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I Need to Stop Feeling Sorry For Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 104 People

    What A Night...

    I don't know what it is about me where I have random days where I feel sorry for myself. One night I couldn't sleep and all of the emotions just came pouring out of me. I actually cried. It was unusual, I'm not much of a crier. During this night, my first thought was about my...
    MrShortStory MrShortStory 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 20, 2012

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    I Am Unhappy.

      What is my deal? I am so unhappy and I don't know how to stop it. I feel sorry for myself, I want to have the good things just come to me without the hard work. I know this isn't a great way to think, when so many people work so hard for what they...
    balloonred balloonred 18-21 3 Responses Feb 2, 2009

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    Help

    Right now and most days I feel extremely sorry for myself. I have Multiple Sclerosis and it has severely altered my life. My problems are unusual, even for MS, but the constant fatigue has takeN away all things that I like to do, including working. I have tried to march forward...
    WiltedFlowers WiltedFlowers 46-50 Feb 24, 2011

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    I'd Like To Hear Your Stories Of Success With This

      How to get over Feeling Sorry For Myself? I could write a book on my story, but I'll just say this: I don't want to fall into this very writing itself being what we're trying to avoid, Pity Parties. And there is a thin line between our compassionate...
    dogheart dogheart 51-55, M Apr 27, 2010

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    Chin Up Girl!

    i know i've always been a bit pessimistic, whiny, oh woe is me'ish, but i really do need to think and get a life already.... So what if i have chronic anxiety, i have air in my lungs, i have all my limbs intact, i don't have a life threatening disease, i have all my faculties...
    prettyinpink prettyinpink 46-50, F 7 Responses Nov 10, 2007

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    Beautiful, Brainy, Breezing Through Life - Nope!

    This is my story. I was a plump child, who grew into a plump teenager. In school, I was average. In my group of friends, I was the least intelligent. My cousins - of which I have many - were among the best. I am the youngest of 5 children, and my siblings teased me. My...
    Oddduck Oddduck 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 5, 2009

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    Need To Build Self Confidence And Be Happy

    Sometimes I think I was chosen by god to be punished for everything in my life. Since I was a child I was a difficult one or I guess the different one? Cranky, unhappy with myself and always felt that I deserved more than anyone. I was raised by parents that never got along and...
    klean klean 26-30 1 Response Sep 29, 2011

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    Now Really...

    "I think that the first time I reach this site to tell a story and not to confess or vent. Just for that: GO ME!" Dunia0000 in 04/04/2011.When I was a child my dreams were all about making money, working for an international organization and travelling the world. For years I...
    Dunia0000 Dunia0000 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 4, 2011

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    Sorry

    i used to be a happy go lucky girl ..but death came and took my best friend and so i  am alone alot ...at times i wish i could just forget ...and know that i can't ..but still ..i just can't seen to shake it off ..five yrs is a long time to keep trying to find one's way ..will...
    goodseemore goodseemore 41-45, F 6 Responses May 4, 2011

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    Breaking up with me and telling me it's not my fault took a considerable toll on me. I need to think about what I could have done wrong, or what I should have done better. In any...
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    Was talked into throwing my collection out some time back. Pretty big and beautiful collection. It was under false pretenses getting me to toss. I regret it. There's something...
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    The reason for joining EP was purely because I needed a outlet. I was sad because something happend that made such a big impact on me. I had no chance to defend myself from what I...
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    But it's a skill I need to learn to move on cause man does guilt ever hurt worse then disappointment or anger. Even when directed at yourself.
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    I have the right to worry I don't know what to do I live in a place where women are treated like slaves they have to depend on a relative male (Mahram) and on his permission to...
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    I hate it everyone speaks for me. A person asks me
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    Well the pic speaks for itself.
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    Yep, pretty much sums up what I think when I see men claiming to be feminists.
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    Feel unwanted :,( ugh I wish someone was here
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    Like will I find that RedHeaded girl from Autozone and GameStop ever again.. or will I be successful.
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    I love that I can write here without fear of being "found out" or having these stories traced back to me. I don't even write about my feelings here to seek validation, it's just...
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    I'm sorry for falling so low, time after time. I'm sorry for destroying myself in hope of relief. I'm sorry I've tried to leave this place so many times. I'm sorry I stop caring...
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    I don't know what's wrong with me, but I know it's been there for a long time. I am currently 21 years old and I remember feeling like this since I was at least 14, but lately it's...
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    This will be the last time I post on here unless I fail again. Dear Vincent, I'm So Sorry That I Did This. Please Know that this wasn't your fault and don't ever Feel like it...
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    ...Him. I want to go back to being in denial! Here's some BG info 1st (please don't judge) I am 19, graduated from highschool as an honour student and am currently attending uni...
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