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I Feel Like Life Has Passed Me By

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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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    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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    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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    because all I do these days is spend time on my laptop. Sometimes I think I could be addicted to the inter-net. But these days I spend most of time playing cards which can be very...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    When life slaps you, go ahead and slap it right back
    fav777 fav777 18-21 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 34 mins ago

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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 1 hr ago

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    Another moan.....anyone else feel like they've wasted there whole life?
    sewamazing72 sewamazing72 41-45, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I'm not good enough... I was never good enough to be friends with people at school- they all turned against me and tormented me for years. I was never good enough for S- his...
    Jenezebel Jenezebel 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    I was with a man for almost a year, after knowing him for about 2 years. The first time I met him, I thought he was the cutest thing. His name was Bryan, and if you'd ask anyone...
    bre2571 bre2571 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 3

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    I am hoping someone older will be able to offer me some advice because I am a 55 year old woman who fell in love with someone for the first time in my life. It happened 2 years...
    Bethena Bethena 51-55, F 3 Responses Nov 1

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    I just feel pushed to a dark corner... There is nowhere out, there is no hope...my first university major was in marketing. I spent over 6 years looking for a job in the field... I...
    SweetBrazilianLizzy SweetBrazilianLizzy 31-35, F a week ago

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    If you look at me, I appear fine, just the same person as I've always been. But that's only on the outside - internally, I'm not. My depression has eaten away at my identity - I'm...
    megmegmeggers megmegmeggers 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 1

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    This is how I am currently feeling... No job, no boyfriend, in debt, going through a divorce and living under my brothers roof who wants me out by the end of the year... I know...
    Gaffa1234 Gaffa1234 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 6

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    In front of my eyes. I used to take responsibility for the feelings of others. I thought I did. Actually, I wasn't qualified, and made no assertions that I was some guru or...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 11

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    I feel as if I'm the biggest crybaby in the whole world. I hate my feelings, I hate being awake, I hate hating things. I feel as if my life is supposed to be this wonderful...
    imotakuchan imotakuchan 18-21, F Oct 31

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    I feel like writing, so I wrote this. (10min or so to make) Thoughts, opinions, suggestions? Please leave them below I sit, gazing at the melancholy world around me. Mourning...
    Superpoke Superpoke 13-15, M Nov 10

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    he was my everything.. ,my bestfriend.. my life..my love.. he messed with my feelings.. i feel soo dumb as to how he would easily play with my feelings like thaat.. now hes going...
    believexo believexo 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My life is a mess right now... i was suppose to be having the best time of my life in college but i am not! I might give up on college and take a year off but i also might be...
    angiestones angiestones 18-21, F Oct 23

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    A little. A lot. Maybe. Maybe not. Today wasn't a good day. She haunts my memories, she torments me with her existence. I don't feel like being here if I have to sit with her on...
    widerlich widerlich 16-17, F Oct 23

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    I don't know when this happened. Maybe, I blindly let it happen, Blissfully surrounded by a false sense of Security. Maybe, I tried to fight it. I don't know. My friends and I...
    NylonRed NylonRed 16-17, F Oct 24

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    I feel like no one trusts me with responsibility. I am at a point in my life where I need to figure out who I am going to be and I feel like I am going to end up waitressing or...
    ImOnTheOutside ImOnTheOutside 22-25, F Oct 23

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    A little set up for you: I'm a 19 year old girl. Portuguese. Lived in England most of my life. Born in SA. Confident in my appearance. I write. I draw (at university, so it's legit...
    exulansis exulansis 18-21, F Nov 3

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    Here at [school], I am in a place of judgment. I am truly reminded of how I am not of this planet, not truly of this race. I do not have strong connections with any beings here; or...
    ansiktetledsen ansiktetledsen 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 24

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    today i really feel like i let someone down...this site has really helped me get my feelings down so i don't feel so trapped, but i still need control. so i still cut (well...
    kwrc kwrc 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 13

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    I don't know if it's depression, or what, but since last year i've been feeling like I have no direction in my life, like I don't like nothing, I've been feeling that what is ahead...
    licito licito 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    When trials turn into tribulations when waves seem ready to crash over you a torrential downpour of life is ready to sweep you away when you are left pondering what in the world...
    thebigtexrock thebigtexrock 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 22

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    Post concert depression. It feels like I haven't seen my boys in years when it was only 2 months and 8 days. I never got the chance to get VIP tickets to meet my boys, and tell...
    QueenOfPunkRock QueenOfPunkRock 13-15, F Oct 24

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    When I was younger, everyday felt like something was going to happen, and events would unfold..it felt like an adventure going to school..and even my bad days were memorable. I had...
    DawctahTee DawctahTee 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 7

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    I feel like every day is the same. School, stress, home, videogames, sleep. And after that its gonna be work and stress. Thats your life. Work and stress. And you only live once...
    nolife1234 nolife1234 18-21, M Nov 7

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    My family, my boyfriend, my therapist nobody seems to understand how deeply depressed I am. The only way I can explain it is I feel like im stuck waist deep in quicksand and...
    DenSan DenSan 22-25, F Nov 7

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    A friend asked me once, years ago: "How do you know you're not just going around in a bigger circle?" He was right. I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing either. I feel like...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 11

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    I liked a guy friend for two years, told him my feelings, he said he needed time. Then as time went by, much less progress has been made. I finally decided to get over him, but it...
    liah1 liah1 26-30, F Nov 12

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    …to make me feel better to confide in...or to just talk to… and be myself with :( I feel like I have no one to talk to… my mum used to be like that… I'm sure of it… I...
    Misscoconut Misscoconut 16-17, F Nov 13

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    I feel so alone in this world. Go to school all your life for what? Get a job.. Marry? I don't even get good grades. I'm sick of being the stupid, ugly loner nobody likes. My...
    Holeale Holeale 22-25, T 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    Sometimes it feels like the shadow of a scythe is hanging over my neck.There's darkness in my life.
    KurMujun KurMujun 18-21, M Oct 27

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    I am so depressed, I don't feel anything is going to get better. I hate myself very much. I get everything wrong, I literally do, in every sense. Everything is a mess and my life...
    Awhiteorchid Awhiteorchid 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 1

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    I feel like a burden on everyone I know. I'm depressed and alone and sad and no one understands because everyday at school I'm this bubbly happy smiling girl that's hiding behind a...
    Depressedgirl29 Depressedgirl29 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 1

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    I have forgotten to take my anti-depressants since Halloween.... and I feel like crap and I really wanna cut and just end my life... I have been really busy lately so I have...
    Kar197 Kar197 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 3

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    I'm just done.. Done fighting, trying. Just don't feel like it will get better anymore. Maybe everything has to fall apart so I can build something new.. But I just don't see it...
    missmosjer missmosjer 26-30, F Nov 8

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    Please look at me don't look thru me Please talk to me don't talk at me Please laugh with me don't laugh at me Please watch me and protect me I like the safeness you have...
    phoenixprincess phoenixprincess 70+, F 3 Responses Nov 13

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    My mom has yet again made me feel like a piece of **** and everything I do is wrong so I don't know why I try when I don't even deserve to be here.
    iflipppppp iflipppppp 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    When I compare myself to my friends and peers around me, it seems as if they get over or move on within a fair to quick manner. I on the other hand get stuck on a person for so...
    bananaloc bananaloc 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 23

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