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I Hate Feeling Useless

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    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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    I always try my best

    and it's not good enough for my family
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M Aug 9, 2014

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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 36-40, M Nov 14, 2013

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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 66-70 4 Responses Apr 30, 2010

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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 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 19, 2014

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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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    What's the point in trying to live for the good moments when they're so few and far between.
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    I wish you would have invited me. I know that I kind of ruined it the last time we went but it wasn't my fault I was trying my hardest to keep calm but I felt like I was in danger...
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    I can't count anymore how many times today I've had to talk myself out of swallowing a bottle of pills, but it's getting harder and harder to, I'm running out of reasons not to...
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    I've been thinking of lots of things recently, and it made me miserable. I got annoyed easily, bad temper, insomnia, bad appetites, and sometimes nightmares. I've tried many ways...
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    I have never felt more ignored and abandoned ever in my whole entire life then tonight.
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    I'm divorced & now live alone because my sons are in the military. I'm so sad that my sons are grown & we all don't live together & laugh like we used to. I'm proud of my sons but...
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    I hate it, I just hate this feeling, like I can't be happy, like I don't deserve it, every time I try something always gets in the way and the people you care for the most and love...
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    I hate feeling the way I do. I can't stop feeling like I don't matter. it's cutting into my efficiency at school and I can't focus. I hate this. I hate everything about myself at...
    Kairics Kairics 13-15, T 2 Responses Mar 5

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    I hate feeling like this, I just can't deal with this pain, I hate it, what is there to be happy for anymore, maybe I was never meant to be happy.
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    I'm just so done. I can't stand it anymore. I need to get out of this house. First it was my mother's house. She was horrid to live with. My boyfriend lived with me at that time...
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    3 year relationship. No ring. No child. Hes just useless and ****** up from last relationship. he doesnt trust women. I cook and clean all the time. His bunk friends come over and...
    littlemissnorth littlemissnorth 26-30 2 Responses Mar 17

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    I hate my mother! And even more I hate myself for everything I am. I believe that, no, I know that our environment, our parents shape our personalities in our childhood. I was...
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    i don't know why but i hate the feeling of it and getting stuck in between it all high school is full of drama and its too much for one 15 yr old girl too handle.....
    noolybabe14 noolybabe14 13-15, F 2 Responses 57 mins ago

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    I feel totally stupid useless I don't know I don't care lost lonely understatement I just want to give up I don't want to be here anymore I'm so done I hate it I hate people no...
    jaxpdx jaxpdx 41-45, F Mar 6

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    I know what I've experienced from my dad is nothing compared to what many others have such as physical abuse or desertion. Reading this, you might think, heh, this person doesn't...
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    First of all I would like to thank and appreciate my boyfriend for his down to earth nature and his undying devotion towards me . I love him so much which was the inspiration for...
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    I am sooooooo nervous I can't even breathe . Just got a new job . It pays more than I ever made before . I'm super nervous to start there . I'm nervous about being able to learn...
    Maalaa Maalaa 36-40, F 5 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
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    i hate being alive. im most likely going to log out of this site and never come back on once im finished, but i hate myself. i hate being alive and i hate waking up and i hate in...
    owlrs owlrs 16-17, T 1 Response Mar 17

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    I'm so over this body positivity trend. I've gotten past my chubby thighs, and the way my arms look fat in strapless tops. I've come to realize that even with a stomach that says...
    stillspinning stillspinning 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I am a stepmom of a girl age 13, been for a little over a year. I hate it. When I see her all i see is my husband (her dad) old wife and old life. We have a real daughter that is 4...
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    Sometimes I can see past the false facades that people through up, but for the most part I can't stand their loathsome personalities... if everyone just dissapeared then the world...
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    "A mother's love is forever" "Mother is the mist beautiful word"..... All b*******. Most parents nowadays don't love their child. The children that seem to have a perfect family...
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