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I Often Feel Inappropriate Guilt

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    Always Feel Bad About Something

    I always seem to feel bad about something in my life, whether it is still living with my parents while being unemployed, or other matters. One time, I went so far as to starve myself because I felt that bad I was taking my parents money still to live. That didn't work out very...
    CAnonymous CAnonymous 22-25, F Jul 30, 2011

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    I Didn't Make The Mess!

    My grandfather is blind now and my grandmother isn't well. Their house is a mess because they haven't been able to clean in a long while so they've asked me to clean for them. I said of course, I have no problem cleaning and I'm happy to help. But when I'm at their house I feel...
    flowersareweeds flowersareweeds 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 20, 2010

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    Don't Know Why

    I can feel guilty for no reason at all,I can just be going about my day then suddenly start to feel guilty.  Some might say this stems from a guilty conscience but I don't think that is the case.  I really haven't done anything to be truly guilty for years.  But...
    darlene darlene 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 24, 2008

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    Just Thinking About It!

    My gut says I should do this thing.  But I gave my word to do something else. My dilemma is should I do what I think the person (who is dead, by the way) wanted me to do or should I keep my word? Either way I feel guilty for just thinking about it - betray the dead person...
    NebulaNoxx NebulaNoxx 51-55, F 2 Responses May 8, 2008

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    Just An Example...

    I still feel guilty concerning my parents' christmas presents...  Between my sister and I, did we get them enough?  Was the value of their presents equal?  I can picture letting them down in some way but only in my head... maybe I misphrased that...  I just worry and feel...
    DeepestSecret DeepestSecret 22-25, F Jan 9, 2011

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    I Wish I Didnt

    I wish i didnt but i do.This makes it hard for Me to be around other people any time they are upset.I feel likes its my fault even if i know with out a doubt that ive done nothing wrong.After a realy tough time a few years ago and finding out i have Major Depressive Disorder,i...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M Sep 4, 2012

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    Probably Not Quite What The Creator Of This Group Meant...

    Inappropriate guilt. Ah, yes... I don't know if what I get most often would be classified as "inappropriate" or just plain crazy. But, I have a very very difficult time giving away toys (such as my son's toys in his toy box when he out grows them, or plushies). Even if I'm not...
    iFortiTude iFortiTude 31-35 2 Responses Feb 17, 2010

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    Simply For Being Me.....

    I have never been at peace with myself but then having confidence has never been promoted in my upbringing. I was always told that I was stupid, lacked common sense and that I cried over ridiculous things. As I got older, I was berated for my body shape, lack of chest, my...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 8, 2012

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    My Son

    Today my son had his first Speech Therapy session. The therapist is wonderful - experienced with autistic children, relaxed, fun. It took a few gos, but she engaged Simon exceptionally well, considering she was a total stranger. I'm very happy that we can see her. I'm sure if...
    EternallyHopeful EternallyHopeful 31-35, F 13 Responses Feb 17, 2011

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    Our Parents Raise Us In Guilt Trips

    well my parents raised in guilt trips , saying things like u should feel guiltly for not taking ur niese with you on your trip. they never get to go any where , i'll pay  thier way take them with u . then when u do take sis with she would reather be any where then with u...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 3, 2008

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    Guilt Is There In Everything I Do

    I feel guilt about everything. I feel the pressures of all the "should haves", "should-not-haves". Whatever it is, I am sure I feel guilty about it. I feel guilty that I'm in pain and need pain medications.  I feel guilty that I'm taking some time to...
    infinitedreamer infinitedreamer 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2008

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    Carring Guilt Around Can Only Hurt You. How Does Holding Onto Guilt Help??

    My pain and guilt....Guilt has taken me a long time to deal with. I said something many years ago after my father passed. My sister & her family were living in his house to take care of him. She called one day after he passed crying that the bank called and they wanted the...
    Loveisallaround Loveisallaround 46-50, F 3 Responses May 2, 2011

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    Have Since I Was a Kid

     I've always had an overbearing conscience. I remember once when I was a kid, I actually called my mom to confess I had just eaten two sugar cubes. She just laughed and was relatively unsurprised at the phone call. I'd often apologize to a friend for some trivial thing days...
    Jenniedvm Jenniedvm 18-21, F Dec 9, 2008

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    My brother survived a brutal kidnapping

    and I feel like he's coped with it better than I have. I feel guilt that I was relieved it didn't happen to me. I feel guilt because I always thought he deserved better than me, and it would've been better if it had happened to me. I feel guilt because I would never be able to...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F Jan 29, 2014

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    Where to Begin?

    I feel guilty about many things that I suppose shouldn't cause guilt but do. I am not sure what this means about me as a person. Perhaps I expect too much of myself? But isn't that a bit egotistical - thinking I am responsible for things I can't control? At the moment I feel...
    WyldHoney WyldHoney 31-35, F 8 Responses May 4, 2008

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    Why Should I Feel Guilty?

    Someone called off work today for the next shift.  I was asked to stay 2 hours over.  I said no.  Then I sat there feeling extremely guilty.  Know that I don't have s boss or supervisor on the weekends or most nights to be truthful, so this all takes place on...
    darlene darlene 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 1, 2009

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    Who I Am Now, And Who I Want To Be Soon.

    I want to get out there and experience stuff in the world. I want to get into trouble and be in danger, make friends and enemies. I feel so shackled by unplaced fear and unease all the time its so stupid and pointless. I sometimes picture the type of person I want to be, or...
    SeekingSerendipity SeekingSerendipity 18-21, F Dec 11, 2012

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    As Do So Many Others...

    ...I feel the guilt of what my rapists did to me. All however many of them. 10 I think, if you count the 2 that I don't even know their names, which I usually don't because I'm in denial of that day. So ya, I probably shouldn't feel guilty about that. But I do.
    jellybean93 jellybean93 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 1, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    Well , I have a small friendship group I will fake their names , you know just incase . Jasmine , Morgan , Olivia , Sophie . So Jasmine , Olivia , and Morgan always go out with...
    secret456 secret456 13-15, F 11 hrs ago

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    I shouldn't feel lonely, I have a family, a fiancé, two happy children and a happy family. Often I feel left out and lonely, I work less hours than my mrs and do a lot of the...
    maxos maxos 31-35, M Apr 18

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    Id have my moments when I was feeling depressed but then id go back to being the happy person I was, but not this time. Im numb....I feel like the pain and sadness is a permanent...
    Imstillhere122 Imstillhere122 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    Only two of my friends understand that I feel left out ... The other two don't . It's awful and a very depressing feeling seeing all those happy photos of your friends and you're...
    secret687 secret687 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    It's quite a strange feeling. I think I feel like life isn't real bcos every time I should have broken a bone, it just never snapped but instead just hurt really badly. Like I was...
    jolley2k jolley2k 18-21, M 5 Responses Apr 14

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    I do indeed , however I told myself not to feel like that . I don't get disinclined in conversations , I'm friends with all my friends , we laugh , dance , and sing . At school...
    secret687 secret687 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    I've had this happen more than once: While driving home at night, after a really bad day (panic attacks and/or horrible depression) I'll see people who seem real for a moment but...
    buffalobilll buffalobilll 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    Am I the only one that feels like dirt is more important than she is a majority of the day??
    gunmadeofgold gunmadeofgold 16-17, F Apr 4

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    I actually do feel invincible right now! Anything is possible and I've proven it to myself!
    mrblue22 mrblue22 26-30, M Apr 8

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    I don't feel alive or real unless I'm doing something dangerous or stupid and then I just feel worse after the experience. I do suffer from dissociation but I think it goes deeper...
    buffalobilll buffalobilll 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    I guess this really is a weird reason to be embarrassed but let me tell you why lol. Recently I was at petco (i always am at petco haha) but recently their fish department has...
    mypawshaveprints mypawshaveprints 18-21, F Apr 13

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    i feel like people dont listen or want to hear what i have to say.
    psfromthestars psfromthestars 16-17, F Apr 17

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    It use to happen when I was younger in class, I'd sit in my chair, completely still and zone out to the point where it felt like my body was floating, I was in a sitting position...
    civics22 civics22 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I feel like my life is just a nightmare I have yet to wake up from.
    TGBman TGBman 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    I just want to go to sleep and never wake up.
    ForeverALoser ForeverALoser 22-25, M 11 hrs ago

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    But I have two little girls who need me. I know how it is to lose a mother so suicide is not an option for me.
    bmorev bmorev 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Physics may well show that what we perceive as reality is nothing more than a hologram. That is we could all be living in a giant hologram. This sounds crazy but the more I learn...
    mada0617 mada0617 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    I am numb. emotionless. its awful. anger, jealousy, excitement, and whatever else do not exist in my world.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F Apr 8

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    "How can mirrors be real if our eyes aren't real?"- Jaden Smith I can't even.
    AriGALAXY AriGALAXY 13-15, M Apr 9

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    You could be in a coma right now And the whispers you hear are your family trying to wake you up And when you die in this coma dream you die in the real world You may never wake...
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F Apr 10

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    What if we're just 1. Crazy and we thought we were interacting with people and being normal but the truth is that we're already insane and talking to air 2. Dreaming and in a coma...
    DeuxExMachina DeuxExMachina 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    Life is indeed real, at times I wish It was just like heaven instead.
    liveurDream liveurDream 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    Anyone know these lyrics? Life is sad when people hurt you, sad when friends desert you, Sad when dreams get lost beyond recall, But remembering that love stopped blossoming, And...
    Justadarkhole Justadarkhole 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 16

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    I am an adult on the Autism spectrum. As a child, I never really had quality of friends. They often used me. I believe in a race of people/extraterrestrials called...
    NiggiMaskedSalesman NiggiMaskedSalesman 36-40, F Apr 16

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    It hasn't even been a week since I had it done. Yet all I can feel is guilt. I can't get over it.
    Kkgunny Kkgunny 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 16

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