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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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    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 70+ 2 Responses Jun 8, 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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    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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    Hey guys, my life has been pretty good so far but lately I feel like I don't belong in my country. It started like a few months ago when I went to Thailand for a month with someone...
    msawsome44 msawsome44 22-25, M 8 hrs ago

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    Mymin Mymin 13-15, F Jul 27

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    Hhaawke Hhaawke 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    GabbyCot GabbyCot 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M Jul 30

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    LovelyCalico LovelyCalico 22-25, F Aug 7

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    chanchilla chanchilla 18-21, F Aug 10

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    theitalianboy theitalianboy 18-21, M 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    dinorap1 dinorap1 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 23

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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 Jul 25

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    i feel so weak...My body is like a lump of earth. i feel like my soul has been struck with a lightning bolt. nothing can prepare me for this fate i must face. no matter how much i...
    LunarDream LunarDream 13-15, M 3 Responses Jul 31

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    I never thought I would turn out to be like this when I was younger. Incompetent, inadequate, lost soul. I'm not anywhere close to the life stage points I should be. I feel like I...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F Aug 4

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    ahk16 ahk16 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    shyartist1983 shyartist1983 26-30, F Aug 2

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    It amazes me the different people in your life.... There are those you can always turn to... Those that are there for you... Those that make you smile like you've never smiled...
    Sadgirlwithoutarazor1 Sadgirlwithoutarazor1 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    the way my life has been. i want to die. im tired of living this saddistic life i was cursed to have.
    basicallydead basicallydead 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I often feel like an outsider. I keep to myself and not much a talker. At work, at my friend's place or where ever I go. I'm too shy.
    cats8 cats8 46-50, F 43 mins ago

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    I can't make sense of myself in relation to the life around me. I look at people and I feel so very different. There are moments when I know that a certain thought process was...
    WhisperSayuri WhisperSayuri 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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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 Jul 25

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    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F Jul 27

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    enlightenyoursoul enlightenyoursoul 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    ehmesseye ehmesseye 18-21, F Jul 22

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    CollegeStudent22 CollegeStudent22 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    TheMasterMan1 TheMasterMan1 16-17, M 4 Responses Jul 25

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    elphaba2309 elphaba2309 22-25, F Jul 29

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    ArtisteMe ArtisteMe 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 30

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    I feel like its not really me who goes about my day. That I'm curled up in my subconscious watching my life happen in front of me. Its not that I don't have control - I think its...
    vampirepixie25 vampirepixie25 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 3

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