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I Feel Like Life Has Passed Me By

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    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...
    honeysuckle23 honeysuckle23 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 30, 2012

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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...
    nowhereman71 nowhereman71 36-40 3 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...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 6 Responses Mar 19, 2010

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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...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 4 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 70+ 2 Responses Jun 8, 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...
    LonelynTx LonelynTx 46-50, F 6 Responses Mar 19, 2010

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    Three months ago I almost killed myself. Life became too much for me to handle. I took 20 Doxepin (a sleep/anxiety pill) and pleaded that God finally take me home and apologized to...
    Somejoygirl Somejoygirl 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Anonymous asked: What happens once you kill yourself? Because I'm ready to go. answered: You wanna know what happens once you kill yourself? Your mother comes home from work and...
    lllie lllie 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Ohayyo ^_^ Bonjour, Salut They are all Good Morning Lovlies ^_~ Except Salut means 'Hi' Hai ^_~ And 'Hai' means 'Yes' as in 'Yes I am the best and quite sexy ^_^'' Hector: No you...
    SquirrellyChanLuvsAcorns83 SquirrellyChanLuvsAcorns83 18-21 Mar 29

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    Life is hard enough as it, having alopecia makes it worse. Suffering from hair loss at the of 24 is devestating especially being a woman. It makes my life extra hard. Worrying...
    AchingSoul AchingSoul 22-25, F Mar 31

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    My lonely days follow the same circle. I sleep, I game, I sleep, add nausea, game, add more nausea, occasionally stuff something in my mouth so my stomach would shut up, add even...
    AlastorCrona AlastorCrona 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    Ever since I was a small child, I always wondered if perhaps the life we live isn't real after all. Perhaps someone somewhere is sitting down in a nice comfy chair reading a large...
    Maelia816 Maelia816 22-25, F Mar 27

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    This is actually a dissociative disorder called derealization/depersonalization, in case you were wondering. People who are sleep deprived, bipolar, depressed, schizophrenic or...
    xmer831x xmer831x 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    i am so fed up of people telling me to cheer up! no one understands how i feel within myself and i constantly put myself down. i am trying my hardest to see things through and...
    lllie lllie 18-21, F Mar 31

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    Being only 20, I sometimes feel like this generation is so self absorbed and narcissistic. Yes, I own a phone, but it's not a smartphone and I don't want a smartphone. Is it so...
    whiskersandwine whiskersandwine 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Is this feeling mine or have I been made to feel like it?!? Has anyone been in this situation . I am constantly in battle. I can only do to the best of my ability knowing that it...
    saeed78 saeed78 31-35, M Mar 31

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    Maybe I should not complain? But I do feel like my life is on hold and I'm frustrated. My job is good and I have a good educational background; I'm thinking to get another master...
    viicky77 viicky77 26-30, F 7 hrs ago

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    Not always, but sometimes I sit down and feel like I'm lost, sad, depressed and confused at the same time. When it happens, seeing happy people makes me more sad, seeing sad people...
    AReallyNiceGuy AReallyNiceGuy 13-15, M 7 hrs ago

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    I have been married 5 years, I love my husband he often goes out of town! I recently discovered some things he had been doing ****, live web cams ect. I was devastated. I couldn't...
    LonelyLish LonelyLish 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 3

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 3

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 5

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    I Have been with my girlfriend for about 6 months now and she has a little girl from her previous relationship. The little girls dad is in jail and has been there for the past 2...
    jboy1967 jboy1967 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    I ended a relationship with a girl who loved me, without explanation, suddenly, and after too fast a build-up. I've since moved cities twice and started a new career, starting...
    JonWinter JonWinter 36-40, M Apr 7

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    I have felt things in the past couple of months that I can't explain. And then in the last few weeks I have been bombarded with accident ( both to me and to others ). I am not...
    noreic123 noreic123 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have been cursed with this stupid thought process. I see things in ways most normal people can't deal with. I know that the horrible messed up things in this world as damaging...
    dizlasthope dizlasthope 36-40, M Mar 27

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    So this might be long. I do feel like a pretty lucky guy with a lot of blessings.. But I do have a lot of worries about my family which I will express here.. Ok so my family is...
    PhindingPhronesis PhindingPhronesis 16-17, M Mar 30

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    I feel i do not belong in society. I have unique ways of looking at things, i have high hopes and aspirations and i feel a lot of that is rejected by society. "Be like us and do...
    Jonesing4nice Jonesing4nice 18-21, M Apr 5

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    I was on the phone with a friend today. We've known for a very long time. I think she's the only one I "talk" to regularly. And when I say that, I mean, have on the phone. I don't...
    WickedScullyOfTheWest WickedScullyOfTheWest 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Somethings just ... wrong. I feel like a huge chunk of my life is missing and my heart has a huge flipping hole in it. I go day to day feeling so sad. Lonely, even. I feel like I'm...
    Silv3rstarz Silv3rstarz 26-30, F Apr 5

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    I'm wedged between normality and ruin. My parents don't hate me. I've never been abused. So far there hasn't been any soul crushing disasters in my life. But the loneliness! I need...
    ModernJob ModernJob 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I just don't understand what's the meaning of life. Why do we live ?. What's the meaning of doing anything when at the end of the day we all feel the same hollowness inside. Things...
    jerry44 jerry44 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I feel like I owe my old friends an apology. I feel like I’m the reason a lot of my past relationships haven’t worked out. I feel like I’m always wasting time...
    moorelove3168 moorelove3168 18-21 2 days ago

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    I am 15, and since I was a young child I have always known that I was different. Not necessarily different in a bad way, just different. I have always looked at things in a way...
    somethinggreat somethinggreat 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    Well...not exactly. But ever since I had a baby, my husband has been acting different. Me & my husband Adam have been together for 4 years, married for 1. He has always been the...
    MrsMarshallMathers MrsMarshallMathers 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I somehow feel trapped...and I also honestly feel like I can't escape...or perhaps never escape. I just want to P-Shift and run out of my horrible life that I have to live and deal...
    PureWhiteMoonlight PureWhiteMoonlight 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I don't know why every achievement I get or everything that I do right I just feel like I failed. And I'm not worthy. I was chosen from my high school as the city scholar (not...
    frozenkisses21 frozenkisses21 16-17, F Mar 18

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    Since a little girl I have felt like I'm not from planet Earth. Stars, Planets, Lights, Space, etc.. has all been apart of my soul. My mind & heart feel spiritual & like many women...
    zbabi3 zbabi3 22-25, F Mar 18

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    I feel like I could burst. Now that I'm about 407 pounds roughly, whenever I wear tighter clothes (quite often now because of how quick I gain) I feel like I could burst. All this...
    FatExplodingBelly FatExplodingBelly 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 19

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    I have been Married for almost a year now and been with my husband for almost 3 years. In the last six months to a year I feel like he hates looking at me and being married to me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 28

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    My despise my mother in law experience is bit of a backwards situation, in no way is she mean to me or is she that "evil" woman most wives complain of - in fact she is the complete...
    mittengirl mittengirl 26-30, F Mar 28

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    I feel like I am truly insignificant in this world. I don't understand why people use me and ditch me constantly; they get bored of me. People have happier lives without me...
    WaterSpiritt WaterSpiritt 18-21, F Mar 29

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    Since I'm not what people stereotype me to be, I often feel as though I bother them by simply existing. One of my many corks is that I always feel like I'm in someone's way. I...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 18-21, M 5 Responses Apr 4

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    No matter, what I am doing with my life, or who is in my life, I always feel like there is something missing, or something holding me back from doing something great. I can't shake...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F Apr 7

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    So Since I met this guy, I knew their was something special. A year ago he walked into my theater class and I had this instant moment of thinking he was perfect, however im too shy...
    CluelesslyHopeless CluelesslyHopeless 18-21, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    No matter what it seems like I'm a burden to anyone. I'm the one that screws up everything, from relationships to something small. No matter what I seem to do I'm told I screw up...
    mwp483 mwp483 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    I just turned 40. Three days after my birthday, the love of my life broke up with me, leaving me heartbroken. I had planned a family and future with him, and just three days before...
    balance25 balance25 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I live in a very competitive place, surrounded by people who are doing so much with their lives, and it overshadows my meager accomplishments. I try my hardest at something, and...
    shadow553 shadow553 16-17 1 Response Mar 29

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    I feel like a part of my passion is gone. I feel something missing... someone I really cared about blocked me out of their life. I don't feel the same. I feel angry. I feel...
    wackywoman wackywoman 26-30 1 Response Apr 7

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    (Skip to next paragraph to skip my rant, I have some questions) I'm not fun or cool and I don't have special qualities, I feel like I'm stuck in one small square and I'll never be...