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I Feel Like I Can Never Be Myself Around Others

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    I don't feel like I'll ever really be good enough but I'm not gonna bother with people who make me feel that way anymore.. I'm gonna be more wise with relationships from now on...
    kanashimi93 kanashimi93 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 13

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    I always feel like no one thinks I'm good enough, and I try not to agree with them When I see so many people that seem better than me
    nickwrocks1 nickwrocks1 13-15, M Oct 31

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    This can be a good thing, I get ideas easily and enjoy life more when things are good. But It feels so limiting sometimes. I never was able to learn to drive, and I am not able to...
    SwitchLizzy SwitchLizzy 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 8

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    No matter how many times I change everything about me, I still am not enough to be excepted by my own family. A close knit bug family filled with all kinda of different people and...
    lizard42o lizard42o 22-25, F Oct 31

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    I feel like nobody will ever live me like I want them to love me. It sounds crazy right, like I want them to love me. But I was neglected and emotionally abused as a child and I...
    ExPButterfly ExPButterfly 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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    I'm not a writer, sometimes I lack common sense, and other times I make no sense at all. If you still with me for the nect few minutes though I only hope that it gives you some...
    InfinitelyCurious InfinitelyCurious 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 12

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    I always hate when I'm someone's second choice. I feel like I'm being used. And I don't like that. I feel like you only wan me around when something fails,It makes me feel like...
    AshCakes AshCakes 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    A little set up for you: I'm a 19 year old girl. Portuguese. Lived in England most of my life. Born in SA. Confident in my appearance. I write. I draw (at university, so it's legit...
    exulansis exulansis 18-21, F Nov 3

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    In front of my eyes. I used to take responsibility for the feelings of others. I thought I did. Actually, I wasn't qualified, and made no assertions that I was some guru or...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 11

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    I feel like writing, so I wrote this. (10min or so to make) Thoughts, opinions, suggestions? Please leave them below I sit, gazing at the melancholy world around me. Mourning...
    Superpoke Superpoke 13-15, M Nov 10

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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 Oct 21

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    I feel like no one will ever love me because I myself, am incapable of being lovable. I am ugly, dumb, overweight, lacking in everything a man looks for in a woman, and I always...
    unlovable5 unlovable5 13-15, F Nov 1

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    I feel so alone in this world. Go to school all your life for what? Get a job.. Marry? I don't even get good grades. I'm sick of being the stupid, ugly loner nobody likes. My...
    Holeale Holeale 22-25, T 45 mins 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 2 Responses Oct 24

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    I don't believe I'm attractive I need felt good enough for the people around me or my ex.. I feel like I'll never be good enough I compare myself to girls and wish I could change...
    kanashimi93 kanashimi93 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 8

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    I just feel pushed to a dark corner... There is nowhere out, there is no hope...my first university major was in marketing. I spent over 6 years looking for a job in the field... I...
    SweetBrazilianLizzy SweetBrazilianLizzy 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    I'm 24 years old now. I've been actively looking and searching for something that can keep me content with just living on this earth. I can't stand how everything revolves around...
    Floo64 Floo64 22-25, F 21 hrs 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 Oct 23

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    This is how I am currently feeling... No job, no boyfriend, in debt, going through a divorce and living under my brothers roof who wants me out by the end of the year... I know...
    Gaffa1234 Gaffa1234 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 6

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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 Oct 21

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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 Oct 21

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    I wake up every morning feeling like a waste of everyone's time. every time I ask a question at work or school they make it seem as if I am a burden. Then I will walk away and hear...
    lostguy19892014 lostguy19892014 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 25

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    I think I have an exceptional body and I accept that others think I'm pretty- but it doesn't do me any good. I don't like to see myself in the mirror. I don't like being...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses a week 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 Oct 23

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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 Oct 23

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    Here at [school], I am in a place of judgment. I am truly reminded of how I am not of this planet, not truly of this race. I do not have strong connections with any beings here; or...
    ansiktetledsen ansiktetledsen 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 24

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    I have friends, that's true. We're like sisters and hangout all the time. But sometimes I feel like I'm the odd one out. We never talk about the same things, they tend to talk...
    AntiSocialBookworm AntiSocialBookworm 13-15, F Oct 28

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    I feel as if I'm the biggest crybaby in the whole world. I hate my feelings, I hate being awake, I hate hating things. I feel as if my life is supposed to be this wonderful...
    imotakuchan imotakuchan 18-21, F Oct 31

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    I am hoping someone older will be able to offer me some advice because I am a 55 year old woman who fell in love with someone for the first time in my life. It happened 2 years...
    Bethena Bethena 51-55, F 3 Responses Nov 1

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    To my Future Ex Husband I know you’re busy right now. I also reckon that you need to finish your work today. Yes, I understand that you must go out-of-town for business...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 6

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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 Oct 23

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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 2 Responses Oct 23

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    Post concert depression. It feels like I haven't seen my boys in years when it was only 2 months and 8 days. I never got the chance to get VIP tickets to meet my boys, and tell...
    QueenOfPunkRock QueenOfPunkRock 13-15, F Oct 24

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    I don't know when this happened. Maybe, I blindly let it happen, Blissfully surrounded by a false sense of Security. Maybe, I tried to fight it. I don't know. My friends and I...
    NylonRed NylonRed 16-17, F Oct 24

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    I know I'm not perfect, so I try to make up for my imperfections with other things, like putting myself second, so that the people I love and care about will feel like I'm still...
    TheAlbinoGirl TheAlbinoGirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 8

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    A friend asked me once, years ago: "How do you know you're not just going around in a bigger circle?" He was right. I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing either. I feel like...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 11

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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 Oct 21

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    Im so different. I wish I had friends. Im always told im beautiful but always sucked at conversations. Im probally too much of a weirdo to be a model, but I get told I should model...
    PrettyUnique47 PrettyUnique47 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    I am so depressed, I don't feel anything is going to get better. I hate myself very much. I get everything wrong, I literally do, in every sense. Everything is a mess and my life...
    Awhiteorchid Awhiteorchid 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 1

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    Yes I am only 17 and I'm still to young to be talking about "forever" but you never know I could walk outside and get shot or just die unexpectedly idk what's going to happen to me...
    FindingTheRealMe FindingTheRealMe 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 3

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    My family, my boyfriend, my therapist nobody seems to understand how deeply depressed I am. The only way I can explain it is I feel like im stuck waist deep in quicksand and...
    DenSan DenSan 22-25, F Nov 7

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    I feel like I've gone through a thousand break ups . . . my heart crushed into microscopic pieces. My chest so tight and heavy. I feel like killing myself, but I cannot leave my...
    SuriAnne SuriAnne 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    …to make me feel better to confide in...or to just talk to… and be myself with :( I feel like I have no one to talk to… my mum used to be like that… I'm sure of it… I...
    Misscoconut Misscoconut 16-17, F Nov 13

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    my mother keeps saying i'm not good enough. she gets angry with me easily and keeps me in my room cleaning things i can't even see wrong. It hurts to feel like i will never make...
    Cheshirecupacat Cheshirecupacat 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm in my last year of high school and I feel like I'm failing at being smart, I haven't had this problem before, I was always the "smart one" but the last couple of months I've...
    elisasama elisasama 16-17, F 1 Response