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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Does anyone ever feel like Life is all just a really long, detailed dream? Like if you were to die right now you would wake up from said dream?
    Holmesdown Holmesdown 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I am a 20 y.o. man living outside of Oslo, Norway. I just quit my studies at a marketing school in Oslo because I wasn't satisfied with the quality of the education and was unhappy...
    felixhaave felixhaave 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 6

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    Life is NOT a gift, it's just some thing that unlucky $p3rm get
    PsychologyNerd PsychologyNerd 13-15, F Dec 13

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    I like people's' thoughts in this thread
    Onechoice Onechoice 31-35, M Nov 23

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    how did Athenians feel about the changes solon put in place
    keilufo keilufo 13-15, F Dec 8

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    All thee time.. Did i mention I'm from a different dimension?
    whoscarlo5 whoscarlo5 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 22

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    We are all living and enjoying ourselves while we can but what if it's just 'just'? Most of the time I think to myself what if all these that happening here and there is nothing...
    Punisher001 Punisher001 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    Yes for Indian wives -especially when they get newly married.Mother in laws usually think them to be whipping horses.I was talking to a relative of mine married for over forty...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 14 Responses Dec 8

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    We make it hard for our spouses when you compare them with others negatively.So we should never do it.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 6 Responses Dec 12

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    I was 15 and in high school when I started to admit to myself that I liked her. We were good friends, daily debates and petty quarrels, we forged our bond and we've known each...
    shugo23 shugo23 18-21, M Nov 22

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    It's crazy. I'm crazy. God, I don't even ******* know. I'm with this amazing guy. His feelings for me are impossible to question. He loves me. I know it. He let's me feel it...
    ohmyfvck ohmyfvck 18-21, F Dec 4

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    Why do I feel like I want to kill myself, I get yelled at by my parents all the time and unfortunately I play basketball (this will be my last year anyway cause I'm running Track...
    jstaples534 jstaples534 16-17, M 5 hrs ago

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    I was told by my mother when I was younger to "act like there is a camera on you at all times." She told me this in an attempt to get me to quit some bad habits that I did when I...
    brint0n brint0n 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 14

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 14

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F Dec 14

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    Sometimes it all just hits you in the worst way possible. Until your body rebels against you and you feel like dying would be so much better than the battle to stay alive. . . and...
    LucemSpiritus LucemSpiritus 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    i just feel like i make things worse cause i know what goes wrong but i don't always do something about it and i think i just don't care cause i have no will to do it
    Jin777 Jin777 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    I had really bad broke up with my ex.I still remember the words he said over the Skype screen '' This LDR is sucks, I don't love you anymore''.I locked myself at the room and feel...
    AnnePQ AnnePQ 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    I feel like nothing's changed in my life. what have I really accomplished? I'm at a university I didn't even want to go to, I'm so lonely. My friends back home all have each other...
    thinkingoutloudx thinkingoutloudx 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 3

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    My life is not satisfying, it is not enjoyable and I feel like I am merely waiting for it to pass. I moved countries about 18 months ago but have not yet done anything that makes...
    imsoradalecki imsoradalecki 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    I am seventeen and at this point in my life I feel so alone. Everyone in my life that is supposed to be my support system has kind of backed off. I try to talk to people but I...
    Tryingtosee17 Tryingtosee17 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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    I have so ******* done right now. You give life a second chance, have a positive outlook, and feel like trying. You actually try your hardest to do something and actually feel hope...
    Valencia12 Valencia12 13-15, F Dec 13

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    I'm tired of life right now. I can't win it seems. I'm addicted to pain killers (which il be coming off next year), my boyfriend never really seems clear about our future.. It's...
    honeybee86 honeybee86 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    all my life people have made me feel worthless. I was very ugly an I used to get made fun of. boys didn't like me. now I still feel like I'm not good enough for anybody or...
    byancax33 byancax33 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    Last night, my current boyfriend and I had a fight, like we always seem to do at the moment. I went home upset, and ended up dreaming about the guy I dated when I was 18 and living...
    louisevc louisevc 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Most people around my age have it all. A good job, plenty of friends, few worries and are generally moving in the right direction, they get opportunities and can embrace life for...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 22

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    No matter where I've been I have never found any friend, girlfriend, lover. I've always been alone. I'm in university now and people don't like me or be my friend because I'm...
    franktheman149 franktheman149 18-21, M Dec 1

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    I live alone, I don't have any visitors, rarely receive mail. I have a few acquaintances but no real friend or anyone close... My family live two hours away and there's no longer...
    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 5

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    I feel i am so behind in life. as if i'm playing catch up. i started my life as an adult so young. i thought i knew what i was doing. i married at 18. then when i was 19 i got...
    alicia0090 alicia0090 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 22

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    Idk what to do anymore.... all i try to do, people around me are doing 10 times better. Everybody has no problem talking with people while i just barely say hi. Why is it hard for...
    Potchii Potchii 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 8

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    ROCKWELL "Somebody's Watching Me" Who's watching Tell me, who's watching Who's watching me I'm just an average man With an average life I work from nine to five Hey, hell, I...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 5

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    I used to feel meaning from church. I spent many hours thinking of arguments and counter arguments for why God exists. I poured over the old logical arguments that proved he...
    jjeng1989 jjeng1989 22-25, M Dec 14

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    im only 15 but I still feel like I've wasted my life. I could be living right now but for the past years I've been stuck at home worrying about everything and being depressed. I...
    EnjoyTheSilenceX EnjoyTheSilenceX 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    This is my first shared experience so bear with me please. Lately, for no apparent reason, I have just been feeling like I don't belong anywhere. And I ask myself all the time why...
    broller broller 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 22

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    As I'm on my own most of the time at school... when someone takes an interest in my life, it feels as if they really care. I have classmates that chat with me for an hour or more...
    CloeSmile CloeSmile 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    Lately I have had a couple people telling me everything that is wrong with me. It makes me feel worthless. They tell me I am too pretentious, too bitchy, over materialistic, tell...
    nnggww nnggww 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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    As you have read my other stories my wife brought up a divorce. We haven't been getting along very well. I told myself I would talk to her and find out if this is what she really...
    harleyman2169 harleyman2169 41-45, M Nov 28

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