feel like i am not good enough for people. I do not know why i feel like that but it happens. I guess i just have to continue to work on myself and hopefully that...
    tristonRy tristonRy 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 28

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    I feel like there's something everyone else knows that I have never caught onto and people just never say anything about it because its assumed that everyone knows it. I feel like...
    theoneironaut theoneironaut 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 28

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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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    Yep, I feel like I'm so out there that there's not a place in society that I can truly be myself without worrying about being judged. I know may people think that, but when you're...
    PocketUke PocketUke 18-21, T 2 Responses Oct 3

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    This dream happened when I was only 15 (I'm 20 now), but I remember it clear as day. In the dream I saw a place grassy hill like place there was fog so I couldn't see so well. I...
    TheSpookyPotato TheSpookyPotato 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 8

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    She's in Europe, I in the South Pacific. Star crossed lovers in a virtual world, longing for each other, wish after wish, nights of endless dreaming wondering what she tastes...
    AcousticAnne AcousticAnne 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 11

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    I think I am slightly sociopathic. Nothing feels real. I feel as if I can never die. I am lucky, a little too lucky. I feel like there is a higher power, yet do I think it is from...
    ithinkihaveamentalillness ithinkihaveamentalillness 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    I pride myself on my ability to keep moving forward no matter how shtty things are, but today I feel like giving up. My soul feels tired today. I just want one person I can count...
    rsgalindo01 rsgalindo01 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I can't stand feeling like I'm walking on egg shells. I get scared just before sending a message. My heart starts racing before I even make it to my tent, but I'm In love so why...
    Jovonte Jovonte 18-21, M 6 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 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I tried to get on with my life after a breakup with maybe the only men I ever really loved but I can't I cry all day I try not to think and all I see myself doing is going in...
    Hjmm26 Hjmm26 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    I feel like I'm just wasting my life away, I'm a freshman in college and I take two classes. One on Monday Wednesday & Friday, and another one on Tuesday & Thursday. One last 50...
    AJMClassof14 AJMClassof14 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 27

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    I feel like no one knows the part of me that isn't happy with myself.
    michellerocks michellerocks 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 29

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