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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 3 Responses Jan 15, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Being 22 I felt like I haven't done enough in life. I don't if it's just me or everyone feels like this but things get real tough sometimes. I would like someone that I can tell...
    carroyo18 carroyo18 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Honestly I see no point in life sometimes because its so hard dealing with **** I don't need to be dealing with I'm just tired off dum ****....
    PenguinLovercx PenguinLovercx 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    A lot of my life is spent in my own mind. I constantly spend time analysing everything and anything around me. I feel so detached from everyone around me. Sometimes I really wish I...
    Zaada Zaada 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    Slowly and painfully. I feel hopeless and lethargic all the time. I'm literally losing the will to live. I don't belong here. I live in a time where 'survival of the fittest...
    QuietIsViolent QuietIsViolent 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I can't break free of this lifestyle I'm living,never thought this could happen to me can't seem to quit drugs??
    reddos reddos 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    Each and every day I go through these mood changes (sort of), basically I reflect back on what I did the past few days, and what I've been doing.. my failures and accomplishments...
    TomCassidy TomCassidy 22-25 Jul 14

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    I finally feel like life is going the right direction, and slam, hit in the head by a curve ball. I wasn't wearing a helmet. So I'm picking myself up, dusting myself off and...
    LoveEntangled LoveEntangled 41-45, F Jul 20

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    I am a Wolf Therian as weird as it may sound. I have always felt like i wasn't the same as others. I don't think the same nor do i strive for the same goals as my fellow humans...
    BlissfulWolf BlissfulWolf 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I don't even know where to start mainly because all my life I've been an outcast. When I was young my real father left me and so my mom worked a lot to keep food on the table and...
    Arwenlethena Arwenlethena 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    or someone. when i'm leaving home i always had this feelng of emptiness, something's not with me that i should had, something's missing and i kept thinking what it is or is it...
    lachrymosejessa lachrymosejessa 13-15, F Jul 4

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    Since I was little, I always had a very clear idea of who would be my life mate: funny, charming, witty, goofy, strong and physically big, but also very gentle and loving. I even...
    mewsiesie mewsiesie 31-35 Jul 3

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    This is the first time I am sharing my story. Exactly as I said before, I feel like I live in Hell. Hell on Earth, that is. Now, let me tell you why. First of all, I have a large...
    Mymin Mymin 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    If Im nice to people, they dont like me. Im if nasty to people, they dont like me. Its always me putting in the effort to talk to people. No-one talks to me unless I start the...
    Stomparound Stomparound 13-15, F 10 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I hate it when someone publicly challenged me and I feel like I look bad. I hate being criticized or lectured especially in public. I feel attacked.
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 21 mins ago

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    Not to put the spotlight on me.. But at school an everything I feel like I'm invisible. I have some friends but all the girl friends seem to judge me. And it's weird cuz I try to...
    KellsThr13 KellsThr13 13-15, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I've never had a dream that I did not understand in some way, it makes me feel like I'm in touch with myself.
    emavii emavii 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    For the past 8 years of my 'life' I have suffered with severe anxiety and depression. They say it's meant to get better, but every day just gets harder. I'm almost starting to feel...
    36chambers86 36chambers86 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    Ok so my step brother and I don't get along very well, and I know that I don't start the fights because even my dad has told me that he gets in his nerves and he is a very...
    geneticgeorge geneticgeorge 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    My life is very complicated. My daughter is disabled and sit in wheelchair. She goes to school for disabled kids. Since shes away, i sleep till lunch at home. I developed this bad...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    A plane passed through a severe storm. The turbulence was awful, and things went from bad to worse when one wing was struck by lightning. One woman lost it completely. She stood...
    ScotsQueen ScotsQueen 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I'm so tired of loving people who only toss me crumbs. My H loves me in a lukewarm, old-man kind of way - but there's no passion in it. We haven't had sex since March. My...
    TheTruthIfItKillsMe TheTruthIfItKillsMe 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    My ex is always out wherever I am. I love him and I miss him and I know he misses me but his ego is too big to admit it. He saw me walking with another guy and loudly laughed at me...
    GabbyCot GabbyCot 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Increasingly I am feeling like I was born with a mask on my face... I mean, here I am, this 39 year old lady with a wealth of experience, I speak several languages, am well...
    Hhaawke Hhaawke 36-40, F Jul 21

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    He's not my husband yet, we are getting married in October, but sometimes I wish we weren't. I'm so torn in my own mind I can't even think. Over the last few years, I've been...
    wantingtobehappy84 wantingtobehappy84 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 11

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    Sometimes I can't help but feel like a failure and that I'm letting my dad down. All he talks about is how I wanted to go to Harvard, be a doctor, got straight A's. Part of me...
    SimplyAmazingx SimplyAmazingx 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I feel like a lot is going on in my life right now. I been really stressed/sad. I have this guy who likes me so much. Which I don't understand why. I sadly cannot return back the...
    Idreamtowaketofindthefate Idreamtowaketofindthefate 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    When I was younger I was a very happy child. Always smiling, laughing and loving everything about life. Even though I am naturally an introvert and somewhat shy I loved being...
    elderflower4 elderflower4 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I am so sick and tired of feeling like a loser. I wasn't always like this, at one point in my teenage years I even had a good social life. I've only had one boyfriend my when I was...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F Jul 16

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    I'm lost. I'm almost 20 now. I read a degree, but not anymore. It was not my cup of tea. I didn't have close friends. All are fake. I don't have anyone to share my feelings. All...
    BRG8 BRG8 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    I feel like I'm losing myself completely. As if the person I had known all my life growing up is leaving and I am honestly really unhappy about it. The term “I love you, you're...
    Lucile199 Lucile199 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I don't feel depressed or anything. I just kinda feel bored with life. If all life has to offer is stuff you can only really appreciate as it's happening, then I don't really think...
    dinorap1 dinorap1 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    All my life things have been weird for me. I've always been in-tuned with the paranormal world; e.i., I have had bizarre dreams, I seen shadow people, I have been touched by things...
    Celticrose1991 Celticrose1991 22-25 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I know I'm still at a young age and will probably find someone again blah blah, but it hurts to have heart broken by someone you thought loved you. My first relationship was awful...
    anyoneoutthere1 anyoneoutthere1 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 5

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    Okay so today.... Let me first say that I work in a retail store. I work in the shoe department and I'm the only one in this shoe department, which sometimes isn't the best, like...
    daisymetcalf daisymetcalf 22-25, F Jul 5

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    God I wish I had a friend. I feel like I need someone to tell me that I am okay, that things will get better if I try. I guess I don't believe in myself anymore... sometimes I...
    crazyhobo crazyhobo 26-30 1 Response Jul 8

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    It's more like, I can't seem to find any 'mould' to fit into. I have social anxiety disorder which makes me paranoid about what others think about me. That clashes with my...
    TheBratPrince TheBratPrince 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    My life has been wasted...and theres nothing I can do about it. I will never be an artist, author or even an actor💔 Why is my life screwed up and full of catastrophe😫 WHY...
    Miserablechildhood Miserablechildhood 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I just turned one when my parents divorced so it wasn't hard for me to get over that since I don't remember when my parents even were together. A few years later my dad met my step...
    ahk16 ahk16 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I had a good cry this morning. Life has been a bit overwhelming lately from marital problems to kids' issues. I guess I hit a wall with everything I have to keep up with and just...
    myguitarisbusted myguitarisbusted 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 7

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    Just in one of those moods. Not sure if i'm angry or sad. I feel like my life is in the cycle of constantly starting over. A lot of people want a start over, i know, but just as my...
    chemically99 chemically99 13-15, F Jul 13

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    ever since my dad got remarried and had another kid, my brother and i have taken the back burner. scratch that, we've been moved out of the kitchen entirely. particularly me bc i...
    kggi kggi 16-17, F 6 days ago

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