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I Hate Feeling Useless

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Nov 14, 2013

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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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    I hate that feeling That feeling of sadness, but not knowing why The feeling of emptiness, but nothing in particular has happenedĀ  To be asked what is wrong, but not knowing what...
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    Warning This Is A Rant; I really hate this part of been a girl :( the need of constant reminder that we are wanted and loved by someone. Why as humans we need that? The wanted...
    PandaaMee PandaaMee 22-25, F Jan 7

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    I hate how you give meaningful and deep advice to ppl expressing how much you really care for them as one human for another and try to make them feel accepted yknow? And then they...
    MonsieurKJ MonsieurKJ 18-21, M Jan 13

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    I'm scared to get close, and I hate being alone, I long for that feeling to not feel at all, the higher I get, the lower I'll sink, I can't drown my demons they know how to swim...
    mcrxforever mcrxforever 13-15, F Jan 8

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    So i have always been all about the "quality over quantity" thing when it came to friends but now im second guessing myself. i guess i started to realize it last night on new years...
    Kateq989 Kateq989 16-17, F Jan 1

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    Feelings effing suck. How can someone switch from bring so happy to feelings so hurt and depressed in an instant just by thinking of one dumb person.
    Mariyah22 Mariyah22 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    I feel like I'm either missing out or being left behind. About 40% of the kids I graduated with went to school locally or moved somewhere else to go to school. I'm seeing and...
    DarkGoddesss DarkGoddesss 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    I swear this city hates me. I don't want to be here much longer. It's like nobody will even engage me in a conversation. Not even my coworkers. I feel invisible most of the time...
    stellag23 stellag23 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 7

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    I will not go into the details bcuz its rather complicated So after the long message he sent me, it got me feellin pretty down. I realized I must accept the fact that this online...
    YongTauFoo YongTauFoo 18-21, F Jan 8

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    I do think online relationships are real. But in some relationships the fantasy and real life are so conflicting. I like the online people I talk too, but I'm afraid I hurt...
    Sewmuch2do Sewmuch2do 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    It's that feeling of not being able to help yourself feel better:(
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 13

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    I almost forgot about this site. I feel highly confused and empty and apathetic. I'm confused about life choices. I need some peoples attention but I feel ignored. I hate it...
    luvsoylatte luvsoylatte 26-30, F Jan 19

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    I think the worst feeling isn't sad or depressed.... its empty
    Differentisgood Differentisgood 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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    i hate it when you are home alone and you feel like you are being watched
    freegirl29 freegirl29 13-15, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    thats all that it feels like to me idk about you
    jadetumbler jadetumbler 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I think it's wheat that does it but not sure as it has happened a few times when I haven't consumed it. It's not gas, I just seem to get bloated after most meals. Whatever they...
    CautiousCoitus CautiousCoitus 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I don't like to tell people in real life my problems because I want to look put together and strong for my friends and family.
    xxangellynnxx xxangellynnxx 16-17, F Jan 1

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    I'm not a victim I shouldn't dwell on it even if I was considered a victim I am forever grateful Because I don't deserve anything yet I have everything
    MyaA13 MyaA13 13-15, F Jan 6

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    Would you still love me if I told you that the perfection you see is a veneer of perfectly formed lies created to entice you? Would you care about me if I showed you all the flaws...
    Incognitobae Incognitobae 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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    This picture explains it all.
    ClaireH19 ClaireH19 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    Everything is the worst. Blah
    Eechay Eechay 31-35, M Jan 12

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    I don't feel as if I have control of my life in our society. I understand how everybody stays motivated.
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M Jan 13

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    Sinus issues are annoying and I want to rip my face off.
    tabbi123 tabbi123 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    Everyone I knew is ignoring me and is barely there. WTF?
    Chpt16 Chpt16 16-17, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I feel used, people whom i love most make use of me then they discard me. I live with people who give more importance to outsiders than family. I live in a such a family where each...
    preeti2012 preeti2012 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    That moment when I wanna talk to someone, but they end up ignoring me instead. What's worse is that I never expected it to come from them. Either people are getting sick of me or I...
    nathanieljlaw nathanieljlaw 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    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...
    bunnypop bunnypop 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    I think it's funny how I don't believe in love yet no matter how much I don't believe in it I will always feel it. Sometimes I hate feelings, I hate loving people, I hate feeling...
    OmeLiv OmeLiv 18-21, F Jan 22

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    I hate feeling the way that I do. I actually got up and cleaned my room, did some laundry, and read a really nice book. I made a bunch of plans and to-do lists to try and get my...
    BigBlittleb123 BigBlittleb123 16-17, M Jan 2

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    for the last few days I felt nothing but an empty shell just going through the motions I've even started telling my girlfriend that I'm OK I'm going through a hard time and I...
    Lookingupalways Lookingupalways 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    I hate my parents. I started bowling when I was 10. I am 17 and lost interests but they physically won't let me stop. I don't think they realize how depressed I am. Everytime I get...
    kaylar626 kaylar626 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 17

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    I hate crying. I hate feeling the sense of crying. I can't handle it and I don't want to deal with it. It's extremely embarrassing crying in front of someone. Making an ugly face...
    Ghostprojection Ghostprojection 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    Mehta couldn't I have been one of those lucky girls that doesn't experience morning sickness? I feel sorry for my partner at the moment...as when I get morning sickness I say "it's...
    moonlighteclipse moonlighteclipse 16-17, F Jan 8

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    I have gone to the dentist for many fillings, one crown, and countless cleanings. I haven't had anything major like a root canal yet, but so far I think the most painful...
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    Hate feeling like I don't have one
    imsoflhai imsoflhai 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 16

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