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I Feel Like I Have Wasted My Life

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    Wishing Away......!!

    I'm 36 yrs old, my last job was ten yrs ago, I've been a housewife/maid for the past ten yrs. I feel the world has moved on and left me to it. I find it had to rejoin it again, I would love too....I'm a single parent (absent husband/father). I have 4 children 10 and under and...
    crazybimbo crazybimbo 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 20, 2012

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    I have never achieved anything i dont feel in my life i should have done higher education but i didnt and I feel now that it is to late and i dont have the money I had a abusive ex and i sit here and think im tired,I give up my life should have been more I should have been more...
    XxBlackCat100xX XxBlackCat100xX 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 8, 2011

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    Intotheunknown Intotheunknown 46-50, F 7 Responses Jan 10

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    Would You Feel Worthy To Live, If....

    Would you feel worthy to live, if....if every step you take tells you...you are wrong and you fall down even deeper...if others voices of disrespect fills your ears...if they try to prove you are worthless..if they mistreat you...if your own self gets submerged in the sea of...
    papri papri 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 20, 2012

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    Trying to be the golden child,

    trying to meet others expectations, when it honestly doesn't matter to me whatever the hell you think of me. I think it might be time for a change, and soon.
    DanielPhillips DanielPhillips 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 3

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    true. it is the truth.

    i would like to throw all the people n situations into the garbage n start a new
    thejoyprovider thejoyprovider 26-30, M Jan 6

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    What Would Be The Rite Thing To Do?

    I'm in a seriouse realtionship I leave with my man and have a promise ring on ma finger,I have a son and his not the father,he has daughters and I'm not their mothe iv fallen pregnant before and we decided 2 termanaite it coz we we're not ready it was de 1st time iv ever done...
    poshines poshines 22-25 Apr 9, 2012

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    I'm 30, going through a divorce

    and feel stuck in a career I don't enjoy. I can't shake the nagging feeling that I'm not where I belong or doing what I was meant to do. However, I can't figure out what either of those are and it's driving me crazy. I feel like I'm the epitome of wasted potential.
    MightyKenn MightyKenn 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    I really have nothing to show

    for myself. I just quit my job due to medical issues, & I took a "break" from college 2 years ago. I want to go back, but it's so expensive, & I don't want to be paying back loans for the rest of my life. I'm just worthless.
    untamedx3heart untamedx3heart 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    I'm still young, I know,

    but I want to experience things, and at the place live now and such, I don't have that. I wish I could tell the full story, but I'm not gonna do it here (Ask me for my Skype if you really want to and also can help me.)
    Jordioa18 Jordioa18 16-17, M Apr 17, 2014

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    Going back to boarding school

    for a second year only to get tortured by the staff members and stalked by negative people. The third I was just looking forward to going back home and never coming back here. But I'm still here and I don't know what to do.
    FoxFan64 FoxFan64 13-15, M Jan 11

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    Got into a relationship

    where I was the provider. Poof thousands of my hard earned money down the drain. To top it off he left me un our apartment alone. I had to break the lease and move back in with my dad. He still owes me 1000+ that I will never see. Sucha learning experience! I wish I could go...
    Hannaahhboo Hannaahhboo 18-21 Apr 3

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    I Have Nothing To Show For It

    I have absolutely nothing to show for my life so far.  I always have to start over when I break up with someone.  It has been 6 years and I'm still rebuild my life.  I have done nothing worthwhile with my life.  How do I change?
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 5, 2010

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    College Years Atleast...

      I feel like i've played aroun, slept, drove an done nothing for the last 3 yrs with nothing to show for it but a low gpa and that's it. Even tho i won't go as far to say that i wish i wouldnt have done it all i do wish i would have been pushed more as a child; that way the...
    lostprophet lostprophet 22-25, F Dec 12, 2010

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    I'm now 31. At age 8 my dad left our family

    and will never speak to me again. At 14 I started smoking weed and moved out of home to live with a guy that physically and emotionally abused me. At 24, with no friends and a family that was totally broken apart I broke up with this guy (finally) and stopped smoking. Have gone...
    scookies scookies 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 5, 2014

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    My heart is bleeding tonight what the hell was

    i thinking too goof to be true its all my fault i do this to myself nobody is to be blamed !
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F Aug 18, 2014

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    I am almost 32 years old,

    unemployed for 6 month as I returned to my home country and again living with my parents, actually me and my husband both are living with my parents. My husband is studying and I am searching for job. As I get more and more rejections while searching for job, I feel worthless...
    bubucis bubucis 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    im only 15 but I still feel like I've wasted my

    life. I could be living right now but for the past years I've been stuck at home worrying about everything and being depressed. I have no childhood memories, not many memories of the past because I haven't lived at all. even to live is hard for me, the world is so big and I feel...
    EnjoyTheSilenceX EnjoyTheSilenceX 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 15, 2014

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    I've been bullied before. Lots of times actually. From 5-8 grade. I got a lot of remarks about my appearance. It still hurts. Ever since 7th grade I've become a perfectionist about...
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    I am ready to end my life I can't stand it anymore. U mite do it I hate my life and everything.
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    I am tired with my family not accepting me as a gamer, an atheist and a feminist. They keep criticizing me for not living in the real world, say games are for kids and teenagers...
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    I feel like my life is a curse. Everything I put my hands into tend to have a miserable end. I have always worked hard but never go far in life. And the inability to be more...
    Nat2138 Nat2138 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I feel like i have to live up to some expectation to everyone even myself
    Justletmedieslowly Justletmedieslowly 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    I feel like my dad thinks that I am an angle and he always disappoint me he never ask me what I like to do in my life he thinks I am not good at anything he never approve my love...
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    TheCroissant TheCroissant 18-21, M Aug 23

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    I always had a good relationship with all of my class mates. I was actually pretty popular back then and I never let other people decide for me who i should hangout with and with...
    XbulletproofX XbulletproofX 16-17, F Aug 23

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    Or maybe just just whole human society, I feel like I am a spectator, I feel like I'm studying the human race without belonging to it, not implying that I am above it, just...
    aPossibleFriend aPossibleFriend 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 22

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    I feel like...the way I am causes so much trouble for you...I hate myself for not being able to do anything...and making you go so far... Sometimes, I wonder if you really find...
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    ever had a such a strong feeling of disbelieve in everything you do? mostly about your self? that's what I am feeling. I don't feel like a good person, I feel like I should be...
    Zineq Zineq 18-21, F Aug 21

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    I feel like not existing anymore. I wouldn't say that I'm suicidal because I'm too vain to commit such an act. I just don't want to be around anymore. I want to disappear and...
    VerucaRose VerucaRose 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    I am feeling totally worthless today. I feel like even the scum that you see floating on top of a pond has more worth than I do. I have been told many times throughout my life by...
    hannahphillips hannahphillips 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    Cannot seem to find my way up. Causing me to wonder if I'm actually dead. This is not logical, but life is not logical. I keep seeing the word UNINSPIRED everywhere I look. I...
    pearlesque pearlesque 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    while my family is outside on this sunny weekend day enjoying themselves. I'm here in my room, just contemplating my life. how did things go wrong? I let everyone decide for me, I...
    megabear64 megabear64 22-25, M Aug 15

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    Like, sometimes it seems like everything is just fake. I feel like what my thoughts are affect what happens. This is weird.
    CopperFoil CopperFoil 16-17, M Aug 14

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    I want to end the music completely, instead of just standing here in one spot, with the player's pin lifted up, for the rest of my life, I want to just unplug the player altogether...
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