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I Feel Like I Can Never Get Ahead No Matter How Hard I Work

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    Sometimes, I Wonder What I'm Doing Wrong...why Can't I Get Ahead?

    I've been struggling financially seems like all my adult life. I've had some good jobs at times but with layoffs, business cutting down hours, I've had to work two jobs just to make ends meet, at one point I even had three jobs, but for some reason, I feel like I can never get...
    misssylke misssylke 41-45 Jul 12, 2011

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    Silently Suffering- My Failure

    I wake up in the middle of the night at about 3-4 am having a panic attack about money, bills, intrest rates, how am I going to make enough money? But understand, I didnt go on a shopping spree, I dont have a plasma screen TV, I dont even have new clothes, I wear alot of clothes...
    Mori00 Mori00 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 27, 2009

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    Hello. I have no on to really talk to, so I'm posting this here. I've been engaged since July 29th of this year. My birthday. Ever since the engagement ring came in from being...
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    Yes, I would. The truth is much easier to handle, even if it hurts, it's easier to deal when you know exactly where you stand and what you're confronting. Specially when something...
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    Have you ever dance until when you are done it feels like you were floating in thin air? I've had that feeling it's freaking awesome!!!!
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    i trust my gut and 90 percent it's true. don't ever lie in front of my face, tell me the truth no matter how painful it maybe because later i will still find out the truth and it's...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 30

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    Truth...is the thing that just what it is, nothing and nobody could destroy it....But What we call truth is different from what it actually tells us..And their differences is in...
    Amirmohammad Amirmohammad 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 22

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    I'm a big fan of honest and open communication and I enjoy working with other people towards understanding and improving the situation and the relationship. I simply prefer others...
    NamelessNomad NamelessNomad 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    I hate how she makes me feel. She continues her relationship with him, knowing what it's doing to me. She lies to me and tells me that she is not reciprocating with him. They have...
    scootter01 scootter01 31-35, M 8 Responses 4 days ago

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    Truth and lie One lie+ one Lie is not = truth Truth can be perceived only by those who speak truth themselves; who can die for truth. Majority of population cannot perceive truth...
    aproudwoman aproudwoman 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    I have always hated liars as I see no point in it. If you are honest with people the least you can do is expect it in return. I would rather know the truth no matter what! There...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 9

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    I try to be honest as much as I can. The only time I won't be honest is if I know the person I'm talking to will be hurt. I hate hurting people. I know they won't be able to handle...
    hockeyfanm13 hockeyfanm13 22-25, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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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 8 hrs ago

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    Even though sometimes my heart needs more time to accept what my mind already knows.
    Rinkika Rinkika 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    There's a difference between telling the truth and being a complete *******.
    Iyaniaya Iyaniaya 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 22

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    And that's what I definitely got..
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 22

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    So over the little lies! Be a man and tell the truth!
    crazygirl92470 crazygirl92470 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 30

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    Asking the right questions is the best answer when there's no right answer.
    nojokeintended nojokeintended 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 4

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    I wish i just knew the truth...😔
    hopefaithlove84 hopefaithlove84 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 8

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    It's the only way we get to learn and grows.
    TheEmberLeader TheEmberLeader 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 12

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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 Sep 29

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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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    I try to think otherwise but it does not work. I guess I've been limiting myself a lot by not giving myself a chance with people because I don't feel I'm good enough but I just do...
    Awhiteorchid Awhiteorchid 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    I feel like an outcast no matter where I go
    aliterekhova aliterekhova 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    I find the best in people and I can get along with almost everyone, even if I don't like them that much. Basically, I can tolerate nearly every human being. However, it upsets me...
    Soltanto Soltanto 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I left everything behind to be closer to friends and family, moving 3000 miles in the process. Once I reached the East Coast, the friends I thought I had here didn't have time for...
    truthfullyyours truthfullyyours 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 23

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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 3 Responses Sep 22

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    Unfortunately, the people who are supposed to love us aren’t always able to give us the kind of love we need. Whether they are our mothers or our fathers, our grandparents or our...
    Sophie119 Sophie119 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 25

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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 5 days ago

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    At this point I'm giving up on men, I have no idea how they work, they really must originate from a different planet because no matter what I do it's always the wrong thing.
    Ribsy83 Ribsy83 31-35, F 10 Responses Sep 20

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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 Oct 2

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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 Sep 25

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    for anything ever no matter ho hard i try or how good i am FMLPGKMA
    o3118152 o3118152 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 9

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    To be honest . I have no problem with my outside appearance. (Not trying to sound vain, because I've never been that. :/) It's the inside that I'm trying to fix. I try to be good...
    AEHeroine AEHeroine 18-21, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I am 17, I'm in my last year at school and I live alone. I must admit it is quite haunting to come home from school and nobody is there. Not to mention I have to be my own mum and...
    luneelfe luneelfe 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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    I was raised in a very dysfunctional family. Everyday was another fight and more drama, the thing is my family is very violent so all I heard growing up was screaming, all I saw...
    jen202022 jen202022 16-17, F Oct 2

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    I'm healing, so I'm almost over him. Though a part of me still hurts. I wish he knew what he did to me while he just went on with his life. Well, that's what I gotta do. Go on...
    IceyNoEmber IceyNoEmber 16-17, F Oct 7

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    I've had my share of bad experiences with men. Whether simply dating, or serious relationship. But what I've learned is that sometimes you have to go through, or deal with certain...
    BonnieProfound BonnieProfound 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    I walk the day seen as just another person. No one asks. No one hints. No one sees, just how hard I am trying with every fiber of my being to be normal. To be productive. To be...
    Surilian Surilian 26-30, M Sep 29

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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 know that I'm a hard worker because all the scientist with their PhD PharmD MD I'll tell me then I am the hardest working administrative clerk. I just do my jobs do the best I...
    buzzed90 buzzed90 22-25, M Oct 10

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    Have you ever felt the horrible feeling where you feel like you aren't good enough? No matter how much the people who care about you say otherwise, you still feel that overwhelming...
    Julia22514 Julia22514 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I don't. Sometimes, it feels like I just watch humans. I don't feel like I'm really... human? Like as if i weren't meant to be a person. I still do daily stuff; make up, school...
    neptunegurl neptunegurl 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 2 days 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 2 days ago

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    i am a very hard worker i work 4 jobs and i wouldnt have it any other way i love everything i do i dont get much rest but i love doing what i do
    oilchick1488 oilchick1488 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 3