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I Feel Like I Can't Depend On Anybody

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    People Depend On Me Too Much

    I'm in the middle of my high school life, yet I feel like too many people depend on me. Teachers depend on me to participate in class when no one else wants to. Counselors depend on me to be a model student. Friends depend on me to be the strong one and keep them on their feet...
    chappis13 chappis13 16-17 2 Responses Feb 25, 2012

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    Feel All Alone

    I'm fifty and for the middle child of five.  Always dependable, responsible, never a problem for my parents.  I also felt lost, forgotten, and never heard.  I'm married now with a grown son.  I currently have a broken ankle and am completely dependent even...
    puddeetat puddeetat 46-50 2 Responses Apr 28, 2010

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    Tried,

    and I can't.  He set the time and place. I was there. He wasn't. Half of a lifetime wasted.
    misprint misprint 51-55, F 4 Responses Jan 25, 2010

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    Who Can We Depend On?

    I've lived in my city for 10 yrs. Everytime I think I have found a good friend who I can depend on ...poof it's all a delution. I get promises and they never come to past. The more you try and be friends the more you get hurt. I have three true friends and my husband is my best...
    bobbysgirl398 bobbysgirl398 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 22, 2010

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    Cry Of The Castaway

    So tired of nightmares and feeling like Im a specimen in somebodys collection of misfits or damaged  goods department. I wonder if I was the collector of broken souls if I would really care for them or just enjoy the aquisition of them.  Social cast-off of a sick society that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 23, 2011

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    Who Can

    I never relize i would bve 1 deep 4 life until my wife i been married to for five years did some **** i can"t belive.My cousin wreck her car and left the scene and want somebody to take the blame , i said hell nah but she did take it .So when i got and a wreck i ask her to take...
    annaruss annaruss 26-30 Jul 20, 2011

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    I Can't Trust My Best Friend

    when i moved to the town i currently live in, i was only 9, and the first friend i made i have been friends with since then; it's been 10 years. when i was little i like to sing a lot, just around the house, but if i ever sang in front of her she would say "shut up" or "stop...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 11, 2011

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    So, recently I met up with a close friend of 6-7 years, and it just feels really awkward between us. It has been 1-2 years since we really talked much. We went to separate schools...
    Impuritiii Impuritiii 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    For the past two weeks, I don’t think I’ve dreamed once-or if I have, I don’t remember it. That probably doesn’t seem all that significant… Except for me. It’s made...
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    I am feeling lonely today. I always do actually. It's not like I don't have friends,it's just that I don't feel close to them. And I have so much trouble sleeping at night,I just...
    TheQueen2809 TheQueen2809 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    I always let people down and it's like I can't help myself. There's about 5 individual people I was planning on meeting with over the past week. I spoke to each and we organised...
    n4ta1i3 n4ta1i3 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    He's tall, blonde, blue eyed, has piercings, has tats, and he's 18. He's 5 years older than me, which means I'm 13. He's told me before that I'm too young and that he can get into...
    IrwinsDrumKit IrwinsDrumKit 13-15, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I love a guy that is 18. And I'm barely 14 yet,it couldn't work even if we tried to. I know he can get into trouble. But I just have a really strong feeling towards him. Every...
    IrwinsDrumKit IrwinsDrumKit 13-15, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    My friends sometimes borrow money or anything else from me. And i can't ask them to pay their loan. I want them to pay their loans without me asking them. But it seems like...
    petitedreamer petitedreamer 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    Did you ever meet someone and feel a strong connection to them without even really knowing them? Like they just "get" you and you feel like you know them and feel empathy towards...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 6 Responses Aug 21

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    Always have done it and guess I always will . More so now I'm older as there is so much more things to worry about , and 8/10 are about money , we don't have enough money to have...
    Bowbow94 Bowbow94 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    I'm glad that this experience was posted up because right now I am going through something which is very difficult. I have been with my partner for 9 yrs. Since I was 19 I am now...
    whisperingcampaign whisperingcampaign 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I find no use in meeting people as very few turn out to be helpful, they just pretend to be friends but apparently they are not.I do know that I am in secured in terms of trust but...
    darkheart93 darkheart93 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 30

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    Over the weekend, a few friends and I rented a campsite to commemorate the summer. Due to several of the people either getting sick or becoming unable to attend, it ended up being...
    theanonwriter theanonwriter 22-25, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I'm glad ppl can't because then they would be afraid
    barefootlover7890 barefootlover7890 13-15, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    And can't sleep at all. Somebody entertain me lol
    vacracker vacracker 22-25, M 31 mins ago

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    Hello everyone! This is my first post! (Woohoo) Okay, So hi, I'm Kat. I'm 24... 25 on MONDAY 8/11!!! *Suddenly gets writer's block* -_- Always happens. Meh. I live in FL. I'm a...
    LovelyCalico LovelyCalico 22-25, F Aug 7

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    My computer has stopped working, so now I have no way of getting online from home and OMGGGGG it sucks! I have managed to get through a couple of weeks with no online company but I...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M Jul 30

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    This has to be the worst pain I have ever felt towards the person I call my dad. Just the thought of what he said and what happened brings tears to my face and pain to my heart...
    VivirLaVida VivirLaVida 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    It amazes me the different people in your life.... There are those you can always turn to... Those that are there for you... Those that make you smile like you've never smiled...
    Sadgirlwithoutarazor1 Sadgirlwithoutarazor1 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    I can't stand my MIL! She isn't what you would call mean or lazy but she is just so damn annoying! My husband and I have been married for a month and a half but we dated 6 years...
    cdub1990 cdub1990 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    My ex dumped me a year and a half ago and has never spoken to me since. He quickly meet another woman and married her in 6 months time. He told me he loved me when obviously he was...
    brainwrecked brainwrecked 36-40, F Aug 15

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    You don't notice much about me anymore. I'm your daughter. You should be the first to see what's wrong. But you don't. You don't see the despair in my eyes or the tears on my face...
    NeverTrulyWanted NeverTrulyWanted 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I feel so alone. I know it seems cliched to say these words but its true. I'm surrounded by so many people that say they love me, so why can't I feel loved? It's not like I'm an...
    NeverTrulyWanted NeverTrulyWanted 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 17

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    It's sounds cliche but it's the honest truth. My mind won't stop. I don't feel like I belong. I'm so shy and my family is so outgoing I'm always the outcast, I know they love me...
    BriGrace BriGrace 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    Its 7:40pm... Dad is at work. Jake is at football practice and im laying in bed. My dad has been home. Its good and bad. In the morning. Dad wakes up. And when hes leaving for work...
    KovusShame KovusShame 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I've posted this elsewhere, multiple times... didn't get much in the way of insight; so I'm posting it here. I just started working at this really small shop about a month or so...
    cloaked1 cloaked1 22-25, M Aug 2

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    I'm 20. Still living with mom and dad. I wasted two years of my life in college. Started with a major with no job prospects. Like an idiot I took a variety of classes "to see what...
    Malician Malician 18-21 1 Response Aug 2

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    I've had and intense experience about online communication from a couple of years ago, so I can't believe I'm here. Did I learn anything? I'm older now, and know what to say, what...
    quietorloud quietorloud 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    I never thought I would turn out to be like this when I was younger. Incompetent, inadequate, lost soul. I'm not anywhere close to the life stage points I should be. I feel like I...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    Actually I know she is. She tries to convince me she's not, but that's because she's so kind and caring, more than I can understand I think. I used to be convinced that it was...
    quietorloud quietorloud 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    This a major problem for me, all the time. I feel like crap over this. Imagine me, living in a small town with a school of maybe 200 people K-12 grades. And always having this...
    lportra24 lportra24 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    yes, maybe it is me...but i feel like i dont like most people. i have very few friends here. i went overseas and lived in a few different countries the past 6 years, and there i...
    Johnny12333 Johnny12333 31-35 Aug 8

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    I like helping others but when I get in a depress mode I can't help anyone! Especially not myself, and if I can't do that I'm not going to be able to help anyone else. Or make...
    feelinglost84 feelinglost84 26-30, F Aug 9

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    As far as I can remember I can't recall the last time my parents ever said I love you or we are proud of you hugged me or even had a discussion with me, I'm originally francophone...
    alexaz66 alexaz66 26-30, M Aug 11

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    Honestly, i feel absolutely no emotion right now, I think about my suicide thoughts and I don't feel sad, I think of all the pain I have felt and I don't feel sad, I think of the...
    brownzugar brownzugar 16-17, M 3 Responses Aug 13

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    After reading a variety of the experiences people share here I can't help but feel a familiar feeling, like I'm an outlier, like I don't belong. I see experiences of people who...
    darksaber9999 darksaber9999 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 14

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    My mum, I love her dearly but she always upsets me. We live a fair distance apart and I don't get to see her as often as I'd like. Yes, she drives me crazy but I still feel...
    probablyPMT probablyPMT 31-35, F Aug 14

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    I'm sorry-I seem to be saying those two words a lot lately, mostly in my mind. I wish I could say them to the people who deserve to hear it. The ones I care about....I've hurt them...
    NeverTrulyWanted NeverTrulyWanted 18-21, F Aug 17

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    Suffering depression but its affecting me great effect, i hate my personality because iam antisocial i don't have social skills i talk less than usual, my parents are the reason of...
    Emmajasonn Emmajasonn 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Hey guys, my life has been pretty good so far but lately I feel like I don't belong in my country. It started like a few months ago when I went to Thailand for a month with someone...
    msawsome44 msawsome44 22-25, M Aug 20

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    We flirt(ed) all the time in person, we'd hug and sit together and have inside jokes at the back of the bus even though he's 3 years older and it looked slightly weird to all his...
    n4ta1i3 n4ta1i3 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    Sometimes I don't even want to go outside unless I absolutely have to. I'm so sick of the local area, just a good deal of the people. I'm sick of the weather most of the year. I'm...