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I Feel Like I Have Wasted My Life

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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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    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

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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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    Or had it wasted. Studied

    why people do what they do. Got sad. Suwocydal Depressed. Vengeful. Disabled.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 18

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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 26-30, 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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    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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    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 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

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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 1 Response Aug 18

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    I feel like I'm dreaming all the time. How do ik I'm really me and this is really my life? It's a common question, "what would you do if one day you just woke up and your whole...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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...
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    Feel like I'm a last resort, everyone puts me down all the time- no wonder I have no friends. How do I turn my life around? Why does life hurt so much
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    Day after day, I go on with my life as I would, but as time goes on I feel more and more like I don't belong where I'm supposed to belong most: My family. My other siblings don't...
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    LunaKye LunaKye 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 7

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    desirabledreams desirabledreams 46-50, F Sep 12

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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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    I wake up in the morning only to think I have many hours in my day to get through. Nothing eventful or nothing will make me happy so whats the point. I feel trapped and feel like I...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 23

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    I feel like I have a lot more to do with my life. I have a boring life. I'm changing it by hanging out more often now. Also this Christmas I would be returning Christmas gifts in...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm 26 and still have another 3 years before I finish college, been working at a housekeeping job for 8 years... my ex tries to put me down because she has a degree. I'm feeling...
    TarioJC TarioJC 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I feel like I need a relationship and I am a good and romantic and nice caring guy
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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...
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    stonesfan367 stonesfan367 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 14

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    I've literally never been more depressed in my whole life. Why do I keep letting the same person control me and make me feel like I'm not even human.
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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...
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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...
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    Samaccino Samaccino 16-17, F Sep 19

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    I feel like I do. There's just a part of me that feels that way
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I'm in my second year of university and I feel like I haven't had the college experience because I still live at home. I can't wait to move out and live it up!
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