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I Hate Feeling Useless

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    I feel incompetent and inadequate.

    It angers me that a few people I know are getting internships as a bridge to their careers and moving away and doing something worthwhile with their lives. A couple teach esl overseas, one or two are leading major volunteer projects. Me? Just the loser with the worthless...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Useless And Bored

    I'm a 35 yr old male who feels like I have zero going on in my life. I have a boring desk job, live in an apartment, and have some friends and family, but I still feel real empty as of late. I don't really have any goals or hobbies besides playing video games and watching TV. I...
    joeyjohn78 joeyjohn78 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 14, 2013

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    Stress.

    I hate feeling worthless and unimportant and... well.... useless. Especially when everyone tells me that I am all of those things. I try my best to be my best, but it's never good enough. I'm not very pretty, I'm not very smart, I'm not very strong, I'm not very brave, I'm not...
    ASGKPFG ASGKPFG 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 1, 2012

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    Why Do I Feel Useless and Second Best to My Siblings

    Most days I feel useless to most people in the world. Nothing I do seems to be good enough. To make it worse I suffer from depression and anxiety, so these conditions kinda distorts my reality a bit. Even on days when I do show glimpses of been usefull, the next day I'm back to...
    PabloEstrata PabloEstrata 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 7, 2009

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    It's Awkward

    You know, like, when you're at someone's family's house for dinner, and everyone is off doing their own thing or catching up, and you're just kind of standing there, wishing there was something for you to do? And you ask the mom if you can help wih dinner and she shoos you out...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Mar 5, 2010

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    Nothing

    I am completely useless. All I do is take take take. I'm no good to anyone and just a dead weight bringing everyone down.
    newmurderer newmurderer 70+ 4 Responses Apr 30, 2010

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    Ok this is actually my 1st post and it's somethings that have been bothering me for months now. I got pregnant last summer by a loser. Although before that I didn't know he was one...
    tiffani425 tiffani425 26-30, F Jun 25

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    47. Bright. Caring. Disabled. Lmao. Not sure how to be an adult. Feel like rainman version of dear abby. Know behavior and motive. Plus recovery or coping...
    converted converted 46-50, M 2 Responses Jun 29

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    Hey friends, I found myself loving a famous boy,and it's neither a fake nor a hormonal feeling.so let me tell u what the story is all about: One of my friends,that loves him also...
    Elina14 Elina14 13-15, F Jun 30

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    That heavy feeling in my heart when I think about people I have lost. The feeling of wanting to cry so hard but having to hold them back because I don't want to explain why I am...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F Jul 1

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    don't like the feeling of having a cold/flu you can't go anywhere or do much it sucks
    deedeebear deedeebear 18-21, F Jun 28

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    I feel ugly everyday I hate going into public because I don't want people to see my face I pray to god sometimes to make me feel good but at the end of the day I still feel ugly...
    jailaharper jailaharper 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    Someone I really care about has told me something about them. It's really sad, and I wish I could swap places with them right now. No matter what I say, nothing will help , and I...
    EmmaLL1999 EmmaLL1999 13-15, F Jul 4

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    I have a naturally quiet voice and its hard for me to project my voice so sitting with a bunch of people who think yelling is the way to have a conversation is hard. I was having...
    Anicia47 Anicia47 16-17, F Jul 5

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    This one guy always made me feel confused .
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    One moment he acts like he cares, the next moment he's barely talking to me like he doesn't.. Just wish there was some consistency here. #confused 😶
    Jayduh97 Jayduh97 18-21, F Jun 25

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    Is it wrong of me to feel envy toward others iv never had a truly happy moment that was for me iv had happy moments when I see my sister do great things or when I talk to my mom...
    kintobeans kintobeans 22-25, M Jun 25

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    I'm sitting in bed trying to not cry right now. It's an hour before lights out and I'm already in bed. I just feel like **** so much. I don't really know why. Today wasn't a bad...
    Imjustdone Imjustdone 16-17, M Jun 26

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    I just feel like I need the one person that I can't be around right now. The one person that's so so caught up in their own life they can't talk to me about me. The person I share...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F Jun 26

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    Why do I always have to feel this way on the verge of cutting but I always think is it really worth it?. I have a very big challenge ahead and I hope and pray that I achieve it. Or...
    myn1 myn1 26-30, F Jun 27

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    All I want is to be loved by someone like the way I love you
    vjanee vjanee 18-21, F Jun 28

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    I feel so awkward right now. Im at my uncles spending time with them and all we do is sit around and i feel like a loser. Im fine with doing stuff but i dont wanna ask him to do...
    oneepicboss oneepicboss 13-15, M Jun 29

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    I feel needy, am I needy? Or clingy? I feel clingy also. Hhmmmm.....
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F Jul 9

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    I'm 19 and I still feel alone and empty inside, allot of my family have died in some bad ways. I still don't know what i'm doing wrong but is it so much to ask for one person that...
    Imnotalone117 Imnotalone117 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 15

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    "Heavy In Your Arms" Florence and the Machine I was a heavy heart to carry My beloved was weighed down My arms around his neck My fingers laced to crown. I was a heavy heart to...
    littleboxofsecrets littleboxofsecrets 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    Okay does people only help people who they choose I came to this website looking for a way to feel welcome and Im being ignored I can tell not to be rude to anybody just cause Im...
    autumnmarch12 autumnmarch12 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    How do you ask a girl what your friendship is without saying the word friend so they can't be "friend zoned"
    Dg135 Dg135 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I hate feeling as if I have to explain who I am to people. I hate feeling uncomfortable in my skin. I'm sick of feeling like I'm never good enough. I'm tired that I let things get...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    You know what I hate? What I really hate? Is when someone tells me nothing's wrong but makes no effort whatsoever to show it. They can just tell me they don't want to talk to me...
    pleadingsorry pleadingsorry 16-17, F Jul 9

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    Today i am feeling down!!! I had a good day untill the night came around !!! Mu bf works out of town and only comes he on weekends so since i have no friends i like to hang out...
    paola04414 paola04414 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I only have one thing to say. I wish my sister's "husband" would die. I never liked him. My family hates him, I mean everybody. He's rude, he's disrespectful, he treats people...
    DiamondInTheSkye DiamondInTheSkye 18-21, F Jun 29

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    I hate when I text him and he doesn't answer. I hate knowing I'm not the only one. I feel like he doesn't treasure me. I hate feeling like I am just a booty call.
    findingbeauty2468 findingbeauty2468 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I hate feeling alone. It sucks so much lol.
    Lifesuckssmusichelps Lifesuckssmusichelps 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    I hate feeling like an option when I should be a priority
    bzylady bzylady 36-40, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    this has been happening ever since day one. whenever I do something I am really proud of, other people do not notice or congratulate me, resulting in me thinking I am bad at...
    hazzyxox hazzyxox 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    After I was hurt by someone I thought cared about me but didn't and only used me to get what he want. Really messed me up honestly I never cried over a dude but I did because I was...
    fangirl54 fangirl54 18-21, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I feel claustrophobic in my own skin. I don't want to be me anymore. I honestly don't know how people go through life "happy" because for me life is literally just hard. It's hard...
    marisolitude marisolitude 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    World of EP I feel like I'm doing the thing I shouldn't be. That being not talking to people about my feelings. I feel as if I'm closing up about my feelings. I don't like this...
    Smiles1997 Smiles1997 16-17, F 15 hrs ago

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    I'm new to this experience thing. But The reason I joined is so that I could write about my feelings towards my "dad". Ever since I was little he's really been nothing more than a...
    aloflo aloflo 16-17, F Jul 15

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    I'm feeling really self conscious today. I hate my body, I used to be more active and did sports so my legs were nicer and my arms were more toned. I weighed a lot less and it...
    helreb helreb 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I hate that awful feeling of your hose loosening on your leg, and you can feel and hear the run go shooting down your nylon covered leg. Thankfully knock on wood I haven't had this...
    need4speed28 need4speed28 18-21, M Jun 29

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    I don't know how to start this, i know she is mentally stable but these words are to describe her; cunning, vulgar, inadequate, shameful and obnoxious...... She is the reason I...
    Arizv11 Arizv11 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I feel like my parents hate me. Like they're sick of having to 'look after me' when all they do is sit around and drink every damn night. They complain that I don't do anything...
    TaylaT21 TaylaT21 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I hate being touched over all and I hate when the doctor touches me. I know I should trust her but I freak out. Lately my body has been going to hell and my doc calls every day...
    CaliforniaPsycho CaliforniaPsycho 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    Not a good Monday so far!! Feeling so useless lately!!
    Cupcake91 Cupcake91 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I live nearby my cousins houses.. we live in a small neighbourhood consists of few houses... I hate them because they are so mean to me especially these 3 people.. they are toxic...
    Loneliness78 Loneliness78 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    A Supportive partner is all what you need when you are back from a tiring day at work .Below are my learnings for leading a happy life !Being a supportive partner is one of the...
    Sandy84b Sandy84b 26-30, M