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I Feel Like Life Has Passed Me By

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 96 People

    In Different Ways

    I think the reason I feel so young at heart is because I missed out on so much when I was a teenager. I suffered severe social anxiety.......I had one year that I was actually thin and a little popular (in my crowd) not the "popular" crowd. I was too scared to go to prom, though...
    honeysuckle23 honeysuckle23 51-55, F 1 Response Jun 30, 2012

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    Not Completely!!!

    i mean, im still quite young, and i still have a lot that i want to do and achieve in life, but its all going by so quickly!! i keep promising myself im going to improve my life, get a new job and so on, and then before i know it, another year has gone by, its just that one...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 4 Responses Mar 19, 2010

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    What Will Never Be (long-sorry)

    I am a 40 something year old woman. I feel like there is not much to look forward to in life anymore, like my best years are behind me and I'm just waiting to die now. I have had ups and downs in my life like everyone and have survived some tough situations. I really didn't...
    LonelynTx LonelynTx 46-50, F 6 Responses Mar 19, 2010

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    Another Day

    Tick tock tick tock tick fock feck ****. Wake me up when it's over.
    newmurderer newmurderer 66-70 2 Responses Jun 8, 2010

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    Where Has The Time Gone?

    I'm 39 years old, never married, and have always had trouble making friends and attracting women. I'm told I'm not bad looking, but I think it's my personality, or lack of one, that is the problem.People always thought I was so smart growing up, but I really haven't amounted to...
    nowhereman71 nowhereman71 36-40 4 Responses Jan 15, 2011

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    My Life Feels Like It Has Passed Me By

          My life feels like it has passed me by.  Years ago I was seeing a male psychiatrist and this is what he told me. your life has been passing you by.  I believed him, because when I look back on my life I have not accomplished anything.  ...
    Sara600 Sara600 61-65, F 6 Responses Mar 19, 2010

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    More than just sometimes, which is probably why I almost always hate texting or calling people first. Especially if it's someone I like. I feel like that would make me needy or...
    Triztemuneca87 Triztemuneca87 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    The song, Because of you by Kelly Clarkson, could explain so much about my life than I ever could. Some people just see their pain or don't care to take notice about others...
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    The last moment my life felt real is when I woke up one very clear Sunday morning. The moment I got the call from my brother and slowly found out that he was going to kill himself...
    TheDreamcaster TheDreamcaster 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I dont feel like i belong in the world. The universe has for me always been fascinating. I always look up at the stars in the help for guidance and understanding. I always feel at...
    Funrabbits Funrabbits 22-25 1 day ago

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    A lot of the time yeah :/ I mean I have fun talking to people but it feels like I do the same thing over and over. I need some excitement in my life!
    lilykitten1998 lilykitten1998 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I go to class come home, wake up the next morning go to class and come back home and on the weekends work it's the same routine! I need something different in my life. I need to...
    GabbyWoodBerry GabbyWoodBerry 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It's so hard to get this **** out of my mind. I'm not terminally ill or anywhere near suicidal. I am in poor health though, I have a heart condition, I was hospitalised on New...
    32forever2016 32forever2016 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I get sad this time of year. Sad for the trees, the sun, the desires that slowly quite down to embers. I feel oppressed by the life I lead in winter. I can't escape to the...
    Sometimesilence Sometimesilence 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Not necessarily my life but myself, I feel like I'm such a boring person, I'm not sure what I'm going to do about that or how to fix it though, how does one go about thinking they...
    Fred363 Fred363 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    The economic situation delivered to us by greed. The immigrant situation in Europe, and resultant rape gang problem, have been delivered to us by an oppressive tax system and...
    Wishart95 Wishart95 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Knowing so much and yet so little. Having an understanding of the Universe unparalleled by anyone else. Yet always I am moving on. Having only a few friends along the way. Destined...
    FluttershyLabeouf FluttershyLabeouf 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    Like I just want to take it all off but my heels and turn the freak and the kinky side of me louse and just walk around and if I feel like geting freaky I am going to you know...
    feliciasexylegs feliciasexylegs 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I just feel like I'm waiting for something to happen in my life but I don't know what it is. All I know is that i'm not going to find it in this country or with these people. Does...
    Rambuchi Rambuchi 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I cried yesterday. I feel my life is becoming too much for me. I've been in school forever, and I have a Bachelor of Science degree already...but I couldn't get a job with that...
    truth1212 truth1212 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I like to sing and write songs. I think I'm really good at it. I've been through a lot of trauma and it's my way to cope. It's the only way I can ever make sense out of anything I...
    Lyric8 Lyric8 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    "I could never be that good." We hear this phrase sometimes... probably have even said it about ourselves in certain situations. Emotions get us in trouble sometimes, don't they...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am a late bloomer who started too late. I am struggling to keep up but everyone i know who is my age is way ahead of me career wise. when i go for job interviews, i feel...
    IAlwaysWandered IAlwaysWandered 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I am with the love of my life. In 2002 we were good friends, then dated each other for a while, fell in love, only for us to get into a huge argument, part and go our separate...
    MartiniMagic MartiniMagic 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    so I have been in a relationship with my fiance for almost three years now. I feel like no matter what I do it's never good enough. I feel like I have to beg for attention and...
    kparker33 kparker33 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    Ever had that feeling that everything is pushing against you? like the world is just too much, there are too many things going on and so much that could possibly go wrong. I feel...
    firesoul07 firesoul07 22-25, F Feb 3

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    When you begin to feel like everyone is slowly deleting themselves from your life and you are lefted with no one after the things you did for them... leaves you feeling so empty...
    unknowndarkness2001 unknowndarkness2001 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 3

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    for some reason i always have this feeling that something is more important than this' that i meant to do something big spiritually. ive always felt this way but i just cant shake...
    kadijahAlexus kadijahAlexus 13-15, F Feb 2

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    do you ever feel like you cant do anything right? That what I feel like everyday of my life. I go to college and I feel like I'm letting my family down because I suck at college...
    IcedOverHeart IcedOverHeart 18-21, F Feb 1

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    I feel pretty done with school, and I've began to feel like giving up. I want to be a psychologist, I would love to help people that have problems with their life and mind. I like...
    PandaPat648 PandaPat648 16-17 3 Responses Feb 1

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    hi I have been single for 35 years I feel like I'm not good enough to I just want someone in my life
    Kittymad1968 Kittymad1968 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    Well I know one thing i feel like I was born somewhere eles like I came from another galaxy. Well ill start from hear I am very young in my teens very young in my teens and me and...
    rjones2020 rjones2020 16-17, M Jan 31

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    i feel like i always get on peoples nerves i feel i was born for nothing and i just wanna give up sometimes if you knew what i been though i am such a nice person but no one sees...
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M 6 Responses Jan 31

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    I've had social anxiety ever since I was very young. It pretty much began when I started public school in the third grade and kids mistreated me because I was previously home...
    wendybunny wendybunny 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 31

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    You know, the sense of time is actually really weird and life is so much, and we, as humans, are related to each other so much that often it seems there is no purpose of living, I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 31

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    it's always hard to me looking for the point of things, life made us confused all the time and we don't know why or how to deal with it anymore, like when ever I do something, work...
    Maze2 Maze2 18-21, M Jan 31

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    i feel like i don't belong in this world. i feel like i don't belong in the family I'm in. i struggle with alot of different things...i have ever since i was a teenager..and i...
    bloodRedd bloodRedd 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    I've been in this for years now, and still feel like an outsider. I've been with my boyfriend for three years living with him but still feel like I'm not part of his life. When I...
    LossOFcontrol LossOFcontrol 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    Isn't amazing how humans have come this far in the world? I mean we've created our own currencies, our own languages, ect. I find that pretty cool.
    crimsoncube crimsoncube 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    At one moment everything is crystal clear in front of me. I know what to do , and I realise this is where I belong and all I have everything planned in front of me.But then the...
    charley00 charley00 16-17, F