I Feel Useless and Helpless

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 305 People


    I am 20 years old, in my second year of Uni. I'm bricking it for a resit exam that will decied whether I can carry on to year 2 or not, and I'm not all that confident. I have low self-esteem. I was anorexic, but have now been bulimic for the last 3 years. I have an incurable skin...
    Sinsirr Sinsirr
    18-21, F
    May 23, 2011

    I Feel...

    I feel useless and helpless all the time, no matter what i do i can never be good enough, i can't do anything right, no matter how hard or how many times i try.
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Dec 28, 2007

    Useless? Check. Helpless? Check

    my mum and my brother don't stop arguing and nothing i say or do will get them to stop and just be nice to each other. thats pretty much it but its driving me insane!!!!!!!!!!!
    sosososo sosososo
    26-30, F
    Jul 3, 2009

    It Always Comes Back

    It seems like it doesn't matter how many times people tell me I'm not useless, that feeling always comes back.  I don't know why, though.  I guess, when people try to do something I'm good at doing, I feel that way because I'm scared they'll be better than me. ...
    rezuriichan rezuriichan
    Jun 21, 2009

    I Dont Want Pitty I Want Someone to Tell Me to Stop Being So ....idk

    i feel so useless and unwanted ....i have no guy in my life and thats not okay!! no boby wants me ...no bodys likes meh ..i havent done anything for this world ...(and  feel like i was born for nothing i ssay i want to do this help them )but i cant ...i hate this feeling...
    MissSweetRose MissSweetRose
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 15, 2008

    I Want To Disappear Completely

    male.22 yrs old. asian right now, I really want to end my life so that I would be free from this misery I've been suffering for several months. But I cannot seem to hurt myself...i don't know why, maybe a part of me thinks i am not useless. I've been applying to many jobs, but...
    millisievert millisievert
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Jul 20, 2012

    I'm not sure if I should feel happy

    or sad at the moment, I feel so lost within myself on who I am and what I've done I've moved out of home about 2 months ago and I don't know how to feel, I've gone through so much stuff and I'm not depressed or sad about it and what I'm going through now is worse than what I've...
    unbound97 unbound97
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 16, 2015

    I Am Not Useless Or Helpless.

    I am married, have four adult children and 8 grandsons.  My father educated us to be self-reliant, and that's the way we live our lives.  I love sharing with my husband and family, and I do so by choice.  I earn my money, (not a lot), and I don't really need anyone...
    nanasixboys nanasixboys
    2 Responses Oct 3, 2009

    Nothing I do seems good enough

    and I don't feel good enough...
    tgwwtl16 tgwwtl16
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 15, 2015

    Me Again

    I felt good yesterday night, but it's kicked in again. I feel crap and worthless. I can't afford anything for myself as I have no job and constantly feel guilty because I'm taking money off of my mum.
    Uglyduckling12 Uglyduckling12
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 13, 2013

    I Love Her So Much

    It seems you were sent straight to me from above Your smile is bright enough to bring the day Your eyes so blue, I just have to say There couldn't be anything more perfect in one place Your beauty is much deeper than just your face They say love takes time but yet . . . . It...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Sep 26, 2011

    I Wish I Can Get Through This With A Sleep Overnight!

    My boyfriend and I are more than 4 years now. I tried my best, I even changed things to compromise. But there's one thing he wants so much that I can't give. The BED, if you know what I mean. Well, we've done it couple of times before we reached our 3rd anniversary. But now, I...
    astrangeryouwereonce astrangeryouwereonce
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 29, 2012

    Anyone Else Feel Depressed?

    My mum says I have symptoms of depression, can anyone explain these symptoms?
    Uglyduckling12 Uglyduckling12
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 13, 2013

    Current View Of My Life

    I feel this huge burdon of guilt because i put myself where i am right now..helpless and alone.Having to rely on others constantly knowing that everything is my fault and in a sense i am using everyone i know to fix my life for me.i cant stand it anymore. i dont know what to do...
    chelseanicole18 chelseanicole18
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Jan 11, 2012

    Feeling Useless

    its like no matter how hard i try to get somewhere in life it just never works out for me no matter how much i hope for things to get better it seems to get worse sometimes i have brake downs and just wanna give up on everything, on love, on life just everything .. and yet i just...
    Miffy Miffy
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 21, 2007

    I Feel Useless When I'm Not Working

    For whatever reason, whenever I'm not working I feel useless. I almost dread days off from work or school because I know that I'm just not going to get anything done and I'm going to be depressed and feel useless and worthless. I've tried taking up hobbies, but...
    ComplexKid ComplexKid
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 2, 2009

    another day and I'm still crying my self to

    sleep at night and waking up feeling sad and scared again and again. .. when will I stop feeling like this. I feel like I'm just keep falling deeper and deeper into this hole and I can't see anything. I can't see where I'm falling to or when I'll stop falling , it's just...
    bunnypop bunnypop
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 22, 2015

    I feel like there's no good reason

    for me to be here and I can't get out of this dark whole I need help please someone who will UNDERSTAND and HELP please if your out there and could help me please try.
    Insanityforever Insanityforever
    13-15, F
    Feb 1, 2014

    why am I such a disappointment.

    ..i really want to run away from home and not give anyone else problems or struggles I just want to disappear. I just want to feel alive ! I hate feeling like I am just a lifeless person walking around and pretending the next day that I'm okay when I'm not.
    bunnypop bunnypop
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 23, 2015

    Pathetic Middle Age Life

    I am about to turn 40 and I don't want to live another year feeling so worthless.  The only thing that has kept me from committing suicide has been my 13 year old daughter and most of the time I feel she is better off w/o me since currently I have no job.  Most people...
    sadfortysomething sadfortysomething
    4 Responses Jun 25, 2009

    From System to System.

    07.07.2004 was the day I got the honorable discharge from the army, full of strength and energy and generally feeling that I could flip the world over, I've entered my new life. I was looking forward going into college and starting something new, conquering new horizons. At the...
    CantStopThinkingAbout CantStopThinkingAbout
    Aug 28, 2008

    I am such a failure and a disappointment.

    I am so weak... so ugly.... and I have no aim in life. I just know I'm living but there seems to be no reason to...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Dec 5, 2015

    When I say I feel useless

    and helpless I mean it how am I supose to feel I can do something when I'm being told I useless it's worse when it's family saying stuff like this.
    breakinghope breakinghope
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 17

    I can't even explain about what

    or why. I'm used to helping people, it's just what I do, but I'm in a new place and I don't even think I can help myself. It's just weird going from the guy that tries to help to the guy that needs everything.
    layneMac layneMac
    18-21, M
    Aug 26, 2015

    Trouble In "paradise" After Three Weeks...

    I've been dating a guy for three weeks, after he asked me out communication went downhill... I feel like I'm single and have even forgotten I have a bf at times! Last night I was really looking forward to finally talking to him at around 7 he said something to me, I replied...
    headachey headachey
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Nov 17, 2011

    Story 1 I look up as a man enters the hottub.

    Why does he have to come in? Now I can't play with my noodle! I think bitterly. I sigh, resigning to the side of the tub and tossing my noodle up on the deck next to my new underwater skateboard. "Hi." he says. I look up, noticing that he looks quite similar to my grandpa; he...
    zydeko zydeko
    Mar 11, 2015

    I Love The Life But Life Doesn't Love Me In Return

    i'm not good at anything , i'm not pretty, i'm not smart, i feel like i'm a burden for my parents i'm useless and unwanted
    opentalk opentalk
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 27, 2012

    A while ago my ex committed suicide,

    I was talking to her the day before it happened and I knew how she felt, I wanted to help her but I couldn't and now she is dead and it just feels like it's all my fault.. :/ I have so many friends with depression and I try to help them but I can't, it just makes me feel so...
    ThePiggycorn ThePiggycorn
    13-15, M
    2 Responses Aug 31, 2015

    I'm fed up of not being able to do anything I

    want to do because I'm too tired all the time :'( It's ruining my life and affects every little thing and part of my day.
    stephiwayland stephiwayland
    22-25, F
    Aug 21, 2014

    Useless, But Not Hopeless

    People are bad people, and they are mean and hurtful, and I have lost faith in there being good people. I have met a disproportionately large number of bad people, it's like they are magnetically attracted to me and I haven't done anything wrong and am a genuinely good person. I...
    SummerWind18 SummerWind18
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 14, 2009

    Invisible Woman

      I am a 50 year old woman.  For a few years now, I have had to share a home with my oldest child, a daughter, and her 3 small children. Why? Several years ago, I had a stroke and due to that, I was unable work or maintain a residence by myself. Prior to that, I...
    Diamond427 Diamond427
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jan 8, 2009

    At The End Of The Day, I Have Done Nothing.

        As I look back at the things I do on a daily basis, I realize that none of them means anything. I haven't helped anyone, I haven't made a difference. I just feel like I am going through the day just to get back to sleep at the end of it all. The only time I...
    cidcolada cidcolada
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jan 28, 2010

    I lost my job back in November

    and since then, once again, we have been struggling to find a job. No one is calling back, our bills are behind, constantly have to ask our parents for help, house is basically falling apart and there is nothing that can be done. I feel like all of this is my fault... It makes...
    MrsGrisham MrsGrisham
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 11, 2015

    I kept having this feeling of being useless.

    I tried to be part of something. But the only thing happening is that it seems a lot of people also want to be part of those. So I was put into a list.. that I m sure is giant.... I keep playing a game that I m not that good at. And feel very useless most of the time I play. I...
    Tazmanou Tazmanou
    18-21, M
    Feb 8

    Since 2009

    Or was it 2002? I don't know.I have asthma, sinusitis, depression, and now a pretty severe case of PTSD from child sexual abuse.  Every time things have gotten as bad as I think they can get, and surely they have to start getting better...I fall through another floor and end up...
    hylierandom hylierandom
    4 Responses Aug 13, 2011

    When I Involved In Relationship And Network

    well i grow as neglected and abused as a child, didn't have good lesson about socializing i learn many things from my video games that make me very... solitaire and out of the loop yeah... no sh*t, i live within my own boundary in my own world. I could do work just nice...
    blackravencat blackravencat
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 24, 2013

    Don't have a lot of close friends,

    and don't speak with most of my family. Only family member I've ever had who gave two ***** about me is my aunt. But we've been arguing a lot lately, and she's been really unreasonable, critical, and demeaning, and I finally lost it with her. Now I don't know where things stand...
    adamdov adamdov
    26-30, M
    Oct 18, 2015

    My friend have been cutting

    since high school cos her dad has been verbally abusing her and she have depression. I could look after her then as we where in the same school and class but now after graduation things got worse.. Her cutting got more serious, thoughts of suicide and she starts pushing people...
    clstar clstar
    18-21, F
    Apr 24, 2015


    all I do is hurt people. I hate myself. 
    Mdear Mdear
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Aug 4, 2011

    Living To My Expectations...

    This is the first time I've done this, I am sorry if I do it incorrectly. I'm here in tears again, bloody hell. I am a 26 year old, healthy and fitness orientated male. I struggle with the fact that I was fat as a kid and never had the confidence to play sport. I struggle that...
    usedillusions usedillusions
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Feb 9, 2011
    jeniffer200 jeniffer200
    16-17, F
    Aug 22, 2014

    I Suppose It's My Life

    Growing up my Dad hated me. He basically avoided my family at all costs, ended up cheating on my Mum and moved away. Not seen him in nearly ten years. Then, I was friends with these girls for more than ten years, and they basically stole from me, didn't comfort me in my time of...
    Uglyduckling12 Uglyduckling12
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 12, 2013
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