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I Feel Like I Can Never Be Myself Around Others

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    It just so depressing sometimes. I've realized that even people you though were your friends, really dont care. They won't make time for you or try text u back or try make plans...
    Dontlookbackk Dontlookbackk 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    This is just horrible. Everyone I talk to seems to just push me aside the next day. Even people who I thought were my "friends" all think of me last as a filler. No one ever cares...
    notniceniceguy notniceniceguy 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day 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 3 days ago

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    I feel as if my heart is tired and i feel lost in time and life and the world and people around . My brain feels tired to just have the thought of this world and the people in it...
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F Sep 17

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    Look military school isn't what I thought it would be I thought it would be a bit less of a screw up company but nooooo people want to talk crap and mess with me and I feel like...
    rushman5 rushman5 13-15, M Sep 17

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    I am so f**king sick of feeling broken and lost. I shouldn't have to hate myself because others treated me like crap. I am not some injured lamb who needs to be nursed back to...
    LunaKye LunaKye 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 7

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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 5 days ago

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    I'm 30 different people in a day. I'm a different person to everyone I meet. I know how to control everyone I encounter, how to make them like me, how to be what they need. I don...
    calledMiles calledMiles 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    Hi. My I like to go by Snow. Well I'll keep the story shorter than what it truly is. Well I currently do no live with my mother, she lives in another town nearby with my grandma...
    SnowKittyRosa SnowKittyRosa 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    Ahead: Stupid rant My freshman year of high school, I met one girl and pretty much stuck to her side until I made my own friends, which were basically everyone she was friends...
    graveyardghosty graveyardghosty 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 16

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    My friends and I were talking the other day, drifting from one topic to another, until we found ourselves talking about touching one's self. Basically I don't know them well and...
    pleadingsorry pleadingsorry 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 22

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    I’ve always listened to people when they said that it’s okay to be different. That’s why I always kinda tried to embrace it. But no matter where I go, People always seem to...
    Tweeter97 Tweeter97 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 15

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    I posted about a similar problem last night, and like most people the night is a very emotional time for me so I feel the need to post this again but from a slightly different...
    KayJayHoeBum KayJayHoeBum 16-17, M Sep 5

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    So here I am. Conversing with strangers on the internet in search for a reason not to blow my brains out. In retrospect, I'm not surprised. I can see the whole sordid chain of...
    Stillnothing Stillnothing 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 5

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    Control...being in charge of a situation. I have no control in love. I have plenty of love to share but confused. I have no control over portions of my life. Areas which I'd...
    desirabledreams desirabledreams 46-50, F Sep 12

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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 Sep 2

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    It's hard to open up to him again, when I feel like I closed the door a bit. How can I show him how I feel? How can I overcome this stage with him? I feel like I'm walking on...
    emelon12 emelon12 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 12

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    Nobody is ever around when I need them. No one should suffer in silence... But I guess I've made myself an exception to that rule. I just want somebody to be there for me and show...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F Sep 15

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    I don't just feel like no one understands me, I know that no one understands me. It's so hard being in this family, in this school, in this world. My family invalidates my feelings...
    secretlyfelix secretlyfelix 18-21 Sep 16

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    My issues began long before I was even born. Digging up my history is getting me nowhere but I can not move on because I'm always so incredibly fearful of consequences. Selling...
    HopefullRomantic HopefullRomantic 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 18

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    I am currently in high school and I have a couple of people I talk to in my classes but during the weekends I have no one to hang out with like others do. I'm not really a people...
    raisetheroof raisetheroof 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    I just started high school and I feel like no one really wants to be around me because of my birthmark. I want to be myself, I want to be able to talk to other people and have...
    Kperr14 Kperr14 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 1

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    I feel like my step-mother hates me as clearly as I feel pain if I poke my own eyes. Its an almost tangible, clear feeling that was at the center of my childhood experience. Now...
    whitemut whitemut 13-15, M Sep 5

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    Let me first start off by saying I am a natural worrier. By this, I mean my life wouldn't feel right or I would be bored if I didn't worry. Granted, it takes its' toll on me but I...
    Cherrybean84 Cherrybean84 26-30, F Sep 13

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    I'm an 18 year old kid that had an awesome childhood. My family was always tight knit, the kind that eats together ever night. During the past 4 years or so, my family has just...
    stonesfan367 stonesfan367 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 14

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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 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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 7 hrs ago

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    Sweet Dreams? Sarahbella’s story about her bad dreams (http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Feel-Like-My-Dreams-Are-Telling-Me-Something/4781103#reply_5943032) got me...
    bethturner bethturner 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 18

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    Back in 2012 I tried to kill myself and I took a pretty big overdose on some pills. Since then...life hasn't really been the same. I know I'm probably delusional for thinking this...
    StokesQuirky StokesQuirky 18-21, F Sep 5

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    Like the air that drifts between us I feel unimportant, unseen and uninteresting. People glance my way and see no more than scenery. Ostracised by my friends at school, I inhabit...
    BustedMonkey BustedMonkey 18-21, M Sep 7

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    How do I stop driving myself crazy!? One little thought leads to another, which leads to another, and I end up with this big unrealistic scenario that keeps playing through my head...
    lacsun lacsun 22-25, F Sep 10

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    I am 26 years old and I still have never had a girlfriend. Everybody I know is seeing someone even my closest of friends. Now I feel all alone hiding the pain with jokes and...
    WeirdJoe WeirdJoe 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 14

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    Okay so basically I'm doing courses to train me for entrances of various design schools. They teach me How to draw and stuff and all that. And I've never drawn before like idk How...
    Teebee1998 Teebee1998 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 16

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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 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It feels like I apologize way too much like its as if my existence inconveniences others. If someone were to trip me I'd probably apologize for touching their leg. I think it has...
    Kurokat Kurokat 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 8

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    i kind of understand it but it's hard to explain it's like i know one day i'm going to be part of a band i'm going to be the lead singer and we're gonna get famous i can see myself...
    originalghost originalghost 13-15, F Sep 9

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    Everytime i walk out of the house i always get the feeling like someone's watching me.. Last year our school had some type of disco and i always felt like i was being watched.. I...
    aria3276 aria3276 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    I have always wanted a tattoo of wings on my back. I can describe in detail the way that they would come down my back and curl ever-so-slightly around my hips. I have vivid dreams...
    AmarieSkyFlower AmarieSkyFlower 22-25 Sep 15

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    Every time I sleep I have the same dream continued.. It starts in a place where there is a very long endless road and on the sides are broken houses, buildings, and trees etc...and...
    findme12345 findme12345 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 2

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    I will never feel like I am good enough & I have every reason not to feel good enough.
    Itslisa Itslisa 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    Just having a really hard time right now. The love of my life just used and abused me so badly, except I still love her. She told me she would always love me, no matter what...
    BradleyBlei89 BradleyBlei89 22-25, M Sep 7

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    I am a nerd; I've been a nerd all my life. Well today I was telling one of my friends about my meh schedule at school 9-5 everyday. I was telling him while I don't have evening...
    janeastin janeastin 22-25 Sep 9

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    I often feel like an outsider. Give you several reasons. I'm quiet, shy, I love cats, & I don't talk much. Avoid confrontations with insensitive angry people as possible. I'm a...
    DiscoNight1970s DiscoNight1970s 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    I was down in the dumps and pretty depressed for a few months and time felt like it was dragging me backwards and i was getting nowhere, but lately time just feels like its flying...
    oxzymoron oxzymoron 18-21, M Sep 17

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    I write my feelings on here day after day and sometimes, I do miss a few days because of my hectic schedule but that doesn't stop my thoughts of you.Ever since we said goodbye and...
    Godsmack23 Godsmack23 36-40, M Sep 18

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    I'm 14 years old and I like to finger myself. Are there any other ways or anything I can use to pleasure myself with? I can't use sex toys because I am still underage...
    ChocColax ChocColax 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 23

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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...