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I Feel Like Life Has Passed Me By

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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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    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 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 30, 2012

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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 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 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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    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 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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    i dont know what to do. i just feel like my life has no direction whatsoever. im going to college soon but i dont know what i want to major in. im so confused. i hate worrying...
    CURRYXBLAZE CURRYXBLAZE 18-21, M Aug 30

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    I look in the mirror and I don't recognise my self I know it's me but just doesn't feel right, I feel like I'm not living my life and I'm just floating day by day.
    chloesarahxxo chloesarahxxo 18-21, F Aug 28

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    All the good I do is over looked and ignored, the little bad I do is like hell just rose and kicked my ***. I'm a disappointment to my family, the black sheep and I wonder if...
    constantfuckup constantfuckup 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 2

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    I'm sorry I'm not skinny, I'm sorry I can't cooked food you like, I'm sorry I'm dumb I'm sorry I cut I'm sorry I can't give you what you want I'm sorry I'm human, I'm sorry I...
    jonho10 jonho10 13-15, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Let me first start off by saying I am a natural worrier. By this, I mean my life wouldn't feel right or I would be bored if I didn't worry. Granted, it takes its' toll on me but I...
    Cherrybean84 Cherrybean84 26-30, F a week ago

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    I had met an old spanish woman earlier in the day we had a friendly short interaction. Later that evening I had some trouble getting to sleep. It felt like no sooner than I had...
    amelia4321 amelia4321 46-50, F 5 days ago

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    My boyfriends mom died about a week ago. We live together and thI go have been stressful since her passing. I didn't know her very well but I feel like her spirit is irritated at...
    KaitlynnW KaitlynnW 18-21, F Aug 22

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    Hi. My I like to go by Snow. Well I'll keep the story shorter than what it truly is. Well I currently do no live with my mother, she lives in another town nearby with my grandma...
    SnowKittyRosa SnowKittyRosa 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    It's funny. I'm 27, turning 28 soon. All my life I have lived to please my parents. I decided to apply to college abroad once, got accepted. My parents weren't happy about it and...
    AsiG AsiG 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    My husband Johnny and I have been together for 2 years, married for a year and a half. We met through his older brother 2 1/2 years ago and started talking as friends. Neither one...
    ashleymarcia ashleymarcia 22-25, F Aug 28

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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...
    Sarahbellas Sarahbellas 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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    Back in 2012 I tried to kill myself and I took a pretty big overdose on some pills. Since then...life hasn't really been the same. I know I'm probably delusional for thinking this...
    StokesQuirky StokesQuirky 18-21, F Sep 5

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    I’ve always listened to people when they said that it’s okay to be different. That’s why I always kinda tried to embrace it. But no matter where I go, People always seem to...
    Tweeter97 Tweeter97 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    So about 10 months ago I moved from the state I grew up in. I live about 500 miles from there now and when I got here I was busy with moving and buying a house and traveling for...
    ande7897 ande7897 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    Sometime I think I should just give up on the possibility of me and him. I met him a month or more ago. What started out as something that made me so hopeful has turned into more...
    emelon12 emelon12 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    I am so f**king sick of feeling broken and lost. I shouldn't have to hate myself because others treated me like crap. I am not some injured lamb who needs to be nursed back to...
    LunaKye LunaKye 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 7

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    I'm an 18 year old kid that had an awesome childhood. My family was always tight knit, the kind that eats together ever night. During the past 4 years or so, my family has just...
    stonesfan367 stonesfan367 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm just really really disappointed. I told my mom that this woman (I have a story of how I distrusted this adult who happens to be my moms close friend and how she is now bluntly...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013 18-21, F Aug 28

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    People tell me life is precious but at last estimate there were 7.2 billion people on the planet. I have no friends, I have been treated for depression since I was 9 years old and...
    LostLonelyLA LostLonelyLA 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 3

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    My parents have been divorced since I was in 7th grade, I'm now a senior in high school. Recently though I've been feeling like everything is becoming worse. I'm realizing my...
    Bigj15 Bigj15 16-17, M Sep 6

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    A few months ago my brother was arrested and is now on bail till the 8th December (1 day before his birthday). I am 14 years old and I feel like my family is falling apart as there...
    MimiChim MimiChim 13-15, F Sep 6

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    There you go, I feel like a failure sometimes no matter how hard I try not to quit. My whole life I feel like I been going in circles. Like no matter what I do to try to succeed in...
    MrKool82 MrKool82 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    okay, im thirteen and in about 5th to 7th grade ive had really bad pimples and right now, their gone but i have black spots. my friends say they make me look cute but i cant help...
    swavvy123 swavvy123 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 29

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    Two things I don't understand in life. I don't know why God made me and why He loves me. I've betrayed Him so many times. Two things I know in life. He made me and bought me back...
    Ludavin Ludavin 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    I feel like my step-mother hates me as clearly as I feel pain if I poke my own eyes. Its an almost tangible, clear feeling that was at the center of my childhood experience. Now...
    whitemut whitemut 13-15, M Sep 5

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    Just having a really hard time right now. The love of my life just used and abused me so badly, except I still love her. She told me she would always love me, no matter what...
    BradleyBlei89 BradleyBlei89 22-25, M Sep 7

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    Okay so basically I'm doing courses to train me for entrances of various design schools. They teach me How to draw and stuff and all that. And I've never drawn before like idk How...
    Teebee1998 Teebee1998 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My husband often makes me feel like myself and our kids come in second to his friends and video games and whatever else he can distract himself with. I know it could be just me...
    AshWilkie AshWilkie 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    I am a nerd; I've been a nerd all my life. Well today I was telling one of my friends about my meh schedule at school 9-5 everyday. I was telling him while I don't have evening...
    janeastin janeastin 22-25 Sep 9

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    Control...being in charge of a situation. I have no control in love. I have plenty of love to share but confused. I have no control over portions of my life. Areas which I'd...
    desirabledreams desirabledreams 46-50, F Sep 12

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    Ahead: Stupid rant My freshman year of high school, I met one girl and pretty much stuck to her side until I made my own friends, which were basically everyone she was friends...
    graveyardghosty graveyardghosty 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have two rather close friends and sometimes I feel like when I talk to them about how I feel ..they don't understand or want to for that matter especially my one friend in...
    lostinfire lostinfire 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    I feel like this is more towards the people in my life that I interact with on a daily basis.. I can be very anti social, even with my own family. I mean, don't get me wrong. It...
    StoneColdNipZz StoneColdNipZz 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 28

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    I posted about a similar problem last night, and like most people the night is a very emotional time for me so I feel the need to post this again but from a slightly different...
    KayJayHoeBum KayJayHoeBum 16-17, M Sep 5

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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
    bubbles123xxx bubbles123xxx 22-25, F Sep 5

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    So here I am. Conversing with strangers on the internet in search for a reason not to blow my brains out. In retrospect, I'm not surprised. I can see the whole sordid chain of...
    Stillnothing Stillnothing 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 5

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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...
    BustedMonkey BustedMonkey 18-21, M Sep 7

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    Why do we feel like this I wont run away so I cant hurt the ones I love anymore so no one has to deal with me I hate this feeling and it drive throw my head most day and I wont it...
    philipm42 philipm42 41-45, M Sep 10

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    How do I stop driving myself crazy!? One little thought leads to another, which leads to another, and I end up with this big unrealistic scenario that keeps playing through my head...
    lacsun lacsun 22-25, F Sep 10

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    No matter what I do, it's never enough. I feel isolated...trapped. If I don't do something right, I feel like I let everyone down. I want to find my purpose in life, but it's so...
    ohmyshortone ohmyshortone 22-25, F 6 days ago

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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 4 days ago

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